Friday Favorites


Happy Friday from Manhattan, Kansas!!

The Shull six drove up here last night and are going to spend the day hanging out around K-State before watching the Wildcats play TCU tomorrow.  The last time we were at a K-State game was three years ago…and we only had two kids 🙂 .  Can I just say that it’s way more fun now that we have four?  We can’t wait to brainwash these four into wanting to go to K-State like their dad and uncle 🙂 .

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.  I have a fun mix, so I hope you enjoy them!  Happy Friday from me to YOU!

A very, very, very popular question these days: Where did you get your phone case?  Ah!  I got it HERE.  A new case just jazzes up your old phone, right?  And because I multi-task waaaaaay too much, I’ve already dropped the darn thing at least 20 times and my phone hasn’t cracked.  Bam.

And here’s another pic of my phone case and those fun earrings

…along with that fall scarf I love so much!

Okay, remember my jack-o-lantern tee from last year?  I can think of three events that I wore it too but for some reason, only found this pic.  That being said, I saw that they were back in stock this year along with so many other cute Halloween tees!  I loved it last year and thought it deserved to be a favorite this year too.  Please ignore the pic where you can barely see it and just appreciate how cute and sweet my friends are 🙂 .  They’re a favorite too!  Besides the jack-0-lantern, they have several other really cute Halloween tees too!


Okay, in keeping with the theme “things you can barely see”…I meant to take a pic of this flannel button-up because it’s so soft and I adored wearing it…

…but I didn’t.  Sigh.  Ask me why I can’t take a picture of it today?  Because it’s still in the hamper.  Sigh again.  It’s soft and comfy and will be worn a million times this fall…because you know, I love me a good flannel button up 🙂 .

And then I know everyone else has been buying these Nickel & Suede Earrings for a long time.  I know that I’m the last person on Earth to wear them.  But you know what?  I ADORE THEM!  They are seriously SO LIGHT that I don’t even know they’re in.  If you’ve read this blog for long, you know that I have sensitive earring holes thanks to one particular pair of earrings that I mistakenly wore a few years ago.  These earrings though are my new favorite go-tos.  Mine are considered the “small” size and I bought the “copper leather” color.  Love, love, love them.  (And I love me some Catherine too!)

Okay, so I read about this Evernote app in a magazine last week and decided to try it.  Am I the last person to know about this too?  #probably

This app is a place to create different notes and store different images/websites/info.  So, I’ve only been using it a little while but I love it!  I can make a list and then insert an image, a web address, etc right into my note.  If any of you use it too, please share!  I would love to know more about how you use it to stay organized.  I did the tutorial it offers you when you first open it up, but I’m sure there is way more to learn.  Call me type-A, but I love things like this 🙂 .


I found the coziest top to wear around town.  Let’s be honest, I’m really into tops that are basically sweatshirts but a wee bit fancier.

It’s fleece.

I mean…isn’t that perfect?!  It’s just the softest little top that I bought in gray (it comes in 8 colors total).

And look how cute the sleeves are 🙂 .  I paired it with some jeans I bought last year and those new little flat booties that I have been wearing just about every day.  The booties come in four colors and I bought “gravel”.  My jeans are not in stock, but I thought these were really similar and at a GREAT price!


And wrapping up my favorites this week…

13 Wickedly Fun Halloween Treats

…I’m sharing my 13 Wickedly Fun Halloween Treats this Friday the 13th!  Click HERE to see all of my fun, festive and simple Halloween goodies you’re going to want to make this season.

That’s it for this week!  Have the best weekend, friends!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog October 13, 2017 at 4:37 am

    I love your phone case! I really like how it’s not your typical “marble” with the gold hues. Might get it!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick October 13, 2017 at 4:46 am

    I need to check out that app! I’ve looked into an app that can help me keep track of a whole slew of random things before so maybe this is it? Sounds like it might come in handy when I come up with an idea for a Christmas gift for someone on my list and don’t want to forget what it is or where to find it! Y’all have fun this weekend!! Happy Friday, girl!
    That Inspired Chick

  • jamie October 13, 2017 at 4:47 am

    manda 💛 in the halloween tee photo.

  • Sarah October 13, 2017 at 5:10 am

    What a fun weekend!!! Question – do you guys stay in Airbnb’s now or just get a suite in a hotel?! We are a family of five and I always struggle with that!! We’ve had some fantastic Airbnb experiences, but some friends of mine have not, so I’m always weary.

    Love the cashmere sweater, too!! Looks like I have some shopping to do haha!!


    • Mix and Match Mama October 13, 2017 at 6:54 am

      We do both! It depends on where we’re going…but we’ve been doing both!

  • Susan Jeffries October 13, 2017 at 5:22 am

    I am loving that sweatshirt for football Friday nights! I am ordering one for me and one for my daughter! So cute! Thanks!

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams October 13, 2017 at 5:25 am

    I’m interested in learning more about evernote too since I’ve heard about it, but haven’t used it before. That sweatshirt long sleeve tee looks so cozy! Hope you guys have fun at the game!
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Elspeth Mizner October 13, 2017 at 5:35 am

    Have fun at KSU this weekend! Love your closet have you ever though about giving us a look inside! I would love to see how you keep it organized! Have a great weekend!

  • Erika Slaughter October 13, 2017 at 5:37 am

    Wahoo for a road trip!! I can’t wait to hear what Madeley Shull thinks about the game!

  • Narci October 13, 2017 at 5:46 am

    That cozy top is adorable on you, friend!! Love it!

  • Tina October 13, 2017 at 5:51 am

    Road trips to games are so much fun! Hope your family has the best time.

  • Tara Hall October 13, 2017 at 5:51 am

    We are rode tripping to Manhattan this weekend too! My husband is a huge KState fan, but I am an OKState grad. We’ve never taken our 3 boys to a game up there, but this is the weekend! Maybe we will run into you! Have fun 🙂

  • Jamie October 13, 2017 at 6:14 am

    I’d love to see you utilize the video aspects of social media to show the in-process steps of your recipe completions. Y’all seem to be on the go & eat out a lot. But the videos could teach readers how you actually do it all & eat your recipes/meal plans as a family.

  • sydnee October 13, 2017 at 6:25 am

    How much time changes in 3 years! Hope your lil ‘big’ family enjoys Kansas!

    Design by Sydnee

  • Kelly October 13, 2017 at 6:30 am

    I love that gray fleece top!! Looks just so good on you! I’m tempted to buy it but don’t think it will flatter my body type

  • Angelique at October 13, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Evernote is my go-to app for saving random thoughts, PDFs, and keeping lists. How are you just now hearing about it???? 😉 Your fleece top looks super comfy … we’re back to 80 degrees in Austin this weekend and I’m dying to break out my fall and winter stuff. Come on cooler weather!

  • Lizzie @ This Happy Life October 13, 2017 at 6:45 am

    I need a pair of Nickel & Suede earrings, I’m definitely the last person to get some LOL – also haven’t heard about that app (I must live under a rock) but it sounds awesome!

  • Jamie October 13, 2017 at 6:56 am

    I’d love to see you utilize the video aspects of social media to show the in-process steps of your recipe completions. Y’all seem to be on the go & eat out a lot. But the videos could teach how you actually do it all & eat your recipes/meal plans as a family.

  • Alexis deZayas October 13, 2017 at 6:58 am

    I was just trying to pick a color of those Nickel and Suede earrings last night! I’ve heard so many good things about them!

  • Bekah Dill October 13, 2017 at 7:14 am

    HI Shay! I was wondering if you could tell us where you got the rug from that is in #5 favorite? It might be in your closet? It’s so cute and exactly what I’m looking for! Thanks!

  • Courtney October 13, 2017 at 7:21 am

    All of those Halloween treats look amazing! And thanks for sharing all of your cozy Fall finds – you’re the best! 🙂

  • Renee King October 13, 2017 at 7:24 am

    I’ve been using Evernote for at least the last two years. I keep everything on there and I love that I can add notes/updates while I’m on my computer and have it available on my phone when I need it. I use it for silly stuff like present lists that I don’t want my kids to see, pictures of the toothpaste I like (because I always buy the wrong flavor by mistake), to my medical history (when the drs office asks the last time I had some random test). It will become your best friend!

  • Stacey O'Neill October 13, 2017 at 7:58 am

    We will be there tomorrow (east club suites), go CATS! Hit up varsity donuts in the ville!

  • Dana October 13, 2017 at 8:15 am

    We’ve been using Evernote for a few years now and it has helped so much. We get reimbursed for work expenses, insurance payments, and our HSA and it helps us keep track. We have several different files, but I have now gotten into the habit of taking a picture of my receipt (you have to let it hover over the receipt for it to be a clear pic) every time I leave a dr.’s office or a store with a work expense. My husband and I both have it, so he is able to have copies of my receipts as soon as I save it. It has also allowed us to cut down on clutter since we can now throw the receipts away! (And I always put a check on the receipt to let myself know I’ve recorded it if I have other purchases on it as well.) Hope that helps someone else, too! It’s been a real game changer for us.

  • Jessica October 13, 2017 at 8:17 am

    You must add the Evernote web clipper to your browser if you haven’t already! It’s my favorite feature!

  • Alyssa October 13, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Hey Shay! Love your blog so much but i miss all of your gap posts!! Can you do a current Gap post?? Thanks 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama October 14, 2017 at 6:08 am

      I keep going to Gap hoping to find things I love…but so far, nothing. Typically, I love their fall stuff…but I haven’t lately. I’m hoping their next batch of Christmas stuff will be super cute!!!

  • Cindy October 13, 2017 at 8:25 am

    You might try The Trend Shop for leather earrings also. They send a free pair with every order!!

  • Keisha M Dawson October 13, 2017 at 8:31 am

    I love that cozy top. I got a Gibson fleece shirt last fall, that I absolutely LOVE. This one may need to make it’s way into my closet too. That sleeve is adorable.

  • Cordelia Jane October 13, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Where is the green dress from in the picture featuring the scarf? I need one like that!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 14, 2017 at 6:07 am

      I bought it at Nordstrom last fall. It’s no longer in stock/

  • Holly October 13, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Downloading Evernote now. I am hoping it will alleviate all of my website tabs open on my phone since forever ago! Tell me about your Ray Bans, what color lens are those?

  • Erin October 13, 2017 at 8:45 am

    I just got my first pair of nickel and suede earrings on Wednesday and wore them yesterday and today! Love them and already searching for more! They are going to be my go to Christmas gifts this year!

  • Elizabeth October 13, 2017 at 8:47 am

    My husband grew up in Manhattan and I love it there! Such a fun little town. Have fun!

  • Kristin Tate October 13, 2017 at 8:57 am

    This post has me so excited about our 1st scarf swap at my house. I rounded up my local friends and we are doing this because of your inspiring post. I can’t wait to gather with my girls and enjoy this season we are in. I’ll post on it next week, I hope you’ll check it out.

  • Lindsay October 13, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Friday Favorites are my favorite! 😉 definitely going to check out the Halloween shirts, flannel shirt, earrings, etc. hope you have a great weekend.

  • Megan Butler October 13, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Enjoy your weekend Shull 6!!!!

  • Natalie October 13, 2017 at 9:14 am

    I only wear Nickel and Suede now! Love them!

  • Rebecca Carney October 13, 2017 at 9:42 am

    Happy Friday the 13th!!! Hope that you and the rest of your Shull crew have an amazing time in Kansas! Can’t wait to see pics! I’m ordering the boots, gray sweatshirt, and jeans- thanks for making my online shopping easier 🙂

  • Elizabeth V October 13, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Have fun at the game! Go Frogs 😉

  • Justine @ Charm City Ciemny's October 13, 2017 at 10:08 am

    That fleece top looks SO COMFY!! love!

    Justine @ Charm City Ciemny’s

  • Reanna October 13, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Have you ever done a closet tour? Because I have some major closet envy. 😉

  • JAYME October 13, 2017 at 10:53 am

    What size is the grey top your wearing just for reference?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 14, 2017 at 6:06 am


  • Erin October 13, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Go Wildcats! Why do I dislike TCU so much?!?!?!?

  • Anna S October 13, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Did you know about National Geographic Partners in Preservation project? They are giving away 2 million dollars to a few different communities throughout the country to help preserve their downtowns. McKinney is in the running! I put all my votes to McKinney since there wasn’t any communities selected in my home state. This is the link to vote:

  • Karen October 13, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Take your kids over to Call Hall on KStates campus and have a scoop of the best ice cream ever. Their peppermint is our family favorite!

  • Melanie October 13, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Thanks for asking your readers about Evernote. I feel like I am fairly good with understanding instructions but couldn’t really understand Evernote when I tried it a couple of years ago. I hope someone can explain it easier than the how-to videos that I have watched.

  • Sabina October 13, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    I use my Notes section in my IPhone for all of the information you guys mentioned below. How will this app be different in that regard? Thanks! 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama October 14, 2017 at 6:06 am

      As you write a note, you can insert links and images too. So, if I’m making Smith’s Christmas list, I can write stuff but then snap pics with my phone and add them to his note.

  • Angela October 13, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    I love evernote! they also sell notepads/journals that you can write in and sync it with your digital app.

    as for your earring issue. I used to LOVE wearing dangly (read: heavy) earrings and I started using this product called Lobe Wonder they also sell it at Claire’s, but its a clear sticker you put on the back of your year and you stick the earring through it and it supports the weight of the earring so it doesn’t tear your ear lobe! Works Wonders!!

  • Gretchen Dall October 13, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Welcome back to Manhappiness! We are excited you are here! Be sure to check out the Chef Cafe and Bourbon and Baker downtown for yummy eats! And of course Varsity Donuts in Aggieville! Enjoy your stay! Go Cats!!!

    • Kerri October 14, 2017 at 8:09 am

      Yes, Bourbon and Baker is one of our new favs!!! Get some cookies for the kiddos to go!

  • cassie {hi sugarplum} October 13, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    You are the cutest person ever! Have a ball in Kansas, but go Frogs! 😉

  • Kelli October 13, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    I have N+S earrings in most of the basic colors and wear them every day. They’re amazing!!

  • Bethany October 14, 2017 at 12:26 am

    I’ve never heard of this app but I am excited to try it!

  • Kami October 14, 2017 at 2:28 am

    I love your jeans 👖, what brand are they? I actually love everything you posted! As usual! 🍂🎃🍁

    • Mix and Match Mama October 14, 2017 at 6:04 am

      They’re AG 🙂 .

      • Kami October 16, 2017 at 6:36 pm

        Thanks so much! Love your style!

  • Deb October 14, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Be sure to stop in at The Boutique in Manhattan! It is on Poyntz…you will love it!

  • Kerri October 14, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Have fun in Manhattan! I hope you post pics on Monday! Go Cats!

  • Erin Port October 15, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    We had a rain delay at ISU yesterday and I thought of you all at the K State game because yours was forever long. It looked like you made the most of it! Go BIG 12! :). xoxo ERIN

  • Kelly October 16, 2017 at 8:36 am

    I’m new to the Nickel and Suede bandwagon too but own bronze and champagne in the small. Love them! I will not be surprised if that cozy top lands on my doorstep later this week. I bought the fleece top you recommended last year and love it!

  • Rheanna Lucia October 16, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Everything is so cute! Do you mind me asking what size you wear at ILY couture? And do their clothes run big or small? Just debating what size to get…thanks 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama October 16, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      I buy small tops, so feel they run very true to size. I also wash and dry them a bunch and don’t think they shrink.

  • AMANDA SHEROD October 16, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Love the scarf, is it hard to loop to make an infinity scarf?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 16, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      It is an infinity!!

  • KELLY October 16, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Love to see a closet tour! And like your hair up in that grey it in a bun… buckle ? 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama October 16, 2017 at 1:08 pm

      It’s like in a mess :)! It’s like I’m going to make a ponytail but then don’t pull it all the way through.

  • Juliana Grace October 16, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    I love that infinity scarf! If it ever gets below 90 degrees here in Florida I might just have to pick one up! HAHA! Love it paired with the earrings too. So cute!

    Juliana Grace |

  • Jackie Bessette October 17, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Hi Shay! I LOVE Evernote and use it for my personal life, blog, job…. it truly feels like my second brain! There are a few resources that I have used to get me started that I share on my blog post here:

    Good luck – it is life changing!!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 18, 2017 at 4:49 am

      I just read your post!! Thank you so much, Jackie!!