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Hi.

Welcome! I’m Catherine. For me, it's important to stretch my mind, travel far, and always have a stash of dark chocolate.

Weekend Links / / Thirty-Two Weeks

Bar Taco Nashville ^ Everyone needs a mid-week taco date, with extra guacamole.

I hit thirty-two weeks on Wednesday and with that came my cankles again. I experienced a brief reprieve in my swelling and I was a little too hopeful I wouldn't have to wear my compression hose as the temperatures rise, but alas I'll be rocking them for the time being.

Do you have Memorial Day Weekend plans? Luck has it I actually have the entire weekend off! This comes as a complete blessing since my body is a little worn out. I don't want to lay around all weekend, so I'm hoping to go strawberry picking! It's the last weekend this particular farm in TN offers pick-your-own. I'm not sure there will be much fruit to find, but it'll still be fun.

In addition, we have a double date on the calendar and some new bathroom shelves to assemble. Baby Yoshi is going to have a super organized bathroom!

Onto the links!

Legit Mom Style Spring & Summer Mini Capsule / / Pregnancy and wearing maternity clothes has taught me I can deal with fewer items. I'm actually rather excited to purge/build my closet again postpartum.

50 Summer Cookout Recipes / / Our apartment complex just built a fancy outdoor grill and I am really excited to use it. This grilled vegetable pizza sounds delicious. I've never grilled pizza before, have you?

Books You Have To Read This Summer / / I'm really excited for Emily Giffin's newest book, First Comes Love. Among her other books, Something Borrowed and Something Blue are favorites of mine!

6 Practical Ways to Practice Self-Care When Rest is Out of Reach / / My favorite tip Brittany mentioned, don't write off a few minutes as just a few minutes. This is true in many areas of life. Waiting rooms or work breaks can be used to read a few more chapters or respond to blog comments.

The Sixties & The Seventies / / Last weekend Jordan discovered these two documentary series on Netflix. Each have several chapters that focus on a specific topic that range from the British music invasion to the Cold War to civil rights to the Space race.

Happy Weekend, all!

Linking with ErikaAstleigh, and Amanda.

Venice Beach, CA

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