It’s time for another sale roundup!! Presidents’ Day Weekend is about to begin and we are shopping until we drop. These sales from our favorite retailers cover everything from spring styles to home refresh essentials to favorite beauty brands. See our list of Presidents’ Day Weekend sales below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Shop the Sales

Abercrombie & Fitch: Shop 15% off almost everything

Abercrombie & Fitch Kids: Get 30% off almost everything

Academy Sports + Outdoors: Get up to 50% off tons of items!

Adidas: Take up to 65% off with code BIGSALE – don’t forget to sign into your account (it’s free to join) to grab free shipping!

Aerie: Take 25-70% off almost everything, BOGO FREE bikini tops & bottoms, and shop 30-50% off leggings

Aeropostale: Shop 60% off sitewide, plus BOGO FREE jeans and shorts

Amazon: Tons of sales on a variety of items

Anthropologie: Get an extra 40% off sale!!

Ashley Homestore: Shop bedroom deals starting at $59.99, dining room deals starting at $89.99 and living room deals starting at $139.99

Backcountry: Save big with prices up to 60% off!

Bath & Body Works: Shop buy 3, get 3 free on full-size body, skin, and hair care; $14.95 3-wick candles; 5/$27 hand soaps; plus more daily deals!!

BaubleBar: Shop styles up to 80% off

Beauty Brands: Shop 20% off select luxury shampoo & conditioner liters; and take 15% off your regular-priced purchase with code 20685

Bed Bath & Beyond: Shop up to 70% off tons of items!!

Belk: Shop up to 40% off select brands and up to 70% off winter styles

Best Buy: Shop sales on electronics, appliances, and more!

Carter’s: Shop 50% off thousands of styles!!

Cheryl’s Cookies: Enjoy up to 40% off select sweet treats

Columbia: Take an extra 20% off sale styles

DSW: Get $10 off $49, $20 off $99, and $60 off $199 with code SWEETDEAL

Erin Condren: Get up to 50% off 2024 planners and 4/$15 accessories

Express: Grab 40% off everything!!

Fabletics: Shop 80% off everything for VIP’s

Forever 21: Get 50% off everything!!

Francesca’s: Shop 40% off sitewide!

Gap: Get 50% off jeans, tees, sweats, and more!

Gap Factory: Shop 40% off everything plus an extra 10% off

Harry & David: Take up to 40% off select items

Hollister: Get 30% off spring styles and an extra 20% off select styles

Home Depot: Shop deals on all things home and outdoors!

Hot Topic: Take 20% off sitewide

ILoveDooney: Get up to 70% off select styles

IT Cosmetics: Shop up to 50% off must-haves and gift sets and an extra 14% off select items!

JCPenney: Get up to 60% off doorbusters and up to 70% off select mattresses and furniture with code FUTON

J. Crew: Take 30% off your purchase and up to an extra 50% off sale styles with code SHOPNOW

J. Crew Factory: Get 50% off everything!

Kate Spade: Enjoy 30% off your purchase with code BLOOM30

Kirkland’s: Get up to 75% off sitewide plus an extra 25% off with code PRESIDENTS

Kohl’s: Shop up to 40% off active gear for the family, 25% off floorcare, 60% off apparel from Carter’s, and up to 70% off clearance

Levi’s: Get 30% off sitewide!

Loft: Take 40% off full-priced styles

Macy’s: Get 15-60% off home updates, up to 40% off select name brands in fashion, and an extra 10-15% off select sale styles with code REFRESH, plus so much more – free shipping at $25+

Madewell: Get an extra 30% off sale with code EXTRAEXTRA

Michael Kors: Enjoy up to 30% off sale with code EXTRASALE

Nike: Grab up to 40% off select styles

Nordstrom: Shop up to 50% off during the Winter Sale!!

Nordstrom Rack: Take an extra 40% off select items!

Old Navy: Shop new arrivals from $6, select styles for 30% off, and up to 75% off clearance!

OshKosh B’gosh: Take 50% off thousands of styles!!

Pink Lily Boutique: Get 40% off select jeans and sweaters with code OOTD

Pottery Barn/Pottery Barn Kids: Shop up to 50% off!

Rack Room Shoes: Shop BOGO 50% off select styles plus get $15 off $99 with code USA

Reebok: Get 50% off with code OHYEAH

Rugs USA: Take an extra 20% off everything with code USA

Sephora: Shop up to 50% off on top beauty brands

Society 6: Get 40% off flash deals and 20% off everything else!!

Soma: Get 25% off select dresses, 5/$39 panties, and BOGO 50% off select bras

Sperry: Shop up to 60% off select styles

Steve Madden: Grab 25% off with code TREAT

Target: Shop 20% off jeans, tees, and shoes for all; 20% off select bedding and bath items; up to 40% off furniture; and more! (RedCard Holders can grab an additional 5% off your order + free shipping – no minimum)

The Children’s Place: Take an extra 20% off everything with code PRESDAY20 and 80% off clearance, PLUS always free shipping!

Tilly’s: Get up to 30% off sitewide!

Under Armour: Get 40% off UA outlet with code FEB40

Vince Camuto: Take an extra 30% off sales styles for up to 65% off with code EXTRA30

Vera Bradley: Score 25% off your entire purchase!

Walmart: Shop rollbacks on thousands of items – extra low prices on electronics, toys, home, apparel, and more!

Wayfair: Get up to 70% off during the Presidents’ Day Clearance!

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It’s time for another sale roundup!! Presidents’ Day Weekend is about to begin and we are shopping until we drop. These sales from our favorite retailers cover everything from spring styles to home refresh essentials to favorite beauty brands. See our list of Presidents’ Day Weekend sales below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Shop the Sales

Abercrombie & Fitch: Shop 15% off almost everything

Abercrombie & Fitch Kids: Get 30% off almost everything

Academy Sports + Outdoors: Get up to 50% off tons of items!

Adidas: Take up to 65% off with code BIGSALE – don’t forget to sign into your account (it’s free to join) to grab free shipping!

Aerie: Take 25-70% off almost everything, BOGO FREE bikini tops & bottoms, and shop 30-50% off leggings

Aeropostale: Shop 60% off sitewide, plus BOGO FREE jeans and shorts

Amazon: Tons of sales on a variety of items

Anthropologie: Get an extra 40% off sale!!

Ashley Homestore: Shop bedroom deals starting at $59.99, dining room deals starting at $89.99 and living room deals starting at $139.99

Backcountry: Save big with prices up to 60% off!

Bath & Body Works: Shop buy 3, get 3 free on full-size body, skin, and hair care; $14.95 3-wick candles; 5/$27 hand soaps; plus more daily deals!!

BaubleBar: Shop styles up to 80% off

Beauty Brands: Shop 20% off select luxury shampoo & conditioner liters; and take 15% off your regular-priced purchase with code 20685

Bed Bath & Beyond: Shop up to 70% off tons of items!!

Belk: Shop up to 40% off select brands and up to 70% off winter styles

Best Buy: Shop sales on electronics, appliances, and more!

Carter’s: Shop 50% off thousands of styles!!

Cheryl’s Cookies: Enjoy up to 40% off select sweet treats

Columbia: Take an extra 20% off sale styles

DSW: Get $10 off $49, $20 off $99, and $60 off $199 with code SWEETDEAL

Erin Condren: Get up to 50% off 2024 planners and 4/$15 accessories

Express: Grab 40% off everything!!

Fabletics: Shop 80% off everything for VIP’s

Forever 21: Get 50% off everything!!

Francesca’s: Shop 40% off sitewide!

Gap: Get 50% off jeans, tees, sweats, and more!

Gap Factory: Shop 40% off everything plus an extra 10% off

Harry & David: Take up to 40% off select items

Hollister: Get 30% off spring styles and an extra 20% off select styles

Home Depot: Shop deals on all things home and outdoors!

Hot Topic: Take 20% off sitewide

ILoveDooney: Get up to 70% off select styles

IT Cosmetics: Shop up to 50% off must-haves and gift sets and an extra 14% off select items!

JCPenney: Get up to 60% off doorbusters and up to 70% off select mattresses and furniture with code FUTON

J. Crew: Take 30% off your purchase and up to an extra 50% off sale styles with code SHOPNOW

J. Crew Factory: Get 50% off everything!

Kate Spade: Enjoy 30% off your purchase with code BLOOM30

Kirkland’s: Get up to 75% off sitewide plus an extra 25% off with code PRESIDENTS

Kohl’s: Shop up to 40% off active gear for the family, 25% off floorcare, 60% off apparel from Carter’s, and up to 70% off clearance

Levi’s: Get 30% off sitewide!

Loft: Take 40% off full-priced styles

Macy’s: Get 15-60% off home updates, up to 40% off select name brands in fashion, and an extra 10-15% off select sale styles with code REFRESH, plus so much more – free shipping at $25+

Madewell: Get an extra 30% off sale with code EXTRAEXTRA

Michael Kors: Enjoy up to 30% off sale with code EXTRASALE

Nike: Grab up to 40% off select styles

Nordstrom: Shop up to 50% off during the Winter Sale!!

Nordstrom Rack: Take an extra 40% off select items!

Old Navy: Shop new arrivals from $6, select styles for 30% off, and up to 75% off clearance!

OshKosh B’gosh: Take 50% off thousands of styles!!

Pink Lily Boutique: Get 40% off select jeans and sweaters with code OOTD

Pottery Barn/Pottery Barn Kids: Shop up to 50% off!

Rack Room Shoes: Shop BOGO 50% off select styles plus get $15 off $99 with code USA

Reebok: Get 50% off with code OHYEAH

Rugs USA: Take an extra 20% off everything with code USA

Sephora: Shop up to 50% off on top beauty brands

Society 6: Get 40% off flash deals and 20% off everything else!!

Soma: Get 25% off select dresses, 5/$39 panties, and BOGO 50% off select bras

Sperry: Shop up to 60% off select styles

Steve Madden: Grab 25% off with code TREAT

Target: Shop 20% off jeans, tees, and shoes for all; 20% off select bedding and bath items; up to 40% off furniture; and more! (RedCard Holders can grab an additional 5% off your order + free shipping – no minimum)

The Children’s Place: Take an extra 20% off everything with code PRESDAY20 and 80% off clearance, PLUS always free shipping!

Tilly’s: Get up to 30% off sitewide!

Under Armour: Get 40% off UA outlet with code FEB40

Vince Camuto: Take an extra 30% off sales styles for up to 65% off with code EXTRA30

Vera Bradley: Score 25% off your entire purchase!

Walmart: Shop rollbacks on thousands of items – extra low prices on electronics, toys, home, apparel, and more!

Wayfair: Get up to 70% off during the Presidents’ Day Clearance!

Activewear is so great because you don’t even have to be a workout fanatic to enjoy it! Putting on a pair of nice leggings with a comfy sports bra and stylish workout top is a great way to feel cozy while looking like you’re not a slouch! No one will know if you just came from a two-hour gym sesh or a two-hour Netflix binge, and that’s a beautiful thing. This active gear from Athleta is buttery soft and so stinkin’ cute, you’ll want to live in it! See our activewear from Athleta roundup below.

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Sports Bra | Leggings

This white sports bra with blue-green leggings feels like spring! Hit the gym in ultimate style AND comfort with this look.

Sports Bra | Leggings | Jacket

For chillier days or your post-workout smoothie, throw on this light zip-up jacket with ruching detail.

Sports Bra | Leggings | Tee

Who doesn’t love a good old tee-and-leggings combo?? You can rock this look for your fitness class or a day of getting things done!

Sports Bra | Leggings

All black everything! This slimming shade looks classic in the simple sports bra and leggings pairing.

Tank | Leggings | Jacket

I love green and black together, and this tank and leggings set with a slim-fit jacket is versatile and fashion-forward.

Tank | Leggings | Jacket

If bright white is more your vibe, swap out the black jacket for this super cozy white hoodie version.

Tank | Leggings

And if it’s one of those glorious warmer spring days, don the tank and leggings set alone and get out for a bike ride or refreshing walk.

Sports Bra | Leggings | Tunic Top

These deep purple flare leggings paired with a matching tunic top is such a cozy look. The top has an open back so if you pair it with a pretty sports bra (like below), it makes for a great spring outfit!

Sports Bra | Leggings

A pink and purple is reminiscent of all those gorgeous flowers that will be blooming soon! This soft, feminine combo is the perfect balance of spring and winter.

Sports Bra | Leggings

Here comes the sun!! Bring on the bright yellow for those days of warm sunshine!

Sports Bra | Leggings | Tank

A gray tank with your yellow leggings and sports bra set is a more conservative look for the gym, or for those days you have to run errands after your workout.

Sports Bra | Leggings | Pullover

And if it’s still bit chilly out but you want to embody our vital life source, grab your yellow set and then throw on this beige pullover which is super cute and also very comfy.

wake up and workout title on light box surface surrounded by colorful sport equipment

Activewear is so great because you don’t even have to be a workout fanatic to enjoy it! Putting on a pair of nice leggings with a comfy sports bra and stylish workout top is a great way to feel cozy while looking like you’re not a slouch! No one will know if you just came from a two-hour gym sesh or a two-hour Netflix binge, and that’s a beautiful thing. This active gear from Athleta is buttery soft and so stinkin’ cute, you’ll want to live in it! See our activewear from Athleta roundup below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

Sports Bra | Leggings

This white sports bra with blue-green leggings feels like spring! Hit the gym in ultimate style AND comfort with this look.

Sports Bra | Leggings | Jacket

For chillier days or your post-workout smoothie, throw on this light zip-up jacket with ruching detail.

Sports Bra | Leggings | Tee

Who doesn’t love a good old tee-and-leggings combo?? You can rock this look for your fitness class or a day of getting things done!

Sports Bra | Leggings

All black everything! This slimming shade looks classic in the simple sports bra and leggings pairing.

Tank | Leggings | Jacket

I love green and black together, and this tank and leggings set with a slim-fit jacket is versatile and fashion-forward.

Tank | Leggings | Jacket

If bright white is more your vibe, swap out the black jacket for this super cozy white hoodie version.

Tank | Leggings

And if it’s one of those glorious warmer spring days, don the tank and leggings set alone and get out for a bike ride or refreshing walk.

Sports Bra | Leggings | Tunic Top

These deep purple flare leggings paired with a matching tunic top is such a cozy look. The top has an open back so if you pair it with a pretty sports bra (like below), it makes for a great spring outfit!

Sports Bra | Leggings

A pink and purple is reminiscent of all those gorgeous flowers that will be blooming soon! This soft, feminine combo is the perfect balance of spring and winter.

Sports Bra | Leggings

Here comes the sun!! Bring on the bright yellow for those days of warm sunshine!

Sports Bra | Leggings | Tank

A gray tank with your yellow leggings and sports bra set is a more conservative look for the gym, or for those days you have to run errands after your workout.

Sports Bra | Leggings | Pullover

And if it’s still bit chilly out but you want to embody our vital life source, grab your yellow set and then throw on this beige pullover which is super cute and also very comfy.

We’re in the longggg days of winter and if you’re like us, you’re doing the countdown to spring and warm weather. If you’re really lucky, you might even have a pretty awesome vacation planned for the near future. For those lucky ducks, getting a few new pieces to rock on your trip always adds to the excitement! These vacation looks from Old Navy will spice up your vacay wardrobe without breaking the bank (because trips can be expensive, we know). See our inspiration below.

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This pretty in pink look is perfect for a day at the beach!! Grab your lightest linen clothes, a one-piece suit that’s great for swimming, and your sun hat, then throw on your flip flops and fill your tote with your beach day essentials, and get ready to enjoy a day in the sun and surf!

Shop Vacation Looks

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This sunny look is great for a day out exploring! Put on your brightest bathing suit, throw on a gorgeous floral dress and woven sandals to add some style, and then grab your jean jacket and sun hat….you’re ready for adventure!

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This cozy vacay look is perfect for those days when you just want to relax, and maybe do a bit of walking around. A tee with jean shorts over a stylish yet comfy bathing suit is ideal for any situation, and your pullover and glitter flip flops can carry you from day to night.

Shop Vacation Looks

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This breezy vacation look is great for a morning at the pool followed by a nice lunch out on the town! This floral-print bathing suit looks great paired with a leaf-print coverup when you’re lounging by the pool, then put on a simple tank with striped linen pants and your espadrille sandals for your lunch date!

Shop Vacation Looks

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Everyone deserves a little rest and relaxation now and again, especially during the holiday season when things can be so chaotic and stressful. A quick weekend away does the body and mind wonders, and some quality time in a peaceful place with your loved ones is definitely worth the investment. The Frugal and Thriving team took a girls’ getaway to the Woodloch Resort in the Poconos and we had the most restful, restorative weekend. See our trip details below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

A birthday is as good a reason as any to take a trip, right? As most of you may know, our leading lady Kristy recently turned 36, and we decided a girls’ weekend was the best way to celebrate her and this new year to come! We booked a Girls’ Getaway package at Woodloch Resort, which included a two-night stay in beautiful accommodations, four meals at the resort’s clubhouse (two breakfasts and two dinners), a spa credit, and an extensive list of recreational activities and entertainment. We planned to have a good balance of fun and relaxation during our two days at the resort.

We arrived late Friday afternoon, checked in, and headed straight to the luxury spa for our treatments. This spa was GOR-GEOUS….a secluded sanctuary nestled away in the middle of the woods. Complete with waterfall jacuzzies, a swimming pool, men’s and women’s saunas and steam rooms, fireplace lounges, an outdoor horizon-edge whirlpool, and SO MUCH MORE, we felt like we were walking into heaven. The facilities were quiet, pristine, and slightly magical with the surrounding views of the woodlands. Fun fact: Woodloch’s spa at The Lodge was voted as a Top Destination Spa in the World by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards (among a ton of other awards and accolades). But – the world!! One visit to this place and you’ll easily see why. The best part? The Lodge even has accommodations so you can stay right here. That’s on our list for the next girls’ trip.

Our package included two dinners and two breakfasts. We expected to have to grab a light lunch at one of the many restaurants on the sprawling property – we were wrong. The breakfast (pictured above) was served family-style and holyyyyy food. This was for only three people! Fluffy eggs, crispy bacon and sausage, fresh fruit, deliciously seasoned potatoes, and sweet scones and pastries were all included in this indulgent spread. Needless to say, we stuffed our faces and didn’t even think about lunch come afternoon. Dinners were served a la carte from a specially curated menu of seasonal dishes and those were equally delectable. The salmon dish with spinach and kale, raisins, and olives was a favorite entrée, while the grilled Mediterranean salad was the perfect option for a lighter dinner. And everyone knows dessert is the most important part of a meal…the homemade ice cream was melt-in-your-mouth ahhhhh-mazing. We definitely regretted not bringing home gallons of that…at least now we know for next time.

Saturday was our one and only full day at the resort and we wanted to take complete advantage of it! After our hearty breakfast, we spent some time exploring the vast acreage and finding hidden little gems around the property for lots of fun (and silly) photo shoots. The scenery was stunning with the expansive, glistening lake outlined by endless trees…we were lucky enough to get some end-of-season leaf peeping in and the vibrant colors of the changing foliage were simply majestic. After a few hours of exploration, we grabbed our “Weekend Vibes” tote, posted up on one of the many outdoor decks overlooking the water, and set up a picnic around this adorable firepit. We were fortunate enough to have this scenic area all to ourselves, although with all the snacks we brought, some company to share with would have been very welcomed!!

Rosemary crackers, pita bread, baklava, olives, fruit spreads, caramel-filled chocolates, pretzels, and more cheeses than we even knew what to do with were packed in our basket. We grabbed the Picnic Gift Basket from Harry & David to bring along as well, and the chocolates were courtesy of Kristy’s mother-in-law who knew we would need a little something sweet after all of that savory! The fire kept us warm, the food kept us full, and the picturesque surroundings kept us in awe.

Speaking of being in awe, about half an hour into our quaint al fresco afternoon, while completely absorbed in spending time catching up, laughing, and counting our blessings, Kristy looked up to find this breathtaking double upside down rainbow. This was the most unique rainbow any of us had ever seen! It continued to get brighter and bigger for about 10 minutes and then slowly dissipated into the sunny blue sky. It was fleeting and ephemeral, yet left a lasting impression of good fortune and fate aligning all around us. We may have been feeling just a tad emotional, but the experience was really something special to be shared in that moment.

After our picnic we decided to try out an escape room. None of us had ever done one before, and we were both curious as to how it worked and excited to give it a go! We chose the Wizard of Oz-themed escape room because it was slightly less difficult than the Clue-themed one. We figured it was better to give ourselves a fighting chance of making it out…you get 60 minutes to solve all the clues and unlock the room. The best time to beat was 25 minutes. I voiced that I thought we could do it in 12 (I’ve always been a little ambitious and just a bit competitive). Not really knowing what to expect, we walked in, got locked in, and the timer began. No more than three minutes into our escape and we were ready to use our first of only two hints. It was a lot more challenging than we anticipated! Thankfully our escape room attendant was on our side, and gently guided us in the right direction when we got a little stuck so we didn’t have to use our clues right away. With a little teamwork, a handful of help, and a lottttt of laughs, we made it out with 10 minutes to spare – so much for finishing in 12 minutes!! This was by far one of our favorite parts of the trip, and now we’re ready to do even better next time around.

Sunday morning came way too soon, and we were having a hard time getting ready to say goodbye. Our two bedroom, two bathroom condo was already feeling like home and none of us were eager to leave our newfound haven. Kristy and I had some work to catch up on after pretty much an entire day off (we’re always thinking about you guys!!), but it was a much-needed reset. Even after a forgotten suitcase, a long drive, and a weirdly ominous polaroid found in our living room that was giving total “Blair Witch Project” vibes, this trip was one of the best weekends we had in a long time, and we’ve decided to make girls’ weekend an annual event. Getting to spend some time away with the people closest to you is a huge blessing, which we certainly don’t take for granted, and making it a priority is something we’re now conscious of. We got to celebrate a birthday, friendship, and the start of many wonderful things to come. We couldn’t ask for anything better.

Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoyed our getaway recap…what were your favorite parts? Where are you planning your next getaway and who are you bringing? Let us know! xoxo

Everyone deserves a little rest and relaxation now and again, especially during the holiday season when things can be so chaotic and stressful. A quick weekend away does the body and mind wonders, and some quality time in a peaceful place with your loved ones is definitely worth the investment. The Frugal and Thriving team took a girls’ getaway to the Woodloch Resort in the Poconos and we had the most restful, restorative weekend. See our trip details below.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post. See full disclosure here.

A birthday is as good a reason as any to take a trip, right? As most of you may know, our leading lady Kristy recently turned 36, and we decided a girls’ weekend was the best way to celebrate her and this new year to come! We booked a Girls’ Getaway package at Woodloch Resort, which included a two-night stay in beautiful accommodations, four meals at the resort’s clubhouse (two breakfasts and two dinners), a spa credit, and an extensive list of recreational activities and entertainment. We planned to have a good balance of fun and relaxation during our two days at the resort.

We arrived late Friday afternoon, checked in, and headed straight to the luxury spa for our treatments. This spa was GOR-GEOUS….a secluded sanctuary nestled away in the middle of the woods. Complete with waterfall jacuzzies, a swimming pool, men’s and women’s saunas and steam rooms, fireplace lounges, an outdoor horizon-edge whirlpool, and SO MUCH MORE, we felt like we were walking into heaven. The facilities were quiet, pristine, and slightly magical with the surrounding views of the woodlands. Fun fact: Woodloch’s spa at The Lodge was voted as a Top Destination Spa in the World by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards (among a ton of other awards and accolades). But – the world!! One visit to this place and you’ll easily see why. The best part? The Lodge even has accommodations so you can stay right here. That’s on our list for the next girls’ trip.

Our package included two dinners and two breakfasts. We expected to have to grab a light lunch at one of the many restaurants on the sprawling property – we were wrong. The breakfast (pictured above) was served family-style and holyyyyy food. This was for only three people! Fluffy eggs, crispy bacon and sausage, fresh fruit, deliciously seasoned potatoes, and sweet scones and pastries were all included in this indulgent spread. Needless to say, we stuffed our faces and didn’t even think about lunch come afternoon. Dinners were served a la carte from a specially curated menu of seasonal dishes and those were equally delectable. The salmon dish with spinach and kale, raisins, and olives was a favorite entrée, while the grilled Mediterranean salad was the perfect option for a lighter dinner. And everyone knows dessert is the most important part of a meal…the homemade ice cream was melt-in-your-mouth ahhhhh-mazing. We definitely regretted not bringing home gallons of that…at least now we know for next time.

Saturday was our one and only full day at the resort and we wanted to take complete advantage of it! After our hearty breakfast, we spent some time exploring the vast acreage and finding hidden little gems around the property for lots of fun (and silly) photo shoots. The scenery was stunning with the expansive, glistening lake outlined by endless trees…we were lucky enough to get some end-of-season leaf peeping in and the vibrant colors of the changing foliage were simply majestic. After a few hours of exploration, we grabbed our “Weekend Vibes” tote, posted up on one of the many outdoor decks overlooking the water, and set up a picnic around this adorable firepit. We were fortunate enough to have this scenic area all to ourselves, although with all the snacks we brought, some company to share with would have been very welcomed!!

Rosemary crackers, pita bread, baklava, olives, fruit spreads, caramel-filled chocolates, pretzels, and more cheeses than we even knew what to do with were packed in our basket. We grabbed the Picnic Gift Basket from Harry & David to bring along as well, and the chocolates were courtesy of Kristy’s mother-in-law who knew we would need a little something sweet after all of that savory! The fire kept us warm, the food kept us full, and the picturesque surroundings kept us in awe.

Speaking of being in awe, about half an hour into our quaint al fresco afternoon, while completely absorbed in spending time catching up, laughing, and counting our blessings, Kristy looked up to find this breathtaking double upside down rainbow. This was the most unique rainbow any of us had ever seen! It continued to get brighter and bigger for about 10 minutes and then slowly dissipated into the sunny blue sky. It was fleeting and ephemeral, yet left a lasting impression of good fortune and fate aligning all around us. We may have been feeling just a tad emotional, but the experience was really something special to be shared in that moment.

After our picnic we decided to try out an escape room. None of us had ever done one before, and we were both curious as to how it worked and excited to give it a go! We chose the Wizard of Oz-themed escape room because it was slightly less difficult than the Clue-themed one. We figured it was better to give ourselves a fighting chance of making it out…you get 60 minutes to solve all the clues and unlock the room. The best time to beat was 25 minutes. I voiced that I thought we could do it in 12 (I’ve always been a little ambitious and just a bit competitive). Not really knowing what to expect, we walked in, got locked in, and the timer began. No more than three minutes into our escape and we were ready to use our first of only two hints. It was a lot more challenging than we anticipated! Thankfully our escape room attendant was on our side, and gently guided us in the right direction when we got a little stuck so we didn’t have to use our clues right away. With a little teamwork, a handful of help, and a lottttt of laughs, we made it out with 10 minutes to spare – so much for finishing in 12 minutes!! This was by far one of our favorite parts of the trip, and now we’re ready to do even better next time around.

Sunday morning came way too soon, and we were having a hard time getting ready to say goodbye. Our two bedroom, two bathroom condo was already feeling like home and none of us were eager to leave our newfound haven. Kristy and I had some work to catch up on after pretty much an entire day off (we’re always thinking about you guys!!), but it was a much-needed reset. Even after a forgotten suitcase, a long drive, and a weirdly ominous polaroid found in our living room that was giving total “Blair Witch Project” vibes, this trip was one of the best weekends we had in a long time, and we’ve decided to make girls’ weekend an annual event. Getting to spend some time away with the people closest to you is a huge blessing, which we certainly don’t take for granted, and making it a priority is something we’re now conscious of. We got to celebrate a birthday, friendship, and the start of many wonderful things to come. We couldn’t ask for anything better.

Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoyed our getaway recap…what were your favorite parts? Where are you planning your next getaway and who are you bringing? Let us know! xoxo

Everyone deserves a little rest and relaxation now and again, especially during the holiday season when things can be so chaotic and stressful. A quick weekend away does the body and mind wonders, and some quality time in a peaceful place with your loved ones is definitely worth the investment. The Frugal and Thriving team took a girls’ getaway to the Woodloch Resort in the Poconos and we had the most restful, restorative weekend. See our trip details below.

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A birthday is as good a reason as any to take a trip, right? As most of you may know, our leading lady Kristy recently turned 36, and we decided a girls’ weekend was the best way to celebrate her and this new year to come! We booked a Girls’ Getaway package at Woodloch Resort, which included a two-night stay in beautiful accommodations, four meals at the resort’s clubhouse (two breakfasts and two dinners), a spa credit, and an extensive list of recreational activities and entertainment. We planned to have a good balance of fun and relaxation during our two days at the resort.

We arrived late Friday afternoon, checked in, and headed straight to the luxury spa for our treatments. This spa was GOR-GEOUS….a secluded sanctuary nestled away in the middle of the woods. Complete with waterfall jacuzzies, a swimming pool, men’s and women’s saunas and steam rooms, fireplace lounges, an outdoor horizon-edge whirlpool, and SO MUCH MORE, we felt like we were walking into heaven. The facilities were quiet, pristine, and slightly magical with the surrounding views of the woodlands. Fun fact: Woodloch’s spa at The Lodge was voted as a Top Destination Spa in the World by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards (among a ton of other awards and accolades). But – the world!! One visit to this place and you’ll easily see why. The best part? The Lodge even has accommodations so you can stay right here. That’s on our list for the next girls’ trip.

Our package included two dinners and two breakfasts. We expected to have to grab a light lunch at one of the many restaurants on the sprawling property – we were wrong. The breakfast (pictured above) was served family-style and holyyyyy food. This was for only three people! Fluffy eggs, crispy bacon and sausage, fresh fruit, deliciously seasoned potatoes, and sweet scones and pastries were all included in this indulgent spread. Needless to say, we stuffed our faces and didn’t even think about lunch come afternoon. Dinners were served a la carte from a specially curated menu of seasonal dishes and those were equally delectable. The salmon dish with spinach and kale, raisins, and olives was a favorite entrée, while the grilled Mediterranean salad was the perfect option for a lighter dinner. And everyone knows dessert is the most important part of a meal…the homemade ice cream was melt-in-your-mouth ahhhhh-mazing. We definitely regretted not bringing home gallons of that…at least now we know for next time.

Saturday was our one and only full day at the resort and we wanted to take complete advantage of it! After our hearty breakfast, we spent some time exploring the vast acreage and finding hidden little gems around the property for lots of fun (and silly) photo shoots. The scenery was stunning with the expansive, glistening lake outlined by endless trees…we were lucky enough to get some end-of-season leaf peeping in and the vibrant colors of the changing foliage were simply majestic. After a few hours of exploration, we grabbed our “Weekend Vibes” tote, posted up on one of the many outdoor decks overlooking the water, and set up a picnic around this adorable firepit. We were fortunate enough to have this scenic area all to ourselves, although with all the snacks we brought, some company to share with would have been very welcomed!!

Rosemary crackers, pita bread, baklava, olives, fruit spreads, caramel-filled chocolates, pretzels, and more cheeses than we even knew what to do with were packed in our basket. We grabbed the Picnic Gift Basket from Harry & David to bring along as well, and the chocolates were courtesy of Kristy’s mother-in-law who knew we would need a little something sweet after all of that savory! The fire kept us warm, the food kept us full, and the picturesque surroundings kept us in awe.

Speaking of being in awe, about half an hour into our quaint al fresco afternoon, while completely absorbed in spending time catching up, laughing, and counting our blessings, Kristy looked up to find this breathtaking double upside down rainbow. This was the most unique rainbow any of us had ever seen! It continued to get brighter and bigger for about 10 minutes and then slowly dissipated into the sunny blue sky. It was fleeting and ephemeral, yet left a lasting impression of good fortune and fate aligning all around us. We may have been feeling just a tad emotional, but the experience was really something special to be shared in that moment.

After our picnic we decided to try out an escape room. None of us had ever done one before, and we were both curious as to how it worked and excited to give it a go! We chose the Wizard of Oz-themed escape room because it was slightly less difficult than the Clue-themed one. We figured it was better to give ourselves a fighting chance of making it out…you get 60 minutes to solve all the clues and unlock the room. The best time to beat was 25 minutes. I voiced that I thought we could do it in 12 (I’ve always been a little ambitious and just a bit competitive). Not really knowing what to expect, we walked in, got locked in, and the timer began. No more than three minutes into our escape and we were ready to use our first of only two hints. It was a lot more challenging than we anticipated! Thankfully our escape room attendant was on our side, and gently guided us in the right direction when we got a little stuck so we didn’t have to use our clues right away. With a little teamwork, a handful of help, and a lottttt of laughs, we made it out with 10 minutes to spare – so much for finishing in 12 minutes!! This was by far one of our favorite parts of the trip, and now we’re ready to do even better next time around.

Sunday morning came way too soon, and we were having a hard time getting ready to say goodbye. Our two bedroom, two bathroom condo was already feeling like home and none of us were eager to leave our newfound haven. Kristy and I had some work to catch up on after pretty much an entire day off (we’re always thinking about you guys!!), but it was a much-needed reset. Even after a forgotten suitcase, a long drive, and a weirdly ominous polaroid found in our living room that was giving total “Blair Witch Project” vibes, this trip was one of the best weekends we had in a long time, and we’ve decided to make girls’ weekend an annual event. Getting to spend some time away with the people closest to you is a huge blessing, which we certainly don’t take for granted, and making it a priority is something we’re now conscious of. We got to celebrate a birthday, friendship, and the start of many wonderful things to come. We couldn’t ask for anything better.

Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoyed our getaway recap…what were your favorite parts? Where are you planning your next getaway and who are you bringing? Let us know! xoxo

It’s International Picnic Day!! Before you run out the door and scope out a shady spot at your favorite park to post up and feast, let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need to have an enjoyable afternoon. See our checklist below for all your picnic essentials.

The Essentials

Having all your picnic essentials packed is extremely important because you can’t run back in your house to grab any forgotten items (unless you’re picnicking in your backyard, which is fun, too). A comfy picnic blanket is a must, along with a cooler bag to store chilled foods and beverages. A “picnic basket” backpack equipped with all the necessities like silverware, dishes, and extra storage is the most convenient option for your dining needs. A foldable serving table and mesh food covers will keep those pesky bugs away, and a battery-powered mosquito repellent is great if you’re having a sunset or star-gazing picnic. For an adult picnic, a nice bottle of wine and a meat and cheese basket really set the mood. After you’ve imbibed and indulged, don’t forget to clean up – a garbage bag dispenser will allow for easy disposal of your trash.

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Cooler Bag | Firstleaf Wine Subscription | Garbage Bag Dispenser | Thermacell Mosquito Repellant | Mesh Food Covers | Picnic Essentials Backpack | Picnic Blanket | Fold Up Wooden Serving Table | Picnic Gift Basket

The Outfits

Pretty pinks and youthful yellows make for picture-perfect picnic outfits. Comfortable cotton fabrics are great to lounge in and simple accessories add fun finishing touches. It’s not a family affair if it doesn’t involve coordinated clothing, right?

Wide Brimmed Hat | Hoop Earrings | Yellow Ruffle Dress | Straw Purse | Sandals | Beaded Bracelets | Braided Sandals | Pink Floral Dress | Personalized Purse | Flower Sunglasses | Polo | Cargo Shorts | Buckle Sandals

Thanks for reading! What are some of your favorite picnic products?

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It’s International Picnic Day!! Before you run out the door and scope out a shady spot at your favorite park to post up and feast, let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need to have an enjoyable afternoon. See our checklist below for all your picnic essentials.

The Essentials

Having all your picnic essentials packed is extremely important because you can’t run back in your house to grab any forgotten items (unless you’re picnicking in your backyard, which is fun, too). A comfy picnic blanket is a must, along with a cooler bag to store chilled foods and beverages. A “picnic basket” backpack equipped with all the necessities like silverware, dishes, and extra storage is the most convenient option for your dining needs. A foldable serving table and mesh food covers will keep those pesky bugs away, and a battery-powered mosquito repellent is great if you’re having a sunset or star-gazing picnic. For an adult picnic, a nice bottle of wine and a meat and cheese basket really set the mood. After you’ve imbibed and indulged, don’t forget to clean up – a garbage bag dispenser will allow for easy disposal of your trash.

Frugal and Thriving may earn a small commission via affiliate links in this post.

Cooler Bag | Firstleaf Wine Subscription | Garbage Bag Dispenser | Thermacell Mosquito Repellant | Mesh Food Covers | Picnic Essentials Backpack | Picnic Blanket | Fold Up Wooden Serving Table | Picnic Gift Basket

The Outfits

Pretty pinks and youthful yellows make for picture-perfect picnic outfits. Comfortable cotton fabrics are great to lounge in and simple accessories add fun finishing touches. It’s not a family affair if it doesn’t involve coordinated clothing, right?

Wide Brimmed Hat | Hoop Earrings | Yellow Ruffle Dress | Straw Purse | Sandals | Beaded Bracelets | Braided Sandals | Pink Floral Dress | Personalized Purse | Flower Sunglasses | Polo | Cargo Shorts | Buckle Sandals

Thanks for reading! What are some of your favorite picnic products?