Sunday, November 19, 2017


Next week this blog turns 4 years old! When I started this blog I was a month away from graduating college and completely lost. I had no clue what was to come after graduation and was scared. One of my roommates encouraged me to start writing about it, and Kick Back With Cate was born. I never dreamed it would turn into this. 4 years later this blog is my baby, my biggest passion, and my creative outlet. Thank you to everyone who has supported my blog along the way. I love you.

As a token of gratitude to my loyal readers, friends, and family over the past 4 years, I am hosting a $20 Starbucks gift card GIVEAWAY!

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017


There is a lot of new music out this month that I am loving. Between Taylor Swift's new album, Niall Horan's new album, and all the miscellaneous singles that dropped in the past couple weeks, I thought it would be appropriate to compile a list of the new music I am loving. Here are ten newly released songs that I can't get enough of lately.

Call It What You Want by Taylor Swift
I Hate Love Songs by Kelsea Ballerini
When the Wine Wears Off by Blake Shelton
Diane by Cam
Hold the Light by Dierks Bentley
Leave Me Wanting More by Chris Young
Seeing Blind by Niall Horan & Maren Morris
Hide the Wine by Carly Pearce
Eyes on You by Chase Rice
The Best Part of Me by Lee Brice

What songs are you loving lately?

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Each month I receive a box of love and encouragement on my front porch. The theme of this month's Loved + Blessed Box is WAITING. It focuses on being patient and trusting that God has something good in store for you in the periods when he has you waiting.

This box included:
+a keepsake theme card
+a mini poster
+a reminder sticker
+a scripture card
+a gold feather pen
+an encouragement kit (I love this to share with a friend who needs a reminder to stay encouraged in a waiting period!)

Loved + Blessed is a Christian subscription box service with a goal to help women share their testimony. For only $19.99/month (even cheaper if you buy in bulk!), each box includes a mini poster, reminder sticker, scripture card, and small gift.

I enjoy receiving the Loved + Blessed Box because it provides me with encouraging reminders to remain strong in my faith. It is different than any other box I have received. It is full of meaning, heart, and joy. Place your order quickly to receive your own box of encouragement next month!