All the love.

Happy Monday, everyone!

I hope you had the BEST weekend!  We’re still eating leftover Valentine’s Day chocolates and reminiscing about last week.  I went to grab a piece of chocolate on Friday and was pinched in the middle.  My guess?  Kensington.

Here’s a little look at what we did to celebrate the day of love…

Andrew and Smith wouldn’t be home on Valentine’s Day night, so we had our annual family dinner on the 13th.  Pizza and pasta for the win!

After the kids went to bed, I put a few things out for their breakfast the next morning…



The next morning, they got up, had their breakfast and then it was off to school…

…hahahaha!  I love those four SO MUCH!!

I love this guy too!!  He and Smith were going snowboarding later that night, but it was nice to spend my morning with him.

Right at 1:00, I left to catch all the Valentine’s Day parties…

…this cutie had an ice cream sundae party to celebrate!  When it was over, I took her with me to the big kids’ school…

…the kids were at recess in Ashby’s class, so while I set up, she made herself at home 🙂 .

My little lefty can draw a pretty good heart if I don’t say so myself!!

We had so much fun at Ashby’s party!  I was in charge of the “making paper hearts” table.  Hey, Ashby!  The camera is UP! #bestigot

Since, I volunteered in Ashby’s class, I only got to pop in to K’s party.  After school, we were having a GORGEOUS day, so I told them we could play outside and do homework after.  We were out there for two hours!

I love playing with her outside!  She made me hit so many volleyballs that my wrist was sore.  #imgettingold

These three.

Ashby made her hat during her party…and wore it the rest of the day.

This is how Madeley plays volleyball…hahahaha!

After we went for a walk, we came in, showered, did homework and then while dinner was in the oven…

…I played Uno Attack with Ashby.  This girl LOVES card games!!  For a special treat, we had a picnic in the living room and watched a movie before bed.  I missed my boys, but we sure did have a great Valentine’s Day!

That’s it for today!  Tomorrow, I’m sharing all of my TOP THREE FAVORITE (fill in the blank).  I have a whole big list (binge watching shows, Starbucks drinks, etc), but if there is some funny/random top three you want me to answer, tell me today and I’ll try and put it on my post tomorrow.  Just comment here!

Have a great Monday, friends!  I’ll see you guys tomorrow!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog February 18, 2019 at 4:50 am

    I love that you guys go all out for special days! I wish my parents did that when I was young. 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    • Kellie February 18, 2019 at 8:17 am

      I love how little Madeley “cheeses” so hard that her eyes disappear! That girl love the camera!

  • Sarah February 18, 2019 at 4:55 am

    Top 3
    … places you still want to visit
    … budget friendly birthday gifts for friends
    … boys & girls name (if you had more kiddos)

  • Erika Slaughter February 18, 2019 at 4:58 am

    Judging by Madeley’s cross cross apple sauce skills, I’d say she’s ready for kindergarten!

  • caitlin s davies February 18, 2019 at 5:02 am

    Top three workout videos 🙂

  • Jess February 18, 2019 at 5:39 am

    What brand are the cups your kids have out for valentines day breakfast? They are so cute!

  • AngieN February 18, 2019 at 5:42 am

    How about Top 3 favorite memories from your childhood or Top 3 games to play with kids? Love your blog!

  • Peyton Cline February 18, 2019 at 5:57 am

    With all the delicious recipes you post, I would love to know your top 3 favorite foods!

  • Sarah Shaneyfelt February 18, 2019 at 6:09 am

    What a sweet Valentine’s Day y’all had!! I love that you had a special place fixed for them at breakfast 🙂 I’d like to know your top 3 favorite pairs of jeans!

  • Sarah February 18, 2019 at 6:10 am

    Favorite meals to bring to a new mom:)

    Favorite meals to make if you have another family over for dinner.

    Can’t wait to read your answers!

    • Mel February 18, 2019 at 8:13 am

      Yes agree with top 3 meals to take to new moms, recovering from surgery, etc!

  • Elizabeth February 18, 2019 at 6:12 am

    Shay—love that you’re wearing the Red Sox’s farm team shirt—I’m sure there’s a story there. I live in RI!

  • Sarah February 18, 2019 at 6:13 am

    Favorite sweatshirt and recipes!

  • Jamie February 18, 2019 at 6:16 am

    top 3 nail polish colors!

  • Kim February 18, 2019 at 6:17 am

    3 favorite things you always have in your purse

  • Narci February 18, 2019 at 6:21 am

    What a sweet Valentine’s Day! I loved all the pics!

  • Kristen February 18, 2019 at 6:38 am

    Love how festive you guys are! I have a 6 month and I can’t wait to go all out with him! I know you’ve linked it before but where is your heart sweatshirt from?

  • Laura February 18, 2019 at 6:48 am

    Favorite travel gear (for toiletries, makeup, etc.)

    • Claire Klein February 18, 2019 at 8:13 am

      Yes, favorite travel gear! Let’s stretch it out–three fave travel makeup items, three fave travel snacks, travel apps… 🙂

  • Angela Banae February 18, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Love this post, Shay!!! What are your top three favorite Bible studies?

  • Lisa N February 18, 2019 at 7:06 am

    Top 3 go to gifts to give $25 and under?
    – guys
    – girls

  • Sheaffer Sims February 18, 2019 at 7:08 am

    I play volleyball like Madeley.

  • Nicole February 18, 2019 at 7:09 am

    Favorite places you have traveled to.
    Favorite suppers to make.

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams February 18, 2019 at 7:11 am

    That’s awesome you all got to play outside on Valentine’s Day! I loved your breakfast setup for the kids too! If you can list your top 3 places you’ve travelled to, I would love to know!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Christina Giorgio February 18, 2019 at 7:14 am

    Hey Shay, Love your blog so much! I read it every morning😉
    Can you answer: Top 3
    – Casual/comfy outfits
    – Workouts
    -vacation Spots
    – Breakfast items for yourself
    – Devotional books

  • Holly Sandkamp February 18, 2019 at 7:15 am

    Hi Shay! Top 3 places you shop at for boys clothes! Thanks!

  • Denise February 18, 2019 at 7:23 am

    Top 3 Blogs you read and top 3 podcasts you listen to 🙂

  • Paula February 18, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Sweet Valentine’s Day!

  • Laura Lively February 18, 2019 at 7:26 am

    My kids love playing card games to! We use these card holders and it helps them a ton, especially when playing UNO:)

  • Becky February 18, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Top 3…
    – budget friendly birthday part gifts
    – vitamins to keep you healthy
    – tips to your successful and happy marriage

  • April M. February 18, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Were your boys going somewhere local to snowboard?

    • Mix and Match Mama February 18, 2019 at 7:52 am

      Beaver Creek, CO!

  • Kaylie Cross February 18, 2019 at 7:39 am

    I thought your kids always did their homework in the morning? They must be getting ahead of the game doing it at night now!

    • Mix and Match Mama February 18, 2019 at 7:52 am

      Well, I didn’t make them do it on Valentine’s Day morning (that didn’t sound like fun!).

  • Jaime February 18, 2019 at 7:41 am

    Hi shay! Can you do top 3 places to buy kids clothing. Also can you do your top 3 tips for planning a Disney vacation. Thanks

  • Alexis deZayas February 18, 2019 at 7:41 am

    Top 3 favorite holidays and candles!

  • Daniele February 18, 2019 at 7:43 am

    Hi Shay!!

    What are your top three phone apps? ☺️

  • Lilly February 18, 2019 at 7:44 am

    Can you post your top 3 tips for planning a Disney world vacation? Thanks

  • Sierra February 18, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Top 3 gifts new moms actually want/need!
    Top 3 ways to take time for yourself (you seem so busy taking care of your beautiful family, I am just curious how you find time to relax!)
    Top 3 blogging tips!

    • Jessica February 18, 2019 at 8:42 am

      I second this one!! 😄

  • Ashleigh February 18, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Yes yes top 3 boys and girls names if you had more kiddos please!!

  • Theresa Wenz February 18, 2019 at 7:50 am

    How about top three favorite Yankees? 😜 Just kidding….sort of. In all seriousness, I love how you make things so special for your kids and family. ❤️

  • Bailey February 18, 2019 at 8:09 am

    -Top 3 baby names (that you didn’t use!)
    -Top 3 places to travel/fave family vacations
    -Top 3 family dinners

  • Erin Smith February 18, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Top 3 fav nail polish colors!

  • Emily Burke February 18, 2019 at 8:11 am

    *Top 3 favorite “Easy” busy night dinners! (kid friendly!)
    *Top 3 favorite lip glosses/lip products
    *Top 3 favorite “mom hacks”

  • Nichole February 18, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Shoutout to the Pawtucket Red Sox! Growing up in Rhode Island, we loved going to McCoy Field for games. So much fun. #goredsox

  • Erin E Port February 18, 2019 at 8:31 am

    So many good ideas for tomorrow’s post, can’t wait to read it. Sounds like such a fun Valentine’s Day! My kids love a carpet picnic, we call it!!!

  • Lynn February 18, 2019 at 8:46 am

    What kind of Apple Watch band are you wearing?

    • Mix and Match Mama February 18, 2019 at 9:16 am

      The 4!

    • Mix and Match Mama February 18, 2019 at 11:46 am

      Just the regular one sport one from!

  • Lauren February 18, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Top3 tips :
    -to making everyday special
    -having a happy and successful marriage
    -staying positive and happy

  • julie February 18, 2019 at 8:48 am

    I would love top three cleaning products! Thanks, Shay! Looking forward to tomorrow’s post.

  • Taylor R February 18, 2019 at 9:09 am

    1. Top three favorite Bible verses.
    2. Top three favorite things to do on the weekend.
    3. Top three favorite gifts to give your husband.

  • Addison February 18, 2019 at 9:17 am

    I love the top 3 girls and boys names idea!

  • Kelsey February 18, 2019 at 9:18 am

    Top 3 date nights / ideas with your husband!

  • Amanda Wilson February 18, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Top 3 places you want to travel you have never been
    Top 3 bloggers
    Top 3 reasons your kids get in trouble.
    Top 3 things that drive you CRAZY as a mom
    Top 3 household chores you don’t like and like
    Looking forward to tomorrow’s post!!
    Have a great day Shay

  • Lisa D February 18, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Top 3 things to do with kids when the weather outside is not good — and not tv or movies!
    Thanks, I enjoy your blog and love all the cute family pics you post.

  • Tish Ferry February 18, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Such a sweet Valentine’s Day! Love that you got to spend it with just your girls! Simply Tish

  • Leslie S February 18, 2019 at 9:57 am

    I have 3 kiddos and when we go to appointments, lessons, etc they each bring things (kindle, snacks, homework, books, racecars,etc) it’s hard to keep up with it without losing my sanity!
    So…. top 3 ways you do “about town” with kid stuff.

  • Lindsay Martin February 18, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Top 3 tips for staying in shape
    Top 3 healthy snacks

  • Kristy February 18, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Top 3 podcasts!

  • Jenny February 18, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Can’t wait for tomorrow! Top 3 Disney cruise tips (Erika is planning mine), fav podcasts and German restaurants!

  • Jennifer M February 18, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Unrelated to today’s post… but wanted to let you know that I finally ‘get it’ about The Greatest Showman. you and erika both talked about it so much… we decided to give it a try even though the movie summary didn’t exactly make me think I’d like it all that much. Now we are that family that has rewatched it 10 times and knows all the songs and plays the soundtrack in the car etc etc 😛

    • Mix and Match Mama February 18, 2019 at 11:33 am

      Hahahaha! Over a year later, and it’s still so popular at my house!!

      • Patty Anderson February 18, 2019 at 12:16 pm

        Me too! We loved it so much we have tickets to see Hugh Jackman in July while he’s on tour!

  • Colleen February 18, 2019 at 11:00 am

    – top three trips with children
    – top three places you and your husband want to go (adult only trip) or have been
    – top three favorite articles of clothing (or specific tips, bottoms etc)

  • Gail Young February 18, 2019 at 11:11 am

    Top 3 embarrassing moments….( Lets be real, we all have them!!). One of my kids tripped and grabbed my skirt and it ended up around my ankles…at church!

  • WhittyWife February 18, 2019 at 11:14 am

    Side note: I would LOVE it if you did another Trader Joe’s post after your recent trip where you said you tried even more new items. I just shopped there and got a bunch of items that you recommended! 🙂

  • Meredith February 18, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Top 3 vacation destinations!

  • Abbey February 18, 2019 at 11:46 am

    Top 3 Adoption Agencies
    Top 3 WDW Resorts

  • maggie February 18, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Please do top 3 disney world resorts

  • Holly February 18, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    You always seem to have the best ideas for making holidays or any day special!!
    So… Top 3 Ways/Ideas to make Everyday Special or fun for your family
    3 Cozy items you can’t do without in your home!
    3 Pet Peeves..😁
    3 things you look forward to each day, big or small!

  • Kimberly C February 18, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Top 3 least favorite household chores
    Top 3 pieces of advice to making marriage work and happy
    Top 3 pieces of advice for someone who would like to start a blog

  • kellie February 18, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    So, so fun! We always do fun valentine’s on the table in the morning and sweet treats. My husband gets flowers for ALL his girls, me, our daughter and daisys for our little Bi-shu named Daisy-Belle! hahaha! EVERY girl gets to feel special!
    I spy a PAWTUCKET Red Sox T-shirt! We live about 20 mins from Pawtucket (in MA) and love going to Paw-Sox games in the summer. I know you love Fenway, but McCoy Stadium is super family friendly, has fireworks after Saturday games (usually) and is WAAAAY less expensive. We always make it part of our summer — and you usually see a Red Sox player or two rehabing down there.

  • Yley Allen February 18, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    How about your top 3 places to travel to with kids, and your top 3 places you dream of traveling to. Then maybe your top 3 quick and easy dinners? Baseball season started back up last week and our schedules are pretty tight!

  • Susan February 18, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    What do you say to family/friends who want to call your kids by a nickname? Like did they try to call Kensington “Kensie” ? I have an Addilyn and my FIL asked “when are we going to start calling her Addie?” I just politely said “we’re not”.

    • Mix and Match Mama February 19, 2019 at 5:13 am

      I told them no. Most people never tried to shorten her name, but the few that did, Andrew and I told them upfront that we didn’t name her that and they need to call her by her actual name. Andrew himself was good at this because he doesn’t like people shortening his name either.

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick February 18, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    What a fun girls weekend!!!

  • Ash February 18, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    Top 3 snacks when the kiddos get home because they are STARVING 🤪

  • Lisa Henderson February 18, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Top 3 Lipsticks/glosses
    Top 3 Candles
    Top 3 Chick Flicks

  • Laurel M February 18, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    Top 3 clothing stores for yourself and top 3 places to shop for kids 🙂

  • Laura February 18, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Where are your cups from you had out for their breakfast?

  • Mary Jane February 18, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    Top 3 disney world resorts

  • Kristine February 18, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    -Top three brands of quality swimsuits! (I don’t know why but I struggle so hard with finding a suit that looks cute but also holds up with chasing kids all day by the pool!)
    -Top three vacations you took with your family as a child
    -Top three favorite spots in McKinney (could be grocery stores, clothing stores, parks, coffee shops, etc!)

    So excited for this post! I hope you make it a monthly thing!

  • Joy February 18, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Can you do your top 3 baking ingredients to have on hand?

  • K February 18, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    top 3 family-friendly movies for kids ages 6 and under
    top 3 book series for 1st-3rd grade girls
    top Target finds – fashion, home, or otherwise

  • Jen February 18, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Nice PawSox shirt!! 🙂

  • Jen February 18, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Nice PawSox shirt! 🙂

  • Julianne February 18, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Top 3 favorite candy

  • Rebecca February 19, 2019 at 4:32 am

    Looks like a super sweet day❤️
    Where are the kids cups from? Love them!!