Five Days of Fabulous: WEEKEND RECAP!



For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about…every year, the week after Thanksgiving, Sheaffer and I host a HUGE giveaway where every single day PRIZES ARE WON!

We’re not talking about small prizes either (or the kind of giveaway where you have to start following 15 people on Instagram just to get one entry).  No ma’am!  We are talking about HUGE PRIZES, PERFECT GIFT IDEAS AND EASY ENTRIES!  This is our annual THANK YOU TO OUR SWEET READERS, and we get so excited about it each and every year!

Now, this week, I’ll still be posting my normal stuff (my NOVEMBER BOOK REVIEW IS TOMORROW!), but along with the “normal” stuff will be a ton of giveaway fun too.

Friends, GET EXCITED!!!!!  Every year, we try and top the last, so HUGE THINGS AWAIT!!

Five Days of Fabulous

We’re kicking off this week with ONE WINNER AND 9 OF HER FRIENDS each receiving…


Yes!!!  One winner will get to pick either a blardigan or Bose speaker for up to 9 people!! Both are SUCH AMAZING GIFT IDEAS!!  ONE WINNER PLUS NINE FRIENDS GET TO WIN!!  We have an extra entry option worth FIVE POINTS if you tag your nine friends on Instagram!  (Let’s be real, you should probably have them enter and tag you too!)  If you’re not on social media, no worries!  You can always sign up for our daily emails as well!

I have talked about these blardigans (which is a cardigan that feels soft like a blanket) for YEARS!  It is the #1 thing I’ve gifted to the ladies in my life.  No matter if the occasion is the holidays, they just had a baby, they have recently been diagnosed with cancer, or just a birthday, the blardigan seems to be my gift giving answer to everything.  The winners get to pick either the cozy chic circle caridgan or coastal hooded cardigan one.  So, you pick one of those or one of those awesome wireless speakers that EVERYONE will love!  Enter to win on the Rafflecopter below!

Okay, so you want to hear something else cool that I’m doing today?!  I’m teaming up with Tom & Sheri’s Iron in a Bottle and friends to benefit Micaela’s Army Foundation as they raise support and awareness for pediatric cancer research.  HOW COOL IS THAT?!  My brother has been working with Micaela’s Army for years, and I had the pleasure of meeting her sweet mom at his wedding and friends, THEY ARE DOING AMAZING THINGS FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER AWARENESS!  When my friend Austin (who owns the awesome Tom & Sheri’s Iron in a Bottle) reached out to Sean and me and asked if we wanted to do a special today where the proceeds go to them, I was like YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Fifteen percent of all sales on Cyber Monday will be donated directly to Micaela’s Army Foundation.  PLUS, YOU GET 15% OFF AND FREE SHIPPING WHEN YOU SPEND OVER $50!  Use the code MAMONDAY.

Remember this…

Smith wrinkled the shirt…

He was so proud 🙂 .  And then, we sprayed on Tom & Sheri’s

…and the wrinkles just fell right out.  We use this stuff EVERY.SINGLE.DAY around here!  On my recent trip to NYC with girlfriends, three of us brought it with us!  It’s an amazing product that today is supporting an amazing cause.  USE CODE MAMONDAY!

Whew!  Okay…there’s even more today 🙂 .  Here’s a little look at our Thanksgiving weekend.  We had such a fun time!

On Wednesday night, we kicked off things with a trip to North Park Mall in Dallas.  It’s all festive and decorated for the holidays, so we strolled, shopped a little and had dinner.  I love these girls so much!  Psssst: my sweater is HERE.

Three sisters and a fountain picture!  Andrew and Smith were there…but I don’t have any proof.  Hahaha!

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade vibes 🙂 .

This is the only pic I took on Thanksgiving…and it’s perfect.  My sweet grandparents (who are in their 90s!) and my four precious kiddos.  I love this so much!!

After a fun Thanksgiving, I curled up in bed with a book, a Hallmark movie and a Madeley 🙂 .

On Friday afternoon, we met my parents on our town square for McKinney’s annual Home for the Holidays.  This is one of my VERY FAVORITE things we do here in McKinney, TX!  It’s always SO FESTIVE AND FUN!!  Here is Kensington playing in the snow 🙂 .  After that, the big kids went to “ice skate”…

Sweet Ashby is such a trooper!  She couldn’t ice skate, but she sure did cheer them on!

So did this one!!

Smith skating…

…and Kensington too!

Sean and Catherine put up all of their Christmas decorations that day, so they couldn’t join us, but we were super happy Lovie and Papa Jay could!

Love this guy 🙂

While the big kids finished skating, I took these girls to the obstacle course.  With tickets in hand, they were PUMPED!

In they went!

And out they came!

This is how Madeley came out.  Bahahahahahaha!

Just the most WONDERFUL time of the year!!!

McKinney had it “snowing” all over the square!

Love my dad!

After this, we ate pizza for dinner and then…

…headed back out for the rock wall!

The big kids loved climbing up there!  The littles passed on this one 🙂 .

It’s dark, but do you see three of my kiddos?!

They waited in line to ride the train.  They waited like the perfect little angels that they are…

Yeah right.

And we ended the night fighting over the big bag of kettle corn.  I love this night so much!!!

Then on Saturday afternoon/night…

…we met up with the entire family in my parents’ town for a little festive fun!  We checked out all of the Christmas decorations and enjoyed a yummy Mexican dinner that night.  Look at those sweet faces!!

Whew!  It was an EPIC post!!!  Lots of fun holiday stuff, a promo code for Tom & Sheri’s and FIVE DAYS OF FABULOUS!!  Friends, it’s only day ONE!!  Enter below for your chance to win!!  Winners announced TOMORROW!!!  Happy Monday, everyone!!

Here’s our info to help make your entries even easier!
Shay on FB HERE
Shay on Instagram HERE
Shay’s emails HERE
Sheaffer on FB HERE
Sheaffer on Instagram HERE
Sheaffer’s emails HERE

In all seriousness, Sheaffer and I are so honored and blessed by each of YOU!!  You guys have made blogging SO MUCH FUN over the last decade, and we love saying thank you to all of you.  If you don’t already know and love Sheaffer, YOU’RE MISSING OUT!!  Make sure you head over to her blog every day and check out her fun too.  Right now…

…she even has her own top at Nordstrom!!!  I love this girl so much!!

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  • Erika Slaughter November 26, 2018 at 4:58 am

    Wwwwaaaaaahhhhhhooooooo!!!!!!!!!! I love this week over on your blogs! I felt like last years’ giveaways got pretty darn big so I can only imagine what’s gonna happen!! And I’m pretty sure if I went through an obstacle course bounce house to slide down-I’d come out looking like Madeley too!

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog November 26, 2018 at 5:04 am

    What fun you were up to this weekend, Shay! I love all the Christmas decorations and the fake snow! Super cute! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Melissa November 26, 2018 at 5:08 am

    Super pumped or the giveaways this week!! Looks like it was a busy, fun filled Thanksgiving break. Can you please share/link info on the red sweater and earrings you are wearing in the Home for the Holidays pics. Thanks and Happy Monday!

    • Mix and Match Mama November 26, 2018 at 5:11 am

      The red sweater is from last year at H&M and the earrings are Madewell!

      • Melissa November 26, 2018 at 10:02 am

        Thanks Shay.

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams November 26, 2018 at 5:20 am

    That’s awesome that they have ice skating for the kids already up and running. I want to make a point of going more here in New York this winter. The picture with your grandparents and kids is so precious! What a great memory to have. You and Sheaffer always crack me up this week with your photos!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Kimberly C November 26, 2018 at 5:58 am

    I’m sure you’ve been asked before but where is your couch from? Is it really as deep as it looks?! I loved the picture of you and all the kids laying on it on your instastories yesterday.
    Can’t wait to see what else is in store for the giveaway this week 😊
    What a fabulous looking weekend. You guys are the ultimate family goals! 💗

    • Mix and Match Mama November 26, 2018 at 6:53 am

      It’s from Restoration Hardware!!

  • Angela Kauth November 26, 2018 at 5:59 am

    I love that you do this – so sweet! Happy holiday season!

  • Narci November 26, 2018 at 6:13 am

    Oh, how fun! This week is one of my very favorite weeks! Those blardigans are such a fun way to kick off Christmas! 🙂

  • Sheaffer November 26, 2018 at 6:29 am

    SUCH A FUN WEEK WE’VE GOT AHEAD! Love you friend, and love doing this with you!!!

  • Danielle November 26, 2018 at 6:46 am

    Hi Shay,
    Such a fun idea! Can I enter this week’s giveaways as a Canadian? Thanks 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama November 26, 2018 at 6:53 am

      No! I’m sorry! This week’s contest is open to US residents only.

  • Alexis deZayas November 26, 2018 at 6:56 am

    Best week ever!!! I’m so excited!

  • Missi November 26, 2018 at 7:19 am

    Is there a trick to the wrinkle spray? Should the garment be damp? Is it only good for certain material? I have tried it twice now and it didn’t seem to really work. I am guessing it’s just me since you seem to have it down!

    • Mix and Match Mama November 26, 2018 at 7:36 am

      Nope! Spray it on there dry and then shake it out and let it hang about three minutes!

  • Ralinn November 26, 2018 at 7:52 am

    What an amazing giveaway. Happy Monday to us. The climbing wall looks like so much fun. It looks like you and you family had a great weekend.

  • Laurie S November 26, 2018 at 8:04 am

    Where are Madeley’s brown boots from (worn with her red pant outfit). So cute. Do they made adult sizes?

    • Mix and Match Mama November 26, 2018 at 11:19 am

      They’re Uggs!!!

  • Martha November 26, 2018 at 8:05 am

    Hi, I don’t have social media and am already signed up for your [wonderful] blog via emails. Does that qualify me for an entry in the drawing? I hope so!

    • Mix and Match Mama November 26, 2018 at 11:19 am

      It does!!!

  • Kelly Buffington November 26, 2018 at 8:17 am

    It’ll be a fun week looking forward to what you and Scheaffer have planned! Love the family picture of the Shull Six;).

  • Jenna November 26, 2018 at 8:19 am

    What a very fun and festive weekend. My kids would love going to something like that!

  • Beth Valenta November 26, 2018 at 8:21 am

    My favorite time of year! Love your giveaways!!

  • Erin Blum November 26, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Love seeing your sweet family everyday via email/blog. Thanks for the awesome giveaway opportunity! 🙂

  • Jennifer November 26, 2018 at 8:23 am

    I love the dedication to your readers and your generous Christmas spirit!! Such a fun week!!

  • sandra November 26, 2018 at 8:33 am

    so awesome!

  • Ashley Pera November 26, 2018 at 8:35 am

    sooo fun! Where is K’s yellow sweater from? too cute!!

    • Mix and Match Mama November 26, 2018 at 11:19 am

      Nordstrom!! The brand is Peek!

  • Meg Tra November 26, 2018 at 8:42 am

    What a lovely family you have!!! It looks like you had a wonderful holiday! Buying a BLARDIGAN NOW!!!

  • shawnna Griffin November 26, 2018 at 9:04 am

    hey girl- this is so cool!

  • VICTORIA Chan November 26, 2018 at 10:02 am

    It looks like your family had such an amazing thanksgiving! And thank you for this awesome giveaway!

  • lilly November 26, 2018 at 10:29 am

    ashby: all i want for christmas is my two front teeth?? she looks fabulous and I so cheer up because of her!!!!! THANKS for the give away!!!

    • Mix and Match Mama November 26, 2018 at 11:18 am

      Hahahahaha! I know, right?!

  • Artisia November 26, 2018 at 11:04 am

    The last picture is so cute of all the kids! I’m glad you guys had a fantastic time!! Love your blogs and read it whenever you post a new one!

  • Jennifer November 26, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Not fabulous for those of us in Canada 😭

    • Mix and Match Mama November 26, 2018 at 11:18 am

      I’m sorry!!!!!

  • Lois Hilty November 26, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Are the grandparents you’ve pictured with your children your paternal or maternal grandparents? Just looking for facial resemblances.

    • Mix and Match Mama November 26, 2018 at 2:11 pm

      Paternal! My dad’s sweet parents 🙂 .

  • Kerri November 26, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Entered! Thanks for the code as well, I wanted to order for Stocking Stuffers and the small 4 pack is perfect! I was just going to head to your blog today to search for it, and then it was in your post!

  • Myra Hough November 26, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Planning a shopping trip next month- which mall is recommended between the two- North Park Center or the Galleria? It’s just me and my 13 year old daughter!

    • Mix and Match Mama November 26, 2018 at 2:11 pm

      NORTH PARK!!!!!

  • Vanessa Roberts November 26, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    I absolutely these giveaways you ladies host every year!!!!

  • RoseMaru N November 26, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    I’m not on facebook but would love to enter! I love, love reading your blog!!!

    • Mix and Match Mama November 27, 2018 at 5:03 am

      Sign up for daily emails!!

  • Michelle November 26, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    My sister lives in Georgetown,TX! Just seeing your photos of McKinney, makes me want to stop on the way to Georgetown!!! Is McKinney right off of Hwy 35?
    Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!

    • Mix and Match Mama November 27, 2018 at 5:02 am

      Ah! No, we’re off 75! You would have to take Highway 380 East about 20ish minutes to get to us!

  • Alison November 26, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Red is definitely your color. Looking good!!! Thank for doing this each year.

  • Leanne Gilchrist November 26, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Okay, so, your grandparents are darling! I would NOT have known that they’re in their 90’s. Your grandma’s skin looks fabulous for her age! I LOVE Kensington’s sweater! I LOVE Madeley’s brown boots! I love that you had “a Madeley” to snuggle up with! Ashby is incredible, she melts my heart. Shay, I know you’re huge into makeup and all, and I have to tell you, I got a new tinted moisturizer with SPF, and it’s INCREDIBLE! It’s DeVita brand, and it’s luxury AND good complexion AND blow, all in a bottle! Sigh. I so enjoyed seeing a slice of your weekend!

  • Kelly November 26, 2018 at 8:19 pm

    I love your giveaways!! On the slight chance I’ll win, my computer autocorrected my Insta name! It’s kfredrick, not Fredrick!

    Also, love the pics of all the cousins together….too cute!

  • Suzannah November 26, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    We live in an old, poorly insulated house (which we love!) but as such, we keep the thermostat at…wait for it…63 degrees in the winter! I NEED a Blardigan, along with my family, and everyone who visits!

  • Kare Rottenberk November 26, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    Love this fun week with you and Sheaffer!

    PS…Ashby’s toothless smiles are soooooo adorable!!

  • Liz November 26, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Where is your husbands shirt from?! I love it.

    • Mix and Match Mama November 27, 2018 at 4:59 am

      I’m 99% sure that’s J Crew!

  • Laura November 26, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    Just ordered Iron in a Bottle! Love, love, love following your sweet family! My two boys (8 and 10) always ask to see pictures of Ashby and Madeley! It’s the sweetest thing!

  • Hilary November 26, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Oh bummer, it’s closed already. I must have missed the time?! When do I need to enter by for the rest of the week? Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama November 27, 2018 at 4:59 am

      It closes at 10 PM CST!

  • Jill Koch November 27, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Shay, did you do Christmas/Holiday traditions when the kids were really little? I currently have an almost 11 month old and my husband and I definitely want to have a some holiday traditions with him. We know it will be more of a thing once he’s older, but wondering if there’s anything we could start doing with him now? So far I only have seeing Santa on my list, haha.

    • Mix and Match Mama November 27, 2018 at 7:46 am

      Yup! We were doing them before kids, so we just added the kiddos right on in. In my opinion, it’s never too early for Christmas traditions!