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Morning Coffee (2/24) Cinderella Castle Redo, McDonald’s Candles, Pretty Pit Bulls, 6-in-1 Cake Dome, Scratch & Sniff Wine Book + More!

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Monday is here – but never fear!  You’re here with us 🙂 Disney to McDonald’s, dogs to popsicles – we’ve got your brain-stimulating conversations all right here!

NEW HERE?  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 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.

Fill up your cup, prop up your feet, and let’s CHAT!


Happy Monday, friends!!  I (Sarah) am in a bit of shock this morning.  As you guys know, I’m a Disneyholic.  I love everything Disney!  So when I saw that the Cinderella Castle at DisneyWorld is getting a makeover…. I didn’t really know what to think.

I love the idea of growing with the new stuff.  But I love Disney BECAUSE it’s classic.  So, here’s what’s happening:  We don’t know exactly what it will look like, but we’ve seen mock-ups.  And it looks like it might be pink with blue and gold. Renovations will go on through the summer, and start in just a few weeks. And that’s it!

I still don’t know how I feel, but I do like the new look….  READ MORE

Are you a fan of change with classics?

Do you love McDonald’s?  How about Quarter Pounders?  This is so funny…. McDonald’s has a Quarter Pounder Club, and to join, you have to love Quarter Pounders.  HAHA!  And they have MERCH, you guys.  MERCH.  Quarter Pounder merch, and it’s hilarious! But the best… brand new candles!

The candles come in a set of 6, with each having a scent associated with a Quarter Pounder: bread, ketchup, pickle, cheese, onion, and beef.  Yes.  This is a real thing! is the official website, and you can score tons of awesome Mickey D’s stuff.  Click on the  Quarter Pounder Club, and you’ll find a calendar, and a locket necklace.  Coming soon – those awesome candles, and even more! HAHA! This is too funny!

What’s your favorite fast food joint?  How about your favorite candle scent?


These Big Feet Slippers crack us up!  They are just about $20 and definitely make a statement…while keeping your feet nice and cozy 🙂 

If you’re a planner person – this is for you!  These awesome Essentials Planner Stickers (there are tons of styles!) are under $6 and have 150 super cute stickers in each pack to help you organize your life!

A Bob Ross Talking Keychain.  Under $9.  What more could you want!?  Treat yo self! 🙂


OMG… this is so cute!!!  Photographer Sophie Gamand adorns pit bulls with beautiful flower garlands – adoptable pit bulls.  She does this to make them more approachable and to bash the stereotypes. Each one’s personality SHINES in her pics, and they are heart-melting!  READ MORE

What kind of dog do you like?

This 6-in-1 Multifunctional Cake Dome is INCREDIBLE! Seriously!  Flip it around and use it as a punch bowl or salad bowl or separate appetizers… it has so many great uses, including a cake stand!  Talk about multi-tasking 🙂

What’s your favorite kind of CAKE!?

Wanna become a snobby wine expert?  This is the book for you!  It’s a Scratch & Sniff Wine Book!  Yep – you can learn all about different types of wines, and even smell them so you can tell the difference between them!  

Who do you know that would love this book as a gift?

Did you know that elderberries are antioxidant rich?  They help prevent colds and flu, too!  The awesome lady at Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons has a great recipe to make elderberry popsicles, which helps kids eat up those antioxidants and everyone stay healthier.  Cool!

What are your cold & flu remedies?

These are no ordinary playing cards! They have some really fun themes – Supernatural, The Princess Bride, Goonies, Ghostbusters, Gremlins and tons more are all featured. And the images are absolutely beautiful too. These are like little decks of art!

What’s your go-to card game?


This beautiful dish is Tamale Pie!  It’s pretty classic, using cornbread mix as the base. In a little less than an hour – hot, delicious, and easy dinner is ready for ya!  Doesn’t it sound amazing?

What’s your favorite cold weather dish to make?


Don’t forget to join us every Wednesday for Happy Hour!



  1. Mary Gardner Reply

    The Bob Ross Talking Keychain is awesome and the elderberry popsicles sound like a delicious way to stay healthy.

  2. That wine book looks great and I would like to learn more about different wines. I love the new magic castle I guess evry structure and house needs a redo once in a while.

  3. I do love McDonald’s, so I might have to try these candles. I’m curious now. I am so going to get The Princess Bride cards!

  4. I am an Orlando resident and have seen many renovations to the castle, by far this one is the best I have seen. In regards of McDonald’s candles, I would try teh cheese but not sure about the others. My favorite dish for cold weather is pozole.

  5. Not sure if I would purchase those candles… Not even sure if I would want to smell it.

  6. I know what you mean about Cinderella’s castle. I’m not one who likes change but I really think it is stunning and it was time.
    I’ve got to try the elderberry pops. They look good and it still is cold and flu season!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Yah, that’s a good point – it’s just time.

  7. I think I heard about the Quarter Pounder Club and all about the merch! Ha! It made me giggle and definitely a fun gift for my hubby.

  8. My dad loves McDonald’s and I just sent him a link to the candles (which are sold out) and the socks. 🙂 Also, the tamale pie looks amazing!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      I think the candles will be back in stock soon!

  9. I love that they are redoing the castle! Also, not sure about those McDonald’s candles. Though I do love the smell of pickles.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      it’s fun that they are redoing the castle, for sure!

  10. I will be able to live a full, happy life without any McDonald’s candles.

  11. I’m confused about the McDonalds candles.. I think it would be fine if they made one that smelled like the burger, but to make all of them a seperate ingredient doesn’t make sense to me.. I don’t think I would buy an onion candle.. but that’s just me.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Yah, it was strange that they did them all separate!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Mmmmmm Tamale Pie…. if you make some, I’ll bring the wine! 🙂

  12. The Cinderella Castle at Disneyworld will look fabulous! I love the new makeover! Can’t wait to see it!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Seriously – I think it’s really cute! I like classic, though.

  13. OMG! Those are the cutest pit bull photos I’ve seen! I have a pit bull and I wish I could have photos of them with these flowers!

  14. Those slippers crack me up too. And I need that cake dome in my life. It’ll be on my Christmas wish list this year. Hehe.

  15. Awwww those pitbull garlands are amazing. I’m with you, Disney Cinderella castle is perfect as it is. I wonder what the change will be.

  16. I love Sophie Gamand’s work! At first, I didn’t think Disney should redo the castle, but I’m sure it will be beautiful!

  17. Tiffany Grau Reply

    That McDonald’s Quarter Pounder Club is cracking me up. I definitely don’t fit into the club, but I know a couple of people who would love it, ha!

  18. Can I just have all of the things!?? I love them all. Especially that cake dome and those slippers are hilarious! lol

  19. I think the castle redo will look great! I love that second picture. It isn’t totally different, but adds an updated pizzazz to it. It will be neat to see how it looks when it is done.

  20. The dog photos are just darling. I’d like a big scoop of that tamale pie right now. A friend used to make that for me. Yum!

  21. These are really fun, I don’t know I will buy that M candles, but sure love to try Tamale pie. though for myself.

  22. I really have to check out those McDonald’s candles! The tamale pie looks so good too! Can’t wait to try it out.

  23. Mary Gardner Reply

    The McDonald’s candles and Big Feet Slippers would both make great silly gifts for a few people in my life.

  24. I don’t know how I missed the Mc Donald’s Candles but they are very cool!

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