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Check that beast out! I (Jeni) lived in Vancouver, Canada for a little over a year, and fell in love with Tim Horton’s. Up there, Tim Horton’s (Timmy’s) is like Starbucks in the US. There are some Tim Horton’s on the east coast in the US, as well. Anyway, to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary on July 1 this year, they released this one day only offer- a Poutine Donut. If you aren’t familiar with poutine, it’s french fries with gravy and cheese curds on it. Every restaurant in Vancouver (and probably all of Canada!) offers their version of this dish. I, personally, did NOT enjoy any of the poutine I had.
Back to the Poutine Donut. It’s the famous Tim Horton’s Honey Dip Donut with potato wedges, gravy and cheese curds on top of it. Seriously. I love all of those things separately, but together…. uhhhhhh….. I’ll just take some Tidbits and a Double Double, thank you (if you have been to or are from Canada, you’ll know those are donut holes and a coffee with double milk, double sugar). I do love the creativity of this invention, though!
Have you ever had poutine?
I (Sarah) am totally obsessed with the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. As a child I swore I was going to marry Matthew Broderick some day. Last year marked the 30th anniversary of the movie (Seriously, I can’t be that old). The city of Chicago had an amazing festival called Ferris Fest that I would have loved to attend. They even re-created the popular parade seen from the movie and other popular scenes using the fans. I would have loved to be at the event, but I was unable to go.
I’m always on the look for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off merchandise that I don’t already have in my collection. That is why I was thrilled to find this awesome Hot Wheels car that I could add to my collection. Now if I could just figure out how to get the real life Matthew Broderick added to my collection without my boyfriend noticing, I would truly have everything Ferris Bueller themed.
Is there a movie that you are crazy about and collect merchandise from?
I (Sarah) had an original Furby when I was a child. I loved it. At least, I loved it until I started babysitting for a little girl who had one that never shut up. I was losing my mind when it wouldn’t quit talking, because it kept waking her up when she would fall asleep (she was 3 years old at the time). If you remember the original Furby, it didn’t have an on/off switch. I finally called my dad asking what to do, and he told me to put a paper bag over it so Furby would sleep. That was the last I heard from Furby that night.
Fast forward to my birthday in May and I got a Furby Boom. I was so excited to have a new Furby. And then I actually started playing with it, and it was nothing like the original Furby that I knew and loved. I was so disappointed that it was basically just a “modern Furby” but all the Furby charm was gone. Another toy update that completely wrecks my childhood!
Have you ever been disappointed by a toy from your childhood that has been updated?
I (Sarah) am loving this unicorn makeup brush set. It’s so colorful and the handles are shaped like unicorn horns. The set is only around 10 bucks.
I (Sarah) am a huge Disney Tsum Tsums fan which is why I was excited to find this Tsum Tsum beach towel for just $10.99!
I (Sarah) love dinosaurs and I totally wish this Intex Dinosaur splash and play center was made for adults. It’s just $33!
If you have an Apple Watch – you might want to check this out! These Apple Watch Silicone Bands are just $9.99 (regularly $50+)!
These Hanging Mason Jar Shelves with jars included are just $16.99 right now! Plus, they come in lots of great colors. Perfect for indoor little plants, toothbrush holders, craft rooms, spices and much more.
Whoa. Check out that art work! I (Jeni) stumbled upon these pictures of latte art from a guy named Lee Kang-bin. He’s in South Korea, and what he does with latte foam is pretty amazing. Although I love this – it takes him 15 minutes to paint these incredible images on the foam. Wouldn’t your coffee be pretty cold by then?? Still – pretty cool to look at, right?
Do you get art on your latte when you can?
If you have a dog, you might appreciate this! It’s hysterical, but actually pretty functional and cool! It’s the Dogbrella! The umbrella hooks to your leash and keeps your dog from getting pounded with rain. Definitely a great idea for moody dogs that don’t want to get wet when they have to use nature’s restroom or go for a walk! Side note- read the “Warm Tips” part on the image. Unfortunately, I don’t think the translator that was used was much help 😉
Would your dog love this?
Ok, guys. Which pill would you take if you had to take one? I (Jeni) am all about everything happening for a reason, so going back in time is NOT an option for me. Plus, the Butterfly Effect comes into play. I’m 41, so skipping ahead 9 years isn’t so bad. And I’d get 10 million bucks. It’s the blue pill for me!
Which pill would you take?
I (Sarah) have found my dream coffee mug. As a dinosaur lover, I am loving the fact that this mug changes from dinosaurs to dinosaur bones when you add liquid.
I (Sarah) love summer picnics. And I’m totally loving this self contained picnic backpack that has everything you need for a perfect picnic. I love the fact I don’t have to lug around a picnic basket anymore.
What do you take with you for a great picnic?
Do you Funyuns chips? Well I (Sarah) recently found something even better at World Market, these amazing Beer Battered Onion Rings. They are like Funyuns for adults and they are super tasty. These are my new favorite salty snack. They taste just like beer battered onion rings, only crispier and without needing a deep fryer.
People either love Funyuns or hate them – which type of person are you?
In my (Sarah’s) household we eat lots of hot dogs. I recently found this recipe for Taco Dogs and hot dogs will never be the same. They are so tasty! It’s like getting a taco and a hot dog at the same time. Life truly doesn’t get any better!
What’s on your menu today?
Family vacations to the beach seem like so much fun, until you actually get there and realize that young children and beaches aren’t compatible. This hilarious compilation of “beach vacation fails” from America’s Funniest Home Videos had me (Sarah) laughing hysterically. I’ve taken kids to the beach (in large numbers) and I know what a disaster it can be.