The Secret on Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte No One Wants You to Know #PSL

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I’ve got a secret….

Do you love Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) as much as I do? Are you literally counting down the days until they go LIVE in stores? I have it on my calendar I kid you not.  I’ve been so excited for next week for the unveiling. To me a PSL symbolizes the beginning of fall. But tonight my heart got broken.

Tonight Starbucks broke my heart. Here is a recap of what happened.

My hubby and I went in to Starbucks tonight. I ordered a Decaf Cinnamon Dolce Latte and paid with my app and then said are you excited for September 8th? The woman asked why. I said because PSL comes out. She said “no, I don’t like them.” Then she said…. “We have all the stuff we made one earlier today.” WHAT????? Now while this convo is happening my hubby was placing and paying for his order. (We pay separate on our apps to get the stars.) So Nick asked to change his order and I was like me too. Mind you they hadn’t started making ours yet. I don’t think they even grabbed our cups for it. The woman said “No. Come back tomorrow.” Really?

So I wanted to share the secret. Pumpkin Spice Latte is back at Starbucks and you don’t have to wait until September 8th. And my heart is slightly broken from this whole experience.

Dear Maria – Open Letter to #LillyForTarget Employee

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Dear Maria,

Thank you! Thank you for still smiling at 10am in the Women’s Department during the #LillyForTarget sale. You were still in such great spirits and so nice and helpful. I’m so sorry you had to break up a fight today. Those Ebay re-seller’s are nuts! Clearly by your awesome attitude you won that fight! 🙂 Thank you for keeping the department so maintained today. I have no idea how you did it. I also appreciate that you instantly put returned merchandise back on the shelves right away. (See sometimes it’s not just the early bird that gets the Lilly worm.) I love that you answered the phone letting callers know you were all out of Lilly Pulitzer. Why have them make the trek for no reason? I think it’s super cool that you gave purchase limits to folks this morning. You rock! Man I should’ve bought you coffee. Ugh. Why didn’t I think of that? I love that my Target has a Starbucks (South Plainfield, NJ). And today’s barista made my Cinnamon Dolce Latte perfect. I digress. Maria… next time I’m in Target I will seek you out and buy you coffee. You deserve it. Thank you for all that you do. You’re awesome.

 

Katie

 

Ps. Thanks to Maria’s restocking. I scored this cute tunic.

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Saturday Blogher ’12 Recap

Had a wonderful breakfast and made some new friends (that’s the point right?). Got to meet Elly from Buggin Word. If you didn’t meet her you have to hunt her down next year in Chicago. She’s a blast. And she plays the ukulele!

 

My day of course consisted of walking around the expo space but I also attended some pretty amazing seminars.

I attended Katie Couric’s keynote luncheon and learned all about her new show “Katie” coming September 10th. Trust me this is a show you won’t want to miss. I love how the new show is going to be very women focused as well as social media focused. Katie is also going to be featuring bloggers at each show. Love that! Check out her keynote HERE!

 

Some of my fave brands:

 

Duck – You know the Duck Rape folks! Check out there booth! Amazing what you can do with duck tape.

Zicam – Made my own bracelet with charms which I thought was super cute and a nice little remembrance. I took a charm that said “I Love to Blog”. Appropriate right? Can’t wait to try out Zicam next time I feel a cold coming on.

 

Hershey’s/Wal-Mart S’mores suite – Ok I loved it 2 years ago and loved it again. I mean if you don’t love S’mores there’s seriously something wrong with you. Trivia – The first printed record of the S’mores recipe appeared in a Girl Scout handbook in 1927.

 

Starbucks – We were among the first to check out the new Starbuck’s Verismo which is not even in stores yet. It’s a super-convenient, single-cup machine for making espresso-based beverages at home. And it’s coming in late 2012 – just in time to be a splendid gift to you or a coffee lover you know.

 

Kiss & Broadway Nails – As you know from my previous post I love Kiss & Broadway. This time I got to try out the Nail Dress products which I was super excited about. You put on the adhesive nail color and it goes on over your nail. Then you file your nails so that it fits the shape of your nail perfectly. They come in some really cool colors/patterns, even leopard.

 

 

They hubby and I grabbed food from The Halal guys because I had been dying to try them. It was delish!

 

Then I headed to the Land’s End party off-site.

 

Came back to the Hilton and attended the first ever Blogher Fashion Show. Click HERE to watch a recap.

 

Headed to the Cheeseburger Party, followed by a goodbye cocktail with my new friends Debbie & Heather.

 

As you can tell I had a blast at Blogher ’12. What a whirlwind! Can’t wait til next year!

 

 

I’m obsessed!

Ok, I’m completely obsessed over the new Tassimo Brewbot! I was lucky and won it during a Twitter party. As soon as I won, my entire family anxiously awaited its arrival.

It arrived beautifully along with Starbucks cappuccino and Gevalia coffee. Score! We tested them out immediately and both were superb.

Next stop… Bed Bath & Beyond so I could scope out other great pods for my new found obsession. (Note: You can purchase the pods online through the Tassimo website.) My faves are the Starbucks Cappuccino and the Gevalia Caramel Latte Macchiato. Am crossing my fingers someone comes out with a cinnamon beverage. I love my Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte’s. A replica would be AWESOME!

Everyone needs a Tassimo Brewbot! Why? Everyone in your family can have whatever type of beverage they would like. Having a party? Great! There’s Twinings Chai Tea Latte, Suchard Hot Chocolate, Regular & Decaf coffees, Latte’s the list goes on. There really is something for everyone. Plus, it’s super easy to use and takes up very little counter space.

So why are you still reading this? Check out Tassimo and get your Brewbot today. You won’t be disappointed.