thrift store shopping

Top 3 Reasons You Should Be Thrift Shopping Have you noticed lately that the second hand goods market seems to be exploding? From Poshmark commercials popping up on your tv, to the super popular channels on YouTube where a thrift store junkie goes through a rolling rack of Goodwill purchases, the resell market is pretty hot right now. Cat, is that why you’re turning Cat G Design into an online … Read more Go Down The Rabbit Hole…..

I know it’s so cliche – “New Year, New You!”. It’s been beaten to death, by super optimistic, but often unrealistic people. HOWEVER for the last couple of months of 2021, I’ve been trying to figure out what I wanted to do with the Cat G Design website. I was feeling bored with making jewelry and I have been really putting a lot more energy and time into my Poshmark … Read more Go Down The Rabbit Hole…..

Happy Halloween! All Hallows Eve! Samhain!…however you celebrate it. In all transparency, I admit that I recently learned the proper pronunciation of Samhain and my mind was blown. But life is a learning journey, right? And I am still a bit of a noob to my own mystical discovery. HOWEVER, let it be noted that yesterday I correctly answered a trivia question about what exactly a grimoire was, so there … Read more Go Down The Rabbit Hole…..

Hello ye faithful, I am still here, I know I’ve been quiet on here lately. I’ve been putting some serious work in on my book #BloodSecrets and I can see the finish line….! My writer self has been holding the reins lately, and it always feels like coming home. Writing and being a published author has always been my #1 dream, I’m most happy when I’m putting words down and … Read more Go Down The Rabbit Hole…..

It is finally fall, my favorite season! The trees are just starting to change, the temps are cooler, and time to get cooking! I had still been trying to shake off my summer lethargy just a few days ago, and was starting to wonder if it was ever going to leave me, as I do every year, around this time. Then a message came through from my aunt in California, … Read more Go Down The Rabbit Hole…..

Remember when you learned in biology class that the mitochondria was the “powerhouse of the cell”? Am I dating myself?  Well, jewelry accessories are the powerhouse of your outfit. You can be wearing the chicest dress, with a bomb ass pair of shoes, but the look will be flat without any accessories. Put on a necklace and a couple of drop earrings, and bam! Your outfit is elevated 100%.  I … Read more Go Down The Rabbit Hole…..

Spring has been a bit of a Goliath for me most of my life. I have realized over time that the warmer months of the year are my hibernation season. Backwards, I know. Maybe it’s because I’m a winter baby, all I know is that it’s a struggle for me to enjoy the heat and sun. (Maybe it’s because I’m a New Yorker?) Once the temperatures rise above 70 degrees … Read more Go Down The Rabbit Hole…..

Recently, I completed a task that has been weighing on my mind, a change I needed to get done for Cat G Design. If you’ve been following me for a while, perhaps through the CGD Facebook page, you will know that I am not a warm weather fan. Initially, this might sound odd since I live in the Northeast of the U.S. and most of our year is covered in … Read more Go Down The Rabbit Hole…..

Are you a multi-maker, or do you only focus on one craft? What is your preferred medium? This took me three years to find out. I first started playing around with beaded jewelry back around 2008. And it was enjoyable, but when I started selling it, I was constantly bothered by a lack of specificity. My beaded jewelry was just basic colored beads thrown together. It didn’t excite me, it … Read more Go Down The Rabbit Hole…..

2019 was really when I really started to work on developing and strengthening my local community relationships. I live in a small town, and it’s a great little town. Mind you, I’ve only lived in this community since 2015, so I haven’t had a lifetime of getting to know these local folk. The holiday season of 2019 was the first time I participated as a vendor in local craft shows. … Read more Go Down The Rabbit Hole…..