What’s Up Wednesday {01.30.19}

What's Up Wednesday

It’s the first What’s Up Wednesday of 2019!

Annnnnd there are a few changes to kick off our year.

First, our sweet blogger friend Mel who has been hosting this link up with us for YEARS has decided to step away from blogging.  Mel, Sheaffer and I were all texting the other day about how the first time we “met”, we talked to her on the phone and she had just had her little boy who is now so BIG and in school!  These years fly by, friends.  So, we miss Mel, but since she’s no longer blogging that means…we have a new graphic (please see above!).  So, if you blog, make sure you grab the new one for your post today.

Most Wednesdays, Sheaffer blogs WUW right along with us, but occasionally, during Bachelor/Bachelorette season, she blogs recaps of that instead.  Let’s all stroll down memory lane for a minute, shall we?  Remember this…

…that time Sheaffer and I went to the Men Tell All taping in LA.  This moment caught on camera summed up the day.  This pic does do…

…that was me after the taping.  It was like 600 hours long.  Something like that.  I’m pretty sure that’s how long it was.  That’s at least how long it felt.   You can read that recap HERE.

So, if you want to read about Sheaffer’s thoughts on this week’s episode, click HERE.  She’s doing that today on her blog…and it is HYSTERICAL!!!!

Okay, ready for the first WUW of 2019?  Here we go!!


Well, if you need a meal plan this week, try this one

Meal Planning Monday

…my Meal Planning Monday is here to make your weeknights simple!

This week, Andrew has been snowboarding with 12 of his buddies, so on Sunday night, all of the wives and kiddos got together for dinner.  It was so much fun!  I’m so thankful for my little community of people.  The families we have met over the 13 years we’ve been in McKinney have changed our lives.  When Andrew and I moved here, we knew no one.  We didn’t have any friends, didn’t have a church, didn’t have co-workers…it was just us.  We have truly been so blessed to find the most amazing group of people to do life with.  I wish I could eat dinner with those ladies every night this week while our hubbies are away!


We’re still singing Let it Snow around here 🙂 .  I’m just still so proud of my two girls for singing in their talent show!!



Did you see Cassie’s new collection launch yesterday with Gibson????  OH MY RESORT WEAR!

I did an entire post on her collection yesterday because I truly am OBSESSED and cannot wait to go on vacation so that I can wear it!!  I believe pieces are already selling out, so if you missed it, click HERE to see all of my favorite things.  Like this…

…and this…

…and this…


Believe it or not, there are so many other cute pieces HERE.


We are making coffee all day, every day…

…my mother-in-law bought this Leap Frog Coffee Maker for Madeley, and it has been such a HIT!  Everyone is making coffee and eating cookies these days 🙂 .

Madeley even tidies it up at night and sets it right by my coffee maker.  Isn’t that too funny?!  Samuel was over the other day, and he played with it THE ENTIRE TIME…

…coffee, anyone?  It beeps, it talks, it makes gurgling sounds just like at Starbucks.  It’s totally fun!


Ashby’s next procedure is always in the back of my mind.



We are having a BLAST sending clients on vacations this month and booking upcoming ones.  Look at this cute pic that was texted to me over the weekend…

…I have been working with this family for several years.  They are travelers just like Andrew and me.  They are planning vacations to take after the vacation I’m currently working on.  I love that!  I’m always working on at least two for my family at a time.  They just got off a Disney Land and Sea vacation over the weekend and are planning another vacation.  I just love that!

We book a ton of Disney vacations over here, but SO MUCH MORE!  We also plan trips to the Caribbean, Asia, Europe, Australia, cruises all over the world, and many, many more destinations.  If you are looking to book your next vacation, we would love to help you!  Email us today for more information at mixandmatchtravelagency@yahoo.com.


My JANUARY BOOK REVIEW is going to be THIS FRIDAY and friends, I read a lot of books and have a lot of thoughts.  #somegoodandsomenotsogood

I’m excited to share my reads with you and find out what you’re reading this year!

I’m trying to finish up my last one so that I can include it this week.  If not, it will be the first book of my February review.


Speaking of books, did you see this post at the end of the year?!?!

2018 Book Review

my 2018 Book Review!!!

I went back and highlighted all of my favorite reads for the year and then shared my top three books for 2018.  You can head HERE to check it all out!


I’ve watched/listened while I worked to this movie in my office twice last week…

…this movie is just ADORABLE!  I’m so happy to have it in my “watch over and over and over again” collection!


These booties on REPEAT…

…I wore this exact outfit twice last week.  Once on Thursday and then again, on Saturday.  A cute sweater and comfy booties?  YES!!

As always, I’m wearing one of those camis underneath it (I wear them every.single.solitary.day).  Green is my favorite color, so that’s why I bought mine, but look at these cute colors it also comes in…

…super cute!


Watching the Super Bowl!

You too?

If you need something yummy to enjoy on game day, look no further than here

Super Bowl Bites

…it’s my favorite SUPER BOWL BITES!

I really love any occasion that calls for dip.

And those sausages.



All the yummy food right HERE.


I had to sit here a minute to think about it.

You know what?  I think I’m looking forward to a light calendar.  We really don’t have a ton on the schedule for February, so I better enjoy it because before I know it, it will be baseball tournament season for Smith and that means #allthegames #allthetime.  So, in February, I will enjoy the family time, cozy time, down time, at home time.


 I think that’s all I’ve got!


We always eat a diner supper on Valentine’s Day.  We started this a few years ago, and it’s always something I look forward to.  Me and my five loves on Valentine’s Day.  Nowwwwww…this year, Andrew and Smith are out of town on Valentine’s Day. Ha!  So, we will enjoy our Valentine’s Supper the day before 😉 .

That wraps up What’s Up Wednesday!

I’ll see you all back here tomorrow! xo

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  • Erika Slaughter January 30, 2019 at 4:51 am

    Madeley’s coffee maker is adorable! I’ve never seen that before! And your green sweater is super cute-such a great color!

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog January 30, 2019 at 5:02 am

    Your life is a flurry of activities! You’ve been busy, Shay! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Narci January 30, 2019 at 5:30 am

    I absolutely love that color green on you! Just adorable! Cassie’s new line is so beautiful! Also, that coffee maker and little barista are just the cutest. 🙂

  • Sheaffer Sims January 30, 2019 at 5:40 am

    Your green sweater is the PERFECT Kelly green. I hope that machine makes a good frappacino too. Tell the kids I’m swinging by this afternoon.

  • Mary Ellen January 30, 2019 at 5:50 am

    I love those booties! Do you ever see them go on sale?

    • Mix and Match Mama January 30, 2019 at 6:48 am

      I haven’t seen these on sale yet!

  • Sarah Shaneyfelt January 30, 2019 at 5:51 am

    Kids toys keep getting cuter and cuter! Love that little espresso maker Madeley has! And I loved watching Crazy Rich Asians–I thought they made it so close to the book!

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams January 30, 2019 at 5:55 am

    That kids coffee machine is adorable! I scooped up a few of Cassie’s resort pieces and now I’m anxiously waiting my April spring break trip to get to wear them!! I can’t wait for Super Bowl food on Sunday after looking at your apps!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Rachel Kemper January 30, 2019 at 6:31 am

    I can’t wait to hear about The Men Tell All experience. I’ve always wondered what it was like to be right there in it! Love that kelly green sweater on you. Totally snagging for now and for a St. Patrick’s outfit!!

  • Jill Koch January 30, 2019 at 6:35 am

    Loving your What’s Up Wednesday as always! That resort collection looks great and that little coffee maker is the cutest! Sad to see The Larson Lingo leave but we all understand, especially if it allows her more family time 🙂

  • Rebecca Jo January 30, 2019 at 6:36 am

    Shows you how much I know – I totally forgot about the Super Bowl this weekend. haha
    That little coffee maker for kids – I gotta pick on up for my grand buddies!

  • Annaliese January 30, 2019 at 6:41 am

    Have you tried the Nature Valley Coconut Butter Biscuits?! Tried finding the almond butter but couldn’t. The coconut butter ones are amazing!! If you need a winter pick me up these are sure to help! Just addicting!

    • Mix and Match Mama January 30, 2019 at 6:47 am

      Really???? I haven’t!!! Looking them up now!!

  • Darlene January 30, 2019 at 6:43 am

    Madeley & Samuel have to be the cutest little cousins!

  • Melissa Terry January 30, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Oh my stars that coffee maker is the cutest thing I’ve seen in a long time! Happy Wednesday to you and your crew ; )

  • Dara January 30, 2019 at 7:20 am

    The link party says it’s reached its max number of participants!

    • Mix and Match Mama January 30, 2019 at 7:38 am

      What? Urg! I’ll correct that!!!

      • Julie January 30, 2019 at 11:42 am

        Now it says the link party has ended?

        • Mix and Match Mama January 30, 2019 at 12:40 pm

          You can still add it!

      • Dara January 30, 2019 at 12:41 pm

        Yeah, now it says the link party has ended! I’ll keep checking back!

  • Audrey Bolton January 30, 2019 at 7:31 am

    It looks like you upgraded your coffee maker. Did you do a post on this? I would LOVE to know your thoughts. 🙂

  • sydnee January 30, 2019 at 7:41 am

    Even though I’m not a football fan, I make little appetizers to watch the game with the family. My kids love all the junk food, it’s our version of a tailgate party, ha!
    Design by Sydnee | A Lifestyle Blog 💗

  • KATHERINE DARLINGTON January 30, 2019 at 7:56 am

    Sounds like it will be a Galentines Day this year on Feb 14th! Have a happy Wednesday!

  • Tina January 30, 2019 at 7:57 am

    Hi Shay! Do you wear a strapless bra with those camis or just forego the bra altogether? Considering trying Sheaffer’s must have strapless, to eliminate the extra straps when I need to wear a cami. Thanks in advance!

    • Mix and Match Mama January 30, 2019 at 11:13 am

      I wear Sheaffer’s must have strapless all.the.time! It’s my FAVORITE!! I wear it under these camis every time (unless it’s like a sweater or something and then I wear a normal bra).

      • Jen January 30, 2019 at 11:26 am

        Can you provide a link for the strapless one you mean?

  • Chrys January 30, 2019 at 8:03 am

    How about a review of that sexy coffee machine Shay? I love my De’Longhi automatic espresso machine, but I also really love reading reviews of other machines. I’m coffee obsessed and completely okay with that. 😉

  • Addison January 30, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Your Valentine’s Day supper sounds delicious and so much fun! I’m loving your pretty green sweater and those gray booties!

  • Jenna Lathrop January 30, 2019 at 8:20 am

    What a great recap of your month. I am looking forward to a lighter sports schedule in February before baseball starts too.

  • Angela Shields January 30, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Shay your hair game is strong. It has always been beautiful but lately it just looks next level. Every time I see pics of you, I think about how pretty your hair is and what a great job you do styling it.

    • Mix and Match Mama January 30, 2019 at 11:13 am

      Oh my gosh! Will you be my new best friend???

      • angela shields January 30, 2019 at 2:04 pm

        yes!! 🙂 I already feel like we are great friends. That’s what great blogs do for you.

  • Cathy Carter January 30, 2019 at 8:28 am

    What color are the shoes with the green sweater?

    • Mix and Match Mama January 30, 2019 at 11:12 am


      • Cathy Carter January 30, 2019 at 7:56 pm

        Don’t see gray, could it be rock perf suede? Thanks!

        • Mix and Match Mama January 31, 2019 at 4:16 am


          • Cathy Carter February 6, 2019 at 7:25 pm

            Thank you!!

  • Sara January 30, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Valentine Tradition – I cut out several hearts out of construction paper. Starting Feb 1st, I write something that I love about each chid on one heart and tape it to his bedroom door each day until Valentine’s Day. I think I saw it on Pinterest a few years ago and it’s been so fun!

    • Allena Gurley January 30, 2019 at 11:38 am

      Oh man, I love this! I am going to steal and do that!!!

  • Jennifer McCoy January 30, 2019 at 8:46 am

    What coffee maker do you use?!

    • Mix and Match Mama January 30, 2019 at 11:12 am

      It’s a Jura!

  • Christine January 30, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Hi Shay! I’m curious as to why you wear a cami undereath everything? I’m new to the use of Cami’s so just curious. I look forward to all of your posts especially your book reviews! Enjoy the day!

    • Mix and Match Mama January 30, 2019 at 11:10 am

      For length! I personally think a lot of tops need a little something underneath them.

  • Mindy January 30, 2019 at 9:07 am

    The line looks great!! I always love reading your posts.
    The link was filled up, so here is my Link-up Link for What’s Up Wednesday.


    • Mix and Match Mama January 30, 2019 at 11:10 am

      We’re a hot mess over here today…we’re trying to correct that. Urg!!!

  • erica werner January 30, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Your nails always look so great! are you still doing “the dip”?

    • Mix and Match Mama January 30, 2019 at 11:10 am

      I keep going back and forth! Last week, no…this week, yes. I can’t decide if I like it or not!

      • Jen January 30, 2019 at 7:06 pm

        Have you done a colored dip? Or just the white? My white looked stained after a week and a half. Also, how long does yours last? The manicure lady said 3 weeks but mine have been popping off at two weeks. I liked them at first but unsure if I wanna keep them!

        • Mix and Match Mama January 31, 2019 at 4:16 am

          I’ve only done it four times and it’s always white.

  • Tish Ferry January 30, 2019 at 9:54 am

    That coffee maker and baristas are THE CUTEST! You sharing all the cute spring/summer finds yesterday in Cassie’s collection and then talking about vacations today has me so ready for the warm weather and summer days! Have a great Wednesday, Shay! Simply Tish

  • Julie January 30, 2019 at 10:04 am

    I can’t link up either 🙁

    • Mix and Match Mama January 30, 2019 at 11:04 am

      I fixed it!

      • Julie January 30, 2019 at 11:40 am

        Thank you! I love your blog!

  • Jenny F January 30, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Hi Shay! I was curious after reading reviews- did you get your regular size in those booties? Or did you size down?

    • Mix and Match Mama January 30, 2019 at 11:03 am

      I bought my normal size! (8)

  • Julia January 30, 2019 at 10:44 am

    What (adult) coffee machine do you use/recommend? Looking for a new one! Thank you!!

    • Mix and Match Mama January 30, 2019 at 11:03 am

      We have a Jura and love it!

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick January 30, 2019 at 11:37 am

    That little coffee set is adorable and YES on Crazy Rich Asians! I can watch it on repeat!
    That Inspired Chick

  • Sara January 30, 2019 at 11:47 am

    I love Shaeffer’s Bachelor/Bachelorette posts and I don’t even watch the show! I am going to get some of those tanks from Nordstrom – I love them and need a few more!

    The link up now says it has ended. Might want to check to see if it can be reopened.

    Happy Wednesday!

  • Kerri January 30, 2019 at 11:49 am

    oh no! Did the link up end?! So sad I missed it. My girls got a last minute early dismissal from school that threw a wrench in the system! By the time I went to link up it said it was full and now ended. 🙁
    I enjoyed reading everyone else’s though!! Love the little coffee maker! Too cute!

    • Mix and Match Mama January 30, 2019 at 12:40 pm

      You should be able to do it! I just did it and it was working!

  • Terry January 30, 2019 at 11:57 am

    My biggest complaint about camis is that they always seem to ride up at the waist. Does this one do that?

    • Mix and Match Mama January 30, 2019 at 12:40 pm

      I mean…maybe a little, but it never really bothers me. I’m wearing one right now and can’t think of when I’ve pulled it down today.

  • Lexi Jones January 30, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Loved this post! Crazy Rich Asians is one my absolute faves! The link says it ended, but here’s mine for this month’s What’s Up Wednesday! https://browneyedandbeyoutiful.blogspot.com/2019/01/whats-up-wednesday.html

  • Jordyn Kolar January 30, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Totally unrelated to your post (hahaha) but visiting downtown Dallas this week, and preggo, and have a major want for the BEST BBQ! Any suggestions? 😍

    • Mix and Match Mama January 30, 2019 at 2:50 pm

      Yum!!! Okay, I love Hard Eight! It’s not in Dallas but Coppell.

  • Mother of 3 January 30, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    I didn’t even know the super bowl was this weekend; we are not watchers of any sports so I am usually quit clueless. We were just talking at dinner about what family vacation(s) we want to take this year. It’s so hard to please everyone and I have so many places I want to go!

  • Fonda @Savvy Southern Chic January 30, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    The resort wear looks like so much fun and that green sweater is perfect! The link still says it’s ended.

  • Julie January 30, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    I’m still trying to link-up and it keeps saying the link party has ended?

  • Nicole D January 30, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Oh my God, her bachelor review was hysterical!!

  • Bailey January 31, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Hey Shay, Will you opening the linky party back up. I kept checking back yesterday but it was still limited to 50 entries. I checked this morning and now it says it’s closed. I’m so sad I didn’t get to add this month. Thanks!

    P.S. Your closet it AMAZING! I’m so jealous over here… thanks for all the recommendations!

  • Mandy January 31, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    For Valentine’s we order heart shaped pizza for dinner. I also have lunch with my kids at their school and they each open a gift from us when they wake up in the morning.

  • Gina February 1, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    What age did you put first put Smith in baseball. I have a son who is about to turn 4 and I just don’t know if he is too young?

    • Mix and Match Mama February 2, 2019 at 7:02 am

      I want to say he started t-ball at 3. Maybe 4 but I think 3!

  • Ashley February 2, 2019 at 7:00 am

    My in laws started this tradition and my hubby and I have continued it…we find a recipe for a meal we have NEVER made and cook it together. We have done it the weekend before or after depending on the year. But we open some wine, put on Pandora, cook (and most likely end up dancing while we do).

    Also, since there’s no boys at your house this V Day…Galentine’s Day!!! Party City has a super cute banner!