{20 Questions} Shay of Mix & Match Family

Many of you know today’s special blogger, but might not realize it. Shay writes Mix & Match Family…a great blog with beauty and fashion tips, thoughtful posts about marriage…and oh yeah, life behind-the-scenes as the cutie-pie big sister of a certain Bachelor. Shay was there when Tierra melted-down, and again when Sean sashayed across the dance floor…and she’s spilled all the beans! She actually lives near me, so hopefully our friendship crosses the virtual line soon.
20 Questions - Shay
What is your road trip essential snack?
Trail mix (specifically Target’s Monster Mix)

You’ve been handed two free round-trip tickets…who are you taking and where are you going?
Iceland with my hubby!

What was your high school jam?
Anything N’Sync 🙂

Would you rather have a perfect bum, or a flawless face?
Flawless face!

What shows are you ashamed to admit are on your DVR?
Jersey Shore…I love it!

What’s your ringtone? 
Carley Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe

How old were you when you had your first kiss? Was it meh or toe-curling?
14 and it was toe curling!

Do you have any siblings, and if so, where are you in the birth order?
I have one younger brother…his life isn’t interesting at all…
What physical quirk were you born with?
I have fabulous calves. I get them from my dad…my daughter has them too.

What was your first car, and did you name it?
A red, two-door Saturn and I don’t name cars

What would you request for your last supper?
Carbonara pasta with a big piece of wedding cake for dessert

Shay’s Recipe

Have you ever been hospitalized, and if so, what for?
Yes.  I had cancer when I was 17 and they had to go in and remove all of the lymph nodes from the right side of my neck…thank the Lord that I was healed! (Editorial interruption…my gosh, Shay! That is awful! Thank God you are healthy now!)

How tall are you? Do you wish you were taller, shorter…or are you just right?
5’3″…a wouldn’t mind being 5’6″

Do you prefer to DIY or hire it out?

What do you eat for breakfast?
Coffee and oatmeal with peanut butter and a few chocolate chips

What would you do for a living if you didn’t need money?
Be a foodie blogger 😉

Mix and Match Mama
Shay’s Food Blog

Finish this sentence: Every room needs….
…a comfy place to read.

How frequently do you wash your hair? Do you have any hair secrets or tricks?
two to three days.  My biggest hair tip is to embrace whatever hair you
have…don’t try and make your hair something it’s not.

Will you leave the house without makeup?

You just unloaded your Halloween haul…what candy do you go for first?

What totally inane talent do you possess?
I’m an amazing shopper (yes, I’ll consider that a talent…my husband would call it inane!)

 Yes, it’s confirmed, Shay and I need to meet. We obviously share a love of travel and shopping, and I’m willing to overlook the fact that she likes toffee. Hop over to Mix & Match Family and meet Shay! 

And check out {20 Questions} with Jamie at I Suwannee here.

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  1. SHAY! I had a 2 door red Eagle Talon. We were destined to be friends. 🙂

    Posted 4.16.13 Reply
  2. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your 20 Questions! I just love you to pieces Cassie! (And a side note: thankfully, after the doctors removed all of my lymph nodes, they couldn't find any traces of cancer. It was nothing short of a miracle and I was healed. Praise Jesus!)

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  3. What a fun interview. 🙂 I remember seeing Shay and her family on The Bachelor and thinking they seemed like nice, normal people. Had no idea she has a blog too. 🙂

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  4. Love reading Shay's blog daily and great to learn more about her. Hope you are having a wonderful time in Italy!

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  5. Fun series! You'll over look the toffee – you mean you don't like heath bars?!!?!?!?!

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  6. Shay has been one of my new favorite blog reads! This has been fun to read more about her!

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  7. Love Shay's blog and so jealous you two live close together! She has the cutest family ever!! XO

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  8. Love her, her blog, and her gorgeous beachy waved hair! I want to be part of this real-life meet-up! 😉

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  9. Andrea wrote:

    What a fun interview! Love Shay's blog!

    Posted 4.16.13 Reply
  10. Alexa wrote:

    OMG. N Sync. That brought me back.

    Posted 4.16.13 Reply
  11. Morgan S. wrote:

    Loved seeing her on the Bachelor! Morgan of Style Oyster

    Posted 4.17.13 Reply
  12. So fun learning more about Shay! Thanks for hosting this!

    Posted 4.17.13 Reply
  13. What a sweetie you are, Shay! Great to "meet" you! 🙂

    ~Abby =)

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  14. Team Seghs wrote:

    If I didn't love shay so much I'd hate her for her perfect calves. But because she's such a loving, godly person, I can forgive her her freakish amazing lower legs ; ) *you can bet I'll be checking those out next time I see her. No wonder she wears wedges all the time….

    Posted 4.18.13 Reply
  15. Michaela wrote:

    Love this! She's so cute! Wow, praise God is right! What a miracle!

    Posted 4.20.13 Reply