{Virtual Coffee}

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Good morning friends.
Ready for some coffee chit-chat?
This morning I am having my homemade Hillbilly Latte and I keep forgetting that I
was going to show you just how I make this little masterpiece of mine.
I'll try to remember next week...hmmm....don't hold your breath though.

I wish we really were sitting together this morning outside in my back yard drinking coffee.
I would share left-over blueberry muffins I made for our Sunday brunch with you along with
 the rest of the left-over candy--Twix, Reese's Peanut Butter cups,
Tootsie Rolls and Peanut Butter M & M's.
You would need a little sweater or a jacket though, it's a little chillier than
 last week but oh so wonderful still. 
Oh, I love when this weather hits and I can finally bust out my scarves again, 
I confess, I do have a bit of a ridiculous collection but I really do wear most of them so
it's totally justified. Right?

If we were really meeting for coffee this morning....
I would ask you if you had been to the Pumpkin Patch yet this year?
We haven't but I am thinking of taking the kids on Friday because there is no school due to
 Parent-Teacher Conferences. Like me, do you go to the Pumpkin Patch and spend way 
too much money? It's really easy to do. Making thermoses of hot cocoa and coffee and
taking a little Road Trip to the Pumpkin Patch sounds like a great way to spend the day off of
school to me though.

What is on your Fall To-Do List anyway?
Anything you just can't wait for?
I just realized Halloween is coming up pretty quick... I need to get on costumes, huh?
I think Wyatt is going to be an Exo-Swat something or other (aka: Army Guy) and he already
 has the costume, we got it for him for his birthday because he loves dressing up.
Charlotte wants to be an Indian Princess so I need to get busy with that though.
We did find a little homemade Indian vest at a thrift store last month for 25 cents. 
Mmmm hmmm... I snatched that up so fast, I do love an awesome deal like that.

If we were really meeting for coffee this morning, I would have tot ell you about
 the book I just finished.
It is the second one (in a row) I have read by Kate Morton.
Oh, it was good, so good. A while back when I asked for suggestions I think someone
 suggested The Distant Hours and it , too, was so good.
I could not put these books down and now I have just started on another by her, 
The House at Riverton. Don't you just love when you find a book that good?

Oh-if you read my Birthday Brunch post yesterday..I was going to answer  a question somebody asked.
No, I did not make the cinnamon rolls.
Those are Pillsbury rolls in a can.
I planned to make homemade rolls but the night before decided I was not going to add that
stress on myself so I decided Pillsbury could do the work for me.
I have never made homemade cinnamon rolls before and plan to soon but decided that
was not the best time to do it. Glad I came to that conclusion.
Can you say Cukooo Mom? That would have been me for sure.

Let's get a refill so you can tell me what is going on with you...
venting...celebrating, whining...whatever it is, I am listening.
Have a great day, thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. I do like your coffee break!

    Well, it's still chilly here, even though it's supposed to be Spring. There is still that hint of promise in the air though!

    I also like Kate Morton. I am happily engrossed in a Douglas Kennedy at the moment myself.

    More restructures at my work are really upsetting me at the moment, but otherwise all is well in my lovely corner of the world. Thanks for asking!


  2. It is such a pleasure to have virtual coffee with you. Amy!! thanks for the conversation and the wonderful photos of the season!! Fall here (in CT) is underway, but sadly, there is not a lot of color this year (I think maybe due to Hurricane Irene). We have been apple picking twice, and got some pumpkins there, and then went to a [very windy] Pumpkin Festival at the beach this weekend. So we have double pumpkins, noiw all decorated. Glad you're enjoying some good reads!! Cheers ! (holding up my mug) Have a wonderful time at the Pumpkin Patch-- great idea!

  3. love your coffees, girlie :) and i need to get busy with costumes too. also, there is the most ADORABLE old jeep wagon for sale down the road from me and of course i thought about buying it for you...wood slatted sides, shiney...adorable..."amy"...so either i should buy it for you and drive it to you or you should come here and drive it home. just a thought ;)

  4. I always love your coffee posts :) And once again, your photos are just amazing...you capture such great pictures, it makes me envious!!

    Hope you have fun at the pumpkin patch this week! And I hope you post the recipe for your hillbilly latte next week because I just might make one myself :)

  5. Coffee sounds great with you this morning. Wonderful pictures! I haven't taken the kids to the pumpkin patch yet, but I really want too very soon!

    I still haven't gotten my kids halloween costumes yet, definitely doing that this weekend! Thanks for coffee!

  6. Thank you for the coffee-- it's definitely a good afternoon for it here, what with the clouds and the cold breeze. :)

    We have a trip to the pumpkin patch on the docket for sometime very soon. Not sure when. The kids are very excited though so it'll definitely happen. :)

  7. Your pictures are magical and make your world seem full of fairy dust like in another world. I love it. And you've just inspired me to go make some coffee for myself.

  8. i would like to take my coffee outside and take a long walk in the woods... the leaves are glowing so beautifully right now, it's gorgeous! another thing on my fall to-do list is collecting pretty leaves. can't have a fall come and go without collecting some new ones, right?!


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