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Coffee and Conversation – Link Party #48

Good morning – and let’s all welcome July!  Welcome to Coffee and Conversation #48 – we’re so glad you’re here!

Coffee and Conversation


Summertime…and the livin’ is easy! Even if you’re already gettin’ ready for school in a few short months, I hope you’re managing to fit in some terrific family time and/or even “get outta Dodge.”  With that in mind, today’s features all center around posts that can help you make the most of your summer vacay 😉

Our family won’t be doing much traveling this summer, since any travel we do will be heading up to help our daughter prepare for her upcoming wedding in September!!  I’m over-the-top blessed that she asked me to be her matron-of-honor, too! (But I promise I’ll try to contain my comments – and excitement – on here!)  I’ll be looking for a wine-colored dress, and probably posting a picture or two as plans progress…  I’m impressed that she’s choosing to be frugal in their preparations, but also impressed that both she and her groom have been saving money for this event on their own! 🙂

What plans do you have for the summer?  Are you anticipating anything fun this fall?

Feature time!

Sarah Ann kicks us off with some great ideas to help make traveling with the family a bit easier!

25 Ways to Make Traveling With The Family Easier

Faith Along the Way



But before you take to the road, download some super Travel Apps from Virginia, over at This Mom Grows Up!


Headed to the beach?  Even if you’re not, check out Katie Lynn’s easy and creative tips to keep your travels moving smoothly…

7 Beach Hacks – The Organized Dream

7 Beach Hacks


No matter where you’re headed, who doesn’t need a good book to read?! I can’t believe we didn’t do a reading list of our own!!!

2015 Summer Reading List – Morning Motivated Mom

2015 Summer Reading List



And don’t feel bad if you can’t get away – Debbie has some fun ideas here to inspire sweet family time 🙂

Inexpensive Summer Fun – Simple Joys of Home

Inexpensive Sumer Fun


I hope you ladies will grab a button to display on your site!

Mom's Morning Coffee

 Now on to the party!

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14 Responses to Coffee and Conversation – Link Party #48

  1. We will be staying home, we are able to watch Las Vegas fireworks over the strip from our backyard, they will be beautiful, Im sure. And then a small bbq. Thanks for hosting, have a great weekend!

    • Pat July 3, 2015 at 1:03 pm #

      Oh Karren, I LOVE fireworks – what a treat to be able to see them from your backyard!!! Enjoy cooking out…we’ll be doing that, too! Looking forward to sharing it with my daughter and future son-in-law! 🙂

  2. Debbie July 1, 2015 at 10:02 pm #

    Thanks so much for featuring me! I’m excited to check out the books in the summer reading list post and the other links in this great party! Have a lovely week.

    • Pat July 3, 2015 at 1:02 pm #

      You’re welcome – thanks for the reminder that sometimes the simple things are the best things! 🙂
      I’m looking forward to the books, too! Better hurry, tho, I can’t believe it’s July already!! Have a fun and safe 4th!

  3. kate July 1, 2015 at 10:51 am #

    Thank you for featuring my 7 Beach Hacks post and for hosting!
    Have a great week!

    • Pat July 1, 2015 at 12:40 pm #

      Thanks for sharing them 🙂 Have a great weekend…and hope to see you next week!

  4. Ruthie Gray July 1, 2015 at 9:54 am #

    Your daughter’s maid of honor?! How cool is that!! So sweet. Good luck on the wine colored dress, I had such a time finding one for my daughter’s wedding. I bought and returned three (or was it four?) before settling on one!
    Thanks for hosting, Pat! My post is about marriage but it definitely involves summer travel so I’ve got it covered! 🙂
    Have a good one!

    • Pat July 1, 2015 at 10:06 am #

      GAH! I hope that doesn’t happen to me, Ruthie…I don’t exactly love shopping! :-/ But it does seem like there’s alot of weddings in my life right now – hmmm, maybe we should be featuring marriage-related posts soon…
      Thanks for stopping be – see you next week!

  5. Summer July 1, 2015 at 8:55 am #

    Thank you for hosting 🙂

    • Pat July 1, 2015 at 10:04 am #

      My pleasure, Summer! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  6. Emily July 1, 2015 at 8:31 am #

    Thank you so much for featuring my Summer Book List post!!

    Enjoy the rest of your week. 🙂

    • Pat July 1, 2015 at 8:40 am #

      You’re welcome, Emily! What would summer be without a good book?!
      Have a great one, and thanks for linking up with us!!

  7. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser July 1, 2015 at 12:57 am #

    I’m thinking you’ve got last week’s link party posted…

    • Pat July 1, 2015 at 8:39 am #

      Yup – thanks for the heads-up!! Got it all fixed and good-to-go…
      Now you can link up with us today 🙂

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