Morning Coffee (6/10) Maui Honeymoon, Allergy Free Mac & Cheese + 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


I, Clo told you all that I would share about my honeymoon. As many of you know, I got married on May 28 and headed to Maui for a week and got back on Monday. It was filled with tons and tons of amazing adventures. We hit a few luaus, we did a dinner cruise, many hikes and also the road to Hana, Haleakala tour which is 10,000 feet above sea level, a lavender field and more! Above are a few of my favorite shots of the adventures.

It was such a nice time just being able to spend time with my husband and truly enjoy time together. Lately we’ve been having a lot of time apart due to saving up for the wedding and honeymoon. It seems the life just revolved around work, and heck, not we’re back to reality. So that week alone, together was just beyond amazing.

I highly recommend visiting Maui as it is a beautiful island and filled with so much to do. Especially for those adventurous types! I told Winston that if we had the money, we’d move over there! It’s so much better than Kauai in my opinion, but after all, Hawaii is Hawaii and I guess we’re lucky to live in paradise.

What is your favorite adventure that we did?

The Free Spirited Woman

Yesterday, I (Jeni), saw an article pop up on my Facebook newsfeed:  “7 Struggles of Being A Free-Spirited Woman.”  Ok, I thought,  I have to read that, because I consider myself pretty free-spirited!  I read it, nodding my head in agreement, realizing that it was describing me!  My entire life, I’ve been….”different.”  I march to the beat of my own drummer, and love it.  In fact, I don’t just march – I get DOWN and throw in some awesome  break dancing moves, too. I love life, and love to experience everything I can, plus, I’m like an Energizer Bunny with unlimited energy.  I might do some silly things in public to make people laugh, and I occasionally make poor decisions because of my impulsiveness.  Some may call me immature or even embarrassing at times.  But that’s me – Jeni.  And I really dig myself!  I don’t let things tie me down, and instead, appreciate everything around me with a positive attitude.  A free-spirited woman?  Yep.  That’s me!

This free-spirited woman is ready for the WEEKEND!  Can I get an “Amen” to that!?

How would you describe your personality?  Are you free-spirited, too?

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A few of our favorite things

Dreamworks Netflix

Dreamworks has some awesome Netflix series starting up again! Check out the full list HERE!

What’s your favorite new show on Netflix?

This is too cool.  Take a minute to do the “Cube Test,” and let us know in the comments, if it was accurate!  It was VERY accurate for me (Jeni), and really fun to do!  It’s only a few minutes, and I’d love to hear what your results were!

What did your results reveal about you?  Were they accurate?

10 simple ways to keep your Summer electricity bill low

It’s hotter than 2 rats break dancing in a wool sock out here in Texas.  That means my (Jeni) A/C is constantly running. Here are some super easy ways to reduce your electricity bill during the Summer! You can bet I do ALL of these!

How do you keep your electricity bill low during the Summer?

Happy Friday meme

No words needed here.

What's cooking in our kitchens

Macaroni & Cheese

 Check out this simple and easy recipe for Gluten-free, Dairy-free and Vegan Macaroni & Cheese that the whole family will love. I, Clo made it for myself, my husband, 9 year old sister, and mother. All gave glowing thumbs up, and the best part! No one had to worry about any allergies. RECIPE HERE.

Morning Giggles

Bring it back a couple of decades this morning, and enjoy some classic, groovy Madonna!  When your kids walk by and ask why that lady looks so silly, just tell them, “That’s the 80’s.  We all looked silly!”  WOW – the fashion that was so cool back then is totally ridiculous, isn’t it?  Great tune to get your morning going right here, too!

Horse Meme

Texting Old School

Everything happens for a reason meme

Women live longer Meme

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

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  1. I would love to run through a lavender field in Maui! Just being in Maui would be so much fun. Hiking and luaus would be awesome too. Congrats on your recent marriage.

  2. Good morning everyone!
    What a beautiful honeymoon Clo, looks like so much fun. Hawaii seems so beautiful. My grandmother lived there for a while years ago and I watch the original Hawaii Five O with Jack Lord all the time, thinking what a cool place. Everyone wants to live in Southern California, I would rather live pretty much anywhere else, lol.

    I love the fact that you are so free spirited Jen, because you constantly remind me to loosen up a little bit. I can be a rule follower, to the point that I forgot to live life while trying not to break all the rules. That is until I found this awesome bestie named Jen, who brought out the real me tucked deep inside. Now I’m a little bit of princess, bad girl, free spirit, rule follower, Christian, crazy, rolled into one, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

    The cube test was pretty neat and insanely accurate.

    I can’t wait to try Clo’s macaroni and cheese recipe. As someone who is allergic to everything pretty much I’m always looking for new recipes to use in the kitchen on days that my limited diet drives me crazy

  3. Angelic Sinova Reply

    Congrats on your wedding and marriage! Maui sounds lovely. My mom lived in Hawaii for four years before my sister and I were born. She raves about it al the time. I really hope to visit Hawaii someday soon <3

  4. Chrishelle Ebner Reply

    What a very cool post. Just like chatting with some of your besties. Yes, I would describe myself as free spirited. Hope I am passing that personality trait to my girls.

  5. You definitely had me smiling with your post! 🙂 Anyway, congratulations on your marriage! Hawaii seems to be a lovely place for a honeymoon. I’ve been to several tropical beaches already and I think Maui’s one of a kind! Hope you could share more photos!

  6. I would love to visit Hawaii sometime. It looks amazing and Jen, those photos looks exactly like something I would do!

  7. May your weekend be amazing. Thanks for another adorable post that made me giggle and go “wait I want to buy that product” 😉

  8. You guys are too cute. Looks like the honeymoon rocked and I am loving the free spirited Mama pics 😉

  9. Heather Stone Brodbeck Reply

    Congratulations!!! And omg that meme of the horse LOL “Something touched my foot” my best friend raises horses and has one that is just like that. I started belly laughing as soon as I saw that….it reminded me of her horse.

    Hawaii is on my bucket list!!!

  10. Rebecca Swenor Reply

    Congrats Clo on your wedding. I would so love to go to Maui some day. It looks like you had a wonderful time. The Craftsman 5 drawer Tool Center with Riser is indeed a great father’s day gift idea. I will have to check out the article 7 ways of being a free spirited woman. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  11. Oh Clo your honeymoon looked amazing! I’m so happy for you and Winston. I sometimes think that I’m free-spirited but when I look back at it, I’m really not that much. 🙂

  12. I am gluten free and am always on the hunt for new recipes! I look forward to trying the allergy free mac and cheese!

  13. Though I do love Kauai, Maui is so beautiful also. What a magical place to honeymoon! So glad you enjoyed it.

  14. My son scored big time the other day on that Old Navy sale. It’s hard to believe it’s already time to discount summer clothes!

  15. I keep dreaming of Hawaii. Planning on it being my first overseas and plane ride. Love those rain boots too. My daughter needs a new pair.

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