Morning Coffee with Jeni & Clo

Morning Coffee with Jeni & Clo (5/12) Dinosaur Bones, Wedding Countdown, Crockpot Chicken Parmesan

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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 this morning!

On our minds this morning

Mosasaurus fossils found in Antarctica

WOOHOO!!!  So, a few days ago, a HUGE trove of fossils was found in Antarctica (read the complete story HERE).  This included tons of marine reptiles and Mosasaurus bones.  These were creatures that lived 61-71 years ago, and it’s a huge discovery.  I (Jeni), am an amateur Paleontologist and avid fossil hunter (read more about that HERE), so this is VERY exciting for me!  Not only were the Paleontologists able to do a lot of geologic mapping up there (hard to do when there is ice everywhere), they walked away with some amazing specimens that are being tested now.  It’ll be a few years before results come back from all of them, and I’ll be waiting for those results!

Fossil hunting in Canada

FYI – the Mosasaurus was a marine dinosaur that was featured in Jurassic World.  These bad boys were swimming in the oceans at the end of the Cretaceous period (when dinosaurs started dying off).  I was lucky enough to go on an expedition in Canada, on the Athabasca River a few years ago with my now ex-husband.  He found a huge pile of rock, and knowing what to look for, we knew bone had to be inside.  I spent 9 1/2 hours prepping out the bone from the mud and rock (it’s a very pain-staking process), to expose a phalange from a Mosasaur!!  It’s one of my favorite fossils that I have found and own now.

What special things do you treasure?  Do you have any unique hobbies?

wedding countdown

Ahh.. Well this is kinda scary. I, Clo, am getting married in 16 days! Yes, 16 DAYS! There is still so much to do and the days are just counting down. Well.. that’s kinda what days do. I’m super excited, we both are, it’s just a little bit scary knowing there is so much to do, plus I want it to be perfect. And I know once the day is here it will be, but still.. Ahh (screams silently). Winston and I are so excited and what our new lifes together is gonna bring. Traveling, buying a home, kids, building a family. The joy. The headaches. We are prepared that our life together as husband and wife isn’t gonna be perfect, but we are going to do everything in our power to make sure that we remain happy and loyal to eachother. We are prepared for fights, disagreements, times where we just need space, but we’re also prepared for those intimate moments, purchasing our first house, feeling the first kick from our baby, building the nursery, celebrating our 20 years, 50 years together. Marriage is a commitment and I’m ready to take this on head first. Let’s just let these 16 days go by a little slower, so we can get everything done!! Check out our countdown HERE. You can also make your own too!

Married? Tell me your wedding story..

HOT Deals We Love

lilo and stitch tshirts

How cute are these Lilo and Stitch themed tshirts?! Was $25.00 – now $12.99.

summer maxi dress

These maxi dresses are perfect for Summer! And check out the price drop. Was $79.99 – now $19.99.

colorful totes

The colors on these totes are amazing! And there are 4 options available. Was $28.99 – now $8.99.

Elsie Pointed Ballet Flats only $13.99

LOVING these Elsie Pointed Ballet Flats for only $13.99 (reg. $29.99)!  There are 6 different colors to pick from, too!

Angel Memory Necklaces

Angel Memory Necklaces $14.99 (reg. $32.99)

Batman: Arkham Knight Limited Edition for Xbox One

Batman: Arkham Knight Limited Edition Xbox One  $59.99 (Great Father’s Day gift!)

A few of our favorite things

perspective pictures

I, Clo, saw this in a variety of images in a Facebook album. I thought it was quite fascinating. It’s truly all about perspective. See the whole album HERE.

lights by palm trees

Ahh.. The beauty of lights tangled in the palm trees. How much I love this sight. I, Clo, have always been a tad-bit obsessed with lights and the whole beauty behind the glow. I came across this view after a evening run.

Solar Powered Cell Phone & Tablet Battery Charger/Power Bank

These are TOO COOL, and perfect for this sunny weather!  These Solar Powered Cell Phone & Tablet Battery Charger/Power Banks are super handy for when you’re at the pool, beach, on the lake or river, camping or anywhere outdoors!  These make awesome Father’s Day gifts, too….

What's cooking in our kitchens

Crockpot Chicken Parmesan

Check out this super yummy and easy Crockpot dinner! One of my, Clo’s, favorite! Recipe HERE.


in the news



I, Clo, am a HUGE Instagram fan. I think I always have been. I love the filters, the people, everything. So when I saw this article on USA Today and also saw this on the CNN TV news I knew it had to be the “in the news” item for Morning Coffee to share with all of you. Instagram’s app and logo got a makeover on Wednesday, and the photo-sharing app’s users are taking it a step further. With #myinstagramlogo, Insta-artists are showcasing their take on how the logo should look. Some are pretty impressive. I’m probably gonna come up with something cheesy and post it using the hashtag. Anyway, see the full article HERE.

Jeni’s thoughts? I need to be more active on Instagram, for sure.  But with SO many social media sites out there, I have to admit, that Instagram is one of the least exciting for me.  I do like this little competition for the logo, though!  That sounds like a lot of fun, and I’m excited to see what people come up with!

Morning Giggles

HUSBAND SHAMING!  This is hysterical!
Click HERE to see all of them!

Husband Shaming

Forgot my Fitbit meme

Rather eat and drink meme

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

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  1. Jennifer Williams Reply

    The dinosaur bone find was amazing. My youngest loves dinosaurs so we are following that story as well, it makes a great homeschool lesson! We will be waiting for those test results for years together!

    Good luck to you on getting married and do not stress so much over planning for everything because you will learn that things do not always go as planned – live is an adventure and sometimes you just have to sit back and enjoy the ups and downs. I was not into the whole wedding thing so ours was just a quiet ceremony with the two of us and one witness. Good luck to both of you!

  2. I love that picture with the canoe. My husband is a photographer and he is been very uninspired lately I’m going to show him that picture and see if that helps inspire him to do something different.

  3. That crockpot chicken parm looks so delicious. We haven’t had that in so long, this reminded me I NEED to make some asap! My whole family loves it…. so good

  4. I love maxi dresses for summer. Those striped ones are really cute, I love the stripes. So summery.

  5. Our daughter was intrigued by dinosaur bones when she was young. They can be fascinating. Okay, this bag is a must have for summer. Love the size and colors. As is a good maxie dress.Last year, I lived in mine.

  6. My wife would love those maxi dresses she lives in them for summer time. My kids would love the dinosaur bones, what a fun place to visit.

  7. How exciting that you’re getting married. I feel the pressure for you, it seems so far away and then you wake up and it is around the corner.

  8. That husband shaming is almost borderline awful! I have heard of dog shaming before but didn’t know people also spouse shamed..

  9. Always great to read what you have to say, loving the fossil part of today’s update and the cool fashion looks 😉

  10. Wow, that discovery is so very cool. I remember going to the museum as a kid and doing one of those fun digs for bones. It was so much fun!

  11. Ann Bacciaglia Reply

    That maxi dress is perfect for summer. I am going shopping this weekend with my Daughter to buy some summer clothes.

  12. Stacie Vaughan Reply

    I love using my crock pot for dinner. I am always looking for new recipes to try. This chicken looks so delicious i am excited to try it.

  13. Winona Rogers Reply

    I would love to try a Solar Powered Cell Phone case. It would be nice to not have to worry about your phone running out of battery on you.

  14. Wow! Sixteen days until the big day. I remember those weeks before mine… so exciting and you just don’t know what to expect!

  15. Congrats on your upcoming wedding! My daughter is getting married Saturday so we’re busy with all those last minute details.

  16. Congrats on your wedding! I love the tote bag you have featured here! The shoes are all nice too. I need some of these things before summer starts!

  17. Looks like you had a great week! I love finding deals. It honestly makes me pretty happy. Also, that crockpot recipe looks to good to pass up. Need to make it soon!

  18. Rebecca Swenor Reply

    These are some amazing topics indeed. I do love the husband shaming it truly is funny. The totes and the maxi dresses I am going to have to check out.. I love the colors and style of the totes for sure Thanks for shairng these topics.

  19. Bonnie @wemake7 Reply

    Congrats on your upcoming wedding, so exciting. I like your morning coffee talk idea. =)

  20. I love those ballet flats, they are perfect to pair with cute summer dresses. Also, that recipe sounds tasty- I will have to try it out!

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