Morning Coffee with Jeni & Clo

Morning Coffee with Jeni & Clo (5/6): America, Camping Tent, Bermuda Shorts + 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

*Disclaimer:  This video uses harsh language a couple of times, so if you are easily offended, please be aware.*


America is not the greatest country in the… by sensualartiste

I (Jeni) woke up this morning, thinking about America, my 10 years of proudly serving my country in the Army, and where we are going.  Without getting into my own political beliefs, I wanted to share this video.  If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s from a few years ago, and a clip from a TV show called, “The Newsroom.”  Jeff Daniels is asked, “Why is America the greatest country in the world?”  His response is powerful and enlightening, to say the least.  EVERY time I watch this, I get tears in my eyes, because everything he said is so true, and it breaks my heart.  His response will surprise you, impress you and really make you think.  It’s brilliantly written, and if you’re a patriot like me, you’ll appreciate what he says.

So, although it’s a beautiful day outside this morning, and I’m healthy and happy….I do worry about my country.  I sacrificed more than anyone really realizes, to protect and serve under this nation, because I love it.  And just because I don’t think it’s the greatest country in the world anymore….I would do it all over again.

My military days

Watch the video.  Think about what he’s saying, and then go out and make America great again.  That’s my goal, even though I’m just a little redhead who runs a blog, struggles with finances every day and can’t make the impact she really wants.  I’ll always try, and that’s worth it to me.

Do you agree with the sentiment in the video?  How did watching it make you feel?

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A few of our favorite things

Gun Alarm Clock

For those of you that have trouble waking up, or hitting the snooze button too many times, this is totally for you!  This alarm clock requires you to take the “gun” and shoot the target to turn off your alarm.  LOL  brilliant!

Nomad Shoes - wedges

These were my (Jeni) FAVORITE pair of wedge sandals for the last 2 years.  I love the pop of blue in them!  They are SO comfortable, and seriously lasted me 2 years.  I live in Texas, which means I didn’t just wear them during the Summer – I wore them EVERY season!  They are finally starting to fall apart a little bit, but dang, they sure lasted me a long time!  HERE is my review of them.

Dog Raptor T-Rex Costume

Check this out!  I (Jeni) am in love with this Dog Raptor Costume!  That would crack me up to see a little dog, wearing this, running towards me!  Hmmmm….now I need to get a dog…. 😉

What's cooking in our kitchens

Lasagna-Roll-Ups

Who feels like a little Italian tonight!?  I (Jeni) DO!!!  Our wonderful friend over at My Blessed Southern Life has this great recipe for Lasagna Roll Ups that I’m going to make tonight.  These are make with turkey, and are individual sized, which is a great idea for kids, and those of us looking to balance our diet with a little more portion control!

What is your favorite Italian dish?

in the news

Man sprays food with poison

So, a couple of days ago, this jerk in the picture above went into about 15 stores (including Whole Foods) and sprayed poison on the fresh food (like the salad bars).  Who DOES THAT!?  The FBI was alerted by a Whole Foods employee that saw it happen, and they just came back with the results.  It was a mixture of water, hand cleaner and mice poison.  No one has died, but there have been some reports of people getting sick (like flu symptoms).  What luck that they caught him on camera and got the guy, who admitted to what he did.  You can see the full story HERE, and even see what stores were affected by his actions.  I (Jeni) am wondering WHAT he is thinking….he must be a very sick man!  Unreal!

Clo’s thoughts on this article:

Morning Giggles

Koala Salad meme

Wiener Doberman Dog

Caterfly Meme

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

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17 Comments

  1. Michelle Waller Reply

    Hi Jeni and Clo!

    Happy Friday!! Thanks for sharing photos of your time in the service Jeni, and thank you for keeping America safe.

    I need the dinosaur costume for my dog, I wonder if they have a size big enough for a Rottweiler?

    I have a question. Will either of y’all be going to check out Captain America this weekend? Which brings me to my next question. If you could be a super hero, what would your superhero name be and what powers would you want to have?

    Have a wonderful weekend ladies!

  2. Yay it’s Friday! I just wanted to drop by and thank you for your service to our country. My good friend also dedicated his life to the Army and made a lot of sacrifices for his family. It’s such a gift. I wish our country truly appreciated what it is that you and others do.

  3. I’m still shaking my head about the jerk spraying poison on the food in the stores. I just don’t understand… Moving on though, the memes were hilarious today. I can totally identify with that poor koala! Also the colors of the denim jacket are fabulous too. I need to have all those colors for this spring. 🙂

  4. I remember watching the Jeff Daniels clip awhile back and it’s still just as powerful now as it was then. Thank you so much for bringing attention to it again, especially in our current situation.

  5. Okay, those jean jackets are super-cute. Here in Texas it is already really hot, but often the restaurants are very cold, so I bring a sweater, but a cute jean jacket would be so much cuter. Thanks for the information

  6. Stacie Vaughan Reply

    I love the Denim Jackets. They come in so many great colors. I would love to have a few in my wardrobe.

  7. Elizabeth Lampman Reply

    Lasagna Roll Ups look so delicious and easy to make. I will have to get the ingredients i need to make some this weekend. My kids are going to love them.

  8. Ann Bacciaglia Reply

    Lasagna is one of my family’s favorite meals. I will have to try the Lasagna Roll Ups recipe. It looks like a delicious way to change things up a bit.

  9. Kerrie Mendoza Reply

    I love those sandals. I have been looking for a good pair for the summer. These would be perfect.

  10. Ronni Keller Reply

    I saw that clip when it originally aired on TV. Jeff Daniels did an amazing job delivering the powerful message the writers wrote for him! Is it me or does this election seem a bit like a silly parody? It’s a bit sad.

  11. Chrysa Kieke Duran Reply

    I am a huge fan of Bermuda shorts and those colors are so fun!

  12. Ryan Escat Reply

    I wanna grab your food in your kitchen The lasagna!! Waaahh! It looks really delicious.

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