Coffee Chat No. 21 | A Busy Month + 7 Links I Love

Hi, hi, hi! How are ya? Time is flying by these days. I’m trying to catch up and catch my breath a bit, so let’s settle in today for our monthly coffee chat!

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August has been one of the busiest months I can remember us having as of late!

Ryan was away on a camping trip for a long weekend, and then I turned around to head to Chicago for the quickest trip ever to see John Mayer in concert with my brother. Which was ah-mazing by the way. If you have the chance to see him live, do it! His guitar skills are insane.

Also toss in there work, house/landscaping projects, hair appointments, a vet visit, family anniversaries and birthdays … I think it’s obvious that my head is ready to hit the pillow come nighttime! 😉 I wouldn’t want it any other way, however, as that’s what summertime is all about! And, since it’s almost over we might as well squeeze every last thing in that we can. Right?!

We have another busy weekend ahead of us, but then hopefully things will slow down just a bit. Ryan and I are in the midst of discussions and plans for next steps as to what our future might hold, so who knows what exciting things could be on the horizon!

A few links that caught my eye this week:

+ This story brought tears to my eyes. Bravo, Ulta!

+ Have you made your voice heard about gun control in our country? Given everything that’s happened in recent weeks, we all need to be held responsible to do our part. Here’s a comprehensive list of how to get in contact with every government official from your state – call, email, write, tweet, DM … I don’t care, just do something.

+ I’m living for these three simple, less than 10-minute hairstyles.

+ Definitely not ready for fall weather, but I’m 100% ready for all things PUMPKIN. Starting with pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. Yes, please and gimme gimme!

+ OPI’s “Tickle My France-y” caught my eye when it was featured on The Zoe Report’s Instagram account. Looks like a pretty mauve to transition into fall.

+ Lauren’s chicken salad recipe looks delicious (and easy!).

+ Anyone else irrationally excited for Taylor Swift’s Lover release Friday?! ICAN’TWAITOMG. I think I’ve played and listened to said song nearly thirty times this week. Obsessed.

That’s all from me today! Cheers to a good rest of the week!

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  1. 8.21.19
    Biana said:

    I saw John Mayer when Maroon 5 opened for him LOL…so a long time ago! While I’m not ready for fall, I am ready for fall polishes! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

    • 8.25.19
      Karly said:

      LOL that is such a long time ago! And, I’m with you – not ready for the fall weather, but I’m definitely ready for a change in style!

  2. 8.21.19
    Debbie said:

    I agree, August is a crazy month for our family! So hard to believe summer is almost over. 🙁 Thanks for your urge for all of us to do our part about gun control, enough is enough.

    • 8.25.19
      Karly said:

      Can’t believe Labor Day is next weekend, this summer went by way too fast!