Monday, October 10, 2016

Coffee & Conversation

Happy Monday, friends. I hope you are all well on this Monday morning. I am needing an extra dose of caffeine already today after a weekend of being cooped up indoors for the most part. Luckily, we are far enough inland that we only experienced rain and some wind with the storm this past weekend. Having lived in Hoboken during Hurricane Sandy, I have seen firsthand the devastation that can come from hurricane flooding so I am sending prayers to all those areas who are experiencing that.

On Friday we watched the Clemson game at home for a super low-key evening. Saturday was probably equally low-key. We headed out to lunch at Yafo, a mediterranean restaurant in Charlotte and then did a little shopping. If you are in the area, you should definitely give Yafo a try. A friend recommended it to us as a mediterranean version of Chipotle and it did not disappoint. 

We mainly went to the mall to walk around since we were getting a little stir crazy with the rain. I needed to pick up a few necessities from Sephora. This girl can't survive once the mascara runs out. I had intentions of stopping by Anthropologie, too, to pick up a couple tops for fall but a certain little lady was ready for a nap. I am currently crushing on this one. 

My first Chatbook arrived in the mail this weekend. I ordered one of about 100 of the random photos of Madeline's first six months that I had on my phone. You all, I am so loving it. Even with that many photos, it was still super inexpensive and such a great way to share some of the every day, less perfect yet still adorable photos of our days. I'm so happy Madeline will have it to look at when she is older. I plan to do another one at twelve months. 

I also used a Shutterfly $20 off coupon this weekend to order a photo book of her newborn photos, which I am now realizing I never shared on the blog. We are officially in Madeline photo overload now. 

We have a somewhat busy week ahead. It amazes me how I ever managed to get anything done while I was also working full-time. I'm sure all of you mamas can attest to how much your schedule and priorities immediately change after having a little one.

Happy Monday! I hope it is short and your coffee is strong. 


  1. Chat books are the best! I get them of all my instagram pics!

  2. So glad you guys stayed safe! That Mediterranean place looks so delicious!

  3. I did one chapbook but really I NEED to keep updating and ordering more - there is just something WAY BETTER about seeing photos printed vs. on a screen. I am itching to go to Anthro - I just got my birthday coupon in the mail and it's my yearly October ritual to pick out a new b-day outfit there :)

  4. I've been wondering about those books, good to know! Glad you guys are safe, and I hear ya on getting stir crazy this weekend. Cheers to a fabulous week :)
    Green Fashionista

  5. Oh, what a cute photo book! I started making prints when my son was a couple of months old but I then had hundreds of them that were unsorted. I ended up switching to the Shutterfly photo books. I make them in 3 month intervals and I use their "make my book" service - I love it!

  6. That food looks so delish!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away

  7. Ahh, I need to get on making a photo book! I did one for the grandparents at Christmas when she was three months, but now I need to do a year one! I love how your photo book turned out; that cover picture is gorgeous!


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