5 Things I Discovered in 2019

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Here are 5 things I discovered in 2019 that I did not know I needed in my life, but will always be a part of my life from now on.  This blog post is not sponsored.  This is simply some items that I discovered in 2020 that are now a part of my life.  May you find some comfort and joy in these items just as I did.

  1.  Starbucks Bantam Bagels. I am mad at all of my friends who knew about these but never shared. A bite sized bagel pre-filled with cream cheese? Talk about breakfast on the go. A quick filling bite before work, before a meeting, before the morning hangry kicks in. These are so good and when they and warmed up they simply warm the heart. They are now a favorite on my Starbucks App.103920273-BL-0907-BAGELS
  2. Laundry Pods. Why didn’t anyone ever tell me about laundry Pods? I am completely infatuated. These make laundry so easy for me. When I head down to do laundry I can simply throw a few pods in my pocket and not have to worry about maneuvering my clothes as well as detergent. The pods make laundry day just a tad bit easier to navigate. Where have they been all my life? And if you are into savings Tide and Proctor & Gamble  and other companies are great for Sunday coupons for savings. No more lugging liquid detergent for me. Pods to the rescue! Laundry Pods
    3.  Starbucks Medicine Ball. Well this is not really a medicine ball or a medicine anything, however this immune boosting tea not only tastes great it gives you a little comfort that you are defending yourself from office, public transportation or any other cooties you may come in contact with. Starbucks4.  Instacart I keep saying that technology is making us lazier. From food delivery to now grocery delivery. I can even get delivery from Target. I should have never learned that I can sit on my couch order groceries in my pajamas and have someone deliver them to my door. I didn’t have to put on a bra or makeup or lotion. I just sat on the couch ordered my groceries and in a few hours they were there. No the biggest issue I have with this is that I don’t get to browse the aisles and grab all the stuff I don’t need or won’t eat. Is that really a bad thing. instacart-logo
    5.  Oreo Thins I grew up eating Oreos. And there is nothing like Oreos and a glass of ice cold milk. My mouth is watering just typing this. Recently I discovered Oreo thins. Less creamy middle and just enough to get all of the flavor of an Oreo without all the cookie and extra filling. I’m in love. Now if they would only make the red velvet in thins as well.oreo thins

These are just a few things that made my 2019 a lot better.  What things did you discover in 2019 that made life better for you?  Please share in the comments.

 

Be Blessed, Be Fabulous!

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My New Favorite Drink

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Where has iced caramel macchiato been all of my life?  Since the summer it has been at the top of my purchased drink list. An iced caramel macchiato is made with vanilla syrup, frothed milk, milk foam, a shot of espresso and of course caramel and ice.  I have tried it pretty much anywhere, Dunkin Donuts, McDonalds and of course at Starbucks.  While I am no drink connoisseur, I can break down the best and the… well I wont say worse but not the best.

  1. Dunkin Donuts is my favorite, which shocks me because I am not really a huge fan of their coffee.  Depending on the location, they can go overboard with the caramel, but for the most part I like theirs the best.
  2. Starbucks would be my second choice.  I do not consider myself a real coffee drinker, so I think Starbucks has a bit stronger coffee than Dunkin Donuts.  It is still good.  I have had a regular hot caramel macchiato at Starbucks but didn’t like it too much.  For hot drinks I will stick to the White Chocolate Mocha
  3. McDonalds would be the least favorite.  Their version is too sweet.  They always put more caramel into the drink than anything else and essentially that is all you taste.  This version will send you to the dentist in a hurry.

I am not sure what drink you are enjoying.  This is the holiday season and there are plenty holiday versions of drinks available, and I don’t get caught up in that.  I am sticking to what I know and what I have come to love which is the Iced Caramel Macchiato.  If you have never tried this drink then give it a try the next time you find yourself in one of these locations or even your local coffee shop.   I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Be Blessed!  Be Fabulous!

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