Morning Coffee with Jeni & Clo

Morning Coffee (5/25) Skating Rink, Essential Oils, Camping Tent, Enchiladas + More

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Morning Coffee with Jeni & Clo

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 7am CST (5am PST, 8am 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. Not sure who we are?  Head over to Meet The Ladiesto meet Jeni, and Reviews by Clo to meet Chloe (you can call her “Clo”!)

Did you miss us yesterday, or any other day this week?  Catch up and keep the conversation going by stopping over HERE!

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

On our minds this morning

roller skating rink

So, yesterday on Morning Coffee, I (Jeni) put roller skates in A Few of Our Favorite Things.  Since then, I’ve been thinking about roller skating, and even dreamed about it last night!  When I was growing up on the central coast of California, we had a skating rink called Flippo’s Skate Side Harbor.  It was the COOLEST place to hang out, and SO much fun!  It’s a classic skating rink from the 80’s – big, wooden rink, snack counter and eating area, arcade games, a “birthday room” for parties, a DJ booth with a guy WAY too cool to be a roller rink music man in it, a dorky high schooler handing out roller skates, and a huge disco ball in the center of the rink.

Flippo's Skate Side Harbor

Ahhhh, those memories are amazing!  One of my favorite things about Flippo’s, was they had a HUGE roller skate that the “birthday girl/guy” got to sit in, and be pushed around the rink to their favorite song.  We would all just gather on the outside of the rink and watch.  My favorite time was when the lights would go out, and “Thriller” would come through the speakers.  I remember tripping over myself to get out there and get groovy on my skates, while the disco ball spun around, making awesome prisms on the floor. It sounds stupid as I’m typing it (like, REALLY cheesy), but it really was so much fun!  Man, I sure wish we had roller rinks again….

Flippo's Skate Side Harbor

mUnfortunately, after an exhaustive search for images of Flippo’s, I came out just about empty 🙁  It closed down in 2000, and I was sure I could find some pictures, but the 2 photos above are of inside the skating rink!  These came from a Facebook Group from my hometown.  Note the awesome carpet…..

What are your favorite memories about roller skating rinks?

peppermint oil

I, Clo, LOVE my peppermint oil that I got from Radha Beauty. I found this baby at our natural food store and I am in love. I use it daily and it helps keep my nerves calm and gets me through the day. I know it’s crazy but one drop of this can truly help.

Do you know what makes peppermint oil so popular and why it’s important to use in your daily routine?

  • Relieves anxiety
  • Reduces muscle pain
  • Calms gastrointestinal issues
  • Minty and refreshing aroma

*When using essential oils be sure to only use natural oils, as many companies include un-natural chemicals that are harmful to our health.

Adding a small drop a day to your inner wrist can help make you feel happier and more relaxed. Try adding a drop to your water or smoothie, one drop is plenty and is great for detoxing the body.

What’s your favorite essential oil?

HOT Deals We Love

How cute are these for Spring outfits!?  Casual Women’s Flats – 7 different styles only $13.99 each!

Women's Casual Flats $13.99

Up to 40% off Swimwear for the family!  Even better, use the code BEACH20 to get another 20% off, and CATCH15OFF for 15% off your $100+ order!

Sprout Whale Chair

Sprout Whale Chair $74.99 (reg. $100) – How adorable is this!?  Wonder if they make these in adult sizes…. I (Jeni) could totally curl up with a book in this!

Nume Curling Wands only $28 (thru 5/31)

Now through May 31, get ANY Curling Wand from Nume for only $28 with the code MDAY28 at checkout!  WOW!  Some of these are $150 wands!  Not sure about this brand?  Check out my (Jeni) review!

Core 9 Person Extended Dome Tent $129.99 (reg. $179.99)

Need a new tent this year?  This Core 9 Person Extended Dome Tent is only $129.99 (reg. $179.99)!

Magnetic Screen Door $29.95

Keep the bugs out, but the breezes coming in!  This Magnetic Screen Door is $29.95 (reg. $39.95)!  I (Jeni) own this same screen door, and it’s seriously AMAZING!


A few of our favorite things

Lets Play Bramble Box!

Bramble Box.  Never heard of it?  It’s this AMAZING company that creates these super creative and cleverly themed boxes for kids.  Each box offers different treats, and educational material –  but they are so much fun, and so cute, the kids would never know they are learning!  Check out my review HERE, and head over to Bramble Box to see their awesome promotions going on right now.  The kid in me (Jeni) wants to PLAY WITH THESE!!!

Would your kids dig these boxes??

MJ quotes

In life.. no matter what you want to fix. Say your job stinks, say you’re having weight issues, or relationship problems, whatever it may be, always be sure you work on fixing yourself first. That’s why this song “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson is so powerful. – Clo

Party in The Tub - bathtub fun!

I (Jeni) own this Party in The Tub, and it’s seriously so much fun!  Bubble bath + Party The Tub = AWESOME bath time!

What makes a great bath for you?

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I, Clo, found this smiley face on the inside of my @kauaijuiceco kombucha bottle. I’m not sure how it got there but whoever did it is amazing and totally made my day!

Ronald Reagan T-Shirt

This is about the most ridiculous thing I (Jeni) have seen in a long time….but it’s TOO COOL!  It’s funny and silly, but I do love me some Ronnie!  Check out this Ronald Reagan tank!

What president would you like to see on a tank top!?

What's cooking in our kitchens

Corn Tortilla Chicken Enchiladas

Seriously.  This looks amazing, right?  That’s because it IS!  This Corn Tortilla Chicken Enchilada recipe will definitely feed the family, and leave them satisfied and full.  It is packed with flavor, and has a lot of room to add your own spices and ingredients, too!  Check it out!

in the news

Man saves 5 year old, then watches her graduate years later

Check this out.  So, in 1998, this police officer is called to a fire.  A 5-year old little girl was found, unresponsive, in the building.  She was handed to this dude in the picture above, and since the ambulance was 10 minutes away, he performed CPR on her in the back of the patrol car.

He saved her life.  She connected with him via Facebook, and now she’s 23 years old, and just graduated college.  She asked the officer to be there for her proud moment, and he was super supportive of her.

This is such a touching story!  The officer said he did what he was trained to do….and in doing that, he saved her life.  It’s so cool that she always remembered him, and reached out (and FOUND him) on Facebook, too.  I (Jeni) love this story!

See the article HERE.

Clo’s thoughts on this article: I love touching stories like these. I love how she always held close of what he did. I’m sure he parents were always grateful and made sure she kept close of what he did. There are a lot of times that I don’t like social media, how it exposes too much sometimes, but there are things like this.. like connecting that truly make Facebook and social media so amazing.

Morning Giggles

This video CRACKS ME UP!  I, (Jeni) think it’s hilarious when people showboat, and lie to make themselves look better. It’s sad…but totally funny, too.  That’s what this video is about – Fashion Week….but the topics of conversation are completely made up!

What’s on your mind today?  Leave us a comment, and let’s keep the discussion going!

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  1. I haven’t gone roller skating in years! I do remember how much fun it was to go to the skating rink and hang out with all my friends.

  2. My daughter had a skate party this year. She loved it. We will definitely be skating all summer long.

  3. I just my kids a rub with eucalyptus for their colds. We use essential oils for so many things around our house. As for skating, I will be taking my daughter for her first skating day this summer.

  4. Ana Elizabeth Reply

    Never tried peppermint oil. Whenever I want to relax or feel something cool (especially because of anxiety), I use eucalyptus.
    Also, I really like the Curling Wand. Looks cool!

  5. I live in my flats during Spring & Summer. Those flats are a great deal. I’d love to pick up a few of them in different colors for different outfits!

  6. I haven’t been to the skating ring in years! It’s something we used to love to do as kids. I really need to introduce my son to the skating rink this summer!

  7. Oh my, I could use a new curling iron. I love those low prices and need to check them out. What great suggestions today, thanks for the FYI and for sharing.

  8. I haven’t been to a skating rink in years that I wonder if I can still remember how to skate without falling. 🙂 As for that story of the officer, that is really sweet. I’m so happy to hear that she invited him, without him, she wouldn’t have been able to be there to graduate.

  9. I’ve been looking to purchase a tent for our upcoming camping trip and that’s a great price.

  10. We have a roller rink a few minutes away from us and I take my girls all the time! Brings back so many memories

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