Be faithful to your own taste because nothing you really like is ever out of style. – Billy Baldwin
Hello! I’m Catherine.
Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the World Wide Web where I share my love for mixing and matching as it intertwines with my daily life. This is a place where I share all my tried and true fashion staples, but am always sharing my latest favorites, too!
I live in Nashville with my hubby, JT, and our three crazy kiddos. While I was born and raised in Memphis, I attended UT (Go Vols!) which is where my future life began.
Before Mix and Match Madness, I was a kindergarten teacher. There are days when it seems like just yesterday, but other days it seems like a million years ago. Although I’m not teaching anymore, being a Team Leader with Matilda Jane Clothing I’m able to still nurture that teacher brain of mine. Read the full story of how I became a Trunk Keeper here.
Being a Team Leader means I get to mentor and lead an amazing group of women. They inspire me to be a better person and keep me constantly thinking about innovative ways to work my business while juggling being a momma, wife, and all my titles in between.
My College Sweetheart
He’s my biggest supporter and never complains about all the photos I make him take with me. I never doubt his love for me and our family. Thank you for being you, JT!
My Family, My WHY
The reason I chose a work-from-home, on-my-own time “job” all in one picture. Mary Catherine, Kaiser, and James – your momma loves you SO much!
My Biggest Fans
My mom and sister are my biggest fans. She has always supported me and my sister’s biggest (and craziest) dreams. For those of you who don’t know, my sister is an amazing artist!
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What all do you do?
Most importanly, I’m CEO of the Martin Family (otherwise known as loving mom, wonderful wife and, part-time Uber driver).
I’m a Matilda Jane Mix and Match Specialist (aka Trunk Keeper) customizing styling to your personality and budget.
I’m a Matilda Jane Team Leader helping busy momma’s create their own business for success
And, a Community volunteer with a great passion for Daystar Counseling Ministries, Camp Wonderfully Made, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and the Parents Association at my children’s school.
How do you juggle all the hats you wear?
Honestly, I feel like life is a mix and match balancing act. I get up before the rest of my crew to have some quite time and knock out some work before I have to put on my Mom hat on. Now that my children are older and going to school almost full time, I try and be as productive as possible duuring the day. I live by a to-do list although I’m not always proud of that. Some of my hats overlap, which is nice at times. For example, I often have mini styling convos in the halls of the school while I am there for a meeting – ha.
What are your favorite emoji's?
All of them!
Okay, okay… if I had to narrow it down I would choose the dress emoji 👗, the blowing a kiss emoji 😘, the zany face emoji 🤪, the grimacing face emoji 😬, the raising hands emoji 🙌, the face palm emoji 🤦♀️, and the praying hands emoji 🙏🏻.
How did you and your hubby meet?
We met and fell in love in college. He actually proposted on the Power T on the Univeristy of TN football field. We got married the following May. We lived in McMinnvile for a while then moved to Franklin and finally settled in Nashville a year later. We actually built our dream home and I hope we will be here making memories forever!
What are your kids names?
Kaiser, Mary Catherine & James. They are the reason I do what I do!
Are your girls twins?
If I had a dollar for every time I was asked that… nope! They are just under 2 years apart. My middle is taller than her sis so that often makes people think they are the same age or that she is older.
What all brands do you represent?
Several people have asked me this and my response is always the same… I am a Matilda Jane Clothing Trunk Keeper, but I’m a big fan of sharing all the brands that I wear and love. If you ask me, life’s all about mixing and matching.
I mean, how boring would it be if we only wore one type of clothing or only at one kind of restaurant or only had one kind of friend. Gosh, I’m thankful for the ability to miz and match in just about every aspect of life, aren’t you?
If Matilda Jane is your main source of income, why do you share your favorites from other stores?
I am a true mix and match girl and so are Kaiser and Mary Catherine. I rarely dress head to toe in one brand and I don’t expect you or your kiddos to either. Styling to me, means making the best outfits and that often means pulling from multiple brands and stores.