Monday Coffee Talk + Giveaway


Happy Monday Y’all! I can’t believe the weekend has come and gone already. I enjoyed my weekend, it was very relaxing.How was everyone else’s weekend?

Here were my goals from last week:

1. Try to be more positive at work. I was a lot more positive at work this week and I think that was because it wasn’t as crazy, which I am very thankful for.

2. Continue to learn more about blogging, so that I can become better at it.  I have learned a lot more about blogging this week and this will continue to be a goal of mine for as long as I blog.

3. To connect more with fellow bloggers. I am so happy to continue to get to know some great bloggers and connect with them. Once again this will continue to be a goal of mine.

My goals for this week:

1. Finish reading The Husband’s Secret. I still have a good bit to read but I am hoping to get it finished by the end of the week.

2. Continue to clean out my closet to get rid of items I don’t wear & don’t need. Recently I’ve gotten rid of three bags of clothes to sell/giveaway. I’d say that’s pretty good so far.

3. Get more followers on Instagram.

What are your goals for this week?

Today I have paired up with 11 other amazing bloggers for a Summertime Essential Bag giveaway!


Make sure you check all of their amazing blogs!

Coffee With Summer// Life With Rosie// Love Peace Beauty// Em Busy Living// My Coffeeism// Emma Byers// Because I Said So// Blissful Gal// Alanna & Company// Sweet Tea & Hydrangeas// Keys To My Life// A Short Blonde//

This is the adorable Chevron bag from Autumn and Indigo will  be holding all of the Summertime Essential goodies that you’ll need for the summer.

Summertime Bag

Here’s What’s In The Bag:

  • Tri-colored Triple Chevron Tote by Autumn and Indigo on Etsy
  • Floppy Sunhat
  • Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Sea Salt Spray
  • EOS Cucumber hand lotion
  • Burt’s Bees Coconut & Pear lip balm
  • 2 Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear nail polishes – shades: Babe Blue & Bare It All
  • Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara
  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen – SPF 55
  • Ban.Do “Let’s Have Fun O.K.?” drink sleeve
  • Printed Hair Tie Set of 6
  • Round Aviator Sunglasses
  • Starfish Charm Necklace
  • Sun & Moon Stud Earring Set
  • $5 giftcard to Starbucks
  • 1-month subscription to MyCoffeeism’s coffee box
  • Small notebook & pem.

The giveaway is running from July 27th – Monday, August 3rd at 12:00 am EST. US only giveaway. All entries will be verified before announcing the winner, so please enter fairly! Good luck!

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  1. I love how you listed out last week’s goals and this week’s all in the same page. Such a great way to present this. I love how the style of your blog!

    Posted 7.27.15 Reply
    • Nichole, I figured it would be a good way to remember what my goals were for last week. I’m so glad you enjoy the style of the blog and thank you for taking time to comment.

      Posted 7.27.15 Reply
  2. Shann Eva wrote:

    Sounds like you did a great job on your goals for last week. Hope this week is just as successful! I read the Husband Secret, and now I’m going to read Big, Little Lies by the same author.

    Posted 7.27.15 Reply
    • Thank You Shann!! I am almost done with the Husbands Secret and then will be reading Big, Little Lies after that. I must say The Husbands Secret threw a big curveball once you get to that one chapter that tells what happened. I could’t believe it! Thank you so much for taking time to stop by.

      Posted 7.27.15 Reply
  3. Great job on achieving your goals! When you say “learn more about blogging,” what resources did you use? I also already follow you on instagram, otherwise I would help you out with that one 🙂

    Posted 7.27.15 Reply
    • Thank You Becky! I am just wanting to learn more about sponsoring, taking better pictures, basically everything! I’ve found a lot of great articles on Pinterest and ideas from other bloggers. ? I will let you know if aj have any questions or need any help. If you have anything that is helpful, feel free to send them my way. I appreciate your help.

      Posted 7.27.15 Reply
  4. caendicott wrote:

    The Husband’s Secret is on my To Be Read list. I hope you enjoyed it. Maybe do a review once you’re finished?

    Posted 7.27.15 Reply
    • I will do a review as soon as I’m finished reading. It is really good once you get past the first few chapters and it throws you a curve ball. Thank You for stopping by.

      Posted 7.27.15 Reply
  5. I love your goals! Maybe I should share mine….
    Haley from

    Posted 7.27.15 Reply
  6. Jessica wrote:

    Love the goals!! Totally agree with the instagram following and cleaning out the closets. I really need to do that and try to sell some purses I don’t use anymore.

    Posted 7.27.15 Reply
    • Thank You Jessica!! Hopefully we can both get more Instagram followers soon. I try to clean out my closets every few months. I appreciate you taking time to read my goals.

      Posted 7.27.15 Reply
  7. Way to go on your goals! I’ve been setting monthly goals but I might just have to give it a whirl to do it weekly. I can relate to many of your goals and with blogging it’s unbelievable how much we can learn in a short period of time! I love your blog.

    Posted 7.27.15 Reply
    • Thank You!! I find for myself, weekly goals are better to set. It makes it a little easier to achieve most of the time. I appreciate your support and kind words. ?

      Posted 7.27.15 Reply
  8. Lindsay wrote:

    what do you do for work? I’m a teacher and go back next month so I’m trying to be positive about it! Any tips? I also need to sort through my clothes and clean out my closet. It’s a huge endeavor!

    Posted 7.27.15 Reply
    • I am a recruiter, so I do HR stuff primarily. It can be extremely stressful at times. I know being a teacher can be stressful to. I give props to teachers because y’all have to have so much patience. I could never do it. My tips are to try to find something good through out your day and not focus so much on the negative, which is not easy to do sometimes but it’s a start for sure. I hate cleaning my closet out but in a way it’s kind of nice.

      Posted 7.27.15 Reply
  9. Stephanie wrote:

    Loved the Husband’s Secret! I like the idea of posting goals- maybe I should do that, hold myself more accountable! Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 7.27.15 Reply
    • I’m actually happy I continued to read The Husbands Secret. It’s gotten so much better through the chapters. Posting goals are a great way to hold yourself accountable. I know it is for me at least. Thank You for taking time to read my goals. I appreciate it.

      Posted 7.27.15 Reply
  10. Katy King wrote:

    I need to get in the habit of weekly goals – great idea! Love your space and the giveaway is awesome!

    Posted 7.27.15 Reply
  11. Jazmine wrote:

    Loving this weekly goal link-up. It’s hard for me to come up with monthly goals. I think weekly goals really narrow it down. I still have quite away to go in Husband Secrets too.

    Posted 7.27.15 Reply
    • Jazmine I can not do monthly goals either. Weekly ones are much better for me. I’m on chapter 23 of The Husbands secret and it took me by shock. I still have a good bit to go as well but it’s gotten so much better since the beginning.

      Posted 7.27.15 Reply
  12. Dayne wrote:

    LOVED the Husband’s Secret. Read it for a book club meeting last year! Hope you like it 🙂

    Posted 7.27.15 Reply
    • Dayne, since I’ve gotten further into the book, I love it! It threw me into a loop after I found out what happened. I’ve a little bit more to go to finish it. Thanks for stopping by!

      Posted 7.27.15 Reply
  13. I’ll have to add the book to my reading list! The list continues to grow! Good luck tackling all your goals!

    Posted 7.27.15 Reply
    • It’s really good Cynthia! Thank You so much for commenting! I appreciate it.

      Posted 7.28.15 Reply
  14. Jasmine wrote:

    I haven’t touched “The Husband Secrets” book in a week. I need to. lol Glad you accomplished your goals last week.

    Posted 7.28.15 Reply
    • I’m almost done with it. I’m trying to finish it this week. Don’t know if that will happen.

      Posted 7.28.15 Reply
  15. I enjoy reading everyone goals. I am working on finishing the husband’s secret too. I have less than 100 pages, but I have to finish school first before I dive deeper. This is the last week of school…hoot!

    Posted 7.28.15 Reply
    • Congrats on this being your last week of school Ashley! That’s always exciting! I have about 130 pages left to finish the book. What do you think about it so far?

      Posted 7.28.15 Reply
  16. Hmmm, tough entry question! I’d have to say that I probably couldn’t live without my sunglasses in the summer – I can’t go anywhere without them!!

    Posted 7.30.15 Reply
    • I agree Morgan! After I posted this, I was like wait sunglasses! How could I forget that? Thank You so much for visiting today!

      Posted 7.30.15 Reply