Happy Hour

Happy Hour (9/25) Cheesy Pepperoni Buns, Saved By The Bell, Color Change Pumpkins, Iced Coffee Beer, NBC Streaming Service, Black Christmas Trees + 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!  

Whaaaat? Cheesy Pepperoni Buns!  These yummy treats are only 6 ingredients and take about 20 minutes to prepare.  Hello, quick and easy dinner or yummy appetizer!

What else would you top on these buns?

If you were a Saved By the Bell fan (or still are!), listen up! There’s a reboot in the works!  So far, Mario Lopez and Elizabeth Berkley are a solid “in” for the reboot, however, the other stars haven’t joined the cast yet.  Bummer, right?  Not sure how that will really work. It’s supposed to air on NBC’s new streaming platform, “Peacock” in April 2020 (read below in my bitches & moans about that!).  So, I (Jeni) am not that excited, and am more disappointed.  How can you have Saved By the Bell without Kelly and Zack and Screech and Lisa? Read more HERE.

What do you think about the reboot?

Be on the lookout!  This brand new Hersey’s Whopper mashup bar is coming at the end of the month (that’s any day!) and will be exclusively sold at Walmart!  mmmmm sounds and looks TASTY!  Funny  thing is, in 2005, Hershey’s released pretty much an identical product with a different name! 🙂

What’s your favorite chocolate bar?

Here’s a FUN way to change up your fall and Halloween decorations this year: color-changing ceramic pumpkins!  There is a haunted house-themed pumpkin (6.5 inches tall) and witch-themed pumpkin (9.5 inches tall). And they look ADORABLE sitting next to each other!  They cycle through shades of blue, purple, green and red!

What are your favorite fall or Halloween decorations?

Blue Moon is one of my (Jeni) favorite brands of beer.  And now, I love them even more because they just released a new Iced Coffee Blonde Beer!!  Here’s the description: “Iced Coffee Blonde’s flavor is a blonde-colored wheat ale with bright coffee aroma and mild malt sweetness for a balanced taste and clean finish.”  UHHHH sign me UP!

What’s your favorite brand of beer?

There are advent calendars, but then there’s this… a Nightmare Before Christmas Countdown Clock!!  It’s not JUST for Halloween  – you can flip the block and keep using it for Christmas! It’s Hot Topic’s way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the movie. How fun and festive is this!?

If you or someone you know is a Grey’s Anatomy fan…. This McDreamy Candle is a necessity! 🙂 Since he recently died in the show, so this is a fun way to keep him alive! 🙂  The descriptions says it “smells like a fresh Seattle breeze off the ferry boat on a beautiful day to save lives.”  Plus, it has over 100 reviews giving it 5 stars!

Are you a Grey’s Anatomy fan?

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

Pear is a seriously underrated fruit for the fall season. It has such a deep, creamy, fresh flavor, so this awesome Sparkling Pear Spritzer is right up my (Jeni) alley! It’s only three ingredients, too!

This is the Jack-O’Blask – Captain Morgan’s lattes release! It’s a pumpkin spice flavored spiced rum… which sounds AMAZING to me (Sarah!).  I like little shots – and this one comes in a bottle in the shape of a pumpkin!

What are your favorite seasonal beverages?

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

I (Jeni) am so upset about all of these streaming services coming out.  I get it – they all want their own service. But dang… it’s becoming the cable wars all over again! People turned to streaming services because it had everything in one place.  Now, we’ll be starting all over with more streaming services coming every few months, it seems!

We have Netflix and Hulu and Amazon… but then Disney wanted in.  And now NBC is launching “Peacock” starting in 2020.  And Peacock is taking all of those awesome NBC shows from Netflix and Hulu, to put them on their own service.  UGH!  We’ll all be paying as much as we did with cable, eventually,  if we get all of these services.  It’s irritating!

I’m really  sad because two of my favorite shows, The Office, and Parks & Rec are moving from Netflix to Peacock next year. I rewatch those a couple of times a year, and won’t be getting Peacock, so I guess I need to get the seasons on disc!

Here’s more about the stupid new Peacock service.  *crosses arms and pouts*

What streaming services do you use?

So, I (Sarah) love classic Christmas.  I’m not begrudging anyone of their flash and flare and adding their own styles.  I’m also not complaining that people do it – but this is the “Bitch &  Moan” section, and so here, I am free to bitch and moan! 🙂

Black Christmas trees are a new-dish fad, and I don’t like it.  I like classic, live, green Christmas trees!  I’ve been seeing a lot of these lately and just roll my eyes.  If you love them – great!  I don’t, so I won’t be getting one, and I’ll be secretly  rolling my eyes every time I do see them! haha!!

See a bunch of them HERE.

What new fads have you seen that you don’t like?

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! 🙂

I (Jeni) own this food storage AND mixing bowl set and LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!  I paid way more for it, so you guys are getting a great deal! It’s the Pyrex 12-Piece Food Storage Set or 8-Piece Mixing Bowl Set for only $14.99 (regularly $47.99) from Macy’s!

Taco earrings for $20?  SOLD!

These Silicone Shot Glass Molds are SO COOL!  You can use them for making ice shot glasses, or pour chocolate into them for an extra sweet shot!  Plus, there are lots under 10 bucks!

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



  1. What a great roundup of things. I am loving the tank and I think it says a lot in a few words.

  2. I’ve got to grab that McDreamy candle. And those color changing pumpkins are adorable. I’m more of an Amazon Prime mom too when it comes to crafts.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      HAHAHA! I love that candle, and the pumpkins… HELL YAH!

  3. I’m getting that Hershey/Whopper bar when I see it for sure. Yum!

    I’m not a fan of black Christmas trees. Not for me. And I’ll probably end up with Peacock but all these streaming services are getting annoying.

  4. Your happy hour posts are so fun! I currently have Netflix and Hulu (and Amazon Prime, but that’s more about my shopping habits), but I’m thinking I need to cancel either Netflix or Hulu! It’s getting crazy with all the streaming services coming out.

  5. Sandy Klocinski Reply

    What an awesome collection! Those color changing pumpkins are great. Don’t much care for the black Christmas tree though

  6. Yum! These Cheesy Pepperoni Buns are really appetizing! I love the cheesy flavor and the buns. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I’m starting to look forward to your weekly roundups. They really make me smile. Black Christmas trees!?!?!?! No. Just no. But I love those little taco earrings.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Hey Sue! Thanks so much – but we aren’t weekly – it’s daily! 🙂 Hope you’ll come back!

  8. That’s a great deal on the Pyrex. I’m not really a fan of the black Christmas tree (or any other color besides green), but I guess a lot of people like it.

  9. One of my friends just posted about that new Blue Moon coffee the other day! She said she wanted to try it.

  10. I am all about that McDreamy candle and the pear spritzer. In fact, the two of them together just might make a day perfect, in my book.

  11. Oh yes! I remember Saved by the Bell show. Such good memories and a beautiful period of my life! I am curious to watch the reboot!

  12. I could see myself making the pepperoni buns for my next gathering.i know my family would love the recipe.

  13. Agnes Dela Cruz Reply

    I can’t wait for the weekend! Such a treat what you shared to us. My nephews and nieces are excited for the Halloween!

  14. Those color changing ceramic pumpkins are absolutely epic! I’d love to decorate our living room with those – my son would adore them!

  15. Thanks for the heads up about the Hersey’s Whopper mashup bar. Whoever thought of that combo is a genius. 🙂 Can’t wait to grab a bite.

  16. Great round up, I think I need the McDreamy candle in each room of my house, lol

  17. I can agree with the making eye contact with a child falling asleep! My son is so good, even after he’s sleeping, if he feels my eyes move his way he wakes!

  18. Those buns remind me of bagel bites, the frozen pizza snack.. cool!

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