Let’s Look at A Day in the Life of Us!

Let's Look!

It’s LET’S LOOK!!!

Once a month, Erika and I host a link up where we “look” at little aspects of our lives.  If you’re a blogger, make sure you blog and link up!

Here’s what we’ve been “looking” at so far this year…
In January, we looked at the coziest spots in our house
In February, we looked at our favorite reads
In March, we looked at the people in our family!
In April, we looked at our pantries!
In May, we looked at our favorite #OOTD
In June, we looked inside our suitcase

And today, we’re looking at a day in the life!

I love to do “a day in the life” posts because they’re my own personal number one favorite posts to go back and read.  These days at home with my kids are flying by, so I love that over the years, I’ve documented what our typical days look like because friends…

…right?!  They were all just so little like a minute ago!!

If you want to look back at some of my other “day in the life” posts, look below…
February 2019

July 2018

February 2018

July 2017

January 2017

November 2016

July 2016

April 2016

February 2016

November 2015

June 2015

June 2014

January 2014

May 2013

December 2012

November 2010

June 2009

January 2009

…as you can see, I try and two about two a year.  I like to do one that is with our “school routine” and one that is with our “summer routine”.  That being said, I will have to do another one this summer because this particular day {JULY 1} was anything but routine.  Good grief!  This day was crazy from beginning to end!  There is nothing normal about this day…but here you go anyway.  A day in the life of us….

My alarm went off at 4:10, but I forgot that I was supposed to be documenting this day until 4:35.  I only wake up this early when I hit the gym.  Some weeks, I go to the gym three times and then some weeks, not at all.  During the summer, it’s a random mess, but on this day, I was heading to the gym, so I woke up early.

Good morning, friends!

Got my coffee and am ready for the day!

Andrew was up and about to do cardio at home.  I was up and about to…

…go to the 5:30 AM class at my gym.

Out the door of the gym at 6:18.

I pulled up to the front of the house just as the sun was coming up…it was July 4th week, so we had the flag flying!

I grabbed breakfast on the patio (more coffee with toast and almond butter with homemade jam)…

…I enjoyed my view and watched a few minutes of Game of Thrones on my phone.

I took my same cup of coffee back to my desk and worked since the kids were all still asleep.

These two follow me around all day 🙂 .

The kids woke up…

…they decided to play in our pop up tent.  But wait!  We had…

…Bowen over!  Smith stayed with the Slaughters the night before and Ebby Lee and Bowen stayed with us.

The kiddos all asked for donuts that morning, so I drove them up to…

…the donut shop!  Please note Bowen’s shoes.  He came to our house the night before barefoot, so I told him to put on Smith’s shoes…and he decided to wear two different ones.  Hahaha!

Once we were home, I decided to shower and change.  Smith had a baseball game that afternoon, so “cool” was the name of the game.  #helloheat  You can find my shorts HERE and tank HERE.

The kiddos played all morning.  They were upstairs, they were downstairs…they were everywhere playing with Bowen while I worked some more.  Andrew came home from work and grabbed Smith, Nixon and Tab to head to the game.  I believe it was like a 3:00 game, so they had to get there early.  The early afternoon was a blur of the kids eating lunch, me finishing up work, everyone getting dressed and then…

…I sat down to do speech with both little girls.  We love playing Go Fish!

Go fish with our “s” words!

Ashby’s turn!  We played a speech game here by the window and then…

…went into my office to read a book.  She, of course, picked Peppa Plays Soccer 🙂 .

I love this kiddo so much!!

Since Andrew took Tab, Nixon and Bowen, we hopped in the car with Erika!  Here we are waiting outside for her to pick us up.

At the ball field!

See?  3:04!  The game was delayed a bit because of the game in front, so we settled in (it was hot!) and waited…

Madeley was spraying Britty…

…and I was hanging with Erika and my mama.  We typically do not have tournaments on weekdays, so everyone kept joking about how weird it was to be at a game on a Monday.  Why wasn’t anyone at work? It felt like a Saturday…but it was a Monday!  #sostrange

Game time!  My favorite catcher came out 🙂 .

(Side note: this was our longest and last tournament of the year…it went from Friday through Tuesday!)

I love watching my boy!!

These two stayed cool with snow cones!  Side note, those are my dad’s legs.  I forgot to get a pic of him.  Bahahaha!  Sorry, dad!

Oh wait!  There he is photo-bombing!

Smith at bat!

Madeley had borrowed fans and spray bottles from friends at the game.  She was soaked!

Water or sweat?  With Madeley, it could go either way.

She’s so happy though!!

After this game, it was right smack in the middle of rush hour traffic.  The game was about 45 minutes away from our house and with traffic, it could have easily taken twice as long, so a bunch of baseball families decided to eat Mexican food close by until traffic died down…

…on the patio fun!


We finally made it back home at 8:30!  Wowzers!  I had to sit down and finish up some work while the kiddos showered.

Time for bed!!  Everyone was tired from our long (and hot!) afternoon outside.  After this, I took my own shower and read a minute before going to sleep…

…I made it to 10:03, but I’m pretty sure Andrew was out by 9:30.  Whew!  A day in the life of us!  It wasn’t our typical summer day, but it was FUN just the same!  We love hanging out with our baseball friends, watching Smith play and are thankful that my parents were able to be there.

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog July 10, 2019 at 4:46 am

    I feel like it’s been so long since I’ve seen your A Day in the Life posts, Shay! Loved this, always amazed at how much things you guys manage to get done! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog July 10, 2019 at 4:48 am

    I feel like it’s been so long since I’ve seen your A Day in the Life posts, Shay! Loved this, always amazed at how much things you guys manage to get done!! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Holley@beesimplyorganized.com July 10, 2019 at 4:50 am

    I always love to read your day in the life posts! So fun and random to have a 3:00-weekday baseball game lol!

  • Kristen July 10, 2019 at 5:41 am

    Busy busy day! Where do you get your apple watch bands from?

  • Narci July 10, 2019 at 6:02 am

    What a fun day!! I love a day in the life. 🙂

  • Mother of 3 July 10, 2019 at 6:31 am

    I love that you took them out for donuts in their Pj’s! I often took my youngest two out in their Pj’s and my husband was always a bit horrified I didn’t make them get dressed. 🙂

  • Nicole July 10, 2019 at 6:38 am

    Love this!!! So what about your eats?! I always love seeing what you eat in a day too!!

    • Mix and Match Mama July 10, 2019 at 7:34 am

      I think I just missed lunch. It was a very random assortment of turkey pepperoni, cheese, fruit, crackers and hummus.

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams July 10, 2019 at 6:41 am

    I remember days like this when my brother played baseball! They can be fun but boy do they get hot! Madeley’s fan would have come in handy back then!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Sarah Shaneyfelt July 10, 2019 at 7:26 am

    I love the exterior of your home! And love that you add a huge flag to the front during the 4th!

  • katherine Darlington July 10, 2019 at 7:28 am

    All of these photos of you close up are just beautiful! I don’t know if you’re wearing makeup or if it’s melted off by the end of the day but you just look so natural and beautiful. If that’s a no makeup makeup look, you should do a tutorial. Have a great rest of the week!

  • Laci July 10, 2019 at 7:34 am

    We just wrapped up a 4 day tournament as well and the heat was insane!!

  • Elspeth July 10, 2019 at 7:51 am

    I’m with you, these day in the life posts are my favorite! Summer is more laid back and fun for me too!!

  • Taylor R July 10, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Thanks for sharing! I too love day-in-the-life posts; so interesting. 🙂

  • Julie July 10, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Would love to know where you got those little pink pop up tents…my kids would love those-so cute. Thank you!

    • Mix and Match Mama July 10, 2019 at 8:25 am

      You know what? After one of Ashby’s surgeries, the hospital sent her home with it 🙂 .

  • Leah Reinemund July 10, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Your home is just so stunning!!! Every time I see it my jaw drops!!!

  • Amy July 10, 2019 at 8:54 am

    Its nice to be at a ball field with covered stands, but when you don’t have covering the BEST chair is the Renetto. I have two boys (high school and college now) and have MANY years of chairs, heat, stands, and sun under my belt. Invest in these and don’t go with a knock off, there is a difference! ( They make great presents too!!) There is no bag to break and the top shade part snaps around and makes the cover. My favorite part is the backpack straps for easy carrying when you are carrying all the things!! I promise you will wonder where this chair has been all your sports life!!! I get nothing from telling you about this, just one baseball mom to another sharing a tip!! https://www.renetto.com/

  • Tammy July 10, 2019 at 9:12 am

    After reading this I feel invested in Smith’s baseball team. Did they win? Are they in some type of playoffs? Also, what time do your kids wake up in the summer?

    • Mix and Match Mama July 10, 2019 at 9:17 am

      Hahahaha! I appreciate that, Tammy!! They did so great but ended up losing late on Tuesday night. That was the final tournament of the season, so we have a break now until fall ball starts up. In the summer, as long as we don’t have places to be, they all wake up sometime between 8 and 9:30.

  • Tricia July 10, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Where’s your necklace from? Looking for a dainty little necklace to pop on with all sorts of outfits. Do you have any favorites?

  • Joyce July 10, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Love these posts you do of your sweet family! Do you mind me asking where you got your rug with the kids in the foyer by the door? Love it!

  • Kelsey July 10, 2019 at 10:43 am

    I love your nail polish!! Do you know the name of the color?

    • Mix and Match Mama July 11, 2019 at 7:13 am

      It’s a Nex Gen polish (that dip from the nail salon).

  • Lee Ann July 10, 2019 at 10:45 am

    So I was hoping someone would ask….where’s the short sleeve white sweatshirt from? I love the thickness of a sweatshirt but love the short sleeves for summer!

  • Elizabeth L July 10, 2019 at 10:47 am

    These are for sure my favorite blog posts of yours! I love hearing about other peoples daily lives and schedules. You amaze me how early you wake up– I got to bed at 10 and dont wake up until almost 7! Lol. Though I am sure all that is about to change with my first little babe on the way–due in a couple months!

  • Megan July 10, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Where is your cute gold necklace from??

  • Jennifer July 10, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    This sounds like my life. Summers are all baseball. I feel guilty for my 3 girls. I also have girl-boy-girl-girl. We have Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday and sometimes Sunday games. It’s insane. As much as I love it, I’m kind of looking forward to the last game! We also drive all over Colorado for the games & don’t have covered seating. How nice that looks! We bought clip-on umbrellas to attach to chairs to block the sun. Anyway, I wanted to know where you got your short sleeved white/cream colored sweatshirt. 😊. Thank you!

  • Susan July 10, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    I will be in Greece in August for about 5 days. What are the two best islands that you’d recommend to visit in Greece? Or what is the best one? Is santorini or mykonos better or are both must sees?

    • Mix and Match Mama July 11, 2019 at 7:13 am

      Ah! I cannot wait to go back to both Santorini and Mykonos!! Have so much fun!!

  • BF July 10, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    What are you wearing on your lips in that last pic of yourself sitting in your office?
    Thanks! 🙂

  • Katie July 10, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    Love these day in the life posts! What color is your nail polish? & Where is your necklace from?!

    • Mix and Match Mama July 11, 2019 at 7:11 am

      It’s a Nex-Gen polish and my necklace is from Accessory Concierge!

  • Leisha July 11, 2019 at 10:22 am

    What bread did you use for toast?

    • Mix and Match Mama July 11, 2019 at 10:45 am

      Ohhhh! My grocery store sells one called Swiss Muesli and it’s so yummy!

  • jennimc July 11, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    I love these Day in the Life Posts 🙂 I was wondering….do you ever just feel completely exhausted and sleep in until like 8:00, or does that just never happen? 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama July 12, 2019 at 5:24 am

      Hahahaha! I do feel exhausted, but I never sleep until 8:00. On our road trip, I slept until 7 every day though!!

  • Joy July 11, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    I love these day in the life post. And love seeing your home. Where did you buy the trees in the planters by the front door?

  • Tish Ferry July 13, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Shay! You inspire me to get up earlier and earlier, however when I’m tired, I tend to eat ALL THE FOOD. It’s like I’m trying to stay awake during the day. Do you struggle with just 6 hours of sleep? Do you find yourself doing little things like eating more on those days bc you’re tired….please share your secrets! Haha! Also, I know you’ve said before that your Dad is a morning person too. Did he ever struggle during your teenage years having to be up later for events, curfews, etc. and still getting up early? With our older kids, I find myself wanting to stay up late with them but still get up early and this Momma can’t do both anymore! 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama July 14, 2019 at 4:25 am

      I don’t know that I eat more, but I probably rely on coffee more (too much!). I’ve always been a morning person. Even in high school, I found myself in bed earlier, never wanted to be out until curfew (my parents always joke that I didn’t have one because I was asleep by 9:00. Hahahaha!) and such. I am going to struggle big time when I have to stay up and wait for my own teenagers!! Maybe Andrew will? 😉

  • Tina July 13, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    These are always my favorite! If I ever need motivation, I go back and read your day in the life posts!☺️ Question: Do you ever have days/weeks where things get chaotic, your house is a wreck and you don’t accomplish everything you need to? Asking for a friend!😏 I’m serious though! I can be really organized for a while, but often get derailed.😁

    • Mix and Match Mama July 14, 2019 at 4:22 am

      Hahahaha! Yes! When those days happen, I really try and stay up/wake up early and get my act together as much as I can. Some weeks are just hard though.