Thursday Things.

I’m not going to lie…I’m limping to the finish line this week.  I’m feeling so much better, but that first part of the week kicked my rear.  Needless to say, I’m VERY excited about the three day weekend we have coming up!  Which leads me to today…Thursday things.  I’m not doing Friday Favorites tomorrow because I’m posting something else, so today, is kind of a mini-Friday Favorites/random assortment of things post.  Have the best day!

First up, remember a few weeks ago when I went on Home & Family?  Well, the sweet girl who came to do my makeup busted this out…

…and I was like “ohhhhhhhh!  I love this!  Why haven’t I been using it lately?!”.  I’ve blogged about my Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick several times before, but mine ran out and then I tried something else and kind of forgot about it…but you know what?  After she used it on me before Home & Family, I immediately ordered me a new one because it’s AMAZING.  If you don’t believe me, read the the reviews.  You apply as much or as little on your face and then slightly blend it in with either your fingers or a Beauty Blender.  Love, love, love THIS!  (For a reference, I wear the “Natural Tan” shade.)

Okay…so I was blending a drop of my Nars Hot Sand Illuminator into my tinted moisturizer or foundation, but with the stick, you can’t do that, so I have been blending a drop into this…

…my Clinique SPF before I add my Foundation Stick

…a drop of SPF plus a drop of Illuminator before my Foundation Stick (or tinted moisturizer if I want something super light) and bam, I’m done!  I just apply it with my fingers but you can totally use your Beauty Blender too.

Another favorite thing this week…

…I have a new office 🙂 .

Every day for the last two weeks, I have been working from my patio table during the afternoons when my girls are asleep.  I turn on my music outside, bring coffee or tea with me and enjoy the beautiful weather.  It’s going to be too hot to do this before too long, so I’m soaking it in now!  (I’m actually typing this post from out there right this minute and it’s spectacular!)

Right now, I’m having a moment with these two Loft tops and bonus, right now, everything at Loft is 40% off.  EVERYTHING!

I had several people ask me about this one, so here is a full length pic of it…

…I’m kind of obsessed with this top.  The colors are just so pretty!  And PS: my jeans are HERE and my sandals are HERE.

And then here’s another Loft top that I can’t stop wearing…

Prettttttty!  I started the day with my denim jacket over it…

…and then as it warmed up, it was easy to remove the layer.  This top is a keeper!  And psssst: those darn wedges are my fave but they’re from last spring, so they’re sold out.  My white jeans are HERE though.  (I’ve told you about these white jeans before.  They have stretch and they’re not thin!  Exactly what you need in white jeans!)

We have been LIVING outside these days!  Here I am on Friday afternoon eating popsicles with my peeps on the driveway.  And then on Saturday…

…we went to the art fair on our town square!  It was so much fun!

Just when I thought our little town couldn’t get more idyllic, it opened a gourmet popsicle shop. #winning

Love this guy so much 🙂

And these guys too!

If you’re looking for something to do with your kiddos this Easter weekend, why not make these…

Resurrection Rolls

Resurrection Rolls are such a clever way to explain Easter to kids 🙂 .

So, that’s a little bit of this and that for your Thursday.

Have the BEST day!


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  • Leslie Z. April 13, 2017 at 4:43 am

    Love your sweet family so much! How do you fit so much cuteness into one space?! 🙂

  • emily @ a little bit of emily April 13, 2017 at 4:58 am

    The art fair looks like so much fun! The link you shared for the dark jeans is coming up in an error – could you please relink? I have been on the hunt for jeans like that, that could work for both the office and for play.

    • Mix and Match Mama April 13, 2017 at 5:15 am

      It’s working now!! Happy Thursday, Emily!

  • ELizabeth April 13, 2017 at 5:12 am

    I love this time of the year when you can spend time outside and it’s not too hot!
    Xo, Elizabeth

  • Sheaffer Sims April 13, 2017 at 5:18 am

    I don’t have that Illuminator, and I’m thinking I need it. I WANT TO GLOW!

    • Lisa N April 13, 2017 at 6:54 am

      I loved reading about your Mom’s beauty routine and was totally surprised at her age! Definitely just a number in her case! I’ve been hoping for some time that Shay would do a similar post with her beautiful Mom?

      • Beverly Maunus April 13, 2017 at 4:25 pm

        Lisa- where is this? I would like to read it! Thank you

      • Michelle Shaul April 13, 2017 at 5:14 pm

        Where can I read about your precious Mom’s beauty routine?

  • Sarah Shaneyfelt April 13, 2017 at 5:32 am

    This weather is my favorite thing right now, too! I actually took my class outside yesterday for us to just sit and enjoy it! I love that Ashby is playing the recorder while everyone is eating popsicles on the driveway haha! Oh and I have those white jeans and I agree that they are the best white jeans in the world!

  • Erika Slaughter April 13, 2017 at 5:53 am

    Gourmet popsicle shop?! Ummm…YES! That sounds great!!

  • Hanna April 13, 2017 at 6:01 am

    Where is the super cute red plaid shirt from (the last photo)?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 13, 2017 at 6:51 am

      From JCrew last fall!

  • Sarah April 13, 2017 at 6:12 am

    So fun you’re able to work on your patio!! We have a screened-in porch I LOVE!! I haven’t ventured out there to work yet, though. Perhaps later today!!

    Hope you are feeling better!!!! 🙂


  • Amy April 13, 2017 at 6:13 am

    Love the navy loft top! Is yours an xs? Thanks 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama April 13, 2017 at 6:50 am


  • Narci Dreffs April 13, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Oh gosh! Now, I want to try that foundation stick! Also, you look darling in those two tops, friend! Happy Thursday!! Xo

  • Britt April 13, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Closet tour soon? Your town does seem idyllic! Glad you’re better! & that Madeley is the cutest little thing!

  • Holly April 13, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Where do you apply the illuminator, all over or only on cheekbones?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 13, 2017 at 6:50 am

      All over!!

  • Lea April 13, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Just when I thought our little town couldn’t get
    more idealyc

    I think you mean “idyllic”?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 13, 2017 at 6:49 am

      Ha! Yes! Correcting that now :).

  • Megan April 13, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Gourmet Popsicle shops are amazing! Such a fun little family treat. Glad you are feeling better!

  • Jenny April 13, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Going to check out that Bobbi Brown foundation right now! Thanks! 🙂

  • heidi April 13, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Oh your town is so darn cute a popsicle shop.. live it !
    I also love love the custom fx highlighter drops. I pop one drop in my foundation and its like magic. I have all the shades lol #obsessed

  • Jill Foster April 13, 2017 at 8:14 am

    We make Empty Tomb buns at our church on Palm Sunday. Just made them last week with the kids. Same recipe except that we use frozen self-rising rolls for the tomb. Happy Easter

  • Bernadine April 13, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Tomorrow’s post must be something special/huge if you are skipping FF – exciting!

  • Tanya April 13, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Glad you’re feeling better. I’m also recovering from a cough/cold and it’s taking me awhile to get back into the swing of things.

  • Lynn April 13, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Shay! I love the idea of Resurrection rolls! I’m totally doing that! What color of lipstick do you have on with your sleeveless loft top! I love it!!

  • Angela Ellingson April 13, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Happy Friday Eve! 😉 Love your town! It’s so happy! That second loft top may be perfect for Easter!

  • Christina April 13, 2017 at 9:13 am

    What color is your nail polish in the picture with the navy blue loft top. Yes I am totally aware I have a slight addiction

    • Mix and Match Mama April 13, 2017 at 12:14 pm

      I’m pretty sure that was Let me Bayou a Drink!

  • Meg April 13, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Did the resurrection roles earlier this week…such a fun way to talk about Jesus ?

  • Kendra April 13, 2017 at 9:42 am

    All these idyllic activities have me packing my bags for McKinney!

  • Kelly Chen April 13, 2017 at 9:45 am

    For the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick, do you blend with your fingers or a Beauty Blender? I’m trying to figure out the best way to get more coverage with it without making it seem cakey. Thanks, Shay. 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama April 13, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      Both! Typically, my fingers but if I think about it, my Beauty Blender! This morning, I used my Beauty Blender.

  • Michele April 13, 2017 at 10:06 am

    I love your new rug in your closet…is it found online?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 13, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      Yes! It’s from Chip and Joannna Gaines’ collection!

  • Kelly April 13, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Love your patio table! Do you have a link for your patio dining set?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 13, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      I don’t! I believe it’s from Hemisphere’s Furniture though!

  • Candice April 13, 2017 at 10:26 am

    I’m a new reader and wondering what city you live in? Your patio looks so nice! I grew up in small town Oklahoma, living in Chicago now. Photos like yours make me miss the south!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 13, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      Ah! McKinney, TX 🙂

  • Mandi S April 13, 2017 at 10:29 am

    I want to try that makeup so bad but can’t decide a color! The one you wear looks really dark on the website! Do you stay pretty tan? Thanks for always sharing your faves!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 13, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      I use those Dr. Dennis Gross tanning towels on my face, so yes, I always have some color. It’s not nearly as dark though in person as it is online.

  • Andrea mastrangelo April 13, 2017 at 10:29 am

    It’s a coral plaid flannel. You are wearing with the pearl necklace. Cam you share from where? The entire ensemble
    Thank you

    • Mix and Match Mama April 13, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      JCrew last fall 🙂

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick April 13, 2017 at 11:51 am

    I wish I could move my entire craft room out to the sunroom! But I have started to enjoy lunch by the pool every day (when it’s not rainy) so I can take a little break from that room! And I had no idea the square had a new shop! How fun is that!?! Glad you’re on the mend!

    That Inspired Chick

  • Andrea Melberg Thompson April 13, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    My family road tripped from MN to Texas to visit family (who recently moved to Houston) for our spring break this year. Our first road trip ever! In route, McKinney became our stop for the night. Hours before arrival we booked the new Sheraton off the freeway, which was great! Our stop was so comfortable because I knew about town as a regular reader of your fun blog and Scheafer too. We did visit the town square before departing! My kids also swam in the Sheraton outdoor pool, which no Texan would do late March!!! (Reminder – we are from Minnesota) Our next stop after McKinney was Magnolia Market in Waco. We had a GREAT trip. Thanks Texas for the memories!

  • Lizzie @ This Happy Life April 13, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    I need that foundation stick! Do you use a foundation primer at all? Loving those tops from Loft!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 13, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      That Clinique SPF doubles as a primer!!

  • Heather Bramelett April 13, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    I need to check out that foundation stick!! Does it give even coverage? I have a few “dark spots” from sun and pregnancy that need that “extra” coverage! Yuck….

  • Whitney Pegram April 13, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    I agree, those resurrection rolls are so clever & yummy too!!

  • Laura April 13, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    We were just at a gourmet popsicle place in St. Petersburg, FL. I thought it was so yummy!…although my kiddos still wanted the traditional ice cream cone. 🙁 How cute are you and your family…that little Madeley just gets me every time. So sweet! Blessings!

  • Diana April 14, 2017 at 1:38 am

    Love your beauty and fashion recommendations! I’ve been using the Clinique moisture surge masque because of you! I read “It Ends With Us” and looooved it!! I’m a huge fan of your supper recipes too, they’re so easy, especially since I’m a first time mommy with a newborn, I need easy! Also, I am totally buying the Mavi denim jacket from Nordstrom, but for size reference, are you a xs or small size? I’m not sure if the jacket runs smaller or true to size 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama April 14, 2017 at 6:11 am

      I bought xs!

  • Megan Butler April 14, 2017 at 8:12 am

    I was on the square on Saturday!!!! No!!! Wish I could have hugged your neck!! We were enjoying a girls weekend in Dallas and we headed to McKinney for a few hours or shopping and lunch!

  • Becky Carl April 14, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    I love your favorites and look so forward to them! And I’m making those resurrection rolls tonight, for once I have all the ingredients on hand! Happy Easter to you and your sweet family.