Shaken Up My Summer

OBX Sunrise

Summer is quickly coming to an end & even though I am more than ready for Fall weather, I am not ready for summer to be over. Luckily last week, I was able to get in a little vacation in the OBX with my better half. The week was filled with a sunset wedding, lots of mich ultras with lime, endless amounts of sunshine, 18 holes of golf & my first ride in N's jeep with the door's off (oh my!). My idea of a perfect vacation is being able to relax, wake up early to see the sunrise, enjoy a nap whenever you want & take in all the beauty life has to offer.

Sunrise On The Beach

A couple mornings, (even though I am not an early bird at ALL), I decided to shake things up a bit & wake up extra early (like 5:30 am early) to walk on the beach, watch the sunrise & enjoy a cup of coffee or Starbucks Teavana® Shaken Iced Tea. Now, I am kinda a weird coffee person, meaning I only drink a couple sips of homemade brewed coffee before it gets cold & I throw it out. I prefer to have fresh brewed coffee or a fancy-smancy drink from Starbucks (yeah I am high-maintenance!). While on our vacation, N + I went & played a round of golf at the local country club (thank the Lord for Mich Ultras, or I wouldn't have lasted) & afterwards we stopped by Starbucks to grab a quick refresher. N + I has been fans of the Starbucks Teavana® Shaken Iced Tea's for sometime now, so when I saw the new flavors: Teavana® Shaken Iced Blackberry Mojito Tea Lemonade™, Teavana® Shaken Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade™ & Teavana® Shaken Iced Black Tea Lemonade™ I just knew I had to try one! I ordered the Teavana® Shaken Iced Blackberry Mojito Tea Lemonade™ & had a few sips before realizing that I needed to save room for dinner. So I put the rest in the fridge & decided to enjoy it one morning while watching the sunrise.

Starbucks Teavana Shaken Iced Tea

My idea of shakin' things up doesn't mean you have to do anything crazy, it just means that you need to change up your routine a bit & enjoy life a little bit more. Waking up extra early to watch the sunrise was such a blessing. I got to watch the ghost crabs play hide & seek with their sand holes, spend more quality time with my other half, enjoy the beach without a crowd & I even got to take an afternoon siesta.

Shakin' things up is important, so tell me, what are you doing to shake things up in your life?


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