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 all happened at the end of May with a “30 day close” window so it feels quite fast but very exciting.

A few details are that we’re staying in Raleigh and moving into a “new to us” home that was built about 10 years ago or so. I’d call it my “dream home” as it has a beautiful wrap around front porch with a swing, and a wonderful backyard with space for the kids to play!

We have bittersweet feelings about leaving our current home. We love our cul-de-sac and neighbors, and the house served us well for the 3 years we were here. We’ve had to do a bit of fixing while we lived here (perhaps the curse of moving into a 20 year old home?) but I’m happy to say that it’s looking the best it’s ever looked as we put it on the market.

We’ll be listing it next week. On the off chance that you are perhaps looking for a home in the area, please send me an e-mail and I’ll be sure to send you more details about it. For security and safety reasons we aren’t sharing any information until we’ve moved out.

My plan is to slow posting a bit here on the blog at the beginning of July, though I will continue to post re-shares of popular posts on social channels. My office is one of the top priority rooms to get set up so I can jump back into things, but realistically I’ll make sure my kids are all settled before that!

On to other links & loves. . .

I shared a video earlier this week about the skincare I’ve been loving, you can click here to check it out!

A nice round up of cute swimwear under $100!

Cute easy sandals with a knot detail.

A very helpful post about shapewear by Caralyn!

I have a few of the Z Supply t-shirts but I’m thinking about adding a tank top or two into my summer wardrobe as well!

I made this lemon blueberry cake last weekend when my cousin came for a visit. The lemon flavor doesn’t overpower the blueberries and it’s a crowd-pleaser for kids and adults alike!

I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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Comments (13)

  1. Posted June 21, 2019

    Congratulations on the new place! Your dream house – sounds amazing! Have a nice weekend, Kate šŸ™‚ šŸ’•

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    • Kate says
      Posted June 21, 2019

      Thank you! You too!

  2. Sherry says
    Posted June 21, 2019

    Sounds exciting, look forward to seeing the new place. Happy packing ….. and unpacking.

    • Kate says
      Posted June 21, 2019

      Thank you!

  3. Mimi says
    Posted June 21, 2019

    Congratulations on your new home! It sounds beautiful and I hope your family is very happy there!

    I’m smiling at your comment regarding your present home needing repair, how it is with a 20 year old home! We actually prefer the charm and character of a really old home. Think old town Savannah or Charleston! That’s my style.

    • Kate says
      Posted June 21, 2019

      Oh I do love a Charleston or Savannah home as well!

  4. Lori Barker says
    Posted June 21, 2019

    Oh, My, Lanta!!! Look at what I just saw! I had to share, though I know it isn’t your style! Now, these are some fashion forward Crocs!!!

  5. Andrea says
    Posted June 21, 2019

    What’s your email?

  6. Kate says
    Posted June 22, 2019

    That so exciting! Hope everything goes well with your move!! Thanks for all the fabulous links as always.


  7. Tammie Lovingood says
    Posted June 22, 2019

    I want a wrap-around porch so bad! Congrats!

  8. Bad Bad says
    Posted June 23, 2019

    Boy I’d like to fuck her. Does she take it up the ass?

  9. Tammy says
    Posted June 23, 2019

    Beautiful front porch with a swing? Sounds wonderful… Iā€™m there!!!
    Congratulations on your new home! šŸ”

  10. Emily says
    Posted June 26, 2019

    Oh wow, good luck with the move! I hope everything goes smoothly for you all.

    Emily | Snippets of Em xx