March 7, 2013 - Better You, Easy Outfits, Style

The Bachelor’s Sister Gets Her Pretty On!

Hey pretties!  Do I ever have a special treat for you today (in more ways than one).  My guest is none other than The Bachelor Sean Lowe’s sister Shay!


Not to be overshadowed by her little brother, Shay’s got some mad skills in her own right.  Including her ability to whip up some of the simplest, yet most delicious and creative family recipes that I’ve ever tried.  She’s a sweet, gorgeous girl with the most beautiful family ever.  (I swear, they’re so pretty, it’s almost unfair.)  Today she’s going to share some of her favorite treats and a sneak peek into life as Sean’s big sis with us.


Hi!  I’m Shay and today, Alison is letting me get my foodie on at her blog.  I’m a wife, a mom of two young kids, a world traveler, a Starbucks addict, a lover of all things Boston Red Sox, a shopaholic, and a foodie blogger.  Oh…and I’m also the Bachelor’s big sister.  Life is kind of crazy but always fun at my house.  I’m so blessed to share my life and food with my friends and family…and you!


This is my family…
Andrew, Kensington (4) and Smith (3) complete my world.


This is my little brother…
You think he’s a nice guy on TV…you should be his sister!  He’s an even better brother!
Some days on my blog, I recap episodes of the Bachelor and give you behind the scenes details and photos…like this one…
And some days, I talk about traveling abroad with young kiddos…
But most days, I just talk about being a mom…having great friends…and surviving the daily routine of life thanks to the blessings of the Lord.


Oh…and I always talk about food.   My foodie blog gives you simple, satisfying recipes for the busy lady on the go.  Whether it’s dinner or dessert you need, my recipes will help you get your foodie on every day with little time or effort.


Here are just a few of my favorite recipes you might want to make for your family…
My Taco Pasta is easy, flavorful and a family favorite.
My Meatball Sliders will leave your speechless!  They’re that good and that simple!
And since I am a girl obsessed with her slow cooker, I adore my BBQ Chicken Apple Sandwiches.  The slow cooker is my best friend in the kitchen :).


But we can’t forget about dessert!   Here are a couple of recipes for your St. Patrick’s Day and Easter.  Every great meal ends with an even better dessert…
These are my Lucky Cupcakes for your Irish celebration.
My Cadbury Cream Egg Bundt Cake (don’t worry…it’s super simple!)
And every Easter needs a little coconut, right?  My Coconut Pie Bars are the perfect Easter dessert (they’re actually perfect any day of the week…).


Thanks Alison for letting me get my foodie on!  Like I said before, I am a bit of a shopper too…so, just in case you wanted to know how I get my pretty on…here are a few of my favorite things…
I’m a girl who always wears wedges.
I adore colored jeans.
I must have my beachy waves.
I love a great faux tan that doesn’t leave streaks.
And a girl has to have good lip gloss.
Come by and check me out over at my family blog and my foodie blog.  I’m a busy lady just like you…we should be friends :).


Thank YOU Shay for sharing your yummy recipes, family photos and super cute style with us!


Be sure to stop by Mix & Match Mama and Mix & Match Family for more great recipes and inspiration from Shay.


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  • Alison, you’re so sweet! Thank you so much for letting me get my pretty (and foodie) on today! XOXO

  • Megan Andrews

    Two of my most favourites in one spot- what a delight! I like to think that I am one of the first to catch you early birds (Sheaffer too) as 5am in Texas is the much more civilised 10pm in Sydney! It’s become my end-of-day ritual. Keep up the fantastic work, ladies. Much love, Megan.

    • I’m with you, Megan! I love reading all about my faves (and Sheaffer is definitely one of those) here is Australia!

  • SO FUN!! And listen people, I can personally vouch for the meatball sliders and taco pasta.. SO SO good. And those wedges are to die for. Love the light brown color and the cork heel!!!

  • OH WOW I am a huge fan of the Bachelor and I loved Shay on the show. She has a Great Blog it seems like. All the food photos look amazing, especially the cupcake – yum. And Girl, you looked LIKE A MILLION BUCKS yesterday with that eShakti dress on.

    By the way I finally ran your Guest Feature on my blog, 2 days ago. Did you check it out? =)

  • Nice post! Shay’s family is beautiful! The BBQ chicken looks amazing. So lucky to be Sean’s sister 🙂

  • I’m obsessed with my slow cooker too. I have 2 little ones and nothing beats throwing stuff in the crock pot in the morning and letting it cook all day. I just don’t have the energy to whip up something amazing by 5 pm!


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  • These recipes look so good! I’m going to make the Cadburry Cream Egg Cake for Easter. It looks so good! And, I will be at the mall today so I am going to look for some of that lip gloss. I use NARS blush (thanks to the tv show The Real Housewives) and love it but have never tried the lip gloss.

  • So excited to see two of my favorite bloggers in one place today!!

  • Super fun post! Always nice to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a great blogger! 🙂

  • Loving her! That food looks delish and I’m a total Surf Spray addict myself!

  • oh how sweet. Hopping over to her blog right now!

  • Can’t wait to check out her blog! I am always in search of great recipes. She seems like such a sweet spirit!

  • Those recipes look amazing , great post .

    xo Meg<3

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  • Ohmygosh I’m definitely checking out her blog! The recipes look delish – especially that BBQ!

  • Those recipes look so yummy! Heading over to check out her blog! She seemed like such a sweet person when I saw her on the bachelor and she seems even sweeter now 🙂

  • I’m drooling!! The bbq chicken apple sounds amazing!!