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Morning Coffee (3/19) Target Circle Program, Aladdin Movie Trailer, Popcorn Ice Cream, Disney Candy Land, 24K Plated Grillz, Music Lyric Posters, Asian/Mexican Recipe + More!

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Now….refill that coffee and let’s get to chatting with our Morning Coffee!


I (Jeni) love Target.  I don’t like that they continue to change their app and add new apps, though.  It’s obnoxious and difficult to get into a rhythm when they keep changing things -especially when nothing needed to be changed!  So, my area (Dallas-Fort Worth) was apparently the first to get to try the Target Circle program.  And it seems to be a hit (according to Target) so they are expanding to Charlotte,  Denver, Indianapolis, Kansas City and Phoenix.  By the way, I’ve just been reading the reviews and social media comments and haven’t joined yet – because I wanted to see if people feel the same as I do, and if it’s worth it.  And it seems I’m not the only one feeling this way.

So, you sign up online.  And then you get the perks above.  Plus, you get 50% off your first year membership with Shipt and free next-day delivery with Restock.  I’ve never heard of those, so I can’t imagine I would use them.  Read more about the app HERE.


How do you feel about Target introducing a new app?

You guys all know what a huge Disney fan I (Sarah) am.  I’m SO excited about the new live-action Aladdin movie! The trailer came out last week and I cannot wait to see the movie even more now.  The trailer looks like a great mix of CGI and live-action, and it features Will Smith as the Genie – how can you get better than that!?

Are you excited about the new Aladdin movie?


“I’m done adulting, I’m going to Disney” – how cute is that!?  These Disney shirts come in several colors and sizes and they are just $16.99!

This little gadget is the Frienda Foldable Outlet Shelf!  It sits around and above your outlet, so you can have a space for your phone while it charges, your Amazon Echo or other devices or gadgets!  It’s pretty genius, and it’s just $11.99.

OMG this is hilarious!  These Wine Watchers hang out on the stem of your wine glass, so you know which glass is yours!  A 6-pack of these adorable things is only $6.67.

Here’s a fun little treat!  It’s Unicorn Lip Gloss!  A 3-pack is just $9.99. My (Jeni) 5-year old would go NUTS over these! She’s a huge makeup and unicorn fan. 🙂


What in the world?  I (Jeni) saw this ice cream at Kroger last night. I didn’t buy it, but I looked it up… and it’s popcorn ice cream with chocolate bits and a caramel swirl.  Whaaaa???  I LOVE me some popcorn, but popcorn low-calorie ice cream? hmmmmm

What’s the weirdest flavor of ice cream you’ve seen or tried?

This is too cool.  It’s called Addalock. It’s a portable door lock that installs in seconds without tools.  It’s that simple.  It’s highly rated and has some pretty interesting and awesome reviews, too.  How CLEVER! What a great item to take with you when you travel!

Can you think of a time you might use this lock?

Did you know there are different versions or themes for Candy Land!?  I (Sarah) love the simplicity of the game and think it’s pretty brilliant. But adding in Disney to the mix makes it even better!  I found this Disney Princess Candy Land AND a Disney Theme Parks Edition Candy Land.  I’m in heaven! 🙂

What Disney version game would you like to see?

Last night, as I was scrolling through Instagram, an ad came across my feed.  No biggie – those are always there.  But this one caught my eye.  It’s an Amazon add for 24K plated gold “Grillz.”  First – I had no idea you could buy “grillz” on Amazon.  Secondly, how many people buy these?  It must be a lot to get an AD up about them, right?  Maybe people just click on it because they are shocked and curious…. which means the ad works.  Either way, it’s silly and shocking and crazy!

Have you seen an ad that made you laugh lately?

Ok.  This might be the coolest gift idea ever.  And I (Sarah) might have to get one for myself.  I deserve a gift! 🙂  These are Personalized Favorite Lyrics Posters.  You put in the name of the artist, the title of the song, optional words at the bottom, pick your color, and they create it!  Plus, it’s under $25, which shocked me!  These are TOO COOL for the music lover!

What song would you use?


Ok, guys.  This is my (Jeni) Asian-Mexican fused meal!  It uses InnovAsian’s frozen General Tso’s Chicken and meshes it into a street taco with a cool coleslaw on top!  It’s got a ton of fun flavors that all marry really well in it.  PLUS, I’m hosting a giveaway for some coupons and other goodies!  Go HERE to enter and get the recipe (it’s SUPER easy and seriously yummy).

Do you ever create fun fusion recipes?


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  1. My daughter loves shopping at Target stores. Have check out this program. Is there a yearly fee?

  2. I have seen commercials for 11 wondering what the target circle thing is. I do live in an area that they offer it so I would just try it. I will tell you that Shipt is really good grocery delivery service. I worked with them and I like them better than really any of the other ones.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Thanks for letting us know about Shipt! I was wondering about that!

  3. I am intrigued by Target Circle. If they offer it in San Antonio, I’ll join. I just love Target.

    I feel like I need that unicorn lip gloss.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      I love Target, too, girl! HARDCORE Target fan! 🙂

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Yah, it’s interesting, for sure. I just wish they would leave their programs alone already!

  4. I avoid Target like the plague. My wallet much prefers it this way. Those song lyrics, too cool. I am going to have to get one or 20.

  5. The Aladdin movie is going to be awesome! I am definitely going to want to go see it with my girls. It’s one of my favorite Disney movies.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      YESSSSSS Aladdin is one of my favorites, too!

  6. Brianne Tursi Manz Reply

    The kids and I can’t wait to see Aladdin. Will Smith as The Genie should be really good. Not as good as the genius of Robin Williams, but still good nonetheless. Those wine watchers are so cute!

  7. Yes, I didn’t like it when the Target app changed, either, I can’t find the items in my shopping list anymore. It says “list” but nothing is there. Maybe it is a glitch.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      YES! I have that same issue, girl! Seriously annoying!

  8. My granddaughter loves Candyland. She would be all over these new versions of it with Disney!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      HAHA! That’s too cool that kids are still into that game!

  9. I love that Disney t-shirt! I would stop adulting if I went there for a visit. My younger daughter would go crazy for that unicorn lipgloss just for the container. She is all about unicorns right now.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      HAHA! I love that shirt, too and I can’t blame you for wanting to stop adulting if you’re there!

  10. I travel for work and I think I would love that little lock. Great idea for a product. I may have to get one for my daughter for her home.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      YES! Traveling for work is a great use for that!

  11. Another program from Target?! I can’t keep up with them. As soon as I get used to one, they change it again.

  12. I’m so with you on the Target stuff! I love shopping there, but every time I get used to their app they go and change it on me!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Thank you! It’s really delicious and unique!

  13. I can’t wait to see the new Aladdin movie! It looks like it’s going to be soooo good!!!

  14. I’ve seen quite a few versions of Monopoly but Candyland? Now you’re talkin’! The Wine Watchers are really entertaining. Perfect for guests to mark their glasses.

  15. The foldable outlet shelf is a great idea. I need to get a couple of those. I can’t wait to see Aladdin. I love Will Smith as Genie.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Yah, they are SUPER handy! I have 3 of them!
      And Will as Genie – YES!

  16. wow! I like the idea of popcorn ice cream with chocolate bits and a caramel swirl. Sounds so tasty!

  17. Will Smith as the genie sounds great. I haven’t seen the movie yet. Loving the fun fusion recipe it sounds delicious.I’d love to try that.

  18. Totally gonna need that Disney shirt! What a fun find on Amazon.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Seriously – who knew that was on AMAZON!?

  19. We love Target. Never heard that they had that. Im going to try out that recipe too.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      So much fun! I have the bag holder/closer Watchers!

  20. New Candyland? Totally going to have to buy this. I loved the original but I can’t wait to play the new one with my kids.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Seriously – it’s such a classic, timeless game!

  21. Aladdin was one of my favorite cartoons growing up. I have high hopes that this live action is going to be just as good.

  22. Can’t wrong with Target, one of my favorite stores as well. I remember Aladdin when growing up…didn’t know Will Smith is the genie in the movie. Will have to check it out. I’m loving the addalock. I travel quite a bit and having this additional piece for safety helps!!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      I LOVE Will Smith and think he’ll be awesome!

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