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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!

I (Sarah) have always been fascinated by the Disney Princesses. Recently, I came across this article on Stylist that features beautiful renditions of the Disney Princesses as real life people. The art is drawn by Jirka Vaatainen who draws various Disney themed characters as real people. He started with Ursula from The Little Mermaid, and then did the princesses. This is a new side to Disney characters (both princesses and otherwise) that I am thoroughly enjoying.  See them HERE!

What Disney character would you like to see drawn as a real life person?

I (Sarah) love science fiction and cheesy disaster movies, and I could not be more thrilled about the SyFy network talking about a reboot of Tremors! Tremors was about these creatures called Graboids that lived under the ground and how they blasted them out to win back their town. A reboot t.v. show or this movie sounds like a blast! What’s even better news for fans is that Kevin Bacon wants to come back for the show.

What movie would you like to see a television series based on?

OMG OMG OMG, you guys!  I (Jeni) told you guys about my excitement over the new Golden Girls Clue game that should be coming out, and now guess what?  There’s a Golden Girls Monopoly game being released, too!!  Wahooo!!!  No telling when this will happen – when I Facebook messaged USAopoly, they said this:

Oh, ok, USAopoly, thanks for being so VAGUE! Ugh.  I can’t wait!  I’m not even bothering to ask about the Monopoly release time.  Anyways, back to the game.  It looks like so much fun, and the pieces are hysterical – including Stan’s toupee, Fernando (Rose’s teddy bear) and Blanche’s brush. When I zoomed into the board, I saw that every “property” is an actual place from the show.  Hollingsworth Manner and Shady Pines are where Boardwalk and Park Place would be. This is going to be an epic game, that I KNOW my boyfriend is going to get sick of playing.  But hat’s where love is really put to the test, isn’t it? 😉

Which Monopoly games are your favorites?


Do you have a child who loves sidewalk chalk? I (Sarah) recently spotted this mandala stencil kit for sidewalk chalk from Alex Toys for only $6.62! I remember being a child and trying to fit sidewalk chalk in my Tupperware stencils, the struggle was real!

Have a child going off to camp this summer? These adorable summer camp journals are just $15.99!

You know those inexpensive, tasty ice pops that every kid loves that come in the long plastic tubes? Now you can make your own at home with any type of juice or soda. This pack of 160 ice pop tubes with a funnel is just $10.17! They are BPA free and include an e-recipe book.



I (Sarah) totally wish I was a mermaid. When I was younger monofins  (swimmable mermaid tails) were not a thing. Now they are. This set makes me wish I was a little kid again! Can you get any cuter in a swimming pool than being a mermaid?

Would your little girl want to be a mermaid when she swims?

Speaking of mermaids –  I (Sarah) recently found this awesome mermaid makeup brush set and this adorable Little Mermaid Perfume. I so wish they would have had stuff like this when I was a little girl.

I (Jeni) love pizza.  I love ice cream. I know – I’m a weirdo, right?  😉  I actually love the idea of pizza flavored ice cream, even though it sounds grody to the max!  It’s made with crushed tomatoes, basil, garlic, oregano, crushed red pepper and other stuff you normally find in pizza. You can only get it in Philadelphia at a specific restaurant….. dang!  Won’t be that easy to try!

Would you try pizza ice cream?

This is fun!  This isn’t really a quiz or anything like that, but you can see if the way you say certain words or what you call certain things will nail where you are from!  I (Jeni) am from California, and this was totally accurate for me!

Did it predict where you are from correctly for you!?

Hipknoties – these pieces of clothing are pretty amazing!  It’s ONE piece that you can wear 30 different ways.  Seriously.  How cool is that!?  Plus, sale colors start at only $24.99, so it’s a serious bargain!  These are so clever, and so affordable, I (Jeni) don’t know why I haven’t gotten one yet! Check out the video below to see how it works:

What’s your favorite piece of clothing?


Do you remember when Burger King had the most amazing french toast sticks on the entire planet? I (Sarah) most definitely do. They were a huge part of my childhood growing up. I recently found this copycat recipe and they taste exactly like the ones that I remember from Burger King as a kid.

What’s on the menu in your home?




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    • Kristen, I’m with you, I love Tremors as well! I’m so excited about the new series. Thanks for joining us!

  1. Golden Girls Monopoly looks awesome! My favorite Monopoly game of all time is the Toys R Us “pink” Monopoly that was released a number of years ago. Everything about it was pink and purple, it came in a padded jewelry box, and is the coolest Monopoly game ever.

  2. I am going to have to disagree with you on the pizza flavored ice cream. I am pretty sure I am that one would not taste good, but it’s a fun idea to mix of flavors with ice screen even if it does so gross I will try to just because.

    • Jeanette, I’m sort of with you on pizza flavored ice cream. I mean, if I want pizza I eat pizza, if I want ice cream, I eat ice cream. Thanks for joining us!

    • Stacie, I agree, they are amazing Disney Princess paintings. Some people have so much talent. Thanks for joining us!

  3. OMG! Your question was already answered by Syfy! I’ve been saying for years that they should stop making incredibly crappy spin-off movies and do a GOOD Tremors series. WOOT!

    • Jennifer, it’s nice to know I’m not the only one excited about the new Tremors series. I can’t wait to see what SyFy does with it! Thanks for joining us!

  4. Golden Girls Monopoly? YES! Thank you for being a friend, and sharing this amazing Monopoly version. If you threw a party – invited everyone you knew – you would see the biggest gift would be from me.

    • Colleen, the Golden Girls Monopoly game looks awesome, and I’m not even a Golden Girls fan. Thanks for joining us!

  5. I honed in on the map and what we call soda / pop / coke etc. I noticed there was no COLA on the list. I am in Kansas and we all use different terms around here. I myself sometimes say pop and sometimes cola but generally I refer to whatever carbonated drink as what it is such as “anyone want a coke?” if coca-cola is truly what I am offering – OR “anyone want a root beer?”

    • Joely, I live on the west coast, and we’ve always called it soda. However when I lived in Ohio, they always called it cola. I like your way of asking better, no confusion there. Thanks for joining us!

  6. Those realistic Disney renditions are impressive! I had no idea a Tremors reboot was in the works. I’ve actually only seen the first one!

    • Liz, you should totally binge watch all of the Tremors movies. They are really good! Thanks for joining us!

  7. I have been all about mermaids this year! I recently purchased mermaid tail blankets for both of my daughters and plan to make some homemade mermaid ice cream this week. Best trend ever!

    • Marcie, I am totally with you on the mermaid trend, I love it! I want a mermaid tail blanket so bad, or just to be a mermaid all together, laugh. Thanks for joining us!

    • Kelly, I bet your daughter will love the Golden Girls Monopoly game. It will definitely make a great Christmas gift for a lot of people this year. Thanks for joining us!

    • Ashley, the Golden Girls Monopoly game looks awesome. I’m sure there are a lot of fans who will be lining up to buy it. Thanks for joining us!

  8. Love the summer camp journal, our girls go to camp each summer and that would be a fun treat to send with them.

    • Kristi, I think it’s awesome you send your kids to camp every summer. Having some sort of diary/journal for them to write in is a great project for kids during quiet times in their cabin. Thanks for joining us!

  9. I love seeing those drawings of Disney characters. I have seen some really good ones too. It’s always fun to see them drawn up as real life.

    • Kathy, I agree on the Disney drawings. There are so many talented artists out there who draw such lovely renditions of the characters. Thanks for joining us!

  10. Claudia Krusch Reply

    I need to pick up a Golden Girls Monopoly game! I grew up watching The Golden Girls and love to catch it in reruns.

    • Claudia, it sounds like the Golden Girls Monopoly game is already popular and it hasn’t even been released yet. Thanks for joining us!

    • Dogvills, I totally agree on the mermaid sets, adorable! I would have killed to be a mermaid when I was a kid. Kids today can be anything they want to be, literally. Thanks for joining us!

  11. Oh I am ordering that golden girls game for my best friend! And my daughter needs that summer camp diary!

    • Reesa, you are an awesome best friend to get your best friend the Golden Girls Monopoly game. I think any best friend would enjoy receiving that game as a gift. Thanks for joining us!

  12. Golden girls monopoly sounds super fun!! Clue would be awesome too!

    • Adaleta, with both Clue and Monopoly games of Golden Girls coming out, it seems like the perfect set up for a “girls night in” game night. Thanks for joining us!

  13. Super funny memes! I cannot wait for the Golden Girls themed Monopoly, that is so awesome! I think it’s nice that they’re remaking Tremors, I’m so excited to learn about that, I really appreciate the heads-up!

    • Jocelyn, I’m excited about the Tremors remake for television as well, especially since SyFy is doing it. It should be awesome! Thanks for joining us!

    • Nellie, I’m sure your friend’s daughter will love any gift that you pick out for her, but what little girl wouldn’t want to be a mermaid? Thanks for joining us!

    • Toni, I agree that the drawings of the Disney characters are awesome! Some people have so much talent, and then there’s me, I can’t draw stick figures properly, Laugh. Thanks for joining us!

  14. I love how a soft drink has a different name around the country. We usually say pop or coke.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      I’m from California, so I totally say “soda” but I live in Texas so it’s “Coke” lol

    • Sarah, it’s funny how different parts of the country have different terms for the same item. It can be a bit confusing when you travel across the country. Thanks for joining us!

  15. Rebecca Swenor Reply

    The art by Jirka Vaatainen I find interesting also and think it is very creative. I love the idea of the Golden Girls Monopoly which I will have to check out. The HipKnoTies are an awesome investment and something I will be getting for sure along with sharing these with my sisters. Thanks for sharing the Morning Coffee.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Hey Rebecca! Thanks for joining us!
      Agreed on all counts! I hope your sisters and you like the HipKnoTies!!

    • Janeane, I’ve never seen a college Monopoly game before, that sounds like such a great gift idea for someone going off to college this fall. Thanks for joining us!

    • Krysatal, I think anyone would love to receive the Golden Girls Monopoly game as a gift. Thanks for joining us!

  16. Golden Girls Monopoly would be a great addition to our game collection. I can’t wait to make my own ice pops this summer.

    • Stacie, making your own popsicles during the summer months is the best way to ensure you always get all of your favorite flavors. Thanks for joining us!

  17. My daughter would love Hipknoties. They have such an array of colors. Top Gun would be awesome as a TV show. What can I say, I’m a sucker for the uniform.

    • Sherry, there may not be a Top Gun t.v. show (yet) but Top Gun 2 is slated to beginning filming in 2018, that should make you (and other Top Gun fans) happy. Thanks for joining us!

    • Victoria, I think a lot of people will have fun with the Golden Girls Monopoly game. Thanks for joining us!

  18. NYC Single Mom Reply

    so many cool items you showcased. Golden Girls Monopoly game is the coolest. I may have to plan a golden girls cocktail party to play the game. Looks like so much fun.

    • NYC Single Mom, a Golden Girls cocktail party sounds like an amazing idea! Thanks for joining us!

  19. Katrina Ellen Reply

    I am not sure how I would feel about pizza ice cream. I would try anything once though!

    • Katrina, like you, I’m on the fence about pizza ice cream. I love pizza and I love ice cream, but pizza ice cream? Yuck! LOL. Thanks for joining us!

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