Friday Favorites: Spring Things Giveaway!

Hello there St. Patrick’s Day!

Green is my favorite color (then navy) and the Lowes are from Ireland…so…that must mean I should celebrate today, right?  And by celebrate, I mean go on the first grade field trip to the zoo.

Everyone wish me luck 😉 .

 I made green pancakes for breakfast, packed little bits of green into their school lunches and we’re going to celebrate with dinner and Smith’s baseball tournament tonight.  Here’s hoping you have a fun St. Paddy’s Day Friday too!

And before we begin today’s post, we have some sweet, sweet winners to announce from this…

On Monday, I teamed up with four of my favorite friends to give 10 women battling cancer blardigans in Manda’s honor.  Well, the blessings did not stop there.  This week, we had several other women offer to anonymously give blardigans to more winners, so instead of 10 winners, today, we have 20.  Praise the Lord!  How amazing is that?!  I just love the sweet women who read this blog.  You bless me daily.  Here are the names of the 20 winners.  Each blardigan will be sent directly to a brave fighter battling cancer right now.  If you won, please email me at and we will get your blardigan out to you as soon as possible.  God bless each and every one of you.

The winners are on the left and the person they nominated on the right:

Angela Tuchscherer- Susan
Owl Mom- Tracy Brown
Jodi Guntle- Rosie
Celeste Clark- Alison D.
Jill Thompson- Michelle B.
Jennifer McDonald- Jill W.
Caroline- Wendy Crawford
Mollie- her best friend Molly
Julianne-friend/former co-worker
Julie- Lisa Fowler
Ursula Evertt- Brenda
Heather Hernandez- Shannon
Denise Domingue- Sequoia
Katie- Elise Bethel
Christine Wilken- Robin
Emily- her older sister Holly
Jen Weber- Becky
Nikki Glenn-Emily
Meredith Hollowell- L.A.
Laura Cox- Karen

For those of you who like to pray, might I suggest we take the names of these 20 brave women and commit to pray for them?  You can also go back to the original post and pray for hundreds more.

All right, just like every Friday, I’m linking up with three of my favorite friends, Andrea, Erika and Narci and sharing some of my favorite things…but this Friday is extra special because I’m partnering with Nordstrom, talking all things Nordstrom spring and giving away some stuff too  (Woohoo!  Thank you Nordstrom!!).  I don’t know about you…but I needed a little bit of happiness to wrap up my week and what better way than to do a whole post dedicated to Spring Things.  Make sure you read the entire post…giveaway at the bottom :)!!

Right out of the gate…the perfect spring outfit for me (a.k.a. lots of layers and pieces I can wear any time of the year!)…

I wore my other denim jacket so much that I decided it was time to update it with this new style.  Denim jacket, check.  Striped tee, check.  White jeans, check.  Cute necklace that goes with anything, check. Navy Converse, check.  A complete outfit that I can wear now and then piece by piece throughout the year, check, check, check.

I wore this outfit when I took my four kids to the dentist.  Otherwise known as one of the least favorite things I’ve ever done 😉 .

So, all of these finds come from Nordstrom just like some of my favorite spring makeup products (because aren’t you ready to lighten up your beauty/makeup routine for warmer weather?!?!  I am!!!)…so that leads us to number two this week…

With the change in season, comes a change in my makeup/beauty routine.  I like lighter, less coverage and nothing heavy (because it’s just so darn hot and humid where I live!).  Here are some of my very favorite spring makeup products…

…and none of them are new :).  These are the products I wear every year and have told you about time and time again.  They’re tried and true favorites of mine.  First, the Laura Geller blush/bronzer combo is something I cannot live without.  It gives you just the right color in one product (instead of using two separate products).  Seriously, this is one of my very favorite things to wear when the weather warms up!  Perfect color!  It comes in 7 colors and I almost always get Sunswept.  My two favorite spring glosses both come from Nars: Istria and Turkish Delight.  They go on light and stay on without being sticky.  Follow that up with Nars’ The Multiple sticks for just a pop of color on either your cheeks, lids or lips.  Right now, they have three new shades out for spring and I flipped over this one here (Cote Basque).  These three colors are limited editions and will be gone in no time flat! And finally, my very favorite SFP for your face (that doubles as a primer too!), Cliniques’ Super City Block.  I’ve probably gushed about this sunblock at least a thousand times on here…but it’s a favorite for a reason…it’s FANTASTIC!

And you can always see that entire post I did on my favorite beauty products HERE.  These are all my staples!!

My third favorite this week?  A dress and a romper.  Yes!  I said ROMPER.  (A word I didn’t think I would use.  Ever.)

I’ve told you about this black dress approximately 9,000 times.  I bought it almost three years ago and wear it ALL.THE.TIME.  This was me wearing it in 2016…

…and oh look!  Here I am with Sheaffer wearing it on national television as I sat in the audience for The Men Tell All…and then later that night…

…I rested in it because I was so emotionally exhausted from the experience ;).

This dress will be worn all spring/summer long this year too.  It’s the perfect LBD.  And bonus, it’s under $50 and comes in five colors.  #winning

And then I ordered this dress for a trip I’m going to take but when it arrived, I had a problem putting it on…

…BECAUSE IT IS A ROMPER.  What???  It clearly says that online but I clearly did not read it and thank goodness I didn’t because I never would have purchased a romper but I LOVE IT SO MUCH!  This pic is awful but I wanted you to see it.  I literally had just opened it and put it on when I snapped the picture (hence bare feet and dirty hair).

I wanted you to see the side.  See, the “romper” part is hidden…

…I love it!  I’m going to wear it with wedges on vacation and then my sandals for things around here.  I was so pleased with my romper :).

Since I’m sharing all things spring…have you checked out my Pinterest boards???  I have the BEST spring boards!  (I just love Pinterest so much!).

I just took a pic of my computer screen to show you.  A little something to wear, something to eat, something to celebrate, something for the garden and something to keep you fit.  Find me on Pinterest HERE.

I’m feeling very much like spring with all of these vacations I’m planning (so many tropical destinations!).  Did you read Narci’s posts this week?  We just sent her family on a Disney Land & Sea vacation (part Disney Cruise, part Disney World).  Look how cute they are…

And then here too…

To read her recap of the Disney Cruise portion, click HERE and the Disney World portion, click HERE.  And to talk to me about a vacation, email me at .  We love, love, love planning vacations!

Since it’s St. Paddy’s Day, I couldn’t leave out this as a favorite…

St. Patrick's Day Recipes

…all of my favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes in one place.  Click HERE to see my simple, seasonal and super fun recipes!

And finally, A GIVEAWAY!!!  Thanks to Nordstrom, today, I’m able to give FIVE LUCKY WINNERS each a $100 Nordstrom gift card along with a copy of this…

…a copy of my newest cookbook Kids in the Kitchen!

Five winners, five $100 Nordstrom gift cards and five copies of Kids in the Kitchen.  Woohoo!  I love a good giveaway :).

All you need to do is complete the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win.  The winners will be announced on Monday!

And bonus!!!  If you order Kids in the Kitchen now then my publisher will let you have your choice of either Mix and Match Meal Planner or Mix and Match Cakes absolutely FREE*.

It’s easy. Here’s how:

1. Order Kids in the Kitchen from your favorite retailer
2. E-mail proof of purchase, your shipping address, and choice of free book to
3. Look for a confirmation email with details on when you can expect your FREE book

*While supplies last. Quantities are limited so claim yours soon!

  I’m so proud of this one!

Whew!  That’s it for Friday Favorites!  Good luck!!!

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  • Erika Slaughter March 17, 2017 at 4:42 am

    What a fun Giveaway Day!! I’m so glad you didn’t realize that “dress” was a romper. So cute and now it’s even more functional! Happy Friday, Friend!

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog March 17, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Sounds like you have a great day all planned out! Have fun at the zoo with the kiddies!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Allie March 17, 2017 at 4:53 am

    Hi Shay- Is the Workin It Wednesday link-up still happening this Monday the 20th as mentioned a few weeks ago or has it been moved to a different date?

    • Mix and Match Mama March 17, 2017 at 5:26 am

      Yes!! It is this Monday!!

  • Melissa March 17, 2017 at 4:59 am

    Great post. I have your latest cookbook and have already made the p.b. balls twice now. For reference, what size did you take in the LP romper and jean jacket. Thanks and Happy St. Paddy’s day.

    • Mix and Match Mama March 17, 2017 at 5:26 am

      I bought the romper in a 2 and the jacket in a xsmall.

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams March 17, 2017 at 5:09 am

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I absolutely love your first outfit with the denim and converse!! I need that whole outfit lol and maybe the romper too, because you are right it’s perfect for vacation. Pinterest might be one of the best things every invented! Have fun at the zoo!
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Bailey Bryant March 17, 2017 at 5:15 am

    That romper is TOO cute! Unfortunately rompers alwayes end up in the “just because it comes in your size doesn’t mean you should wear it,” category for me. YAY for spring things!

  • Jenn March 17, 2017 at 5:18 am

    Love your romper dress! Question, is the color linked the color you have in photos? It seems much more vibrant in your photos..

    • Mix and Match Mama March 17, 2017 at 5:24 am

      Yes! It is more vibrant in person than online. I totally agree!

  • Eileen March 17, 2017 at 6:00 am

    I got my Kids In the Kitchen cookbook on preorder from Amazon last week and I love it! My kids were so excited about it. We made the Pizza Pasta Casserole this week and it was a huge hit.

  • Narci Dreffs March 17, 2017 at 6:01 am

    That romper is darling on you! I love it! Have the best time today!! Xo

  • ShootingStarsMag March 17, 2017 at 6:08 am

    Thanks for the fun giveaway! LOVE the romper. That’s awesome that you got it without realizing since you really love it now. I got a romper last year and really loved it – so I might have to look around more later in the spring/summer!


  • Sarah March 17, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Awesome giveaway!! And I LOVE that romper!! I’m not really a dress person (I know…) but a romper is definitely up my alley!!

    Hope you have a great weekend and St. Patty’s Day!!


  • Sheaffer Sims March 17, 2017 at 6:23 am

    So many things……1) THAT ROMPER!!!!!!! 2) That striped tee with the white jeans and converse is too cute! 3) THAT ROMPER!!!!!!!!!! 4) THAT ROMPER!!!!!!!!

  • Loren March 17, 2017 at 6:32 am

    What size romper did you get? I am usually a four but they are out, I am wondering if I could get into a 6. Sometimes lilly can run small.

    • Loren March 17, 2017 at 6:34 am

      I see you got a 2, never mind. Thank you. Probably won’t fit in the 6. Darn.

  • Carly M March 17, 2017 at 6:37 am

    Same thing happened to me with the Lily romper! Enjoy the zoo! Thanks for the giveaway, have a great weekend!

  • Christene March 17, 2017 at 6:45 am

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day ?

  • haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine March 17, 2017 at 6:58 am

    love, love, LOVE that romper!!!!

  • Megan March 17, 2017 at 6:59 am

    That romper story cracked me up! I keep imagining you trying to get it on over your head. Ha!

  • Lizzie @ This Happy Life March 17, 2017 at 7:03 am

    Love that romper!!! And I love your layering Spring look. I need to get some navy converse!

  • Darcey March 17, 2017 at 7:05 am

    So basically your romper is like a throwback to a skort!! Also-you have to try Revlon colorstay lip stain in “ultimate orchid”! It’s the best color for spring and summer and under $10!

  • Laura March 17, 2017 at 7:18 am

    I started following your blog 4ish years ago. I’m pretty sure I found it because reality Steve posted it 🙂 Every time you do a giveaway, it is so fun to check out your Facebook page and see how many of my friends now follow you. I am not big on sharing things on Facebook, so I know it has spread through other avenues besides me. But at the end of the day it is just so fun to watch how your blog has grown!!

  • Heather Bramelett March 17, 2017 at 7:19 am

    I love your latest cookbook! What a fun giveaway!
    I love the romper!

  • Dana Vissage March 17, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Um, that romper is the CUTEST!! What a fun giveaway!! 🙂

  • Caty Fealko March 17, 2017 at 7:42 am

    I totally thought the romper was a dress too! So cute!! I’ve never worn a romper but this one is worth trying! I hope I win!

  • kellie carrara March 17, 2017 at 7:52 am

    That ROMPER is so stinkin’ cute! And I would Never.EVER. say I wanted a romper. But I want this one. Bad!
    Perfect for my upcoming Texas trip — and if I run into you, in say, a Starbucks, near Dallas, we can be all friendly and twinsy and stuff! 🙂 Thanks for the fun giveaway chance! Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

  • Holly Hopkins March 17, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Love that romper!!!!

  • Lisa N March 17, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Please disregard my previous comment…..must have been a glitch with yahoo….it finally went through. Was just looking at the kid’s cookbook on Amazon yesterday so this is an exciting offer. Thanks so much!

  • Jalana Jennings March 17, 2017 at 7:55 am

    OMG!!! Iam beyond excited my friend Angela won for our friend Susan!!! Thank you for this special give away! I can’t think of anyone more deserving than Susan!! She does so much for so many! We all love you & your friends & your blog! Thanks again!!! xoxo

  • Amanda March 17, 2017 at 8:11 am

    That romper is so cute on you and that first outfit is my favorite!! I had your Pineapple Muffins in my Friday Favorites today! They are SO good!!! Have fun at the zoo today! Hope yall make it over to the chimpanzees! They had a little baby chimp swinging from a rope when we were there the other day! It was adorable!!! See ya tonight!!

  • Kathy L March 17, 2017 at 8:24 am

    So incredibly sweet that people anonymously donated for an additional 10 blardigans to be gifted! Thanks for another amazing giveaway opportunity! I have your EATS cookbook and love it! I think the Kids in the Kitchen cookbook would be perfect for my younger sister.

  • renee March 17, 2017 at 8:33 am

    I love spring and I could so use this. I haven’t had new clothes in over 10 years and the cookbook looks so fun. I need something nice in my life. Entered to win.

  • Jenny March 17, 2017 at 8:33 am

    I love your little black dress. I’m worried, that it would be too short for my long torso and legs… but dang, I might have to try it anyways. 🙂

  • Vanessa Roberts March 17, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Love that outfit! And that romper is super cute too! Seeing all the pictures from Narci and more is getting me so excited for our trip to Disney in May! Thank you so much to you and Erika for helping us plan it! We can’t wait!

  • Angela Ellingson March 17, 2017 at 9:50 am

    SO much goodness in one post! I want all of the outfits in my closet! 😉 I actually have your black dress in green and love it! I will gift Kids in the Kitchen if I win since I already have a copy – LOVE! What a great deal the publishers are offering! Wow! Prayers for all those who were entered into the Blardigan giveaway and congrats to the winners!

  • Francie March 17, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Yummy, I’m definitely going to try some of those st Patrick’s treats. Thanks Shay!

  • Ella March 17, 2017 at 9:59 am

    I love that your favorite color is green.
    I thought I’m the only one.

  • Jodi Shah March 17, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Love the cute black dress! For reference, are you an XS or Small?

    • Mix and Match Mama March 17, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      I wear an xsmall in that one!

  • Bekah Dill March 17, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Love love love the romper and spring make up! Would love to win this giveaway!!! 🙂 Happy St Patrick’s day, Shay!

  • Whitney Pegram March 17, 2017 at 10:53 am

    That Romper!! Oh my heart!!! ?

  • Anna S March 17, 2017 at 11:43 am

    LOVE the romper-dress: unique design and pattern! Also, thank you for making your giveaway entries so easy…So often you have to tag a bunch of people, comment on certain posts, or follow a random account.

  • Cheryl March 17, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    I love your style! I am so excited to see your spring looks. It makes me happy to think that spring will be coming at some point. We had a blizzard Tuesday and getting more snow on Saturday. That little groundhog was wrong. lol
    You look beautiful as always. God bless.

  • Kait Oglesby March 17, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    So I am totally not a romper person, but I AM a huge LP fan, and I think I may just have to order that one! It looks great on you! #shaysavestheday #again

  • Julie Clark March 17, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    I was LOL at your memes, because I’m a first grade teacher and our field trip is next Friday! Hope you had a great day!!

  • Julie Clark March 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Also, I love that you were able to give more Blardigans to deserving women in Manda’ s memory. ?

  • Julie March 17, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Oh my goodness, that romper! I love it!

  • Courtney March 17, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Such fun giveaways, Shay! Enjoy your weekend!

  • Shannon March 17, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Awesome deal on the books! I was just looking at your new kids one on Amazon as my son wants to get in the kitchen with me. Super bonus to get another from the collection from your publisher. Time to order!!!

  • Ashley williams March 17, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Super fun giveaway! I really want your new book! I am cooking from your meal planner today ?

  • Lila March 17, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Hi Shay!
    I love your posts! I wanted to share something with you, have you heard of the Think Dirty app? It lets you scan beauty products and shows you how safe they are. It has really changed my life. (Also, if I can’t find something I use on the app, I usually can find it on deep). I have struggled with chronic illness and was shocked to find that most of my beauty products, shampoos, etc were a 10 and had a bunch of toxic ingredients. Since i found it I’ve been sharing with everyone I know since I had no clue stuff like that could be in the products I use every day.

  • Meg March 17, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    This all makes me want nice weather and a vacation ASAP ?. So fun with the giveaway and the book deal!!! ??

  • Southern & Style March 17, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    You have no idea how excited I am that you showcased some Lilly Pulitzer on your blog, favorite clothing brand ever!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  • Nikki March 18, 2017 at 7:29 am

    I have that dress in black and love, love, love it. The coral is now in my shopping bag!

  • Leah March 18, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Hi Shay, I’m a mom of 4 too and taking them all to the dentist at the same time was tough!! I decided it was just way too stressful and went to 2 at a time or even just 1. Even though it was more trips it was so much better. Good Luck!

  • Nancy A March 18, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    So fun! Looking forward to getting the book for my granddaughters. Blessings!

  • Hanna March 18, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    I know how much you love the Clinique spf/primer…and ever since you mentioned it I’ve been using it and loving it too! But the other day I ran into this new product at the store and fell in love! It’s super lightweight, evens your skin tone and is spf 50!! Perfect added spf for the summertime! You’ll have to try it! bareMinerals® Prep Step Mineral Shield Daily Prep Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50

  • Nicole March 19, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Love Converse!! Struggling with the sock/no sock thing though! What kind of socks do you wear with yours? I need something that doesn’t slip off!

    • Mix and Match Mama March 20, 2017 at 4:59 am

      The struggle is real with socks! I just don’t wear socks. It’s just way easier than fighting socks all day as they slip.

  • Sofia March 20, 2017 at 2:48 am

    That demin jacket is so cute 😀
    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

  • Katie March 20, 2017 at 10:24 am

    I read your blog everyday, so I’m not sure how I missed it on Friday, but I’m so grateful for my friend Elise winning a blardigan! Thank you for the prayers and the blessing!

  • Michelle March 20, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Hi Shay!! Could you do a post on your updated closet??? I design closets for a living and I’m totally dying to see what you’ve got going on in there.. I see a ladder and you know its good when a closet has a ladder in it! Please do a post on it..:) I would be forever grateful 🙂

  • Kelly April 9, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    Apple Watch question…I have the rose gold one… how did you find a navy band with a rose gold pin?! I only see them w/silver? THANKS!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 10, 2017 at 6:12 am

      Mine came with a rose gold face and navy band. You can buy the bands though separately at the Apple store.