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I Tested 3 Popular Dry Shampoo Sprays, and Here are My Thoughts

I hope you had a nice week! I was reminded this week, on a few different occasions, how important it is to process things externally with someone you trust. Sometimes it’s easy to get stuck on a cycle of your thought patterns and it’s so helpful to have another person to listen to you and provide feedback (or just listen!).

We returned from our Disney trip on Sunday, so the week felt like it started before I was ready but now that we’ve made it to Friday I’m feeling a little more sorted and settled. Emily’s big girl bed got delivered last night, and it’s really hitting me that we’re moving out of the toddler season of life. In only 1 more year I will have 3 elementary-aged children.

Time is a thief!

I’ve been wearing these sunglasses I found on Amazon more than I thought I would. They are a fun pair to switch up the look from my typical Madewell sunglasses.

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

H&M Black Jumpsuit – such a great price for a classic jumpsuit! I also love that I can wear a regular bra with it.

Pretty Summer Bag from Amazon

Easy Summer Sandals

One Shoulder Dress

Cropped Linen Pants

Madewell Linen-Blend Dress

Kate McLeod Moisture Body Stone

Sunday Riley Vitamin C Serum

No7 Radiance Vitamin C Serum

UE Boom Speaker

amika The Sheild Humidity Spray

Simple Long Gap Tank – if crop tops aren’t your thing, this tank may be perfect for you!

Puff.Me Volumizing Shampoo

Wander Beauty On-the-Glow Blush and Illuminator -perfect for travel, but I also use regularly at home!

ICONIC London Eyeshadow

Tarte Quick Stick

Velour Eyebrow Pencil

Tarte Eyeshadow Palette under $20

Amazon Retro Round Sunglasses

Blax Clear Elastics

Its A 10 Miracle Leave-In Spray

YSL Shine Lipstick Balm in 44 – such an easy-to-wear pink!

Soma Racerback Bralette

Best Sandals for Summer – I’ve worn these so much already, I cannot say enough great things about them!

Sequin Hoop Earrings

Athleta Shorts

Old Navy Skorts

Heart Stitched Tank

Smart Indoor Herb Garden

Ultimate Lounge Shorts – I have 2 colors but I’m not afraid to add more.

This week’s discount codes (#partnerships): 

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

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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Robin says · 05.16.22

Oh did you go to Disney? I’ve been blocked for some reason from your instagram. I’ve never even made a comment on your post. Maybe I liked one? Funny you can’t take criticism about your brand. I’m sure my clicking on your links have made you money at some point.

Kate says · 05.16.22

I’m happy to look into this, can you send me an email with your instagram handle?