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, 9am 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 Ladies, to meet Jeni, and Reviews by Clo to meet Clo!
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Now….refill that coffee and let’s get to chatting!
I, (Chloe) have been very eager this morning as I wait for a phone call from a job I am hoping to get in Ontario, CA! I currently live in Hawaii and have been wanting to move for a while. Okay, okay, I know you’re probably thinking, “WHAT?! Why does this girl want to move from the most beautiful place on earth to California.” Well, I was born and raised on Kauai. It’s one of the smaller islands in the Hawaiian Island chain. I love it here, don’t get me wrong, but I just need some change. Sometimes I feel trapped. This island is only so big, and there isn’t much to see and do, when you’ve been here all your life. So this move is pretty exciting for me. Plus, I have a really good friend up in LA that I’m missing a lot! And if I move then that means I can road trip to meet your other Morning Coffee host, Jeni!
Have you ever been to Hawaii? Let me know where you went, and what you thought of my little Island!
Gooooood morning, my lovies! I (Jeni) had a pretty relaxing weekend the last 2 days, so I’m feeling nice and amped up for the week! I wanted to introduce you to my little buddy, Bean! He’s my Troll doll that sits eye-level to me when I’m working on the blog, and makes me smile every time I see him. Do you remember Troll dolls from the 90’s!? I always wanted those career Trolls like the doctor, the astronaut, the farmer (I don’t know if there was a farmer, but I’m picturing one is overalls and loving it!)…. but, my little Bean is good luck for me, and makes me smile, so I’ll just be happy with him! He’s one of those “little things” that brightens my day, every day!
Do you have a good luck charm? What little things brighten your day!?
I (Jeni) heard it was snowing in New York. SNOWING!!! Minus the hurricanes, I’m a little jealous of New York’s weather, lately. I’m ready for some snow, for sure! It was a hot Summer here in Fort Worth, TX, and although the temps are starting to cool down (80’s now!), I heard about the NY snow, and immediately got jealous. Farmer’s Almanac predicts a colder than normal Winter for this region, and they’re usually pretty spot on….so hopefully that means we’ll get some SNOW, too! If I thought it would help, I would stomp my foot and yell, “It’s not fair!!!”
What is the weather doing in your area? Are you looking forward to snow this year?
Being a designer, I, (Chloe) love the Holiday seasons. Decorating and most importantly Holiday cards! When it comes to getting my Holiday cards printed and delivered safe, perfect and in a timely fashion I head over to Shutterfly. And right now through Oct. 20, they have a special on Holiday cards! Check out the link here for more details.
Woohoo! Today only, Amazon is offering up a sweet 50% off Frozen Toys! There are lots of products in this sale, from ride-on vehicles to dolls, and a karaoke machine to a ball pit! This deal is only valid, today (10/19)!
If you or the kiddos are still searching for a Halloween costume, accessories or candy, head over to Walmart.com! They’ve already put a TON of their Halloween merchandise on clearance and Rollback!! We spotted some awesome savings and great deals – but most won’t last long at these cheap prices!
Who doesn’t love chocolate? I, (Chloe) know I do! It’s tasty, yummy, pretty much a ‘natural’ dessert and has so many health benefits! That’s why every time me and my fiancé,Winston dine at this amazing restaurant, Dukes, which sits right on Nawiliwli Bay, I always be sure to order a Hula Pie. It’s this HUGE slice of vanilla ice cream with macadamia nuts, chocolate syrup, whip cream on a oreo crust. Talk about delicious, right!
What’s your favorite dessert!? Let us know in the comments!
Here at TBL, Sarina and I (Jeni) are working super hard to put together our Holiday Gift Guide for 2015! Stay tuned for that, plus some great giveaways, starting in early November! One of the awesome products we reviewed is for this amazing, all natural company called Kiss Naturals. They make DIY kits with natural ingredients, so you can feel good about giving them to your kids. This lip balm kit is SO COOL, and we’re super excited to work with them again this year! Check out this review on the lip balm!
Is this something you would try, or get for your kids?
If you have a Half Priced Books store around you, you know how excited I (Jeni) am to go there and scope out the clearance section! I bought this fun Origami Dinosaurs kit for only $3 yesterday! I was pretty excited, and am even more anxious to get to start making some cool paper dinos!
Have you scored a great deal on clearance lately? Tell us about it!
I, (Chloe) work fulltime as a designer/editor at our local newspaper here. So it’s pretty tough to come home at a decent hour and prepare dinner. That’s why I love using my crockpot. I prepare everything the night before and in the morning I just throw it in the crockpot. Once I get home, dinner is served! One of my favorite dishes is a Italian dish, that I’m sure most of us love. My mama and Winston loves it too! It’s really simple to make and is super delicious. Here’s how to make my super simple, Italian Parmesan: Take 1 lb of boneless skinless chicken breast and toss it in some beaten eggs; then dip it in some Italian breadcrumbs seasoning. Place your chicken in the bottom of a lightly greased crock pot. Layer the chicken with 1 can of your favorite red/white sauce and then top with shredded parmesan cheese. Cook on low for 4-5 hours. Serve with noodles, garlic bread or some dinner rolls. Delish!
As long as the weather keeps cooling down, I (Jeni), will keep using the crock pot more and more! This easy recipe for Beef & Bacon Chili will fill your belly with yummy delightfulness, and make your family wonder when you became Martha Stewart in the kitchen!
My, (Chloe) cats are totally hilarious sometimes. Last night my cat, Delilah got trapped in a bunch of our store bags. She just looked up at us with her cute big eyes, demanding us to help her out. See her nails are way too long, we need to get them cut, but our groomer is out of town. Thankfully she gets back on Wednesday!
What’s on your mind today? Leave us a comment, and let’s keep the discussion going!