A Birthday, Christmas, Starbucks Oklahoma Coffee Mug {Everyday Adventures 56}

Pound Cake and Lemon Pudding

I had a birthday this week. Growing up I hated having a birthday Christmas week, but as an adult I don’t mind it at all.

My birthday means that I get my yearly pound cake and lemon pudding. I grew up eating this and loved it for my birthday cake. I asked for it almost every year growing up. It is not exactly a traditional birthday cake, but it is so good.

If you love lemon and have never tried it you need to. Warm pudding over pound cake is delicious!

This year my daughter made me a gluten free lemon pound cake and we served homemade lemon pudding over the top. I ate way too much of it, but it was so good and worth it!

My birthday gift from my kids this year is that each of them is going to take me out to lunch and spend a few hours of shopping or one on one time with me. If you have teens you will probably agree that this is about the best gift ever. One on one time with teens is often hard to get. It can actually be a bit rare. It is just how it is, so this is the perfect gift to give me.

Yesterday my son took me out to lunch and we went shopping for a few last minute Christmas gifts that I had to buy. We had a great time. And since one of the places we went to was Bass Pro Shop, my son did not mind the shopping at all.

This was our find of the day yesterday.

Starbucks Oklahoma Coffee Mug

My mom brought me a Starbucks Oregon Coffee Mug when she visited a few months ago and I love it. When we were in Texas last month I picked up a few Texas ones to give as gifts to friends and family from Texas. I had heard that Oklahoma had one or was going to have one, but I had not seen it yet or heard of anyone that had actually seen one.

Yesterday my son and I went into Starbucks to get some hot chocolate. As they were working on our order I asked if any local Starbucks were going to sell the Oklahoma Coffee Mug. The worker said, oh I have a few boxes of them in back. We just only have so much shelf space and OK is not exactly a tourist destination so most people don’t want them and we haven’t put them out.

I totally get that because well OK is not exactly a vacation hot spot. I still think they would sell them if they put them out, especially this time of year with gift giving. They make great inexpensive gifts. Since they had quite a few of them, I ended up buying some to give as gifts to family.

I am not sure if it is just this Starbucks or other Starbucks that are not setting them out, but if anyone is looking for the state coffee mugs it doesn’t hurt to ask if they have them and just haven’t put them out yet.

Christmas lights

And now I just want to say Merry Christmas to all of you. It has been a great year and I am so glad you all have followed along on my kitchen adventures. I am going to take some time off the next few days to spend with family and friends. I have a few posts planned for next week, but I am keeping it pretty simple here until after the new year.

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!

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  1. Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas!

  2. What a great idea for teen gifts…time. Merry Christmas Lynn!

  3. Sounds like the perfect birthday present for a mom. I love it! Hope you enjoyed your day and each of the dates to come.

    I’ve never tried pound cake with lemon pudding on top. I’m intrigued.

    Have a blessed Christmas. Love all the great things you share with us here all the year through.

  4. Merry Christmas & a belated Happy Birthday

  5. Hi Lynn!

    I have read your blog for several years now but I’m not one to ever make comments. Until now, of course. :-) My husband and I just moved to Owasso, OK from Portland, OR. And I just now realized you live in OK! So cool since I’ve read your blog and used your recipes for so long. :) Thank you so much for your GF section! It’s saved me many times. :-) Merry Christmas and happy New Year!

    • I am so glad that you enjoy my GF recipes. I love sharing recipes that make gluten free easy. And welcome to Oklahoma!! I grew up about an hour west of Portland, but have lived in Oklahoma for 20 years. We currently live in NE Oklahoma, so not all that far from Owasso. I miss the beauty of the Pacific NW, but I also love many things about Oklahoma. It is a great place to live. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  6. Disappointed to here about the attitude at that Starbucks. We lived in Norman for 17 years, and I was thrilled to know Starbucks launched the Oklahoma mug in Nov. I knew the OK mugs would be found at a more tourist area, so when driving by OU’s Campus Corner Starbucks, I got lucky and picked up one. Went back the next day with my best friend (who was my host during this Christmas trip), and they were already out. They said they can’t keep them in stock. For the last 3 years I’ve been collecting the YAH mugs for every city/state/local we visit; my count is now up to 18. My Oklahoma friends, who are not ‘Starbucks people’ (lol) loved the Oklahoma mug, and thought they’d make great gifts. Maybe on your next visit to that Starbucks, you can enlighten them that it’s not just tourists who would enjoy the mug! :-)

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