At The Beach and a Giveaway

Hi Peeps! I've missed you so much.

We arrived at the Love Shack on Friday, and we have been running ever since.

Love Shack has had to be cleaned, stocked and decorated in the space of three days. Wow.

The Gulf is beautiful, the breeze is cool and I saw dolphins this morning. It doesn't get much better than that.

I also may get to meet my precious, pink Fuschia next week!!! Yay! Isn't that cool?

PU forgot the crockpot. Heh Heh . We've been so busy getting the essentials rounded up we haven't had the time for finding a good deal on a crockpot. Heh Heh Heh

I HAVE found time to eat some wonderful shrimp...twice.

A few brave souls are actually sitting in the sand with their bathing suits on...it is very cool outside. No one is in the water.

More reports on the Love Shack as we get the decorating done.

But, because I love my Peeps, I am offering two $50 gift certificates for Starbucks.
Just leave me a comment, a way to get in touch with you and your favorite Starbucks drink. I'll announce the winner Wed. night at 6 pm CST. Happy Drinking!

62 comments:

Lindsay said...

OOOOHHH thats so sad about the crock-pot.. My favorite drink is the peppermint mocha twist! yum!!

Dawn said...

I know you're upset about the crock pot. You could always go buy another one. Heehee!

My favorite drink is a nonfat, pumpkin spice latte. I keep hearing good things about the peppermint, though, so I might have to try it. I'm having a hard time imagining peppermint in my coffee, though.

The Wade's said...

So sad for the forgotten crock pot!

I love some hot chocolate, although I have heard great things about their peppermint drinks lately!

cbhoff said...

Mmmm. I love Starbuck's Signature hazelnut hot chocolate. I only get it when I have a gift card though so this would be AWESOME!

PaulaW said...

i'm not a starbucks expert (like i know some of you are *said with a wink and a grin*) ... but i like the mochas, and i see they have a hazelnut hot chocolate that i think would be wonderful to try. heck, with a $50 gift card, i could try lots of new things!

paula

songwriterville at aol dot com

The Fritz Facts said...

I love their hot chocolate, or their Peppermint Latte...so yuumy.

A new crock pot is always lovely. You can never have to many!

3girlsmom said...

I'm still working on my "BM is at the beach and I'm not" jealousy issues.
Howevah, I do love me some Starbucks, and especially love some free Starbucks. My fave drink there is a Grande Non-Fat Mocha. O. My. Yum. Their hot chocolate is mighty fine, too. Their salted caramel hot chocolate? Not so much. Just got for the regular hot chocolate.

fortyb4forty said...

Missed you, so glad to hear the crock pot didn't make the trip.

I love the caramel apple spice but a latte is yummy,too.

Jessica said...

Here's a mouthful for you: Marble Mocha Macchiato. Try saying that fast! ha! I always joke that it is M^3 or MMM.
iccajer148 at gmail dot com

a Tonggu Momma said...

Since you know who I am, I can enter your giveaways anytime I want to! (insert evil laugh here)

It's not my favorite, but it's the only one I now allow myself - a plain latte with skim milk and light foam. I know, I know... not that sinful.

cndymkr / jean said...

I am so sorry about the crockpot. Do you want me to send you one? Really, I would do that just for you. Just give me your address and I can have it there tomorrow.

Winnie said...

I'm fairly new to your site. Trying to get used to your lingo.

As far as drinks go,anything is better with chocolate!

Other Mother said...

It sounds like I should try something chocolate! I love chocolate anything, but thus far have only had sugar-free vanilla latte and iced coffee.

Amy said...

How awesome would that gift card be!!! I'm not a coffee drinker but I do love their hot chocolate with some whipped cream. And they have made me a frozen rasberry lemonade thing that was awesome too!! Thanks for the great contest!

amybarrett5@yahoo.com

The (Almost) Amazing Mammarino said...

I LOVE the Carmael Macchiato! The Caramel Frappuccino is also yummy!

I am finally back to posting on a regular basis! Sorry it's been so long!

Soliloquy said...

I ALWAYS enter.....

I NEVER win......

Mr. Random hates me.

But I still love him. Because $50 at Starbucks??? Is a whole lot of LUV!

(Are you in Destin? Because I'm comin' your way on Friday, if you are. Well, if you count Pensacola.)

Keepin' It Real said...

I have only had Starbucks a couple of times, so I really haven't developed a favorite yet! The Pumpkin Spice Latte is something I would definitely try.

Anonymous said...

My fave is their peppermint hot chocolate. But my hubby is slowly turning me to the dark side. I had some frozen drink with whipped cream AND COFFEE. And I actually liked it!

I'm sure you're doing a happy dance about the missing crock pot. Are you going to post pics of the Love Shack?

~ AndiK
abrace224(at)yahoo(dot)com

kristen@nosmallthing said...

YAY! So glad to hear from you. And a giveaway...woohoo!

I always get a tall latte. Plain ol' tall latte. But this year I have decided to try that pepperminty thing they put out around Christmas. So that's what I'ma gonna do.

Have fun sans crock pot. :)

~Nancy~ said...

Ummm, anything mocha or caramel. If I am going to be bad, I am going to GOOD and bad!

What a great stocking stuffer this would make for my daughter...as long as she shares with me. ;)

Stefani said...

I love this time of year because I can get my favorite pumpkin spice latte. I have been getting it with a shot of cinnamon lately and it's wonderful!

Jen said...

Mimi -- don't bother with Target for the crock pot, you can probably find one at a decent Goodwill for next-to-nothin!

And I've missed you! xox

Angie said...

Mmmm... the beach. And coffee. Better yet, a big mug of coffee while at the beach. Sigh. I'm jealous now.

I'm a huge fan of the caramel macchiato and the peppermint mocha twist. But pretty much any coffee makes me smile.

Loving Our Homeschool said...
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Loving Our Homeschool said...

Sorry to hear about the forgotten crock pot. LOL

Enjoy the warmth!! It was 23 degrees here when I woke up! BRRRRRR....so a hot chocolate from Starbucks sounds good! That's what I like. :o)

Heather

Joan said...

I'm in! Venti Nonfat Pumpkin Spice Latte or a Venti Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Latte.

Missed you but glad you are having shrimp at the beach.

Blessings

Liz said...

hot chocolate.. and a muffin treat.

Robin said...

Wonderful giveaway! This time of year I generally get the peppermint mocha, although a mocha frappuccino is my favorite.

michellenotdawn said...

ooh! Maybe Mr. Random will show me some love again...
My favorite drink for this time of year is a decaf white mocha...or a caramel apple spice...oh the possibilities are endless! I might try something new if it's on a giftcard!

chan said...

My favorite is the unsweet green tea iced.

chanroark@comcast.net

Beckie said...

I go to Starbucks for two drinks, Chai, hot or iced,and Pumpkin Lattes. YUMM ! Thanks for the giveaway. I love your blog. You are SOOOO funny.

beckiel@hotmail(dot)com

RR Mama said...

Glad you are having fun! Also glad PU for the crock pot. I love Starbucks my favorites are the pumpkin spice latte and white chocolate mocha! Heaven in a cup. I have also been praying on the pay it forward issue. Hubs and I had a great idea. I will need to run it by you though, since it was your give away! Have fun.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Well, I've missed ya too! It's not the same without the daily dose of BM around here.

My fave drink is a Caramel Macchiato. I know, not fancy, but it is hard to beat. Thank you so much, oh generous one.

Mari said...

No crockpot :(

Well my favorite drink is not a coffee one. It is Caramel Apple Spice. Sheer yumminess in a cup.

You may contact me when I win at:
mtaylor918@bellsouth.net

Momma Jones said...

My favorites are the pumpkin spice latte and white mocha coffee. Yummy!

Linda said...

Caramel Macchiato baby! If you will send your mailing address, I'll send you a crockpot. heh heh heh. prlin at suddenlink dot net

robin said...

Beachy Mimi you are so my new best friend, I LOVE Starbucks. The Skinny caramel latte is my fave. robin at saisd dot org

Anonymous said...

WOW This is so cool!! Thank you for the chance to win this. My favorite drink will have to be anything with chocolate in it... Karina skniss123@juno.com

Lydia said...

Hope you are having a great time at the beach!! This is a wonderful giveaway that I would definitely use...pick me, pick me! My fave is a peppermint mocha. YUM!

Tammy said...

I love me some BM! I do, I do. (that sounded a bit strange).

I can imagine your grief over the absence of the crock pot. I can FedEx you mine and it be there by Thursday morning?!

This must be a Starbuck's sign from Heaven. I just used the last bit on my 40th birthday Starbuck's gift card. My favorite thing to get is just one of the coffee's of the day, because I am practical like that. But if I go crazy I LOVE the peppermint mocha during the winter.

Queen B said...

Call me crazy, but aren't you allergic to shrimp?

Mim said...

Too Bad about that crock pot! LOL My fav is the pumpkin spice latte. I just wish they had it all year round. :0(

Jen said...

I'm pretty much a try-somethin'-new-each-time gal. But I do always enjoy anything peppermin/chocolate.

jen.fosnaugh@gmail.com

WallysMama said...

I love Starbucks! My favorite is rather dull...just a grande nonfat latte...but it gets me through many a work day! I do plan to try the new salted caramel thing....it just sounds way too good to pass up! Love your blog!! :)

wallysmama2000@yahoo.com

Terri said...
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Terri said...

Oh, my hubby would love this. What a great giveaway. Love Vanilla bean frap. Thanks! tkcleaver@insightbb.com

mindy98 said...

Count me in BM. My fav. is the white hot chocolate, you just can't beat white chocolate anything.

tam said...

I have a feeling there was a conspiracy of some sort involved in the "forgotten crockpot". I have been going through Miss Beachy withdrawl, so good to have you back. Fav starbuck (right now)is Pumkin spice frap. with an extra shot. Take pics of the love shack for us and have a great time.

Theresa said...

Welcome back.

I want to try Starbucks Oatmeal.

I love their hot chocolate.

Barbara said...

I don't get to do Starbucks much, but my daughter loves any of their special flavors.
barbaraeford@yahoo.com

Tracy @ our Journey said...

I love anythingfrom Startbucks! ~especially caramel flavors!

tlb3405@yahoo.com

Fuschia said...

Ya know they sell them there crock-pot thingy's at Wal-Mart! ;)

For my non-dieting days at Starbuck's it's a Grande Half-syrup Soy Peppermint Mocha...but ONLY in a RED cup! And this year they are using peppermint chocolate shavings on top instead of the red sprinkles...YUM!

On my dieting days: a Grande Half-syrup Sugar-free French Vanilla Soy Latte.

Beth said...

I know you're enjoying your getaway!

I don't drink coffee myself, but my hubby loves some Venti Mocha Grande (or something like that) - ha! :)

Karen said...

I don't care how cold it is, I only get a venti black iced tea sweetened.

tracy said...

Mocha chip frappacino for me! Yum!

Susan said...

I am sure you are crying into your pillow at night over the absence of the crockpot. (LOL)
My favorite Starbucks drink is the Pumpkin Spice Latte, though a close second is the Chai Egg Nog Latte. Now I must go and get one of those delicious creations for myself to make it through the rest of this day!

Jen said...

Oh my gosh, the salted caramel hot chocolate! I could bathe in that! Or the hot caramel apple drink! So fall-ish. Yum!

Kelli said...

I heart Starbucks! I just an old fashioned regular coffee girl!

kelcombs@hotmail.com

Beth said...

I'm not much of a coffee drinker, but I love their Caramel Apple Cider!

The Murray's said...

Normally my favorite is a caramel frappuccino, but I did try the salted caramel hot chocolate and is pretty good!

CoftheU said...

I get to go to the beach in December (Grand Cayman) and you're making me very anxious to get there!!!

What did you do, hypnotize PU to "forget" the crock pot??

ReadingIsSoMuchFun said...

I have two favorite drinks from Starbucks. The Hazelnut Hot Chocolate & The Kona Coffee. Please enter me. I love Starbucks :) Although it has been a little while since I last visit Starbucks.

Hugssss
LindaH

readingissomuchfun@yahoo.com