Oh what FALL!

We had a super-sized FALL weekend a few days ago!Β  Here are a bunch of pics from all the festivities.Β  I love this time of year so much!!!

On Friday morning, Erika picked us up around 7:30 and we hit the road for Canton, TX!Β  The first Monday weekend of every month, the town hosts a HUGE flea market/trade days type event.Β  We were super excited to go eat something yummy and shop all the fall/Christmas stuff.

We arrived right at 9:15 and were ready for FUN!

I love this girl so much πŸ™‚ .Β  I’ve taken each of my “babies” to Canton, and it’s always so fun.Β  I remember going to Canton when I was a little girl with my mama!

She found a child’s baseball cap and had to have it.Β  She kept telling me how she would wear it to all of Smithy’s football games.

How do you say no?!Β  I didn’t.Β  She is now the proud owner of said baseball cap πŸ˜‰ .

I looked over and saw her sitting in that chair.Β  She’s such a ham!

For lunch, Madeley and I split this!Β  Fried catfish, hush puppies, coleslaw and potato salad!Β  It was so good!!!

We were having the BEST time in Canton!

We left Canton at 1:00 and got home right at 3:00 (when school ends for the big kids).Β  We cleaned up just a bit and then by 4:30, we were on our town square ready to kickoff Oktoberfest weekend!!

He’s my favorite Oktoberfest partner πŸ™‚ .Β  (Psssst: my sweatshirt is HERE)

We ate dinner and played at The Yard!Β  This is our third time to eat here (it opened in August).Β  Not only do they have amazing food, but they have so much for kids to do right there at the restaurant!

It was such a beautiful night!

Tab was away at a football game in Seattle, but he Face-timed us!

The next day, we hit up the square again, but this time…to soak in every bit of Oktoberfest!!

Our town does it up right!

So much yummy food!

And root beer and beer too!


This kiddo loves root beer!

We loooooove Oktoberfest so much!Β  We arrived at 3:30 and stayed about five hours!

Our town has the best ski shop!Β  It’s open only during ski season, so we popped in to say hi and check it out now that they’ve re-opened for the season.

We bought a bag of popcorn to take home.Β  We love the McKinney Mix which combines white cheddar, jalapeno and caramel corn.Β  YUM!

Our friends own Play Street Museum on Wheels, so we stopped to say hi!Β  They were all set up at Oktoberfest!

My sweet friend AnnMarie owns it πŸ™‚ .

We let them ride a ton of rides…

…and we enjoyed watching πŸ™‚ .




That’s my two bigs up there!

Ashby and Kensington loved the ponies too!

Gosh, I love my town πŸ™‚ .


At one point, we ran into the Slaughters.Β  These two…

…best friends forever.

At one point, I looked over and Andrew was talking with helium in his mouth and cracking these kids up!


We ate dinner at our favorite pub and then followed it up with pretzels (and more root beer) and crepes!




We love you McKinney, TX!!!

Oktoberfest #1 in the books!Β  One more to go πŸ™‚ .

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog October 3, 2018 at 4:44 am

    What a fun day! So much fall feels πŸ™‚

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Jessica O'Keefe October 3, 2018 at 4:56 am

    So fun!! I love Kensington’s fall tee…can you post where it’s from?

  • Erika Slaughter October 3, 2018 at 5:10 am

    Ha Hahaha!!! Who knew you were taking a pic of your catfish? At that exact point, I’d probably already eaten half of mine! Next month, I’m thinking we should head to Canton just for lunch. You in?

  • Sarah October 3, 2018 at 5:35 am

    Shay- where did you get your sunnies and shirt?! Love them!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 3, 2018 at 5:55 am

      My shirt is super old from J Crew and my Ray Bans are the blue gradient ones from Nordstrom.

  • Kristine Guider October 3, 2018 at 5:43 am

    You do have a super cute town! I secretly want to move to McKinney! πŸ˜‚ Especially with another Minnesota winter approaching fast! 😩

  • Elspeth Mizner October 3, 2018 at 5:44 am

    What a fall filled weekend!!

  • Narci October 3, 2018 at 5:46 am

    What a fun few days! The pic of your catfish makes me want to run to canton right this minute! Yum!

  • Sarah Shaneyfelt October 3, 2018 at 5:54 am

    Definitely could not say no to Madeley’s face haha!!

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams October 3, 2018 at 6:02 am

    You can see the joy when the kids are hanging with Erika’s crew! Love K’s outfit for Oktoberfest, those colors scream fall to me!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Kassy October 3, 2018 at 6:04 am

    We went to Oktoberfest in our city this weekend too. Always a great time. I wish Autumn was the longest season! Enjoy your week!

  • Amanda October 3, 2018 at 6:19 am

    Love the earrings in your pic! The woven looking ones. I meant to ask you last time you linked them, what size are they? I remember looking and they come in three sizes.

    • Mix and Match Mama October 3, 2018 at 8:06 am

      They’re the small ones!

      • Amanda October 3, 2018 at 8:48 pm

        Thanks!! ❀️

  • Katie October 3, 2018 at 6:55 am

    I would love to know where you got Madeley and Ashby’s personalized pumpkin shirts! So cute!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 3, 2018 at 8:06 am


  • Amy October 3, 2018 at 7:32 am

    So many great pictures… where did you get the girls shirts with the pumpkins and their names? So cute….love!!!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 3, 2018 at 8:06 am


  • Erin Port October 3, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Wow what a fun weekend. My mom has always wanted to go to Canton! xoxo ERIN

  • Ann Marie Tennison October 3, 2018 at 8:08 am

    Thanks for stopping by to play! Loved seeing you guys. We secretly wished we were off and about playing TOO. πŸ˜‰ Looks like yall had such a fun weekend!!!!!

  • Jenna October 3, 2018 at 8:09 am

    What a great weekend! I would love to go to Canton one day. I love that your town celebrates so much!

  • Kathy Roe October 3, 2018 at 8:22 am

    Ashby and Bowen – so darn cute together!

  • Kelly Buffington October 3, 2018 at 8:44 am

    Someday I want to plan Texas road trip and McKinney is most definitely on the list! Love your town and your sweet family!

  • Becca October 3, 2018 at 8:48 am

    What a fun fall day!! I made your Chipotle pumpkin pasta last night…. so yummy.
    Thanks for sharing such a great fall recipe!!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 3, 2018 at 11:06 am

      Ah!!! Yay!! We love that one!!

  • Kelly W. October 3, 2018 at 9:00 am

    I am loving The Sandlot shirt someone is wearing in the picture of Smith with the pretzel!! Ha!

  • Missy October 3, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Love going to Canton!! Your sweatshirt is too cute! What color is your nail polish?!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 3, 2018 at 11:06 am

      Every month is Oktoberfest by OPI πŸ™‚

  • Liz Janusz October 3, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Can you write a post about your favorite Etsy shops to buy the cute themed outfits for your girls?!?! I find Etsy so overwhelming to look through and would love to know direct shops to go to!
    Also….where did you find solid black ruffle pants for the girls?? I’ve been looking forever!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 3, 2018 at 11:06 am

      Sure!! And those pants are Matilda Jane!!

      • Chrsitina October 4, 2018 at 12:00 pm

        When you write your Etsy post can you share anything you buy for yourself/your house or parties as well πŸ™‚

  • Kristi October 3, 2018 at 9:49 am

    No Apple Watch???

    • Mix and Match Mama October 3, 2018 at 11:05 am

      Some days, I don’t wear it. Not many, but some πŸ˜‰ .

      • Kristi October 3, 2018 at 3:51 pm

        May I ask why?! Just curious! πŸ™‚ I just love your blog and the highlight of my day was getting your cookbook in the mail today!!!!

        • Mix and Match Mama October 4, 2018 at 5:35 am

          Sometimes, I just like to wear my other watches. I wear my Apple one probably 95% of the time, but on occasion, I like to wear one of the other ones sitting there not getting any love πŸ˜‰ .

  • Keisha Dawson October 3, 2018 at 11:31 am

    So fun! I’m going with a group of girlfriends to DFW for the Taylor Swift concert this weekend, and I am hoping we can hit up the Southlake Oktoberfest before the concert.

  • Emily October 3, 2018 at 11:51 am

    The other night I made your Beef and Rice Skillet Supper. It was so good and everyone had seconds and we had the leftovers last night for dinner. I made one change . .. I only used 2 cups of brown rice instead of the four. Have you ever tried it with less rice than the four cups? We will definitely be having this again!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 4, 2018 at 5:32 am

      I haven’t! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!!

  • Laurel October 3, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    In the second picture where are Britt and Madeley’s shoes from? Love those kitty shoes!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 4, 2018 at 5:31 am

      They’re Mini Melissa brand!

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  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick October 3, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    We have never been to Oktoberfest but I fully intend on going next year! Looks so fun! Love that pic of Smith and his pretzel!

  • Jamie October 4, 2018 at 7:20 am

    Where did you get Madeley’s cute necklace?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 4, 2018 at 8:32 am

      Etsy!! Search “bubble necklaces”.

  • melissa October 4, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Love your earring!! Do you tell me where they are from?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 4, 2018 at 12:54 pm

      Nickel & Suede! Online!!

  • Karah Stracener October 4, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    This looks like so much fun! I love all the pics.

  • Kelsey October 9, 2018 at 9:12 am

    This looks like such a fun day from start to finish!