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Good morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #51!


Well, July is quickly flying by, isn’t it?  Hope you’re enjoying your summer, because back-to-school is fast approaching!  Which reminds me to give you a heads up, as we’re working on a great back-to-school round up that we’ll be presenting as part of our back-to-school week in August.  We’re hoping to highlight content from some of the blogs that appear here regularly, so we’re confident you won’t be disappointed. Please let us know if there’s any information you’re particularly looking for, and we’ll do our best to get it to you 🙂

Oh, and September is gonna be another awesome monthI can hardly wait!!  Candy and I are working on a secret project that we are just DYING to tell you about…and we will…come September 1!  It’s been some work and time in the making, but we think it’s gonna be worth it to make your experience on our site much more enjoyable and satisfying.

(And also my daughter Lauren is getting married in September – or did I tell you that already?  You’ll have to forgive me if I mention it a time or two between now and then… I’m SO very excited!!!!  Can you tell??)

Feature time!

Similar to my brain, which feels like it’s darting around in a million directions some days, this week’s features represent quite a variety of topics!  I hope you enjoy this assortment of thoughts; just a tiny slice of of the content that is so generously shared here each week…

Screen Break

I remember when we first “went off” TV…and discovered we could still live!  Years later, hard as we try to place limits and set controls, computer and phone screens, iPods, iPads, game controls and the like take up, sadly, way too much of our day.  I appreciated Jennifer’s honest description of the successes and struggles of her family’s “week off.”





           Trusting God to Multiply Your Resources, Even When They Don’t Seem Enough

A long title, but is there anyone out there who couldn’t relate to this fear at SOME point? As we’re beginning to prepare for the new school year, I know the thought “How are we gonna PAY for all this?” has crept into my mind a time or two… Kathryn gives us a gentle and friendly reminder that no matter what it looks like, He is able.

 Trusting God to Multiply Your Resources


13 Tips for Quality Sleep

While I don’t suffer from fibromyalgia, I sometimes have difficulty sleeping when I’m stressed out or overwhelmed.  My husband, on the other hand, frequently suffering from arthritis and joint and leg pain, often has sleep issues.  The doctors can’t seem to find anything wrong, and we’re “just” attributing it to aging, but I’m hoping some of these tips will be able to give him some relief…

 13 Tips for Quality Sleep


5 Do’s & Dont’s to Guest Posting and Blog Contributing 

The longer you blog, the longer you realize that, similar to link party etiquette, there’s also a protocol to relating to and working with other blogs.  Guess that makes sense, if you think about it.  Rosilind, all the way from Bosnia, rarely disappoints.  She presents a well-researched and interesting post here, and you’ll find yet another link party, too!! 🙂

Dos and Donts for Guest Posting and Blog Contributing



Thank you for your inspiration!  Now I hope you ladies will grab a button to brag about display on your site! 😉

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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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21 Responses to Coffee & Conversation Link Party #51

  1. Ashleigh July 22, 2015 at 1:42 pm #

    Thank you for hosting! Have a wonderful week!

    • Pat July 22, 2015 at 4:07 pm #

      Ashleigh, it’s my pleasure! Hope to see you again next week 😉

  2. Brandi Clevinger July 22, 2015 at 12:33 pm #

    Thank you for hosting and featuring my post!

    • Pat July 22, 2015 at 4:06 pm #

      You’re welcome, Brandi! Love having your contributions to our par-tay!

  3. Beth July 22, 2015 at 12:33 pm #

    Thanks for highlighting these great sounding posts, Pat. I can’t wait to hear about the special project that you and Candy are working on! And I didn’t know that your anticipating a wedding in September. How exciting! I know my brain was all over the place when my son got married back in June. So I hear ya on that one! 😉 Thanks for the linkup. It’s always a pleasure to visit, my friend!

    • Pat July 22, 2015 at 4:17 pm #

      You’re welcome, Beth! Thanks as always for sharing with us 🙂 I’m looking forward to doing your challenge this month, too!!
      Yeah, my brain is EITHER all over the place or short-circuiting these days – GAH!!

      Have a great week!!!

  4. Susan Mead July 22, 2015 at 9:36 am #

    Thank you! I agree with Karren. Come share on Wordless Wednesday. Love your “party!” Susan

    • Pat July 22, 2015 at 11:19 am #

      We’re there, Susan!! Appreciate the welcoming invitation from you both…
      And thanks for stopping by C&C each week 🙂

  5. Ruthie Gray July 22, 2015 at 9:03 am #

    Hi Pat! Can’t wait till September to find out the SECRET!!!
    Also excited for your upcoming wedding (yes, I do think you have mentioned that before lol)!
    Thanks for the link up each week! I’m excited to check out Rosilind’s post!
    Have a great day! 🙂

    • Pat July 22, 2015 at 11:17 am #

      We’re having a tough time waiting, too!! Oh, have I mentioned the wedding? Ha-ha 😉
      Thanks for sharing about the Bloggers Boot Camp…it looks interesting…
      Yes, Rosilind’s post is very good – lots of valuable tips as I move ahead with doing more guest-posting. Do you ever do that?
      “See ya” next week!

      • Ruthie Gray July 22, 2015 at 11:29 am #

        I’ve done it a handful of times but am ready to amp it up! It’s time. 🙂

  6. Thank you for hosting this weeks conversation party!! Always nice to read the inspiration!
    I would also like to invite you to stop by my WW and share links.

    Have a beautiful day!

    • Pat July 22, 2015 at 10:38 am #

      Just finished over at “your place”! Always love your WW 🙂 I appreciate your stopping by here, as well… Have a great week!!

  7. Rosilind July 22, 2015 at 8:42 am #

    Thank you so much for featuring my post! And thank you for such a fun link up each week!!

    • Pat July 22, 2015 at 10:30 am #

      You’re welcome, Rosilind! From a fellow admirer…thank you for being here each week, too :-)!

  8. Kathryn Shirey July 22, 2015 at 6:07 am #

    Thanks for the feature! Honored to be selected this week out of so many wonderful posts in this community.

    Love the idea of a screen break, although I think I need it more than my kids 🙂 Heading to vacation soon and looking forward to being disconnected for a while.

    • Pat July 22, 2015 at 10:29 am #

      Yes a screen break certainly seems to slow down EVERYthing! Enjoy your vacation…I love getting away with my family 🙂

  9. Terri Presser July 22, 2015 at 1:27 am #

    Thank you so much for hosting each week. We disconnected our TV at Christmas time and haven’t looked back. We do watch dvds but they.are our choice. Blessings and have a great week.

    • Pat July 22, 2015 at 10:27 am #

      Terri, That’s a great idea! Judging from what my friends share with me, we’re not missing much…
      “See” you next week!

  10. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser July 22, 2015 at 12:15 am #

    Because of ISP issues (we picked one which raided our bank account), I had an enforced two-month hiatus from the internet (except to keep my blog running, by borrowing my wife’s phone).

    I survived. And it was kind of nice. But as Shakespeare said, if all the years were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work…and I’m glad to be back.

    • Pat July 22, 2015 at 10:23 am #

      Yay! Glad you’re back, too, Andrew! And thanks for linking up… Love the Shakespeare quote (although my kids disagreed – LOL)…

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