the night before the night…. :)

last month when Emma & Caleb were in town he told me about a magical new Starbucks drink combination that i had never heard of…. a captain crunch frappuccino! yes, seriously. he told me that if you add toffee nut to a strawberry frappuccino it tastes exactly like captain crunch (the berry kind). i was, of course, very interested and tried one out. it was A M A Z I N Gggggg! I thought about getting another one every day after that for a week or so and I resisted it. When I told Rachel about this wonderful new treat she wanted one too and i warned her that it could turn into an obsession. Anyway… we decided a couple weeks ago to save the frappuccino until the day after our grand opening party as a celebration reward for all the long nights, hard work & general insanity that we are putting ourselves through (but all for a wonderfullll cause!!). We LOVE rewards! Brett & Jeremy are in on our plans as well…. they deserve it for all of the amazing support & encouragement.
We mention it to each other at least once a day…. "don't forget, it's all for the frappuccino!". πŸ™‚ I thought you would think it was cute… or maybe just really silly.
Whatever gets the job done, right?

This morning Miss Rachel and I were filmed for the local news (10pm tonight on KSPR if you live around here…..). Here are a few photos that Vanessa took…






Captain Crunch Frappuccinos for allllllllll!
Love you.

  • Those sound delicious! I’ll have to try one next time I’m at Starbucks!

    I am loving all of the new posts about the store…I am so excited for you and can’t wait to see more of what you have for sale!


  • Ohhh!! Going to have to try that next time I am at Sbux. Love the colors of the walls in the stores.. reminds me of bubble ice cream as a kid. Yummo! Best of luck to you!

  • Your store is SO CUTE! I cannot wait to experience it (in real life!) this March. And do the baristas know what that is because I’m totally asking for that next time?

  • What an exciting time for you! Congratulations! I just may have to take a road trip this summer to see your shop! Oh, and I’m going to tell my husband about your drink concoction-he LOVES Captian Crunch!

  • I used to think the idea of Capn Crunch Frappuccino was kinda gross (I heard about it a few years ago), but if you recommend it, I might just have to give it a chance.

  • i’m not a coffee drinker YET – i’m trying really hard to acquire a taste – but i LOOOOOVE capt crunch crunch berries! i must try one! thanks sooo much!

    you girls are doing an incredible job! you continue to amaze me everyday!

    oooo i got an rva giftcard today for my birthday from a friend! i was screaming and drooling at the same time! can’t wait to get it in june?!?! will i get a cuuuutie little certificate to use?!?! love those!

    thanks for all the inspiration! have fun tomorrow! eeeeeee!!!!


  • hey elsie, congratulations on your newest adventure! It looks great!

    so I used to be a barista at sbux and I have a slight variation of the captain crunch drink….I LOVE it and have several friends hooked on it…

    Ask for Stawberries & Cream frap with java chips and 1 pump (for tall & grande) of hazelnut syrup. Sounds crazy but soooo good!

  • I’ll be at starbucks tomorrow to try this concoction! Right after I see “he’s just not that into you” :] You & Rachel look absolutely adorable!

  • How cool. What a great idea for a drink and anything that gets you through the day…..

    I love all the photos Vanessa took, she did a great job. You both look super cute. Love what you’re wearing for the interview.

    Just wanted to say I really love the website and have enjoyed shopping this week. Can’t wait for you to add new items so I can shop some more. πŸ™‚

  • ooooh those sound yummy!!! I may have to get one when i come visit the store in April. the store look fabulous!!! can’t wait to see it i person! congrats!!!

  • this is very awesome! You two are too cute! you are very impressive and inspirational! πŸ™‚ Frappuccinos and too many hobbies are by vices – they aren’t harmful πŸ˜‰ Have fun!

  • Wow, that sounds like maybe the best drink i’ve ever heard of. You’re store is so cute! I’m hoping to make a stop there during my summer road trip.

  • Haha, I used to work at Starbucks, and we always made that crazy drink combinations – we made that, but we called it ‘Strawberry Cheesecake.’ I guess it depends on how you think about it as you drink it, but I swore that’s what it tasted like! Enjoy!!

  • Oooh how yummy! I will have to try that!! We might now have other yummy American places here but we do have Starbucks.

    Looked great in front of that camera girls, naturals!


  • oh gosh I want to trek down & check it out TODAY! but I must wait until my travel partner is ready .. maybe this summer weekend trip πŸ™‚ CONGRATS!!!!

  • I’m so happy for you! πŸ˜€

    The shop looks amazing, and you both look so cute – congrats to you both for living the dream!

    May the capt’ crunch celebrations keep coming! Yay for you!

  • How exciting for you being on the news…wish I lived close by, I’d be there in a flash (although loving your online store also but not quite the same!)

    Here’s a captin crunch frappachino to continued sucess!

  • The frappachino sounds so yummy! I went to the KSPR website and saw the video piece! FUN! Congrats to you gals. I wish you MUCH success, spreading cuteness in the world. πŸ™‚

  • elsie,

    I was looking at your store and feeling so proud of you and all….Alex (10) walks by and sees the typewriter from one of your posts and says..”what is that, some old sort of printer or something?” I was like, um…yes…or something. The store looks yummy:)

  • Great story about Starbucks! Love the pics! Please put the interview online…I’d love to see it!

    Enjoy the Grand Opening!

  • So, after hearing all the rave reviews, I tried one today! wow! It was totally worth it. My new favorite starbucks drink!

  • OMG! THis is hilarious. I work there tonight and I am so trying it. And I’m gonna tell all my fellow baristas about it too! Awesome!

    It sounds cheesy, but it brings me so much joy to see Starbucks bring people so much joy! I love my job.

  • OMG! so i’m friends with this guy that works at my starbucks and he made me one of those about 2 months ago and it’s become my obsession too. When i read about your finding, i freaked out. it was twilight-zone ish. Well, congrats on the new store. hope all is well!

  • Your store looks absolutely amazing, beautiful, inspiring – hopefully one day I’ll get to the US, and when I do RVA is going to be up there on my list of places I’d most like to visit. I love your art! Well done for dreaming big and having the courage to live the dream x

  • I do that all the time when I’m up against a difficult task! I usually think along the lines of mocha frappuccino, but I’ll have to try your combination sometime after a future task.

  • So, I totally tried the frappacino today! It does taste like Berry Cap’n Crunch! Even the baristas had a sample! thanks for sharing all your creative stuff…i like it.

  • Crickey girl! That frap was better than I could have imagined. I tried in yesterday, and even wrote about the “experience” of it (yes- it’s good enough to be called that) on my blog. Thanks for the tip, and the creative inspiration (as always!)

  • Congrats on everything! You totally deserve it.

    On a different note, my hubby and I tried your magical concoction today and it is absolutely TO DIE FOR. He wanted me to thank you for sharing the yummy goodness with us.

    Can’t wait to see more of your adventures.

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