Tuesday, April 23, 2013

My Better Half and Me, and a Big Starbucks Giveaway

Hi sweet friends!

Today I have a special guest for you to meet! Her name is Morgan and she blogs over at My Better Half and Me. I have been reading Morgan's blog for awhile now and I just love her! She is funny, beautiful, and one of the sweetest people I have met. I have deemed her my "Blogging Twin" and I know that if we lived somewhat close, we would definitely be the best of friends. Maybe some day one of us can hop on a plane, or take a road trip, and actually hang out!

Morgan, I took this picture from your blog because I love it and wanted to share it, I hope that's ok!
Does she have great hair or what?

So, in order for you to get to know her a little better, I asked her a couple of questions.
1. Your blog is called My Better Half and Me, and I assume that "better half" means Jerett! How did you two meet and who initiated the relationship? 

We met when we were 16 at an end of the summer party for my new high school. I had just moved to Troy, so my "Uncle" Mitch (who happens to be my same age and one of Jerett's best friends) invited me to the party with him so that I could meet some of the people. We all rode with Jerett, and halfway through the party he could tell I wasn't really having fun since I didn't know anyone. So he took me home, and drove me around Troy so I could see where all the cool "hangout spots" were and what there was to do. I asked HIM to be my boyfriend exactly a week later (what can I say I was smitten), and the rest is history! :)

 Here we are about two weeks after we met...

And here we are on our wedding day
June 4, 2011

2. You and I talk about our mutual love for Taylor Swift. {So glad to have a fellow Swifty! :)} You and I both know that she is my favorite celebrity, like, ever...who is your favorite celebrity and why?

I've always loved Taylor Swift as well, so she is definitely Top Five! Another favorite is Carrie Underwood. I've loved her since her Idol days. And Anna Kendrick is a new favorite. She is just too cute! You can read about my celebrity girl crush on her here

3. You are giving away a Starbucks gift card to one lucky gal! I must ask, since you have never been to Starbucks, what do you plan on ordering when you make a trip there to purchase your gift card?

I have absolutely NO CLUE!! I am definitely open for y'all to give me some suggestions ;)

4. If you could win a $1,000 shopping spree to one place, where would it be and why?

I LOVE Target, so I would drool over a shopping spree there! I literally get lost in a trance when I walk in that store, and I walk out having no clue what time it is or how I even got there! It's a problem... Is it just me??

5. What is a secret talent that you have that not many people know about?

Well not many of my blogging friends know that I like to sing, and some people say that I sing well :) I auditioned for American Idol Season 9, and even though I didn't make it far enough to meet Paula, Randy, and Simon I did have a blast. I've been wanting to post a video of me singing on my blog, but I'm afraid! Maybe one day... Until then, I'll keep singing in the shower!!

Here we are waiting at the Georgia Dome

Morgan is also giving away a $25 gift card to Starbucks to one lucky winner!
Enter here:
{Winner's entries will be verified!}

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Morgan, thanks for providing such fun answers to my questions and for being such a great sponsor and friend!


  1. Never been to Starbucks?! The first time I went I told them I didn't know what I wanted... they asked me a few questions and made something for me... I hope you'll get someone just as nice when you go!

  2. As a first timer, a caramel frappachino.

    My go to drinks are mocha frapp or iced caramel machhiato. YUM!
    The passionfruit tea is good too!

  3. So nice to "meet" you, Morgan!! Also, may I recommend a mocha frappuccino for your first starbucks trip... It's D-Licious and is one of only two things I drink there... the other is the blonde roast (also yummy, but better for cold days!)


  4. She should definitely get a Carmel Macchiato! :-)

  5. I like the Skinny Cafe Mocha. Yum!!

  6. Aww thanks Whitney, you're too sweet!! I know one day we WILL meet in person :)

    And I'm loving the suggestions so far! I may have to order more than one thing!!

  7. For her very first drink ever... I would say a yummy Cinnamon Dolce Latte would be a fun way to ease into Starbucks!!!

  8. You two are totally twinkies!! She is so cute and so are you! I would get the mocha hazelnut frappuccino...it's delicious!

  9. I always get a frappuccino! The chocolate chip one is one of my favorites

  10. first time?!!? pumpkin spice capp if it was in season :)

  11. A mocha hazelnut frappuccino

  12. First timer needs something extra special- a hazelnut macchiato!

  13. What a sweet friendship the two of you have!! Thanks so much for sharing Morgan with us, Whitney!
    ahh, the caramel macchiato has always been my favorite!
    I hope you have a wonderful hump day! Xoxox

  14. Oh wow, it depends on what you like. I love Starbucks, but don't like super sweet syrups. I always order a nonfat latte (plain) and I add just a touch of sugar on my own. I reccomend that if you don't like your coffee to sweet. If you like it super sweet, then maybe a vanilla latte or the caramel macchiato.

  15. Depending on the weather - If it's cold than a Peppermint White Mocha and if it's hot than a Peppermint Vanilla Bean Frappaccino (of course if she doesn't like peppermint that could be an issue haha.) I still find it amazing there are still people out there that have never had Starbucks!

  16. My first Starbucks drink was a Mocha Frappucino. That should definitely be a first-time Starbucks customers order :)

  17. if you like chocolate, i'd suggest a mocha frap :) pretty simple but yummy! thank you morgan for the giveaway! If I win (hopefully so!) I will def order a mocha hazelnut frap hehe. happy weekend ladies!

  18. she needs a chai tea latte with a good looking cookie

  19. If you don't like coffee, get a caramel apple spice, especially in the winter. Its just like drinking warm apple pie!!