I Tried the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino

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If you haven’t already heard, today Starbucks released a new drink called the Unicorn Frappuccino. The drink is available from April 19th to April 23rd.On their website it’s described as “magical flavors start off sweet and fruity transforming to pleasantly sour. Swirl it to reveal a color-changing spectacle of purple and pink. It’s finished with whipped cream-sprinkled pink and blue fairy powders.” Saying this drink is magical is a huge understatement.

The base of the drink is a fruity mango blend that is SO good, and is swirled with a sour blue magical drizzle. You get a very nice mix of sweet and sour. If you’re not a huge fan of sour, you may not be a big fan of this drink but I promise you the sour drizzle isn’t super over powering. Seriously, I can’t recommend this drink enough.

I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious this drink actually was. There’s enough sour drizzle in it that you get the taste of it, but it doesn’t overpower the mango blended into the drink (I actually would have loved more of the drizzle, but I also really enjoy sour things). I think my only real complaint is the whipped topping.

Although the whipped topping with the sour dusting is delicious, I found it didn’t really match the overall flavors of the drink. The whipped cream tasted a bit weird when mixed with the blue sour drizzle, but just for the looks I’d probably still order the drink again with the topping. If you plan on going non-dairy with this drink,  you won’t miss too much without the whipped cream (besides the pretty dusting).

Overall I really enjoyed the drink, and my only regret is not getting a bigger size than grande! Depending on where you live and the size you get, the drink is about $5 (mine was around $5.60 for grande) and it’s oh so worth it! I’m only saddened that this drink is only out for a limited time, but I do hope Starbucks brings it back in the future because I totally believe! If you’ve tried the drink, please let me know your thoughts on it in the comment section.

April 19, 2017
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My Stationary Obsession

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For as long as I can remember I’ve had a weird (or awesome?) obsession with stationary and all things office supplies. You’d think because of this I’d work in a office, but I don’t (which I am fine with). I’m constantly buying new notebooks, journals, sticky notes, pens, and more. I love it, and I can never have enough. So I thought I’d show some of my recent purchases that I am loving!

First up is a set of 3 journals I picked up at Target. They were on clearance for $8 for the whole set, and I couldn’t resist. They read: Be silly, be honest, be kind. Write without fear, edit without mercy. Think less, do more. I’m not exactly sure what I’ll write in them, but I thought they’d come in handy … if anything, the covers are nice!

Next is some diamond pens! I picked these up on eBay for $1.64 each, and they were so well worth the shipping (ship overseas) and the price. They’re not only super cute, but they actually write pretty well. You can pretty much find them anywhere online.

Probably my favorite recent stationary purchase is a set of 4 planet sticky notes. They are even more gorgeous in person! I love to use sticky notes to jot down random things I want to remember, and what better to write on than the moon? I picked these up from Wish for $5 with shipping.

Here’s a close up of the moon, one of my favorites in the set!

Overall I am very happy with my purchases and I can’t wait to buy more haha.

April 13, 2017
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My Office/Desk Setup

Posted in Gaming, Personal, Tech

On January 31st I packed up my car and made the drive from Ohio back to Florida. I decided to move back for a variety of reasons, but moving back meant I had a new office to decorate. I’m still working on adding things and organizing it but here’s what I have so far with my desk setup.

To the side of my desk I have this 3 shelf organizer thingy I got from Michael’s. It mostly contains my xbox one games, pens, pencils, and other extras.

To the left of where I sit I have a Zelda cup, my iPhone 6 (complete with a D. Va Overwatch case), Razer Blackwidow Chroma keyboard, Overwatch mousemat, my mic and mic stand, and my Astro headset with mixamp.

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March 14, 2017
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Pros and Cons of Working at Home

Posted in Personal, Work

I’ve officially been working from the comfort of my home for about a year and a half now, and I have to say that I LOVE it. If you’re considering trying to work from home, I highly recommend but it does have it’s pros and cons. Let’s start on a positive note shall we?

Pros

Zero commute. You can literally wake up and start work. No traffic jams, no long lines trying to get your morning coffee, just wake up and take a few steps into your office and you’re there.

Save Money

As previously mentioned you have no commute so saving money every month on gas is a huge plus. I maybe fill my gas tank once a month from running errands, but sometimes it’s every other month. On top of that I save money on food.

When I worked in an office it was very convenient (and expensive) to buy food from a vending machine. Plus since I was already out, why not drive somewhere and have them make my food for me? This often led to spending money on food I didn’t need to, and eating unhealthily. Now since I’ve been working at home, I’ve actually lost some weight and I save money on food since I only have access to the food I already purchased (unless of course I order delivery, but I don’t do that often).

No Pants

Seriously. You can pretty much wear anything you want when you work at home. Want to work today in a robe? Go for it! No pants? Go for it! Now of course if your job requires a webcam I wouldn’t recommend going too crazy, but not having to wear anything specific is both cost effective and pretty nice.

Cons

Socializing

When you work from home, it’s pretty much just you and your job. Even if you and your coworkers use some sort of a chat program to communicate, it can still get very lonely because it’s not the same. I love  my job, but sometimes the highlight of my day is going to Target or out to lunch just so I can see another human being face-to-face and have a 5 minute conversation with someone I can actually see.

Boredom

This kinda also goes with socializing, but I find I have moments of pure boredom. Again you are completely by yourself, so you don’t have coworkers in a near by office or cubicle to entertain you sometimes. I personally watch a lot of Netflix to help with this, makes great background noise.

Staying Focused

Sometimes it’s difficult to stay focused on work when you’re not in a normal work environment. I find I have moments where I start getting distracted by something, but I’ve learned to get myself back on task. If I continue to have trouble focusing on work, that’s usually when I take a break for lunch or go check the mail or something so I can refocus which helps a lot.

Overall working from home has it’s pros and con, but I wouldn’t want it any other way! I LOVE working at home and hope to do it for as long as possible.

December 20, 2016
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