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It’s Friday!!

This weekend is going to be SUPER FUN, so I’m totally excited that it’s finally here!!  I hope you have fun plans for your weekend too!  Today’s post is a hodgepodge of stuff.   I laughed because my list was pretty random when I sat down and looked at it 🙂 .  As always, I’m linking up with my girls  AndreaErika and Narci for today’s post.



Whew, okay, kicking off today…

On Tuesday, I shared my tips and tricks for Meal Planning and asked you girls to take a survey.  I don’t know about you, but I thought it was so much fun!!  Everyone needs to go back and read the comment section from that post.  There are so many good ideas right there for you.

Ready for the results???

I was floored when I saw them.  Here’s the thing…I always thought you girls were my kind of girls, but the results right here only confirm it more.  I feel like we’re all friends in this sisterhood of life together.  I love, love, loved reading these results!  Here they are…

1: 55% of you cook 4 to 5 nights a week.  This is me too!  I really try and cook five nights a week (and then in the summer, when we’re by the pool/grilling, it’s more).  We’re all in the “what’s for dinner” struggle together 🙂 .

2: 56: of you grocery shop once a week.  I was impressed with the 5% of you who only go twice a month.  Teach me your ways, friends!

3: 67% of you don’t use coupons.  I’ve blogged about this before (waaaaaaay back when), but there were three times in our marriage when I really worked hard at collecting coupons, but I was clearly doing it wrong all three times because I just ended up buying a ton of stuff we really didn’t need/want/eat.

4: 86% of you use a list when grocery shopping.  MY. PEOPLE.  I don’t think my mother has ever used a list.  She is very much a wonder down the aisles and throw stuff in her cart kind of girl…and yet, she always remembers everything she needs.  How does she do that?!

5: 58% of you also go to stores like Sam’s or Costco.  I do not have one of these in my town (but they’re building one!!!), so I used to make a special trip and go, but then I stopped.  I’m hoping that when my new one opens up, I am back in business.

6: 88% of you actually go into the store and shop verses having your groceries delivered and/or doing grocery pickup.  There are a lot of tips about this in the comment section of the original post!

7: 90% of you do not have groceries delivered to your home.  Again, there are a lot of tips about this in that original post…like using Amazon and such!

8: 70% of you meal plan.  It’s like we’re all sisters separated at birth 🙂 .

That was so much fun for me!  Look for more surveys in the future!

Okay, I called Sheaffer on Wednesday morning and was gushing like a mama.  Guys!  Did you see this…

Accessory Concierge named those darling necklaces after her!  Hahahaha!  I don’t know why, but I totally had a “proud parent” moment.  I have seen Sheaffer wear these a million times before, but I haven’t ever purchased one…until now.  I had to have a Sims Stone Necklace too!!!  I bought the turquoise one, but you all know it took a lot of self-control not to order all of them.  You can see Sheaffer’s entire post on these adorable necklaces HERE and purchase one HERE.  I cannot wait until mine arrives!!  If you order today and use code SIMS25, you get an extra 25% off the necklace!  I was just so pumped to see this 🙂 .

I saw an ad while I was scrolling through Instagram for these…

Kinsley Armelle beaded bracelets and was so intrigued that before I knew it, I had spent like 10 minutes on her site and bought a set.  Aren’t they cute?!  I’ve bought beaded bracelets before, but these are by far my favorite.  They came packaged really pretty and arrived quickly (which doesn’t always happen!).  I am just so pleased with them!  There are a ton of other color choices on her site!  And pssssst: my top is HERE and my wedges HERE.

So, I told you about these…

…and now, I’m in love with these…

Narci is my Stella & Dot rep and when I told her how much I loved the turquoise earrings, she insisted I order the coral ones too.  They’re big, fun and LIGHT.  Seriously, they’re so light!!!  If you don’t have a Stella & Dot rep, you should reach out to Narci!  I keep a trunk show open all the time HERE that you can shop.  They’re called the Persephonie and the Rose statement earrings.  I have been wearing both of these earrings on repeat these last few weeks!  Also, Narci sent me this yesterday…

…for those of you looking to shop 🙂 .

And wrapping up today…

a cute pink top.  Because I love a cute pink top.  It also comes in many other colors besides pink too!  Because I basically wear the same uniform every day…I paired the top with my J Crew jeans, wedges, and one of those tanks I love so much.  Easy as that!

Have a great weekend, friends!!  See you Monday! xo

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog April 13, 2018 at 4:40 am

    It was interesting seeing the survey results! 🙂 Seems like a lot of people have similar lifestyles as you 💕

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Erika Slaughter April 13, 2018 at 5:16 am

    Eeeeeekkkkk!!!!!!!!! I cannot wait to get my hands on that baby! What a journey they have been on!! Tim and Meagan have been so faithful. Such a testament! I’ve loved having a front row seat to their story.

  • Narci Dreffs April 13, 2018 at 5:21 am

    You looked adorable in that pink top yesterday! Just adorable!! And, those Persephonie and Rose earrings look amazing on you, friend! So pretty!

  • Jaren April 13, 2018 at 5:24 am

    Love the bracelets! I just ordered one! Love the pink top too!!

  • Sheaffer Sims April 13, 2018 at 5:30 am

    You and your proud mama moment are so sweet. You’re gonna LOVE your necklace. And those Stella and Dot earrings are favorites for me too!

  • Elspeth Mizner April 13, 2018 at 5:35 am

    Have a great weekend

  • Erin Port April 13, 2018 at 6:35 am

    I am so excited for the Ruse family 🙂 I can’t ‘wait for that day for us!!! Praise the Lord for his healing ways! Also, there should have been a question — How many go to the store WITH a list and still come home forgetting something? ME. ME. ME. This week it was a can of refried beans and I missed the almond milk under the stroller they packed in the car at Wal-Mart. There it sat until baseball last night when it was found ;)!

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams April 13, 2018 at 6:46 am

    Having serious earring envy from this post! I’m a bright colored anything girl so those earrings and tops are right up my alley! Have a great weekend!
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Meagan Ruse April 13, 2018 at 6:59 am

    Ok now I’m officially bawling and burping MY BABY! Love you so much! I needed adoption to be redeemed for our family and the Lord came through in a BIG way. She was worth the wait. Worth the tears. Worth the years. I feel so thankful!

  • Alexis deZayas April 13, 2018 at 7:05 am

    I’ve been eyeing those pink Stella and Dot earrings! And I agree about requiring some serious self control not to order all of Sheaffer’s necklaces! They are so fun!

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick April 13, 2018 at 7:15 am

    I have some cute Kinsley bracelets too! I spent SO much time looking through all my options and deciding on what I wanted!! They are all so cute!!! Happy Friday, friend!! That Inspired Chick

  • Ruth April 13, 2018 at 8:50 am

    Thank you for sharing about your friend’s adoption, what a beautiful baby! My family fostered when I was a child, none of them stayed and it was hard…Memories that have always made me wary about fostering or considering domestic adoption. But seeing this today reminds me there are so many babies and children here who need loving homes, too. Also, on a completely different note, I would totally use grocery delivery or pickup if my small town grocery stores offered this service. My friend and I were lamenting this fact the other day. 😁

  • Tish Ferry April 13, 2018 at 8:54 am

    So excited for Meagan and her family! Can’t wait to hear more of her story! LOVE the bracelets and earrings!! Have a great weekend!! Simply Tish

  • Amanda April 13, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Hi Shay, I am trying to find that bracelet set, do you have a link?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 13, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      It’s the first pic when you open their site. If you click on that pic, it opens them all up.

  • Kara April 13, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Maybe you were referencing Costco, but we do have a Sam’s here in McKinney. Just FYI in case you didn’t know.

    • Mix and Match Mama April 13, 2018 at 3:39 pm

      I was. I have a Costco membership but got tired of driving to Plano. I cannot wait for that new one to open on 380!!!

  • GAIL April 13, 2018 at 9:38 am

    May I ask what size you take in your favorite tank top? Nordy’s comments say it can run on the small side. Thanks and Happy Weekend!!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 13, 2018 at 3:39 pm

      xsmall and happy weekend to you too!!

  • Kathy L April 13, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Baby Violet is adorable! I am so happy for Meagan and the Ruse family! Love your earrings and bracelets in this post. Wish they would sell those bracelets as a set instead of individually…. 😉

  • Lisa April 13, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Where did you get your pop socket? So cute!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 13, 2018 at 3:38 pm

      Amazon 🙂

  • Brandy April 13, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Ordering the Sims necklaces for sure! Love the white and turquoise.
    I love your black and white blouse (in Stella & Dot earrings photo) – Cute!!

  • cassie {hi sugarplum} April 13, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Adorable outfits!!…and that baby is just precious!!

  • Bri April 13, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    In addition to the survey results, I’m also currently wearing the tank top you linked to in the picture with the Kinsley Armelle bracelets. Separated at birth for sure 😉

  • Clarissa Proctor April 13, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    I know you’ve linked it before, but where can I find your phone case and pop socket? I’m in love with the combo! Thank you!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 15, 2018 at 7:33 am

      Both Amazon!

  • Michele Lacey April 15, 2018 at 8:58 am

    Love ❤️ your blog especially book reviews!!!
    Where are your gold necklaces from ??? Love them both 🤗

    • Mix and Match Mama April 16, 2018 at 5:29 am

      Nordstrom! The brand is Gorjana!

      • Michele Lacey April 17, 2018 at 6:08 pm

        Oh that’s funny I was just looking at that brand 🤗🤗🤗

  • Amy April 15, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    What is the name of the bracelet set you got? Theres so many to choose from!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 16, 2018 at 5:28 am

      I liked that first pic you see when you open up their website. If you click on “shop instagram” you will see that pic and then if you click on it, you can buy all of the bracelets (individually).

  • Morgan Eckert April 16, 2018 at 6:40 am

    Hey Shay! This is totally off topic but I’m going to Europe in about a month and had a few quick questions. 1. What would be your suggestion for the best walking shoes? 2. I can’t remember if I saw this on your blog or Erica’s but I think you linked to some cheap Aviator sunglasses from Nordstrom that you use on vacation. Can you tell me that link again because I can’t seem to find it! (And if this was on Erica’s blog then ignore this question 😉)

    • Mix and Match Mama April 16, 2018 at 7:18 am

      I would wear Go Walks by Sketchers and they’re BP glasses 🙂 .

  • Laura @ Fantastically Four April 16, 2018 at 7:41 am

    So happy for Meagan! Thank God for adoption! 💗
    Loved seeing the survey results and hearing about the Sims Stone necklaces! 😍

  • Lauren April 16, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Hi Shay!
    I read your blog every day and I have been wondering where you got your “pop socket” that is on the back of your phone? It is so cute!!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 16, 2018 at 2:28 pm

      From Amazon 🙂 and thank you!!!

  • Ann Marie Tennison April 17, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Oh that sweet baby girl! I’m so happy for them!!!

  • Jennifer April 18, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Hi! I know this is not part of this post but I have been trying to look in past post for your self tanner products can you point me in the right direction?! I remember you some type of wipes. Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 18, 2018 at 11:29 am

      My fave is Dr. Dennis Gross tan wipes for body and then his wipes for face too!