Thursday, March 7, 2013

Things I Don't Love Thursday + Giveaway

Before I start talking about things I don't love...it's time for some things I LOVE! I celebrated my 4 year blogiversary on Feb. 27 and wanted to do a giveaway with two of my favorites, coffee and books.

The Coffee & A Good Book Giveaway will run today until March 21st at 11:59pm EST. You have a chance to win a $25 Starbucks gift card and a $100 Amazon gift card. Plus 6 months ad space on my blog :) You don't have to buy books or a Kindle with your Amazon gift card, but with the Kindle (wi-fi) being only $69 - it's definitely a possibility + I totally wholeheartedly love my Kindle. Even if it doesn't have all the fancy schmancy apps and what not. One lucky winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter randomness and announced on Friday, March 22. That winner has until 12:00pm EST on Monday, March 25 to claim their prize or a new winner will be drawn.


It's 5 other bloggers and me bringing this giveaway to a computer near you :)
Clockwise: Mrs K., Amy, Amanda, Kelsey, and Amber.

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Now back to your regularly scheduled FFTB post...
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Anxiety
I've never really had huge problems with anxiety, but lately I've been having issues. Monday, I was driving to my husband's work and I noticed how the snow bank looked like it was really a big white wall type barrier on the side of the road. I immediately started feeling sick to my stomach and kind of woozy. Almost claustrophobic. Possibly claustrophobic. Over snow... I also have had a hard time keeping my head clear and not panicking over many things that are coming up.


The Possibility of Change
So it turns out that Westpoint (the military academy) wants my husband. Westpoint is 50 miles north of New York City. I never thought in a million years that my husband would consider it, but he is and may very well try to accept the job and get out of this upcoming deployment and even extend his enlistment a little. When he first told me the news, I was excited and on board. He would most likely use his top secret, he'd be doing his actual job that he was trained for, and shoot, do you all know how good Westpoint on a resume looks?? That's just amazing. But then when it started to become more real (aka husband talking on the phone with someone from Westpoint), I started to get kind of nervous and immediately come up with reasons I don't want to go. After a day or two to think about it, I'm not freaking out as badly. This is so good for us and being less than an hour outside NYC is a great opportunity. I've always said once I leave NY, I'm never coming back, but I ALWAYS have wanted to visit NYC at least once. See the Statue of Liberty with the kids, go to the Empire State Building, see a show on Broadway, etc. Here's our opportunity...we could go once a month (as long as we don't go broke LOL). It's silly to me that even after 6 years of military, change can still make me panic.  
 

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Liking Kim Kardashian Almost.
I am in love with the Kardashians...totally a guilty pleasure. My favorite is Kourtney. I'm not the biggest fan of Rob, Kris, or Bruce...and Kim...half the time, I think she's stupid and a brat and spoiled....and then I find myself liking her other times. Why...???? Why do I have to be okay with her?


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87 comments:

Bright Concepts 4 Teachers said...

Hey Sarah! I LOVE starting my day off with a warm vanilla latte! It always makes me smile. I would love the Amazon card for books in my classroom! I can't ever have enough.
Thanks for the great giveaway!
-Jaime
Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

Amber C. said...

One of my go to starbucks drinks (besides the Naked bottled drink) is Chi Tea Latte

Amber C. said...

Ops forgot the amazon giftcard I would buy some books, makeup and necessities! :)

Ashley Brooke said...

venti unsweetened black tea lemonade / i'd probably buy a book for my kindle! thanks :)

amber.m said...

Iced caramel machiatto

amber.m said...

OH And I'd probably invest in some outdoor toys for the bittles.

Jaime said...

Hey Sarah! Found you through the link up today :)

My go to Starbucks drink would probably be a white peppermint mocha latte. The Amazon card would probably be given to my boyfriend to help with textbooks for law school :) but if not that, I have been thinking about getting a Clarisonic Mia.

Jaime
http://tobystailsblog.blogspot.com

SeattleSarahSpeaks said...

I'm kind of boring on a daily basis with coffee: grande drip. On a fall day however, it's a pumpkin spice latte!
I would probably buy more books for my kindle or a new blender- the wand style one.

And about the Army stuff: How awesome that Westpoint wants your husband?! That would be so cool to live near NYC too, and avoid all the deployment worry and anxiety.

The Pink Growl said...

I would get a vanilla bean frap because those are my favvvvvv from Starbucks! And I'd probably order Requiem from amazon because I don't have it yet!

Dara said...

white chocolate mocha. I order it so much that my 2 year old asks me if I want a chocolate mocha.
amazon giftcard - probably save it for gifts for the kids!

Anonymous said...

I love starbucks Hazelnut Macchiato and I love to read a good old fashion book - no reader for me...so I would buy the latest best sellers!
bjn1957{at}gmail{dot}com

Robyn Grube said...

Those are my favorite things too, coffee and books! I also kind of like the Kardashians :/ but you know, only if it just happens to come on and the remote is allll the way over there, so I guess I have to watch it, right?! :)

Robyn Grube said...

I used to work at a Starbucks, so my drink changes all the time but a standard would be a triple grande soy latte. And I would definitely buy some books, but real actual books because I have a Nook, not a kindle.

jackie jade said...

my go to drink is a skinny vanilla latte - not too exciting. i'd probably get some books for my kindle with the amazon card - woohoo!!
-- jackiejade.blogspot.com

TheTinyHeart said...

Peppermint Mocha and I'd put the gc towards a new camera!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Amy CookingAdventures said...

During the holiday season, I'm all about pumpkin spice & gingerbread lattes! In the dreaded off season - I go for the cinnamon dolce latte and in the summer it;s the java chip frappe!

Amy CookingAdventures said...

Oh & I'd get books from amazon - my super lame library only had the first 2 and (oddly) the last 2 books of the Dresden files...sigh...now I'm hooked and have to buy them!

Abbey said...

My go to starbucks drink is... hot chocolate. Ha. what can I say? I love it.

I'd probably either get books or running gear from Amazon. :)

Darby Elizabeth said...

i like black coffee, and iwould probably get makeup

Kelsey Grimes said...

My go to drink would be either hazelnut hot chocolate or a frapp. Also depends on the season :) and with the gift card to Amazon, I would buy books for my Kindle, recycling bins and nail polish :D

Lulu and Sweet Pea said...

I only like their holiday drinks! Caramel Brulee latte!!! I'd buy something for MYSELF!!! Because I'm selfish like that :)

Lauren Loeffel said...

I LOVE the gingerbread lattes but they are seasonal :( BOO! I mostly always get a white chocolate mocha. And with an Amazon giftcard, I would probably (no joke) buy $100 worth of books LOL.

Breanna said...

My go-to drink is a Caramel Macchiato - hot or iced. And I probably would buy a Kindle with the gift card. I've been thinking about getting one for awhile :)

Tami Von Zalez said...

My drink would be a mocha and I'd buy music and movies with my Amazon GC.

Popped in from the GYB hop.

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Natalie Hinkley said...

iced chai! and I would probably get some new books :)

Chelsea said...

That's easy! Caramel Frappacino. Oh my stars... so naughty but so delicious!

From Amazon I'd probably spend it on my textbooks for next semester-- but that would be SUCH a blessing! Textbooks aren't cheap!

FrugalFoodieMama said...

My go-to Starbucks drink is a grande nonfat, no whip Peppermint Mocha. I would use the Amazon gift card towards the new camera I so desperately want to purchase soon! :)

KayRose said...

My starbucks drink would be the hot chocolate. :) and I would use my amazon gift card to buy more books.

Kelsey Eaton said...

Vanilla bean frappucino!

Myranda said...

I love a good caramel steamer at Starbucks and I would buy some movies and probably some diapers from Amazon

Bluecupcake said...

Caramel frap is my go to drink & i'd probably buy birthday gifts for my daughter.

Stefanie said...

I think it is cute that you are doing a what I don't like list. That is so unique.

DeniseL said...

Mocha - hot, please. And I'd use the Amazon gift card toward a new kick ass TV for the family room!

Cece said...

I actually go there for the RF Turkey Bacon Sandwich!! At Amazon I'd prob get clothes. I always want more.

AnnaZed said...

I like an iced coffee with soy milk.

I would pre-order the Donna Tartt book - which isn't coming out until October! and buy some other books for my kindle on amazon

Rafflecopter name: Margot Core

R said...

I just bought a Kindle last week so $100 for Amazon would buy a LOT of books! And since I'm living in the middle of nowhere Mississippi right now ANYTHING from Starbucks sounds good...

wendipooh13 said...

pretty much always a caramel frappe or sometimes a caramel hot cocoa..

Right now on amazon I would LOVE to get some scrapbooking supplies or the zumba dvd set.

Meg Kerr said...

My drink of choice is a vanilla chai and I would buy jewelry galore with the gift card. Thank you for the great giveaway! My email is thepolishedmonkey@gmail.com

tara said...

i normally get the passion tea lemonade! and do you know how many books i could buy with that gift card?! A MILLION.

Mrs. K said...

I can enter, too? Yay! My fav drink is White Chocolate Mocha with Hazlenut (hot). With the amazon card, I don't know what I'd get. Books probably...or something I need for one of the kids.

Michelle Pickett said...

I always get a soy cinnamon dolce latte. i love cinnamon!! I'd get a belly band with the amazon card :)

Colleen Boudreau said...

Java Chip & I'd use the Amazon GC on ebooks.

jenna dillon said...

I love iced caramel macchiatos, and I would buy some new shoes and some stuff for my kitty :)

slehan said...

I like chai. I'll put it toward an Amazon Fire.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

brittany t said...

my go to drink lately is the double chocolaty creme frap and i'd use the amazon credit toward getting a juicer maybe!? super giveaway! thanks girl :)

pinklemonadebliss@gmail.com

Priscilla said...

Java chip frapp and I would use it towards a kindle fire.

Priscilla said...

Java chip frapp and I would use it towards a kindle fire.

Samantha Curtis said...

skinny carmel latte or non fat chai latte :) And I would buy something for my husband... he deserves it!

Pamela said...

I love there hot chocolate! and I would buy goodies for my bake shop! Thanks for this giveaway!

Melanie Van Wynsberg said...

I LOVE Starbucks. ;) My go to drink is a half-caf (I'm pregnant) with hazelnut or pumpkin spice added.

I would spend the money on baby stuff, since I'm due with my first little one in May.

:)

Calli W said...

java chip frapp and I'd get ebooks for my and grandma's kindles.

richied.becky said...

my go to drink at starbucks is a greentea frap and at amazon I would buy some more shoes for working out in.

classy_mommie@yahoo.com

ty said...

I get PSLs until they tell me I can't anymore :)

Mimi said...

my go-to drink is mocha frappucino and i would buy shoes with the amazon gift card! :D

<3, Mimi

Christine Peterson said...

I love their mocha frap. With an amazon gc I'd buy books for school.

megan f said...

grande vanilla latte!

Jasanna Czellar said...

I love the Vanilla Bean Latte!

Kristine Foley said...

White hot chocolate and I would get decor for our house on Amazon :) Thanks so much!

Kristine from The Foley Fam {unedited} Blog

Elena said...

Caramel Macchiato
I would a Kindle

elena150980 at yahoo dot com

Andrea Darst said...

I love the Refreshers drinks and I'd put the Amazon credit toward a Kindle!

Rachel said...

I'm simple- I like a good frappuchino! I'd spend the amazon GC on some new goodies for my camera probably.

stefanie gladden said...

I love mocha frapps!! I would buy some fitness clothes! i need some new clothes for the gym!

Stephanie said...

I entered over on My 3 bittles, but wanted to say that your keeping up with kelsey link fails. I am following a Keeping up with Kelsey Blog, but not sure it is the right one. :( .....

Sarah said...

Iced Skinny Caramel Macchiato! :)

God bless!

Gloria said...

I love a cappuccino ... and Hellboy comics!

Juliana said...

I love their Chai lattes! And there are some great little knot earrings on my Amazon wish list I am dying for!

Jelli said...

I love their caramel frapps. Went yesterday to try a new caramel flan flavored frapp, but it tasted identical to my fave. I'd likely buy nursing bras with the gc. Thanks so much for the giveaway, Sarah!

Rachel said...

My drink of choice is a skim mocha, and I'd buy camera equipment with the gift card because it's so flippin expensive. Love the giveaway!

Abbynormal621 said...

I love the passion tea lemonade. If I had an Amazon gift card I would be buying books left and right!!!

karel said...

I don't really have a starbucks drink. I would use the amazon gc towards textbooks.

Angela said...

Starbucks = yum! An iced mocha is the best treat on a hot summer day. Love that Kardashian photo. Scott is my favorite because he is just so completely ridiculous.

Mercedes Lyne said...

I love their fruit smoothies!
and I would probably buy books for grad school with a giftcard...kinda boring but essential!

Jennifer Davis said...

I love their carmal apple cider and I would buy books. lots and lots of books.

Through My Eyes said...

I love the mocha frapp's. And I would get some new shoes on Amazon.

Celine Beard said...

My Starbucks go-to is the Hazelnut Hot Chocolate.. yum! And for the Amazon gift card I would buy something nice for in my uni apartment! :D xx

thecelinieweenie.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

My Starbucks drink of choice is a Decaf Hazelnut Latte OR any seasonal drink in November. My current book list is One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. I'm wanting to read that one soon.

Erin Reissig said...

I love me some Iced Chai. I'd use the amamzon card to help get my very first SLR camera! I really really want to win lol

Tawny's Tid Bits said...

I used to always get the vanialla latte at Starbucks, but I've come out of my shell a bit after I tasted the carmel brule at Christmas time. So since then I've been getting carmel stuff. The Amazon gift card would go to purchase a BOSU ball!!!!! I've been wanting one FOREVER!

Sara said...

Iced Cafe Latte or hot chocolate!

I'd probably buy a few video games or something with the Amazon card.

Beth Gallinger said...

I love a million things at Starbucks, but mostly Chai Latte. I would use the Amazon gift card on travel books.

TeachTechie said...

My go-to drink and What I would buy with the gift card are the same... Caramel Macchiato, upside down, with an extra shot of espresso!

Jessica Gehman said...

I think I can count the number of times I've gotten something other than a venti? (large) coffee on one hand. So, coffee.

I have a Kindle already, but would really love to take some of the 325 books off my wish-list and actually purchase them.

Heather Ann said...

Congrats on 4 years! I am a new follower and a new blogger! excited to get to know you :)

Stephanie Harding said...

My go to starbucks drink is a soy green tea latte! SO GOOD! (only good hot thou...do NOT try it iced!) om nom nom.

with an amazon giftcard I would purchase my college textbooks for next semester! Starting my first year in the Education Program at my University! =)

Sippy Cups and Pearls said...

Cinnamon Dolce Latte is my go to drink anddd if I won that Amazon gift card I would buy some goodies for my home!!

Emily @ Newlywed Moments said...

My go-to drink is a strawberry frap. I would get a kindle!

Shelby Peake said...

My go-to Starbucks drink is definitely a double espresso. Sometimes in a iced coffee, venti with nonfat milk. I know, I'm so plain!
Also with an Amazon card I'd buy another Mac charger. Those darn things cost soooo much, and it would big help buying one!
Thank you so much for the opportunity of this giveaway and God bless! :)
shelbylynnpeake@gmail.com
Shelby Peake xo