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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 / / Survey Results

Weekend Links / / Survey Results I thought for this weeks installment of Weekend Links I'd include the reader survey results. THANK YOU so much for filling my survey out. Your thoughtful comments gave me a lot to think about. Here is a breakdown of the survey results and my takeaways.

The majority of you have been reading longer than one year. Most of you find my posts through an RSS reader (such as Bloglovin'), which makes sense since many of you are also bloggers. 79% said to keep my post frequency the same. This surprised me since some weeks I only post twice. Maybe you also have a hard time keeping up with reading blogs everyday! Ideally, I like posting three times a week. Emphasis on ideally. :-)

Motherhood, Weekend Links, Style and Travel are your favorite topics to read about. Motherhood won at 42%. Can I say I was surprised how many of you put travel as your favorite category. No one said travel was their least favorite topic to read about. This surprised me as travel posts often don't receive a lot of interaction. Maybe those posts are fun to read and look at, but they don't garner a reason to comment. Which is fine!

I made the mistake of having an other option for "least favorite posts to read" as that category won. I appreciated the commenters who said that while motherhood isn't their favorite, they understand that is the stage of life I am in. Some want more opinions on politics where as others don't. ;-) Generally, you want more candid observations on the categories I already share.

So, what does this all mean?

More travel posts (including favorite Nashville locations) style, motherhood musings and media favorites (music, podcasts etc.).

I asked for shower songs from everyone. I thought it'd be fun to compile them into a playlist. You can find it here! It's a fun mix!

Onto the links!

7 Ways I Live Simply with a Toddler | Brittany always has practical, no-nonsense advice on living simply. I am someone who complicates my life on a regular basis. I'm terrible at lists and procedures. I write things done only to forget my list. Co-workers don't believe me when I tell them I'm rather disorganized because I'm not at work!

Surviving the Puppy Stage with Little Ones at Home | Jordan and I go back and forth on whether we'll ever have a dog. Probably, but not anytime soon. I know many of you do have pets so I thought these tips would be helpful!

When It's Okay To Say No (As a New Mom) | Some have the personality to handle visitors stay with them right after having a baby. I am not one of those people. It's important to guard your early parenting experience, so if it means saying no to visitors (or even items) don't hesitate.

My New Korean Skin Care Routine Experience | My skin has hit a rough patch. Months of not sleeping is catching up to me! I'm considering purchasing a Clarisonic because my skin needs a good exfoliation. ANYWAY, did you know about the 12 step Korean skin care routine? I did not. CC and BB creams came from Asia and generally Koreans are known for their skin obsession.

What's great about the routine is it doesn't require you to purchase from a specific line -- you simply choose products and apply them in a specific order. I'm going to look into it more, but I do know my skin is lacking something.

Hilaria Baldwin's #FoundMomentWorkout | I have a major crush on Hilaria. Hiliaria is married to Alec Baldwin and has had three kids in three years. She is a vegan yoga instructor and has an amazing body. It would be easy for me to be jealous of how quickly her abs came back, but honestly her job is working out. Mine is not.

Recently, she started a new hashtag on Instagram, #foundmomentworkout. She shares little workouts (most of which require no equipment) that you can do throughout your day. I have not found time to regularly work out but her suggestions are exercises I can do while Phoenix is playing on the floor in his room. I have to remind myself working out is not all or nothing.

Happy Weekend, all!

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