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  • Gimme Dat List | March

    "He will come to us like the rain." -Hosea 6:3

    Spring is almost here, friends. (cue applause) I love this verse in Hosea and it always reminds me of spring. Even though it can get sloppy outside, I'm thankful for the slop this time of year. It means things are melting and coming to life and the greens are getting greener - hence, the rain. Praise Him for rain being rain and not snow, y'all... hallelu!

    With that, I have some fun things shown below that are currently on my "Ooh, I would love to have that!" list for March. I'm really vibing botanicals, florals, gold (ok, this is year round), marble (oops, yeah, year round love there), sandals, lightweight fabrics, and brights and whites. 

    I'm currently in the market for a new phone case, which is quite a decision. I'm not one to swap these out to match my outfit. I'm more of a one and done (until it breaks) type of girl in this department. And thus, my case recently broke and here I stand. So, I'm digging this cute pineapple one. Too summery? Maybe. Does that matter? Not really. TBD here.

    Regarding the clip board... that might be one you're scraching your head over. Um, why do I need a clip board? Well, I like using them as wall art to highlight a photo or drawing rather than using a frame. Ahhhh, it's all making sense now, eh? I want to get some botanical prints and get four of these to make a little mini gallery. Cute, don't you think?

    The other item I want to highlight is the set of cord tacos... WHAT! How genius/hilarious are these you guys?! I randomly stumbled upon them on the Free People website - bahahaha. R-A-N-D-O-M. So I don't know about you guys, but I have borderline OCD tendencies with certain things in my life. One of them: cords. Seeing cords dangling or having cords unkept in a "junk drawer" makes my skin crawl. Right now, our TV has two cords that hang below it that aren't covered by the console table under it. Literally I'm annoyed every time I see it, but since we are likely moving soon, I don't want to go to extreme measures to cover them - UGHHH. So, here comes the cord tacos. Tuck these around headphones, phone chargers, etc. in your purse, in a *neat* junk drawer in your home, in your car's center console - wherever. These are a fabulous invention! Plus, the cognac color leather is divine. Thanks Free Peeps!

    phone case / necklacebirkenstocks / clipboard / clock / vest / scarf / plant / volume spray / cord taco set

    There you have it! What's on your current want list? SHARE & COMMENT below! :)

    xo Cait

  • Gimme Dat List | January

    I'm back! I've been on a hiatus from Pride & Joyce, as you may have noticed. Why? My absence is partially attributed to lack of motivation, time, inspiration and feeling short on creativity - which has been really hard. I've never felt so uninspired in my life, you guys! I hate it so much. I've been having talks with God, asking Him why I feel like this and how I can "get back to normal." Should I just quit? Should I embrace that I'm not going to be the next Joanna Gaines or Joy Cho and just give up? I don't think quitting is the answer - who quits as soon as something isn't easy? Cowards! I don't want to be lumped into that category. Woof. But I also don't want to be thought of as a failure. Ugh, that word is the worst. It hurts to type it. So, I've been trying to figure out why I'm feeling this way and how to get out of my rut. 2016 has been very introspective thus far, which is something I really struggle with - I get frustrated. It's a lot easier for me to figure other people out than myself - I'm so complicated! Yikes, my poor husband. However, I'm not going to let my FEELINGS stop me from doing something I've wanted to accomplish and share with the world - this blog. So, despite how I'm "feeling", I'm still here and I still want to share my opinions, likes, wants, rants and pretty things I find with you all. I've allowed my feelings to rule for the last four (almost five - gulp) months and enough is enough! 

    So without further adieu, here is my current "Want List" or as I lovingly call them - my monthly "Gimme Dat List". It consists of some wardrobe staples (and a faux plant I really want! ha) and features some of my favorite brands/stores: Athleta (a.k.a. my favorite place on the planet), Lululemon (not the biggest fan of all their stuff, but their headbands and yoga mats have no equal), Target, Madewell, Nordstrom, Baublebar, Steve Madden, Essie... etc. (Side Note: The floral dress and skinny boyfriend jeans are a part of the new collab that Target has with WhoWhatWear, releasing in stores on January 31! Nothing in the collection is over $49.95... yeah. AMAZE. I've linked to the entire lookbook below.)

    How is your 2016? Can you relate to my feeling frenzy? Anything you're eyeing at the moment? SHARE below!

    #1 / #2 / #3 / #4 / #5 / #6 / #7 / #8 / #9 / #10 / #11 "Bordeaux" / #12 "Chili"

    It feels good to be back - love you all! 

    xo Cait

  • Gimme Dat List | July

    It's been awhile since I've posted - well, we went to Honduras at the end of June, then spent two weeks finishing all the projects we kept saying we'd "get to eventually" on our home in preparation for it to hit the market, which we accomplished and it listed on July 16. Now we keep our home in tip-top shape basically 24/7 and have total strangers walk through it when we're not home for showings... it's really a weird concept when you think about it! We've been trying to hold off on looking at homes for sale so we don't find one we love without having an offer in on our house. So, we wait. 

    In the meantime, here is my current "Want List" or as I lovingly call them - my "Gimme Dat List". It consists of clothing, makeup and of course, things for my house. (SIDE NOTE: I've literally wanted this Smith & Hawken basket from Target for over a year... perfect place for blanket storage in our main floor living space - why don't we have this yet?! Also, did you know that Urban Decay has come out with a new "Naked" eyeshadow palette?! What the heck, how did I not hear about this?! I will need to get that STAT. Instead of calling this one "Naked 4", it's apparently "Naked Smokey" - sounds like Caitlin to me. Should be calling this the NEED LIST :))

    What are you pining for currently?

    Links to these products below!

    t-shirt / boyfriend jeans / bootiesdoor knocker / hello sign / doormat / arrow bookends / basketeyeshadow palette 

  • Gimme Dat List | May 2015

    You guys - I have been SO bad about posting! I've been swamped with life, Gatsby and freelance graphic design. I've just completed two sets of wedding invitation suites (Check them out here!) and am working on a third right now. It's all fun busy though :) 

    So, here's the deal, summer is pretty much here and there are some summer essentials that my closet is missing. I am going on a missions trip to HONDURAS in June, and a few of these items would be great to have - we'll see if they fit ito "the budget" (sigh - real life probs).

    What's on your summer wish list? Do share!!

    Here's my list: 

    1. Hat: Madewell - I love how basic yet stylish this is. I only have one hat that I don't feel like a dweeb in and it's navy. This one would be more versatile for all seasons!
    2. Nail Polish: China Glaze "Flip Flop Fantasy" - this color is actually SUPER NEON and it's fantastic. My go-to summer nail color. Try it!
    3. Sandals: Joie - Ok, these are expensive for sandals, I know, but I am obsessed with the style and color. I need some gold metallic go-to sandals that slide on. Every gold pair I find are too strappy and don't go on easily enough (zippers, ties, buckles). I just want basics. If you find some that aren't $100+ like these, let me know! Help a girl out!
    4. Cuff: J. Crew - I LOVE tortoise shell and I am obsesed with this cuff and the hint of gold. I would wear this daily. I am really crushing on it (insert monkey emoji covering his eyes in shame).
    5. Jacket: American Eagle - How CUTE is this little summer jacket? I want it SO bad. Lightweight, fun pattern, would match everything. This needs to be in my closet, STAT! This would also be a great item to accompany me to Honduras, just saying!
    6. Backpack: Herschel "Heritage" - I love how simple and classy this backpack is. It's streamlined and ever so stylish. This is an item that I would really like to get before my trip to Honduras! I want to leave my Kate Spade purse at home :)
    7. Swimsuit Top & Bottoms: J. Crew - I love the neon pink color of this and simple silhouette. I love the modesty of a tankini without feeling like a mom with a wedgie in a one-piece (Am I right?!).
    8. I also am a big fan of how this style of bottom has a little more coverage and extends higher at the waist. Must have!
    9. Duffel: Hershel "Novel" - Like the backpack, I love the streamlined classic look of this duffel and the shoe compartment!! This would be the perfect weekend getaway bag, overnight bag, or even a gym bag! And of course, I want both in gray so they match... I'm such a loser. I like the black and tan too. 
    10. Swing Dress: Asos - My friend Taylor Roelofs has this dress and it's the PERFECT silhouette. Thus, I must copy her and have one of my own in black. This is a summer essential that can be dressed up or down and could trascend seasons into fall with tights, boots and a cardigan. This would also be a great item to have to Honduras! Not too clingy, not too short, high neckline for modesty - it's a win-win-win!

    #1 / #2 / #3 / #4 / #5 / #6 / #7 / #8 / #9 / #10

    Enjoy the sunshine!!!
    xo Cait

  • Gimme Dat List | March 2015

    Spring is almost here, you guys! {Hallelujah chorus} The sun is shining, the nasty snow along the curbs is gone. GRASS, yes GRASS, is starting to change from brown to green and the sky has changed back to blue from the constant grayish white that winter dooms us with each year. 

    People have come out of hibernation and are walking, running, biking, rollerblading... you name it! Sigh... life is back. Each winter feels like I'm holding my breath until now. 

    Anyway... in anticipation of spring, and dare I say, SUMMER, here are some of my current "wants" - do you notice a vibe? I'm ga-ga over florals right now. CANNOT wait for Target's Lilly Pulitzer line launching April 19... it's in my calendar, don't worry.

    Here's my March 2015 Gimme Dat List:

    tote / jeans / earrings / sandals / sunglasses / swimsuit: top, bottom / leggings / blazer / tank

    Are you swooning over anything lately? Drop me a line!

    xo Cait

  • Gimme Dat List | February 2015

    Today in Minnesota, it's really cold. I'm talking the see-your-breath-icicle-fingers-teeth-chattering kind of cold... BRRRRRRR! Anyway, I skipped my January "Gimme Dat List" - sorry 'bout that. To be honest, after the holiday season, it seemed obnoxious to write a post called "Gimme Dat List". However, now that it's mid-February, I feel good about it.

    This month has absolutely no theme... it's literally a hodge podge of items that I currently want for real or things I'm dreaming of - like the $200 Kate Spade wallet - that's NOT on the realisitcally gonna purchase list (just breathe, Logan). I would however, like to get a console table with some storage for our new living room (post coming soon!) on our main level.

    Note the dog collars... WE ARE GETTING A PUPPY THIS JULY!!!!!!! Best. News. Ever. We're getting a male mini goldendoodle with red fur, as long as I save up enough money (you're welcome, Logan). Dont worry, Puppy Joyce's name reveal to come! I really like both of the collars I found on Etsy... which do you like better? And a girl can't get a puppy without a pair of handy dandy Hunter rain boots, right? ;)

    Here are my current swoon-worth picks:

    leather dog collar / print dog collar / Hunter boots / Birkenstocks / Mrs. necklace / wallet / lamp base / lamp shade / console table / sunglasses

    Stay warm, Minneapolis! 

    xo Cait

  • Gimme Dat List | November 2014

    It's the most wonderful time of the year... (Sing it with me!) ...there'll be much mistletoeing, and hearts will be glowing, when loved ones are near...

    Ok, so, Christmas time is my favorite. Gah! I'm happy just writing these words. It's the one time of year that snow is not only permissable in my eyes, but arms-open-wide-welcomed, prayed for and enthusiatically embraced.

    That said, this month's List goes out to holiday decor. Now, I may or may not have already decorated my home for Christmas two weekends ago... (I COULDN'T HELP MYSELF, OK?!) ...and I know to some of you, decorating your home for Christmas, listening to Christmas music, drinking a Christmas drink from Starbucks, etc. all before Thanksgiving is basically one of the 7 (now 8) deadly sins. But in the words of the beloved Taylor Swift, "Haters gonna hate, hate, hate... Baby I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake... Shake it off, shake it off!"

    Despite the haters, here's my Christmas cheer, fa-la-la-la-awesome Gimme Dat List! You can see that my Christmas taste is rather cozy and traditional with a little pazazz here and there :)

    deer head / poufvotive set / JOY / doormat / trees / antlers / initial ornaments / tree topper / fur throw / pillow / wreath / stockings / potted tree

    Keep spreading the pre-Christmas cheer, ya filthy animals :)

    xo Cait

  • Gimme Dat List | October 2014

    This month's "Gimme Dat List" goes out to some items that are for realsies on my personal "Please purchase me" wishlist. I've combined things from my home list, fashion list and beauty list... Yes, I have that many lists... Lord, help me. 

    table / vest / ceiling tiles + spray paint / jeans / heels / sweater / book / lip balm

    Let me explain the ceiling tiles and spray paint....

    So I want to get these from Home Depot (they're like plastic or vinyl or something) and paint them white and adhere them to my small bathroom ceiling and add some crown molding to finish off the look. I'm going for something along these lines (example ceiling below). Cool, huh?

    It's almost November, you guys! Cray cray. Alright, see ya!

    xo Cait

  • Gimme Dat List | September 2014

    This month's "Gimme Dat List" goes out to the onset of fall. In the Twin Cities, fall is already upon us, with the 45 degree temps currently walking about right now, like they own the place.

    Here are some of the things I'm lusting over wishing to purchase this fall. I can't wait to slather on that new shade of nail polish from the Essie Fall 2014 collection - "dress to kilt".

    booties / bag / necklace / flats / jackettee / nail polish / shirt / scarf / pants / jeans

    xo Cait