Birthdays and Giveaways


Happy happy happy Monday!

This post has a whole lot of randomness in there for your Monday (keep reading…there’s another giveaway!).  Over the weekend, we celebrated Kensington and my mom’s birthdays a little early.  My mom’s birthday is September 12 and Kensngton’s is September 15…and randomly, my family has a lot of trips planned for the month of September, so we decided to celebrate early so that everyone could be there.  We let Kensington pick the restaurant in Dallas and she said she wanted pasta from Maggiano’s…so, off we all went!


A picture with my (almost) birthday girl.  I swear, she was a baby like yesterday.


Someone else wanted in the picture too.  This kid cracks me up. #itsneverdullwithashbyaround


Trying to take a picture of all three kids…


…is not easy!


This guy :).


Ashby loves her some Samuel Thomas!


A selfie with my sista!

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Thank you Sean and Catherine for bringing the entertainment to the party!  #alltheloveforsamuel #imsurehestiredofusinhisface


My mom (the other birthday girl!) and my grandmother.






We ate dinner, we opened presents and we had cake.  It was the perfect early birthday celebration for sweet Kensington and my mama.


Oh to be eight :).



We had the best time celebrating!  Now, everyone can go off on their trips with the party behind them.

  Kensington has a little friend party coming up, so as she’s pointed out…we’ll be celebrating the whole month long. #kidgoals

Now…before I announce the winner of my $500 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway…I have some fun news!  Last week, everyone was so sweet about us gifting this gift card to a person in education, this week, we’re going to give a $300 gift card to you and one to someone you love.  One winner gets two $300 gift cards…one to keep and one to giveaway.


The winner of last week’s giveaway is CHRISTINE DORAN!

Congratulations Christine!  I emailed you first thing this morning.  Please email me back as soon as possible to claim your prize!

So, if you’re not Christine, no worries…you can enter to win today’s fall giveaway for your chance to win a $300 Nordstrom gift card for you and another for a friend!

THANK YOU NORDSTROM for making these giveaways possible!

We are celebrating the arrival of fall with Nordstrom and I showed you last week a few of my favorite fall things like…

My Favorite Fall Staples

#1: Basic Cami (in a whole slew of colors!  I wear these under EVERYTHING!)

#2: Lush Top (that doesn’t wrinkle and again, it comes in a bunch of colors and is currently 40% off!)

#3: Black Jeans

#4: Booties (in 5 colors!  Love them so much!  I bought the burgundy ones.)

Okay, so you know that dress I keep wearing


 Well, I’ve already paired the dress with both the booties (above) and then again with these cute shoes too…

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…aren’t these shoes so cute?!?  I wore the dress and those shoes to church last week.  I bought this pretty brick suede color because it made me think of fall but they also come in black leather too.

And then here are a few other things that always take me into fall…


A plaid scarf (that is light enough so I don’t get hot but looks like fall)…and I found this cute fall finds too (just scroll and click!)…

Birthdays and giveaways today!  Enter to win the $300 Nordstrom Gift Card below (plus you get a second gift card to gift a friend!).  Happy Monday friends!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


And don’t forget to link up to What’s Up Wednesday this week!  Our bonus question is “What is your favorite summer to fall transitional piece in your closet?”.  Click HERE to see our other WUW posts if you don’t know how the link up works.


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  • Nikki August 29, 2016 at 4:40 am

    That dress should be at my door later today…can’t wait to try it on! Perfect for hot fall days still to come!

  • Hannah August 29, 2016 at 4:49 am

    LOVE that dress and those booties! Need to order for Fall. ASAP.
    Happy Monday!
    xo Hannah

  • Susan August 29, 2016 at 5:06 am

    I have been looking for a great pair of booties for fall. I love that these don’t have a huge heel. I need something for every day use. Thanks for the great links – my cart is full(:

  • Erika Slaughter August 29, 2016 at 5:08 am

    I remember commenting on those cute booties! So glad Kensington had such a special birthday night. Ebby Lee is looking forward to partying all month long. #thatshowweroll

  • Narci August 29, 2016 at 5:09 am

    Aww! What a sweet birthday dinner for your girl and your mama!

  • Nicole August 29, 2016 at 5:37 am

    These booties are on my daughter’s Christmas list! Not gonna lie, they’re on my Christmas list too! So cute!!!

  • emily @ a little bit of emily August 29, 2016 at 5:41 am

    Love those brick colored shoes – perfect with that dress!

  • Sheaffer August 29, 2016 at 6:14 am

    That dress is just precious! I love the colors and the ruffled collar, and it’s just so dang cute! And THOSE BOOTIES!!!! Happy Early Birthday to all your peeps!

  • Ralinn August 29, 2016 at 6:19 am

    That dress looks great on you. And the booties….
    Happy Birthday to the birthday girls.

  • Adrianna Miller August 29, 2016 at 6:30 am

    Love the booties!! How fun to celebrate birthdays all month long!! My birthday is September 8th! September is a great month because of Fall, I’ve always love my birthday being right before the seasons change. ????????????

    • Sanna August 30, 2016 at 2:56 am

      Happy Birthday, Adrianna, mine is the 8th as well. Virgo girls unite! 🙂 I feel the exact same way about it being a nice date right before the seasons change. I could have written that comment 😉 Bring on Fall!! And Shay, I love that dress on you!! Happy birthday to Kensington and your mom!!

  • Daniele August 29, 2016 at 7:13 am

    Such fun celebrations! Can you show us your purse? I see the chain-link strap peeking out in some of your shots!
    Enjoy your beautiful family!

  • Lizzie @ This Happy Life August 29, 2016 at 7:17 am

    That dress is gorgeous! It looks like it was a fun celebration of birthdays!

  • Kelly August 29, 2016 at 7:38 am

    I love your gorgeous family!! Those brick platforms are awesome!! And Kensington and Ashley’s dresses are so pretty! Sean and Catherine’s baby is so adorable!

  • Holly Hopkins August 29, 2016 at 8:25 am

    I am in love with those brick colored shoes!!!!

  • Kim August 29, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Love the colors of the plaid shirts you linked to!

  • Melissa August 29, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Such fun outfits! My daughter is turning 8 this September as well!! September’s are always busy for my family!!! Birthdays and anniversaries! Happy birthday Kensington and moma Lowe! 🙂

  • Kara August 29, 2016 at 8:49 am

    How in the world did she turn eight? Love both of your dresses! Happy Monday friend.

  • Lynda August 29, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Happiest of birthdays to Kensington and your mother Sherry! ????????

  • Beth August 29, 2016 at 9:42 am

    I ordered the lush top in rose. Figured it was worth a try. Thanks for the recommendation. 🙂

  • cassie {hi sugarplum} August 29, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Happy early bday to your darling girl!!! You all look so cute!

  • Bella August 29, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Is this contest open to your followers across the boarder as well?

    • Mix and Match Mama August 29, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      It’s for US and Canadian residents.

  • Kelsey August 29, 2016 at 10:04 am

    What fun birthday celebrations!! Love that dress – perfect for Fall! I have that plaid infinity scarf too and it’s one of my fave transition pieces!

  • Maria D. August 29, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Love the pictures of the birthday celebration – your mom and grandma both look great – and young – you can tell that they have taken care of their skin! The baby is so cute and the picture of Kensington holding him is very sweet! Glad everyone had a great time. Love the plaid scarf – it’s still very hot here in the Midwest but I am so looking forward to Fall that I am glomming Fall/Winter clothes….lol

  • MARY August 29, 2016 at 10:30 am

    What color are your Vince open toe booties? THANK YOU!

    • Mix and Match Mama August 29, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      I have the wood suede :).

  • Ronnie Dean August 29, 2016 at 10:52 am

    I have a really random question and maybe you get it a lot and I’ve not noticed, but do you all have a problem with fans interrupting your family outings?

    • Mix and Match Mama August 29, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      Um, when we’re with Sean and Catherine, it happens quite a bit. Everyone is so gracious about it though, that I hardly even notice.

  • Kelsey August 29, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Such a fun family celebration!!! Love that dress for Fall. I have that plaid infinity scarf too and it’s the perfect fall transition accessory!

  • Lindsay @ Lindsay's Sweet World August 29, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    That picture of Kensington holding Samuel made my heart melt. She’s such a little momma! It reminded me of me and my littlest brother way back when. I was ten when he was born, and I carried him EVERYWHERE with me from the minute he was born! Sean and Catherine will have an excellent baby-sitter when she gets a little older.

  • Melissa D. August 29, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Celebrating birthdays is simply the best! Always so happy to be able to celebrate another year with those we love! A question about your Lush top…do you machine wash it? If so, how? Thanks!

  • Sandra Rosellini August 29, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Your sweet Kensington & I have the same birthday! I love that she plans to keep celebrating! Happy Birthday sweet girl, Sept. 15 is a very good day! ????????????

  • Vanessa August 29, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    I saw the pics of the “pond” area and thought “hey, that looks familiar!” My family and I just visited Northpark, yesterday (only lived in TX six weeks)! LOVED that mall!! Well…aside from the tantrum my lil guy threw in Corner Bakery;) 😉 All three of my kiddos could not believe that there were turtles and ducks inside the mall-they stood there forever watching them!

  • Michele Owens August 29, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    I love the dress! We have a business casual wedding on a Friday evening in September…do you think that dress is dressy enough paired with a fun shoe? I love the fall pieces you showed! Happy Birthday to your mom & K.!

    • Mix and Match Mama August 29, 2016 at 2:42 pm

      Yes! I totally do!!

  • Nicole August 29, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    I totally wore the burgundy booties from the Anniversary sale with the dress and it looked super cute!! Thanks for making shopping so much easier! ????

  • Tonya Morris August 29, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    I signed up for the giveaway, and I think I saw a typo in my name as it sailed away:/

  • Linda Dolan August 29, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    I celebrated a birthday this weekend too! Lots of us August and September birthdays around!

  • Michelle August 29, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Teacher here! I could really use some new work clothes! Thank you! 🙂 🙂

  • Jessica Anderson August 29, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    I love my Tom wedges! Glad Kensington likes them too!!

  • Megan Butler August 29, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    I just wanted to get baby Samuel snuggles!! HE is soooo stinking cute! And Kensington’s face when she was blowing out her candles was soooo precious!

  • faith heimbrodt August 30, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Love all the cute shoes!!

  • Michelle R August 31, 2016 at 9:23 am

    I love that last dress!!

  • Sara Hertel September 3, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Is this how we enter the Nordstrom gift card drawing? I love everything about you and your blog. Oh, and I’m a teacher who LOVES shopping at Nordstrom! 🙂

  • AllieDanae September 6, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    This is completely random…but I love that Sean & Catherine let your 8yr old hold their baby. My aunt did that with us and it allowed us to feel comfortable around babies. She had her first when I was 6 and then had 4 more later. When parents are more relaxed, the babies are too, and so are the kids holding them! Now that baby born when I was 6 is 20…when did that happen?!