Friendly Friday


This week for Friendly Friday, I am introducing you to a fellow Texan, mom to three children, and foodie blogger, Shay Shull.

You may know Shay from her blog Mix and Match Mama (her brother also happens to be Sean Lowe from The Bachelor!) Shay lives just north of Dallas in McKinney, Texas with her hubby and three gorgeous kids (they adopted their youngest daughter from China a year ago!).

Earlier this week, Shay sent me a care package with her two new cookbooks – Cakes and Meal Planner. Being a new mom and recently getting back to work full-time, these books are just what I needed.


Here is a little bit about how Shay came up with the idea behind her cookbooks:

I started my foodie blog four years ago when I realized that all of my girlfriends tended to make the same recipes over and over again for their families more out of convenience than anything else.  I thought, why can’t we just take our favorite tried and true recipes and just tweak them a bit to be slightly different for our families to enjoy, but not a lot of work for us?  We just need to mix and match things.  From there, a brand was born.

My two new books Cakes and Meal Planner, take the concept of easy weeknight meals and desserts and makes them tangible for busy women.  My goal is for women to spend less time in the kitchen and more time around the table breaking bread with the ones they love.  My passion is food, family and faith and over at Mix and Match Mama, you’ll find a little bit of all of it. -Shay

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Look of the Day


Delpozo Dress (on SALE here and here) | Coat (similar here) | Pumps (similar here) | Earrings | Céline Sunglasses


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Look of the Day


Coat (similar here) | H&M Sweater | Leather Leggings (similar here) | Boots (similar here) | Celine Handbag

Every fall and winter it seems like everyone is on the hunt for the perfect camel coat. Style with an oversized grey sweater, leather leggings and knee-high boots for an effortlessly chic look.


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