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 David 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!