Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, friends!

I’m super pumped about today because I’m heading off to Canton to find some fall and holiday treasures.  If you’re not local, then you’re probably like “what the heck is Canton?”.  It’s a town about 1.5 hours from me (out towards East Texas) that has this HUGE flea market once a month.  They have all sorts of cute holiday and fall stuff this time of year…so, I’m excited to drink my coffee and look around.  Plussssss…this weekend is Oktoberfest in McKinney, so it’s basically the best weekend ever 😉 .

Being the October baby that I am, my heart gets extra happy this time of year.

Just like every Friday, I’m linking up with my friends Erika, Narci and Andrea and sharing my favorite things from this week.

Have a great weekend!! xo

My sweet friend Amanda introduced a new line of cups this season!  I totally had to grab this one 🙂 .  I really like these insulated cups because my drinks stay cold all day long.  Remember, I bought this one from her last year…

…and it’s still a favorite of mine too.  You can see them both at her Etsy shop.

Well look how cute these workout shorts are…

…they’re from Old Navy, so the price is great! (They come in many colors and prints!)  I typically wear Athelta’s shorts, but they don’t make as many at this length anymore, so I branched out.  Athleta does make my favorite sports bra though…

…I love this sports bra! I’m wearing it with my tank and a long sleeved shirt from last year.

Annnnnd…in all of the pics above (including the cup pic), I’m wearing my favorite house shoes EVER!  I had to get a new pair because…a kiddo got sick on my old pair.  Sigh.  This time, I bought them in the color nightfall leather, but they come in many different colors!

I keep forgetting to share this with you guys!  Sheaffer told me a while back to start buying this in my freezer section…

…I love it!!

I have eaten this twice this week.  I ate it once with my sloppy joes on top (kind of like a pasta with meat sauce but with sloppy joes instead) and then once with some EVOO and a little parm to go with my brisket.  We’ve been eating it for months now, but I always forget to tell you to try it.  My two big kids are not really into it, but my little two are. I really, really like it!

September Book Review

It’s was book review day on Tuesday!!!

Okay…guess what?  Between Tuesday and today, I’ve already read a book from your suggestions.



Couldn’t put it down.

It will be the first book on my October Book Review.

And it’s only September 28.

In the meantime, you guys need to head HERE and read the book suggestions in the comment section!!!  Clearly, there are some great ones!!

Oh my gosh!  Look what my friend Sally sent me this week. ISN’T THIS PERFECTION?!   I cannot wait until October 26 when I can drink my coffee/tea/hot chocolate and start watching these movies.  BRING. IT. ON!

If you missed my Ann Taylor post yesterday, you can see it HERE.  I wore my new top and cute little jeans just yesterday…

…that pearl detail just makes me happy 🙂 .  I paired it with my boots from the Anniversary Sale which are super cute too (and currently 33% off!).

If you’re looking for me next Friday, I’ll be here…


…I am so pumped!!!!

I don’t know about you…but at my house right now, it’s CHILI SEASON!!!

12 Easy Chili Recipes

…I’m sharing 12 EASY CHILI RECIPES for your Fall right HERE.  We eat chili a lot around here!  It’s easy, it’s quick and it’s always family-friendly!

And last but not least…

…anyone want to know if they won our Mix and Match Travel Agency $3000 gift card?!?!

Drum roll please…


Congratulations, Sarah!!!  I emailed you this morning.  I need you to email me back ASAP to claim your prize!!!

For those of you who are not Sarah, I’m sorry!!  If you’re still interested in a vacation, we would love to help you though!!  Email us!! We love, love, love working on vacations, and we’d love to help you too!!

Happy weekend!! xo

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  • Erika Slaughter September 28, 2018 at 5:08 am

    Happy Friday! Yes!! Give me all the chili recipes right now!

  • Nicole September 28, 2018 at 5:21 am

    I’m an Athleta shorts girl!! I usually wear XS, wondering if I should order XS or S in the Old Navy ones?? Cute find!!

    • Mix and Match Mama September 28, 2018 at 5:36 am

      Order the same! I buy xs in both and they fit great!

      • Nicole September 28, 2018 at 6:17 am

        I just got them for $10!!! Thanks!

  • Sarah Shaneyfelt September 28, 2018 at 5:37 am

    That Hallmark coffee cup is my favorite!! I’m so excited about the Christmas movies starting on Oct 26!!

  • Lauren Carpenter September 28, 2018 at 5:40 am

    We have been eating the Zucchini Lentil Pasta too— it is a total game changer!!! My daughter even thought it was regular pasta at first (with some sauce on it, of course) 🙂

  • Elspeth Mizner September 28, 2018 at 5:42 am

    Have a great fun weekend!

  • Narci September 28, 2018 at 6:04 am

    What a FUN set of favorites!! Cute outfits, fall cups, and yummy food! Can’t best that!

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams September 28, 2018 at 6:12 am

    I had that same veggie pasta twice this week too! It’s the easiest add on to lunch with a little protein. So funny, I don’t think I’ve shared that find either. That hallmark mug is too funny! Happy Friday Shay!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Maggie September 28, 2018 at 6:13 am

    Love all your favorites!!! What is the color of nail polish You are wearing ?

    • Mix and Match Mama September 28, 2018 at 7:13 am

      OPI Lincoln Park After Dark 🙂

  • Hanna Broom September 28, 2018 at 6:26 am

    Can’t wait for Happy Hour Live! It’s going to be so fun!

  • Sheaffer Sims September 28, 2018 at 6:29 am

    Uh oh. Now there’s going to be a shortage of the zucchini pasta. Not kidding. Last time I talked about it, it sold out everywhere for weeks. I hope you bought in bulk! Hahaha!

  • Jenni September 28, 2018 at 6:31 am

    Where’d you get the Hallmark Christmas movie mug? I didn’t see a link… I need one!

    • Mix and Match Mama September 28, 2018 at 7:13 am

      It was a gift from my friend Sally!

    • Michelle O September 28, 2018 at 10:45 am

      I NEED one too!!!

  • Beth Miller September 28, 2018 at 6:33 am

    After reading the comments from your book review, I’ve already listened to “Happiness for Beginners” and “The Residence”! I just check out audiobooks from the library and listen while I shower, drive, walk, etc. Both were really good! I also listen at 1.5 speed! 😉 I’m still reading Outlander, so the audiobooks help to break it up!

  • Sarah S September 28, 2018 at 6:40 am

    Do you have a source for the Hallmark mug?! I need to get a few as gifts – so cute!

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog September 28, 2018 at 7:26 am

    So happy it’s finally Friyay! 🙂 And the zucchini pasta you linked looks good, would love to try it myself if I can find it in Hong Kong! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Nicole September 28, 2018 at 7:48 am

    Random question, do you order school pictures each year??

    • Mix and Match Mama September 28, 2018 at 3:42 pm

      I do!

  • Sandra September 28, 2018 at 8:06 am

    I love Canton!! I have been going there for at least 15 years. I am hoping to go next month and get some Christmas goodies!

  • Liz September 28, 2018 at 8:11 am

    I am so jealous of you going to canton! 😜 It’s my weekend to work. 🙁 Next month. I’ll introduce Grace to the whole new world of Canton. Last month was Trades Day. She doesn’t even know what’s coming. So excited for Happy Hour. I love Jamie Ivey. It will be a great panel discussion.

  • Laurie S September 28, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Happy Friday! Regarding the Hallmark movies… there are 36 new holiday movies coming out this year on Saturday and Sundays on BOTH Hallmark Channels. Repeats of past holiday movies will be during the week. There’s the regular one and there’s the Movies and Mysteries channel. Oh yes! I’m not leaving the house. 😉

  • Liisa September 28, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Can anyone please tell me which grocery store sells the zucchini pasta? We live in Frisco 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama September 28, 2018 at 3:42 pm

      Market Street!!!

  • Alexandra September 28, 2018 at 8:24 am

    I feel like you read my mind. I was just clicking through your chili recipes yesterday! 🙂

  • Rachel September 28, 2018 at 8:25 am

    We eat the zucchini pasta too – my kids love the cheesy kind 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  • Erin Port September 28, 2018 at 8:26 am

    How fun you will be there next week and I love Annie F. Downs. Her 100 Days to Brave devotional is on my list of favorites this week.

  • Paula Romer September 28, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Shay… I’m so excited for you to be on the “Happy Hour Live” event with Jamie Ivey. You go girl! Was this the advertisement for this year or a past event? I noticed the ad graphic features the beautiful and wonderful Wynter Pitts… Who we lost suddenly this summer. I’ve been praying so hard for her precious family and sweet girls as they’ve walked through grief and loss. Praying that the Lord will embolden you to share your heart and the message He has for these women in attendance.

    • Mix and Match Mama September 28, 2018 at 3:42 pm

      It’s the one they sent me and asked me to post. I just realized that too. They sent it to me last night. Clearly, they sent the wrong one. I just posted it and didn’t think much about it.

  • Alicia September 28, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Oh my gosh, the hallmark mug is TOO funny! If you ever get a link to it, let us know! My sister gets cable one time a year…for Hallmark Christmas movies!!! So, this would be the best gift for her.

  • Ann Marie Tennison September 28, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Ahhh! Congrats to the winner!!!! And I am about to order a new water cup, too!!!! Have a great time next weekend, Shay!

  • Tish Ferry September 28, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Yay for the chili recipes! It’s literally on my “to do” list this weekend to find a good chili for football season Sundays! You just MADE MY DAY!! 🙂 Simply Tish

  • Jenna September 28, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Love all this fall goodness! I have to try that zucchini lentil pasta now, and I’m so excited you get to hang out with Amy Brown next Friday! Love her and Bobby Bones! I would totally love to date him!!

  • Jas September 28, 2018 at 8:43 am

    Amy Brown is so awesome! I live in Florida but The Bobby Bones Show is on the radio and she is awesome!

    Please post a link for the Hallmark mug!! Love it!

  • Andrea September 28, 2018 at 9:04 am

    I’m glad I’m out the only one who knows the start date of the Hallmark Christmas movies😉🎄

  • Jenny N September 28, 2018 at 9:23 am

    I have been wearing the Old Navy work out shorts for the last several months and they have become a new favorite. I used to wear only Nike, but the Old Navy shorts are so soft and so much cheaper plus they come in cute prints!

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick September 28, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Thanks for sharing my shop, friend!! And I’ve got to try that pasta! Ordering some now! That Inspired Chick

  • Kelly Nation September 28, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Okay now I need to know what book you read! I read the comments but I can’t figure it out. I enjoyed My Oxford Year BUT… (spoiler alert) it was a little too Jojo Moyes in the end for my taste.

  • Debbie K September 28, 2018 at 9:42 am

    I need that Hallmark mug…. And I’m counting the days until the movies start! Love me some Hallmark Christmas movies!

  • Elizabeth September 28, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Shay, have you been to Round Top?? You would LOVE it!!

    • Mix and Match Mama September 28, 2018 at 3:41 pm

      My mom says that too! She loves it!

  • Andrea September 28, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Where did you get your pumpkin shirt in your stories??? I ♥️It!!! Also those veggies noodles are a piece of heaven for this gluten free dairy free girl!!! 😍😍

    • Mix and Match Mama September 28, 2018 at 3:41 pm


  • Christina September 28, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Mistletoe Promise by Richard Paul Evans is so good, I keep forgetting to suggest that one to you.
    I loved the characters and it’s a very cozy read.

  • Taylor September 28, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Such a good list!!

  • Lauren September 28, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Seeing that Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey mention with Wynter Pitts made me remember hearing about her recent passing. I hadn’t heard of her before but after she passed I saw news about it – so sad – but her family seems to have approached it with such strong faith that it’s inspiring.

    • Mix and Match Mama September 28, 2018 at 3:40 pm

      She was an author at my publishing house. I know she was very much loved and is so very missed.

  • Jennifer Stillwell September 28, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Do the shorts have the built in underwear?

    • Mix and Match Mama September 28, 2018 at 3:39 pm

      They do!

  • Meg September 28, 2018 at 11:07 am

    I found the Old navy shorts about a year ago and haven’t bought more expensive ones since…cute styles, great fit and hold up well 🙂

  • Lois Hilty September 28, 2018 at 11:08 am

    Is that pasta frozen or refrigerated?

    • Mix and Match Mama September 28, 2018 at 3:39 pm


  • Heather B September 28, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Shay!!! My sister & I are having a girls weekend in Austin & coming to the Friday HHL event. We’re both so excited & can’t wait to meet you💓

    • Mix and Match Mama September 28, 2018 at 3:39 pm

      Ah!!!!! Yay!! I can’t wait to meet YOU!!

  • Katie James September 28, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    YES to the Birds Eye frozen pastas! I mix the plain one you pictured with a microwave pouch of Madras Lentils. SO good. They also make other shapes with sauces. 3 year old calls it “mac and cheese” and I call it “yay you ate fiber!” so it’s a win-win.

  • Angela Ellingson September 29, 2018 at 12:51 am

    I so wish I could teleport to the Happy Hour Live next week! Those lucky ladies! It will be so much fun. Can’t wait for Hallmark Christmas movies!!!

  • Laura LaToof-Martinez September 29, 2018 at 5:49 am

    Headed to Canton today! What were your favorite areas?

    • Mix and Match Mama September 29, 2018 at 6:39 am

      The Arbors!!

  • Beth Knecht September 29, 2018 at 9:10 am

    Cannot wait for the Holiday Hallmark movies!!

  • Beth October 1, 2018 at 9:36 am

    Ahhh! We LOVE Radio Amy (Amy Brown) so much at my house! She’s so cool and an inspiration for sure. Neat crossover of two ladies I love!