Weekly Coffee Date

Fall foliage

Hi friends!

We have been having a tough time transitioning back to real life from honeymoon life! The main problem is we don’t really know what our routine is since our year has just been full of non-routine things. We both work from home and struggle with procrastination (and discipline) so going out to lunch or to a movie or going to pick out a giant pumpkin (we’ve got a sweet 50-pounder in front of our house) always sounds better than working. This weekend we’re planning to buy a big whiteboard for the office and figure out what our daily schedule should be and make goals for the winter.

This week’s links:

Here’s an interesting article about the history of beer and why you can thank Martin Luther the next time you are enjoying a hoppy IPA.

After that history lesson for beer drinkers, unfortunately there’s some bad news. The American Society for Clinical Oncology warns even light drinking can increase cancer risk.

17th century sailors didn’t have the luxury of an opulent cruise ship buffet. Researchers at Texas A&M recreated the foods commonly eaten on ships hundreds of years ago. MMMM hard crackers and salted beef.

Daniel and I watched the movie Ingrid Goes West last night. I think it was a really interesting look at the role social media plays in our lives. The main character becomes obsessed with a woman she sees on Instagram and tries to replicate her life. It was an accurate portrayal of the role of Instagram plays in the lives of so many young women and showed how destructive it can be. We rented it on Amazon but I’m sure it’s available everywhere.

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When it comes to cleaning supplies, I like to avoid using harsh chemicals if possible. Recently, Aunt Fannie’s reached out to me asking me to sample some of their natural cleaning products and I thought it was a great opportunity to try them in our new house. They sent me the Aunt Fannie’s Cleaning Vinegar, Aunt Fannie’s FlyPunch, Aunt Fannie’s Cleaning Vinegar Wipes, and Aunt Fannie’s Glass & Window Vinegar Wash.

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We were recently dog sitting and had Dee over at our house. She likes to stare out the window and bark at passers by. She leaves quite a mess on the window so I used Aunt Fannie’s Glass & Window Vinegar Wash to clean the glass. It worked well and left a nice citrusy, minty, smell. And I love that I don’t have to worry about there being nasty chemicals left behind for next time Dee jumps on the back of the couch and tries to scare away the mailman.

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6 thoughts on “Weekly Coffee Date

  1. Jessica

    I would*love* to hear more about your balancing work at home together routines! My husband works from home full time, and I’m just starting to venture into freelance work and I find it SO difficult to settle down and work in the house together. Whether it’s client calls, playing music, or just trying to occupy the same space and concentrate, I’m really struggling!

  2. Judy

    Hi Andy, I appreciate your blog more than I can say. It is a huge adjustment for sure. So both of you be kind to yourselves and to each other and planning a schedule can be helpful but allow for the flux of life. At the other end of the spectrum my husband retired a year ago and although we enjoy our time together there definitely was a longer adjustment time than I had assumed.

    Will you be sharing wedding photos?

    Take care – Judy

  3. Hootie

    There was a book called daily rituals about people like Ben franklin and famous writers etc that was pretty cool in letting me know how people that work at home established routine a long time ago. My husband is at home a lot these days and he tries to go and do stuff outside the home while I work on most days. I wonder if you might have dedicated spaces or if one person might leave at certain intervals. Y’all will find your way. I like the winter goals thing:)

  4. Lilly Gorman

    I’d love to know how y’all both balance working from home! When my husband is here, I feel like I’m constantly on defense with our toddler. He’s always more interested in ruining Daddy’s conference calls than playing with any of the 1,203 toys he has. Add that to the stress of two adults living and working in the same space and yeah… I’d love your tips! I’d love to see wedding pics, too!



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