Coffee Talk 08.06.23

my outfit details // Paul’s blazer & jeans

Good morning! We’ve had a nice, relaxing weekend here. I hope yours has been enjoyable, whether it’s relaxing or not! We got together with friends on Friday night, and it was fun to catch up with them. Yesterday, I spent some time puttering around the house and working on the blog, and then I went out to enjoy the pool for a few hours. I haven’t had nearly enough pool time this summer!

Last night, Paul and I went out to dinner to celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary, thus the date night picture at the top of this post. It was nice to be out, just the two of us, and to have BUTTER with my bread! I missed butter in Italy.

This weekend is the calm before the storm, in a way. We actually have two calm weekends before we have to get my one daughter back to college, and the high school marching band activities begin for my other daughter. After that, it’s game on! It’s going to be a school year of “lasts” as my youngest is a senior. I am equal parts dreading and anticipating it… it’s such an exciting time, but fraught with so many mixed emotions.

I’m looking forward to getting back to regular blog content this week, plus I believe this is the week my podcast airs with Jen at Everyday Style School. The first one didn’t record properly, so we had to have a do-over. It was the week before we left for Italy, while I was still in the throes of the #NSale madness, so I’m not sure I was quite as coherent as I was during the first one, but it is what it is! I can’t wait to hear it… or maybe I shouldn’t listen. I will probably cringe, hearing myself on a podcast. Either way, I will link it for you when it’s live!

Okay, this is probably the shortest Coffee Talk ever, but since my last post was over 5,000 words, I think I can call it done. In fact, you’re probably grateful. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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22 Responses

  1. Beautiful picture! Congratulations on your anniversary, with prayers for many more happy and healthy years together! These days, 28 years of marriage is indeed a milestone!!

  2. Happy anniversary!!!! You both look great. Your post are never too long for me. I enjoy your writing. I didn’t know Italy didn’t have butter. Did Becca do okay with her Celiac? Spend more time by the pool these next weeks. Fall is coming way too fast. Doesn’t it seem like Summer is over once the kids go back to their school practices? Or college? Mine started daily doubles for football and volleyball in mid to late August so really cut our Summer short. They always started school the day after Labor Day. Enjoy these days. They are all grown up and out of the house so fast. My husband and I still miss the activity in the house. We loved having the kids here. Now we are enjoying being grandparents.

    1. Yes, I know we are at the tail end of it, and I’m sad, but also looking forward to having a lot more freedom to travel.

      She did fine with her Celiac, Italian restaurants all have GF pasta and bread and know how to limit cross contamination. It still got old, and she would wish she could have what we were having, but we did find her a place with GF ravioli on our last day. She was thrilled.

      1. Oh I’m glad she got to have some good meals but I understand how hard it is. We just got back from a trip for 4 days and I struggled to eat out. I have many food allergies. Hard mix for eating out. So I totally understand.
        Yes, you will have so much time for you two.

  3. Beautiful picture of both of you- congratulations! I agree with Kathy- I enjoy your writing. I also wondered about Becca and Celiac -my husband has it and international travel feels a little daunting with regard to that. It sounds like a great trip with the best arrangements!

    1. Nope, not even olive oil unless it came with a salad. I did not take the dress, but I was wishing I had it. I was trying to eliminate a few black dresses and wasn’t sure I would want to dress up that much.

  4. Love you posts. I am off to Egypt this fall so found you wardrobe ideas very helpful. Could you let us know what makeup and toiletries you took to a hot climate. Thank you

  5. We didn’t find butter scarce, always at breakfast when we stayed at hotels, in the supermarket. Olive oil always with bread at dinner. We didn’t really do fancy/fine dining restaurants though. Absolutely adored the food

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