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Morning Coffee (6/8) Target Revamp, Amazing 4-Year Old, Potty-Trained Sloth, Hanging Hammock + More

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Morning Coffee w/ Jeni & Sarah

Grab a cup of coffee (or tea), sit back, and chill out for a bit with us this morning!  We’re so happy you joined us for our morning coffee!  We’ll meet you every weekday morning, right here on the blog, around 8am CST (6am PST, 9am EST) to share a cup of joe with you, talk about what’s on our minds, sneak in some awesome deals we spot, talk about our meal plans for the day, and anything else that comes up!  Feel free to chat it up in the comment section, and tell us how you’re feeling, what’s going on with your life, current events, things you’re excited about or bummed out about, and anything else you want to chit-chat about.

Now….refill that coffee and let’s get to chatting with our Morning Coffee!


Want more Morning Coffee? Catch up on the fun you missed HERE!

Target stores renovating in Dallas!

I (Jeni) am a huge Target fan.  I LOVE shopping at Target, and always find the best deals and most fun items!  I told you guys about the big Target store revamp a little while back, and have been waiting to see my Target stores slowly closing for the big construction.  I hate the thought of not having my Target stores to shop in….but I’m excited about the changes!

WELL….I went to one of the Target stores in Dallas yesterday, and they have already started the big change!  The manager was really unhelpful in answering my questions about the remodel (maybe my enthusiasm annoyed him!), but it’s definitely happening.  I found an article online about the Dallas renovations HERE.  This is really exciting, because I figured it would take years to get started!  I feel like it’s Christmas Eve and I am all giddy 🙂

Read more about the renovations HERE

Are you a Target shopper? What are your thoughts about the new designs?

If you haven’t heard 4 year old Claire Ryann sing, you need to drop everything you are doing and watch her sing Beauty and the Beast. Seriously, I smiled, I cried, my heart got all warm and fuzzy inside. I’ve loved little Claire Ryann for a while now, her version of Part Of Your World from The Little Mermaid blew me away! She sings primarily Disney songs with her dad.

Seriously after watching the Beauty and the Beast video, I’m thinking I wish I was part of this family. The mom and dad dressed up like Belle and Prince Adam and danced in a gorgeous ballroom while their four year old daughter serenaded them with one of the greatest Disney love songs of all time. There’s just too much cuteness here! #Family Goals!

What song would your family love to make a music video of?


Kids All About Me Books

I (Jeni) remember when I was little, I had an “All About Me” book and absolutely loved it.  Every year, we would sit down as a family, and update our books.  Right now, you can score a modern day edition of these cool books for only $9.99!

$10 or less plus free shipping!

Right now, Amazon has a great selection of ties, tees, tanks, sunglasses, belts, wallets and more for men – all $10 or less plus free shipping!  This is an awesome chance to grab some items for Father’s Day!

Hanging Patio Hammock

These Hanging Patio Hammocks are the coolest!!!  Right now, this is the lowest price anywhere for one of these, too!  Get it for only $24.95 (regularly $50!).

Mudd Toe Loop Sandals only $11.19!

Score these Mudd Toe-Loop Sandals for just $11.19 when you use the code SUMMER20 at checkout!  These are regularly $24, and you can pick them up in-store at Kohl’s for free instead of paying shipping.  They are available in three colors and sizes S-L.



Sloth plush

OMG!  If you love sloths, but can’t get a real one…here  you go!  The perfect solution!  This adorable Wild Republic Cuddlekin Three Toed Sloth 12″ Plush is the coolest thing we’ve seen all week.  It might not move super slowly up trees, and look cute while it eats and sleeps….but this one is potty trained and doesn’t need to be house broken 😉

What animal would be your dream pet!?

PAC-MAN LED clock!

If you or someone you know is like us (huge retro fans!), then here’s an awesome product for you!  This PAC-MAN LED Desk Clock is so much fun!  Not only does it tell the time, but you get to see the Man himself AND his ghost buddies.  I (Jeni) would LOVE to get this as a gift!

What is your favorite retro character or game?

Shipley donuts

I (Jeni) am done.  My pursuit for the best donut ever is complete.  I’d heard of Shipley Do-Nuts, but never had one, and didn’t know until yesterday, that we even had any Shipley’s in our area here in Dallas, Texas.  My boyfriend swore I would fall in love. I figured it would be like every other donut.  Guess who lost the bet and has to clean the bathrooms this week? 🙂  These are absolutely amazing.  They have a SUPER moist cake that has almost a french vanilla ice cream flavor to them. MMMMMM!!!!!

What are your favorite donut shops?

Barbie Burger King Set

When I (Jeni) was out browsing the vintage toy stores yesterday, I spotted this.  It’s the Jazzie Barbie Burger King playset.  Only in the 80s, right??  Burger King!  There are even little fake burgers for them to fake eat.  We would NEVER see something like this nowadays!  And, on a side note-  check out their hair! 🙂

Did you have any Barbie playsets growing up?

Cinnamon Toast Crunch line extension

Love Cinnamon Toast Crunch? I (Jeni) am more of a French Toast Crunch gal….but check out these new flavors!  Apple Cinnamon, Strawberry and Blueberry.  Wow….cereal has really stepped it up a notch, hasn’t it?

What is your favorite cereal?


Potato Flake Fried Chicken

Here in the south, fried chicken is pretty common.  I (Jeni) see it made in so many different and delicious ways.  If you haven’t tried my Shiner Bock Fried Chicken – you’re totally missing out!  But another way I like to make fried chicken is with potato flakes as the breading.  Yes, potato flakes!  And, it’s really fun, because there are so many flavors out there on the market now, that you can really offer your friend chicken something new!  Try my Potato Flake Fried Chicken!


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  1. I totally had the Barbie Burger King set as a kid. It was the coolest! The pieces were so tiny. The burgers actually had little buns and meat patties that you could put on them. I am surprised that I never swallowed them as a kid, lol.

    • Stacie, I agree, the chicken looks so tasty, too bad it doesn’t cook itself, laugh! Thanks for joining us!

    • Colleen, Claire has an amazing voice, doesn’t she? I can’t carry a tune in a bucket and here she is 4 years old and sings better than most professionals. And the cuteness factor is too much! Thanks for joining us!

  2. I am totally grabbing one of the Sloths for my daughter! Thank you for always having so much great information, deals, and fun things to ponder over in your articles!

    • Joely, I’m sure your daughter will love the sloth, I know I’ve always been fascinated by sloths. Thanks for joining us!

  3. Wow! Just about everything but the kitchen sink in this post. LOL! I want one of those sloth dolls. Don’t tell my daughter. Too cute! I’ll have to try the chicken recipe too!

    • Jenn, you should totally get a sloth for yourself, and maybe a second one for your daughter then they could be friends. I agree, the sloth is a cutie! Thanks for joining us!

  4. Jennifer Van Huss Reply

    The thought of TArget makes me so sad! I’m in CANADA! WE had Target for such a short time! It was fabulous! I was so sad when they left! Trust me I understand your sadness for not having it while you are going through renos!

    • Jennifer, it’s too bad that Target wasn’t a success in Canada like it is in the United States. At least you have something to look forward to if you ever get a chance to visit the states. Thanks for joining us!

  5. That four year old is definitely amazing! I could listen to her sing forever.

    • TColeman, I agree, Claire is such a cutie. I go to her family’s You Tube channel every time I need a pick me up. She’s just so cute! Thanks for joining us!

  6. That hanging patio hammock looks amazing. I can picture myself sitting on the porch, coffee in hand, enjoying the quiet morning, while lounging in it.

    • Danielle, I totally agree on the hammock, except the coffee part! For me it would be a book in hand and a cold bottle of water or a snow cone. Thanks for joining us!

  7. The shipley donuts look so good. I look forward to reading your posts every day.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      They are AMAZING!!! We look forward to having you here everyday, Sinisa!!! You ROCK!

    • Sinisa, we are happy that you enjoying reading our posts, we love Morning Coffee! I agree those donuts look so tasty. Thanks for joining us!

    • Valmg, I’ve never tried cooking with potato flakes, but we try to use gluten free as much as possible around here, so I’ll definitely have to try it. Thanks for joining us!

    • Pamela, I don’t think Target will ever stop revamping their stores, since their customers love Target so much. I guess it’s our local Targets, because ones in different areas are definitely different than the one in our neighborhood, but I’ve never been a Target fan. Thanks for joining us!

  8. I’m so excited to see Beauty and the Beast, it looks like an awesome movie! I hope it’s as good as I remember.

    • Sarah, Beauty and the Beast is such a great movie, though I was disappointed with the live action version. Thanks for joining us!

  9. Target revamp? I had no idea!!! I can’t wait to see! I want that sloth in my life!

  10. Oh how I wish we still had Target stores here to renovate! Sigh. In the meantime, that potato flake chicken sounds like a good way to console myself. 😉

    • Randa, a place without Target stores? Canada maybe? Everywhere I’ve ever been has a Target store…how sad is that? Thanks for joining us!

  11. Karlyn Cruz Reply

    These are really an awesome deal. I love those from Target.

    • Karylyn, Target is definitely doing some awesome things. I’ll be interested to see how one of their remodeled stores turns out! Thanks for joining us!

  12. Victoria Heckstall Reply

    I had no idea!!! I really wish that we had a near store in my area. Such an awesome deal.

    • Victoria, Target is renovating a total of 600 stores throughout the US, so hopefully you will get a chance to visit one of them in the future. Thanks for joining us!

  13. Wow claire has a great voice! It is so amazing when you see a child singing. You must be very proud of her. 🙂

    • Chei, Claire is the latest Internet sensation, and I agree, she’s adorable! Thanks for joining us!

  14. Claire has such an amazing voice. I loved this video. I had the Barbie Backyard Pool Set and the Bubble Bath Tub when I was a kid.

    • Sherry, did you have the pool set where the walls collapsed in when you leaned Barbie against them? My Barbies were always flooding my bedroom floor during their pool parties. Thanks for joining us!

    • Jennifer, doesn’t that hammock look so peaceful? I need one also! Thanks for joining us!

  15. I had no idea Target was revamping their stores. I go there at least once a week so excited to see the new changes and how it will affect our shopping experience.

    • Diana, once they complete the Target remodel of your local Target store, we would love to hear what you think of it. Thanks for dropping by!

    • Yolanda, exactly, heat is heat, and I dislike the heat. I can’t wait for winter. Thanks for joining us!

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