About Me

Hi!  I’m Shay!
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I’m a cookbook author, lifestyle blogger, travel agency owner, wife and mama who loves making every day special for my family.  From holidays to regular days, I like to spend time with my girlfriends, watch Red Sox baseball, drink an insane amount of coffee, read my Bible and make a yummy dinner each night.  I’m passionate about traveling, adoption, food and especially Jesus.
struggled with infertility  before having my first two kiddos, Kensington and Smith.  After they were born, we felt the Lord call us to adopt, so in January 2015, we adopted a precious little girl from China who completely changed out lives. Just when we thought we might be done, God called us to adopt again and in September 2016, we brought home a second little girl from China and now, our family is complete.  God has truly blessed us on this road to having children.
I love my girl friends…they mean more to me then they will ever know…and I have this awesome family too.  My parents are hysterical, warm, sarcastic and totally the reason I am who I am today…plus, my little brother is kind of famous…so that’s weird and fun at the same time.
In a nutshell, I’m married to my best friend, have four fabulous kids, a dog named Poppy Popsicle and I make my way through each and every day loving the Lord and trying to count my blessings as I also count the number of Cheerios spilled on my floor.  I am Shay.  We should be friends.
XOXO
I’d love to hear from you…send me an email me, Tweet me, find me on Face Book and/or Pinterest…whatever you want…I’m here to chat :).
Email me about food or family: mixandmatchmama@yahoo.com
 Email me about traveling: mixandmatchtravelagency@yahoo.com
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You can purchase my Eats book HERE.
You can purchase my Cakes book here.
You can purchase my Meal Planner book here.
  • Leona January 8, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    stumbled on to your blog.. Love your heart and your love for Jesus.. drew me right in.. Praying more young moms find your passion and love for Life, family and the Lord Jesus..Blessings

  • Kensey Gosch January 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Bachelor's sister or not…You are adorable!!

    I love a God-fearing mother!! So happy I came upon your blog -especially the food part 🙂

  • AJ, Amy, and Rylee Gale January 16, 2013 at 1:34 am

    First I wanted to tell you that I think you are stunning!! You seem truly beautiful inside as well!! Your blog is super duper cute! And your kids are even more cute!! I love all the things you are passionate about too!! I am married to my high school sweet heart and we just had our 11th wedding anniversary. Every day I feel so blessed to share my life with my hubby!! I have struggled with fertility as well. We tried for 6 1/2 years for our sweet girl, and then we finally had her. she is now 4 1/2, and I try to enjoy every second with her. I think that when mama's take a long time to get preggo that they enjoy their children in a different way. Every day I wake up and I thank jesus for her! She is MY miracle. We have lost 3 babies since then. I am praying that this will be our year and that God will bless us with another baby. Anyways I just wanted to share where I am at. I do have a blog but I don't write on it each day. It is http://ajandamygale.blogspot.com. Thanks for sharing your story and all your cute photos!!

  • Full Time Wife Life January 30, 2013 at 3:48 am

    OK – replace the "Red Sox" with the Cubs and I am totally stealing your "About Me"! 🙂 Love finding the hidden gems in the blog world!

  • Anonymous February 6, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    You're so beautiful inside out like your brother Sean 🙂

  • Mrs. Pancakes March 13, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Glad I found your blog. I'm so excited for Sean and Catherine and your family. Can't wait for the wedding!!

  • Mallory March 27, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I have to tell you, I can't stop giggling, because I first read your blog about a year ago? But that was before I understood "following" so I had your blog bookmarked to read. Anyways last August I started my own blog and somehow lost track of reading yours. Somewhere in watching last season's Bachelor(sick of hearing that yet? 😉 I heard that "Sean's Sister" was a blogger, and looked up your blog. Still didn't follow, just giggled at how small the blog world is.
    THIS time, I found you via House of Rose and the Love & Marriage series, and THIS time I'm going to follow. Finally.
    And yes, I'm still giggling about how small the blogworld can be.
    :))

  • Lisa Brown July 20, 2013 at 5:28 am

    Can we see pictures of you and Andrew when you met?

  • Anonymous November 12, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    I stumbled upon your blog and love it!

  • Gretchen Whitfield December 3, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Hilarious! My crush is Buble and my husband's is Carrie Underwood (or Carrie Underwear when I am feeling a little jealous).

  • Lisa { Showered With Design } February 6, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Just stumbled across your blog, so cute! Im a new follower! xo

    Showered With Design

  • Jennifer Dickson April 28, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Hi- I have been following you for awhile now. Love your blog! I am from Michigan and was wondering if you would be willing to email me the church that you and Andrew attended. My daughter (13 years old) and I have been searching and we haven't found the right fit yet. Thank you!