Christmas in our House!

Happy Monday, friends!

We spent our weekend doing this…

Aren’t they so cute?!?! We had three performances on Saturday, and these girls did such a good job!  I can’t wait until next year when Miss Madeley dances too!

Today, I’m sharing some pics of our house this holiday season.  I do this every year, and even though things don’t change that much, I love these posts because I love looking into other’s homes during the holidays, so it’s only fair you get to peek into mine.  I’m such a “curl up on the couch with cocoa and a Christmas movie” kind of girl that seeing how others “do Christmas” in their home makes me so happy.  So, here’s a little look into our world this holiday season.

BUT before we get to that…I bet you want to know who won our HUGE giveaway from Friday, right?!  Let’s recap…

On Day ONE, we gave one lucky reader…a pair of Hunter rainboots for herself and then FOUR more pairs to gift!!

On Day TWO, we gave away…a pair of our favorite pajamas and the BEST slippers to one lucky winner and her two friends.

On Day THREE, we gave away…our favorite blardigans and Ugg boots to one lucky winner and her two friends.

On Day FOUR, we gave away…an Apple Watch Series 1 for one winner and another one for her to gift this holiday season!!

On Day FIVE…we gave away a $1000 Nordstrom gift card to you and another one to give to a friend!

Woohoo!!!!  I mean…that’s a lot of money right there?!?  Ready to find out if you won?  Here we go…


You have won a $1000 Nordstrom gift card for yourself and another one to gift a friend this Christmas season!!  We emailed you this morning, you just need to email us back ASAP to claim your prize!

When Nordstrom reached out and asked me to talk about their fantastic shoe department today, I was kind of like “Of course!  I’ve been talking about your shoes all week!”. Ha!  It’s because of partnerships like this that Sheaffer and I can host these amazing giveaways.  The shoes last week were selected because they’re our ABSOLUTE faves!  They’re the shoes you see us wearing all.the.time.  I mean, these slippers

…are on my feet more than any other pair of shoes I own.  I love, love, love them!!  You should gift them this holiday season, and get yourself a pair too 🙂 .  You can see all of the slippers and the many colors they come in HERE.  And the pjs HERE.  (The pajamas come in 8 different fun plaids!)

Clearly, I adore their Hunter Boots

…and Uggs too.  I have gifted both over the years.  The ladies in my family love things like this for Christmas!

If you’re looking for fun shoes this holiday season, don’t forget about these

red heels for the win this Christmas!  They also come in a fun sparkly color too (plus lots of other colors). See them all HERE.

In fact, scroll and click to see other fun shoes for this holiday season…


So, thank you Nordstrom for partnering with me today.  I heart you (especially your shoes!).  Men’s stuff from Nordstrom plus accessories  coming this week too…so stay tuned.  I’m trying to help you get your holiday shopping done 🙂 . In the meantime, welcome to my cozy Christmas home…


This year, we have two Advent calendars because we couldn’t get four pieces of candy to fit into the one we had last year 🙂 .  We bought this one at Weir’s and when you open a door, a little song plays.



Ashby’s sweet hands.

My friend Lori makes these plates.

Here is our original Advent calendar.

I bought my big bow at a store on our town square called Homeology.


My first Christmas plate 🙂 .


My friend Amanda makes all of these cute signs.

In my office 🙂 .

I had a helper taking pictures upstairs 🙂 .

Tree #1 in Ashby and Madeley’s room.


And tree #2 up the stairs.

Then, it was nap time.  We even take our sheets and quilt seriously during Christmas. 🙂



He made the garland 🙂 .


And we wrap things up in Kensington’s room.

There you go…a little peek into our house this holiday season.  Merry Monday, friends. xo

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  • Sarah December 4, 2017 at 5:02 am

    LOVE your house!!! Kensington’s bed is perfect!!! PB kids?!?! Also, all the photos of the kids with Santa is adorable!! Just imagine when they’re grown and come back home for Christmas with their spouses & kids… those photos will be such a hit!!! I plan on doing the same, but so far I only have one photo hahah.
    Have a great day!!!

  • Sascha December 4, 2017 at 5:13 am

    Thanks for sharing! The decorations are fabulous!

  • Beth Knecht December 4, 2017 at 5:14 am

    Such a cozy home with lots of pretty Christmas trees! Would you be willing to share where you got your garland on your mantle from?

  • Narci Dreffs December 4, 2017 at 5:15 am

    Shay!! Your house looks so cozy and gorgeous! So, so, so pretty, friend!! I love it all! 😍😍😍

  • Debbie Minges December 4, 2017 at 5:17 am

    Where did you purchase the plaid stockpot?
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful home❣️

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2017 at 5:34 am

      Williams Sonoma 🙂

  • Erika Slaughter December 4, 2017 at 5:20 am

    Your house is always so cozy but it’s my favorite at Christmastime! I’m loving the garland in the library!!! And I heart the shoes from Nordstrom too. 😉

  • Sarah Shaneyfelt December 4, 2017 at 5:23 am

    Your decorations look great!!! Love the simple tree in your formal living room! I put one in our bedroom that just has lights and I love it.

  • Elspeth Mizner December 4, 2017 at 5:30 am

    Love getting a peak inside your home over the holidays! I have the same decorations with the ornaments in the sleigh and big class jar! Love them!!

  • Jacklyn December 4, 2017 at 5:41 am

    Your decorations look so fantastic!! Where do you store everything?! Being in a tiny condo I have to get very creative with my decorations!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2017 at 5:43 am

      In the attic 🙂 .

  • Lesley McFarland December 4, 2017 at 5:42 am

    That bow…and allll the trees. Your house looks so cozy!!

  • Janaea December 4, 2017 at 5:47 am

    Your home tours are my favorite posts! Love it all!! Merry Christmas Shulls!

  • Sheila December 4, 2017 at 5:47 am

    Hello – where did you get the ‘Gone to Fenway’ pillow on your son’s bed?

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2017 at 6:09 am

      A little boutique in Boston 🙂 .

  • Becky December 4, 2017 at 5:53 am

    So cute! Do you not wrap presents and put them under the tree until closer to Christmas? That’s actually smart! Haha 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2017 at 6:09 am

      Well, I took these pics before Thanksgiving…there are gifts under there now 🙂 .

  • Kaylee D December 4, 2017 at 5:54 am

    I LOVE your house!! Also, would you please do a closet tour? Your closet is amazing!! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family! ❤️🎄

  • Jess December 4, 2017 at 6:04 am

    What size bed do you have? I heard the sleep number beds require you to buy their sheets? I just notice your cute plaid ones!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2017 at 6:09 am

      I have a king! And no, I don’t have to buy their sheets. My bed isn’t separated in the middle, is yours?

  • Amy December 4, 2017 at 6:07 am

    Do you wear the Hunter boots even when it’s not raining? I have a pair of comfy rain boots but struggle if it’s “right” to wear them when it’s not raining.

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2017 at 6:08 am

      If it’s cold, YES!

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams December 4, 2017 at 6:44 am

    The little trees in the kids rooms are my favorite thing you put up each year! Love all the Christmas cheer through out the house too 🙂
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Carolyn December 4, 2017 at 6:53 am

    You house looks so cozy. Did you make your garland on your fireplaces? If so, is it just ornaments and lights? They look beautiful (along with all the other touches).

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2017 at 6:58 am

      Yes, I bought the garland and then added the lights and ornaments to it!

  • Lizzie @ This Happy Life December 4, 2017 at 6:55 am

    I love how festive and cozy your house is!

  • Lisa D December 4, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Great pics of your lovely Christmas house! I see lots of adorable mugs for hot cocoa/coffee drinking. One question…. When do you decorate? And when do you take your holiday decorations down? Just curious😊

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2017 at 7:34 am

      I decorate mid-November and take it down on the 26th 🙂 .

  • Alexis deZayas December 4, 2017 at 7:11 am

    How could you not be in the Christmas spirit in your house?! So fun!! Love all of your pictures with Santa 🙂

  • Brooke Richardson December 4, 2017 at 7:18 am

    Looks fabulous Shay! It’s festive and cozy at every turn!

  • Laura @ Fantastically Four December 4, 2017 at 7:30 am

    This post really puts me in the Christmas spirit! Love your beautiful home and the way you decorate this time of year. 😍

  • Whitney Pegram December 4, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Ah! It looks so cozy!!

  • Emmy Burke December 4, 2017 at 7:33 am

    I would love to know where you get all of the holiday bedding.. such a cozy way to add holiday touches. Your home is absolutely gorgeous. I think you should start ANOTHER business called Shay comes to Pennsylvania and decorates peoples homes for them! hahaha! Just gorgeous!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2017 at 7:34 am

      Pottery Barn and Potter Barn Kids 🙂 . And I do love me some PA!!

  • Laura @ Laura Likes Design December 4, 2017 at 7:45 am

    I love the idea of holiday bedding and mini trees in the kids’ rooms — I’m totally going to do that with our kids! Such a fun tradition.

  • Bethany December 4, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Feeling very festive after your tour! Thank you for sharing! Do have a link for your fireplace grate? I’m having a hard time finding one that looks that heavy.

  • Julie December 4, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Thanks for sharing-one of my favorite posts every year. I was not ready for Monday and this post cheered me RIGHT up . Your house looks so cozy and festive! I am in love with the small gold lamp you have next to your Santa plate and recipe book. Do you recall where you got it? Happy Holidays to the Shulls!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      I think it’s from Home Goods!

  • Donna M December 4, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Loooooooooove these pics so much!!!

  • Courtney December 4, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Beautiful, Shay! I love how cozy everything is. I did a tour of my sitting room if you’re interested in taking a peek!


  • Shelby Hennigar December 4, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Your house is beautiful! Where did you get your Santa mugs and the ones next to you Keurig?

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      A store called Weir’s 🙂 .

  • Angela Ellingson December 4, 2017 at 8:24 am

    So beautiful and cozy! Love it all! Thank you for sharing!

  • Michelle W December 4, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Good Morning Shay. Do you recommend getting the same size in the Ugg slippers as the Ugg boots? I’d like to buy slippers for others and myself. We all have boots and wasn’t sure how the sizing compared. Love your blog. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      Yes! They fit more snug but stretch out after a couple of days.

  • Sheaffer Sims December 4, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Invite me over today for some hot cocoa. And pie. I just want to cozy up under a blanket and stare at your lights. 🙂

  • Erin Port December 4, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Love it and there is no season I love to fluff our nest more than this time of year. I also love all your shoe choices…I wear my Ugg slippers more than anything else and they make me SO happy 🙂 xoxo ERIN

  • Chasity December 4, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Your Christmas decorations make me so happy! I love LOVE how you decorate for the holidays!!

  • Laura December 4, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Your Christmas decor is beautiful! Merry Christmas!

  • Jennifer December 4, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Where did you find the kids trees at? Love them!!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      Hobby Lobby 🙂

  • Lauren December 4, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Random question- haha. Where did you get the little play pin for the dog in Kensington’s room? Also, what do you put under it? Do you leave her in there whenever you’re not home? Trying to figure out what to do with my sweet little dog. Thanks for the tips! 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      It’s from Amazon, and no, we leave her in one downstairs when we’re not home.

  • Kathy L December 4, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Beautiful and cozy!

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick December 4, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Love it ALL!!! So cozy and festive!! Love the garland in the library!!! That Inspired Chick

  • Tiffany December 4, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Beautiful house! Any chance there’s a link for your dress with the red shoes? I tried to look back through posts but didn’t notice it. Thanks!!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      It’s an older dress. The brand is Lush.

  • Melissa December 4, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Those handprint plates of yours are the cutest! Precious

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog December 4, 2017 at 9:30 am

    I love, love, love the decor of your house! More pics please! 😉

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Kristin December 4, 2017 at 9:36 am

    I agree! Shay come to PA 🙂 We just built a new home which I move into next month. You’re home is such inspiration!

  • Linda Henderson December 4, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Your home is lovely. I just love all of your Christmas décor. Thank you for sharing.

  • Patty Anderson December 4, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Your home is beautiful, Shay. My favorite thing of all is your beautiful quilts. I’m already mentally designing my next one (based on yours) which I’ll make before next CHRISTmas! Thanks for the ideas.

  • Talia December 4, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Your house is adorable! Can you tell me where you found your Advent calendar? I’d love to get one for my granddaughter. Thank you!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      My new one is from a store called Weir’s and my older one is from Belgium.

  • Brinkley Brown December 4, 2017 at 10:28 am

    How Beautiful! Quick question, where did you get your plaid ornaments on the mantle, those are gorgeous!!!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      A store in Plano called Holiday Warehouse!

  • Ashley December 4, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Your home is gorgeous! If you have time, can you please share where you found your small flocked tree?

  • Anna Jones December 4, 2017 at 10:50 am

    I LOVE all of the Christmas decor!! This is my little girl’s first Christmas, and everything is so much more fun this year! Question about the rain boots… I’m trying to decide whether to by Hunters or Ugg rain boots. I know you love your Hunters, but have you ever tried the Ugg ones?? If so, did you like?

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      I have lots of Ugg boots, but when it comes to rain, no one does better than Hunters 🙂 .

    • Michelle December 4, 2017 at 7:46 pm

      If I may, go with waterproof uggs especially If you live in a colder climate. Your feet will thank you! Hunters are cute but they are NOT warm and they are NOT comfortable for walking. My Ugg Brooks boots have been to Finland, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ireland and Spain during the dead of winter and my feet stayed nice and toasty!

      • Mix and Match Mama December 5, 2017 at 5:01 am

        I would disagree! I love, love, love my Uggs, but I’ve worn my Hunters all over the world and they’ve kept my feet very warm (pick the right socks!) and dry.

        • Michelle December 5, 2017 at 8:52 am

          That is interesting! You are the only person I’ve ever heard say that. Maybe I like my waterproof uggs because I don’t have to worry about finding the right socks (you go barefoot!). I also find hunters to be clunky and heavy when doing a lot of walking compared to my lightweight uggs. Well, there’s something for everyone!

  • Maria D. December 4, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Fantastic decorating job! Tons of great ideas for me to incorporate. Thanks for sharing!

  • Terry Pitzer December 4, 2017 at 11:02 am

    So so pretty! Where did you get the faux fur tree skirt?

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      Pottery Barn!

  • Rachael Stout December 4, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Your trees are beautiful. Where do you put all your kids homemade ornaments? We have a magenta/blue/silver themed tree, but with school-aged children it is filled with memorable homemade or school ornaments, as well as ornaments we collect as we travel. Those are far more valuable to me than a pretty tree. I guess I may have to double up soon. A kids/festive tree and a nicely decorated/themed tree.

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      They’re all on the big tree in the family room 🙂 .

  • Jenny December 4, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Everything looks so cozy. I love that your kiddos have trees in their rooms. I used to do that with mine. 🙂 So, I visited Homeology a couple of weeks ago. That store is AMAZING. I wanted it all!

  • Lori Sharp December 4, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Love your holiday decorations!!!! Where do all your signs and plagues come from?

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      So many from my friend’s Etsy shop! I linked to her!

  • DANIELLE K RIGG December 4, 2017 at 11:42 am

    One simple other thing this year for the holidays decoration. I changed my Keurig coffee maker lights. You can click in the setting the screen light to be red or green (an other colors) and then also the light for the water cooler. I picked red, which makes me smile for Christmas in the early morning (4:30). It’s the simple things.

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2017 at 12:20 pm

      Shut up! No way!! I’m totally doing that now!!!

      • Danielle Rigg December 4, 2017 at 4:08 pm

        Did it work? Fingers crossed for you.

  • Kristen Smith December 4, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Shay, your home is cozy and beautiful! I know your family is blessed to live there!
    I have a question about the curtains/long curtain rod in your family room. Was it custom made or were you able to find one that size yourself? We have a long wall with windows and French doors and I am looking for something similar. Thanks and Merry Christmas!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      They were custom. xo

  • Brittany DiGiovanni December 4, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Shay where did you get that little dog pen that you have in Kensington’s room? I assume that’s where Frenchie sleeps.. it looks way more versatile/comfy than a crate would be. I’d love it if you could share details 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2017 at 12:19 pm


      • Brittany DiGiovanni December 4, 2017 at 5:01 pm

        Awesome! Do you remember what brand it was or would you happen to have the link? Thanks again!

  • Vivian G. December 4, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Oh I love your home so much. It’s just so cozy 😊 Can I ask you where you bought the green/blue bedding on your bed?? Looking for something just like that for our master bedroom.

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      I bought that at Hemisphere’s 🙂 .

  • Desiree December 4, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    It’s like a Hallmark Christmas Movie house… I LOVE IT!!

  • Susie December 4, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Shay, may I ask about your range? Is it a Wolf or Viking brand? When you were making selections during building, what made you go with this brand over another? Thank you.

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2017 at 1:31 pm

      It’s Viking, and I love it! I considered Wolf too and they’re also great, but I just kept coming back to the Viking. The range is probably my favorite part of my house 🙂 .

  • Carole December 4, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    I assume it’s no coincidence the Yankees pillows are upside down. LOL! Well played! 🙂

    • Dede December 4, 2017 at 9:55 pm

      I cracked up at this too!!! 😂

  • Erynn Mangum December 4, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    I just read through all the comments and I hope I didn’t miss this, but where did you get your stockings? I love them!! Merry Christmas!!

  • Grace Smith December 4, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Where did you get the “Have yourself a Merry little Christmas” red sign to the left of your fireplace?

    • Mix and Match Mama December 5, 2017 at 5:05 am

      My friend painted it for me!

  • Stephanie December 4, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Your house looks absolutely beautiful! It could really be photographed for a magazine. I love how you’ve incorporated everything to go together too. Can you please share where you purchased the silver reindeer? They are sitting on the sofa table and have bowls above their heads that you filled with glass balls.

    • Mix and Match Mama December 5, 2017 at 5:04 am

      They’re actually gold and they’re from a store in town called Homeology 🙂

  • Kim December 4, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    I really like the face of your Apple Watch. I can’t find that on mine! How did you get yours?

    • Mix and Match Mama December 5, 2017 at 5:04 am

      Hold it down and pick the modular mode and then change up each little part of it.

  • Sue December 4, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    What are all the books that are labeled in your office?

    • Mix and Match Mama December 5, 2017 at 5:04 am

      Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks 🙂

  • Alexandra December 4, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    What’s your go-to starbucks drink right now?

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

      Right now, I’ve been having the Joy tea or the Holiday blend 🙂 .

  • emily @ a little bit of emily December 4, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    The picture of your front room / library just makes me want to curl up and read a book. It’s so cozy! And I absolutely love the big red bow above your oven – what a fun touch!!!

  • Ann Marie Tennison December 4, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Everything is CHRISTMAS perfect!!! It just seemed so cozy! I want to jump through the computer and sit with you & a cup of coffee on your couch!!

  • Maria Ortiz December 4, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Soooo preettttyyyt😀… I wonder if sometime you will have time to do a post on doggy potty training. Would like to hear other peoples insight as well. I am planning on getting a dog for my kids and feel potty training for dogs will be the end of me lol.

  • Sara December 4, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Your house looks beautiful! I put up my tree & decorations right after Thanksgiving because i want to enjoy them as long as possible (& i take them down before New Years). In the picture of your fireplace with the stockings, I LOVE the chair with the Santa pillow. Is it leather? Where’d you get it?

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

      It’s not leather and it’s from Restoration Hardware 🙂 .

  • Betsy Roberts December 4, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    what do you get your kids for Christmas?

  • Betsy Roberts December 4, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    I know you made a post a while ago about what you get the kids for Christmas but I can never seem to find it!

  • Elizabeth Watson December 4, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Love all of the decorations! You decorate so beautifully at Christmas… and well, all year, your house is stunning! I am thinking you put those New York Yankees pillows upside down on purpose on Smith’s bed! 😂 I’m a Yankees fan, but it made me laugh!

  • Jeanie December 4, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Everything looks stunning!

  • Melissa Watkins December 4, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Where did you get your big trees from? I’ve been looking around but I can’t decide where to get them.

  • Audrey December 4, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Where did you get your placemats?! Your home looks cozy, inviting, & gorgeous!! Love this post!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 5, 2017 at 5:00 am

      A store here in town. 🙂

  • Jill Myers December 4, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    What a cozy welcoming home you have created! Where did you find the stockings please? Wishing you and yours a blessing filled merry Christmas!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 5, 2017 at 5:00 am

      Pottery Barn Kids!

  • Amy December 4, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Which style Uggs are you wearing in the picture with the black uggs? They are adorable!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 5, 2017 at 5:00 am

      I have the Kara tall ones and then the same ones but in the shorter version.

      • Kimberly December 28, 2017 at 10:49 pm

        what are your thoughts on the sizing of the Kara Uggs? true to size? up 1/2 size? up full size?

        • Mix and Match Mama December 29, 2017 at 3:51 pm

          True to size!

  • Karah Stracener December 4, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    I am loving all your Christmas decor. I just love Christmas time, it always makes my house feel cozier. This is the first year I’ve done trees in both of my girls rooms and they love it. It’s such a fun idea.

  • cassie {hi sugarplum} December 5, 2017 at 9:21 am

    It’s all so gorgeous!!!!! Merry Christmas, friend!! xoxox