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It's no surprise that I am a huge Starbucks fan as many of you have seen from my random iPhone pictures I upload every now and again on Facebook (ahem, like the ones below!)
And of course, I shared this post here about visiting enough times to achieve gold card status. Yup that's me :-)
There is just something so delish about Starbucks; I love going there, especially when I have gift cards to blow, and knowing, always knowing, that my drink order will be exactly the way I like it. There is just something comforting about knowing what you are getting, right?
My go-to cold drink is their Iced Chai Latte with soy milk. My go-to hot drink is a White Chocolate Mocha with soy milk. Yum, I kinda want one now.
In honor of Starbucks bringing back their Tribute Blend, for a limited time, I wanted to share a little story of how we honor the important little people in our life, our kids, when they go out of their way to be extra helpful or loving.
Y'all know we have 3 kids with one on the way, right?
Well if you have more than one kid you know how very hard it can be to spend quality time with just one of them.
What my husband and I try to do is have a little one-on-one parent/kid time with each of them. It's especially fun to do when they are being good listeners or helpers, and we want to show them how thankful we are that they are helping our family by doing so.
Sometimes it's just the simple act of taking one of them to the grocery store (and my how nice is doing that with just one kid instead of three!) or even to Target to pick up a few necessities. If I have Penelope to myself for a few hours we may even hit up a nail salon for mommy-daughter manis!
Most trips end with a nice little snack at a restaurant of their choice for a little more heart-to-heart conversation. I LOVE doing this with each of my kids! It's really fun to see their personalities shine without their other siblings trying to get attention too. And I love to hear what they have to tell me about themselves, what interests they currently have, and what's on their mind.
I have to chuckle as I write this next part, but honestly it's true...many times my kids will actually pick Starbucks cause they love their birthday cake pops. It's the perfect little treat for them as it looks like a lollipop, has sprinkles, and is just their size, plus they are pretty tasty :-) I'll order a cake pop for each of us along with a kid's size hot chocolate or apple juice for them and one of my go-to drinks for me.
So, would you like to win a $100 gift card to spend at Starbucks? To be entered for a chance to win, courtesy of Starbucks and BlogHer, just tell me something you do to pay tribute to the special people in your life.
**The giveaway winner is #39...
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You loved Tribute Blend so much, Starbucks brought it back. But, only for a limited time. Tribute Blend is a spicy, full-bodied blend with dark cherry notes, featuring four of our highest quality beans aged Sumatra, sun-dried Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea and Colombia beans.
Raise a cup once more to the limited-time return of Starbucks Tribute Blend. Itís still just for you, and still because of you. Available for a limited time in whole bean and Starbucks VIA.