Coconut Milk

I never thought of making my own coconut milk. I thought it might be a long tedious process, but, man I was so wrong. It is so easy that in one week I’ve made two batches and I am so happy with it that I may never buy coconut milk from the store again.

All it is…

2 parts water 1 part shredded unsweetened coconut

That is it. Crazy.

I put 4 cups of boiling water into my blender and 2 cups of shredded unsweetened coconut and let sit for 3 hours or more depending how my day is going.

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After the three or more hours is up blend it together for 5 minutes.

Cover a large bowl with a cheese cloth and pour the contents of the blender over the cheese cloth. Using the cheese cloth as a strainer to catch any coconut chunks.

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Then squeeze all the water out of the cheese cloth.

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Then put the coconut milk in something to store in the fridge!

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How easy is that? You will notice that when it is in the fridge there will be a film on top when the milk is cold. Just shake up your jar (that’s why I prefer a jar over anything else so the contents can be shook up) and use it as you would in any recipe that calls for coconut milk, in your morning coffee or tea or anything else you would like!

The best.

DIY Word Art

I used a piece of artwork in my wedding (which I may share some memories of that day with you at some point) that I got so many compliments on and have been asked where I bought it and when people find out that that I made they don’t believe how simple it was! So I thought that I would share with you this easy EASY way to up-cycle an old piece of art that you are either tired of or something that you found on the cheap!

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this is from the wedding.

Here is step-by-step…

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Find a piece of art work, some paint, a paint brush and some sticker letters.

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Stick the letters on your artwork. I like to do the first letters first so I can see the spacing. Press the letters down hard so the paint doesn’t seep behind the letters when you paint it.

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Squirt some paint and paint over the whole canvas.

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Let it dry fully before taking the stickers off….then it should look like this!

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LOVE IT.

I also love cheap art work that adds character to our cute little home.