Happy Hour

Happy Hour (3/27) Lemon Cherry Bars, Bacon Game, Walking Dead Wine, Care Bears Shirt, Cotton Candy Margarita, Food Allergies, Book Nerd Hoodie + More!

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It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to brush off the stress, negativity and blah of your week.  Enjoy some mid-week mixers with us without leaving the comfort of your home.  Uncork your favorite wine, pop open a beer, mix your favorite cocktail…. and unwind with us this evening.  And, if you’re feeling extra perky in the mornings, or need some help getting a jump on your day, join us for Morning Coffee weekday mornings, too!

Yummy treats and random chit-chat starts our Happy Hour together!  

Frosted Lemon Cherry Bars

These Frosted Lemon Cherry Bars will have you rolling back your eyes, drooling and making odd noises while you chew.  It won’t be pretty – just a warning. But you’ll be in a trance after tasting these, that’s for SURE!  They are SO GOOD.  It’s a sugar cookie bar base that’s been sweetened with lemon and maraschino cherries, and topped with a cream cheese and cherry juice frosting. Yep.  They are incredible!

What sweet treats are you craving lately?

So, Monday Kaling has a new Netflix series coming! THAT is exciting!  I (Jeni) loved her as a writer on The Office, so I know this new show will be amazing.  I love The Mini Project, too!  I know she’s done a lot – I just haven’t seen too much. This new 10-episode series will be about her own childhood (adapted to modern day apparently), as a teenage Indian American girl.  I can’t wait!

Are there any new shows you’re looking forward to seeing?

HAHA!  This is The Game of Makin’ Bacon!  It’s only $6.99, and that packaging is so much fun!  This definitely looks like a game that needs to be played with a plate of bacon for a snack, doesn’t it?  😉

What fun games are you playing?

Ok, everyone! Find your state, and see if this is accurate! The 2019 poll isn’t out yet (obviously) but I (Jeni) thought this was pretty interesting! Look at all of that Chick-fil-A!

What’s your favorite fast food joint?

AHHHHHH!  You guys!  Check out my (Jeni) new t-shirt!  It’s Care Bears 🙂 I got it from TeePublic, and love that each design is from different artists, and they are all compensated for their work.  It’s CARE BEARS on ROLLER SKATES, you guys!  Can you tell I’m super excited about it?  I love this design and will proudly wear it! 🙂

Do you have a favorite place to get t-shirts?


Try a fun, new adult beverage this week, or save the recipes for parties with friends!

This Cotton Candy Margarita is right up my (Sarah) alley, that’s for sure!  Such The Spot even has a great video to show you how to make it!  Cream soda, orange liqueur, tequila, cotton candy…. oh yah, I’m on it!

Tropical malt beverages?  Yes, please!  I (Jeni) discovered these brand new Corona Refrescas this morning, as they were being stocked for the first time ever!  After some research, I realized they aren’t available everywhere quite yet, but will be by summer. They come in three flavors: Coconut Lime, Guava Lime and Passionfruit Lime. I guess they really like lime! 🙂

What are you sipping on today?

What’s Happy Hour without getting all that negativity out of your system? Get it out and let it go!

I (Sarah) have some crazy food allergies.  It’s not even worth getting into the details, because it will blow your mind.  Needless to say, I have food allergies, and it’s a HUGE pain in the butt!  I can easily adapt to eating new things, but when you’re limited in choices, that starts getting difficult.

The hardest part is when companies change their ingredients, but don’t report it.  Most people wouldn’t know…but my body… it knows.  And it makes me so mad that companies can get away with that!  GRRRRRR!

Do you have any weird food allergies?


Thermostat at 70

See that? Look.  It says, “70,” right?

Then WHY WHY WHY does my (Jeni) boyfriend always complain that it’s “so cold” in our house?  70 degrees is a perfectly acceptable temperature, and being in Texas where it’s stupid hot all the time, 70 is a compromise for me.  I’m always hot and comfortable in 30 degree weather.  I LOVE cold weather, but I live in the best state ever, so I have to deal.  It’s March, but it’s in the mid-70s and low 80s outside here now. See?  STUPID.  So, the thermostat stays on 70, and if I get too hot, I turn on my fan or put on cooler clothing.

Does the boyfriend do anything to get warmer when he’s cold?  Yes.  He bitches about it being too cold.  Yet, when he sleeps, somehow, the covers (three blankets) are kicked off of him and he’s sweating.  He can’t wait for the heat to come – probably next month.  We had exactly 4 weeks of Winter this year.  I got 4 weeks out of the year for comfortable weather.  So, that thermostat can stay at 70 and he can put on some snow gear to live in until the triple digits get here.

Watch – he’ll complain it’s “too hot” when Summer gets here.

What temperature do you keep your thermostat?

Your drink should be kicking in by now, so let’s have some giggles together!


Ok, friends, it’s time to shut down Happy Hour and get back to reality! But first, grab that last bargain drink, and check out some limited time deals and treat yourself this week to something special! You deserve it!

Treat  yo self! 🙂

These desktop magnet things (for lack of a better word!) … gadgets?… are so cool!  These were really popular in the 80s, and now, there are tons more options.  Plus, they are under $5!  Such a  fun addition to your desk!

A 5-pack of stinkin’ adorable and unique animal socks for only $10?  Yes, please!

This Book Nerd hoodie tee is absolutely PERFECT for me (Sarah) because I AM a book nerd!  🙂 Most of the sizes are about $19, and there are 4 color choices.

Ok.  Every kitchen needs these!  It’s Mr. Spaghetti and Friends!  The 3-pack is $20 and will surely bring some smiles to your kitchen!

Have a great rest of your week!  See you tomorrow for Morning Coffee!



  1. Holy deliciousness! I have to have those lemon cherry bars in my life! I could eat my weight in those things. Om nom nom.

  2. Those lemon cherry bars look amazing! They would be a perfect addition to my Easter dessert buffet. I’m crazy about that hoodie tee too. I’m definitely a book nerd.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Thank you!!!! And YES – seriously perfect for Easter!

  3. Brianne Tursi Manz Reply

    Thank you for the Lemon Cherry bars! Those look amazing! I’d be interested in some Walking Dead Wine! I had to share the link with a friend!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Thank YOU!
      OMG that’s awesome you shared!Love it!

  4. You are setting up happy hour just right with those Coronas and margaritas. I need a boys nerd hoodie for my son who goes to high school next year

  5. Those lemon cherry bars look really good. Bacon is so good. I just made candied bacon tondie for

  6. Oo I love Mindy as well! I’m excited about her new show. I loved The Mindy Project. It was hilarious.

    And I need that book nerd hoodie. I’m always reading.

  7. Anything with the word bacon has to be worthwhile! My family will enjoy playing this … as long as I serve that plate of bacon you suggested.

  8. Alright, Jeni, you had me at the lemon cherry bars. I also remember having the desktop magnetic things… my daughter would play all day with that!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      HAHA! Make them, and I promise you’ll fall in love with them!

  9. Lemon and Cherry are one of my favorite fruit dessert combinations. That looks like a fabulous dessert to have during a chit chat.

  10. The Game of Makin’ Bacon sounds like it would be a fun way to enjoy some time with friends! While sipping on a cotton candy margarita, of course. That is not a margarita flavor you see every day!

  11. Dawn Nieves Reply

    Those lemon cherry bars look amazing! I need to make them

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      HAHA!!! You crack me up – always fun having you here, Terri!

  12. Amy Desrosiers Reply

    Cotton Candy Margaritas sound so good! I love that Care Bears t-shirt too! Such fun stuff today!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      I kind of want a cotton candy margarita now!:)

  13. WE’ve seen that bacon game at the store, but haven’t played it yet. Let us know how you like it!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      We didn’t buy it, just saw it and thought it looked AWESOME!

  14. My son would gobble that lemon cherry bar in about a half second! Those look good! I think I will need to make these this weekend

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      HAH! Awesome – you should totally make them!

  15. Those cotton candy margaritas sound amazing! And the cherry lemon bars also look delicious. I’m not sure I’ve ever had lemon and cherry flavors paired, but they sound like they go well together.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      OMG they TOTALLY pair so nicely! Sweet + tart!

  16. 70 is the perfect temperature inside. That’s where ours sits at. That book nerd hoodie is so me. I have over 500 books and that number will keep on growing.

  17. Oh this sounds just perfect! Sweet and tart which is just perfect for summer!

  18. Melanie Walsh Reply

    I’m not surprised to see In-N-Out top California’s list. It’s all anyone talks about! When people fly into town, it’s where we stop first.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      I’m from California and would have to agree! 🙂

  19. These lemon cherry bars are really mouthwatering! I am sure my family will go crazy over these bars!

  20. That Carebears t-shirt you’re wearing is adorable. I watched Carebears when I was a kid. Loved that show. Now I want that shirt.

  21. 70 is not bad at all. We keep ours at 68 lol, but I read somewhere on the EPA website (I think) that that’s a reasonable temp for the thermostat.

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