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 / / Pregnancy Brain

Twenty Two Week Bump Photo The thing about pregnancy brain is you don't realize you have it until it's too late. I want to return an item at a clothing store only to arrive and realize I didn't bring the item with me to return. Or I begin making dinner and discover I forgot to purchase the main ingredient at the grocery store. I take a break from responding to blog comments, grab a snack and while I'm up I'll put a load of laundry in, open some mail, wipe down the counters etc. and before I know it, I've completely forgotten about my initial task!

It's even more hilarious at work.

If you celebrate Easter I hope you have a relaxing weekend. We'll be spending Sunday at a friend's house, maybe even engaging in a little Easter Egg hunt. ;-)

Onto the links!

Protein + Banana Pancakes (GF) / / A slightly more amped up (and dare I say decadent) version of the egg + banana pancakes you see floating around on Pinterest.

Six Classically Casual Looks for Spring / / A true Spring in Chicago is rare. It's not safe to pack away your winter coat until at least the end of April, possibly the first week of May. It snowed on our wedding day, which is April 12th! Nashville on the other hand has a true spring: cool mornings, warm afternoons and light rain showers. I love these easy Spring looks.

My Struggle with Postpartum Depression / / A lot of my blogging peers recently have had babies. Their days are full of squishy baby cuddles, late night feedings and lots of love. I think most go into motherhood expecting it to be hard but not anticipating they will struggle with PPD. I applaud Ashlie for sharing her story. If you are experiencing PPD please reach out for help, you don't need to feel alone.

Planning a Capsule Skin Care + Make up Routine / / We hear a lot about creating a clothing + shoe capsule wardrobe, but what about skin care and make up? In the last few months I've honed in on my skin care products but similarly to Kelsey I need to find a facial sunscreen that doesn't break me out and sinks into my skin nicely.

How to Whiten Your Teeth Naturally / / Charcoal masks and face wash are nothing new but have you heard about using activated charcoal to whiten your teeth? I plan on ordering from Amazon for Jordan to begin using and once Baby Yoshi is here I'll give it a try!

Happy Weekend, all!

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