links + small things

I’m so happy we are into March! Just one step closer to summertime!

My sweet cat has been at an animal hospital all week after having a radioactive iodine treatment done on Monday. We did this to treat his hyperthyroid disease. I’ve spoken with the vet a few times and he has shared that Grits is doing well, but still in isolation until his levels are down at a safe rate for moving to a less isolated room/space.

I feel *terrible* for the length of time he is required to stay there, but it’s protocol. I sent my Lake Pajamas robe with him to snuggle with since he sleeps with me every single night. I hope he feels comfortable on it!

Beyond being a little mentally preoccupied with Grits, I also had an emotional day at the dentist on Tuesday. I really like my dentist and the hygienists, I’ve just developed quite strong dental anxiety in adulthood. I had to have 2 teeth bonded that were chipped and they attempted to do that without numbing me (which I approved). As it turns out, the drilling was too much for me to handle and I burst into tears. Then numbed me up and then I was good to go!

There is another tooth I want to have bonded and now I know to either require numbing or pop an anti-anxiety pill before I go to that appointment!

Beyond these things, it’s been a nice week and I’m looking forward to hosting my parents for a little visit this weekend.

Old Navy makes some of the best field jackets and this pretty cashmere color would be great in the spring.

I bought this dress on Amazon recently and it’s a win! It’s a LINED WHITE DRESS which is somehow hard to find.

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

Kate Strickler @NaptimeKitchen

Urban Decay All Nighter – best setting spray!

Tread Tray – great to place on top of the handles of the tread to create a desk area.

Amish Country Popcorn

Ottoman Sweater

Birkenstock Sandals

Wardrobe Therapy – I’ve worked with this service twice (both times with @CandaceMRead ) and highly recommend! No need to be local!

Clip-On Phone Light

Thanks to the success of the @TheSavedCollection closet sale, I was able to make a hefty donation to @FoodBankCENC !


Charlotte Tilbury Blush in Pillowtalk Pink Pop

Diane Bobbi Pins – the only Bobbi pins worth owning!

Linen Dress from Banana Republic

Cotton Poplin Skirt from GAP – very cute and easy skirt to throw on when the weather warms up.

Structured Cotton Tank

White Cotton Dress

Dolce Vita Sandals

Kids Maxi Dress


Rare Beauty Blush – I love the color “happy”!

Spanx AirEssentials Crew in Fawn

Cutaway Tank – my favorite style of tank to wear under a sweatshirt or long sleeve for a pop of crisp white at the collar.

Blaxx Elastics – the best clear elastics!

Great Hair Dryer for under $100

Bright Lipstick (color “reef”) – the coral lipstick I can’t quit.

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