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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Jeni talked about the Trading Spaces reboot here. I (Sarah) recently learned that Paige Davis is coming back as the host of Trading Spaces. This is so exciting! I am a huge Paige Davis fan and I can’t wait to see the new designs they come up with on Trading Spaces. You can read more news about the reboot (and Paige Davis’ return) here.
Speaking of reboots, I (Sarah) am a huge Little Women fan. I’ve read the book series at least a dozen times, and seen all the movies. There is a Little Women reboot in the making and I am so excited about the cast they have chosen. Maya Thurman Hawke is the daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman and makes her acting debut as Jo. Willa Fitzgerald from the Scream TV show will play Meg. Annes Elwy from King Arthur Excalibur Rising will play Beth. Kathryn Newton from Big Little Lies will play Amy.
Perhaps the most exciting thing for me, is that Angela Lansbury (Mrs Potts in Beauty and the Beast for all of you Disney fans out there) will play Aunt March. The cast is perfect for Little Women and I can’t wait to see the end result!
Are you a fan of Little Women? If you’ve never read the book, you can score it on Amazon for free!
GEEK ALERT! GEEK ALERT! 🙂 Last year in May, a HUGE trove of fossils was found in Antarctica (read the complete story HERE). This included tons of marine reptiles and Mosasaurus bones. These were creatures that lived 61-71 years ago, and it’s a huge discovery. I (Jeni), am an amateur Paleontologist and avid fossil hunter (read more about that HERE), so this is VERY exciting for me! Not only were the Paleontologists able to do a lot of geologic mapping up there (hard to do when there is ice everywhere), they walked away with some amazing specimens that are being tested now. It’ll be a couple more years before results come back from all of them, and I’ll be waiting for those results! It was on my calendar to check in and see where they are with research this morning, but nothing has been released yet.
FYI – the Mosasaurus was a marine dinosaur that was featured in Jurassic World. These bad boys were swimming in the oceans at the end of the Cretaceous period (when dinosaurs started dying off). I was lucky enough to go on an expedition in Canada, on the Athabasca River a few years ago with my now ex-husband. He found a huge pile of rock, and knowing what to look for, we knew bone had to be inside. I spent 9 1/2 hours prepping out the bone from the mud and rock (it’s a very pain-staking process), to expose a phalange from a Mosasaur!! It’s one of my favorite fossils that I have found and own now.
What special things do you treasure? Do you have any unique hobbies?
Ok, some some of us might prefer a mimosa instead of coffee in the morning, right? This Mornings are for Mimosas T-shirt is super cute and definitely makes a statement at only $9.89 + free shipping for all sizes!
Uh, hello, CUTE! These women’s summer bucket hats are just $$8.29 each, and couldn’t be more summer-y or cute!
Game of Thrones fans! Game of Thrones Season 5 is on sale right now for only $27.99 on DVD!
I (Sarah) am loving this Pac Man 12 in 1 Plug N Play game. It’s a little handheld game pad with joystick that allows you to play classic games like Dig Dug (my personal favorite), Pac Man, Pac Man Plus, Mappy, and more!
What are your favorite video games?
What is this magical piece of furniture!? OH! It’s an outdoor bar table and ice cooler in ONE! Need we say more?
Do you have a piece of patio furniture that you can’t live without?
I (Sarah) am loving this cute little Dino Pet. The dinosaur shaped “pet” is filled with Dinoflagellates, a type of marine plankton that make it look like the dinosaur is glowing. I think this is awesome though I haven’t thought it was worth pouncing on the $70 price tag.
What have you bought recently that cost a little more, but was totally worth it?
I (Jeni) have to confess. I LOVE eating ice. I call them “Ice Treats” and could chomp on ice all day. However, I cannot STAND to listen to there people chew on ice 🙂 I grab a cup filled with ice, go into the privacy of my office and chomp away! I just saw this amazing machine that makes nugget ice – like you get at Sonic! SO COOL! It’s about $500, though… and I’d probably be eating my way through a batch and having to wait a long time for new batches to be ready 🙂
Are you an ice chewer?
If you have kids, you’ll love this! These are the COOLTECH TM Car Seat Coolers. They are self-insulated and keep your kiddos’ car seats cool for them. Apparently, they keep the seat cool for 6-8 hours, so when you’re out and about on a hot day, your kid can come back to a cooler seat in the car. Now if they could make one for adults, that would be amazing!
Do you have kids that complain about hot car seats?
Neither of us has a dog, but we have friends with dogs, so we thought this things was pretty neat and had to share! This is the Bissel Bark Bath – it’s a portable bath for your dog! It’s like a vacuum that washes your pup at the same time, so you can give them their bath anywhere, without the mess. Pretty cool!
Would you like one of these for your dog?
Donuts are by far our favorite thing to eat and goes great with coffee in the morning! HERE is a quick 5-minute donut recipe with an amazing coffee icing!
What do you normally eat for breakfast?
This is HILARIOUS! Jimmy’s reactions are so funny! Plus, does anyone else think David Blaine is hot!? 😉