Friday Favorites

It’s the last Friday in September!

I mean…where does the time go?!  I feel like fall is flying by.  This gets me all sorts of panicky and in need of a pumpkin spice latte because before I know it, they’ll be gone.  #eeeeeks

We have a super fun weekend planned because it’s the Shull Six plus Samuel!  Woohoo!!  We have Samuel for three nights, and we are so excited!  If you’re looking for us, we’ll be over at my house fighting over his attention. #madeleyalwayswins

Two quick things about Wednesday’s post: First, thank you so much for sending Mimi birthday wishes!  When I talked to her that day, she said it made her so happy!  And second, thank you so much for all of the allergy advice.  I’m on new eye drops now and eating local organic honey thanks to you guys.  If you missed that part, click HERE and read the comment section.  Allergy sufferers unite!

Okay, just like every Friday, today, I’m linking up with three of my besties, AndreaErika and Narci and sharing my favorite things from this week…and it’s a FUN assortment along with a giveaway :).

Happy Friday, friends!

In honor of my newest book, Simmers, I am going to be giving two lucky winners each a copy of all five of my cookbooks along with my very favorite slow cooker.  Um, this is a good prize friends because my favorite slow cooker is my All-Clad 🙂 .  Enter to win at the bottom of this post and next Friday, I will announce our winner.  My slow cooker book is EXACTLY what you need this fall and winter.  Wouldn’t you like to come home to dinner ready and waiting on you?  I make that easy to happen!

Here’s a pic of my book…and my slow cooker.  Good luck!!  I can’t wait to pick the winners!

How cute is my new cup?!?!  My friend Amanda makes these and when I saw this one, I knew it needed to live at my house.  You can order off of her Etsy site HERE.  I’m so in love with this one!!

It was meant for me 🙂 .  And random…but this top I’m wearing…

…is still in stock.  This is me back at the beginning of September, and I’ve worn that exact outfit three times since (most recently, on Wednesday).  This top just looks like fall without being heavy and warm.  It comes in two other pretty colors too.  And GOOD NEWS!!!  My mustard scarf is back in stock 🙂 .  Hurry!  It went out of stock quickly earlier this month.

And speaking of scarves…

…yesterday, I was planning on wearing my sleeveless black top with this scarf, but it was raining and in the 60s, so I threw my jacket on top too.  I just love this scarf 🙂 .  And my leopard booties are from last season from Boden.  So, I met Sheaffer at the mall for lunch after this and as we were leaving, we walked past this jacket


…and Sheaffer said “that’s so you” and you know what?  She was right.  #sheaffertoldmeto  You can see it HERE.  Also, it was sized really big.  I typically buy a small with this brand, but I had to size down to an xxsmall (yes, two xx).  So, I would absolutely think you would need to as well.


Andrew surprised me this week with a Maple Pecan Latte from Starbucks.  He came home unexpectedly with it on Wednesday afternoon and was kind of like “I saw this new latte and either it’s fantastic or I screwed up and should have ordered you a PSL instead”…the verdict was…it was delicious!!!  If you’re not a pumpkin person (and honestly, I just don’t understand why you wouldn’t be), this would be a great fall Starbucks option for you.  PS: please note how crazy messy my desk is in the background.  Ha!  I spend my afternoons toggling between recipes, blog writing and booking vacations.  It’s so much fun 🙂 .

One of the last things Manda talked to her dad about was that she wanted him to start a foundation to help other mothers who are fighting cancer with young children.  The Manda Strong Foundation is helping moms in Collin County (where we live here in North Texas) who have aggressive cancer and young kiddos at home.  On November 11, we are having our first 5K and Fun Run and if you’re local, we would love for you to attend!!  It’s going to be a morning for the whole family: face painting, bounce houses, music, prizes…and so much more!  You can sign up HERE and learn more about the Manda Strong Foundation HERE.


How beautiful are these books?!  And you know what’s even more beautiful than the covers?  What’s inside.  So, you guys all know my friend Melanie Shankle (a.k.a. Big Mama) who is the author of books like Sparkly Green Earrings and Nobody’s Cuter Than You.  Well, on Tuesday, her newest book and Bible study come out and friends, YOU NEED THEM!  Church of the Small Things is a book about finding joy/contentment/peace right where you are in life (even if your life seems so ordinary, boring and uneventful).  Melanie just has this way where she can speak right to your heart.  She’s funny, witty, sincere, challenging, accepting and empathetic all at the same time.  This book will bless you.  I promise.  And if you want to take it a step further, you can order her Bible study and DVD as well.  Need something for your quiet time?  This is it.  Order those things HERE.  In fact, let me be honest…you should just add all of her books to your cart and hit “submit”…you will be thankful you did.  They are great books to gift as well.  (Hello, Christmas!)  I just love me some Big Mama!


And I was ordering Madeley a Halloween costume on Etsy this week when I saw this tee for me

…I mean, that’s cute, right?!  I just love me some Etsy 🙂 .

And speaking of tops I love…

…if you missed this top on Wednesday’s post, here it is again.  The sleeves are my favorite part.  Flats, jeans, cute top and a necklace and my uniform is on.  (By the way, I’ve had these leopard flats for three years now and they are still my faves!)  This top is also available in three other colors.

24 Savory & Sweet Pumpkin Recipes

You know what Sunday is, right?!


In honor of it, I’m sharing 24 Savory & Sweet Pumpkin Recipes with you today!  Go ahead and make one this weekend.  Your house will smell like fall and your family will be so pleased.  Who doesn’t love all things pumpkin?!  See them all HERE.

Finally, don’t forget, complete the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win my favorite slow cooker along with all 5 of my cookbooks!!

Good luck!!  Two winners will be announced next Friday.

I’m off now…I have five very cute kids to hang out with 🙂 .  Happy Friday, friends! xo
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  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick September 29, 2017 at 4:41 am

    First off, so glad you like your cup!! I’m in the process of making a little sign with that exact design on it today too! And second…that plaid jacket and the Hocus Pocus tee are so cute!!! Have a great Friday, friend!!

    That Inspired Chick

  • Erika Slaughter September 29, 2017 at 4:43 am

    Mama, what a giveaway! This week I used aluminum foil over the top of my slow cooker because mine has seen better days! That is huge! Maybe the winner would want to trade me? 😉

    • Rebekka strom October 4, 2017 at 9:22 pm

      Love the crockpot! It’s on our wedding registry!

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog September 29, 2017 at 4:46 am

    I’ve been hearing about the Maple Pecan Latte everywhere! Sadly, I won’t get to try it because it isn’t available where I live. Maybe I’ll make my own.

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Jaclyn September 29, 2017 at 4:47 am

    I absolutely love the Hocus Pocus top and the Water tumbler! I need to get on etsy and order both!

  • Susan Jeffries September 29, 2017 at 5:27 am

    I am always looking for a great scarf to gift my daughter for Christmas! This mustard one is perfectly cozy! I need your cookbooks in my life. I have been cooking up on elf your blog recipes each week for about 6 months now – life changing (: Happy weekend!

  • Sheaffer Sims September 29, 2017 at 5:29 am

    What an amazing giveaway! AND YES. That jacket was made for you. The pattern is darling and the fit is so cute!

    So excited to dive into Melanie’s book. Yep, I’m gonna read a book. #markitdown

  • Jenn Mills September 29, 2017 at 5:32 am

    Love this giveaway! My birthday is next Friday and this would be a fabulous surprise!!!

  • Narci September 29, 2017 at 5:36 am

    Oh, that plaid jacket is so cute!!! What a fun giveaway!! Happy Friday, friend!

  • Nicole September 29, 2017 at 5:56 am

    How do you order your PSL?

    • Mix and Match Mama September 29, 2017 at 6:31 am

      non-fat, no whip 🙂

  • Heather Saloom September 29, 2017 at 6:00 am

    What are your favorite jeans for fall?

    • Mix and Match Mama September 29, 2017 at 6:30 am

      J Crew toothpick 🙂

  • Michele September 29, 2017 at 6:07 am

    I would LOVE, LOVE the crockpot. And I hope this doesn’t disqualify me from the contest, but the maple pecan latte and I are not friends. I had to break up with it on the first date, it was sad. I had such high hopes. Love Starbucks, the MPL….ehh, not so much. 🙁

  • Nona September 29, 2017 at 6:13 am

    I absolutely love when our weather turns into scarf and jacket weather! Looks like I need to try the Maple Pecan Latte.

  • Jessica winne September 29, 2017 at 6:36 am

    I have followed your blog for 5+years and it’s my ABSOLUTE favorite! I don’t comment much but I’ve never missed a post. This giveaway is speaking right to my heart! I’ve stayed home wiTh my boys for the last 9 years, and have recently started working full time at their school. Trying to balance it all is no joke and I’m still trying to figure it all out. This slow cooker and your cook books are exactly what this momma needs! Thanks for always being amazing!!!

  • Sarah Washee September 29, 2017 at 6:39 am

    Love this give away! You’re the only blog I follow! Always such great content and you have such a joyful spirit! Thanks for sticking to it! One of these days I’ll get around to booking a vacation too!

  • Lizzie @ This Happy Life September 29, 2017 at 6:45 am

    Shay!! What an amazing giveaway!! I would be so grateful for a new crock pot and all of your awesome cook books!!!

    Love that green floral top, it looks so good with that scarf!

  • Remah Franco September 29, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Where is your black bag from in your last picture and does it have a water bottle pouch?

  • Erin Port September 29, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Love All Clad pans but I didn’t know they had a slow cooker, what? Have fun with Samuel this weekend!!! xoxo ERIN

  • Christina McCoy September 29, 2017 at 7:08 am

    What size is the shirt you are wearing in the last pic? The one w the ruffe sleeves? 😊

    • Mix and Match Mama September 29, 2017 at 2:24 pm


  • Jess at Just Jess September 29, 2017 at 7:10 am

    What a great giveaway! I love the hocus pocus t-shirt! Perfect for Halloween handing out candy. Jess at Just Jess

  • Alexis deZayas September 29, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Going to have to try that latte this weekend! Have so much fun with your extra kiddo this weekend!

  • Caroline September 29, 2017 at 7:21 am

    You hit the nail on the head with the maple pecan latte! I don’t care for pumpkin (although this is the first year I tried my husband’s PSL and didn’t think it was disgusting) and I LOVE the maple pecan! Delish!

  • sydnee September 29, 2017 at 7:27 am

    It’s finally cool enough to wear layers! Maple Pecan Latte sounds so good. I love trying new drinks at Starbucks!

    Design by Sydnee

  • Paula September 29, 2017 at 7:44 am

    I hit the raffle on Pinterest too quickly, so I never finished my full name. I promise I follow you. Sorry.

    That slow cooker looks amazing!

    I need that latte stat…sounds great.

  • Christine Zulys September 29, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Just wanted to say that I look forward to reading your blog every morning with my coffee! I have on of your cookbooks and it has quickly become my favourite. I also love love love using my slow cooker so the Simmer recipe book would be a very welcome addition to our household! I have a 15 month old daughter who I’m sure would be much appreciative of it too! Thank you for your generosity!

  • Sandra September 29, 2017 at 7:58 am

    I love the new Maple latte. I had them only do a pump and a half of the flavor and it is right on!

  • Cassandra Weed September 29, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Cannot said to get Simmers! And I’m obsessing over the hocus pocus shirt!

  • Angelique at September 29, 2017 at 8:12 am

    I’m going to have to try the maple latte … yummy! Fingers crossed I win that slow cooker and Simmers! Happy Friday!

  • Melissa September 29, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Have you ever tried the Starbucks medicine ball???? I was sick with allergies and heard about it so I bought one and had 4 in two days! Cleared me right up!! Some Starbucks don’t know the recipe so google it before you go but I think you will like it 🙂

  • Laura @ Laura Likes Design September 29, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Love that plaid coat — such a cute color and fit, too!

  • Ann Marie Tennison September 29, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Wahoo just entered!!! We need a slow cooker!!! Michael DROPPED our inside container and it shattered….. eeeeek! This family is eager to start eating slow cooked meals again! Excited to try out that bible study this Winter! and heading over to order that adorable shirt!!!!!!

  • Debbie September 29, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Would LOVE to have an All Clad slow cooker! Also love your closet and would be interested in details…we are getting ready to remodel ours.

  • LeeAnn September 29, 2017 at 8:38 am

    What an amazing giveaway! Ok, is it weird that I’m insanely more excited about this giveaway than the Nordstrom ones?! I love food lol :). Love your blog!

  • Jessica S September 29, 2017 at 8:48 am

    I don’t have twitter but have been following you on social media for years now. You are simply a joy to follow. God bless momma Shull ❤️

  • Olga September 29, 2017 at 8:53 am

    I love the giveaway, loving your favorites this week! And that top looks amazing for this 80 degree fall weather 😛

  • Angela Ellingson September 29, 2017 at 9:02 am

    What a fantastic giveaway! Love your recommendations! Thanks for taking the time to link to the items!

  • Janet Teeter September 29, 2017 at 9:04 am

    Will there be a “shopping with Shaffer and Shay”? Those were always fun posts😊

  • Janet Teeter September 29, 2017 at 9:06 am

    My autocorrect changed Sheaffer’s name😜 Oops

  • Connie September 29, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Would love for you do show us how you tie your scarfs!

  • Jodee Anderson September 29, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Love your blog. You are so cute!

  • Kaitlyn September 29, 2017 at 9:12 am

    That jacket 😍

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams September 29, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Love that jacket and hocus pocus tee! I’m ready for fall now!!
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Shawnna Griffin September 29, 2017 at 9:34 am

    hey girl- love the post! That plaid jacket is so cute! Y’all have a great weekend!

  • Nicole Buschlen September 29, 2017 at 9:45 am

    I already ordered your new cookbook off amazon and CAN NOT wait till it gets here. However I do need a new crockpot desperately so I’m crossing my fingers.
    Also I love pumpkin everything too! The more pumpkin the better!

  • Anna S September 29, 2017 at 9:46 am

    I am so pumped about the pumpkin recipes and the giveaway today- I want them all! 😉 Thanks for sharing and happy Friday!

  • Debbie September 29, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Shay, you ALWAYS look so chic! Love all your posts, it’s gives me something to look forward to and brightens 🌞 My day!

  • Tamra September 29, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Love that mustard scarf! I pre-ordered the Simmers cookbook on QVC and have loved it so far! Andrea’s pulled pork recipe has been a hit with my whole family! 🙂

  • Jenny September 29, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Oh my goodness… talk about a perfect giveaway! Sooo fun! 🙂

  • Lauren September 29, 2017 at 9:59 am

    I pre-ordered Simmers and I can’t wait for it to be delivered next week!

  • Meg September 29, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Yey for all things fall :-). I’m so excited to see the Simmers book…as a working momma those recipes will save me!

  • Cindy Beck September 29, 2017 at 10:14 am

    What size bell sleeve top did you get? Thanks!!

    • Mix and Match Mama September 29, 2017 at 2:23 pm


  • Gianna Costello September 29, 2017 at 10:22 am

    I love your phone case! Where did you get it? Happy Friday! 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama September 29, 2017 at 2:23 pm


  • Kathryn Pruitt September 29, 2017 at 10:34 am

    What an amazing giveaway!

  • Torrey September 29, 2017 at 10:59 am

    I have and love all your cookbooks! I am waiting for Simmer’s to ship from Amazon today…so excited! I received the apron from your publisher this week and it’s so cute!!

  • TARA September 29, 2017 at 11:15 am

    OMG…I have been wanting a slow cooker & your simmers book so bad! Was thinking about asking for one for Christmas….

  • Lois September 29, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Have never owned or used a crockpot or slow cooker, so at 73 yrs., is it time I am surprised by receiving one? I think so! Thank you very much in advance for it & your cookbooks. Every morning for many years, your entry is my wakening reading. It’s been so fun watching your family grow!

  • TK September 29, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Such a cute Halloween shirt! But the Etsy link doesn’t work… 🙁

  • TK September 29, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Oh hey… found it! LOL
    Thanks Shay!!

  • Carly September 29, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Ahh! This Friday Favorites is so Fall themed it just made my week! Thank you Shay! Have a wonderful blessed Fall weekend.

  • Shawna September 29, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Ohh what an awesome giveaway! Tis the season for slow cooking! Love your blog… my fave! Enjoy your weekend! 🙂

  • Lacey Bean September 29, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    OMG what a fantastic giveaway! I love that mustard scarf – definitely need to add it to my closet!

  • April Long September 29, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Your post are so awesome and I just love your giveaways!!!

  • Charity September 29, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    I really didn’t have many allergies until I hit my 30’s. Now I have accumulated a LOT of allergies. A few years ago I was constantly sick with sinus infections and finally saw an Allergist and out of the 25 things they test you for, I was allergic to 23. Trees, GRASS, Animals, you name it, I’m allergic to it! I will say that Allergy shots help SO Much!! I still can’t mow my own grass without my airways closing up, so there’s that. But bi-weekly shots make my allergies manageable. I highly recommend finding a good Allergist and getting tested.

  • Whitney Pegram September 29, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Can not WAIT to get your new cookbook!! You know my family is a huge fan of all your other ones!! Have a great weekend!

  • Bethany September 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    That mug is too cute! I love all the scarves!

  • Leslie Stiles September 29, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Love the Halloween shirt! Thanks for being a bright spot for so many, and THANK YOU for being so open about your faith! It’s awesome!!

  • Melissa September 29, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Hi Shay, hopefully you see this. I stopped by TJ’s today and they had some super yummy pumpkin bagels toasted with pumpkin whipped cream. It was delicious and I know of your love of pumpkin and thought you’d want to know. They also had the cutest Haunted House Chocolate Cookie Kit to put together (aka Halloween version of the gingerbread house). My friend has it and it is really cute. Enjoy!

  • Molly Farbe September 29, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    I would love your cookbooks, and I’d love a nice slow cooker! I think it’ll be really fun to incorporate your slow cooker recipes into my cooking adventures!

  • Justine @ Charm City Ciemny's September 29, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Insert hands up emoji for the hocus pocus t-shirt!!

    Justine @ Charm City Ciemny’s

  • Alina September 29, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    I would love to win a slow cooker and all of your cookbooks! I’ve never had a slow cooker and your newest cookbook has made me want one. I’ve been researching the best one to get and now I know the one you’re giving away must be it!

  • Carol September 30, 2017 at 3:40 am

    You’re so sweet for keeping your nephew!! So much fun. Just entered the giveaway! So excited!!

  • Shan Rocha September 30, 2017 at 5:43 am

    Have you tried the pumpkin spice chai latte at sb? It’s AMAZING ! Have a good weekend 🙂
    Ps the video of Madeley and Samuel is too cute !!

  • Elysa DeLoach September 30, 2017 at 5:53 am

    That slow cooker is to die for! Every single week I make shredded chicken by your instruction in the slow cooker! So easy to have it ready to make dinner.

  • Cathy Senior September 30, 2017 at 6:10 am

    So excited, love you and your spirit. I also love al clad 😊❤️👍

  • Andrea September 30, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Would love to win this & cook up some fall meals! So looking forward to apple picking & cider slushies when this heatwave ends & we get the fall weather!

  • Ralinn September 30, 2017 at 11:06 am

    I would love that slow cooker. Thank you for the chance to win an amazing package of goodies.
    The Hocus Pocus would be fun for Halloween. What a joy that the cousins get to spend time together. Happy weekend.

  • Cori September 30, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Happy weekend!! I am loving that last top in this post. Sadly, they are all sold out in my size 😭 It goes perfect with jeans and flats! Speaking of flats, I love the leopard print! Going to enter the contest now! I am so excited about your new cookbook!

  • Sally Gill September 30, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Would love it all!!

  • Southern & Style September 30, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    I tried the maple pecan latte just yesterday and really enjoyed it too! It almost reminds me of my favorite, the chestnut praline latte!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern and Style

  • Lindsay September 30, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Hey Shay, random question, is there a specific kind of hanger you use for your shorts in your closet? Noticed in the pic that they looked non-bulky and wondered what they were. Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 1, 2017 at 5:16 am

      Nope. Just regular plastic hangers with clips :).

  • bella October 2, 2017 at 7:13 am

    What a great giveaway! I could use a new slow cooker as mine is very old. I love making spaghetti sauce or shredded chicken for tacos in the slow cooker. Enjoy your blog and you have a beautiful family!

  • Renee Isley October 2, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Been following Shay since the beginning of time.. before Sean even decided to go on the Bachelor. I’d sure love a copy of her recipe books as I’ve made many of her recipes off her site and they are considerably amazing!! Either way, I will continue to love your blog and your recipes but winning would be a bonus!! Love ya Shull’s!! <3 R

  • Julie October 2, 2017 at 8:56 am

    OMG my crockpot JUST died-I totally could use this prize right about now!!!

  • Raquel Whatley October 2, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    How cute are you all the time.. Love your blog, your recipes and your style. Love all things girlie and I look forward to reading your blog everyday. I was just in Richardson for work last week. My plan was to head up to McKinney to look around and visit some of the awesome places you mentioned. I didn’t make sadly but hope to next time. Darn work got in the way.. 😉 Count me in on your contest, would love to win! Thank you.. ~ Raquel

  • Jessica Bezner Mannas October 2, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    The all-clad crockpot, paired with “Simmers” would make a GREAT Christmas gift combo for the women in my family!!! Would love to win one!