#RealWishes Recap: How We Gave Back

This December has been all about #RealWishes. We’ve been giving back in our community and encouraging our girls to join in and help make a difference, no matter how big or small.

We kicked off our project by asking our girls to share their #RealWishes with us, and Iskra surprised our winners with a PJ party. Congrats again to the Sigma Kappa Theta Theta chapter at Albright College! These girls give back to their community all year with monthly visits to their local senior living home, and we were so excited to celebrate them.

Check out more of our #RealWishes below!

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1. #RealWishes & REAL dogs!

We collected pet toy and supply donations for Animal Friends, then hosted a puppy break with adoptable and therapy dogs.

2. Sweet break at the University of Pittsburgh 

We surprised Pitt students with a much-needed coffee and sweets break during finals week.

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3. Mini Christmas trees at the Ronald McDonald House

Families stay at the Ronald McDonald House while their kids receive treatment at Children’s Hospital, and many will still be there over the holidays. We brought dinner and mini Christmas trees for them to decorate so they could feel a little piece of home while they’re away during tough times.

4. Local women’s shelters

We visited two Pittsburgh women’s shelters this month. We brought cozy accessories and sweet treats to the first group of women, and treated the next group to care packages and manicures.

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It’s been a big month! Thank you for joining in, and keep sharing your #RealWishes with us.

 

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How To: Make A Pumpkin Spice Latte

It’s that time of year again! Time for everyone’s favorite seasonal coffee drink – the PSL! Our Pumpkin Spice Latte is not only easy to make, but tasty to drink. This recipe combines a pumpkin spice reduction that you can store and use in not only lattes, but iced coffees, shakes, and more.

How To: Make A Pumpkin Spice Latte

LATTE INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 shot of hot coffee (strongly brewed)
  • 3/4 cup of  milk

PUMPKIN SPICE REDUCTION INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 2/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tbs. of pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 cup of canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract

TOPPINGS:

  • Whipped Cream
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Ground Cinnamon

How To: Make A Pumpkin Spice Latte

DIRECTIONS:

  1. To make pumpkin spice reduction, combine all ingredients, sans vanilla, in a small saucepan over medium to high heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium low. Let the reduction simmer for 3 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  3. While mixture is simmering, steam 3/4 cup of milk & combine with coffee.
  4. Remove pumpkin spice reduction from heat & add in vanilla extract.
  5. Combine pumpkin spice reduction with latte, stirring to mix all ingredients evenly.
  6. Top with whipped cream, caramel sauce, and ground cinnamon to taste.
  7. Store any leftover reduction in the refrigerator for up to a week, using in more lattes or as you see fit.
  8. ENJOY!

BONUS: Coat the rim of your glass with caramel sauce and dip into either pumpkin pie spice, ground cinnamon, brown sugar (or a combination of the three!) to add a hint of sweetness, additional flavor, & a touch of style.

How To: Make A Pumpkin Spice Latte

Are you a seasonal pumpkin spice lover, or do you enjoy the yummy flavor year-round? Comment below to tell us how you take your PSL!

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Everyday Moments – Java, Please!

Everyday Moments – Java, Please!

Java, please!

Everyday Moments - Java, Please!

It’s those everyday moments that make life worthwhile. And, for us? We want to live those in comfort. As we descend into fall, and our school and work schedules begin to regulate, we believe it’s the little things that can make a mundane morning much more…fun!

One of our favorite times of day is getting that morning mocha. Whether you are relaxing and chatting with friends or need a little boost to continue studying for your calculus exam, Aerie has got your covered.

Step into head to toe comfort, from our comfiest hoodie to our silk front t-shirt and shop the look below!

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Hannah Multi-Way Lightly Lined Bra

Aerie Hannah Multi-Way Lightly Lined Bra

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Aerie Star Collection Peek-A-Boo Undie

Aerie Silk Front T-Shirt

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Where are you on the go? Share below! And, stay tuned for more Everyday Moments.

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