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 / / Greetings from Florida

The Shorts Go To Florida Hey all!

Jordan and I are in Florida on a last-minute trip. The original reason we chose to come is to attend an event tonight in honor of Relevant Podcast celebrating 10 years of podcasting! I remember Jordan sharing their podcast (& magazine) with me during the early years of our relationship. When this live show event was announced, we jumped straight away to ordering our tickets!

I'll share more about our weekend soon, but holy humidity! Florida can be intense! Haha.

Before we dive into the links, I wanted to mention my posting schedule will be lighter for the next few weeks. Finding a balance between producing and creating content has been difficult for me this summer. I'm giving myself permission to pursue and build new content while tidying up with behind the scenes maintenance. I am excited to share!

On to the links!

/ / DIY Rose Water Spray. No joke, I was researching rose-water sprays when I stumbled upon this make your own recipe. I like using a facial moisture spray to refresh my face throughout the day or simply as a prep for make-up. I'm almost out of my Paul Mitchell Awaphui spray and was curious to try something different.

/ / PSA: Get Your Skin Checked. After following this story, I immediately told Jordan we needed to schedule appointments to have a skin screening. Jordan was traveling at the time and then summer happened. I felt like all I had done since the beginning of the year was schedule doctors appointments, so I put it off. I'm so thankful Emily shared her dermatology experience (which wasn't the best!) -- it was the reminder I needed.

/ / Exercise: A Like Story. Kate's writing and humor either has me laughing or crying.Her recent story about her relationship to exercise had me in stitches.

"Official Yelp Review—>

I had heard about Exercise for many years and decided to finally give it an honest try at The Gym. Pros: emotional release, stronger muscles, social activity, increased sex drive. Cons: Still kind of hate exercise. 4/5 stars."

/ / Building Intimacy in Your Marriage When There's Abuse In Your Past. While Brittany's story does not resemble mine, I do know when infertility became a part of my story reading blogs, books and articles were my refuge. I found my people. Many woman will feel less alone after reading this.

/ / Blueberry Picking in Michigan. I follow several bloggers from Michigan. When they share about visits home (especially during the summer months) I seriously question why Jordan and I never visited the coastal towns on Lake Michigan?

Happy Weekend, all!

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