Coffee Chat Episode 10 | It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

I broke all my rules and have not stuck to my once-a-week Coffee Chat. I promise I have good reason and I’ll tell you all about it next week!

For now, enjoy the pitter-patter of rain and me in a ridiculous rain coat hood because I took this episode outdoors for a taste of Seattle-life.

Grab your cup of coffee and let’s chat!


  • We’re expecting a big storm in Seattle. Which means all the pretty leaves will be on the ground in no time.


  • Stormy days call for CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP.
  • I’m such a fan of everything INA GARTEN makes. Her collection of COOKBOOKS are my go-to.
  • Need a little help figuring out your decorating style and bringing it to life in your home? SIMPLIFIED DECORATING is for you and it’s coming soon! See the other CLASSES here.
  • LONGHORNS in the bedroom and the conversation that followed.


  • The current novel that I’m thoroughly enjoying is MUDBOUND by Hillary Jordan. Here’s the snippet from Amazon:

“In Jordan’s prize-winning debut, prejudice takes many forms, both subtle and brutal. It is 1946, and city-bred Laura McAllan is trying to raise her children on her husband’s Mississippi Delta farm―a place she finds foreign and frightening. In the midst of the family’s struggles, two young men return from the war to work the land. Jamie McAllan, Laura’s brother-in-law, is everything her husband is not―charming, handsome, and haunted by his memories of combat. Ronsel Jackson, eldest son of the black sharecroppers who live on the McAllan farm, has come home with the shine of a war hero. But no matter his bravery in defense of his country, he is still considered less than a man in the Jim Crow South. It is the unlikely friendship of these brothers-in-arms that drives this powerful novel to its inexorable conclusion.”

I have fun news to share with you next week so check back on Monday! Have a cozy weekend and thanks for chatting!

35 Responses to Coffee Chat Episode 10 | It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

  1. Kyrie November 2, 2016 at 4:04 pm #

    Haha, the cattle do not have to be butchered to get the horns!

  2. Pamela Vollmer October 19, 2016 at 4:38 pm #

    I love the Longhorns – I have several in my house and love using them for decorating. I just finished reading Mudbound and loved it! It was so good I could hardly put it down and so sad it ended! Great recommendation – what do you recommend next? I love your blog – followed you and your family on your trip and I felt like I was in all those places too! Thanks for sharing! Pamela

  3. Pamela Vollmer October 19, 2016 at 4:32 pm #

    I LOVE the long horns! Think they look great over the bed. I have several of them in my house.
    Also, just finished the gookm”Mudbound” on you recommendation and it was so good, I could hardly put it down. So deep and moving. Let us know what your reading next! Love your blog and followed you all along your trip! I feel like I know you – thanks for sharing.

  4. RubberChickenGirl October 19, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

    I found a cheap version of your nail polish. It’s Wet N Wild Casting Call. It was some 98 cents at Wal*Mart.


  5. Catherine October 18, 2016 at 7:05 pm #

    What is your Myers Briggs? :)

  6. Susan October 17, 2016 at 10:48 am #

    I love Mudbound. Such a good book.

  7. Peggy October 17, 2016 at 10:40 am #

    I love these coffee chats that are in random places! It really fells like we just ran into each other and stopped to talk for a minuet before going on with our regularly scheduled lives. So fun! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Andrea October 17, 2016 at 10:30 am #

    A question about the recipe: Do you make the stock from scratch or do you have a good cheater recommendation?

    • emily October 17, 2016 at 1:06 pm #

      I just use boxed chicken stock :)

  9. Andrea October 17, 2016 at 10:29 am #

    Love the coffe chats! Thank you for the reading recommendation – I need a new book for the long nights approaching:)

  10. Marilyn Gubbels October 17, 2016 at 9:53 am #

    I love the long horns!! I think they look great!! It’s unexpected and fun…

  11. Andrea October 17, 2016 at 8:53 am #

    That was a typhoon off coast Japan that was the backbone of PNW storm. Not a tsunami!

  12. Corinna October 17, 2016 at 4:17 am #

    Ina’s recipes are the best. Everything I’ve ever made as been awesome. She just had a new book come out which means new episodes.

  13. j.hall October 16, 2016 at 8:58 pm #

    Longhorns in the bedroom?! Please…not you Emily?!?! I have abhorred the look of longhorns, antlers, animal skulls and the like since they first burst into the world of home decor. I recently watched an episode of the ever popular ‘Fixer Upper’ and heaven help her, she put a teeny tiny set of antlers in a nursery she had decorated! I love your blog Emily and everything about you and your family. I’ll refrain from any further comment about the longhorns.

  14. Rach C October 16, 2016 at 5:37 pm #

    It was great to see you outside for the coffee chat today Em. I would love for you to do more outside so we can see more of Seattle. Although with winter on its way it may be more difficult. I don’t mind a historical fiction novel either. I read a fantastic series quite a few years ago. It was the Zion Covenant series by Brock and Bodie Theone. Husband and wife team. It’s set in the second world war. As for the longhorns. They look great. I’m not sure I would feel safe with them above my bed though. The beauty with decorating is you can change things as often as you like. xx

  15. Patty McClintock October 16, 2016 at 4:58 pm #

    Don’t like them in your house. Doesn’t seem like you! Lol

  16. Amy October 16, 2016 at 3:39 pm #

    Mudbound is amazing. I read it several years ago, and still think about it!

  17. Claudia October 16, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

    DO love the longhorns. Don’t move them! The reason they are so perfect above the bed is because they’re unexpected there. In another room like an office or den they more predictable.

  18. Donna Norbury October 16, 2016 at 3:26 pm #

    I love the longhorns and think they are perfect above your bed! I feel they should stay just where they are! Their neutral colors go great in your room and they are a real focal point. I live in Dallas and horns/antlers are very popular in decorating here, but they have to be authentic and the real thing in my opinion (too many imitations out there). I love Oklahoma, but yes, they will tell you to turn the horns downward–a “football” trick against our Texas Longhorns. I rarely see them placed downward in decorating. Anyway, I love the look of yours in your bedroom. HOOK ‘EM HORNS!

  19. Elaine October 16, 2016 at 1:31 pm #

    Love the bed. Where is it from.

    • emily October 16, 2016 at 10:14 pm #

      Thanks! Our bed is from the Restoration Hardware Outlet store about 10 years ago :)

  20. Julie D. October 16, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

    I personally love the longhorns above your bed! We however, have an elk rack above our bed! ? Not something this CA girl ever imagined she would be good with as part of home decor but I’m totally on board now. Adds a great masculine feel to our normally feminine bedroom.

  21. Sarah October 16, 2016 at 12:46 pm #

    Ohh my husband (also an avid reader) is from the Mississippi Delta. We might need to snag this one and both give it a read! Thanks for the suggestion!

    • emily October 16, 2016 at 10:14 pm #

      Oh, please do!

  22. Mitzi October 16, 2016 at 12:27 pm #

    Hahaha! Well at least color wise the long horns look great!

  23. phyllis October 16, 2016 at 11:12 am #

    Thank you!! Love your chats!! :)

  24. Sandra October 16, 2016 at 10:59 am #

    Just wondering where you bought your raincoat? I need one desparately.

    • emily October 16, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

      Mine is Columbia – it’s just a shell and I’m thinking I need one that is lined for these stormy days. It is this one: http://amzn.to/2dhjBey

  25. Claire October 16, 2016 at 10:34 am #

    You’re completely adorable.

  26. kari October 16, 2016 at 10:26 am #

    You’re killing me! Can’t wait to find out what the fun news is!!

  27. Caryn October 15, 2016 at 9:10 am #

    Yay for another coffee chat :). I really like that you post these more often now. It’s a fun departure from reading the words on the page and getting to see you talk about things you’re excited about…keep it up!

  28. Lindsay October 14, 2016 at 9:23 am #

    I’m so glad you posted a new coffee chat! I’m rather home bound with three under three and it’s nice to pretend that I got out for a cup of coffee to catch up. Love your blog!

  29. Lindsey October 14, 2016 at 8:40 am #

    I think it’s a typhoon not a tsunami. But great post thank you!

    • emily October 16, 2016 at 9:41 am #

      Ha! I think you’re right :)

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