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!
Life. I, Clo, always find myself pondering about life. About marriage, kids, death, work, friendship, money, relationships; the list goes on. Where live will be in 5 years, 10, 50. I know life is going to end someday and things are going to happen that will change me forever but it’s hard to live somedays. Heartaches, decisions, love. Life for me atleast always seems to be an uphill battle and it’s forever challenging. Who to choose, what to do, where to take life. Ugh. Sometimes I just want to lock myself in a room and scream. I’m sure we can all relate. We all have our pain, our challenges, our rollercoaster moments. But one thing I learned and one thing that keeps me going is LOVE. No matter where life takes you, there is always someone right there to talk to, someone that’ll listen. You are truly never alone, no matter how much it may feel like it sometimes.
You may not know this, but I care about every one of you. My readers are my light at the end of the tunnel. It gives my life a purpose, because no matter if life goes to hell, I will always have the right to write and speak my mind. My website is my serenity, my peaceful moment, my time to breathe and just be who I am. No judgement, no worries, just me, my keyboard and a whole world reading. Life will make you and break you sometimes. Sometimes you will just have to scream and cry. Sometimes you’ll just have to take the day off and eat ice cream watching TV alone in the dark. Find your serenity, find something that makes you feel calm, peaceful. Just take time to breathe. Monday made 2 years since my grandfather’s funeral. He left us unexpectedly due to cancer. There isn’t a day where I don’t miss him. I could never picture life without him and now he is gone. He was like a father to me. This is one of the rollercoasters I was speaking of. Somedays it hits me harder than others. Today it hit me good. I wrote a blog post a month ago speaking about his death and the lessons I’ve learned behind it. You can read it here.
What do you do to get over the loss of a loved one? What is your serenity?
Good morning, my pretties! I (Jeni) woke up today, wondering what YOU are thinking about. What’s on your mind today? I just realized that I might sound a little like a stalker saying that….but it’s true! Chloe and I love reading the comments every morning, and finding out what you’re up to each day- in our busy lives, it’s honestly really fun for us to interact with you, and hear from you! But….we want MORE! Since we can’t invite you guys to Fort Worth or Hawaii for coffee every morning (if you stop by, please bring baked treats), we sit and have our coffee with you here. We’d love to see what you’re up to!
Send us your pictures of what’s on your mind, of your “Morning Coffee Selfie,” your kids Halloween costumes, jack-o-lanterns, random pictures you want to share, funny memes or videos that made you giggle, what you had for dinner last night (we love recipes!)…. anything! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (put MY MORNING COFFEE in the subject) and we’ll feature your photos, so you can share a little more of yourself with us and the rest of the Morning Coffee readers!
To start us off, Kyle (our recipe master here at The Binder Ladies) wanted to share a picture of his ferret, Prince Francis. Prince was super hyper (as always) this morning, and really playful! Look at that little face! He doesn’t really sit still enough for a portrait-type picture, but he sure is a sweetie!
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Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream! OMG. I, Clo, am totally in love with this. It’s just the right of chocolate chips, cookie dough and vanilla ice cream. Ben & Jerry’s have been a favorite of mine for as long as I can remember.
What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Last night, this little Princess, Matti, decided to make her own kitty fort. My comforter was hanging over the side, and my fluffy blue pillow had fallen onto the ground. She hung out in there, and would shoosh me away with her paw when I tried to deconstruct her little hideout. It was pretty dang cute, so I just left her there to play, until about 15 minutes later when she got bored and in search of a shadow to chase. 🙂
Sometimes you are just lazy and want to call it a night. So you run over to the new Jack in the Box that just opened last month and grab their new Homestyle Ranch Chicken Club. Yum yum! I, Clo, am not a total fast food fan but when I heard we were getting a Jack in the Box I was beyond excited! Winston and I went to Jack in the Box the first time last night and I tried this chicken club. It was so good. The ranch sauce was to die for and the chicken was crispy and made to perfection. The bacon was crisp and the bun was just right. I’ve never had a fast food sandwich taste this good in my life! This is now my favorite chicken club! Have you tried it yet? What do you think of Jack in the Box?
Tonight, I’m (Jeni) making beef ribs! I just don’t know whether to use a sauce or a rub on them. I need your advice! Which of these Texas BBQ Sauces and Rubs sounds best to you on ribs??
What’s on your mind today? Leave us a comment, and let’s keep the discussion going!
Morning Coffee with Jeni & Clo (10/27): Lessons Learned, Pattern Leggings, Ben & Jerry’s + More!