I have lots of favorites. So many that I forget to share. I figured that I'd use Fridays to pass these along.
It's no secret that Starbucks is one of my all-time favorites (all-times: My camera, Dyson, Bare Minerals, Ingenue tea pot). If you tell me that they dye sawdust to match the coffee grounds & then mix them into every pound, I'd say, "Genius!" When I was pregnant with Becket, the logo alone sent me drifting towards Happiness. When I walk past a location & I smell the Pumpkin Spice syrup, I know it's fall. I look up & sure enough the leaves are orange, brown & crispy. Via? Via-rrific! Starbucks just makes me happy.
A couple years ago, I saw a McDonald's vs. Starbucks challenge on CNN. Apparently, McDonald's coffee won hands down. I think the clown rigged the challenge because there's no way it's better than Starbucks. McDonald's coffee taste like burnt Styrofoam and it's hot as hell! Remember the woman that sued for hot coffee? I don't blame her! If I spill a Tall Starbucks on my Girlie Goods, they'd be numb. If I spill a small McDonald's on my Girlie Goods, the GYNO at the ER would have to ask, "Are you done with kids? Cause you are."
What more could Starbucks do to impress me? Let me share. It's something I can't believe I've lived my summers without. I've seen the ice tea tumblers for the past couple of summers. I really don't need one more reusable cups. Honestly. But my mom is obsessed with this style of cup. They have half a dozen because they don't sweat. When they travel, they seek out this type of tumbler. Since Ma knows best, I decided to pick up the small one. I had them fill it with an ice tea. Screwed on the lid & went to the grocery. I left the cup in my hotbox of a car & did my shopping. An hour later & my ice tea was still freezing! Best part? No dripping. No embarrassing "Looks like I pee'd my pants" stain. Just glorious ice-cold tea. I'm pretty sure that my A/C in the car is breaking down, so I might need the big tumbler after all.
p.s. Jill these would be perfect in your house. But since you're my Big Sister, you probably already know this & have 8 of them. And if you do, shame on you for not using your Big Sister role properly!
p.s. again! Have a nice holiday weekend! Ours is shaping up to be a good one filled with lots of friends.