Archive | November 2015

Starbucks Eggnog frapp + houndstoothΒ 

So my favorite drink is back at Starbucks: eggnog frapp.

I love eggnog.

I got this alert on my phone about the new fall drinks coming out. And I got worried because I didn’t see eggnog on there. 😩

It’s crazy how I’m always up after 1am

But it’s on the mobile app. This is actually the second year they’ve had the eggnog flavor. Last year I watched them when they made the drink. And unlike other drinks, this one doesn’t have any syrup. They actually add eggnog to the coffee/milk/ice mixture. I don’t remember they brand eggnog that they used, but I haven’t seen it before. It came in a white squarish container with green writing. I’m sure it’s sold at like Trader Joes or Wholefoods. Β I didn’t watch as my drink was made this time because my coworker asked me to order a drink for them. πŸ˜’ Thankfully there was only three people on line, so I didn’t have to wait at all.


While I’m talking about things I love at Starbucks… I bought this. 😍

$17. I only found one in a target Starbucks, so I only have one. I really want 4. It’s currently in my car. I’m scared if I bring it into the house it’s going to get broken. A gust of wind is going to make it fall off the counter or something. It’s ceramic. If the cup dropped and broke I’d be highly upset. $17 is a lot to pay for a cup.
There were some mystery boxes at Starbucks… At first I thought it was going to be some sort of free gift for patrons (and it’s possible that it is), but it has the link to the store at the bottom of the box. Whatever it is, is going to be available 11/10

No peeking

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Today’s my birthday πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

It is currently 1am 11/07. I should probably be asleep, but I’m up writing this. And I’m not particularly tired.

But it is my birthday. I’m not really going to do anything, because I’m not the celebrating type. The only thing I have planned is to go to a The Cheesecake Factory with my family, and friends. Oddly enough, before this year I hated going to the Cheesecake Factory. But I’ve gone there about 4 or 5 times already this year. And by now, I’ve grown to like one dish in particular. Louisiana Chicken & pasta. I’ll be honest and say I don’t really care for the chicken. It’s okay. The parts that are seasoned are really good, but the parts that aren’t taste like they aren’t. Aka they don’t have flavor. The sauce that is on the pasta is spicy. I don’t like spicy foods, but I love this.

Once upon a time I planned on trying to make this myself. I got the recipe online, and I got as far as buying the pasta and the shrimp. But I didn’t buy anything else. Lol. Maybe one day soon.

The only other thing I have planned for tomorrow, is going with my mom to Bonton. Apparently they’re giving out $20 gift cards to the first 200 people. They did it today also, but she didn’t know until 30 minutes after the store opened & decided that 200 people have probably walked in the store by that time… I’ve only been to Bonton once or twice, it seemed like a more expensive JC. Penney, or a Macys.

Thursday at work, my boss/friend gave me a gift and a card for my birthday.

I know what the gift is. It’s a wallet from the store that I work at. It was discounted down from $95. It ended up being $15 with the sale and our discount. (To be fair though, it was never sold for $95. It was always on sale). I know the card was signed by a few people (that’s what they always do at my job), but I don’t know who signed the card (I haven’t opened it or the gift. I want to wait until later). It does feel a little heavier than a card would, so maybe there’s something in it. πŸ˜‰ *prays your a Starbucks giftcard*. J/k

Speaking of Starbucks…

One of the many perks of having a registered Starbucks giftcard. A free drink for your birthday. 😊😊

Normally, I emails from companies about free stuff, or coupons, one of the reasons I leave my emails with companies– I like free stuff. I got a $10 VS gc, which I may use tomorrow. I haven’t gotten my $10 gc from the Loft yet. It is possible that I’ll get it later in the day though. I do have my free pancakes at IHOP. I always end up wasting that coupon, because I don’t eat pancakes at IHOP. I always get the French toast. I think I have two weeks to use that coupon.

Also Thursday at work, one of my coworkers made cupcakes for me. She used to always bring cupcakes to work during the fall/spring like every weekend. Now, I’m not sure what happened (and I didn’t question it), but she initially said she was making 36 cupcakes. I don’t know if she did or not, but this is what I came to

I’m not complaining by any means. I said I only needed/wanted 6 for myself (and family). There was only 9 when I got to this. I did get to it an hour after she came in. So I assume she made 15 and the rest was taken by my coworkers.

It is, what it is. The cupcakes were finger licking good.

β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’β€’

Years ago, when I turned 28, I just about had a quarter/mid life crisis. I was like, ‘omg. I’m so “old”, I don’t have any kids, I’m single and I don’t have my life in order. What is wrong with me?’

But then when I turned 30, I was just like ‘eh. Whatever. It’s another day’. I guess o felt somewhat more better because although I still didn’t have any kids, or a husband, I was going to school with a purpose. And for the first time in about 3 years I don’t have school and homework to think about. I have a usable degree AND a professional license (well actually two, but they go hand in hand). 

I would love to say in working on the kids and husband, but I’m not. Hopefully I’ll have either one before I turn 33. 

Starbucks mobile order + graham creme frapp

So the very first time I tried the Starbucks mobile order, I ordered the wrong drink, and I didn’t realize it until a few weeks later. It wasn’t my fault though, because at that time all of the drinks weren’t on the menu (they didn’t even have a caramel frapp– which is my go to drink when I don’t like the seasonal drinks). I decided to try the graham frapp for the first time, but I didn’t realize that there’s a ‘creme’ version of every drink. I believe the creme version adds a lot of milk and not as much of the coffee or flavoring. So when I get my drink, it’s a whitish color. I know right then it’s not going to be good.

It literally tasted like milk with vanilla, sugar, and cinnamon. It wasn’t nasty, but as someone that doesn’t care for milk, it was too milky for me. When I spoke to my fellow Starbucks junkie coworker she said the same thing.
Starbucks mobile ordering:

The main thing with ordering from Starbucks, is that you have to have a giftcard to pay for it. You also need the Starbucks app. I’ve had the Starbucks gift card for a few years (I got one when they had a promotion- if you registered a giftcard, they gave you $5; they do that every so often) I actually have a gold card that has my name on it.

The actual card has my full name on it

You click on the upper right corner where it says order

1 more 🌟 before I get my free drink 😁

If you’re like me, and you have a bunch of drinks in the recents than you can click that & order it. Otherwise you can browse the menu.

Find the drink you want (or food apparently). I clicked on frappucinos because that’s basically all I get (unless my throat hurts, then I get the tea)

As you can see, tiramisu isn’t available. πŸ˜“

Various frapp flavors

You can edit any drink you get. There’s a bunch of different options to choose from.

I’ve noticed with this a fully customized drink is more than one that isn’t (duh). For example, in the red velvet drink they have, they have java chips, which I don’t particularly care for. So I attempted to order that drink the way it is on the secret menu. (white mocha, w/ mocha & raspberry syrup) and I think it charged me $.25-$.50 more. So I changed the amount of java chips from 3 to 1 & prayed for the best. I did change the drink a little bedside the app just has mocha and raspberry syrup– which would taste like chocolate covered raspberries.

I chose to show the options with eggnog frap because that is going to be my drink until Jan. I ❀️ eggnog.

Once you get your order together it will show you your total. You pay with your giftcard and it will tell you how much time you have before it will be ready. My store usually gives a 4-9 minute time frame. I think when we place an order the sticker comes out, and they put it in the line with the rest of the drinks. So now I don’t have to wait 30 minutes to order a drink now. Woohoo! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ if I order something like tea, I’ll order it as I’m walking there. It will be ready when I get there, since it takes two seconds to make tea.

I’ve done mobile ordering with Starbucks at least 7 times and only once have I had an issue. The Starbucks that’s close to my job is ALWAYS packed- something I’ve mentioned before. So with this mobile order thing I save a lot of time. One day, I think my second time using mobile order, I kept thinking someone is probably going to take my drink. I don’t know why I had that thought. I waited 5 minutes after I ordered, like I always do. When I get to Starbucks, my drink isn’t there. πŸ˜’ I waited 5 minutes, just in case…. Finally I ask the barista if they made my drink. Someone took it while I was walk big there. The problem with mobile order, is that they put the drinks on the counter where people are waiting for their drinks. So if you felt like being a shady individual, you could just take someone’s drink if they’re not there. Which is what that person did. In order to get a drink, I had to show my receipt (aka my phone. Thankfully I brought it with me) and I had to wait for my drink to be made. πŸ˜’

Going based on the baristas reaction, that has happened a few times.

One of the flaws I see with mobile ordering, is that you can’t use a reward if you have one.

Parfait Madeleine 30dd white

I just feel like I can’t win with a Parfait bra. I haven’t come across one yet that actually fits me. I have this bra in both black and white, and neither one fits me.

I bought both bras on a whim. Someone posted a groupon for two bras for $14.99, so I said, why not. With the shipping, the bras came to $19.99, not bad for two bras. Unfortunately they don’t fit. πŸ˜₯

From the following pictures, the bra looks okay. A little bit of wrinkling, but still okay.

This bra, however, was anything but comfortable. I wanted to rip it off as soon as I put it on! The band was tight, and I think that was causing the entire length of the wire to press onto my skin. The ends of the wire were poking my skin something serious. Needless to say, this is not a bra I’ll wear.

I thinkΒ you can see from this pic how tight the band is. It was so painful, I didn’t think about getting my bra extender.

The top of the bra is somewhat closed off, so it doesn’t look too big, but there is space in the upper portion of the cup. But not enough space for me to size down.

The gore tacked (obviously)

Not the best appearance with a cami on.