Category: Southern Moments

Monday Coffee Break #41

Do you have your coffee cup? I do! It’s one of those Monday mornings here that is dark and rainy and tries to play tricks with my desire to get anything done. In other words, it feels like my get-up-and-go and has got-up-and-left. Without me. Can there even be enough coffee to get things going around here? It’s mornings like these that leave me thinking about the beach and sunnier days. Oh, the glorious waves and the sun. I am quite sure that my heavenly home is somewhere beach side on the crystal sea! But until then, we will...

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Monday Coffee Break #40

Do you have your coffee cup? I do! Happy Monday! What a wonderful opportunity we all have to start a new week, full of new possibilities and opportunities. Our week will be what we determine to make it. Circumstances are what they are. There’s no denying that. But we choose our attitudes and outlooks on life. So let’s decide together, here and now, not to let the tail wag the dog this week! It might be tough, but we can do it. We might fall, but we’ll help each other get back up. We’re going to make the most...

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Monday Coffee Break #39

Do you have your coffee cup? I do! Welcome to this week’s Coffee Break! This week we are celebrating all things Dad with 2 man-tested and man-approved recipes and a special fun table setting your guy will love more than he will let on! Fathers are exceptional men. They are willing to take on the tough stuff of family life. They make sacrifices, provide and carry burdens that sometimes we ladies don’t understand. But even with all of that, they also find the time nurture, discipline, fix things and cheer us on along our life paths. Done right, a...

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Monday Coffee Break #38

Do you have your coffee cup? I do! It’s time for our weekly Coffee Break together! As we start our first week of June together, it’s time to declare, ” Let the season of outdoor get-togethers begin!” I know I, for one, could not be more excited! These warmer months seem to help us slow down a bit and push us to get outside. And outside time just seems to be synonymous with easy outdoor gatherings with friends, neighbors and family. With that being said, I’m making this my personal 60 day challenge. I plan to use these months...

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Monday Coffee Break #37

Do you have your coffee cup? I do! Last week’s Coffee Break got us to thinking about Memorial Day with our simple Memorial Day picnic on the patio and a little history about this noted holiday. So this week, as we celebrate our fallen heroes, we also welcome the official kick off of the summer vacation season. And as everybody knows, no summer is complete without the copious consumption of sweet, red watermelon! That’s why this week’s Coffee Break sets up you to do that in fine style. There is nothing quite like getting together with family and friends...

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Monday Coffee Break #36

Do you have your coffee cup? I do! I can’t believe that this weekend is already Memorial Day weekend. It’s all hands on deck here at Southern Discourse as we prepare for graduation parties, birthday celebrations and the official start of summer vacation! Wow! It’s a busy time of year! And while most days our feet hit the ground running as soon as they swing out of bed, we take slowing down very seriously around here. And that’s a good thing. Otherwise this world will have us by the tail instead of the other way around. Right? This week’s Coffee Break celebrates slowing down and enjoying sweet moments with those closest to you. So grab your cup and let’s take a break together! MONDAY COFFEE BREAK: ENCOURAGEMENT, INSPIRATION & RECIPES Click the photos or titles to read more or print a recipe card! You Can Keep Your Desert Season; I’ve Got a Well.Sometimes we hear that spiritual dry seasons are important parts of our spiritual journey; however, Jesus promises us a well that never runs dry. A Simple Memorial Day Picnic (& a little history)Sometimes get-togethers are small simple affairs. Enjoy this simple picnic on the patio and a little history about the origins of Memorial Day. Mason Jar Blueberry Lemon Lush | A No-Bake DessertQuick and easy desserts are always the way to go. Combine that with serving...

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Monday Coffee Break #35

Do you have your coffee cup? I do! Happy Monday!  I hope you’re ready for all this week has in store.  I know there is greatness just around the corner! That’s why this week’s Coffee Break focuses on what to do when life feels less than stellar… ok, scratch that… what to do when life is downright kicking your tail.  Because we all get in that place from time to time, but that’s not where we were meant to be! I’ve also got a great post from The Savvy Couple showcasing 15 pretty cool graduation party ideas that are...

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Monday Coffee Break #34

Do you have your coffee cup? I do! Some Mondays it’s just hard to get my motor running.  And today is one of those.  My attention is scattered in a hundred different directions, mostly on the gorgeous weather outside! So I decided to throw caution to the wind, get outside and soak up some vitamin D for a minute.  What a difference just a moment in the sun, feeling the breeze and listening to the birds made! One of the best decisions you can make for yourself and your family today is to spend a minute or 10 outside,...

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Monday Coffee Break #33

Do you have your coffee cup? I do! Friends, we are flying right into May!  And while May is usually a busy month anyway, it’s going to be a wild ride at the cottage this year. In addition to Mother’s Day and the regular end of the school year hoopla (and my birthday… why yes, I still celebrate) this is the month our last baby bird turns 18 and graduates high school. And while he’s preparing to leave the nest, this mama has been left a little breathless.  Breathless from the work that goes into the preparations, breathless from...

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Monday Coffee Break #32

Do you have your coffee cup? I do! What a Monday!  What a weekend!  I hope your Easter weekend was full of remembrance, worship and those whom you love the most. But as it goes with life in the South, we can’t rest long because the next thing to celebrate is just around the corner.  I’m talking about the Kentucky Derby.    Yes, the Derby.  Hats and eats and seersucker and everything that’s downright fabulous. To help out a little, this week I’ve got inspiration for hosting your own Derby Party.  The race those thoroughbreds do might only last...

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Monday Coffee Break #31

Do you have your coffee cup? I do! I’m so happy that you stopped by to take a little break with me. It’s the week before Easter, and while we’ve spent the last few weeks talking about baking hams, whipping up jello salads, roasted pineapples, coconut cakes and the like, we can’t forget about brunch! Easter brunch with the family after a beautiful sunrise service just can’t be beat. That’s why this week, I am sharing one of my favorite brunch recipes- Sausage, Egg & Cheese Brunch cake. If you can make Monkey Bread, you can make this easy...

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Monday Coffee Break #30

Do you have your coffee cup? I do! It’s time for a little break on this Monday! And, oh boy, this Coffee Break is full of some good stuff that I am super excited to share with you. MONDAY COFFEE BREAK: ENCOURAGEMENT, INSPIRATION & RECIPES Click the photos or titles to read more or print a recipe card! What’s This About ‘Mom Guilt’?”Mom Guilt.” Apparently, it’s a thing. And it’s debilitating. But as daughters of the King and joint heirs with Christ, that is not a burden we should be carrying. Here are 4 spiritual truths to help you...

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MEET STACEY

Southern Discourse is a place where you can find southern family dishes, along with special recipes and table settings.  We’re bringing connection & friendship back to the table by wrapping everything in the faith and grace from which true hospitality springs! … Read More