It’s Friday 🙂 .


Today’s post is short and sweet.

I am volunteering at my kids’ Field Day today…which means, hot weather, lots of kids, water and a whole lot of fun.  Between that, taking care of Ashby (who is doing GREAT by the way) and everything else this week has held, I’m going to call it quits until Tuesday and spend time with my family and friends this weekend.  Please note, Tuesday’s posts won’t publish until 8:30 CST (instead of 4:30), so all of you early readers, please come back a little later in the morning 🙂 .

In my prayer journal, I try and pray for our soldiers every day and for the families of those who paid the ultimate price for our country.  This weekend, let’s not forget the real reason why we celebrate.  Please also remember Manda’s family this weekend.  Monday would have been her 37th birthday…

…here we are celebrating her 35th birthday. Please keep the Maxwell and Davis families in your prayers as well this weekend.

From my home to yours, wishing you the safest, happiest and most blessed weekend. xo

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog May 25, 2018 at 4:41 am

    Enjoy your time with your family this weekend, Shay. I hope you have a great Memorial Day, looking forward to your post on Tuesday! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Sarah May 25, 2018 at 4:57 am

    When displaying the American flag vertically, the stars should be on the observer’s left. The flag on your house is displayed backwards.

    • Mix and Match Mama May 25, 2018 at 5:28 am

      Hahahahaha! That’s what I said!

      • Emily May 25, 2018 at 1:53 pm

        Regardless of the direction of your flag I love how you can display a large flag on your home! So patriotic! I, also curious how you got it up there. 😂

        • Mix and Match Mama May 26, 2018 at 6:31 am

          Andrew is like a superhero…he can do anything 😉 .

    • Sandi May 26, 2018 at 11:33 am

      I’m not trying to be argumentative but I’m looking at the photo and the stars are on the left. Has it been edited since it first posted?

      • Mix and Match Mama May 27, 2018 at 5:52 am

        Yup! We flipped it around 🙂 .

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  • Taylor May 25, 2018 at 5:13 am

    Glad to hear Ashby is doing well, and prayers for Manda’s families!

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams May 25, 2018 at 5:43 am

    Hope you enjoy your weekend Shay! Saying extra prayers for Manda’s family this weekend!
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Molly May 25, 2018 at 5:49 am

    Bless you and your family Shay! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  • Tracy May 25, 2018 at 6:55 am

    So glad to hear that Ashby is doing okay. Enjoy your weekend!

  • LA May 25, 2018 at 7:20 am

    Have a great weekend with your dear family!

  • Bethany May 25, 2018 at 7:24 am

    Thank you for remembering the true meaning of Memorial Day. 11 years ago this upcoming Monday, my soldier was KIA in Iraq, on Memorial Day. It is near and dear to my heart to share the reminder that not all families celebrate Memorial Day as the “start of summer”. For many it is a painful reminder of the sacrifice our loved ones made for our freedoms. Your kind acknowledgment of that makes my heart smile. <3 Thinking of your sweet friend, Manda and her family as well. <3

    • Mix and Match Mama May 26, 2018 at 6:34 am

      I am so sorry, Bethany. I am stopping to pray for you and your family right now. xo

  • Justyna May 25, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Before you go MIA— what’s your best chicken taco recipe?? I have my monthly dinner club taco theme and your recipes never fail me 🙂

  • Kelly May 25, 2018 at 7:58 am

    Enjoy your weekend, Shay! And thank you for the reminder to pray for Manda’s family.

  • Erin Port May 25, 2018 at 8:06 am

    May Manda’s sweet legacy live on and special prayers to all of those who paid the price for our freedom! It’s field day here too!!! xoxo ERIN

  • Joanne May 25, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Best wishes for brave Ashby’s recovery x My thoughts are with you too as you remember your friend Manda. I will remember to the American men who gave their lives for our life and freedom here in Europe – my Grandfather taught me to never forget x

  • Kathy L May 25, 2018 at 8:28 am

    So glad to hear that Ashby is doing great!! 🙂
    Happy Memorial Day weekend to you and yours!

  • DANIELLE K RIGG May 25, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Happy Memorial Day! Enjoy the day with your kids. Glad to hear Ashby is doing well!!!

  • Alexis deZayas May 25, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Have a great Memorial Day weekend Shay!!

  • Tish Ferry May 25, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Praying for sweet Manda’s family! We have Field Day too! Have fun and have a GREAT weekend! Simply Tish

  • Patty May 25, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Thank you for remembering not just our soldiers, but the families as well. Being in the military means the whole family serves! So glad to hear Ashby is doing great. She’s a fighter!

  • Jackie Rouff May 25, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Hi Shay
    I just had a question- We are hopefully moving to McKinney within the next year. Your house and yard are beautiful and looks like you arent looking into your neighbors yard like most cookie cutter homes! I was just wondering if you can recommend any great areas/neighborhoods in McKinney for a family so we have places to focus on for a home search! Thank you in advance! <3

    • Mix and Match Mama May 26, 2018 at 6:31 am

      I would love to help! Can you email me, Jackie? I’ll give you some great suggestions!

  • Liz Thorson May 25, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    A decade of volunteering and chairing field day memories are flooding my mind and heart! So much fun!❤️
    I’m so glad to learn Ashby’s doing well!❤️
    My heart will be thinking of Manda’s family, hoping that the sweetest of memories of their time on Earth with her are making them smile.❤️

  • Tamra May 25, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Glad Ashby is doing well!!! Hope y’all have a wonderful weekend!!! XX

  • Sugar May 25, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    I think the flag looks gorgeous hanging against your beautiful home! Love your patriotism!!

  • Karah Stracener May 28, 2018 at 10:06 am

    I’m glad sweet Ashby is recovering well. Praying for Manda’s family and for all those soldiers who gave up the ultimate sacrifice! I hope you have a great weekend with your sweet family.

  • Narci Dreffs May 29, 2018 at 6:12 am