Monday, August 6, 2012

My Cup of Joe- link up & giveaway

All right all you coffee lovers, today is the day that we unite and conquer. Today I am hosting FOR THE LOVE OF COFFEE link up PLUS giveaway! This is going to be big and it's going to be caffeinated. 
For my coffee rant today, I would like to share my favorite ways to have my coffee. I used to have only one drink I would get if I were to go to a coffee shop. I was consistent. I refused to waver. Until curiosity got the best of me. Now I could have my coffee made a number of ways depending on my mood, which only makes things for complicated when it is my turn to order. Yes, I am that annoying one who will step up then step back and let someone go ahead of her, and then step back up and ask the barista their suggestion. I know, I know, I annoy myself with it.

My fall back one when I don't know what else to get would be my first love, a non-fat, vanilla latte.
For when I am wanting something with a good coffee kick to it but yet a sweet treat I will go for an iced non-fat, caramel macchiato. 
For my day to day trips to Starbucks or the like, I will get something more stout, a hot or iced americano with 2 pumps of syrup. (This only has 28 calories for a venti if you were wondering!)
Now one of my new found loves is an iced cinnamon dulce latte, mmmhmmm.
When I am at home I go with regular drip coffee most of the time. If it is my day off I will probably go with the french press. I usually just use a teaspoon of sugar and call it good.

Now it is your turn!
1. Write a coffee related post (it can be anything, make it the way you like it)
2. Link your *coffee related* post up on one of the host's blogs
3. Follow your 5 hosts via GFC & check out some other cute coffee lover's blogs
5. Grab a button and spread the word
6. Have an extra cup of joe today FOR THE LOVE OF COFFEE!

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  1. I'm not a coffee fan but I am your newest follower! :)

    xo, jill from

  2. Ok, I love this - do you like raspberry Godiva chocolate? If so try this next time - a black & white mocha with half the pumps of mocha and 1-2 pumps raspberry syrup. Oh my, it's like a liquid dessert - the barista who told me about it called it the "Pink Zebra" :) I only do half the pumps because I don't like my coffee too sweet :)

  3. My fave thing to get from Starbucks is their straweberries and cream frappuchinos. Hope that counts :)

    I'm your newest follower via GFC from the Return the Favor blog hop. Can't wait to get to know you better!


  4. Following you back from Return the Favor!

  5. Thanks for accepting my Swap! Be sure to go to and enter your ad so yours will be up on my page :)

  6. I love the 'idea' of coffee but am not a coffee person myself...I've had a chai latte a few times but I might need to try a vanilla one :)

  7. I love coffee.....and your blog! I am all about the caramel coffee!! I am your newest follower!! Connie, also known as Sadieloohoo

  8. Great idea! I-m a coffee lover myself! lovely blog! feel free to visit mine whenever you like! we could also follow each other too.

  9. Such a lovely link up & giveaway :D Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier. I'm a new follower now!

    {Sugar in My Grits}

  10. Thanks so much for linking up to the Return The Favor Hop, I am now following you! Hope to see you again next week for the Twitter link-up :) And thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Hi there, Dalayna!Following you from the blog hop. Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and for following. Your giveaway is awesome, too bad I can't join (I'm not a US resident). By the way, come check out my blog again and enter my giveaway. Win a scrapbooking software and an ad space! Have a great day!