One of the things I so appreciate about blogging is being able to keep up with people I don’t see very often.  True, there are other platforms, like Facebook, where I see and share snippets of life, but to me a Facebook update is more like a wave “hello” at the grocery store and a blog post is more like an invitation into my home for a cup of coffee.

So what if I did have you into my home today for a cup of coffee and a blueberry muffin?  What would we talk about?


Well, first I’d laugh with you and feel embarrassed that it’s taken me almost 4 days to finish cleaning up my kitchen from having friends over this weekend.   :)  We planned a super simple Valentine’s themed playdate and guess what?



You can’t not have fun with balloons, foam darts, big hearts, and rice krispie treats!


Secondly, I’d probably tell you that we’re expecting another kiddo.  (Actually, you’d notice my belly right away so we’d probably talk about this first).   We are totally stoked to meet baby in early May!


Next we might wander upstairs to put my daughter down for her nap.  The daughter who started out looking like this:


And shows up on Instagram looking like this:



And whose current favorite phrases are, “Oh!  Thank you, Mommy!” and “Aww….that’s so cute!”



I imagine we’d talk about the little things that have been updated around our house lately.   I’d probably mention that I’ve been meaning to photograph a house tour for the blog for a long time.  One day I’ll really do it because who doesn’t love a good before and after?  You can always peek in at some Foolish for Light readers’ favorite home spaces here, or see my former one-bedroom apartment tour here.

Front door corner *before*


Front door corner *after*


And lastly, I’d say, “Hey, I’m giving away a really nice candle on my blog–you should totally enter to win it!”  I love giving things away;  my love language is gift giving, and I’m excited to promote this lovely Etsy shop owned by the friend of a friend.  The winner gets to choose his or her own scent!

The candle shop is called The Gilded Wick and I know you’re going to love Dayna’s clean-look design, totally natural ingredients, cozy wooden wick, and perfect scent options.  There are several other scents to choose from, but here are a few of the stand-outs to me:

Cedarwood and Cinnamon - Pure Essential Oil Candle

Cedarwood and Cinnamon – Pure Essential Oil Candle


Pink Grapefruit, Coconut Soy Wax Candle

Tobacco Bay, Coconut Soy Wax Candle

Tobacco Bay, Coconut Soy Wax Candle

Win a gorgeous candle!  To enter:  just leave a comment on this blog post.  (If you’re reading in your email account, click over to the blog to leave your comment).  In your comment, share with me something you’d tell me if we were really chatting in person over coffee.  I’m excited to hear from you!  The winner will be chosen February 27th and contacted via email shortly after.

Bonus good news!  Even if you don’t win, The Gilded Wick is offering a COUPON CODE just for you Foolish For Light readers!  Use promo code FFL10 to score 10% off a fantastic candle for yourself or somebody special over at The Gilded Wick.  :)

26 Responses to coffee talk

  • Stacy says:

    I announced it on Facebook but forgot to mention it here–big congrats to Vicki who won the candle!

  • Claudia says:

    AHHHHHH! Congrats on baby!!! HONEST, I was thinking about you recently and wondered if baby #2 would be on the way soon…and you were already pregnant it seems!! Yay!!! This is what we would talk about. And my baby. And life. And other happy things. 💓💓💓💓

  • Paul Mast Hewitt says:

    I’d probably talk about some of the things I’ve been reading. Haven’t done much but read for awhile.

  • Shannon says:

    Well us having coffee I am sure would consist of lots of laughs, but first I would say, YOU HAVE A BLOG!? and ask you why I am just now hearing about it haha I love it! Cannot wait to read more!

  • Anonymous says:

    Well, first of all, congrats on a second baby!! I’m so happy for you!

    I love the house ideas-soon, that house will seem like a large house on the seaside :)

    Daphne is cute as ever, and hopefully, either her or Baby #2 will be content to be second-in-command. I can already see them working together as a great team.

    Thanks for continuing to post! Keep being inspirational!

  • Greg says:

    Blogging is like catching up over coffee? I love that concept. I’m also impressed with how many comments you get on your posts (I get far fewer!) The giveaway also helps. :) And in reference to that, I hope I win. Also, would be interested to hear any take/response to my latest post

    • Stacy says:

      Thanks, Greg! I think one of these candles would be a very cozy addition to the Myrtle Estates! I will head over to your blog pronto. Thanks for the invite.

  • Vicki says:

    Congratulations!!! Wonderful news! If we had coffee of course I’d ask all about how you’re feeling physically and mentally. And then I’d probably launch into what life had been like juggling two. And then we’d go sniff some candles. And drink more coffee.

  • Rachel says:

    I am SO excited for you guys! A coffee date would be grand, but for now I will tell you that I start student teaching in March. I will have earned my graduate teaching license come May! We also have some new additions coming to our family–a new passel of ducklings! This is our second attempt at creating a breeding brood; our first resulted in all males! :)

    • Stacy says:

      Thanks for your comment, Rachel! That’s really exciting about student teaching–wow. Good for you, girl! For a very short stint, my family had ducks! I found them to be….smelly. :) Too funny about all the males, though. Sounds like maybe you should start a blog document your ducky adventures.

  • Katie says:

    I do so miss our coffee dates together! I can see us sitting at the window watching the snow fall on 8th street. I am SO excited to meet your new little one. You and Ben are great parents! Daphne is getting so big! I love her smile! I hope we can catch up soon on the phone or in real life. I love you friend!

  • Ashley says:

    Love ya!

    1. Yummy coffee drinks and places we like to get yummy treats: homemade coffee creamers and homemade caramel lattes, green tea lattes…extra hot, and Jireh macaroons.

    2. Our children, of course. How could we not talk about the three most preciousest things in the world

    3. BSF…how ya doin’ this week?

  • Naomi says:

    All the congratulations to you! How fun! I so can’t wait to see photos of Daphne’s reaction to her little sidekick!

    • Stacy says:

      Haha, yes, I’m very curious, too! She’s recently started kissing my tummy so I’m really hoping that’s a good sign. :)

  • Priscilla, Kelsey's mom says:

    So excited about the new Human Bean coming your way!

    What would we chat about over coffee and an almond poppy seed miffin…I just moved into a new home, renting a room from the mom of an old friend. I’m excited!

    • Stacy says:

      Can I just say that I love how you specified your muffin choice? A new space to call home….how exciting! I hope you love it!

  • Kelsey says:

    This post is so full of wonderful things!
    A few quick thoughts:
    1. A million congrats on Baby #2! So happy for you guys!
    2. I’m excited that I will soon be living in the same state as you & hope that means I might see you once in a while.
    3. When I move to your great state, will you please come & make my house adorable? (I’ll entertain the babies!) :)

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