If We were Having Coffee: September Edition

“Smell the roses. Smell the coffee. Whatever it is that makes you happy.” ~ Rita Moreno


Life has been cray-cray guys. As you probably noticed this summer I dropped off the face of the earth (okay dramatic much?) and posted sporadically. Not to mention the comments. I fail! Legit I fail so flipping much! I want you all to know I appreciate your comments and I will respond! Hopefully before the New Year! Seriously while I have not been as engaging (and I hope to change that!) I seriously appreciate every single one of you who have still read and comment don my posts. You guys are the best!


Not making excuses at all but there is something about not being in my own routine that throws me off. I really need to be better about creating time instead of blogging whenever I have a hot second when I am away. That said, it is definitely time for another If We Were Having Coffee. I am sadly transitioning to hot coffee. As much as I love cold brew and it is life and sustenance itself, the temps are finally beginning to fall (though it is suppose to get hot again) and that means hot coffee again!


While I love a caramel macchiato (Starbucks version) or a caramel latte, I also love just a plain latte or cafe au last. It is all about the milk and foam guys! An to be totally honest…The latte art.

If we were having coffee… As sad as I am to see summer end, I am actually ready for a bit more fall. Or at least the cooler temps. I posted about Naketano a couple days ago, and I admit I have been pushing wearing their hoodies because they are SO cozy!


I also got some new booties. Which is a miracle because I have been on the hunt for booties for the last three years and I finally (finally!) found the perfect ones. Oh happy days! yay!


If we were having coffee… Last, Sunday I saw the very last show of Gettin’ The Band Back Together. It was beyond amazing and I am so sad such a poignantly hilarious show closed. As sad as it was, it was such a special night. The cast was interactive even more then usual (it is a show that uses the whole theatre and is interactive anyway) and the audience was so appreciative.


I was screaming and clapping through out that I even lost my voice! I also had amazing seats! Usually I sit in mezzanine, but this time I was right up front in orchestra. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience and I am so happy that I got to witness it. It is a show that closed way to soon, but rumor has it the cast recording is being released NEXT week! Guys get on that!


If we were having coffee… September has truly been a transitional month. It was bittersweet saying goodbye to my fam. Shortly after I left, my dad had to have surgery again. I really hope this is the last one! Thankfully he is being a much better patient this time around! My neice is making sure of that! The relationship these two have hurts my heart!


September is also a huge birthday month for my fam. Including my youngest nephew and neice. I can not believe how big they are getting! I wish I could freeze time!


If we were having coffee… I feel like I have grown so much and reached a better understanding with myself and with relationships. The last few months were challenging and as I had alluded to in past posts, I had been dealing with a ton of drama back home. What I didn’t say was my brother’s now ex-girlfriend was the cause of it. For the last year and a half she had been bullying me and it erupted this past April when I had finally had enough.

It seems ridiculous to say, that as an adult, I was being bullied, but it does happen. Inappropriate snapchats, text messages, and finally spreading rumors and talking shit about someone IS bullying.

No matter what is going on in our lives, we have a responsibility to be kind and to treat people with respect. Even if we don’t necessarily like them. We have no idea what high school-esque drama can do and cause to a person. I am so thankful for my friends who stuck by me and listened to me vent and even cry, not just over drinsk, but especially coffee. Be kind💗62AC08ED-167C-40E6-B634-CCC8EDC96E84

If we were having coffee… Okay you are all gonna think I am cray-cray, but I am kinda getting excited for Christmas. I know, I know, it is September, BUT there is only a month (and some change) until Hallmark starts their Christmas movies! I KNOW I am not the only one excited about this. (Right Britt?) It isn’t just the Hallmark Christmas movies, but skating in Bryant Park and of course Dyker Heights! I can not wait!


If we were having coffee… I am revamping the blog AND I got a new computer. Somehow those things well ptogether…Right?!?! I also am obsessed with my new case which is a blush pink and matches all my accessories.


BUT just as I was getting to publish this, my computer crashed. So if we were having coffee I would probably have had to cancel because I have been running back and forth trying to get it fixed. It figures that it would happen a day after the new iPhone launch. (Even the Apple guy mentioned that) fingers and positive vibes it gets fixed ASAP!


If we were having coffee… I am so excited to be going away next week for a brand new adventure! I honestly have no idea what to expect, because it isn’t the ocean. Usually I only travel to places with the ocean, (I grew up landlocked, and while I love rivers and lakes PLEASE gimme waves and endless horizons!) but I am super excited for this adventure!


If we were having coffee… How are you all doing? I know I have been horrible about staying in touch but I am hoping to change that this Fall! Love and miss you all!💗


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11 thoughts on “If We were Having Coffee: September Edition

  1. I’m so excited about this post!! I love all your posts- but the If We Were Having Coffees are always special <3 Café au laits are my favorite!! Sometimes lattes alone can be too much milk for my liking, but the rice amount of nice foamy milk on top I am ALL about!

    Fun fact- I used to be a barista- and I nailed a couple latte designs back in the day ! I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but I know you’ll appreciate that tid bit 😉

    Those boooties!!! Where can I get them?! They are perfect for fall- I neeed.

    That’s so neat that you can pick out the intricacies of a show and appreciate them- I’ve only been to one broadway show so I wouldn’t know any different – but I always LOVE reading your thoughts and perspective since you are the expert!

    PS. HELLO SMOKE SHOW! Girl, stunning!

    Oh my gosh, that picture is legitimately melting my heart. I’m so glad you got that time with your family <3

    Dawww I see your nephew rockin’ the java chip!!!

    I am so so so sorry you had that horrible drama- that makes me angry! My hair is standing up, and I am in DEFENSE mode. I cannot wrap my head around the fact that someone would have it out for you- Mind. Boggling. Ugh, I wish I could give you a big hug! But you are soo right- these types of situations bring to life the people that are important. I always say that phrase “those that matter don’t mind and those that mind don’t matter”. Carve out that toxicity- gooood bye! You’re too wonderful to have to deal with any of that <3

    I am SO excited for Christmas too! We are already starting to plan our holidays- eeek!

    I am also ridiculously excited to see where your next adventure takes you. And I see that Peets girl- yesssss! XO

  2. Those boots are so cute!

    Bullying is so childish and it says more about the people that do it than it says about you. I’m so sorry to hear you were bullied by someone relatively close to you, it makes it more difficult. I was bullied by my ex-boyfriend’s mother back in April and it was actually what broke us up (in case you haven’t read my breakup post) and my ex just let it happen and dropped me like a sack of shit. This may sound horrible but in a way she’s bullying him too because he’s not brave enough to stand up to her and call her out and do what will make him happy.

    Sending you love and wishing you a beautiful week! ❤

  3. I am adoring the new boots hun, totally gorgeous! I’m glad you found your perfect pair!
    Sending all the love and good health vibes to your dad lovely, it’s tough when someone you love so much has to have surgery but ultimately it’s for the best and making them better! Sending sooo much love for you and all of your family! That picture of your niece and papa is too beautiful! She looks like she totally adores him! 😍 aw, dads are 100% the best ❤️
    Erm what!? I’m sorry to hear your brothers ex was making your life such a drama! Girl wtf! I don’t want to sound mean or anything but I’m so glad she’s an ex!! I am totally not here for her bullying you!!!! She messes with you she messes with me, she better stay away from now because you are far too beautiful lovely and kind to have to deal with that 👋🏼 BYE HUN! And if she does try and mess with you again send her my way!!! I won’t tolerate it! You are toooo good for that ish! Having said that- I hope your brothers ok? Obvs I don’t know the full story but I’m assuming they just recently broke up in which case, even if it’s what he wanted, break ups still aren’t nice are they?! Lots of love to him!
    On a brighter note I too am excited for Christmas!!!!! YAYY Christmas movies! So excited!
    & I am so excited to hear about your next adventure hun! HAVE THE BEST TIME! Xxx

  4. You already know this but I am sooooooo ready for fall…AND Christmas; but let’s be honest, I’m ready for Christmas by the time July rolls around! Also, I love, love, love those booties, they’re so cute and will be perfect for the upcoming season change!

  5. I don’t know why but I really don’t like iced coffee so I’m really glad we are transcitioning back into warmer weather so i can start drinking flat whites and lattes again 😀 love your new boots!! I’m so sorry to hear about what happened with your brother’s ex gf you don’t deserve to have had to go through that. Hope you are doing okay now xx

  6. Loved reading this little update from you, Kate! We understand that you’re such a busy bee but are all here for you when you return! 😄

    It’s still hot over here but when the weather cools down, I’ll be switching to hot espresso instead of iced, too! I love the new booties you scored!

    Fingers crossed it’ll be the final surgery for your father! The photo of him & your niece seriously melted my heart. Cutest thing ever!

    I’m so sorry that your brother decided to be with a woman who wasn’t kind to you at all!! I don’t understand all this adult bullying. My aunt does the same to me in group chats, I just ignore it now. Stay strong, Kate! You are better than all the pettiness.

    I am SO excited for all the Christmas Hallmark movies! Cheesy, holiday, love films are my favorite! I don’t think your cray-cray at all but maybe because I am too?! Lol.

    Happy Fall, babe! Hope you have a wonderful season! & safe travels!

  7. It is so exciting that it’s fall and I’m ready for all the chilly weather! I’m also starting to get excited for Christmas, haha. It’s the best time of the year and always goes by too fast so I have no shame in saying that I love when stores start coming out with Christmas things.
    Also, good for you standing up for yourself. Adults can be bullies (and bullied) just as much as children and in much deeper ways. It’s toxic and it’s important to remember that everyone has the right to be treated with respect as a person and as another human being. Family drama like that is always a struggle, but I’m glad it seems like it’s clearing up a bit for you. <3

  8. Love this and hopefully the next ones will be more confident and that I will be more aware of the relationship dynamics occurring in our family. Love you munchkin past all the numbers.❤️

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