Disney Mug Tuesday- Starbucks Animal Kingdom Mug

Well we made it to my last Starbucks mug. Animal Kingdom was not any favorite park at Disney World but it was still fun. I think once the Pandora opens this week then that my change my mind when I visit again in the future. We shall see.

There were some cool things about this park. Here are some of my favorite memories.

Uncle & Nephew Time

It is not every day I get to spend the entire afternoon with just my nephew but this past weekend was one of those rare occasions. We met up with my SIL and BIL at the park the other day and let the kids play and run any excess energy they had out. It also gave us adults some time to chat. My nephew Holden and K-Dub where playing and having a great time like always.

When it came time to leave I may have invited my nephew over to hang with me not thinking he would actually want to. He is three and his parents, especially his mom, are his world. The was a very good lesson for me cause he actually said yes and I would have looked like a complete A-hole if I said no.

So after we all went to lunch together, his parents dropped him off at my house and went on their way to do some shopping. My wife and kids had a birthday party to go to and I was left with Holden. I had no idea what we where going to do. He looked at me and I asked hime. He said he wanted to go the movies.

We ended up going to the movies and seeing Boss Baby which was actually a great little movie. It was way better then I expected and it also gave me an opportunity to spoil my nephew with popcorn, candy and soda. He loved it.

After the movie I really wanted a cup of coffee and Holden may have let it slip that he wanted a cake pop. So being the cool uncle I am, we went to Starbucks.

When dropping him off he told me I was his best friend and showed me his new Captain America costume he got for Costume Day at school. I really ended up having a ton of fun with this kid.

I love all my nephews and nieces and sometimes it is just nice to take them and spoil them a little bit and work on our relationship. My mom once told me that every person you come in contact with, even if it was a bad contact, shape you to who you are and who you will be. I feel that I am shaping my nephew to be even more awesome then he already is.

Disney Mug Tuesday- Epcot Starbucks Mug

Here is the third of the Starbucks mugs that I brought home from Disney World. This one is from Epcot. Epcot was my absolute favorite park in all of Disney World. I also think it was the only one that catered more to adults. I love how you could buy booze from around the world and try different and exciting foods. Also the park is beautiful especially when you go during the Wine and Garden festival.

Every time I drink out of this mug I remember all the fun and exciting times we had in those two days we were at Epcot.

Disney Mug Tuesday- Magic Kingdom Starbucks Mug

So as I did on my first Disney Mug Tuesday, I am going to showcase yet another Disney mug I found a Starbucks inside one of the parks. This week I am showing off my Starbucks Magic Kingdom mug.

Magic Kingdom was not my favorite park but it was still one that was pretty cool. It was where mu daughters met most of their favorite princesses, we at some really good food, and we the rides we classic and amazing. My favorite memory about this park was eating dinner inside Cinderella’s castle while the fireworks were going off. We got to see them from way above the crowd and it was super special.

Every time I look at this coffee mug I am reminded of all those fun times with my family. I sure can’t wait to go back but it is nice I have a piece of of The Magic Kingdom here at home with me.

Disney Mug Tuesday!

So if you have not been reading the blog lately then you would not know that my family went to Disney World about a month ago and had the time of our lives. The trip was amazing and I am very ready to start planning another trip.

On thing that I love more then Disney is coffee mugs. Yes of all the crazy things to collect. The more unique they are the better. When I was at Disney I grabbed a lot of coffee mugs. I got so many that I had to have some shipped to my house. So starting this week I am going to show one. If you have any Disney mugs please tweet them to me @TFunDaddy or tag me on Instagram at @tmfunde and use #disneymug. Awesome! I can’t wait to see yours.

The first couple I am going to share over the course of a few weeks is the Starbucks You Are Here collection. The first one is my favorite. It is from Hollywood Studios.

Don’t forget to share your mugs! Happy Tuesday!

Crock Pot Pumpkin Bread!

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Well its been a long time since I posted a recipe on the blog. I have become really obsessed with using my crock pot lately and have found some really amazing recipes and one of the most recent adventure is a very tasty fall treat. I love Starbucks and one of my favorite things there that is not made of coffee is their pumpkin bread. It’s so good.

I have been looking for a recipe that is both easy and delicious because I am not a baker by any means. I burn the slice and bake cookies that are claimed to be “idiot proof”. I found this recipe is amazing very “idiot proof”.

Ingredients

1 Can of Pumpkin

1/2 (8 oz) block Cream cheese, softened

2 Eggs

1 Cup Sugar

1 Teaspoon Baking soda

2 Cups Flour

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

1 Stick of butter or margarine, melted

1 Cup Pecans or nut of choice (optional)

Directions

1. Mix pumpkin and cream cheese together

2. Mix the rest of the ingredients in bowl.

3. Spray crock pot with bakers joy

4. Pour mixture in crock pot.

5. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours.

6. Once done put on rack to cool for 5 to 15 minutes.

For more great crock pot recipes, go to http://crockingirls.com/recipes/pumpkin-bread/

I Have Venti Size Love For You, Starbucks

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Dear Starbucks,

I pull up to you small but quite shop. My morning has been so bad and all I wanted to do this morning was to put your hot, creamy, black liquid inside me. I had to tell my wife I was heading to the grocery store. I hate to lie to her but she does not understand our wild love affair. She will never understand our burning passion for one another.

I walk up to the counter and a gaze at you mighty variety of sweet and warm treats. One of your nice workers greet me and ask me what they can get started for me this morning. My mind is saying skinny vanilla late but I feel like being a bad boy this morning and getting a black and white mocha. I order my drink and sit there and wait while breathing in the amazing aroma of your coffee awesomeness. I suddenly forget the stress of being a husband and father. I remember our other times we had together. How you always helped me with so many blog entries and early morning meetings. You have been such a savior.

My thoughts are interrupted by the sound of my name being called. I rush to the counter and grab my warm cup of love that has been prepared just for me. I find a chair. The perfect chair. Its oversized, dark red, and feels like it was specially made for my ass. So I sit there listening to your infinite playlist of mellow tunes while sipping on your warm chocolate and coffee goodness. I fall into a coma of relaxation thinking of nothing but sitting in a log cabin being warmed by nothing but a cup of your amazing coffee and a small fire. Snow falling outside with just a hint of a wind chill coming in through the cracks of the window frame. The mind numbing indie music playing as I attempt to hum along when…….

My fantasy is interrupted by the sound of my cell phone. I look down at the new text from my wife asking me where have I been for the past two hours. I reply that I am on the way home. I get up and finish your sweet coffee and walk out the door back to my life of chaos knowing that our love affair will never end as long as you are in driving distance from the my house. Thanks again for not telling anyone. They would never understand our love.

Tyler

(Starbucks Addict)