Coffee and Conversation
It’s the weekend! PTL!
Grab a cup of coffee. Wrap yourself in a blanket. And let’s take a look at the week in the review including some of my favorite finds…
Raise your hand if you are ready for your kids to go back to school.
<insert my raised hand here>
I truly love the laid-back nature of summer and sunshine, but I also crave the structure and schedule of the school year routine.
For one thing, it is so much easier to maintain my fitness and nutrition goals over the school year when my schedule is a lot more structured.
Plus I am not nearly as tempted to spend all of my time outside when the temps are in the 30s.
The school year is a great time to get your kids back on track as well. Yesterday I shared 12 healthy snack ideas for kids that are regular favorites in our house.
I say I crave the structure of the school year, but if I could spend all summer at the beach, then I might rescind that statement.
I recapped our family fun at the Outer Banks beach, and I sure do miss “our friend” already :).
We had fun going on our annual school shopping trip with Gram this week.
My grandmother used to take my siblings and me school shopping every fall, and now my mom is carrying on the tradition. They look forward to it every year.
Normally we go to the Tanger Outlets here in Lancaster, PA, and then do lunch at Chik-Fil-A, but this year on the way we stopped into the cutest little consignment store for kids called Little Botique that is operated and owned by an old friend of mine. Highly recommend it.
Lily was cracking me up because she kept picking out clothes for Caleb.
At one point she disappeared into the changing room with some clothes and came out with nothing more than a shirt and shoes on and said, “Bam (Gram), I need pants.”
Uh if you want to avoid jail time, then yes, yes you do.
Every year when we come home the kids want to show Daddy everything they got, and when I posted this pic on IG stories I got the following message from one of Zach’s good friends that made me laugh.
Love you, friend 😉
Have you seen our fabulous fireside retreat? Tuesday I shared the article I wrote for Wayfair to help get your fire pit ready for fall entertaining! 5 Fire Pit Essentials!
Did you catch my FASTer Way client interview?
Not only does Emily chat about her experience as a client in my FASTer Way program, but she also happens to be my sista. Woot! It was a fun interview.
You can watch it below!
Sign up for my next round that starts on August 23!
Let’s take a look at some of my favorite blogging finds from the week!
This Apple and Berry Gluten-Free Loaf looks perfect for breakfast this week.
After a relaxing summer, it’s time to get back on track with these helpful ways to clean, organize, and maintain your kitchen.
The “after” of this laundry room makeover is seriously amazing!
With the school season upon us, this post about setting up a morning routine for school will make our lives way easier.
These Bisquick Zucchini Cheddar Muffins look perfect as a savory, healthy afterschool snack.
Labor Day is coming and I’m loving this Labor Day Charcuterie Board complete with cherries, peaches, cantaloupe, and salty meats. Yum!
This list of pantry staples to always keep on hand will help with meal planning as we enter the busy fall season.
This vintage industrial cart turned coffee table will blow your mind!
Your littles are so cute, Ahna! It was so much fun to see all their back-to-school adventures. I know they’re going to miss the lazy days of summer too! Thanks so much for including my tips for keeping the kitchen organized and tidy. I really appreciate it. Hope your weekend is a fun one, CoCo
Thanks Coco. Have an amazing week ??