I would like to introduce you to the website of Mom Advice! Mom Advice is Amy Clark's blog and while I've never met her (I saw her in Target once!), I consider her a friend. Yep, that makes me sound like a weirdo stalker but I'm not I promise!
I just consider Amy a friend because 1) we share a butt load of friends, 2) we live super close to one another (again, not a stalker, promise!), and 3) I've been reading her blog since the day when she was journaling about their journey out of debt long ago.
Anywho, Amy does this crazy awesome thing in which she gets super high on caffeine in the process of copy-cating Starbucks' coffee specials. The one she has put together this time is the Salted Caramel Mocha Latte.
The kids were good today, I managed to get out of bed at the correct time (it's the little things, right?) and so I thought I would treat myself so I followed her recipe jobby and made this.
The only thing I didn't have though was Caramel Syrup but I did have some weird Caramel Cinnamon (or Vanilla?) creamer so I used that. I was a happy camper.
Here is my reasoning for making these at home: I don't have the luxury of having a Starbucks right down the street...close it is, but I just hate schlepping the kids out to get myself a coffee. Also the last Starbucks coffee I had was horrible!!! I can't even tell you how bad it was. Bleh. Thirdly, I always feel bad buying coffee. It's 5.08 for the pumpkin spick dealy and I don't make the money around here so I always just feel bad. Sometimes I even call Nick and ask permission in which he acts like I'm this huge waste of space and time and tells me, yes for God's Sake just get the stupid drink.
So now I can make them at home and everything will be right in the world. Birds are singing, angels are all aflutter. Ah, it's a beautiful thing.
So click on one of the many links I've snuck in here to get the recipe yourself or click here to get it. Just know that I couldn't get the exact recipe's link to work so if this doesn't take you to it just explore her blog until you find it. It will be worth your time!