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Our Beautiful Family Room by Bassett Furniture

In the 12 years that Justin and I have been married, we’ve lived in 6 different places. Over those years, we’ve used the space in our homes very d...
15-10-2021 21:43

One Simple Swap to Modernize your Eye Makeup

I tend to stick with the classics when it comes to style and beauty, but I also like experimenting with some trends as long as they feel true to what...
12-10-2021 21:45

Effortless Athleisure

I tend to share more of my “dressed up” outfits on Instagram during my workdays but today is all about my wardrobe on my days off which is almost...
12-10-2021 21:45

Stripe Details

01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07. 08. 09. 10. 11. I’ve been enjoying adding in a few details of bold stripes to...
09-10-2021 21:42

My Apple Harvest Scent Launch with Aera (and all about their

I am so excited to introduce you to the scent I designed with Apple Harvest capsule! It’s warm, bright, and fills the room with the scent of the ...
08-10-2021 21:39

Clothing Comparison: Black Denim Edition!

Remember my White T-Shirt Contest post from a few weeks ago" Well, I’m back with another edition albeit with a less witty name. I’m comparing 6 di...
30-09-2021 21:44

The Ramlin’ Rose Triathlon Recap!

A day that I anticipated for months finally came. The Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon was on September 26th, and I plus 3 friends completed the event! This ...
27-09-2021 21:45

Undergarments: My Favorite Socks, Bras, and Underwear

I’m about to share a potentially controversial statement: I’m team “no thong”. I know, I KNOW! But I found the best briefs that are the close...
16-09-2021 21:43

The New Chapter

Well, we have started school and everything kicked off swimmingly! My boys are together at the same school, and Emily is spending another year at the...
13-09-2021 21:45

Brooklinen is Having a Sale!

I have such a fondness for my Heathered Cashmere duvet cover and it is *next level* soft. I love the warmth it brings to the room, and it’s a nice ...
04-09-2021 21:42

Blouses and Shells for Fall

Well, I’m glad I’m not the only one who isn’t a huge fan of the enormously exaggerated shoulders/arms in blouses these days. I put a poll up on...
26-08-2021 21:42

3 Back to School Hacks

My boys are going to be in second and first grade this year, and I’m setting up a few helpful resources to encourage them to be responsible and in ...
19-08-2021 21:45

White T-Shirt Contest: Which One Is The Best"

Jeans and a white t-shirt are probably one of the most basic, easy outfits of all time. The jeans and tee themselves can be as simple as they come, b...
18-08-2021 21:42

My Favorite Curvy Jeans

I’ve always been curvy, whether I was wearing a size 2 or 12. And I’m sharing a few of my “holy grail” tried & true denim favorites that were...
16-08-2021 21:46

links + things

The heat is no joke this week in Raleigh, but that is par for the course of Raleigh at this time of year! I got the new ilia mascara in a PR mailing ...
13-08-2021 21:43

2 Eye Palettes I Can’t Quit Using

As a beauty blogger and makeup lover, I’m regularly buying and trying new products. This also means I regularly purge and clean out my vanity, but t...
10-08-2021 21:42

Our Bright and Airy Kitchen

I’m so excited to share my updated kitchen with you today! Youcan read my original Kitchen Tour Blog post here if you want to see where we started...
04-08-2021 21:46

My favorite athleisure tank

When it gets to this point of the summer, I want to wear at little as possible that is still acceptable in society. The air is thick, the sun is usual...
28-07-2021 21:46

On Making Friends

I haven’t always been extroverted. I actually was very shy as a little girl, and it wasn’t until I moved to Greenville, NC that I felt like I rea...
26-07-2021 21:43

Summer Style Heros

The things I’m wearing on repeat this summer. J.Crew red swimsuit – of my suits, this is the one I’ve grabbed the most. I often wear it strap...
22-07-2021 21:47

My Favorite Beauty Holiday and a Sweepstakes Announcement!

This post is sponsored by Sephora. Lip color: National Lipstick Day Sweepstakes happening in the Sephora Beauty Insider Community Forum! There will b...
14-07-2021 21:50

Summer Salads

I can easily get bored of salads unless they are filled with various *extras*. A simple romaine lettuce with dressing and shredded carrots gets old r...
29-06-2021 21:46

A Dreamy Low Country Getaway

I feel like I say the same thing over and over in regards to my fondness and love for Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina. But when a place hol...
28-06-2021 21:42

10 Year Anniversary

It’s hard to believe I’ve been sharing things on the internet for 10 years! The entire landscape of being a blogger, or influencer, has changed...
28-06-2021 21:42


I always enjoy reading the random posts from other bloggers or influencers I follow when they share random facts about themselves. Sometimes there are...
27-06-2021 21:43

Summer Statement Accessories

Does anyone else feel like summer just makes them come alive again" I love the sunshine and the bright blue sky so much! I recently added some fun ac...
22-06-2021 21:46

2 Matte Foundations for a Humid Summer (or anytime!)

During a humid summer, I sometimes shift over to a more matte finish in my liquid foundation to combat the natural shine that comes from the heat and...
17-06-2021 21:45

Sophisticated Home Fragrance

I’ve had an my favorite scents since there are so many great ones to choose from, and Aera has just recently launched even more scents through a co...
16-06-2021 21:47

Straw Bags for Summertime

The only thing I think when I look at a straw bag is “summer”! It’s really the only season I consider carrying one, and I love that you can find...
10-06-2021 21:49

Our Summer Routine/Schedule

The older my kids get, the more busy and full our lives seem to get as well. Justin and I both like to stay pretty busy during the week (well, probab...
07-06-2021 21:45

It’s been 10 years!

  Throwing it back to the one that started it all. . .it was not the first but certainly the most viral photo and hair tutorial that I shared back i...
02-06-2021 21:46

Can I wash my Hair Every Day" (Part 2)

Read part 1 (on which the comments section led me to write this follow-up post!) here. Since I already addressed the initial question of hair washing...
27-05-2021 21:48

The Back Porch

come on over! I love to be outdoors, and our back porch is one of my favorite places because it combines the outdoors with hosting or feeding family ...
24-05-2021 21:50

Bra Guide: my favorites and when to wear different types!

The right bra not only should be comfortable and be easy to wear, but it also needs to work with your wardrobe. I have a few bras that I regularly a...
19-05-2021 21:52

Can I Wash My Hair Every Day"

Washing your hair used to be really, dare I say, simple" You wet your hair, you shampoo it, sometimes you shampoo it twice, then you rinse, apply con...
18-05-2021 21:53

A Long Wear Nail Polish System that is Blowing my Mind

I’ve shared candidly that nail polish doesn’t often last very long on my fingers. Between naturally thin and weak nails, and a job that requires ...
13-05-2021 21:48

Our Stay at the Sweetgrass Inn on Isle of Palms

When the Sweetgrass Inn reached out and offered to host us for a weekend getaway it took a grand total of 1 minute to reply and say “YES!” after ...
11-05-2021 21:48

Strawberry Margarita with Homemade Strawberry Syrup

Last year, a few months into lock down, my friend Caroline texted me and said “I’m bringing something over! On the way now!” I had spent the mor...
04-05-2021 21:55

5 Things I Love about Visiting Bluffton/Hilton Head Island

A little photo dump from our most recently trip down to Bluffon, SC. . . I’ve shared that we visit my folks in South Carolina pretty often and it ...
30-04-2021 21:52

The Best Bedding is Having a Birthday Sale

this post is sponsored by Brooklinen I shared a thought I had on Instagram stories recently and I felt so validated hearing that so many of you think...
28-04-2021 21:55

A Few Favorite Wines

I enjoy a glass of wine every once in a while, especially with a good meal or on the weekend when I’m looking to wind down. Over the past few years...
27-04-2021 21:57

Pretty Jewelry that is also great for Mother’s Day

I honestly feel naked if I forget to put on my jewelry. It’s one of those finishing touches that even in its most delicate form, doesn’t go unnot...
22-04-2021 21:52

Spring Outfit

These pants are everything I want in a pant on a warm day. Breezy, light, and made with linen. You can find links to this entire outfit by clicking h...
20-04-2021 21:51

10 things I love about living in Raleigh, North Carolina

Justin and I moved to Raleigh from Greenville, North Carolina in 2009 just a few months after we were married. We were both in Greenville for college...
12-04-2021 21:49

Spring Style: Tops + Tees

  No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, No. 5, No. 6, No. 7, No. 8, No. 9 When I looked through the styles of tops I tend to ...
10-04-2021 21:48

Fun Nail Colors

From left: Essie Gel Couture Sizzling Hot, Londontown Lakur Weekend Cheers, OPI Cajun Shrimp, Olive & June XOXO, OPI Strawberry Margarita For the vas...
08-04-2021 21:50

Feeling Thankful

Maybe it’s our upcoming wedding anniversary, or maybe it’s just this particular season of our life right now, but I’m just feeling extra thankf...
05-04-2021 21:54

Spring Style: Shoes

I’m admittedly not much of a shoe girl. I’ve always preferred simple, neutral shoes that complete an outfit without being the star of the show, y...
23-03-2021 22:21

Athletic Favorites

When it comes to working out, I generally keep my outfits pretty simple. I work out alone, mostly in my office on our 3rd floor, and I just really nee...
20-03-2021 21:48

Behind the Screens: Influencer Business Part 2

The question that I’m asked over and over and over again is “how do you make money"” and also “how much money do you make"”. This Influencer...
18-03-2021 22:23

Spring Style: Bottoms

No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, No. 5, No. 6, No. 7, No. 8, No. 9. I’m currently exploring some slightly wider leg options for...
12-03-2021 21:50

Spring Style: Outerwear

I’ve always loved the option of having a few lightweight layers to choose from when I’m getting dressed for the day. Part of that comes from the ...
03-03-2021 21:43

Behind the Screens: Influencer Business

If I could choose a term to describe my job it would be “digital content creator”. It’s clear, informative, and it explains exactly what I do. S...
01-03-2021 21:44

A Favorite Part of my Home

I’ve been using the Aera Smart Home Diffuser in my house for years! It’s one of my favorite discoveries and I love it so much that I’ve already...
24-02-2021 21:45

Fresh Home Decor

One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven (similar). Eight. Nine. Ten. Eleven. Twelve. Thirteen (similar). Fourt...
23-02-2021 21:45

Homeschool Update: How it’s Going

I shared a post last year about our homeschool space since we opted to homeschool Luke for this current academic year. There were a number of factors...
08-02-2021 21:44

A Few Great Books I’ve Read

  One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race and Love, by Dr. John Perkins : I read through this book over the summer in 2020 and spent time dis...
01-02-2021 21:48

My Simple Process for Organizing

similar rocking chair, jeans, similar top No matter which area of my house I’m organizing, I follow the same routine when it comes time to deciding...
27-01-2021 21:49

link + loves

tee (similar and currently $16.50!), jeans, booties We have made it to Friday and I’m looking forward to the glass of wine I have coming my way thi...
22-01-2021 21:47

Giving Back: My Cause for the Year

When I was able to monetize this website back in 2011, I was thrilled to be able to sign up to sponsor a child through Compassion International due t...
13-01-2021 21:47

My Weekly Routine

While it feels like every week requires some kind of shift, or adjustment, in the schedule, this is a general “birds-eye view” of my week: M o n ...
11-01-2021 21:47

A Few Favorite Vegetable Toppings + Recipes

Are you trying to eat a bit healthier in the new year" If you want to spice up your vegetables a bit, here are a few recipes I’d recommend, or just...
05-01-2021 21:45

My Peloton Posts Recap

I’m coming up on my one year anniversary of owning the Peloton bike and thought I’d share a round-up of other posts I’ve written about it. I’...
29-12-2020 21:46

Your Favorite Items from 2020

I am truly fascinated to see what you respond to when I share links to things, and the few times that I share some behind-the-“screens” statistics...
28-12-2020 21:46

End of Year Reflection with Justin

I’ve shared a bit on Instagram about the end-of-year discussion that Justin and I have but I’ve never typed up anything formal about it because w...
19-12-2020 21:47

Beauty Stocking Stuffers $25 and Under!

1. Laneige Lip Daydreams Set 2. Voluspa Macaron Candle Trio Set 3. Tatcha Dewy Skin Duo 4. Laneige Limited Edition Lip Sleeping Mask ...
14-12-2020 21:47

Festive Cocktails and Mocktails!

Sometimes you just need to make your own fun, and making your own festive cocktail at home is one way to do that since going out to dinner or drink i...
12-12-2020 21:50

Christmas Village

My mom has given me a new building to my Christmas Village every year for Christmas for the past 10 years or so. The brand is Department 56, and it...
09-12-2020 21:49

How I Handle Cold Sores with Abreva

This post is sponsored by Abreva. I still remember a poignant moment of embarrassment that I felt about a cold sore from over 11 years ago. I had a ve...
06-12-2020 21:43

Food Gifts to Ship or Make & Deliver locally!

In a time where eating out at restaurants has been limited, giving the gift of special food you can enjoy at home is kind of the best option. I round...
04-12-2020 21:44

Holiday Gifts Under $25!

1. Cheese Knives 2. Golden Coast Reed Diffuser 13. Copper Mug 14. Delicate Stacking Ring Set 15. Velvet Pom Pom Slippers 16. Hol...
02-12-2020 21:46

Holiday Gifts from Small Businesses

More than ever it’s important to support small businesses, and it didn’t take me long to find some incredible products from artisans and creatives...
28-11-2020 21:43

My go-to Weekend, Date Night, and Weekday Outfits

Spoiler Alert: It’s just a different combination of jeans + a top from Nordstrom! When it comes to the weekend, distressed jeans and a basic lightw...
28-11-2020 21:43

Hair Tools under $100

One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. A few of the tools on this list are some of my FIRST hair tools! When I went to beauty school, ...
24-11-2020 21:43

Madewell Favorites

One of my favorite brands of all time, Madewell, has started their Black Friday promo early! I rounded up a handful of my favorite things from the bra...
21-11-2020 21:45

Gear + other Favorites that I use on my Peloton Bike

The end of December will be my 1 year anniversary of owning my Peloton bike. It’s been a long journey to get to the point of really, truly loving t...
17-11-2020 21:46

Holiday Gift Guide for Him!

1. Apple AirPods Pro 2. Medipop Starkey Protective Keychain 3. Vice Golf Gloves 4. Vice Pro Golf Balls 5. Jack Black’s It’s the B...
16-11-2020 21:46

Holiday Gift Guide for Home + Host!

1. Temperature Control Smart Mug 2. Travel Scrabble Game 3. Stainless Steel Manual Coffee Grinder 4. Ring Video Doorbell Pro 5. Aera ...
13-11-2020 21:46

Holiday Gift Guide for Her!

1. gorjana Parker Necklace 2. Acrylic Bead Stackable Bracelet 3. Delicate Monogram Necklace 4. Leather Coin Pouch 5. Zoe Chicco 14K F...
13-11-2020 21:46

Holiday Gift Guide for Anyone!

1. Ooni Coda Pizza Oven 2. Progressive ProKeeper + 9-Piece Bakers Set 3. Monogram Keychain 4. USB Candle Lighter 5. Organic Cocktail ...
12-11-2020 22:37

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids!

1. Motorola T260 Talkabout Radio 2. Digital Electronic Ferris Wheel Duck Shoot 3. Richard Scarry’s A Day at the Fire Station 4. Flybar ...
09-11-2020 21:48

I got the Opal Nugget Ice Maker and Here are My Thoughts

The truth is, I’ve contemplated getting this ice maker for YEARS. But there were a handful of things holding me back from purchasing it, and one o...
09-11-2020 21:48

The Screened in Porch Refresh

I know it’s November, but we still have plenty of mild days ahead to enjoy our screened in porch, especially with the updated furniture we just adde...
05-11-2020 21:49

Sephora Holiday Savings Event Info + Product Recommendations

I’m happiest with arms full of beauty products. I posted a “question box” on Instagram Stories recently and one of the most common replies when...
30-10-2020 21:47

My Favorite Movies

After talking about my favorite movies for years, I thought it was time to share an updated “Favorite Movies” list here on the blog. I will fully...
19-10-2020 21:54

My Most Used Home Items

This photo is from the kitchen tour post + video, you can click here to check it out! There are certain things that I use over and over again in the ...
13-10-2020 21:51

DIY Lash Extensions : my thoughts and experience!

(wearing Lashify lashes in “C” Curl size 12) Overall I found Lashify extremely easy to apply, and profoundly comfortable to wear. They were more ...
29-09-2020 21:48

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

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