I have found a new coffee company to love and obsess over almost as much as Starbucks: Illy! I was in desperate need of caffeine yesterday (and we were out of my favorite creamer at the office) so I wandered down to the cafeteria to get something there. I look in one of the coolers and I see a pretty little bottle of Latte Machiato chilling. I decided for only $2.50 it wouldn’t hurt to try it. Now I am running down there a little too often to get my Illy! Forget my Starbucks love!
Illy (as far as I know) doesn’t have stores or anything. You either order online or find it at a retailer. Their own website is full of crazy cool things they sell besides their bottled espresso creations (they sell Espresso machines!)
Comment below if you’ve found Illy in a store or know of another great coffee company! Coffee lovers unite!
6 Tips For an Amazing Easter Basket
After a certain age Easter baskets really aren’t the same. The candy doesn’t excite us like it used to and hunting for Easter eggs is out of the question. My mom has always put together a cute basket for me (and I’m 21) and I still love it! Here are a few things that you can put in an Easter back for the kid at heart in your life.
1. Good candy
You don’t have to spend a ton of money on this but some Ghirardelli chocolate pieces in an Easter basket is very nice! If you buy it in bulk from Ross it can be cheaper (just check the expiration date).
2. Starbuck’s VIA
Again, find this at Ross or even Marshall’s. They have the coffee version and then teas also! I love the berry hibiscus pink on they have. If these happen to be too expensive then buy a generic version from Walmart or Target.
3. Tumbler or Mug
There’s nothing better to me than finding a mug I love! Some of the best ones I have found were at Burlington Coat Factory and Vera Bradley! They range in price. One of my faves I found for $1.98 at Burlington. I also bought one at a Vera Bradley outlet for $7! The Tumblers tend to be more expensive but I saw one that was adorable for $4.98 the other day.
4. Bath or body products
Both guys and girls alike need them and you don’t have to spend a fortune. Twice a year Bath & Body Works does their big semi-annual sale and you can find body wash, soap, body spray, and other little things for up to 75% off. They have a great selection of men’s products too. This sale happens during the summer and then right after Christmas, so stock up early!
5. For the Ladies
Nail polish and cute socks. I get my fave socks at Target for $1.50 a pair and every season they have new patterns and designs. Target also sells N.Y.C. nail polish that ranges from $1-3 a bottle. Not the best brand, but I use it on my toes because no one can see the little chips and mistakes you tend to make with cheaper polish!
6. Go Traditional
Get Peeps. Its a classic and you can’t go wrong.
On Instagram, I saw one girl had posted her Easter basket for that year and her parents had filled a Lilly Pulitzer bag with Lilly Tumblers, Vineyard Vines baseball hat, Peeps, Souther Proper t-shirt, and Cadbury Creme eggs. Obviously, this was a little excessive and probably cost around $170. You do not have to spend crazy money like that to give someone a great basket! Planning ahead and constantly looking for good deals is what gets you the goods at a great price.
What do you put in Easter baskets? Do you have a traditional item that goes in?
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