Happy Hour

Happy Hour (8/7) Buffalo Chicken Sliders, Mr. Rogers Game, Royal Pets, Golden Girls Party, Hocus Pocus Items, Strawberry Shooters + 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!

CLASSIC!  Buffalo Chicken Sliders totally encompass the classics of what Happy Hour appetizers are.  Plus, just LOOK at these things…. you can’t say no to these! 🙂

What are your go-to appetizers when you eat out?

To celebrate the amazing Tom Hanks movie, “Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” why not really embrace it!?  There’s a Mr. Rogers Neighborhood Board Game!  And it seriously looks fun…


  • Get the most Good Neighbor points when you get other players to match. Can you out-nice your opponents to victory?!
  • Be The First to Build Your Own Neighborhood of Mister Rogers’ Characters including Daniel Tiger, King Friday XIII, Mr. Mc Feely and More!
  • Contains 64 Character Cards, 11 Action Cards, 1 Pickup Card Reminder and Game Board.
Revisit your friends from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood in this game of light strategy and nostalgia. While it’s not a game for little kids, it is for those who grew up with Mister Rogers and wish to revisit the magic of his world.

What tv personalities helped you grow up when you were a kid?

If you have a pet, get ready to see it in a whole new light!  This awesome Etsy artist at ZKPortraitsWorkshop makes custom pet portraits – in royal form.  Yep, you can pick from different templates where they place your pet – a knight, an 18th century queen and more! You can even get up to 3 pets in a single portrait.  And they are HILARIOUSLY awesome!

What special things do you do for your pets?

Get your sweet tooth ready! These Dark Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes are all you’ll ever need 🙂 Made with  a cake mix and some simple little tricks, these absolutely delicious cupcakes will taste like you spent hours on them!  Plus, chocolate and cherry just pair so perfectly, you  can’t refuse them.

If someone surprised you with the perfect cupcake, what flavors would it be?

OMG! Why can’t it be my (Jeni) birthday every day!?!?  For the diehard fan (that’s me), this Golden Girls Party Set is everything!  I found this on Instagram and immediately fell in love.  They have napkins, plates, cups, table covers and more – all featuring the greatest show ever to air on TV…EVER! 🙂

What was your favorite birthday theme you’ve had?

Disney is the best.  So when I (Sarah) saw that Disney World is now selling this Bugs ‘n Grub Waffle Cone, it just made me even more mad that I can’t live in the Animal Kingdom.  I would plop a blanket on the floor anywhere there, and just live there!  The new cone is chocolate soft-serve, cookie crumbs, gummy worms, and a chocolate beetle.  Plus, the green waffle cone really sets it apart!  YUM!

What are your favorite Disney snacks?

Adulting sucks.  Seriously.  But this makes it a little better… I Adulted! Stickers for Grown Ups book!  It’s a gift book with hilarious tips for adulting and living a better life as an adult (seriously hilarious).  But the best part is that it comes with 100 removable stickers congratulating adults on a job done (well done or otherwise).

Who would you gift this book to?

You guys already know we love our nostalgia.  So Hasbro is releasing two new things for My Little Pony.  The new YouTube series is called, “My Little Pony: The Retro Show.” The first one (above) goes behind the scenes of a music video from the original series.

The second surprise is an Amazon-exclusive.  My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic characters redesigned to resemble the ones from the 80s.  They are up for pre-order now (only $24.99!) and will be out officially  on September 1st.

Are you enjoying the re-releasing of 80s toys lately?

Hocus Pocus items

HALLLLOOOWWWWWEEEEEN!!!  It’s only a couple months away, friends!!  If you’re a Hocus Pocus fan, you might be really excited to find out that now you can score some awesome stuff from Spirit Halloween, all based off the Hocus Pocus movie!  They have candles, shot glasses, costumes, figures, pillows and TONS more. Check it out!
What are your Halloween traditions?

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

Tonight, I (Sarah) am drinking Strawberry Shooters. Strawberry Shooters are a fun way to drink Amaretto. Basically you remove the insides of the strawberry, dump the Amaretto in and then top it off with whipped cream. Simple and oh so tasty, these are a great summer treat because the strawberry then becomes Amaretto flavored when you go to eat it.

Speaking of slushies and summer… I (Jeni) decided that since it’s been in the high-90s all week (and will continue to be) here in Dallas, I’m having this Smirnoff Frozen Cherry Limeade!  These are great, and SO easy to prepare. Freeze, squeeze and drink. Boom! Plus, they taste SO yummy and are super refreshing!

What are your favorite adult beverages?

Here’s a bitch and moan for the week – Angel Soft Toilet Paper.  I (Jeni) hate it. It’s one of those crumbly toilet papers. You know the kind, right?  They fall apart at the slightest amount of moisture. At least with public bathrooms, you get that cheap, super thin, 1-ply, toilet paper that literally feels like paper. But it doesn’t crumble!  It’s like Angel Soft is made from those dandelion “make a wish and blow” weeds or something.

I use Witchhazel for an astringent, as an anti-itch, for taking care of zits (because what 40-something year old doesn’t still get zits, right?) and a ton of other stuff.  It’s a great, natural product that works well. But when I don’t have a Kleenex or cotton ball handy, I just grab a piece of toilet paper to apply the Witchhazel. The second the liquid hits Angel Soft toilet paper – it’s like it start to disintegrate.  Then, I rub it on my face, and sure – it feels great – until little clumps and balls of it are now stuck to my cheek.

Forget about using it to clean anything, blow your nose or use it for scrapes and cuts, too.  You’ll just be left with crumbles!

Seriously annoying.  And I just bought a 12 pack because I couldn’t remember which of the toilet papers did this.  Angel Soft, Jeni. It’s Angel Soft! And since we’re all friends here, let’s be honest. It crumbles when used in the traditional toilet paper sense, as well.  Can I get an “Amen” to this!?

What is your go-to toilet paper brand?

This right here is the bane of my (Sarah’s) good night’s sleep. This is our smoke alarm which we nicknamed “Screamer.” This is the fifth smoke alarm that our apartment complex has put in our apartment. Unfortunately, this smoke alarm likes to shriek, scream, and make noise for absolutely no reason. It’s not because of heat, or the stove, or toaster. Instead it’s weird times like 2:00a.m., or when you are in the shower. But there is nothing more annoying than being woken up from a deep sleep by a smoke alarm crying wolf. 

Does your smoke alarm cry wolf for no reason?

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! 🙂

2,500 little stickers for only $9!?  SCORE! Perfect for rewarding kids, collections, planners….

It’s time already!  Score your fall t-shirts for just $13.99 each!  9 color choices, 6 designs and sizes up to 2x!

These lip balm tins are SO CUTE!  In this deal, you get 15 tubes for only $16.  They come in 3 sets: Kellogg’s, Jolly Rancher, and Hershey’s.  What an awesome deal!

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



  1. The sliders are making me hungry. So are the cupcakes! The fall t-shirts are adorable too. It will be hard to decide which one to buy – maybe all of them.

  2. Those pet pictures are real works of art and I hav to get them done for my dogs. Love the Golden girl and Mr. Rogers movie sounds so good.

  3. I love all those Hocus Pocus items! And I love Disney snacks. We tried a bunch when we went in June and I wrote a blog post on my faves.

  4. My mom used to buy me those tin lip balms! That smoke detector thing is eery! Maybe you have a ghost lol. I HATE Angel Soft! It’s terrible. I use Cottonelle Ripples. Get you clean if you know what I mean!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Ohhhhh I wonder if she DOES have a ghost! That would be fun! LOL
      Cottonelle Ripples- I’m on it! Thank you!

  5. Wow , I just got hungry just looking at those sliders. Yummy for the tummy. I’m a huge fan of the Golden Girls and I love the party decorations.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Seriously – I wanna live there and eat them with Sarah!

  6. Wow, lots of goodies today!! The buffalo chicken sliders look so good! I also think the Halloween stuff is really fun!!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      I’m all about the Halloween stuff coming out!

  7. I’m not a fan of buffalo chicken but I have some family members who would LOVE those sliders. As for me, I really want that Mister Rogers game. I’ve come to appreciate him more and more through the years.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      I totally know what you mean about appreciating him more and more!

  8. Kelly Stilwell Reply

    You had me cracking up with the sunglasses on backwards! Those cupcakes look so good! Happy hump day!

  9. I am a sucker for any kind of buffalo chicken. Those sliders look really good for a party.

  10. Buffalo chicken sliders are the BEST! I love buffalo chicken dip too. I’m ready for tailgating treats.

  11. those buffalo chicken sliders are incredible- def cant wait to dive in and to make afew for friends this fall

  12. Bugffalo Chicken Sliders are such a great dinner idea for tonight! I am sure that this will be a new favorite in our house!

  13. Yes! Angel soft if the worst toilet paper in the world! It is so pointless and not comfortable. Yet for some reason that is what they order at work.

  14. I love those pet portraits! Those Adulting stickers are great. I’ve been adulting for a long time, but I still want my stickers!

  15. Wow, those cupcakes look so good! I also loved those royal pets! Those little stickers are so cool, I bet my daughter would love them.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Thank you! And omg the stickers – AWWWEEEESOME!

  16. The Golden Girls party set is so cute. I also want to buy the I Adulted! Stickers its in my Amazon Cart now!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      HAHA! I LOVE the party set…. and YAY for you adulting! lol

  17. I am loving the adulting stickers. I could use some of those. I hate when toilet paper is crumbly. There are 2 brands that I prefer, Cashmere and Charmin.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      I’m gonna go with Charmin, I think! Thanks for the advice!

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