It’s not really a secret that I love Starbucks. Ok, so it’s not a secret at all, in fact I think it runs along the lines of common knowledge. I visit there often, when I am deprived and can’t make a trip, I make one at home. It may not be exactly the same but it’s enough that I can survive until my next fix.
I don’t drink alcohol, I don’t smoke, I don’t do drugs, I don’t have any expensive hobbies or sports – so if I want a Starbucks tea a few times a week I call it reasonable. This being an adult gig is hard and we all need a little something once in awhile to help us get by.
When I head in to the Starbucks closest to our house (only a 15 minute walk!) they know what I want. The girls (and one guy) smile, make small talk and fill up my fabulous mug with hot, Tazo Earl Grey Tea! *sigh*
Sidenote: We use stainless steal mugs around here for our hot drinks on the go. Whether we make them at home or buy them at Starbucks we use our mugs. We are big fans of doing what we can for saving the environment and of saving money. I did the math, we save $10 a month between us using reuseable mugs, making it a $120 savings a year!
They have perfected the blend of Bergmont, Lavender and a little bit of citrus, it’s heaven!
And, since I’m one of those people who hates change, who is predictable and loves routine – it is ALWAYS what I order. (I also have allergies to the majority of blended drinks which means tea is my beverage of choice) If they are out,
I cry I leave. It’s just what makes me happy.
Corey, on the other hand loves to try new drinks. He’s all about the Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Caramel Macchiatos and his newest find – Salted Caramel Hot Chocolates. (I’m totally not allowed to have the last one, but I did try just one sip and it was amazingly delish. Something like a chocolate covered, caramel pretzel!)
We are totally different Starbucks people but it works. He’s adventerous while I’m safe. He’s got a mega metabolism, while I don’t. It all works out in the wash and either way you steam it – we both wind up happy!
Now, it’s my turn to make you happy! It’s Thanksgiving week around this house. We’re busy prepping for a bunch of family who are coming and so I’m in the mood. I’m thankful for Starbucks. I know it sounds lame but I am. This corn allergy has taken so many of my favourite snacks and treats away, so when I find something I can still have and enjoy – I’m thankful.
I’m also thankful for all of you! The readers who make me feel important, who love our kids and who leave comments! So, here it is. Fill out the Rafflecopter (a new system for me! Follow the instructions on how to enter it’s easy) form below and enter to win your very own
Thanksgiving Starbucks Survival (Gift) Card!