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Morning Coffee (10/14) Enough Pumpkin Spice, Target Disney, Magic Pan, Vegan Disney, Carrot Cake Jam, Loaded Pasta Shells + More!

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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!

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I (Sarah) loathe Pumpkin Spice flavoring. I love pumpkin scents and flavors; I love spices scents and flavors, but when you mix the two together, I just don’t care for it. I know, I know, how dare I not like Pumpkin Spice, everyone loves it but me it seems. I’ve come to expect Pumpkin Spice Latte’s at Starbucks, and even Pumpkin Spice Oreos, but this year, it seems there’s more Pumpkin Spice than ever before.

Pumpkin Spice Morsels instead of chocolate chips, pumpkin spice lip balm, pumpkin spice tea and Pumpkin Spice Peeps are just a few of the gross Pumpkin Spice things I’ve spotted so far this year.  Oh, and now there is even pumpkin spice SPAM,and pumpkin spice cough drops!

Are you a pumpkin spice fan… or are you like me? What new pumpkin spice products have you found?

There are 25 Target stores around the US that have a Disney store inside of them!  And guess what!?  2 of them are really close to me (Jeni) here in Dallas, Texas!  I went to check one out, and it’s pretty cute!  I thought maybe it would be an actual small store inside the store – with walls separating the Disney section.  But it was really just an area dedicated to Disney stuff – although it looked super cute and almost felt like walking around a Disney store!

It wasn’t as big as I thought it would be… but I also am just used to going to a really Disney store.  They are about 750 square feet (so, still pretty large) and there are over 450 items (including 100 that, until now, were Disney retail location exclusives)!  

Here’s a list of where you’ll find Disney store at Target right now (another 40 being added by October 2020):

  • Allen North #2516: Allen, Texas
  • Austin NW #1797: Austin, Texas
  • Bozeman #1237: Bozeman, Montana
  • Brighton #922: Brighton, Michigan
  • Chicago Brickyard #1924: Chicago
  • Clearwater #1820: Clearwater, Florida
  • Denver Stapleton #2052: Denver
  • Edmond #1398: Edmond, Oklahoma
  • Euless #1368: Euless, Texas
  • Houston North Central #1458: Spring, Texas
  • Jacksonville Mandarin #1300: Jacksonville, Florida
  • Keizer #2110: Keizer, Oregon
  • Lake Stevens #1331: Lake Stevens, Washington
  • Leesburg #1874: Leesburg, Virginia
  • Loveland #1178: Loveland, Colorado
  • Maple Grove North #2193: Maple Grove, Minnesota
  • Mobile West #1376: Mobile, Alabama
  • Murrieta #1283: Murrieta, California
  • New Lenox #2028: New Lenox, Illinois
  • Pasadena #1396: Pasadena, Texas
  • Philadelphia West #2124: Philadelphia
  • San Jose College Park #2088: San Jose, California
  • South Jordan #2123: South Jordan, Utah
  • Stroudsburg #1260: Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Waterford Park #2068: Clarksville, Indiana

Is there one near you, and have you checked it out!?

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This Zoppan Travel Wallet is calling my (Jeni) name!  I love it for every day use…it has a spot for everything, is super cute, comes in tons of colors AND it’s only $14.99!  I really like these wallets that I can put my phone in, too.

Check that out!  This Red Volkswagon Van Mug is the perfect gift idea for a friend of mine (Sarah) that loves the classic vans.  It’s just $9.90.

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The Masterpan

Excuse me?  What is THIS magnificence!?!?  This, friends, is The Masterpan.  It seriously ROCKS at helping with less dishes, and getting more done at one time.  I (Jeni) NEED this in my life. No, but seriously. I NEED it!!

What kitchen gadget, appliance or clever addition do you NEED in your kitchen?

If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, AND love Disney World – you’re in luck! They just launched new menu items (over 400) at ALL of their quick-service AND table-service restaurants: vegan!  The plant-based options include Dole Whip, Chocolate Avocado Mousse, and even Asian Dumplings. And Disneyland will introduce them in 2020.  Read more HERE.

Are you vegan or vegetarian?

Here’s an awesome way to get your day going in the right direction, every day!  This Two-Minute Mornings Journal looks amazing.  It prompts you to answer three simple questions, which will help you feel more calm, positive and focused for the day! 

How do you stay positive every day?

Trader Joe’s has a Carrot Cake Spread.  I (Sarah) am not too fond of carrot cake, but this actually sounds pretty delicious.  It’s made with real pieces of carrots, plenty of different kinds of fruit like pineapple and orange peels, raisins, autumnal spices, plus cane sugar and molasses for sweetness.

What would you use this carrot cake spread on?

This is too cool, for the tea lover!  It’s a two-sided tea stand so you can store your teas… and it’s super compact, too, so it doesn’t soak up a lot of space.  Plus, the little bins are removable, which makes it really convenient and easy to use. It can even store up to 100 bags!  I (Jeni) just bought this for my sister as a Christmas gift, since she loves tea.

What’s your favorite type of tea?

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Ok, these Fully Loaded Pasta Shells are AMAZING.  You can stuff them with whatever you want, and I (Jeni) give you 2 yummy options, and you can take it from there!  YUM YUM IN MY TUM tonight for dinner!

What’s cookin in your kitchen?

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32 Comments

  1. Yes, I am one of those pumpkin spice freaks. But I don’t like everything. Some stuff tastes weird. Like I’m betting that Spam tastes weird.

    I’ll have to try the carrot cake spread. I tried the cinnamon bun one and loved it!

  2. ohhhh my gosh- yes im a huge pumpkin spice lover ha and totally fine with admiting it- grabbing that carrot cake spread bc my husband is a HUGE fan of it!

  3. I am not really a pumpkin spice person. I am so happy that Disney will be offering more vegan/vegetarian options. When we went there was not much for my daughter to choose from. She would like to have more that just a salad.

  4. Ice Cream n Sticky Fingers Reply

    I will have to show my daughter all of these pumpkin spice snacks. She loves it but I’m not a fan.

    I love the Disney store but I found them overly expensive for what it is. I’d rather find Disney merch at other locations. Our Targets don’t have Disney merch but we do have a Disney store not too far from us.

  5. I am so excited about Target Disney, my hubby and credit card might not be as happy as me, but I cannot wait to go shopping

  6. Amy Desrosiers Reply

    Pumpkin Spice Spam has got to be a joke lol!!! I love PS flavor, but not everything is meant to be spiced!!!

  7. Pam Wattenbarger Reply

    I got really excited about Disney store at Target but then I realized there won’t be one near me. Oh well, maybe in the future

  8. That’s funny that there are is so much Frozen merchandise coming out! I’ll have to see if one of our Target stores has the mini Disney store in it.

  9. I totally cracked up when I read the “Watching an exercise infomercial because I’m too lazy to get up and change the remote.” meme. I actually am fascinated by exercise videos and so I often watch them while sitting on the couch! I’ll eventually start it over and do it, but I usually just start out watching!

  10. I heard about Disney having it’s own little store inside Target. I am really excited for that too. I can’t wait to go check it out.

  11. Marisela Zuniga Reply

    oh wow, I didnt know there was pumpkin spice lip balm lol

  12. Is that a Burt’s Bees Pumpkin Spice that I see?! Oh my goodness!! I need it… now. I am sure my mother would love it as well.

  13. I hate pumpkin anything. I’ve used canned pumpkin to make dog treats. I just don’t get the craze.

  14. I don’t like pumpkin spice. Period. I like the really scary pumpkin: check engine light….

  15. Wow! I didn’t know Burt’s Bees made a seasonal Pumpkin Spice chapstick! But I’m not brave enough to try the Pumpkin Spice SPAM!

  16. I love pumpkin spice! I should try those pumpkin spice flavor!

  17. I am a pumpkin spice fan. I actually been eating pumpkin ice cream and enjoyed some chocolate mousse pumpkins too. I’m going to check that spam for sure.

  18. Oh yes please! Give me ALL the pumpkin spice and Frozen things please!!!! 🙂

  19. We got a Disney Store in our Target too which is funny because we also have a real Disney Store not too far away. Oh well, I love Disney so I’m not mad lol

  20. I’m not a big pumpkin flavor except very simple things like my trifle or mousse, but keep it out of my coffee. And other strange flavors too. I don’t want my coffee tasking like blueberry cobbler.

  21. Agnes Dela Cruz Reply

    Oh, that Spam pumpkin spice flavor! Who would imagine that a can of SPAM revolutionizes its flavors!

  22. Pumpkin spice frenzy! I’m not so sure about the Spam pumpkin spice but I’m curious. Awesome that Target is going all out on the Disney costumes. I’d love to get my hands on that travel wallet! So handy!

  23. I have not seen Pumpkin spice Spam yet… But…That’s just not right! I think the pumpkin Spice craze is quite funny

  24. I like pumpkin spice, but not see in spam yet. Now I got that too. Regarding Disney store in Target means more expenses while shopping int he Target with kids.

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