Coffee Talk #5: a chance to catch up on the little things in life—both sweet and salty! 😉 August 2018
Hiya! It’s Demeter again. 🙂 In case you’re new to Beaming Baker, I’m the baker behind it all. All = the madness, the cookies, the no bake treats (funnily enough) and the stories. Once a month, we get together to chat about what’s new in our lives and share a little something sweet. You ready? Let’s do this!
Monica’s Visit… My sister, Monica, just came to visit! It was equal parts thrilling, heartwarming, nostalgia-inducing, and goofs-filled. My sisters and I are all super, super close. We even have a group text chain. Okay, everyone has a group text chain nowadays… but I really felt the need to say that since all of these TV/movie casts keep mentioning that like it’s a sure sign that they’re close. Hehe. Anyway, on any given day, our text chain includes anywhere from 55-175+ messages. That’s right, sometimes there are 175 messages in one day. And Jenny can’t be blamed for ALL of them. 😉
Side note: after my mom and other sister (Jenny) made fun of Monstee and I for posing at the seriously sweltering T stop, guess what? We got this amazing shot above!! Well, Erik did. 😉 I mean, come on!! How unexpectedly gorgeous of a backdrop are these stylish turnstyles? .Also, how beautiful is my sister? ❤️
Anyway, point is, we’re tight. So it was just the BEST being able to see my sister. Jenny (who lives nearby) and my mom were over the moon to see her. We went out on the town, ate too many things, and had our mandatory semi-annual heart-to-heart chat about How Things Are Going in One’s Life. It definitely made me wish that Monica lived much closer, but I’m grateful for the chance to just see her and catch up.
Do you live close to your siblings? How do you stay in touch if you live far from each other?
Fitness Stuff… so lately I’ve been rediscovering all of my old favorite fitness YouTubers and discovering new ones! I was thinking of sharing a few of the videos I find most motivating (and fun!!) for next Coffee Talk. Would you be interested? Here a couple of my faves:
Dylan & Kai’s Bday party… Party of the Century here, folks!!! Haha. My nephews, Dylan and Kai both celebrated their birthdays in extreme, blocky style. Yep, their mama, my sister, Jenny, had their party at Legoland. They don’t share the same birthday, but the actual dates are super close, so their mama had the great idea to do a two-for-one. We had loads of fun, and honestly, Erik’s inner child really came out at this par-tay.
Let’s just say we were both seeing legos for days and days after that. 😉 The party was super cool because we finally got the chance to see inside of Legoland. Dylan talks about that place nonstop, so it was cool to see what the fuss was all about. There were so many amazing sights to see! Elaborate Lego structures with water, huge play structures and tons of Lego sculptures.
Preparing for Fall!… It’s finally almost here!!! Forgive my excitement, but I’ve been preparing for Fall and thinking about the winter holidays for months and months! Sometimes the rest of the year feels almost like just a dry run for THE Holidays. Lol. I’m currently debating if I should hold back a bit on the pumpkin recipes, or just go all out and share 3 or more per month ’til the end of November. Thoughts?
A Sneak Peek of Fall…
European Vacation… I asked what recommendations folks had over on Instagram for our next vacation—in Europe, hopefully—and I got a wealth of responses:
- Places in Norway: Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim
- Prague, Budapest
- And more!
What place do you suggest? My sister, Penny, has been nudging us towards taking a vacay in the EU. She said that we’re so close in Boston and it would be a waste not to. 😉 In terms of budget and time, we’re pretty much low on both. Lol. But one can hope… and at least do some recon!
Current Popular Recipes…
- 3 Ingredient No Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
- 5 Ingredient Homemade KIND Nut Bars
- Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe – this makes me SO happy!!! I absolutely love this recipe and it holds a special place in my heart. Have you tried it yet?
- Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – a NEW recipe. Woohoo!
- Mini Vegan Brownie Bites – I definitely did not expect this recipe to be so popular! They’re soft, fudgy and decadent. I have some tentative plans to make more brownie bites with exciting flavor twists. Let me know if you’re interested! 🙂
Current Popular Recipes from the Archives…
- 1) 4 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Peanut Bars (December 2016)
- 2) Gluten Free Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (March 2017)
- 3) Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Bars (April 2017)
That’s all for this month! How was your month? Any new developments or plans (hopefully vacay-related) in place? What recipes are you excited or hoping to see? It’s been lovely chatting with you. I can’t wait to catch up with you next time!
Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️
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