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August 11, 2017

Coffee Chats ~ Vol. 2

If we were having coffee, I'd probably order a really strong one since its my first day back out to work in two weeks. I'd tell you that those two weeks off from work were glorious, a well needed rest as it was the first real vacation I've taken in two years. Last year, I only took 5 days off work and my brain was just about burnt out. This little break was welcome and enjoyed. Vacations are good for your mental health people. Take them.

I'd tell you that one of my favourite perks of this vacation was having time for people I love. Yesterday I ran errands and had lunch with my mum for the first time in a long time, and its these little things that make my heart smile. I mean, day drinking wine and having dessert with lunch should be mandatory for vacation days no? Just look at this deliciousness:

Over coffee, I'd probably also bore you silly with talk of my trip to Guyana. It was only five days but was surprisingly, a good time. I say surprisingly because I did have my reservations of going to this particular country. After all is said and done though, I'm so glad I went and experienced it. Bonus points for getting to spend time with Danny in another county. 

I took way too many photos and will be posting a lot more about it in the coming weeks. If you  followed me on Instagram (hint: you should), you'd probably have already seen a sneak peek of the things I did, but here's a couple more photos ... just because:

I'd also tell you over coffee that I read a ton on this trip, and while I missed Steph's link up this month, Ill be sure to post all I've read in next month's link up. Reading though? Still my peaceful place. Though I was in a slump reading wise for the last year or so, I'm so glad its a priority in my life again. It makes me just so happy.

I should and probably would also tell you that its my Birthday month and while in Guyana with Danny, flights may or may not - definitely may - have been booked for Barbados later this month. Yes, if you're counting, that's two international flights in one month. I absolutely love Barbados though, and I cannot think of any better way to spend my day than in Paradise with my partner in crime and life. It will only be for a weekend, we'll be leaving on a Thursday night and be back on Sunday. Short and sweet.

Now that we're all comfortable and I've had my coffee fill, I'd probably tell you about one of the most exciting life changes happening. If I'm honest there are a lot of life changes in the works (stay tuned) but the one i'm talking about, is that Danny and I found a sweet and huge two bedroom apartment in a great area, for a great price, with the best view ever and we're moving in on September 1st ... literally a couple days after we return from Barbados. My current apartment is a tiny one bedroom with the smallest kitchen and living area (possibly on this planet). Walking from one end to the next would likely take 30 seconds. This new apartment though has sooo much space, I literally don't even know what I'd do with it. I've honestly been searching Pinterest for "how to organise a big kitchen" and am planning to walk through my parents own huge kitchen to see what my mum has where... because what the heck do you do with actual kitchen space? If you have any kitchen organisation tips, point me to it. Please. I am welcoming all tips!

Finally, if we were on a coffee date, I'd tell you that I'm just so grateful for my blessings these days. I've always been a pretty positive person and even after a rough few years I managed to keep on keeping on, but right now, its beyond that. I am happy. Truly happy. And that just feels good. God is good.

Now whats been happening in your neck of the woods?

Have a great weekend guys!!

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  1. So exciting that you guys are moving in together - what an amazing next step! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

  2. Congrats on the move! What wonderful news! and I agree… Day drinking and lunchtime desserts are awesome😳

  3. OMG yay! sooo many kitchen org ideas but you need to see what kind of space you're working with so PICS PLEASE :D

  4. Wow... these pictures are great! supinsider.com

  5. ah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    so many things happening!!! moving in together! you know i'm extra happy for you ;) chanel can have her own room. hahaha. jk jk.
    Barbados! how exciting.
    i'm just so happy for you Kay <3

  6. All that food looks amazing! And can we talk about how jealous I am that you are able to take 2 weeks off all at once? Here that would deplete our entire year of time off. Vacations are soooo good for the soul <3
    Green Fashionista

  7. Apartment tour! I want to see!!! and lol at Kristen's comment about Chanel. She's going to have ALL the rooms.

  8. Congrats on moving in and the new place! That's amazing. (Also, hah, if you think your place is tiny you need to see NYC real estate. I could walk the whole length of my apartment at least 3 times in 30 seconds!)

    Guyana looks like it was such a great trip!

  9. So happy for you meeting the gentlemen of your dreams and finding love like dove!! Where's the new apartment going to be happy? Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

  10. Wow, such exciting things happening in such a short amount of time! Congrats on the new place (moving is so fun but so stressful, ugh,) and congrats on your trip to Barbados and your birthday!! I can't wait to hear all about your recent trip. I'm glad you had a nice break from work and were able to relax and enjoy time with family.

  11. Oh how exciting! So happy for you with all of the trips and time for loved ones. Moving in and to a bigger place is a big exciting step! So happy for you both! It's always weird when you move somewhere new/bigger/etc. to re-organize. Hmmm... Not sure I have tips on BIGGER spaces. LOL. Oooh Barbados. Sounds like a great birthday weekend to me! :) YAY for books, can't wait to hear about your reads! XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  12. The first day back to work after vacation is the absolute worse! Your pictures though!!!!! It looks amazing!!! And so does the lunch you had with your mom/ Congrats on the apartment! That is awesome!!!Cant wait to hear what you do with the space.

  13. Woohoo! Congrats on the move girl! SO exciting! And the first day back from vacation is always the worst. Hoping your Monday is short and your coffee is strong! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  14. That dessert looks goooood! I love your pictures--beautiful natural world! And another trip coming up means more excitement to look forward to!

  15. That food looks yummy and those are great pics to have as mementos of what sounds like an absolutely great vacation. I can't wait to hear about Barbados. I know you've been there before but this time will be extra special since it will be with someone you love and for your birthday. Am I imagining that there might even be more in store for that special trip? (wink wink)
    I am so happy for you, Kay and I wish you all the good and beautiful things in the world.
    Also, I can't wait to hear what you've been reading.

    1. haha yes I think this will be one special trip ;) Thanks so much friend!

  16. I'm so happy you commented on my blog post - I'm loving your blog and feel like we would make such great real-life friends. <3 Those are all such exciting changes! I totally know how it is living in a tiny apartment. Gosh, I'm in a STUDIO right now with my boyfriend and our cat. It's crazy. Hoping for exciting changes myself soon though! Fingers crossed. :) Oh and I'd love to get coffee with you.

  17. I need a coffee chat too. blog idea?


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