What’s Up Wednesday {11/25/15}

Hello there Wednesday before Thanksgiving!
Today,  Mel and Sheaffer and I are sharing what’s up with us today.  Link up below and join the fun!
The last Wednesday of every month, we answer these questions…


…in our What’s Up Wednesday posts.  We can’t wait to go through your posts and see what you guys are up to this month too!  Thanks for playing friends!  Let’s get started…
1. What we’re eating this week…
Oh friends…I’m at my in-law’s house right now in Missouri and the food is FABULOUS!  My mother-in-law makes the best cookies, always has coffee brewing and prepares an excellent Thanksgiving feast.  The eatin’ is good around here!

On Friday, I’m going to take my leftover Thanksgiving food and turn it into this…

Turkey & Cranberry Quesadillas. #yes

2. What I’m reminiscing About…

This is Ashby’s first trip up to Andrew’s parents’ house…so, it has me reminiscing about Kensington’s first trip to the farm ;).

3. What I’m loving…

I saw this sweater at Loft and just couldn’t resist.  Isn’t it cute?!?!  It’s subtle (unlike my other Christmas sweater!).

I also bought these two sweaters because they were on sale, totally cute and really comfy.  They come in 11 different colors too!

4. What we’ve been up to…
First road trip as a family of five!  Lots of pictures coming this way next week :).

5. What I’m dreading…
I’m going to be lame and say the drive home :).  The drive up is always fun because there is so much to look forward to…but the drive home is always just long.

6. What I’m working on…
Well, I just wrapped up cookbook #3.  What? What?  Yes!  Book #3 hits shelves September 1 and over the last month, I wrote, made and photographed my last 42 recipes for the book.  #imtired

These two books…

…hit shelves February 1 and can already be pre-ordered on Amazon. I’m so excited!
…my travel agency is now accepting Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line reservations through September 2016.  Email me at mixandmatchtravelagency@yahoo.com if you’re interested.

7. What I’m excited about…
Um, besides the above?  Because I’m pretty flippin’ excited about that!  I’m also excited about all of this Christmas stuff happening right now!  If you missed my Monday post, we made our annual Christmas Traditions Bucket List.  You can see all of it here.

And on Monday…

…hold on to your booties girls…Five Days of Fabulous begins and it’s gonna be AWESOME!

8. What I’m watching/reading…
I’m watching every Christmas movie that I can get my hands on!  A few years ago, I even did a post about my favorite Christmas movies.  You can read it here.

I mean…

‘Tis the season for Jude Law in The Holiday :).

9. What I’m listening to…
I think this is pretty obvious.

I also did a post a few years ago about my favorite Christmas music.  You can see that here.

The post even includes my favorite Christmas playlist :).

10. What I’m wearing…


My new very favorite jeans are on repeat around here.  And by repeat, I mean, I am considering sleeping in them. #dontwanttotakethemoff

And that tee hiding under my jacket?  Go ahead and buy two.  I bought it in white and black…and then in navy.  It’s flowy in all the right places.

And then there’s this sweater

…y’all!  Isn’t it cute?!?!  And it’s so soft too!  I mean…I’m pretty sweater sensitive and this one is by far the softest I’ve bought this year.  It’s loose in all the right places and just comfy.  I bought this red and white stripe with the grey detail but look at the other colors…

…I mean, I want them all.

See them all here.

And pssssst…my leopard booties are five years old, but you can find some other cute ones here.

11. What I’m doing this weekend…

We’re driving back home late Thursday night, so that on Friday, we can head to our town square’s annual Home for the Holidays and then on Saturday, we hit my parents’ town square for their Christmas festivities.  I blogged about both of them here last year.  If you’re local, you should visit both.  Head to the historic McKinney Town Square and Southlake Town Center.

12. What I’m looking forward to next month…

…this girl getting to experience everything Christmas!

13. What else is new…
Notta enchilada.

14. Our bonus question this month: What’s your favorite Christmas tradition?

Well, like I said above, I blogged all of my favorite Christmas traditions on Monday.  You can see them all here.

That’s What’s Up Wednesday friends!  If you blogged it too, then link up below!

And two more things…

1. At 10:00 PM CST tomorrow night, I will post my last $250 Nordstrom Gift Card giveaway!  The post will go up tomorrow night and stay up through the weekend.  It’s your last chance to enter to win!

2. On my foodie blog today, everything Thanksgiving.  If you need a few more last minute ideas…I have them for you today!  Click here.

Happy Wednesday friends!  Wishing you and your family a Thanksgiving full of football, food, family, and friends.  I thank God for you each and every day.  May His blessings shine down on you tomorrow.  God bless you and this wonderful country we get to call home.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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  • kelly November 25, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Congratulations on your books ! Happy Thanksgiving with the fam!

  • bess barnes November 25, 2015 at 11:31 am

    I am from Joplin and I'm traveling there tomorrow for thanksgiving with my family! We will be so close!! Ahh!! Love it!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!!

  • kimm atwood November 25, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Happy thanksgiving shay!

  • Narci November 25, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    have the best trip!! Happy Thanksgiving!! Xoxo

  • Christy November 25, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    We went to Southlake Christmas on the 21st, I believe they did it early this year.

    • Mix and Match Mama November 25, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      They have their Christmas stuff up (trees, snow, carriage rides, lights, etc) through the New Year. You should go back again if you have time! It's always so much fun!

    • Christy November 25, 2015 at 1:30 pm

      I didn't know that!!! We will definitely go back!!! How fun. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  • Jennie November 25, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Woot, woot on the books!!!! And I'm curious to hear what size you went with in the perfectly flowy tees? Thanks for helping a girl out. πŸ™‚

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} November 25, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Can't wait to get my hands on those books! And I can't wait to hear all about Ashby on Thansgiving (the girl can eat)! πŸ™‚

  • dresselfamily.blogspot.com November 25, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Happy thanksgiving sweetpea!
    love that black & white sweater. just cute!
    I bet Ashby is just loving this season.
    every time I see a pic of Jude o just think if the scene of him bawling…gets me every time!!!!

  • Not A Mom November 25, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Those quesadillas look fantastic, what a great idea! I'm LOVING those sweater options too!! Thanks for the link up!
    Linds @ Not A Mom

  • Donna November 25, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    That subtle Christmas sweater is so cute! I've just started planning a bit of an impromptu trip to Disney in January and I can't believe how much there is to consider! Congratulations on your third book! πŸ™‚

  • Megan November 25, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Loving your cookbooks!! Sooo exciting congrats friend. And I can't wait to see all the Christmas pics of miss Ashby!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Little Bits of Joy Blog November 25, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Congrats on the books coming out… so very exciting!!!! I linked up for the first time today after reading your blog for many years…. thanks for hosting such a fun link up!!

  • Kate November 25, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Exciting news about your cookbook! I will have to check both of them out πŸ™‚ Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels!

  • Meghan November 25, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    I can't wait for your books, how exciting!!! I love the sweater, what size did you get? Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Johnsons November 25, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving and congratulations on your cook books! You have so much to be Thankful for and we as readers are thankful for you sharing your ideas, loves and inspiration with us πŸ˜‰

  • jessicaemilyb November 25, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Love your blog, I read it daily!
    The giveaways exclude Canadians right?

  • Natalie November 25, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Congratulations on the books!! Can't wait to get them!! I love your blog. Yours is one of the few that I still read. Keep being awesome! πŸ™‚

  • Allison Lodde November 25, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    I couldn't leave your blog today without telling you about my favorite Christmas album of all time, in case you didn't know about it – Amy Grant, Home for Christmas! Every.Single.Song. gives me chills and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! Happy Thanksgiving to your sweet little family! πŸ™‚

  • Laci Murray November 25, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Enjoy Missourri! I bet Ashby is loving all this holiday stuff! Congrats on the cookbooks!! You are one busy lady, thank you for sharing your life with us. Happy Thanksgiving!!

  • Lindsay at Lindsay'sSweetWorld November 25, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Hope you guys are having an amazing time! Happy Thanksgiving to your whole family!

  • Aleah Millburg November 25, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Happy thanksgiving to your beautiful family! I can't wait to get your cook books!

  • Charla Liedahl November 25, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Um yes, Jude Law in The Holiday. Jude Law in any movie, for that matter! Little tidbit–My eye doctor looks like Jude Law. I like going to the eye doctor for obvious reasons–eye candy! HA!!!

  • Leslie November 26, 2015 at 3:24 am

    This made my day and I'm so excited to get your cookbooks. I Google your recipes for everything. I won a chili cook off for your Mexican Chicken Chilli. Congradulations!

  • Paula November 26, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    I love your sweater. I instantly thought of Christmas Vacation & Ellen Griswold. Look it up…you nailed it!

  • Beautifully Seaside // Formerly Chic Coastal Living November 27, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Book #3! That's awesome! If you do a book tour in Miami I'll take you out to lunch to celebrate! Congratulations! XOXOXOX

  • S Crump November 27, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Great post

  • S Crump November 27, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Great post

  • Vivian Chang November 27, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    I'd buy my mom and dad something special because they do so much for my sister and I! Happy thanksgiving to you and your family!

  • Vivian Chang November 27, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    I'd buy my mom and dad something special because they do so much for my sister and I! Happy thanksgiving to you and your family!

  • Vivian Chang November 27, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    I'd buy my mom and dad something special because they do so much for my sister and I! Happy thanksgiving to you and your family!

  • Sara Goodhind November 27, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    I'd buy new boots for my family.

  • Kristen Pitstick November 27, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    I would buy something for my husband for Christmas πŸ™‚

  • Emelie Larson November 27, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    The kate spade earings are to die for!

  • marnie November 28, 2015 at 4:56 am

    I would buy a Tory Burch purse with the gift card, or at least apply it to that purchase πŸ™‚

  • marnie November 28, 2015 at 4:57 am

    I would buy a Tory Burch purse πŸ™‚

  • Jenna Rist December 5, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    I want to pre-order your cookbooks as gifts this Christmas for some of my girls, do you have a fun graphic that could be used in a card to show them what they will be getting in the mail?