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Coffee Talk 9: a chance to catch up on the little things in life—both sweet and salty! January 2019

Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s 2019 already? Last coffee talk, we chatted about holiday plans, visiting family and recipe testing fun. This time around, we’re gonna chat about 2019!! Is that too broad of a topic? 😉 We’ll see… Hehe. Gather ‘round, grab your favorite steaming hot tea or coffee and let’s chat! I can’t wait to hear about your life updates and the goings-on! Going-ons? .

New Year, New You (Us): I’ve been seeing this catchy lil’ phrase everywhere!!! I think it’s mostly meant to be about fitness, but I’m gonna take it to mean all the things. This year on Beaming Baker, we’re going to be rolling out some new changes on the site–majorly based on your recommendations through 2018. We’re super excited and hope you love ‘em! Here are a few:

  • Nutrition Facts on all new recipes
  • Nutrition Facts on old recipes… we’re going back and doing those as time permits.
  • New formatting on posts: we’re trying something new here at BB. I’m going to try and tackle common questions that I get on recipe posts in the post! 😉 I’ll still keep things personal, with stories and such here and there, but I want to add more helpful information for you!
  • New kinds of recipes: I’ve gotten requests for exciting recipe ideas. I’ve started testing and will see what turns out awesome! 😉 More details later.
  • What would you like to see on Beaming Baker this year?

↓Hottest New Recipe of January! Oil-Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies… soft, chewy & so satisfying. .

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Wrapping up 2018… It’s amazing to me that 2018 is over. It feels like: 1) we’re still in it, and simultaneously, 2) it’s been over for ages. I think that might be a professional hazard. Lol. Sometimes I’ll blog certain posts months in advance, other times, I’ll do them the week before. Makes my internal clock all wonky. Meanwhile, I’m not gonna lie, 2018 had many highs and many lows. Erik and I dealt with a number of emotional family issues, quite a few business crises, and well… the world was kinda crazy.

For some reason, we were hoping/expecting/acting like the second the clock hit 12:01am on January 1, 2019 that everything would reset or start anew. That didn’t happen. Lol. But we’re looking ahead and thinking positively. We’re waiting to hear back on two important decisions that could largely impact the blog, so think good thoughts for us!

How about you? What hopes do you have for 2019? What are you still wrapping up from 2018?

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Fitness, Of Course… Ah, the dreaded topic of fitness. 😉 Erik and I took a little break from our FitBits in December—in an attempt to, ya know, not have to track analytics on our own bodies while we had to track analytics daily on our site. Lol. But we’re back in action this month! We’re just taking things slowly and getting back on the health horse, so to speak.

What fitness goals do you have for January? Are you using an activity tracker and finding it helpful? 🙂

A sneek peak for a new recipe!! Can you guess what it is?

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2019 Recipe Requests… What recipe requests do you have for 2019? Let’s say… a few months down the line? I’m taking requests and seeing how I might be able to squeeze them in for the Spring or Summer. 😉

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That’s it for this month! How has your month been going so far? What are your new resolutions, if any? I can’t wait to hear about it all! Wishing you a wonderful month ahead & all the joy the new year has in store for us! ‘Til next time…

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

In case you wanted to catch up with a few past posts: Coffee Talk 8Coffee Talk 7Coffee Talk 6AugustJulyJuneMayAprilCatching Up 2Catching Up 1.

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    1. Happy New Year, Lisa! Please let me know if you need help finding any recipes. 🙂 I’m always an email or comment away. Hugs to you!

  1. Happy New Year girl! I love the phrase New Year, New You, but I also like, New Year, Better you! I love your goals and putting them out there definitely makes it more real!

    1. Happy new year to you too Allyson! . Ooh, I’m totally digging that spin on the phrase! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I also can not believe that 2018 is already behind. But it was a great year for me. I have done a lot, some dreams come true and I think I’m not sorry about anything. I love your recipe for cookies. They are amazing. Happy New Year!

    1. That’s wonderful! There’s nothing better than looking back and feeling proud of your accomplishments. . And thank you—so happy you enjoy the cookie recipes!

  3. I can’t wait to see all the new recipes!! And I agree, it feels like 2018 has been done for ages and yet it also feels like it’s still here! . . Just wanted to let you know that I looove your style of writing and that Beaming Baker has the tastiest recipes the world has ever seen! Have a marvelously magical 2019!!

    1. Oh I think you’re definitely gonna enjoy some of the upcoming recipes Palutena! I know, time is funny that way isn’t it? . And you are seriously too sweet! ☺️ Your kind words always brighten my day, and motivate me to keep doing what I’m doing. Wishing you the absolute best year ever this year! .

    1. Aww thank you Chrissie! . I love your site too! . Here’s to an absolutely wonderful year for us both!

  4. Happy New Year to you! Yes, working on fitness, no tracker. For 2019, I hope to finish some needlework projects. From BB, maybe more granolas and quick breads? Luv all your recipes!

    1. Happy new year to you too Cindy! . Ooh how fun! My mom used to do a lot of crafts like that, especially crochet. Oh, and I think you’re definitely gonna enjoy the upcoming recipes I’ve got planned! .

    1. Happy new year to you too Amanda! . I’ve definitely got a few good ideas in store for V Day. . And I’m glad you’re enjoying the nutrition info!

  5. Well, I would rather be quiet about my fitness goals as all I have managed is to write them down lol :). I’d say it’s not going the way I planned…again 🙂

    1. Haha I know exactly what you mean! But it’s like they always say, slow and steady wins the race! ..

  6. I can’t believe we’re halfway through January already. I have no idea where 2018 went, and 2019 and starting the same way! LOL. I usually take a fitness break in december, and it’s always so hard coming back in January.

    1. LOL same here! No such thing as too many cookies in my book! . Hope you’re having a wonderful new year as well Claudia!

  7. Happy new year to you! It approached quickly, didn’t it?? I am excited to see all of your new pages for 2019!

    1. Happy new year to you too Taylor! . Haha I know, how did this year creep up on us so fast? .. I’ve definitely got some great new recipes in store this year I think you’re really gonna love!