Let’s Look: Coffee Bar Area

Hey friends!! It’s the first LET’S LOOK of 2021!

Once a month bloggers, Shay and Erika host a fun link up where we look at different aspects of our lives. It’s a fun way to get to know other bloggers and it’s always so neat to see how others “do life.”

This month, we are “looking” at our coffee bar areas.

It’s hard to believe it took me years to finally consider myself a coffee-drinker. I think I tried in college, but could never find a flavor I liked. And if I drank coffee, it was more creamer than coffee, ha!

I finally turned the corner when I became a mom of three under the age of three 😳. Because, hello, three kids right?!

For the longest time, I had no idea how to make a pot of coffee. So Joseph always made it for me. It wasn’t until he was going out of town and my most important question was, “who’s going to make my coffee in the morning?!“ that I realized I needed coffee more than I knew I did.

If you follow me on Instagram, (if you don’t, you totally should 😉) then you know last year I started sharing a morning pic of my coffee mug and a Bible verse every day.

The biggest question I get asked is, “where do you keep all of those mugs?” Well. Your girl has a problem. I LOVE coffee mugs! When we travel, I buy one. When I’m at Target, I buy one. When I’m at TJ Maxx, I buy one. You get the point 😆. Needless to say, I am thankful for the cabinet space in my kitchen!

My coffee bar area isn’t fancy! We bought this coffee pot a little over a year ago after our $30 Walmart one finally broke after many years!

We thought we would use the single cup brew more, but we actually never use it. I don’t know if it’s just me, but coffee tastes different to me when I do the single brew.

I am a simple girl when it comes to my coffee. Folgers and creamer. That’s it. After all, “The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup!”

I’m not a huge fan of fancy coffee. I’ll drink a Frappuccino at Starbucks every now and then, but for the most part it’s Folgers for me.

Beside my coffee pot I have most of my Rae Dunn mugs hanging on my mug tree.

And the most asked question, where do I keep all of my mugs?!! Well, this is the cabinet above my coffee pot. I’d be lying if I said those were all of my mugs 😆. I have more mixed in with my normal cups in the cabinet beside this one. And I keep my Christmas mugs with my Christmas dishes above my oven 🙊🙈. Y’all. I do have a problem 🤣.

Funny story… so Joseph and I bought a beach condo last year to renovate and sell. Before we sold, we definitely enjoyed the condo and spent most of the summer and fall there.

When we finally decided to sell, it sold in 30 minutes!! When we were sitting there amazed at what had just happened I stopped and thought, my mugs!! I’m not including my mugs in the sale!

So we added a line in the contract that said, my mugs were not included 😅😂.

I had quite the collection of mugs there, too.

See… I need an intervention, folks!

And that’s it for the first Let’s Look of 2021!! Next month we are talking about our love languages! I’ve also included the list of the topics for 2021 below in case you blog and want to join us!

I hope y’all have a fantastic day! We are celebrating our favorite TEN year old, all day long!!

XO

Let’s Look: Your Christmas Cards

Morning, friends! Today I’m linking up with Erika and Shay for their Let’s Look Link Up.

Each month, they share how they do something and invite others to share, too. Today is the last Let’s Look of 2020. I am still in shock that the year is almost over.

I joined the party late this year so I didn’t get to do all of the Let’s Look topics. But I’m excited to join in on the fun for 2021.

Today we’re looking at CHRISTMAS CARDS! I’ll be the first to admit, these caused a lot of stress for me in years past.

I looked at them as something I had to do. But slowly I changed my mindset and now I see them as a tradition and something that we can do not have to do.

So here we go! I don’t have our actual Christmas cards, but I thought it would be fun to post the pictures I used for them each year.

2019

2018 was crazy for us. I took a full-time job and it was a struggle finding a day for a photo session. I think every time we tried, it rained, someone was sick or someone had sports. But here’s our annual picture of my kiddos on their pjs on the day before Christmas.

2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010

We didn’t do cards in 2009, but look at this picture?! Oh where has the time gone?!

2009

Wow!! A decade of family pictures! I am so glad I got over my terrible attitude and learned to love doing this with my family. It brings me so much joy to see each picture and how much my kids have grown. Mindset is everything!

I’m still working on 2020’s cards and will share them with y’all soon!

Thank you for going down memory lane with me this morning.

Happy Wednesday!!

XO

Let’s Look: {How We Pumpkin}

Good morning! I am linking up with Erika and Shay today for their monthly Let’s Look Link-Up. Every month they share a little peek at how their families do something and invite others to link-up and share too. I thought it would be fun so I decided to join in! This month it’s all about how we pumpkin!

First things first…Y’all…I have a confession to make. I am not crazy about pumpkin flavor anything! There, I said it! Annnnnd I kinda feel like this….

But I do love pumpkins as decor! I’m more of an apple spice and cinnamon girl!

I was hoping to have all of my fall decor up so that I could share it with you on this post, but it’s been a crazy couple of weeks. I didn’t buy my mums last month like I normally do because we spent so much of our time in Hilton Head and I was afraid they’d die while we were gone. Now I’m ready to buy them and can’t find any nice ones anywhere. I’m going on a hunt this weekend and I’m hoping to at least get two for my big planters on my front porch.

Since my house isn’t fully decorated yet, I thought I’d share a couple of my favorite fall things!

The only pumpkins I have out right now are two of these white pumpkins I bought at Kroger this week. They caught my eye and were the last two white ones so it was meant to be! I love white pumpkins…they are my favorite!

And I am burning these candles that give me all the fall feels! They are seriously the best candles. Mulled Wine smells good, but my favorite fall scent is Spiced Apple. I have one at our beach condo and love the way it smells. I buy all of my Sand and Fog candles at TJ Maxx or Marshalls. They seriously smell so good and last a long time.

I love a fun halloween t-shirt and this one is currently my favorite. I bought it from the girls at Mum-Bae Boutique. You can follow them on Insta!

I also bought a new orange watch band for fall! I buy all of my bands from Amazon. They have the best prices on the silicone ones. I have them in multiple colors! You can’t beat $7.99!

When the kiddos were younger, we always tried to go to a pumpkin farm or do something “fall-ish” with them. If it weren’t for my sister, we probably wouldn’t have gone this year. She took my kids to Jaemor Farms while Joseph and I were in Hilton Head working on our condo. I am so thankful for her and the way she loves to make memories with my kiddos!

Another favorite fall activity we do is our Carnival at Church. They go all out and my kids love it!

And last, but not least we love Trick-or Treating! Our neighborhood closes our gates and has a big potluck before all the kiddos go trick or treating. We normally have friends and family over at our house and we hang out while the kids have a blast running around the hood. I’m super excited about Halloween falling on a Saturday this year, but I’m a little sad that my older two have opted not to dress up this year.

And that’s how we “pumpkin” around here! We decorate the house, go to a pumpkin farm, attend the church carnival and go trick or treating! Next month we are talking about our holiday menu and then in December, our Christmas cards. Holy moly it’s almost Christmastime!

I hope you have a fabulous Wednesday and as always, thank you for stopping by and reading!

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