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The Cosmopolitan

We’re officially in June and I couldn’t be happier! Our summer routine is in motion and we’ve got a few weeks at home with a light schedule to enjoy the sunshine, pool, and some activities around Raleigh.

We’re traveling at the end of June, and then again for the 4th of July, but I’m glad to be home for a few weeks prior to that.

I was swimming with the kids the other day and it really struck me that it’s such a fun season with their ages. I know I will blink and the boys will start to value playing with their friends more than hanging with their old mom, but for now, I’ll make sure to appreciate every moment we get to spend time together, laugh, and make up fun games for the pool.

I’m excited to announce an amazing promo that Miranda Frye and I are offering for the next 48 hours only! For every purchase over $100 at Miranda Frye, if you enter my code “smallthings10” at check out, you’ll get 10% off as well as a free pair of Kate Huggies! I wear mine constantly! This is such a great value because the earrings alone are $84! My favorite necklaces are the Kate necklace and the London necklace!

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

Madewell Tee

Swim Coverup from Amazon – a total win!

Smocked cami top

Maya Brenner Initial Necklace – Mine is a 16-inch gold, I get asked that question a lot!

Packable Sun Hat

The best shower cap in the whole wide world

Dyson Airstraight Hair Straightener – review coming soon!

Madewell linen blend shirt

The Housemaid by Freida McFadden

Simple $40 dress

Cute summer tote

Black and white tank

Perfect white summer dress

Kaftan maxi dress

Micro Stitch Tool

My Favorite Eye Patches by Wander Beauty

Boxy Tee

Volumizing Clips

Spanx Tunic Tank Top

Gaming Chair

Hotel Lobby Candles

Long Sweater Coat

Coletta in Cary

Southwestern Quiche

Half Baked Harvest simple baked cheesy Italian chicken meatballs

Baked Oatmeal from the blog

Light Support Sports Bra

My Goodreads Account

Charged Up Cherry on my nails

Swim Through Rings

Boden Swim Suit

JCrew Top

A Blue and White Striped Moment:

$10 Boxy Tee

Pull on shorts from Walmart

Blue and white stripe belted dress

Striped Swimsuit

Amazon button up

Puff Sleeve Dress

Linen Kaftan

Pull-on Shorts from Boden

Swim Cover-up

Ongoing Promo Codes:

Loopy Cases: smallthings10 will save you 10%.

amika: Use code SMALLTHINGS10 for 10% off your purchase

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

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


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Jenny Spahn says · 06.03.23

Hey Kata. You’re a fantastic mom. I agree that it’s important to soak up that time with them before friends/ activities become important. I cherished that time with my three as well. Now 20, 18 and 17, I find that they still make time to hang out together and with me and my husband! It may be less often. It still is important to them. You are showing them the importance and joy of being close and spending time together. That will never go away❤️