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My Favorite Shoes + Booties Right Now

I would never call myself a “shoe” person. They don’t excite me like, say, lipstick or a new handbag does, so I look for comfort, classic style...
11-09-2020 21:44

Button-less Pants for Fall

I lived in pull-on shorts in the summer, and I plan to continue that trend right into the fall. One. Two. Three. ...
10-09-2020 21:48

What is Your Personal Style"

Would you be able to answer this question" Without a doubt, different seasons of our life mandate a different wardrobe. When I worked behind the chai...
09-09-2020 21:44

Book Recap: One Blood, Parting Words to the Church on Race a

Today, I want to share a bit about a book I read this summer. This isn’t going to be a deep dive into a full review, as there are much more qualifi...
03-09-2020 21:45

How to Look your Best on a Zoom Call

It looks like video calls aren’t going anywhere, so find the best tripods, lighting, and practice these few makeup tips to look your best! Tripods...
02-09-2020 22:14

Layering Jewelry

One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Nine. Ten. Eleven. Twelve. Thirteen. Fourteen. Fifteen. Sixteen. Seve...
24-08-2020 21:47

Kate’s Lasagna

The first time I shared my lasagna recipe in 2012, the recipe was mixed with relatively tragic photos and a step was left out! Despite that, so many ...
19-08-2020 21:46

Our Creative Corner/Homeschool Space

One of Luke’s favorite parts of preschool was called “creative corner”. It was a chance for the kids to work at a desk and create whatever they...
17-08-2020 21:43

How Justin and I Prep for Important Discussions

I shared in this post that Justin and I have a routine of taking some time at the beginning of every calendar year to set some goals for the new year...
12-08-2020 21:45

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks!

It’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale time and I’ve rounded up a handful of items that either have caught my eye, or that I already own and would highly...
07-08-2020 21:42

Craft Area/Homeschool Space Inspiration

If you have school-aged children, I imagine that you’ve been struggling with the decision of how to navigate their education during this pandemic. E...
06-08-2020 21:42


I’ve been so excited about the outdoor furniture we ordered for around our pool and it has finally arrived! We moved into this house last year and ...
13-07-2020 21:41

Ask Kate: personal questions answered!

I asked on Instagram Stories if there were any questions that I could answer, kind of leaning more towards the personal/lifestyle end of the spectrum...
09-07-2020 21:42

Finding Childcare

Finding childcare is challenging. It’s hard to hand over your precious bundle of joy to another person, but once you find someone that you love and...
02-07-2020 21:43

Outfit-making Tanks + a few Favorite Summer Pieces

This post was sponsored by Nordstrom. Classic, easy style is how I’ve described my wardrobe for the past few years. It has certainly become more ca...
29-06-2020 21:48

A Strawberry Margarita Recipe

Near the beginning of “Stay at Home”, my friend Caroline dropped off a homemade Strawberry Margarita and I haven’t been able to stop thinking ...
27-06-2020 21:44


This post is not sponsored. If you follow along on Instagram, you know I share a lot of things I love on stories, but I wanted to share a few recent t...
25-06-2020 21:42

My Laundry Routine

This seems like such a straight forward process, and in a lot of ways it is, but I have a fairly detailed routine that I go through when laundering m...
25-06-2020 21:42

Summer Dresses under $50

I adore the neckline of this little black dress. It’s an a-line cut that is so easy to wear, and so flattering for many body types. And at $35, it...
25-06-2020 21:42

Summer Hair Problems + How To Solve Them!

Summer presents us with so many great things, but sometimes it can really negatively affect our hair! I asked Instagram to submit some common hair pr...
25-06-2020 21:42

My Favorite Cookbooks

I enjoy cooking but mothering three little ones means that creative recipes are usually at the bottom of my list of things I can tackle during the we...
30-03-2020 21:57

What Beauty Routines Can you DIY, and Which Ones You Shouldn

In such a time as these, non-essential appointments are being canceled if they haven’t been already. There are quite a few beauty routines I think y...
26-03-2020 21:55

A Game-Changing Flat Iron from Dyson

Leave it to Dyson to blow our minds (pun intended) with a new kind of blow dryer, and then follow that up with a curling and smoothing device that u...
24-03-2020 21:52

Finding Comfort (an update on content plans)

I’ve said this on stories a few times but I wanted to have it down “on paper”, if you will, so I can be sure that as many of my readers as poss...
23-03-2020 21:54

How To Choose, Blend, and Wear Hair Extensions

Hair Extensions can be a fun option to give you creativity with your hair without making any kind of long term commitment! It seems like more than ev...
18-03-2020 21:54

Non-skinny Denim for Spring

If I glance at my denim options in my closet, I see a lot of dark, skinny jeans. While I still think there is always a place for that style of denim ...
17-03-2020 21:55

A Few Tips for Working from Home

With everything happening with the Coronavirus and Covid-19, many companies are encouraging their employees to work from home as an effort to mitigat...
16-03-2020 21:55

Spring Nail Colors

For me, it’s all about pinks, nudes, and creams when it comes to nail colors this time of year. Honestly, I wear a light cream (OPI Lisbon Wants Mo...
10-03-2020 21:54

One-Piece Swimwear

!function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) " \'http\' : \'https\'; ...
09-03-2020 21:55

Gorgeous Medium Coverage Foundations

I?m a recovering ?full coverage foundation every single day? makeup user. Don?t get me wrong, I still love a full coverage foundation on days I know ...
05-03-2020 22:02

My Personal Fragrance Lineup

To be completely honest, it’s rare for me to wear a spritz of perfume these days. I use to wear something every day but more than ever I find myse...
04-03-2020 21:58

Pretty Jewelry Organization

Did you catch the major closet overhaul that I shared recently" In it, I shared a quick look at my jewelry area and I wanted to share a few pretty id...
27-02-2020 21:55

Trends for a Casual Spring Wardrobe

Most of you know I live in Raleigh, North Carolina, and I’ve been here for 11 years! We typically have short and mild winters, and our summertime s...
25-02-2020 22:00

I got fitted for a bra and my new size blew my mind

I can’t remember how I stumbled across Caralyn has shared in the past on her Instagram account and the bra fitter followed those as well. I went fr...
20-02-2020 21:52

My Major Closet Overhaul (with video!)

When we moved into this house last summer I was excited to have more space in my closet. And to have “his” and “hers” closets too! I essentia...
17-02-2020 21:55

5 Words that Profoundly Impact my Relationship with Justin

These five words are something I say to myself during a variety of interaction points through our marriage. And I think knowing this, and accepting re...
14-02-2020 21:52

Classic Bags for Any Season

One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. A camel, taupe or grey handbag is such a timeless and transitional bag that works with any outfit in ...
13-02-2020 21:53

Gear + Apps for Working from your Phone

We’ve all heard it a million times already but social media is a vital asset to nearly any business. Whether it’s online or a brick and mortar lo...
12-02-2020 21:52

Am I Keeping the Peloton Bike"

The short answer is: yes! In case you missed it, my impression of the Peloton Bike two weeks into owning it is here! Click to read! I bought the bik...
11-02-2020 21:56

Vacation Beauty Favorites

I share last week that we just took a vacation to the Bahamas! You can read the recap post here. As someone who really loves doing hair and makeup, I...
10-02-2020 21:59

Recapping Our Trip to the Bahamas

::dusts off keyboard:: I’m beginning to wonder when I’ll actually realize my real life capacity versus my imaginary capacity or ability to get th...
07-02-2020 21:53

Drugstore Makeup Favorites

I’ve found a few really great items that fall into the “drugstore” category that I’m sharing with you today! First up, the NYX Bare With Me t...
30-01-2020 22:00

The Hairstyles I Coveted in my Teen Years

It was pretty much bouncing between the Olsen twins and The John Frieda twins. Apparently, I had a twin thing that I was focused on. I had a job for ...
28-01-2020 21:56

How to GLOW in the Dead of Winter

It’s pretty challenging to duplicate a “summer glow” in the dead of winter, but I was up for the challenge with this makeup look. I’m not sur...
27-01-2020 21:54

The Creme de la Creme of Skincare

I really love exploring skincare products. That may be one of my favorite aspects of this job. I love trying hair products as well, but I have a spec...
21-01-2020 21:57

First Impression + Experience with the Peloton

I took the plunge. After a lot of consideration, and taking note of the 30-day return policy, I decided to buy the Peloton bike. I was intrigued when...
15-01-2020 21:52

Flat Iron Mistakes You May Be Making & How to Fix Them!

There is a right way and a wrong way, gals. It may seem like styling hair straight is pretty simple and straight forward, but there are a few common ...
13-01-2020 21:55

About Last Night & Links + Loves

You can add this to the list of things I didn’t think were possible. . . I won Best Instagrammer in Raleigh thanks to the WRAL Voters Choice Awards...
10-01-2020 21:52

Personal Goals for 2020

Since we have started a new decade with the beginning of 2020, instead of just a brand new year, it seems that more people than usual are making buck...
08-01-2020 21:54

Are You Using Expired Makeup or Skincare"!

Do you know where to look for expiration dates on your beauty products" Did you even know beauty products HAVE expiration dates" I’ve talked about ...
06-01-2020 21:55

3 Tips for Tackling your Home Organization from a Non-Organi

I tend to pile things. At any given moment, the corner of my desk will look like this: For me, physical chaos leads to mental chaos. If I’m surroun...
02-01-2020 22:01

What Items YOU Loved in 2019

I use affiliate links when I recommend products and one of the things that allows me to do is see the activity that a link can track. I can see how ma...
01-01-2020 21:52

Best Beauty Products (Makeup, Skin, & Hair) from 2019!

You should know it was impossible to narrow this down. One of my favorite things is trying new products. I love the thrill of the hunt, and being abl...
31-12-2019 21:53

Highlights of 2019

What a year. According to Instagram stats, these were my top 9 photos from 2019. I simply cannot believe that Justin’s mustache, that he wore for a...
30-12-2019 21:54

links + loves // A 2019 Recap!

In this links + loves post I wanted to share a few of my personal favorite posts from the past year. Click on any of the links below to read. Combat ...
21-12-2019 21:54

How to Prep Your Guest Room for Guests

You certainly don’t need to have a guest room in order to do these things, so keep in mind that you can do them in any space where guests may be sta...
20-12-2019 21:57

10 Great Questions to Ask on a Road Trip

Justin and I love the quiet time together in the car when we drive back and forth from my parent’s house in South Carolina. We’ll either keep it ...
19-12-2019 21:53

A Successful Impulse Purchase And What Came After It

Recently I was wandering through the Nordstrom beauty area, one of my very favorite places to wander, and stopped at the Bobbi Brown counter. I wasn...
17-12-2019 22:00

The $8 Brow Pencil that Replaced my $34 One

With very low expectations I tossed this $8 eyebrow pencil in my cart at Ulta a few months ago. It has turned out to be one of my favorite eyebrow pro...
12-12-2019 21:53

The Best Blush Color To Wake Up Your Face

Look for the brightest pink POSSIBLE, my friends. I admit that when I see bright, punchy, Barbie pink I think “spring” or “summer”. I’m usua...
09-12-2019 21:57

Holiday Appetizers Made Easy with ALDI

This post is sponsored by ALDI. Holiday festivities are here and in this post, I’m going to share my trick for creating an enticing and beautiful a...
07-12-2019 21:54

A few Amazon Fashion wins!

scarf, booties, black tee, grey tee I remember logging on with dial-up internet back in the early 2000s and hearing about this “online bookstore”...
06-12-2019 21:54

How to Layer Earrings (and how not to!)

I’m warming up to the multiple earrings trend, are you" It took me a minute to get used to ear huggies and smaller, delicate earrings because I so o...
05-12-2019 21:52

Tried and True Baby Favorites

I have exciting news to share! My sister Lauren is pregnant! I’m overjoyed for her and her husband Mike! I have been reminded about all the research...
03-12-2019 21:52

Hopes and Intentions for the Last Month of the Year

Well, how was your weekend" Are you officially overstuffed with turkey and all the other Thanksgiving food"! My family and I had a lovely Thanksgivin...
02-12-2019 21:58

Awesome Black Friday Promos

I hope you are scoring some great deals today + this weekend! I must admit that I miss the thrill of Black Friday from a few years ago because the pr...
29-11-2019 21:48

Gift Guide for Home + Hosts

No 01. red cast iron fondue set, Aera Smart Diffuser to my family room a few months ago and have really loved it! I shared about it in this post and ...
28-11-2019 21:49

Classic Winter Pieces

I remember being very surprised to hear my mom admit that she’d rather be under-dressed than over-dressed on a certain occasion. I feel the complete...
27-11-2019 21:55

Gift Guide for Anyone

No. 01 wireless charger, No. 02 leather document holder, No. 03 smoothie booster gift set, No. 04 travel blanket, No. 05 popcorn gift set, No. 06 pop...
26-11-2019 21:52

What To Make for Breakfast When You Have Guests Staying at Y

Food is probably one of the things I think about the most when I have people coming to stay with me. I’ve been places where there either wasn’t e...
25-11-2019 21:51

Gift Guide for Kids

No. 01 UPS pullback truck, No. 02 Fire HD kids edition, No. 03 Richard Scary’s A Day at the Fire Station, No. 04 Inflatable jump n’ slide bounce ...
22-11-2019 21:54

Gift Guide for Her

No. 01 Crystal buds ear jackets, No. 02 Silk pillowcase, No. 03 diamond plush throw, No. 04 Fresh Evergreen routine gift set, No. 05 Helga cat oven m...
22-11-2019 21:54

How To Make Friends with Your Neighbors

When we moved to our new house I was eager to meet our neighbors and very much hoped that there were some other children on the street similar in age...
21-11-2019 21:54

Winter Boots

Growing up in Northern Illinois meant you had to have winter boots for wintertime. In fact, as a child, I remember packing my sneakers in my backpack...
20-11-2019 21:53

A Skincare + Spa Moment Gift Guide

No matter what your days are filled with, I’d venture to guess that most of us would enjoy a dedicated time to relax and recharge during the busy h...
19-11-2019 21:50

3 Ways to Give Back this Season

My husband and I have a few different ways that we support ministries and causes that are important to us. We also have a few places locally that we ...
18-11-2019 21:51

The Small Things Team Gift Picks

I’ve been working on gift guides for the past few weeks and will start rolling them out next week! To kick us off, though, I asked my team to share ...
15-11-2019 21:52

My Favorite Winter Nail Colors

I gotta be honest and share that I cannot bring myself to polish my nails any kind of grey shade. Remember when grey nails were ALL THE RAGE back in ...
12-11-2019 21:56

How To Avoid (and treat!) Static Electricity in Hair

I wrote a post with a few suggestions for products to use to help avoid or combat static electricity in hair, but I also wanted to share a few techni...
11-11-2019 21:56

The Sweet Smell of the Holidays

I’m sure you’ve heard that our sense of smell ties us closely with our memories. And I can truly say that I’ve stopped dead in my tracks when I ...
06-11-2019 21:50

November Wardrobe Edit

I enjoy the process of putting together an outfit, finding versatile pieces to add to my closet, and hopefully help you figure out what to wear every...
05-11-2019 21:51

I found the BEST Beauty Gift Kits at Sephora + Everything Yo

Are you ready for the Holidays" I am emotionally THERE but I still feel like I have a million things that I need to do before the end of the year. Th...
01-11-2019 21:53

Ask Kate

If I could only buy two high end cosmetics and the rest had to be drugstore, which two should I buy" Personally, I would buy high end foundation and ...
31-10-2019 21:55

My Biggest Takeaway (so far) from a Parenting Book I’m

I’m slowly working through “How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen” by Joanna Faber and Julie King. Much slower than expected actually! But I d...
30-10-2019 21:54

Must-Have Hair Product: Blow Dry + Heat Protector Spray or S

Whether your hair is in great shape and healthy, or needs a little extra conditioning love, a blow-dry serum and/or heat protector is a great daily-u...
28-10-2019 22:01

Clothes I Love that I Found on Amazon

I genuinely enjoy the process of searching for clothes online but I hear from so many of you that you hate it. And I have been asked on more than one...
25-10-2019 21:50

3 Things to do with your Makeup in the Fall

You certainly don’t need a full makeup overhaul when the seasons change, BUT there are 3 things you can do to transition your typical makeup routin...
24-10-2019 21:54

Art For The Home

One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. Nine. ...
22-10-2019 21:54

Smashed Potatoes Recipe

I did a quick pan with my camera over the mound of smashed potatoes that I made for my family a few months ago and am still getting requests for my r...
22-10-2019 21:54

Passport Picture Fails

I took Emily to a local place to have her picture taken for a passport that we need for a trip next year and it was 30 minutes of her preten...
18-10-2019 21:53

Ask Kate: On Shower Caps, My Former Career, and More

How do you take off your makeup" I’m interpreting this question very literally and separating it from the act of washing my face. I like to wet my ...
17-10-2019 21:55

The Results of “Whether or Not You Like Your Hair̶

I asked Amanda to read through all the comments on this blog post, as well as the comments on the Facebook post, in order to determine what the gener...
16-10-2019 21:48

Meet the Team: Taylor Simpkins

I met Taylor last year and as soon as she showed me her graphic design portfolio, I knew she’d be a great addition to the team. Taylor makes 99% of...
14-10-2019 21:53

Meet The Team: Amanda Lenweaver

I’m happy to introduce you to Amanda today! She joined the team back in March, right at the cusp of the busiest season of my life/business ever. In ...
14-10-2019 21:53

Meet The Team: Jordan Maunder

  Jordan, that beauty pictured above, is basically a non-blood sister to me. Long story short, a newborn photographer that was recommended to me when...
14-10-2019 21:53

All about Lashes + Liner Makeup Demo

I love the look of a cat-eye created with soft eyeliner or eyeshadow, click here! Otherwise, you can see how I create the eye look below. ??? My mu...
10-10-2019 21:50

3 Easy Outfits with Black Denim

Black denim is something women have been wearing for years but it’s probably the thing I’ve been most resistant toward in my own closet. I can’t...
08-10-2019 21:52

Do You Like Your Hair"

I’m genuinely curious. Do you like your hair" If given the chance to choose a whole new head of hair, color and texture and length, would you choos...
04-10-2019 21:52

An Inviting Oasis

There are certain “adult” things I imagined I would have all figured out by the time I was 30 (let alone 3 years AFTER I turned 30). One of those...
02-10-2019 21:49

Soft Nail Colors for Fall

One. Essie Into the A-BlissTwo. OPI Edinburgh-er & Tatties Three. Zoya JossFour. Essie Last Nightie Five. Essie In Full Swing Six. OPI You Have Go...
01-10-2019 21:51

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