Hey Y’all!! Happy New Year!! I am so thrilled to start the New Year off with you. Have you seen any of the Austin Powers movies? If so, do you remember the scene in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery when Austin tries to make the three point turn in the luggage cart trying to escape Dr. Evil and he is sandwiched in between two walls? No matter how hard he tries to escape he stays in the same spot. That is how 2016 felt to me. Same thing different day. So now it’s January 1, 2017. Fun fact about me. The number 11 is my number. I see it all of the time. If you add up 1, 2, 0, 1 and 7 you get 11. Someone very spiritual once told me that “In a world of Ordinary, something magnificent is about to happen”. So that will be my New Year’s Resolution – Magnificence!
I am so excited to have finally launched Coffee Chat Girl. With the help of my friends Hanna from HLDesign Studio http://www.hannalandisdesign.com/#welcome , Alexis (aka Miss Trenchcoat) from Strange and Charmed http://www.strangecharmed.com , Jenn from Inkberry Creatives http://www.inkberrycreative.com and Amy from Johnston Style http://www.johnstonstyle.com – thanks for taking the time to talk with me and give me such good advice. And a special shout out to my friend Hanna!! If it wasn’t for her kindness and patience with my numerous changes on the Coffee Chat Girl branding and website none of this would have been possible. And to Missy from Midlife Margaritas https://midlifemargaritas.com . Missy is the funniest, kindest and most supportive person I have met in a long time. In a world of many bloggers who have similar styles you rarely come across another woman who is quick to offer tips of the trade. Raising my margarita to you Missy and wishing you a Happy New Year!! Thank you all. We did it!!!
For those of you who I have not met yet, I am Robyn, the face behind Coffee Chat Girl. I have been working in the promotional marketing business for over 15 years and have enjoyed every minute of it. Helping businesses create promotional items for their company is just a small taste of what I have to offer. I wanted to create a place where family and friends could join me to learn about my favorite bloggers, be able to buy items that I have tested and love, read the monthly interview with a cool and interesting business owner and/or blogger that you may or may not know about but will love to follow and of course the “Coffee Mug of the Week”.
Now that I have introduced myself let me introduce some of the main characters in Coffee Chat Girls life. And whom I will refer to as Life happens. I am very fortunate to have married my best friend and soul mate almost 30 years ago. I have known Marshall, Zelly as he will be referred to in CCG, for 38 years or more. We grew up together and started dating when we were seniors in high school. Zelly brings laughter to my life everyday. And that is a huge key to a successful relationship – Laugh Often!! It also helps that Zelly is my I.T. person, voice of reason, chauffer, golf coach – one day in a perfect world and coffee partner. We have one beautiful, kind, talented and fabulous 21 year old daughter named Amanda, Ladybug as she will be referred to in CCG. Ladybug came by her nickname because of her love for all things ladybugs. My fur children are Moose – the happy blind miniature longhaired dachshund, Sissy and Nala, kitties who are sisters. And two fur grand cats Luna and Arya. Ladybug adopted Luna and Arya in Savannah, GA where she lives. And my sister Jill, Moxie as she will be referred to in CCG. I wonder if we are best friends because Moxie is afraid that the pesky younger sister in me by 8 years may revive some of the stunts that I used to pull at anytime. You never know. Although she may be small but she is mighty so I better watch it.
And finally to you my Coffee Chat Girl Peeps. I hope you will stop by often to chat with me. Come meet some of my favorite bloggers and friends. Browse around the Coffee Chat Girl store with no lines ever. And be sure to tag @coffeechatgirl in your posts so I can follow along with you.
Happy and Healthy New Years!! You are fabulous!!