Coffee Talk

Well, look at me, writing a Coffee Talk post before the sun even comes up! I’m generally an early riser, but lately I’ve found myself sleeping in later (that means 6:30 or 7:00, ha!) It’s amazing how much I can accomplish between 5:30 and 6:30 AM (and how much I can’t fit in if I don’t get up by 5:30) so I’ve been trying to get myself back onto that earlier wakeup schedule.

I liked it better when it was light out at this time of day, but even if the weather hasn’t gotten the memo that fall is here, the sun is following seasonal patterns and it’s dark now until almost 7:00. I for one cannot wait for daylight savings time to end. But anyway. For now, I’ll be getting up for the day in the dark. Thank goodness for coffee!

Speaking of coffee, since I managed to haul myself out of bed at 5:30, I have time to write a Coffee Talk post before heading out for a run and getting ready for church. I’d love to shoot an outfit too, but we’ll see how that goes. I’m helping with the preschool Sunday School this morning so I have to be there early. I decided not to teach Sunday School this year, but I offered to help out when they need an assistant. I like having a purpose during that hour, and I’ve always enjoyed that age group.

Preschool was my favorite stage of parenting too. They’re still cute and unjaded, but they’re big enough to talk to you and tell you what they need, and I love hearing their thoughts on life and their descriptions of things as their language skills are developing. I was so sad when I didn’t have any kids in preschool anymore. But I digress.

We’ve had a nice, relaxing weekend so far. We ordered sushi takeout with friends on Friday night and hung out outside, soaking up the summery weather. I know most people are done with this heat, but as anxious as I am to start wearing my sweaters, I’m really enjoying the extra few weeks of summer we’ve been having. Now that it’s officially fall, I wouldn’t mind a little reprieve, but cold weather will be here soon enough.

Yesterday morning, we shot 3 outfits (yay!) and afterwards, Becca and I went to a local carnival where a couple of our friends’ kids were in a dance performance. The kids rode some rides and got rootbeer floats before we headed back home. It was a nice way to break up the day, and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect — warm and sunny with a gentle breeze to keep it from being too hot.

Then Paul and I went out to dinner last night at a restaurant we like to frequent. The kids all had their own plans so we got a spontaneous date night out of it. Because the weather was so nice, we sat outside in the courtyard, and it was fun to sit back and relax and enjoy food and wine and uninterrupted conversation.

So on a lighter note, we’re wrapping up 26 Days of Fall Fashion this week. It’s hard to believe another one of our style series almost in the books! I’m looking forward to creating different types of content again, but of course there are plenty more fall outfits to come. In fact, I just got a few more orders in this weekend. My office is beginning to look like a UPS dropoff point. #ooops

I need to go through everything this afternoon or tomorrow and decide what makes the cut and what doesn’t. If I have time, I’ll take pictures or do an Insta Story. Speaking of which, don’t miss my Shop With Me post from yesterday. The Loft 40% off sale ends tonight!

Meanwhile, the sun is starting to come up so I better get a move on! I hope you have a restful and blessed Sunday.