Friday Favorites: It’s May Edition!

I’ve had one of those weeks where I feel like I’m playing Whack-a-mole.  Right when you whack something down, three other things pop up.  Anyone else???

If I feel this way, I cannot even imagine how my teacher friends must feel right now!

I laugh out loud every.single.time. I see one of these!!  The dog treats?  Bahahahaha!

Today’s post has MAY in mind!  First, I’m partnering with Nordstrom and ShopStyle and sharing some of my favorite beat the heat beauty products just in time for SUMMER…speaking of which, I have some red, white and blue things you might want to wear for those patriotic summer holidays, plus, we’ve had a lot of family stuff this week, so I have pics of that too.  AND a homemade beauty video 🙂 .  It’s all here!

Just like always, I’m linking up with my girls Erika, Narci and Andrea and sharing it all!

It’s the FIRST Friday in May!!!

When Nordstrom reached out and asked me if I would like to chat about a few things this month, I immediately said, YES, SUMMER BEAUTY!

When you live in a hot and humid place like I do, you really try and streamline your summer beauty products.  I don’t want them heavy, I don’t want them thick, I want them to moisturize my skin after I’ve been in the sun, and I want them refreshing.

All of these products…

…I’ve talked to you about before, but today, I’m going to gather them all up in one big pic and explain them to you again right before the season when you’re going to need them most.  Plus, I have a video 😉 .

Okay, I love Kopari products.  If I had to live on a deserted island with only one product, it would be their Coconut Melt.  Without a doubt!  This stuff does everything.  It can remove even the most stubborn eye makeup, it soothes sunburns, it works as a lip balm, it’s the most moisturizing body butter to apply after a shower or bath because it’s so moisturizing without being thick.  IT’S AMAZING!  Now, when yours arrives, let it sit on your bathroom counter overnight before you open it because it is coconut oil, so if gets hot in transit, it will be melted.  No worries though because as soon as it comes to room temp, it firms right back up!

Last summer, because I loved the Coconut Melt so much, I also bought their Coconut Crush Scrub (it’s hands down the best product I’ve ever used to exfoliate!) and the Coconut Rose Toner (I spritz it on my face every morning and often throughout the day as a pick me up).  It smells so nice, and is the perfect “pick me up” each morning.  It’s also not drying like so many other toners.

I mentioned the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Powder not too long ago.  I don’t like to wear a lot of powder on my face because it typically feels heavy, but this one is light and gives you just enough coverage (which is nice when the humidity makes you all shiny!).  I also think it really keeps my bronzer and blush in place too (instead of sliding off in the heat!).  I buy it in the “medium” shade.

The other products you see?  You have to watch the video below…

To see all of the products I talked about, just scroll and click through this widget right here…

Easy, right?!  A little beat the heat summer beauty to kick off our May from Nordstrom!  So many of their products I discover by going into the store and talking to the beauty professionals behind the counters.  I find them extremely knowledgeable and really helpful.  I also love that I can order at home and get it shipped to me for free, and then if it doesn’t work out, I can return it.  For example, look what I just ordered…

…isn’t that cute???  I ordered these wedges yesterday in this color (they also come in black!), and am hoping I love them as much as I think I do!!  Steve Madden always makes the comfiest and most durable wedges, and these just screamed “Shay needs them for summer” to me 🙂 .

Speaking of things to wear in the summer, it’s just about time for all of those Red, White and Blue holidays, so I grabbed a few things that I thought you could wear to your next BBQ, backyard party, fireworks celebration, parade or whatnot…

…friends!!!  THESE SHORTS!!!  Okay, I don’t want to sound overly dramatic here, but I’m obsessed with these shorts!  Before I get to that though, how cute is this striped tee?  It comes in so many other colors (solids as well as stripes!), but this white and red just screamed “invite me to your July 4th BBQ!”.

Okay, you know how much I love those other shorts that I’ve been wearing for two years, so I was hesitant to even buy another pair, but guys, I love these shorts!  I love that they’re not distressed, I love that they’re medium-waisted (so my undies don’t show when I sit down or bend over) and I love the stretch!!

I’ve already washed and dried them and they came out perfectly!  Of course, I paired mine with my favorite sandals (in sea shell pink), but those slippers go well with them too 😉 .

And one last time, here is the distressed pair that I love so much.  I love them!  (I love that cute tee and those sneakers too!)

One more thing you could wear to a red, white and blue event…

…this easy to wear knit shift dress!  Okay, I wore this on Wednesday to Ashby’s field  trip and about halfway through the day, I was like “I think Sheaffer loves this dress????”.  (Guys, I should really listen to her more often because I don’t know why I didn’t buy this one last year…and I don’t know why I don’t have it in every color?!)  I bought it in navy and white stripe (super nautical and summery!), but it also comes in a really pretty red too that would work for your Memorial Day weekend.  You can see all of the colors HERE.  Easssssssy to wear!

Speaking of Ashby’s field trip…

…that’s another favorite of mine this week!!!

We went to the Sea Life Aquarium in Grapevine.  If you’re local, I actually much prefer this one to the Dallas World Aquarium.

Want to hear something sweet?  Kensington and Smith also went on this field trip when they were in kindergarten, but when K went, it was the very first time that I left Ashby with someone (my mom).  We adopted Ashby in January of K’s kinder year, and my mom met us at the field trip and took Ashby for like two hours so I could enjoy the aquarium with my oldest girl…and now, it’s four years later and she’s the one on the field trip.  It all felt so full circle!

Look at her!!  Friends, the years are FLYING by!

Lately, our Saturdays and Sundays have been filled with #allthesports.  I’m trying to soak up every crazy minute because I know that it too will pass…

…this last weekend, we had four baseball games.  My cute little catcher there makes me smile with all of that equipment on 🙂 .

Thank you, Nixon.  In between games, we had just enough time to rush over to Chick-fil-a with other baseball families and grab a quick lunch…

…when you’re the fourth child, your weekends are spent watching and waiting (and eating nuggets and fries!).

By the end of the day, we’re all dirty, sweaty and happy.

And tired. Ha!

I love every moment watching my kiddos!

Last but not least.

Anyone know what Sunday is???

Cinco de Mayo Menu

It’s Cinco de Mayo!

And this year, I made a little menu 🙂 .

I have everything you need from the margarita to an appetizer, entree and dessert.  See it all HERE.

That’s it for this Friday!  A little beauty, a little video, a little red, white and blue plus a little family too!  (And Mexican food!!)

I hope you all have a great weekend!!!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog May 3, 2019 at 4:40 am

    Your new shorts look good on you, Shay! So cute with the striped tshirt too! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Amanda @ Cupcake n Dreams May 3, 2019 at 4:58 am

    I love that you have a cinco de Mayo menu! I can’t wait to celebrate this weekend. Loving that red and white shirt too! Have a great weekend!!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Narci May 3, 2019 at 6:04 am

    That menu looks fantastic!

  • Aimee Gurtis May 3, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Loved the video! What was the mascara? I couldn’t catch the name. Thanks!!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 3, 2019 at 6:44 am

      It’s in the widget right before! Mac Haute & Naughty!

      • Genevieve May 3, 2019 at 7:26 am

        Shay, are the Kut from the Kloth Gidget denim short true to size, or did you need to size up or down in them?

        • Mix and Match Mama May 3, 2019 at 7:39 am

          They are!! I bought my normal size, 26.

      • Carol May 3, 2019 at 8:24 am

        I love how Madely just snoozes when she feels the need. Too cute!

    • Jenny May 3, 2019 at 7:04 am

      Hi!! Do you use the Kopari crush scrub on your body, face or both??? Thx! Also can you do a skincare routine (cleanser, moisturizer etc) update bc I know you mentioned starting to try some new stuff! Thx

  • Angela Ellingson May 3, 2019 at 7:03 am

    I love when you do videos! So fun and helpful!

  • Angela Ellingson May 3, 2019 at 7:09 am

    Post idea/request: favorite dresses for wedding season!

    • Ruth May 4, 2019 at 8:20 pm

      Yes, please! I could really use this!!

  • Amanda wilson May 3, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Have a great weekend Shay!! I absolutely love watching all the sports to!! May and June are crazy for me with sports!! I have 5 kids in 5 different sports!!!!!! I know it’s crazy but its my fave time!! Sitting in lawn chairs or on benches cheering on my babies while the other kids are at the closest playgrounds is my happy place!! Now if only we could get the snow to stop so the fields would open up!!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 3, 2019 at 7:39 am

      You’re a girl after my own heart, Amanda!! Happy Friday!

      • Kristi May 3, 2019 at 2:44 pm

        So fun!! What do you get from Chick-fil-A?? 😁

        • Mix and Match Mama May 4, 2019 at 6:49 am

          Typically one of those chicken cool wraps!

  • Sheaffer Sims May 3, 2019 at 8:01 am

    I’m totally laughing! YES, I LOVE THAT DRESS. I’ll tell you what else is funny…..I saw those shorts on you and I was like “I’m totally buying those shorts. They’re darling.” And then I clicked over and already have them (just in a lighter wash). So funny!

  • Erika Slaughter May 3, 2019 at 8:12 am

    FYI-I’d have to be in a FULL TURTLENECK if I was in that video. hahahahahahaha! As much as this baseball season is cramping my social life, I absolutely LOVE it! 🙂

  • Emily May 3, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Oh my gosh! Whack a mole! LOL! I am absolutely playing whack a mole this week, too. Love the analogy! 🙂

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick May 3, 2019 at 8:37 am

    All I can think of when I see Madeley asleep at the table is that she has a great built-in pillow with those sweet cheeks of hers! haha! I just want to squish them!
    That Inspired Chick

  • Lisa May 3, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Hey Shay, you’re in my Friday Favorites today!! –Lisa from Boston

    • Mix and Match Mama May 3, 2019 at 12:13 pm

      Oh my goodness! I just clicked over to read it! Thank you so much, Lisa!!!

  • Pamela Heath May 3, 2019 at 9:31 am

    Shay: Could you please give me the name of the self-tanner you use? I know you’ve mentioned it before, but tis the season for me here in Alabama, and this girl wants something that is a.) looks natural / not orange, b.) is easy to apply & c.) doesn’t have “that” smell. I appreciate it!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 3, 2019 at 12:10 pm

      Yes!!! Dr. Dennis Gross tanning towels!

  • Megan May 3, 2019 at 10:36 am

    Thank you for a fun and happy post…needed that today 🙂

  • Debbie May 3, 2019 at 10:40 am

    Super cute summer apparel but I’m going to share a great find with you Shay! Tory Burch Miller dupe sandals! I bought these at Famous Footwear and they are soooo cute and comfy for a fraction of the price of the Millers!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 3, 2019 at 12:08 pm

      Awesome!!! Thanks, Debbie!!

  • Chane May 3, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Hi Shay,.
    Just an observation, but when I look at agencies I look at attention to detail. You have 3 different logos on your blog for your agency. One in blogposts, one under your travel page and a 3rd in the travel agency page. You also reference to only yourself in the travel “bio” and the *we* under the agency page.

    Love to see your agency growing and wishing you and your team just the best.

    • Mix and Match Mama May 4, 2019 at 6:50 am

      We’re working on a website now! It’s gone from small to big and that’s been a process, so we’re getting everything streamlined as we speak!

  • Mother of 3 May 3, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    I’m thinking we might be wearing sweatshirts and pants here for the red,white and blue holidays if it doesn’t warm up soon. Those shorts are so cute.

  • Hillary Brooke Kinzel May 3, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Lol. I am at the point of packing a granola bar and chees stick and drink for lunch. Super over it. Impressed you love May. I just want to cash it in and get to June.

  • Chelsa May 4, 2019 at 9:16 am

    I loved reading this blog. So much great tips & loved your dress too! I need some 😍

  • Bethany May 4, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Where is the romper from you are wearing in the video? So cute!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 5, 2019 at 6:59 am


  • Renee May 4, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Shay, I would love a video of you doing your eye makeup. It looks perfect.

  • Janet May 4, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    I packed lunches from the day my oldest started kindergarten (and her sister went to a preschool where we had to send snacks) to the day my youngest graduated from high school and packed my husband’s lunch everyday too. I packed lunches every. single. day. One of life’s happiest days was my last day of lunches. Told my hubby he was on his own. Lucky for him, we were transferred and his new office had a sandwich shop!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 5, 2019 at 6:50 am

      Oh Janet! God bless YOU!

  • Tina May 6, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Shay, I’ve been following your blog since your babies were babies and I feel like I know them! Our sons are the same age and I just had an “awww” moment when I saw that Smith is also a catcher.☺️ We’ve been sporting that cute equipment, for 2 years now.💙

    • Mix and Match Mama May 6, 2019 at 11:14 am

      Awwwwww! I’m having one too!!!!

  • Jenny N May 6, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Good morning Shay! Are the seashell pink Tory’s patent leather? I have a regular pair in the makeup color and would like a patent leather pair now. Thank you!

    • Mix and Match Mama May 6, 2019 at 11:12 am

      They are!!!

      • Jenny N May 7, 2019 at 9:34 am

        Thank you so much!! I think I will get those for Mother’s Days also!

  • Jennifer May 12, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    I gave in and purchased a pair of your favorite shorts and I loooove them! I just wondered how do u keep them from fraying so much when u wash them?

    • Mix and Match Mama May 13, 2019 at 5:09 am

      Sometimes, I have to get my scissors out and trim them up a bit, but I wash them after every wear and do think they’ve held up remarkably well!