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Morning Coffee (10/15) Dog Costumes, Toys R Us Again!, Skull Candle, Unicorn Slippers, Mickey Oven Mitts, Carrot Cake Donuts + More!

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I (Sarah) am over here laughing so hard, I might pee my pants!  These dog Halloween costumes are cracking me up so badly!!  I don’t have a dog, however, I can definitely appreciate them. Amazon has some seriously hilarious Halloween costumes for pets. Above, I compiled my absolute favorites.  Those are some really well behaved dogs that will let someone put a costume on them, and then pose for a picture!

Oh, and don’t worry – cat lovers, there are also costumes for your furry little friends, too.  I don’t know if the cat Halloween costumes crack me up more, or if it’s just the unimpressed faces of the cats.  Oh, man, this was a great way to start off a Tuesday morning! 🙂 Hope you got a giggle out of these, too!

Do you dress your pets up for Halloween?

So, Toys R Us.  It’s been a roller coaster ride, right?  I (Jeni) was pretty devastated when they closed, and over the moon when I found out they were opening again this fall – just two stores: one in Houston and one in Paramas.  They even just launched the new website last week.

It’s really weird, though – because they STILL haven’t announced WHEN those two stores will open, other than saying “this fall.”  It’s already October 11th, and there’s still no word.  It’s making me nervous and I’m thinking it might not happen.   

Also, They partnered with Target to get their brand back. This might just be a really smart way to get back on their feet. It’s just weird because the ToysRUs website doesn’t actually sell anything.  Every product link goes directly to the page for that product.  Probably really smart of them financially… just weird for the shopper!

Cross your fingers this works!  Read more HERE.

Do you think the relaunch of Toys R Us will be successful?


Wine Lip Gloss.  Yes! They are little wine bottles AND they even have wine extracts in them!  A set of 6 is only $8.99.

This cool Black Skull Candle is $36.99 – a little pricey, BUT it’s so cool!

These Soft Printed Leggings are so cute…. like, seriously SO CUTE!!!  There are 2 sizes and 45 different pattern choices.  Each is just $9.99!


Uhhhhhhhh… am I (Sarah) dreaming?  These are amazing slippers!  Light-Up Unicorn Slippers, to be exact!  They aren’t just cute with that adorable face, either.  They are super warm, and LED lights in the cheeks cycle through rainbow colors!!  RAINBOW CHEEKS!  This just got added to my wishlist 🙂

What’s on your wishlist?

Sloth plush

OMG!  If you love sloths, but can’t get a real one…here  you go!  The perfect solution!  This adorable Wild Republic Cuddlekin Three Toed Sloth 12″ Plush is the coolest thing we’ve seen all week.  It might not move super slowly up trees, and look cute while it eats and sleeps….but this one is potty trained and doesn’t need to be house broken 😉

What animal would be your dream pet!?

This might be the coolest jewelry box EVER!  It’s compact, but holds a ton of different types of jewelry.  It has multiple compartments that are lined with a soft fabric to catch small pieces.  And there’s even a ring roll. I (Jeni) love how the jewelry all hides in a box, and opening it is so different from other jewelry boxes.

How do you store your jewelry?

I (Jeni) love these things.  Look at the image.  Pick out the FIRST animal you see.  Then, go HERE to see what that says about your personality!  I did it and I saw a wolf – which I think totally described me!

What animal did you see? Did it describe you?

OMG.  I (Sarah) wish I knew how to cook better. Then I might feel like I deserve these Mickey Mouse Glove Oven Mitts!  Actually – forget it! I DO deserve them!  🙂   Maybe they will even help make me a better baker and cook when I wear them.  You know, because of Disney MAGIC! 🙂

Are you a good cook or baker?


Seriously, you cannot go wrong with these amazing Carrot Cake Donuts!  The cream cheese icing is out of this world… although you could always use canned frosting, too.  Either way, they are moist, delicious and absolutely AMAZING for a Sunday brunch!

What’s your favorite thing to have for brunch?


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  1. I love that skull candle. And the wine lip gloss is adorable. Hmmmm Christmas for myself, maybe?

  2. I love the pet costumes. I got a shark hat for my cats, and they hate it. I don’t think they’d try anything else, sadly.

    I would gobble up those carrot cake donuts. Holy crap, yum.

    • I don’t think too many cats like costumes. Cats are so finicky and stubborn even though they are lovable.

    • I’m partial to the Wonder Woman, Superman, and 50’s girl dog costumes.

  3. My senior dog never tolerated costumes well but I would love to dress her up as a lion. I a good off-the-cuff cook. Bread has always been my downfall.

    • Bread is actually easy to make if you use a bread maker, it does pretty much all the work for you!

    • Carrot cake donuts sound like the perfect breakfast treat for Fall!

  4. That is strange that Toys R Us is being redirected to Target. It seems like a smart move since Toys R Us was always overpriced in my opinion. But if they can bring more toys to Target and introduce a line of toys that feature the Toys R Us brand, it would be a good move. However, making an independent store, probably not wise since it previously failed.

    • I agree! I think they could use the Target in store model that they are using with the Disney Stores inside Target stores with Toys R Us. Add a mini Toys R Us inside of a Target store with prices that Target shoppers can afford. That could succeed!

  5. I am a huge skull fan and actually have many displayed around my house all year round. That candle is awesome and a must have for me!

    • It looks like a really cool candle. I hope you pick one up for yourself!

  6. The stormtrooper dog costume is so cute! If I had a dog, I would put him in it. My daughter and I woudl be fighting over those light up unicorn slippers. They are fabulous!

  7. Amy Desrosiers Reply

    Now that I saw the rooster first in that mashed up picture, I have to agree with the meaning. Also, I had to grab my husband! My husband saw the wolf first!

    • These kind of things are so fun because everyone sees different things first. I’m sure there is a scientific reason for who sees what object first, but I don’t know what that reason is.

  8. Although I don’t dress my pets up in costumes, I enjoy seeing other people’s pets dressed up. Some of those costumes are so cute. Even though I’m a dog person, I got a bigger kick out of the cats in costumes. (Just like you, I think it is their expressions.)

  9. Dog costumes are my favourite thing. My sister tried to dress her dog but he usually pulls it off.

    And I totally want that sloth!

  10. I am the mother of 7 kids and I NEED Toysrus as a local store option! I think about it every toy holiday and every birthday one of the kids or their friends has. My son wants a motorized scooter and I want him to try one in person but no store does that…. but Toyrus would have! I miss that store so much!

  11. Wine Lip gloss! Love this idea and I would like to try it! Sounds awesome!

  12. That wine lip gloss is really unique. Also, leggings overload lol. I love leggings and will definitely have to check out that store.

  13. I enjoyed reading your post! Those unicorn slippers are the cutest thing I’ve seen today and those dogs’ costumes are hilarious!

  14. OMG, those pet costumes are amazing! Also, I miss ToysRus but the new store doesn’t remind me of the big old store that would bring all the feels when you walked in as a child.

  15. Those Mickey oven mitts are adorable!

    Also, I miss ToysRUs. Shopped there every year for my kids when they were little.

  16. oh, my goodness! Those outfit and unicorn slippers are sooo cute. I would love to get a pair for Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

  17. I have to get those unicorn light up slippers for my granddaughter when I get paid. They would make a great Christmas present!

  18. Nikka Shae Reply

    I so love the animal costumes during Halloween! I’ve seen some really cute ones too!

  19. My cousin’s youngest would love those Mickey Mouse glove oven mitts. He’s a fan of everything Mickey. I always get a kick out of the pet Halloween costumes. My dog would totally hate wearing one though.

  20. Tiffany La Forge-Grau Reply

    I need to get some of the Mickey mits! I have been needing a new pair anyway. Lol!

  21. mya kroeplin Reply

    going though target is probably smart for them, but yea, def weird for the shopper. I kind of need those slippers.

  22. I had no idea the store was opening again! This makes me so happy and that cat costume had me cracking up.

  23. Sandy Klocinski Reply

    Awesome skull candle! And I would sure like to have some of those carrot cake donuts! Target/Toys R Us makes a good combo

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