Shay Shull is my guest for Happy Hour #82. You may know Shay from her very popular food and family blogs, Mix and Match Mama, or you may recognize her from her TV appearances when her brother was The Bachelor!

Shay and I talked about her journey through infertility. She shared with me what she learned, what people did and said that were helpful to her and what she would say if she were sitting down with a girlfriend in the throws of an infertility battle. We talk about after her two surprise babies, how God moved in her and her husband's hearts to adopt an orphan from China.

Shay and her family LOVE traveling. Her 6 and 7 year olds have been to SEVENTEEN countries. Yes, you read that right. I can't even name seventeen countries, and her little ones are actually going and experiencing these cultures all across the world. Because of her love for travel, she started her very own travel agency, where she is helping families plan vacations. If you are planning on a trip to Disney World, or a Disney cruise, you'll definitely want to check out Shay's agency here.

And of course, I had to ask her what it was like to watch her brother fall in love on national television. You guys are going to love this show. It was my first time to meet Shay, and by the end, I felt like I had a new friend. I know you'll feel the same.

{You can listen to the show HERE. And of course, I would love if you would share with your friends. Just use the FB & Twitter links at the end of this post!}

Links from the Show

Mix and Match Family

Mix and Match Mama

Mix and Match Travel Agency

Shay's Books: Mix and Match Meal Planner + Mix and Match Cakes + Mix and Match Mama Eats (coming in August 2016)

The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Hendrick + Elin Hilderbrand Books

Off Camera Podcast: #44 Connie Britton

What Shay is loving: Netflix (all of it), The Battle Plan for Prayer and Baseball Season

What I am loving: Rewatching Friday Night Lights with Aaron, my new Sseko sandals

Connect with Shay

Facebook // Twitter // Instagram


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