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Here’s something you may not know about me (Jeni) – I was adopted. I was adopted in 1979, out of the Foster Care System, which, in the 70’s, wasn’t a place where kids were adopted. It was a system where kids were put into healthy homes, while the birth-parents adjusted and learned to become better parents. In fact, my little sister and I were the first siblings to be adopted out of the Foster Care System in the state of California! 🙂
I’m SO grateful for the parents I was adopted by, and the childhood I was given. My birth-parents didn’t give us to the system because they didn’t love us. They gave us to the system because they DID love us and wanted us to have a better life than they could provide at the time, and for that – I will be more grateful than they could ever know.
I’ve always known I was adopted, and my parents were very open and honest about it with me. I remember having this awesome book about adoption, and feeling different, but SPECIAL because I was adopted.
Are you or do you know someone that was adopted? What kind of experiences do you want to share?
Remember when Jeni talked about art and how she just doesn’t get it on Morning Coffee? Well I (Sarah) pretty much was in agreement that I don’t understand art. However, I have found some awesome art that I finally do understand. Dave Pollot is an artist who buys popular artwork at thrift stores and add’s popular characters to classic pieces of art. The characters are painted so that they look like they fit right into the art pieces.
I was completely taken in by Dave Pollot’s creativity. What a fun way to make art into something that you can relate to. As I started searching the Internet for the artwork, I came across this other artist by the name of David Irvine who does the same thing with popular characters. He had a variety of characters in his paintings as well.
Here’s a Stormtrooper mowing the lawn
Here’s He Man making a getaway in a teacup
What popular character would you like to see painted into a classic painting?
Got a gamer in your house? This awesome leather gaming chair is just $65.59!
Taco Bell fans can recreate the beloved Taco Bell sauce taste at home. This bottle of mild sauce is just $1.49!
Love classic movies? Score this TCM Greatest Classic Legends Film Collection: Lucille Ball (The Long, Long Trailer / Forever Darling / Room Service / Du Barry Was a Lady) for only $11.79!!
I (Sarah) love animals. I love when animals interact with other types of animals, and show that they have a heart. This golden retriever definitely has a huge heart. A baby fawn is drowning in the Long Island Sound and the golden retriever comes to the rescue and pulls the fawn out. For a few seconds, it looks like the golden retriever is overly playful and doesn’t understand why the fawn is now shaken. But the video will definitely give you the case of awwww’s.
Have you ever seen an animal help another animal?
That weird looking thing is an Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner! This cracks me (Jeni) up! Add vinegar and water, place in microwave, turn it on and watch her get “steamed” 😉 Then, you can just wipe down your microwave. Sure, you could use a bowl with vinegar and water in it – but isn’t this way more fun!?
How to you clean your microwave?
I (Sarah) love my boyfriend, but let’s face it, all relationships have their ups and downs. They also have their moments where you just want to scream because you’ve explained the same exact thing one hundred times. For those in the same boat, there are these awesome Passive Aggressive notes. The notes have a fill in the blank format and you check off the appropriate options and fill in your thoughts. It’s a great way to communicate without yelling and screaming.
Do you live with someone where these notes would come in handy?
I (Jeni) LOVE almonds. They are my favorite nut. My sister recently gave me a bag of these Suntree Snickerdoodle Almonds and OH MY GOSH – they are ridiculously yummy! Needless to say, the bag was gone within 30 minutes. I looked around online to find more, and they are super expensive on Amazon…. so I’ll be asking where she found them in-store so I can get more!
Have you recently found a new yummy snack?
I (Sarah) miss the day of vinyl record albums being all the rage. I recently found this book while shopping for a record collector’s birthday that would make an awesome gift for any fan of music of the past. It’s called 1,000 Record Covers and it features the cover artwork of 1,000 different record albums. What a cool idea!
Are you a vinyl fan?
I (Jeni) love working out. It makes me feel great, and helps me lose this stupid belly fat that won’t go away. My little sister just shared this Booty Burn Workout with me and said she did 2 reps and was DONE. I tried it, and was able to do 3 reps before I felt like my legs were disconnected from my body, and I was barely able to walk! Give it a try!!
What’s your favorite workout routine?
I (Sarah) recently found the most outrageously, delicious, perfect ice cream sundae recipe of all time…the Unicorn Waffle Taco Sundae! Seriously, it’s got bright colors, and the taco portion is made with waffles. It looks as though a unicorn made the sundae just for you. It doesn’t get any more perfect than that.
How do you like to eat sundaes?