Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, friends!!

Today, Andrew and I are super pumped because we’re going to surprise the kiddos with something fun and festive after school.  #ilovethistimeofyear  And then tomorrow night is McKinney’s Annual Light Parade!  I mean, someone pinch me.  It’s so much Christmas cheer crammed into one weekend.  I’m going to burst with excitement 😉 .

I feel like I should recap our week a bit because there were so many fun things here in blog world.  Make sure you didn’t miss anything like all the yumminess on my Charcuterie Board or Kensington’s super cute Ugly Sweater Party or about my annual recipe exchange and let’s not forget about my holiday home tour too.  Click the links if you missed any of the fun!

As always, I’m linking up with my friends Erika, Narci and Andrea and sharing some of my favorite things from this week.  Wishing you the coziest and merriest this weekend! xo

You know how I love to cuddle up and watch Hallmark movies in bed all nice and cozy?  Well, since I can’t figure out how to watch them on my phone, I save my Hallmark movies for that time and then when I’m eating lunch, folding laundry and such, I watch something on my phone.  It’s quick, it’s convenient and it’s right there.  Friends, I had a low moment this week.  I am without a show to watch on Netflix/Prime/etc, so while I ate my lunch, I watched Ken Burn’s documentary on the Vietnam War.



Now, Andrew loves those documentaries and to be fair, I probably do need to educate myself on the Vietnam War more, but friends, that show is not the kind of show I know in my heart I need to be binge watching right now.  I AM TAKING A GREY’S BREAK, but I need a new show to watch.


I beg you.

Don’t make me watch anymore about the Vietnam War.

Show suggestions coveted in the comment section of this post.

On Wednesday night, Andrew and I got to go to our Sunday school class Christmas party and we had SO MUCH FUN!!!

Who doesn’t love a date night with all the peeps you love so much?!

Here we are heading out.  The temp was in the low 40s, so I busted out my big fury coat.  I bought this baby several years ago, and they still have it in stock.  It’s so warm and cozy!  Whether you get it for yourself or to gift, it’s a keeper!

You guys all know that Narci is my Stella & Dot rep…and that I ADORE all the things they have monogrammed for myself and for gifts…

…like this bracelet with my babies’ names on there.  Well looky what she showed me this week…

it’s a monogrammed clutch!  Isn’t it so cute?!  They have so many things you can customize and make personal on their site right now just in time for the holidays!

A little #ootd for your Friday…

My cozy Ugg booties with a cute gray sweater and fun scarf!  I wore this all day yesterday while I ran errands and such.  I wore the Uggs twice this week and was stopped and complimented twice on them.  They’re fun, y’all!

Wrapping up today…

All About Holiday Appetizers

…it’s All About HOLIDAY Appetizers!  ‘Tis the season for dip, friends.  Lots and lots of dip!

I hope you all have the best weekend!!  See you guys on Monday! xo

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  • Reply Robin December 7, 2018 at 4:57 am

    If you haven’t already, you must watch The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon. I haven’t started Season 2 yet because I know my life will come to a complete standstill!

    • Reply SS December 7, 2018 at 6:11 am

      AGREE!!!! Excited Season 2 is out, but may have to wait until after holidays. Lol!

    • Reply KD December 7, 2018 at 7:41 am

      Yes!!! I totally agree with the Marvelous Mrs Maisel recommendation!

    • Reply Gina December 7, 2018 at 7:49 am

      I second this recommendation. I binge watched the first season on a flight home from Europe. It is delightful!

    • Reply Leslie December 7, 2018 at 9:11 am

      100%! A must watch.

    • Reply Kelly Henderson December 7, 2018 at 9:11 am

      Yes! I haven’t watched season 2 yet either but I adore this show! It is a MUST WATCH.

    • Reply Mrs. Plank December 7, 2018 at 1:35 pm

      I binge watched season 2 the last 2 days. It’s fabulous!!!! I’m going to re watch it slowly this winter. It’s honestly the best!

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog December 7, 2018 at 5:00 am

    I hate when I finish a TV show! I slip into despair when that happens, like my life has lost all meaning, haha! 😂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    • Reply Jennifer December 7, 2018 at 2:52 pm

      We’re in despair now! Just last night I was clicking thru everything in a daze trying to figure out what to watch. Literally wandering aimlessly…:)

  • Reply Peyton Cline December 7, 2018 at 5:04 am

    Do you have a link for those pretty pink earrings in the last picture?

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama December 7, 2018 at 5:25 am

      Duh! I should have included that! They’re Nickel & Suede!

  • Reply Candice December 7, 2018 at 5:04 am

    Try Shameless on Netflix – you will be hooked instantaneously! William H. Macy is the dad of a dysfunctional, but fun, family on the South Side of Chicago.

  • Reply Nichole S. December 7, 2018 at 5:12 am

    The Great British Baking Show!

  • Reply Stephanie Krosnosky December 7, 2018 at 5:22 am

    Watch Suits! Definitely a good mix of comedy and drama!

    • Reply Melissa Gartner December 7, 2018 at 9:04 am

      Yes, Suits is the best!

  • Reply Mikey Clare December 7, 2018 at 5:24 am

    OMG The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on amazon prime!!!!! Season two just came out. It is amazing! Homecoming with Julia Roberts on amazon prime is also amazing, but more serious.

  • Reply Jenn December 7, 2018 at 5:30 am

    Hi Shay! I enjoy reading your blog each morning! Have you watched “Friday Night Lights” (the tv series, not movie) yet? It’s not on Netflix, but on Amazon Prime. Always a great go-to!

  • Reply Michelle December 7, 2018 at 5:38 am

    If you have Hulu and like cops shows Flashpoint or the Unit are excellent shows.

  • Reply Lynn Baker December 7, 2018 at 5:41 am

    Poldark, Outlander, Goliath (Billy Bob Thornton), Bosch. All very good !

    • Reply Kathy December 7, 2018 at 8:21 pm

      Agree to Poldark, Outlander….add Vikings, The Tudors, The White Queen and of all, Versailles.

      As much as you like to travel, throw in some history and you will love even more. Best is all of those shows your husband will enjoy watching with you. Why binge alone i Say!

  • Reply Elspeth Mizner December 7, 2018 at 5:42 am

    Suits on Amazon Prime is so good, The Newsroom on Amazon prime is only three seasons but also really intense and relatable, The Royals in Amazon Prime is more light hearted but with some drama

  • Reply Nicole December 7, 2018 at 5:42 am

    I don’t remember where I saw it, but you posted your Starbucks order and I was wondering what egg white bites you get, and drink!! 🙂

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama December 7, 2018 at 6:07 am

      I LOVE the egg white ones the most, but they’re all yummy!!

  • Reply Lindsay C December 7, 2018 at 5:45 am

    Watch New Girl! So funny! Or if you have Hulu, try Brooklyn Nine Nine.

  • Reply ALLISON M THOMPSON December 7, 2018 at 5:47 am

    I second the Great B British Baking show! It’s my favorite!

  • Reply Erika Slaughter December 7, 2018 at 5:50 am

    I’m positive I would have found you something to watch other than that documentary…call me for help next time!! Ha!

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama December 7, 2018 at 6:07 am

      Bahahahahaha! I couldn’t call, my phone had the Vietnam War on it. Bahahaha!

    • Reply Kaitlynn December 7, 2018 at 6:20 am


  • Reply Narci December 7, 2018 at 5:52 am

    What a FUN week it has been! Also, Stella and Dot has so many cute personalized items right now, and those ugg boots are absolutely adorable on you! Eek! Have fun tonight! Happy Friday!

  • Reply Christy December 7, 2018 at 5:52 am

    I love the booties! Which pants are you wearing in the last picture? Also, where did you get that adorable tree in your closet? So fun!

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama December 7, 2018 at 6:06 am

      J Crew jeans!! Their Toothpick style.

  • Reply Christine December 7, 2018 at 5:54 am

    Salt, Fat, acid, heat!! 4 part series on Netflix. Food and travel – YOU will enjoy this!!!

    • Reply Kelly Otwell December 7, 2018 at 9:52 pm

      YES!!! This is SO interesting! My husband doesn’t know it yet, but he’s giving me this book for Christmas 🙂

  • Reply Holly F. December 7, 2018 at 6:01 am

    REIGN! It is about Mary, Queen of Scots but it’s not a documentary!!!! I googled a lot of the things said or info and it’s happened! So so so good!

    • Reply Wendy December 11, 2018 at 7:08 am

      The show Reign is HIGHLY fictionalized….most of the stuff that happens in that show is purely for entertainment value. It really was targeted for teenagers/young adults with its current music, drama and romance. I am half Scottish/half American and watched it with my teenager. I loved the fact that it got my daughter interested in Scottish history, but I filled in a lot of the real facts as the story was progressing.

  • Reply AJ December 7, 2018 at 6:02 am

    I am genuinely curious and my intention is not mean…why are comments coveted? I have seen you say “I covet your comments” before too. I speak French and I am trying to make sense of the context.

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama December 7, 2018 at 6:06 am

      Covet means I would really like/appreciate them.

  • Reply Lauren Boswell December 7, 2018 at 6:02 am

    You might need the nbc app but watch New Amsterdam, it’s a medical show but SOO much better the Grey’s!

  • Reply Sheaffer December 7, 2018 at 6:09 am

    I’ve heard soooooo many people scream and shout about their love for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel!!!! And I love that fun scarf!

  • Reply Brook Fuchs December 7, 2018 at 6:11 am

    Homeland, Outlander, Younger, Ozark…I’ve binge watched them all and loved them.

  • Reply Sue Simpson December 7, 2018 at 6:11 am

    Doc Martin is my all time favorite tv show. I’ve watched all seasons twice!

  • Reply Kerri Lovejoy December 7, 2018 at 6:12 am

    Hart of Dixie! If you like Hallmark movies you will like this series!

    • Reply WhittyWife December 7, 2018 at 9:02 am

      I second this! Such a great show! I think you’d love it, Shay. 💗

    • Reply Christina December 7, 2018 at 10:27 am

      I was just going to write Hart of Dixie as well! So cute!

    • Reply Shannon Leyerle December 7, 2018 at 11:09 am

      I just started Hart of Dixie and can’t believe I didn’t discover it sooner! So cute and fun and great characters and setting!

  • Reply Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams December 7, 2018 at 6:13 am

    You need to watch Marvelous Mrs Maisel on Prime! It’s one of my favorites this week since the second season just came out! Can’t wait to see what you guys have in store for the kids!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Reply deb December 7, 2018 at 6:15 am

    I highly recommend watching Heartland on Netflix. It’s about a lovely family on a horse ranch in Canada. Light, mostly happy, feel good show. And best of all I think 12 seasons or so!!

  • Reply Jo December 7, 2018 at 6:16 am

    What mother of 4 kids under 9 has time to read all the books you read AND binge watch shows. On top of your jam packed social life. Insane. So not reality.

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama December 7, 2018 at 6:18 am

      It is! It’s super real, Jo 🙂 . I like to fold laundry and watch a show on my phone. There isn’t anything super complicated about that 😉 .

    • Reply SG December 9, 2018 at 8:49 pm

      I have wondered that myself!

  • Reply Erin K. December 7, 2018 at 6:19 am

    Netflix actually has a few Hallmark-ish Christmas movies. The Holiday Engagement, The Christmas Prince and it’s sequel, Christmas Inheritence are just a few!

  • Reply sarah December 7, 2018 at 6:19 am

    Have you seen Mad Men? I’m currently watching it Netflix and love it!

  • Reply Brandy Lawrence December 7, 2018 at 6:24 am

    Parenthood is hands down my favorite binge watch. I actually just finished it for a second go around. Friday Night Lights is good also!

  • Reply Dana December 7, 2018 at 6:26 am

    Atypical! It is absolutely hysterical!

  • Reply AHZoe December 7, 2018 at 6:30 am

    ozark, the sinners, the crown, and now i’m watching narcos!

  • Reply Jill Koch December 7, 2018 at 6:31 am

    I second New Amsterdam, so good! And I also second and third The Great British Baking Show on Netflix. I watch it every year at this time and it just makes it feel even more like Christmas. It’s so cute!
    Jill @

  • Reply Mary December 7, 2018 at 6:46 am

    When Calls the Heart is on Netflix and is such an amazing show. Even my husband likes it and he usually doesn’t like shows like that. It draws you in quickly and is so refreshing that a good, clean show can actually be entertaining!
    Also, if you have not watched Parks and Rec you need to! Hilarious.

  • Reply Alexis deZayas December 7, 2018 at 6:48 am

    I loved The Good Doctor!! What size did you get in that gray sweater? It looks so cozy!

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama December 7, 2018 at 6:50 am

      xsmall and I need to try that one!

  • Reply Tina December 7, 2018 at 6:52 am

    New Girl is cute and really funny.

  • Reply Sara Oliver December 7, 2018 at 6:56 am

    You should watch the Netflix series called Dogs. It’s only 6 shows. You will not be disappointed.

    • Reply Sara Oliver December 7, 2018 at 8:18 am

      Your kids would love it too.

  • Reply Kathy Lang December 7, 2018 at 7:03 am

    The Handmaids Tale on Hulu is absolutely intriguing! Both my husband and I are really enjoying it!

    • Reply Pt December 7, 2018 at 8:14 am

      LOVE the handmaid’s tale!!!

  • Reply Jo December 7, 2018 at 7:04 am

    Hi Shay, I’m not sure if you have The Crown on Netflix in the US but it’s definitely worth watching x

  • Reply Stephanie December 7, 2018 at 7:09 am

    Jane the Virgin on Netflix! It’s intentionally cheesy but such an easy fun watch! I was hooked!

  • Reply Amber Bienkowski December 7, 2018 at 7:09 am

    Anne with an E

  • Reply SS December 7, 2018 at 7:09 am

    I will agree with those that said Younger.
    Also, something light (you may be a little young, but still remember) The Goldbergs.
    We watched The Christmas Chronicles on Netflix last night… It was good.

  • Reply Brianna December 7, 2018 at 7:20 am

    Highly recommend Jane the Virgin, everyone I recommend it to ends up loving it! Also as someone else mentioned, those cheesy Netflix original Christmas Movies are pretty similar to Hallmark movies, super cute, super predictable. 😊

  • Reply Jessica December 7, 2018 at 7:20 am

    ugh i hate finishing a great show & not having any more episodes to watch! haha. We just finished SUITS on amazon prime, it was SO good!

  • Reply Keryn December 7, 2018 at 7:26 am

    100% agree with Friday Night Lights and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Also The Jack Ryan series with the adorable John Krasinski on Amazon prime.

  • Reply Rebecca L. December 7, 2018 at 7:28 am

    Designated Survivor, Madam Secretary, Call the Midwife (British series set in the late 50’s and early 60’s – very wholesome and heartwarming) are all binge worthy shows!

  • Reply Sarah December 7, 2018 at 7:30 am

    When Calls the Heart is so good! I binged all the seasons in two weeks and there is a bonus Christmas movie with some seasons!

  • Reply Elizabeth December 7, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Have you watched Designated Survivor yet? We have been binge watching it lately and its so good!

  • Reply Cortny December 7, 2018 at 7:33 am

    Broadchurch is our absolute favorite! It is set in Dorset, England and just gorgeous to watch! The setting is amazing, the actors are wonderful AND its a murder mystery that will have you guessing the entire season(s). Highly recommend!

  • Reply Belinda December 7, 2018 at 7:35 am

    Homeland. Hands down the BEST show! I’ve binge watched a lot of shows, but nothing consumed my life like Homeland!

  • Reply Ralinn December 7, 2018 at 7:38 am

    I will have to look into the Vietnam documentary. My dad was there and he does not talk about it. It would help me understand better. My husband is a big fan of Parks and Rec and The Office. Hallmark movies make me happy. I love that clutch. I’m headed to the site know.

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama December 7, 2018 at 7:39 am

      It’s on Netflix. Andrew watched the whole thing and loved it.

  • Reply Lauren R December 7, 2018 at 7:39 am

    On Netflix – New Girl, Parks and Rec, The Office, Safe, The Five
    On Hulu – The Mindy Project, Happy Endings
    Amazon Prime – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Suits, Jack Ryan,

  • Reply Katherine Darlington December 7, 2018 at 7:47 am

    Secrets and Lies with Juliette Lewis. There’s only 2 seasons. It was twisty turny and you’ll never figure out the “who done it” either of the seasons. So good.

  • Reply Rana December 7, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Call the Midwife is a great show and its on Netflix. My daughter and I also love When Calls The Heart which is a Hallmark show but is also on Netflix. Both are only about 10 episodes a season.

  • Reply Bobbie December 7, 2018 at 7:50 am

    Manifest! New show that juts premiered on NBC so it is only like half a season right now. Amazing show!

  • Reply Taylor December 7, 2018 at 7:53 am

    Big Little Lies!!!! Nicole Kidman & Reese Witherspoon both star in it along with many other amazing actresses. I also don’t blame you for putting Greys on hold. I haven’t watched a new episode in over 2 years and only binge watch the older seasons..sigh

  • Reply Tara C December 7, 2018 at 7:53 am

    Dogs on Netflix, particularly Episode 3. 🙂

  • Reply Julianne December 7, 2018 at 7:56 am

    We’ve been watching Designated Survivor! We are hooked!

  • Reply Nina December 7, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Mad Men is my all time favorite series because I LOVE seeing what life was like in the 50’s and 60’s. Currently, any second I have, I am binging on The Handmaid’s Tale. It is so good!

  • Reply Jenna December 7, 2018 at 8:02 am

    I love this time of year and all the fun it brings. I love that bracelet. Have a great weekend.

  • Reply Leiah December 7, 2018 at 8:04 am

    If you haven’t already, you absolutely need to watch Grace and Frankie on Netflix!!! It’s got Jane Fonda and is so stinking cute and funny! Seriously – watch it now! 🙂

  • Reply Sophia DeFrancis December 7, 2018 at 8:13 am

    You must watch New Girl!

  • Reply Jordan December 7, 2018 at 8:19 am

    Definitely Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon! I can’t decide if I want her to be my BFF or if I just want to be her! Hahaha

  • Reply lilly December 7, 2018 at 8:19 am

    A million little thing…… great tv show and bring your kleenex but its so real and life changing

  • Reply Allie P December 7, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Have you watched New Girl? My husband and I are rewatching now on netflix. Its funny and about 20 minutes per episode.

  • Reply Meg December 7, 2018 at 8:27 am

    The Great British Baking Show! And I bet Kensington would love it too! I didn’t think I’d get into it…tried it on Sophie Hudson’s raving recommendation and I’m HOOKED! It’s so happy and soothing and such a treat every night!

  • Reply Lauren December 7, 2018 at 8:35 am

    We really like Longmire on Netflix! It’s a western, which is different, but it’s really well done! And I like it because it’s clean!

  • Reply Jessie December 7, 2018 at 8:37 am

    Once Upon a Time on Netflix! The first 4 seasons were especially good. My hubby even ended up being dragged in and he’s not into TV at all.

  • Reply Rachel Dean December 7, 2018 at 8:44 am

    You should totally watch Gilmore Girls again!! It’s my fave 🙂

  • Reply Whitney December 7, 2018 at 8:46 am

    Netflix- Ozark (jason bateman) and NARCOS.
    Amazon- Jack Ryan

    Top three faves by far. So very good! Merry Christmas!!!♥️

  • Reply Mindy December 7, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Scandal!!!! I watched it after I binged watched Greys. It’s awesome!

  • Reply Amy S December 7, 2018 at 8:49 am

    I will second Jane the Virgin, Atypical, Grace and Frankie!

  • Reply Ashley Kohler December 7, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Hi Shay! My name aid Ashley, I’m 22 and I have loved reading your blog ever since I was 17! I haven’t missed one yet lol but you should watch Gilmore Girls 🙂 Even if you have seen it before it is the best show ever in my opinion! Have a great weekend 🙂

  • Reply Amy S December 7, 2018 at 8:51 am

    And oh my goodness, how could I forget….Schitt’s Creek. It’s hilarious!

  • Reply Suzy December 7, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Where do you get your leggings from?? I assume you are wearing leggings with the grey sweater and scarf? Thanks!!

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama December 7, 2018 at 9:31 am

      Those are jeans! From J Crew!

  • Reply Liz Even December 7, 2018 at 8:59 am

    It seems we need to be watching the marvelous mrs maise. It got lots of votes. And while I do love a documentary, there is onlybso much I can take. So excited to hear about your adventure tonight. And thanks for the reminder about the lights parade. Wonder if it’s raining? Anywho..have a blast tonight!!

  • Reply Kathy December 7, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Marvelous Mrs Maisel! It’s clever, funny, and fabulous clothes!

  • Reply Audrey Davis December 7, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Younger and Hart of Dixie!

  • Reply Andrea December 7, 2018 at 9:03 am

    I love this thread b/c I’m always looking for new Netflix/Prime recs. So thank you for these. My favorites that I have watched recently have been Goliath(Prime), Jack Ryan(Prime), Broadchurch, Rectify, The Fall, The Five (all Netflix). Excited to watch the new season of Marvelous Mrs. Maisel this weekend!

  • Reply Amlakar December 7, 2018 at 9:06 am

    One series I recently started is “Anne with an E”- it’s based on the Anne of Green Gables book. Kensington could watch with you. I didn’t think I would like it so I was reluctant at first but ended up loving it. If you like “Little House on the Prairie” you will love this sweet show!

  • Reply Megan December 7, 2018 at 9:07 am

    100 percent Jane the Virgin!!!!!

    • Reply Gardner Story December 7, 2018 at 1:29 pm

      Oh yes, agreed!!!!!

  • Reply Lauren chitwood December 7, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Hi Shay, I love all the things you do with your kids and family for the holidays. Did you and Andrew do all these things before you had kids? Or did you guys have any Christmas traditions before kids? Can’t wait to have babies and do fun things but in the meantime… 😄

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama December 7, 2018 at 9:28 am

      We did! We love a good holiday tradition!

  • Reply Lisa December 7, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Schitt’s Creek on Netflix. It’s hilarious!

  • Reply Kristen December 7, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Definitely Psych on Prime

  • Reply Cornelia Bass December 7, 2018 at 9:10 am

    Where did you get your pop socket?

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama December 7, 2018 at 9:28 am


  • Reply Andrea December 7, 2018 at 9:13 am

    I don’t think I have ever loved a show as much as Nashville so if you haven’t watched that, I highly recommend! It’s on Hulu!

    • Reply SS December 7, 2018 at 12:03 pm

      We miss the show… but the music… we still listen to on Amazon.

  • Reply Mary Jane McNeill December 7, 2018 at 9:23 am

    Justified!!! Main character is a long tall drink of water 🙂 (but then again, you’re married to one of those!!) 😉

  • Reply Avery Shannon December 7, 2018 at 9:24 am

    On Prime: Jack Ryan, and currently loving The Man in the High Castle — it’s been nominated for Emmys, and it’s about what the world would be like if the Nazis had won World War II. If you can find White Collar on Prime (it rotated off Netflix), it is the BEST show to binge watch. On Netflix: Mad Men

    • Reply Patty Anderson December 7, 2018 at 10:34 am

      Yes, White Collar!

  • Reply Debbie December 7, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Nothing screams Christmas more than that scarf! 🧣 Buying one for sure!

  • Reply Kimberly December 7, 2018 at 9:36 am

    ER on Hulu! My fiance and I have been watching it for the past 7 months– 15 seasons with 20+ episodes each season, it’s been so nice to have one long show to watch 🙂 It’s the perfect mix of drama, comedy, and action… and of course GEORGE CLOONEY. It’s fun to see what stars were extras on the show.

  • Reply Julia Krowiak December 7, 2018 at 9:45 am

    The Marvelous Mrs Maisel is my new favorite show! Its was created by the same people as Gilmore Girls!

  • Reply Kerri December 7, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Ozark on Netflix is the best. If you want a movie, To all the Boys I’ve loved Before.

  • Reply Rachel December 7, 2018 at 9:48 am

    On Netflix, The Final Table. It’s an international cooking competition. I don’t even like to cook, but it’s so interesting AND it’s rated PG!

  • Reply Keisha Dawson December 7, 2018 at 9:50 am

    All of the Christmas movies on Netflix – pretty much just like Hallmark movies, but I love them so. The Good Doctor, The Resident, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Great British Baking Show and Body of Proof are all great shows to watch.

  • Reply Kerstin December 7, 2018 at 9:53 am

    I highly recomend las chicas del cable, gran hotel (or grand hotel..) and casa the papel. It’s impossible to take a break from watching them! They are all in spanish and available at Netflix.

  • Reply Chelsey December 7, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Younger, Heart of Dixie, and The Bold Type are all good! I haven’t watched the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel yet, I am saving that for my maternity leave ha! but have heard nothing but great things. The Great British Baking Show is another great one, it’s an easy one to watch while multitasking because you don’t feel like you’ve missed anything!

  • Reply Kayla A Bruce December 7, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Great British Baking Show! There are like, five seasons on Netflix, and they are amazing. I also just finished Superstore on Hulu, and I actually really loved it.

  • Reply Lindsay December 7, 2018 at 9:59 am

    I’ll have to keep reading the comments on this post! About to have Baby #2 and know I will need some good shows to binge watch while spending all the time on the couch nursing a baby 😛

  • Reply Tjudle December 7, 2018 at 10:01 am

    Have you watched Poldark or Victoria (both BBC shows) on PBS or Amazon Prime?

  • Reply Sonia December 7, 2018 at 10:02 am

    On Erika’s blog, she mentioned watching Drop Dead Diva on Netflix and that’s the show that I’m watching right now during my commute, and I thoroughly enjoy it. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is also such a fun show, and I’m trying to wait to dive into Season 2 because I know I’m just going to want to stay up until all hours of the night watching it!

  • Reply Ella December 7, 2018 at 10:10 am

    I’m going to be that person and ask what your nail color is in the last photo with the plaid scarf.
    You look so good!

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama December 7, 2018 at 11:21 am

      It’s just white! I had them “dipped” and kept it the white color. 🙂

  • Reply Caitlyn Keller December 7, 2018 at 10:24 am

    My husband and I are binge watching the O.J. Simpson remake they did on Netflix and we are super into it! He’s normally the documentary man and I’m Hallmark movie girl, but this is holding both of our interest for sure!

  • Reply Stacy Tsoukatos December 7, 2018 at 10:26 am

    I just started watching The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu. The actress (Elizabeth Moss) wins a ton of awards for the performance so I am giving it a go. Its not the most PG topic but dang is it really really really good! Worth having Hulu all on its own.

  • Reply Priscilla December 7, 2018 at 10:28 am

    I love New Amsterdam!! How I Met Your Mother is cute. It’s on fx right now, Netflix took it off, but you can record and watch the episodes.

  • Reply Christy MacKenzie December 7, 2018 at 10:33 am

    So Suits is amazing. My husband and I love it! The Crown was so good — can’t remember if you’ve seen that one or not yet— nor can I remember if you’ve watched New Girl — it is hilarious. All three of those have been recommended to you in previous comments, but I wanted to throw my two cents in that they are good, also! Merry Christmas! 🎄

  • Reply Amy A December 7, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Hey Shay! You have a lot of great suggestions of what to watch. However, you are one busy wife, mama and business person! Maybe just pause and don’t watch anything – just be! Silence is Golden! Now I am showing my age! Have a great weekend! 🎄❤️

  • Reply Jen December 7, 2018 at 10:42 am

    Don’t know if someone mentioned this already – but Haunting of Hill House is AMAZING!! It’s definitely scary, but the story line is just so great. It’s something you’ll have to pay attention to but if you ever have the time I would 1000% recommend it!!

  • Reply Kate L December 7, 2018 at 10:46 am

    LOL’d at you taking a break in your day and choosing to watch the Vietnam War documentary. You and I are typically into the same shows, and I am currently binging Brothers & Sisters on Hulu. Sally Fields, Rob Lowe, sibling bonds, and some interesting plot twists–it’s good without being too serious or hard to keep up while multi-tasking.

    Mrs. Maisel is up next on my queue, though, too!

  • Reply Tracy December 7, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Drop Dead Diva on Netflix!

  • Reply Amy Hargrove December 7, 2018 at 11:01 am

    You need to Google QB1- It is a docuseries about High school Quarterbacks and it is produced by Peter Berg. Bonus… It’s free to watch on your phone. It follows 3 high school quarterbacks in their final high school season . Season 1 followed Jake Fromm (Georgia QB) and 2 other Quarterbacks. Season 2 follows Justin Fields ( who gave Jake Fromm a run for his money some in the beginning of this football season at Georgia) and Sam Hartman who you probably have seen in games this year for Ohio State and Wake Forest. Sam Hartman is interesting to watch because his high school coach is Chad Grier who is the father of West Virginia’s QB Will Grier. They are short 24 minutes episodes, but oh so good if you love college football.

  • Reply Lauren Barnett December 7, 2018 at 11:08 am

    I just ordered myself those Ugg booties after reading about them in your posts multiple times! Merry Christmas to me! As for shows, I am currently watching “A Million Little Things,” and I like it so far!

  • Reply Alexandra Ludders December 7, 2018 at 11:09 am

    If you haven’t watched Big Little Lies on HBO it is a MUST WATCH! It is about a group of women with school aged children living near Big Sur and the show revolves around a mystery. SO GOOD! Be prepared to binge watch this show.

  • Reply Valerie Hutton December 7, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Blue Bloods. The End. 🙂

  • Reply Erin Port December 7, 2018 at 11:53 am

    We are all excited for a full fun Christmas weekend here too! Merry Christmas-ing 😉

  • Reply Amanda @ That Inspired Chick December 7, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Taking notes on all of these show recs!! I’ve been stuck in a Christmas movie hole lately so I may need to venture out soon. That Inspired Chick

  • Reply SS December 7, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    I forgot Nailed It on Netflix. It is the baking competition…but it’s funny!!! If you need a quick laugh or having a bad day in the kitchen! LOL.
    Check out Life in Pieces too. I can’t remember if it’s on hulu or Netflix… it’s a CBS show. It is great!!!

  • Reply Ashley Hall December 7, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    The Good Place is such a good show! It’s light and funny!

  • Reply Jennifer December 7, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    My all-time favorite shows to binge watch on Netflix were Parenthood and Gilmore Girls. I feel like you’ve said you’ve seen these. We watched Scandal about a year ago. Right now we’re somewhere in season 8 of Criminal Minds. The first 5 minutes are creepy, but the rest of the show makes up for it. 🙂 Great cast! And lots of seasons!

  • Reply Lauren December 7, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    So it isn’t on Netflix anymore, but it is on amazon and maybe hulu, it’s called Life In Pieces. It is heart warming and hilarious!!!

  • Reply Gardner Story December 7, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    PLEASE watch The Great British Baking Show on Netflix. It is the most delightful show on the earth. I promise you will not regret it. My top 3 favorite shows ever are 1) Great British Baking Show, 2) Park and Rec, and 3) Gilmore Girls. This is Us is incredible, but more emotional. Please give them a try!!!

  • Reply Katie December 7, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Hulu- The Handmaid’s Tale is amazing! Both my husband and I like it a lot.
    Amazon- The Man in the High Castle. Another my husband and I really like. It’s written as if the USA and allies had lost world war 2.

  • Reply Valerie December 7, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    My sister got me watching Offspring on Netflix – based in Australia about a quirky obstetrician and her family – a little Allie McBeal /Scrubs / Parenthood mashup! 7 seasons so it keeps you going for a while – and who doesn’t love a good Australian accent!?!

  • Reply Khirsten December 7, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Designated Survivor on Netflix is so good!

  • Reply Sara B. December 7, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    I just don’t understand why people are mean and rude??!! No one is making them read your blog. It makes me so sad and mad that you even have to read their comments.
    Try to push them completely out of your mind!
    Or like my Sunday school teacher once said (and I still tell my own daughters), “Pray for mean people, they need it the most!”
    Merry Christmas!! 🎄

  • Reply Sophie Marion December 7, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Younger (it’s on Hulu) is a MUST watch – the perfect show to binge. It’s about a woman that’s 40 who pretends to be 25 so she can get a job at a major book publishing company. I think you would love it because it has to do with the publishing industry, and also it’s super light and fun and has romantic comedy as well!

  • Reply Mare Deig December 7, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    A Million Little Things. It’s on ABC but you can watch it on demand. It is sooooo good and it takes place in Boston!!

  • Reply Callie December 7, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Shay, if you haven’t watched Marvelous Mrs. Maisel yet, then you MUST! You will laugh out loud!!! Definitely a different vibe from Greys 🙂

  • Reply Jessica Berry December 7, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Hart Of Dixie on Netflix

  • Reply Mary December 7, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Happy Friday!! I watch Hallmark movies using the app on my phone. I login with my DirectTV service. Also, Mad Men is GREAT!!

  • Reply Christina Keller December 7, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    Gossip Girl! I’m on Season 3 and loving it!

  • Reply Beth December 7, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    Marvelous. Mrs. Maisel.

  • Reply Tiffany December 7, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Call the Midwife…Sweet, feel good, often makes me cry

    • Reply Carolyn Mustin December 9, 2018 at 10:39 am

      Love Call the Midwife!!

  • Reply Kristine G. December 7, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    I’m so sad that Ozark is over. Best show! Currently watching Mindhunter on Netflix with the hubs. Pretty good, but dark.

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama December 8, 2018 at 8:59 am

      I love it too!!!

  • Reply Jolene December 7, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Loved Suits!

  • Reply Kelly December 7, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Try old reruns of I Love Lucy! They’re so innocent and hilarious!

  • Reply Ann December 7, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    My husband and I have been rewatching “The Amazing Race” from Season 1 on Amazon Prime. It’s neat to see all the places they go and the challenges they do there (and often makes you appreciate that you aren’t married to a crazy person! 😜). We’re taking a break to rewatch “Downton Abbey”. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a staff to cook and clean for you all the time?! 😁

    I agree with the votes for the “Great British Baking Show” and “Call the Midwife”.

    And, if you’ve read “Anne of Green Gables” or seen the Kevin Sullivan versions starring Megan Follows, “Anne with an E” is very far from them (I consider myself an Anne purist!). If you go into it thinking, hmm, this also takes place in PEI and happens to have characters with the same or similar names, it is a compelling story of an orphan looking to find her way in a new family / environment. I might suggest you preview it before letting Kensington watch with you – some bits are pretty difficult to watch. At times, it opens your eyes to things that orphans may have experienced that no child ever should…

  • Reply Audra wray December 7, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    Poldark! It’s a British show that I actually think is better than Downton Abbey. It’s incredible from the first episode. Loving all things British, you will adore it! I also agree about Marvelous Mrs. Maize! Suits is good too with Meagan Markle and When Calls the Heart would be sweet to watch with your kiddos around! Poldark is typically kid safe too!

  • Reply Ruth Poat December 8, 2018 at 4:54 am

    Hi Shay, trust me you’ll love Doc Martin. It’s set in a quirky little English town.

  • Reply Brianne Fair December 8, 2018 at 7:39 am

    I highly recommend The Crown and The Good Wife (which is a million times better than Suits).

  • Reply Bella V. December 8, 2018 at 8:39 am

    I’m not sure if you have a Hulu membership, but if you do Killing Eve is fantastic! Also, if you don’t mind a scary-ish show (and the kiddos won’t be around to accidentally see it), the Haunting of Hill House is really good too!

  • Reply Bella V. December 8, 2018 at 8:42 am

    I’m not sure if you have a Hulu membership, but if you do Killing Eve is SO. GOOD. Also, if you don’t mind a scary-ish show (and the kiddos won’t be around to accidentally see it), the Haunting of Hill House is really good too!

  • Reply WALTON WALLS December 8, 2018 at 10:43 am

    Parenthood is a must! I loved Call the Midwives, too!

  • Reply T December 8, 2018 at 11:01 am

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel or Suits (love!) on Amazon Prime. Getting into Gossip Girl on Netflix now.

  • Reply Tina December 8, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Schitt’s Creek is hilarious. Highly recommend.

  • Reply Jessica Leymaster December 8, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    If you haven’t seen it, you have to watch This Is Us. It is right up your alley and will have you feeling ALL the feels!

  • Reply Brittany December 8, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Manifest just started this fall! It is fabulous! Or New Amsterdam! Also Gossip Girl on Netflix!

  • Reply Brittany December 8, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Also what kindle do you have? I was trying to find the specific one on a post but couldn’t! -Thanks

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  • Reply Meredith M. December 8, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime), Scott & Bailey (Prime), Ozark (Netflix), Marchella (Netflix), Luther (Netflix), The Killing (Netflix), Stranger Things (Netflix)– some of our favorites!

  • Reply Laura Turner December 8, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    My husband an I REALLY liked The Newsroom! Jeff Daniels is one of the leads (of Dumb and Dumber fame), but in a serious role. It has drama, love, and humor in a perfect combination, and it makes you think a bit too.
    I HIGHLY recommend!!

  • Reply Lyssa December 8, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    This is Us [it’s on Hulu] if you haven’t watched it yet, and make sure you have tissues. Charmed on Netflix [I recently watched it and loved it, I had never seen it when it was on cable] The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix [a little gory, but not too bad, I can handle it and I don’t do well with gore], Gilmore Girls on Netflix [if you’ve never seen it before]

  • Reply Margie L December 9, 2018 at 6:55 am

    The Crown
    Marvelous Maisel
    This is Us

    All incredible, smart, captivating shows.

  • Reply Jackie December 9, 2018 at 10:40 am

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel!!! Prime TV!

  • Reply Stephanie December 9, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Shay, what size are you wearing in the faux fur coat? It’s stunning! Topshop’s sizes can run a little strange, how would you say it runs? Looks like most sizes are gone in the gray…hoping they re-stock!

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama December 10, 2018 at 5:29 am

      I always look at the sizing in the parenthesis and go with the one that says (0-2) because you’re right, their sizing is not the same as most.

  • Reply Janet Palachek December 9, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Broadchurch on Netflix was sooo good! Set in England and they are trying to solve a murder. Also really loved Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime Video. Your husband would like it too!

  • Reply Ashley December 10, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Outlander, Poldark and Call the Midwife are all must watches! Clearly I’m on a British kick lately! 😉 I also plan on watching Dumplin this week because who doesn’t love Dolly Parton?!?

  • Reply Stacey December 10, 2018 at 11:03 am

    Definitely The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, but it’s only on season 2 — For a longer show, since I know you’ve already watched Gilmore Girls, would be Parenthood. One of my all time favorite shows and trust me, you’ll want to become a Braverman 🙂

  • Reply Katherine Shipley December 11, 2018 at 6:36 am

    I am with you on this, my husband LOVED the Ken Burns Vietnam War documentary and I was snoozing through every episode. Even though I am sure it is interesting and I definitely could use the knowledge!
    This Is Us is a great show (currently in its 3rd season) if you haven’t seen it!

  • Reply Jade December 11, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Another vote for Miss Maisel and Younger. Charming, fun but still with heart. Love both of those!

    Also another one that is a really interesting and well done show, as well as quite mind-expanding and thought-provoking – “Dear White People” on Netflix. The title is a little odd, but the show has been really good. And it sheds light/depth on important issues to do with race, gender and more. The first couple of episodes are just ok, and then it starts getting really good. Each episode is about a different character in the show.
    Actually only gave it a try because we were at the same point as you – just finished another show and at a loss for what to watch. I remember hearing about it on NPR a long time ago so when I caught the title in browsing, I thought ‘why not?’ So glad we did, now we’re hooked!

  • Reply Cheryl December 12, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    I’m thoroughly enjoying The Closer, with Kyra Sedgwick, on Amazon right now. 😊

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