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 / / On-going Babymoon

22 week baby bump Jordan and I had what felt like a decadent weekend. After a really long work week, my motivation to cook was lacking so we indulged and ate out/ordered in for most of our meals. Friday night we rented Inside Out from Redbox and munched on really delicious pizza from DeSanos. Chicago is known for good pizza (and not just deep dish) but I had yet to be impressed by any place in town, until now! DeSanos is where it's at.

Saturday morning we stopped by Nisolo's weekend sale where I bought this beauty! I had been saving for a great leather tote bag but it's always better when you find it on sale. The rest of the morning we walked all around Germantown where it seems like new shops and restaurants are popping up every weekend.

I think treating every weekend from here on out as a babymoon is the way to go!

Onto the links!

How to Actually Save Money For Travel / / Last year, Jordan and I decided to separate our travel savings from the rest of our savings. It's exciting to watch it grow and far less painless when it's depleted as it doesn't mean our "actual" savings is depleted.

Street Style with Nikes / / Hallelujah! This pregnant lady rejoices that there are so many comfortable yet stylish shoe options available.

Tintswalo Atlantic Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa / / Speaking of babymoons, the resort Kelly and her husband recently visited looks like the very picture of relaxation.

18 Nashville Murals / / Greta spent 2015 taking photos in front of 18 murals in Nashville! I love that this city has such fun street art.

Baking 101 How to Crack & Separate Eggs / / Watching me bake or cook is not a zen like experience. Haha. I get it done, but it's not tidy or graceful. Joy's baking 101 series is a fun one to read.

Happy Weekend, all!

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