Tuesday, September 01, 2009

200th Blog Entry! A Giveaway!!

Giveaway is over, 'cuz we have a winnnner!!!

Two very important events are happening today!

One - Today's blog is my 200th entry! Wow! Therefore, there must be a giveaway! I'll explain what it is in a bit.

Two - It's September 1!!! What does this mean? You mean you don't know??? Well, let me spill the coffee beans -- this is the official day for Starbuck's to begin serving fall drinks, namely - Pumpkin Spice Lattes!

Pumpkins! Roley-Poley orange orbs of happiness! Use them for decorations, soups, muffins, lanterns, pies, lattes, seeds, color, throwing contests (if you're a 15-year-old boy out with your buddies on Halloween), fun, to scare. The pumpkin's delights are multifarious!

You just know my innards were snapping to celebrate! Not wanting to drive to Starbuck's, which would mean spoiling my luscious morning's loll, I strolled into the kitchen and concocted my own version of the famous Pumpkin Spice Latte.

So, with much fanfare over in my house (clapping my hands and saying "yippeeeee," simultaneously), I introduce to you Liz's Pumpkin Pie Latte!


All that needs to be done for this pumpkiny beverage is this: heat up some milk, canned pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, marshmallow creme, and sugar if you like it sweeter than sweet. Play around with the amounts of all these, till your taste buds are smiling wide! Then, add some hot coffee, stir, close your eyes, and take a sip. And then another. And another. :)

And now... the Giveaway! To celebrate my 200th entry, I am going to give away a $10 Starbuck's card! That way, you can celebrate with me as you sip your own favorite latte or mocha.

All you have to do to enter to win this trip to Latte Land is leave me a comment about fall. It can be one sentence OR a whole autumn recipe OR instructions for a fall decoration OR a favorite fall family tradition. Anything, really. The one who will soon be visiting the barista/baristo will be announced on Thursday morning!

Oh! Remember, the official fall countdown began when you flipped your calendar! Only 21 more days to go till the first day of FALL! Yippeeee!


Queen to my 3 Boys said...

By 'fall', I suppose you don't mean...

...what my lil' Zane does a million times a day - requiring a hospital visit, a bandaid or a kiss from mama? *wink*

an encourager said...

lol. that was cute! i hope he's ok! been through many of those trips - kids!

Kim said...

Fall is best in places where the leaves turn and the colors God has made amaze me, the air is crisp and you need that warm jacket or blanket to curl up into and the smells of apples and pumpkins and really just the smell of fall....ahhhh beautiful season of change not heat :)

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Fall-I love the colors, the decorating, school starting, the Starbuck stops in the morning on the way to school, and the cool weather that makes a non-cook like me want to cook...in the crockpot...nothing else!

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog!!!

Shannon said...

Fall is my very favorite season and I am so thankful God gave it to us!! For me it is a time of renewal. My house gets cleaned and totally redecorated with my favorite things: pumpkins, leaves, acorns and wreaths. I pull out my fall dishes, mugs, and the throw blankets which have been store for just this day, and wait with anticipation for October 30th. Not because it's Halloween (although I have to confess I LOVE dressing up) but because no matter what the weather outside is, we have our first fire of the season. One year we had to turn the air conditioner on because it was 80 degrees outside. But my Joey is such a good guy, he just put on shorts and sweat through it!

Jen said...

Too bad I missed the Giveaway, I guess I need to get around to my favorite blogs more often. Never been to Starbucks but I have heard their hot chocolate is awesome.