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Beauty Products I use from Morning to Night + Sephora Holiday Savings Event Info!

Hello weekend! How was your week? I made Pioneer Woman’s recipe for chili this week, it’s one of my very, very favorites.

I also bought a bag of granny smith apples, so I have a feeling an apple pie will be coming soon as well! My boys are having a sleepover in South Carolina at my folks house, so Emily, Justin, and I are home this weekend. I’m so grateful that they get to have some quality time with my parents! I’m considering taking Emily to get a pedicure with me. She’s 3. Will I regret this decision?!

Our nanny was out of town for a few days this week and we missed her! I was reminded about how much of a gift she is to our family, and how thankful I am for her. I wrote a post about finding childcare recently, you can click here to read it.

Remember this post from years back?! It caused such a stir that I ended up having to write a Part 2!

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

Jordan at Douglas Carroll Salon

Black blouse – a perfect work-friendly blouse that hits in all the right places.

Cream sweater

Cloudswift running shoes – I’ve taken these on a few runs and really like them!

Bauble Bar Ring

Amazon slippers – these slippers are so warm and I love that they don’t slide off my feet.

Wander Beauty Baggage Claim eye masks

Crewneck Neon Sweater from Amazon

Bumble and bumble Thickening Shampoo

Tommy John henley and joggers

Nude pumps – as close as possible to a dupe for my beloved J.Crew suede pumps.

Merly Jean Jacket from ABLE – such a great denim jacket in a lighter wash with just enough distressing.


This week’s discount codes (#partnerships): 

Loopy Cases: Code smallthings10 for 10 % off

Rifle Paper Co + Summersalt – Code KATE20 for 20% off and $10 toward your next order of $95+ 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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Danielle says · 11.06.21

I cannot wait to spend some time clicking through these!

Danielle |

Debbie says · 11.07.21

Great clothing picks! I ordered two of the Old Navy blouses. Thinking about the Ugg slippers for Christmas gifts now. If I can narrow down the colors! Thanks Kate!

Debbie says · 11.07.21

Are you deleting all comments or just mine? I’m a Christian and I apologized to you when I was wrong. It’s true you don’t know what’s going on in someone’s life to make them say or write something. That goes both ways. It was a terrible day for me and I have apologized for taking it out on you. I’m sorry! I do miss your IG account. I looked forward to it daily.
I did leave a truthful comment. I did order two blouses from your link. I liked several of your picks. I am going to order the ugg slippers. I guess I just won’t follow you anymore.

Kate says · 11.07.21

Hi Debbie–I’d love to get to the bottom of this. Can you e-mail me?

MirandaRay says · 11.07.21

OMG I LOVE the Scrabble pieces you used for the photo!! Link please?? <3