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Easy Beauty Gifts to Give (and details about 20% off fragrances at Sephora!)

Are you making Christmas Cut Out Cookies this year? I’ve made two batches and may possibly make one more when the kids are off of school. My recipe can be found here.

We’re in the home stretch, y’all! It’s almost the end of 2022! I’m looking forward to a slow pace and having a loose schedule for the last couple of weeks of December.

I’ve been reaching for these Madewell Carabiner earrings more often than not. They are such a fun twist on a typical hoop earring.

I also love these socks at Madewell!

I used the ELF Halo Glow Liquid Filter in a recent makeup tutorial and heard from so many of you that you also love that product. To me, it works better than the Hollywood Flawless Filter by Charlotte Tilbury. I also love the Wander Beauty On-The-Glow blush and highlighter. It has such great color payoff and it’s easy to travel with as well.

At the time of writing this, I only have about an hour left of listening to “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate. I’m listening to it on audible. My friend recommended it and I’ve been fully swept into the story, which is the best feeling, isn’t it?

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

Carrots, Beets, and Greens Juice from Wegmans

No Show Socks

Liv It Up lip color

Madewell sweater

All Saints Gold bracelet (similar to gorjana)

Kenra Anti-humidity spray

Duck Donuts

Puzzle Table

Free People Tunic

Pretty bracelet from Amazon

Oval hoops from Amazon

Hair claw clips from Amazon

“Coatigan” from Amazon

London Necklace from Miranda Frye

Slim Jeans from Banana Republic

Patrick Ta Eyeshadow Palette

Gel-X Extension nails – Lisbon Wants Moor -my favorite color!

Long-sleeved T-shirt from Lululemon

This week’s promo codes:

Spanx: 10% off + free shipping and returns using code KateXSpanx

Loopy Cases: 10% off when you use code smallthings10

Ongoing promo codes:

Rifle Paper Co: Use code KATEB25 for 25% off at

amika: Use code SMALLTHINGS10 for 10% off your purchase

Bagging Rights: KATE20 gives you 20% off any items at

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

BFB Hair: Use code smallthings10 for 10% off all Hair Extension products only for followers!

Material: KATE20 will get you 20% off your order until the end of Dec.


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Jordan says · 12.17.22

I hope that relaxation is in your very near future, Kate! Thanks for all you do.

Where is that awesome parchment paper from? It’s so cute!!

Kate says · 12.18.22

Thanks Jordan! I believe I picked it up at HomeGoods!

Donna Hammonds says · 12.18.22

Would you please give the name of the pot you used to make the caramels this year?
And the thermometer? I’m thinking Christmas gifts for my 3 daughters 😊 Thank you! (And more Grits content 😻)

Mel says · 01.02.23

What length do you prefer in the London necklace?