The Small Things Blog

I'm a former professional hairstylist turned blogger + a stay at home mom. I blog about hair and beauty weekly on my website.

My favorite Podcasts

I love listening to podcasts when I’m driving or even doing mundane tasks around the house. They can be both super entertaining and also informative! There are so many podcasts out there ....more

6 Easy + Comfy Dresses

one, two, three, four, five, six I love, LOVE a summer dress more than anything. It’s like wearing an outfit with a built in air conditioner. With my boys, I pretty much need all my clothes to have stretch since I’m an active mom ....more

4 steps I always take before I buy a beauty product online

Between my husband and I, he is more of the researcher than I am. I can get easily excited about something simply after one review, but Justin will exhaust all reviews and recommendations if he is shopping for something. If I read about a beauty product that looks interesting, I will pretty much always follow the same system to gather a bit more information about it! ...more

A Low Halo Braid

As we get closer and closer to summer time, I’m wearing my hair down less and less. But my goal this summer is to find more inventive ways to wear my hair back beyond just a ponytail or a messy bun! This style is simple, and you could very easily swap out the dutch braids I did for fishtail braids too! ...more

Mother’s Day Giveaway

Mother’s Day is around the corner and Nicole + I gathered a bunch of favorite things that we could give away to a lucky mom! Motherhood has been the most cherished season of my life. I particularly love this age of David talking up a storm, repeating every single thing, and really expressing preferences, like construction trucks over any other kind of truck ....more

Links + Loves

Hello from the land of fevers, exhaustion, and generally hard days for all parties involved. David woke up with a fever on Monday that lasted all day and went into the following day. And Luke had a seemingly single episode of sickness but my fears of him catching what David had came true yesterday morning ....more

My Hair Is . . . Very Thick

Over the next few weeks, I will be running...more

Cubicle Convos, Round Three

I’ve got some random thoughts to share with you, and so it was time for another cubicle conversation video! From pore scrubbers to a spring activity I’m loving, there is really no other way to describe this video other than random! If you missed the first two, check them out...more

Top 4 Foundations ( at the moment )

If you follow the fun on Snapchat or Persicope (I’m K8_smallthings on both), you may know that I’ve been trying some new foundations this year. And I have a few winners to tell you about today! First, let’s go back a couple years and refresh our memory on Arbonne’s Perfecting Liquid foundation...more

Easy Lunch Ideas

Lunch is the bane of my existence. I’m a breakfast or brunch kind of gal so actually that makes dinner the bane as well. Dinner is hard because I have two little kids at my ankles when I’m trying to make something and it usually causes a bit of stress ....more