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Coffee and Conversation Link Party #100 – All About the Journey

Good morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #100 – hosted by PatAndCandy.com!

Coffee and Conversation 100 - The Journey


Ya’ know, ya’ just never know!

Woot woot! Welcome to our 100th Coffee and Conversation link party! When Candy and I started doing these posts, we had no idea what we were doing… Candy had “discovered” link parties, and shared our own posts in a bunch of them, and we just figured hosting one from time to time would be a nice way to return the favor to the bloggers with whom we’d “par-tayed” – but whoda thunk we’d keep it going for upwards of 2 YEARS!?

My thoughts these past few days have been heavily influenced by our first featured post. Absolutely a must-read/watch (it’s a TEDx video). Amy’s message absolutely resonated with me.  I think almost anyone “out there” who lives and breaths will be able to relate to some part of it…and will most definitely be inspired! My takeaways?

  • I am most definitely a “detourist” – certainly not to the extent she describes, but definitely on that path, nonetheless;
  • I will endeavor to find the flowers in wherever and whatever situations the detours of my life will take me, and
  • I will constantly remind myself that detours are not a dead-end – unless I choose to make them so!

Amy’s talk was definitely a motivator to “keep on keepin’ on” this summer, with joyful anticipation, to:

  • Continue preparing and planning for our fall homeschool – a very different one than we’ve enjoyed over the past few years;
  • Continue growing personally as a mom (see Kayla’s feature, below), wife, sister, and friend;
  • Continue growing professionally as a writer and blogger and professional


Hope you, too, find encouragement in our features below! Enjoy the summer break with friends and family, but always be ready to grab a hold of any detours that come your way! 

Shutterfly Free Stuff


Now on to this week’s features!

Holy moly – you just gotta listen to Amy’s story (16 minutes), and you may want to add this to the TED talks to share with your teen… We never know what detours life will throw at us… (Please note: around the 6:00 mark, Amy shares about prior sexual abuse in her life.)

My first TEDex talk, and how I got it – A Detour is not a Dead-End

My first Tedx talk, and how I got it - a detour is not a dead end



Kim, from LearningHypotheses.com, shares a list of study skills that will help your kiddos this fall – no matter what method you use in your homeschool! Summer’s a great time to sit back, consider their learning styles, and teach them about the options they can best use as they continue on their education journey…

Study Skills: Ideas for Active Learning

Study Skills: Ideas for Active Learning



FromKayla.com… Ok, y’all, you have homework this week – take Kayla’s message here and store it in your heart! I have been there, and most likely will be again, but this made me want to give all us moms a big bear hug…

No Wonder You Think You Are a Bad Mom


No wonder you think you are a bad mom



Beth, from ClassesByBethPlus, encourages us to teach our children to love learning…which you all may know by now is kinda my mantra!

Encouraging Our Children to Love Learning

Encouraging Your Children to Love Learning

Thank you all so much for your inspiration and timely words…

Please feel free to grab our button for your site and brag about your feature!

Coffee & Conversation - I was featured!

Now, on to the party…

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  • Link up family-friendly posts that support our site’s mission of encouraging, inspiring & informing women. Think: parenting, homeschooling, marriage, recipes, DIY, saving money, faith-building, etc. (Serious business…Link up vulgarity and it’ll be deleted.) Please feel welcome to contribute up to 3 posts!

  • …and then visit at least 2 other links. That’s what makes this a par-tay! Plus, it’s kinda the polite thing to do.

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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17 Responses to Coffee and Conversation Link Party #100 – All About the Journey

  1. Kim June 30, 2016 at 8:34 am #

    Thank you for the feature and hosting again.
    Kim recently posted…Homeostasis – Prep Week 1My Profile

  2. Marilyn June 29, 2016 at 4:06 pm #

    Thank you for the party. Be good to yourself this week!

  3. Naomi@WhatJoyIsMine June 29, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

    Thank you so much for the sweet community. 🙂

    • Pat June 29, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

      Naomi, It’s friends like you that make it that way… <3

  4. Maria@sewtravelinspired.com June 29, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

    Congratulations on reaching your 100th linky party! I’m looking forward to many more.

    • Pat June 29, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

      Thanks so much, Maria! So happy you’re here with us 🙂

  5. Debbie Williams June 29, 2016 at 9:15 am #

    Thank you for the link-up.

  6. Trena June 29, 2016 at 8:50 am #

    Thanks for the feature! I enjoyed the other features as well. Great link-up. Look forward to it each week!

    • Pat June 29, 2016 at 9:08 am #

      You’re quite welcome, Trena…and we look forward to having you here! 🙂

  7. Elizabeth Spencer June 29, 2016 at 7:01 am #

    Happy 100!!! You look mah-velous, dahlings. 😉 Thank you for so faithfully hosting Coffee & Conversation. It has been SUCH a blessing in my blogging life! Here’s to the next 100?! 🙂
    Elizabeth Spencer recently posted…It Just Hit Me: I’m the Mom of a High School SeniorMy Profile

    • Pat June 29, 2016 at 8:13 am #

      Tank you, tank you, friend!! It’s been a pleasure – a crazy ride some weeks…but a pleasure, nonetheless!! On, and btw, I SO enjoyed your things not to say to parents of teens… (People – GO check it out!! http://bit.ly/29bTVic)

      I will toast with you – to the next 100 (God willing, of course!)

      Be well <3
      Pat recently posted…Try “treasure-hunt learning” Through Geocaching!My Profile

  8. Ifeoma Samuel June 29, 2016 at 4:13 am #

    Hi Pat and Candy, congrats on your 100th linkup. That’s a huge mile stone. ..wishing you both the best and more grace ahead.
    😉 God bless you both.

  9. Kayla June 29, 2016 at 12:48 am #

    Thank you for your kids words! I’m headed over to check out the other features. Thanks for writing such an inspiring blog 🙂
    Kayla recently posted…Whole Wheat Currant Berry MuffinsMy Profile

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