Ultimate Coffee Chat: February!

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Hey, hey there…Good morning my friends~ Did you get to sleep in? Get your morning routine in this morning? Read the paper, have some coffee, get a good workout in? Nope? Me either! I am going to a basketball game, then some ice skating lessons, and then a birthday party- the fun never stops at our house! BUT. It has to start with coffee, so let’s chat about starting February!

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If we were having coffee I’d ask you How do you like your job?

I feel so lucky to have a job that has me at ease behind a desk, and able to have rest, free-time, and books all around me. Buuuuuut, sometimes, I might tell you that if I won the POWERBALL tomorrow- it wouldn’t bother me one little bit! Why I feel like I get SO much more accomplished at home then at work is beyond me- but I know this is a phase. February break with my kids at home and a few days home with them will send me to work, happy to go, and begging for my next work-day!

If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I decided to be an Advocare Distributor!

I did a 10-day challenge (like a reset of your eating clean) before Christmas and it was honestly the easiest and best clean eating reset type of thing I have done. I took lots of notes on what I ate and about the products so I will be able to share it all with you soon, but for now I have my Advocare website where you can check out all their products and they ship directly to you(!) I do need a bit of product education to bring me up to speed on everything they offer: general wellness, weight loss, and performance supplements and products, so I will be doing that this month quite a bit, and also starting my own 24 day challenge (which is a reset). Which honestly, when I ended my 10 day challenge, I felt so good, that I could have just kept going and going with it. The drink, Spark, is probably my favorite component of it all, as a coffee replacement- whoa?! Yep. No coffee on this thing! At least for a bit…I am still trying to figure out if it is the full 24 days or not!

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Like my cup? Such an awesome pic! lol!

If we were having coffee I’d chat with you about the books I just borrowed to read for fun!

Big Little Lies, by Lianne Moriarty (audio book to entertain)

A Rule Against Murder, by Louise Penny (mystery)

At Home In Mitford, by Jan Karon (feel good)

See? These are fun! I started this morning with the Jan Karon book- whom I have never read any of her books, because they are “inspirational”, but I think that is fine with me (at this point anyway). She is one of the more popular writers among public library patrons, and people love her stories. The Louise Penny book is an Inspector Gamache book- the 4th of 11. I love her books and I have a stack of the series waiting to get to!  Big Little Lies is just for fun- no idea if I will like this.  I also have no idea when I should be reading them as I have a HUGE pile, but I want to- reading for fun is way easier- or it makes reading all the books easier, as it sets up a momentum.

And finally,

If we were having coffee I’d ask you not to call me after 6:30pm tomorrow. 

I will be watching my Patriots and the game they play. This little thing called The SuperBowl! And eating all the food. It’s all about the food!

Chicken Taco Soup, from me (!)Taco Soup

Jalapeno Popper Sliders, from Real Housemoms

White Sangria, from me again- this one is a MUST, and doubling it this time!Lemony White Sangria

I hope you have a wonderful rest of your Saturday and great Sunday tomorrow! Happy February! I am linking up with my other bloggers this morning over at

Thanks for coming by to chat~

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22 thoughts on “Ultimate Coffee Chat: February!

    1. hardlyagoddess@gmail.com Post author

      No coffee…I know. It sounds drastic! But I taper to half-caf the week prior to starting to make it so I don’t get headaches. I will have a lot to share about the plan, as I go- I will be sure to post some things here and there!

  1. Chocolaterunsjudy

    You had me at jalapeno popper sliders. 🙂 Although we won’t be watching & won’t be doing anything special. Sorry, not football fans. Can you believe we lived in TX for 17 years & never went to a game?

    I actually did sleep in today. Til 6 am. Which is like unheard of for me. I really needed that!

  2. Lisa notes...

    I still haven’t read (or listened to) Big Little Lies. One of these days. I recently finished Still Life and really enjoyed it; I’ll definitely read more now of the Louise Penny books!

  3. Kimberly Hatting

    I actually slept in for the first time…since I don’t remember when. No alarm, but I was awake just before 6:30, so that was an extra 75 minutes of “bonus sleep.” Those jalapeno popper slides look awesome!

  4. Coco

    I just read Liane Moriarty’s “Truly Madly Guilty” and decided that I am tired of her style of leaking out the story in dribs and drabs — although that didn’t stop me from reading it! I pinned your taco soup recipe — looks great and sounds easy enough to do during our kitchen remodel.

    1. hardlyagoddess@gmail.com Post author

      Hey Coco- Taco soup was always a staple for us, especially since it’s a crockpot friendly recipe it would be good during your kitchen remodel! I have never read Liane moriary, but I have heard that she writes a bit from a formula- maybe the first will be the best? Here’s hoping!

  5. MB Jackson

    Enjoy the game! White Sangria does sounds like a must! Good luck with the Advocare adventure- I have heard good things about Spark.

  6. Debbie @ Deb Runs

    Your Patriots had quite a comeback! Since the Redskins weren’t in it, I didn’t have any skin in the game. I was originally for the Falcons since they I felt they were the underdogs, but then I was for the Patriots as they started making their amazing comeback. It was a very exciting third quarter through overtime for sure. Congrats!

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