Fall in Love & Giveaway

Fall is probably my favorite season and guess what..it is here! I joined with my lovely sponsors this month to share a few recipes and favorite drinks to try on a chilly fall day. We hope you enjoy getting to know us and trying our favorites.

My favorite fall drink is called the Blended "PPS" (protein pumpkin spice) Frap. It's my variation on an PSL frap (pumpkin spice latte). 

In a blender add crushed ice, 1/2 cup of water, 2 scoops of Arbonne Vanilla Protein Powder, 1 scoop of Arbonne Fiber Boost and 1 packet of Starbux Via Pumpkin Spice Latte (instant) and blend well. Top with whip cream or sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon for a healthier and delicious protein frap.  

"My beverages of choice are all over the place. I don't know if I have a favorite, but I always love when drinks look like they're ready to party! There's a restaurant near me that garnishes their drinks with little faces made out of fruit. A strawberry wearing sunglasses and a mini umbrella? Yes! My favorite from this place is their frozen strawberry margarita. So delicious any time of year."

I don't mean to be boring and cliche...but....I can't resist a good pumpkin spice latte...I usually get it decaf with nonfat milk, 2 pumps of pumpkin and no whipped cream.  I know...I took away the best part, but it is still YUMMY!!!!!  

I'm a PSL girl all the way, and who could blame me that thing is liquid goal.  But I recently tried Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Coffee and holy moly I'm in love.  Y'all it is flat out amazing.  In fact, I think I'll go get myself another one today.  Blame it on the middle schoolers, this girl runs on the good Lord and lots & lots of coffee.

My favorite drink is simple-I like a nice glass of white wine, as long as it's not too sweet.  These days I've been leaning more towards Chardonnay.  I feel like it's part of growing into Wine, because I started out drinking super sweet candy wine like Moscato and Lambrusco, and then I gradually have worked my way back up to the more tart and crisp wines.  Now when I go back to the sweet ones they feel like syrup and it's too much.
My favorite fall drink would be a hot caramel macchiato from Starbucks. Although it’s not specific to fall, during the summer I mostly get cold drinks so when fall rolls around, I start getting hot drinks… so to me, it’s somewhat fall. I’ve never been into the pumpkin spice drinks, but definitely willing to try it again this fall!
I am obsessed with hot apple cider in the fall. There is something so soothing about the warmth of the apple flavor that is comforting and perfect for snuggling into a blanket with. It's even better with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a small shot of caramel. I've even made my own batch for parties in the crockpot with store-bought spiced cider; just add a few cinnamon sticks, dash of nutmeg and a few orange peels. Mmm...

My favorite fall drink is Butterbeer (alcoholic)! It's super easy to make and it's especially great for those Harry Potter marathon weekends on ABC Family! You need: Butterscotch Schnapps, Vanilla Schnapps + Cream Soda. Just mix them together and BOOM. Magic :) 

I love to feel warm inside on a chilly day. I go to the local coffee shop and order the Toasted Marshmallow Mocha. It is so delicious. It sounds like it would be super rich, but its not. It takes like a roasted marshmallow from the camp fire. 

It is now giveaway time! Enter to win a $35 Starbucks Gift Card and Set of 3 "Fall Greeting Cards" from my new shop! I will be releasing the greeting cards next week, so until now its a mystery. 

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