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Hi! I'm Billie Jo, a wife to one and mother to four who loves all things home and family. During the day I homeschool, do laundry, and drink excessive amounts of coffee. I would much rather read than exercise, and I am blessed to live the life I dreamed of.
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Monday Morning Coffee


Good morning, my friends! I am here in my morning spot sipping my coffee with pumpkin spice creamer out of my new mug. If you know me, you know of my love for Halloween. I recently saw this mug online and had to treat myself. As I told my family, who support my fascination with Halloween but don't quite understand it, I am not saying I wish it were Halloween. I am so ready for spring and summer! I just like the feeling of autumn and Halloween all year long. 

Today I will be doing laundry, homeschooling, and prepping dinner for tonight. I am planning on some homemade chicken tenders with baked potatoes and roasted green beans. It is cooler and rainy here in Pennsylvania, and while we had a tiny taste of summer, we will regress to much cooler weather this week. 

I hope you have a cozy day, whatever it may bring. Thank you for visiting!
I will be around to visit with you soon.


  1. Hi there!!! May I ask where you found your mug? I LOVEIT!!! Have a blessed week!

    1. Hi! I should have put that in there!
      Halloween Lovers Club has both a Facebook and Instagram account.
      I bought it there and paid through PayPal.
      It is really good quality!

  2. I can see how you could not let that mug "get away"!!!! -smile-

    Rain up here too today. But the weekend brought out some greenness... Leaf buds here and there... It is really beginning to look spring like, even with the cooler temps and rain, today. April showers!!!!!


  3. Snow here but thankfully it didn't last long. I am ready for some sun.

  4. You are too funny. I have a load of work to do today, but I am heaving shrimp tacos for dinner. I have that much planned... oh also laundry.

  5. How cute! I need to change my coffee mug for another fun one! I have a shelf full but use the same one for months without thinking about it. You mentioned a Jeep awhile back...stop by my blog soon to see my new ride! Hugs!

  6. Have a great week! Home all week here - spring break! I'm fine with the clouds and the cooler temps. I need a cozy week!

  7. The feeling of Autumn all year long sounds like heaven to me. If only it could be. Love your new mug.

  8. That mug is very cute and very you! Cooler here this week as well, I'm ready for a warm up and to get my plants in the ground. By the way, I tried your grilled pbj idea from another post you did a while back and it was very good! Hope you have a great week!

  9. Our weather is pretty much the same as yours. It's has me making soups again.

  10. You know I completely understand my kindred spirit Autumn loving Friend! Have a cozy and blessed week ahead. xoxo πŸŽƒ πŸ•· πŸ˜‰

  11. Only you would understand if I said "autumn is coming!!". I know that feeling very well : )
    I adore your mug!!!
    Happy new week my friend! Miss you ♥

  12. Oh, my girls always have fun with Halloween. We used to do a pumpkin carving contest every year when we were all in the same area. Your pumpkin spice creamer sounds perfect with your coffee. And the meals that you make always sound so Yummy.

    Have a good rest of the week, Billie Jo.


  13. I understand! I love the fall feeling all year, too.
    We have grocery pickup today, and I'm planning a crockpot meal. :)

  14. I told Clint a few days ago that it was 6 months 'till Halloween month! We need to start planning our decorations, lol!


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