The Best Birthday Discounts

July is my Birthday month and I love all of the discounts rolling into my inbox almost as much as celebrating with these girls.  Here are my favorite Birthday discounts you’ll want to sign up for too.

Birthday brunch


Kendra Scott– 50% off one item your Birthday month.  Bring your id into the store to verify.

Bare Minerals– Sign up for the Fab friends program and get a free full-size lipstick your B-day month.

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

Walter Knoll Florist– Sign up for their email and they send you an for a free Birthday flower bouquet

Nothing Bundt Cakes– Sign up for their E-club and get a free bundtlet.

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






  • Echo Bluff State Park - The Betty Lea Lodge
  • Echo Bluff State Park - The Betty Lea Lodge
  • Echo Bluff State Park - Creekside Grill
  • Echo Bluff State Park
  • Echo Bluff State Park
  • Echo Bluff State Park - Sinking Creek
  • Echo Bluff State Park - Sinking Creek
  • Echo Bluff State Park - Sinking Creek
  • Echo Bluff State Park - Nature Playground
  • Echo Bluff State Park - Nature Playground

I wanted to get you all the details from our amazing weekend at Echo Bluff State Park.  If you love being outdoors, this state park needs to be on your bucket list.  It’s only 2 1/2 hours from St. Louis and is absolutely beautiful and is great for small children, family reunions, girls weekends, and for couples too.  Here are the details of my trip.  I’ll outline where we stayed, where to eat, and family-friendly things to do.

The Betty Lea Lodge

There are multiple accommodations for every budget and family size.

The Betty Lea Lodge has regular hotel style rooms, there are cabins with 1- 4 bedrooms, or larger stacked duplex and camping sites.

Creekside Grill

We ate at the Creekside Grill in the Lodge for breakfast and lunch. They had all the typical grill foods.

We also ate at:

Family-Friendly Things to Do

Hiking: Painter Ridge Trail South Loop, Painter Ridge Trail North Loop, Current River Trail

Enjoy the crystal clear water at Sinking Creek in front of the Lodge.  Note:  Bring your water shoes, bring floats, nets water toys and buckets for the kids.  You’ll find lots of critters.

Nature Playground, this playground is top notch.  My boys loved climbing, sliding and running all around the beautiful landscape.

Good tips to know:

  • There is little cell phone reception in the area so have a plan ahead of time.
  • The Lodge has board games for use in the main lobby.
  • If you want to roast s’mores let the front desk know and they will make sure the fire pit is lit.
  • Beer and wine are permitted in your room or outside except for in the Lodge outside dining area.
  • Ice can be purchased in the park mercantile.  It’s $3.00 for 10lb bag.

Other activities in the area:

  • Canoeing:  Running River Canoe Rental and Carr’s Canoe Rental (Call ahead for Saturday floats)
  • Current River State Park
  • Montauk State Park
  • Round Springs and Cave
  • Alley Mill
  • Big Spring

What to bring:

  • Water shoes
  • Water toys and floats
  • Waterproof case for your phone
  • Cooler
  • S’more supplies or you can purchase in the gift shop

I promise you will not be disappointed but call in advance. They were booked months out when I made our reservation.


So did you hear the news?  The Nordstrom site crashed because the sale is that good.  They are offering 10 points per $1 spent today only so stock up.

I am an accessory fanatic.  I love buying good basics and changing up my look with fun accessories.

Here are some of my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale favs.








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)








I love stocking up on basic pieces and accessorizing with colors and patterns.  These scarves are perfect for that.  Stock up on these for great gifts too.

My favorites:  Scarves, scarves and more scarves 

Don’t miss my last post- The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale- Fall basics under $50.

XOXO Sarah

Happy Friday girlies!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is happening.  If you are a Nordstrom cardholder you get early access to the Anniversary Sale goodies for Fall.  This is all new Fall merchandise that for the next few weeks is on major sale.  After August 7th the prices go up so get stocked up for fall now.

I had a short window of time last night to check out the sale but I found some amazing wardrobe staples.  Here are some Fall must’s for under $50.

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.








I’ll be adding all my other items soon but wanted to give you a sneak peak.  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.


Here are a few reasons why I’m obsessed with the sarong this summer:

  1.  It is a fun way to complete your pool or beach look and to have a quick cover up
  2. They add color and pattern
  3. You can use summer scarfs for a shorter version
  4. They are inexpensive
  5. You can find summer scarfs everywhere.  My favs:  J-crew Factory Outlet, Loft, Target (See links below)


Swimsuit Coverup | Swimming Suit | Earrings (7 colors)| Necklace-similar | Fitbit | Beach Bag | Hat-similar | Sunglasses-similar | Flip Flops (tons of colors)






Hat-similar | Swimsuit | Sarong








Here are some of my favorite cute summer scarves.

Jcrew Factory, Loft, Target


Enjoy your water day,

XOXO Sarah


The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is coming up next week.  July 13th for cardholders, July 21st for non-card holders and the prices go back up August 8th.

I wanted to give you all the scoop on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and why you’ll want to check it out.

This sale is unlike any sale.  All of the items are brand new Fall items, new to the store marked down 40-60%.  After the sale ends all of these items go back up to regular price.  It is time to make a list for what you need for Fall:  jeans, boots, sweaters, tops, accessories, athletic wear, handbags, etc.

Remember Nordstrom offers free returns and free shipping so its the best time to shop while the sale is going on and you can always return later.  If you are in-between sizes I’d recommend ordering two sizes because so many items sell out fast.

If you are in St. Louis I’d recommend making a free appointment with Amber Kemp, the personal shopper to help you maneuver the sale.  Her email is:

Hope you find tons of goodies.  I’ll be posting mine.

Here are a few of my favs from previous Nordstrom fitting room frenzy.

Dress-on sale | Wedges | Pendant | Pendant option







Dress | Earrings | Wedges







Dress-on saleWedges| Earrings








Check out my previous posts:   Nordstrom Fitting Room Frenzy dresses $100 and under

Nordstrom Fitting Room Frenzy work dresses

XOXO  Sarah~