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Morning Coffee (3/21) Lord of The Rings TV Show, Hello Kitty Movie, Goldfish Recipes, Bakery Bath Bombs, M.A.S.H. Game, Kitty Travel Bag, Chocolate Cookies + More!

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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 9am CST (7am PST, 10am 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!



I (Jeni) am a HUGE Lord of the Rings dork. Huge. Love it.  So imagine my excitement to learn that Amazon is creating a Lord of the Rings TV show!  WHAT!?  YES!  You can read more about it HERE. This has been in the works for a few years, but now, it’s in full development. AHHHHHH!!!!  Ok, so here’s what we know about it so far:

  • It’s expected to be released in 2021.
  • It’s been confirmed that it will take take place in the Second Age.
  • It might take place during the forging of the Rings of Power.
  • The founding of Mordor may be included
  • It may encompass the entire Second Age (beginning to late) that rolls up to the 1st movie’s plot.
Are you excited for show to get here, like me?!?!
Yesterday, I (Sarah) told you guys about the fun Hello Kitty alcohol on Happy Hour.  And today, I’m talking about Hello Kitty again!  I guess I just can’t get enough of that loveable kitty! 🙂  I grew up with Sanrio and Hello Kitty characters, so this news is really exciting for me.  I might be as excited about THIS news, as Jeni is about The Lord of the Rings TV show!
So, last week, Warner Bros. announced that New Line (one of their divisions) convinced Sanrio to let them use Hello Kitty for a feature film!  Hello Kitty has NEVER been in a movie…so this is huge.  Plus, that makes sense, since she doesn’t have a mouth and can’t speak anyway.  The deal also includes merchandise and spinoff projects – EXCITING!!  New Line will be able to use about 20 of the Sanrio characters in the film and spinoffs.  This should be very interesting to watch it unfold!
Who is your favorite Sanrio character?


Score 1]2 pairs of these awesome sparkly stud earrings for only $10.99!  That’s less than a buck per pair and they are SO cute!  I (Jeni) just bought myself some 🙂

WOW!  This adorable two-piece elephant night light set is just $$3.30! These are small, color-changing lights that are battery powered.  So much fun!

Grab a set of 24 Watercolor Markers for just $11.99!  I (Sarah) had never heard of these before, but you apparently put water in the pen – so there’s no dipping!  That’s pretty neat!

Golden Girls wine charms.  $19.99.  ’nuff said!


This is too fun.  Taste of Home has a great little list of 9 Recipes with Goldfish Crackers.  There are some pretty clever ideas in here, that’s for sure!  I (Jeni) am all about the Goldfish Nachos… but wonder how it works picking them up!

Would you cook with Goldfish Crackers?

Bath bombs are so popular right now.  I (Jeni) LOVE taking baths with bubbles and fizzies in them!  These Brubaker Bath Bombs are made to look like desserts and oh my gosh – I would need reminding that they aren’t food! 🙂

Do you take baths with bath bombs?

Ohhhh, how I (Jeni) love this!  This is a Mason Jar Kitchen Set that has three parts: measuring cups that stack to look like a jar, measuring spoons and a spoon rest!  Isn’t it so cute!?  Plus, the fact that the measuring cups stack up, it is space-savings, as well.

What space-saving items do you have in your kitchen?

How awesome is this!?  Do you remember playing M.A.S.H. when you were growing up?  I (Jeni) saw this at Target yesterday and had to share with you guys.  Spritz makes a MASH tablet!  HA! It was never a big deal to write it out, but this just makes it even more fun. 🙂

Did you play M.A.S.H. growing up?

If you have a kitten that you wish you could take everywhere with you – here you go! This is the Lollimeow backpack!  It’s built to be able to carry your small pet, while it can still see and breath because of the air holes and transparent window.  Isn’t it hilarious but still pretty cute!?

Would you carry your pet in this backpack?


Oh my WORD.  If you love chocolate…. make these Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies!  I’m making them again this week (tonight!) for friends that requested another batch.  The frosting puts them over the edge with decadence and chocolatey heaven.  Seriously – make these and you’ll be so happy you did!

What’s your favorite chocolate recipe?


Don’t forget to join us every Wednesday evening at 4pm EST for Happy Hour!



  1. Oh wow I had no idea there was a hello kitty movie on the way how amazing is that! I love that it is a character still going strong after all these years.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      She’s been around a LONG LONG LONG TIME! That’s for sure!

  2. I cannot imagine a Hello Kitty movie! Ha! Hello Kitty was around when my 33 year old daughter was younger, and she loved their cute kitten faces.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      HAHA! right? It’s weird to think about!

  3. I think the Lord of the Rings series has the potential to be amazing. I was a little concerned when I heard Peter Jackson would be in charge. The Hobbit trilogy was a dumpster fire that marred one of the greatest fantasy books of all time.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      I think so, too, girl. I thought Hobbit was NOT very good, too.

  4. Really like the mason jar kitchen set. Yes I get that look when someone adds one more dish to the sink while I am washing.

  5. Mary Edwards Reply

    There is way too many things I want to say about this post. I will narrow it down. I LOVE the kitty transportation. I wish my cats were still small enough to enjoy this.
    Those cookies look fabulous.
    Golden girl wine charms? I know JUST who to gift these to!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      HAHA! Yes, we chat about a lot of random stuff, hoping something interests each person that joins us! I love the kitty bags, too!

  6. I’m excited for the LOTR TV show. I hope it does the books justice, more so than the movies did.


    Loving the bath bombs. They’re super popular in our household as we all like to use them. They’d go down a treat!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Bath bombs are the BEST for baths! I love them!

  8. Oh my gosh, that cat backpack is hilarious. I have two cats, but I don’t think they’d like it in there. They’d be meowing angrily.

    I need to try those Goldfish recipes. We always have some in the house.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      I would pay to see your cats traveling around in that backpack!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      HAHA I do, too! A TON of cat loving people!

  9. Brianne Tursi Manz Reply

    Lord of the Rings fans will be excited to hear about this! I think it’ll be an awesome show. I love the two-piece elephant night light set! Love the colors!

  10. Kerrie Mendoza Reply

    I really love the night lights! They’re so cute and really affordable! If I had a kitten or a pup small enough, I’d get one of those cool backpacks!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      The nightlights are so fun and SO inexpensive!

  11. Reesa Lewandowski Reply

    Oh I need those wine charms for my friend for her birthday!! And I love the night lights!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      YESSSSSSSSSS I need them for my birthday in a couple of weeks!

  12. Oh my gosh I want those chocolate marshmallow cookies right now! Those look so good that my mouth is actually watering just looking at the picture.

  13. Love those watercolor markers… would be a great addition to an Easter basket.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Ohhhhh yes! PERFECT for the little artist in an Easter basket!

  14. Those chocolate cookies look so yummy. Can’t wait to try to find them. My kiddos would love them.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      You’ll have to make them…. you won’t find them, girl! 🙂

  15. My girls would love those earrings, they are so cute! The backpack with the cat, um no! I feel bad for the kitty. There is hardly any room in there.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      HAHA! I’m sure a cat wouldn’t mind for a bit, since they always crawl into small places, anyway! lol

  16. My oldest has been begging me for watercolor markers for so long. I’m going to have to check these out.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Aren’t they clever!? Never saw that before now!

  17. Amy Desrosiers Reply

    Chocolate covered Goldfish sound delightful! I also love that blue mason jar set! It is so pretty!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      There are a TON of great recipes in that Goldfish post – check them out!

  18. I love bath bombs, but those ones are so cute, I would hate to use them. Chocolate covered goldfish would be delicious! Now that my husband is retired, husband daycare seems like a great idea!

  19. Annemarie LeBlanc Reply

    Where can I find a husband day care? Maybe I can take advantage of their service? Haha. I think my husband would even find some of his buddies there too.

  20. Gladys Nava Reply

    These are amazing! I wanna try to eat that goldfish crackers, it looks interesting to make those recipes, Thanks for letting us know all that! AMAZING!

  21. This two-piece elephant night light set is so cute. My kid will love it. We need a night light for his room.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      I love them and can’t wait til mine arrive!

  22. I would totally watch the Lord of the Rings TV show. Thank goodness I already have Amazon Video. I used to play MASH all the time when I was a teen.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      I’m right there with you on the LOTR show, girl!
      MASH was so fun!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      They are wine charms! You put them on wine glasses 🙂

  23. Those watercolor pens are awesome!!!!!! I can’t wait to try them and I’m suggesting them also to my cousin who loves to use water colors.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      I hadn’t ever seen those before – so cool!

  24. Chocolate marshmallow cookies would be perfect for camping! The watercolor Pens look awesome too!

  25. How awesome that there will be a Hello kitty movie! I would love to see it with my daughter, I think she would enjoy it! btw , the kitty bag, how cool! I didn’t even know they had this for kitties!

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