Happy Hour

Happy Hour (4/10) Chicken Parm Sliders, Wine Umbrella, Wonder Woman Apron, Hot Honey, Caffeinated Toothpaste, Jelly Bean Cocktail, Stupid Calories + 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!  

This morning, I (Jeni) had to make another batch of my brand new recipe: French Toast Cupcakes with Maple Bacon Frosting.  Ohhhhh yah, lovelies!  Anyway, they were requested by a friend, so of course, if I can spend time baking, I’m game!  I kept a few off to the side to enjoy tonight for Happy Hour, though! This is my treat tonight!

For me (Sarah), I need something salty and savory tonight!  This Chicken Parmesan Slider Bake looks like something that’s PERECT for a great group of friends kicking back for a fun Happy Hour, doesn’t it?

Are you a sweet or savory fan for pairing foods with alcohol?

How fancy is this? It’s a wine bottle umbrella!  My (Jeni) sister is a big wine enthusiast and hates when it rains, so I’m thinking this is the perfect gift for her! There are two different types and they are under 10 bucks each – sweet!

Hmmmm…. I (Sarah) know the rules, and know I HAVE to pick one.  So I’ll go with the red door.  I’ll take the money!

Which door do you pick if you HAVE to pick one?

Well there’s an apron any woman would be proud to wear! 🙂  This is a Wonder Woman apron and guess what – it’s only $10!!  How cute is that?  And it’s the classic Wonder Woman costume…er… “uniform” which makes it even better!
Do you wear aprons in the kitchen?
Last night, my (Sarah) boyfriend and I went to a friend’s house for dinner. She served fried chicken with this weird, hot honey stuff on it.  Turns out, it’s called Mike’s Hot Honey and it’s absolutely AMAZING!  I want it for pizza and breadsticks and maybe even to drizzle on my salads!  Seriously – this stuff offers the sweet and heat you expect, with a special kick.  Check it out!
Have you tried anything lately?
Oh my goodness.  These Balloon Animal Dog Earrings are the cutest!!!  Who thinks of these things!?  Who was like, “Let’s make balloon animals – specifically dogs – into stud earrings for women.”  Brilliant and unique and so much fun!  They come in different colors, too.
Do you own any unique jewelry?

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

I (Sarah) am totally into this Honey Lemon Vodka beverage right now, since I’m sick. It feels amazing on my sore throat. And the booze helps the pain too! 😉  It’s like and delicious and sweet and yummy and and and…. mmmmm!

A Jelly Bean Cocktail seems like the perfect spring treat, doesn’t it!? I (Jeni) am totally down for it! The recipe is SUPER easy, and I could definitely use the liquors again for other fun treats, so it’s worth buying them!  mmmmm! JELLY BEANS!

What are you sipping on today?

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

This is my (Sarah’s) dirty little secret. Fingernails that I bite way down until they peel and bleed around the cuticles. I’ve tried those bitter polishes, hypnosis,  acrylic nails, manicures, even counseling and nothing keeps me from biting my nails. I bite them because I hate the way nails feel on my fingers. Lately my boyfriend has been bringing up how much my nail biting bothers him, so I’m trying again to stop and it’s sooo hard!

If you are a fingernail biter why do you bite your nails? If you used to bite your fingernails, I would love to hear how you stopped!

Ok.  Friends.  I (Jeni) am FLOORED.  Around October last year, we (the boyfriend and I) changed ourselves drastically.  We had physicals and our doctor was concerned about our health. Since then, we’ve lost a ton of weight, gotten out of the danger zone on our bloodwork results, and feel amazing. Our entire diet changed…. we aren’t dieting – the way we eat just changed completely and we’ll never go back!

I still cook meals for friends and family (casseroles and other goodies) and I bake quite often.  But I don’t actually indulge as much as you might think. Anyway, now that I watch what we eat, I read labels more.  And I was SHOCKED at the amount of calories in a can of chili.  I mean, seriously – look at that!!  I’m floored and grossed out now.  I HATE CALORIES!!!

Have you given up any foods because of the calories?!

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! 🙂

OMG these Personalized Beach Bags are TOO CUTE!  And they are just $9.99 each. They would be really great to organize the kids’ items on vacations, right?!  There are 4 color choices and TONS of fonts.

They are BACK!  These Electronic LCD Drawing Pads are on sale right now for just $12.99 and they are so freaking awesome.  I (Jeni) keep one in my car for quick reminders, and one on my fridge to keep lists.  My sister keeps one in each of the back seat pockets in her car for the kids.

Seriously…who else is super excited for the Game of Thrones return!? They made us wait WAY too long!  This gift guide offers some super fun options to help you celebrate the premiere!

Score a 6-pack of Vinyl Coasters for only $4.95!  How FUN!

Here’s a SWEET deal for the ladies that like to paint their nails! This 4-pack of ZOYA nail polish is just $15!  And these colors are pretty amazing, aren’t they!?

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



  1. The Wonder Woman apron is a must-have and the vinyl record coasters will certainly be a conversation starter. All the food looks tasty as well.

  2. OK I definitely am going to be making those French toast cupcakes. I am pretty sure that will go down very well in our household. Yum.

  3. Sure many people will enjoys the Wonder Woman apron, drinks and other items you pictured. Sure they will be popular items

  4. Kerrie Mendoza Reply

    I’d be interested in trying those French Toast cupcakes! The maple bacon frosting sounds interesting! I’d much rather pair savory foods with alcohol. For some reason, I like eating chocolate while drinking a beer!

  5. French toast cupcakes?! Yes please. They sound incredible. I am SO excited for Game of Thrones on Sunday. Finally!

  6. Brianne Tursi Manz Reply

    Jelly bean cocktails? You have my attention! The wine bottle umbrella would be a cute little Mother’s Day gift for my mother-in-law.

  7. Amy Desrosiers Reply

    Hot Honey & Chicken parm sliders?! Sign me up!! These sound amazing!! My girls bite their nails and I hate it!!! Just be aware when you do it and stop lol!!

  8. I’ll take the time machine. I can make the money when I go back and bet on all the winning games! Ha! Then I could go back and not make the same mistakes I did back then.

  9. Those food and drink recipes I definitely want to try out! I would love to make them when we have people over. I feel like we always make the same few things, so this would be nice to freshen things up.

  10. French Toast cupcakes! This is such an awesome idea! My family will love for sure!

  11. I seriously need the wonder woman apron! That’s how I feel when I am in the kitchen cooking amazing meals for my sometimes less than grateful children . I am wonder woman and I need an apron to show it!

  12. I’m really excited about Game Of Thrones! Mike’s Hot Honey sounds delicious, I’ll have to look for it.

  13. I want those chicken parm sliders… I love cheese, I love buns 🙂 The hot honey looks so good!


    Oh I want to try that honey!!! My kids would love those sliders!

  15. I have never heard of Mike’s Hot Honey before, but it sounds delicious. I’ll have to give this a try!

  16. I’ll choose the red door too because if I have that kind of money, I think I can buy me a soulmate as well as a time machine. Hahahaha! JK. That’s too funny!

  17. So many fun things wow! I would love that wine umbrella and the hot honey is fun!

  18. I love wonder woman and I need that apron! It is so cute! I’ve been thinking of one of those umbrella’s but just wasn’t sure. Thinking now I need one of each. Thanks for the great list. I love your Happy Hour feature.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Seriously, that apron is amazing!
      We love having you here, girl!

  19. Those Zoya colors are fantastic! Those would be fun to add to my collection. I’ll have to check out your GoT gift guide.. so exciting that Season 8 is here!!

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