Coffee Chat + Weekly Goals

Hi Loves! Happy Monday. I hope you awakened today feeling refreshed and ready to take on a new week. I'm learning to love Mondays because they mean it's a fresh start. Why wait for a New Year to set new goals and start over, right? That's what Mondays are starting to mean to me. Of course, for us, it's summer break so there's no real hurry on Monday mornings and I love that. Right now it gives me the chance to take this series live on Facebook in the mornings and have real life coffee chats with my friends. It's the true perfect start to the week. So grab a mug of coffee, your favorite blanket, get cozy and stay a while.

If you and I were on a coffee date...

I would tell you that we had another near perfect weekend. Friday evening my husband and I had date night outside. We watched the new Beauty and the Beast on the back porch. I was absolutely mesmerized the entire time. Saturday we spent the day with my parents, cleaning and doing yard work then we cooked out. Sunday was spent getting things prepared for the week ahead and packing away more of our stuff in boxes for moving. My hubby did make me coffee and a nice breakfast, which is always a special treat. We ended the night snuggled up watching Fear the Walking Dead.

Spending Sundays preparing for the week ahead has become a lifesaver to me. I love my mornings, coffee in hand, while I make to do lists and decorate my planner then fill it with all the blog post ideas and important dates. It helps me feel ready for a new week and able to accomplish so much more. I'm in love with my Coffee + Goals group that was born out of last week's Coffee Chat live. My girlfriends started talking about needing a place to inspire them and to share their goals. A place where we can support each other, encourage each other and keep each other accountable. The group is still small but it's an intimate place that just feels like girlfriends hanging out, talking and cheering each other on. It's where my heart is and I didn't even know I had a need for it.

I would tell you that I have a love of throwing things away. Not good things but things that no longer serve a purpose for me. Simplifying is something that really makes my heart happy. That's the season of life i'm in, especially since we are moving very soon. It's so satisfying to let go of the things that clutter my heart, my house and my mind. I'm on a detox here; a life detox. If it doesn't serve a purpose or if i'm not in love with it, it's gotta go and I kinda do a little happy dance when that happens.

I've also enjoyed working on some collaborations for this little space lately. Last week I revived my Happy List series with Alix from A Pint Sized Life. From this series, she created a new hashtag for Instagram. You can read all about that on her post-What Makes you Happy then join us on Instagram using #TheHappyGrams.

I've also got more sponsored products + a collaboration with my sweet friends Alix A Pint Sized Life and Mistle Sweet Tea and Hydrangeas coming at the end of the month.
Here's a sneak peak

I also found a new obsession-Arnold Palmers. I posted this hack on Instagram.
Sweet tea + Lemon Bai water makes an awesome Arnold Palmer.

I also spent Saturday morning re-vamping all my social media handles. This probably means nothing to most of you who aren't bloggers but having cohesive social media handles is a pretty big deal in the blogging world. It makes it easier for readers and potential collaborators as well as sponsors to find you and connect. All of my handles are now Peaches_Willow. Facebook was the only one who wouldn't get on board with it so that one's just PeachesWillow.

Another social media milestone was hitting 114 likes on an Instagram photo. My top is 79 so 114 is a huge deal and it was all about my struggle with trying to find a new social media profile pic.

I just went through all these selfies to try to find a new profile pic for all of social media. Guess which one I picked? Yep! The one I had in the first place. 🤦🏻‍♀️ All my social media handles are about to change & a new e-mail address will follow so I can make everything easy and co-hesive for blogging's sake so please bear with me. If you have my current e-mail address please message me so I can give you the new one! Happy Saturday loves!!! #abmhappylife #abeautifulmess #abmlifeissweet #abmlifeisbeautiful #blogger #bppdiary #blogfuel #bloggerlife #bloggervibes #thebloglife101 #gablogger #georgiablogger #instagood #instagirl #instadaily #inspiredaily #instamoments #o#petitejoys #peachykeen #peachykeen32 #syblbloggers #thatslovely #thehappynow #theeverygirl #thegramgang #TheHappyGrams

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I would also tell you that next week is going to be crazy busy and exciting. We're closing on our new house on Friday then Saturday our family from Illinois gets here for an entire week. There will be lots of family fun/pool days/crafting/cooking out/ moving/ celebrating life going on so stay tuned to InstaStories for all our shenanigans. I'll also be taking a blogging break next week so I can soak up all the time with my family.

What would you share if we were on a coffee date?

Monday Mantra


I've been setting weekly goals for almost a month now and I can say that it's been a game changer. I get so much more done and feel so much more accomplished. I actually look forward to Mondays because I have new goals to work on and my pretty planner all decorated and ready to go for the week ahead. My Coffee + Goals group really helps, too!

How'd I do with last week's goals?

+Replace my sugary drinks with water. I'll allow myself only one cup of coffee + one cup of tea a day.
I did pretty good with this goal. I did discover Arnold Palmers this week though, so that's been a downfall but for the most part I had one cup of coffee in the mornings and one glass of tea at night.

+Get my newsletter ready to go live.
This is still in the works. I didn't realize how much time it takes to actually set up a newsletter. I did take Jenna Kutcher's The Creative's How to Guide to e-mail lists and learned a few things so at least that's a step in the right direction.

+Spend the evenings completely un-plugged from social media.
This one was way easier to check off on the weekends because we were occupied with other things. It still requires some work though.

+Make one new recipe for my family.
Check this one off! I made BBQ Nachos for my family on Monday and they were a huge hit!

+Pack up my desk space.
Fail but we did pack up my husband's closet and dresser so it's a compromise. Something got packed, at least.

This week's goals

+Start doing yoga 5 days a week again.

+Keep replacing sugary drinks with water.

+Pack away nightstand and Living Room Decor.

+Fulfill my tee shirt orders and my hubby's request for vinyl flags.

+Stay sane.
Y'all, the struggle is real with this one. With closing coming on Friday and family getting here Saturday, i'm getting more nervous, anxious and excited all at the same time but I'm also trying to squeeze in 4,550 things this week. So i'm going to try not to be crazy stressed and just do what I can and remember the rest will be there when I get to it.

What are some goals you'd like to achieve this week?

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