Coffee Chat Episode 19 | Sometimes I overshare :)

It’s Friday … which means it’s time for another episode of Coffee Chat!

In today’s video, I’m being my typical self and possibly oversharing. Who really needs to know about my dysfunctioning gut? Or my fake tan? Well, maybe you do.



  • I touched on some of my health issues in THIS POST, in case you want to go back and read. I actually do like the post because it is a peek at what was really going on behind the scenes.
  • A kind reader-friend asked for an update on my health in last week’s Q + A POST and I did not shy away from answering truthfully. Just scroll through the comments until you get to a question from Marley.
  • THIS BLENDER is pretty fantastic. It’s the same brand as my beloved MILK FROTHER I use for making lattes at home.
  • The cute medicine tin is from our HOUSE + HOME SHOP. We’re waiting for a shipment to come … should be available soon!
  • Looking for a good self-tanner? Try THIS ONE. If you don’t want to commit to buying a full bottle, grab this STARTER KIT.
  • HERE’S A POST about self-tanner from two years ago. Now looking at the photos, the color is way too orange.
  • If you’re headed to a BBQ this weekend and need a recipe for a side to share, try this TUSCAN BREAD SALAD or this MEDITERRANEAN ORZO SALAD. Both are delicious.

Have a great weekend, my friends!

Oh, almost forgot! In case you’re curious, here is a link to my STRIPED SHIRT.

26 Responses to Coffee Chat Episode 19 | Sometimes I overshare :)

  1. Heather September 25, 2017 at 7:14 pm #

    I have not ever seen the medicine tin come in stock in your shop, do you have a plan for more of those to become available?

    • emily September 27, 2017 at 2:54 pm #

      Unfortunately, it is no longer available.

  2. Lindsay June 14, 2017 at 10:55 am #

    Love these coffee chats but love even more than you write out what you’ve mentioned. I frequently read from work and the video option is out! Thank you! (P.S. I’m awaiting my first order from your shop – very exciting!)

  3. pamela June 8, 2017 at 5:56 pm #

    Love this space! You guys did wonders. I hope we can re-create a similar desk setup in our FROG for our girls as a studying space, though I ‘might’ sneak using it when they are off at school. I love the rug you ended up with better than the initial pick. Nice work!!! Love that you share the spots that are not quite finished as well, keeping it real!

    Re the health/tests.. I too tested negative for celiac twice, but when working through something that happened back in March from taking an antibiotic- one of the blood tests ran, MTHFR came back identified. I have had Hashimoto’s for about 10 years, but now knowing the identified gene mutation and looking that up what to avoid, guess what’s in there (dairy & gluten, etc… ). Could be why the gut issues on this end so long ago & possibly why such a harsh adverse reaction from the March antibiotic. It’s amazing how the body all works together, or sometimes whacky when something is off. Glad you are experiencing relief!

  4. Lori May 31, 2017 at 3:43 pm #

    Always enjoy the coffee chats!

  5. Kelly May 29, 2017 at 10:13 am #

    I’ve enjoyed reading your blog for years and feel like your sharing only increases your realistic quality. I’m a fan for life! Lately my life has become unbearable for the most part ad your blog and happy disposition really give me hope for a better tomorrow where I can be happy again. Thank you for all you do and sharing your creativity so freely. God bless you!

    • emily May 30, 2017 at 10:35 am #

      Oh, Kelly. I’m so sorry you are going through a difficult season. i am grateful that my little space here brings you joy in the midst of it all! I am praying for you right now …

  6. Julie May 28, 2017 at 3:36 pm #

    I love your shirt & I’m sad that they are sold out! :(

    • Jane June 8, 2017 at 11:13 am #

      I loved your shirt also! Ordered it and got a much different shirt. A regular style tee shirt (much shorter sleeves than pictured) not at all loose, without raglan sleeves. 😒

      • Jane June 11, 2017 at 5:53 pm #

        Turns out the shirt that came was a different one I had ordered and forgotten about. Oops!

  7. Mandy May 28, 2017 at 10:10 am #

    I don’t have Celiac but I do have a gluten sensitivity. Given up gluten solved my GI issues. And although there isn’t scientific research to support this, some medical professionals believe gluten has connections to autoimmune disorders such as lupus, RA, psoriasis, etc. Two of my grandparents suffered with autoimmune disorders so I think heredity plays a part. My youngest son has indeterminate ulcerative colitis (and tested negative twice for Celiac and Chron’s) and although giving up gluten helped for a time, it wasn’t the fix-all that we had hoped for. He is back on medication and, although his gastroenterologist said we could reintroduce gluten into his diet incrementally, he doesn’t want to risk it. I’m glad you are feeling better and I hope you continue to on this regimen.

  8. Krys May 27, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

    I used Tanceuticals tanner and I LOVE it. I am also very pale with reddish hair/green eyes and a family history of melanoma so no sun for me. My SIL likes St tropez and I bought her a 2 pack with mitt off of QVC for the same price as one mousse elsewhere. So, if you like it check out QVC for full sized.

  9. shari May 27, 2017 at 1:48 pm #


    Please get tested for celiac disease. Please please please. You have mentioned your anemia, ice cravings and skin issues (one of your son’s), plus inflammation. Celiac disease can be responsible for all of these. I was sick for 50 years before discovering my celiac disease — so much better and we also diagnosed my daughter–thankful she will not have to suffer as I have. Don’t stop eating gluten until you are tested.

    • emily May 27, 2017 at 1:54 pm #

      I was tested and it was negative :)

      • RubberChickenGirl May 29, 2017 at 4:52 pm #

        Tested as in blood work or tested as in endoscopy and/or by trying the diet? I think there can be false negatives for blood work, but if you have celiac the gold standard is endoscopy. If you just have gluten intolerance, trying the diet is the way to go. You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain!
        Whenever I come across someone that has IBS “irritable bowel syndrome” (a non-diagnosis for “we don’t know what you have”) OR iron deficiency, I naturally think gluten intolerance.


        • emily May 30, 2017 at 10:34 am #

          I had a disgusting fecal test and my results showed a few things, the most pressing was a high amount of e.coli. My immune system was very low functioning and I have a lack of an enzyme that helps with inflammation. So we’ve been working to heal all of these at the same time and it seems like things are working!

  10. Kirstin May 26, 2017 at 4:24 pm #

    Emily! I’m so glad you have found naturopathic medicine! I’m a Chiropractor in Portland, but I’ve started my own little food/health/wellness/nutrition blog – really in its infancy stages, but I love to share about things that people are interested in! Next month is anti-inflammatory month – we’ll be looking at curcumin and all sorts of things that you might find helpful on your journey to better gut health :)

    I LOVE your blog and I’m super inspired by what you’ve built. I’m glad to hear you are feeling better!

  11. Jill May 26, 2017 at 3:29 pm #

    Thrilled to have a couple new recipes to try this summer. I value your opinion, so it’s such a treat to have a new recipe that I know will be good. The flavor profile on both is right up my alley! Your coffee chats really solidify the integrity and transparency I “feel” from your IG and blog. Thank you and keep up the beautiful, inspiring, work!

  12. Anne May 26, 2017 at 1:57 pm #

    I also have gut issues and was treated by medical MD with expensive drugs. Still having issues. I have thought about trying a Naturopath but don’t know how to find a good one. I live in Mapke Valkey so not so far from where you are, Emily. How did you find a good naturopath. I was diagnoses with Small intestines bacterial overgrowth(SIBO) by MD.

    • emily May 27, 2017 at 1:56 pm #

      I just searched online for a naturopath in our area and found a good one. I’m sure you can find someone reputable that works in conjunction with Valley Medical Center?

  13. kim May 26, 2017 at 1:33 pm #

    I was just watching the video and thought about gut health as when you were sharing the recipe, the one thing I got rid of and I know its like getting rid of water for some, is bread. I do not eat any wheat flour breads or white flour of course either any more. So much of the gut issues have been tied to this. Wheat Belly is a great book I have heard. Sprouted flourless bread is much easier on gut health. I know you aren’t a medical person but I have had to change a lot of my diet too! Dairy was the other thing to get rid of as that messes up gut too. Anyway, those salads sound great but always can be modified just like life is, we can always modify. (:

    Happy summer kick off weekend!

  14. Bethany May 26, 2017 at 11:52 am #

    My husband uses that blender every day! (I think we just saw them at Costco too). We put our vitamins in smoothies also and I wasn’t a supplement person either but I’m trying not to get osteoporosis. We use Calton Nutrition’s nutrience because it’s in powder form and in am and pm servings (just an fyi because I love them!). Thanks for sharing… I needed some “chat” time bc we are in the middle of trying to sell our house and I’m feeling very stressed!

  15. Jill May 26, 2017 at 10:28 am #

    Thanks for sharing Emily, I love these coffee chats!! Such important stuff😜And so glad you’re feeling better. I am going to share this info with my husband as he is having some inlammation issues as well. I just ordered a st tropez and excited to try and see results. Also, the 2 side dishes are just what I needed for this weekend, so thank you for that! Happy Memorial Day, and yes 1 month left to go over here in New England;)

  16. jenna May 26, 2017 at 9:51 am #

    I am so happy you are seeing results with a NP. I love them too. I feel like we are so lucky in the Seattle area with Bastyr right here to have so many knowledgeable NP’s.

    I love that you still set your alarm for your supplements. When I get up in the morning, I get all the supplements out for me and my family. I have shot glasses for am, lunch (if needed) and dinner or pm. That way I don’t wonder if I took them or not.

    Love coffee chats with you. Xoxo

  17. Rachel May 26, 2017 at 9:34 am #

    I’ve been using that St. Tropez tanner for two years now and it is awesome! Not orangey at all and no streak marks when you use the mitt. Plus it doesn’t smell gross! Keep the summer posts coming :)

  18. Jenny May 26, 2017 at 8:33 am #

    I love these coffee chats! Summer posts are some of the best, so keep on posting. :) Enjoy your weekend!

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