Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tuesday ~ Starbucks Tuesday Link-Up

 Oh, happy HAPPY Starbucks Tuesday, everyone! I am extra excited today because I was able to take some of my coffee pictures not with my phone camera (like I usually do), not with mom's camera (the Rebel t2i that I've been using for my hobby the past few years), but with my very own camera!! A photographer friend of mine decided to upgrade and she sold me her camera for a delicious price, which makes me finally feel like a sorta-real photographer! And since this camera is even better than the one I've been shooting with, it.is.a.dream! 

Okay, now that I've shared my exciting news....I'll get back on track with Starbucks Tuesay! Hey, ladies! It's a Starbucks Link-Up! There's been rumblings of some trouble with my link-up gadget, but I'll give it another go, just because I really do love it when you guys link-up for some coffee together! If the gadget doesn't work but you wanted to join me, just comment and leave the URL address and I will see it! 

Today I really didn't want anything that tasted like coffee, so I went totally soft and got the drink that is iconic for those-who-want-Starbucks-but-don't-like-coffee, and that is, of course, the:

I'll confess, I've avoided the Double Chocolaty Chip merely on the grounds that it was like the drink with no coffee that every non-coffee lovers had...and even though I freely admit that pure coffee flavor is not my favorite...I still didn't want to be that person who only got the Double Chocolaty Chip. Which, of course, is so stupid. *rolls eyes at silly self*

But I'll give another confession....this was sooo good! Not only was it a beauty of a beverage (check out that luscious chocolate syrup on that cloud of whipped cream!), but it really has a fabulous coffee-less flavor! It's sweet but, at least for me, not too sweet and the chocolate flavor was really robust and well...comforting? Strange word usage, yes, but that's the word that comes to mind. My one and only bone to pick with the lovely is all the chocolate chip pieces in it. People, it is hazardous to the teeth!! I recommend you NEVER get this drink if you're out to coffee with a friend or a boy you want to impress, because chocolate will get in your teeth! Just a word to the wise! :)

And sadly, I had to use my phone to get this last picture, since my 50mm 1.8 lens can't get far enough away from my face to take a picture of anything other than a very, very zoomed in shot of just my face. 

Anyways, so it's Link-Up time! If you've joined me before, you know what to do! If not, read the instructions below!

Here's how:
1. Post about any beverage (doesn't have to be from Starbucks! Even homemade is welcome!) that you have had recently (it doesn't have to have been drank today to be part of Starbucks Tuesday!).
2. Include a picture or two if you can! Phone pictures not only accepted but almost expected. *grin*
3. I’d be delighted if you’d include the “Starbucks Tuesday Link-up” picture seen above, but it is by far not required to join me!
4. Once you’ve posted your drink, hop back on over here to my blog. See the little “Simply Linked” gizmo down on the bottom of this post? Fill that baby out!
5. Hit “submit” and watch me jump up and wave as I see you walk through the door!


  1. For some reason the link-up still won't work for me :( BUT I would if I could! :) http://www.taleia.blogspot.com/2013/02/starbucks-tuesday-link-up.html

    1. Taleia:Hey, girl!! What a fussy little gadget this is being! BUT - never fear, I went ahead and added you myself!! :D Thanks for joining me today! I honestly get SO excited when people link-up!! :D

  2. Congrats on your camera!

    I don't care for coffee, but I love frappaccinos. The chocolate chip is a favorite of mine, because chocolate in general is the best!

  3. Yay for the new camera! I can't wait to see how you use it. I mean your photography was already good and this new tool is just gonna enhance your talent that much more!
    Oh and yay for frappaccinos too! :)

  4. Love the fraps! They are the only drinks I get there - and they are yummy. :)


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