Monday, December 12, 2011

Starbucks giveaway-CLOSED

Congratulations to Astrid Vargas the winner of the giveaway!

About six years ago I accidentally got my family addicted to Starbucks...

I had to give up dairy for my baby who was nursing and had dairy problems. This was an act of love. I love dairy, but I love my babies even more! To get myself through that time and get a "dairy fix" I would go to Starbucks to get a SOY peppermint Mocha. My kids would ask for a taste, soon they were asking for their own. My then two year old was soon able to order his own "short, decaf, peppermint mocha" Grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins thought he was so cute and soon started sending him and his siblings their own gift cards!
*This picture was taken about six years ago, when our addiction started!

 

Starbucks has become a special place for our family. Sometimes we go as a family and enjoy a treat. Sometimes we go visit my cousin there at work (when we are in town visiting!), and sometimes we will take one or two children that just need some special time with mommy or daddy (we even go on quick dates there sometimes when we have someone over visiting that does not mind us ducking out for a bit!). We've enjoyed getting to know some of the barristas as well. While we enjoy the yummy treats, I think it is the relationship part that we enjoy most. It is fun to have the neighborhood coffee shop to stop in at, and usually they make an effort to get to know us and even our children. More than that though it is just so relaxing to sit with one of our kids, sip on a hot drink and visit. I've even started keeping the VIA (instant) starbucks at home so that I can make up a quick drink to share with a child or two for a warm cozy time together!

This year I once again have a baby with dairy issues, so I'm finding myself at Starbucks more often again. It has been a struggle to give up dairy, but it is so very worth it for my little guy. He is happier and is no longer having tummy issues. I can also tell that he is recovering slowly as when I slip up he no longer seems to react! I'll be adding dairy to my diet slowly over the next weeks/months, but I hope to be able to have just a bit of all of my favorites for Christmas!

During this time of rushing and business I thought I'd give away a Starbucks gift card ($10) and a package of the Christmas Blend VIA to one of my readers. The hope is that it will give someone a chance to slowdown a bit and enjoy some special time with a loved one. I'll give you a few ways to enter this giveaway.

1. Be a follower of this blog (1 entry;leave one comment)
2. Facebook this giveaway (1 entry; leave one comment)
3. Tweet this giveaway (1 entry; leave one comment)
4. Blog about this giveaway with a link back here (3 entries; leave 3 comments)

*This is NOT a sponsored giveaway. I just thought I'd pass on a fun gift to someone!

36 comments:

  1. I love Starbucks. Our favourite is the one at Kolb and Broadway. We have a little one inside Safeway here but it is just decent. I am already a follower. ;o)

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  2. Following you!! Loojks like we have a lot in common!!

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  3. Hello Gabe,

    I don’t want to enter this giveaway because I already received a wonderful gift from you, but I think this is deliciously sweet of you!

    I have posted about your soap and lotion that arrived today and announced your Starbucks Giveaway!

    Thanks you!
    ☺ Hope

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  4. How sweet Gabe! You are always so generous! I would love to be entered into your giveaway!

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  5. Hi Gabe:) I follow your blog and LOVE Starbuck's Caramel Apple Cider. Thanks for the offer!

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  6. follow your blog <3 (domincanzbaby@yahoo.com)

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  7. tweeted about it tooo <3 @x3astrid

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  8. I've only been there once-- and it was in Hawaii with my sister. But it was a very tasty smoothie I had and a bagel (since I don't drink coffee). I didn't realize how many non-coffee options they had!

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  9. I follow your blog as Dee! :)

    deeg131(at)gmail.com

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  10. Omg! They are so cute! I wish we had delicious treats like that when I was a kid - I just had to watch my mom drink coffee lol.

    tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/#!/DeeGee13/status/146478969745719296

    deeg131(at)gmail.com

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  11. I shared on fb as well - thanks for the chance! :)

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=202215783196641&id=1449584700

    deeg131 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  12. Hi Gabe!I just found your blog today. Katheryn's been telling me how much she likes to keep tabs on your family...now I can too!! :)We sure miss you at CVP! Hope you all love your new home! Blessings!!! Kathy

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  13. I'm a gfc follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  14. I follow both your blogs! I know many who would love this! :)

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  15. thanks for the chance! tweeted your giveaway PurposeHome

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  16. following via gfc as chris gee

    cgul689 at gmail dot com

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  17. tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/cg689/status/146646285867417600

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  18. I follow via GFC!! Thank you for the chance!
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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  19. Becoming a follower of this blog...

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  20. I posted about this giveaway on my blog: http://riahsrr.wordpress.com/2011/12/14/starbucks-giveaway/

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  21. So excited about this giveaway! Thank you!
    (I posted here: http://riahsrr.wordpress.com)

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  22. My brother is so excited about this giveaway as well!
    (I posted here: http://riahsrr.wordpress.com)

    PS I am part of the "N family" (the dancer in the Christmas Musical;)

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  23. i'm a new follower here and fellow addict :)

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  24. i tweeted this to my peeps
    http://twitter.com/#!/raggammuffin/status/147145775841951744

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  25. I'm following you GFC.

    Check out my book giveaway at http://harvestlanecottage.blogspot.com/2011/12/giveaway-not-your-mamas-stitching.html

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  26. I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/LenaMaxw/status/147207026961956864

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  27. I posted this on my FB page (Lena Maxwell)

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  28. I follow this blog via email! :)

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  29. Shared on FB! https://www.facebook.com/krisgan52/posts/344703052211836 (Chrissy Megan)

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  30. Tweeted!! http://twitter.com/#!/krisgan07/status/147519162237976576

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  31. How kind of you to pass the fun onto one of us!
    Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous Starbucks giveaway!.
    Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. I'm following you and entering to win this for my sister Riah (I'm the redhead from the N family) :)

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