Monday, September 1, 2014

September 1st!

Well, happy September 1 to YOU!  Today is my very favorite day of the year :).  

September 1 just makes me happy.

Here is a little randomness for my favorite day of the year :)....'s been a lot of Smith and me now that Kensington is in school.  It's a really bittersweet time.  We both love the one on one time but we also both miss Kensington.  Around 1:00 every day, he starts saying "is it time to leave yet?" over and over again (and that's two hours before we leave to pick her up!).  I'm going to really treasure this time with just my boy :).

She was not super excited about Day 2 of school.  She woke up that morning and told me it was too long of a day and she didn't want to go back.  Sorry have like 16 more years of school in your future.

But by Day 4, she was super excited to go back!  And on Friday afternoon when I picked her up, she said she didn't want a 3-day weekend because she loved school so much :).  I'm sure some days she'll love it and some days she won't...but at least she ended her week on a high!

He's always holding my hand.  Always.  I love looking down at that face.

I couldn't agree more.

 On Tuesday, my friend Jeni told me I should buy these cargo pants because she got them and they were so cute and comfy.  

So, I looked at the reviews online (all raving about these pants) and ordered them.  They arrived Friday afternoon and the minute I put them on I knew I was in love.  They are so comfy, the material is nice and kind of stretchy (not tight at all!) but thick and well made.  I'm telling you, I will be wearing them all fall and winter.  Love.  Love. Love.

If you missed Pin-spired on Friday, click here to see it.  It's all about Buffalo Check and Leopard!

From my Pin-spired post on Friday, so many of you were raving about these cheetah print booties.  Aren't they cute?!?!  After trying on my pants, I thought this might be the perfect outfit for September 1st...

Speaking of perfection...over on my food blog today, we're getting all geared up for Fall!  I also announced the winner of Pin it to Win it over there too!!  Click here to see the details and who won!

Happy Labor Day friends!!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, August 29, 2014

September Pin-spired

It's September's Pin-spired!!!!  Do you hear me squealing with delight?  It's fall!!!!

I love September!  September is my very favorite month of the year :).  The weather begins to change, the days get shorter, football season is here, soups are made, jeans, sweaters, jackets and booties get to be worn...I love it all!

Happy September Pin-spired to you!

Today, Mel, Sheaffer and I are hosting our monthly know, we take images from Pinterest and get inspired by them to freshen up our own wardrobes.  This month, I'm focusing on my new favorite combination...

How cute, right?!?!  Last winter, I wore my Buffalo Check scarf all.the.time... was this navy and red check scarf I found in the men's section at Gap.  Mine is no longer available but they do have a similar version out right now.

So, I took my favorite leopard flats and my new buffalo check shirt and paired them together for this month's Pin-spired...

For a size reference, I bought the shirt in an XS, and I'm wearing them with my favorite Gap jeans too...I love the Always Skinny style!  I buy the regular length and either roll them "boyfriend" style or tuck them into boots.  This style is from last year but there are several similar styles online now.  They run true to size and wash and dry to perfection!  I love them!

Aren't these Pinterest images so fun?!?!  

Distressed jeans, leopard shoes and a little Buffalo Check!  So easy!!

I also changed up the look with my leopard pumps and leopard booties too...

My booties and pumps are from years ago (and no longer in stock) but here are some great alternatives...

And if you're looking for a few more doses of Buffalo Check, here you go...

This cute Buffalo Check jacket would be a great transitional layer to wear in September.

And look how cute this tunic is... comes in two other colors as well.  It would look super cute paired with leopard :).

And since it's fall, you know I'm about to go nuts wearing, if you'd rather your check and leopard be a la scarf...then, here you go...

I mean really...won't you wear these scarves all season long?  My plaid and leopard scarves seem to be the ones I wear the most...they're just so easy to throw on :).

Thanks for getting Pin-spired with me!!  Link up below!

Don't forget, right now the Nordstrom Clearance Sale is going on!  Woohoo!

Have the VERY best Labor Day weekend!  If you're looking for a Labor Day menu, click here to see mine!  Enjoy your time off!!


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pin it to Win it $500 giveaway!!

Today marks the 3 year anniversary of the Mix and Match Mama brand!!

Three years ago today, I published my very first recipe and began cultivating Mix and Match Mama. I had no idea what would happen...I really kind of assumed just a handful of friends and my parents would read the blog.  Now, three years later, Mix and Mama has exceeded my wildest dreams.  Hello...

...I get to be a part of the Paula Deen Network!

I really just wanted to set out and create simple and yummy recipes busy women could make on hectic weeknights.  I never wanted  my recipes to be fancy or complicated...I wanted them to be simple, easy, yummy and perfect for busy families.

Without all of YOU, none of my dreams could have come true.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my blogs and making my recipes.  There is no greater compliment to me than to hear someone say they made one of my recipes for their family.  Thank you so much.  My heart is so full of love for you.

I want to celebrate this anniversary with a gift to YOU!  
Today is my Pin in to Win it giveaway!  

I picked my favorite food retailer, Williams-Sonoma and purchased a $500 gift card to giveaway to one lucky reader.  

Here's how this giveaway works, in order to be entered, you have to follow me on Pinterst (food lovers heaven) and pin 10 images of either my Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas recipes (all things coming up!) to enter.  You can enter as many times as you want (so if you pin 20 images, you're entered twice, 30 images, three times, etc).  You have to pin it to win it!

I already have a pinterest button that pops up on each food image.  Just click the image and go!

Thank you again so much for sharing your dinner table with me.  I am forever thankful and grateful.  So many blessings are happening with Mix and Match Mama and I thank each of you for being a part of it.

Contest ends Monday at midnight and the winner will be announced Monday morning!  The winner's Pinterest boards will be verified upon winning.  Enter Rafflecopter below to win!  Good luck!

Follow me on Pinterest: HERE

Fall Recipes to pin: HERE
Halloween Recipes to pin: HERE
Thanksgiving Recipes to pin: HERE
Christmas Recipes to pin: HERE

Happy Anniversary to me and YOU!!  And happy pinning too!!

So many of you emailed me yesterday about Nordstrom's Clearance Sale!  If you haven't checked out all of the deals, you can find them here.  Happy Shopping!

And tomorrow is Pin-spired!!  Don't forget to link up!!


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