Friday, January 31, 2014

Butterbeer and Shopping

Hey everyone!

So this week, I experimented with something my friend told me about called Butterbeer Latte.

For those of you that don't actually know what Butterbeer is (I feel so bad for you), Butterbeer is a drink from the Harry Potter books/movies. It's described as tasting "a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch". They serve it down in Universal Studios in Florida, in their Harry Potter themed park. I want to try that drink so badly, you have no idea.

But until I go back down to Florida again, I have to make my own Butterbeer.

I really love the way I make Butterbeer, even though most people that try it complain it's too sweet or rich or something (to which I inform them that they are insane, because I do not like sweet things and I freaking love my Butterbeer. ) And I promise, I'll show anyone interested once I actually go out and get the correct ingredients again.

But since I was lacking in the needed ingredients, and I really wanted some Butterbeer, my friend suggested to me a recipe for Butterbeer Latte. It was made completely differently from how I made my version, but she insisted it was good. So I tried it!

I made enough for the boyfriend too. My final verdict? I drank about three sips from it before I had to stop.

It's not that it was bad or anything. I think, for me, it was just that it had too much of a butter flavor, along with the fact it tasted very sweet. Which I don't really like. But, it certainly appeals to some people, because my boyfriend downed his glass, and then helped himself to mine as well!

If you're curious about how to make Butterbeer Latte, continue to see the recipe. If not, go ahead and skip down to below that to see cute things I am really happy about now having.

Butterbeer Latte Recipe

Picture not mine. Picture from
I doubled the recipe, since I was making it for two people. And after gathering all necessary ingredients...

I followed the directions, and waited for it to boil.

It appeared pretty yellow on top when it wasn't being stirred, because the butter rises. So don't let that alarm you if you give this recipe a go!

And then it turned out like the first picture you see in this post. The very next day, my boyfriend asked when I was going to make it again, since I apparently got him obsessed with it. But I don't really plan on making it again anytime soon. I think I'll stick to my normal vanilla-caramel latte.

So, moving on...

I went shopping! I wasn't really planning on getting much. I actually only went out to pre-order a video game. Which video game?

The Elder Scrolls Online!

Yeah, I'm excited. I even got the special Imperial Edition, which is only $100. I don't even know how long I'll play the game for, since it's a pay-per-month deal, but I desperately wanted that statue that comes with the Imperial Edition.

My boyfriend was sweet though, and once we got to Gamestop, he insisted that he would pre-order the game for me. So yeah, I'm pretty excited for June 30th.

Then we went to Kohl's, and I found something I've desperately been needing. A new purse!

I'm a huge fan of both bows and floral designs, so when I saw this purse, I knew I had to have it. I'm not a huge fan of zippers, but the other stuff was so cute, I got it anyway. You can get it here, if you're interested too! It's originally $40, but on sale for $25. (Also available in black, which I really want too!)

Now I just need a wallet.

I also got a pair of shoes. I wasn't going to, since I've been wanting to get a pair of shoes at a different store. (Just waiting for a sale!) But these shoes were 90% off, from $75 down to $7.50, so I decided I needed them!

I'm beginning to have an obsession with shoes I think. Younger-me would be so confused, considering in high school I had pretty much one pair of shoes and was perfectly happy that way. Now my closet is full of them. I'm becoming an addict.

And quick pictures of me and my lovely boyfriend. (He was so nice being my photographer, and my model, haha!)

First time wearing my shrug from Steampunk Couture! I'm so crazy in love with it.

Have you ever tried Butterbeer?


  1. Awesome butterbeer recipe! I need to try that!
    And I just love your shrug!

  2. I love the purse, so cute!
    I'm not a fan of creamy, sugary drinks, so it would probably kill me :)

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done

  3. never tried butterbeer...thanks for the recipe! you have a lovelee blog!

    xoxo, K.Lee

  4. The butterbeer latte does sound good, I should give it a try :D
    x, Lara

  5. woah butter! lol. all that cream and butter. i can only imagine how tasty that would be!
    A Beautiful Zen

  6. I'd try that drink.

    Kohls is fantastic!

  7. I'm still curious how butterbeer tastes like. haha! I love your floral purse by the way! :))


  8. I dont find anything Caramel very appealing besides Starbuck's Salted Caramel Mocha so I've not found it so fascinating but a dessert store near my house sells ButterBeer cupcakes and they are a huge hit!

    Lucky you with the cute bag and Elder scrolls! You are a girly gamer indeed :)


  9. I love butterbeer!!! Its been about a year since I first had some at the Harry Potter studios in watford! I so wanna try this out!!!

    Emma Xx

  10. That purse is soooo cute. I might need one.


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