Hi, I’m Catie or Cate — my alias, or mostly commonly used name by my nuclear family and a few select friends.

I grew up in the Appalachian — pronounced: \ˌa-pə-ˈlā-ch(ē-)ən, –ˈla-, -sh(ē-)ən\ — Mountains,

which I found out later is commonly mispronounced by most northerners, including me.

In 2013, I moved to Colorado to pursue an inexplicable desire for more that wasn’t quite within my grasp while living in PA. When I’m not “studying” for my nearly complete MPH or in the workplace, I like morning yoga, sampling cheeses, making everyone else sample my baked goods, riding in the passenger seat of a specific 2006 4runner on the way to the mountains, chasing light, and drinking a steamy cup of coffee.

With a restlessness for more and the constant desire to create, you’ll find an array of recipe, craft, idea, photograph, and lifestyle posts on this blog.