links + small things

Always, Sometimes, Never: Skin Edition

Disney’s Newsies has become a major part of our family over the past few weeks and it is MAKING MY LIFE. This was a movie that my sister and I watched so many times as children, and when I met Justin as an adult we both realized that we love that movie within about 3 days of knowing each other.

We play the album regularly, and the kids even tried to rally together and go on strike when we were in Wilmington with friends. It’s so fun to see them enjoy something I adored as a child.

It’s chilly here today in Raleigh. I cannot believe we are halfway through October. We haven’t even been to a pumpkin patch yet! It’s on our list of things to do in the next two weeks though!

I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend!

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

Truffle Toiletry Bags

Travel Duffle Bag

MZ Wallace Tote

Varley Sweatshirt Dupe from Amazon

Elf Halo Glow

Benny’s Big Time Pizzeria

Bagels on Point

Mess Hall

K38 Baja Grill

Boombalatis Ice Cream

Kosas DreamBeam

Slip Silk Pillowcase

White New Balance Sneakers

Madewell Signature Trench Coat

Shu Uemura tsuki shape blow dry spray

Shu Uemura yubi blonde anti-brass serum

Madewell raw hem jeans

Favorite Moisturizer

Amazon Finds:

Lighted Travel Makeup Mirror

Lancome Lash Idol Mascara

amika Fluxus Hairspray


Favorite Volume Spray

Babyliss 1.25-inch Curling Iron

Label Maker

Rusk Speed Freak Dryer

Shokz Headphones

Cheese Grater

Makeup Brushes

Phone Clip-on Light

Rene Furterer Pre-Shampoo Oil

Boxy Cropped Sweater

Striped Sweater

Slouchy Mockneck Sweatshirt

Zip-up Sweater

Sweater Coat

Ongoing Promo Codes:

Created Colorful: Use code SMALLTHINGS for $20 off on both color consults and gift consults until the end of October 2023.

amika: Use code SMALLTHINGS10 for 10% off your purchase

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

Miranda Frye: Use code SMALLTHINGS10 will get 10% off and free US shipping

Loopy Cases: Code smallthings10 for 10% off

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

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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Erin Ulvestad says · 10.16.23

Doesn’t look like the Varley Sweatshirt Dupe from Amazon is linked correctly?

Kate says · 10.17.23

sorry about that! Just updated!

Christy says · 10.18.23

Varley dupe still appears to be incorrect. The link is a zip up cardigan.

Amanda Lenweaver says · 10.18.23

Thanks for letting us know! It’s been updated above (