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My name is Catherine. I live in North Carolina with my awesome husband Charlie, adorable daughter Juniper, sweet baby Owen, and crazy dog Sydney.

I love pumpkins. And polaroids.

My favorite form of punctuation is the parenthesis. You will also notice that I dreadfully overuse ellipses. According to the Chicago Manual of Style, ellipsis points suggest faltering or fragmented speech accompanied by confusion, insecurity, distress, or uncertainty. Make of that what you will... I am lazy with apostrophes. This does not mean I do not know how to use apostrophes, just that most of the time I can't be bothered.

Growing up, I wanted to be an artist, a fossil hunter, a writer, and a farmer. I am a scientist. Go figure.

I am a sucker for kitty sneezes and doggie sighs.

I can't stand the smell of bell peppers cooking. And don't put bread crumbs on top of macaroni and cheese, please. What? Blue food? Atrocious.

I feel sorry for abandoned buildings, injured birds, trees that are surrounded by concrete, clams, and people who don't know that they are being mean.

I am hopelessly soft. I rarely look back. I am fiercely protective but I don't like to admit it. I am terrible at keeping secrets (unless they are mine). I am even worse at accepting advice.

I would rather be barefoot than wear high heels.

I usually have nightmares about waves. Big ones. And this did not just start recently. I also have nightmares about bellybuttons. True.

I like kindness. And good shoulders.


yoga, cookies, chocolate, ice cream, green tea, argyle socks, writing, photography, books, baking, purses, crafty things, librarians, orla kiely, berries, pushing daisies, autumn days, coats, pies, evening coffee, old cameras