When the kids stepped off the bus on Friday, I was waiting at the end of our driveway in the car. It wasn’t crazy cold or raining — two things that typically lead me to wait in the shelter of the car. Instead, I wanted to be ready to roll when they arrived. I couldn’t wait for the weekend to get started. It was a long week filled with semi-expected snow, lots of deadlines and some serious talk about the importance of handing in homework. That last one … geesh. It gets done every night but just doesn’t always make it to the homework bin at school. Sigh.
It was Friday, which is usually filled with library runs and special movies for us. We love our little traditions — ones that open our horizons to new worlds in books and inject a little fun into our weeks with movies. And off we went, the kids choosing new favorite books at the library and plotting what movie we’d watch at home (Charlie Brown’s Christmas won out). But that day I wanted to do something special, so I added in a Starbucks run. We don’t go often (anymore, at least) but there is something so comforting about their lattes (for me) and something so thrilling about their cake pops (for them).
Happiness all around.
And one more thing … the Starbucks is doing their 12 Days of Gifting promotion again this year and it started yesterday. Each day features a new special promotion that runs all day while supplies last. You can check out the Starbucks Rekindle site for details of the daily promotion. (Hint: today is day two and that means for every pack of Starbucks Via coffee or Tazo tea, you get one free today in stores and online.) It can be super helpful, if you like to give coffee-related gifts like I do.
Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored post. I am just a Starbucks fan. All opinions are my own and all lattes and cake pops were purchased by me.
Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of several cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to two kids in middle school, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.