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How was your week?! Raleigh crept into the 90s by the end of the week, and I’m talking about the temperature, not the latest trends.

While I love summer, it feels a little early to get to this level of heat, but perhaps we’re going to have a scorching summer this year.

Last weekend, on Sunday, Justin and I celebrated 13 years of marriage. We had a really lovely dinner and reflected on our wedding day, which truly feels like a couple lifetimes ago.

He wore these sunglasses in the selfie we took and people blew up my DM’s about it when I posted it.

I mentioned on Instagram Stories last week that I wanted to be able to switch from listening to my book on Audible, and also be able to physically read it, picking up at the same place I stopped at while I was listening to it. I hope that makes sense! Well, so many wonderful people told me there is a thing called WhisperSync which allows you to do JUST that! I haven’t tried it out yet but it came highly recommended so I’ll keep you posted on how it works for me.

The only thing is, I like the narrator and the accents of the characters in the book I’m reading right now, “The Paris Apartment”, so I don’t know if I’ll actually enjoy reading it as much as listening to it.

This is a very random recommendation but I’m surprised at how often I use these mesh drawstring bags for different things in life. The boys had “field day” this week at school so I filled these mesh bags with the extras they needed to bring with them!

Speaking of kids, I want to share a few of my go-to retailers for the kids, whether it’s for swimwear or school clothes.

I still shop at Primary for the basics, from bike shorts to go under Emily’s dresses, to swimsuits for the boys. Their sizes fit my kids really well, and the prices are pretty great.

I buy a lot of the boy’s clothes from J.Crew Factory. I find they last a long time and J.Crew Factory regularly has promotions and sales to make the price point on the lower end.

I’m loving this soft green raglan tee.

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Did you know you can find some of my home + style favorites on my Amazon Storefront?

There are only two days left to take advantage of my special discount code with Rifle Paper Co. if you’ve been eyeing something special. Code KATE20 will get you 20% off through May 21st (excluding furniture, swim, and sleepwear).

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

Amazon sunglasses

Ultimate lounge shorts

Black and white dress

Floral dress with cutouts on the sides

Colorful bracelets from Anthropologie

Goldfish Cheddar Jalapeno Mega Bites

Braided sandal heels

Natori bra

Strapless bra

Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Ultra Rich Hyaluronic Treatment Lotion – the leave-in treatment I’m grabbing for the most lately.

Colorful fabric Apple watchbands

Silicone slim Apple watchbands (5 count)

Patrick Ta blush – She’s a Doll has been my go-to for a pop of pink!

Summer basket-woven bag from Target

Cross-back dress from Target

A-Line jean shorts from Old Navy – really fantastic if you have muscular thighs!

Green Madewell dress – Madewell is having a sale for 25% off now until Memorial Day. Use code LONGWEEKEND!

Best self-tanner for cool or pink undertones

This week’s discount codes (#partnerships): 

Loopy Cases – Smallthings10 will get you 10% off of any Loopy Case or accessories

Ongoing promo codes:

amika: Use code SMALLTHINGS10 for 10% off your purchase

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

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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Danielle says · 05.20.22

Such a great post sweetie!

Danielle |