And yet again, it’s Friday.

30×30 Challenge
Hope you all had a wonderful week!

I have one of those unexpectedly busy, can barely keep my head above water, weeks. Hate those.

But regardless of all that, there are definitely 5 cool things that happened this week too!

1. I figured out how to style my hair similar to Emily from The Bachelorette. Not really curled, but not straight. I’m sure there will be a tutorial soon. πŸ™‚

2. I joined the She Reads Truth community! For any information about it, click here

3. I’m so excited to embark on the 30×30 challenge with my sister. Read more about it here. And join us! We’d love to see what you can create from your closet! I’ve already started to think outside the box even with items that aren’t included in my 30! 

4. Birchbox has a really cool box coming out in July. They have partnered with Glamour Magazine and chosen samples that represent the 5 Sense’s of Summer. Check out more information about it here.
(if you already get Birchbox, you’ll get this box in July!)

5. Did my sister’s hair yesterday. We added some caramel lowlights, and did a “cafe au lait” glaze at the end too. The result? A darker, warmer, and richer blonde.
Check her out: 

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bonnieshee says · 06.15.12

Please post that tutorial!! I think it will help a lot with my shoulder length hair which flips at my shoulders anyway.

Christy says · 06.15.12

Cant wait to see Hair tutorial of Emily. I’ve watched her on Bachelorette and saw her on Bachelor with Brad too. Im waiting to get in subscribe list for Birchbox. Hope that I can get July kit!

Anonymous says · 06.15.12

Thank you for sharing the “She Reads Truth” site! As a “newer-ish” young Christian woman it’s nice to see what resources other women in my age group are finding/using/seeking. A lot of times at our church I feel like there aren’t really many other women in my age group without kids to relate to. It seems like there is a lot for young 20’s college-age unmarried and over 30’s with kids but not for us in between those stages of life. So thanks!

Eeva-Maija says · 06.15.12

I agree with Anonymous above, Thank you So much for sharing “She Reads Truth”! I hadn’t heard of it before, but it was such a thing for me! Exactly what I need.

Chelsea says · 06.15.12

Emily has pretty fantastic hair so I’m pretty jealous πŸ™‚

Happy Friday!


Maria DaintyandDecadent says · 06.15.12

Can’t wait for the Emily tutorial! Love her! Your sister’s hair looks awesome πŸ™‚


Alyssa says · 06.15.12

I’m looking forward to the tutorial! I love her hair, and yours.

Also, I joined the she reads truth community this week too!

Happy Friday πŸ™‚

Kelly says · 06.15.12

Your sisters hair looks amazing!

Can’t wait for the tutorial!


Niki says · 06.15.12

Oooh I would love a tutorial on the hair! I cannot figure out for the life of me to get my hair to look like this!

Laure’s hair looks beautiful btw!

Carly says · 06.15.12

Love her hair, the color is awesome!


Alice says · 06.15.12

I love these posts, I think it’s so important to find the good even in the most stressful of weeks so it is heartwarming to read other people’s high points too!

Your sisters hair looks beautiful!



Megan says · 06.15.12

you tempt me more and more with your posts about birchbox! my friend and i started making/swapping our own birchboxes! but i may just have to buy the real deal! also-thanks for sharing the “she reads truth” info…i’m now in love with it as well! if nothing else, realize that your blog (just by putting something like that on it), is showing and sharing your love for the Lord with who knows how many people!

Lisa says · 06.15.12

From the spoilers I’ve seen, it looks like July’s BB is going to be all the left over stuff from the past few months. Hoping that’s not true and they come up with some amazing boxes!

The Full Home says · 06.15.12

I’ve tried out a few of your hair tutorials– excited for another one! Keep up the good work.

Jessica Bouchard says · 06.15.12

Can’t wait to see your Emily hair tutorial!! I love Emily and always try and attempt her hair but it never totally works out! xo

Rebecca says · 06.15.12

Kate, I just laughed out loud…I saw Emily’s hair Monday night and actually thought to myself, “I wonder if I could email Kate and ask her how to get this “look”?” Ha Ha!! Great minds think alike!! Will be anxiously awaiting THAT hair tutorial…I love the curly hair look but feel like I either wear mine that way or straightened…ready for another “style” that I can wear when it’s down!!!! Thanks for all your work on our behalf! πŸ™‚

Sarah Lenhart (Damn Good Food) says · 06.15.12

Love love love the She Reads Truth. I just clicked on your link and checked it out. It’s such a good idea. Yay for encouraging each other! πŸ™‚

I’d love to see the hair tutorial. After vowing not to, I’ve totally been sucked into The Bachelorette this season. She’s just so adorable it’s hard not to.

One of these days I’m going to have to finally get a Birchbox – they look like so much fun!

for your invitation says · 06.15.12

love your sis’ hair color! wish you were in Charlotte to do mine! I’m ready to go lighter πŸ™‚

Abby says · 06.15.12


I’ve been following your blog for a few months now, and I just have to say how incredibly fabulous I think you are πŸ™‚ Seriously — your style is so adorable!!!!!

Courtney says · 06.15.12

Lauren’s hair looks awesome!

I can’t wait to see the tutorial for the Bachelorette hairstyle – she wears her hair so cute!

Jenni Austria Germany says · 06.15.12

i love emily’s hair. and emily. and the bachelorette franchise in general (#guiltypleasure)

LindaP says · 06.15.12

Looking forward to the tutorial!

Natalie Marie says · 06.15.12

I can’t thank you enough for posting the She Reads Truth link! It is just what I have been looking forward! I’m eager to begin the Soul Detox study! πŸ™‚

Unknown says · 06.15.12

Kate, you are such a remarkable person. I only wish that I could meet you in person. I guess I’ll have to wait until we meet in heaven!I love the Lord with my whole heart and it is so neat to see your testimony come through on your blog.I enjoy reading it every morning. I too, will be checking out the She reads Truth link. Love your blog and all your tips. Keep up all the good works you do!

Kacia says · 06.15.12

So happy you’re reading with us!! And also? Cannot wait for that tutorial. I need to know how to do my hair like Emily’s!!

Also also? Need to check out the 30×30!!

Anonymous says · 06.15.12

Love your blog! One of my friends here in WA told me about your blog…it has been SO great & fun to get new hair/makeup/clothes ideas. For a 41 yr old mommy of 2 sweet girls I definelty need some new ideas. Thanks! πŸ™‚

My Trendy Journal says · 06.15.12

you had quite a week! i loved how your sister’s hair ended up, just amzing!
may the weekend be muc more productive!!


Kacie says · 06.15.12

I can’t wait for the tutorial on how to style your hair like Emily! I envy her hair!

Katie says · 06.15.12

That is funny, I was watching The Bachelorette on monday thinking…”hmmm I wonder how she does her hair?”. And then I thought of your blog.

Kate Bauknight says · 06.15.12

Love what you did with Lauren’s hair… so pretty! Cant wait for the tutorial of Emily’s hair!

MeGs says · 06.15.12

I’m so, so, so excited about that tutorial. Can’t wait! I’ve been trying to do my hair like that, too!

sarah br says · 06.15.12

Great job of your sisters hair! Gorgeous!

carla5555 says · 06.16.12

I can’t wait for July’s box!!!! I absolutely LOVE my June box! Xoxo

Ren says · 06.16.12

I TOTALLY need that hair tutorial in my life. I can’t do curly hair but that not quite curled/wavy look looks fantastic.

Applebypie says · 06.16.12

Oh yes please – a tutorial on Emily’s hair would be amazing. Loving your blog from over here in England!

Anonymous says · 06.16.12

I love your sisters hair!

kristinwithani says · 06.17.12

Well, that makes me wish I hadn’t stopped my Birchbox subscription!

I did the first five months of the year and just stopped. My last three boxes weren’t worth even $10. I had really good ones in the beginning.

This one looks amazing!

Suzy-Q says · 06.17.12

I saw the she reads truth link on her and joined up πŸ™‚ I need accountability when it comes to getting in the word, so I hope this will help me! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

Kristin O says · 06.18.12

So glad you said something about Emil’s hair! I have been wanting to learn how to do it and actually thought about emailing you asking for a tutorial on it! Cant wait to see one!!!

Spirt Mom says · 06.18.12

Excited to see the tutorial!! I think her hair would work for me!

The Kashew says · 06.19.12

So loving your blog!! Thank you for posting the She Reads Truth link (love me a fellow Godly woman who struggles with real life the way I do) and the Birchbox link. You are a blessing πŸ™‚

maryspargur says · 06.25.12

Okay! I’m caving…. I have no idea how to “link up”! I would love to do 5 great things from my Friday, but I don’t have a clue how! I’ve tried lots of silly little things, and have yet to be successful. Any hits, so I can jump on the bandwagon?

Anonymous says · 08.01.12

Please please please do a video for this hairstyle! i tried it but it didn’t stay in at all! <3