Thursday, August 29, 2019

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

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Rachel Allene Fall Goodies + Starbucks PSL Day


If you're a fan of pumpkin spice anything like I am, hopefully you got a chance to enjoy the debut of the fall drinks at Starbucks yesterday!  I was very happy that my order from Rachel Allene's online shop arrived right before Pumpkin Spice Latte day, so I could go enjoy my first fall drink in my new steel mug. 

As an added bonus, you get $0.10 off of your drink at Starbucks if you bring your own mug - all the more reason to have a fun themed mug, right?  Even though it's not officially fall yet, it's never too early to enjoy some fun fall items!     

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

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Monday, August 26, 2019

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Sugarfina - Birthday Rewards


Being a Sugarfina rewards member definitely has its perks, like receiving my choice of a 3 piece candy bento box for my birthday! I went to a store to pick them out in person, and decided on some fruit-based gummies to try out:

- Pink Pineapples
- Pink Diamonds
- Blood Orange Fruttini

I can't wait to try these out!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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Compass Coffee - Roasting and Tasting Event

A group of friends and I went to Compass Coffee last Saturday for their coffee roasting and tasting event.  I wanted to do something a little different and fun for my birthday and this was a great way to hang out with friends and learn more about coffee!  

The groups are small enough that it's not just a generic tour and you can ask questions as you're going through the roasting and cupping steps.  We also got to choose a tin of coffee based on what we liked during the cupping/tasting which was very nice!  I would highly recommend this for anyone that's a fan of Compass, or coffee in general as a fun little event.   

 






Compass Coffee - Shaw
1535 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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Monday, August 19, 2019

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Sunday Morning Bakehouse - Chocolate Sprinkle Cruffin

Even though I'm not technically eating this festive Cruffin today, it seems fitting to share this fun sprinkled treat on my birthday :o)  I was happy to see a variation of Sunday Morning Bakehouse's regular Cruffins, with chocolate frosting and rainbow sprinkles.  The Cruffin really is like a compact croissant, with a tasty sugar coating.  The extra flavor and texture from the frosting and sprinkles is so delicious, and a great option for any type of celebration! 

 



Friday, August 16, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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Starbucks - "The Gary" Drink


If you're a fan of Brad Goreski and his husband Gary Janetti like I am, you probably have seen a million photos of an iced Starbucks drink on social media linked to the two of them, haha.  Brad recently posted a montage of Gary ordering the same drink at Starbucks at a bunch of locations while on vacation, and some versions of the drink seemed to fare better than others based on Gary's reaction.  Of course I wasn't the only one that went out and tried "The Gary" shortly after seeing these posts!

Based on the videos, "The Gary" is:
- Starbucks Grande Iced Mocha
- 2 pumps of Mocha
- Almond Milk
- No whipped cream

I got the Tall version of "The Gary" and I loved it!  I like almond milk to begin with and I think it adds a little extra flavor to the drink as well.  I love that this fun and silly social media post got so many people to try Gary's Starbucks drink of choice :o)  I also posted on Instagram that I wondered if my pre-order of Gary's book (Do You Mind if I Cancel?) would come with "The Gary", and he replied that it sadly does not, haha!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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Monday, August 5, 2019

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Trader Joe's - Mango Tangerine Candle



I noticed on a recent visit to my local Trader Joe's that the Mango Tangerine candles were back!  This one was a quick favorite of mine when I first saw it a while ago, with a strong tropical/citrus scent. 

I've since seen some posts online saying this is very similar to the Volcano Capri Blue candles that are very popular at Anthropologie stores, and I have to agree they do smell a lot like them.  It's a great summery scent - be sure to grab them while they're available!  

Friday, August 2, 2019

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Thursday, August 1, 2019