When You Need A Coffee Date

coffee date link-up

It’s time to grab a coffee and stroll around Target together, who is with me? I’m joining Amber and Erin for another month of coffee dates. This is one of my favorite link-ups because it’s heartfelt, honest, and interesting. I love the community that joins together each month.

This has been a crazy busy month (as always) but I wouldn’t have it any other way. There is so much going on, so a coffee date would be pretty perfect to just chill out and talk for a little while. BTW- My hair is not that uneven as it is in that photo #bedhead

If we were having coffee…I would ask for your suggestions on what to get someone expecting their first baby. My little cousin is expecting a baby boy and I would love to get her something really special and unique. I have already started spoiling him with clothes and toys, but I would love something different. If you want to see more about this little guy and his mama and daddy, check out the gender reveal party I threw for them!

If we were having coffee…I would ask if you have ever met one of your “blog friends”. I spent the weekend with Meg and even had the chance to meet Jacquelyn over the weekend. I “met” both of them through their blogs and was so excited to become IRL friends. I’m so thankful for the friends I have made because of this blog and I’m sure there are more to come. I would highly recommend you reach out to a blogger in your area and get coffee or drinks, it’s amazing how nice it is to hang out with people who understand the blog world.

If we were having coffee…I would ask if you had heard about the new iPhone, and what you think about it. When I was in high school I thought iPhones were so dumb, and having a Blackberry meant you were cool, but times have changed and I love my iPhone. The new one looks pretty awesome from blogger standpoint because the new camera is amazing. I’m not sure if I will get one though.

If we were having coffee…I would tell you about our tentative travel plans for 2017. I have been thinking about these plans far in advance and I am really excited about them. I’m not sure which ones will really happen yet, but my heart is set on two of them for sure and two others I’m 99% there. I want 2017 to be a big year in many ways, and I really hope these plans can help make that happen.

If we were having coffee…I would likely go on and on about the Ravens because football season is FINALLY back. The first regular season game was yesterday and our guys won! It was an awesome start to the season and I loved that Flacco and Taylor exchanged game jerseys at the end. I always really liked Tyrod Taylor and miss having him on our team, but it’s great that he has been a starter for the Bills.

If we were having coffee…I would ask you what you favorite place in the world is. I love finding out about why others enjoy certain places, especially if I have never been. I would tell you that mine is Dubrovnik, Croatia and I dream of going back every few days hours.

What would you like to talk about if we had a coffee date?

  • Megan

    I LOVE this link-up for exactly the reasons you listed. I feel like when I read yours and others posts, it’s honest and the things that are currently on their mind. It’s the opportunity to really open the channels for a conversation (via blog comments, but still). Maybe I’ll like up next month and give it a go…remind me? :)
    AGGGHHH so excited for you that you were finally able to meet Meg! I can’t wait to hear all about it! The new iphone…yes yes yes. My two year upgrade is up in the beginning of November so I’m trying to hold out until then. I’ll have ALLLLL the storage and I’m excited about the camera. I also want to get a good camera but I might hold off until money isn’t as tight since the iphone will be a great alternative. WOOHOOO! Gosh it feels good to cheer for the Ravens on a Sunday! We tailgated and the energy was ELECTRIC! We didn’t go to the game, but went into Fed and went to Rowhouse Grill which is one of my favorites because they play the game but it doesn’t get wild with frat boys and 22 year old girls wearing minimal clothing. We had a great time. CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU IN TWO WEEKS!

  • http://mylifeasbrianne.blogspot.com/ Bri

    I would love to go to Croatia! Actually I have a post for Wednesday that lists the top 10 places I would like to travel to & that’s on the list!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I am clearly SO behind on responding to comments- sorry! I will have to check out your list of places you want to visit- I highly recommend Croatia. We loved it so much!

  • http://www.bourbonlipstickandstilettos.com/ Bourbon & Lipstick

    I have met three blog friends in real life, and it was so fun! I really love that they’ve become “real life” friends because we have so much in common, and i find it hard to meet friends as an adult, especially since we live in a small town. Can you buy your cousin something personal to pamper herself? A pedicure or prenatal massage?

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I am clearly SO behind on responding to comments- sorry! I totally agree!! I never realized how thankful I would be for the people I met on the internet…now you and I need to meet in real life! A massage is a great idea, she would love that!

  • http://www.thefreeandwildblog.com Annie

    I know you must be SO happy football is back! Meeting blog friends IRL is kinda the best. And to continue our iPhone convo…I definitely am not impressed with the new iPhone at all. I just don’t think it’s worth it.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I am clearly SO behind on responding to comments- sorry! YES! I was overjoyed when football came back, but now I am sinking into a depression because we can’t get our act together. I need my free coffee! Megan got the new iPhone and she loves it, the photos are amazing! I think it will be more worth it to wait until the next version though.

  • http://www.dreambigandbuytheshoes.com/ Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    I love all of this, even as a Steelers fan I am loving that first pic–you’re so cute. FOOTBALL IS BACK BABY! SO exciting! I can’t wait to meet more blogger friends IRL..hi…YOU! :) haha, hope those travels have you coming somewhere close to here! I am due for an upgrade, so I’m pretty sure I’m getting the new one. I am digging the camera thing and I want a bigger one so I am pretty sure I’m going with the plus. I mean, I’m on my phone more than my ipad or laptop, so it just makes sense. Hope you have a great week girlfriend!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I am clearly SO behind on responding to comments- sorry! I am so happy to have football back, but I am slowly dying inside because of our lack of W’s over the last three weeks. YES can we PLEASE meet! Did you end up getting a the new iPhone? I think I am going to wait until the next version to upgrade.

  • http://ohhey-ilikethat.com Lauren

    I’m still so jealous that you got to meet Meg and Jacquelyn IRL! Why not make the baby boy a quilt? I can show you how to make the same type of quilt that I made for Brooke’s baby girl and honestly, it’s really quick and easy but is so heartfelt!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I am clearly SO behind on responding to comments- sorry! A quilt is actually something I have been thinking about, especially since it’s on my 101 in 1001 list! I wouldn’t be able to make it in time for the shower, but maybe before she goes into the hospital? If you could help, that would be amazing!

  • http://www.thegirlwholovedtowrite.com/ Chelsea Jacobs

    If you want to get HER a special gift, get her a gift certificate to get her hair done after the baby comes. It’s a necessity that makes you feel so much better about yourself, but when the baby comes you immediately start feeling guilty for spending money on non-baby things. But if you want a special baby gift, I vote a blanket or quilt that will grow with him!

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I am clearly SO behind on responding to comments- sorry! That is such a wonderful idea!! She is never able to get her hair done because she has 2 step-children also, so she’s always doing for them first. Thank you so much!

  • http://www.myfavoriteadventure.com Leah Van Ert

    I’m currently reading a book called “The Mother Letters” and it’s going to be my new go-to for new moms! It’s so beautiful and encouraging.

    • http://totravelandbeyond.com/ Macy Volpe

      I am clearly SO behind on responding to comments- sorry! I just looked into that and it sounds beautiful. I am absolutely adding that to her present. Thank you!

  • http://www.mrthomasandme.com/ Amber Thomas

    Ohhhhhh travel plans. :) We just got back from two weeks in Europe (eeeeek! that’s why I’m so late!) and gosh, Italy is my place. It has been and will be the place I dream of for all the days of my life. It’s been Rome up to this point, but being there with Jason made me fall head over heels for Florence. Goodness, I’ll dream of it daily until we’re there again! :)

    Baby gifts are tricky because making it unique can be hard. I’ll (shamefully) plug my shop (which is about to reopen from vacation) and the way all of my art pieces can be customized (and there’s many options for different budgets). I’ll be live again on Saturday!

    Tell me about your travel plans (yes?). Our travel will probably be VERY local -depending on a placement- because we can’t leave the state with a baby in the foster system… This has given us LOTS to talk about because we’ve wanted to do so many things in California and just haven’t given them priority. Now we have a legit reason to stay in state! :)

    Thank you for being a sweet coffee date and friend!

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