Sep 2, 2015

Coffee Talk v.13


  • Things I'm loving lately: this salsa, the 21 Day Fix Pilates Fix workout, the Try Guys (the labor simulation and extreme swimsuits are too much), this book, this dress (and it's on SALE!), this song, Taylor Swift's music video for Wildest Dreams (giraffes!), this nail color, this beach towel, this print and color palate, and this 3-ingredient cookie recipe (cheat day necessity...also, sneak a few chocolate chips inside the middle...NOMS).

  • Being a travel agent is just the cat's pajamas. I just won a 3-day cruise on the Oasis of the Seas from my agency. A FREE CRUISE, GUYS. Just for booking fabulous vacations for other people. I never thought in a million years I'd find a job that I love AND that it would be one that rewards me for hard work with travel. 

  • D and I are running Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5k at Animal Kingdom this November and I've been seriously slacking on the run training. 3.1 miles isn't a suuuper long way...but in the Florida heat/humidity, it's rough. Have I been training in the heat? Nope. This should be fun.

  • I had the best meal of my life at GEMMA at the Bowery Hotel in NYC a couple weeks ago. Still swooning over the food, the wine, and the rustic, yet modern Italian ambiance. If there was ever such thing as a restaurant spirit animal, this place would be mine. I'll do a complete review at some point, but just in case any of you are heading to the Big Apple soon...EAT HERE and thank me later.

  • We're in the throws of hurricane season here in Florida. Erika allllmost made her way here to induct D and I into the Florida hurricane hall-of-fame. Thankfully, she died out over the Dominican Republic this past weekend, but I was having myself a major little meltdown over flooding and wind damage and power outages (oh my!). The season's still young, but we're much more prepared now that Erika put the fear o' God in us. Thanks, Erika?

  • These photos...ALL of the feels. Tuck turns 9 this fall and some days I can't help but be heartbroken by the little white hairs slowly appearing on his face. He's as spunky as a two year old, but time marches on.

  • I had a hot dinner double date with this chica and her hubby last night! The stars aligned and our meet cute finally took place. It was glorious, as expected (Annie is total gem!). Our expat statuses brought us together via the blog world years ago, now margaritas, girl talk, and Downtown Disney sealed our friendship for life. What a Tuesday. Ain't blog world, grand?

  • Do NOT watch he movie Aloha unless you want to be totally confused for an entire hour and 45 minutes. I love Rachel McAdams, John Krasinski, Emma Stone, and Bradly Cooper, but I feel like they all bit off more weird than they could chew with this one. Anyone else see it? Thoughts?

  • I watched the VMAs. Correction...I cringed through the VMAs. I knew better. I knew if I watched I'd hate every darn second because Miley Cyrus was hosting...and because I'm old and have no clue who half these artists are. But it was worse than bad. The production value, the music, the people...even Taylor Swift couldn't save it. Tori Kelly had the best performance (she killed it), but I was already checked out at that point. Thank goodness I turned the channel before Kanye got up there. President??? I hope the good Lord comes before I ever have to see what a country he'd govern would look like. MTV has really gone downhill these last few years. Or am I turning into a prude? Either way...the VMAs are dead to me.

  • Instagram's new landscape update. Can I get an AMEN and HALLELUJAH?  'Bout time! Now if we could just get clickable links added, we'd have the app to end all apps. If you've been living under a rock and have idea what I'm talking about...catch up here.

  • October is National Cruise Month, guys! You know how much I LOVE cruising, so next month I'll be posting quite a few things about cruise travel. Everything from tips & tricks to making the most out of your cruise vacation and dispelling all those cruise misconceptions, all the way to fun cruise recaps (because I've still got lots of those!) and cruise deals from all the major cruise lines so you can get sailing, too! There might even been a chance to win a free booking credit coming to those cruise-lovers who book a sailing with me during October...so stay tuned for more details (sign up for my monthly eNewsletter to be first in the know for travel deals & promos!).

Tell me something good...what's new in your world lately?

16 comments:

  1. UGH. The VMA's. I stopped watching the year Russell Brand hosted. I'm not easily offended but I've never been so offended in my LIFE.

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  2. I was on IG before I knew about the change, all ready with a square photo, and was shocked when it didn't go square. I LOVE IT.

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  3. congrats on win a cruise.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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  4. Thanks for recommendations. Always looking for a new author to read or an easier cookie to bake. Love the pups pics..I agree and think the Tuck has at least another 10 years in him...pray that we're right...love you!

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  5. How does one become a travel agent? I've been wanting to do that, but some resources online seem a little shady. :P Congrats on winning the cruise! Great job!

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    1. Whew! Lots of research and finding an incredible host agency, that's how! Or at least how I went about it. :) If you have some questions, feel free to email me!

      Thanks, girl!

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  6. I love that you love giraffes too! I have so much giraffe stuff, it's ridiculous! Lol! And it's fabulous that the blog world sent you a fabulous friend! I hope I'm so lucky in my blogging experience! MySoCalledChaos sent me your way! :) <3

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    1. Yes! Giraffes are the cutest! I've loved them since I was a little girl. :)
      I hope you make some great blog friends as well! Thanks for visiting!!

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  7. So glad you go to meet up with Annie and Justin. Aren't they the cutest? I'll be at Disney World for a week during Christmas and would love to meet up. We will have to talk when it gets closer xo

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  8. Congrats on the cruise!
    And a big AMEN to the Instagram update!
    I haven't watched Aloha yet, but I didn't have high hopes for it after it kinda bombed at the box office...
    Have a great Labor Day Weekend!
    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole

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    1. Thanks so much, Kim!! I should have read the reviews before I watched Aloha, but I figured it had such great actors AND had a lot to do with the Air Force, so why not! Ohhh well...that's 5 bucks and 2 hours I'll never get back. Save yourself! ;)

      You have a great Labor Day weekend as well!

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  9. I agree on Aloha. Its the worst! So disappointing. Good luck on your 5k! You can do it! (Side note, I am traveling to Germany with my mom for the holidays. She is originally from Germany and I have been before, so we are very familiar with the country; but we were doing some research on places we haven't been and came across your blog. Your posts have been so helpful in our planning and fun to read, great seeing all the photos! Thanks!)

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  10. I love you. I miss you. My world is now complete (THAT's what that empty feeling was!) and sadder now that my suspicions were true and we should live near each other. I'm still so humbled how lovely the other evening was!!

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  11. Good luck on the 5k girl! I can't imagine in Florida...

    ps. Angie says hi :)

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  12. Yes, amen to Aloha being TERRIBLE! I had such high hopes (in spite of a friend even telling me that it was terrible). I mean, my two favorites actresses, Bradley Cooper, John Krasinski AND it's about the Air Force? But no, just no. So thankful that I didn't pay the money to see it in the theater.

    Congrats on the cruise! We are dying to go on one before we move, but I just don't see it happening. Between the holidays and trying to just squeeze in some more trips to visit friends and family before we move, I just can't imagine that we'll be able to do it. Five months is going to go by before we know it! And we've started to tell people no more visitors after January 1! Gotta lay down the law for my own sanity!

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    1. It's seriously sad when my favorite part of the entire movie was when Bradley Cooper and John Krasinski exchanged no words.

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