My birthday extravaganza week is still going.
I spent today at the spa getting a facial and massage, relaxing and reading.
For lunch I stopped by Starbucks to get a
Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate.
Yes, for lunch.
Yes, I said salted.
Don't knock it until you try it.
Seriously.  Sounds weird.  Tastes good.  
Perfectly acceptable lunch choice as far as I am concerned.

(Heather Kate just shared a salted caramel recipe with me here.
Add that to my lunch!)

It is the second drink I have fallen in love with this week.

First, the Peppermint Chocolate Chip shake from Chick-fil-a changed my life. Dare you to try that one and not become obsessed.  I am just glad that the nearest CFA is half an hour away.  Or else I would be in serious trouble.

I could easily survive my jaw being wired if I could drink those two things every day.  But that's a bizarre tangent.

The real reason why you are reading today is to find out who won the Splendid Things giveaway right?

Hooray for 

You are the happy winner of the reusable snack bags.

Thanks again Jeanette for the great giveaway!

I am off to her shop to get my own set.
Care to join me?


  1. I LOVE salted caramel! Try these:

    or THIS!

    You can thank me later.

  2. Yes, I am in love, too! Bliss in a cup.:) Lori

  3. I love both of those drinks too! Coincidentally...I went to Chick Fil A tonight - and they were OUT of the peppermint chocolate shakes! What?! Good thing I'm not pregnant and craving them! It would get messy!

  4. I sit there at CFA...and ponder..Hmmm...would a peppermint and choc. shake be good....? Their last specialty shake..had me hooked..Coffee Caramel....yummy !! your high praise...Im getting me one....tomorrow...thanks !!

  5. I saw the title of this post in my reader and I just KNEW watch you were talking about. So yummy!!

  6. Yum, those drinks sound delicious! Just wanted to let you know that you won the little giveaway on my blog! So, happy birthday! I've put my email in Monday's post, so please check it out, and I'll pop it in the post asap! Jessica :)

  7. Your Chik fil-a is a half hour away? Mine is seriously around the corner, which really is not good, because, hello, happy hour! 2 shakes for the price of one, 2-4 pm. My kids are all over it.

  8. Thank you! I'm so excited to win the reusable snack bags!!!
    I can't imagine having a Chick-fil-a 30 minutes from me - we have three within 15 minutes here in wonderful Georgia! :) My mom works for WinShape Retreat here in GA - as Chick-fil-a is passionate about the sanctity of marriage. We LOVE Chick-fil-a! :)

  9. Oh, I think I would like that...some of my favorites are the White Chocolate Peppermint mochas and anything with eggnog mixed in!

    Happy B Day!

  10. isn't the salted caramel hot cocoa the best! I have been addicted since just after Halloween...I gotta cut back, but it's just too good!

  11. by the way, I am a lurker. Love your blog!

  12. omgosh! I just had my first salted caramel hot chocolate at starbucks the other day! LOVE! I am heading to CFA tomorrow to try that mint chocolate chip shake. sounds NUMMY!!!