I so wish my coffee could be as delicious as the one pictured above. That cup is one I enjoyed at the cutest little brunch spot in Nice, France last month. It was creamy, smooth, and perfectly hot. I'll have to settle, though, for coffee from my keurig. At least it's in my France mug that I purchased as a souvenir! What are you sipping this morning?
Last time we grabbed coffee, I had so much fun reading through your posts. I felt encouraged and inspired. My most favorite post from last time was Lorraine's photos and beautiful descriptions of her life lately. Ocean waves, daring cats, beautiful flowers...Her writing is almost poetic. My teacher heart goes pitter-patter as I read her sentences full of imagery and descriptive words. Her photographs are beautiful, but you almost don't even need them with the detail she uses in her writing. Visit her post here.
Twice a month, I team up with Jenna from A Mama Collective to have a coffee date linkup. You can check out the very first Coffee Date linkup here. It's not a typical coffee date post, because you don't have to prepare a post ahead of time! You get to link up ANY post from the last week so that we can catch up with you, just like we would if we really sat down to coffee. Now, you want to make sure to link up a post that shares a little about you (i.e, you wouldn't want to link up a recipe or a DIY). Although those types of posts are great, we want to get to know you.. I've got my hazelnut latte, now grab yours and let's get to chatting!
I'll start off by sharing my highs and lows from the week. Then, I invite you to link up your favorite post from this last week and leave your highs and lows in the comments below. I can't wait to catch up!
Highlights from my week...
+ Last weekend I went to Ikea with my good friend Ashley. Surprisingly, I only bought 3 small things. It's a miracle! I usually end up with an overflowing bag. I had some restraint, y'all! Then we went to the Atlanta Food Truck Park for a quick lunch. Mmm!
+ Sunday was my baby brother's 16th birthday! I really can't believe it. I remember when he was born! It doesn't seem like 16 years at all. We went to a special dinner at Fogo de Chao, an amazing Brazilian Steakhouse. It was so incredibly good! I already want to go back.
+ My little sis is such an amazing little actress. She had an audition on Sunday night and she facetimed me to tell me all about it. I'm praying she got the part! This would be such an awesome opportunity. She's one of those actresses that just takes the stage with confidence and puts 100% effort into each role. I'm such a proud sister!
+ All week I've been attending a teacher orientation, which has been so great. We've learned so much over the last 4 days, and now I'm mentally exhausted. Time to rest a little this weekend, and then it's time to move into my classroom next week! I'll meet my students next Thursday. Can you believe it!?
+ Sweet snacks from Whole Foods always brighten my day. Their guacamole and white cherries are my favorite finds this week. I brought some guac to share with my teaching class, and it was gone in like 5 minutes. Delish!!
And the lows...
+ This week was the first week back to school, although we haven't met students yet. Just orientation for this week, then planning next week. After that, the kids come! I'm excited about that, but it's always a bit sad to say bye to summer. Prayers that the beginning of the school year goes smoothly would be so appreciated! Thanks!
Now, it's your turn!1. What are your highs and lows from this week? Comment below and let's chat.
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