Grab a Cup for our April Coffee Date!

The-Ultimate-Coffee-Date2-1-600x600Welcome to the 4th Ultimate Coffee Date link up of 2017. Another year is off to a quick start. Iโ€˜m linking up with Coco @ Running with Perseverance and Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner. What is the Ultimate Coffee Date? Imagine we are having coffee together… this post is what I would tell you. So grab a cup , “listen” and then tell me what is going on with you in the comments, please!

If we were having coffee… I’d tell you that The Husband and I made it through our crazy February and March in separate places for the majority of the time. When he came back from skiing, he was rather jovial. I have a bunch of work/friend travel coming up in April and May, too. Luckily for us, absence does indeed make the heart grow fonder.

Company t-shirt!

If we were having coffee… I’d tell you that I’m getting up to speed at my new job. It’s always tough to be the new kid on the block, but I love the mission of my new company. The people are very nice, too. Everyone has been super welcoming and helpful. I wish I was in the office more because there’s always healthy food in the works!

If we were having coffee… I’d ask if you’ve downloaded the new podcast S-Town from the makers of Serial and This American Life. The cool thing about this show is that they posted all seven episodes so you can binge listen. I listened to the first four yesterday (on a plane and on a short run). It’s really good and not exactly what you first expect. It’s the story of an eccentric man in a rural southern town who contacts reporter Brian Reed about a crime and then unfolds into a totally different story. Check it out and let me know what you think!

If we were having coffee… I’d tell you about some fun trips that I have coming up and ask what you have on tap for this spring and fall. I’m joining Jen for her first post 2nd baby half marathon in Milwaukee and heading to the Grand Canyon to run and hike with Lauren and crew. Next month, I have a girl’s trip, then we’re headed to Philly for The Husband’s 15 year b-school reunion – which seems VERY hard to believe. I may go to Brooklyn for the half marathon, too. Plus, I have two trips to NJ in April for work. One of them will allow a high school girlfriend dinner date. Yay!

I’m totally in love with my new Hydro Flask tumbler. It keeps my coffee hot and my water cold!

If we were having coffee… I’d tell you that there are some great things coming on the blog from Expo West including a Hydro Flask tumbler giveaway. There are also some awesome food reviews and giveaways coming up including Soul Sprout’s new Almond Butter Bites, RayZyn, Sustainable Indulgence Cookies, Crave Crush, Chapul and much, more more! (Please note: Contains Amazon affiliate links.)

Whatโ€™s happening by you? Please share your coffee talk in the comments!



  1. that t shirt is so cute and so very me! My husband travels a ton as well I kind of get used to it. Thanks for joining us for coffee today

  2. Farrah says:

    Yay for Hydroflask bottles! I recently came across a store where they were having a Hydroflask sale of 25% off and I was sososo happy, haha. <3 Cannot wait for that giveaway! ;P It took all I had to not add even more to my collection. ๐Ÿ˜›

    I love that t-shirt! <3

  3. Georgette Coan says:

    That Hydroflask bottle looks kicking. And the shirt looks cool, too.

  4. Amy Lauren says:

    That hydro flask looks pretty cool! I love good coffee too, even though it is really warm here I like cold brews and frappes :). But I do hot coffee every morning! No matter the temps :). I’m glad things are going well for you and you found a new podcast, too. I should look into that to listen to while I’m at work.

  5. Brandon Sparks says:

    The Hydroflask looks so amazing. I would love to have one..

  6. That shirt= need. If we were having coffee (and one day maybe we will!) I would tell you that I’m transitioning into a new role, too. Not a new company, but still a change. It can be tough, but definitely rewarding. I’d also tell you that I tried the RX Maple Sea Salt bar and it’s pretty good! Not a fan of how hard/chewy (like stick to your teeth chewy) but the flavor is good!

  7. PS Is the coffee date the first Sunday of each month? I’d like to join!

  8. I definitely need to get into S Town. But I”m still bingeing on a particular podcast (omg I have problems with getting latched on to one or another!) I’m so behind in all of my other podcasts now!
    I”m so happy that I got to actually have coffee with you this weekend!

  9. Christopher Sorel says:

    the Soul Sproutโ€™s new Almond Butter Bites, sound good and a good cup of coffee is always a pleasurre

  10. Kimberly G says:

    That t-shirt is so cute. It made me chuckle, lol
    Happy to hear that the new job is going well and that your co-workers seem cool! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Amy Jacobson says:

    These days, coffee has become my life line. I had the great idea to detox and get off it back in November. Hahaha! Not happening.

  12. Kristin Troska says:

    Raining by me; need hot coffee!

  13. Marsha says:

    The almond butter bites and those cookies sound like something I need to try!

  14. Georgette Coan says:

    I totally missed the boat on the coffee talk.Lol. I would tell you that I have just started Prince’s ex wife’s book about him. I just started watching “The Detour” over the weekend and enjoy it so far. I’m hooked on Annie Chun’s seaweed crisps at the moment. I think that’s it. Still recovering from surgery but going stir crazy.

  15. Renata says:

    I love that shirt – so creative and fun!

  16. DJ says:

    I love the Hydroflasks; so many great color options!

  17. steph says:

    I am so jealous of all your trips to some of my favorite places ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. Mary W says:

    I like the advice to download the S-Town podcast. I was glued to Serial and love This American Life so I know I would enjoy listening to S-Town.

  19. Susan P. says:

    If we were having coffee, I would tell you about fabulous trips I’ve been on with my sister.

  20. Amber Ludwig says:

    Love that shirt!! My son had one when he was a kiddo and it was one of my FAVS!!! So glad you are getting into your new position well!! Nothing new and exciting here, waiting for the rain to let up!

  21. Mary says:

    The hydroflask bottle is so nice. I would love to carry it around town in my favorite blue–cobalt. I drink a lot of Kukicha twig tea and even more water. I am always drinking one or the other.

  22. Hydroflask looks awesome!

  23. Deb E says:

    I love gray tee shirts and this one is a cutie. I haven’t purchased a tumbler in a while, or won one, so I’m due I think. Thanks for all the cool giveaways and reviews.

  24. San says:

    That t-shirt is so cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Edye says:

    That shirt is so cute! ๐Ÿ˜€

  26. Alli O says:

    Ahh that shirt I need it!

  27. Judy Cox says:

    This flask really looks great. I can never have too many, because I try to drink plenty of water!!

  28. Kathy Davis says:

    I’m so proud of you! I’ve been losing my motivation, and being lazy some days.

  29. Lesley F says:

    I’m loving that shirt! Super cute

  30. gloria patterson says:

    WOW you have the energy…..

    I was at the Grand Canyon 2 years ago and my sister and I both have problems breathing at the top. BUT it was beautiful and we want to go back

  31. Brandon Sparks says:

    I always make sure to drink at least 3 cups of coffee a day..

  32. ellen beck says:

    Love the Tshirt! You bring us such interesting products and this is another! I hope your running is going well!

  33. Lisa Brown says:

    Love that Lettuce Turnip the Beet shirt. Too funny!

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