My Go-To Starbucks Drinks!

41ce49d1-97a0-4c81-8603-6e2c32817d95Hey, Hello there, and welcome back to Polka Dots and Peonies the Blog Sunshine!

Today I just wanted to have a fun easy read of my favorite go-to drinks from Starbucks! I used to work at a Starbucks, so you can only imagine all of the crazy drinks I got to make! Some were crazy good, and some were just plain crazy! Lol

Passion Tea, my first true love (besides the caloric frappuccinos) at Starbucks! My go-to order when I’m just feeling something more on the lighter side! I order a trenta (30oz) passion tea, no water, with raspberry instead of classic, and light ice! This drink is to die for! I love it because it’s not too sweet, and getting the no water with raspberry makes it the perfect balance of tart and sweet for me! Yummy!!!!

Pink Drink

The famous Pink Drink that took the world by storm, lol! I think by now we all know what this drink is, but for the few of you that don’t you’re definitely about to find out! This is my favorite after lunch drink because of how refreshing it is, and how adorable it is as well! I also get this in the big girl size because I can, lol! This is a strawberry acai refresher with coconut milk instead of water, with freeze-dried strawberry slices! This drink is amazing and I haven’t met someone who doesn’t like it!

I’m laughing because this is the drink I get questioned about the most! My venti iced green tea latte with soy (I’ve recently become lactose intolerant, but I used to get this with non-fat milk) and sugar-free vanilla or raspberry syrup. It’s a bright green yummy machine!! I’ll admit the drink looks gross, and green, and you probably think its made with spinach and kale but I promise you it’s not! I want you to go out and just try the drink, see if you love it as much as I do! The best part is, if you purchase your Starbucks drink and you absolutely HATE it, have them remake you something you like! They won’t be mad, because they want you to have a drink that YOU love!

Green Tea Latte with soy and rasberry

Where are all my coffee lovers at? Oh there you are! Alright, so have you tried a venti iced Starbucks double shot? This bad boy right here, is 5 shots of espresso poured right over a venti cup of ice and shaken! My favorite flavor is 5 pumps sugar-free vanilla and 3 pumps raspberry, topped off with soy milk! If you are having a rough morning, go order this wake up machine!! She’s sure to get the job done!

iced doubleshot with sugar free vanilla, rasberry, and soy

One of the cult favorites, loved by so many, the venti iced caramel macchiato, (with soy for me) and some extra caramel drizzle, (because we all know that’s the best part) with light ice! This is my Friday morning “treat yo self” drink! I love this so much but I try not to get it too often because of how many calories I consume asking for my extra caramel drizzle! LOL

iced caramel macchiato with soy and extra caramel drizzle

Alright my lovelies, those are my top 5 favorite drinks from Starbucks, these are my true go-to drinks! Let me know some of your favorite drinks from Starbucks by leaving me a comment, or tag me in a post on Instagram! I would LOVE to see what all of you guys are grabbing from Starbucks these days!

Thank you so much for sticking with me, and reading this post today!

Love always, Chloé Danielle!

Farmers Market Fun!

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Hey Sunshine, let me just start off by saying how much I absolutely LOVE going to the market! My mom and I would go on Saturdays when I was younger to just get out of the house and do something fun. It was quality time that we got to spend together and grow closer, which I really enjoyed. There would be times when my nana would come with us too (which meant I got even more goodies!) While we wouldn’t tell my mom that I got extra goodies, somehow she always ended up figuring it out.  

One of my favorite parts of the Farmer’s Market is this little bakery, that makes European pastries. My two favorite pastries are Kiflis and Kolaczki. A Kifli is a crescent shaped pastry cookie with a walnut filling, and then covered in powder sugar. (YUM!) A Kolaczki is a recipe that is made with a cream cheese dough, which bakes up extremely buttery and flaky. The ones that I get are diamond shaped and are filled with apricot and raspberry which are two of my favorite flavors for any type of pastries. My fiancé really enjoys their apple Danish. He loves to bring them home and load them up with cool whip (which I always ask for a bite of, OOPS!) While the apple one is very good, I of course prefer their apricot ones, they are honestly to die for!

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It wasn’t until last year that my fiancé (Justin) and I started going to the market together. He now loves going there to get fresh fruits and vegetables, but it is hard for him to get a Saturday off where he works. So when I have the chance to go, I like to go and pick up a couple things for him. One of his favorite things to buy from there is green tomatoes. Have you ever heard of fried green tomatoes? Well he loves them, and his mom makes some killer ones. While they are pretty easy to make you have to eat them fresh! Which for me tends to be a struggle considering the fact that I cannot eat hot things (temperature or spice). Honestly I think I may have just burned my tongue one too many times, haha. Anyways, so this past Saturday I picked him up a few green, yellow, and red tomatoes. He is loving them!

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Saturday at the market was extra fun because I got to go with one of my close friends, Camille. Her and I bond over antiques, food, coffee, and of course shopping! So it’s not any surprise that her and I ventured out to the market together. While we would there, we stopped at a little booth that has some boutique like qualities (which is what drew us in, go figure!) We were immediately drawn to the cute jewelry that they had. We both bought some very, very cute pieces to add to our collection. Amid talking to the young gal ringing us up, she asked us if we had ever been to their stand alone store, Ali on the Boulevard. Go figure it is a boutique in South Bend, we looked it up and they have some of the cutest pieces of clothing and jewelry. So if you are local to the area, I recommend checking out Ali on the Boulevard. Camille and I instantly fell in love, and I have no doubt that you will too.

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Thank you all for reading my second blog post! Leave me a comment letting me know some things you would like to see in the future!

Love always, Chloé Danielle