It has been SO long since I’ve done a coffee talk blog post and if you’re new around here, it’s basically just a life update in the different areas of my life! 🙂 It’s always fun to keep everyone updated & I really want to start making my blog more of a journal, so my readers/followers are more frequently updated 🙂
We have almost been in our house for an entire YEAR! Crazy, right?! I still can’t believe it’s been that long, but we have definitely come a longgg way! We for sure have so much more that we are wanting to do to our house to update it & decorate, but it’s been a slow process! The 2 biggest changes we have made recently are painting our fireplace & getting a dining room table and chairs!!! Let’s see some pictures…
This was the before…SO dark & felt like a dungeon lol
And here is the AFTER!!! Crazy difference! All it took was a can of white paint & a few hours!
I absolutely LOVE how it turned out! We actually use our lower level all the time now because it’s so bright down there now!
SOURCES: art prints / round mirror (similar) / vase / floor cushions / basket
We also FINALLY got our dining room table and chairs – thank goodness! After 3 years of marriage!!! lol! We love it and it’s super good quality.
We obviously haven’t been doing a ton of traveling due to COVID, but we did make it to Boulder, CO a few weeks ago! It was so nice to get away & go hiking for a few days. It was a little weird because you did have to wear your mask on the trails if you were passing someone & in town if you were going in somewhere. But other than that, it was beautiful & we missed Colorado! We were supposed to go earlier this Spring for our 3-year anniversary, but that was cancelled due to everything. So glad we got a chance to go 🙂
We took Calum for his first time to go hiking and he LOVED it! It was so fun to watch him explore the mountains! We definitely can’t wait to go back 🙂
Next week we are actually going on a week-long vacation to Branson, Missouri with Nathan’s fam! So excited, I was there when I was younger (maybe 13 or 14?) and I remember really loving the show we went to & Table Rock lake! Can’t wait for a break!
I have really been praying & thinking so much during this crazy time! It’s definitely tough to understand, but truly, there is only One who understands. I’ve recently been going through the study ‘The Faithful’ & I have really been loving it. I highly recommend it! Another great study is ‘Chase’.
Recently I have REALLY been trying to workout every day – whether or not I actually do that, depends on the day lol! I have been doing Madison Mealy’s quick workouts that you can do from basically anywhere & I love them! Here is an example of one..
I have also been trying to either run 2-3 miles a few days a week or walk 4-5. It just depends how much time I have that day to get in a run or walk! Water intake has been HUGE doing the summer time, so I got this water bottle to help me!
Something else I have been focusing on is switching some of the things in our home out for non-toxic replacements! The more & more I have been reading about all of the chemicals we’re releasing in our home, the more I realize how important it is to have CLEAN products.
I started researching the ingredients that made up this candle & it had soooo many toxic ingredients! SO, I’ve been replacing things slowly with my oils instead. 🙂
Not only are the oils great for non-toxic cleaning, but they are truly life changing in terms of healing! Our bodies LOVE plants! I have recently been using oils to help lower my stress levels, heal scars, and help with my stomach aches! If you’re interested in starting your oils journey, grab a starter kit here: –> I WANT OILS!
Thank y’all so much for catching up with me! It means the WORLD! Hope to see you again soon!