Mermade Moments: November 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Starbucks Lovers

I found this picture on Yahoo News.

I've been listening to Taylor Swift's 1989 since Friday. I LOVE IT.

If you are familiar with the album, think about the song "Blank Space."

For the entire weekend, I thought she was saying Starbucks Lovers.

You know the part that goes like....
"Got a long list of ex lovers
They'll tell you I'm insane
But I got a blank space baby
And I'll write your name"

Well. I thought she was saying Starbucks lovers. THIS WHOLE TIME.

I was randomly looking up lyrics last night and said to my boyfriend, "OMG you are going to think I'm so dumb!!! It's got a long list of ex lovers!" And that darling boyfriend of mine replied with, "Wait it's not Starbucks lovers???"

PLEASE tell me we aren't the only ones. Starbucks lovers totally makes sense. Blank space...writing names on Starbucks cups? Hello!

I still sing Starbucks lovers because it's funny. And come on. It sounds just like it.

What's your favorite song of the 1989 album?

Mine is Wildest Dreams. :) 


Monday, November 3, 2014

From Scratch Restaurant // Carmel, CA

The Barnyard shopping center in Carmel, CA
I promised myself that when I moved to Monterey, I would blog about all the fun things I was doing and all the delicious food I was eating. Well, I failed. Surprise! However...J and I decided to try a new place for breakfast. It's called From Scratch restaurant in Carmel. IT WAS SO GOOD. We ate there Saturday morning and loved it so much. We went back Sunday morning for breakfast. Oops :)

From Scratch was featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives and we know why!



The menu is simple. They have a lot of create your own options, which I loved. I'm a picky particular eater.



On Saturday, I ordered their breakfast skillet. It starts with potatoes on the bottom, then eggs, then 4 toppings of your choice, annnnd then cheese. Holy moly. I ate 1/4 of it. The cheddar biscuit on the side was deeeelish. I ordered a hot chocolate as a day date treat and it was amazing.


On Saturday, J ordered their sausage biscuits and gravy with a side of bacon. He was in HEAVEN. He literally sat there with a dreamy look on his face, repeating "I love it here."



On Sunday, we both ordered the traditional eggs benedict and they were PERFECT. The english muffin was perfectly grilled, the ham was delicious, the egg was poached perfectly, and the hollandaise was mild and lightly poured on top. I haaaaate soggy food and I was so happy with how this dish was executed.



I apologize for the vertical pictures - they were not cooperating. I'm sure you still get the idea.

The food was delicious. The staff was friendly and hard working. We want to make this an every weekend tradition! 

When in Carmel, visit From Scratch! You won't be disappointed.