Morning Coffee (6/23) Golden Girls Cafe, Xavier Rudd, Deadly Lightning + More

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Morning Coffee with Jeni & Clo

WELCOME!  We’re pretty excited you joined us this morning! 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”!)

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

On our minds this morning

hawaii heat

It’s been hot, hot, hot lately! In Hawaii we’re starting to see it. As I, Clo, know Jeni, must have seen it too in Texas! California and other states have seen the heatwave come in. Ahh! Yesterday as I was heading in to work for a bit I could barely breathe at how humid and muggy it was. So I checked the temperature gage and it was 93 — humidity was 97. Talk about yuck! Anyway, today I’m getting ready to go to the beach. Looking forward to just soaking up some sun and enjoying the waves. Possibly gonna do a hike so we get more of a private beach as the beach scenes get very overcrowded in Hawaii, especially in the summer.

What’s the weather been like where you live?

Golden Girls Cafe

I (Jeni) don’t even have words for my excitement.  I remember when I was a kid, and my family planned a trip to Disneyland.  I couldn’t sleep the night before we left, and the days leading up to our vacation seemed to take forever.  All I could think about was Disneyland.  I can honestly say that I am more excited about the Golden Girls themed cafe opening, than I ever was about Disneyland.

If you’ve been following Morning Coffee, you know that I’m a HUGE Golden Girls fan.  It’s my all time favorite TV show, and I’ve watched at least 1 episode nearly every day of my life for about 20 years.  Obsessed much?  YES!  Those chicks are my besties! 😉

So, Rue McClanahan’s  (Blanche) family and friends have been amazing with her estate, and auctioning off her items.  This Golden Girls themed cafe, to be called, “Rue La Rue Cafe,” opens in September in Manhattan.  You can bet I’ll be taking a trip out there!! Now my imagination is running wild with expectations and wonder about what it will be like!

Feeling a little nostalgic for Golden Girls yet?  Here’s one of my favorite episodes you can watch this morning with your coffee or tea:

The Golden Girls 07-08 & 09 The Monkey Show… by golden-girls

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A few of our favorite things

xavier rudd

Soo.. Guess what?! I, Clo am hitting up a concert this weekend with a friend. Xavier Rudd!! He’s performing on his Hawaii tour. If you don’t know who he is, you’d be quite disappointed. Xavier is a very (attractive) Australian singer who sings straight from his soul. His music is so motivational and such truth. I couldn’t be more excited.

What concert did you attend lately?

finding dory

Ok, ok. I, Clo know I have probably talked way TOO much about this movie but Disney’s Finding Dory is phenomenal. I watched it for the first time last night and boy, I know it was gonna be good but never expected it to be this good. It tug at my heart strings and I teared up a full 3 times! I even had a tear fall onto my cheek. Finding Dory is an amazing movie that the whole family will love. It really shows the magic of family and friendship and what odds a family will do to find eachother.

Have you seen Finding Dory yet? What are your thoughts?

Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid

If I (Jeni) am going to get a robot – THIS is going to be it!  This Sphero Star Wars BB-8 Droid is so cool, and has some wicked awesome features, too!

  • Authentic Movement: Guide your BB-8 with a smartphone or tablet
  • Listens & Responds: BB-8 recognizes and reacts to your voice
  • Holographic Messaging: Record and view virtual holographic videos with BB-8
  • Autonomous Behavior: BB-8 has a mind of its own – explore the Star Wars galaxy together
  • Adaptive Personality: Your BB-8’s unique attitude and actions evolve as you interact
  • Authentic Movement: Guide your BB-8 with a smartphone or tablet
  • Listens & Responds: BB-8 recognizes and reacts to your voice

I want one!

Would you own a robot?


Not all of our pictures we share have to be of us looking awesome, right? This is real talk! 😉  One of my favorite things right now is my workouts.  I have been losing weight and feeling great (look, I’m a poet now, too!) and seriously look forward to my daily workout routine.  I might look like a hot mess (see amazing image above) after (and during) my workouts, but I’m going to look awesome once I reach my goals for fitness, so it’s worth it!

Do you workout?  What kind of routine do you follow?

What's cooking in our kitchens

Smokey Ham Sandwiches

Ohhhh yah!  This recipe was created with some leftover ham, and a bunch of condiments I (Jeni) found in my fridge, and it’s quickly become one of my favorite meals!  This Slow Cooker Smokey Ham Sandwich recipe is super easy, and ridiculously delicious.  It’s a great way to try something different for lunches, BBQs or dinner, too!

in the news

lightning india

Since we are on the topic of weather let’s chat about the lightning strikes in India. Lightning strikes killed at least 90 people Tuesday/Wednesday in four Indian states as monsoon rains swept across much of the country.
“Lightning strikes are common during monsoons, but there have been more strikes than usual this year,” said Vyas Ji, principal secretary in Bihar, where a record 57 people died Tuesday from the strikes — the most of any state in the country.
In 2014, 2,582 people died in lightning strikes, according to the government, making lightning the leading killer among all natural disasters in India.
I, Clo truly never knew how dangerous lightning strikes are in India. 2,582 people.. that’s a lot! Lighting is always so beautiful and I love watching it and capturing it. However, I’ve always been told the safety of photographing lighting, one being staying away from it — and away from anything it attracts.
I feel a heavy heart and send much hope and blessings to their families. Many of the people killed were farmers just doing their jobs to get food for their families. Heartbreaking.

Read the full article HERE.

Jeni’s thoughts?

Dang!  Lightning is so beautiful, but it sure is a force to be reckoned with, isn’t it?  I love nature and everything she offers us, but she needs to calm down sometimes!  That’s a LOT of people to be struck and killed by lightning, that’s for sure.  I remember in the military, having to take cover a few times during storms, when we were out on the shooting range, because we run around with so much metal.  I always thought, “Yah, right.  Like we’re gonna get hit.”  Well, I guess I am glad we did take cover now!

Have you ever witnessed a lighting storm?

Morning Giggles

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

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  1. It’s funny that you mention that it’s hot in Hawaii, we live in Arizona and it was 120 this past weekend. We are talking about going to Hawaii next summer to escape the heat from here LOL.

  2. I live in south easten New England and it can get very hot and humid here, luckily it hasn’t happened yet. My husband is a HUGE Bea Arthur fan, he would love the cafe.

  3. Whew! That;s some serious heat you have going on! High 90’s here in FL too. I need some lemonade. Thanks for sharing that totally awesome Yankee Candle deal. Nice!

  4. Thanks for sharing the great deals you found! I love those tank tops- especially the coffee ones 🙂 Perfect for me!

  5. I totally consider myself a huge Golden Girls fan and think it’s because I used to watch it with my own grandma before she passed away. I am totally a Dorothy in the streets and a Blanche in the sheets!

  6. Love that you have the Golden Girls on here. This was one of my favorite shows, I can’t get enough of those ladies.

  7. Amy Desrosiers Reply

    The weather here is pretty warm and a little humid! I really love those tanks and would love to own all three!

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