Kicking My Starbucks Freeze

Hey guys! Jenna of Dearest Love and I are beyond thrilled to see you again at our coffee date! Even though I said as one of my August Goals that I'm going on a Starbucks freeze and not buying it this month, I figured I could squeeze one in with you all for a #coffeewiththejennas. Join us, would you?


+ I have really tried to soak up my time with the girls this week. I keep getting cancelled at work (it sucks!), but it really gives me ample time to spend quality time with my three daughters. We've done the library a few times, Chick-fil-A (duh), played in the house outside, etc.

+ I cleaned out my closet! I loved it so so so much. Another one of my goals is to really work on making a Capsule Wardrobe. My Pinterest board is killing it, and now it's just a matter of putting these ideas into action. And HUGE thanks to Megan and Crystal for referring me to Unfancy's blog --- I'm in L-O-V-E. She's gorgeous and I want to be her. I'm even more motivated to get rid of the crud that is my clothes.

+ This week, I honestly chilled. I loved it. I gave myself space to do NOTHING, and I haven't done NOTHING in a reaaallllyyy long time. Long. But I did that. I scheduled out the Why I Hate The Notebook post (and loved the feedback on it) and my other posts this week. So, I gave myself time to not stress about posts here and there. I interacted on social media. I journaled. I drank coffee (after picking up creamer finally). I did nothing besides play with Lucia for an hour. It was glorious. And I'm at peace. I'm right where the Lord wants me.

+ Oh! And I thought this would be a fun time to do a Summer special for sponsorship ads. So, head to my Sponsor page and get in on that action. I need your pretty-ness in my sidebar and in my posts  A  S   A  P .


 + It was also so fun to see your amazing feedback on my post Why I Didn't Put Out. It was weird to be so honest with everyone in that post, but the outpouring of love and support on it was so awesome! If you haven't read it: spoiler alert -- I talk about being pulled aside by a bunch of high school boys at the age of 14 asking why I wasn't "putting out" with my boyfriend. SO AWFUL. Anyone, thanks for the love.


- Grr lowlights are lame. I have to admit that I'm nervous about my job. This is the first time that I've ever been cancelled this much, and it makes me nervous. Again, I know where I'm supposed to be, but at the same time -- there are bills that need to be paid and groceries that need to be bought and things where I am relied on in the financial department. I need to either cut back MAJORLY (we could all cut back, couldn't we??), or I need to get more shifts. Prayers? Please?

- The girls and I went to the library this week, like I said. So one of the times we were there, as the girls were getting out of the van, Lia accidentally kicked a prize possession and it fell onto the asphalt and broke in a gazillion pieces. I heard the crash and walked over to that side of the car and was so bummed.

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My margarita glass, shattered. Bye, bye fun for mom after you go to bed.

linked with Shannon Nichole

Last time's coffee date was so much fun. I really love catching up with you all. I wanted to give a special mention to Megan of Latte Everyday. I loved her post, "A Bit About Real Life."


 That is the weirdest and most wonderful thing about blogging.  You “get to know” all of these women who are in the same boat as you in many ways but walking a completely different path in others.

Check out her post, and show her some love. Also, here is a sweet new fab "featured at" button for anyone featured here at Coffee Date! Jenna and I love to spotlight those who are walking this road with us.

A Mama Collective

So, now it's your turn. What's new? Was your week good, bad, mediocre? How is your prayer life? How is your family life? How is work? GIMME ALL THE DETAILS.

Thanks, kisses :)

A Mama Collective

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In between tweeting, reading books to my daughters, and [not] burning mac n cheese, I am the Founder + Creative Director of Blessed is She women's ministry + community.