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Coffee Talk 12: a chance to catch up on the little things in life—both sweet and salty! April 2019

Good morning! [Or… good afternoon, good evening.] 😉 Happy Earth Day & Happy belated Easter! As you can tell, I’m looking straight at a calendar right now, so all of the holidays and then some beg to be mentioned. Hehe. How was your Easter? How is your Earth Day going?

Today, we’re diving right into the monthly Coffee Talk, where we get a chance to catch up, shoot the breeze and just chat. I can’t wait to hear how you’re doing! Make sure to let me know in the comments below. Grab a seat, perhaps your favorite tea or coffee and let’s just sit back, chill and gab. 🙂

Coffee Talk 12: a chance to catch up on the little things in life—both sweet and salty! April 2019

My sister visited!… My sister Monica and her husband Kevin made a quick trip to Boston for work stuff and happened to carve out some quality time for us. Us being my mom (aka Grams), Jenny, her two kiddos and me & Erik. 🙂 It was so, so good to see her. When we were younger, we’d see each other at least once a month, but now that we live almost 1,000 miles apart (yep, I just Google Map’s that lol), it’s harder to make the time.

Anywho, we caught up on life, retirement plans (she’s totally bitten me with the plan-as-far-in-advance-as-you-can-bug), work and more. Back when I was in college and Monica was in grad school, we’d spend so many weekends together, visiting Disneyland and just shopping all over SoCal. It makes me all wistful for those days, but I’m so happy to see that she’s settled in and, just… happy. 🙂

Coffee Talk 12: a chance to catch up on the little things in life—both sweet and salty! April 2019

Our 10 year anniversary… Erik and I just celebrated our 10 year anniversary together. It feels so unreal to write that sentence, let alone realize that we did it. Like, have we seriously been together that long?! I remember first meeting Erik when we were both in our early twenties. He was finishing up college, and I’d been outta college for a year or two already, exploring my options.

I was actually just finishing up schooling at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (aka FIDM). We were both living in San Francisco, just figuring it all out. Before going to FIDM, I had a job in recruiting, and before that, I had just graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a degree in Political Science. I didn’t really know what to do with my life, but Erik… he was in the middle of a full course-load at SF State and still had a full-time job at an online games company.

I was in awe of how he juggled it all—the responsibility, the time commitments—but it was clear that we were both looking for a bit of adventure and perhaps a bit of romance. 🙂 Since then, we’ve been through some really emotionally-draining hardships, had a few adventures across the globe, made some amazing memories, and perhaps, just perhaps, even grown up a bit.

We even started this ol’ blog together. 🙂

It’s crazy to think that Beaming Baker has been around for over 3 years. Dang, time flies.

So here’s to us. 🙂 Here’s to Erik, here’s to having you along for the ride, and here’s to sharing all of the people, experiences, recipes and good times we store in our hearts.

Have you celebrated any special anniversaries lately?

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How are things are your end? Do you have any updates for me? 😉 As usual, I can’t wait to hear all about it. Wishing you a wonderful Spring, full of new beginnings, joy, happiness and plenty of peace (and a slice of cake, or two). 😉

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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  1. Happy Anniversary and Happy Spring! My hubby and I have passed the 15 year mark and are blown away how fast time has flown by. I hope you and Eric continue to enjoy life together with every passing year. Any news on your potential move to a new city/town/village?

    1. Happy 15 Year Anniversary to you and your husband, Heidi! 🙂 What an accomplishment! Thank you so much for your well wishes. We are very close to making a decision. Will keep you posted. Happy Spring!

  2. Looks like you had a great time with your family and happy anniversary! Hope for many more years for you and Erik.

  3. Happy Anniversary…10 years is quite an accomplishment! And congrats on working together these past 3 years on your beautiful blog! Wishing you many more years of happiness and success!

  4. Happy Easter and Earth Day! looks like you’ve had a lovely time and lovely reading your catch up, time with family is precious!

    1. Happy Easter & Happy Earth Day to you, Jade! 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed reading my coffee talk. Wishing you a wonderful Spring!

    1. I know, sometimes it feels like it’s still only been a few months. And other times like it’s been a lifetime! .

  5. happy anniversary to you guys! 10 years is awesome – it’s always fun to go back and remember how things were. Life changes so much over the years. Glad you had a nice visit with your sister!

    1. Thanks, Danielle! I know, right? We’re getting all kinds of nostalgic here. Woohoo for family visits!!

    1. Thanks, Emily!! Oh, I love your suggestion. We are loooong overdue for new pots and pans!

    1. Thanks so much, Lauren! 🙂 Oh man!! You never know… perhaps your fiancé will some around? 😉