Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Addiction - Obsession...What's the difference?

Good morning blogger friends!

Today I want to clear the air, just get it out there that I am an addict.  I can't remember when it started but I do now when and how it escalated. I have always loved it but I truly fell in love about four years ago. 

I was wrapping up my first semester in college and finals loomed over my head. My kids were sick with the flu and hubby was helping as much as he could with two sick kids who only wanted their momma. Finally once night after the kiddos settled down and fell asleep, realized how tired I was but knew the evening was just beginning for me.

So I brewed my first midnight pot.

Then the days turned to weeks and the studying didn't stop at home.  There were occasions when I had to turn to the library for help and of course I couldn't brew in public.  So I took to the coffee shops in desperation to fuel my brain cells with the energy I needed to study.  But this only lead to a deeper addiction.

And not just to my regular home brewed kind, but to STARBUCKS  - my choice coffee shop.

It doesn't matter the time of day! I LOVE IT!  Regular brew, Mocha Latte, frappuccino blended, iced coffee and even tea: Chai Latte, passion, and green.

In dedication of my Starbucks addiction, I decided to SMASH* two pages.  Using My Creative Time stamps set: Coffee Break, You Are Perk-fect and Coffee Backgrounds - I created this tribute to my small addiction.

The little buttons are actually magnets I found at Target in the dollar bin.

I also created a journaling pocket with the sleeve from Starbucks by stapling the bottom together. Or to hold whatever any other ephemera.

Love the Polaroid from from KaiserCraft.


The coffee cup stamps and die is from You Are Perk-fect stamp set.

Thank you for letting me indulge in my little confession!

Are you as addicted to Starbucks as I am?  I admit that I have even contemplated employment opportunities just so I can get a discount.  LOL - I need help, I know!

Until next time - happy scrappin'! ~ Carol


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhh loving your ode to coffee!! This is AWESOME!!!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

I have to confess I'm a mocha addict myself, decaf at the moment. Love your pages great tribute to Starbucks.
they should give you a discount just for making this and posting it on line. ya never know. LOL
hugs Lynn