Happy Hour

Happy Hour (9/11) Mini Shrimp Rolls, NES Coasters, Cinderella Latte, Grace & Frankie, Malibu Pumpkin Colada + 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!  

We love cute appetizers. Who doesn’t, really?   These Mini Shrimp Rolls are no exception! They are way too cute!  They feature  horseradish and King’s Hawaiian rolls-  what  clever way to use those, right!?

What is your favorite mini appetizer?

Score these awesomely retro NES Coasters, even if you don’t  use coasters!  I (Jeni) don’t… although I guess I should?  I also don’t make my bed, but insist on a cute duvet cover 🙂  Anyway,  you get 8 double-sided  coasters featuring these awesome games: Super Mario Bros., ExciteBike,  Metroid, Super Mario Bros. 3,  Super Mario Bros. 2, Donkey Kong, Duck Hunt, and The Legend of Zelda!

Which was your favorite  NES  game?

Here’s a fun, feel-good story  for the day! This guy, Edi Okoro, snuck his girlfriend’s engagement ring into her photos, without her knowing, for an entire month!  He figured he would keep going it  until the perfect moment hit, or he got caught, then he would propose. Read on about the story and what happens, and see the 20 photos HERE on his Facebook post!

How did your hubby or wife propose?

These Coconut Crunch Bonbons are 5 ingredients,  super crunchy,  and totally coconut-y! 🙂  They are  super fast and easy to make – so they become the perfect last minute treat or dessert.  Plus… COCONUT!

What’s your favorite coconut treat?

This Memo Mountain mountain range cork board might be the cutest ever cork board!  Not only is it slim in design, so it can go anywhere, it is shaped like mountain ranges.  But the best is the little green tree thumbtacks that is comes with!  So cute and unique!

How do you organize your memos and photos?

Have you had a Starbucks Cinderella Latte?  It’s a new, and popular drink that an Instagrammer made famous!  So how can you order a Cinderella Latte?

  1. Order a pumpkin spice latte – hot, iced or frozen
  2. substitute 2 of the pumpkin spice pumps  for white mocha

That’s it!  If you try, let us know what you think!

What’s your favorite Starbucks drink?

I (Jeni) LOVE the Netflix original show, Grace & Frankie. It’s one of my favorite shows!  And GREAT news – they are renewing for a 7th season.  Now, BAD news-  it’s the final season.  Poo. However, it’s awesome that this is officially now the longest running Netflix original series!  How cool is that!?

Are you a Grace & Frankie fan, too?

This is weird, and amazing, and yummy!  Borden is celebrating the Texas State Fair by  releasing these State Fair flavored milks – only at Kroger in Dallas, Houston, and some places in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.  I (Jeni) tried them for my snack blog, Snack Gator,  and OMG they taste EXACTLY like they should, without being overly sweet!

Do you live somewhere that you could grab these? And would you try them?

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

Sparkling wine and cider is SUPER popular, so sparkling tea? Why not!?  I  (Sarah)  saw this Loverboy Sparkling Hard Tea, and I’m super curious about it!  It comes in flavors like White Tea Peach and Hibiscus Pom… with no sugar and just 90 calories.  Sign me up! They sound REFRESHING!

How does a Malibu Pumpkin Colada sound?!  Sounds  AMAZING to me  (Jeni)!  The recipe is simple enough – but where do you buy pumpkin juice!? I’ll have to figure it out fast, because I NEED this drink in my life!


50 ml Malibu Original

75 ml Pineapple juice

50 ml Coconut cream

10 ml Fresh lime juice

10 ml Pumpkin puree or juice


Fill a shaker with ice cubes.

Add Malibu, coconut cream, lime juice, pumpkin puree/juice and pineapple juice.

Shake and strain into a chilled glass (pumpkin cup) filled with ice cubes.

What’s your favorite happy  hour or “wind down” beverage right now?

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

I  (Jeni) was watching The 100.  I love that show, and  the boyfriend and I were SO excited for this latest season  (season 6).  I mean, seriously, we had to watch other  series just to distract ourselves from the “forever” wait until the season was released on Netflix – so we can binge and not have to wait all week for each episode.  Anyway, it’s on.  We watched one episode and are both  so let down.  We’re heartbroken!  That was 2 weeks ago and we haven’t watched another episode or even talked about it, other than complaining.

I hate it when a great series with so much  potential, takes a stupid turn and ruins my enthusiasm.  We’ll keep watching, hoping it gets better, but we aren’t as excited, that’s for sure.

Have any shows you watch disappointed you?


One of my (Sarah’s) biggest pet peeves is robo-calls on my cell phone. Despite being registered for the Do Not Call List and giving out a specific phone number every time I make any kind of transaction, it seems like every hour of every day I am getting robo-calls. I used to answer the calls, then I started letting my voice mail pick them up, and now I’m stuck clearing voice mails constantly. How many ‘free trips to the Bahamas’ and free ‘adjustable beds’ can you possibly win in a lifetime? So far, it’s 8 this week, and yet, I’m still sitting in Southern California instead of the Bahamas! lol

Have you put your number on the do not call list?  Does it help?

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! 🙂

Score these SUPER  cute Muk Luks Gianna Shoes in pink or teal for just $14.99 + FREE shipping!!  I (Jeni) can’t decide between them, but at this price, I might just get both colors 🙂

This Coffee Makes Me Poop mug is too funny… and so true! 🙂  It’s only $12.99.

This adorable retro tin wall sign for the kitchen is just $16.60 – and SO CUTE!

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



  1. The mini shrimp rolls look amazing! I had to stop reading and go bookmark the recipe before coming back and seeing those bonbons. Coconut Crunch – yum!

  2. If it has shrimp my son would love it and those roll look like a keeper. Grace and Frankie is one of my favorites too, can not wait to binge it.

  3. I love Grace and Frankie! It is such a great show. It is sad to see it end, but I am enjoying the ride! Those NES Coasters are amazing! Was my first game system as a kid!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Heck yah! One last season – I bet it’s amazing!

  4. I want those flavored milks! I’m in Texas, but not near any of the places you listed. Boo. They need to come to San Antonio!

    And I love those NES Coasters.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      HAHA! They really are pretty delicious – I wish you could try them!

  5. That proposal is the cutest thing!!!!! I can see through his photos that they have a friggin’ HILARIOUS and fun relationship!

  6. I love how creative that guy was with his proposal. My husband proposed at the park we went to on our first date. He said “I love you like Dr. Pepper…only better.” and then a bunch of other stuff, but the only thing I remember is the Dr. Pepper line. 😂

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      OMG that’s an amazing story!!!! thanks for sharing!

  7. I have never had shrimp rolls, but if it is anything like a lobster roll I will be all over them! Those bonbons look amazing too!

  8. Tomorrow, Starbucks has Happy Hour. I am so tempted to ask for a Cinderella latte to see if they can make it.

  9. I’d love to be eating those bonbons while watching Grace and Frankie. But I’m really bummed too that it’s the last season. Noooooo!

  10. I really want to try the Malibu Pumpkin Colada. It does say pumpkin puree OR juice so I am good to go. I haven’t watched Grace and Frankie yet but I will add it to my list.

  11. Those shrimp rolls look delish! I’m excited about another season of Grace and Frankie!! Yay!

  12. Annemarie LeBlanc Reply

    I love the shrimp roll meal idea. That looks so delicious. I wanted to make some right away but… I don’t have shrimp! Ugh. Anyway, I will make sure I get shrimp tomorrow so I can satisfy this craving!

  13. I love Grace & Frankie it’s so funny! I also love the pine tree pins they are adorable. My husband needs the poop cup!

  14. As a longtime fan of Cinderella, I definitely need to try out the Cinderella latte sometime soon. Thank you for the heads up!

  15. Agnes Dela Cruz Reply

    Interesting place to spend time with friends. I love the mini shrimp rolls!

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