November 25, 2019

Coffee Talk Mondays

Iā€™m Stephanie Messick, a wedding and lifestyle photographer based in Warrenton, VA. Whether Iā€™m by the mountains in Virginia or the ocean on the Florida Gulf Coast, my soul feels right at home, surrounded by rural living and the raw beauty of nature. I genuinely love what I do, and feel so passionate to share the enthusiasm and joy of these celebrations with you!

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So I’ve been drinking a LOT more tea than coffee lately. Does that mean I need to change the blog series title “Coffee Talk Mondays”?! I found out how to make a very yummy keto-friendly chai tea latte at home and I’ve been obsessed since then! So how about an alliteration like “Tea Talk Tuesdays!” Jusssst kidding. To keep the coffee status rolling, maybe I’ll find a recipe to make Starbuck’s Peppermint Mocha. šŸ™‚ YUM! Anyways, I hope you all had an enjoyable and safe weekend. I cannot believe THANKSGIVING is this Thursday!!! I don’t want time to speed up, but I’m so excited to spend quality time with Alex and our family. <3 Thanksgiving is a beautiful reminder of being grateful for what we have in our life, and I hope we all take the time this week to be intentional with loved ones and to not take it for granted. <3

Let’s check out what happened this past week!!!

COFFEE TALK

MOCHA MOMENTS
THE SWEETER MEMORIES FROM THIS PAST MONTH

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OH CHRISTMAS TREE, OH CHRISTMAS TREE!

Christmas is approaching quickly, so we decided to decorate our home early. šŸ™‚ With my upcoming travels to VA and San Deigo, I realized I was only going to have SEVEN days in our house before Christmas. šŸ™ I’m glad I get to enjoy the Christmas festivities with Alex and Ollie in the meantime! I love my little family!!! <3

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LIFE IN THE OFFICE

This past week in the office was very productive. Except for the sleeping kitty in the window ā€” She’s not the productive roommate. HA! I worked on 20+ packages/gifts and the most rewarding part is seeing the boxes at the post office shipping off! šŸ™‚

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NOVEMBER IN FLORIDA

Inside our home is Christmas. Outside are beautiful fall trees. 15-minutes down the road is the prettiest beach. The temps are in the 70s this week, it’s the end of November in Florida and I LOVE it!!!! <3

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OLLIE SNUGS!

This boy loves his Dad soooo much!!!! To the point of obsession, possessiveness, and idolatry. I’m not sure why it still surprises me, but sometimes I think, “He needs Jesus in his life!” HAHA!

ESPRESSO MOMENTS
THE BITTER MEMORIES FROM THIS PAST WEEK

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NOT WHAT I HAD IN MIND ON MY CHRISTMAS LIST…

And this calls for a cup of coffee! I walked out of the bedroom still smelling the sweet Christmas tree scent I burnt from the night before and I said, “Mmmmm… Smells like CHRISTMAS in here!” And then I spotted THIS little gift by the Christmas tree from Ollie … Yikes. That Christmas smell disappeared quickly.

HAPPY MONDAY!!! <3

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