June 7, 2021

Monday Morning Coffee Talk


Good Monday morning! I hope this finds you happy, healthy, and ready for a brand new week. Or at least thinking about being ready for a brand new week! I always look forward to summer, thinking it will be time to slow down and let go a bit. And it is, except for the list of To-Do things that I leave until summer! Examples: Organize Flynn's closet (from last August when we moved), Order photos for scrapbooking, Get caught up on scrapbooking...You get the idea! Oh well. I am determined to relax and enjoy these lovely days. And if I accomplish something in the meantime, yay me!

My coffee today is my usual Dunkin Original Blend with a splash of pumpkin spice creamer. And it is in a brand new mug I just purchased when we took a quick trip to the beach. We went into a brand new candy store that closely resembled a Candyland gameboard. If they were going for the "Assault on the Senses" vibe, they nailed it! So I purchased my mug and got out of there! Anyway, we had a nice visit to one of our favorite places, and while I was sad that all of my children were not together with us for the first time, I realized that this is life. And as much as I want to cling to the past, I have to let go and let life continue. But I can hold those sweet memories in my heart.

These two have walked on the beach together since she learned how to walk!

Rhett and I are the last ones to arrive on the beach each day. We are happiest in the condo, just hanging out.

This salad! I could not even eat half of it! But it was amazing! I am going to try to recreate it this week.

Well, I am off to start my day. I have some odds and ends to do, along with some laundry and organizing. So what are you up to, my friends? Whatever it is, enjoy!

OH! I almost forgot! Guess what starts tonight???

Yep! It is that time again! Summer wouldn't be summer without this guilty pleasure!
Unfortunately, Chris Harrison isn't hosting, and I will miss him. But I will still watch. Because. Summer.


  1. A lovely get away!

    What an artful salad presentation. Yikes to reproducing it. Are you _sure_ you want to work that hard? It's Summer, ya' know. -grin-

    I read recently... A woman who keeps her home de-cluttered, and then does spot cleaning. That sounded good to me. Because it's Summer, ya' know. LOL

    Gentle hugs,

  2. I love your mug, it is so cute! The pictures of you with your family at the beach are so wonderful. What sweet memories you are creating. Hugs to you my friend. ~Juli

  3. Your beach pics look so soothing and relaxing.
    Cute mug.

    Groceries have been purchased and put away, some laundry is going and then some
    R and R maybe?

    Enjoy your day!

    M : )

  4. Hi - looks like such a great vacation! I know that beach is not in Pennsylvania, so inquiring minds want to know where you were. Looks so awesome. I love that mug! Summer is always great, and also busy here, as I try to accomplish everything I have put off through the year. Hope you have a great week.

  5. Such a cute mug!! I got a new mug to take with me in Alaska this summer. Some things I drink need to be in glass or stainless steel. Nice beach visit. I get a few things done daily including decluttering lately. Have a good week.

  6. Wonderful beach pictures! I am hoping we can get to the beach next summer, no vacation this year. That salad looks super yummy! Have a great week!

  7. What a wonderful trip to the beach! I am the one that wants to spend ALL my time walking on the beach and never come in! lol Enjoy your afternoon!

  8. I love a good beach trip! And yes,that salad looks delicious. Do share the recipe after you recreate it.

    And yay for The Bachelorette! I will be recording it and watching it tomorrow hopefully!

  9. The beach looks great! I would also be a condo dweller. I hope the Bachelorette is still enjoyable without Chris Harrison. (He's my favorite part.)

  10. Looks like you had a lovely time at the beach.
    I too always think about a relaxing summer but one glance at my calendar and I already know that that is not going to be happening. At least we won't have to rush to school.

  11. The first thing I noticed was that delightful cup! I love it! Oh my, that salad looks amazing. Looks like a nice and peaceful time at the beach. I remember those days of scrapbooking. Aren't they creative and fun? Rhett's shirt is so cute, and what a nice photo that is with the sun coming through. Enjoy your favorite show this Summer, Billie Jo. : )


  12. Looks like you had a wonderful time at the beach!

  13. Loved the beach pictures- it looks like perfect weather, and I love your pants! :) Had fun catching up with you this morning, as always!!! :)

  14. Oh No! I missed the start of The Bachelorette. Darn it! Love that cup and what a fun place to visit (almost Candyland). Vacation looks like fun and it is hard to watch our family outings change as the kids' lives take on a life of their own. xo Diana

  15. How nice to get away and spend time at the beach, looks like fun. The salad looks scrumptious.

  16. Hello dear Friend!
    Playing catch up. Looks like it was a wonderful trip. You are just the cutest family around, truly. And I taped the Bachelorette this time, but haven't watched yet! Yes, yay for summer! Especially one that is feels so much more normal than the last one.


Thanks so much for saying hello!

Billie Jo