Coffee Date

Happy Tuesday Friends! I once again went MIA on the weekend wrap-up. Honestly, I just did not have a lot to share. We did not go much exciting and I really propose disconnected for the weekend. While I love social media it is nice to just take a break from it and worry about taking pictures of our fun. Instead, I’ve just been living in the fun. We do have BIG plans next weekend so I will be sharing that for sure! So, instead of the weekend wrap as normal, I wanted to do a little coffee date with you guys. So let’s catch up and share!

coffee date

First, let’s talk about the food. If we were on a coffee date I would vote for a couple of donut holes to go along with. While I do not like sweet coffee drinks, I do like sweet treats with my coffee. What about you? Do you like black coffee or all the sugar and cream? Donuts or donut holes?


I would talk about some traveling coming up. Flying always makes me so nervous. Now flying with Mason brings a whole new level of anxiety with it! Not just because I am afraid it could be a lonnggg flight that because I want to protect him from harm. I would also ask you for any and all of the travel tips with a little one. I flew with him when he was 5 month alone, but 15 months is a whole new ballgame!


I would also mention I am burnt out of school. Then I would ask to you tell me to get over it and remind me it is almost all done!


I would share with you how I have a desire to branch out in my career right now but especially how and what is a bit fussy. I love being a radiologic technologist but I cannot do that in Japan. I also love working with Beautycounter and do not see giving that up. Lastly, (and probably most importantly) I am really loving and feel at peace staying mom with Mason. I love being DC’s wife and Mason’s momma! It is and will always be my most important job and I feel this is where they need me right now. Today, though being at home does not mean you cannot have a career and an impact. I love health, wellness, and supporting others. So many ideas but no clear vision.


I would also want to know of any good books. I am reading Humble Roots,Crazy Rich Asians, and I have Confessions of a Domestic Failure but I haven’t started it yet. I will be on a part from school during our vacation so perfect time to catch up on some good reads.

I would also ask if you had any recommendations on places to order Christmas presents. I know it is so early but I like to get a jump-start because we have to ship presents home the first week in December at least to ensure they receive it on time. The last 4 years we have chosen to purchase Christmas presents from organizations that give back. One year we purchased ceramic tiles from a local in the Azores where we lived. Last year we chose the Nozomi Project to purchase ornaments. This year I am thinking about Thistle Farms. I also like to purchase from individuals that sell products on Etsy.

coffee date

Aren’t they beautiful? Nozomi women are creating one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry featuring broken pieces of pottery left in the wake of the tsunami and other up-cycled pottery. These women are women that have been through broken times. There motto is ‘beauty in brokenness”.

Any thoughts or ideas on great organizations that give back?

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I would end with thanking you for letting me ramble.

Your turn!

Question: Do you spell donut or doughnut? Do you love to fly or not so much? What books are you reading that I should? 



  1. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups

    August 7, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    I love these posts! I will be eager to hear any travel tips you have for flying with a toddler. I like black coffee myself, but agree that it is best with a little sweetie on the side. Hope you have a great day!

    1. Bethany

      August 7, 2017 at 8:33 pm

      It might be a post on what not to do while traveling with a toddler lol

  2. Erinn

    August 7, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    DONUT all the way! Although apparently that is wrong??
    I am NOT a fan of flying, but it’s necessary for traveling unfortunately.
    School is hard, and sometimes it’s downright boring/tedious! You can do it!
    Have a great day 🙂

    1. Bethany

      August 7, 2017 at 8:34 pm

      Mr. Google says ‘donut’ is wrong but we’ve done it so long it is right now. lol Have a great day!

  3. Marina @ Happy Healing

    August 7, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    I’m currently reading “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”. So good – I can’t put it down! I also recently read “Orphan Train” which was amazing.
    Have a great Monday 🙂

    1. Bethany

      August 7, 2017 at 8:34 pm

      Thanks for the suggestions!

  4. Sarah @ The FIT Niche

    August 7, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    Oh my, I have a 17 month old and I couldn’t even imagine flying!! But people do it! 🙂 I love how you said being a mama is your most important job – so true! 😉

    1. Bethany

      August 7, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      Okay…now you are confirming my fears! 😉 I keep telling myself the flight is only 12 hours….<---insert cry face!

  5. GiGi Eats

    August 7, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    FLYING TERRIFIES ME! TERRIFIES ME – gah! I am always a basket case (internally) – if there is ever turbulence, I kinda lose my shit! LOL!

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