Testing out fall drinks from Starbucks

made on 10-16-2021

Hello!! Today I will be rating and ranking some fall drinks I have had from starbucks! Let’s get into it.

*I will be rating and ranking these at the end of the post.*

Disclaimer: All of the drinks that I got were decaf. I got these drinks friday evenings and I wanted to have a good sleep, so they were not caffeinated.

  1. Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

I really liked this drink! This is a nice cold beverage with the “fall” flavor. I added some more cinnamon to the cold foam though. I really liked the layers of this drink! Here is a photo I took

Here is another picture of the Pumpkin cream cold brew. From: https://www.starbucks.com/menu/featured

By the way, I like cold beverages in all of the seasons, which is not very normal. Mostly people like hot drinks in fall and winter and cold drinks in summer and spring. I like cold drinks all year-round! I like hot drinks too, but not as much as cold drinks. * Just so you know I prefer the cold starbucks drinks to the hot ones- this makes me biased to choosing my favorite fall drink.*

2.  Iced Apple Crisp Macchiato

Like I said previously, I prefer the cold drinks at Starbucks, that is why I chose the  Iced Apple Crisp Macchiato instead of the normal, hot, Apple Crisp Macchiato. I also really liked the taste of this drink. It kind of tasted like apple pie and caramel blended into a drink!!! This and the Apple Crisp Macchiato are the same, except one has ice and one does not. The only thing I didn’t like, was that the sugar was not mixed in to the top part of the drink that well, so when I first had this, I got a very bitter taste.

from: https://www.starbucks.com/menu/featured

3. Pumpkin Spice Latte

I had to try this! I really liked this drink, it reminded me of fall and the pumpkin spice flavor. This is the ONLY hot fall drink I had. It normally comes with whipped cream (but you can ask to take that off). I kind of wish they would make an iced version of this, but I don’t know how that would turn out.

From: https://www.starbucks.com/menu/featured

4. Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino Blended

I liked this drink! It is a cold drink, it normally comes with whipped cream (but you can ask to take that off). The texture is like a pumpkin spice frappuccino blended with ice cream! It reminds me of a milkshake!

from: https://www.starbucks.com/menu/product/427/iced?parent=%2Fdrinks%2Ffrappuccino-blended-beverages%2Fcoffee-frappuccino

Rankings and Rating


Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew- 9.8/10

Iced Apple Crisp Macchiato- 8.7/10

Pumpkin Spice Latte- 8/10

Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino Blended- 9/10

These drinks were overall in the 8-9’s which is pretty good!

Here is the Rankings-

My Favorite Fall Drink- Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

2nd Favorite Fall Drink- Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino Blended

3rd Favorite Fall Drink- Iced Apple Crisp Macchiato

4th Favorite Fall Drink- Pumpkin Spice Latte

Announcement: Stay tuned, my travel post is coming out soon!

Anyways, that is it. I hope you enjoyed this post! Have you had any fall drinks? Thank you so much for reading this! Please like, subscribe (if you want to) and comment, I love hearing from you guys! Make sure to do my cupcakesandlemonadeform. This form will let me know what kind of posts you guys want to see in the future, and will help me out. I’ll catch you next time, Bye!!!

Activities to do on a plane!

made on 10-7-2021

Hi!!! Today I am going to be giving you guys some ideas on what to do on a plane when you are bored. Let’s jump into it!

Activities to do on a plane:

  • Work on a coloring book/ draw
    • This can be fun! You can color in coloring books, blank paper, and more! There are these cool magic marker things that just fascinate me so much! Here is a picture:
This is what I am talking about, I just love these! I got this picture from: https://www.kohls.com/product/prd-5242095/disney-princess-imagine-ink-magic-ink-marker-and-coloring-book.jsp
  • Do some studying
    • This is a boring thing you can do, but it is at least an activity!
  • Watch some TV
    • Ahh, just relax and watch some tv shows or movies!
  • Write down your traveling adventures
    • You can jot down some words about your trip you are going on.
  • Sleep!
    • This is very simple! If you are a light sleeper and there is a noisy plane- this might be hard for you. If you are a heavy sleeper- good for you!
  • Plan out more of your trip!
    • This could be great to do on a plane if you have barely planned your trip!
  • Take some pictures from outside of the window
    • These would actually be really cool pictures to take!
  • Listen to music
    • This is a good way to kill time on a plane. I you do, try to bring headphones so you won’t disturb others.
  • Read
    • Reading can be fun as long as you don’t get sick while reading in a moving thing.

The last thing you can do on a long plane ride is:

dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnnn…………

  • Ask 1 millions times: Are we there yet?
    • I love to do this! From my perspective, all I’m trying to do is find out when we will get there, even if it might be annoying!

Anyways, that is it. I hope you enjoyed this post! Are you going on a vacation soon? Thank you so much for reading this! Please like, subscribe (if you want to) and comment, I love hearing from you guys! Make sure to do my cupcakesandlemonadeform. This form will let me know what kind of posts you guys want to see in the future, and will help me out. I’ll catch you next time, Bye!!!

September Overview 2021

made on 10-2-2021

Hi!! Happy October!!! Today I will be doing my monthly overview, let’s just get right into it!

Blog Overview:

This month I reached 71 followers!!! Wow! This means I reached my goal of getting at least 7 new followers. I wrote 8 posts which means I exceeded my goal of writing 5 posts this month. I am very excited for some

Life Overview

I have school, which is taking up most of my time, but I will be going on vacation soon!! Yay! I reaches last month’s goal of doing well at school. I am really excited for the rest October and Halloween and all of that fun stuff!

Goals for October

  • Finish all the things I need to get done- I have a lot of stuff to do this month so I want to finish those tasks
  • Have fun at school and at home and vacation
  • Write at least 5 posts- Because I am going on vacation soon, I probably will only write 5 posts/
  • Get at least 7 new followers

That is it, I hope you enjoyed this post! Thank you so much for reading this! Please like, subscribe (if you want to) and comment, I love hearing from you guys! Make sure to do my cupcakesandlemonadeform. This form will let me know what kind of posts you guys want to see in the future, and will help me out. Have a great rest of your October! I’ll catch you next time, Bye!!!

Things I want to do in Fall

made on 9-30-2021

Hello!!!!!! I am back. Today’s post is about somethings I really want to do in fall! Let’s hop into it.

Things I want to do in fall

  • go to a pumpkin patch
    • I have not been to a pumpkin patch for around 2 years so I really want to go to one!
  • try out some fall drinks from starbucks/other places
    • I want to try out fall drinks just because I thought this would be a cool thing to do during fall! Put some recommendations in the comments!
  • Go on vacation
    • I am going on vacation soon! I said this in one of my recent posts, but I will not reveal where I am going until late-ish October
  • Make some fall decorations
    • This is pretty self explanatory, I will probably have a post about this soon!
  • Decorate my house for haloween!
    • I can’t wait for october!!!!
  • Make apple muffins
  • Go trick or treating (if possible- I don’t know if I can do it this year due to covid)
  • Make s’mores
  • Have a thanksgiving feast!
  • Maybe- take fall photos
    • my dad got a new camera so I might take some photos with that
  • Maybe- go to the farmers market
    • For some reason I just really want to go to the farmers market!
  • I also want to do some things with my family that I don’t want to share here
  • Spend some time with family (this obviously includes my dogs!) and friends!

Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this post! Thank you so much for reading this! Please like, subscribe (if you want to) and comment, I love hearing from you guys! Make sure to do my cupcakesandlemonadeform. This form will let me know what kind of posts you guys want to see in the future, and will help me out. I’ll catch you next time, Bye!!!

Testing out Zebra Midliners

made on 9-25-2021

Hello!! I recently bought some zebra midliner markers and I am going to be testing them out/reviewing them. Let’s get into it!

Before we get into this post, I would just like to give a shoutout to whoever filled out my cupcakesandlemonade form! I really appreciate it. Upon your request, I will be doing some new travel posts soon, and I will try to do more DIY, hobbies, experiences, photography, and how to posts!!! Once again thank you so much for doing my cupcakesandlemonadeform form!

Zebra midliners

Here is what I got:

This is the broad and fine set with 15 markers. I love the look of the packaging and the markers!! Here are some swatches:

I love most of the colors, I wish the names would be printed larger though. The names are very tiny. Here is a picture.

Negatives:

The color that I don’t really like is the orange, I wish it was a bit darker. Although it is a good highlighter color. I wish that this set would come with a black because I use black marker a lot and I would have loved a black.

Positives:

Some qualities I really love are that these markers do not bleed onto the next page unless you really push down on it. I also really love the design of the markers!


Overall:

Overall these are great markers! I do not have a favorite color yet, but I really like the dark blue and the magenta. I also heard that there are brush pen versions of this!!!!! Maybe I will get those in the future… Anyways, do you have a favorite color out of these markers? Comment down below. I can’t wait to get to use these more!

Well, that is it for this post! Thank you for reading this! If you don’t want to miss out on any other fun things, make sure to subscribe- it’s free!! If you like this post make sure like it and comment down below, I love hearing from you all! Also try to do this form which tells me what kind of posts you guys want to see in the future: cupcakesandlemonadeform. Thank you for reading this! I’ll catch you next time, bye!!

What I think of CollaNote

made on 9-23-2021

Hey there, it’s me!!! Today I will be talking about Collanote, a notetaking app I recently found out about. Let’s get into it.

CollaNote: What is it?

CollaNote is a note-taking, planner, journal, PDF editor, and more app that you can get on your ipad. The Developer is Quoc Huy Nguyen. This app does ALOT OF STUFF!

My thoughts.

I think CollaNote is a great app. It has so many great features! When you make notes you can choose the layout of the paper and the template. The tools are a pen, pencil, highlighter, text box, eraser, lasso selection, laser pointer, ruler, and more. You might be thinking, oh with all of those great features, this HAS to cost something. Well the answer is- it’s free! Yep, you heard me! Honestly this app is the best *by far* free note-taking/journaling/planner/PDF editor app that I have come across. I mainly use this app to study for tests by making a “study guide” with some questions I have and important things to remember. I haven’t really tested out the pdf-editor/journaling/planner part of it yet. You can make notes and quick notes in this app, you can even sort those into folders if you want. Here is a picture:

I like that there are a large variety of colors, and if you don’t like ANY of those colors you can always choose your own by going to the color wheel. CollaNote also has a cool feature called Dark Mode & Dynamic Colors, which inverts the colors and makes the paper black so it is better for your eyes at night. If you try out this feature, you first must have the dark skin turned on, otherwise it will not let you do dark mode. Here is an image

This should say Dark mode and dynamic colors demonstration

Overall

I think overall that this app is great! It is a free app and has a bunch of cool features. You should definitely think about getting this app if you are into note taking or journalling on your ipad.

Do you do note-taking or journalling on your ipad? Comment down below! Also comment some post ideas you would like to see from me!

Anyways, that is it for this post! Thank you for reading this post! If you don’t want to miss out on any other fun things, make sure to subscribe- it’s free!! If you like this post make sure like it! Also try to do this form which tells me what kind of posts you guys want to see in the future: cupcakesandlemonadeform. Thank you for reading this! I’ll catch you next time, bye!!

Happy first day of fall 2021!!

made on 9-22-2021

Hello!!!! Do you know what is special about today?

It’s the first day of fall!! Yay! I love fall. The temperature decreases over here and it just makes me feel so happy!

Some updates:

I will be going to the craft store soon to buy some things for a surprise, so stay tuned for some fall themed posts!! Comment some posts you would like me to write about! I have some really cool things planned out. My fall break is coming up soon, and we are going on vacation!!!!!!! This means that I will have a new travel post coming out sometime in October. I also might be releasing a new post tomorrow about a cool app I found. Anyways I am SUPER excited.

Happy first day of fall once again! Thank you for reading this post, I will catch you next time, bye!!!!

Apple event- california streaming 9-14-2021

made on 9-17-2021

Hello! Today I am going to be talking about the apple event that happened on September 14th , let’s get into it!

Apple Event!

Apple fitness plus– I won’t really go to in-depth about this, but they just added some new features to apple fitness.

Ipad– They came out with the new generation of the base ipad! Yay! The main updates are the new A13 bionic chip, true tone technology, and center stage. It still is only compatible with the apple pencil 1.

Ipad mini- There is a new generation of an ipad mini! It is the 9th generation. The new updates are the A15 Bionic chip, screen design, 5G, Ultra Wide front camera, center stage. Honestly, if you are looking for a new ipad I would recommend this one! It just seems so much cooler than the base model ipad!

The new ipad mini looks just like the ipad air 4th generation!

from: https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-ipad/ipad-mini

Apple watch series 7– The newest edition of the apple watch looks super cool! It has a retina display. According to apple it is “The most durable Apple Watch ever. Breakthrough health innovations. Up to 33% faster charging.” (apple.com)

Iphone 13– The iphone 13 has a new camera system, a brighter OLED display, A new chip,and a new battery life. The color options are pink, red, blue, midnight (black), starlight (white). The models are the iphone 13, and the iphone 13 mini.

from: https://www.apple.com/apple-events/september-2021/?useASL=true

Iphone 13 pro– The new set of pro phones!!! This new line of pro phones have a new camera system, anew OLED display, ProMotion, A new smartphone chip, and a great leap in battery life. This comes in the iphone pro and the iphone 13 pro max. The new colors are silver, gold, graphite, and the best one in my opinion: sierra blue!!!! It looks sooo pretty!


https://www.apple.com/shop/buy-iphone/iphone-13-pro

I got all of my information from https://www.apple.com/ if you want more in-dept information, you can look there.

Anyways that is it!! Which new product are you most excited for? Thank you for reading. If you don’t want to miss out on any other fun things, make sure to subscribe- it’s free!! If you like this post make sure like it! Also try to do this form which tells me what kind of posts you guys want to see in the future: cupcakesandlemonadeform. Thank you for reading this! I’ll catch you next time, bye!!

Busy week + announcements

made on 9-10-2021

Hello! Today I will just be talking about some important announcements, let’s get into it.

Busy Week

This week and next week has/will be busy! It’s because I have a great deal of tests. Because of those tests I will need to study a bunch. Wish me luck!

Important announcement:

The Apple event is on September 14th! Yayy! I can’t wait!!! The sad news is that I will not be able to write a post about it until that Friday, or maybe a day before if I get some free time! According to this article: by 9to5mac, we should be expecting to see the iPhone 13, a new generation ipad, and ipad mini, apple watch series 7, and the new software updates that I talked about in this post: WWDC21 announcements.

Also today I went to starbucks! I wanted to try the fall drinks, the one I wanted was unavailable so the barista recommended something else it was really good! I got a Iced latte ( which doesn’t seem very fall-y so the barista added: pumpkin sauce and pumpkin cold foam!

That is it for this post! Thank you for reading. If you don’t want to miss out on any other fun things, make sure to subscribe- it’s free!! If you like this post make sure like it and try to leave a comment down below, I love hearing from you guys! Also try to do this form which tells me what kind of posts you guys want to see in the future: cupcakesandlemonadeform. Thank you for reading this! I’ll catch you next time, bye!!

My many collections

made on 9-4-2021

Hey there welcome/welcome back to cupcakesandlemonade.com! Let me ask you a question: Have you ever had a collection of anything, like erasers, marbles, pins, etc..? Well I do! I have a bunch of collections! So today I will be listing 10 of my collections! Let’s get into it.

***I wanted to add photos to this post, but only one of them would upload 😢***

  1. Stuffed animals…

I have ALOT of stuffed animals, my sister and I have been working on this collection since we were born. We have over 105 stuffed animals and always welcome more.

2. Shopkins

Shopkins used to be very very popular, my sister and I have a large collection of them. Our friend first introduced us to them. We started out with around 8 and now we have around 120! We have a whole drawer dedicated to them. I still love shopkins!

3. Marbles

My sister and I have a large collection of marbles, we just really like them and make marble runs every year.

4. Erasers that look like food, objects, and animals

I am obsessed with these, I have around 20 of them. I don’t really use them because they are too pretty. Comment which eraser is your favorite!

5. Markers

I love markers!!!!!!!!!! I have 96 Arteza brush pens (markers), 24 Ohuhu markers, 10 Tombow brush pens (markers), many Crayola markers, and random ones. This picture is only showing my Ohuhu set.

6. Paints

I like to do paintings and paint objects, over the past few years I have accumulated quite a few paints.

7. Rainbow loom jewelry

My sister and I got a rainbow loom kit as a gift around 3 years ago, we have made plenty of rainbow loom jewelry.

8. Hand Sanitizer

I had a collection of hand sanitizer before the virus started. This collection is mainly made up of my Bath and Body Works hand sanitizers, but it also has one I got from the Hawaiian airport. These hand sanitizers are my favorite. I have others, but they are just generic hand sanitizers. I have 14 hand sanitizers in this collection.

9. Nail polish

I have a large collection of nail polish, I love to paint my nails!

10. Yarn

I have a bunch of yarn! I have it for crafts like crocheting, knitting, making a spiderweb for Halloween, and more.

Do you have any collections? Comment down below!

I hope you enjoyed this post! Thank you so much for reading this! Please like, subscribe (if you want to) and comment, I love hearing from you guys! Make sure to do my cupcakesandlemonadeform. This form will let me know what kind of posts you guys want to see in the future, and will help me out. I’ll catch you next time, Bye!!!