I tried the new Starbucks Pineapple Refresher

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  I had stars that were going to expire so I decided to try the new refresher. I have seen some reviews of people that love it and others of people that hate it. It’s often sold out but I was in a location where they had it.  I am not really a fan of pineapple flavours. I like other refreshers from Starbucks and I love passion fruit so thought it might be good. There are options to add coconut milk or lemonade. I always get coconut milk in my coffee but I don’t like it in refreshers and I always like lemonade. The drink at first seemed okay but it had a strange bitter aftertaste after each sip. I am not sure the addition of the lemonade made it like that but my mom and I both didn’t like it. It was drinkable but not something I would order again. I will stick to the the Mango Dragon Fruit refresher as my go to refresher from Starbucks.  Let me know if you have tried it in the comments or on Instagram @livingottawalocal.

2017 Year in Review and 2018 Goals

2017 was a year of change for me but I feel like 2018 is going to have bigger changes.

I joined Instagram @livingvancouverloca and post pictures like this

I visited the United States a few times even though Donald Trump became president. I went to Tulalip and stayed in the beautiful resort 

 I took this plane and Visited Las Vegas a week after the mass shooting there.

I only had a few small contest wins this year a Tim Hortons gift card, some Starbucks, tickets to the home show, and tickets to the Nestle Toll House cafe Vancouver Grand Opening. Total value of the wins less than $100



I got some great freebies to review  from social nature cashew nut ice cream, coffee, salt, chips, vegan pizza, vegan gluten free bread and more. Total value of freebies to review around $75.

I bought and Instant Pot and learned I could make popcorn in it.




 

Goals 2017

In 2017 I quit my job with a company that I had a very long-term relationship with then I learned
web development. Then I learned I wasn't good at web development and ended the year jobless but not broke yet. Financially it wasn't the best decision but mental and health wise it was the best decision I could possibly make.

I had three major goals for 2017

1.Get Healthier - Mentally I made a lot of progress, physically its a constant battle but I am working on it. This continues to be a goal for 2018.

2. Win a Trip - No luck with this one but I did get a free trip for two to Las Vegas. I used save-on points for the flights and my favourite hotel in Las Vegas South Point comped the room and food. I will consider this goal accomplished.

3. Earn $1000 from the internet. Goal accomplished ended the year with $1040.00. See the previous posts for more info.

I managed to accomplish goal number 3 because I worked at it every day and I wrote it here on the blog so I am going to try and apply the theory to 2018 goals and hopefully I will accomplish these goals.

Goals for 2018 

1. Get a job, I pretty much took a year long holiday from working and now it is time to get back into the working world.

2.  Get healthier physically which means losing weight considering I put on 15 pounds last year alone losing that 15 pounds would be a great start.

3. Earn $1375 from the internet this is ideal as it goes along with the 52 week savings challenge that I am doing. For more info see the previous posts.

Hope you enjoyed this blog and will have a wonderful 2018. Follow @livingvancouverloca on Instagram, twitter, and Facebook.









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