{Virtual Coffee}

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Good morning.
Happy, happy Tuesday to you.
It's a brand new week and a brand new day and if you stopped by here this morning, I am happy to have you.
Really happy.
So grab yourself a cup of coffee, get yourself comfy and let's talk.
But first, check out that little beauty of a mug there.... Oh, I love that mug... and you know I kinda have a thing for coffee mugs, right?
I see it every time I am in Anthropologie and oooh and aaah over it but when we were in St. Louis last weekend for my Birthday
we made a special trip there so I could spend some Birthday money.
Oh, and spend it I did.
And she finally came home with me.

I just read this morning that Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Lattes are out... Say whaaat?
Don't get me wrong, I do LOVE me a PSL, but since it is expected to be 97* today and school is getting out an hour early
for the next three days due to the heat, I can't really think about a Pumpkin Spice Latte just yet.
Not just yet.

So, if we were really meeting for coffee this morning, I would tell you that I got my Mug Swap package in the mail yesterday and it was awesome.
Do you know about the annual Mug Swap that Kim from A Cuppa Kim does every year?
If not, you should check it out,  lots of fun.
This is the first year I have participated because last year I think I was too late to sign up... both the person I sent my package to, and the person
I received mine from, I did not know previously.
I am  in love  with this awesome crocheted hankie bunting Charlotte is holding below.
It's really long + so pretty and I think I'm going to hang it in my office today!

Let's talk about the weekend... We had a busy +  fun(but not too busy) weekend.
I met a friend out for a drink Friday night, we had a work day at school on Saturday and Saturday evening just Charlotte and I went to
a Hot Air Balloon Festival about thirty minutes away.
That was my favorite part of the weekend. It was AMAZING.
I need to do a separate post on just that, because I think I have 1.5 million pictures of the hot air balloons, but here's just a few because
they make me so happy...
I haven't looked really good through all of these pictures,  but I really hope I got a good enough one with my Nikon to blow up and frame. 

If we were really meeting for coffee this morning, I know someone would have to bring up the whole Miley Cyrus thing... right?
Don't lie. you saw it.
And even if you don't watch the VMA's(like me), you youtubed it, right?
I have one word... or two words; the tongue.
WHAT is with sticking out her tongue like a child?
I don't get it. Seriously, do not get it.
And I won't even discuss the clothes, the teddy bears and the rest of the disgusting behavior...
I just really can't get past her sticking her tongue out like that. Ugh.
Did you watch? Thoughts? Is it too soon to talk about it?

A few more pictures from our weekend before I get moving today...

Sunday morning Eric + Miss Charlotte Rose made homemade blueberry pancakes. Yum.
There's nothing like a big family breakfast on the weekends.

Well, I'm off to try and get a whole lot done around here so maybe we can go swimming after school... early dismissal today,
so I had better hurry up, huh?
Hope everyone has a great day!
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  1. early dismissal already?! although I am really looking forward to the short week coming :) that mug is really lovely! I love the swirls of color... and I think I may have a little salt & pepper set that matches? oh the balloons!!!! I can't wait to see your other photos! I am in love with hot air balloons :) have been since I was four and saw my first. this is the second year that we have had a local festival and I have loved every second!

    I have only seen news clips of miley- which is quite enough! ugh. it just makes me sad that she feels like she needs to go this route...

    I hope your Tuesday afternoon is lovely!

  2. I'm SO glad you are doing the mug swap! and look at us, we are now mug twins! SO FUN. Such a pretty mug!
    and no PSL's until September. At a minimum.

    I used to live up in wine country during college. Hot air balloons would float by out my window all the time. I didn't realize at the time how unique that was. I miss it. I miss seeing them.

    Bucket list items 1 & 2: go to a hot air balloon fest, ride in one. :)


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