Park City 2018: Day 5

It’s Friday!!!

I hope you guys all had a great week!  Now, you know that I’m a super huge Boston Red Sox fan, but this weekend, I am channeling all of my team spirit into the Dallas Cowboys game on Saturday night.  They need to win.  If not, I’m fairly certain the men in my house will cry.  #notjoking

Today, it’s PART THREE of our trip recap to Park City PLUS, I’m partnering with Nordstrom and ShopStyle to share my favorite “traveling to vacation” outfit!


So fun, right?

Right before Christmas, they reached out and asked me if I would like to talk about what I wear for flights and/or long car rides, and I was like UM, YES!  After all of these years of traveling, I pretty much have a “uniform” for flights.  This was easy peasy to pull together because  I had everything I needed already in my closet and ready to go for when we departed for Park City…

…here we are at the airport ready to go!

This was my outfit for the day…


I love to wear my black Paige jeans on flights for so many reasons.  One, they’re incredibly comfortable.  A few weeks ago, I mentioned on here that I don’t wear leggings because I haven’t found any that are as comfy as my black Paige jeans.  Mine are several years old, and I still reach for them over and over again.  I also love that they’re black because I’M TRAVELING WITH FOUR KIDS.  There’s no way I get off any flight with less than three things spilled on me.

I bought this cozy sweater (that has a nice length to it) back before Christmas and swoon every time I put it on.  It’s soft, it’s warm, it’s not too bulky for under a coat and it comes in so many fun colors.  I always carry a scarf with me on a flight (because it can also be used as a blanket for either myself or one of the kids and it covers up spills on my shirt.  Ha!), and I love this one because even though it’s a little heavier, it’s not bulky!  It’s hard to work with bulky scarves sometimes, but this one is just right.  You’ll see there that I also travel with my Ugg booties for a couple of reasons.  One, they’re just really comfortable to wear!   And two, you never know when you’re going to have to remove your shoes.  For instance, even though I have my TSA pre-check, sometimes, they still can ask you to remove your shoes or (call me crazy), but sometimes, if I get hot on a plane and think I might get sick (you know me and my weak stomach), being able to remove my shoes for a minute helps cool me down and makes me feel better.  (Is that weird?)

One more thing.  Whenever I’m flying, I almost always wear…

stud earrings.  I find it hard to put headphones on/earbuds in when I’m wearing any other type of earring, so I wear studs on flights.  My mother-in-law and I found these Kate Spade studs on Christmas Eve and each bought some!  I loved them so much that I bought the clear ones and the green ones (they come in a gazillion colors), look…

…aren’t they pretty!  These studs are light too!

So, that’s my uniform for flights.

I haven’t recapped the last day of our trip yet, but I pretty much wore the same uniform home too…

this leopard sweater (with the cute buttons on the side…see pic below) is SO SOFT!!!!!  I wore my Paige jeans again, Ugg booties again, Kate Spade studs again and this rose colored scarf.

…see the cute buttons on the side 🙂 .

Don’t forget, you can see…

carry on bag

what I pack in my carry on bag HERE.  And to see my “inflight routine” for long flights, click HERE.

If you’re heading off somewhere warm this winter (lucky you!), Nordstrom also has a lot of warm destination vacation finds that you might need for your trip like…

…just scroll and click to see!

Did you see this in there…

my favorite maxi dress that I wear ALL.THE.TIME.WHEN.I.FLY is on sale right now and comes in so many colors!  This pic here is two years old.  I’m telling you, I wear this dress on repeat when it’s warm outside and I need to travel!  It’s black too 🙂 .

With free shipping, free returns, free alterations and the new curbside pick up (you can order online and then your stuff is delivered to your car!!), Nordstrom makes vacation shopping SO EASY!

So, this is PART THREE of our trip recap.  If you missed the first parts, click below…

PART THREE kicks off with…

…Madeley eating breakfast 🙂 .

Please note ALL THE GEAR we are drying out back there.  #whew

This day was January 1st, so we decided to hit the town and then head on over to Midway, Utah.  First stop…

…outside where it was COLD!

Four degrees cold!

Love these people 🙂 .

We spent quite a bit of time in their super cute book store in town.

Happy peeps!

For lunch, we ate at 501 on Main Street.  Their food was SO GOOD!!!  I had the chili (I think it was bison chili) and three out of four kiddos has grilled cheese with tomato soup.  Everyone was super happy about this lunch spot!

This girl is sunshine 🙂 .

After lunch, they asked if they could build a snowman…

…I sang “Do You Want to Build A Snowman” in my head the entire time.

It was cold, but they were determined.



They were so proud 🙂 .

Earlier in the fall, we made reservations with Rocky Mountain Outfitters for a sleigh ride and to see the Ice Castles.  It was kind of a bummer because a few days before, they had to unexpectedly close down the ice castles for the week, so we missed out on that part.  I hear it’s really fun, so if you can, try and make reservations for that.  However, we showed up in time for our sleigh ride…

…cold and happy!

This place was so pretty!!

The only problem was that our sleigh ride turned into a carriage ride because in Midway, they didn’t have enough snow on the ground…


I thought these horses were so pretty 🙂 .

All aboard the carriage ride!!

Madeley decided to nap instead.


Our kiddos had the best time doing this…but if Andrew and I had to do it over again, we would make some adjustments.  First, we would really try and make sure we could do the sleigh instead of the carriage (per friends, the sleigh is more fun and a more unique experience), and we would have done it at night.  We picked an afternoon time because we thought “well, what would you see at night?”, but honestly, we didn’t see anything during the day.  We went up to this parking lot, turned around and came back (it was supposed to have been a 45 minute ride, but it only lasted 30).  When we asked about the night rides, they said it’s much colder (so pay attention to that), but the beauty of it is that you get to see the stars.  Ahhhhh…that would have been special.

When we arrived back in Park City, we enjoyed a yummy dinner at Crystal Park Cantina!  I had the shrimp tacos and they were divine.  My favorite part though?  Their nachos that we shared as an appetizer!

Chips, please!  Hahahaha!

Warm food and a cold night!

After dinner, we showered up and then played dominoes.  Anyone else out there play 42?  It’s our family’s favorite domino game!


That wraps up my first week in blog world for 2019!

I hope you all have the BEST weekend!!! xo

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  • Lindsay January 11, 2019 at 4:50 am

    So much fun! Where is your black and white sweater from? It’s beautiful!

    • Mix and Match Mama January 11, 2019 at 5:37 am


  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog January 11, 2019 at 4:52 am

    Oh my gosh, so much snow! Must’ve been so fun! I would’ve been singing the Frozen song too, haha! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Erika Slaughter January 11, 2019 at 5:09 am

    That area looks absolutely gorgeous!!! But four degrees?? I don’t think my body would even know what to do in weather like that!

  • Kristi January 11, 2019 at 5:39 am

    Would you recommend bringing along my Apple Watch on our cruise? Or leaving it behind? Thanks! Also, do you have any tips for not feeling icky while out of normal eating, working out routine, traveling? Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama January 11, 2019 at 5:40 am

      Do you have a 3 or 4? In my opinion, if you have one with cellular, you would probably want to turn that off before leaving on a cruise. Other than that, I would! I did yoga every afternoon when I got back after skiing (before dinner), so that helped. I mean…I was indulging big time with what I ate, but always tell myself it’s just for a few days and then, I’ll be back in my normal routine.

      • Kristi January 11, 2019 at 6:45 am

        Thanks so much, Shay!! You always have the best advice! I’m getting spray tanned and also having my nails done. Should I try dipped?? I’ve never before…but do you recommend waxing or sugaring before too?? Thanks so much!!! You’re like the big sister I never had!! 😂😍😍😍

        • Mix and Match Mama January 11, 2019 at 7:07 am

          I don’t know??? I’ve only ever had mine dipped three times and I’m still not sure about it. I didn’t wax or sugar before (I don’t even know what that means. Hahahaha!)

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams January 11, 2019 at 5:50 am

    Aw I’m sorry the ice castles in Midway were closed that week! I went two years ago and there were so cool! I would wonder with the lack of snow in PC how they could keep them going. At night the ice castles light up and have all different colors through out the ice, slides and tunnels. It sounds like you guys had a great trip! I’m all about the scarf and easy jewelry as part of my travel uniform too! Happy Friday!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Sarah Shaneyfelt January 11, 2019 at 5:53 am

    This makes me want to visit Park City!!! Do you work out while on vacation, too?

    • Mix and Match Mama January 11, 2019 at 7:09 am

      IF I do anything (and that’s a big IF), it’s yoga.

  • Narci January 11, 2019 at 6:13 am

    Both of those sweaters are absolutely gorgeous on you, friend! Happy Friday!!

  • Sheaffer Sims January 11, 2019 at 6:29 am

    You are the master of traveling! And I agree about a scarf, it makes the perfect blanket or pillow! I have that rose scarf too and I LOVE IT!!! Also loved getting to see all of the pics of your trip. p.s. Now I want fundido for breakfast after seeing it on the menu.

  • Rrachel January 11, 2019 at 7:25 am

    I go to the original Crystal Park Cantina all the time. The owners are friends and I was their daughters teacher! If you ever get to Colorado Springs eat there. The location is very cool, tucked into the mountains. Great people too!

    • Mix and Match Mama January 11, 2019 at 7:41 am

      The owner came by our table and was SO NICE! It’s funny you say that because he really stood out to me. He was very friendly!!

      • Rachel January 14, 2019 at 6:59 am

        Shay, like Andrew he played for the NFL. Justin played on the Broncos and the Ravens! But he’s a local Manitou Springs boys. Super nice yes!

  • Brandy January 11, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Did they tell you that they unexpectedly had to close the ice castles?! That is very strange because they usually don’t even open until after the New Year- this year they opened the 7th for the first time this season.

    • Mix and Match Mama January 11, 2019 at 7:40 am

      We had a reservation and then received an email saying it would be closed for like 5 or 6 days. Boo.

  • Kelly January 11, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Are you still using Yoga Glo? If so, I’d love to see a post about your favorite classes / instructors / etc. I loved it for a long time but I feel like I’m in kind of a rut with it.

    • Mix and Match Mama January 11, 2019 at 7:40 am

      Yes!! They changed the name to just Glo now (for anyone searching it in the app store). My favorite instructors are Taylor Harkness and Kristi McGee!

  • Amy January 11, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Hi! How did the green sweater run?

    • Mix and Match Mama January 11, 2019 at 8:43 am

      True to size!

  • ~B~ January 11, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Looks amazing! I recently just wrote you with travel questions about what boots you recommend and your posts this week have been spot-on with ideas for travel we have later this year! I’m also really hungry for shrimp tacos now. 🙂 Thanks, as always, for sharing what you do!

  • Jennifer January 11, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Where did you find your black Pom hat? I had almost an exact same one and my husband threw it in the dryer with all our ski stuff by accident in our ski cabin one night and it killed the Pom 🙁 I’m having a hard time finding another one. Thanks

    • Mix and Match Mama January 11, 2019 at 8:42 am

      Nordstrom!! The brand is TopShop!

  • Andrea H January 11, 2019 at 8:24 am

    I would love to see ideas for traveling from one climate to another (cold to hot, hot to cold). We’re traveling to the Bahamas next month, and I’m a little stumped for travel gear. It will likely be freezing here and tropical there.

  • Christina January 11, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Richard Paul Evans has the best book that takes place in midway, Utah. It’s so cozy and I know you love cozy.

    • Mix and Match Mama January 11, 2019 at 8:42 am

      I love cozy 🙂 .

  • Ruth January 11, 2019 at 8:43 am

    I want to go to Park City now! I always enjoy your vacation recaps. Also, I will cry, too if the Cowboys lose and will cry even harder if the Eagles win!

  • Kim January 11, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Is your phone an iPhone XS Max? Can you remind me where you purchased your marble case?


    • Mix and Match Mama January 11, 2019 at 11:14 am

      It’s a iPhoneX and maybe a Max…but that doesn’t sound familiar. The case is on Amazon. Search rose gold granite case 🙂 .

  • Pam January 11, 2019 at 9:12 am

    I haven’t heard of the domino game. Maybe sometime you could blog about family games you guys like and how to play 42?

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick January 11, 2019 at 9:48 am

    I am cold just reading this! Such a bummer about the carriage ride and ice castles! Love love love those new sparkly studs though!!
    That Inspired Chick

  • Johannah January 11, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Yes, 42! Also, my family started playing A TON of spades over the holiday. Kids are addicted now. 🙂

  • Jordan January 11, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Love your lip color! What is the brand/shade? 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama January 11, 2019 at 12:45 pm

      It’s Stila in perla!!! 🙂

  • Liz Piasecki January 11, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Just placed an order for three pairs of those stud earrings! Cannot wait to get my style on in the office! Love your blog!

    • Mix and Match Mama January 11, 2019 at 12:45 pm

      Ah!! Happy Friday, Liz!!!!

  • Jenny F January 11, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Hi Shay! I need to know about that gorgeous black and white sweater you are wearing!!! Where did you get it? I love it!

    • Mix and Match Mama January 11, 2019 at 12:44 pm

      It’s from Anthro!!

  • Chelsey F January 11, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    That rose colored scarf is beautiful, must order that! Also, this trip recap has me really wanting to plan a Park City vacay haha and Go Cowboys! Our household will be very sad if they do no win on Saturday too!

  • cassie // hi sugarplum January 11, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    In love with all these pics…and your cute travel styles!

  • Leah January 11, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    Do you think kids ages 5, 3, and 1 would be too young for a ski vacation?

    • Mix and Match Mama January 12, 2019 at 7:19 am

      I would think that the 1 year old (and possibly the three year old), but would too young to ski, but not too young to enjoy the snow and all of the cozy ski resort things to do.

  • Jaime January 11, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Have you ever heard of a kids clothing line called Hanna Anderson? They have really well made kids clothes like Matilda Jane. We love them for there PJs. Just wondering if you had ever heard of them? Thanks

    • Mix and Match Mama January 12, 2019 at 7:19 am

      Yes!! There is a Hanna Anderson at our mall!! I’ve purchased some things there before. It’s super cute!!

  • Sharon K January 11, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    I’m so glad to hear that you’re are teaching your kids to play 42!! I grew up in TX and played 42 my whole life, then went to Texas A&M & played 42 constantly there. Then we left TX and have lived in several states … NO ONE knows anything about 42!! We lived in western KS for a few years and there was an older couple in our church that played when they had lived in Arkansas in their earlier years. They actually called it “Texas 42” … never had heard that before. Now we live in ID and no one knows anything about it here either. So it’s just my own family and whenever 4 of us are in a room, someone breaks out the dominos!! Yea!!

  • Dianna January 11, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    We did a carriage ride in Colorado at night and it was so boring. We were disappointed

    • Mix and Match Mama January 12, 2019 at 7:18 am

      Really? See! It’s so hard to decide!!

  • Nicole January 12, 2019 at 8:18 am

    I received those Ugg boots for Christmas and I love them!! Just curious, do you wear socks with them? If so, any specific kind? I have a hard time wearing socks with them because they slip off, or my feet just get too warm.

    • Mix and Match Mama January 13, 2019 at 5:38 am

      I do not! I let my feet be cozy on the inside without socks!

  • CARRIE January 13, 2019 at 8:23 am

    This may have been answered before but what does the small icon on the bottom right of your Apple indicate. I have seen it show 15 and 30 in the pics you shared
    Trying to optimize my Apple WAtch 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama January 14, 2019 at 5:17 am

      That’s a timer! I use a timer all the time for cooking (and other things too), so I keep it on the front of my watch.

      • CARRIE January 14, 2019 at 6:42 pm

        Duh?! Should have known! Thanks!

  • Jennifer January 13, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Where’d you get that gold choker necklace you’re wearing in the pic with the denim jacket? I’ve been on the hunt for something similar!

    • Mix and Match Mama January 14, 2019 at 5:17 am

      Nordstrom! The brand is Gorjana.

  • Shannon January 14, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Several years ago you introduced me to Kate Spade stud earrings. They are now my favorite to wear and favorite to gift! Your trip looks like a major success!

  • Sadia January 15, 2019 at 5:47 am

    Which Apple Watch do you have? Size and series? Is cellular worth it?

    • Mix and Match Mama January 15, 2019 at 5:54 am

      You should read my Apple Watch 3 review post!!