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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 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

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

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

Travel Gear That I Really Love

Are you a thoughtful and methodical packer or someone that waits until the last minute to throw some of your favorite things in a suitcase and hope y...
30-09-2019 21:53

2 Makeup Products to Feel Ready for Fall

Without getting a brand new makeup kit for Fall, I thought I’d show you two easy to use products to add into your makeup bag for this next season. ...
24-09-2019 21:52

5 Quick Lunch Ideas with a Rotisserie Chicken

I’ve posed with a rotisserie chicken, y’all. I’m always fascinated by reading articles online titled, “6 fridge staples everyone needs” and...
23-09-2019 21:49

The Wonder of Walt Disney World

Before we get too far away from our recent trip to Walt Disney World, I wanted to sit down and share all about our time there! The opportunity for th...
21-09-2019 21:50

Fall Style Guide: A Skirt for Fall

I love the “midi” length of dresses and skirts right now. It’s perfect for Fall because it can work for flats or heeled booties. I love this s...
20-09-2019 21:53

Which is more important" Shampoo or Conditioner"

I’ve been mixing and matching shampoo and conditioner for years. I remember believing that I MUST use the same brand and line of conditioner that m...
18-09-2019 21:58

The Fall Style Guide

Getting dressed shouldn’t be a burden and shouldn’t take too much time. I’ve always leaned toward comfortable and easy pieces in my closet so I...
16-09-2019 21:51

My Entrepreneurial Journey

The entrepreneurial journey for me started when I was in elementary school. My sister, a neighborhood friend, and I would color pictures from a color...
11-09-2019 21:51

Four “Staple” Footwear Options for Fall

Of the footwear purchases I’ve made in the past, the ones I regret the most are colorful ones. In the summer I’m always tempted by red espadrill...
09-09-2019 21:58

3 Small Ways to Shift into Fall Mode with your Style

It takes the South a long time to really “feel” like Fall. We sit in the 80’s for most of October and, in fact, I remember a few very warm Hall...
06-09-2019 21:54

Timeless Bags for Fall & Winter

A taupe-y grey or cognac brown colored bag are two really timeless choices for fall and winter. It goes with literally any outfit, even a head to toe...
03-09-2019 21:55

3 Personal Goals for September

I hesitate to call this a series because I’m notorious for saying, “THIS IS A NEW SERIES” and then there is only one round before I move on to ...
02-09-2019 21:48

A few favorite intimates items

Do you ever see those lace bralettes and think, “Yeah that’s all cute on its own but it’s going to look quite lumpy under my t-shirt"!” Me to...
30-08-2019 21:48

2 Design Options for my Home Office

In my previous home my office was on the third floor and it just so happens that we have a very similar layout at our new house that allows me to have...
28-08-2019 21:50

The High Pony Hair Tutorial

I shared this photo on Instagram lately and was met with a few comments asking for a tutorial! I filmed just that and am sharing how to achieve this ...
26-08-2019 21:48

Life Simplifiers: Back To School Edition

Whether you have children in school or not, parenthood is BUSY. And back to school time means even more busyness gets added into the day, specificall...
22-08-2019 21:49

3 Versatile Fall Jackets You Need in Your Closet

The right jacket can really finish an outfit in the best way. The three styles I’m sharing below are versatile, great for a casual or simple wardro...
20-08-2019 21:49

About The Sephora Summer Bonus Event + a few holy grail prod

I mentioned in Instagram Stories recently that one of the many reasons why I love wearing neutral tones in my outfits is that it gives me full and co...
19-08-2019 21:48

How to Balance Jewelry

I love jewelry. I typically follow jewelry trends pretty closely and I have to say I’m pretty happy that bracelets have come back into style. I hav...
16-08-2019 21:48

Life Simplifiers: Kids Clothes

photo by Carissa Graham from a grandparent shoot earlier this year I was talking with my friend recently about kids clothes and she was telling me th...
14-08-2019 21:51

Moments of Animal Print

It’s no secret that animal print is everywhere for Fall and Winter clothing and accessories. I mean, I haven’t seen a trend take over like this s...
12-08-2019 21:49

Building a Perfect Eyeshadow Palette

I hit pan on a few of my favorite shades from the Naked Basics palette and when I went to the store to replace it I passed by the Buxom display. I of...
09-08-2019 21:52

Fitness + Weight Loss Mid-Year Update

I realize we are past the mid-year mark but June and July were pretty nuts for myself and my family as we moved into a new house. Our life has finally...
07-08-2019 21:49

One Piece, Three Ways : Paperbag Waist Pants

I first dipped my toe into the waters of wider leg pants with a linen pair from Target that were so very comfortable. I hesitated with wide legs sinc...
05-08-2019 21:56

A few Home Favorites I found on Amazon

I was really tempted by the Simple Human mirror that was on sale during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I mean, the sale price was low given the star...
02-08-2019 21:52

Sibling Fun

You may remember if you’ve been reading for a while, that I was newly pregnant with Luke when David was about 6 months old. Those two boys have bee...
01-08-2019 21:50

3 Things I Wish I Did on Moving Day

This photo was *not* taken on moving day and, in fact, I have zero photos from moving day so I thought I’d balance the memories of the exhaustion w...
31-07-2019 21:52

My Summer Makeup Routine

I love the thrill of trying new products, whether it be skincare, makeup, or hair products. And after trying hundreds, maybe thousands, of products I...
26-07-2019 21:57

My Top Strapless Bra Picks

I’ve noticed this trend that any time I wear a top with particularly thin straps, or a halter neck, I’ll get numerous DM’s or comments asking w...
24-07-2019 21:51

On Communication and Expectations in Marriage

Justin and I celebrated 10 years of marriage in May with a few nice words spoken to each other and hand-written cards. We really don’t make a big f...
22-07-2019 21:52

June + July Beauty Favorites

It’s been whirlwind month or so and I’m glad that my life is starting to resume a bit of a routine again. June and July have been filled to the b...
17-07-2019 21:56

Slough Slough Slough it Away

I love an exfoliator. As someone with dry, dehydrated skin that is prone to lots of flaking, an exfoliator is a product that I use at least twice if ...
16-07-2019 21:52

A Few Things That Caught My Eye from the Nordstrom Anniversa

I did a quick glance at the inventory available for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this morning and was most drawn to the shoes and jackets. This is ...
13-07-2019 21:51

A Few Tried & True Favorites from the Nordstrom Anniver

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in open for “early access” starting today. This means if you are a Nordstrom cardholder, you can get early access ...
12-07-2019 21:51

Taking Time

As it turns out, setting up the house is taking up a great deal of my time. I’m enjoying it immensely but am also starting to crave a bit of normal...
10-07-2019 21:53

Fun Summer Nail Polish

It’s hard to remember a time when I wore grey nail polish for the majority of the year! These days I’m leaning more towards sheer creams or reall...
01-07-2019 21:57

2 Awesome Hair Products for Texture, Fullness + Brightness f

For years, I’ve been using the word “grit” to positively describe the way I want my hair to feel after using texture spray. Amika makes one of ...
30-06-2019 21:52

A Daily Essential for Myself + The Kids

More than ever before, it seems the understanding that sunscreen is not ONLY to be used at the beach or pool is becoming mainstream. It’s easy, th...
28-06-2019 21:53

3 Ways to Make Packing Easier for a House Move

Did you see the news that we are moving to a different house"! Packing up our house for the past few weeks has been completely manageable. I am writi...
27-06-2019 21:52

New House Decor Inspiration

Curious about anything you see above" The same images can be found on my Pinterest board w/ links to sources. When it comes to home decor, I’m quic...
25-06-2019 22:05

The Trick to Wearing a Bright Lip

Sponsored by Nordstrom and ShopStyle Of all the things that I love about summer, the bright lipsticks and fun, punchy clothing colors are two of my f...
25-06-2019 22:05

Links + Loves (big news for our family!)

We’re moving! NEXT WEEK. We’re so excited and very busy with all the details that need to be arranged in order to get into the new place! This al...
21-06-2019 21:51

Our Romantic Getaway to Biltmore

As I’m writing this, I’m reliving our time at Biltmore whilst thinking through my calendar for the rest of the year to see if we can get back th...
20-06-2019 21:55

Slips + Shapewear

I’ve always been on the more conservative end when it comes to my wardrobe choices. If I find a dress that I love that may be little too thin for m...
19-06-2019 21:53

Skincare I’ve been Loving

I love the thrill of trying a new skincare product. I’ve always loved it and I’m sure I always will! It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a loo...
17-06-2019 21:55

Summertime Things for Kids

This photo was from last summer, which somehow feels like a million years ago. Emily was born last May so the summer was mostly spent in “newborn s...
14-06-2019 21:52

Shop Your Closet: The Stripe Tee

A stripe tee can really be one of the most versatile clothing items in your closet. With the right fit, fabric and shape it can be worked into so many...
12-06-2019 21:54

Kitchen Essentials

photo by Jordan Maunder from this original post I love being in the kitchen. I generally prefer to bake more than cook, but really anything in the ki...
10-06-2019 21:59

A few favorite SPF products (powders, sprays + creams!)

It seems like nothing is quite drilled into us these days more than the importance of sunscreen. Summer, winter, fall, spring, ice cold temperatures,...
07-06-2019 21:54

How to WIN the battle with Humidity

Nothing can kill a hairstyle quite like humidity, you know what I mean" I live in a humid climate so I’m sharing all my tips to survive the heat al...
05-06-2019 22:00

Two EASY Summer Hairstyles

I?m a ?set it and forget it? kind of girl when it comes to doing my hair. I want to just do one thing that I know works, and not mess with it the res...
03-06-2019 21:54

Fruity Sangria

Nothing looks like summer in a glass more than Sangria. From the sliced fruit to the pretty pink or peach colors, it’s one of my favorite drinks to ...
31-05-2019 21:52

Summer Wardrobe: Shorts

one, two, three, four I’m working on a short and sweet series called “Summer Wardrobe” for the blog, focusing on some summertime essentials for...
30-05-2019 21:52

Shop Your Closet: Ribbed Sweater Tank

My sister, Lauren, has been blogging for nearly as long as I have. It’s so fun to have someone close to me doing a similar thing and I’ve been in...
27-05-2019 21:50

A New-ish Haircare Line I Love

I’ve been seeing Virtue products popping up on various social media platforms but it wasn’t until I spoke with someone who works for the company ...
27-05-2019 21:50

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

I can’t believe I’m doing this. I’m giving you my secret family recipe for the best cookie of all time. I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t en...
24-05-2019 21:51

My go-to lip color lately

I shared my YouTube channel and link to them here, but ...
22-05-2019 21:53

Makeup Capsule: Stay All Day

Whether you are trying to combat the heat and humidity of summer, or you simply need a makeup look that will last from morning to night, these are so...
20-05-2019 21:58

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