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Coffee and Conversation Link Party #53

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Good morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #53!

We’re happy to be hosting another par-tay for your reading and discovery pleasure!

Hey, can you believe it?  Yet aNOTHER anniversary!

Today we celebrate two years of blogging!  

Yup, two years ago we published our first post: 5 Ways to Simplify Your Life. (We actually had a few posts earlier, but hadn’t “announced” our endeavor anywhere…)

We’ve sure learned a ton over the past two years, and been blessed by the support, love and encouragement of so many friends.  It’s been a great ride!

But back to today…this week has been an unusually busy week for me.  And, to be honest, not a lot of fun.  In preparation for getting back to school, and all the purchases  I know we’re gonna need to make, my hubby and I took some time to revisit our budget.  Like many of you, it appears our belts are gonna have to be pulled a little bit tighter in the coming months…but that shouldn’t be too hard, since I’ve also started working out and watching what I eat in preparation for our daughter’s wedding next month!  EEEK!

This Week…

I must have been hungry again, because this week my eyes fell upon recipes that highlighted summer time fruits and flavors. Either that, or it’s just that I’m stuck on summer 😉

Grilled Mango Peach Salsa

I love salsa.  No, I mean, I LOVE salsa!!! Cathy from Three Kids And a Fish, shared a yum-MEEEE recipe that looks so easy and versatile and, did I say yum-MEEE?!?


Oma’s Austrian Apple Streudle

Ohmygoodness…I can only imagine what the kitchen is gonna smell like when I bake up these goodies!!  I can’t WAIT 🙂  What a great prelude to fall…  Thank you, thank you, thank you, Ashleigh!



Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Amy,from Home and Farm Sense, shared a really neat barbecue sauce recipe. What I love about it is the ingredient swaps she suggests.  And honestly, I never even considered adding apple butter to bbq sauce, have you?



Yellow Squash Butter

If you have ever had a summer garden, you know there are just some veggies that seem to thrive.  Who hasn’t at some point had an overabundance of tomatoes, or cukes, or…yellow squash?  If that’s been the case for you, or you know of someone who has, here’s the ticket 😉



Thank you all for your inspiration!  Please feel free to grab a button to brag about it display on your site! 😉

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Now on to the party!

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23 Responses to Coffee and Conversation Link Party #53

  1. Karren Haller August 7, 2015 at 9:57 am #

    The Apple Strudel caught my eye!!

    Thanks for having a party, now I have partied with you I would love to have you party with me. Stop by if you have a chance and share your blog.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    • Pat August 7, 2015 at 11:11 am #

      We LOVE your Friday Features, Karren! And I beat ya’ to it – LOL Check out #50 and #52 today 😉

      Thanks for sharing here…and have a beautiful weekend… <3

  2. Heather August 6, 2015 at 11:20 pm #

    Thanks so much for the invite to link up my Java Whipped Cream, Pam!

    It’s always a great party.

    • Pat August 7, 2015 at 6:00 am #

      You’re so very welcome, Heather! How COULDN’T I? LOL
      Glad you’re a part of it…

      “See ya” next time 😉

  3. Patrick Weseman August 6, 2015 at 2:09 pm #

    Thanks for hosting and have a great week.

  4. Hannah August 6, 2015 at 6:31 am #

    Thanks for the great party! I hope you’ll join us Sunday for Share the Wealth Sunday so we can party with you again. Can’t wait to join up again next week.

    • Pat August 6, 2015 at 6:47 am #

      Yay! Glad to hear you’ll be coming back… Please add your link to our “Where We Party” page so we can encourage our readers to stop by, too!
      “See you” then…and next week! 🙂

  5. Susan Mead August 5, 2015 at 4:25 pm #

    2 year anniversary-Congratulations! Its a beautiful linkup gathering and community you have built.

    Hugs! Susan

    • Pat August 6, 2015 at 7:27 am #

      Thank you Susan!
      It’s beautiful because of the people who invest their content here…and I’m glad you’re one of them!

      Have a great day! 🙂

  6. Beth August 5, 2015 at 9:49 am #

    Wow, that Apple Strudel looks like one I want to try for a special fall occasion! Thanks for sharing all of these yummy links and for the linkup as well, my friend!

    • Pat August 6, 2015 at 7:31 am #

      I better be careful, tho: if I keep featuring recipes like those, our readers may stop visiting because I’ll be getting them fat! LOL

      It is truly our pleasure to host this feature, to share our thoughts, and to discover it really does bless others 🙂

      Enjoy your week…

  7. Brandi Clevinger August 5, 2015 at 9:22 am #

    Congratulations on two years of blogging! Thank you for the link party!

    • Pat August 6, 2015 at 7:33 am #

      You’re so very welcome, Brandi! I’m so glad you’re linking up with us each week!! Bloggers like you are who keep us motivated to “rock on” 😉

      Thank YOU for sharing with us…
      Be blessed!!

  8. Emily August 5, 2015 at 8:20 am #

    Congrats on two years of blogging!!

    Thanks for hosting. Enjoy your day!

    • Pat August 6, 2015 at 7:18 am #

      Thanks, Emily…We really enjoy Wednesdays 😉 Thank you for being a part of the party each week!!

  9. Patricia Krank August 5, 2015 at 8:16 am #

    Happy two year blogging anniversary! That is wonderful. Thank you for hosting and have a blessed week 🙂

    • Pat August 6, 2015 at 8:01 am #

      Thanks, Patti! How nice to meet you! Love your blog, and look forward to seeing more of your posts at our party 🙂 Have a great time visiting with friends this week… I’ll look for you in Instagram!

  10. Lisa August 5, 2015 at 1:19 am #

    Congratulations on two awesome years and thanks for hosting a great party!

    • Candy August 5, 2015 at 6:47 am #

      Thank you, Lisa! We’re so glad you enjoy our party. We definitely enjoy getting to know each of you through the posts you share 🙂

  11. Terri Presser August 5, 2015 at 12:47 am #

    Congratulations on 2 years, wonderful milestone. Thank you for hosting each week. Blessings

    • Candy August 5, 2015 at 6:42 am #

      The 2 years have flown by too! It’s our pleasure to host Coffee & Conversation and we appreciate you faithfully linking up each week. 🙂

  12. Summer August 5, 2015 at 12:14 am #

    Happy 2 years! That is fantastic! Love linking up here when I am able, and always find inspiring finds! 🙂

    • Candy August 5, 2015 at 6:41 am #

      Thanks, Summer! We always enjoying having you and appreciate your contributions as well. 🙂

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