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Coffee with Candi

(Last Updated On: May 19, 2018)

Welcome to Coffee with Candi, a time for us to have a chat every week on Friday and catch up.

Well, I’ll have a chat with you about my week…what’s been happening, the good the bad the exciting, the boring…most importantly, what have I learned about life, my family, my friends, work, health, looking my best…I’ll spill it honestly and openly with you. Always with a fresh cup of hot, black coffee in my hand. I think better with java in my paw.

And, I’ll share one special thing that has brightened up my week, so it can potentially make you smile, too. It might be a new gadget, a piece of furniture, a nifty clothing find, a recipe, or something to make your life easier. It’s my gift to you that will keep on giving. 🙂


What’s on my mind this week:

in no particular order…however the thoughts came into my little head

Coffee with Candi Inspire My Style

Coffee with Candi Inspire My StyleI love to see beautiful, inspirational home decorating images online…but I don’t love all of the ads that take FOREVER to load. It’s gotten so bad that I don’t enjoy the stories and photos that eventually load. Seems like there must be a happy medium between ads and information. Do you get tired of seeing all those ads?


Coffee with Candi Inspire My StyleOne of the new adventures I’m experiencing as a midlife blogger is making videos. Short, informational videos that enhance a post topic or provide other, specialized information for my readers. Have you ever tried turning on the video and speaking in complete, clear sentences for about 2 minutes? No big deal, you think to yourself. Give it a try sometime, it’s not as easy peasy as it sounds. As I create videos they become part of my YouTube channel. Have a look, and give me a thumbs up on the videos if you like what you see!

How are your video making skills? Care to share?


Coffee with Candi Inspire My StyleAnyone else finding there aren’t enough hours in the day? I have a business to run (gotta make the cheese and pay the bills), a blogging business that is just taking shape, healthy lifestyle goals for myself that have to remain a priority, family time (for me it’s long distance but still top of the list) and somewhere in there some time to just stop and relax for a minute. Oh, and I need to sleep, too. But I always try to start out the day with a quiet word with the Lord and a prayer of thanks that I have the capacity to do these things. Helps keep it all in perspective.  Is your schedule too full?


Coffee with Candi Inspire My StyleWhen it comes to the part of the day where I relax and zone out for a bit, I like to watch Netflix or Amazon Prime. I’ve gotten so accustomed to watching a program without commercials it’s hard to go back to ‘regular’ tv (unless it’s a PGA major!) I like to watch political dramas, so my current Netflix choice is West Wing. It’s an oldie, running from 1999 for 7 seasons, but it’s smart, intelligent and (when I can stay awake through a whole show) thought provoking. If you watch TV, what is your current fav?


Coffee with Candi Inspire My StyleOne Special Thing: K Cups Recycle a Cup

I’m guessing that many of you reading this post are coffee drinkers, and more than a few use some type of coffee maker that utilizes K-cups. They are such a wonderful creation, aren’t they? Neat and clean, makes a quick cup of coffee…no muss no fuss. But what about the used K-cup? The inside contents are biodegradable, but not the plastic shell.

I tried to cut off the top of the cup and separate the inside stuff. Note to self: don’t do that! Nasty, messy, icky. But I really wanted to recycle the cups and not throw them away. It is said that the amount of K-cups thrown into landfills could circle the planet more than 11 times.

That is not what I want to be contributing to! So I did some research and found this nifty little device that cuts the top off of the K-cup so you can neatly recycle the plastic cup and throw away the insides. It’s clean and simple. Learn more about Recycle a Cup!


Hope you enjoyed Coffee with Candi. Feel free to post a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!

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  • Happy Friday Candy and looks like you’ve had a busy week. I’ve been trying to keep on top of AtoZ Challenge, be a Nan and drop my grandson to kindy, visit my MIL in her aged care home, take hubby to hospital for tests and fit in exercise as well. I’d be keen to chat about how you make your videos as I have this in my plans as well. I’ll be heading over to check out your youtube channel. Enjoy your week and see you next Friday!

    • Candi Randolph

      You are a busy lady for sure! I am very much the amateur yet when it comes to the videos but would be happy to share with you how I create them. Have a great weekend!

  • Just checked out your videos and they are great! Good for you!

    • Candi Randolph

      thank you!

  • Trisha Faye

    Nice blog! Loved your thoughts and information about the k-cups. We each got one for Christmas. I opened mine and made one cup of hot chocolate. My better half has never opened theirs yet. I’m sure the k-cup trash dilemma is a bit in our minds. This is nice to know. I’ll keep an eye out for the gadget.

    • Candi Randolph

      Well, I hope the Recycle a Cup prompts you and your better half to use your coffee makers! And, if you click on the link in this post it will take you my post that gives you the source for purchasing the Recycle a Cup…easy peasy!

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