Joyful Girl’s First Giveaway!

We are two days away from the official date of perhaps the greatest season of the year… Fall.

For some the fall season begins when:

  • Children go back to school
  • The first football game is played
  • The first night you can sleep with your windows open curled up under your blankets
  • When stores start to sell pumpkins and Halloween items
  • At the first sight of the leaves turning those beautiful vibrant colors
  • The availability of those delicious Honey Crisp apples

And for others:

  • When they have their first sip of delicious drinks such as the Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks™.

Like Me 🙂

Jake informed me about a week ago that he was ready to have his first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Yes, the weather was getting cooler, and yes, the leaves were starting to turn colors, but it just couldn’t be. The weather was still reaching the upper 70s and I just wasn’t ready to admit it was time.

Although I was mentally ready for the season, my body was waiting for that perfect chilly day. This past Sunday was just that day. The weather was cool and the sky was overcast. Jake and I headed to our local Starbucks™ in the Drake neighborhood and celebrated our first drink of the year. It was just as good as I had remembered it.

Pumpkin-y, the right hint of spices, smooth, and of course the delicious creamy whip cream on top. I was in heaven.

So, to help kick off this fall season, I am giving away two $5 gift cards to Starbucks™ so that Joyful Girl readers may also take delight in the start of my favorite season.

There are two ways to enter:

1. Leave a comment on this post telling me when fall officially begins for you.

2. Follow me on Twitter and re-tweet my post about my Starbucks™  gift card giveaway. If you already follow me on Twitter, simply re-tweet my post. You can copy and paste this text:

RT @libbybouma: Joyful Girl is giving away two $5 @Starbucks gift cards!  Click here to enter:


If you do both above, your name will be entered twice for the random drawing.

Please have entries in by Friday 9/23 at 12 am. Both winners will be picked at random and announced Sunday evening in My Three Joys. Good Luck!


12 thoughts on “Joyful Girl’s First Giveaway!

  1. Fall officially begins when all of the Pumpkin Spice drinks and candles come on! It’s literally the best scent on the planet! It can be the middle of summer and I am still burning those candles and wishing Starbucks had their lattes out! haha!

    Thank you so much for the chance! lisagoneaussie (at)

  2. My favorite season is Fall and I absolutely LOVE Pumpkin Spice lattes. I also broke down early and had one! I just love this season because of football, chili, the smells, hoodies….I could go on and on! 🙂

  3. Fall starts for me when the pumpkins are out, my allergies kick in and my birthday. Growing up, my birthday meant football games, homecoming and the end of hot, hot weather. I love fall and so do my boys (well Alex’s birthday is in October too and we all love Halloween)!

  4. My idea of fall evolved with my move to Florida, but the start of fall for me still begins with that first cool crisp morning (which now happens later in the year)… and pumpkin anything, though I do prefer the ales. Dogfish Head, Weyerbacher, and Terrapin.. Oh my!

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