Friday, September 9, 2011

Oh my yum!

I am a fan of coffee drinks. I am by no means and aficionado, but I do like to enjoy a tasty, espresso-laden treat on occasion. My new favorite place is Cafe Moka. The atmosphere is awesome, they are locally-owned, and they support the local community...and their drinks are AMAZING! Seriously, AMAZING! I am in complete lust (I know, it's sinful) with the frozen lattes. They use fresh espresso--did you know that OTHER place doesn't use fresh espresso in the frozen beverages?!?!? CRAZY, I KNOW! Anyway, the fresh espresso makes the drink super tasty, and the texture is much smoother and creamier than those other beverages we are familiar with...(I'm not gonna name names, but we all know who I'm talking about...seriously, not gonna tattle!)...OH--how could I forget?!?!? THEY HAVE 42 FLAVORED SYRUPS!!!!! Yes, FORTY-TWO!!!! Could you imagine the possibilities? ENDLESS! They also do a different flavored whipped cream every week...I know! It's amazing--I knew you'd think so, too!

Irish Cream Frozen Latte with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream

Monday, August 8, 2011

If you're looking for a good time...

Ok, so one day I was facebooking and I came across a post on my friend's wall for a "Cute Stuff Sale" hosted by some blogger chick...well, some blogger chick is actually Roo over at NiceGirlNotes...and her Cute Stuff Sales are EPIC! Seriously, her blog is funny and charming...She's a mom that keeps it real and likes to make 90's hip hop references! She's totally easy to relate to and she loves culottes! Ok, so she doesn't really like them, but she has some funny stuff to say about them.

...oh, and back to this Cute Stuff Sale...also known as CSS...they are sporadically annual and basically she hosts a sale of merchandise from her favorite Etsy shops on her facebook page...she posts a pic and description and the first person to claim it gets to buy's fast-paced and lots of fun. I have gotten some really good deals on LilacAve, 2littlefriends, and Sweet Pea Treasures Too.

I suggest visiting the NGN "best of" page and then following her blog and liking her on facebook...I mean, that's what I did...and it's working out pretty well for me!

...and tell her I said "haters gonna hate!"

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Oh, something smells's Lilac Ave! know how when your friends do something you try to be supportive but deep down you aren't expecting much? Yeah, well I have totally learned not to do that anymore thanks to my dear friend, Deb. From the moment I took my first whiff of a Lilac Ave candle I knew to expect nothing less than total amazement!

Right now there are 3 Lilac Ave items I am absolutely ga-ga for:

Body Butter - I have never, ever, EVER in my life found a moisturizer that compares to Lilac Ave Body Butter. It so thick when you put your finger in the jar, but it melts like butter (pun intended) once it comes in contact with your skin. It is, without a doubt, better than any body cream or lotion you will find in a big brand store.

Lip Tint - Just a hint of color and packed with sheer moisture. It feels great on your lips, not at all thick or cakey. My favorite flavor is strawberry.

Sweet Cheeks - This stick is for baby's bum or any other area that needs special care. I've heard it's great for eczema and general skin irritations. It's got coconut oil, which is a natural antiseptic and antifungal agent, paired with tea tree oil and lavender essential oil. It smells nice, in a natural way, not a frou-frou powdery way.

Some other cool things about Lilac Ave...Deb tries to make every product to only include ingredients essential to the function of the product--you won't find any crazy dyes or preservatives. Also, Deb is a Navy wife and WAHM to 2 kids and 2 dogs! Speaking of Deb being a Navy wife...Mr. Deb just made chief and she is doing a fundraiser for should totally check it out!


Hello! Welcome to my new bloggy blog. So, I've kinda had this blog idea in my head for a while, I just never got it started...oh, wait, I guess I should tell you what this blog is about! Wait for it...wait for's about stuff I like! I know, kinda random, but every time I am in love with something I want to tell everybody all about why not blog it, right?!?!? Right! In case you can't tell, I am a fan of ellipses and exclamation maybe this isn't the best blog for you if you can not handle dramatic pauses and loads of excitement. I also say "so" a lot...a LOT...and I tend to type things out the way I would say them. SO, I hope you enjoy my new blog!