New Paths

Hello lovely Beauty & Bows followers. You may have noticed (or maybe not) that I haven’t been blogging very much in the last several months. Being pregnant I haven’t been all that inspired to post about fashion. When your body looks different every day it gets a bit challenging.

So I’ve decided to close this little space and open a new one, Dearly Noted. It will be more a lifestyle blog where I can share about becoming a new mom, products I like, nursery tours, baby pics, and yes…some fashion here and there.

I invite you to come over and check it out! Thank you for following Beauty & Bows and I hope to see you over at Dearly Noted!

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Bangs

Well, it happened. I finally got tired of my hair and just had to have a change. That inevitably led to bangs.

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They are chunky and funky and I’m still learning how to style them. But generally I’m happy with my crazy bangs.

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Along with styling these bangs, I’m learning to style this ever growing bump. It can be especially challenging to try and dress it up for work, but I feel like today was slightly successful! It’s amazing this skirt can still fit around this thing!

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I hope you all are having a great week and enjoying this lovely changing weather! Blessings!

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Outfit Details: top, Target; skirt & shoes, thrifted

A Mess

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Can I just be honest and confess I feel like my life is a mess?! (hey that rhymes!)

My to-do list is every growing, including registering for EVERYTHING for this little 22 week nugget of mine. Pregnancy acne is in full swing, and I admit, it really has me down. Our poor old house desperately needs some TLC…notice the leaves and weeds that need swept up?
This week has felt like I’m standing in front of a mountain of projects that need done with no time to do them. Not to mention I can’t lift too much or inhale paint fumes. How is this nursery going to happen?
Whew. I don’t like the overwhelmed version of myself. Thank you for letting me be a bit vulnerable and get some of this off my chest. Am I the only one who feels this way?
Somewhere in the back of my mind I realize everything will come together. But the planner in me jumps to worry.

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I’ve had this Jon Foreman song on repeat. It’s his version of Psalm 23. Trying to meditate on this passage this week.

God is my shepherd. He makes me to lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside STILL waters. What a peaceful scene.

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My sweet husband assures me, all will be well. All will get done. He has such inner calm that I really appreciate. He truly is my earthy prince, my earthy representation of Christ.

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Outfit Details: top, skirt, shoes, thrifted (top last seen here); necklace, from a shop in Eureka Springs

Ponies & Puppies

My daily routine consists of taking this little one on a walk. Josie (my 1 year old rescue mut) is spunky and curious and happy to be alive! As funny as it sounds she really inspires me! She is always glad to greet me and even when I have to discipline her, she immediately comes to me, gives me a lick, and longs to reconcile her action. I love her pure little puppy heart!

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And lately I’ve also been loving pony tails! This is a hair style I haven’t tried since I was quite young, but I’m enjoying how quick and easy it is to pull my hair away from my face on a hot day. Have you rocked a pony lately?

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Baby girl is now 22 weeks along, over half way there! She is hiding under this lace peplum top! Lately I’ve been feeling her move a LOT. It’s a bit like someone is blowing bubbles in the pit of my tummy, but I love it! Just knowing she’s in there swimming around is so cool!

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For now Josie is happy being my only ‘baby girl’ to cuddle with. Little does she know how soon her little puppy world will be rocked! ;D

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Outfit Details: top, TJMaxx; skirt, Ross; sandals, Target; sunnies, Kohls