49 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 • 1.3K 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!

    S3 EP6: Breaking Down Black Friday

    S3 EP6: Breaking Down Black Friday

    It's the week before Thanksgiving and the Besties are BREAKING DOWN BLACK FRIDAY!  From when/how they shop to what they buy, how's it changed over the years and whether or not they go in person or stay online, it's all in today's episode.  

    Plus, Shay and Erika chat all things Thanksgiving from their plans this year, to what they're bringing to the meal, what they love and where they're eating.  Shay does a deep dive into her wrapping paper woes, holiday cards and other topics that make give her holiday anxiety while Erika gives us an update on her home construction.

    In the Random Listener Questions, they cover their personal favorite podcasts, what they want for Christmas and spoons versus forks.  It's all in one episode! 

    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.

    • 55 min
    S3 EP5: Bestie Chat #1

    S3 EP5: Bestie Chat #1

    After a fun breakdown of all things Bravo, by popular demand, this week on the Bestie Breakdown, the ladies are having a Girlfriend Chat! Erika and Shay are chatting about all thing pop culture, TV, Christmas movies, and one of their least favorite parts of parenting...braces. They are also talking all about Christmas decor, shopping for Christmas presents...and wrapping them, gaming systems (HELP), Medicare commercials (WHAT?!), and the glorious Notes app. Fantasy Football, Jammy Cocoa Christmas, big and little worries and SO MUCH MORE is all here for your listening pleasure 😊

    As always, we love feedback! Please email us at thebestiebreakdown@gmail.com, follow us and message us on Instagram @thebestiebreakdown, and leave us a lovely 5-star rating and review!

    https://ew.com/movies/family-matters-siblings-reunite-christmas-movie/

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt17220704/

    https://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-ultimate-girls-trip

    https://www.netflix.com/title/80223108

    https://www.hallmarkchannel.com/christmas

    https://www.netflix.com/title/81287562

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jingle_All_the_WayIt's time for a BESTIE CHAT!  What causes Shay anxiety?  

    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.

    • 52 min
    S3 EP4: Breaking Down Bravo

    S3 EP4: Breaking Down Bravo

    Is it a guilty pleasure if you don't feel guilty...because the Besties definitely don't feel guilty for the pleasure that is the Bravo TV network! That's right! The Besties are Breaking Down Bravo! From Housewives past and present, to Vanderpump Rules, Summer House, Below Deck and Southern Charm, Erika and Shay are sharing their thoughts, opinions, hopes, and dreams for the franchises. They chat favorites and villains, Andy Cohen, Dallas Housewives, Bravo Con, and more! Will they go to Bravo Con next year? What dog did Shay meet? Who would be on their ultimate cast? Plus, a fun game of trivia and random listener questions about mom fails, temperatures, and movie roles. Friends, even if you don't watch Bravo, this is such a fun girlfriend chat!

    As always, we love feedback! Email us at thebestiebreakdown@gmail.com, follow us on Instagram @thebestiebreakdown, and leave us a voicemail on the Anchor platform. And PLEASE leave us a lovely 5-star rating and review!

    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 12 min
    S3 EP3: Breaking Down Would You Rather

    S3 EP3: Breaking Down Would You Rather

    Would it be an episode of the Bestie Breakdown if there wasn't trouble in the recording studio? LOL! After a tumultuous experience with trying to record Episode 3, the Besties are back with a fabulous and fun game of Would You Rather? Erika and Shay are making tough choices about wishes, aging, music, movies, secrets, swapping husbands and kids, food, leftovers, and...community cans?! They are also feeling their ages based on the most commonly used emojis. And of course, YOUR listener questions about hometowns, friend fights, and skin care routines for their teen boys.

    As always, we love feedback! Please email us at thebestiebreakdown@gmail.com, follow us and play along on Instagram @thebestiebreakdown, and leave us a lovely 5-star rating and review!

    https://mixandmatchmama.com/

    https://alittlebitofeverythingblog.com/

    https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/six-of-one-and-half-a-dozen-of-the-other

    https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/10-emojis-that-make-you-look-old-and-out-of-touch-according-to-gen-z/

    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.

    • 59 min
    S3 EP2: Breaking Down First Timer's Guide to Oktoberfest

    S3 EP2: Breaking Down First Timer's Guide to Oktoberfest

    Guten tag! The Besties are back from an EPIC 40th birthday celebratory vacation at Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany and are here to break it all down for you with their First Timer's Guide to Oktoberfest. From the planning of and travel days, to the history, tours, food and drinks,  Erika and Shay are here to share their tips and tricks for having a fabulous, stress-free trip(*hint* head on over to Mix and Match Travel Agency!). Not only do they breakdown everything from the physical set-up of the festival to the clothing choices they  were glad they made, the ladies also share their ideas for other things to do in Germany and if the festival is at all kid-friendly (it totally is!). And of course, those random listener questions! How long does it take the Besties (and their husbands) to get ready? What stores defined their childhoods? And what would their go-to karaoke song be? All of this and MORE is waiting for your listening pleasure on this week's episode.

    Reach out to us at thebestiebreakdown@gmail.com, following us on Instagram @thebestbreakdown, catch up on our blogs, leave us a voicemail on Anchor, and please give us a lovely 5-Star rating and review!

    https://www.kz-gedenkstaette-dachau.de/en/https://www.oktoberfest.net/history-oktoberfest/https://www.dirndl.com/en/https://www.lederhosenstore.com/https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/29656/86872/?ba=MattSweatshirt

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kehlsteinhaus

    https://www.neuschwanstein.de/englisch/tourist/

    https://mixandmatchtravelagency.com/

    https://mixandmatchmama.com/

    https://alittlebitofeverythingblog.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 1 min
    S3 EP1: Breaking Down Down There

    S3 EP1: Breaking Down Down There

    They are BACK!  The greatly anticipated return of the Bestie Breakdown is FINALLY here for Season Three!  Erika and Shay may be in a new studio space, but they are definitely the same besties...who communicate an inordinate number of times each day. The Besties are answering your listener questions, recapping summer, talking about some fall TV, and are checking in on New Year's resolutions, including an update on Shay's bladder! The ladies also deep dive into, well, being ladies...the good, the bad, and the ugly!  

    It's a real, raw, unapologetically truthful episode on down there...a very popular episode request by so many of our listeners! 

    Don't forget, they love to hear from you! Email them at the bestiebreakdown@gmail.com and follow them on Instagram at @thebestiebreakdown. You can also leave The Besties a voice memo on Anchor and you just might be featured on the podcast! Be sure to like and comment on Instagram for a chance to win a prize! And as always, please leave the ladies a lovely 5-star rating and review!

    Abbott Elementary: https://abc.com/shows/abbott-elementary

    Ted Lasso: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10986410/

    Bladder sling: https://www.webmd.com/urinary-incontinence-oab/sling-surgery-incontinence

    Menstrual cup: https://www.healthline.com/health/womens-health/menstrual-cup

    Shaving: https://www.reference.com/world-view/football-players-shave-legs-4dc4ec792b6113e3



    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 1 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

brookienlane ,

So fun!

I love listening to Erika and Shay’s weekly chats!

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, going for a walk, etc. It’s a podcast that will have you giggling. Thanks Erika and Shay for being a bright spot in my life!

zzoutlawzz02 ,

The ONLY podcast I listen to!

I have been a long time reader of Shay’s blog and the podcast is an extension of that. I love getting to learn more about Erika and just love the easy listening of their podcast.

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