Friday Favorites: Birthday Edition!

It’s Friday, October 25th which means…it’s my BIRTHDAY!

What grand plans do I have today you ask? Β Two doctor appointments for two different kids and a four year old’s birthday party.Β  If that’s not livin’ life at 38 then I really don’t know what is?!Β  πŸ˜‰Β  Β Every month, I try and do a little something fun with Nordstrom, so when they asked if I wanted to collaborate today, I was like Nordstrom on my birthday?Β  YES, PLEASE!Β  Sounds like the perfect match!Β  I’m linking up with my girls Andrea, Erika and Narci and sharing my favorite things from this week including all the tweed and turtlenecks from Nordstrom right now (because those are two of my favorite things!).Β  Here’s hoping we both have a happy October 25th! xo

How cute is this tweed dress?!Β  I went to the McKinney Educational Foundation’s last event and wore this…

…I love me a shift dress!Β  I also love that this dress is tweed so it looks “fall” but no matter the temp, you can wear it.Β  If it’s still warm where you are, it works, or if it’s cold, add a blazer or jacket.Β  I wore it with this jacket (I removed the hood)Β that I bought last year and these booties that I’ve had for several years (and are still in stock!).Β  Just easy!Β  I really love me some tweed πŸ™‚ .Β  I’ve been kind of obsessing over these tweed bags lately too.

Today is a turtleneck kind of day here in North Texas!Β  Apparently, the Lord decided to give me my favorite kind of weather for my birthday πŸ˜‰ .Β  How adorable is this turtleneck right here

…I will be wearing it TODAY!Β  I’ll hop on Insta Stories later so that you can see it in person, but I wanted you to get a peek right now.

It’s super soft and not itchy at all (you know I don’t do itchy!!).Β  It comes in two other colors as well as this one.

Yesterday, I wore…

…this sweater!Β  It comes in 8 different colors, but the red just screamed CHRISTMAS to me!!Β  It hits right at my waist, so I put a cami underneath it to give me a nice little layer.Β  I’m wearing it with those jeans I love so much and my wedge sneakers from last year.Β  And then one last one here

…isn’t it perfect?Β  It’s kind of like a mock-turtleneck.Β  Jeans, booties and a sweater…my uniform.Β  This one comes in 10 different colors too!

I love sweater weather SO MUCH!!!!!!

Want to know what else I love so much?

My girlfriends…

Erika hosted a Halloween dinner at a restaurant on our town square this week, and we had the best time!Β  I bet you can’t guess the theme?!Β  Ha!Β  #didsomeonesayblack

We had a delicious seven course meal at Rye on our town square.

And took lots of silly pics too πŸ™‚ .

I guess I’m either going to have to go as Monica from Friends next Halloween or the mom in The Incredibles πŸ˜‰ .

The other day, I told you how much I have been enjoying this perfume in the spring and summer and so many of you suggested/agreed that I should try their vanilla version, so I went to my local Nordstrom to smell and not only did I love it, but the very knowledgeable lady in the perfume department suggested that this one would be a nice counterbalance for the fall and winter.Β  The combination of the vanilla and the woodsy made it absolutely delightful!Β  I was also very interested in this set which allows you to try so many different versions of the Atelier Cologne.Β  It would make a great Christmas gift!Β  I know I say this all the time, but you really have to get into a Nordstrom store and talk to their very knowledgeable team in each department.Β  It always blows my mind how well they know their products and can find a fit for me.

Want to know what my big birthday present is this year?!



Anyone else excited?!

I’ve been counting down since basically July.


And since it’s my birthday, Andrew Shull can’t complain.

(Okay, Andrew Shull just needs to keep his complaining to a minimum.)

If you’re looking for me at 2:00 PM today, I’ll be on the couch curled up watching a movie…and loving it.

Psssst: if you’re looking for a few new holiday things for your house this year, here you go (just scroll!)…

One final favorite for the week…

…today, I’m sharing my Wickedly Delicious Halloween Menu!Β  From apps to a drink, lots of yummy dinner recipes and dessert too, I have your Halloween menu covered HERE!

That’s it for today!Β  I am off now to enjoy my birthday weekend.Β  A huge thank you to my favorite retailer, Nordstrom, for collaborating with me today!Β  From their AMAZING customer service to outstanding selection and expertise, they’re always my NUMBER ONE GO TO when shopping for my entire family.

Sending you so much love on this October 25th. xo

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  • Reply Taylor October 25, 2019 at 4:42 am

    Happy birthday Shay!! Hallmark Christmas movies on your birthday?? What more could you ask for!! Also, that first turtle neck is so cute..adding it to my cart now.

    • Reply Eileen Bradshaw October 25, 2019 at 10:53 am

      Happiest of Birthdays!

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog October 25, 2019 at 5:05 am

    Oh my gosh, happy birthday, Shay! Hope you enjoy your special day!! πŸ’•βœ¨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Amy Heinl October 25, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Happy Birthday Shay…hope your birthday is filled with love, happiness, and treasured memories. Enjoy your special day!

  • Reply Sarah October 25, 2019 at 5:22 am

    Happy Birthday to my favorite blogger!

  • Reply Mary Ellen Cook October 25, 2019 at 5:40 am

    Happy Birthday!!!!! Have a great day and a blessed year!

  • Reply Paula October 25, 2019 at 5:50 am

    Happ Happ Happiest Birthday wishes! Enjoy your day/weekend!

  • Reply Narci October 25, 2019 at 5:51 am

    Happy Birthday, friend!!! I hope you have the best day!!

  • Reply Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams October 25, 2019 at 5:56 am

    So many happy things for you today with the fall weather and hallmark movies!! That tweed dress looks fabulous! Happy birthday Shay! Hope you have the best weekend celebrating!
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Reply Sheaffer Sims October 25, 2019 at 5:58 am

    Happy Birthday, friend! I hope your people spoil you rotten. And I love tweed and turtlenecks.

  • Reply Erika Slaughter October 25, 2019 at 6:01 am

    Happy Happy Birthday, Friend! You’re so right. God’s gift today is this cool weather-just for you! Super excited to celebrate YOU!!

  • Reply Erica White October 25, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Happy Birthday Shay!!! Love these sweaters. 😍

  • Reply Ramona Puckett October 25, 2019 at 6:16 am

    Happy Birthday πŸŽ‚πŸŽŠπŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆβ€οΈ

  • Reply Angela Ellingson October 25, 2019 at 6:27 am

    Happy birthday Shay! Have a wonderful time celebrating! So excited for Hallmark movies too! They just make me happy.

  • Reply Daniele October 25, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Happy Birthday to you! Enjoy your special day!

  • Reply April October 25, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Happy birthday Shay! Enjoy your Hallmark movies today!

  • Reply Beth Knecht October 25, 2019 at 7:12 am

    Happy, happy birthday! 🎈
    Have a fantastic fall day!

  • Reply Elspeth October 25, 2019 at 7:15 am

    Happy happy birthday! I hope you have the best day and are able to celebrate among all the running around.

  • Reply Jennifer October 25, 2019 at 7:18 am

    Happy Birthday!!! As an extra added treat for your birthday Nordstrom opened a flagship store in NYC Midtown , all 7 floors, yes 7 whole floors of amazing!! They truly made it an experience with an interactive beauty floor as well as an alterations department and restaurants and bars sprinkled throughout the floors. You MUST go!

  • Reply Christina October 25, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Happy Birthday!!! Today is my birthday too!

  • Reply Julie October 25, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Wishing you the happiest birthday, Shay! Hope you have a great time celebrating with your family.

  • Reply Melissa October 25, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Happy birthday! Hope you enjoy your weekend!

  • Reply Melanie Countryman October 25, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Happy Birthday 2 U! Have an AWESOME weekend!

  • Reply Molly Rice October 25, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Happiest of Birthdays!!

  • Reply Colleen October 25, 2019 at 8:12 am

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day!

  • Reply Kady Roberts October 25, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Happy Birthday to my favorite blogger!!!

  • Reply Molly Bierens October 25, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy your day!

  • Reply Kathy Lang October 25, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Hope you have the best birthday weekend ever!

  • Reply Kim October 25, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Happy Birthday Shay!! πŸŽ‰ Enjoy your movie! Thank you for your blog and sharing your family with your readers. May God continue to bless you all!! ❀

  • Reply Melanie October 25, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Happy Birthday! I hope you are as blessed today as much as you bless all of us β€œfans”!

  • Reply Kelly Buffington October 25, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Happy Birthday, Shay! How thoughtful of Hallmark to start the Christmas movies on your birthday:). I know your family will celebrate you big, enjoy!!

  • Reply Serena October 25, 2019 at 8:29 am

    Happy birthday to you! It sounds like the perfect day … cool weather and Hallmark movies! Enjoy your day!

  • Reply Erica Werner October 25, 2019 at 8:30 am

    Happy Birthday ShayπŸ₯³

  • Reply Lizzie October 25, 2019 at 8:33 am

    Happy birthday! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Amy T October 25, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Happy Birthday! It’s my brother’s birthday too!

  • Reply Paula October 25, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Today is the day I celebrate YOU!

  • Reply Jean October 25, 2019 at 8:47 am

    Happy Birthday!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo October 25, 2019 at 8:48 am

    The biggest Happy Birthday wishes to you!!!

  • Reply MelanieL October 25, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Happy birthday to you!!

  • Reply Lorelei Boyett October 25, 2019 at 8:50 am

    Happy Happy Birthday Shay!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

  • Reply Gianna October 25, 2019 at 8:52 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHAY!! You are my biggest role model! I hope this is your best year yet! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Debbie October 25, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Happy Birthday Shay! May all your wishes come true, and I know your wish will be for happy and HEALTHY children! πŸ₯³πŸ™πŸ»

  • Reply Keisha Dawson October 25, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Happy, happy birthday to you! I hope you have an incredible birthday weekend!

  • Reply Jennifer October 25, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Happy Birthday! And you should definitely dress up as Monica next year! You look shockingly like her with that wig!

  • Reply Erin October 25, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Happy Birthday! This is so random, but I have noticed your hair in all of your recent posts. I can’t quite but my finger on what exactly is jumping out at me, but it looks so good! I mean, it’s always looked good, but something seems to have stepped it up a notch recently. I’d love an updated rundown on what your doing with it πŸ™‚

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama October 25, 2019 at 11:23 am

      Okay? I’m using some new products and let’s be honest, it’s probably looking much better thanks to not being in the sun/chlorine all day long, but yes, I can do an updated post!

  • Reply Krista October 25, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Happiest of birthdays Shay!

  • Reply Heather S October 25, 2019 at 9:20 am

    Happy Birthday, Shay! I’ll be curled up on my couch, under my Hallmark blanket watching a movie in your honor today!

  • Reply Jeanne Cobianchi October 25, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Happy Birthday Shay! I hope you enjoy a fabulous day!

  • Reply Deb Weber October 25, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Happy, Happy Birthday! Hope it’s a great one!! : )))

  • Reply Amy Baker October 25, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Happy Birthday Shay! I hope you enjoy the most wonderful day! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Cassie October 25, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Happy Birthday!!! It’s my son’s 2nd birthday today too!! Hope you get to celebrate all weekend long!!

  • Reply janie Reinert October 25, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Happy Birthday Shay ! Have a beautiful, fun filled day !

  • Reply Tracy W Doubts October 25, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Happy Birthday Shay! I hope it’s awesome!

  • Reply Diane October 25, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Happy Birthday Shay!! Have a fun filled, blessed day!!

  • Reply Andrea October 25, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Happy, Happy Birthday Shay!

  • Reply Tanya October 25, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Happy, happy birthday! Hope it’s a special day!

  • Reply Jen October 25, 2019 at 11:05 am

    Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your weekend

  • Reply Arika Sprecker October 25, 2019 at 11:20 am

    I realized this year that my birthday is the same as Kensington’s and you share a birthday with my sweet middle son who turns 9 today. We have a beautiful fall day in Kansas today too. Enjoy!

  • Reply Terry A October 25, 2019 at 11:28 am

    happy birthday, shay!

  • Reply Amy D. October 25, 2019 at 11:46 am

    Happy Birthday, Shay! I hope you have the best day! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Amanda @ That Inspired Chick October 25, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Happy Birthday, sweet friend! Loving the tweed turtleneck and you looked so cute in the dress at the purse event!
    That Inspired Chick

  • Reply Stefany October 25, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Happy Birthday to you, Shay…have a blessed day!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽ

  • Reply Simply Styling October 25, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    Happy Birthday !

  • Reply Carley October 25, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    The one where Shay plans for and her friends to dress up as Friends characters next Halloween!
    Happy Birthday!

  • Reply Vicky T October 25, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Happy Birthday Shay! I hope you have the most wonderful day! Many blessing on your special day!

  • Reply Liz Thorson October 25, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Happy Birthday, Shay! Here’s to a delightful, day, evening and weekend of celebration! I hope you are pampered and loved to the max! You deserve it! You give so much to your family and friends and followers! πŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽˆπŸŽˆ

  • Reply Alexandra October 25, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    Happy Birthday, sweet Shay! Thank you for sharing your life with us, I love following along! Have a fabulous day!! XOXO

  • Reply Lauren October 25, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Happy birthday Shay!!! Also I am confused? My hallmark channel has been playing Christmas movies. An I missing something? Please give me the lowdown on hallmark!

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama October 26, 2019 at 7:15 am

      Hahaha! I know, they pretty much play them year around but they “officially” start their Countdown to Christmas at 2 PM on Oct 25.

  • Reply Jessica October 25, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Happy Birthday!….on another note, your tan looks amazing…is it from using the drops still?

  • Reply GiGi Turner October 25, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Happy birthday Shay! Hope your day is filled with all the things that make you happy and your year is full of blessings! Thanks for sharing your life with us! πŸŽ‚πŸ’πŸ˜˜πŸ’•

  • Reply Mother of 3 October 25, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    So many cute and stylish outfit choices! Happy Birthday!!

  • Reply Jeanie October 25, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    A most happy birthday to you! Hope you’re having a wonderful day.

  • Reply Katie S. October 25, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Happy Birthday, Shay! Just love reading your blog. You bring a lot of inspiration to my life as a Christian and a mother. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and wisdom on the daily! Enjoy your Hallmark movies!

  • Reply Nerine October 25, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Happy birthday Shay! Enjoy it!

  • Reply Kristy Moore October 25, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    Happy Birthday Shay! Know that you gift us everyday with your amazing blog posts showcasing your sweet life and family. I hope you are able to gift yourself today! Be blessed this year!

  • Reply Stacey Mahon October 25, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Happy birthday Shay! I hope you have a wonderful day!
    Have you downloaded the Hallmark movie checklist yet? I did yesterday so I won’t miss anything Hallmark. Yay!

  • Reply Angela October 25, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    Happy HaPpY Birthday Shay!!!! You are such a blessing to so many of us!!! Thank you for being wonderful you and sharing your life with us!!! Love and big hugs from Iowa!!! xo πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸ’–πŸ˜˜

  • Reply Dana October 26, 2019 at 5:33 am

    Happy belated birthday, Shay!! πŸŽ‰

  • Reply Mary Ellen October 26, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Happy Birthday. Mine is Oct 24th. My sweet Mother in Laws was 25th. October is great month for a birthday. Hope it was great.

  • Reply Jenny Suszka October 27, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Hi! Hope you had a wonderful birthday weekend! Do you have a link for the Hallmark blanket you gave Kensington?
    I am looking for one to give to my sister.

  • Reply Hollie October 29, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Happy belated birthday! In the multi color sweater, did you size down or did you find it true to size?

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