2017 Mug Exchange Reveal, Starbucks Giveaway & Fall Questions

Today’s post is packed full of fall fun and the word pumpkin. You may laugh now, but when you’ve read the word pumpkin for the 30th time, you’ll either love me more, or want to shank me. There are 3 parts in today’s post. First, I am revealing my goodies from the 2017 mug exchange, then I am linking up for ‘TBB Asks’ October questions and finally I am giving you a chance to win a $50 Starbucks gift card.

Let’s get started.

My Mug Reveal

I am pretty sure when it came to mug love partners, I got the best one. I was paired up with Andrea from Living on Cloud Nine and I couldn’t have asked for a better match. Andrea is a kindred spirit and I feel fairly certain that she loves all things pumpkin spice even more than I do. Shocking, right?

The box she sent me was over the top amazing and full of all things pumpkin from start to finish.

This is how it started. Look at that! She decorated the inside of my box guys. My girls were SQUEALING when I opened the package before they even saw what was inside. FYI, We later dissected the decorations and put the Beth with the pumpkins, and some of the rest, on a bulletin board by my desk. 

Pumpkin goodies were abundant inside. My girls were giddy at this point. 

A cute decorative pumpkin that I snapped this photo with. My current chalkboard is pumpkin spice themed and has a cute little pumpkin that is almost the same exact size on it. I put this one on my mantle with the others. I love that I am growing my pumpkin collection this year. 

The cherry on top was that she sent me not just one, but two different types of pumpkin donuts. Y’all she gets me. She combined my two love languages, Pumpkin Spice + Donuts. My girls were practically screaming their heads off by this point… and so was I. 

The bummer of it all was this. Despite the bubble wrap, stuffing, pieces of paper, plastic bags and the note that she left on the box, my mug didn’t arrive in one piece πŸ˜₯ . Such a huge bummer. But she did everything she could to keep this from happening. Those post office people must play football with the boxes. 

Thank you SO much Andrea for the box of pumpkin cheer! We LOVE it so much and are so appreciative. 

P.S. Thank you for sending lots of donuts. I can hardly keep my girls away from them and that has made sharing not so bad.

Be sure to check out her blog to see what I sent her way.

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TBB Asks October

1. Favorite Fall Sweet Treat? Anything pumpkin flavored.
2. Red, Yellow or Green Apples? Red, Honey-crisp specifically.
3. Favorite Fall Sport to Play? We don’t really do sports… does drag racing count?
4. Best Drink for Fall? Coffee! Any kind will do.
5. Favorite Fall Activity? Being able to go outside without sweating to death.

6. Must have Fall Purchase? All the pumpkin spice foods, new clothes for the kids and something new for me too.
7. Pumpkins: Pick your own or store bought? I like to visit the patches and buy some small ones, but the big ones are always bought at Aldi where I can get them cheap.
8. Real or Fake Pumpkin? REAL!
9. Favorite Halloween Costume? Emily’s Minnie Mouse inspired creations.
10. College Football or NFL? Neither

11. Fall or Halloween Decor? Fall in September, a little Halloween added in October, Fall in November. I prefer the fall though.
12. Raking Leaves or no Leaves to Rake? No leaves to rake. We may own 6 acres of woods but I am not about to rake that up. We also have a tractor with a brush hog…. so….
13. Favorite Soup? I don’t think I can pick just one. I love pretty much any soup I try. 
14. Favorite Fall Candle scent? Pumpkin anything
15. Love or Hate Pumpkin Spice? Do I really need to answer this question #BasicBeth πŸ˜† 

16. Short Booties or Tall boots? Depends on the outfit! Both have a place in my wardrobe.
17. Favorite Halloween Candy? Kit-Kat bars are always my fave.
18. PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte): YES or NO? Maybe. As much as I love pumpkin spice I don’t love Starbucks PSL’s 😯 . 
19. Hayride or Corn Maze? Yes please.
20. Favorite Fall TV Show? This Is Us

Such a fun questionnaire! The linkup doesn’t officially go live over at The Blended Blog until 10/2 so you still have time to grab the graphic, answer the questions and play along!

Starbucks Giveaway!

Finally the fun part. Just think how many fun fall drinks $50 could buy! Okay, we all know the answer is probably 9… and 9 isn’t a ton. But, it is 9 free stops and 9 reasons to smile. The giveaway ends on October 8th and the winner will be notified by email.

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Good luck friends!

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  • Heather Bramlett

    Oh my GOSH….I love all the Pumpkin Spice goodies! I bet your girls were screaming. πŸ™‚ Love it all. Bummer about your mug:(

    • It was a bummer, but that is okay. SO many other goodies to be happy about.

  • Oh my goodness, so many fun goodies!! I can just feel the excitement all they way here in MI! I’m sorry it got broken πŸ™ but I agree the post office is not the most careful sometimes…

    • Obviously, SO frustrating. But at least there were lots of other fun surprises.

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    OH my love, such great pictures and I am so glad you liked everything!! My other lil pkg must not have arrived and I am still so sad about the mug itself being broken. Did you notice the lil “B” on the magnet for Beth?? I was hoping the box would elude excitement from the girls and glad they could help mama eat those doughnuts!! Love ya sweets!! PS Yay to the TBB ASKS…I absolutely knew what a lot of your answers would be. πŸ™‚

    • Oh my goodness you want to know the funny thing?! I did see the B and every time I look at it I wonder if it stand for #basic or Beth :P. Deep inside I know it is Beth but the other way around just makes me laugh so hard.

      The box created SO much excitement. It was hysterical. I honestly should’ve videotaped it.

      Oh and I also giggled about the address labels because if we happen to move before we use them all, you can guarantee I will use as many as I can this fall, I’ll just leave them at the house. The people who bought the house also have the last name of Newman, HA! What are the odds of that, right? I bet getting our mail forwarded is going to be the biggest pain.

      LOVE your package friend, love that you loved yours and love you! Have a great day Andrea.

  • Three boys and a girl blog

    what a cute pumpkin filled box!! I loved everything and the decorated box was the icing on the top! Such a bummer the mug came broken, I was so worried that mine would be broken when I sent to Jess. I swear the post office doesn’t know the meaning of fragile!

    • They totally don’t! I can’t believe she decorated the box. It was the best part of opening it up. I just started laughing.

  • Jessica

    OMG Andrea knocked it out of the park!! Love everything she sent you. The donuts looks amazing! I want one. πŸ™‚ Bummer about the mug. I hate when that happens. Why are the postal workers so tough on them even when it says Fragile? Boo!

    • They may or may not be gone as of this morning :P. Honestly the girls ate 75% of them though. I think they just don’t take the time to read. Such a bummer.

  • Lizzie Simantz

    oh my gosh Andrea hit it out of the park!! I wouldn’t expect anything less than her though πŸ™‚ So much fun!!!

  • Bri Runde

    Oh my goodness, Andrea sent you the sweetest box ever! Love it! Sorry to see the mug was broken; that is such a huge bummer. πŸ™

    • It was a huge bummer but she sent so many other goodies, I was still left with a smile.

  • shootingstarsmag

    Aw, I’m sorry your mug was broken – stupid postmen!! – but the rest of it is great, and I LOVE that it’s decorated.

    Those questions are fun! I love the cold apple cider during the fall – yum!!


    • The box being decorated may or may not have been my favorite part. SO much fun.

  • Look at all the goodies!! Bummer the mug was broken!!

    • SO many goodies. And the donuts, they are already gone, lololol.

  • How fun is this! I love your box and Andrea hit it out of the park!

    • It was so much fun. She did a really great job!

  • What a great box of pumpkin goodness! I am concerned whether my mug made it ok to my partner because I didn’t package it well! I guess she would have told me…
    I have to do the fall themed questions too because they are so fun!

    • You’d certainly think so! They questions were super fun this month so I didn’t want to miss out on them. Can’t wait to read your answers.

  • What a great package! That’s a bummer that the mug broke, though. I’ve had that problem several times so I only use Amazon for breakables now, and mail everything else separately!

    • YES!!! Me too! I sent her mug via Amazon because I knew if it arrived broken, they’d have to replace it for me. Totally worth the peace of mind.

  • That is SUCH a cute package! Such a bummer that the mug broke. I’ve witnessed our mailman literally throwing packages on our doorstep; they are definitely not careful all of the time!

    • OMG! That is TERRIBLE! My guy is always so careful and good about stuff like that so it must have happened in transport.

  • Omg I am in love with her presentation of the packaging. You hit the jack pot with this one. Such a bummer your mug broke.

    • The pumpkin jackpot at that. The packaging kind of blew my mind. She really did an amazing job.

  • Andrea is the sweetest! So sorry the mug came broken, but all the other goodies certainly made up for it!

    • Those were my exact thoughts. She really is the best.

  • You know I love everything about this box!

    • I know! The donuts, the pumpkin. The only thing not to love is the broken mug, lololol.

  • Aww, she did such a great job! It is such a shame that the mug didn’t survive! Those donuts look amazing though!

    • They WERE amazing. She put together an amazing box for us!

  • Such great stuff and so sad about the mug! πŸ™ I have the same mug – great taste!

    • That is awesome. It was a really fun, big mug. I still can’t believe it broke :(.

  • Isn’t she just the most creative and sweet!? Your goodies are all so lovely – but it’s so sad your mug broke πŸ™ I swear the USPS just doesn’t pay attention!

    • She is amazing. We were so lucky to be matched with her. She really knocked this one out of the park. I think you are right on that one. They really just don’t care.

  • I am so sad the mug broke. Total bummer. But I am loving all the goodies you got in your box.

    • There were so many goodies it made the mug being broken not too bad.

  • That is such a bummer that the mug broke. I think my favorite part was how she decorated the box! That and the candle MORE than made up for the broken mug. I just love her… she is so SWEET! And I love the stuff that you got for her, too! That mug was perfect!

    • I think the box was my favorite part of the whole thing too. My whole face just lit up as soon as I saw it. We finished off the donuts yesterday and the rest of the pumpkin goodies we will enjoy all season. So much fun.

  • I found your blog from Andrea’s post today- she is so sweet and seems as if you’re just the same. Your goodies for her were great! I love ALL the pumpkin spice- I totally want a donut now!

    • Haha! I know, right?! I think that every time I see or read about donuts too. She was such a fun partner to be matched with. Have a great weekend!

  • Oh they knew you well! Cute! I am totally looking forward to a weekend that includes much pumpkin consumption, donuts, waffles, you name it; I am eating it!

    • I hope your weekend brings you just that friend. I was just contemplatine some pumpkin goodies for breakfast myself.

  • Justine Y

    That’s such a bummer about the mug but she sent you such a cute and great box of goodies!!

    • She really did a great job. Too bag the mug didn’t survive… but at least the donuts did!

  • What a cute package. That stinks that the mug broke, man the post office is so rough with packages. At least the donuts made it safe, right? lol

    • Exactly! And THAT was what was REALLY important, lololol!

  • Lisa Richardson

    I could practically hear your girls squealing with delight as I was reading. What fun!!! Sorry your mug didn’t survive the drive. Darn USPS or UPS or whoever. Happy Weekend!

    • They were so thrilled. We get SUPER excited about donuts around here ;).

  • Whitney Jordan

    What a fun box! I hate that your mug got broken, but luckily it was packed to the max with pumpkin goodies. A care package with donuts in it sounds pretty amazing πŸ™‚

    • I think all good care packages MUST include donuts.

  • What a fun box to open! She did so well with all of the pumpkin themed things. Bummer that adorable mug was damaged! Sorry friend. The postal workers are rough with boxes. Sigh. Have you checked Aldi for pumpkins this year? I haven’t yet, but found some huge ones there last year and they were under $3 bucks or something ridiculous like that. I love Starbucks Iced PSL better than the hot one!

    • Our Aldi is currently closed for a remodel. I really messed up girl. Walmart had pumpkins for 2.98 a couple of weeks ago and I should’ve bought one, but just didn’t wan to mess with it. UGH! Hindsight stinks.

      • I hear ya, friend! I am wondering if there is a pumpkin shortage of some sort. Or if stores are just waiting a little closer to Halloween? Not sure! But our stores barely have any. But, the pumpkin patch we visited last Saturday had over 2500 pumpkins to choose from and their prices were reasonable. We bought 6 different ones there!

        • I just bough a HUGE one at Walmart. They were loaded up with really big ones after having none for days. SO, just keep checking back friend if you are still looking for more :P.