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Morning Coffee (1/27) Peanut Butter Soda, National Treasure 3, Friends Reunion, Egg Earrings, Microwave Slippers + More!

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It’s Monday! Let’s kick off the week with a little bit of sass, some spunkiness, and some silliness, shall we?  Today, we’re feeling extra sassy 🙂

Grab a cup of coffee (or tea), sit back, and chill out for a bit with us this morning!  We’re so happy you joined us for our morning coffee!  We’ll meet you every weekday morning, right here on the blog, around 9am CST (7am PST, 10am EST) to share a cup of joe with you, talk about what’s on our minds, sneak in some awesome deals we spot, talk about our meal plans for the day, and anything else that comes up!  Feel free to chat it up in the comment section, and tell us how you’re feeling, what’s going on with your life, current events, things you’re excited about or bummed out about, and anything else you want to chit-chat about.

Now….refill that coffee and let’s get to chatting with our Morning Coffee!


Weird soda flavors

I (Sarah) am not known for sophisticated taste buds, basically if a kid will eat it, chances are that I will eat it as well. When a friend from Northern California sent me Lester’s Fixins Soda, I have to admit I was worried! There are a total of ten flavors of Lester’s Fixins Soda that include some weird sounding flavors like Buffalo Wing Soda and Ranch Dressing Soda; along with three different bacon flavors. Despite the weird flavors, Lester’s Fixins Soda is made in the USA with pure cane sugar.

The two flavors that I tried were Bacon Soda (original) and Peanut Butter & Jelly Soda. I tried the Peanut Butter & Jelly Soda first, which was a bright orange color. At first taste, it was like a really sweet V8 original beverage, not really much peanut butter flavor at all, but the jelly, if you could call it that was pretty strong. Mainly, it just tasted like sugary fruit punch that’s not watered down.

Then I moved onto the Bacon Soda, and the taste made me laugh. It was a reddish brown colored soda and it tasted a lot like the hickory smoke flavor that is in some types of bacon, but I was totally missing that bacon essence I wanted so badly.

Weird Soda Flavors

Other Lester’s Fixins Soda flavors include: Bacon Soda with chocolate; Bacon Soda with maple syrup; Buffalo Wing Soda; Coffee Soda; Maple Syrup Soda; Pumpkin Pie Soda; Ranch Dressing Soda; and Sweet Corn Soda. To find Lester’s Fixins Soda near you visit HERE!  Order online at Amazon! And, read about when Jeni tried some of these sodas HERE!

Which flavored soda do you want to try?

One of my (Jeni) favorite series of movies is National Treasure. It’s just so much fun to mesh real history with a fun treasure hunt!  I love history, and honestly… I love Nicholas Cage, too.  hehe! 😉 Anyway, it’s been a long 12 years since the last National Treasure movie was released (National Treasure 2)…. but guess what!?  National Treasure 3 is in the works!!!

The only information out there right now – Jerry Bruckheimer will direct, like he did with the first two, and  Chris Bremner will write the script.

For now, I’ll just keep rewatching the first two and get more and more excited!

Are you a history fan?  How about Nicholas Cage fan? 😉


These statement bracelets are so cute!  They definitely pull in attention… and there are 26 different colors/styles!  Each is just $9.99 + free shipping.

These dinosaur meat shredders are too cool!!!  Get a set for 50% off – just $12.95!


So this is some kinda weird news… not good, not bad, just in the middle somewhere!  Since November 2019, rumors were running around that Friends would have a reunion special or reboot. Marta Kauffman, co-creator, said that nothing scripted would be done, but a possible special IS on the table.  There’s just no word on when or what it would look like (other than it would be on the HBO/MAX network)… other than everyone involved is “interested.”  

Would you watch a reunion episode?

OHHHHHHH my (Jeni) gosh!  These Egg Basket Earrings are absolutely amazing!  How unique and funky and FUN!  I love sassy pieces of jewelry like this that really stand out.

Do you prefer understated jewelry, or do you like to wear statement pieces?

Just gonna leave this right here…. 🙂  *drools*

What’s your favorite ice cream treat?

These might be some of the most unique coffee/tea mugs I (Sarah) have ever seen… I see a lot with cute things on them or shaped in fun ways.  Some even have little animals inside, that peek out when you sip enough. But these Heart Shaped Tea Cups are so sweet because the liquid fills in the heart area only!

Are you and your significant other romantic?

Keeping on the cozy and sassy theme…these aren’t just slippers.  They are lavender-filled slippers!!!  You can even microwave them to help give off the lavender scent AND warm up your tootsies super fast.  Pretty amazing and cozy, right??

How do you get cozy?


Skillet Mac & Cheese… ohhhhhh, yah!  Now we’re talking my (Sarah) kind of meal!  I LOVE mac & cheese but it NEVER turns out properly.  I bet with this one, it’ll turn out perfectly.  It’s only five ingredients with optional add-ins.  Plus, it takes just 25 minutes to prepare! Hello, busy night meal!

What’s your favorite busy night meal?


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  1. gloria patterson Reply

    LOL some interesting stuff here…………….. BUT Peanut Butter Soda just turned my stomach reading the name. It is hard to believe that people would buy corn soda

  2. I am going out now to get the egg earings. I know bacon soda does sound a little off but I would love peanut butter and jelly with a fizz.

  3. Dana Rodriguez Reply

    Lester’s Fixins Soda??? Doesn’t sound too good to me LOL! YUCK

  4. Oh yes, I love Friends. I hope there is a reunion. It’s one of my fave shows.

    Those soda flavors are kinda scary. I don’t think I’d be bold enough to try one.

  5. Those soda flavors are just crazy. It’s cool that you were able to try a couple out. I do like Nick Cage so that movie should be fun!

  6. oh my goodness that twix ice cream bars looks delicious and i cant wait to see if i can find some here to enjoy!

  7. I’m not sure I could handle those soda flavors. They sound pretty nasty to me.
    I had no idea about the new National Treasure! I’m thrilled!

  8. Ok those soda flavours have me so confused, why? Does anyone like them – I NEED to know!
    I love the look of the slippers however, they look perfect for keeping your feet extra warm.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      HAHAHA! I like some of them – just as a taste, but not an entire bottle! But then, I don’t really drink soda!

  9. The skillet mac and cheese looks amazing. I told my kids we were having mac and cheese and hot dogs tonight, but maybe I’ll up my game and make this skillet mac instead.

  10. Those slippers will be mine! I was just sitting here thinking my feet were freezing MICROWAVABLE! Mind Blown.

  11. Amy Desrosiers Reply

    Cookies are cream ice cream bars? Yes please! I love anything with that flavor combo! Those slippers look so cozy too!

  12. I love that you shared bacon soda. I can’t remember a soda I tried once, years ago when I was Happily Blended blog. I think it was turkey something from an Izea campaign. They do make some fun sodas out there these days, curious if my PB & J fan will try that PB&J soda 😉 I doubt it.

  13. Those sodas sound absolutely disgusting. Whoever thought to turn them into a soda is a bit crazy in my opinion. 🙂

    I want a pair of the warmies slippers but now that I picture them sitting in my microwave after walking around the house kinda turns me off. I’ll have to check them out though because my feet get so cold during the winter months.

    The new cookies n cream twix will be on my list of goodies to try in the next few weeks.

  14. I’m pretty sure we got that brand of soda as a joke for my FIL. It was ranch flavor, and I did NOT try it, haha! These are fun ideas.

  15. I need to try those Twix ice cream bars! YUM! Also, would love a Friends reboot. I’m afraid they are going to do something similar to Full House and make a series about the kids.

  16. I am blown away by those unique soda flavors, sorta want to try them. Those warming slippers sound amazing! I have a rice pack I heat up for my neck and this is essentially the same thing but for my sore tootsies!

  17. Nope nope nope on the bacon soda and all the rest of them!
    We are all excited about National treasure 3

  18. I would not try any of those sodas. Bleh. I’ll take some ginger ale please.

  19. I’m up to try those soda flavors at least once just out of curiosity! I really like those bangles and not to mention really excited about that Friends special!

  20. I am also a big fan of National Treasure. All those treasure hunting adventures and rich histories are all so exciting! Can’t wait to know more about National Treasure 3.

  21. Thank you for the link to those beautiful bracelets. I’ve seen something similar but triple the price. Gotta love how affordable that one is.

  22. It would be a hard no for me on the funky soda flavors. I’m not even a fan of mainstream sodas. I would like to have those microwaveable slippers on my feet right now!

  23. Oh my… those soda flavors, sound interesting! I really want to try them!

  24. I never heard and seen a bacon soda and peanut butter and jelly soda. I also agree with mom’s luxuries.

  25. Mary Gardner Reply

    I am a National Treasure fan as well and am so excited for a new one! Those slippers sound great but not so sure about the sodas.

  26. Really wonder about that soda.. lol.. I haven’t had the real pb and j in a while too.

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