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Coffee Talk 10.18.20

Greetings and salutations! This weekend has gone way too fast, how about yours? Our has been a bit of a whirlwind, but in a good way. It’s all fun stuff.

Caroline has been away on a camping trip, which if you know her, is an oxymoron if I’ve ever heard of one! But against all odds, it sounds like she’s having a good time.

And David has even been getting out and about some this weekend, which is good to see. Sometimes he holes up in his room for days at a time, and I worry. #itsamomthing

As for the rest of us, Friday night kicked off the weekend with the last of Becca’s marching band performances. Well, she will perform one last time at the football game next Friday night, weather permitting, but this was the last of the band events they planned for the parents.

Happily, with our restrictions for outdoor gatherings lifted recently, all the band families were invited, not just the parents of sophomores and juniors as originally planned. Each family was still only allotted two tickets, so I stayed home and Paul brought his mom up to see the show. She was so happy to get to see it live.

They continue to add little bits and pieces to the performance to make it more fun and interesting, and Becca said it was their best performance yet. I can’t wait to see it one last time at the football game next weekend.

Then yesterday, after working a bit in the morning and going for a short run, Becca and I spent the afternoon at the mall. She’s becoming quite the shopping companion, and it’s really fun.

We started with lunch at the Nordstrom Cafe, and then she had some returns and exchanges to make from her birthday shopping trip last weekend, and we each picked up matching sherpas at Abercrombie — they’re on sale for $39 this weekend.

If you need a birthday or holiday gift for a teen or college age girl in your life, I highly recommend one of these. The kids love them, and I have to admit, they’re awfully cozy! Perfect for outdoor ball games and social distanced gatherings. (I got the light brown animal print, and Becca got the mauve purple. They’re TTS.)

Oh, and while I’m recommending teen gifts. Becca fell in love with this AE oversized sherpa lined hoodie when we were shopping for her birthday last weekend and she’s already worn it a couple times. I think it’s so cute on her, and it just went 30% off.

So, anyway! We got home from the mall just in time to turn around and head over to friend’s house for a get-together last night, and that was fun.

I’m hoping to get a long walk in this afternoon after church. I’d like to go to a trail somewhere; I’m getting tired of walking loops in my neighborhood. I’ve been gradually ramping up my running schedule, but I don’t usually run two days in a row. I figure alternating the walking and running days is a better way to ease my body back into it.

I still want to get back to doing yoga, but I never seem to make the time for it. It’s funny to think back to March, when we were all homebound, and how faithful I was with the 30 days of yoga workouts. I don’t know where I got the motivation, but I wasn’t lifting weights or doing much running back then, and I guess I wasn’t as busy with work and life either.

Speaking of work and life, it’s starting to feel like the usual fall rat race around here. With the exception of mask wearing and having the kids doing school at home, it’s starting to feel a little more normal.

I’ve noticed more traffic on the roads when I’m out and about, and all of the sudden, brands seem to be ready to dive back into partnerships and collaborations.

When I do a brand collaboration (that usually involves a sponsored blog post with social media support on Instagram and Facebook), I usually have to have the blog and social media posts approved a few days before they go live.

Sometimes it works out that the brands all want spots during the same week, and that’s what happened this month. So I’ve basically been doing double duty this past week, writing and publishing all my regular posts, in addition to preparing all my posts for next week. I felt like I was drowning for a while there, but now I’m pretty much set for this coming week, so that’s a good feeling!

Unfortunately, I did not get around to doing the rest of my try-ons yesterday, to share in this post as I had suggested. By the time I got that post up, went for a run, and got showered and dressed, the morning was gone. Becca was waiting for me to take her to the mall, and I didn’t want to put it off any longer.

It’s a good thing I didn’t, because we barely got home in time to turn around and go over to our friends’ house for the evening. Everything takes longer at the mall these days, with the lines and social distancing guidelines, plus we took time for a nice lunch.

All that to say, I won’t be able to share any new try-ons in this post, but I do want to call your attention to the Caslon utility jacket I’m wearing in the picture above. It’s back in stock in a few sizes, and 40% off!

I have my usual small, and I like the fit, but I will say it’s a little snug around the shoulders and arms. If you’re in between sizes, you may want to size up.

And that’s about all I’ve got!

I hope you’re having a great weekend, and enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

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17 thoughts on “Coffee Talk 10.18.20

  1. I love your posts including breezy news about the kids. Im living vicariously through you!!!! #missnothavingkids the sherpas look great. How is the fall color? Here near San Francisco we have low 90s. I long for that cold snap!

    I posted a week ago about skinny slacks from Soft Surroundings. I want low heeled booties but don’t know what kind of bootie looks right. How high should the upper be? I see a lot of ankle high but think they’ll catch the hem.

    Have a great Sunday!!!

    1. The colors are getting really pretty. We’ve almost reached the peak.

      I’d have to see the slacks and where they fall on you. It’s hard to get ankle boots just the right height. Sometimes a loafer or mule can be easier.

  2. It sounds like your family has had a nice weekend.  I am so glad Paul’s mother got to see Becca perform, in person!  That makes my heart smile.  Becca does look great in that oversized top!  Thank you for sharing the Sherpa fleece tops with us!  I just ordered one for myself and one for our DIL’s birthday in Jan. 2021.  Glad that’s done.  Yesterday was a busy day for us, and involved deer hunting.  I have to make the 45 min. drive to Warner Robins Mon. – Thurs., this week, so this will be one of those weeks I will be happy to have behind me.    Poor Larry has to go 3 of those days, so I pray that this will be a better week for his body.  Have a blessed day!

  3. Love your new Coffee Talk photo! The utility jacket, gray t-shirt and white jeans is one of my favorites. So glad Becca could enjoy her Band performance with your mother in law and hubbie in attendance. Being a widow during COVD is especially hard. Its chilly day here: 15F 😕 so enjoying a quiet, cozy day inside with hot drinks and football. Have a blessed Sunday.

  4. So fun…I remember my marching band days many moons ago!
    Friday nights were the highlights of my week as teenager.
    Then came shopping days with my daughter…love the shirts you picked!
    Now we hv a husband in picture and sometimes I get included in the 
    Shopping!LOL
    Have a great weekend! 

  5. Great post. Love hearing about your weekend with family.  Sounds like it was a great one. When you go over to friends do you stay outside and wear mask or not? We haven’t seen friends and it’s soooo hard. Just our grown kids and grandbabies.  I love the Sherpa’s you guys bought. I’ve been wanting one in cream but no sizes left. My second favorite is the one you got. Wish I could see it styled but then sale would be off. Did you buy a small? I’m 5’3” and about 118lb. I use to always wear small but seems they make things bigger these days. I wear XS in LOFT for reference. Anyway will have to decide. I hate returning. I miss those girl shopping days when mine were in high school. Fun times and we always did lunch at Nordstrom cafe’. Do you remember the pear blue cheese salad with their champagne dressing? Loved it. Glad Paul’s mom had fun night out seeing Becca perform.  Hard to be a new widow and home alone in covid. Good call for you to let her go in your place. 🙂 Have a blessed Sunday. Time for our online church service. :). 

      1. Thank you. Been reading the reviews and sounds like it does run a little on the bigger side. I’d like to be able to throw on with leggings too. :). 

  6. So nice that Becca likes to go to the mall and shop with you. I’m a boy Mom and I can’t convince my college aged boys to ever go with me even when they need things.

    What size did you get in the Abercrombie jacket? I ordered one last night in a small but I’m not sure it will work. I usually take the same size that you do.

    Oh, since two of my three triplet boys are home all fall due to their universities going remote I get the holing up in the room thing.

  7. Enjoy your Coffee Talk and updates on your children and getting back to as much normal with your activities as possible. I loved the Caslon Utility Jacket from the moment I read about it weeks ago. When I went out to purchase it, they were sold out of the size I needed, but I checked back often in hopes that someone returned a Medium and it paid off. I finally got one. I love the feel of it and I’ve worn it several times now. I agree, I wish I had stalked a size large as the medium is a little tight through my shoulders. I’ve made several purchases from your post throughout this year as well as Cindi Spivey. Glad I have you two ladies helping me to step up my wardrobe.

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