links + small things

Exfoliators I Love

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 this evening. We started a bit of a different routine this week that has consumed a good deal of my mind, but now that we have one week of it under our belts I think everyone has adjusted and we’re starting to get into the groove.

Peloton announced some new classes with songs from the musical Wicked and I cannot wait to do those rides! I’m scheduling a few of them for next week. Speaking of Peloton, my two most worn bike shorts when I ride are these high waist ones from Amazon, and the Spanx Every.Wear bike short with pocket. When it comes to bike shorts, I don’t need a big variety and I’m really pleased with the performance and comfort of these two!

I love a moto jacket like this to throw on over jeans and a tee. French Taupe looks like a really beautiful color!

I get so much wear out of these sneakers, I highly recommend them!

This is such a beautiful, classic jacket.

I love the Z Supply tanks and recently got this 3 pack of essentials. I love a tank + shorts in the warmer months and these are a great fit. I’m wearing a medium.

Items Mentioned on IG stories:

Lululemon Align Leggings– honestly unbeatable when you are looking for comfort, flexibility, with a waistband that doesn’t move.

Black Old Navy Jacket – a great basic!

Nike Sneakers

Podcast 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – loved listening to this and learning more!

Sargento Snack Bites Cheese – I like having these in my fridge to pair with my daily apple 🙂

Function of Beauty Shampoo

Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish

Biltmore Malbec Wine – I ordered 3 of these earlier this week and they already arrived!

Athleta Pullover Sweatshirt

Ole Henricksen Lemonade Smoothing Scrub

Anastasia Brow Pen in taupe – Check my highlights bubbles for the demo of this product.

Purple Desk Pad

“Today’s the Day” Notepad


This week’s discount codes:

Home Chef: Use code KATE90 and get $90 off – that’s 10 FREE meals

Fit Track: Use code K820 TO save 20%

KiwiCo: use code KATE20 to get 20% off your order at the KiwiCo store


Questions from Monday Morning Q&A on Instagram Stories:


What is your longest “favorite” that you’ve used?  I’m going to answer this like it’s the longest beauty item I’ve used and that would have to be Kenra Volume 25 Hairspray!

Did you take any breastfeeding courses before you nursed Emily? No, but I had 2 experiences with my boys before I nursed her. I was able to nurse her for about 9 months which was so satisfying to me. I did not have success nursing David and I also wasn’t able to nurse Luke for very long either. So learning from my experiences helped me greatly when trying to nurse Emily for a longer amount of time. You can read this post all about it!

Best Madewell jeans for post-partum? Roadtrippers offer the most stretch!

What do you use to edit videos? Premiere Pro. I learned everything I know from trial and error as well as googling every question I’ve ever had!

Good hair product for breakage? You know, I really love the Alterna Bond Repair Leave-In Overnight Serum. It feels very light on the hair and really helps prevent more damage and softens the dry areas of my hair.

Do you like the Baby Foot masks? Yes! It’s crazy how much skin is removed but yes, I really like them!



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Melanie says · 01.22.21

Where did you get that cute shelf in your kitchen that is behind you in the cover picture? Thanks!

Kate says · 01.22.21 Reply
Jessica Fischer says · 01.22.21

Thanks for resharing your breast feeding story. I am due in about a month with #2 and am trying to get prepared. I was able to breast feed my first for almost 6 months but I really am hoping for a better experience this time. That being said, I would never know which of your kids had the longest time in breast milk so – fed is best!

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says · 01.22.21

Thanks for the link, Kate! Have a great weekend! ❤️✨

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

Becky Bass says · 01.22.21

Thank you, Kate! Love you column / gift.

Sarah says · 01.22.21

Hi Kate! I recently got the FitTrack scale and was excited to see all of my measurements. Now that I have the data I’m lost on what to do to get some of my ‘high’ numbers down. What do you use or do?

TIFFANY says · 01.22.21

I couldn’t get the link to work for the purple desk pad or Z tanks?

Erin says · 01.24.21

Just want to let you know that I love this new format with the mentions from the week all here! I loved reading your links and loves in the past, but this format is a nice refresh and great resource. It also gives me a chance to open some links again. I don’t always have time to shop through stories, but I go through emails on the weekends and catch up on blog reading on my laptop. 🙂

Kara Hamilton says · 01.24.21

These posts are so helpful! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

Shelby says · 01.25.21

Can you link the hoop earrings that look like they have diamonds all around? I don’t see it posted in this week’s links.

Rebecca says · 01.27.21

I love these round-ups and that you have started putting in everything you mention from stories! Just ordered my little sister a Kiwi Crate for her birthday and got 20% off. Thanks for putting time into making these things easy to find!

Brittany says · 02.01.21

I purchased the desk pad you recommended and just love it. I even discovered accidentally this past week that it is waterproof.

Kate says · 02.01.21

well glad to hear! 🙂

Tiffany Bumbaugh says · 02.03.21

What was the TommyJohns discount code? Love your Instagram and blog etc. just started following you. Your are so awesome!