Sprinkles On Top

The little things that make my day…

Here’s to you… December 2, 2010

Today’s Here’s to you… award goes to a company that I probably should have recognized awhile ago: Starbucks. In the past month Starbucks has:

  • Given me a free drink for waiting “too long” for my drink. I actually had not even realized it had been longer than usual, but am thrilled they thought so 🙂
  • Brought my first feelings of holiday cheer when they released their holiday cups (and seasonal cranberry bliss bars! mmmm)

  • Let me play a game online to win a 4 pack of Starbucks Via…which I forgot about until today when it came in the mail!
  • Had an awesome buy one get one free promotion for holiday drinks which I took advantage of…twice.
  • Created a great holiday commercial:

The creativity of their marketing, sensitivity of their customer service, and deliciousness of their drinks keep me coming back probably more often than I should. Here’s to you…Starbucks.

 

Favorite Actress Continued… November 9, 2010

Filed under: Music & Movies — Erin @ 9:18 am
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I was watching Regis & Kelly when I was sick at home the other day and one of their guests was an actress I can not BELIEVE I forgot on my original favorite actresses list: Rachel McAdams.

This girl has had incredibly diverse roles in moves that are ALL amazing. From Mean Girls to The Notebook, the Family Stone to Wedding Crashers. All movies which I own, which gives her the record for “Most Movies I Own with the Same Actress” (a coveted title by all actresses, I’m sure). She seems like an all around nice person who looks good as a brunette and bleach blonde.

Welcome to the favorites list, Rachel.

 

Modern Family Halloween November 2, 2010

Filed under: Comedy,TV,Videos — Erin @ 11:24 am
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Check it. Last weeks Modern Family Halloween episode was HILARIOUS. I am currently rewatching it and still can’t stop laughing. I highly recommend you go to hulu.com and watch (or click on the picture below that links to the episode).

Click Here to Link to the Episode!

I agree with Gloria, who wants to live in a Dog EAT Dog world? I’d rather live in the Doggie dog world filled with beautiful puppies.

 

Festive Halloween Drink October 29, 2010

Picture Links to Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine site

On my flight to Denver just about a month ago I was flipping through Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine and came across a recipe for a Pumpkin Bomb – a festive October drink that combined seasonal beer and goldschlagger.

Always intrigued by new drinks that are: easy to make, fun for events, and hopefully delicious, I quickly opened the Notes app on my ipod touch and typed the recipe for my records. (Clearly forgetting that you can Google anything and I could find it at home later).

Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

Honey or Agave Syrup

2 tsp granulated sugar

1 tsp Cinnamon

One Ounce Goldschlagger

15 oz Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale

 

1/2 tsp Chopped toasted pumpkin seeds (I'll probably eliminate these from mine)

Directions:
1. Dip rim of pint glass in honey or agave syrup. Combine cinnamon and sugar and coat rim of glass in mixture.
2. Pour Goldschlager into glass and top off with pumpkin ale. Sprinkle pumpkin seeds and another pinch of cinnamon-sugar on the head of the beer.

I look forward to trying it this Halloween weekend.

 

More Fall iphone Shots October 28, 2010

Dexter, OR

Puddle in NW PDX

 

Here’s to you… October 27, 2010

Recently, I was cold in my house and was in a bath mood. I had some time, and wanted to relax. I remembered my friend Sally had gotten me some Lush Bubble Bars as a gift. Bubble bath? Perfect!

Flosty Gritter Bubble Bar - Image links to Lush site

I placed half of the Flosty Gritter Lush Bubble Bar right under the faucet and started to draw myself a bath (yeah, I said that). I let the water run, and left the room for a few minutes. When I came back in, I was amazed: not only were there perfect bubbles crowding the top of the water but, the WATER WAS PINK! Does a bath get more girly?!

Well in fact it does. Because this Bubble Bar smells of vanilla and lavender and also fills the water with sparkles. Here’s to you… Lush Flosty Gritter Bubble Bar. You made bath time even more perfect. I recommend breaking them in half for 2 uses instead of one since they aren’t very cheap (but who has time for baths all time anyway?).

Stocking stuffers? You bet.  I’m excited to try more Bubble Bars from Lush’s selection.

 

Fall Captured by iphone October 26, 2010

Filed under: Photography,Uncategorized — Erin @ 6:30 pm
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I love this picture I took with my iPhone in NW Portland. Perfect fall.

Love having a camera with me at all times.