Coffee Talk 12.20.20

Good morning afternoon! I had hoped to get this post up this morning, but I got distracted with other things. I just got back from church, and I thought I’d throw up a quick post before I go make cookies with the girls.

We didn’t get to it yesterday, as planned. They weren’t in the mood, and I didn’t want to be a nag. They wrapped presents for me, instead, and I ended up… well, working. I KNOW. I need to take time off. But honestly, I enjoy working.

So yeah, that pretty much sums up my yesterday. I made breakfast for dinner, and we all sat down to eat, and then I watched Elf with the girls while Paul went for a walk and D did who knows what in his room. #boys

Here at the end of the year, I’m in that mood to analyze, plan, declutter, and basically simplify things. That goes for my house and my business.

I always get burned out over the holidays, and it’s exciting to get a clean slate in January. I want to work smarter, not harder. I’d like to cut back on some things and amplify others. I want to get some areas of the house organized that have gotten out of control, and I really need to figure out some ways to make the blog more manageable.

Thanks for all your feedback from my newsletter questions yesterday. That was all very helpful.

As I shared there, I plan to start taking Saturdays off from posting on the blog. I will still send out the Saturday newsletter, though. (It’s the Weekly Digest option.) The purpose of the Weekly Digest is to be a resource for people who do NOT want to get my daily updates, but want to keep up to date on all the happenings.

I’d like to make the Sale Roundup section more tightly curated with product picks and recommendations, and I think I’m going to move the Popular Last Week to Saturdays as well. (Those are the most popular products from the blog and my social media channels.) I usually share those on Sunday, but I think it might make more sense to include it with the Weekly Digest. That will keep Sundays more personal and less salesy, which is the whole point of the Coffee Talk anyway.

Anyhow, those are some of my thoughts… I’m still working it all out.

I always do a Year In Review and end it with a State of the Blog Address, so I will have more to say in that post, I’m sure.

With that, I’m going to close this out and go spend time with the fam. I hope you’re enjoying your weekend, and getting some time to do some of your favorite holiday things.

Have a blessed Sunday!

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11 Responses

  1. Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy Christmas and here is hoping that 2021 is kinder to us all.  Thank you for all that you do for us.  This community of kind, warm hearted women is a pleasure to be a part of.  You are my fav blogger for who you are: authentic!
    I did a major closet clean out over the past few weeks and donated it to a Women In Need charity.  It felt good to be able to see things properly now and have better organization, less clutter. Enjoy baking cookies with your family and have a blessed Sunday. 

  2. Have a wonderful afternoon with your family. Baking cookies with your girls creates a memory that they will treasure in years to come.

  3. Merry Christmas from our house to yours! Happy baking, Love Christmas cookies. I would welcome some tips on cleaning out, decluttering, ect. for the new year. Happy New Year has special meaning this year and a clean fresh start sounds just right. Thank you for all you do! Stay safe and be well.

  4. The snow there still looks so pretty!  And as a GA native, where there aren’t enough snow plows and chemical trucks to get all of the roads clear, it amazes me how clear the road was in your picture.  Larry and I love making sugar cookies and decorating them, but we didn’t do them last year, and I’m not sure he will feel like doing them this coming week.  Hopefully, your girls are in the mood this afternoon!  I know you welcomed their gift wrapping skills so you could do other things.  I’m liking your thoughts on how to streamline your posts, so that you don’t have to work so much, and can enjoy more family time.

  5. Taking Saturday off sounds like a great idea.. it seems some bloggers( like yourself) are at it all the time and I’m sure a break even mentally is needed to feel more refreshed:) hope you enjoy your baking day! 

  6. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thank you for all your advice through the year, it must be so time consuming. Every year I rethink how I’m doing things to try and make them more efficient. I always want to make sure I have the best balance in my life. Sometimes when things get crazy I lose track of that.

  7. “Amplify” is a great thought! I wish you a very Merry Christmas. God bless you and your family, and may He apply healing and hope just where each person needs it.

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