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Bluffton Lemonade

We’ve had endless sunshine this week which is such a treat. The temperatures are climbing into the 80’s too! The boys are entering that time of the year where they are asking how many days are left of school until summertime. . . and I remember that feeling oh so well!

We released the butterflies that we raised this week, and it was thrilling until the moment a bird swept in a snatched one of them. It was a circle-of-life teaching moment, which was quickly quelled by the excitement of cheering on the rest of the butterflies to be free!

If you’re looking for a summery lemonade with a twist, check out my recipe for Bluffton Lemonade here.

I’ve been listening to the audiobook of The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen and only have a few hours left. There has been a slow build of the characters’ stories but I can feel it approaching a turn shortly. I’ll share a review when I’m finished! Meanwhile, I’ve rated a few other books that I’ve either read or listened to on Goodreads.

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

Amazon Leggings

ABLE Utility Jacket – use code KATEMOM20 for 20% off until 4/26

ABLE Mesh Sweater – use code KATEMOM20 for 20% off until 4/26

ABLE Merley Denim Jacket – use code KATEMOM20 for 20% off until 4/26

Amish Country Popcorn Oil

Skims Thongs

Chantelle High Rise Briefs

Pimple Patches

Self Tanner for an olive-looking tan (shade medium)

Georgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Created Colorful

Spray-In Oil for soft hair (pre-shampoo treatment)

New porch rocking chairs (set of 2)

Porch side tables

Butterfly Garden

Navy maxi dress

Elastic laces for sneakers

Daily Harvest Smoothies

Olive and June Cuticle Serum

Essie Gel Couture nail polish

The Lazy Genius Kitchen: Have What You Need, Use What You Have, and Enjoy It Like Never Before book comes out May 3rd

This week’s discount codes (#partnerships): 

ABLE: KATEMOM20 for 20% off at ABLE through 4/26

Aera: KATE20 for 20% OFF Diffusers

Tommy John: Use code “KateBryan25” for 25% off for 72 hours (through Sunday, 4/24)

Rifle Paper Co.: 20% off if you use code KATE20 (excluding furniture, swim, and sleepwear) through May 21st

amika: Use code SMALLTHINGS10 for 10% off your purchase

Miranda Frye: “Smallthings20” will get you 20% off and free shipping! – good only for a short time

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

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

Loopy Cases: My code “SmallThings10” for 10% off!

Rifle Paper Co. x Summersalt: KATEB will get you 20% off your purchase at Rifle Paper Co and $10 toward your next order over $95+


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Caitlin says · 04.22.22

What colors do you like to wear in the Essie gel polish? I want to try it out!

Brenda says · 04.23.22

Is there an update on the SmallLoves Book Club? Have I missed out? I actually read the book!