photo by Leslee Mitchell.

Where did the blog's name originate? Take a trip to the blog's very first post and find out. 


Welcome back! 

I'm Mary Catherine, the creator of this blog and all its content. As a lifelong writer and blogger of 3 years, I have a wide range of interests - from social justice and spirituality to motherhood to trashy reality television. In a moment of introspection (and a futile attempt to make this blog "about" just one thing), I realized - if I care about all these things, chances are, you do, too.  

A 29-year-old Southern girl, I grew up in Alabama, and moved to Asheville, North Carolina with my husband, Jordan, and our labradoodle, Tom Hanks. We welcomed our precious son, Mac, on December 15, 2017. 

I graduated from Birmingham-Southern College with a degree in English, joined Teach For America in 2011, and was employed for four years in the world of non-profit educational equity. In 2016, I chose to leave the world of full-time employment to pour some energy into figuring out what I could do that best feeds my creative and people-loving soul. This is a start. About a year later, this went viral

Here you'll find a huge variety of posts about pop culture, lifestyle, home decorating, bad TV, being a mom, politics, humor, and life in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. 


Things I love: 

  • My very close-knit family and our very close-knit friends
  • MY DOG
  • The United Methodist Church
  • Potato products, starches, and carbs, pretty much indiscriminately 
  • Watching my favorite movies over and over again
  • My buddy Mac
  • Funny and smart women (and people, generally, but especially women)
  • Ice cream 
  • Exercising and not exercising, depending on what day you ask me
  • The Office 
  • The first bite of something I really really wanted to eat
  • Beautiful clothes
  • Sarah Jessica Parker 
  • Good manners
  • Singing, writing, and acting foolish
  • Social media
  • Cooking and baking, and experimenting with both 
  • Trying to empathize when I don't agree 
  • My husband, and how he never gets upset when I (constantly) accidentally physically hurt him

Things I do not love: 

  • The smell broccoli and onions leave in the house hours after you've cooked them
  • People smacking their gum
  • Ads or articles about animal abuse
  • Social media (double edged sword)
  • Constantly breaking things/accidentally hurting myself/being a klutz
  • When guys shave their beard along their jawline
  • The sinking realization that I just said something dumb
  • Folks who don't care to try and walk in someone else's shoes
  • How long it's taking for all children to have access to great education
  • Heavy meats, like steak
  • The feeling you get when you've watched way too much Netflix and kind of hate yourself

Take a look around. Stay awhile.