25 episodes

Hi! We're Shay Shull from Mix and Match Mama and Erika Slaughter from A Little Bit of Everything, and we're two best friends breaking down topics each week that you won't find on our blogs! We cover everything from pop culture to travel, motherhood, organization, fitness, fashion, food and so much more! We're two best friends just chatting about life, and we're so excited you're here!

The Bestie Breakdown The Bestie Breakdown

    • Kids & Family
    • 3.8 • 1.2K Ratings

Hi! We're Shay Shull from Mix and Match Mama and Erika Slaughter from A Little Bit of Everything, and we're two best friends breaking down topics each week that you won't find on our blogs! We cover everything from pop culture to travel, motherhood, organization, fitness, fashion, food and so much more! We're two best friends just chatting about life, and we're so excited you're here!

    S2 EP 22: Breaking Down Halloween

    S2 EP 22: Breaking Down Halloween

    The spooky season is upon us and the Besties are feeling festive! This week, we are breaking down HALLOWEEN!! This episode is fun, light and full Halloween stories, traditions and memories! Shay and Erika are chatting about favorite costumes, candy, movies, music, food, preparation, and so much more! That time Erika was a plastic Barbie? A debate over “chunking” things? “This or That” candy edition? It is all right here!! And of course, Random Reader Questions in which the Besties talk all about traveling for the holidays, their sleep numbers, and Shay’s new Hydrow rowing machine!

    We recorded this podcast BEFORE we decided to push back the date of the book club per listener requests! We will be chatting all about The Girls in the Stilt House on 11/09!!!

    If you love us, please follow us on Instagram @thebestiebreakdown, if you have reader questions, please email us at thebestiebreakdown@gmail.com and we love positive reviews!  Please listen, love us and give us a great rating!

    https://mixandmatchmama.com/2015/10/spooky-spaghetti/

    https://mixandmatchmama.com/2013/10/dinner-tonight-ghoul-ash/

    https://mixandmatchmama.com/2015/10/brunswick-stew/

    https://www.amazon.com/Girls-Stilt-House-Novel-ebook/dp/B08BW4HY5C/ref=nodl_

    https://hydrow.com



    The Bestie Breakdown is brought to you by Shay Shull of the Mix and Match Mama blog and Erika Slaughter of A Little Bit of Everything.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    S2 EP 21: Breaking Down the Podcast by The Boys PART 2

    S2 EP 21: Breaking Down the Podcast by The Boys PART 2

    This week on the Bestie Breakdown, the boys are back 🙌🙌🙌 for Part 2 of Breaking Down the First 20 Episodes! Some of the MOST ASKED QUESTIONS are being addressed right here! Why does Andrew go to the grocery store EVERY DAY!? What are the guys daily diets like?? What is the REAL story about the tattoos? Funny travel stories, binge-watching recommendations, opinions on social media, random reader questions and SO MUCH MORE! It is all right here! They might not always be appropriate🤪, but these boys sure are lovable, honest, and refreshing!

    If you love us, please follow us on Instagram @thebestiebreakdown, if you have reader questions, please email us at thebestiebreakdown@gmail.com and we love positive reviews!  Please listen, love us and give us a great rating!

    https://mixandmatchmama.com/2012/10/dinner-tonight-white-chicken-chili/

    https://mixandmatchmama.com/2018/09/sausage-beer-cheese-dip-in-the-slow-cooker/

    Picnic Backpack for 4 | Picnic Basket | Stylish All-in-One Portable Picnic Bag with Complete Cutlery Set, Stainless Steel S/P Shakers | Picnic Blanket Waterproof Extra Large| Cooler Bag for Camping https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072M2ZWQB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_GY203VQY8V25VA7ES0WS?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

    The Girls in the Stilt House: A Novel https://www.amazon.com/dp/1728245753/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_dl_PMKT7QGM93BVJSNFCZDA

    The Bestie Breakdown is brought to you by Shay Shull of the Mix and Match Mama blog and Erika Slaughter of A Little Bit of Everything.

    • 35 min
    S2 EP 20: Breaking Down the Podcast by The Boys

    S2 EP 20: Breaking Down the Podcast by The Boys

    Back by popular demand…THE BOYS! That’s right! You asked, we delivered! The boys are here to break down the first 20 episodes and they are getting personal! From fun things like Chick-Fil-A orders, college diets, first jobs, and Botox to more serious topics including infertility, adoption, and birth, the boys are sharing it ALL. And as usual, are pretty unfiltered 😬 Does anyone enjoy working out with Andrew? What don’t the boys understand about their wives? And, of course, fun Random Reader Questions ranging from braces to laser hair removal!  It's an unfiltered and super honest bestie chat between Tab and Andrew!

    Don't forget, if you love us, please follow us on Instagram @thebestiebreakdown, if you have reader questions, please email us at thebestiebreakdown@gmail.com and we love positive reviews! Please listen, love us and give us a great rating!



    Other notes from today's episode:

    https://mixandmatchmama.com/2020/01/brisket-chili/

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/1576836541/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_a_NHWH8YPTKK4P25AD1TTM

    Book Club Book:

    https://www.amazon.com/Girls-Stilt-House-Novel/dp/1728217717/ref=nodl_#

    This podcast is brought to you by Shay Shull of Mix and Match Mama and Erika Slaughter of A Little Bit of Everything.

    • 45 min
    S2 EP 19: Breaking Down the Bachelor

    S2 EP 19: Breaking Down the Bachelor

    Shay Shull from Mix and Match Mama and Erika Slaughter from A Little Bit of Everything are back today with the most dramatic podcast episode ever!

    Have you ever wondered what The Bachelor is like behind the scenes? What are producers like? How much time do people actually spend together? Who is in charge of styling, hair, and make-up? How “real” is reality TV? What is Chris Harrison like? Do you actually get to eat during the hometown dinner???

    The Besties are Breaking Down the Bachelor (in particular, Sean Lowe) this week per listener request and are sharing everything from their behind scenes experiences. (YES! Erika was there at one point too!) Shay shares why she originally nominated Sean for the Bachelorette, how the two shows were SO different to watch, what the wedding was like, why Catherine is Sean’s perfect match, why she wore pajamas on national TV, and SO much more (including why she does NOT watch anymore)!

    And of course, we have some excellent Random Reader Questions about traveling to Hawaii, Disney World, and so much more!

    We would love to hear from you! Reach out at thebestiebreakdown@gmail.com, message us on Instagram @thebestiebreakdown, or leave us a voice message on Anchor!

    Enjoyed the episode? Please leave us a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating and lovely review over on your favorite podcast streaming platform!

    https://mixandmatchmama.com/2011/11/dinner-tonight-bbq-casserole/

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chosen_(TV_series)

    https://mixandmatchmama.com/?s=The+bachelor

    https://mixandmatchtravelagency.com

    • 1 hr 16 min
    S2 EP 18: Breaking Down Bestie Book Club #1

    S2 EP 18: Breaking Down Bestie Book Club #1

    It’s our very first BOOK CLUB episode!!! You asked for a book club, and the Besties are answering! They're sharing ALL of their thoughts and opinions on the thriller Not A Happy Family by Shari Lapena! The Besties are answering your questions (emailed and called in), sharing who they would cast in a movie version of the book, dissecting characters and their actions, and breaking down the genre of “thriller” in general! It is such a great episode followed by some super fun Random Reader Questions! Do the kids read the blogs? Does traveling with kids ever get easy? What do we do when we don’t have a meal ready to go on a Friday night??? Most importantly, they share the NEXT BOOK FOR BOOK CLUB!! Friends! Hurry and order, buy, borrow, or place your book on hold NOW!

    Email us all of your thoughts and opinions at thebestiebreakdown@gmail.com or send us a message on Instagram @thebestiebreakdown. You can also leave us a voice message on the Anchor platform and can possibly be featured on a future episode!

    As always…please leave us a lovely rating and review on your favorite podcast streaming platform!

    Show Notes:

    https://www.amazon.com/Not-Happy-Family-Shari-Lapena-ebook/dp/B08R1CZ966/ref=nodl_

    https://www.amazon.com/Girls-Stilt-House-Novel/dp/1728217717/ref=nodl_

    https://www.yardtx.com

    https://www.cadillacpizzapub.com

    • 51 min
    S2 EP 17: Breaking Down Slow Cookers, Air Fryers & Instant Pots

    S2 EP 17: Breaking Down Slow Cookers, Air Fryers & Instant Pots

    It's a true bestie conversation airing this morning!

    Erika and Shay are chatting all things SLOW COOKERS, AIR FRYERS AND INSTANT POTS!

    But wait!

    They're also chatting meal planning, Costco, Sam's, Trader Joe's and all things "getting food on the table".

    If you're a busy lady who also makes dinner most nights, this episode is for you!  If you're in the market for a new appliance, this episode is for you.  It's a girlfriend chat about those really important life issues...like which air fryer is the best ;) .

    If you love us, please follow us on Instagram @thebestiebreakdown, if you have reader questions, please email us at thebestiebreakdown@gmail.com and we love positive reviews!  Please listen, love us and give us a great rating!

    Show Notes:

    Amazon.com: Not a Happy Family: A Novel: 9781984880550: Lapena, Shari: Books

    The slow cooker both Besties have:

    All-Clad SD700450 Programmable Oval-Shaped Slow Cooker with Black Ceramic Insert and Glass Lid, 6.5-Quart, Silver https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007SXBUQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_ATP4B7Q2Y9VEW09DFEW8

    Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker, Warmer & Sterilizer, 6 Quart, Stainless Steel/Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FLYWNYQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_J8GRSEXHPBC8VGDYCMQE?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

    Erika’s Air Fryer:

    Limited-time deal: COSORI Air Fryer Max XL(100 Recipes) Digital Hot Oven Cooker, One Touch Screen with 13 Cooking Functions, Preheat and Shake Reminder, 5.8 QT, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GJBBGHG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_dl_V6202XWV4Y1YCXGXTAFB

    Andrew’s Favorite Air Fryer:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KWFC5Y7/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apip_27A55XaBxSmnE

    Shay’s Favorite Air Fryer:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079L2ZQGB/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apip_Sd87WED2s97xcp

    https://www.amazon.com/Mix-Match-Mama-Simmers-Slow-Cooker-ebook/dp/B071RNMF38/ref=nodl_

    Skillet Chicken Spaghetti Recipe | Mix and Match Mama

    Bbq Chicken Sliders Recipe | Mix and Match Mama

    File Transfer: 90363606462e4ac88a85b8b946e3e666.mov

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

rma22568 ,

Not Sure

I have been a longtime fan of Shay’s blog and was excited to give this a listen!

The Pros: I love the listener questions, and the addition of the book club!

The Cons: I get uncomfortable listening to their husband’s episodes for some reason and I’m not sure if it’s because it’s not relatable for your female audience. I couldn’t finish the latest episode. Tab seems more relatable. Andrew comes off as very arrogant and almost unkind, which I feel guilty sharing. Maybe they need their own podcast? I think you might have more success sticking with your brand which is connecting with women. Best of luck to you both and you figure out your tone for the podcast.

omg05060709 ,

Positive, Uplifting, Fun

I admire Shay and Erika so much! I love how down to earth they are. The podcast is fun and lighthearted. It’s the perfect thing to listen to while driving, doing chores, etc. Thanks Erika and Shay for being a bright spot in my life!

84mom ,

Vapid and Self-indulgent

Shay’s blog is more palatable, but listening to this podcast has really turned me off of her “brand” - the content is just so incredibly shallow and self-centered. I’m sorry but the world does not revolve around you and your small bubble of friends. What makes it unbearable though is when the husbands are given airtime. Tab seems alright, but Andrew is beyond arrogant and also quite mean-spirited. Erika is probably nice, so you have to wonder if she is truly okay with just following Shay’s lead all the time. Doesn’t sound like she’s allowed to have her own real opinions. Erika would do so much better with her own podcast! She doesn’t put on airs and speaks much more openly & honestly.

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