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 / / Perfect Combinations

Twenty Week Bump Photo Just in the last week, my legs have begun swelling at work (#cankles). If you would have stopped by our apartment during the past few afternoons, you would have found me sitting on my couch with my legs propped up on a pillow. Thankfully, this pregnancy has been fairly manageable though certainly not without its surprises! I'm on the hunt for a pair of really comfortable (all black) work shoes because I think that is part of my swelling problem.

What are your weekend plans? I actually have Saturday AND Sunday off which hardly ever happens. Our plan is to catch up on odds and ends (we do most of my blog photography on the weekends), maybe rent a movie or two and visit a juice bar in town Jordan's been meaning to take me to. A little play and a little productivity is the perfect weekend combination.

Onto the links!

One Pot Spicy Thai Noodles / / After eating this dinner Jordan proclaimed, "This is one of the best meals you've ever made." Success! I swapped the linguine for rice noodles and mushrooms for broccoli. It's all in the sauce so really you could use any combination of vegetables. 

Inflight Essentials / / Marla, a flight attendant, shares how she stays organized on a plane. I've realized one way to make travel easier with a child is to become more organized myself, so I am reading everything I find on the subject!

Finding Vivian Maier / / I highly recommend watching this documentary (streaming on Netflix) over the weekend. Vivian was a nanny in Chicago and secret prolific street photographer. She never published any of her photos and rarely even printed them. John Maloof bought a bunch of negatives at a storage locker auction hoping to find images for a project and wound up becoming enthralled by this mysterious, yet talented, woman.

The Lies HGTV Tell Us / / I love home renovation stories, but Paige is exactly right. Home renovations will cost you more and take far longer than projected!

Maternity Style / / I still have found only one pair of maternity bottoms that fit but this combination of easy dress + jacket + fedora + flats is my jam. I own a similar dress so recreating this comfortable and stylish look will be easy.

Happy weekend, all!

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