links + small things

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Well, my parents are traveling around Italy right now, eating Gelato and drinking wine, and spamming my sister and me with pictures just to really rub it in that we aren’t there.

My sister has been there, actually, and Justin is going to Rome next year for a marathon, but I have no international travel plans in the foreseeable future.

HOW IS IT GOING TO BE OCTOBER ON SUNDAY? It’s jarring to see that word on my calendar. I am not ready! I’m still not fully over the fact that isn’t summer anymore.

I found a recipe for “Marry Me Chicken” made in the crockpot that I think I’m going to try soon. I’m not a regular crockpot user but I would love to find a few solid recipes to fall back on during the busy fall and winter.

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

“After I Do” by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Cute Sneakers

Zella Workout Tank

lululemon Jacket

Shearling Birkenstocks

Walmart Utility Dress

Perfect White Tee from ABLE x The Lazy Genius collaboration

Madewell Unlined Trench

Clare V. Grande Fanny

Simple Flat


Slip-On Sneaker

Slingback Shoes


Ankle Boot with Low Heel

High Ankle Boots

Wide Calf Tall Boots

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Have you seen something on IG Stories that you want to reference? If it’s not here it may be in last week’s links + small things post.


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ramona says · 10.01.23

luv the photo…🎞️ and the cigarette butt just adds to the vibe… 😉

Megan says · 10.01.23

Here’s one of my favorite crockpot recipes: layer red potatoes cut in half, fresh green beans with ends snipped, and chicken thighs or breasts. Pour half a bottle of Olive Garden Italian dressing over it all then season chicken with salt and pepper. Cooks about 4-5 hrs on high or 7-8 on low (estimated times, just check chicken for doneness). Always a crowd pleaser!

A says · 10.22.23

Why don’t you go to Rome with Justin?

Kate says · 10.24.23

Many reasons, lots happening behind the scenes that I do not fully share.

megan says · 10.23.23

OMG! How can you not go to Rome with Justin! My husband and I finally went this April and I can’t wait to go back. My favorite city!

Amelia says · 11.08.23

I agree! It’s an amazing city! It’s the perfect opportunity for them to go together. She is self employed and has her parents to watch the kids.