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Thank you for your patience while I slow down on blog posting temporarily. We are *so* close to the finish line with the new website and I cannot wait for you to see it! I was hoping to launch this week, but we’re ironing out some little details so I don’t have an exact launch date quite yet!

I found a pair of my favorite style of perfect vintage jeans from Madewell on Amazon!

I found a whole slew of bag strap colors that are customizable from Mark & Graham.

Do you celebrate Halloween? We’re trick or treating on Sunday with my sister’s family! The weather looks pretty perfect so I’m happy about that! Here is a photo from the kids at Halloween last year!

And here are a few things I mentioned on Instagram Stories recently that you may have missed: 

Aera Mini Diffuser and Apple Harvest Scent – have you tried it?!

Patrick Ta limited edition Major Headlines blush palette – such a stunner.

Carroll’s Kitchen – really cool nonprofit in Raleigh that supports women getting out of crisis.

Charley Madelyn Boutique in Raleigh – really cute boutique! I got the cutest leopard mules there!

Raleigh UAV

Sam Edelman Penny Boots

Our Place Always Pan and Perfect Pot

Virtue Labs Healing Oil

OPI Nail shade Lisbon Wants Moor – most worn nail color!

Summersault + Rifle Paper Co Robe

Amazon plastic birkenstock dupes

Olay Hyaluronic Acid body lotion

Cloudswift running shoes – I’ve run in these a few times and really like them!

Lake Pajamas long robe

Light puffer jacket

Mid-size brown leather bag

Blue waffle mock neck sweater

Only Murders in the Building show on Hulu

Succession on HBO

NARS Creamy Concealer in Vanilla or creme brulee

Beauty Blender

Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder for under eyes – always notice the days I forget to use this!

Colors were done by Created Colorful

The Lazy Genius Way book – I am really enjoying the practicality of this book.

Miranda Frye Ansley Studs

Black sweatshirt from Varley – so soft.

Zella casual sneaker

lululemon Align leggings 25″ – my favorite length of align leggings.

Madewell Roadtrippers

Amazon fashion dress

Winston Salem

Kimpton Cardinal Hotel

The Katharine Restaurant – wonderful french restaurant in Winston Salem!

Amazon Santa Christmas ornament – currently unavailable


This week’s discount codes (#partnerships): 

Rifle Paper Co + Summersalt – Code KATE for 20% off and $10 toward your next order at Both codes are active until Dec. 31, 2021, and can not be combined with other offers.

Aera: KATE20 for 20% OFF Diffusers

amika: Use code SMALLTHINGS10 for 10% off your purchase

One-Third Clothing: Kate15 will give you 15% off

Bagging Rights: KATE10 gives you 10% off any items at

Miranda Frye: “Smallthings10” will get you 10% off and free shipping!

Spanx: Use code “KateXSpanx” for 10% off plus free shipping!

Beddy’s: Code “SmallThings” saves you 20%!


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Jen says · 10.29.21

Tell us about these cozy socks! ☺️

Kate says · 11.01.21

I wish I could! This is a beautiful stock photo from Social Squares 🙂

Christina Wineka says · 10.29.21

Where did you get the socks in the blog post photo?

Beck says · 10.31.21

Those socks!! Are they yours or a stock photo?

Myra says · 10.31.21

I too am here wondering about those socks.

Kellie says · 11.02.21

The rifle paper co discount isn’t working. I thought it was good through 12/31?

Kate says · 11.03.21

I just got word that it was leaked to a deal website so now it is “KATE20” !

Lindsay says · 11.06.21

Do you happen to have a code with Created Colorful? I’m looking to get my colors done and wanted to check with you first, since I heard of them through your stories!

Kate says · 11.07.21

Unfortunately I don’t, sorry!