we’re hiring!


We’re hiring! I’m looking for a creative assistant to support all the ins and outs of running this blog + the social media channels associated with it.
You can find a more detailed job description below, but if you are looking for a part-time, long-term position in a creative field and are supremely skilled at multitasking, you may be a good fit for this position!
The ideal candidate is very familiar with The Small Things Blog, including social media accounts that support the blog, and is aligned with the messaging, tone, and spirit of the content. Interest in beauty, hair, personal style, and other topics related to content published in the site is necessary.
This position will require some time in office during the day as well as some time working remotely on a computer. Candidate must live in/near Raleigh and have the ability to work every day, though the hours may vary from day to day. Must be available for at least bi-monthly meetings but other time will be flexible. The average time commitment is about 6-8 hours a week.
Please send the following to [email protected] . Emails missing any of the below requirements will not be considered for the position.
  1. A brief description about why you think you’d be a good fit for this position. Include any and all experience with blogging and social media.
  2. A sentence or two acknowledging that you are aware that you must live in Raleigh, NC. There are “work from home” hours associated with this job, but there are also last minute shoots or needs that pop up that require you to be near the office. Solely remote positions will not be considered.
  3. A list of work experience in which you were in an assistant position. Include what tasks and responsibilities that were a part of that position.

Thank you!

links + loves


Sometimes I see the half top knot and I hate it. Sometimes I see it and I love it. I’m trying to practice it a few times before I film a tutorial because I think it can be a cute, casual style if executed the right way!

Great spring sneakers, I love the green!

I shared these great finds from Amazon last week:

This is a great basic tee with a drop-shoulder sleeve for only $14! It’s not TOO long but is long enough to be tucked in the front if you are into that kind of thing!

I also ordered this terry cotton roll sleeve shirt that is a nice weight so it doesn’t require any kind of cami underneath it like some paper thin tops do these days, and I loved the casual look of it. Perfect for the weekend.

We celebrated Luke’s 4th birthday last weekend. He’s a big fan of the color green right now so the party was loosely green themed. I ordered a cake from the grocery store and covered it in green sprinkles, I think he loved it. He invited a few friends from school but we kept it very small and simple. Pizza, cake, bouncy house–that was about it! He had so much fun playing with his friends and it was really sweet to see him interact with kids that he knows from school. It’s funny when that transition happens as a parent. For so long the friends are chosen via the mom friends I’m spending time with, but it’s really wonderful to watch Luke grow up and find similarities and interests with other kids around him!

He ended up getting sick the night before his actual birthday, so Tuesday was spent laying low and resting all day. I’m thankful we did his party and celebrated on Sunday so his memory is of that fun day instead of a sick day at home.

If you missed it, I shared an interview with Kristin, a local esthetician, and she answered a ton of commonly asked questions about skincare. You can watch the video here!

This is a cute faux fur pink vest. I think it would look really great with black jeans and a black casual top.

An app for organizing your podcasts, I discovered this via this post on Cupcakes & Cashmere.

Do you follow on Instagram? Between the main feed and engaging with you on Instagram Stories, it’s one of my favorite extensions of the blog. You can find me at K8_smallthings.

I hope you have a great weekend! February is already flying by which is good because this tends to be my least favorite month of the year, weather-wise.

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 this video! As someone in my early 30’s these answers were very informative for me and I hope you find them helpful as well. It’s never too early to start caring for your skin!

The questions covered in the video can be found below.
1. Can you map out an ideal skincare routine for aging skin?
2. What is the best way to care for aging skin?
3. What is one important thing that someone with aging skin NEEDS to know?
Rapid-fire Questions:
1. Is SPF in your makeup sufficient enough?
2. Does oily skin need moisturizer or not?
3. Sleep in your makeup, harmless or harmful?
Kristin mentioned a few different types of products in the video and I found a few recommendations for you either based on personal experience or great reviews on retailer websites!

Vitamin C for brightening, a retinol cream for cell regeneration and a hyaluronic acid moisturizer to deeply hydrate the skin. At night, use a night cream packed with antioxidants would be best to apply to the skin so it can work overnight while you sleep!

A manual or chemical exfoliation is recommended to use on fine lines and wrinkles to slough off any dead skin and encourage new skin to appear.

I hope you enjoyed this series! Again if you didn’t catch the first video, you can click here to watch it! I understand that seeing an esthetician regularly isn’t something everyone is able or interested in doing, but it’s smart to know how to care for your skin if you want it to be healthy and look great. If you feel behind with a skincare regimen, just start now! A good moisturizer will go a long way and an exfoliation routine will help keep your skin clean from all the dead cells that can build up. Those two simple steps can be a starting point, and everything else (if you want to) can be added in later.

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