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 / / Happy 2016

A look back at 2015 Happy first Friday of 2016! How did you ring in the New Year? Most years together, Jordan and I have been at house parties but this year we went to a legit NYE party in Nashville. Jordan's co-working space hosted an event with around 650 attendees. It was full of energy and excitement and I'm still recovering. I'm not usually up that late! I'm off today and I'm looking forward to not doing much of anything. Haha.

It's always a bit hard for me to believe a new year has begun. 2015 was a good year for Jordan and I, not without its challenges, but we faced them together and for me that's what matters.

Instead of my usual Weekend Links formula, today, I'm looking back on a few of my favorite posts from last year.

a look back at 2015

Blessings in the Desert | Sharing my infertility journey isn't always easy and sometimes I've experienced interesting comments and conversations but in the end it has been completely worth the relationships I've gained.

Fashion & Debt-Free Living | In March we made our last car payment!

Toronto: King Kensington | Our seventh wedding anniversary was spent traveling to Toronto to visit friends.

Hey Natalie Jean | My spirit animal wrote a book and I wrote a review on it!

a look back at 2015

A Short Take on Disney World | What a whirlwind weekend! We had about the most perfect one-day WDW experience.

10 Shoes Every Woman Should Own | A paired down wardrobe still needs to be functional.

Pitchfork Music Festival | I promised myself this year I would fully embrace being a family of two. Jordan and I had never been to a music festival together and we finally made it happen!

a look back at 2015

LaCroixs Over Boys | Thank you, Chelsea! Go buy one of these shirts!

Family Photos When Nothing Has Changed | I will cherish these photos forever. Kate is a genius.

Nashville Guide | I had so much fun sharing my favorite Nashville spots on Feast + West!

Styled -- Thanksgiving Day | Can I have my hair and make-up done everyday?

I've learned over the years that my excitement or trepidation for a New Year is completely in my hands. I can choose to enter with hesitation or confidence. I entered 2014 with a lot of trepidation and didn't like the outcome. I knew something had to change in 2015. Let's go 2016, I am ready!

Cinnamon Chocolate Cake (GF)

Styled | Mad for Plaid