Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Joy in a cup.

To some, this may be ridiculous, and that's ok. I went 5 weeks without Starbucks, due to force, not choice. There were no Starbucks north of St Cloud.

Yes, it's expensive, but sometimes that's ok. It's absolutely my shop of choice. There is just something about the plastic cup, the lid, the straw, and the fact that that someone else made it for you. No matter how many times you make an iced Caramel Macchiato at home, it will never taste the same. If you love Starbucks, you know what I mean.

Not only do a love Starbucks in a tangible way, but I love the memories it brings.

Today, I chose a Passion Tea Lemonade. This drink signifies summer for me. I am savoring every sip today- as if my last drop means summer is coming to a close.
I have never had a bad memory connecting with this place. I have experienced having some with family that lives far away, spending time with friends old & new, first dates with my husband (my favorite), shutting out the world to get lost in a book, taking a break while painting rooms in my first house, and getting an iced favorite at the airport (With much excitement, I will be experiencing this again tomorrow!).

I take a break from sipping on my desired drink, look up as I take a moment to re-visit each of these wonderful memories, and smile to myself. Yea, it's that good, in every way.

Even Kona likes a cup of Starbucks tap water during road trips.

Here is to more beautiful memories made over a cup of Starbucks.



  1. I can totally and completely relate to everything you said. It's totally the ritual of the whole thing, besides the drink. I have tried to give it up, but you know what? I am happy with my little addiction!! There are worse things than coffee!! Iced Caramel Macchiato used to be my drink too. Ive been on Chai lately...if you are ever at a Peet's Coffee try the Iced Caramel will thank me ;) So happy you linked up this week! xoxo Amber

  2. Thanks for the suggestion Amber! We are actually close to one this is week! I will DEFINITELY have to try that ou!