Today’s the BIG day!

My newest book, Simmers, is officially out in bookstores and online!

I signed my contract to write this book in November 2014.  Yeah, that’s right…I’ve been looking at this date on my calendar for three years, so to say I’m excited that it’s finally here is an understatement.  I love all of my books…but this one is really special to me.  I wrote this book last summer and with every recipe that I tried, tweaked and retried, I thought of you.  Slow Cooker recipes just make all of our lives a little easier.  I know you guys are busy, I know you have a lot on your plate, but I know you want to sit down and enjoy a meal with your families…and this book makes that easier.  I am so happy to share it with YOU!

So, what am I doing to enjoy my big day?  Celebrating?  Partying? Entertaining?  Nope.  I’m walking the dog, planning some vacations, being the mystery reader for Pre-K and shuttling kids between speech and dance…because you know…mom life 😉 .

Don’t forget, this week, in honor of Simmers, I’m giving two lucky winners each an All-Clad Slow Cooker from Williams-Sonoma along with a copy of each of my books

…I went ahead and added a new entry option below, so if you’ve already entered, you can add one more BIG entry to the giveaway!  All you have to do is Pin the top image of the cover of my book for 5 extra points!  See the Rafflecopter below to enter to win.

I really cannot thank you ladies enough for supporting me all of these years.  Simmers is also special because I turned it in the afternoon before we left to get Madeley.  Talk about crazy busy and super excited!!  I wrapped it up and hit “send” right around 2:00 PM that day and then the next morning, we left to get our girl.  I will always have so many fond memories of the making of this book, and I hope you get it and have fond memories made around the table while enjoying these easy and yummy recipes.

Sending so much love to you today, this very special day, from my kitchen to yours!


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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog October 3, 2017 at 4:36 am

    Congratulaions on your new book, and thank you for the kind giveaway!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Leslie Z. October 3, 2017 at 4:37 am

    I can’t wait until mine arrives today!!! I plan on using it first thing tomorrow. Can’t wait!

  • Holly Breton October 3, 2017 at 4:42 am

    Hi Shay- Congrats on your new book! I actually pre-ordered it the day you were on QVC and I still haven’t received it. Do you know when I may? I cannot wait to try some recipes from the book this fall!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 3, 2017 at 5:03 am

      You should contact them! Everyone I know has already received their QVC order!

  • Bailey October 3, 2017 at 4:42 am

    Congratulations! Mine arrives today–I preordered in June :).

  • Erika Slaughter October 3, 2017 at 4:45 am

    Happy Simmers Day!! I think I’ve said this every time a book was released but I’m saying it again-this one is my very favorite!

  • Narci October 3, 2017 at 5:24 am

    Yeah!! I love all of your cookbooks, but I think this one is my favorite!! Congrats, friend!!

  • Sarah October 3, 2017 at 5:27 am

    Yay congratulations!!!! What a fun book!! And so sweet you turned it in the day before getting Madeley! 🙂


  • Elspeth Mizner October 3, 2017 at 5:33 am

    What a huge accomplishment! So proud of it! I have Eats at home and I can’t wait to get this one! Did Madeley make it into the dedication this time? Beautiful cover!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 3, 2017 at 6:07 am

      I dedicated this one to all the busy mamas out there 🙂 . (But she made it into the acknowledgments!)

      • Elspeth Mizner October 3, 2017 at 6:42 am

        Awe so sweet! What an exciting day for you!! Can’t wait to buy it!

  • Sheaffer Sims October 3, 2017 at 6:03 am

    This one is definitely a favorite!!!! Congratulations, friend!!!!!!!!! xoxo

  • Kelly Stamps October 3, 2017 at 6:16 am

    Congrats on your newest book!!!!! So proud of you!

  • Katie Compton October 3, 2017 at 6:19 am

    Congrats!! How funny… I have your Chipotle Corn Chicken in my slow cooker for dinner tonight. 🙂 It’s our favorite! Thank you for sharing all these wonderful recipes. This teacher momma would be lost without them!

  • Connie October 3, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Congrats on your new cookbook! I have all but the Simmers one so far. I preordered it back in March and should get it around October 9th Amazon says. 🙂 So excited to get it!

  • Melisa October 3, 2017 at 6:40 am

    I got mine yesterday and have already planned a few meals from the book for later this week! Thank you 🙂

  • Carly October 3, 2017 at 6:42 am

    Congratulations Shay! I got mine through QVC and have been eating from it ever since!

  • Mama V @ Snowflakes & Coffeecakes October 3, 2017 at 6:44 am

    Thanks Shay! My family is already excited thinking about the first thing I’ll be making – it all looks SO GOOD!

  • Bethany October 3, 2017 at 6:45 am

    Congratulations! What an amazing accomplishment!

  • Erin Abdella October 3, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Congratulations on your new cookbook! Such a great accomplishment!

  • sydnee October 3, 2017 at 7:07 am

    OMG, how exciting! Congratulations on the new book!

    Design by Sydnee

  • Dawn October 3, 2017 at 7:08 am

    Congratulations! My Simmers cookbook is suppose to be delivered today. Also, I have that crockpot, and love it!

  • Erin Port October 3, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Congrats! Writing a book is no small task. What a sweet accomplishment to savor! xoxo ERIN

  • Laura @ Laura Likes Design October 3, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Congrats on your new book — I love the collection you’ve created!

  • Angelique at October 3, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Adding the book to my Amazon list now! You undoubtedly work your tail off, and I’m so happy to see your successes. What an inspiration to us other moms. 🙂

  • Whitney Pegram October 3, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Congrats, friend! SO happy for you!

  • Kristen October 3, 2017 at 7:41 am

    Congratulations! I ordered Simmers when you were on QVC & have been LOVING all of the recipes I’ve tried so far 🙂 I made your queso the other day for a party & received so many compliments on how great it tasted!

  • Alexis deZayas October 3, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Congratulations Shay!! I’ve been dying for mine to come in since January! So excited for you 🙂

  • Tracy October 3, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Congrats! I’m gonna add this to my Christmas list. 🙂

  • Lauren G October 3, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Congratulations! 🎉I cannot wait to get my hands on this cookbook! This busy mama is all about easy recipes the whole family will eat!

  • Jamie Lamb October 3, 2017 at 8:14 am

    I did a pre-order from Amazon and got the shipping confirmation yesterday! Can’t wait to get it! 🙂 (I also got my apron last week, totally CUTE!!) Thank you for helping make mom-life easier!

  • Kathy L October 3, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to receive my copy that I pre-ordered from Amazon!

  • Natausha Manis October 3, 2017 at 8:18 am

    I ordered two yesterday!! One for me and one for my Best friend !! Can’t wait to try it out!! Slow cookers are the BEST for Fall!! Congratulations lady!!

  • Brooke October 3, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Congratulations! My family and I enjoy all your cookbooks, but I really can not wait to receive this one 🙂 Through all the years of reading your blog, you have been the most inspirational whether it was in faith, motherhood, fashion, cooking, books…you nailed all of it and I am grateful that we all get to wake up to MixandMatchSuperMama. God bless you and sweet family.

  • Angela Ellingson October 3, 2017 at 8:24 am

    So exciting!! Congrats! I’m super excited to get Simmers!! I’ve read everything Amazon shows in the preview and love it so far!

  • Paige Sullivan October 3, 2017 at 8:26 am

    congrats!! I was telling friends about this at the kids xc meet- how to make our lives a little easier – is always a hit!!

  • Melissa@Finding My Mojo October 3, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Congratulations Shay!

  • Dorinda Brown October 3, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Congratulations!! I am already planning on gifting this book to my sisters of young kiddos for Christmas! 🙂

  • Keisha M Dawson October 3, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Congratulations on another book!

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick October 3, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Love this book, friend!! I made the pulled pork last week and then we tried several recipes using it! So easy! Congrats!!!

    That Inspired Chick

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams October 3, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Congratulations Shay! I can’t wait to receive mine!! You are a rockstar 🙂
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Beth October 3, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Congratulations, Shay! Such a great accomplishment! Mine should arrive today and even though it’s going to be 80 here today, in a couple of days we are to have perfectly fall temperatures that will make me grab for my crockpot.

  • Tamra October 3, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Congratulations!!! I ordered from QVC and love it!!! I’ve made the pulled pork and my whole family loves it! I just made the perfect chicken on Sunday to use this week! Thank you for helping make our lives easier!!! XOXO

  • Andrea October 3, 2017 at 9:20 am

    I am so looking forward to purchasing this, if I don’t win that is. I love slow cooker meals here in cold NY weather & always looking for new yummy recipes!

  • Anita G. October 3, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Do you know that Eats for Amazon Kindle is currently $.99?

  • Lindsay D October 3, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Congratulations!! I can’t wait to get my copy!!

  • Alexis Bailey October 3, 2017 at 11:09 am

    Congratulations to you, Mama!!! What an accomplishment!!! I hope you find a *little* time to celebrate today!!

  • Meg October 3, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Congrats! So excited for this book!!!

  • Lindsay @ Lindsay's Sweet World October 3, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Congratulations, Shay!!! What a HUGE accomplishment! I can’t wait to get this one! I’ve cooked so many of your recipes in Eats and our family always loves them!

  • Diana Campbell October 3, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Congratulations on your new book!! It looks AMAZING!!! We just love all your recipes! We made your slow cooker autumn cinnamon applesauce yesterday after apple picking this weekend! My kids had a great idea to put it on top of vanilla ice cream for dessert! So delish! Thank you so much! Enjoy the day! xoxo

  • shawnna October 3, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    hey girl- congrats! This book looks like a winner!

  • Brenda Stingel October 3, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Congratulations! Well done!

  • Janet October 3, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Hi Shay! Received my Simmers book today!! Awesome recipes and beautiful photos. Can’t wait to try some! Congratulations!!

  • Michelle Whitaker October 3, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    I just got my copy of Simmers today. The recipes look so yummy. I also wanted to tell you that I ordered the Country Morning candle from Circle E Candles and it is heavenly. I burn candles daily and just love it. Thank you for all your recommendations. Your blog is the best!

  • heidi October 3, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Congratulations sweetpea! !
    What a great accomplishment!!

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  • Cheryl Cramer October 3, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    So excited about your new cook book. Can’t wait to try making some of the yummy’s!
    God bless you and your family for sharing yourself with us.

  • Nicole October 4, 2017 at 12:51 am

    Congrats!! Just ordered mine 🙂

  • Katheen October 4, 2017 at 3:15 am

    My book arrives on Thursday and can’t wait! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Amanda October 4, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to read it and use the recipes! I’ve already ordered it!

  • Jenny October 4, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Yay! Slow cooker cookbooks are my favorite! Congratulations!

  • Leila October 5, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    I pre-ordered the book through QVC and received it right before I relocated. I’ve tried a different receipe each week and love it!