The Small Things Blog

Summer Dresses

Summer Dresses

one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine I hardly have a reason to get dressed up these days, and sometimes I miss it!…
How do you keep your blonde bright?

How do you keep your blonde bright?

I’ve switched on and off between doing my own color and going to see a stylist to have it done. I have a great stylist…

Spring Beauty Favorites

Did you catch the video that Ashley Brooke and I made about our favorite things? I couldn’t help myself and made a follow-up for you…
Adjusting foundation coverage with 2 different tools

Adjusting foundation coverage with 2 different tools

A versatile foundation is a MUST in every makeup bag. Notice I said versatile! I truly don’t believe that everyone needs a full coverage foundation…
How to coordinate lipstick and blush tones

How to coordinate lipstick and blush tones

I love wearing brighter lipsticks and blush shades in the summer, but there is an art to making sure the two don’t conflict on your…
How to Find your PERFECT Bold Lip Color

How to Find your PERFECT Bold Lip Color

Lipstick is EASILY my favorite cosmetic to play around with. I just love it. I love how it can be the main statement of an…
A few things in my hospital bag + recommendations from other moms

A few things in my hospital bag + recommendations from other moms

If you’ve already read this 1,000 times on my blog I’m sorry to keep repeating myself but it’s hard to gauge what people know and…

What does my maternity leave look like?

Maternity leave, in the traditional sense, has never looked traditional for me. When I was pregnant with my first son back in 2013, I was…
She’s here!

She’s here!

It’s a girl! We welcomed Emily to our family on Tuesday morning! She’s doing great, the boys are thrilled about their little sister, and Justin…
A surprising last minute decision about this baby’s delivery

A surprising last minute decision about this baby’s delivery

At one of my last appointments with my OB-GYN she mentioned the option of choosing a clear drape for the c-section. My immediate gut reaction…
On going to bed at the same time and upping my toothbrush game

On going to bed at the same time and upping my toothbrush game

This post was sponsored by quip, all opinions are my own. Earlier in our marriage, Justin and I didn’t always go to bed at the…
Thoughts on transitioning from 2 to 3

Thoughts on transitioning from 2 to 3

For Justin and I, the transition from 0 to 1 kid was much more dramatic than the transition from 1 to 2. In fact, we…
Brush-less Makeup for Spring

Brush-less Makeup for Spring

This post was sponsored by Nordstrom, all opinions are my own! On days that I have extra time, I like sitting down and taking a…
Simple Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Simple Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

glasses set, robe, pen set, foil-pressed stationary, leather jewelry case, bouquet ear jackets, herb planter Mother’s Day is coming soon! If you’re still on the hunt…

Spring and Summer Favorites with Ashley Brooke

A few weeks ago I had the PLEASURE of meeting up with Ashley and her husband Ryan at Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina! Justin, the…
links + loves

links + loves

I went shopping with some girlfriends last weekend and they both got the CUTEST top in history at J.Crew. Neither the hanger nor the model…
How do you tell your stylist you are unhappy with your hair?

How do you tell your stylist you are unhappy with your hair?

When I think back to the years I spent behind the chair doing hair in my private studio, it feels like a different life. And…
On receiving a compliment and coconut oil-based beauty

On receiving a compliment and coconut oil-based beauty

This post was sponsored by Kopari Beauty, all opinions are my own. I got into makeup at a young age, but it’s always been an artistic and creative…
Thoughtful, Personalized Jewelry

Thoughtful, Personalized Jewelry

one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten About five times a year I’ll reach for a statement necklace or earrings but the…
Top picks from Sephora for the VIB sale!

Top picks from Sephora for the VIB sale!

The Spring Beauty Sale at Sephora is open to all beauty insiders today! Last weekend it was only open for Rouge members, but today is…