Morning Coffee with Jeni & Clo

Morning Coffee (6/15): Little Friend, Irresponsible, Alligator Attack, Homemade Pizza

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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

Baby lizard

I, Clo, am not much for reptiles. Most of the time they actually really freak me out. There is only 3 types of reptiles that I truly don’t mind. First and my favorite is turtles! Second, is these little in house baby lizards and third is the orange-spotted gecko. Anyway, this little guy is quite unusual if you ask me. See a few nights ago he was wondering on my carpet when I noticed my cats playing with something. It was weird to see them actually playing with this little guy instead of killing it. My little sister quickly picked it up and named it Squirt. A few minutes later we put Squirt outside and let him enjoy life. Last night, I got home and was cutting some vegetables for my dinner when I saw Squirt come in through the window. Now, how do I know this is Squirt? Well, I took a picture of him when I first saw him, he has a few distinct details, such as the lighter coloring on the lower part of his body and the darkness at the tip of the tail. Plus, one foot is black and the others are whitish. So, here comes Squirt peaking his head in my window and jumps on me. Climbing up my arm he comes to a stop and just sits there. I’m puzzled at why he keeps coming back, what’s so enjoyable as I’m like 100x bigger than him. I’m not sure. A few minutes later I put him back outside, a bit further than I did the last time. I’m sure there is much more exciting things in life then trying to become a pet to some humans, plus I’m a bit worried my cats won’t be so friendly the next time around.

Ever had a weird encounter with a outdoor animal?

Girl's Night Out

Girl’s Night Out. Sounds fun, right?  Tuesday night, my (Jeni) good friend, Noemarie and I had plans for dinner and drinks together.  It was just us girls, getting out and enjoying each other.  Noemarie is a SUPER busy mom of 3 little boys, a wife, a loyal friend, daughter and sister, and she works full time at a junior high school.  She’s of work for the Summer, and her boys are in Summer camp right now.  During the school year, we rarely get to see each other because of her ridiculously busy schedule with work and her family, so we decided to take advantage of this new Summer freedom.

We had such an amazing time at our favorite sports bar, after having a yummy dinner together.  But the evening turned into a something more than just dinner and drinks for a few hours.  We stayed out until the bar closed, and felt like 20-something kids again!  This isn’t something we have done in a while, and don’t get to do it very often, so being irresponsible for a change was actually refreshing and reviving for us.  You’ll notice there was no Morning Coffee yesterday…and that’s because I took advantage of some wonderful girl time together and blew off my responsibilities.  I don’t make a habit of doing this, but sometimes, a situation calls for letting loose and forgetting about the things that we have to do.  I don’t feel guilty, because I got in some serious quality time with an amazing friend.  It meant having my morning coffee (a little bit later in the morning) by myself….but dang, did we need a night out! 🙂

What would you do with a night out and away from responsibility?

HOT Deals We Love

Woohoo!  Right now, Jane.com is having a $9.99 dress blowout sale!  There are 27 styles of SUPER cute Summer dresses in this sale – but hurry, because popular sizes will sell out quickly!

$9.99 Dress Blowout Sale

Know a Star Wars fan that would appreciate some refreshing water? 😉  Then these Zak Designs Star Wars Tritan Plastic Water Bottle w/Flip-Top Cap are perfect for them! At only $6.99 each, with free shipping, you can’t go wrong!

Star Wars flip cap water bottles only $6.99!

In the market for a new laptop?  Have a college student leaving after the Summer and want to surprise them?  This Apple 13.3″ Macbook Air is only $899 right now!  This is $30 less than normal, and an awesome deal.  I (Jeni) have this exact laptop, and can’t say enough about it.  In fact, my friend just bought one last week and immediately fell in love!

Apple 13.3" MacBook Air only $899! Need beach towels?  Stock up at Kmart.com, because they are only $4.19 – $5.99 each!  Most are 30″x 60″, and there are 17 different choices at these prices!

Beach towels only $4.19!  17 choices

Planning on some Summer camping with the family?  This Ozark Trail 10-Person 3-Room Cabin Tent is only $129!  It sleeps 10, and has 3 doors, plus lots more awesome features!

Ozark Trail 10 person camping tent $129

These Men’s Hurley T-Shirts drop from $30 to only $9.97 each!

Men's Hurley T-Shirts only $9.97 (reg. $30)

 

A few of our favorite things

raw almond butter

I, Clo love this raw almond butter I made! Just grab 2 cups of raw almonds and blend it for about 25-30 minutes, add some cinnamon and you’re set!

yogi tea

This right here, this is the stuff. Yogi has some amazing teas and this lemon ginger hits magic on my level. I drink it pretty much every morning to start by day. Helps make me feel 100% better!

Knot Theory His and Hers Rings

When you go on vacation, do you ever worry about your wedding rings?  How often do you take them off when you’re doing things with your hands-  and worried about scratching or losing them?  Knot Theory has an amazing solution for you, with these affordable, silicone rings! Check out my (Jeni) review HERE!

Tunic Swimsuit Coverups

We are LOVING these adorable Tunic Swimsuit Coverups!  They look so flowy and comfortable – and are kind of sexy, too!  These would be a great alternative to a baggie t-shirt, for sure!  Aren’t they cute!?

What's cooking in our kitchens

Homemade pizza

Pizza! Homemade pizza is one of the easiest things to cook for the family.

Check out the recipe HERE.

in the news

Disney attack

Wow.. I can’t even begin to try and feel what this family is going through right now. Heck, I can’t even try to understand what the city of Orlando is going through right now.. With the murder of Christina Grimmie on Saturday, gay club massacre on Sunday and now this.

So if you haven’t heard, Tuesday around 9:30 p.m. a 2 year old was dragged into a lake on the shores of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. They finally found his body yesterday.  This Nebraska family of 4 was relaxing on the shoreline when the alligator attacked the boy. The father entered the water and tried to pry the child from the gator, but was unsuccessful.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said rescue personnel had been actively looking for the child in the Seven Seas Lagoon for hours in a search and recovery effort but had not found him. They hoped to find him before daylight, he said. A dive team with sonar equipment was on standby — just part of a 50-person rescue team on the scene.

Read the full story HERE.

Jeni’s thoughts on this article?

Gah!  What is GOING ON, you guys?  Orlando – dang!

I’ve seen this story all over the news and social media.  It’s heart breaking, and I can’t even imagine what that family is going through or will have to go through for the rest of their lives.  I also can’t believe the entitled, hateful things that people are saying about the mother and the family.  As if these social media parents were there and witnessed it.  It’s sad, it’s very sad.  Instead of casting blame and judgement on the family, we should be joining hands and praying together, and wishing the best for them during this impossible time.  It always shocks me when a story like this comes out, and people decide it’s a good time to jump on their “I’m perfect” soap box to condemn and judge others.  Blah.  I feel sorry for those people.

Hopefully, the family can heal from this, eventually…somehow.

You can follow all of the Orlando heartbreak, and show some support by checking out the hashtags #OrlandoStrong and #OrlandoUnited

Morning Giggles

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Funny meme

thug meme

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

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11 Comments

  1. It is so much fun hanging out with you gals over coffee. My prayers for the family who lost their little one at Disney. I also need some of that peanut butter toast. Yum.

  2. I LOVE having girls nights! We need to have another one soon, it’s been a while! Looks like you all had a great time!

  3. Lots of cool stuff on here today as I sip my 3rd cup of coffee for the day. I’d really love to get a macbook air one day. I’m eyeing that tent as well because the grandkids have been on me to take them camping.

  4. I love the idea of silicone wedding rings. That is perfect for camping or when you are traveling and don’t want to carry valuables around.

  5. I really want to try raw almond butter. I need to get a better blender because I can’t run mine for 25 minutes lol.

  6. Girls days really are the best, I couldnt tell you the last time I had one with my BFF. Glad you girls had a good time!

  7. I have zero need for a Ozark Trail 10-Person 3-Room Cabin Tent but is looks so cool that I want it. My son would flip his lid over the Star Wars water bottles. He loves anything Star Wars.

  8. what a cool site, its like a virtual coffe klatch (not sure if I spelled that right) but you get the drift. You ladies are so current on and on the mark-happy Firday!

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