Happy Hour

Happy Hour (11/6) Mini Quesadillas, Christmas Unicorn, Elf on the Shelf Cereal, Golden Girl Paper Dolls, Apple Cider Champagne Cocktail, Not Facts of Life + 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 today.  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!  

Mini Quesadillas – ohhh yes!  This is an amazing appetizer, that’s for SURE! These feature something out of the box – wonton wrappers!  Sounds like a great app for football games OR holiday parties this year.

For the sweet tooth appetizer lovers…  Apple Butterscotch Cookie Cups – OHHHHH YAH!!!! These babies are definitely one to put on your fall dessert recipe checklist! There is butterscotch in the cookie cup AND drizzled over top the spiced apples.  Mmmmm!!!

What’s your favorite fall dessert?

Christmas has been taken over by UNICORNS!!  This is too awesome – it’s a 6 foot unicorn Christmas lawn decoration!  It is white with a pink tail and mane, with iridescent horn and wings. Plus, it has 160 white LED lights on it! A six-foot unicorn on your lawn – you’ll definitely be the talk of the neighborhood! Get it at Home Depot.

Do you have lawn decorations for the holidays?

Here’s a cool story!  This dude in France, named Jean-Jacques Megel-Nuber bought a tiny house. He packed it full with secondhand books and drives it around to small villages.  He wanted to offer books to those places that don’t have bookstores anymore. How cool is that!? Read more HERE.

What would you do with a tiny house? Live in it, or something else?

YESSS this is a real thing, friends!  Elf on the Shelf Cereal! It’s a red and green sugar cookie flavored cereal (OMG!!) with tiny marbit marshmallows mixed in.  SO FUN!  This will be available any day now – I (Jeni) suggest getting the “in-stock” alert from Walmart.com!

Do you and your family have an elf?

What do you see? It’s an animal.  I (Sarah) usually can’t see these things, and they give me headaches.  But I was surprised that I could actually see the animal in there!  I’ll put the answer to it under the last Morning Giggles meme so you can check if you’re interested!

Did you see it!?

While everyone else is lighting their pumpkin vanilla caramel latte apple orchard pie candles, I (Sarah) am over here adding these 716 Candle Co. candles!  They come in tons of different scents – like beer and soda.  They are hand-poured, upcycled cans and soy.  Wouldn’t they be great gifts?

What’s your favorite candle scent?

What’s this magic???  Golden Girls PAPER DOLLS,  you guys!  And they even have holiday clothing to put on them!!! Go print yours HERE! Yes, yes, I (Jeni) know I’m obsessed – but you already know this!

Do you know someone that would love these?

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

Apple Cider Champagne Cocktail.  Every word of that is screaming, “JENIIII!!! MAKE ME!!!!  DRINK ME! LOVE ME!”  The recipe calls for brandy or rum…whichever you prefer.  I prefer rum!  It truly sounds so refreshing and fancy and fun, doesn’t it!?  

Have you ever heard of a “shandy” before?  I (Sarah) hadn’t until now… and I WANT!  This Pumpkin Apple Shandy cocktail is totally perfect for fall. It’s literally just pumpkin beer, apple cider, and bourbon. Check, check, and check!  Oh, and I Googled, “what is a shandy” and for those that don’t know (like me), it’s a beer mixed with a clear lemon-flavored soda. In this case, apple cider.

What fall flavors do you like in your cocktails?

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

Seriously.  Ladies.  You are beautiful just the way you are. I (Sarah) don’t wear makeup.  I appreciate it, but don’t wear it. I can’t even imagine having my face painted like these ladies.  PLEASE stop with this crazy makeup trend – everyone doesn’t have to look like the same person! We aren’t all Barbie dolls. And PLEASE stop with the filters. Just be YOU!  GAH! 

This annoyance is coming from everyday life and seeing otherwise beautiful girls, look like just a face of makeup.  It’s supposed to compliment your face and features, not CHANGE them. And it’s also coming from this article I found…. It’s so sad! These women don’t even look like themselves after the make is on them!

What trending fad is annoying to you?

December 1st, Lifetime is airing You Light Up My Christmas. The executive producer and star of the movie is Kim Fields – from Facts of Life. But guess who else is going to be in the holiday movie!? Lisa Whelchel (Blair), Mindy Cohn (Natalie) and Nancy McKeon (Jo).  Awesome, right!?

WRONG. This is the bitches & moans section.  Why would I (Jeni) be bitching about one of the all time greatest TV shows EVER?  Because this isn’t a Facts of Life reunion.  It’s a holiday movie, staring the girls… but it’s not Facts of Life. I thought for a second, that it was a holiday movie about the characters – but it’s not 🙁  I’m really sad that they didn’t go full on Facts of Life for this movie!

Are you still excited to see it, even though it’s not about the characters we know and love?

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! 🙂

This amazing Embossed Cookie Rolling Pin is so cool!  Your Christmas cookies can be so pretty this year with one of these – and this one is just $6.50!!  Be sure to pick the fastest shipping method at checkout.

These adorable Christmas Spirits Long Sleeve Shirts are just $15.99 and come in three patterns with five color choices!

Unicorns VS. Llamas Monopoly game.  Need we really say more!?  It’s $19.99.


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



  1. My kids used to love Elf on the Shelf! I might get that cereal for memories sake. It looks fun.

    I would so put that unicorn in my yard but my husband would be all “WTF?”

  2. Once again, you brought some amazing stuff to us. I’m in love with those pop can candles. That is super cute!

  3. I’m making quesadillas for dinner tonight, but I never thought about making mini quesadillas with wonton wrappers. What a brilliant idea!!!! Also, I really want that embossed rolling pin!

  4. I love those characters and will watch the movie because I love those characters and I am a sucker for Christmas movies. I can NEVER see those design things.

  5. WHAT THE F was the ANIMAL IN THE FUZZYYYY!!!!!! I even tried to cheat by scrolling through the memes and reading everything but I don’t see the answer! LOL! I NEED TO KNOW!! hahahahahahaha!

  6. I still think it be fun to see the movie. Even if the facts of life characters are not playing those characters. Now that I know going into it that they aren’t I will not have that expectation.

  7. Those little cookie cups look amazing! Oh my gosh! Definitely bringing those to a family thing this weekend <3

  8. The Elf on a Shelf cereal looks and sounds so funny! I love the embossed cookie cutters! I just bought one yesterday for decor.

  9. I think it’s great that this guy is bringing books to places that don’t have bookstores. There is so much joy in reading.

  10. Stefani Tolson Reply

    I so want that unicorn for my front lawn. I would be the envy of the neighborhood. 🙂

  11. Apple Cider Champagne Cocktail! A fancy perfect for Fall cocktail! We should try it in one of these evenings!

  12. I saw a panda, but it took me a really long time to see it. I’ve never been very good at these things.

  13. The tiny house bookstore is such a neat story. I love to hear heartwarming stories where others give back!

  14. What fun stuff! Again, can I just have everything mentioned in this post? Those drinks look so yummy and that Elf on the Shelf cereal…. good stuff! 🙂

  15. Love that unicorn in the yard and can’t believe only a month left for the Christmas. Though I’ll miss the Holiday season in the US this year!

  16. I love that rolling pin! I have a couple of embossed rolling pins and I think they are great!

  17. The embossed rolling pin is a genius idea. I can’t wait to see what kinds of patterns I can find.

  18. The mini quesadillas look so good! I just had quesadillas for dinner yesterday! The apple cider drink looks so pretty too!

  19. Kita Bryant Reply

    Nothing helps me and my family relax quite like a good selection of snacks. It is one of the best parts of happy hour for us!

  20. We do not have an elf. My daughter has questioned why the elf doesn’t come to her house, but I know i have no creativity when it comes to moving said elf.

  21. That mini quesadillas and cookie cups is calling my name. I am going to give it a try. As usual your post make me happy to read.

  22. I remember the hours I spent trying to get the tape back into the cassette. Bleh.

  23. That Apple Cider Champagne Cocktail Looks amazing. The heck with the holidays. I’m going to make some this weekend!

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