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 / / Little Ladies

IMG_2603 I really thought winter was coming to an end, but as I'm writing this, a fresh blanket of snow has covered Nashville. Supposedly, it's the biggest snowfall this area has received since 2002, with towns north of us receiving close to a foot! If only I could find my snowsuit...

In other news, we're preparing for family to visit us next week. We love being able to showcase why we love this city so much!

I've been following Erica (co-host of one of my favorite podcasts) and her husband's journey to adopt for the past year. When she shared they were chosen to be the parents of two little girls my heart soared. The composure and grace Erica displayed throughout the adoption process is inspiring!

I have slowly been breaking my over-packing/over-prepared mentality. I'm that girl who doesn't leave the house without deodorant, so you can imagine the vacation packing struggle. Sabrina's tips on what NOT to pack for your next trip were helpful reminders! What do you have a hard time leaving behind (yet never seem to use) on vacation? I have a tendency to bring too much reading material.

Surprising late night conversations that keep couples together and they are all about money. I grew up witnessing my parents budget (or "go over receipts" as they called it) but Jordan and I haven't always dealt with money conversations well. We both had discretionary money before we got married and aligning desires versus reality wasn't easy! I would get defensive in our money conversations far too easily. After many years of trial and error (when it comes to realistic budgeting), we're slowly figuring our best plan. It's vital to discuss money respectively.

The combination of coconut and chocolate is one of my favorite. The best part about these cashew + coconut + cocoa bites...they're free of (refined) sugar! I haven't made anything with dates as the base, but I've been missing out because their health benefits are extensive! Any favorite recipes that use dates?

Happy Weekend, all!

And don't forget about springing forward this Sunday!

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