Hello, friends, and welcome to one of many new post series we'll be doing on the new blog! Coffee Talk Weekly is a way for us to share fun, interesting facts about ourselves and give you a little update on what's going on in our lives! Each week, we'll highlight a different fact about ourselves or answer a fun question with this week being our favorite summer coffee picks! We'll also each share a little paragraph about what's going on at the Highsmith and Wallace households and finally, we'll be sharing a few favorite links from around the inter-webs. A fun way to kick off the beginning of the week, eh?! :)
JENNY'S SUMMER COFFEE PICK
Even in the summer, I typically enjoy a hot coffee beverage over a cold one. For some reason, even if it's 90 degrees outside, a hot coffee just makes me so happy :) However, if it's July in Georgia, that means the weather has turned to 150% humidity and your skin feels like it's dripping off of your face. So, when that happens, I go for something cold. My favorite cold drink is a Green Tea Frappuccino with caramel drizzle on top... just to be snazzy. I really like my coffee black and my drinks are usually pretty boring - like a regular latte or cappuccino. So this Green Tea Frappuccino is perfect for someone who isn't all about ordering a white mocha-latte extra whip, extra sweet, candy-flavored drink. It's more for those who prefer their coffee to actually taste like coffee... except that this doesn't taste like coffee at all... okay bad analogy. You know what I mean. ;)
A LITTLE UPDATE ON LIFE...
Drew and I have been having a blast with Rowan as he nears the 3 month mark. This stage is our favorite so far... and SO much easier than the first 2 months. He is constantly smiling, cooing, giggling, and this week he has started to roll over! He has such a wonderful disposition - always so calm and happy to just be alive. I love it! Please don't hurt me... but he has even started sleeping up to 10-12 hours some nights. Don't worry, we have our fair share of other issues. ;)
Saturday, Drew let me get out of the house for a few hours and it was SPECTACULAR! I felt like a new woman. It's amazing what a little bit of alone time exploring or walking around can do for your brain. We've had so much fun learning how to be parents together and we are constantly working on how to take good care of each other and make sure that we stay sane.
As for me, I'm really pumped about this new season of life! The Maiedae site launch was thrilling and I'm working really hard to lose my extra mommy weight. I can't wait to fit into my clothes again! My body still looks really strange to me... kind of like extra curves in all the wrong places. But, hey, that's okay. Because I made a human! And that's awesome! My family is planning a trip to the mountains in early September and I am really hoping for a beach trip in late October. :)
CHECK THIS OUT
1. Love this t-shirt from Look Human. This is how I feel on the inside most days. :)
2. Emily Steffan got it right with this cake topper. I'm thinking we need this for the Maiedae Mixer!!!
3. I'm in love with this free printable wrapping paper from Maiko Nagao. Perfect for last-minute gift wrapping or even for decorating!
SAVANNAH'S SUMMER COFFEE PICK
The Cinnamon Dolce Latte is my usual go-to drink during the fall and winter, but when it's too hot for a hot, hot beverage I love having my favorite drink blended! I also have a HUGE sweet-tooth so my coffee picks are usually always sweet and fluffy. Pretty much dessert. ;) Also, I usually always get a tall and hardly every finish it, Jenny always gives me a round of applause if I actually finish a coffee drink. (Except for when I was pregnant with Soren... I had no problem finishing a tall or a grande.) ;)
A LITTLE UPDATE ON LIFE...
Life is good in the Wallace abode! Soren is nearing 6 months (what?!) and he's busy, busy. He's learned how to roll, sit, get in the crawling position, and scoot. He is SO CLOSE to being able to crawl and wants to so badly. We've recently gone through the adventure of transiting him out of our room and into his own crib. It was a little tricky at first but we made it and he's sleeping so much better at night. I've also been able to have a little more "me" time or time with Jon in the evenings after he goes to bed and it's so refreshing. I've been sleeping better, so that's completely amazing, too!
Jon and I have been working on our home, visiting with friends and family, and continuing to learn about parenthood and how this changes the dynamic of our relationship. I absolutely love seeing Jon as a father and I love being a parent with him. So much.
I turned 26 on the 7th and am actually really excited about getting closer to my 30's. I've been watching a lot of "New Girl", "Bones", "House", and "Boy Meets World" lately. AND I'm so, so, so happy about this new transition for Maiedae. I love blogging with Jenny and working hard on creating great content as well as challenging myself more creatively. :)
CHECK THIS OUT
1. Jon and I are pretty big fans of Weird Al. He recently came out with a new album and I'm really loving his song "Tacky" and the music video that goes along with it. So great. Also, Jack Black.
2. Citrus Lane is quickly becoming one of my favorite mommy/baby subscription box services. I love the brands they feature and the fun toys for Soren.
3. Fluffernutter cookie sandwiches, omg. Making these asap!