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Happy New Year.

Each year in January I like to do what I call “Sarah’s Life Edit”.  I try to edit and declutter all aspects of my life:  finances, kitchen, closets, kids stuff, etc.

I like to start with finances since coming from December where there was an excess of spending, parties taxes due, tuition, etc.  So here are some simple ways I edit my finances in January.

Finances:
1.  Cash only in January.   I make saving a game with myself.  I take 1/4 of my normal variable expenses out in cash and this forces me to get creative, plan ahead and be resourceful.

2.  Print a calendar and write down expenses each day.  If you know ahead of time pre-track your expenses.  I like to use the calendar as a visual and challenge myself to stick to my budget.  Add up all your expenses at the end of the week to make sure you’re on track.

3.  Gather all unused gift cards.  Separate into categories:  Retail, Restaurants, and Entertainment.  Plan shopping dinners out and activities around your gift cards.

4.  See if your credit cards have cash back rewards programs.  My credit card gives you an additional 50% bonus if you get the cash bonus deposited back into your account.  No Brainer!

5.  Sign your kids up for a kids club checking account (First Community Credit Union-has one my boys love).  My boys got some money for Christmas and when they deposit up to $250 a year they get a $10 gift card.

 

 

Logan my oldest son signed up to be the “Chicken Checker” at school one weekend.  He loves animals so of course, he’s obsessed with these funny chickens they have at his school.

The role of a “chicken checker” is to wake the chickens up at 8:00 am (they like you to keep them on schedule), Feed, Water, etc.  I think Logan has a future as a farmer because he was so excited each day to take on his role.  His grandpa would have been proud.  After the morning chores, he loved running around, picking them up, chasing them, watching them peck and kick up mulch.

The evening chores start at 8 pm.   The chicken checker rounds up all the chickens and gets them in their coop for the night.  (This was not easy, herding chickens is hard work).

It is such a great learning experience for the kids.  Logan even told me he saw one lay an egg one day.  LOL.

 

Target has so many adorable fall options.  Both Logan and Mason are wearing @TargetStyle.

Logan has on a colorful flannel from Cat & Jack and Mason is rocking a button down from Genuine Kids Osh Kosh

These shirts are great quality and so soft.  My boys are picky about what they wear but I wanted them to dress the part.  The official and cute “Chicken Checker Look”.

 

Happy Fry-yay!

It feels like fall today in St Louis.  Which makes the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale even more appealing.  There are only 3 days left to snag some Fall essentials before the prices go back up.  I have some of my Anniversary Sale FAVS.

Jeans | T-shirt | Scarf | Hat (Target)| Necklace

This outfit is perfect for weekend running around and having layers with the changing temps.

 

 

 

 

This top is perfect for fall trips to the winery, girls night or date night.  If you are a curvy girl like me these jeans are amazing.  They tuck and lift and are so comfortable and hello leopard accessories–I love you.

Cold Shoulder Top | Clutch | Bootcut Jeans  | Drusy Y Necklace-similar | Earrings | Leopard Heels-similar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mad for Plaid in the Fall.  This plaid shirt is soooooo soft.  I layered it over this essential T that comes in loads of colors.

T-shirt | Plaid Shirt | Jean Shorts | Straw hat Flip Flops | Necklace-similar Sunglasses | Earrings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This dress is so adorable for work or weekend fun.  Navy with the ruffle detail and classic accessories-yes!  Oh and this clutch is the perfect fall accessory.  I love the colors.

Navy Dress | Mixed Metal Bangles | Hoop Earrings | Clutch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love having cute jackets i can wear in the fall,  This ruffle track jacket is so cute in person.  These black jeans are all about the frayed hem which you’ll be noticing a lot this fall and accessories galore.

Ruffle Trim Jacket-sold out | Tee | Black Jeans | Necklace-similar | Earrings | Clutch | Booties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cold Shoulder Top | Clutch | Bootcut Jeans  | Drusy Y Necklace | Earrings | Leopard Heels-similar

Perfect Fall girls night/date night outfit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T-shirt | Jeans Herringbone jacket | Scarf | Mixed Metal Bangles | Hoops | Clutch

This herringbone jacket can go from work to weekend.  All the accessories are so versatile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How fun is this swing dress?  It’s perfect to wear while the weather is transitioning.  These sunglasses are low investment but good quality and a big statement.

Swing dress | Quay Sunglasses | Shoes | Earrings | Bangles and Bangles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of a few classics.  T-shirt, Olive jeans, versatile necklace.

Caslon Rounded V-neck Tee | Olive Jeans  |  Tassle Pendant  | Cuff (not anniversary)

 

Classic Inside Out Hoop Earring

 

 

 

 

 

Perfect date night or girls night outfit.

Drusy Necklace | Ruffle bell sleeve top | Paige black denim

Clutch | Cuff (non anniversary)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scarves galore:  My favs and leopard–yes!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This jacket–a fall staple Caslon Rounded V-neck T-shirt  Comes in 16 colors, super soft, the perfect layering T-shirt

Double Ruffle Sleeve Blouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caslon Knit Blazer, This blazer feels like a sweatshirt but looks polished.  Super versatile to wear from work to weekend.  Comes in several colors.

Classic Plaid Shirt-Ultra soft and drapey.  Would be perfect with the knit blazer or on its own.

Ponte Ankle Pants-The perfect black ankle pant.  Sleek and Stretchy.

Leopard Print Scarf-Everyone needs a little more leopard in their life.

Faux Leather Leggings-Perfect for fall looks,zipper at the bottom for vent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruffle Cold Shoulder top-This top is so soft, feminine and light weight for fall.

Long sleeve knit tunic-This tops feels as soft as pajamas, it is the perfect layering top or worn on its own, comes in tons of colors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navy Dress | Mixed Metal Bangles | Hoop Earrings | Clutch

Adorable Navy shift dress with ruffle detail and classic accessories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cold Shoulder Top | Clutch | Bootcut Jeans  | Drusy Y Necklace | Earrings | Leopard Heels-similar

Perfect Fall girls night/date night outfit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T-shirt | Jeans | Herringbone jacket | Scarf | Mixed Metal Bangles | Hoops | Clutch

This herringbone jacket can go from work to weekend.  All the accessories are so verasitle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve been thinking back to last year spending my B-day with the most amazing girls I know.

Since July is my Birthday month the retail discounts have been pouring in.  Here are some of my favs you will want to sign up for too.

Kendra Scott– 50% off one item your Birthday month.  Bring your id into the store to verify.
Here are a couple of beauties I have my eye on:  Sophee Drop Earrings and Vanina Long Necklace

 

DSW– $5 off your Birthday month.  Sign up for there emails.

Famous Footwear – $10 off $10 or more for reward members.

Evereve-$25 off $100 or more sign up for the emails.

Antropology-15% off your purchase, join AnthroPerks

Nine West– 25% off for Nine loves Members

What are you favorite Birthday discounts?  Let me know about the good ones.  XOXO Sarah~

 

 

 

 

 

Pop of yellow.  I don’t wear a lot of yellow but I love accessorizing with yellow when I’m wearing navy, black, or turquoise.

Dress-similar | Utility Vest | Yellow necklace

I’m not sure how I got on the Kohl’s mailing list but I got a coupon for $10 off $10 or more.  I ended up getting this necklace for $6.  I will be heading to Kohl’s every time I get this in the mail!  Yeah.

 

If you are in the St Louis area and like this clutch RUN to the Runway TJMaxx in Des Peres.  I got this clutch tonight for $29 and it is the exact same clutch that Nordstrom is selling.  How perfect is this to tie together all your red, white and blue outfits for the festive weekend.

Festive Clutch