the happy list // no. 9

Happy Friday, friends! It’s been a minute since my last happy list, and I thought this was the perfect week to bring a bit of light-hearted fun and frivolity to your screen time.

From the best ABCs you’ll ever hear to cute new arrivals, I’m hoping there will be something on this list that makes you smile. So scroll on through, and enjoy!

Here’s a snap I took while boarding my plane on the way to Dallas this week. Have you ever seen such vivid colors?! There isn’t a single filter or adjustment on this… and it was even more breathtaking in person. I couldn’t help but feel like it was a special little wave from God, reminding me of his presence in the midst of a hard week.


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  • Cam has been one of my very favorite country singers since I first heard her in college. Her new album, The Otherside, is out today! (Fun fact: her song Diane was written from the perspective of the other woman in Dolly Parton’s Jolene.)
  • New cookbook alert! Well… ebook, I should say, but potato potahto! I recently purchased the Erin Lives Whole Simply Whole Ebook and while I haven’t had the chance to cook from it yet, the recipes look amazing!
  • I’m in Little Rock, Arkansas with my family this weekend, and am getting my first taste of cold weather! It’s the best, and I’m writing this post cozied up next to a big fire.
  • I thought it looked too good to be true, but the reviews on this $29 teddy coat are amazing. Comes in camel, pink and black!
  • A new-to-me collagen I’ve been trying! Shore Magic is one pure ingredient… 100% collagen sourced from wild fish skins. I’m loving the effect it’s having on my hair growth, nail strength and skin, and the fact that I blend it right into my coffee every afternoon. So easy! And how cute is the packaging?!
  • Andrew and I bought a new little entryway table, and I’m so excited to spruce it all up. First things first: a lamp. I’m loving this one!
  • Last weekend, I finally put together my Ikea Pax Wardrobe! I hinted at it on stories, but can’t wait to share the full reveal soon.
  • One of my favorite small businesses, Honey & Hank, has released a new product in their adorable selection of state-inspired patterns. Melamine plates!
  • Finally, the Halloween costume Andrew and I picked out… Lars and Sigrit from Eurovision! (Have y’all seen that movie? Thought it was so funny.) Sadly, I won’t be able to dress up as planned, but let me tell you… our costumes were legit. Let’s just say we even ordered Andrew a wig and silver lipstick. Maybe we’ll repurpose next year!

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  1. Maureen said:

    A part of me is mad you introduced Honey + Hank to me because the pieces are truly the cutest. As I’m getting ready to move into my first home I want everything and my wallet is screaming at me lol

    Published 10.30.20 · Reply
  2. Leslie said:

    Love the costume idea!! The movie was hilarious.

    Published 10.31.20 · Reply
  3. Libby said:

    I love these lists, Kate! And wow, I want everything in the new Alexia Maria collection! Gimme all the bows! Hope you are enjoying family time :)


    Published 11.2.20 · Reply
  4. Maureen said:

    That picture is beautiful. It is truly the little things in life that matter most, isn’t it? J.Crew new arrivals are definitely swoon worthy. I can’t wait for some pieces to go on sale so I can get my hands on some pieces I have been eyeing!

    Maureen |

    Published 11.5.20 · Reply