Morning Coffee with Jeni & Clo

Morning Coffee (5/23) Guitar, TSA Lines, iCoffee, Smart Eats, Petco Giveaway

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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
playing guitar

I, Clo, don’t think many understand the joy I have with playing my papas guitar. I started playing with him when I was around 7 years old. For my 14th birthday he bought me my own. That’s when I really started going. I used to love playing with him, side by side, learning new songs and chords. As I got older I put my guitar playing aside and starting working on other things. I always held on to the guitar he gave me even though sometimes months went by without me picking it up. After he passed away a few years ago I started playing again. This time using his guitar. I felt like he was with me as I played. Enjoying the memories with each tune. My heart melted, I missed him but was as close as I could be with him through music. With my wedding this Saturday. I’ve been missing him a lot more lately. It makes my tummy ache and heart hurt that he won’t be here to walk me down the aisle or be there to partake in this special moment. But I know he is here, in spirit. So last night, I grabbed his old guitar and played. Fingers started to go numb and my tune was probably way off, but I enjoyed it. Sometimes you just need something to get yourself away from all the madness from the world for a bit, and through music is my rehab.

iCoffee Maker

Annnnnnd…..I’m BACK!  Last week, my (Jeni) iCoffee quit heating.  I was devastated.  The wonderful people at iCoffee heard my cries (and moans and whining) on Twitter, and jumped to the rescue!  They wanted details about what was going on with my iCoffee maker,  so they could make sure that doesn’t happen to their customers.  They also sent me a brand new iCoffee maker!  I reviewed this back in December, and was absolutely THRILLED about it.  I’m back on track now, and have my amazingly coffee-esque coffee back in my life.  Phew!  That was a close one!

Read my review of the iCoffee HERE!

What do you do when your coffee machine breaks!?

HOT Deals We Love

20% off LEGOS sets (Minecraft, Friends, Superheroes and many more)!

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Lalaloopsy Dance With Me Doll $19.98 (reg. $59.99)

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KitchenAid 5 Quart Pro 500 Stand Mixer $199!! (reg. $349.99)

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40% off Patio Furniture!  Bar Sets, Seating Sets, Bistro Sets and more!

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**SUPER HIGHLY RATED!** Suddenly Slim by Catalina Women’s Slimming Shirred Halter One Piece Swimsuit only $20 (reg. $34.64)

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A few of our favorite things

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I, Clo, am not so sure why I’m a bit obsessive when it comes to turtles. Maybe it’s living in Hawaii, seeing them a lot when I used to go snorkeling or at a day at the beach. It’s just something about them. They’re so beautiful and peaceful.

What is your favorite animal?

petco-giveaway

Enter to win a $25 Petco gift card for your fur-friend!! Enter HERE.

Best breakfast EVER

That, my lovelies, is the BEST BREAKFAST EVER!  I (Jeni) am so obsessed with my favorite breakfast sandwich….I could seriously eat it for every meal.  Toast, avocado, bacon and a fried egg.  Oh, yah.  So, it isn’t the healthiest breakfast, but that’s why I workout….right??

What is your favorite thing to have for breakfast?

30 uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

So, like many people, I (Jeni) have about 8 bottles of hydrogen peroxide under my bathroom sink.  It’s right next to the 12 bottles of Isopropyl Alcohol 🙂  I use this stuff for EVERYTHING!  Here are 30 awesome, everyday uses for hydrogen peroxide!

What do you use hydrogen peroxide for, the most?

The Masterpan

Excuse me?  What is THIS magnificence!?!?  This, friends, is The Masterplan.  It seriously ROCKS at helping with less dishes, and getting more done at one time.  I (Jeni) NEED this in my life.  No, but seriously.  I NEED it!!

What kitchen gadget, appliance or clever addition do you NEED in your kitchen?

What's cooking in our kitchens

smart eats

Check out some of these yummy smart eat recipes for Summer! Find them HERE.

What are your favorite Summer recipes?

in the news

tsa

Two words: TSA lines. That’s the talk of the day people. How many times do you spend hours in the TSA line trying to get in the lobby area to wait for your flight? Ever missed your flight because TSA lines were so long? I know I have.. That’s why American Airlines is fed up with long TSA lines and passengers missing their flights that they are taking matters into their own hands. American Airlines is funding $4 million to add more TSA staffing, along with more canine units to help speed up the process. I must say I’m quite impressed. I knew sooner or later someone had to do something about this. I’m a bit bummed though because usually we fly with United or Hawaiian Airlines as American has very few flights in and out of our airport. I hope we see a change when it comes to TSA lines for our next trip! Read the article HERE.

Jeni’s thoughts on this article:

Oh wow….that’s really cool!  I love and hate the TSA lines.  After 9-11, I was stationed in Dallas.  My unit (Army) was sent to the airports for added security.  We stood at each gate, and regulated and watched the TSA lines.  It was always silly to me, when I had to step in to calm an aggravated passenger, because they had to take their shoes off, or wait for their bag to be chemically tested (for bomb materials  -that’s the little swipy thing they do).  I would always tell them that if EVERYONE in the line is going through this process, and everyone getting on the same aircraft they would be on was being inspected just as meticulously, that should really make them feel SAFER.  I don’t mind taking the time when safety is concerned.  I hope these new protocols they enact won’t skimp on the safety regulations!

Morning Giggles

wedding funny

couple sleep meme

Contradict myself meme

Sleeping dogs meme

Kelly Clarkson sings Tinder…..this is too funny!

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

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18 Comments

  1. I think it’s awesome that you begin playing the guitar with your Papa. You’ll always have such fond memories of him – especially when you grab that guitar and play. I just recently lost my mom, so this really speaks to me.

  2. I am totally a stuffed avocado fan. Will definitely check out that recipe. Those summer dresses are cute too.

  3. So glad the icoffee saga got worked out. I can’t even imagine going without my morning caffeine.

  4. You have a wealth of info here and that breakfast sandwich looks awesome. The avocado looks interesting and I’m definitely going to have to use my two I have now. If my coffee maker went out…BEWARE!

  5. @Clo I can definitely understand why playing music with your dad’s guitar is comforting. I’m glad social media helped you get your coffee situation sorted out Jeni!

  6. It’s nice that you’re coffee machine is ok now. You had a really broad range of topic for today’s morning coffee. Love the mix of ideas and promotions.

  7. That is so sweet Clo, I know I would have loved to have something of my dad but unfortunately the only thing I have are pics. 🙁 As for TSA lines, do you know that if you sign up for CLEAR or TSA Pre-Check you can bypass most of those long lines. Being military I bypass them anyway so I’ve never had to worry about it.

  8. Love Smart Eats for Summer tip….such a great ideas to mix promotions and cooking recipe in the same post. BTW, the summer dresses are very attractive. Thanks Clo!!!!

  9. I hate how long airport lines can be so I always go atleast 3-4 hours before my flight but nice to hear America airlines is gonna help out

  10. Rebecca Swenor Reply

    These are some really great topics for sure. I love this style of bathing suits and will be checking them out for sure. The Master Pan is such a great invention and I truly want one for sure. Thanks for shairng these items.

  11. Bonnie @wemake7 Reply

    Those are some really great deals. I will have to get some of those legos and lalaloopsy dolls for my kiddos.

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