Coffee Chat + Goals

Happy Monday, Dolls. Monday has such a bad rep, don't you think? After all, it's the day that forces us to get off our cozy spots on the couch and trade sweats and pajamas for real clothes. It's the day that makes us trade endless Netflix binges for work and turn our alarms back on. It's always been my least favorite day of the week, too but I'm on a mission to make Mondays loved so throw your hair in a messy bun, grab your favorite mug of coffee and get ready for a coffee date.

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

We would be snuggled up on my couch with fuzzy blankets and my Willow and Chance. They're both lazy babies and love spending quiet mornings cozy with me while I drink my coffee. I would be drinking a Donut Shop Original with Coldstone Sweet Cream creamer. I would show you our basket of coffees and offer you any of them you'd like. I'd also show you our creamer selection, because we believe in variety in this house.

I would tell you...

our weekend was another amazing weekend. We didn't get much done but i'm learning about balance so it's okay because I did spend a lot of quality time with my family and husband. Friday night we got take out for dinner and enjoyed a quiet night at home. Saturday morning my husband and I got ready and went to run some errands. We went to a bargain store where I found a ton of Francesca's boutique jewelry and name brand make up for 50%-80% off. I love deals like this. We spent the rest of the evening with my mom. Sunday was spent running more errands and eating dinner out as a family; it's rare that my hubby, son and I get to go out together these days so I always enjoy time together. The rest of the evening was spent playing with Willow pup and blogging while Chance curled up next to me.

I'm in such fear for the future of our world. It's a world so full of hate these days. I am absolutely astonished at the fact that there are people who don't love and forgive and who hold grudges for things in our history. To hear people say that they want to erase history is an absolute absurdity because we can't simply erase it and pretend it never happened. I refuse to turn on the news these days because it is just going to make me mad and trigger anxiety in me. It's not that I want to live in a bubble where life is all rainbows and butterflies but I am, instead, turning all my fears to God. He is the only one who can make this world good again and sadly, we've turned from Him. All I know is that where He is there is safety and peace; that's where I want to be.

I would ask you if you've seen this video? It's one of the most motivational i've ever heard. I'm a huge believer in making my bed every morning, except maybe weekends because weekends are for resting and being lazy. Do you make your bed in the mornings?

I would tell you that I did a fun In Case You Didn't Know post last week where I shared why it's fun being only 5' tall and what my perfect day would involve. These are the fun, personal kind of posts that I want to share more of because I truly enjoy these light hearted kind of posts.

I also shared my Peaches & Willow Refresh on the blog last week. I want to start to share more personal moments and heart to hearts on this sweet little space of mine. I want to be the one who inspires others and believes in each other. The person who sits next to the girl who is sitting alone. The person who says I love what you're doing. How can I help you? And the person who knows there's more to each of us than we let on. Let's share mimosa filled brunch dates, planning and inspiration sessions, and cozy coffee dates after yoga class. I want this space to be about US. About our hearts and souls and connections. I want it to be a place of raw emotions and open honesty. Most of all, I want it to be a place where we show up and help each other so share a comment with things you'd like to talk about here, topics you want me to post about and whatever is on your heart. I want this to be a place that's as much about you as it is me. Let's refresh Peaches and Willow together.

I am loving the kimono trend lately, especially with the florals, too. I found two fall floral kimonos at Ross a couple weeks ago and I can not stop wearing them. What trend are you loving lately?

I have an inspiration stirring in me to create a movement, i'm just not sure what I want to focus it on. I do know that I want to inspire women; not only to be the best we can be but to also find happiness in helping and encouraging others. I want women to know that there's enough room for every single one of us to succeed and we will all be infinitely more happy and successful when we lean on and support the women in our tribes. Together we can learn and help each other grow. I think that's where this new focus on myself and my blog space is coming from. It's like a new season in my personal life; a season full of personal growth so I can be the best me and in turn, I can teach other women to be the best versions of themselves. To embrace our flaws and celebrate our imperfections together but first, I must conquer these things in myself.

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

Monday Mantra


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

+ Find Fit Bit and start tracking steps
I found my fit bit and charged it. So we're half way there.

+ Drink less sugary stuff and more water/green tea
I'll say this one was 50/50. Some days I did really good, others, not so much.

+ Do yoga 3xs
I did yoga one day this week.

+ Get active in my blogging groups 3xs this week
I did this! I was active three days and it felt so good to be back.

+ Do my skin care routine nightly
I did do this 4/7 nights.

This week's goals

+ Work out 4xs

+ Lispstick Gospel Devotional everyday

+ Grow Instagram to 800 Followers

+ Pitch to 3 companies

+ Clean out my Jeep

What are your goals for the week?


  1. Beautiful life updates post, Leslie. Love your thoughts and so resonate with your comments on what's going on in the world. I saw that video on Facebook and loved it. It was so good and such a wake up call.

    1. Hi Summer! Thank you so much. I truly appreciate your sweet comment. I've just been on a mission to share even the most vulnerable parts of my heart lately. This world is tough and cruel but there's a lot of good, too.

  2. I hope you rock your goals this week! Good luck.

    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate the support and well wishes.

  3. I agree with you on being nervous about the future of our can be so scary watching the news. LOVE yoga...I do it 3-4x a week.

    1. Hi Kim. Thank you for your comment. The world can be scary but there's a lot of good, too. It's hard to watch the news now but I'm trying to focus more on the positive. Yoga feels soo good, doesn't it?

  4. I love coffee talk. There's no better way to connect with a friend, family member or new acquaintance than to chat while sipping your favorite cup of coffee!

    1. Hi Christine. Thank you for your comment. Aren't coffee dates the best? I love them in real life and virtually, too!

  5. Love this idea for a post! So Fun! I would also love to be on a coffee date with you because well coffee and Creamer Varieties??? Yes please!! On our coffee date I would share with you how I am adjusting to my Kiddies being back in school and having my days back to myself. I plan on exploring our downtown a bit more and finding unique places to simply - be.

    1. Hi Mrs. Tee. Thank you for your comment. I am so glad you enjoyed this post. If we could make that coffee date in real life happen I would be so excited. Back to school time is equal parts exciting and refreshing because of all the time you suddenly have. I want to explore our downtown area more, too. I love that you want to find places to just "be". What inspiration!

  6. This sounds lovely! It looks like you had a lovely weekend :).

    Greta |

    1. Hi Greta! Thank you for your comment. It was an amazing weekend.

  7. I absolutely love the idea of your "coffee chat"! Makes it so easy to catch up and connect with your audience. Love this!

    xx Tatyanna

    1. Hi Tatyanna. Thank you so much for your comment. I am so glad you enjoyed this post. I love to find ways to interact with my audience and connect so I'm really happy to hear that you liked this.


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