Happy Hour

Happy Hour (7/12) Carnival Bar, Martha Cocktails, Cucumber Sangria, Eye Drops, Tickling + More

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Happy Hour w/ Jeni & Sarah

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to brush off the stress, negativity and blah of your week.  Enjoy some mid-week mixers with us without leaving the comfort of your home.  Uncork your favorite wine, pop open a beer, mix your favorite cocktail…. and unwind with us this evening.  And, if you’re feeling extra perky in the mornings, or need some help getting a jump on your day, join us for Morning Coffee weekday mornings, too!


Something to snack on

These pretzel parmesan chicken bites are everything! It’s the flavor of pretzels, parmesan cheese, parmesan chicken, and almost a pizza like sauce and cheese flavor that is delectable. I (Sarah) had to make a double batch of these, because the last time I made them, we ran out!

What are you snacking on this evening?

Summer carnivals are the highlight of the season for many. I (Sarah) recently heard about a bar in Seattle, Washington called Unicorn with a joining bar called Narwhal. They both have a carnival theme, and when I say carnival, I mean carnival. We are talking food, decor, games, the works. This looks like an amazing place to have a drink! Take the virtual Bar Tour HERE!

Would you visit a carnival themed bar?

I (Sarah) spotted this Mortal Kombat beer last night. Seriously, a beer for video games? What will they think of next. I bought the Imperial Stout and was pretty impressed by the flavor, it’s a smooth stout with a strong vanilla bean flavor. I can’t wait to try the others!

What franchise would you like to see made into a beer?

My (Jeni) favorite things in the world are dinosaurs, bacon and wine. A tank top that can incorporate two of those things is a winner in my book! 😉  This WinoSaur tank top is cute, funny and comes in lots of great colors.  I totally just bought two.

Do you know someone that would love this tank?

Not a big drinker or fan of alcohol?  Martha Stewart has some really yummy Mocktail recipes for you!  Now you can join the party, and enjoy a drink without the alcohol! Plus, it’s Martha – who doesn’t love Martha?

What’s your favorite mocktail?

That weird glass is a shot glass.  But it’s a special shot glass, because it’s a shot glass AND chaser in one container!  Genius. Just genius.  This is the Double Bubble Shot Glass and super smart for people that love shots!

Do you use chasers when you take shots?

Pick your poison

I (Sarah) am sipping on this Cucumber White Sangria tonight. It is such a refreshing drink. It reminds me of cucumber water, only with a kick of course!

Since my run cocktail idea failed miserably (see Bitches & Moans below), tonight, I (Jeni) am improvising with something I already had in my pantry.  Seagram’s Escapes sound like something I can go for tonight – because they are fruity, light and don’t taste like alcohol really.  I could throw them in my Magic Bullet with some ice for a frozen treat – but now, I’m just sipping away 🙂

Do you ever drink coolers?

Bitches & Moans

I (Sarah) love using a bug zapper indoors because during spring and summer time we end up with all sorts of flying bugs in our apartment. This is mostly due to the fact that there is a huge gap underneath the door. It’s an awful thing when mosquitoes and wasps start coming indoors. Luckily they love the bug zapper, but I hate the zapping sound. It is so loud, I jump every time it zaps a bug. I get that it has to make that sound to fry the bugs, but does it have to scare me every single time?

What do you use to keep the bugs away?

This is how I (Sarah) feel every time I have to get eye drops put in. Right now I have a sinus infection that started with an eye infection and I have to use antihistamine eye drops. They burn and hurt for a whole 15 seconds after having them put into my eyes, but you would think by my reaction I was in a torture chamber? I would rather do just about anything, including go to the doctor’s office than have eye drops put in.

Do you or your kids hate taking some type of medicine?

I (Jeni) am incredibly ticklish. Like, VERY ticklish.  You can touch my leg, and there’s a 50% chance I’ll cringe and pull back because you accidentally tickled me.  So I REALLY hate when people purposefully tickle me.  Just because my natural reaction is to laugh, does NOT mean I’m having fun or loving it!  I can’t help but laugh – it’s seriously a major flaw in the human body, I think.  It sends the WRONG message.  It isn’t fun, it doesn’t feel good and it isn’t funny.  My laughing is involuntary.  I can’t stand being tickled, and if it’s done to me on purpose, I am NOT responsible for your injuries.

Do you like being tickled??

If that picture doesn’t break your heart, then you must not have one.

Just kidding, you still have a heart 🙂  But it sure broke mine (Jeni).  I was going to make a delicious rum drink for Happy Hour tonight, and I guess my freezer was too packed, because when I opened the door…. the bottle of rum…the glass bottle of Bacardi Rum fell to the floor and shattered.  Needless to say, I’m not having a rum cocktail this evening, and this now became one of my bitches and moans for the week!

What kind of rum to do you like?

Getting giddy

Catch up and get more Happy Hour HERE!



Last call

I (Sarah) am totally wanting this Igloo wine cooler for my kitchen. I hate storing wine in the fridge because you have to turn the temperature down so low that it freezes everything else. It’s only $49.99, too!

How cute are these wine chillers totes? Just $14.76 for the pair!

This river and lake float would be a great place for Happy Hour parties. Just $108.95!

Have a great rest of your week!  See you tomorrow for Morning Coffee!

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    • Stacie, exactly, how can one pass up Mortal Kombat beer? I know I can’t! Thanks for joining us!

  1. I want to try a lot of those mocktail drinks. I’ve never attempted to make one but it would be fun to do so just so that the kiddos can drink it too.

    • Jeanette, mocktail’s are perfect for Happy Hour when you are stuck with kids, what else are you supposed to do, certainly not refrain from Happy Hour, laugh. Thanks for joining us!

  2. Did you write this one just for me? You did, didn’t you! I knew it! I must try that Mortal Kombat Imperial IPA and alllll the mixed drinks! No lush here! Nope lol

    • Joely, I agree, trying Mortal Kombat beer is definitely one of those “must do things” for a gamer geek like myself. We are so happy that Happy Hour spoke directly to you. Thanks for joining us!

  3. Some friends just bought a cabin, that river and lake float would sure be fun this summer.

    • Kristi, maybe if you bought the mega raft your friends would invite you to the cabin. I think it would be a blast to spend the day on the lake lounging on a raft like that. Thanks for joining us!

    • Ricci, if you get a chance to try the Parmesan Pretzel bites, we would love to know what you thought of them, be sure to drop by and tell us. Thanks for joining us!

    • Shelby, the cool thing about the Parmesan Pretzel appetizers is they are not only really tasty but super easy to make. Thanks for joining us!

  4. This is great. I love the mocktails. I’m not a big drinker but the Blackberry mint julep sounds awesome. Also I need to get the bug zapper. I had not thought about bringing one inside.

    • Gisele, indoor bug zappers are amazing! I never considered having a bug zapper indoors until we had paper wasps show up in our house, along with flying termites. Flies, wasps, flying termites, mosquitoes, everything goes to the bug zapper now, and we don’t even have the pesky fruit flies hanging around anymore either. They make bug zappers specifically for indoor use (it matters because the outdoor ones can be a fire risk), so be sure to look for the indoor type if you buy one. Thanks for joining us!

    • Dogvills, mocktails are great when you have parties with non drinking friends over. You can make them a mocktail, while you enjoy the real thing without feeling bad like you are drinking in front of them, since they have an equally awesome drink. Thanks for joining us!

  5. Cucumber sangria sounds incredibly refresshing! I might have it frozen, love everything frozen. lol

    • Hali, a frozen cucumber sangria sounds out of this world. What a great idea for a new recipe. Thanks for joining us!

  6. Jenna Wood Reply

    My favorite mocktail right now is fresh lemon juice, seltzer, strawberries and mint. Those wine cooler bags are pretty cool!

    • Jenna, your idea for a mocktail sounds really tasty, I’ll have to try it. Thanks for sharing your mocktail recipe, and for joining us!

    • Dawn, the Parmesan Pretzel bites are amazing, they are definitely a kid pleaser as well. Thanks for joining us!

  7. Awesome appetizer idea! LOL at the mortal kombat beer! What will they think of next? It’s amusing though and it kind of makes me curious! I need that river and lake float in my life!

    • Carol, I love when they come out with new themed beers, it’s such a fun way to get fans of video games and movies drinking more beer. Plus beer lover’s like myself get to try some new and unusual flavors which is always a good thing! Thanks for joining us!

  8. I need to try those mocktails. And that tank top is too cute. I know a few people who would wear it.

    • Stacie, mocktails are awesome because they allow the whole family to enjoy a drink together, and make Happy Hour not just about the grownups. Thanks for joining us!

  9. You dropped your rum? Oh no! Rum is my liquor of choice. My favorite would be Malibu rum. It goes great in a pina colada.

    • Sherry, I know I definitely shed a tear for Jeni’s dropped rum, what a Happy Hour tragedy. That sounds like a bad stand up comedy play in the making, laugh. Thanks for joining us!

  10. That stinks about the broken rum!

    Our friends have a boat and they take us out on the lake. I have always wanted to get one of those Mega rafts for the lake! It would be so much fun, and I am more about lounging than swimming, to be honest.

    • Marysa, I’m with you, I’d rather lounge than swim these days also. My perfect mega raft would have a built in cooler and built in misters to keep me cool all day long, not to mention a sunshade. And if they found a way to add a cute cabana boy, it would be even better, laugh. I’ll take the Lazy River over swimming any day of the week. Thanks for joining us!

    • Melissa, the Parmesan Pretzel Bites are amazing, truly, so tasty, and really simple to make, which is my favorite type of recipe. We’d love to know what you thought of them if you try the recipe. Be sure to let us know. Thanks for joining us!

  11. Pretzel parmesan chicken bites, okay those sound beyond amazing!!

    • Adaleta, not only are the Parmesan Pretzel Bites tasty, but they are so simple to make (my favorite type of recipe). If you get a chance to try the recipe, we would love to know what you thought of them. Thanks for joining us!

  12. I have a few friends who I need to buy that Winosaur shirt for! You always find the best things on the web.

    • Debbie, I thought the same thing, poor little rum bottle, it just wanted to be a part of Happy Hour, laugh. Thanks for joining us!

    • Wildish Jess, we are so happy that you enjoy the drink recipes we share. We love Happy Hour! Thanks for joining us!

  13. The Carnival Bar is so innovative! I am also very intrigued by the Cucumber sangria looks amazing!

  14. So, those pretzel parmesan chicken bites are filled with things I absolutely love. And that carnival bar is just wow!

    • Amber, you can never go wrong with pretzels and cheese in any combination. Thanks for joining us!

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