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.
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I (Sarah) have been so excited about the news of a new Star Trek series for awhile now. Originally, it was supposed to air in January 2018, which seems like a million light years away. But now, that date has been moved up and Star Trek Discovery will air September 24, 2017, yeah! While I’m not normally a big fan of the modern Star Trek series, this one actually takes place 10 years before Star Trek The Original Series and I am so thrilled.
The only disappointing thing about this series, is that CBS plans to run it on CBS All Access, which is separate from regular CBS and requires an additional fee. I feel like many people will miss out on this amazing show because of that. I hate the decision CBS made to do things that way, and wish they would have gone with regular CBS, Netflix, or any number of other streaming services. Hopefully, they will eventually make it available to everyone.
Are you excited for Star Trek Discovery?
There’s nothing like a water slide to cool down on a hot summer day. I (Sarah) love water parks and am especially fond of water slides. I prefer the tame kind that you ride an inner tube down an enclosed tube and land safely in a pool at the bottom of the slide. And then there’s people who love the thrill of a water slide and want bigger, steeper, and faster. I’m not that person. When I found this list of the 19 most extreme water slides in the world, I was cringing, wondering how many people actually ride these slides.
The picture above is the Insano and it’s located in Brazil and is the world’s tallest water slide, at 14 stories high and with speeds of 65 miles per hour.
Twister and Speedy are located in Europe and measure 460 and 660 feet in length through twists and turns.
But the one that really got to me was this one in Italy, with its wavy structure going straight down the side of a hill. Um no thanks. I think I’ll stick to the lazy river from now on!
Are you brave enough to try any of these water slides?
Gooooood morning, my lovies! I (Jeni) had a pretty hectic week, so I’m feeling nice and amped up for the weekend! I wanted to introduce you to my little buddy, “Bean”! He’s my Troll doll that sits eye-level to me when I’m working on the blog, and makes me smile every time I see him. Do you remember Troll dolls from the 90s!? I always wanted those career Trolls like the doctor, the astronaut, the farmer (I don’t know if there was a farmer, but I’m picturing one is overalls and loving it!)…. but, my little Bean is good luck for me, and makes me smile, so I’ll just be happy with him! He’s one of those “little things” that brightens my day, every day!
Do you have a good luck charm? What little things brighten your day!?
A couple of years ago, I (Jeni) was living in northern Washington state, and visited Storybrook! If you’re a Once Upon A Time fan, you’ll know exactly how special that trip was! Score all of the latest seasons on DVD for super cheap HERE, and check out our adventures and pictures while we walked through the town HERE!
I’m so excited for season 6 to come on Netflix so I can binge watch it 🙂 I’m not a “wait until next week for the next episode” kinda gal. Being able to visit Storybrook was really special, and I can’t wait to go back again and stay for a little longer!
Are you a Once Upon A Time fan?
I (Sarah) love ice cream in freshly made waffle bowls. Now you can make your own waffle bowls at home with this awesome waffle bowl maker. It’s on sale for just $20.29!
In need of a new grill for summer? This awesome Char-Griller Acorn Jr Kamado Kooker Grill is just $109! It’s highly rated and looks really cool too.
This is one of my (Jeni) favorite movies! The Theory of Everything DVD is incredible, and I’m so excited that it’s on sale right now for only $6.35!
Here’s another great DVD deal – Family Ties: The Complete Series. Ohhhh, I (Jeni) LOVE this show! Could problems get any more cheesy or real in a family? And young Michael J. Fox was such a cutie! This set is on sale right now for only $42!
I (Sarah) love unicorns as an adult, and adored them as a child. I always wanted a unicorn to ride, but the closest thing I ever got was a purple bicycle with a unicorn on the seat. I recently found these awesome ride on toys called Pony Cycles. They are expensive ($250!) but I think they are totally adorable.
What animals are your kids obsessed with right now?
I (Sarah) may have spotted the most expensive computer keyboard of all time! The Sojourner keyboard is made out of brass and has typewriter style keys and is made to have a steampunk design with a natural weathered look. It looks like an awesome keyboard, but get this it’s $1,000! I use a keyboard daily, and I run through one every 6 months or so when the letters wear off, but I cannot imagine buying a $1,000 keyboard.
Do you know anyone who buys exorbitantly expensive items?
This is genius. It’s The Shader – a portable face shader from the sun! It collapses for easy travel and storage, and looks WAY better than using a towel over my (Jeni) face when I’m laying on the beach. How clever!
Would you use The Shader?
HOLY MOLY! If you’re an RV person – you’ll LOVE this! This is the EleMMent Palazzo – the most luxurious motorhome in the world. It has everything, like a TON of space (it actually looks like a yacht inside!), a “Sky Lounge” – which is a deck that pops up on top, temperature zones, a wine cabinet and bar and SO much more. Ridiculous, right? Ridiculously AWESOME!
DO you know a family that would love to travel in this?
This is my (Jeni) favorite app right now! It’s Bitmoji, and I am totally addicted! I use these when I text or on Facebook Messenger all the time and have so much fun with it. There are hundreds of different little images featuring the Bitmoji you create of yourself. You can change clothes, there are always new Bitmojis added every day, and there’s something for every occasion. I even create an occasion to use them 🙂
What’s your favorite app right now?
If you love to BBQ, why not try some authentic Texas style BBQ sauces and rubs? We have a complete list of popular sauces that you make from scratch, to really impress your family and party guests, plus a rub for every kind of meat! Check out the Texas BBQ Sauces and Rubs and let us know which one you’d like to try!
What are your favorite BBQ sauces or rubs when you BBQ?