Morning Coffee with Jeni & Clo

Morning Coffee with Jeni & Clo (5/16): Bangs, SOA, 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies + More!

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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

growing out bangs

If you’ve ever had bangs, and grown them out – you know my (Jeni) pain right now.  This process always seems to take FOREVER, doesn’t it!?  I just decided to grow out my bangs this weekend…which means I’m on day one of the adventure.  UGH!  I’m not even to the awkward phase of it yet, and I’m already annoyed.  I’ve had bangs for about 20 years, and although I pull them back sometimes, it’s going to feel pretty weird to NOT have them, once they grow out!

With the Texas heat in the Summer, I’m excited to not have bangs.  Normally, they end up soaking wet from sweat – which really isn’t all that attractive, unless you want to look like you just stepped out of a swimming pool.  I’m feeling a little exposed now, since I’m so comfortable with my bangs.  It’s like I walked outside, and forgot to put on pants or something.  This naked forehead is pretty weird! It’s a journey, that’s for sure. But I definitely need your advice on how to transition the easiest!

What are your best tips for growing out bangs?

Sons of Anarchy

Ok, so if you’ve been following Morning Coffee for a while, you know that I (Jeni) am behind the curve on a lot of things.  Take, for instance, the fact that I hadn’t seen Fraggle Rock until a few months ago.  Or that I thought (all my life) that Pink Eye was literally a side effect of getting poop in your eye.  See those stories HERE.  So, when it comes to Netflix, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that I hadn’t seen Sons of Anarchy.  I’m what…a couple of YEARS behind on that!?

It just didn’t seem like a show I would be into.  Biker gangs and motorcycles?  Meh.  But when friends kept raving about this show, telling me I would LOVE it, they couldn’t ALL be wrong, right?  Last month, I decided to give it a try.  I would watch 3 episodes, and if I wasn’t totally enthralled, I would ditch it.  The first night, I was up until 2am watching, and couldn’t stop.  I had to FORCE myself to shut down the computer and go to bed, because this show is AMAZING!  It’s definitely not for everyone, and totally “R” rated, but I was hooked from the first episode.

Now, I can proudly say I am up to date with this pop culture craze.  Albeit a little late in the game, I definitely am happy I gave it a shot!  The acting is crazy good, the plots are addicting, and, let’s be honest.  Hot guys on motorcycles.  Need I say more?

Have you seen Sons of Anarchy?  What did you think?
Is there a show your friends have all seen, that you haven’t yet?

HOT Deals We Love

STOCK UP!  30 count Sparkle Big Roll Paper Towels only $19.99!  Regularly $29.99.  That’s only 67¢ per roll.

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These Light Cotton Tops are PERFECT for the hot weather!  They would be great to wear as a cover up for the beach or pool, and couldn’t be cuter with jeans or capris.  They’re each just $19.99, regularly $45.99. Another great stock up deal – Glad 100 ct Trash Bags only $9.99 (10¢ each!)

Light Summer Cotton Tops $17.99 (reg. $45.99)

How adorable are these!?  Grab some Father’s Day Onsies for only $11.99 (reg. $20)!  Sizes available from 0-3 months – 4T.

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These Men’s Huffy Bikes are all on sale, plus, you’ll get $10 in Kohl’s Cash for every $50 you spend!  Check out this Granite 26″ 15 speed Mountain Bike for only $83.99, plus $10 in Kohl’s Cash!

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Need a new desk?  This Altra Furniture Aden Corner Glass Desk is only $99.99, regularly $149!

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A few of our favorite things

Mother's English Tea

I (Jeni) could seriously eat a BAG of these Mother’s English Tea cookies!  In fact, I’m having a couple of them with my coffee right now.  Cookies count as breakfast, right!? 😉  I don’t eat a lot of sweet stuff like cookies, but Mother’s cookies are simply the BEST EVER!  These and the little pink and white with sprinkles animal cookies are my favorites.

What Mother’s Cookies do you love?

Beer Holster - great Father's Day Gift!

This Hops Holster 12 Can Ammo Pack is cracking me (Jeni) up!  I know a lot of guys (and some girls, too) that would LOVE to have this for the Summer this year!  What a funny Father’s Day gift idea for the beer drinker, too!

Virtual Keyboards

These are just too cool!  It’s like Jetson’s stuff right here!  These Virtual Keyboards will display the keyboard, and let you type on any surface…..amazing, right?

What's cooking in our kitchens

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

MORE cookies, Jeni?  REALLY!?  YES!  A friend of mine is having a tough time right now, so I’m going to make her some of her favorite peanut butter cookies to cheer her up.  Because baked goods always make problems disappear, right?!  😉  These 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies are actually my favorite to bake, because they are SO DANG GOOD, and QUICK to make!

Morning Giggles

Superhero dog meme

Monday Meme

Go away Monday meme

This is too funny!  It’s SNL’s take on American Ninja Warrior!

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

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48 Comments

  1. Good morning everyone,
    Jen, you totally have to grow out the bangs, they totally scream school girl. The last time I had bangs was high school and I don’t miss them at all!

    I haven’t watched Sons of Anarchy either, maybe I’ll have to try it. I LOVE Mother’s Cookies, especially the frosted animal cookies.
    Have a great day everyone!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      HAHAH! I agree! It’s definitely time for a change!!!! 😉

      You really should! Give it 3 episodes, and if you don’t love it, move on. But at LEAST give it a chance!! 🙂

      YES! The animal cookies are my favorites, besides the Tea Cookies!

      Have a WONDERFUL day, Sarah!

  2. Those cotton tops are so pretty and colorful – perfect for spring and summer. They would make great coverups at the beach.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      YES YES YES!!!!! I would love for that show to come back!

  3. I just finished growing my bangs out a month or so ago … and then I went and chopped them again! Hang in there, I’m sure it’s worth it, even if I can’t say from personal experience, lol!

  4. I didn’t think I would like Sons of Anarchy either. I ended up watching two episodes every night with my boyfriend and I was super sad when it was over!

  5. Growing out bangs can be such a tedious task and cheap paper towels? Totally game for that. Loving all of your weekly posts, thanks for some entertainment today!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Ugh, I know! It’s gonna be a pain!
      Hope you grabbed some paper towels!
      Thank you so much! I’m so happy you enjoy the posts!

  6. I’ve been obsessed with 3-ingredient peanut butter chocolate muffins. They are so good and not so bad for you either. I can definitely relate to the feeling the I want to break up with Mondays.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      HAHA! That’s a great place for the ottoman set!

  7. Elizabeth O. Reply

    It’s annoying to grow out your bangs, it feels like forever, really. I wish you good luck on that one. I am behind a lot of shows as well, and I don’t even know when I’ll be able to watch them, lol. Awesome deals! The onesies are adorable!!!

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      Thanks – I wish it was over already! LOL
      Finding time can be tough for TV shows, for sure!

  8. This is a FANTASTIC deal on paper towel, I will have to stock up! I have made a similar peanut butter cookie recipe before – such a great solution when you need an easy treat.

  9. There are three items in your list that I love – the mountain bikes, the Father’s day onesies, and the virtual keyboard! I was just wondering if the virtual keyboard would also work for online gaming. My sons go through keyboards like they are just toilet paper. Arrggghh.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      I don’t know if the keyboard would work for gaming….probably!

  10. 3 Ingredients peanut butter cookies? Sounds so delicious! Can’t wait to try the recipe

  11. The Monday post are really cool. I hate mondays and hope it would be weekend soon. You had another great morning coffee edition.

  12. Ryan Escat Reply

    I love those great deals especially the table, it would be perfect for our new home.

    • Jeni Hawkins Reply

      YES! It’s crazy how easy and YUMMY they are! I really like them!

  13. Sons of Anarchy is my second favourite drama, after The Sopranos! Of course my favourite eye-candy, er… character, is Jax! *swoon*

  14. I love the Jameson Double Storage Ottoman. That would be a great addition to to my living room and I love the deal they have on it right now

  15. Melissa Bernardo Reply

    I need to make those peanut butter cookies. Great post ladies!

  16. I’m glad I’m not the only one who hasn’t watched Fraggle Rock until late in life.

  17. Bonnie @wemake7 Reply

    Those cookies look soo good. My youngest daughter is dealing with growing out her bangs, she’s almost there. =)

  18. Yes! That holster is amazing! I know a few men that would wear that proudly. Love it! haha

  19. The three ingredient pb cookies look delicious. I am off to check out that recipe. The storage ottomans look handy as well.

  20. My kids are too big for onesies but those are cute. This will be our first father’s day without my husband. I am praying my kids are ok.

  21. katrina gehman Reply

    i love the show SOA, it’s great. just nice to relax and jsut not focus on real life. love it!

  22. I too know the pain and awkwardness of growing out your bangs lol. That’s a heck of a deal on the paper towels as well!

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