Show & Tell Tuesday: A Day in the Life

First things first…WHOA!  Yesterday, I kicked off our week with a $100 Container Store gift card if you guys would share your spring cleaning tips and holy guacamole, you shared some FANTASTIC tips!  This contest goes until Friday morning, so check out my post, leave a tip and enter to win the gift card.  I read every single tip and now, I’m totally pumped to spring clean this week!  You ladies are FANTASTIC!
Okay, it’s Show & Tell Tuesday!  Woohoo!  Twice a month, we all link up with Andrea and show & tell ya something.  Today, we’re sharing a day in our life!
About twice a year or so, I do these “day in the life” posts and they’re always a favorite around here. I love reading about people’s lives too!  I always enjoy seeing how other people are spending their time, so I can’t wait to look through the link up.  I was going to document last Friday because it was pretty much a typical week day for us…but then I forgot…so I documented last Saturday instead.  
Here you go…a day in the life of us, Saturday edition :).
Mornin’.  5:22 and I’m up sayin’ hi to you!

I know.  I am cheating on Keurig.  We were married for 11 years and it was a long and happy marriage…but over the summer, we stayed in two hotels that had Nespresso makers and it was love at first sip.  I’m a cheater.  And I have no regrets ;).
At this point, with coffee in hand, I glance out in the backyard and see Andrew doing yard work.  At 5:25 AM.  God bless Andrew Shull.
My furry friend awaits me in my office.  Please note, in approximately 95% of these pictures, I am wearing my house shoes.  I even wear them with shorts. #noshame #okaymaybealittle 

I’m still working my way through my One Year Bible.  You can start today (even though it’s April 19!).  Just start with January 1st and go.  It’s such a good way to read through the Bible!!  I bought my copy off of Amazon.  I’m also reading The Battle Plan for Prayer each morning too.
(And I’m wrapped up in my blanket because apparently pjs, a robe and slippers aren’t enough to keep me warm…)

After my quiet time, I did a little work and then had about 20 minutes to spare…so, I hopped up here and watched this on my phone…

This is my 3rd favorite movie of all time and it’s on Netflix, so win, win for me!
(Bridget Jones’ Diary is my favorite and The Holiday is my second favorite…and just for grins, It’s Complicated is my fourth favorite…but I digress…)

Inside the house around 7:15 ready to eat our traditional Saturday morning pancakes!

Annnnnd…he always makes the pancakes.  Score.
I love drinking any sort of veggie and for the past six months or so, these have been my fave.  I drink one every morning with my breakfast.  Speaking of which…
Two whole wheat pancakes with Nutella on top.  I love Saturday mornings!
My dad was out of town last week, so my mom asked if Kensington could spend Friday night at her house…so, she wasn’t home and Ashby and Smith were still sleeping…so, Andrew and I ate our breakfast (saved them pancakes for later) and watched a little Rick Steves on the iPad to prepare for our next adventure.  Side note: I want Rick Steves’ job.  If anyone knows how I can get me a job like that…please call :).

Hey!  Look who woke up!  Ashby started in on her pancakes and I…

…started working on a recipe.

Around 8:15, this guy woke up and sat down to his pancakes.  My view while baking.

I went and got Ashby dressed and ready to go because Erika was taking her and Bowen to Griffin’s birthday party!  She was so pumped!
I have cool jobs.
 Speaking of which…one recipe down and one to go…
…this next recipe was savory, so I headed out to my little garden for some chives.

My little man was ready to help.
After recipe number two was completed, I went to take a shower and told Smith to get ready for his baseball game.  After I got dressed, I came out and found this…
…my baseball playin’ boy sitting in my bed doing a word search.  This kid cracks me up!

We headed to grab a quick bite before his noon game.  Andrew was on the other side of the booth…and Ashby too!  Erika met back up with us and dropped her off.

At her brother’s baseball game.  Thanks to the goodie bag from Griffin’s party…she had bubbles.  Woohoo!

Warming up with dad.

Aunt Catherine, can I blow bubbles directly into your face?  Thanks.

Watching baseball with the cutest little baby in the world!  I wish I could show you her face…because it’s PRECIOUS!  You guys know my friend Meagan who is fostering two little girls (you can read her story here).  Please continue to pray for them!  We’re hoping these girls have found their forever home!

My big guy at bat!
We came home and had one hour between the game and their school’s annual carnival.  I told Ashby she could skip her nap (since we only had an hour), but she needed to rest.  They cuddled up and watched Bubble Guppies together…
…these two.  Ashby insisted on fish for her snack…but since I had just gone grocery shopping the day before, I had the ingredients for a yummy snack…

…why is avocado on toast just so darn good?  I could eat it three meals a day!

Andrew went back out to work in the yard and I did laundry during that hour.

Instead of resting, she wanted to help.

All folded…but putting it up is really the worst part, right?
And in typical Smith form…
…he was asleep.  With his soccer ball.

Eeeks!! Look who came home!!  My mom brought Kensington back so that we could all go to the carnival together!

Let’s do this carnival!

Carnival success!
After the carnival, we headed to eat Mexican food for dinner.  Because…we’re Texans and if we don’t eat Mexican food at least every other night, we cry.

Lovie and Ashby.
During dinner, Ashby alternated between laughing and crying (she was SO TIRED!) and Kensington and Smith had to move chairs because THEY WOULD NOT STOP TOUCHING EACH OTHER.  We ended our meal with laughs though!
And then we walked next door to the snow cone place…
…because, why not?
Ashby was sound asleep by 7:05 and Andrew ran to Home Depot to return some yard stuff he had rented, so the three of us all cuddled and watched Fuller House before they went to sleep…
…and it was the perfect way to end my Saturday.
That’s a day in the life of us.
 If you missed my Show & Tell Tuesday posts from before…
And if you missed it in 2015, you can see those posts here.
Next time on Show & Tell Tuesday we share our personal style.
  And to see upcoming topics, look below…
On my foodie blog today…
…my spin on Simple Stuffed Shells!  (Hint: there is no stuffing.)
Happy Tuesday!
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  • Erika Slaughter April 19, 2016 at 10:07 am

    I'm loving baseball season! Those boys are doing great. I completely agree-that baby girl is CUTE!! Ashby, Bowen, and I had a fun little morning partyin' with Griffin and Mason!

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} April 19, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Now that's a nice little Saturday! So fun reading through it!

  • Laura April 19, 2016 at 10:33 am

    So fun! Are you excited for the new Bridget Jones movie?!!

  • Amber April 19, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Oh my…even on Saturday you are superwoman!!! You did half a days work before I got up!!! ? I need to follow your lead!

  • Brooke @ A Retherford Realization April 19, 2016 at 10:49 am

    You are such an inspiration. Even with 3 kids and an insane schedule, you find a way to make time for Jesus and I love that!

  • sarah April 19, 2016 at 10:49 am

    What happens to the recipes you make? When do yall eat them?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 19, 2016 at 11:00 am

      I make a lot of recipes on Friday and Saturday and they go to church with me the next day. I feed the masses :).

    • Meagan Ruse April 19, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      Bless you! This is mine and Tim's favorite part 🙂

  • Mandi Moore April 19, 2016 at 10:59 am

    What a fabulous day! Your kids are precious as ever and Kensington, wow, she is really starting to look grown up! I love the photo of Smith passed out on the couch, he is one funny kid! What a great Saturday!

  • Jamie Allen April 19, 2016 at 11:11 am

    first of all i love your saturday morning quiet lights. i am six thousand percent quiet light girl. wow! andrew shull doing yard work at the crack of dawn is impressive. i love ashby's stuffed princesses {that's what those are, right?} i need to get some of those! i had no idea what to have for dinner tonight but i think now i may try your faux stuffed shells and even try the whole wheat pasta. i'm kinda nervous about that but i've successfully switched to brown rice {love it} so i'm fairly confident about the pasta. thank you for sharing your energy packed saturday.

  • Tammy April 19, 2016 at 11:24 am

    I have wanted to try the Nespresso !!! I have been married to my Keurig for almost 8 years, I've heard wonderful things about the Nespresso. I love your day in the life posts, thanks for sharing.

  • With Southern Love April 19, 2016 at 11:28 am

    A Day In The Life posts are always so fun to read! My Keurig has started leaking water and my husband suggested I try a different coffee maker, I'll have to look into the Nespresso!

    withsouthernlove.com

  • Suz Williams April 19, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Oh my goodness! What kind of yard work can be done in the dark? You two are soooo energetic. Well done! ����

  • Jeanette Garofola April 19, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Love these A Day in the Life posts! My Breville coffee maker is on its way out, so I'm in the market for a new one. Which model is your Nespresso Maker? I know you LOVE your coffee, so I take your word seriously! 😉

    • Mix and Match Mama April 19, 2016 at 11:50 am

      We have the VertuoLine. I love it because it brews both coffee and espresso!

  • Rachel Zimm April 19, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    What a wonderful Saturday!!
    The carnival looked really fun.
    And Mexican food & snow cones… Mmm!

  • Tara G. April 19, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    We love Rick Steves…we bought gear & luggage years ago that's still our favorite.

  • Linsley Schneider April 19, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Yes to pancakes and nutella on Saturday mornings!

  • Love on the Lake April 19, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    That picture of Smith in his baseball uniform, glasses and the puzzle tho ?
    ~LOTL
    Loveonthelakeblog.blogspot.com

  • Nicole April 19, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    These posts are my favorite! Would love to read "a day in the life" of what you eat in a day too 😉 Do you fit a work out in, in the am at home often?

  • Angela Thayer April 19, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    I just love these "day in the life" posts! It's fun to get a glimpse into your day. You've inspired me to get up early so now I start my day at 5am and love the quiet 2 hours I get before the kids get up! 🙂

  • Sarah@HappyDwelling April 19, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Shay, where do you pruchase the Evolution juices?

  • rwick April 19, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    I LOVE my Nespresso! I use it and the frother daily. You can recycle the used pods at Williams Sonoma, which is one of the reasons I bought it. Just take in a bag or box of them to the store and they ship them off to Nespresso for recycling. Love your day in the life posts!

  • Meagan Ruse April 19, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    What a sweet picture of you and Sissy! ? I love it! Thanks for all the help at baseball 🙂 The boys are doing so great this season!! ⚾️

  • Carrie April 19, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    I love your Nespresso set up. Can you tell me what machine/extras you have. I want to upgrade ours. We too cheated for Nespresso about a year ago and have no regrets. We actually had a fancy shmancy Jura with all the bells and whistles and preferred the Nespresso. I miss my Nespresso when we are away.

  • Regine Karpel April 19, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Love this.
    http://www.rsrue.blogspot.com

  • Alicia Marie April 19, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    5:22am. I don't know how you can get up that early! I struggle with getting up early, but can stay up all night long without issues! What a fun day. I love day in the life…you are one busy,cute family!

  • Leigh (Balancing By Faith) April 19, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    I love these posts!! Sounds very similar to our Saturdays at home – dad in the yard, kids playing and running to games/practices and then Mexican meals!!

  • Rebecca Jo April 19, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    I thought you were just shielding the sun from the baby's face 🙂 haha
    I could totally eat avacado on toast for every meal too.
    I am always so impressed how little sleep you need … keep it up lady!

  • Jenny April 19, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Aww… I love these kinds of posts! 🙂

  • Katy Coffee April 19, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    I totally forgot too, so I'm trying to document my day today and post it tonight! Mine's way less exciting – work. ugh. Can't wait (/ can wait) to have a bunch of kiddies to make our lives that much more exciting! one dayyyyy. 😉

  • Angela Pino April 19, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Smith looks like such a little old man in his baseball uniform, glasses and doing a word search — it's so cute, I love it! Also, I'm looking for a new camera, what kind is that you use for your food blog? I tried zooming in on the picture but couldn't see a brand.

  • Narci April 19, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    What a great Saturday!! Love the pictures, friend!! Xoxo

  • AJ C April 19, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Love these posts! Ever since you shared Meagan's story it has been pulling at my heart and soul. How is her fostering to adopt those sweet baby girls going?

  • AJ C April 19, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Love these posts! Ever since you shared Meagan's journey with fostering to adopt it has pulled at my heart and soul! How are things going with those sweet baby girls!?

    • Meagan Ruse April 20, 2016 at 2:33 am

      Thank you! Things are always up and down, but they are still with us, so we are praising God!

  • Jennifer April 19, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Can you explain why you like the Nespresso better than the Keurig? Just curious how they compare so that I better know options when I'm ready to replace my current Keurig. Thanks!

  • AMla April 19, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Okay so first…I was reading the comments from yesterday and found out about the Motivated Moms app. Where has this been all of my life? I love checking off lists and I love being told a list of things to accomplish. This app is super! I have never been more motivated to clean :). Second, what is the difference between the Nespresso and your Keurig?

  • Kristina @ Ms.Modify April 19, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    How do you wake up at 5:00 on a Saturday and have energy to do all that stuff?! I'm really impressed by you! #lifegoals

    xo, Kristina

  • Haley Southey April 19, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    So fun!! I love Day in the Life posts so much!! Catherine was in Atlanta last week for her Lowe Co. tour and I was able to meet her! So sweet! I'm moving to Dallas after college, and can't wait to have TexMex every other night. 🙂

  • Sara and Steve April 19, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Please tell me if the Nespresso is quieter than a Keurig?!?! My morning coffee wakes up my family:(

    • Mix and Match Mama April 20, 2016 at 9:58 am

      Nope. I would say it's the exact same. Why can't they make those things quieter?!?!

  • With Southern Love April 19, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Hey Shay, double comment today. I've been looking at the Nespresso maker & love that it makes coffee and espresso. Could you share what capsules you use and where you buy them? Thanks so much! Xo

    • Sue Campbell April 20, 2016 at 3:01 am

      I live in CA so I'm probably not much help but select Sur La Table stores sell them. If you buy a Nespresso you should join the Nespresso Club online because they regularly have free shipping promos.

    • Mix and Match Mama April 20, 2016 at 9:58 am

      I use the VertuoLine capsules for my machine and order them online (or grab them at the Nespresso store when I happen to be in Dallas where there is one). Amazon sells them!

  • Amanda-Cupcake N Dreams April 19, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    Love your little Saturday! I also used my sister's Nespresso maker while visiting her in Paris earlier this year and it was amazing. I may need to convert too!
    http://www.cupcakendreams.com

  • Jeanie April 19, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    What a busy, but fun, day.

  • Michelle Lichte April 20, 2016 at 5:05 am

    Hi Shay! Can you comment on what kind of treadmill/exercise machine you were on in this "episode"? 😉
    I'm interested in a new treadmill and thought you might have an opinion or advice. Thanks for being you!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 20, 2016 at 9:57 am

      It's a Matrix stepmill (maybe called a climb mill)…something like that. We love it!

  • giginpink April 20, 2016 at 7:27 am

    I love seeing pictures of you and your family. The picture of you and Kensington is beautiful!!!

  • Carrie April 20, 2016 at 9:44 am

    One more comment – Love that Smith is an Indians player. I am a Cleveland girl! Go Indians!

  • Megan April 20, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    The best part of this post was the pic of smith doing the crossword in your bed!!! Love!!!

  • Queen In Between April 22, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Seriously have had avocado toast for lunch every single day this week. I'm addicted. I ordered a box full of your little cookbooks and cannot wait to get them ready for teacher appreciation week!!

  • Nicole April 22, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    Where's your brownie?!? 😉

  • Anna April 23, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    Is the rick Steve's show on Netflix? Or on your DVR? I want to watch but dont have DVR!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 24, 2016 at 9:57 am

      We DVR his show and we watch them off of Youtube. Both ways!