Life Lately.

Happy Thursday, friends!

Well, I’m super excited because today, I’m chaperoning Kensington’s choir field trip.  Listen, I love to chaperone a field trip with my kids and have done so many over the years…but when they sent out the info on this one, I was giddy.  First up, there is not enough room on the bus for the parents, so you have to drive yourself (yes!).  Second, they’re singing at the mall in front of Nordstrom (hahaha!) and then the chaperones take them to the food court for lunch followed by watching them ice skate.  I feel like this is elementary school field trip gold right here 😉 .

So, that’s what I’m up to today.  I hope you’re having a fantastic Friday Eve yourself!  Here’s a little look at life lately…

I was getting Madeley out of the car and she was just smiling so big.  This girl is always just so HAPPY!

Me too, Madeley.  Me too.

Miss Ashby was looking so cute on her way to school on Friday.  I just love how happy this girl is too!!!

Three sisters spent most of Sunday afternoon coloring…

…themselves 🙂 .

There was lots of giggling over at our house!

Monday found us at Hobby Lobby with Starbucks.  ‘Tis the season to visit Hobby Lobby my friends.  It’s just delightful right now!

Cuddles and Hallmark Christmas movies with Ashby!

One of our favorite holiday traditions is when the teachers and staff from our elementary school drive to all the neighborhoods where students live in a decked out school bus and sing carols.  IT IS SO MUCH FUN!! These people are so sweet right here!

Last but not least…I found this selfie on my phone.  It looks like Kensington was just a second away from removing said phone from her sister’s little hands.  Hahahaha!

Have the best day!  See you tomorrow! xo

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog December 13, 2018 at 4:38 am

    I love that last selfie! So cute, haha! And what a fun colouring day for the girls 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Sheaffer December 13, 2018 at 5:31 am

    That really is field trip GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean, too bad you can’t take your little group over to Nordstrom for some sprouts! 🙂 And listen, Madeley having a double chin like that in that last shot brings me great comfort, because every single time I’m in selfie mode and don’t know it, that’s exactly what I look like in my phone.

  • Narci December 13, 2018 at 5:43 am

    What a great life lately! And, friend, this is the field trip we have been waiting for. Haha! I hope you have some yummy tacos in that food court!

  • Elspeth Mizner December 13, 2018 at 5:47 am

    Have a great time chaperoning! Sounds so fun!!!

  • Erika Slaughter December 13, 2018 at 6:06 am

    Madeley!!! Hahahaha!! That’s how I look when I try to selfie sometimes too!!

  • Jessica December 13, 2018 at 6:20 am

    Madeley in that last selfie! She’s the cutest little thing & seems to have the best little personality! I know you enjoy your days together while the bigs are in school!

  • Shelly December 13, 2018 at 6:22 am

    Sounds like the perfect field trip to chaperone! I’m definitely the parent who is excited when there is not enough room on the bus!! hahaha Have so much fun.

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams December 13, 2018 at 6:51 am

    Madeley seems like a ball of fun! What a sweet activity for the teachers to do during the holiday season! I’m sure the kids love it. Enjoy that field trip!!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Nicole December 13, 2018 at 6:55 am

    I have a very similar selfie game to Madelyn’s.

  • Allie December 13, 2018 at 7:54 am

    What an AMAZING field trip. Also, Madeley’s faces are the BEST. The Hobby Lobby picture? Too cute.

  • Meagan Ruse December 13, 2018 at 8:01 am

    Ok that picture of Miss Madeley is the best!!! I’m changing your profile picture on my phone so when you call I see this 🙂

  • Cassidy December 13, 2018 at 8:11 am

    That last picture is gold!!

  • Sara December 13, 2018 at 8:16 am

    That last picture is amazing!!
    Random question – have you ever posted what kind of luggage you use since you travel so much? I am in the market for a quality set.

    • Mix and Match Mama December 13, 2018 at 8:52 am

      Good old fashioned Samsonite that we like to buy at Kohl’s because they have great prices on luggage!

  • Kerri December 13, 2018 at 8:17 am

    oh my goodness that field trip sounds amazing!! Nothing like being able to drive yourself and avoid the noisy bus! 😉 Hope you enjoy your Thursday! Looks like you have had a pretty amazing week so far!

  • Jenna Lathrop December 13, 2018 at 8:18 am

    I looks like you are all enjoying this time of year. That is field trip gold!

  • Liz December 13, 2018 at 8:20 am

    SO much fun!! Love a good field trip! Madeley’s smile!! Can I have some of that! I know people tell you this. But it’s so true. Soak it all up because it seems like yesterday mine were all that little. I love each age of my kids but there is something about them being this age that yours are. And at Christmas. ❤️

  • Laci December 13, 2018 at 8:32 am

    Madeley makes me smile!

  • Elise December 13, 2018 at 8:38 am

    As a Sox fan and MA resident, I have to ask, how did you feel this morning waking up to the Kelly news? Off to the Dodgers!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 13, 2018 at 8:50 am

      He was my favorite last season. I wasn’t super surprised because his wife’ IG made it sound like when they left Boston after the season, they weren’t coming back. So sad.

  • Andrea McAnally December 13, 2018 at 8:43 am

    I feel like this post just got better and better 🙂 Such sweet pics and the selfie of Madeley at the end is how I feel every time I turn the reverse camera on myself accidentally – she’s the best!

  • Jen December 13, 2018 at 8:52 am

    Where is your white vest from??? Such a Cute outfit 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama December 13, 2018 at 8:53 am

      It’s several years old from Athleta!

  • Rachel December 13, 2018 at 8:59 am

    A field trip where you don’t have to ride the bus…the BEST! And Madely’s selfie looks like mine, ha! Have a great day!

  • Corbie December 13, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Shay, what are you making with the yarn in your cart from Hobby Lobby?? Have fun on the field trip today!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 13, 2018 at 2:15 pm

      Crocheting K a blanket!

      • Corbie December 14, 2018 at 9:23 am

        Awesome!! I can’t wait to see it when its finished! I would love to get into crocheting again!

  • Emily December 13, 2018 at 9:30 am

    What is your go to Starbucks beverage? I need a new one to try!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 13, 2018 at 2:15 pm

      This time of year, a Christmas Blend (their dark roast right now) with cream!

  • Tara G. December 13, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Our HL is already clearing off Christmas shelves & putting new stock in. Boo!

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick December 13, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Oh Madeley! That girl just radiates happiness!
    That Inspired Chick

  • Nicole Blackmon December 13, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Hi, Shay. I have a weird random question for you: What’s your favorite brand of frozen meatballs? I’m open to beef or turkey. 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama December 13, 2018 at 2:14 pm

      Ohhhh! Good question! I don’t really think I care about a specific brand, but I like all white meat turkey or chicken the best!

  • Carly December 13, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    All your posts this week have been so festive and I Can’t. Get. Enough. Enjoy your field trip!

  • kellie December 13, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    So darn cute. So darn fun. Love all this. But about that chaperoning thing. I did ONE. One and DONE, I gotta say. It was a pre-school trip to the zoo. And maybe it was just my group of little monkeys, but they ran in every direction, wanted to stop at every snack cart and gift shop and DID.NOT. want to see any animals. So, I relented and bought them all cookies (a big chaperone no-no) and took them to the zoo playground, then met up with everyone for the group picture and went home exhausted. #momfail
    And now that my daughter’s in middle school…you couldn’t pay me to go on that field trip bus. Though I certainly would pay some brave mamas and daddys to keep their eyes on these children. Bless their hearts! 😉

  • Molly December 13, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Where is Ashby’s scarf from?

    • Mix and Match Mama December 13, 2018 at 2:14 pm

      It used to be K’s. It was from Gap several years ago.

  • Angela Ellingson December 13, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    Oh Madeley! Hahaha!! I just want to squeeze her. What a little honey! Hope you and K had fun today!