Here is a little OOTD inspiration for your upcoming summer parties or 4th of July BBQ’s.  All of these pieces are so versatile.  As you may have noticed I am obsessed with this hat.  Lucky for me the cost per wear is pennies at this point.  J-Crew Outlet is one of my favorite spots for afforable wardrobe staples and accessories.  This clutch literally goes with everything.

Favorite Straw Hat | Earrings | Tassel Necklace | Dress | Clutch









Sarah’s Scoop:  If you are shopping at an outlet mall, sign up for the VIP shopper club.  It’s FREE.  Then when you get to the mall go to the customer service office for a discount book.

At the St Louis Premium Outlet they give you a savings passport for tons of the stores that offer even additional discounts.  So for J-crew the passport offers an additional 10% off $100 or more.  BONUS!!

Happy shopping friends!!  XOXOX

Tapped– Maplewood


If you’re looking for a fun date night or GNO that’s a new concept in going to a bar, then the new Tapped should be on your short list. Tapped allows you to taste over 40 craft beers, ciders and wines, without the commitment of purchasing a whole bottle. Plus, all of the selections are regionally and locally produced.

When you arrive, the hostess opens your tab by giving you a bracelet which contains a computer chip.  This chip activates the self-serve taps, and detects when you have started and completed your pour.  You pay per ounce, so you can try all you want until you find the one you love.

When we visited, I opted for some of their fruit-based beers

My favorites were:

  1. O’Fallon’s “Daze of Summer”
  2. Bur Oak Brewing Co.’s “Lilly Ale”
  3. O’Fallon’s “Pineapple Wheach”

Of their 48 taps, 8 feature wine.

Their menu has a variety of shareables, salads, pizzas and sandwiches.  The Bavarian pretzels will melt in your mouth.  Yum!!!

Since Tapped is self-serve, they don’t accept tips.  However, if you leave any gratuity, it’s donated to charity which changes every week.

Cheers!!  Let me know your favorites.

XOXO, Sarah

Happy Sunday Funday!

I am always looking for ways to spend quality time with my kids.  My son Logan and I had a blast at Companion’s Teaching Kitchen.  Companion offers classes for both adults and kids, and we took their “Kids in the Kitchen” tea party.  This class is geared to giving children the lead in the kitchen.

We had a blast making Strawberry Tea Bread, Mixed Berry Lemonade and Lemon Crinkle Cookies.

All food items are prepped, making it fun and easy for the kids to follow each recipe.  Logan enjoyed using all the restaurant-grade equipment, including the powerful blender.


They have adult classes too.  My next trip to the Teaching Kitchen I make, will be the pizza class as a date night with Todd.  The chocolate class sounds like a great night with some of my girlfriends.  We booked our class through the Kidzxplor app  (which is a better price).  Also, you can book through Companion directly.

Here is the finished product: