Friday Favorites

It’s FRIDAY!!!

Yesterday, we put up all of the Christmas decor, so I’m 100% holiday ready over here.  (We all know I was holiday ready on November 1st, but now, the house matches my mindset…)

I’m suuuuuuuper pumped about today because as of 3:00 PM, THE KIDS ARE ON THANKSGIVING BREAK!!!!!  We’re staying in town all week, but we have several fun things planned before and after the big Turkey Day.  Next week, I WILL BE BLOGGING, so come on back for the fun 🙂 .  In the meantime, guess what?  I’m partnering with Nordstrom and ShopStyle today to share some of my favorite holiday gift ideas!  #woohoo  I plan on doing tons of holiday shopping this week online so that it can get delivered, get wrapped and get under my tree.  As always, I’m linking up with my friends Erika, Narci and Andrea and sharing some of my favorite things including GIFTS!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! xo

I have to kick off my favorites today by wishing this guy…

…a very happy birthday!

Today, Sean Lowe turns 35, and we’re celebrating it big time this weekend!  This guy is such a good dad and husband to his sweet family.  It has been such an honor to watch him step into the role of dad like he has.  It’s been a blessing to see that Lowe dad gene being passed on to him (because Lowe men are AWESOME dads!).  Wishing Seanie Bear (that’s what we’ve called him since he was born and probably something he doesn’t want me sharing…but if you’ve ever seen the pics he posts of me on my birthday, then you know that ALL THE GLOVES ARE OFF!) a happy birthday!!

Hey, hey, hey, did you hear that I went to NYC for the fourth time this fall last week?!  I bet you might have.  Do you know what you didn’t hear?  That I wore two super cute tops, but you never saw them because…I was always wearing my jacket!  #sigh #coldweatherproblems

This one right here was like totally my fave!  I found this one pic of it from our trip, but you can see it better HERE.  It comes in several colors and is super cozy and light (not heavy!).  I thought the relaxed fit was super flattering too.

And then, I wore this one on day two, but sadly, found no pics with my coat removed…

…but I’ve worn it twice now since I’ve been home, so I snapped a few pics for you.  I heart these Patagonia sweaters so much!!!  I layered one of those tanks under it and paired it with my Uggs (soooooooo comfy!!!)…

For the Manda Strong Foundation 5K on Saturday, I added my coat, a scarf and hat (all from last year, but the links take you to similar ones!).

I would say that Patagonia is one of my favorite fall/winter brands.  Look at these pics from me wearing them last year…

…they’re soft, warm, wash and dry well (I always put mine in the dryer), come in a gazillion colors.  They would make excellent gifts this holiday season!!

Now, two more sweaters just for grins…

this chunky navy one (in two other colors as well)…

…and this festive red one (also in so many other colors!) .

One more things before we get to gifts…did you see?  Did you see?  Did you see this…


I ordered two tops from the new line to go with this one I already had.  It’s so fun!!!  Paired with my silver sandals, fun earrings and you can even order sequin pants from the Gibson line too!!  All the details from when I wore my outfit in NYC HERE.

So, when Nordstrom asked me if I wanted to share my favorite holiday gift ideas, I was like SURE because, as you know, some of my favorite gifts come straight there.  With free shipping, free returns, free alterations and the new curbside pick up (you can order online and then your stuff is delivered to your car!!), they make holiday shopping SO DARN EASY!  I thought I’d focus today on some of my favorite picks for the ladies in your life right now that work no matter their age…

PJs are one of my most popular gifts!  I feel like everyone from my 17 year old babysitter to my grandmother like new pajamas.  I bought these back in October and love them so much!  Aren’t they super cute?  They come in 8 different fun patterns.   As you know, I also love to gift Ugg slippers with my pjs.  PJs plus Uggs equal the PERFECT GIFT!  I am a devout person Ugg slipper gal.  I recommend buying true to size.  They will be a little snug at first, but they do stretch and conform to your feet.  They also come in 8 different colors and I bought the nightfall leather one.

Hi, my name is Shay and I love my robe.  I also love gifting robes.  They’re soft, they’re cozy, you don’t have to know exact sizes and everyone always gets excited when they receive on.  Mine is the light gray/white one, but they have so many other choices too.  These are seriously the softest robes!!!

I’ve said this 1 billion times, but every lady in your life (from teen to senior adult) will love these too…

…either a hooded cozy cardigan (affectionately called the blardigan because it’s so soft like a blanket!) or a …

circle cardigan.  Same material, different styles…both come in SO MANY COLORS!!

Okay, I could be here all day telling you my favorite gift ideas, so here are a few more for the girls in your life.  These are gifts that I feel would work no matter what their age is.  Just scroll through and click on the image…


Wrapping up this Friday…


Watching the parade in our pjs with a yummy breakfast is a Shull family tradition.  I have an easy yet yummy menu to make your Turkey Day morning even more special.

I’m off to enjoy the start of our Thanksgiving break.  I hope you have the best weekend!  I’ll see you back here on Monday! xo

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog November 16, 2018 at 4:51 am

    Happy birthday to Sean! You guys are such a photogenic family 🙂
    I love those PJ onesies you’re wearing! You’re right, PJs make perfect gifts for Christmas. Why haven’t I thought of it before? 😀

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Whitney Pegram November 16, 2018 at 5:17 am

    Watching the parade in our jammies is one of our favorite traditions, too!! HBD to Sean! Have a great weekend, girl!

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams November 16, 2018 at 5:21 am

    Can’t wait to see your holiday decor this year! Happy birthday to Sean! And Nordstrom really does make it easy to find gifts for all your people and a holiday outfit at the same time lol. Happy Friday Shay, enjoy the break with your kids!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Laura @ Laura Likes Design November 16, 2018 at 5:24 am

    My husband loves his Patagonia sweater and I’m thinking I might need to get one this winter — they’re just the perfect thing to throw on!

    Laura @ Laura Likes Design

  • Sarah Shaneyfelt November 16, 2018 at 5:48 am

    I love your new Patagonia pullover! I have two and I feel like you can never have too many haha! They are so comfortable and warm!

  • Katie November 16, 2018 at 6:06 am

    If you like Patagonia (which i love also) check out vineyard vines. I find them to have a less bulky fit.

  • Narci November 16, 2018 at 6:10 am

    Aw, yay!!! Happy Friday! I just love your favorites for this week. Those jammies look so cozy!

  • Alexis deZayas November 16, 2018 at 6:16 am

    I just got that first sweater you showed from NYC in the mail yesterday and am obsessed!! It feels so soft!

  • Amber November 16, 2018 at 6:26 am

    Love your style and gift ideas!! Ok.. will you please do a post on your closet😊 Seriously!!! It looks so well thought out and organized!!!!!! That would make a great post😊

  • Mary November 16, 2018 at 6:38 am

    Hi! What jeans are you wearing in the first Patagonia picture? Everything is so cute!!

    • Mix and Match Mama November 16, 2018 at 8:21 am

      AG from Nordstrom!

  • Erika Slaughter November 16, 2018 at 6:46 am

    This post has me wanting to CHRISTMAS shop!!! It’s TIME!!!!

  • Jill Koch November 16, 2018 at 6:49 am

    Great post! Thanks for the shopping tips! You always have the best ideas. Happy birthday to Sean! Okay, and last question about the UGG wedges lol, but do you wear socks with them or go barefoot?

    • Mix and Match Mama November 16, 2018 at 8:21 am


  • Ann Marie November 16, 2018 at 7:03 am

    There are so many great things in this post!!! Congrats to Schaefer!!!! Those ugg booties are on my Christmas wish list. & happy birthday to Sean!

  • Brianna November 16, 2018 at 7:20 am

    Loved all the gift ideas today! And I hope your sweet, strong Ashby is doing well!

  • Caroline November 16, 2018 at 7:34 am

    Hi Shay,
    In your experience do Patagonia fleeces run TTS? They will Make the perfect gifts!! Thank you

    • Mix and Match Mama November 16, 2018 at 8:21 am

      I think they do…but if you’re in between, in my opinion, size up.

  • Sheaffer November 16, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Thanks for the shout out! Love you, friend!!!

  • Loren Greenleaf November 16, 2018 at 7:53 am

    Hi Shay! Love your Friday Favorites posts so much! Do you mind me asking where your earrings are from that you have on with the red festive sweater and pony tail? I’m in love with them :))))

    • Mix and Match Mama November 16, 2018 at 8:20 am

      They’re Madewell! They’re so light!!

  • Laci Hampton November 16, 2018 at 7:54 am

    Do you have any tips for washing your ugh slippers ??

    • Mix and Match Mama November 16, 2018 at 8:19 am

      I don’t wash them. I will take a microfiber cloth and dust them off and then spray the inside to make them smell nice, but I don’t wash them.

  • Suzy November 16, 2018 at 7:59 am

    Hi Shay! What color are your uggs? I love them

    • Mix and Match Mama November 16, 2018 at 8:19 am


  • Suzy November 16, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Hi shay! What color are your uggs – we live in CT and these would be perfect for this winter. Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama November 16, 2018 at 8:19 am


  • Erin Port November 16, 2018 at 8:01 am

    We are decorating for Christmas today. I love that new Gibson x Glam line, it’s so glam-tastic. I also am wearing my Patagonia right now 🙂

  • Heidi | Heidi Wanders the World November 16, 2018 at 8:01 am

    We start Thanksgiving break over here today too, and I can’t wait! It’s my favorite holiday! That Butterscotch Cinnamon French Toast Bake recipe you posted looks amazing – I’ll have to try that! Hope Ashby is doing better today and in good spirits!

  • Jill November 16, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Hi Shay! Do you buy your normal size in Patagonia or do you size up?

    • Mix and Match Mama November 16, 2018 at 1:06 pm

      I don’t size up, but if you’re hesitating, I think you should.

  • Clare Butler November 16, 2018 at 8:41 am

    That blardigan!!!!!!!!!!! I live my life in mine! Comfiest thing I own!!!

  • Sarah R November 16, 2018 at 9:08 am

    How wonderful your kids get all of Thanksgiving week off! We only have Wednesday-Friday off. 🙁

    Will you be doing a gift guide for the husbands? I am running out of ideas for my husband.

  • Jennifer November 16, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Do you size up with the layering tank? I have some of the Nordstrom brand two-way tanks/camisoles in my normal size (s), but they roll or ride up as I move around and they aren’t as long as yours look.

    • Mix and Match Mama November 16, 2018 at 1:05 pm

      I do not size up!

  • Anna S November 16, 2018 at 9:31 am

    LOVE your jammies! Pictures of Sean on Instagram this morning are gold.

    Also, have you ever done a closet tour? I am intrigued! Organization, how much room Andrew gets (ha!), do you pack off season clothes away every year? I feel like you could do an entire post.

    Happy Thanksgiving break!

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick November 16, 2018 at 9:41 am

    I can’t wait to see your house all decorated!! You know how much I love your Ugg booties. I’m still obsessed with that older pair you wore to the Harvest party! Happy Friday, friend! Big hugs to Miss Ashby!
    That Inspired Chick

  • Mary Ruggeri November 16, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    What size tanks do you wear??

    • Mix and Match Mama November 17, 2018 at 6:15 am


  • Mary Ruggeri November 17, 2018 at 6:16 am

    What size do you wear in the tanks??

    • Mix and Match Mama November 17, 2018 at 6:26 am


  • Michelle Diniakos November 17, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    The problem is that you look so stinkin’ adorable in everything you put in, it makes me but it all! But then when I put it on it doesn’t look half as cute…😜😜

  • Jeni November 18, 2018 at 7:38 am

    Great gift ideas!!! I NEED that robe…it looks so cozy! ♥️