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Morning Coffee (3/8) Date Night Wheel, Golden Girls Gifts, Dinosaur Mug, Umbrella Academy, SnoCone Pickles, R2D2 Piggy Bank, Strawberry Cream Cheese Shortcake + More!

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This week, we had great conversations about 90210 & new, experienced drunk Texas, tried 5-ingredient meals, ate a ton of sweets, and had an awesome week with you all!

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!


This, friends, is the Date Night Wheel!  Obviously, it wasn’t my (Jeni) idea – I got it from a post on Facebook where some guy put restaurants on a See & Say.  When his girlfriend couldn’t decide what to eat, he would spin it!  Bryan and I have date night every Friday night.  It’s our time to unwind together and get that quality relationship bonding stuff into our busy lives on a  consistent basis.  So, we took the idea and ran with it!  We even have a “phone a friend” spot, so we can call a friend and do whatever they suggest for date night! In the Wild Card folder, there are about 10 other ideas, like bowling, go for a drive in the country (there’s a lot of that in Texas!), play pool & darts, watch the airplanes at the airport….stuff like that.  It should be a lot of fun planning date night every week now!  GRAB ONE HERE FOR ONLY $11.68!

What date night suggestion should we add to it!?  Give us your favorite ideas!

Jeni is my bestie.  Her birthday is coming up in less than a month (April 1st), so I’m always looking for fun Golden Girls items that she doesn’t already have. I mean, the woman made a Golden Girls Gift Guide, for Pete’s sake!  She knows just about every GG product there IS! Now, I’m not a Golden Girls fan.  But when your best friend is a die-hard, 20-year cult following, 100% crazy fan of something, it somehow gets into your life.  Kind of like how my love of sharks has seeped into her life, since I’m her bestie. 🙂

Anyway, I found some pretty fun items, and I know that a lot of our friends here on Morning Coffee are also Golden Girls fans, so I figured you would all appreciate these, even if I can’t! 🙂  Here are some of the gems I spotted that aren’t already on her GG Gift Guide:

Do you have a bestie that’s obsessed with something you don’t like?

Are you a Golden Girls fan, too?


108 unique colored gel pens for $13.98.  WOW!

Did you know Tasty makes cookbooks!?  This Tasty Dessert cookbook is just $13.51 right now, making it the perfect gift to give yourself 🙂

Dinosaur Taco Holders.  Need we really say anything else!?  They are under $12, and they come other dinos AND other creatures, too, including this Unicorn Taco Holder!

It’s a Unicorn Color Changing Mug! And it’s under $13 – isn’t it adorable!?


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.

Do you have a dream coffee mug!?

My (Jeni) sister is watching The Umbrella Academy. Right now, I’m binging on something else, but I’m pretty excited to see it.  I’m curious what other people think of it, though, because we really have very little in common when it comes to shows we watch and movies we enjoy. However, I saw the trailer and I’m pretty excited about it, so this might be one of those rare times we agree on something!

Have you watched? Do you recommend?

Do you love pickles?  I mean, do you REALLY LOVE PICKLES?  Because The SnoCo Pickles brand created snow cone-flavored pickles.  Basically, flavored pickles, because snow cones don’t have a specific flavor other than sugar, really.  The flavors include strawberry, tropical pineapple, sour green apple and more. They come in 12 snack pack bundles, or jars.

Would you try any of these?!

Well look at that!  It’s an R2D2 Piggy Bank!  It even whistles, beeps and bops (or whatever the sounds he makes are called!) when you insert coins!  My  (Jeni) boyfriend is a Star Wars NUT, plus he ALWAYS has a ton of change, so I’ll definitely be gifting this to him someday!

Do you still have a piggy bank?


strawberry cream cheese shortcake recipe

Last year, I (Jeni) decided to make strawberry shortcake for dessert – but I wanted to do something different with it and add some flavor….so I created this Strawberry Cream Cheese Shortcake!  The strawberry flavored cream cheese mixture is a great addition and really adds  kick to plain strawberry shortcake!  I’m making this again tonight and am pretty excited.

What desserts are you making this week?


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




  1. So much Golden Girls swag! I love it. After all these years, my obsession with The Golden Girls has never waned.

  2. I feel like I need that dinosaur taco holder. How fun.

    I need to make that strawberry cream cheese cake. It looks scrumptious.

  3. My husband and I just finished watching all of the Umbrella Academy. We really enjoyed watching this show and can’t wait for more to come out.

  4. That date night wheel is such a clever idea! But you know, I’m going to need some of those taco holders. They are amazing!

  5. There are so many awesome thoughts you shared in this post. Those Golden Girls gift ideas are hilarious! I would want them. I also got a kick out of the colour changing unicorn mug. That would brighten anyone’s day!

  6. Gervin Khan Reply

    This is such an interesting blog to read and get ideas for all our date night at home. So many great series to watch especially the “Umbrella Academy”. Hope to finished it as soon as possible to start the next series in line.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      That’s great that you’re watching Umbrella Academy and enjoying it – makes me want to watch it even more now!

  7. That taco dinosaur holder is so cute. I need an adult version but with a wine bottle. Golden girls are my favorite I am a different one all the time

  8. Well, first I get the right pictures under the right color of pill, and then I would choose the red pill. I’m 60 and so I’d gain 10 years!

  9. This Unicorn Color Changing Mug is so cool. My kid will go crazy over this!

  10. NYC Single Mom Reply

    I love that Golden Girls is still popular, love all the swag. And I so recommend the Umbrella was my binge show last week. And I would take the blue pill. Not a fan of regrets but I do think there are few thinks I like a do over in the past 10 years.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      I’ll take your advice about Umbrella Academy!

  11. Oh, I didn’t know Tasty makes cookbooks. I have always enjoyed watching their videos and have followed their recipes. Thanks for sharing that. I will have to grab me a copy of their cookbook.

  12. Mary Edwards Reply

    That date night wheel is awesome! I LOVE this idea. I’m going to set up a wheel like that for us!

  13. That date night wheel is great! I am happy with most of the choices I made in my life, so I’ll take the blue pill, please!

  14. I guess I need to learn something new. Considering trying out the strawberry cream cheese cake. Hope I could make it well.

  15. Give me ALL of the Golden Girls gifts!! LOL!! I have a GG board game I got for Christmas I have yet to play…oops!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      HAHAHA! You need to play it! I have all of them, and they are ALL really fun!

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