christmas · coffee date

Coffee Date Sunday 12.29.13



Happy Sunday Friends!

If we were having coffee together…

I would say: Wow – I cannot believe 2013 is almost over! The Holiday’s were quiet but very enjoyable. Jordan and I spent many nights sitting in front of the glittery tree, counting the lights, looking at the delicate ornaments and writing letters to Santa. I very much enjoyed drinking my morning coffee in the soft glow of the tree… something that I love doing and it will be missed now that Christmas is over.

Want to see some pictures? Here you go!

PicMonkey Collage

On Christmas morning, Jordan woke me up at 5AM. His laughter and joy woke me right up as he grabbed my hand and pulled me out into the living room. Santa had come! He opened his stocking and the presents from Santa. This year he asked for colored pencils, art pads and a skeleton/anatomy book. He’s either going to grow up and be an artist or a doctor! 😉

It was still way too early for coffee and somehow I ended up tip-toeing back to bed while Jordan was playing. I invited Jordan to come snuggle with me – he hesitated but we eventually fell asleep, waking back up at 8:30. I was very thankful for that extra sleep!

I made coffee (finally!), watched the Disney parade (which was disappointing!) and opened up the rest of the gifts that were under the tree. Such a glorious morning! It’s funny: I thought I was excited as a kid but I am even more excited for Christmas now that I am a Mom! ❤

If we were having coffee…

I would tell you that I am building a relationship with God.

I am in a point in my life where I felt that I was lacking structure. Accountability. Peace. Hope. I felt that I needed someone or something with me at all time. I have believed in certain aspects of faith and spirituality but never deep enough to feel content.


I have turned to praying – both in good times and bad – daily devotional journaling and surrounding myself with His word. It has been a blessing. And while I am still learning and far from perfect, I know that it doesn’t have to be perfect. I am not perfect and God doesn’t expect me to be perfect. But I am perfect for Him. And He is perfect for me.

If we were having coffee…

I would tell you that I have been wanting to deepen my Yoga practice.


In my search for more calm and peace in my life, becoming a yogi has interested me very much. From eating raw/vegan, meditating, living simply and consciously, it’s a lifestyle that I have always leaned towards and wanted more of. There are a few retreats that I have been eyeing and I am hoping that I can participate in them this upcoming year.

PS – Check out the talented Rachel Brathen! She’s in the picture above – so beautiful!

If we were having coffee…

I would give you a hug and tell you this:


If we were having coffee together…

I would hand you this from Jordan. Because he just loves drawing pictures and giving them to friends!



coffee date · goals · life

Coffee Date Sunday 12.8.13

Happy Sunday Friends!

I mentioned my facebook page the other day that I was going to start writing coffee date posts. If you are not familiar with coffee date posts, they are heart felt conversations, ramblings, thoughts… basically the same conversations if you and I were physically sitting down for coffee, chatting away. PS – I would LOVE that! To have coffee with each one of my readers?! How fun! But, I know we can’t (unless you live in the Seattle area!) so grab your cup of coffee, cozy up and join me, wont you?!


If we were having coffee this morning, I would tell you that I am SO happy it’s December!

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I just love hearing how excited Jordan gets over EVERYTHING! Lights, trees, Santa, elves, Christmas music… I find that I am more excited now that Jordan is older. I can remember what I felt like when I was a little girl and how much I loved this time of year. And when I see his little eyes sparkle with lights it melts my heart!

I am also teaching him about Christmas and the meaning of giving and sharing. We always give back this time of year so when we go to the store we buy extra food for the food drives – he loves handing the food over to the collection workers. He also asks about the Giving Trees he sees in the stores. It makes him sad to hear that other kids will not receive presents this year so he wanted to buy a book for a child the other day. Proud mommy moment right there.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I have been having EXTREME baby fever!

Baby this, baby that… ANYTHING BABIES! Not sure if the BFP will come any time soon (or ever) but my hormones have been screaming BABY!

I have been even making baby plushes and toys to be sold in my shop… which I am sure is not helping. But I do love making baby items! ❤ (this is for sale so let me know if you would like to pre-order this before it goes into my shop!)

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If we were having coffee this morning, I would tell you that I am so ready for 2014!

Although, 2013 has been a pretty good year for me! I have been writing out my business and personal goals for 2014 and I cannot wait to get started!

I used to never write down my goals. I had all of the amazing ideas yet nothing would happen because I wasn’t taking action. I will be talking more to you about this subject this month, but the best for for you to see your vision is to write your dreams down. This starts the action process. Don’t let those wonderful dreams and goals disappear! They are there for a reason!

If we were having coffee today, I would tell you how strong and beautiful you are!

Because you are! ❤


XxOo Tasha