I hate how last week got away from me. So did this weekend to be honest. Seemed like Monday hit, and then BAM, another Monday. My plate was so full last week I only was able to post one time, which kills me. My 6 month blogiversary (July 15th) quickly came and past too. What is life?! Moving on and choosing to remember I am only human, I am so ready to kick off this week positively and with some new content. This counts right?

I saved a lot of Instpiriation this week!

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Seriously obsessed with all her skin care photos!

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It has been super hot here in Phoenix as of late. Every day it seems there is a severe heat warning for the area. We even bought a kiddie pool for the backyard! Still makes me laugh thinking about it. We refer to it as our ‘ghetto pool’. Sunday started off with a trip to Royal Coffee, and then midday mimosas in the ‘pool’. You can catch all my mimosa drinking on Snapchat. The pool, not quite yet. I haven’t come to terms with its awkwardness and my own embarrassment. I am terrible at snapping during the week because lets face it, life is pretty mundane with a 9-5 office job, but my snapchat name is: coatandcoffee. Leave yours below and I’ll be sure to check you out as well.

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In a few weeks I am heading to the bay and hitting up Napa for the day. Last time I went to Napa was when I lived in Oakland about four years ago now.  I also have an entire day to myself in the city, which most likely means COFFEE CRAWL. If any other bloggers are down to meet up, let me know!

You still have another week to check out CaseApp if you are in the market for something new! My discount code works through July 31st. Use the code COATCOFFEE20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase.

Do you have any strategies for writing when it feels like time just keeps getting away from you? Comment and share below! I’d love to know what tips you guys have.



    1. The cat one is from Kittens and Coffee Insta. They are a great follow! Not affiliated with them haha, but it’s just so cute. 🙂

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  1. I totally know what you mean about the weeks flying by! We were on vacation last week and I swear, it always go by so much faster than a normal week!! NOT FAIR.

    I will definitely be adding you on Snapchat! My username is joyandivy (just re-opened a new account). I find I only have time to write my blog posts at night, which makes it difficult to write quality content because I’m usually so tired. My goal is to clean up my office space so I’m at least more motivated and awake than when I sit in bed while watching Netflix :).

    Allison / Joy and Ivy

    1. Oh yay, I just added you back! I had an old account with my real name too, and then I opened a blog one haha. I try to get my blog posts done at work because I work a tech job so I am always online and sometimes have a lot of down time, but it can be so hard! I’ve heard that making your office a place you want to work is a good trick! Mine could definitely use some updating. Thanks for the comment Allison!

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  2. I know what you mean about the time just slipping away. My July has felt so overwhelmingly busy I’ve been having trouble blogging as well. I wish I had advice for you but I’m definitely trying to figure it out myself. This Instpiration is awesome though…that cat basically is reflecting how I’m feeling lately!

  3. Happy 6 months and I hope there will be many more months for you! When there’s so much going on in life, it is impossible to focus on the blog so it is understandable, just don’t stress out yourself. Write as much as possible when you have time and inspiration then at least you have something to share when you have no time and motivation 🙂

    Ela BellaWorld

    1. Haha that is so true! I haven’t tried to write a bunch like that yet. I will definitely keep that in mind!

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  4. I totally know what you mean! I also do have less time for blogging, what sometimes makes me sad, but we have to remember that we are just humans and trying our best Graet inspirations! xoxo

    1. I totally will! You need to teach me more about skincare! I love reading all your stuff and you are so freaking knowledgeable. 🙂

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  5. I know those weeks that get away from you all too well. There is never enough time in the day to get anything done it seems and when you work full-time and try to blog full-time it can be a lot! We are all human and I definitely forget that with my overachieving personality =P. I think we have to remember that blogging needs to stay fun so do what you can when you can ( I need to practice what I preach too lol).

    xoxo Rina

    1. Yes, that’s a perfect explanation for it all! Sometimes we forget this is supposed to be fun and need to be brought a level down haha. We can be so hard on ourselves!

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  6. Great photos. Time flies, doesn’t it? I love blogger meet ups. I haven’t been to one in ages. I’m all the way in LA though lol If you ever come in this way, send me a note. We can do coffee. A coffee crawl might be brutal with the heat here too. T_T


    1. That would be awesome! I think I am planning for LA in September sometime. Would totally love to meet you and get coffee. Hope you are having a great week Miki!

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  7. It’s hard for me to write too especially since I also do writing as a job. What I do though for my blog is that I try to go to a more comfortable place (like a favorite coffee shop) and just write my heart away there. I try to find time for it. And au contraire, I can’t wait for the days to go quickly because I’m going out of town end of August with my fiance soooo I need the vacation soon! xD

    1. Haha yes! Well in that case I hope time flies for you. Those are great tips! I agree that writing at a coffee shop will usually do the trick. Observing people can give me some inspiration.

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    1. Omg I LOVE the last man on earth!!! I haven’t seen the most recent season(s) I don’t think. But I binged watched the others like crazy when I first discovered it. I think I remember that scene! So hilarious. I’ve noticed LA seems to be super hot lately too! Winter come soon…

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