I’m In Love!
That’s right, you read it, “I’M IN LOVE”!
Most importantly and let me get this out, I’m in love with my wife, my family and my God! But I’m also in love with something else. Sugar Free Pumpkin Spice Latte, or SFPSL for short.
Several years ago I stopped by Starbux for a cup of coffee. Fall was in the air, leaves had started to drop, my son was playing football and they were introducing me to a new coffee. Sugar Free Pumpkin Spice Latte. It was nothing short of Fall in a cup. Man I could not get enough of SFPSL. It was addictive!!!
Life speeds up, as it has a way of doing. The years start moving like the Enterprise when Captain Kirk tells Scottie to give it all she’s got. Yep, warp speed. It’s Fall once again and I go into the Bux for my 1st cup of SFPSL and they don’t carry it any more I started jonesing bad, I needed a fix. Instead of screaming “Where in the world is Carmen Sandiago?”, I was screaming for my SFPSL!!!!!
Every year around this time Starbux brings out it’s Fall line of drinks, and just for a moment, I hope, I pray, I wish for it, and then I’m disappointed once again! NO SFPSL! But then last week something happened. As I was sorting through my Feedly account (which has over 475 blogs in it) I saw something that stuck out. Emma and Elise over at A Beautiful Mess had a blog post for homemade PSL. There was hope, a tiny speck of silver shining through that single Fall cloud in the sky. I HAD HOPE!!!
So I asked my wife ( you know, the woman I love) if she would make the recipe sugar free and we could give it a try. I came home from a long day of helping customers at Home Depot deal with the plumbing problems they were experiencing and I was beat! I mean nothing can compare to the way you feel after working on a concrete slab for 8 hours. My wife looked at me as only she can and said, “You look exhausted, go make you a cup of coffee and relax, btw, the pumpkin syrup you talked about is in the fridge”.
I made me a cup, walked to the front porch to relax and took a sip. I swear I heard angels singing. It was perfect! I immediately relaxed and knew all would be right with the world. I had a few cups and collapsed. Of course I grabbed my camera and snapped a shot of my favorite cup. It was a Christmas gift from my in-laws. That was Saturday and now It’s 3:30 a.m. on Sunday and I’m drinking my first cup of the day and it’s just as good as the one from yesterday!
If interested, the link to A Beautiful Mess is above. We just changed the regular sugar to Splenda and went from there. Props to Emma and Elise (sisters) who run a really successful blog. I enjoy reading all they do, especially the photography aspect of it. In fact I have a Pinterest board for DIY Photo projects that mainly come from their website!
I’m sure next time you see me, I’ll have a cup of sweet nectar known as SFPSL in my hands!