Oktoberfest LIVE weekend!

Whew!  Friends, it has been a FUN but kind of crazy last few days!  First, Erika and I headed down to Austin to be a part of Jamie Ivey LIVE, then, I was back by noon on Saturday to hit up Oktoberfest with my fam and then on Monday, Andrew and I flew to New York to see my Sox play his Yankees.  SO MUCH FUN!

We’re heading home from NYC today, but in the meantime, here’s a little recap of some of the fun we’ve been having…

On Friday morning, I picked up Erika and we headed to the airport to fly to Austin so I could be one of the two people at her Friday night Jamie Ivey Live event.

Let me back track…so, Jamie Ivey (the amazing podcaster) has two weekends a year where she hosts an event for women and has two of her former podcast participants come up on stage for a live interview.  I was super pumped in the spring when she asked me to be a part of it this last weekend.  She would be interviewing myself and Amy Brown (from the Bobby Bones Radio Show).

Now, from our front door to Austin, it’s typically about a 4 hour drive, but with it being Texas/OU weekend plus Baylor having a home game in Waco, we decided to fly their instead (only a 35 minute flight!) and skip the crazy traffic (some people who drove told me it took them over 6 hours).  So, Erika and I had the most relaxing and easiest day getting to the event outside of Austin at the Wanderin’ Star Farms in Dripping Springs.  Side note, I’m wearing that AMAZINGLY SOFT TOP that I told you about in this picture.  It’s SO COMFY!!

We arrived at the event venue and they had a cute little cabin for us to stay the night.  I typically use the GlamSquad app when I do things like this, but they’re not in Austin, so I found BeGlammed and used them instead for my hair and makeup.  Isn’t it pretty?  They showed up, put my hair in a cute pony, did my makeup and we were ready to go!

Here we are right before we headed down to the venue. My dress is HERE and earrings are HERE.

I was honestly having so much fun that I forgot to take a lot of pictures.  I bet there were about 125ish people there total.  It was in a beautiful covered outdoor area (a few pics below) and they had done a fantastic job fixing it up for the night.  We had a blast in the photo booth, they had popcorn, drinks, a BBQ dinner…it was perfection!

Looky there!  It’s me and Jamie Ivey!!  She and her husband Aaron were as wonderful in person as you would expect from her podcast and their social media.  I absolutely love her.

See how pretty?

It was such a wonderful night!  I am so honored and blessed that they asked me to be a part of it.

The next morning, we were back at the airport and took that quick flight home to see our peeps…

I’m so thankful that I have this girl to do things like this with.  Erika makes it so much more fun for me!!  (And psssst: that’s that sweatshirt I love so much!  It comes in multiple colors but I love the pink paradise.)

We were home before noon, and then it was time for me to grab my family and head to…


Last weekend, we did Oktoberfest in our town, and then this week, we did it in my parents’ town 🙂 .

My parents were on vacation, so it was just us six hitting up Southlake’s Oktoberfest.  We. Had. So. Much. Fun!

They had live music!  I wanted to dance, but my kids told me no.  Hahahaha!

Gosh, I love these four so much!  We arrived at 4:00 and stayed until almost 9!

This girl 🙂 .

I love me a pierogi!  I picked two corned beef ones with sauteed onions.  DELISH!

Root beer all around!

At one point, Rapunzel walked by.  Look at Madeley’s face.  She loves her a princess!

Everyone stopped to get their face or arm painted.

This, my friends, made my heart burst…

When it was Ashby’s turn, she just pushed up her sleeve on her right arm and asked him to put a rainbow there.  I have no idea why (because the other two girls had their cheeks painted), but this sweet girl wanted her arm painted.  My heart.  I very, very, very much appreciated how the nice man didn’t say a single then about it.

Her beautiful rainbow 🙂 .

A boy and his snake.  Hahahaha!

This munchkin wanted her cheek painted…

…so proud 🙂 .

Everyone showing off their body art!

Family pic attempt part one.  It was very sunny and bright.  Later, we came back and tried again…

…still not great.  Hahaha!  We love Oktoberfest so much!!

We partied into the night.

Here they are in line to do kid things!

Ashby really can’t do bounce houses, but she sure can do these bounce obstacle courses!

And she loved the tall inflatable slide too!

We were having so much fun!

Ice cream with sprinkles?  Yes, please!

This boy wanted chocolate dipped in chocolate.  He’s so sweet!

We finished off our night on the boat ride!

Oktoberfest 2018 in the books!

I just love traditions like this!!

Happy Tuesday, friends!  I hope you’re having a wonderful fall day wherever you are!! xo

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog October 9, 2018 at 4:40 am

    It’s been so long since I’ve been to an Oktoberfest celebration! But then again, they aren’t as exciting where I live as they are where you live, Shay! I really enjoyed this post! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Taylor October 9, 2018 at 5:06 am

    Love Jamie’s podcast! She is such a natural. I was stalking her and yours Instagram stories all weekend to keep up with the activities🤣

  • Erika Slaughter October 9, 2018 at 5:10 am

    Girl! I had so much fun on Friday night! I’m so glad I joined you. On Sunday morning, Smith was showing us his tattoo and when he explained the details he went to to make sure that tattoo didn’t come off in the shower-I was impressed!! Haha!

  • Beth Knecht October 9, 2018 at 5:19 am

    What a fun weekend!

  • Sheaffer Sims October 9, 2018 at 5:39 am

    Y’all obviously had a blast! And Miss Ashby and her rainbow? So precious.

  • Elspeth Mizner October 9, 2018 at 5:43 am

    What a fun weekend!! So glad you and Andrew got a quick trip in too

  • Narci October 9, 2018 at 6:02 am

    How fun!! This looks like such a sweet weekend! You looked so pretty for the Live!! 🙂

  • Bonnie October 9, 2018 at 6:23 am

    Those poor Yanks! Ha ha. Andrew is super sad.

  • Brooke Richardson October 9, 2018 at 6:27 am

    The rainbow on Ashby’s arm made me tear up! Love y’all!

  • Jen October 9, 2018 at 6:45 am

    Shay! You have the best skin and make up! Flawless!! What make-up did she use in Austin?! It looks amazing! ❤️

    • Mix and Match Mama October 9, 2018 at 7:41 am

      thank you so much!!! it was a whole random variety of things. I kept trying to look, but it was a lot of big pallets that I wasn’t familiar with.

      • Lindsey October 9, 2018 at 9:08 am

        I’m obsessed with your makeup!! I ALWAYS try your suggestions! You have really helped me move from the grocery store aisle to the makeup counter. I can’t wait to get my new Bobbi brown eye makeup! What kind of lipstick are you wearing in the Oktoberfest pics??

        • Mix and Match Mama October 9, 2018 at 9:59 am

          Stila Perla 🙂 and THANK YOU!

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams October 9, 2018 at 6:49 am

    You guys always have the best time at Oktoberfest! I need to find one around New York to visit next year. Ashby and Madeley’s smiles when Rapunzel was in the picture are so precious!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Diana October 9, 2018 at 6:50 am

    Omg….Ashby and her rainbow are making my heart melt!

  • Jenna October 9, 2018 at 8:10 am

    What a fun and busy weekend!

  • Kelly Stokowski October 9, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Ashby’s rainbow made me teary eyed! And go Sox!! I bet you woke up on cloud 9 after 16-1 last night!! What a game 🙂

  • Nicole Humphreys October 9, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Sweet Ashby and her rainbow. Can she not do bounce houses bc of injury risk?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 9, 2018 at 9:59 am

      Correct. She can bounce alone, but not with a bunch of kids who could knock her down.

  • Alicia October 9, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Love your post! Where’s your plaid shirt from? It looks great on you 😊

    • Mix and Match Mama October 9, 2018 at 9:59 am

      It’s a J Crew oldie but goodie

  • Alicia October 9, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Love your post! Do you mind sharing where you got your plaid shirt? It looks great on you 😊

  • Claire October 9, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Loved running into you & your sweet fam at Oktoberfest!!! Such a fun weekend!!

  • Keri Robbins October 9, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Smith’s cool pose on the boat ride has me lol 😂🤣 Thank you for sharing your family traditions! Y’all are precious 💗

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick October 9, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Love all these pictures!! Ashby getting a rainbow on her arm made me smile. 🙂 And I want to dig into Smith’s ice cream cone. haha
    That Inspired Chick

  • ronnie October 9, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Ashby and her rainbow…quite possibly the cutest thing ever. What a sweet soul that little girl has. Your family is beautiful! It looks like y’all had a wonderful weekend!

  • Keisha Dawson October 9, 2018 at 10:34 am

    I have been wanting to go to Happy Hour live since Jamie started hosting them, and I totally wanted to go when you were announced as one of the guests, but I already had Taylor Swift tickets. It looks like such a fun event. I can’t wait to make it down there sometime!

  • Leanne Gilchrist October 9, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Madelyn’s face with Rapunzel!!! And her concentrating face when the man was painting her cheek!!!! She’s a doll. I have to say that your blog is a refreshing way for me to get out of my own head and see your joy and also, pray for you and your family! It looks like a good time was had by all!

  • Christine McNeal October 9, 2018 at 11:54 am

    So…God’s promise of life that Ashby proudly had declared over her arm is certainly the most powerful thing I’ve seen today. Praising God for her today. ❤️

    • Mix and Match Mama October 9, 2018 at 12:37 pm

      Thank you. I was blown away by the moment myself. I love that sweet girl so much!!!

  • Rebecca October 9, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Oh my God! Ashby and the rainbow on her arm!!! My heart almost exploded <3 Such a cool girl.

  • Liz Thorson October 9, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Ashby and her rainbow…she has the most courageous, sweet heart. Her grace is incredible.💕💕

  • Emily October 9, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Hey cutie! Where are your dainty necklaces from that you’re wearing in Oktoberfest pics? Thank you!!

    • Mix and Match Mama October 10, 2018 at 5:21 am

      Gorjana at Nordstrom!

  • Tracy Matlock October 9, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    Thank you so much for coming out to Oktoberfest Southlake! We love seeing your family enjoying our festival. Please feel free to review and post pictures to our Oktoberfest Southlake Facebook page! We would also like to post a link to your blog if that is okay?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 10, 2018 at 5:21 am

      Of course! We love Southlake!!

  • Bri October 9, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    What a super fun FALL weekend!

  • Hanna Broom October 11, 2018 at 5:58 am

    It was so great meeting you at Happy Hour Live!! It was such a fun night!