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Black Leggings Competition: the best and the worst for worki

I’m breaking down my favorite and LEAST favorite of all the leggings I’ve tried recently. They range from $20 up to almost $100! I wear leggings ...
19-04-2019 21:54

3 Things I Bought from Social Media . . . and How They Actua

If I see a thousand or so positive reviews about something, that is pretty much the first jumping off point that piques my interest level. I may not e...
17-04-2019 21:59

Spring Camo

  one,two,three, four,five,six,seven,eight,nine,ten,eleven (similar) I’ve slowly added a few camouflage items into my wardrobe. My outfit...
16-04-2019 22:00

One Piece Swimwear

One.Two.Three.Four.Five.Six.Seven.Eight.Nine. As happy as I am about summer coming, that does ultimately mean swimsuit season comes with it! ...
11-04-2019 21:56

Spring Cleaning in the Closet

I’ve sorted through all of my winter clothes and clothes I don’t wear anymore to prep my closet for spring. I have to admit I’m pretty good abo...
10-04-2019 22:00

Retinol, Retin-A, Vitamin A . . .what is it and why should y

I’ve certainly heard of retinol and it wasn’t until I sat down with Kristin during my “Ask an Esthetician” series when I realized I should con...
08-04-2019 21:57

Makeup Capsule: Quick and Easy

For this makeup capsule I wanted to choose items that can be multipurpose or don’t require any additional tools! This would be great for a travel ca...
04-04-2019 21:56

How to Use Bronzer (and why it’s not the same as Conto

blouse, earrings, lipstick (shade is Niagra Overlook) Summer is coming, and if you have fair skin like me and want to kick up a little glow, bronzer ...
03-04-2019 21:56

Eye Patch Masks: what they are and why I love them

I’m wearing Peter Thomas Roth 24k Gold Hydra-Gel Eye Patches (that came as a part of THIS set, such a good deal) and PIXI Vitamin C Caviar Balm.) I...
01-04-2019 21:55

A Bronzed, Glowing Makeup Look with Sephora

This post is sponsored by Sephora. Bring on SUMMER! I’m kidding. Kind of. I am so ready for sunshine and warmth, but summer here in North Carolina...
28-03-2019 21:56

Makeup Capsule: budget friendly drugstore options

Makeup adds up quickly and nothing is more annoying than purchasing a cosmetic item only to get home and realize it isn’t right. Oftentimes retailer...
26-03-2019 21:52

My Health Journey & How I’m Losing Weight

There is so much context necessary for a post like this and I hope if you’ve been following along for awhile that you know me a bit so you can unde...
25-03-2019 21:56

A must-have makeup product + a new palette from Ulta

This post was sponsored by Ulta. It’s the 21 Days of Beauty at Ulta and now is such a great time to stock up on favorites or try new things! Today,...
20-03-2019 21:53

Delicate Bracelets

Trends are funny. I have some boyfriend style watches sitting in my jewelry box that I never wear, but a few years ago I wouldn’t’ leave the hous...
18-03-2019 21:55

Pretty & Functional Hair Ties

I love that hair ties have changed so much since the simple plain black elastic that everyone seemed to use, or wear as a bracelet, back in the 90’...
11-03-2019 21:54

Spring Shoes, easy slip ons and cute sandals

Just wearing my new shoes inside until it’s finally warm enough to wear them out in public! In the same way that I like to buy neutral pieces to mi...
08-03-2019 21:52

February Beauty Favorites Video

I shared my review of a BUNCH of products that I’ve been using for the past 2 months on today’s video. Some things are good, some things are not ...
04-03-2019 21:53

Makeup I’m Loving Right Now

I talk about the makeup or skincare I’m trying out quite regularly on Instagram so be sure to follow along over there to say in the loop! I’m wor...
26-02-2019 21:54

Spring Trench Coats

booties, bag, jeans, trench, stripe tee(similar), earrings, sunglasses, hairstyle tutorial In honor of the near constant rain Raleigh has had for ...
25-02-2019 21:54

Conditioning Products for Dry, Distressed Hair

Alterna was nice enough to send me a few products from their line after I raved about their Volume Mist on stories and I’ve fallen head over heals ...
22-02-2019 21:51

Answering some Questions: my robe, childcare, religion, and

I receive a lot of the same question from readers and I’m always looking for ways to quickly and easily provide answers. I thought I’d round up a...
20-02-2019 21:53

Gel Versus Dip Nails

  I got my first “dip” manicure a few weeks ago and there are some things I really love about it and some things I wish I would have known befor...
19-02-2019 21:52

How To Clean Your Beauty Tools (makeup brushes to flat irons

Don’t be like me. Don’t let it get this bad guys. The thing is, leaving hair in your brush isn’t the worst beauty offense in the world but it c...
18-02-2019 21:52

Ask an Esthetician: All About Aging Skin

This is part 2 of the two part series titled Ask An Esthetician. Watch Part 1 here! Kristin is answering a bunch of anti-aging skincare questions in ...
14-02-2019 21:50

A Simple Cat Eye Tutorial

This is the quickest and easiest (yes I said easiest) way to glam up your makeup if you’ve got something special going on. And guess what: you don...
13-02-2019 21:55

Bright Stripes

I don’t often go for a lot of pattern in my wardrobe BUT stripes are my one exception. I love a striped top so much. I know they aren’t the most ...
12-02-2019 21:51

Ask an Esthetician: General Skin Questions for Your Best Ski

I met Kristin from Simply Skin Cary a few months ago and we bonded pretty quickly over skincare and products at lunch. She has over 10 years in the in...
11-02-2019 21:53

Eyelet Black Blouse

I picked up this pretty black eyelet blouse the other day at Madewell. I tried it on in a golden yellow shade that I wanted desperately to work but t...
06-02-2019 21:54

Behind the Blog: How I light my videos

I feel a bit sheepish writing this post because I’m still learning so much about video editing and production. I’ve come a long, long way from wh...
05-02-2019 21:53

Quick Hair Tip: How to get a soft swoop

Creating a curve shape right along your hairline is the easiest way to “fake” a professional blowout. It looks as if a round brush was used to c...
04-02-2019 21:53

How to Look Awake and Refreshed (when you aren’t!!)

I was recently hit with a horrible cold, cough, fever, and sinus issue and while I was still dealing with the lost voice that you’ll hear during th...
31-01-2019 21:51

Apple “Cookies”, a fun, messy snack for kids

If the boys and I are stuck home for any reason during the day, I usually like to come up with of some kind of craft or baking activity to keep us oc...
30-01-2019 21:54

Quick Hair Tip: How to Apply and Layer Hair Products

I touched very briefly in this tutorial about how to best apply hair products to your hair but I wanted to film a more in depth (though still quick!) ...
28-01-2019 21:51

My Favorite Jewelry

I like a good mix of statement jewelry and more delicate pieces, and in this stage of motherhood where I’m dressing quite casual I find that I wear...
24-01-2019 21:58

Barely Bent Hair Tutorial

My tendency is to always make my hair “perfect”. I blame years of working in the salon and preferring a more clean, classic look to the hair. But...
22-01-2019 21:54

Little Ways to Refresh your Home

I love the empty look of the inside of my home after taking down the Christmas decorations. Don’t get me wrong, I love when the decorations are UP ...
16-01-2019 21:56

Remember Buying One Eyeshadow Instead of a Palette"

link to palette organizer In a world of eyeshadow palettes it can seem like single eyeshadows have gotten completely shoved to the side. I’m always...
14-01-2019 21:54

Give your Nails a little TLC

I’ve always loved having my nails done, even with a subtle “barely there” color. I think it looks professional and “polished”, pun intended...
11-01-2019 21:52

Comparing 3 Popular Breast Pumps

My breastfeeding journey with the boys was different than I thought it would be, but I’m thankful that with Emily it has been pretty much a dream c...
09-01-2019 21:51

First Impressions/Drugstore Makeup Demo

In the age of fast-paced, constant social media content, sometimes you just have to go back to the old classic “talk throughout the makeup tutorial...
08-01-2019 21:56

Helpful Tools for a Busy Life

I’m not organized or methodical by default. I’m creative and make a lot of my decisions based off of my feelings. But I’ve learned, through the...
03-01-2019 21:49

New Year New Hair" 3 Suggestions to Ensure the RIGHT Cu

I kind of love the emotional aspect of women and their hair. This isn’t true for everyone, of course, but quite often in my life, and the life of m...
02-01-2019 21:50

A look back at 2018

  2018 was a big year, both professionally and personally. There is so much to say about it that I could never sum it up in one post. I wanted to sh...
31-12-2018 21:53

End of Year Reflection Questions

A few years ago my friend Ashley told me about this “end of year” reflection she does with her husband where they reflect on the year and discuss...
30-12-2018 21:49

Favorite Eyeshadow and Eyeliner from 2018

one. two. three. four. five. six. seven. eight. nine. If you missed it, I rounded up some of my favorite lip products in this post! I?m moving on tod...
29-12-2018 21:52

Favorite Face Makeup of 2018

one. two. three. four. five. six. seven. eight. nine. ten. eleven. twelve. thirteen. fourteen. One of the most fun parts of what I do is being able t...
28-12-2018 21:50

Favorite Lip Colors from 2018

  one. two. three. four. five. six. seven. Lipstick has always been one of my favorite cosmetics to play around with and this year I found my favori...
28-12-2018 21:50

New Years Eve Outfit (mine + similiar options!)

dress, clutch, block heel sandals, earrings I’ve been using ...
26-12-2018 21:51

On Highlighters and How to Glow this Winter

Neglecting blush, contour, and highlighter is fine but if you really want your skin to look glowing and beautiful during the dreary winter months, us...
22-12-2018 21:49

Winter Nail Shades

The only nail polish I wear on my nails, if I don’t have a gel manicure, is Essie Gel Couture. It’s the only thing that lasts several days withou...
20-12-2018 21:52

Get Timeless Holiday Makeup in 4 Easy Steps

With the holidays just around the corner, you need a bold makeup look to match all that holiday cheer. Plus, it?s the perfect time of year to experim...
20-12-2018 21:52

Our Favorite Ways to use the Echo Show

Amazon Echo Show to our kitchen and we love it. I use it so much more than I initially thought I would, and it helps us streamline our busy days. I’...
19-12-2018 21:50

3 Tips for Hosting a Party

Holiday party season is in full swing and I always look forward to this time of year. My mom loves to host parties and she truly set the bar incredib...
17-12-2018 22:00

Our Home Assistant

This post was sponsored by Amazon. A good way to sum up my life right now is busier than ever but happier than ever. My husband Justin and I are have...
14-12-2018 21:51

3 Gift Ideas that Aren’t Physical Objects

Sometimes gifts that aren’t things you can necessarily wrap are the best gifts! Plus, these are good last minute options as well! A subscription t...
13-12-2018 21:54

Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Cake

I hosted a small brunch with a few friends earlier this month as an intentional way to make sure we got some time together before the holiday rush! I...
12-12-2018 21:56

December Favorites

It’s December and I rounded up a bunch of my favorite products from the past month or so in today’s video! Products mentioned: Cuyana Nesting Po...
11-12-2018 21:59

3 Festive Drugstore Lip Colors

I couldn’t help myself and grabbed 3 super pigmented festive holiday lip colors at Ulta the other day. This my very first time trying out the fanta...
10-12-2018 21:49

My favorite places to buy Emily’s clothes

one. two. three. four. five. six. seven. eight. nine. ten. eleven. When I had boys I always heard about how boring it is to shop for boys and how fu...
08-12-2018 21:52

Winter Wardrobe Essentials

I rounded up a few closet staples for winter based on things I’ve loved for a long time and new additions to my wardrobe! I’ve said before that I...
05-12-2018 21:58

My Easy Everyday Waves

If I’m wearing my hair in soft waves, this is most likely how I style it! I like a traditional curling iron versus a wand because it gives me a bit...
04-12-2018 21:51

3 Freezer Friendly Breakfast Ideas to Always Have On Hand

I really enjoy baking and feeding people. Whether it’s bringing a new mom a meal or making a treat for our weekly small group meeting at our home, i...
03-12-2018 21:55

Lash Lifts, why I get them and more questions answered!

From time to time I’ll mention getting a lash lift on Instagram and that inevitably leads to a lot of questions and a lot of confusion! I thought I...
29-11-2018 21:53

Amazing Holiday Gift Kits from Ulta

Ulta has such a great offering of beauty products, from drugstore range to high end products, and their gift kits right now are pretty amazing. Holid...
28-11-2018 21:52

3 Podcasts I’m Enjoying

I’ve written a post about some of my favorite podcastsbefore, but I’m so enjoying these lately that I wanted to tell you about them again! Terri...
22-11-2018 21:52

Gift Guide: Gifts for Kids, Him, Her, or Anyone!

I’ve compiled a few gift guides for you today just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday! I’m a practical gift giver. I love thinking through...
22-11-2018 21:52

The Dyson Airwrap (my first experience!!)

I tried the new Dyson Airwrap and I have some thoughts. This post + demonstration video is all about it! For a little backstory, I did not like the R...
21-11-2018 21:56

The easiest cat eye in the world + Sephora’s Cyber Wee

Alright the holidays are here. They are, just accept it! Today’s post is all about the easiest cat eye in the world and I’m also sharing details ...
20-11-2018 21:56

3 Fun Group Games

It’s the season for get togethers, whether with friends or family, and group games are one of my favorite parts! I know some people aren’t big ga...
18-11-2018 21:58

Breaking down the Performance of Pampers Pure Diapers

We are nearly 6 months into using Pampers Pure diapers with Emily and I have been so impressed. When I first learned about these diapers I was still ...
16-11-2018 21:56

The moisturizer that saved my dry skin

I’ve shared a bit on Instagram that my skin has been going through a tough time since about 2 months ago. I believe that it all started with a whey...
15-11-2018 21:58

How to combat static in hair in the winter

I was always dealing with static hair when I lived in Illinois. It was drier up there than North Carolina, therefore my hair was pretty staticky all ...
13-11-2018 21:58

Setting Sprays: what they are great for and how/when to use

I’m a bit newer to the notion of setting sprays but as my skin has taken a dramatic turn for the extremely dry Sahara dessert type, a setting spray...
12-11-2018 21:55

links & loves

This $15 tee from Amazon is what my layering tee dreams are made of. It’s thin, long, and has a shirttail hem! Plus it’s stretchy and super comfo...
09-11-2018 21:58

Automating One of the Most Forgotten Parts of Your Home

This post is sponsored by FilterEasy. Click here to sign up! The more children I have, the more I try to automate as many things as humanly possible....
07-11-2018 21:55

Setting Powders: What they can do and a few that I love

Do you use a setting powder" If you don’t and you a running into problems like your makeup is fading or turning a bit blotchy, or you are getting s...
05-11-2018 21:58

A Fall Dress

I typically steer clear of dresses that look like they may add extra volume where I don’t want it but I loved the pattern and shape of this dress s...
02-11-2018 21:52

My Current Makeup Routine

It’s been awhile since I’ve filmed a “current makeup routine” video so I did just that for you! You can see that I’m dealing with some prob...
01-11-2018 21:58

3 things I’m doing with the boys right now

The more kids I have the more I realize that this season of 0-5 years flies. The days are long, trust a sister, but the years are short. I thought I...
31-10-2018 21:54

4 Fall Outfits

One of my favorite posts to read from Emily are her style posts where she shares her favorite outfits for the season. I usually share new finds or wha...
30-10-2018 21:52

Scalp Care Products

As someone with ridiculously dry skin AND psoriasis on my scalp, I’m happy to be nudging you a bit on today’s post to pay a little attention to y...
29-10-2018 21:51

Evening Skincare Routine

one. two. three. four. five. six. seven. eight. nine. ten. I’m more of a night owl than Justin but we try to get ready for bed around the same time...
27-10-2018 21:48

New & Old Fav’s from Sephora (just in time for th

Sephora is running another event and this time it’s the Holiday Bonus Beauty Insider Event! This is the best time to stock up on favorites or explo...
26-10-2018 21:55

Reflecting on Justin’s big career shift

First things first, we have a super casual wardrobe here at Small Things HQ. You may notice my husband’s beloved Crocs (with socks no less) and a D...
25-10-2018 21:49

A “lit from within” Glow

No one can do a beautiful dimensional face palette quite like Charlotte Tilbury. I’ve been a fan of the brand for years, and as soon as I saw this ...
23-10-2018 21:58

A Simple 3 Step Smokey Eye

I feel like a universal term that almost every woman knows, whether she’s into makeup or not, is “smokey eye”. It all started with Cleopatra, b...
18-10-2018 21:52

Autumn Harvest Mason Jar Salad with Maple-Cinnamon Vinaigret

Caroline is back with another recipe today that is bursting with fall flavors! Am I the only one who views foods seasonally" Like the idea of making ...
17-10-2018 21:49

Our Bedtime Routine with Emily

I?m sharing a bit about our night time routine with Emily ...
17-10-2018 21:49

Sleep Help for Babies

Of all the things that I really love about having a great community both on here and on social is that when I need help or a suggestion, I have a wea...
15-10-2018 21:49

A Style Choice That Saves Me Time and Money

As a “basics” kind of girl you can imagine that I’m not very fussy when it comes to my clothes. I’m particular about fit and quality, but in ...
11-10-2018 21:51

How To Conceal Those Daggone Blemishes

Well I’ve recently been dealing with a serious break out and I thought this could be a good time to share my concealer method when it comes to cove...
10-10-2018 21:50

How to Host a Murder Mystery Party

For the past 4 years Justin and I have hosted an annual Murder Mystery Party with some of our friends. It is something I look forward to every single...
04-10-2018 21:51

My Oldest Clothing Item (that I wear every fall and winter)

If my memory serves me I first discovered the Splendid Waffle Knit Thermal Cardigan at Anthropologie. I know it’s been sold there over the years an...
03-10-2018 21:46

Sweet Vanilla & Thyme Granola

I love to cook but struggle with being inventive in the kitchen. I follow recipes closely without venturing far from the exact measurements laid out w...
02-10-2018 21:49

Ask Kate (lots of beauty hair + makeup "’s answer

I filmed another Ask Kate video recently! I forgot how much I enjoy these! I always put a call out for questions on my facebook page so make sure you...
01-10-2018 21:50

Extra Volumized Easy Curls

I’ve done a few curling tutorials already, but I filmed another one pointing out some specific ways I’ve been getting extra volume in my hair lat...
28-09-2018 21:51

Emily at 4 months!

My sweet girl is 4.5 months and best described as “pure sugar”. Now that we are through those first tough 3 months, I can honestly say it’s bee...
26-09-2018 21:51

Something I love to learn

A few years ago I started this thing with my girlfriends called “skills night” where we merged a fun girls night with a time to learn something n...
25-09-2018 21:50

Fall shoes that are not ankle booties

  A reader asked for a few options of fall shoes that aren’t ankle booties because they aren’t her thing and I thought I’d round up a few non-...
19-09-2018 21:50

No Bake Lactation Balls

I mentioned in this blog post that I tried my best to boost and maintain my milk supply for breastfeeding Emily right out of the gate. I wrote all ab...
18-09-2018 21:50

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