What’s Up Wednesday {04.24.19}

What's Up Wednesday GraphicGood morning from Walt Disney World, What’s Up Wednesday !

Did you see that yesterday on Instagram?  Erika and I are in the most magical place on Earth this week with Ashby and Bowen!!!!  Eeeeeeeeeeeeks!  It’s an extra special post because we’re in Walt Disney World, and I’m partnering with Nordstrom and ShopStyle and bringing you some of my favorite MUST HAVE SHOES FOR SUMMER 🙂 .  Including the pair I’m wearing all week at Disney!

That’s a lot of goodness for a Hump Day, right?  After today’s post, I’m off to enjoy our trip, so I won’t be back here again until Monday.  In the meantime, on the last Wednesday of every month, Sheaffer and I host this little link up where we share what’s going on with us right now.  It’s a little food, a little family, a little what we’re wearing, a little what we’re doing, a little what we’re watching and a little bit of everything else all in one post.

Let’s get started!


 Well…I’m eating food at Disney all week, but I did leave some things at home for Andrew to cook up for the other kiddos.  They requested lots of stuff from the grill.  If you need a little inspiration, check this out…

The Very Best Burgers

…my Very Best Burgers!

I have beef burgers, turkey burgers, crab cake burgers, even a vegetarian burger!  You can see all of them right HERE.


More details to come, but Erika and I have been saving this surprise for a long time now, and it was SO FUN to tell these two kiddos they got to go with us on a very special work trip to WALT DISNEY WORLD!


Well, I enjoyed wearing my New Balance so much when we went to New York in the fall that I bought this fun pink pair to wear at WDW this week…

…aren’t they so cute?!  They’re comfy, they’re supportive and they’re cute 🙂 .  I bought them in pink, but they come in other colors too.

When Nordstrom reached out about a sponsored posts on summer shoes, I was like TOTALLY because…I’ve already bought and have been wearing so many of their shoes!  I decided to share my top picks for you this summer from the Nordstrom shoe department.  Ready?  These FOUR pairs will cover you for just about every situation…

Wedges, check.
Flip Flops, check.
Sneakers, check.
Sandals, check.

The wedges work with everything from dresses to shorts to white jeans too!

I’ve been living in those flip flops!  Not only did I wear them on vacation, but I keep wearing them at home too.  As soon as our Easter lunch was over, I tossed me heels and wore them the rest of the day.

And you know how much I love my  Tory Burch Miller sandals.  This is the sea shell pink color and it’s my new fave!  (Psssst: my shorts are HERE and top is HERE.)

So many of you have asked about my kids’ shoes, so I also put together a little widget sharing the shoes my kiddos have been wearing lately (click and scroll to see them all)…

…I love buying shoes at Nordstrom because not only are the sales people really knowledgeable, but if you have any problems with the shoes once you (or your kiddo) wear them, they will return or exchange them for you.  Free shipping, free returns, curbside pickup and people that really want to help you get into the right pair of shoes…that’s why I love buying shoes at Nordstrom!


Enjoying #allthesunnyweather !

We heated the pool for the kiddos and have decided to go ahead and declare it swimming season 🙂 .


Right this minute, I’m in a happy place 🙂 .


Erika and I came to WDW this week for a little recon work!  We send so many people on Disney vacations every year, that we’re always wanting to keep up with changes, new developments and of course, make sure that where we’re sending people to stay and dine are still the best spots.  We’re here to double check all of that, so that when we send you, we know and trust it’s the best for your family’s vacation.  Don’t forget, other than WDW, we send people to Alaska, 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.


Look at these cute Toms!!  Last year, I bought and wore this pair to death…

…here I am wearing them in Scotland.  I love them so much because not only are they neutral yet a little fun, they’re comfy too!  They don’t make my pair any longer, but this new pair had the same look and was just as comfy.  Win, win!


My APRIL BOOK REVIEW will be out next week, so stay tuned for that!  In the meantime, I’ve been watching Game of Thrones.  I’m on season three…I haven’t decided what I think yet.


My kiddos have been into 80s music lately, so we’ve been listening to a lot in the car.  Who knew a little Bon Jovi would still be a hit in 2019 😉 ?!


We had a little backyard party over the weekend and this was my #OOTD…

one of Cassie’s tanks, a cute (and comfy!!) pair of shorts, those flip flops I love so much and then I wanted you to see this cute bag that I bought for Walt Disney World…

I can already tell you…stuff like this is what I live in during the summer!  Easy and comfy!  Also, that bracelet is HERE, and don’t forget, I shared this last year, but these…

…are my VERY favorite, only kind I EVER use strapless bras and undies.

Because it was a backyard party and we had the pool heated, I also only wore my waterproof makeup…

I applied this Effacernes Waterproof Concealer, Lime Crime Waterproof Lip Liner (in pinky swirl), Lancome Waterproof Eyeliner (in aubergine) and Lancome The Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara.


We have our elementary school’s carnival!


It’s the last month of school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 Whew!  I think that’s it!

Okay, that wraps up What’s Up Wednesday!  Thank you Nordstrom for being a part of my post today!  I hope all of you all have the BEST day!  I will see you on Monday!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog April 24, 2019 at 4:46 am

    I want to get a new pair of Toms now! They’ve fallen off my radar lately but you just reminded me of them. They’re so comfortable. 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Sheaffer Sims April 24, 2019 at 5:12 am

    I teared up at your announcement video yesterday with the kids, and I can’t wait to see pics from the rest of the trip!

  • Narci April 24, 2019 at 5:54 am

    Those wedges are absolutely darling! So cute!

  • Grace April 24, 2019 at 6:16 am

    Love the #OOTD you posted – I just bought the shorts and top! Cannot wait to wear it this summer!

  • Chelsey Boren April 24, 2019 at 6:22 am

    I’m so excited to see your Disney pictures and blogs! I’m so obsessed with Disney trips! I can’t wait to go back!

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams April 24, 2019 at 6:37 am

    So excited for Ashby & Bowen!! I hope you guys have the best time. Love your backyard party outfit, I can’t wait to wear summer outfits like that. I buy all my shoes through nordstrom too because it’s just so easy!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Mary April 24, 2019 at 6:40 am

    What bright lipstick are you wearing in the picture you posted on your instagram travel page yesterday? It’s so pretty! Have the best time at Disney!

  • Dana April 24, 2019 at 7:10 am

    I love the Lancôme mascara. Just bought it. But how do you clean it off at night?!?! I do not like to sleep in it but haven’t found anything that will take it off. Please help!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 24, 2019 at 8:50 pm

      Coconut oil works like a charm!!!

  • Amanda Wilson April 24, 2019 at 7:22 am

    Eeeek!! Disney World!!!! So excited for his post!! Check out Disney Hungry on Instagram for all the best food ideas ate the parks!!

  • Rebecca Jo April 24, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Love the Toms – I’ve not ever had a pair but am looking for some since you recommend them for long walks – just what summer calls for

  • Laurel Poole April 24, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Random question but how do you heat your pool? We’ve tried solar and it didn’t do anything and we live in Florida. Our pool has a screen enclosure so it keeps a lot of heat out but we’d really like the pool to be warmer than it gets.

    • Mix and Match Mama April 24, 2019 at 8:50 pm

      We have a heater connected to it. I believe it’s gas…but, I could be wrong.

  • Lee Ann April 24, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Hi Shay,
    Where is the orange top under the blue jean jacket from? Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 24, 2019 at 8:49 pm


  • Andrea April 24, 2019 at 8:22 am

    So Cute. What size did you get in the shorts? It says its junior sizing.

    • Mix and Match Mama April 24, 2019 at 8:49 pm


  • Dianna April 24, 2019 at 8:43 am

    No more sketcher go walks? I am needing a new pair of walking shoes and the thing I loved about those is that they were slip ons (momma’s in a hurry and getting to old to ties shoes 🙂 )

    • Mix and Match Mama April 24, 2019 at 8:49 pm

      I brought those too!

  • Angela Shields April 24, 2019 at 8:44 am

    I just wanted to tell you about adidas ultraboost tennis shoes. I use to wear new balance until my chiropractor told me about ultraboost. They are like walking on clouds and hands down the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn. My whole family has starting wearing them. You’re always so sweet to share your favorites and I get so many ideas from you so I thought I would share one of my favorites 😊

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick April 24, 2019 at 10:08 am

    I want to go back to Disney right this minute!! Can’t wait for the recap!!
    That Inspired Chick

  • Kris April 24, 2019 at 10:16 am

    What size shorts are you wearing in your OOTD?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 24, 2019 at 8:49 pm


  • Allena April 24, 2019 at 10:23 am

    I wanted to re-watch Game of Thrones before the final season and convinced my husband to watch it with me, and he’s not a fan but sticking with it ha. I think it is FANTASTIC television and I have so much anxiety about this season. I hope you stick it through to the end!

  • Jill Peterson April 24, 2019 at 10:41 am

    We’re at Disney today, too!!! Our older kids and spouses are taking our 17 yr. old daughter to Magic Kingdom today! Hubby and I are staying at our rental house just chillaxin’!! It’s a WIN-WIN!! Hooray for Spring Break!! Enjoy!!

  • Megan April 24, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Thanks for all the fun shares! Have a great vaca 🙂

  • Cassidy April 24, 2019 at 11:33 am

    Shay, I think you do such an amazing job of making each of your children feel so special! I’m sure you have already done a post on it, but if not, I thought it would be fun. Thanks for sharing your life with us!

  • Mother of 3 April 24, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Have fun; can’t wait to hear all about your trip!

  • Amy S April 25, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Curious what your thoughts are from a Christian standpoint about all of the nudity and sex scenes in GOT?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 26, 2019 at 8:32 am

      It’s totally one of the reasons I’m having a hard time with it. It’s all very graphic.

  • grace April 26, 2019 at 4:36 am

    I love that you’ve been listening to 80’s music with the kids!
    What are some of their favorite songs? Would love to share with mine.

    Thanks and have a blast in Disney!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 26, 2019 at 8:32 am

      They love all of that game day stuff. You know like Eye of the Tiger and stuff like that. They’re too funny listening!

  • Jeni April 26, 2019 at 7:17 am

    So much good stuff!!! I’m especially fond of those new balance shoes in pink!!! ☺️

  • Maria April 28, 2019 at 9:34 am

    23 bucks for 1 underwear, wow. I usually wait for VS to have 5 for 30.