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Recent Books I’ve Read and Enjoyed

This week flew by and we’re wrapping it up with a bit of rain. The kids had some school-related activities postponed due to the weather, so I’m hoping for sunshine next week!

I’ve been sharing primarily beauty-focused content on The Small Things for 12 years now, and while I still have so much more to share here, I wanted to tell you about a new project I’m launching next month.

It’s a more personal newsletter where I can share a bit more of the behind-the-scenes of my work, offer my perspective on topics that may not fit naturally into The Small Things content, and hopefully provide another connection point with readers! You can sign up for it here.

Good news, the Kate Huggies are back in stock at Miranda Frye! You can click here to shop and use code SMALLTHINGS10 !

These wide-leg pants from the Scout collection at Evereve are great! Perfect for a travel day, or a day running errands. They are lightweight so they can work all summer long.

I use these hair clips to hold my face-framing pieces out of my face. They are perfect for NOT adding creases to your hair!

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

Madewell Linen Dress

Urban Decay Setting Spray

White Birkenstocks

Emily Henry’s book Happy Place – I’m listening to this on Audible and LOVING it so far.

Hotel Lobby Candles

@LydiaJaneTomlinson – really love her fashion advice and recommendations.

White Smocked Tiered Dress

This week’s discounts:

Minted: 20% off Mother’s Day gifts + free shipping

Ongoing Promo Codes:

Rifle Paper Co: Use code KATE20 for 20% off your purchase through May 20, 2023!

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

amika: Use code SMALLTHINGS10 for 10% off your purchase

SPANX: Use code KATEXSPANX – good for 10% off purchases + free shipping/returns (excluding sales)

Miranda Frye: use code SMALLTHINGS10 for 10% off and free shipping!


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Elaine says · 05.02.23

Looking forward to mixing something new and fresh with the “small things.” Here for it!

BG says · 05.02.23

Just got my white Birks a few weeks ago! Not only are they cute, but they also offer great arch support.