A little this, a little that.

It’s a Thursday that feels like a Friday.

I love that.

Today, I have a little bit of this and a little bit of that for you starting with…

…if you’re local, we would love to see you at one of our many fun events this weekend!  They’re all FREE and perfect for the whole family…

Friday, April 19
3:00-8:00pm (Come & Go)

Saturday, April 20


Saturday, April 20
Worship Center: 5:00pm

Sunday, April 21
Sunrise Service: 7:00am
Worship Center: 8:30, 9:45 & 11:00am

We’ve been enjoying a lot of sunny days outside…

…we love to play in the front yard on scooters, bikes and roller skates.  This one loves to steal my drink.

When your shirt matches your work 🙂 .  Shorts HERE.

Bowen and Ashby…going strong since 2015 🙂 .

Another one for you locals!  We would love to see you at our 2nd Annual MSF Golf Tournament!  It’s always such a beautiful day to raise money and play some golf for some very special mamas here in Collin County fighting cancer.  You can register HERE.

It’s always a good idea to wear pink.

Not necessarily linen though.

Whhhhhy must it always look so wrinkly?!

This fall, I realized that we didn’t have a “spring” plate/platter/etc, so my sweet friend Lori made us one!  Isn’t it so cute?! If you haven’t checked out her FB page, you need to hop over!  She is crazy talented!!

All dressed up and ready for church!

Andrew and I set the DVR to watch The Masters on Sunday after church: golf, a delicious board of goodies and sitting on the patio was the perfect way to watch Tiger win!

Love this guy.

I took this picture because darn it, she’s just getting too BIG!

I love live music while I cook 🙂 .

Finally, how cute are my wedges?!  They’re like a rose pink color and because the heel isn’t very tall, they’re COMFY!!

I’m pretty obsessed!  You can find them HERE.  I bought true to size.

That’s a little this and that for your Thursday.

One last thing, last month, I did a post called TOP THREE where I shared my top three favorite(fill in the blank).  Someone commented and said I should do the same thing but answer as my younger self.  I thought that was a super fun idea!  So, if you want to know the answer to a TOP THREE fave of mine from back in the day (like middle school, high school, college), let me know in the comment section today and I’ll try to include it next week!

Okay, I’ll see you tomorrow! xo

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  • Kasie Miller April 18, 2019 at 4:50 am

    Love that top three idea! Excited to see what you choose!

    Also, can you mention where you snagged Ashby & Madeley’s dresses in that sweet church pic??? Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 18, 2019 at 5:20 am

      Matilda Jane!

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog April 18, 2019 at 4:57 am

    Yes, it definitely feels like Friday! In fact, it feels even better than Friday. So happy about the four-day break! Seems like you have a lot planned for Easter, Shay! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Erika Slaughter April 18, 2019 at 5:39 am

    Haha!! About your linen comment! It’s so true! Those wedges are cute!

  • Taylor April 18, 2019 at 5:47 am

    Top 3 things you wish you knew then that you know now!

  • Kim April 18, 2019 at 5:48 am

    I’d love to hear about your top three favorite bands/singers from middle school/high school/college.
    Have a Happy Easter!

  • Narci April 18, 2019 at 5:57 am

    So many things:

    1. When did K turn 15? She looks sooooo grown up in that pic!
    2. Look at your cute violinist!
    3. Love the pic of all 4 before church. Everyone looked so cute!
    4. My Easter Dress is Linen. Why do I always fall into that trap too? Haha!

  • Sheaffer Sims April 18, 2019 at 6:22 am

    Cute wedges! And cute Paris shirt!

  • Connie April 18, 2019 at 6:26 am

    I LOVE your T-shirt!! And that plate is adorable!! I like the Top 3 idea. How about who was your Top 3 music bands from back in middle school? ( I wasn’t sure if you were asking for an idea or not?) Have a Happy Easter Shay!

  • DANIELLE K RIGG April 18, 2019 at 6:27 am

    Happy Easter. I have been following your blog since before you adopted Ashby, boy have your children grown into beautiful little adults. Beautiful family you have. God bless.

  • Dotty April 18, 2019 at 6:31 am

    Isn’t Smith 9? The platter says he is 8….I only know this because he is the same age as my son 😉

    • Mix and Match Mama April 18, 2019 at 6:53 am

      She took their foot prints in October to make the platter, so he was 8 then (his birthday is in January).

      • Dotty April 18, 2019 at 10:20 am

        wow she must be busy making Easter platters that far in advance. Super cute, love her work.

        • Mix and Match Mama April 18, 2019 at 3:30 pm

          She’s super busy, but will make any platter any time of the year. If you wait until the actual season to have her make one, it probably won’t be ready in time.

  • Begina Proctor April 18, 2019 at 6:33 am

    Love reading your blog!! Would you mind sharing where Kensington’s jumpsuit is from in the church picture? My daughter would love that!!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 18, 2019 at 6:53 am


  • Elspeth Mizner April 18, 2019 at 6:34 am

    I loved your top three post and did it for myself for my blog, definitely going to do it again. My question top 3 celebrity crushes!

  • Kara April 18, 2019 at 6:39 am

    Hi Shay! Would you mind sharing where you bought the cute gold sandals Kennington is wearing in the picture by herself? Thank you!!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 18, 2019 at 6:53 am

      They’re Steve Madden from Nordstrom!

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams April 18, 2019 at 6:56 am

    The kids are absolutely adorable all dressed up for church! Those rose gold wedges are screaming summer! What were your top three tv shows when you were younger?!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Alexis deZayas April 18, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Loving those wedges! What were your top three ways to spend your free time before you had kiddos?!

  • Nikki April 18, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Love the top 3 idea! those wedges are SO CUTE

  • Taylor Miller April 18, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Top 3 favorite songs from HS and college

  • Jamie April 18, 2019 at 7:14 am

    Top 3 things you’d tell your early/mid-20’s self.. before you had kids!

  • Anne-Marie April 18, 2019 at 7:16 am

    I would love for you to post links to your girls’ shoes again! I have 3 girls and they are just too cute! In the meantime, where did you get Madeley’s shoes in the pic with the pink linen dress? Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 18, 2019 at 7:42 am

      Nordstrom! They’re Mini Melisa!

  • Amanda Wilson April 18, 2019 at 7:23 am

    Can Smith be any cooler?? Standing there in his sporty clothes rockin his violin!!! He cracks me up! I love that he wants to play the violin and is also a sports nut! Kensington looks like a teenager in some of those pics…put her back in MJ and throw som pigtails in her hair!! Why does time fly by so quickly!!!! Happy Easter Shay!!

  • Susan April 18, 2019 at 7:26 am

    Do you have a date for the Manda Strong 5K? I’m not a golfer but ran the 5K last year and it was one of my favorites. I’d like to do it again this year!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 18, 2019 at 7:42 am

      Yes! It’s November 9th!

  • Pam April 18, 2019 at 7:29 am

    Three favorite self-tanners?

  • Pam April 18, 2019 at 7:33 am

    I ask that because I had a melanoma removed last year, and no more sun worshipping for me! I do want a healthy look, though. Thank you!

    • Michelle April 18, 2019 at 12:55 pm

      Oh me too. Fake tanning from now on. I went crazy and bought UV protecting clothing. Glad all clear.

  • katherine Darlington April 18, 2019 at 7:45 am

    what would you say to your younger self? I have kept a journal of every day of my life since my 11th birthday and now I’m 55. When I read some entries from days gone by, I often think “who the heck were you?”

  • JoEllen Hickey April 18, 2019 at 7:54 am

    I love your top three as your younger self idea! Your kids are growing up so fast! Thank you for sharing your beautiful family!

  • Sarah April 18, 2019 at 8:08 am

    What does the Good Friday experience look like at your church? We are always looking for ways to involve families in Maundy Thursday and Good Friday and haven’t come up with anything we really like yet.

    • Mix and Match Mama April 18, 2019 at 8:32 am

      It’s actually quite amazing. You walk through the whole day Christ was crucified through his resurrection. It’s very hands-on (we have a crown of thorns that can be touched, nails to be held, a cross to try and carry and much more). At the end, there’s communion.

      • Sarah April 19, 2019 at 7:47 am

        Oh wow – that sounds incredible. We might try something similar next year. Thank you!

  • Jen April 18, 2019 at 8:08 am

    Oh my gosh, those wedges!! Sooo cute!

  • Amanda April 18, 2019 at 8:13 am

    I agree 100% about Madeley’s dress! It was hands down my favorite from that release, but I didn’t buy it because of the wrinkles and knowing that I would have to iron it.

  • Amy Calderon April 18, 2019 at 8:23 am

    love love love a great wedge! These flat hobbit feet can’t do the heels anymore….!

  • cassie // hi sugarplum April 18, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Okay…K is looking so pre-teen all of a sudden!!!! Love watching your sweet family grow, thank you for sharing them with us! xo

  • Kristen Gerdel April 18, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Kensington is looking so grown up. Your family is so precious. Happy Easter!

  • Becky Cowen April 18, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Soooo ready for a long fun-filled weekend! Cute shoes too!

  • Shay April 18, 2019 at 9:24 am

    where are your jeans from?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 18, 2019 at 3:32 pm

      J Crew Toothpick!

  • Sarah Shaneyfelt April 18, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Kensington looks so grown up with that long hair!!! And love that snack board! I love eating things like those. I’d love to know your top 3 favorite things to wear back in high school or middle school. I remember when certain brands or items of clothing were so “cool” and now I just roll my eyes haha!

  • Lauren April 18, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Would you mind sharing the nail polish color you have on your toes in the pictures of your wedges?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 18, 2019 at 3:31 pm

      It’s my new favorite! It’s China Glaze in Pink Voltage 🙂 .

  • Stacey April 18, 2019 at 10:33 am

    I still have on my mind how you said ya’ll don’t eat in your vehicles. That totally blows my mind since we are always on the go! However, I think it is awesome!! We would be so much healthier and our cars would be so much cleaner. Did you and Andrew grow up with no eating in the car? I also thought I remember you saying in the past that ya’ll hardly ever eat fast food. I am so in awe and am going to try to make some changes with my family. Sorry this is off topic; I just can’t get it out of my mind!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 18, 2019 at 3:30 pm

      I need to ask him if he ate in the car growing up…I’m going to guess that they didn’t because his parents are super neat too.

  • Madison April 18, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Totally off topic, but did you get Ashby’s 23andme results back would love to hear if she got a different nationality like little miss Madely Moo.

  • Patty April 18, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    I love the top three idea and would love it as a link up so several of us bloggers could also join in.

    Happy Easter

  • Sarah April 18, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Yes! Love the top 3 idea!

  • Amanda April 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Oh my gosh, K is your twin!!

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick April 18, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    So many things…but those wedges are so cute! And I just love that Smith plays the violin! So well-rounded! Matthew just found he got the saxophone for next year and he’s pumped!
    That Inspired Chick

  • Clare Butler April 18, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    I LOVE your shirt (I want one!!!), I am excited to go to the Good Friday experience (the best way to start Easter weekend), and Kensington looks wayyyyy grown up these days!!!

    I can’t wait for the next Top 3 post!

  • Bethany April 18, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Top three from when you were 25-30 yrs old!! Love your blog 💕 Happy Easter!

  • Laurie April 18, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    The top 3 names you were going to name a future son and 3 top future daughter names.

  • Lily April 18, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Top 3 disney resturants and top 3 disney resorts

  • Liz Even April 18, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Can’t wait wait for Kensington to be in youth next year!! It will be so fun and she will love it!! She is looking so grown up and I’ll just be over here crying in the fetal position because we just mail Grace’s graduation announcements.

  • Janet April 18, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    I thought the same thing when I saw the picture of the 4 children. Kensington is looking so grown up. She looks just like you.

    • Mix and Match Mama April 19, 2019 at 6:05 am

      I feel like it’s happened overnight!

      • Kelly Buffington April 19, 2019 at 10:00 am

        It does! That’s why they say, “Don’t blink!”;).

  • Sarah April 20, 2019 at 9:41 am

    I feel like you may have to start linking Kensington’s clothing! 😂 her platform sandals, that navy jumpsuit, the scalloped shorts — my daughter would love them all!