giveaway: how much fun are you?

Donut Shop Coconut Mocha

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. Thanks to all who entered!    if you entered my other giveaway {you know, the one about tea}, then you're going to LOVE this giveaway.  trust. there is a flavor combo that i love, love, love:  chocolate & coconut. coconut haystacks, german chocolate cake, chocolate dipped macaroons, samoas...i love them all.  and now, thanks to the fine folks at the original donut shop™ coffee, i will get to enjoy the chocolate-coconut flavor combo in my coffee... {via} if you're already a fan of the donut shop line of coffees, then you're going to love the coconut mocha flavor {it hits retail stores this month!}.  it has been described as "the taste of a rich chocolate donut, topped with flaky coconut, dipped into your favorite mug."  mmm, mmm! i was … [Read more...]

giveaway: the one about tea.

Celestial Seasonings

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. Thanks to all who entered!    it's no secret:  i love my keurig. i use it to make coffee {using either portion packs or freshly ground beans}, cocoa, tea & even hot water.  i love that i have the option of making iced teas & coffee with the keurig, too; however, i'm not a fan of the hot brew process for cold drinks.  but, i digress. so about tea... as much as i love coffee, i am also a tea drinker.  i grew up drinking tea.  i guess i can blame my a sense.  i'm half-chinese, so i drink hot tea often.  chrysanthemum, jasmine, green...i love them all.  the caucasian in me {you know, because my daddy is from mississippi} loves sweet tea.  of course, i have other {unsweetened} favorites, too:  earl grey, english breakfast, and … [Read more...]

keurig’s café escapes {review & giveaway}.


a "me" moment. what is that? if you're like me, those "me" moments are rare.  after all, i'm a wife, a mother & a full-time graduate student.  my days are filled with article reviews, practicum, lesson plans, shuffling kids to & from various practices, laundry, grocery shopping & other errands, prepping for dinner, get the point. quiet time?  a chance to relax?   that only happens when i go to bed at night. fortunately, i've turned coffee time into "my time."  indulging in my favorite caffeinated beverage {both hot & cold} has become a favorite treat of mine.  whether i'm alone or with a few of my closest friends, i love taking a moment out of my day to sit back, relax {well, try to}, and sip on some liquid goodness.  while it's not always possible for … [Read more...]

the lucky, caffeinated winner!

as promised, i have a winner for the keurig portion pack giveaway...3carnations congratulations! a box of donut shop cinnamon roll plus the barista prima sampler will arrive on your doorstep very soon! thank you to all who entered & be on the lookout for the next keurig-related giveaway. unfortunately, i won't be giving away more coffee, but i will be reviewing the cafe escapes line AND the next giveaway may or may not have something to do with a year-long subscription to birchbox. hint, hint.psst...i used to generate the giveaway winner.  … [Read more...]

coffee date & a giveaway.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.THANKS FOR ENTERING!before i catch you up on some of the yummy portion packs we've been indulging in, i want to let you know that you can get free shipping and 15% off your purchase at green mountain coffee by using the code AM0016-3605. this code is good until february 29th.{no minimum purchase required & offer is valid in the u.s. only}once upon a time, i referred to myself as the ambassador of coffee quan.of course, anyone who owns a keurig might think of themselves in the same way. but, you & i both know that the keurig is not just for coffee of my family's favorite portion packs is the hot apple cider.{via}made from real apples, this is a warm, refreshing drink that the whole family enjoys. my children love that it's an alternative to hot … [Read more...]