Morning Coffee with Jeni & Clo

Morning Coffee with Jeni & Clo (5/13) Coffee Withdrawals, Weightloss, Birthday Freebies, Breakfast

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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!

On our minds this morning

Broken Coffee Maker

It’s happened.  Life has slapped me (Jeni) in the face.  Not only is my iCoffee maker not working now, the regular coffee pot is acting all crazy.  I feel like my life has taken a very dark turn at this point.  This girl NEEDS coffee!!  My blood is at least 25% coffee, and I fear the results and damage to my health without it.  😉

Broken coffee maker

Don’t worry, my pretties.  I’m still sitting here with my morning coffee for Morning Coffee….but it has a ton of coffee granules in it, and is a little chewy.  I’m a trooper, though.  I will get through this!  I’m taking one for the team *takes sip* *cringes* because you guys are worth it!  It can’t be Morning Coffee without my coffee, right!?  That stupid red coffee pot….I’ve cleaned it, cleaned out the little dripper thing, and done everything I know how, as a coffee connoisseur, to fix it.  But the grounds just bubble up, and end up in the pot!  So, I have this thick, turkish coffee at the bottom of my mug (like syrup).  If I wanted turkish coffee, I would make it.  But I just want REGULAR coffee this morning.  UGH!  I need someone to hold my hand and tell me it will be ok…. *takes another sip* *cringes and smiles through the pain*

Does your coffee maker every go crazy? How did you fix it!?

kauai juice co

So last week I, Clo, shared a bit about my life changes. I am working really, really hard to get fit and stay healthy. For my whole life I’ve struggled with my weight. I’ll admit I was never really ‘huge’ just obese and it’s made me very, very self-conscious. It still is affecting me today. I eat pretty well, I’m not a huge snacker, nor candy eater. I just have a hard time losing weight. But I’m finally 110% committed to making this work. I’ve been juicing, really watching what I eat, drinking kobucha and even joined the local gym. I know that even if I don’t drop weight as much as I’d hope for, that atleast I’ll be healthier and healthier means happier. Less doctor bills in the future, less self-esteem issues. It’s not going to be easy, but I know I’ll get it. I’d love some support on this. If anyone has any advice please reach out. You can email me at or leave a comment below. I know that if I get support this will be a whole lot easier. Here goes nothing!

Have you struggled with weight? How did you lose it?

HOT Deals We Love

Online Deals Roundup

Cottonloft 100% cotton Comforters: Prices starting at $62.99 (reg. $129)
TWO Zero Gravity Chairs $54.99 (reg. $159.95)
20-pair Shoe Rack  $9.99 (reg. $52)
Nesco Food Dehydrator $19 (reg. $39.88)
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Patriotic President Tees $13.99 (reg. $19.99)
Embroidered Tank Dress $21.99 (reg. $40)
Valentina Bow Jelly Sandals ($13.99) (reg. $39.99)
Ruffled Baby Bloomers $2.99 (reg. $4.99)
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A few of our favorite things

When is your birthday!?  Be sure you sign up for all of these awesome freebies and deals you can score to celebrate your special day!  Signing up well before your birthday, will guarantee you receive the emails, so check it out and grab some from this huge list!

What are your favorite birthday freebies?

Birthday Freebies - what can you score for FREE on your birthday?

These “Would You Rather” cartoons from @hallithbates on Twitter are so much fun!  There are more HERE, but check these out, and let us know in the comments, which would you rather!

Would You Rather....

Would You Rather....

So, which would you rather??  

Grocery Bag Carrier

I, (Jeni), am a coupon shopper.  That means a TON of shopping bags.  I don’t know how I ever lived without my Grocery Bag Carriers!  These simply designed carriers will let you load up, without leaving indentations on your arm, or making you stumble into your house, dropping the bags as soon as you can!

wedding party favors

I, Clo, have been going crazy setting up for the wedding.. I am just working on putting together my party favors and wanted to share a glimpse with you. Isn’t it just lovely?!! These are going to be all filled with Jellybeans and pretty much each guest will have one to take home. We just need to add ribbon and a label that has our names.. (Oh, we got the cute colorful jars from Ross, and the small white ones from Ben Franklin)

What's cooking in our kitchens

breakfast for dinner

YES!  Breakfast for dinner!  This is happening in my (Jeni) house tonight!  Eggs, potatoes, BACON, pancakes…and some bacon, too.  I like a little breakfast with my bacon.  I usually don’t have the time to make breakfast like this in the mornings, so having it for dinner is a big treat for me!

Do you ever have breakfast for dinner?  What are your favorite breakfast foods?

in the news

Carlie Marie Trent found!

If you’ve been watching the news, you probably heard about that precious little 9 year old girl that was kidnapped by her uncle.  Sweet Carlie Marie Trent disappeared May 4, and it was later found that her uncle by marriage, had checked her out of school. He took her to a remote area in Tennessee, where they were discovered by a farmer on his land.  That creep took her on an extended “camping” trip… but it was short lived, thanks to the bravery of strangers!  Read the story HERE.

I (Jeni) have been following this story, and was SO relieved and excited that they found her ALIVE and well.  She’s been taken to a hospital to get checked out…but I honestly don’t want to know any more, other than she’s ok.  Just the thought of that man kidnapping her like that gives me chills.  I’m so thankful that we have Amber Alerts and people that watch the news and pay attention, so children like Carlie can be found.  Too often, the child ends up dead, but this was a VERY happy rescue for a change!

Clo’s thoughts on this: I heard about this and was very worried about Carlie. I have no idea what her ‘uncle’ had planned for her but I’m glad she’s OK and like Jeni said, I truly don’t want to know what he had up his sleeve. It’s so sad seeing all these deaths of little kids. She may be 9 but she’s truly just a baby. I don’t know what I’d do if my little one went missing. I panic when I lose my 9-year-old sister in Kmart! I think I’d be devastated.

Morning Giggles

Friday meme

dog superhero meme

coffee and salad meme

Leaving work on Friday meme

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

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  1. HAHA as your resident tea snob, the way I’d deal with that coffee maker – toss it and drink tea. I know, I know. Sacrilege! When a house guest broke my husband’s Keurig, he was pretty bummed. Luckily I Tweeted them and they sent a replacement within days (FOR FREE)! Twitter -I am telling you, it works! In all seriousness, sorry about your coffee maker.

    Carlie Marie Trent – sigh. I read about her and I am so, so thankful she was found. I also want to think the best and hope that camping was all that happened.

    Lastly, I thought it was adorbs that little boy wanted to name his fish “Free”…LOL go be free little fishy!

  2. The Amber Alert story happened somewhat near me, which was really scary. It’s definitely a wake up call to check who you have on your school pick up list.

  3. The grocery bag carrier is awesome! I haven’t seen one of these before and it’s so convenient. I need to get one for myself.

  4. I’ve also had struggles when it comes to weight but I’ve been successful lately with meal planning. I also have probably a large caffeine content in my system too.

  5. Love the coffee pot and the plastic bag carrier. All great suggestions of must haves.

  6. I would love to try that Organic juice! I love healthy drink 🙂 That one looks delicious

  7. Rebecca Swenor Reply

    I so dislike when the coffee maker goes and all I do is buy a new one. I have struggled with weight my whole life but do know it is a life change that you have to make to be successful . Thanks for sharing the information.

  8. My husband needs a new coffee maker. I was thinking about i-Coffee. I’ve heard great things about it.

  9. CourtneyLynne Reply

    Oooo that kitchen aid hand mixer!!! I so need that in my life. And it’s my favorite color, “Tiffany” 😉

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