Happy Hour

Happy Hour ( 10/9) Chicken Parm Bites, Roller Skates, Alpaca Slippers, New Pumpkin Pie, Funny Elf Clothes, Cotton Candy Margaritas + 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!  

These Chicken Parmesan Bites sound like an AMAZING appetizer – but they could also be a great meal, too! Plus, they are really a very simple recipe, that doesn’t require much that you probably don’t already have in your kitchen.

What dipping sauce would you use for these?

If you’re a Hallmark Christmas movie fan – you’ll definitely want to check out this awesome Hallmark Christmas Movie Watching Necessities list! Even if you aren’t a fan, these make great gifts for the people in your life that can’t get enough of these movies!

Are you a Hallmark Christmas movie junkie?

Fashion Week is not something I (Jeni) am even remotely interested in.  However, this is pretty hilarious – because some of the models were wearing these “pedestal shoes” – shaped like dolphins leaping over waves. It just made the ridiculous fashions even more silly to me! 🙂

Are you a fan of Paris Fashion Week?


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Ohhhhhh, yah!  I (Jeni) could spend all day on these pretty little ladies!  I totally want to go roller skating now. Doesn’t that sound like a BLAST!?  Roller rinks aren’t very popular anymore….but I could totally go for an ICEE, crappy hot dog, and getting my boogy on while rolling around under a disco light! I was shopping for inline skates, and found these AWESOME Roller Skates for adults.  I think I’m in love!

Would you rock some roller skates?

Pumpkin Caramel Pecan Cupcakes.  Yep.  They are just about the most perfect fall cupcake with a beautifully rich pumpkin cupcake that is filled with a caramel pecan mixture.  It’s topped with a light pumpkin spice buttercream.  And yes, they are as good as they look, if not BETTER!

What are your favorite fall flavors?

Can we take a moment to appreciate these pastel rainbow Alpaca Slippers?  They are so much better than a classic bunny slipper…. and I (Jeni) am in LOVE with mine!  I have worn them every day for the last 3 months, and giggle every time I see them!

What animal would you like as slippers?

Here’s a really fun way to work up to the best day of the year (for some, at least!).  These 12 Days of Christmas Surprise Boxes from Bad Habit Boutique are  made for women and girls, and have 12 different gifts, so you can countdown from the 12th-24th!  They have AMAZING items inside, so they are kind of pricey – $129.  BUT you can save $30 on one with the code in this post!

What fun traditions do you have for the holidays?

That classic Libby’s pumpkin pie recipe we all know and love will never change.  It’s been around for 75 years!  BUT WAIT – it has changed!  For the first time ever, they updated their recipe and call it New-Fashioned Pumpkin Pie.  It’s creamier and includes both evaporated and sweetened condensed milk. 

Do you make a classic or twist on the classic pumpkin pie every year?

Do you have an Elf that scouts out your kids behavior every year?  Do you dress it up? These clothes are cracking me (Sarah) up so much – it’s so silly and fun!  I love the gingerbread costume for it – that’s my favorite 🙂 See all of these fun Elf on the Shelf clothes!

What do you do with your Elf?

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

White Russian Milkshake. Nothing beats a delicious milkshake, especially with liquor in it. 😉  White Russians are my (Jeni) favorite cocktails.  I LOVE them!  But a White Russian Milkshake?  I’m sold… especially since it’s still in the 90s here in Dallas, Texas! 

What is your favorite milkshake?

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!

Do you like flavored margaritas?

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


I (Jeni) am incredibly ticklish. Like, VERY ticklish.  You can touch my leg, and there’s a 50% chance I’ll cringe and pull back because you accidentally tickled me.  So I REALLY hate when people purposefully tickle me.  Just because my natural reaction is to laugh, does NOT mean I’m having fun or loving it!  

I can’t help but laugh – it’s seriously a major flaw in the human body, I think.  It sends the WRONG message.  It isn’t fun, it doesn’t feel good and it isn’t funny.  My laughing is involuntary.  I can’t stand being tickled, and if it’s done to me on purpose, I am NOT responsible for your injuries.

Do you like being tickled??

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?

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! 🙂


Ahhhhhh!  These slippers are hilarious and awesome all in one!  They are supposed to look like Chucks, and really seem like they would be super comfy.  They are only about $20, and there are tons of styles and colors.

If you know a Golden Girls fan (or you are one), this would make an awesome gift!  It’s a Golden Girls bundle that includes shot glasses, Mad Libs, and 2 of the Golden Girls games! It’s $58 for all of those things.

WOW!  Grab this Wilton 101 Cookie Cutter Set for less than $10 right now!  It has alphabet letters, numbers and something for every holiday!

Ahhhhhhh! We love watching those Tasty cooking videos on our Facebook feeds… and you know Jeni loves to bake!  The Tasty Dessert Book is on  sale for only about $13 right now!

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



  1. Oh my gosh there’s pumpkin caramel pecan cupcakes I need! Holy cow they are making my mouth water as I’m reading this post. I am definitely going to make these.

  2. I bet I would love those cupcakes. Yum! And I need one of those cotton candy margaritas, plus the Tasty Dessert book. I do have a big sweet tooth.

  3. were huge fan of chicken parm but i never thought to make little bites out of them 🙂 Yum and always love how you have such great ideas on this post!

  4. Ashley Saunders Reply

    Those roller skates are bringing back memories of a bruised bottom lol. I was not good on those things to save my life.

  5. It is always kind of fun to see what kinds of looks come out of fashion week. Those shoes are crazy!

  6. Those chicken parm bites look so yummy. I can’t wait to make them for my guest. The next time I have a gathering.

  7. I had a pair of pink/white roller skates growing up. Until I was about 13, I didn’t skate a ton but after that, it was an obsession until I graduated high school. I’ve been skating as an adult but had to hang up the skates permanently due to health issues. It makes me sad and some of my best memories were made at the rink.

  8. Lots of fun stuff! Those chicken bites remind me of Chik Fil A nuggets. I also love rollerskating and miss the days of going to the indoor parks.

  9. After seeing that delicious slice of Libby’s pumpkin pie, I’m craving a slice so badly right now! And those little chicken bites are a family favorite over here. The kids all love them, and the adults as well!

  10. Marisela Zuniga Reply

    wow, those dolphin shoes are crazy lol! I love the alpaca slippers

  11. While those “pedestal shoes” look cool, that’s a big NO for me to try to wear. They would wind up as a decoration somewhere in our place! Those roller skates bring back so many memories!

  12. I want the Alpaca Slippers. They would make me giggle every day, too.

  13. OMG! Those shoes! lol I want those cupcakes. I love pumpkin everything. I always make a classic pumpkin pie. I do like to try other pumpkin desserts but the pie has to stay the same. Those alpaca slippers are so cute!

  14. Those Chicken Parmesan Bites look divine! I will make them for dinner!

  15. Those pedestal shoes are hilarious. The alpaca slippers are so cute I want a pair myself. AND where has the cotton candy margarita been hiding my entire adult life lol.

  16. Annemarie LeBlanc Reply

    The Alpaca slippers are so cute! That will definitely keep my feet warm this fall and winter season. I would also like to try the cotton candy margaritas! Looks so deliciously refreshing!

  17. I love Hallmark Christmas movies and I’m actually so looking forward to watching countdown to Christmas which will start later this month. That said, I’m going to check those necessities, for sure.

  18. Does caramel count as a fall flavor? Because that’s definitely my fave! Or you know what? Cinnamon too – I adore working with cinnamon during this time of the year.

  19. Those Chicken Parmesan Bites look delicious. Also, I am addicted to Hallmark Christmas movies, I cannot wait to start watching them

  20. I want those Chuck slippers. They are so cute! I love pretty much any flavor of margarita. I don’t drink them nearly enough, lol.

  21. I took my kids roller skating a few weeks ago, and let me tell you…it is not like riding a bike! I was TERRIBLE! But those skates are so darn cute, I’m willing to relearn.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      OMG I haven’t been on a roller coasters in a long time!

  22. Those pumpkin caramel cupcakes, and cotton candy margarita is calling my name. I am going to try it.

  23. Those Chicken Parm bites look delicious! I’m sure a platter of those would not LAST when we have family or friends over

  24. How do I sign up for on of just about every item listed here!? Especially the Golden Girls?

  25. When I was growing up we spent quite a bit of time roller skating. Around home and at the rink.

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