About

Warby Parker 2016

My husband and I met in chemistry class; I was 15, he 16. We were smitten, but didn’t begin dating for another four years. I am thankful for good friends who convinced Jordan to finally ask me out 🙂 Two and a half years later we said “I do” at the naive ages of 21 and 22. Many worry that getting married before knowing oneself would be inherently more challenging, but I disagree, I’ve loved growing up together.

I have a B.A in Psychology but have never used it professionally. Nevertheless, I use it often in one of my favorite pastimes: psychoanalyzing humanity 😉 I am a professional latte designer, full-time adventurer, part-time dessert baker and assistant for my husband’s design company. I strive to live more graciously than yesterday and to grow in my faith each day. For me, it’s important to stretch my mind, travel far, and always have a stash of dark chocolate.

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When I began reading blogs a few years ago, I was inspired by how the online community was documenting daily life so beautifully! I wanted to save more moments. Jordan and I have been together since 2005 and the big events are still clear in my mind, but some of the small details are drifting: like the summer right after college graduation when I spent afternoons baking homemade pretzels and canning cherry jam, the meals we newly-weds ate on cardboard boxes in our first apartment, or my first visit to New Mexico to meet Jordan’s relatives. I wish these were photographed; I don’t want to forget this journey.

In the beginning of 2013, I came up with a name, Jordan began designing this beautiful space and teaching me simple photoshop skills, a few words were written for my first post and A Short Blonde was born. I hope to continue to document our life for as long as it feels right.

Thank you for reading!

xoxo,

Catherine

18 thoughts on “About”

  1. Hello! We follow each other on Instagram, I’m eidolonhouse on instagram. I share about my husband’s and my bindery on Instagram and our website, but I also have a more personal blog called Millee-Margaret. I follow Casey Leigh’s blog and recognized your picture on her link-up this week! A rather long explanation there, I’m sorry, but I wanted to stop in and say hi, and tell you I enjoyed this blog entry and your insight! I hope you have a fantastic 2015! Jill Adams

  2. Found your blog from Katie’s (at Hope Engaged) and I’m so glad I did. I love what you wrote about you guys growing up together. We always say that too! We started dating just after I turned 17 when he was 18 and got married at 21 & 22. 🙂

  3. I just found your blog, and I LOVE it! You’re definitely inspiring for an aspiring blogger. I did have one question, what kind of camera do you use for your photos, I am looking for an amazing camera for blogging and just to take pictures of my family. I am tired of the photos I have due to my cellphone.

    1. Thank you, Sheila! Up until August we were shooting with a Nikon D5100, but we recently upgraded to the Sony A7II.

      We edit our photos with Photoshop and Lightroom. Let me know if you have any other camera questions!

  4. I am your newest follower and I am obsessed with your blog. We have a few things in common and I’ve barely done any exploring. I am short and a blonde as well so your blog name caught my attention immediately. I can’t wait to read more and become even more obsessed with your little corner ♥

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