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Spring Dresses

  one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven In the spirit of full disclosure, I tried my absolute best to get a photo ready ...
19-03-2018 21:55

Exploring Natural Beauty Products

The world of natural beauty products is becoming wider and wider, but also more confusing! About a month ago, I mentioned that I wanted to start expl...
14-03-2018 21:53

Morning Skincare Products (including a new base that is AMAZ

Between beauty school, watching Youtube tutorials, and over 15 years of experience wearing and experimenting with makeup and skincare, I feel like I ...
12-03-2018 21:52

Slip-ons and Sneakers

similar jacket, similar top(exact same top), denim, shoes, bag, similar sunglasses More often than not, I keep it pretty casual with my daily wardr...
09-03-2018 21:59

Glosses and Shimmery Eyeshadows from Ulta (and more!)

I got a handful of new products to try out from Ulta recently and wanted to show you step-by-step how to apply them! I have to say that I was most th...
08-03-2018 21:52

Budget to splurge: comparing 4 curling irons

I love being able to try so many different products from skincare to hair tools as a part of this job! And telling you all which things work great and...
07-03-2018 21:52

How to apply cream blush and eyeshadow

I’ve been loving cream blush and shadow lately and wanted to share a quick tutorial on how I apply both! I can’t say that I prefer cream eyeshadow...
05-03-2018 21:50

Raise your hand if vacuum lines make you happy

You know you’re an adult when . . . crisp, smooth lines left from a vacuum cleaner on new carpet make your heart flutter. We replaced the carpet on...
03-03-2018 21:48

Pregnancy Update

top, jeans, lip gloss Well now that I’m officially in my 3rd trimester, I figured it was time for another pregnancy update! So far everything has b...
02-03-2018 21:48

A Spring Pink Makeup Tutorial

I picked up some new products at Sephora recently and as soon as I laid eyes on the blush I knew I wanted to create a bright, pink makeup look to co...
28-02-2018 21:50

The 3 game-changing tips I learned from a makeup artist

A week ago I had the absolute pleasure of meeting this one where she shared common makeup mistakes people make and how to do it differently. I loved ...
27-02-2018 21:48

Sonia Kashuk NEW makeup brushes: a guide

I’ve been a fan of Sonia Kashuk makeup brushes for many years. They are great quality and can easily be picked up on one of themany Target runs ...
26-02-2018 21:51

A pretty spring jacket

I was in Old Navy shopping for my boys recently and my eye caught these twill field jackets hanging on the wall.I can pretty much only shop for shoe...
23-02-2018 21:48

3 minute makeup for a busy day

On days that I’m running around with the kids, or just have random things to get done that are not work related, I go super light with my makeup. Li...
22-02-2018 21:47

Neutral Nursery Inspiration

two, three, ...
21-02-2018 21:48

5 Great Podcasts

I listen to podcasts any chance I get! Anytime I’m in the car alone or doing a “mindless” task in my office, I have one going. Once I’m caugh...
19-02-2018 21:47

Luke is 3!

I’ve been obsessing over this photo every since I dug it up this week. Can you even handle his little chin" Luke turned 3 earlier this week and we ...
15-02-2018 21:46

Love Story / Part 3

Read Part 1 and Part 2 here! Circa 2007, in our dating years I sent an AIM message to the girl who was interested in him saying I needed to talk to ...
14-02-2018 21:47

Transitional Booties

I saw these booties on Sole Society and bought them immediately. They are so comfortable and I know I’ll get gots of wear out of them in the spring...
13-02-2018 21:49

Simple yet divine chocolate fondue

Is there a more appropriate dessert to serve on Valentine’s Day" I’m not sure, but I will admit that I serve this to my friends year round. Not o...
12-02-2018 21:51

Healthy Hair Products

I’m not sure if my hair has ever been in better condition. While there are still some dry parts that could just generally use a significant cut, th...
08-02-2018 21:50

How to apply false lashes (for beginners!)

I’m not a regular false lash wearer, but I’ve found that it’s nice to know how to apply them if you ever need or want to wear them! There is a...
07-02-2018 21:50

Things We Need/Want for Baby #3

By the third baby you really know what the essentials are when it comes to “needs” versus extra things. And listen–a lot of times those extra t...
06-02-2018 21:49

Mascara + Lashes

I’ve tried a few new lash/mascara products lately and thought I would dive a little deeper into some of them today. I usually turn to Instagram stor...
05-02-2018 21:50

My favorite maternity basics

one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight Now that I’m nearing my third trimester, I should spill the beans on what basics I’ve been living ...
30-01-2018 21:49

Steps for a Gel Manicure + My Favorite Products

I talked about this gel manicure kit back in December and heard from so many of you that you got it for Christmas! I thought I should share a few of m...
29-01-2018 21:49

A Plaid Dress

We had a moment of warmth and sunshine earlier this week, and while I totally planned on wearing this dress with tights or leggings, I had to take ad...
25-01-2018 21:54

NYC in January: what we did, ate, and saw!

Justin and I took a quick trip to NYC recently for what is now our 2nd annual “beginning of the year trip to recap the year prior and make plans fo...
24-01-2018 21:51

dreaming about spring staples…

one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve As per usual the winter temperatures here are unpredictable and somewhat co...
23-01-2018 21:49

4 Easy to Wear Soft Pink Lipsticks

I love playing around with new lipstick colors but my go-to is always a soft, rosy pink. It’s mindless, works with any makeup look, and most of the...
22-01-2018 21:53

Ask Kate (random questions from YOU!)

It’s been a long time since I filmed an Ask Kate! That might be because I’m always answering questions over on Instagram, but I wanted to resurre...
19-01-2018 21:52

3 tips to help make traveling a breeze

While I’m certainly not a jetsetter like some, I find myself traveling quite regularly either for work or pleasure. I used to take multiple flights...
17-01-2018 21:51

Spring Clothes on Sale! (maternity and non-maternity options

My sister and I were texting each other links to the cute new arrivals at Old Navy last night. I’ll admit that I already purchased a few items that...
16-01-2018 21:53

The blow dry mistakes you may be making (and how to fix them

The main reason why I took the blog in this direction back in 2011 was because I learned very quickly that I could help more people than just my clie...
15-01-2018 21:53

Learning how to manage time and productivity with Skillshare

Earlier this year I shared a post about my attempt to learn how to be a better photographer with my DSLR camera and Skillshare. And honestly, since m...
11-01-2018 21:51

What should we do in NYC"

via Justin and I started planning our (now) annual “beginning of the year get away” last fall. We wanted to go somewhere cold, since that is a ra...
10-01-2018 21:53

Sweater Weather with Amazon Fashion

This post was sponsored by this beautiful sweater that is NOT maternity but worked really well as a maternity-friendly option! The buttons down the si...
09-01-2018 21:51

3 *free* ways to take better care of your hair

Since beauty school, I’ve been pretty rough on my hair. The lighter the better, in my opinion, and between lightening it with color, heat styling, ...
08-01-2018 21:54

Winter makeup tutorial + first impressions of new products (

It’s been a minute since I sat down, hit record, and just did my makeup while chatting about the products as I went. I get a fair amount of reques...
05-01-2018 21:53

A Slow Start

(tutorial for this look is coming soon!) How is 2018 feeling so far" Justin and I had the best evening with some friends eating appetizers, desserts,...
02-01-2018 21:50

Closing 2017

Usually, at the end of the year, I round up some of my favorite posts from the last 12 months and share them all again in themed blog posts like “f...
31-12-2017 21:50

2017 Favorites from the Year!

I DID IT. I rounded up, to the very best of my ability, my favorites from the calendar year of 2017! I’m sure I forgot something, but I really tried...
31-12-2017 21:50

Non-beauty Favorites from 2017

Tomorrows post (and video!) is all about my beauty favorites from the year. I’m covering everything from hair to nails, but today I wanted to share...
28-12-2017 21:51

Winter Staples with Amazon Fashion

This post was sponsored by Amazon Fashion has become my first stop when I’m looking for new items to add to my wardrobe. Between the seemingly endle...
26-12-2017 21:51

My go-to eyeshadow palette

I picked this palette up on a whim at Ulta a few weeks ago and since that very moment I’ve been using it every single day that I do my makeup. It...
21-12-2017 21:48

A dream vanity

My vanity is used almost as much as my computer desk in my office, and I finally, FINALLY sat down to organize it a bit! To be honest, it has looked ...
20-12-2017 21:49

A beauty blender trick

I was a little behind on “deep, undying love for the beauty blender” train but I’m finally on board and love it! I’m sharing a trick I recent...
20-12-2017 21:49

My favorite new tool for picking out an outfit

This post was sponsored by Amazon, all opinions are my own. If you were to ask my sister what kind of photos she receives from me the most, she’d l...
18-12-2017 22:05

Christmas Cut-Out Cookies

My cousin Kelley has reminded me from time to time that the only cookies I would eat at holiday get-togethers were my own mom’s cut-out cookies. I ...
14-12-2017 21:44

Having another baby: things I’m looking forward to

My kids will be 4 and 3 years old, respectively, when the baby arrives in May, of course assuming this baby doesn’t come early. While the baby stag...
13-12-2017 21:46

An Easy Knotted Half Up

A half up is always my go-to for pretty styles that aren’t overly dressy, and I love how pretty this knot looks in the hair. Check out the video be...
12-12-2017 21:45

The easiest gift that everyone will love

Remember when scrapbooking was big" I remember watching my mom get into it, though not FULLY committed like some others who may attend conferences an...
11-12-2017 21:44

Let Cratejoy do all the thinking for you

I remember learning about one of the first big subscription boxes back in 2011. Since then subscription boxes have come a long way. You can find a box...
08-12-2017 21:44

Your Concealer Questions Answered

I received so manyquestions afteryesterdays postaboutmy concealer tips I thought a follow up would be helpful today! Let me know if youhave more ...
07-12-2017 21:42

3 Tips for Perfect, Long-Lasting Concealer

I’ve always had dark under-eye circles. I don’t have puffiness or heavy bags, but I just have a good deal of darkness under my eyes. For me, conc...
06-12-2017 21:49

Plaid & Check

So many of my clothes, and especially my tops, are focused on comfort that it feels so dressed up when I’m wearing something other than cotton! Whe...
05-12-2017 21:43

A few pregnancy notes + thoughts

Well if you haven’t heard the news by now, I’m expecting my 3rd child! I’m due in early May and very very excited to meet this little baby! Sin...
30-11-2017 21:45

Winter Morning Skincare

The dry season is upon us and as much as my skin is having a FIT about it, my hair is loving the lack of humidity. You win some, you lose some, you k...
29-11-2017 21:45

Holiday Gift Guide for Guys

one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, Stance socks are his favorite socks. He told me that he dubbed them his lucky socks because he feels ...
28-11-2017 19:49

A deep dive into everything you need to know about foundatio

I can totally understand how foundation can be a daunting makeup product to explore, especially if you aren’t into experimenting. And today I have ...
28-11-2017 19:49

Casual Coffee Date

At about week 7 of this third pregnancy I developed a strong coffee aversion. Like, the thought of drinking it was instantly nauseating. I gave it up ...
27-11-2017 21:52

Holiday Gift Guide for Anyone

one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight Justin and I both enjoy gadgets and electronics so as I was thinking of “universal” gifts that a l...
24-11-2017 21:52

Holiday Gifts (for her) Under $25

one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen I rounded up some easy gift ideas for the women in your life all ...
23-11-2017 21:51

Holiday Gift Ideas for Little Kids

one, two, three,four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten Most of these are tried and true by my boys! It’s hard to think of gifts for kids, so I ...
23-11-2017 21:51

A Holiday Wreath DIY

I come from a family of creatives who like to work with their hands. My mom loves decorating, cooking, and making jewelry. My sister makes jewelry, l...
22-11-2017 21:50

Warm & Cozy for Winter

I’ve learned that people have different names for their comfy clothes that they change into when they get home for the evening. “knock-around clot...
20-11-2017 21:50

Links and Loves

Happy cold and flu season to YOU! All kidding aside, Justin had “sick throat” one day earlier this week which meant I went into full on preventio...
17-11-2017 21:54

My favorite places to shop for furniture and home accessorie

from top left: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven I’ve mentioned the renovation we’ve been doing on the house already here, and talked about...
14-11-2017 21:54

The most fun way to spice up dinnertime

I’ve never been a great meal planner and just recently figured out a way to make it a bit easier by only planning out a few days of meals. But even ...
13-11-2017 21:53

We have something exciting to share!

We are very happy to share our wonderful news! We told the boys that “mama has a baby in her belly” a few weeks ago and David asked 5-6 times ...
08-11-2017 21:47

An Evening Party with Great Friends, Great Food, and Great W

Anyone who knows me knows I love hosting events. From a something as simple as a playdate with another friend and her kids, to a 16-person murder myst...
07-11-2017 21:48

The search for the right art

I’ve said this a million times but I’m the kind of person who knows what she wants in interior decorating but I can’t imagine it. I can’t crea...
03-11-2017 21:50

Classic Wardrobe Pieces

Working from home allows me extreme privileges in what I choose to wear. I’ll admit, I’ve worked almost an entire morning in my bathrobe. While ...
30-10-2017 21:52

Layering pieces for Fall

one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight I love the light layering in the Fall. Somehow adding one extra layer to an outfit can take it from to...
26-10-2017 21:47

Luxurious and Effective Skincare with Colleen Rothschild

As someone who LOVES to try new beauty products, I can’t believe I’m admitting that I’m new to trying out Colleen Rothschild skincare. I’ve se...
24-10-2017 21:49

Two months into preschool: what is working, and what isnR

We are a little over two months into preschool for both boys and it is going SO well for both of them. Drop off is very smooth, as long as someone is...
19-10-2017 21:50

Fall/winter comfort food

I’m sitting here with my window open next to my desk, and brisk 60 degree air is blowing in. THIS IS WHAT I LIVE FOR GUYS. Anyway, I’m finally in...
17-10-2017 21:48

Setting up the new family room, planning and mapping furnitu

If you follow along on Instastories you would know that we have been renovating the apartment that is attached to our home. Some call it a mother-in-l...
13-10-2017 21:48

3 Fall Girl’s Night Ideas

I’m very grateful to have such a wonderful group of girlfriends here in Raleigh. We are all in a similar stage of life, have a lot in common while ...
11-10-2017 21:55

my basic fall uniform

There is no shortage of basics around here, which should come as a shock to no one, because they are just so easy. Effortless, if you will. And if I ...
06-10-2017 21:47


It’s the first week of October and I finally turned the heat on downstairs in my home. I’ll need to turn it off by about 11:00a since it’ll be ...
05-10-2017 21:46

5 favorite everyday lipsticks

From left: one, two, three, four, five Lipstick is one of the cosmetics that I tend to have the most fun with. I love wearing it and love trying new ...
04-10-2017 21:52

Caramel Dip for Apples

While I make a lot of my mom’s recipes, there are some that bring me right back to my childhood more than others. She used to make the best nacho d...
02-10-2017 21:51

Thoughtful Host or Hostess gifts

planter, coffee mug holder, more about this space in my home here! When my sister moved to Virginia a few months ago I put together a little house wa...
29-09-2017 21:51

The high and low boots to wear for fall

Fall likes to ease in to Raleigh by about mid/late October, but that doesn’t stop me from transitioning my outfits from shorts and tanks to layers a...
28-09-2017 21:52

Plaid dress

My love for plaid is still going strong! I picked up this simple dress at Old Navy a few weeks ago and I wasn’t sure about it in the dressing room....
27-09-2017 21:55

Fall Wardobe Additions

similar vest, similar mules, denim, similar sunglasses one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen...
25-09-2017 21:58

A simple plaid top

Did anyone else feel like Target’s rebranding was kind of a flop" They built up a bit of hype and then when the clothing was available in the store...
19-09-2017 21:55

Home Office Decor and Furnishings

one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen At this very moment in time, I’m ab...
15-09-2017 21:52

My weekly kitchen cleaning routine and how to make the whole

There are two major contributors to my REQUIREMENT for things to work effectively and be efficient in life. Those are 1. age and 2. children. Ain’t ...
14-09-2017 21:49

The meal planning trick that made it finally click for me

I’m not a good meal planner. I really enjoy food and cooking so anytime I would plan out a week of meals there would inevitably come a day that I j...
13-09-2017 21:53

Delicate layering jewelry

I swing back and forth between wearing simple, delicate jewelry that I can layer and bolder statement pieces. More often than not I keep my jewelry ve...
13-09-2017 21:53

An invaluable skill that I’m trying to improve

As a blogger, I take a lot of photos. Because of the nature of my content, a lot of those photos are of myself, taken with a tripod and a wireless shu...
08-09-2017 21:45

4 styles of denim to wear this fall

What are Mario and Luigi’s favorite kind of pants to wear" Denim Denim Denim. Oh my gosh did I just start a blog post out with a JOKE" And a BAD ONE...
07-09-2017 21:44

A breakthrough in home redesign

For being such a visual and creative person, I struggle the most with imagining how a room would look decorated a certain way. My mom and sister can d...
06-09-2017 21:49

3 ways to simplify “back to school” season

For the first time since having David, I don’t need any childcare for the kids! They are both in preschool at the same exact time during the week, ...
05-09-2017 21:50

How to style a dress with sneakers

At the moment I only own 1 pair of footwear that requires extra effort to put on. It’s these wedge espadrilles that I have worn so much this summer...
04-09-2017 21:44

Fall Goals & Plans

Whew, we made it through detox week! Have you been following along" I hope you learned a bit about something new, and perhaps feel revived after doing...
01-09-2017 21:46

Summer Detox: home edition

Recently I’ve been fully focused on redecorating my office (more to come on the blog soon), as I’ve ...
31-08-2017 21:45

Summer Detox: wardrobe edition

One of the most neglected tasks for me is cleaning out my closet. I’ll be hit with random bouts of inspiration after seeing a blog post about it, s...
30-08-2017 21:46

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