links + small things

Dainty (but durable) Jewelry I love

Can you believe the above dress is from Amazon? I got a shoulder tie one last year that I loved, and I’m really into the one-shoulder style for this year!

We’re still figuring out a bit of a routine for our summer, and one thing I did recently purchase was a template from Etsy for the kids to earn screen time.

It’s easier to limit screen time during the school year since they are occupied, but we want to continue a healthy routine in the summertime with the kids as well.

Etsy has so many inexpensive and cute templates you can edit to personalize for yourself.

I’ve been loving a few of the beauty products from Wander Beauty. I love their double-ended blush + highlight stick for travel (or even just a convenient option at home!). I just purchased their new lip product that looks pretty close to perfect.

If you’re looking for a summer fragrance that smells like vacation, Dirty Coconut may be it.

My sister-in-law asked me for some foundation recommendations and I told her about Urban Decay Stay Naked. I really love this foundation, even though I don’t talk about it much. It’s a sheer-medium buildable coverage (based on how you apply) and is a great option for summer because it won’t add extra shine to your face if you live in a humid climate.

I just watched Andreea Ali’s video all about makeup tips for hot/humid weather. You can watch it here!

Spanx made the *cutest* and most flattering/comfortable jumpsuit!

The gold necklace I wear often is the London by Miranda Frye. It’s simple faceted beads but somehow manages to sparkle so well!

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

Bluffton Lemonade – see my recipe and how I created the drink here!

K18 Leave-In Hair Mask

Hatch for sleep

Peter Thomas Roth Max Mineral Naked Broad SPF 45

Caviar Restructuring Bond Repair Serum

Skin Ceuticals Phyto Corrective Mask – one of my favorite calming masks.

J. Crew V Neck Swimsuit – incredibly flattering.

J. Crew Portofino Swimsuit

Straw Beach Bag from Amazon

Amazon Funky Monkey Slides – I wear these so often, but I’ve ripped through two pairs already!

Amazon Mesh Packing Bags

Baby Foot Foot Peel – will reveal brand new skin on your feet!

Birkenstock Slides

Persil ProClean – the only laundry detergent I use!

The Easy Maxi Dress from Amazon

Panama Hat on Amazon

Pretty Summer Earrings from Amazon

@estheticsbysheila – the best esthetician in all the land

Clare V. grande fann

You’re Always Enough – A children’s book by Emily Ley

Sweet Traditions

Blush CoWork – such an incredible co-working space in Cary, NC.

This week’s discount codes:

AERA: Use my code Kate20 for 20% off diffusers

Loopy Cases: code smallthings10 for 10% off

Ongoing promo codes:

amika: Use code SMALLTHINGS10 for 10% off your purchase

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

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

ABLE: KATEB15 will get you 15% 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+ at Summersalt

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


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Laura says · 06.27.22

Could you link the console table that is behind you in this photo?

Jenny says · 07.14.22

Love the earrings! I think you wore these in a green recently too. Can you give a link?!