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Beauty Caspule: Busy Woman, Little Time, Big Impact

Well, I have to admit the weather in Raleigh has improved dramatically this week! We lost a bit of humidity and have had abundant sunshine nearly every day!

I told Amanda that I feel like my work hours quadrupled with my kids in school. It’s challenging to work from home when they are home in the summer because I never want to prevent them from doing what they want to do (like swimming in the pool, for example) because I need to film. We were able to rig a good system of them going to a museum or library during one of the days so I could film in a quiet house, so it all worked out, but I’m realizing more that a quiet place to work is really helpful for me to stay focused!

Anyway, feeling more productive during my work hours allows me to feel more present and available when their home! So, I’m happy with this new routine.

They are enjoying school, they are each very social and outgoing, and there is general happiness around the house lately!

Amanda, Jordan, and I had a long lunch recently and were able to dive deep into some things that each of us has going on and I was simply reminded how deeply important those relationships are to me. To have people who know you intimately, who you can trust, and who trust you — those relationships are rare and special.

I have a quick trip for work next week that I’m looking forward to! And I get to see a friend again that I wasn’t sure when I’d see next. I’ll share more soon!

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

Shani Darden Retinol Reform

Spanx Air Essentials Jumpsuit – cannot stop wearing this!

Quarter Zip from Target

Clare V. Fanny Bag – I love to wear these as crossbody bags!

Sleeping Queens kid’s card game – such a hit with my kids!

New Satin Hydrating Pink Lipstick – shade 01

Z Supply Off-the-Shoulder top

@Naptimekitchen new tote and crossbody bag

Wander Beauty Eyeshadow Palette – has everything you need, and nothing you don’t!

Our Place Mini Always Pan

Green ABLE Sweater – a gorgeous color!

Amazon Finds:

Strappy Heels – I have a different version of these and love them!

Stunning Dress

Varley Sweater

Rails Dress – really cute for fall

Lightweight Crew Neck Top

Jade Colored Dress

Naked 2 Basics Eyeshadow Palette – one of my favorite eyeshadow palettes if you’re looking for something small and simple.

Best Travel Mirror

Mighty Patch – helps keep hands off blemishes and helps heal them faster!

Shower Brush

This week’s codes:

Rent the Runway – Save 40% off the first 2 months of an 8-item plan using code KATERTR

Ongoing promo codes:

amika: Use code SMALLTHINGS10 for 10% off your purchase

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

ABLE: KATEB15 will get you 15% off

Rifle Paper Co.: Code KATE will get you 20% off your purchase at Rifle Paper Co. now through Sept. 30.

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

Brooklinen – Promo code smallthings for $20 off orders over $100. Good until the end of October.

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


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