The Coffee Darlings

Welcome to Lets Drink Coffee, Darling!

Let me tell you a little bit about myself, my life, and this blog!

My name is Saxon, and I'm a twenty-something wife, crafter, artist, coffee addict, Pinterest addict, traveler, and lover of other cultures.  In this blog I will share with you my passions and experiences, and hopefully something useful to you as well!

I started Let's Drink Coffee, Darling near the beginning of 2012 while I was studying abroad in China.  At first, I wanted to write about my experiences abroad, but I knew that I would continue blogging about other things.  About six months later, Tyler proposed, and the blog was mostly an outlet for my wedding planning process.  The blog will continue to follow my daily love story with Tyler, and of course the fun things in life like decorating, crafts, and date nights!  I hope you'll join me!

Tyler and I met in 2008 while we were both freshmen at the University of Oklahoma.  
We somehow ended up in the same circle of friends - and strangely enough were pretty much the only people in our group of friends who lived in the Couch Tower dorm building instead of the Walker Tower dorm building.  

Tyler and I in the middle at Spring Banquet, with my two girl friends.
One of my favorite stories - and definitely my girlfriends' favorite stories - is my first "kind-of" date with Tyler.  There was a Spring banquet each year in the organization we were all in, and it was up to the guys who attended the organization to ask the girls to go with them to the banquet.  (It was basically a Christianized prom for big kids with no dancing.)  Well, as it was turning out - it seemed every other girl had been asked to go to the banquet except me and my two girlfriends.  While we all ate dinner together in the cafeteria, we were humorously complaining about how no guy had asked us and that we were just as good as any other girls.  Tyler happened to be sitting on our end of the table, so he decided to ask me then and there if I wanted to go with him (he didn't even know what the banquet was yet).  So in my already sarcastic mood, I said without thinking, "Oh!  I'll go with anyone!"  

Within a second, I realized how mean that sounded and apologized, and we went to the Spring Banquet.  

That was the start of us.

For another year, I still hadn't given in to liking Tyler.  Finally, at the beginning of our Junior year, we started dating.  I'd have to say Junior year was definitely the best year of college for me - I loved it!

Then I studied abroad in China the first semester of our Senior year.  Being in a relationship made me want to change my mind about going, but I had to for my major and I went.  It truly was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.  I made some wonderful friends from around the world, fell in love with a city, and a language.  I can only hope to go back one day.  While it was difficult on our relationship - I'd say it did more good than bad.  Being apart for six months really helped us grow our relationship in new, meaningful ways.  I have a series on Long Distance Relationships where I talk about these things.

After I came back, we both knew we wanted to get married.  Our time apart had really made us draw closer to one another.  Six months later, Tyler proposed!

Photo by Parris Artistry.
We spent an entire year (and three days, to be exact) to plan our wedding, and it couldn't have turned out any better!  

Now we're just living the married life, enjoying every day together, and I don't ever have to make my own pot of coffee again...because it's already done when I wake up.  :)


  1. Love this new page! And the last line of yalls story, sweet :)

    ps: reading through your beliefs section, you (and tyler) should read this book called, Pure Grace. It's by Clark Whitman and it is exactly what you're talking about, taking legalism out of of the faith. Kevin and I LOVED it!

    1. Thanks Veronica! And we'll have to look into that book sometime, thanks for the suggestion!

  2. Hey there :)
    So I came from the link-up, and then followed some of your links :) I wish I had blogged during our wedding planning... I love reading your post about it all!
    I find it interesting what you say about legalism in the church - it's so true and often it seems the balance is so fine between obeying God and His word, and living in grace.
    Anyway, love your blog :) (and coffee)

    1. So glad to have you following along, Erica! It has been fun!
      Yes, I agree, legalism is a fine line.

  3. I'm glad to find the blog of someone else who was a young wife! I got married in college after my sophomore year. I can't wait to explore your blog more!

  4. I loved reading this overview of your life! Your China study abroad sounds so great! I went to Costa Rica for mine, but it only lasted one month. I was dating my now fiance at the time. My fiance and I are in a long distance engagement right now, so I can't wait to read that section of your blog! Our engagement times are so close too-- we have one year and five days to plan (: I will definitely be following your blog! Nice to meet you!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, Katie! I bet studying in Costa Rica was fun! Did you go on a summer program?

      Hope you had a chance to check out the long distance posts! Long distance relationships can be hard, but luckily in many cases it can help your relationship be closer!

      Good luck planning your wedding! We were really glad we had a year to plan, so I'm sure your wedding will turn out great!

  5. Wah!

    So happy I found your blog through the Travel Tuesday Link up with Bonnie!
    You have a new reader in me. I am loving going through all your wedding posts (and WOW awesome veil)...marriage is AWESOME. So cool you lived in China, and also that you love coffee as well.
    Elicia @

    1. Elicia, sorry I missed responding to your post! I'm glad to have had you around lately! :)

  6. My husband is named Saxon. We have never met another Saxon. Crazy pants! I will follow your blog!

    1. Neat! I've never met another Saxon either, but I've heard of two...well, now three, others! And the others are all men! haha My life goal now is to meet another girl Saxon since I was actually named after a female character!

      Nice to meet you Corrie!

    2. :) nice to meet you Saxon. I do believe I will be making a twine ornament tonight. Loving your blog!

  7. I just came across your blog and wanted to say hi! The name of the blog caught my attention right away because I'm a coffee addict as well and can't do anything until I've had my coffee in the morning. I'm also guilty for being a Pinterest addict as well. I see that you started your blog originally to document your travels. That is one of the reasons that I started mine too. My fiance is a professional hockey player and I travel with him wherever hockey takes us. I thought it would be a perfect time to start a blog since we will probably be going to Europe to play in the next year or so! Anyways, I love your blog and I look forward to following along!

    1. Nice to meet you, Ashley! That sounds like a lot of fun getting to travel around with your fiancé‎! I'm sure you'll have some really neat blog posts to come from all your adventures together! Its always great to meet other coffee and craft lovers too! :) Welcome!


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