Just a Lady Cheering on Other Ladies.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! My name is Tammy and I welcome you to Coffee Mugs and Big Hugs! I have been dreaming about this for over two years and I am so blessed to be on this journey with you! Why Coffee Mugs and Big Hugs? Well I am sitting here, laid back, with my ladies on my mind, and my mind on my ladies. Coffee mugs are powerful tools for everyday life. Who knew such a simple object can connect women when there is joy, sorrow, celebrations, just because or it has just been a while since you’ve seen each other face-to-face. Coffee mugs can be used at the kitchen table, around the coffee table in your living room, in the office, at your favorite cafe, or in your small group or mom’s group. Coffee mugs bring the magic, bring the wonder, bring the hope, and bring on the love. It’s like a warm hug in a mug or a cool treat in a cup.

What is this Big Hugs business? I have been a fan of hugs for as long as I can remember. I am a full believer in a proper hug, you know, the boob-to-boob, all over you, tightly squeezed hug. Hugs bring smiles and giggles to the heart and soul. Hugs are used for encouragement, comfort, to let you know you’re not alone in your struggle, or just because it’s Monday. So, here we have it, Coffee Mugs and Big Hugs! It’s double the joy! Double the blessing!

I created this blog to encourage women, whether you’re 22 or 92. Ladies, we need each other no matter our age or life stage. We need pats on the back, we need cheerleaders, we need someone to listen, and we most definitely need someone to laugh with us. Of course, I am a HUGE fan of laughter. I get the opportunity to share some things that I may have learned when it comes to friendships, womanhood, marriage, children (my babies are now adult children, yikes!), Jesus, all things LOVE, and books that I’ve read (can you say book nerd?). These things are my jam. I don’t claim to know anything special but I know there is power when we can walk alongside each other and do this crazy thing called life together. TOGETHER. Life is better that way. Times of vulnerability and “realness” with the hard stuff. Moments that make us smile, little things that bring nothing by joy, or times we have so hard we snort and/or fart. I can’t wait to share the adventures I’ve had in my marriage, parenting, and with Jesus. You may learn some cool life lessons or you may laugh until you pee your pants. That’s just how I roll.

Who is this crazy lady behind the blog? Well, I have been married to my most fabulous husband, Eric, for 27 years. How did that happen? We married young, then I entered the ‘hood, motherhood, that is. We have 4 children: 2 strapping sons, 2 beautiful daughters, and 3 fur children. Eric and I are almost empty-nesters. I love Jesus like crazy, I dig the Word of God (and dig into it every chance I get), I love meeting new people, and I love to read. I strive to choose joy each and every day. I try my darnedest to be intentional in encouraging those around me and to just be silly. Simply silly.

I hope to have a list of books that I have up on my website soon. I am over-the-moon for actual books. Yeah, the ones with the binding and all the pages in between? There’s something about the smell of the pages, the ability to makes notes or dog ear a page; plus, I love to gift them or let friends borrow them. It puts a smile in my soul to be able to bless other ladies in such a simple way. I’ll keep you posted!

It has been fabulous chatting with you! We are going to be life-long friends, I just know it. I invite you to share this blog with all your gal pals.

Hugging you so tight,


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