Currently: April 2017

Hi, friends! Long time, no see. In fact, it’s been so long, I have a new name. Nice to meet you. I’m Caitlin Wallace.

I’ll write a longer wedding post when we have photos back (I cannot WAIT to see more of what the talented Elizabeth Thomas captured of our day!⬇⬇⬇), but it was perfect. It was everything I wanted it to be, which honestly still feels surprising to say. I am very pragmatic (some may even say I’m negative). Realistically, I just assumed that something would go wrong. And nothing really did 😍

UM!!!!! #aprilfoolsforlove #wallacewedding

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I’m easing back into blogging — along with some fun new freelance projects — with one of my favorite posts: CURRENTLY. I love hearing what people are reading, shopping for, and listening to. Hopefully you do, too.

Currently, I’m still struggling to get back on my feet and back on a regular schedule after the mad dash that was the past couple months. Life is feeling more and more normal each day, and I promise you wedding guests will be getting your thank you notes soon. Well. Soon-ish.

//INSPIRED BY//

Now that the countdown to the wedding is over, I can focus all my excitement energies on my next big event: attending RISE with my bestie Brooke. It’s a conference in Austin for women entrepreneurs, and I cannot wait to eat tacos, take a crazy amount of notes, and get inspired. It’s no secret that my day job isn’t the most exciting to me, so focusing my off-time on ✨fun✨ projects (like this blog) feels very important.

The conference isn’t until June, but I’ve been thinking about it a lot. I know the women attending will be a mixed bag of women with big-time, self-made careers and women like me, who are still really figuring that shit out. That feels really exciting. The first couple of speakers have been announced, and I am particularly excited to see Alison Faulkner of The Alison Show. She’s weird and fun, and she’s owns it. She also built her own brand from the ground up. Very bad ass.  

//WATCHING//

The premiere of Fargo season three was so good. Loving the dual characters played by Ewan McGregor, and that window A/C unit?! Woah.

I cannot, cannot, CANNOT wait for the premiere of The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s been on my special favorite books shelf for the past ten years. Elizabeth Moss is perfect for Offred. I’ve heard some small details have been added to update the dystopia to a 21st century reality, so I am real excited to see those.

G and I saw Life in theaters, and it was one of the most genuinely scary movies I have seen in a long time. The writing is a little stilted and annoying at times, but I jumped out of my seat more than once. A fun date movie, for sure.

ALSO, the Henrietta Lacks movie premieres on HBO tomorrow, and you KNOW I will be watching that. Based on an incredible book AND starring my buddy Oprah?! YEP! 🌈

//READING//

I am so, so thankful to get some of my reading time back now that wedding planning is done. My book club is meeting Wednesday to discuss Dreamland, by Sam Quinones. It’s a nonfiction, heavily researched book about the many complicated arms of the opiate epidemic. It is intense and scary, but also deeply interesting.

//LISTENING TO//

ONLY THE NEW KENDRICK LAMAR, AND THAT’S IT.

OK, not totally true, but I am loving this album. Definitely on repeat throughout the long-ass work day.

I’ve also been loving Girl’s Girls, Brittany Gibbons’ new podcast. It is deeply irreverent and not for any person who is squeamish about sex or body talk, but it makes me laugh out loud every week. It’s a great show to commute with.  

//EATING AND DRINKING//

G has been dealing with some unexplained allergic reactions, so we’re trying a vegan and gluten-free diet to see if that helps. My new husband has been eating a lot of tofu and chickpeas, and he hasn’t complained once. We love Minimalist Baker’s roasted garlic mac and “cheese” and baked, crispy teriyaki tofu.

I’m learning a lot about vegan cooking. I plan to write more about it later, once I have more experience with lentils under my belt.

What have you all been up to? Miss you all!!

Caitlin

Caitlin

Hi, I’m Caitlin! Thanks for reading. If you're new, here's a little about me: I'm a writer, editor, eater, and reader living in the Kansas City area. When I'm not working my 9-to-5, I'm cooking without a recipe, exploring the city, and probably procrastinating. I start from scratch each morning: progress is way more important to me than perfection.

Connect with me on Instagram and Pinterest, and subscribe to The Fruitful Blog for tips on intentional living, meal planning, and more.
Caitlin

Author: Caitlin

Hi, I’m Caitlin! Thanks for reading. If you're new, here's a little about me: I'm a writer, editor, eater, and reader living in the Kansas City area. When I'm not working my 9-to-5, I'm cooking without a recipe, exploring the city, and probably procrastinating. I start from scratch each morning: progress is way more important to me than perfection. Connect with me on Instagram and Pinterest, and subscribe to The Fruitful Blog for tips on intentional living, meal planning, and more.

6 thoughts on “Currently: April 2017”

  1. Is this the RISE conference by Rachel Hollis?! I WANTED TO GO TO THIS TOO! Buuuuuut you know, super preggers. Haha
    I hope you have fun! I can’t wait to hear about it!

  2. I can’t wait to see the Henrietta lacks movie! I still need to read the handmaids tale, I have it down in my “books to read” note. Have you ever been to cafe gratitude? I don’t follow a vegan or any type of diet (grateful to not have any food allergies besides chicken liver) but I want to try it because I actually love the taste of vegan meals.

    1. We should go to Cafe Gratitude sometime! Really delish and they have positive affirmations on the menu 💕 right up your alley.

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