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For some reason I cannot yet figure out, I’m tempted by this rose gold hair color.

I KNOW.

I mean, if you know me you know I’m all about yolo but this would be an enormous jump from my typical classic and simple hair preferences. Talk me into it and I may just go for it.

Because, well, yolo.

I agree with this!

I read this article and I couldn’t stop nodding my head while reading #2. – “Ladies, take it as a challenge and an honor. Remember that something inside of you is intimately connected with your baby where only you can really get that gut reaction to their little pleas for food or comfort.” 

It’s been raining for about 10 years (aka 3 days) here in “rals” and I’m over it. My plants, while lovers of a nice drink of water each day, are also seeming a little over-hydrated. If you see a bright, shining thing outside of your window, tell it to come my way. We could stand to dry out for a little bit.

Does a more “kate” shirt exist?

7 awesome beauty products you can buy at Target

Well this is an adorable black dress! Perfect for a summer wedding!

I recently learned about a new online store called BeautyKind where you can purchase your favorite beauty products (hair, skin, nails, fragrance, etc.) and also help a cause that is important to you. You can read more about it here! They sell some of my favorites like GHD,  Butter London, T3 and many more.

Have any weekend plans you are excited about? We have more rain in the forecast (NO!) so it may just be a restful and chill weekend for us!

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Fran says · 05.20.16

The Anthropologie/Kate shirt would look so nice with rose gold hair… #yolo ?

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Ashley says · 05.20.16

Yaaassssss to the hair color! My mom does my hair and we recently went out and bought some of the EQ glosses to try!! Cafe at lait and blush!! I’m super excited! I’m obsessed with rose gold anyways… ?

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Bethany says · 05.20.16

Wow! That hair is gorgeous! You could totally pull it off!!

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Sherry says · 05.20.16

I agree about the “kate” shirt, it is so you !!! Also, YES to trying the rose gold hair color, it looks beautiful and I think you should try it. When I first pulled up your blog this morning (like I do every morning) I thought for a minute it WAS your hair and was excited to see what you had done…..you should totally do it.
I’m ready for some sunshine and a little bit warmer temps as well, tired of the gloomy rainy weather we are having.
Have a great weekend and find something fun to do inside tomorrow, looks like we are in for some more rain.

Sherry

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Jackie says · 05.20.16

I love my rosey hair! Just a few days ago I cut about 5 inches too! Sooooo love change! I say go for it! And besides, our hair grows and with lighter hair, it fades out nicely, too.

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Kiran says · 05.20.16

I actually think it looks quite cool, go for it x

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Brittany says · 05.20.16

I took this picture to my hair colorist last week! I was terrified too, but I’m in love with it! Go for it!

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Meredith says · 05.20.16

That article is just what I needed. This is my 1st week back at work after maternity leave.. and it’s been so hard. Thank you.

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Angie says · 05.20.16

Hang in there, girl! It’s so hard at first, but with time, it does get better 🙂

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Nicole Stiff says · 05.20.16

Please please please do this for me! I am so not hair adventures, but I know you could pull it off. Don’t you want your hair to match your iPhone?

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Stefanie says · 05.20.16

Do it! Im getting mine done in June. Right now my hair is a bad faded out blue/green color so I can’t wait!

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KC says · 05.20.16

Paul Mitchell Ink Works in red, about a teaspoon mixed into a shampoo in my hand. All my highlights turned pink! Plus side, I can use the tea tree shampoo next wash and pretty much all the pink comes out! Great for professional life 🙂

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Heather says · 05.20.16

Go for it! Would look amazing on you. I’ve been wanting some lavender ends or highlights but my super conservative job doesn’t allow for it. I love that the color you picked is close enough to your regular that a. You won’t get crazy looks (just crazy compliments) and b. If you hate it you can put it back

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Suzie Q says · 05.20.16

Please do the hair! I think it would look beautiful, and it’s always exciting for followers to see new things! You could break Pinterest.

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Elizabeth says · 05.20.16

How do you keep these waves so smoothe? Any product suggestion?

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Page Miller says · 05.20.16

Love that hair color Kate – fun yet subtle! You should give it a try!

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Kait says · 05.20.16

We have our gender reveal tomorrow!!! This baby is our first and I can not thank you enough for the article you posted above. Definitely going to bookmark that guy for a later date!

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Brooke says · 05.20.16

Yes!! Do the rose gold! It would look so pretty on you ?

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Laura says · 05.20.16

Totally just put pink highlights in my hair last night and LOVE it! When I wear it straight you only see a hint and if I wanted people to see it more I can curl my hair or pull it up to see the full highlights! Go for it, it’s just hair, it washes out!

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Joanna says · 05.20.16

I read bits and pieces of that article aloud to my husband and he asked if I was sure I hadn’t written it. Just what I needed, and a perfect articulation of the things I think but can’t seem to say about motherhood. I’m almost at two months, so hopefully almost through the thick of it.

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Amanda says · 05.20.16

I also found myself nodding my head multiple times while reading the article on motherhood! What a good find Kate. I’m 22wks along with my second baby and find myself even MORE nervous this time around because I KNOW what to expect and yet still have no clue because this is a brand new person we are adding to our family! That article was very reassuring. Thank you!

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Alyssa says · 05.20.16

That rose gold hair picture has been on my brain for quite awhile. It’s sooo gorgeous!

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Megan says · 05.20.16

Even though my kids are now 4 1/2 and almost 7, that postpartum article STILL resonates. And the author managed to articulate something that I haven’t been able to: the picture of motherhood that is seen everywhere is highly romanticized. For some reason, I knew marriage wouldn’t be a fairy tale, but I was not mentally prepared for antipicipating the fairy tales of motherhood. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE being a mother, but I felt incredibly in shock and “let down” when the reality of it came crashing in. That said, every day is a gift with my kids and I’m so blessed and forever changed by it.

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Ann says · 05.20.16

I’ve noticed twice this week that you mention Target as one of the retailers where certain products can be purchased. Considering the recent statements by Target and their stance on not protecting women and children in their stores due to their transgender policy, makes me wonder why a nice Christian mom like you would be encouraging your readers to patronize Target.

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Megan says · 05.20.16

I’m not sure how transgender people using the bathroom of their choice threatens the safety of women and children. They’ve been using those bathrooms for years now, and I don’t recall any incidents of them harming anyone. In fact, transgender people are much more likely to get hurt, especially if they’re forced to use the men’s bathroom when they look like a woman. Transgender people are not automatically perverts or rapists. If a man (or woman) wants to attack someone in a bathroom, he clearly doesn’t care about the law or company policy, so what does it matter? How about we teach our children to be kind and respectful to all people, and we teach our sons that women are not objects instead of creating laws to “protect” women and children from phantom threats. I must’ve missed the part in the Bible that says “thou must use the bathroom of thy sex at birth.” I’m sorry, Kate, I don’t mean to hijack your blog comments like this, but I’ve seen several people commenting on your posts about Target, and I just don’t understand how either supporting Target’s inclusive bathroom policies OR being ambivalent about them somehow makes you or anyone else a bad Christian. Approximately 1.2M Christians have publicly decided to boycott Target, but that’s less than 1% of the Christian population in the US. Seems like Kate is in good company.

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Jordan says · 05.20.16

Bravo, Megan! Well said. I am a Christian and I support Target’s decision! It’s not about the bathrooms now, just like it wasn’t about the water fountains 50’s.

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Jordan says · 05.20.16

*in the 50’s* …sorry

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Janet says · 05.20.16

Kate, for the record, you have at least one reader out there who both believes you to be a good Christian woman, and who is also glad you support Target.

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Ann B. says · 05.20.16

I don’t think “the Ann above” is being unChristian. Also, what is happening now is NO WAY similar to the Civil Rights. Black pastors say it is an insult to equate the trans bathroom debate to what Martin Luther King stood for. As to the danger of transgenders in girls restrooms & dressing rooms, I coped this: Here is the whole problem in a nut shell. There are 747,000 sex offenders/perverts in the USA. A sex offender/pervert can not live any where close to children or a school. If a sex offender/pervert exposes his penis to children or a woman if he is caught is arrested and put in jail. This so called LGBT law that Obama and Loretta Lynch started is a bunch of crap. It gives all of these 747,000 sex offenders/perverts the right to dress like a woman in go in Target stores or in our schools and expose their penis to children and women and if caught it becomes their civil right and no law can touch them. How long do you think it will take all of these 747,000 sex offenders/pervert to figure that out. You are right not very long at all. Obama and Loretta Lynch needs to be throw in jail for starting all of this crap. I hope all you guys with wife’s and children doesn’t have to go thru with these 747,000 sex offenders/perverts exposing their penis to your family .

In closing, I personally have no problem with transgenders…that is their own personal business. It is such a small % of the population. I think they should use the family bathrooms in stores. I stand behind my state that we will NOT have communal restrooms in our schools.

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Beth Ewing says · 05.20.16

You should totally do the rose gold! You would look stunning!! So do it!!!!!

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Gretchen says · 05.20.16

The hair: DO IT!

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Janine says · 05.20.16

I am loving rose gold hair! I haven’t taken the plunge yet but I hope to!

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Kim says · 05.20.16

I LOVE the rose gold hair color! I’ve never dyed my hair so I’m hesitant haha but it would look great on you!

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Tricia from Pgh says · 05.20.16

I think your hair would look lovely that shade!

If we clink on the links in the blog post, is compensation made? I understand that blogs are a career now and I have no problem with that. If I’m interested, I will open the links no matter the answer to my question. It’s just something I’ve wondered.

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Megan says · 05.20.16

If you hover over the links, you should see a URL in the bottom left of your screen. If the URL looks normal (ie http://www.realsimple.com), then it’s just a regular link. If it looks weird (ie rstyle.me or a bunch of letters and numbers), then it’s known as an affiliate link. That means if you click on the link and then purchases *anything* from that site within a certain time period, Kate will get a percentage of the proceeds. I’m ok with affiliate links because, as you said, bloggers deserve to get paid. However, I really hate when the sentences they’re embedded into are purposefully vague in order to get you to click. Something like “Have you seen this awesome product [affiliate link to random face scrubber or whatever]?!?!?” I also like when bloggers are very clear and upfront about affiliate links and include a disclaimer at the top of blog posts containing those links. Many readers are unaware of them or what they do, and it’s hard to be an educated consumer if you don’t even know such a thing exists!

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Tricia from Pittsburgh says · 05.23.16

Thank you so much, Megan, for your reply. It helped greatly!

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Jen says · 05.20.16

Yes! I went for rose gold woven into my blond during fall/winter. Loved it, but it fell out of my hair rather quickly despite using the “right” shampoo/conditioners and not over washing. But I love that color! Might do it again….

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Meagan says · 05.20.16

Love Beauty Kind! I’m running a campaign on my blog with Beauty Kind right now — spend $75 get $500 off with code SISTERS
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Angela says · 05.20.16

YASSSSSS! Do the hair! It’s hair, if you hated it you could transition back. 😉 I really hope you do so we can all see the pictures!

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Carrie says · 05.20.16

Do the rose gold! It would be gorg!!!

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Erin @ the honey home says · 05.20.16

DO IT. Pinks fade super fast anyway, so if you don’t like it, you won’t have to deal with it for too long. 😉

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Debi Clark says · 05.20.16

I’m going to go against the grain and say that I think you’ll find it’s too brassy. Ashy works so much better.

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Jenna says · 05.20.16

Kate. The rose gold hair. You must!!! I would if I could.

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Janet says · 05.20.16

Hey, Kate! I thought that was your hair, too, when I first opened the post! I love it, you should go for it!!! I’ve really been wanting to add a pop of subtle color to my hair, but my co-workers have convinced me it wouldn’t fly in our conservative office :/

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robin says · 05.20.16

re: rose gold hair. I’ll do it if you do!

That would carry more weight if we knew each other… 🙂

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Sherry says · 05.20.16

So weird… I literally was just looking up rose gold hair today after my hairdresser was saying I should try it. I’m loving the pic you posted and I may have to try it soon!! Do it!!!!! 🙂

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Connie says · 05.20.16

I love the rose gold hair color! Go for it!

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Ann B. says · 05.20.16

Love the hair color – go for it! Also, I would love to see you demo short messy shaggy hair on some models…everything from medium to pixie cut hair. Love the top also. I’m petite, 60 & the top would be an everyday staple.

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Rebekah says · 05.20.16

The shirt…beautiful, but do people really pay that much for a shirt???? I hope not! Crazy.

The hair…too pinkish for me. Besides, your hair is beautiful!

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Trish says · 05.21.16

I love that hair color. If I was brave I would do something similar. My hair naturally pulls red.

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Elizabeth says · 05.21.16

It is a very pretty subtle color, and still a great summer season look. It would given your hair a pop of freshness without being overly dramatic, and the great thing about hair color is we can always change it.

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Cindy says · 05.21.16

Opening you site, I thought the picture was your hair, so go for it! Besides, you’re a professional, you can always fix it if it’s not you. I think you’ll continue to shine. As for the article, #2 will always be there at some level b/c your name is,”Mom.” The older I get & my 3, get more independent, the less you’ll feel the need jump up so quickly. Give it time.

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Christina says · 05.22.16

Do the Rose hair.

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Brandi Stalvey says · 05.24.16

Kate, I tweeted you a rose gold hair pic- check it out! 🙂

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