Currently… // July 2017

Hello, dear friends!   Long time no talk. So sorry for the sporadic posting schedule! I’ve been getting adjusted to working full-time as opposed to part-time, so thanks for hanging in there with me! I do have some exciting posts … Continue reading

Friday Favorites #2

Wow. I can’t believe we’re already at another weekend. I’m typing this up on Thursday night and feel like it was just Monday. I loved doing my last Friday Favorites and I think you guys enjoyed reading it. So I thought why not make another one?!  friday favesBioré Pore Strips   IMG_6436 I love these things! I’ve ran out of them long ago, and finally restocked. Boy, am I glad I did. I have combination skin, and tend to get awful blackheads around my nose. So I put one of these on my nose for about 15 minutes and my nose looks SO much better now. If your on the fence about getting these or face masks tend to dry out your skin, try these. Right now they have cute animal print ones (hence the zebra nose strip)  

Free Coffee   IMG_6434 I  go to Dunkin’ Donuts pretty often. So every once and a while I get free drinks by using the DD Perks app. I was so excited to give myself some midday energy after grocery shopping. It’s the little things 🙂 ❤

Music I think I’ll probably include music in most of friday favorites posts. I love music!

Scars To Your Beautiful – Alessia Cara If you are feeling down about yourself, please listen to this. I cannot express how much I appreciate this song. It reminds us that we’re beautiful and you don’t have to change who you are. You’re the best you, you can be. You’re enough ❤

Work From Home – Fifth Harmony Yes, I’m a big fan of 5H. I’m so excited for their new album 7/27. Even if you’re not into girl groups, I still recommend this song. It doesn’t have a lot of depth, but it is sooo catchy 😉

Life Is Worth Living – Justin Bieber “Love Yourself” is still my favorite off his new album, but this one’s a close second. This song has such a deep, relatable meaning to it. The title sums it up. Life is worth living. Even when it gets hard. Even when we want to give up. Life is beautiful, every second of every day. And, it is most definitely worth living.  

This Quote pin Real talk: I got a grade on an exam that was less than what I wanted. I felt so down about it hours after. I sat down and kept thinking about how I screwed up and could’ve done better. When really, I gave it my all. I could’ve gotten a better grade sure. But, I couldn’t have done better, because I did my best. A couple hours later I picked myself up, worked out and listened to some positive music. I felt 100% better. I also prayed for God to help me accept that I’m not perfect and that that’s okay. Moral of this rant is that our thoughts are so powerful. Don’t be so hard on yourself, it’s okay to mess up! You’re amazing just the way you are ❤  

That’s a wrap for this week. Before I go I wanted to say that I’m now on Blog Lovin’. I know a lot of people prefer to follow blogs that way instead of email. So, I set one up for Gracefulcoffee.


Question time:

What’s one thing you’ve been loving recently?!

Do you prefer to follow blogs via email or Blog lovin’? 


Thanks for reading,


Friday Favorites #1

Hello blogging world! Time for my first Friday Favorites! I love reading these kinds of posts. They always give me ideas of new things to try/check out. This week has been filled with lots of school work and exams. So the weekend sounds awesome right about now! Onto the favorites… friday faves Music: Music is one of my favorite things in the whole world. I could do a whole blog posts on songs and artists I love. These past few weeks I’ve really been into Pop music, it is one of my favorite genre’s. The first song I’ve been obsessed with is “Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber. I’m not the biggest fan of the biebs, but this song is so beautiful. Ed Sheeran did cowrite the song, which explains why I love it so much ! I even love the music video! It’s not over done or too scripted. It’s just two people telling a story through dance, I love that ❤ 

Another song I’ve been loving is “Here” by Alessia Cara. This girl is only 19 and sounds like a pro when she sings!! She reminds me of Amy Winehouse with hints of Tori Kelly. “Here” has been hung in my head since I first heard it. Basically this song is about a girl who’d rather be at home chillin’ with her friends, instead of a party #metoo

Beads By JM  IMG_6395Mary from Beads By JM on Etsy was kind enough to send me a custom bracelet and Amethyst Crystal Necklace to review on my Pinterest. I wasn’t blogging at the time I received these items. But, have been loving them ever since I got them and wanted to feature these products on my blog. They’re so beautiful. Mary was so sweet and considerate in making the bracelet. It turned out amazing! On top of the bracelet she sent me a necklace that comes on a nice long sterling silver chain with a lovely Amethyst Crystal. I highly recommend you go check out her shop, you won’t regret it 🙂

Clif Bars IMG_6396Anyone who knows me knows that I eat a protein bar every. single. day. I never get tired of them! They’re so good and are actually filled with lots of nutrients. Clif bars, Luna bars and Lenny & Larry’s cookies are my favorite kinds (to name a few 😉 ). Lately, I’ve been obsessed with this blueberry crisp flavor. It tastes like a chewy blueberry muffin, with nuts (I think almonds…?) and oats. YUM! 

Inspiring Lock Screens  IMG_6405 I’ve always loved inspirational quote wallpapers. For about the past week or so I’ve had “Save me because I belong to you” as my lock screen. For one I love the photo of the freeway in the background. Photos like this make me SO happy. I love road trips and traveling, so maybe that ties into it. The quote itself is based on Psalm 119:94. I love that every time I go to check Twitter or Youtube I see an encouraging message.

That’s all for this week! I wanted to thank you all for all the nice comments I’ve been receiving on my blog posts. Your kind words mean so much ❤ Hope you all have a fabulous weekend! 

Question time:

What’s one thing you’ve been loving recently? (I’d love to know!!)

What’s your favorite protein bar?  


Thanks for reading,