Morning Coffee (7/9) 90 Day Fiancé, Hot Dog Champion, American Food Aisle, Bob Ross Energy Drink, Push Up System, Bourbon Pork Chops + More!

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I (Jeni) have a confession.  I LOVE trashy reality shows.  For the last few years, I’ve been watching one in particular.  90 Day Fiancé.  This show got my attention, because years ago, I was married to a Canadian, and we were talking about the K1 Visa – or “Fiancé Visa” to get him to the United States.  The show is about couples that are using the K1 Visa, trying to get one partner to the US to live.

It’s 90 Day Fiancé because once the immigrant steps foot on US soil, they have 90 days to marry the US citizen, or they have to return to their country.  Anyway, this show is so much DRAMA and so much FUN to watch!  It’s cheesy, and probably mostly staged… but I love it and love all of the couples!  I have my favorites, of course.  If you like this kind of reality show, check it it out on TLC! Plus, you can binge the seasons on TLC.com to catch up. AND there are lots of spin-off shows, too 🙂

What’s your favorite reality show?

I (Sarah) love hot dogs.  They are just a good comfort food that I really enjoy. I can MAYBE  eat two at most.  But this guy – Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, is the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest winner this year, because he ate 71 hot dogs.  He ate 71 hot dogs in TEN MINUTES.  And that’s short of his actual record of 74 that he got last year.  Yep – last year – this is his 12th win.  The girl is Miki Sudo who has won 6 times and ate 31 hot dogs.

I like to enjoy my food. I get that there’s a difference in competitive eating and enjoyment eating. I could NEVER be a competitive eater! No way. I would want to put some mustard and relish on my hot dogs, enjoy them and take my time. 🙂

If you had to compete eating something – what would it be?


These Summer Crystal Bracelets are not just adorable, they are only $4.99!  They come in three different styles, with TONS of color options.

You KNOW we love this – CABOODLES!!!!! 🙂  Amazon has some for just $16.99 in great color options.  These are so much fun, and still make awesome makeup organizers… or sewing or crafts or …..


This is SO interesting to me (Jeni). In our U.S. grocery stores, we have aisles featuring different cultures and countries’ foods like Asian and Hispanic.  Have you ever wondered what the American sections look like in other countries?!  This article honestly fascinated me.  Here are the highlights:

  • American food aisles are mostly junk food, because that’s what the stereotype around the world says we mostly eat.
  • Twinkies, Pop Tarts and maple syrup will be found in the American sections
  • The sections are about the same size as the sections in our stores, designated for other cultural foods.

Read more about it HERE!

What foods would you miss the most if you lived in another country?

This actually exists, and you can get it on Amazon. It’s the Bob Ross Positive Energy Drink!  But the description is what REALLY makes it awesomeness in a can:

  • NO MISTAKES – You can buy this Bob Ross Positive Energy Drink and drink it. Or you could buy it to put on a happy little shelf, just to make you smile. You can do anything you want to do. This is your world.
  • POSITIVE ENERGY – The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. And the secret to doing it? To getting things done? Positive energy. Shwooop! You can have it right here, in a 12oz can.
  • INGREDIENTS – Just a little Water, High fructose Corn Syrup, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Taurine, Natural Flavor, Caffeine, Potassium sorbate, Potassium benzonate, ginseng root extract, guarana seed extract, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Contains one or more of the following: Gum Acacia, Glycerol, Ester of Wood Rosin, FD&C Red40, FD&C Blue1. That’s all.
  • COLLECTABLE – If you already have a nice little collection of Bob Ross memorabilia, why not give it another friend? Everyone needs a friend.
  • DELECTABLE – This energy drink will have you talkin’ to trees and making friends with squirrels, it’s just that tasty. There’s nothing wrong with having a squirrel as a friend.

My (Jeni) sister has the upper body strength of a hamster.  She’s working on a goal she’s had her whole life – doing a pushup.  I found this amazing Power Press Push Up System and sent it to her.  NOW she’ll be able to do multiple push ups!  It’s got AMAZING reviews –  and a 4.6 out of 5 star rating from over 815 reviewers.

Tell us about a physical goal you have!

Ohhhh this is TOUGH!  For me, Sarah, I think I would go old school and get #10.  I love a classic ice cream sandwich.  Although… #1, #6, #15 and #33 wouldn’t be turned down if they were offered!  🙂

Which would you pick?

These might be the cutest ever chip clips!  The pack includes a bear, frog, lion, dog, pig and tiger and they bite together your bags!  Isn’t that precious? Instead of those boring clips, these are way more fun.

What “cute” kitchen items do you use?


Talk about the perfect summer recipe!  Bourbon BBQ Glazed Pork Chops! The ingredients include molasses, cider vinegar, dijon mustard, cayenne pepper, Jack Daniels and more!  Mmmmmm they sound absolutely perfectly summery, don’t they?

What’s your favorite BBQ meal?


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  1. I gotta watch this 90 Day Fiance show! I really like MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT for some weird reason (and I don’t watch tv, lol)… So I feel like I would like that show too. I heard there is another Married at First Sight type show coming out – one where we see if the people are in the marriage for the MONEY or not! ha!

  2. I can’t believe Caboodles are still going strong! I remember when they were all the rage when my daughter was a tween. One year, she received three for Christmas from different relatives.

  3. OMG….Bob Ross is still around and on an energy drink!! Love the Power Press idea, off to check it out.

  4. Oh man I remember all those ice cream’s! When I was a kid I always wanted the one bomb pop that had the bubblegum up in the top of the popsicle. So I’d have to pick the one that has a bubble gum in top of it!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      BOMB POPS!!!!!! mmmmm great choice on bubblegum!

  5. I love 90 Day Fiance too. It’s crazy! I never get why they send so much money to people over there. I’d be like, “Heck no!”

    Also, the hot dog eating content tends to make me sick. I can’t watch people scarf those things down.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      HAHAHAHHAHAA It really IS crazy!
      YUCK – I like to enjoy mine, like Sarah!

  6. It is super cheesy, but I have to say, the cheesiest stuff really does entertain me the most.

  7. omg i def need to get on the 90 day fiance post ha- its so crazy ive heard so i cnat wait to watch asap!

  8. Hilarious as always! I love the chip clips, the glazed pork chops & ice cream #13, but that pic of the kid with the fish in his mouth about made me pee my pants!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      #13 – nice choice!!!!! OMG I know, I laughed SO hard!

  9. That caboodle sends me back in time! I recently bought one for my daughter and I love this one even more. So much closer to what I had as a kid! Those porkchops sound amazeballs!

  10. Anne Marie Reply

    Wait, what? A BoB Ross energy drink? Nothing surprises me anymore!

  11. LOVE the ice cream truck…even as an adult. I’d pretty much choose most of the top line and the second line! So interesting about the American aisle in other countries:)

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      HAHAHA! This line and this line and … I don’t blame you!

  12. Those chip clips are adorable! I need to get some of those. I actually need chip clips too. So cute!

  13. Oh so much funny in your post today! My husband and I just looked up the 90 Day Fiance show and we are TVOing a couple to see if we like it. I gotta have those potato chip clips! Those are so cute!!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      You totally should! And you can go back to season 1 to watch other couples, too if you like it!

  14. I don’t watch 90 Day Fiance but I am totally into Dance Moms and Kate Plus Date. lol I was too old for Caboodles (they were more my daughter’s generation) but I always thought they were adorable. Maybe it’s my turn to get one.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Oh great show choices!

      You should TOTALLY get one! It’s YOUR turn! lol

  15. Those Summer Crystal Bracelets are so cool! The perfect gift for a teen! Love all those colors!

  16. Caboodles are so fun – I had one when I was younger. I’d love another one.

  17. Great memories with the ice cream truck. I used to love number #18. As an adult I still enjoy the strawberry shortcake and snicker bars.

  18. Bourbon pork chop? Sounds amazing! I love pork! Can’t wait to try this recipe.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      But seriously… I’m coming for dinner if you do! lol

  19. I grew up on Caboodles! I cant believe you can get them on Amazon yay!

  20. Oh! 90 Day Fiancé!! I still remember watching the first season. It was so good and definitely full of drama and staging. I’ll have to binge-watch the seasons I’ve missed!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      HEHEHE definitely watch! It just gets better!

  21. Girl – I love 90 Day Fiance too! We watch all of them now! I cannot believe they are coming out with one for Chantal’s family alone! LOL

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      BAHAHHAAH I love that you watch it! And I KNOW – yet another spinoff that will be AMAZING~!

  22. I’ll confess right along with you…I’m a fan of reality shows as well!

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