Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, friends!

Okay, before I get to my favorites, I need to thank you guys profusely for praying for sweet Ashby yesterday.  We’re home and she’s resting today.  Today is both the Chinese New Year and the Valentine’s dance at the big kids’ school and well, you know how much she loves both…so, we’re trying to rest up and see if we can do a little something later tonight.  Your prayers, sweet thoughts and kind words are more appreciated than you’ll ever know.  We felt them yesterday.  Thank you.

Okay, just like every Friday, I’m linking up with three of my besties, AndreaErika and Narci today and sharing my favorite things from this week.  As always, it’s a random assortment of stuff 🙂 .

Well, this week my Girlfriend Chat with Catherine was absolutely one of my favorite things!!  I had so much fun talking to her on the phone and sharing it with you 🙂 .  I love that sweet sister-in-law of mine so much and am so happy you guys liked getting to hear us chat with each other.  If you missed it, click HERE.  We talk about all things ranging from her pregnancy to Game of Thrones…it’s a complex talk 😉 .

Okay…I am super pumped about this and apparently you ladies are too because I had SO MANY QUESTIONS this week about it…

…everyone wanted to know what color lipstick I was wearing and it’s this Stila one in Perla that I read about on my friend Katey’s blog a few weeks ago…

I’m absolutely obsessed because it is applied like a gloss but drys like a matte lipstick AND DOES NOT COME OFF.  This stuff has some amazing staying power.  It doesn’t come off of your coffee mug or after you’ve eaten a meal.  It’s my new favorite and apparently, you ladies like it too!

I put this on Facebook a few days ago, but my VERY favorite plane outfit is on major sale right now…

…I wear this black maxi dress on so many flights!  It’s cute other places, but it’s my favorite on a plane 🙂 .  Right now, it’s on sale under $40 and comes in multiple colors.  My exact denim jack can be found HERE.

Now, I always wear this dress with wedges, and the ones in the pic above are older, but I just bought myself these and cannot wait for spring to arrive so that I can wear them!!  I’ll take a pic once they arrive at my door.

And last but not least today…I made the BEST version of chili to date the other day…

Pulled Pork Chili

…and think you need to make it too.  This chili recipe has pulled pork, sausage and ground beef in it and we LOVED it.  I’m telling you, it is so good!!  Cozy up with the Olympics this weekend and make you some.  You can find the recipe HERE.

That’s it for this week’s favorite things.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! xo

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog February 16, 2018 at 4:38 am

    Your black maxi dress is beautiful, Shay. I love it and happy Friday! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Meredith February 16, 2018 at 5:06 am

    Sweet Ashby!!! I remember her dance moves you posted when she went to her first dance. I hope she feels well enough to go tonight! Xoxo

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams February 16, 2018 at 5:23 am

    Still praying for Asbhy and hope she gets to partake in one of her favorite things today! I have that maxi dress too, its perfect under a jean jacket! Have the best weekend Shay!
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Elspeth Mizner February 16, 2018 at 5:25 am

    Love the lipstick!! Have a great weekend!

  • Sheaffer Sims February 16, 2018 at 5:39 am

    Those wedges are DARLING! And I can totally get behind pulled pork chili.

  • Erika Slaughter February 16, 2018 at 6:04 am

    My lipsticks just arrived in the mail yesterday! I haven’t even tried them yet but I’ll keep you posted! Happy Friday, Friends!

    • mary February 16, 2018 at 1:11 pm

      Which lipstick did you get?

  • Christy Latimore February 16, 2018 at 6:26 am

    I’ve been praying for sweet Ashby! On the lipstick, can you put a gloss over it? I love the idea of it staying in place all day, but sometimes products like that make my lips feel horribly dry. What are your thoughts?

    • Mix and Match Mama February 16, 2018 at 6:38 am


  • Narci Dreffs February 16, 2018 at 6:27 am

    That lipstick color is gorgeous on you!! Happy Friday!

  • Kelly February 16, 2018 at 6:30 am

    I have that maxi dress, but I need that denim jacket!! Perfect wash & fit. Happy Friday, Shay!

  • Erin Port February 16, 2018 at 6:46 am

    I am so glad she did good yesterday. Praying right now for you that she can enjoy this evening’s festivities 🙂 xoxo ERIN

  • Lizzie @ This Happy Life February 16, 2018 at 7:07 am

    So glad Ashby is home and resting up – I hope you guys can do something fun later! I think I need to pull the trigger on that denim jacket finally!

  • Kate Oman February 16, 2018 at 8:04 am

    Lipstick with staying power? Yes, please!

  • Alexis deZayas February 16, 2018 at 8:10 am

    Here’s to hoping y’all get to celebrate big tonight!! Have a great weekend Shay!

  • Anne February 16, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Happy Chinese Lunar New Year to you and your family, but especially to Ashby and Madeley!!!

  • Julie February 16, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Hi Shay! I’m debating which size to get in the dress… what size do you have?
    Love your blog! Praying for sweet Ashby.

    • Mix and Match Mama February 16, 2018 at 9:06 am


  • Melissa Carswell February 16, 2018 at 8:24 am

    Continued prayers for Ashby. I have to try the chili and those wedges are adorable. What color did you get?

  • Rebecca @ Every Piece Fits February 16, 2018 at 8:25 am

    I love your go-to airplane/travel outfit! I have a maxi just like that, but need to re-commit to a jean jacket. Thanks for sharing!
    Rebecca @ Every Piece Fits

  • Ashley February 16, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Those Stila liquid lipsticks are the BEST! I actually received a few via Birchbox and they are one of my favorite things I sampled. They have a really pretty dark berry color, as well as a red that I love. So happy to hear that Ashby is back home and resting. Happy Friday! 🙂

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick February 16, 2018 at 9:43 am

    I need to try the Stila lipsticks I think. I love the matte look and use LipSense for the staying power but they tear my lips UP. I’m so over it. I hope sweet Ashby gets to boogie down tonight! 😉 Happy Friday! That Inspired Chick

  • Angela Ellingson February 16, 2018 at 10:17 am

    Love the girlfriend chat series and I can’t wait for more!

  • Tracy Millar February 16, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Love the maxi dress….can you remind me of the link to the other black dress you where all the time….short dress it has been in multiple posts. I want to order it too 🙂 Have you ever thought of doing a contest for some of the clothes or accessories you don’t use anymore or maybe some sort of auction where we can bid and proceeds go to a charity?

    • Mix and Match Mama February 16, 2018 at 1:14 pm

      It’s the Leith one!! And that’s a fun idea!!

  • Jilliann February 16, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Where are your bottoms from in the lipstick pic? They are so cute! Also love Stila! I have several colors and they are amazing!!

    • Mix and Match Mama February 16, 2018 at 1:14 pm

      They’re old PJ salvage pajama pants 🙂 .

  • Missy@My Sh!tty Kitchen February 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Can I ask what your nail color is? Have a great weekend!

    • Mix and Match Mama February 16, 2018 at 2:03 pm

      It’s OPI Alpine Snow 🙂

  • Beth February 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Is the color called Perla for the lipstick? I do not see it on their website.

    • Mix and Match Mama February 16, 2018 at 2:03 pm

      Yes! I just checked and I see it!

  • Amanda February 16, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Random question but just curious…what type of bra do you wear with that dress? Strapless? None?!

    • Mix and Match Mama February 17, 2018 at 6:22 am

      This one!!! It is the most comfortable strapless bra I’ve ever own. I wear it all the time (especially in the summer!!).

  • Amy February 16, 2018 at 11:01 pm

    Yes Shay! You need the Stila Patina as well. I have that shade and I absolutely love it. Happy weekend! 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama February 17, 2018 at 6:20 am

      Just ordered it!!

  • Jodi February 17, 2018 at 9:20 am

    I love these socks. I have a couple of pairs myself and love to give them as gifts. I saw their ad this morning with their new Olympics design – and thought of you…Just wanted to share. 🙂

  • Alyssa February 17, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    I ordered some of the lipsticks! Cant wait to try! I would love to see some spring shoe options with a lower heel/wedge. Something less then 2 inches or even lower!

  • Gina February 17, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    Shay I love your silver/gold two tone watch… is it the Tissot that you have mentioned before? Do you find it bulky considering it is a man’s watch?
    Thank you!

    • Mix and Match Mama February 18, 2018 at 5:22 am

      No, I like my watches to be bigger (which is why I picked the bigger Apple watch as well). I like them heavy on my wrist.