It’s Monday! To get your week started off on the right foot, we’re chatting about uplifting, fun, and silly stuff today!
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!
Hey Hey Hey my lovies!! OH man, did I miss Morning Coffee and our fun chats! I loved the emails I got from some of you, too, saying you missed it, as well. That made me so happy 🙂 I explained my absence HERE, but would rather focus on some happier stuff this morning!
For the last year and a half, I’ve really changed my entire lifestyle. I quit smoking (I know – gross), started working out regularly for 2 hours a day with cardio and weights, and eat really well now. And it’s made a HUGE difference in my life, that’s for sure. I lost nearly 40 pounds so far and feel great. I share some pretty silly “after workout” pics on my Instagram, too 🙂
One of the best parts of my new life and routine is BodyFit by Amy. It’s a personal trainer (Amy) on YouTube that I found when I was looking for workouts with a kettlebell. I started with her 10 minute routine and now do the 40 minute hardcore HITT workouts! She goes through two pregnancies in about 5 years of filming, so one of her focuses is on pregnant women workouts.
Above is one of my favorite workouts she offers so far!
There are thousands of these types of channels on YouTube and people constantly tell me to check out this one or that one or this lady…. but I stick to what I love and know and am comfortable with right now 🙂 I’m pretty loyal, and love the routines – plus, she’s always uploading brand new workouts so it never gets old!
Do you have a workout routine you love? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!
Good morning!! It’s great to be back, isn’t it? 🙂 I (Sarah) am going to talk about something on the completely other end of the spectrum from what Jeni talked about today. Ice cream. But not just ice cream… cheesecake ice cream!! It’s a far cry from workouts and eating healthy, for sure!
So The Cheesecake Factory is releasing some yummy new ice cream in March – just a few months of waiting isn’t that bad, is it? The Birthday Cake and Salted Caramel sound best to me. Who am I kidding? They ALL sound best to me! I can’t wait til March now!
- Cookies & Cream: Cookies & cream cheesecake ice cream with chocolate cookie swirls]
- Key Lime: Key lime cheesecake ice cream with graham swirls
- Birthday Cake: Cake-flavored cheesecake ice cream with cake pieces, swirls of icing, and candy sprinkles
- Strawberry: Strawberry cheesecake ice cream with strawberry and graham swirls
- Original: Cheesecake ice cream with graham swirls
- Salted Caramel: Caramel cheesecake ice cream with sea salt caramel and graham swirls
- Chocolate: Chocolate cheesecake ice cream with rich chocolate fudge swirls
What’s your favorite kind or flavor of ice cream?
These adorable Lucky Shirts are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day – which is coming sooner than you might think! These are only $16.99 + free shipping each, and there are tons of options for shirt colors, ink colors and designs!
This is so clever! Mon Cherry not just an adorable set of measuring spoons – the leaf is also an egg separator! I (Jeni) LOVE this! It’s $15.20 for the set, and totally worth it! Plus, the 4.5 star rating is pretty encouraging.
If you’re a Friends fan, this is for you! There’s a Cards Against Humanity Friends expansion pack called The One With All The Cards! Only 1,200 have been reportedly made so you’ll wanna grab them fast HERE. There are 90 black cards (questions) and 144 white cards (answers) with some blank ones, too! It’s sold out on Amazon, but you could keep checking back!
Which games do you like playing with your friends?
Who doesn’t love carbs!? If you can’t eat them… maybe you can vacation in them! HA! This hotel room at Refinery Hotel in New York is called Bread and Breakfast. Cute, right? It’s a limited time room that even has a mini bar stocked with pastries! You also get baguette slippers you can take home, and features a bread slice headboard, bread-printed comforter, and even bread wall paper! Book the room and see more HERE!
What’s the craziest hotel room you’ve ever stayed in?
I, Jeni, am a HUGE Golden Girls fan. Kind of a ridiculous fan, really. It’s my absolute favorite show of all time. One of the best gifts I ever received was this amazing Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai book. It covered EVERYTHING from the characters and actors to tons of behind the scenes stuff about guest stars, the set, the wardrobe and each of the episodes. I’m loving this book and totally suggest it to any Golden Girls fan!
There are already a TON of Baby Yoda products out there now…. and a lot that are being released in a few months! Included in the latter is Build-A-Bear! Yep! Build-A-Bear is making a Baby Yoda! There was a quick sneak peak of it – the image on the left – but not much else is known about it. Should be FUN!
Calling all Harry Potter fans! That’s me – Jeni!!! I am SUPER excited about this news – Target is selling Harry Potter themed dinnerware and it’s so pretty! Right now, our dinnerware is Star Wars – yah, we’re those people 😉 but I’m thinking we may need a little makeover to the magic side!
Are you an HP fan? What house do you belong in!?
I (Sarah) love chicken and I love Italian food, so this Creamy Tuscan Chicken is right up my ally! It seriously uses all the perfectly Italian flavors, too – sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, oregano, garlic… even parmesan! And look at it…mmmmm!
What’s your favorite way to cook chicken?
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