Welcome Y’all!

It’s Fall Y’all!

Today, I’m giving you a little peek inside my house at all the fall things.

Every year I do a post like this…and let’s be honest, every year, things look about the same, but I do it any way because it makes me happy 🙂 .  I love looking into peoples’ homes this time of year.  I have a whole hodgepodge of things, but if they’re current or I can remember where they’re from, I’ll note it.

Come on in!

Two things about this pic: 1. I love to buy my real pumpkins from my local grocery store called Market Street.  If you’re local, you should look at their pumpkins.  I think they have the prettiest stems.  I adore my stone jack-o-lanterns!  I bought them at Sandstone Garden in Joplin, MO.  They’re so pretty with candles glowing within.

My Hello Fall sign is new this year.  I bought it at Hobby Lobby.  When you flip it over, it looks like this…

…I love that side too!

Note to self: don’t forget to turn on the fireplaces when photographing because it makes the pics look prettier.

My rose gold pumpkin here is from Pottery Barn this year.

I love a fall mantle 🙂 .

I keep Christmas lights inside my Pottery Barn pumpkin so that it’s lit 24/7.


At night, I use a battery operated faux-candle and it burns in the Trick or Treat pumpkin.

Last year, my grandmother bought me this ghost for my birthday 🙂 .  Don’t forget, my friend Amy is now selling her signs on Etsy!!! She made me that fall one years and years ago!

I just basically place a pumpkin on anything that will stand still.

I have a thing for fall pillows 🙂 .



The sweetest hands in the world.  My friend Lori makes these.  If you’re local, you need to check her out!!

I also have a thing for these little holiday houses.  My Halloween ones are from Snow Village’s Halloween collection.






At the top of our stairs 🙂 .

I think Kensington’s room is so cozy.  She strung her jack-o-lantern lights herself and they make me happy.

All four kiddos have Pottery Barn Halloween sheets.  Our sheets are at least 3 or 4 years old (and sold out already this year!), but the Christmas bedding we use is still in stock!

Along with his Halloween sheets, Smith has a light up Fall sign in his room (I get all of these light up signs at Hobby Lobby).

Ashby and Madeley have one too…

…along with Halloween sheets and…

…some pumpkins in their closet.


That’s it 🙂 .

A few pumpkins for your Monday.

Now…I don’t want to be controversial or anything, but when do you put up Fall and/or Christmas decorations?  I like to do it crazy early.  Because I’m weird like that .  When do you???

Me too, Anne.  Me too. xo

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog October 1, 2018 at 4:36 am

    Amazing fall decor, Shay! You must’ve spent so much time on it! Wow! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Erika Slaughter October 1, 2018 at 4:40 am

    Your house looks so good, friend! Super cozy! Can you get started on my coffee? I’ll be over in ten!

  • Mary Ashleigh October 1, 2018 at 4:47 am

    I definitely put stuff out early! You have to or else you won’t be able to enjoy it because the seasons last a blink! Fall stuff went out the weekend after Labor Day and Christmas starts on Thanksgiving night!

  • Carrie October 1, 2018 at 4:55 am

    I honestly don’t decorate a ton. We have a big chalkboard infront of our fireplace that we decorate for the seasons. I will then do something on the front porch and let my kids hang a few items inside. But we don’t have the storage for anything big. We will pick pumpkins in about 2 weeks, otherwise they rot by Halloween. Just a suggestion for others, getting a themed pillowcase works often if you don’t want to do the whole sheet set. You mainly see the pillowcase when the bed is made and it is cheaper!

  • Rosa Dunn October 1, 2018 at 4:56 am

    I’m ready to put up a tree now!! But hold off till mid November.

    • Mix and Match Mama October 1, 2018 at 5:24 am

      Me too, Rosa!! Hahahahaha!

  • Emma October 1, 2018 at 5:21 am

    Ok this is specific but in the pic with your decorations at the top of your stairs, it looks like there’s a board above them with some $ signs…what is that? If it’s something like a chore chart for your kids, you should totally do a post sometime on that!!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 1, 2018 at 5:24 am

      It is! Hahaha! During the summer, we did a great job with it…but we don’t do nearly as good of a job during the school year keeping up with the chart. I will do a post on it!

  • Sarah L. October 1, 2018 at 5:28 am

    Love all of the fall and Halloween decor! Your house looks so cozy. Where is Madeley’s name puzzle from?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 1, 2018 at 6:01 am

      I don’t know?? It was a Christmas gift!

    • Brittany October 1, 2018 at 9:51 am

      They are from Fat Brain Toys, Etsy, and Amazon! Just search “personalized name puzzle!”

  • Carly October 1, 2018 at 5:41 am

    Happy October Shay! Please don’t ever ever stop these type of posts!

  • Sheaffer Sims October 1, 2018 at 5:42 am

    Everything is SO COZY. Put something in the crock pot and I’ll be right over!

  • Emily October 1, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Now that I have a baby I feel like I need to up my decorating game. I’m curious how you store everything!! Would love to see a picture of that sometime. 😉

    • Mix and Match Mama October 1, 2018 at 6:01 am

      In big plastic bins in my attic. Nothing super fancy!

      • Grace Smith October 1, 2018 at 5:16 pm

        You attic doesn’t ever get really hot and ruin anything? My husband is afraid for me to put anything there because it’s not climate controlled.

        • Mix and Match Mama October 2, 2018 at 5:30 am

          Our attic gets super hot, but that’s how we’ve always stored all of our Halloween and Christmas decorations.

  • Sarah Shaneyfelt October 1, 2018 at 6:01 am

    I love your fall decorations! I “wait” until Veteran’s Day weekend to put my Christmas decorations up!

  • Narci October 1, 2018 at 6:08 am

    Your house is so cozy! Just gorgeous, friend!!!

  • Sarah October 1, 2018 at 6:16 am

    This is my favorite post of yours all year!! 🙂 I have a few items out but plan on doing some fall shopping later today!! I feel like I lose decorations every year as it seems I somehow always have less than the year before lol!

    Happy October 🙂 🙂 🙂


  • Elizabeth Feldpausch October 1, 2018 at 6:21 am

    I put out fall decorations at the end of August- if school is starting it is fall! 🙃 I put up Christmas decorations probably the week before Thanksgiving! 😬 I want to enjoy my Thanksgiving holiday with family without being stressed about decorations and this year it might be even earlier because I’m having a baby Nov 12!
    Side note- do you mind if I share the turkey hand plate on a local Facebook page to see if someone near me does that??

    • Mix and Match Mama October 1, 2018 at 6:48 am

      That’s about my schedule too!!! And why don’t you ask my friend Lori if that’s okay?

  • Jennifer Moss October 1, 2018 at 6:24 am

    Where did you find the coffee table in the “fall pillows” pic? I loved the turned legs and the curved corners!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 1, 2018 at 6:48 am

      Weir’s Home Furniture

  • Katie October 1, 2018 at 6:25 am

    Silly question but how many lamps do you have in your home? It looks very cozy. Maybe I need to up my lamp game!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 1, 2018 at 6:48 am

      Too many to count! We hardly ever use overhead lighting (like hardly ever), so we have lots of lamps!

  • Sandra Reynolds October 1, 2018 at 6:29 am

    “I just basically put a pumpkin on anything that stands still” …. lol, so funny Shay!! Thanks for the fall tour of your home … so cozy and magical!!! 🎃

  • Brianna October 1, 2018 at 6:33 am

    You guys should plan a trip to where Anne of Green Gables lived 😉 Prince Edward Island is beautiful all year around but especially in the fall 😍

    • Ann October 1, 2018 at 10:13 am

      We went at the beginning of July many moons ago. Seriously one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. And seeing Green Gables (Lucy Maud’s house) made me tear up. Magical. Loved every minute.

  • Bre October 1, 2018 at 6:35 am

    Soooo cozy! I love it all!! Happy October and Happy Fall!!! I put my fall stuff up in early/mid September and then we usually switch to Christmas the week of/before Thanksgiving. We do our tree last and that is usually the friday after Thanksgiving!! 🙂 This is the best time of the year…. I live for these festive months. Enjoy!!

  • Melissa October 1, 2018 at 6:41 am

    I usually put up my Christmas decor right before thanksgiving so I can enjoy it as long as possible! I usually take it down on New Year’s Day.

  • Tish Ferry October 1, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Your home just screams FALL and COZY! I put up my Fall decorations September 1st. I think it’s my way of trying to “will” Fall to get here! ha! And we usually decorate for Christmas mid November. I like to enjoy them as long as I can! Simply Tish

  • Dustie Day October 1, 2018 at 6:56 am

    You’re house is beautiful and looks so cozy. I normally decorate for Christmas like the 2nd week of November ; ) ; ) Way too early for some but it’s a lot of work and I’m one of those that wants to start January fresh with a clean/organized house for the new year.

  • SS October 1, 2018 at 6:58 am

    Our fall decorations/ Halloween will go up today. It will be perfect day… rainy & cool here. We hang different colored string lights on our banister starting this month. Happy October!

  • Erin Port October 1, 2018 at 6:58 am

    I love all the fall decor. I just added some Halloween touches yesterday but have had up my fell decor since September 1. I put up our Christmas decor the weekend before Thanksgiving :)! PS I am reading the Anne of Green Gables series right now! xoxo ERIN

  • Suzanne W October 1, 2018 at 7:00 am

    I like to do it mid September so we are ready when the calendar turns to October! Where did you get the adorable mugs that were lined up in the kitchen? Love them!!! Your house is so cheery and cozy, lucky kiddos!

  • Laura October 1, 2018 at 7:07 am

    Love the decor and the coziness!!! Was wondering where you got the blue chairs in the living room and what did you do with the reddish couch? Love your style!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 1, 2018 at 7:24 am

      They’re from Restoration Hardware and the couch was just moved upstairs 🙂 .

  • Elizabeth October 1, 2018 at 7:13 am

    Love these posts! your home always looks so cozy for each season. I usually decorate for fall in October and Christmas the day after thanksgiving! I cant believe how quickly the end of the year is approaching. it is hard to believe!

  • Rachel October 1, 2018 at 7:16 am

    Fall went up yesterday. Being a teacher, single mom, and coach that was the first free afternoon I had! Christmas always goes up the day after Thanksgiving.

  • Courtney G October 1, 2018 at 7:17 am

    Your home is beautiful, Shay! I love getting to see how everyone decorates for fall. 😊
    I have a question on your Neiman Marcus bar recipe you posted about today. Could you sub the chocolate cake mix for yellow cake mix?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 1, 2018 at 7:23 am


  • Nikki Dargatz October 1, 2018 at 7:25 am

    You definitely motivated me to step up my game this fall. Your house looks fabulous…even better in person!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 1, 2018 at 11:50 am

      Hahahaha! Thank you, friend!! xo

  • Nicole Buschlen October 1, 2018 at 7:38 am

    I love Fall about as much as you do. I don’t have a date that I decorate but Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving deco goes up right after Labor Day. I do think that Thanksgiving gets ripped off at my house but we include it with the fall stuff so we get to enjoy it a little bit. I only have a couple turkey thankful things. I decorate right after Nov 1st for Christmas. I do it as soon as I can because I love it and would do it earlier if I didn’t also love my fall stuff. I am ready for it to come down about a week after Christmas. With a real tree the needles are really falling off by then.
    Your house looks beautiful and cozy!

  • Amanda October 1, 2018 at 7:43 am

    Fall decor usually goes up September 1st and Christmas I do mid-late November. We also celebrate Hanukkah so those decorations go up too!

  • Eileen October 1, 2018 at 7:46 am

    I always decorate for fall around Labor Day and decorate for Christmas Thanksgiving weekend. My girlfriend and I have a Christmas shopping weekend every year the weekend before Thanksgiving. 2 full days of shopping with my bestie – so fun! I’m tempted to decorate early this year, like Veterans Day weekend, so I can really enjoy Thanksgiving weekend. We’ll see!

  • Yvonne C October 1, 2018 at 7:54 am

    Beautiful home and your fall/Halloween decorations are so cute! I need to get over to Hobby Lobby for some new stuff! I just decorated the inside of my house yesterday. We love Halloween over here big time! My husband said he would put the outside decorations out next weekend.

  • Marie October 1, 2018 at 7:58 am

    I just LOVE all of your decorations! I would really love a full post on storage for the different seasons though- even if it’s just how you pack things into bins in your attic! I love holiday/seasonal decor but worry about being able to store it. Thanks!

  • Julie October 1, 2018 at 8:05 am

    This is one of my favorite posts year round! I know you just read “How to walk away” (which I’m reading now) and I was laughing at the mother who is obsessed with decorating. I can relate! Your house looks amazing and is so warm and inviting. Fall is the BEST. I don’t celebrate Christmas but I put up my winter decorations (glittery snowflakes, lights, branches with lights, etc) right after Thanksgiving. However, if I did celebrate Christmas I would put the tree up ASAP. They are beautiful to look at and why not get the very most time you can with them? That’s what I say. Thanks for opening your home to us-love seeing how you decorate.

  • Laci October 1, 2018 at 8:06 am

    I love to decorate early so I can enjoy the season to the fullest!!

  • Jenna October 1, 2018 at 8:15 am

    I love all of your decorations. I am with you, this day needs to be celebrated! I love the next three months so much!

  • Jackie October 1, 2018 at 8:16 am

    So, so pretty! I would love to see a post on how and where you store all of your seasonal decor after the season is over. I put out a fraction of what you do and the storage/organization of it all still stresses me out!

  • Kelli Black October 1, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Love this post!! We have lots of the same Fall decor! (Thank you Hobby Lobby, Pottery Barn & Canton)!! 👏🏼🎃 I don’t blog but should email you pics or something! It’s funny! And my Fall goes up early (mid August) so I’ve enjoyed it and put up my Christmas 1st or 2nd weekend in November. But always wait to do my outdoor decor til later so I don’t show everyone my crazy!! 🤷🏻‍♀️😂

  • April Davis October 1, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Fall goes up Sept. 1, then I add Halloween decor on Oct. 1, and Christmas goes up Nov. 1. 😱. 7 trees usually go up so we just love to enjoy it all being up longer than 1 month. ❤️❤️

  • Beth Valenta October 1, 2018 at 8:19 am

    So stinkin cute! Fall is my favorite…pumpkin obsessed.

  • Amanda Wilson October 1, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Thanks Shay I love these posts!! Also thank you for showing me there is no such thing as to many pumpkins.

  • Casey October 1, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Didn’t you say that you were adding onto the second floor or maybe to your master bedroom, or were you just adding Ashby and Madeley’s room- I can’t remember but would love to see it!

  • Tracy Doubts October 1, 2018 at 8:23 am

    Beautiful home Shay. I love your holiday decorating posts!!

  • Shakira October 1, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Hi Shay,
    Where did you purchase the wooden
    Madeley letter puzzle? Im interested in ordering some. Thanks

    • Mix and Match Mama October 1, 2018 at 11:49 am

      It was a gift, but people are commenting saying you can order them from Etsy!

    • Amanda October 1, 2018 at 9:29 pm

      I have that same puzzle for my son! I found it on Etsy – the shop is Fat Brain Toys.

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams October 1, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Love your fall spirit!! Kensington’s jack o lantern lights are adorable! Happy Fall 🙂

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Monica October 1, 2018 at 8:42 am

    I love how cozy a tree makes my house feel so I decided that I would put up a fall tree this year (like they do in Hobby Lobby). Around Thanksgiving I will take my fall decor off of the tree and add my Christmas decor. Happy 1st Day of October to you!

  • Genevieve October 1, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Wow! Your fall decor is beautiful! Can you tell me where you got the tall wooden pumpkins (one is orange and one is white) on the opposite side of the “Hello Fall” sign?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 1, 2018 at 11:49 am

      From a store on our town square two years ago.

  • Jennifer Goodwin October 1, 2018 at 9:02 am

    Loved the home tour, and I think it looks beautiful and cozy, as always! I decorate for Fall/Halloween on September one, and after Halloween I take down only that portion. The rest of the Fall stuff stays up until Thanksgiving night, then we decorate for Christmas on that same night. Thanks for sharing pictures of your home!

  • Jenny October 1, 2018 at 9:14 am

    I like to put up my fall decorations on Sept. 1st because September is officially fall to me and then on Oct. 1st I switch to Halloween decorations. On Nov. 1st I go back to Fall/Harvest and add in Thanksgiving decorations. The Saturday after Thanksgiving i put up Christmas and keep that up as long as humanly possible/acceptable!
    Your home is so beautiful and cozy and inspires me every time you post!

  • Kelly Buffington October 1, 2018 at 9:14 am

    Fall décor is usually up by the end of September and the main Christmas décor is the day after Thanksgiving since we host dinner. I do put up a tree in the dining room though:). Shay, I am so thankful that you do these posts. They are great inspiration for my own home. Happy Monday!!

  • Erin October 1, 2018 at 9:17 am

    So pretty! I am a fall fanatic, and get the blues on 11/1 when my husband starts hounding me to put Christmas stuff up (he is a Christmas fanatic). We moved into our house on December 15, last year and only put a tree and the stockings up so I guess I promised him we can put Christmas decor up right after Halloween this year. So I guess we will be doing that, but normally I like to wait until the weekend before Thanksgiving (squeeze as much of my Fall decor in as possible)!

  • Jaimie October 1, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Love your home and the Fall decor!! So well done!! I usually wait until the day after Thanksgiving for my Christmas tree and decorations, but that’s only because we live in a small apartment! xoxo

  • Brittany Higdon October 1, 2018 at 9:29 am

    This is actually my favorite post you do every year. Love it. I’m a little late in the game for fall decor.. My goal is to put it up tonight, but I usually have had it up a week by now. As far as Christmas decorations go, I put them up the weekend before Thanksgiving so it’s pretty for Thanksgiving weekend and I don’t have to stress about that in addition to dinner.. I leave Christmas decorations up through Epiphany, which is the official end of Christmas (the 12 Days of Christmas song actually refers to the 12 days after Christmas, with 12/25 being the first day). I know it’s later than is traditional in the USA, but I love being able to enjoy the festivities for longer… HAPPY FALL!!!

  • Mother Henn October 1, 2018 at 9:38 am

    Coming from one bunk bed mama to another, major props for seasonal sheets. I just washed and changed bunk bed sheets and bedding over the weekend (stomach bug) and feel like I deserve an Olympic medal! I made my girls go in another room just in case the whole thing collapsed with all the wiggling and maneuvering I was doing.

    • Mix and Match Mama October 1, 2018 at 11:48 am

      One of these days, my obituary will read “She died trying to put bunk bed sheets on the top bunk”. I feel like I cheat death and pull a muscle every time I do it! Hahahahaha!

      • Mother Henn October 2, 2018 at 7:05 am

        Yes!!!! Absolutely!!!!! I am sore from it too!

  • C. October 1, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Thank you for this beautiful tour. I love it! So wish I could afford it. So fun to view others… love the blog. I made Chicken Fajhita Soup for the Grandchildren last week. Thank you for the recipe.

  • Dawn Scheurich October 1, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Love all your decor—I’m a sucker for pumpkins especially! I put out my fall decor on September 1st this year so I could enjoy it longer!
    Also, I have a painted metal pumpkin from Sandstone Gardens I got years ago, and it’s my favorite! (I live in Joplin).

  • Rose October 1, 2018 at 9:56 am

    I typically decorate for fall the day after Labor Day LOL! We moved to No Cal last year and unfortunately left all our fall and Christmas decorations in our home in So Cal!😩 I’ve purchased a few things but I’m feeling super bummed about not having all my decorations with me! My house feels so empty! We are making a trip down south to get them in a couple of weeks and I can’t wait!!!! As far as Christmas decor, that goes up the day after Thanksgiving! #ilovedecorating #Ilovetheholidays!

  • Danielle October 1, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Loved this post! Everything is so cute and cozy! Your home is beautiful and I love the touches of your kids’ fall crafts as well!

    I love to put things up early so I get the most out of the season. I start buying early and try to get my Fall decor up around the first day of Fall. As for Christmas, the day after Thanksgiving is my day!

    Would also love to see a post about how you store your seasonal decor! I always struggle with finding good ways to store and organize my things when I don’t have them out!

    Happy Monday!

  • Kelly Henderson October 1, 2018 at 10:41 am

    I, um my 15 year old daughter, decorated for fall last weekend. Most of it will stay up through Thanksgiving. We will remove the ghosts and jack-o-laterns but pumpkins will remain. We decorate for Christmas over Thanksgiving weekend. It takes several days to get everything up and I work full time so I need all the days in a row. Christmas usually comes down New Year’s Day most years, this depends on when it falls during the week. It takes a while to get everything back in their bins and into the attic.

  • Lauren Barnett October 1, 2018 at 10:53 am

    I am spending my first holiday season in my own house this year, and asked my fiancee if we could put up the tree next weekend! Sadly, he advised me not to, but it will be done the Friday after Thanksgiving!

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick October 1, 2018 at 10:53 am

    I love your house any time of the year but especially for fall and Christmas!!
    That Inspired Chick

  • Jillian October 1, 2018 at 11:04 am

    We put our Fall stuff up labor day weekend, and… This will be super controversial but we actually start Christmas Christmas the weekend before Halloween. We only do the stuff that will not be seen and the things that take the longest because our weekends in November are all full. Church bazaar my mom is a big part of is always the first Saturday, my brothers birthday, and my dad’s birthday all before Thanksgiving. We use to do it during the week,but we now have three full size (9′) trees on our main floor, plus the additional decorations, and I am an adult that works full time, We have to do it on a weekend that works! We also decided to throw a WDW trip in the second week on November and tickets to their Christmas party, so we have even less time to decorate now! We know this is not the norm for everyone, but it works for us! But I would decorate today if possible! haha

  • Kristen October 1, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Random question, what color are your kitchen cabinets? I love the creamy white color.

    • Mix and Match Mama October 1, 2018 at 11:47 am

      I don’t know the exact color. It’s a creamy white with a black stain “antique-ing” it.

  • Linda Henderson October 1, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Everything is so pretty. And yes, I love pumpkins too. I have a friend who adds to my collection each year and they are always unique.

  • Lauren Trujillo October 1, 2018 at 11:35 am

    I too come from a crazy holiday house hold! We start decorating for fall when school starts!!! We love love love the holiday season and fall starts it all!!!

  • Rebecca October 1, 2018 at 11:44 am

    So cozy and beautiful at the same time! I love everything. We have a few of the same decorations, which made me smile. Where did you find the plates, weird question right?! I just haven’t found good ones for the kids. Happy Fall!

  • Lindsay @ Lindsay's Sweet World October 1, 2018 at 11:45 am

    September 1 the fall decorations go up and the day after Thanksgiving the Christmas decorations go up! It takes so much work and time getting them up, I figure we might as well enjoy them for as long as possible, right?!

  • Peg McWhertor October 1, 2018 at 11:55 am

    I love your house! Made my day.I love everything about Autumn! However, living in Florida where summer just. won’t. go. away…I tend to cover every availble surface with something reminiscent of a trip to New England. Pumpkin placemats, scented candles, ceramic pumpkins, glowing lanterns, pumpkin plates, Fall leaves, pumpkin signs…a tiny bit of orange therapy. I even have had Halloween up for awhile because I am having a party in a couple weeks. Thus, I am encouraged by the comments of the very smart women here to start Christmas before Thanksgiving this year.

  • Casey October 1, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    I’m a WAYYYYY early decorator too…Fall goes up early to mid August. I switched some of it out for Halloween this weekend & Christmas goes up the first of November. I’m on Instagram if you want to see! =) @faithfootballandfairytales

  • Chane October 1, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Will you do a bit of a walk through on Instagram today? That would be so cool – to see it in “real life” and not just in pics 🙂

  • Cassie October 1, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    This may seem silly and I love Fall décor too, but after Halloween I feel the need to put away any pumpkins with Jack 0 lanterns and just leave out “plain” pumpkins. I noticed you have a lot of Halloween fall décor. What do you do until Thanksgiving?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 1, 2018 at 2:20 pm

      I leave everything Fall/Halloween until mid-November when I put up my Christmas stuff.

  • Heather S October 1, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    Shay your home always looks gorgeous but it seriously SHINES for Fall and Christmas! We’re HUGE decorators at our house as well. Fall is up by our anniversary, September 1st. Halloween is added for Sept 30th and Christmas starts on November 1st. My friends say I’m too extra, I just say thank you 🙂

  • Laurel October 1, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    I opened your blog this morning and when I saw the topic I immediately put my iPad down, ran downstairs and got tea, steeped and came back upstairs so I could be cozy as possible, haha. I know you didn’t ask.. but I would LOVE to see a kids room tour or a kids closet tour. And also a storage tour!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 1, 2018 at 2:19 pm

      Ah! You’re so sweet, Laurel!!

  • jodie kingsbury October 1, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    You have a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing your decorating ways. I just ordered the Iron in a bottle and cant wait to try it out. Thanks for the code.

  • Amy Heinl October 1, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Hi Shay….your house looks beautiful…..I do my house up with tons of pumpkins and some cute little scarecrows and a ton of fall signs. I live in Pennsylvania and there is a lady in Ohio that does the signs I get and they are under $25 bucks and she does them in whatever colors I want…I have 3 more on the way to me. Anyway, I usually put up my fall stuff right around labor day (and then add to it during the months as I pick up new little things that catch my eyes usually from craft shows). I always have my house decorated for Christmas right before Thanksgiving…there is something cozy about having Thanksgiving dinner with the house all decorated (all though I am a die hard Hallmark movie fan and with the Christmas movies starting at the very end of October it seems like I have been doing it earlier and earlier in November). I am a snowman collector so most of my Christmas stuff is snowman and I leave the tree and my snowman up all through January and take it down at the end of January to decorate for Valentine’s day. Being in the cold of Western PA…there is nothing cozier in the dead of winter darkness to come home from work in January and just turn on the lights and still have something to make the house cozy after all the Christmas festivities.

  • Emily October 1, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Very random but do you like your tea kettle? I was searching for a new one and read a review that the handle gets hot. Have you had any issues? Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 2, 2018 at 5:30 am

      I do! We use it at least once a day!! I used it three times yesterday 🙂 .

  • ☕️Debbie ☕️ October 1, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Ahhhhhhh, so relaxed after reading you post. So nice after a weekend full of politics yay! Just gorgeous! I love everything and it’s perfectly placed throughout your home. Love your new sign from Hobby Lobby! May have to check that one out. Great job Shay!

  • Alaina McGuire October 1, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Okay loving this fall decor inspiration!!! I feel like I need to rush to hobby lobby now!

  • Alexis deZayas October 1, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    I look forward to this post every year!! I put up fall decorations right after Labor Day (and change out my Halloween specific ones for Thanksgiving at the beginning of November) and then I put out Christmas right after Thanksgiving!

  • Paula October 1, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    Love all your fall decor —- I love fall in the Ozarks, where I live. My daughters, grand daughters & I are going to NYC in October & know you were just there with your family. Do you have any recommendations for restaurants we just have to go to? The trip is pretty much planned but need good places for families to eat. Thanks so much

    • Mix and Match Mama October 2, 2018 at 5:29 am

      You should visit Rolf’s German Restaurant!! It’s amazing!! The decorations alone are worth the stop!!

      • Paula October 13, 2018 at 8:20 pm

        Thanks for the recommendation. We have reservations

  • Jeanie October 1, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Everything looks wonderful and festive!

  • Debra Dunbar October 1, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    I love your Hello Fall sign from Hobby Lobby. I got the Welcome/Harvest one and have loved using it. I have it on my front porch. Your house is the coziest ever!

  • Bren October 1, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    You know how for some people, Labor Day means the end of white pants? For me it means get out the fall decorations. 🙂

  • Brooke October 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Hi Shay! Your house is darling! I LOVE all your decorations! You must check out these cute bird decorations that Target puts out for each season. They are so cute and I’m obsessed so I wanted to share!!

  • Kayla A Bruce October 1, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    I think Christmas decor is fair game anytime after Nov. 1st. I usually start Christmas movies/ music on Oct. 25th because it’s the two month mark.

    • Mix and Match Mama October 2, 2018 at 5:27 am

      I start it on November 1st, but friend, I should start on Oct 25 because that’s my birthday! I keep waiting to justify it after Halloween, but maybe it should be my gift to myself?! 😉

  • Joni October 2, 2018 at 1:34 am

    I put out my Dall decor at the end of August! Lol everyone thinks I’m crazy! Christmas goes up a few weeks before Thanksgiving! I don’t like to spend my Thanksgiving break decorating, I’d rather go shopping and come home to enjoy the Christmas tree lights 😍🤷🏼‍♀️

  • Erin October 2, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Looks great! Can you please do a follow up post about how you organize and store all of these things during the off season?! We have our stuff in boxes but no special organizing or storage system. There has to be a better way. Thank you!

  • Eva October 2, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Where did you find the Halloween mugs? Love the ghost and Frankenstein.

    • Mix and Match Mama October 2, 2018 at 10:54 am

      At my grocery store!! Isn’t that random and fun?!

  • Nicole October 2, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Love your house and the fall decor! I started putting out fall / halloween decor on the 1st!

  • Kristy Moore October 2, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Rather than my fall decor I should have my Christmas decor up since we got 14″ of snow today! 🙁

  • Tammie Ferguson October 16, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Your house looks so cozy and warm. I have the same Pottery Barn Pumpkins. Are the Christmas lights on a timer that are in the one pumpkin? I have never thought of using lights in it. Mine only has a small hole in the bottom.

    • Mix and Match Mama October 17, 2018 at 5:27 am

      Yes! I just shove them up in there 😉 .