Welcome! I’m Catherine. For me, it's important to stretch my mind, travel far, and always have a stash of dark chocolate.

Currently / / November

Currently / / November 2017 November is here! Surprisingly, this holiday season will be less crazy (for me) than the past few months. Ever since we got married (nearly 10 years ago) my jobs have always provided the insurance for Jordan and I. The company where I work (six years today!) has two audit periods a year. As long as you reach the required hours within the six months, it doesn't matter how many hours you work in a given week.

To make November and December less hectic, I worked extra in September and October. I often regretted my decision but I know it'll pay off here soon. In other news, we moved into our house one year ago, so while we set up a tree for Christmas it all felt like a blur. I look forward to selecting our tree and decorating our house again for Christmas!

Is your holiday season already hectic?

Realizing | There is a lot I want to do, but to accomplish anything well I have to commit to less. This explains why I haven't been publishing blog posts as much recently. Sometimes I convince myself I don't work outside the home as much as I actually do because it's "retail" and "part-time". 

Stirring | Vegan tortilla soup. When I'm feeling uninspired I always opt for soup. Generally speaking soups are full of vegetables and relatively easy to throw together.

Appreciating | Our childcare! Between a handful of sitters and Phoenix's school, I am never concerned when I am away from him. It takes an effort to build a support network around you (especially when you don't live near family), but it's worth it.

Investigating | Travel strollers. I love our Uppababy Vista. It is a workhorse, but as we learned quickly in NYC the Vista is really heavy. We have a lot of stroller years a head of us, so even though I thought owning two strollers would be excessive investing in a lightweight option will be worth it.  Following | I mentioned Karin Rambo in Friday's post, but another recent favorite blogger is Kitty. I find her capsule wardrobe videos on YouTube to be extremely informative and approachable.

Linking with Anne and Julie.

Weekend Links / / Daniel Tiger Goes Trick-or-Treating

Weekend Links / / Fall Colors and Sad Car Faces