Currently….

Umm, when did March get here? I guess I shouldn’t feel surprised that it snuck up super quickly–February is a short month after all. But is it crazy to anyone else that at the end of this month, 2015 will be a quarter of the way over? Whaaaaat?

I always love sharing what’s currently on my brain, in my heart, and happening around here! So without further ado, I’m currently…

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Dreaming…

…about Spring! We were pretty spoiled here in Utah at the beginning of February with some very pleasant weather, but now it’s back to being cold and snowy/rainy again. Right now I’m feeling drawn to and inspired by everything colorful and springy, so it’s killing me that it’s so dreary outside….:(

Planning…

…how we are going to fit four people in our little 2 bedroom apartment. Originally we were thinking 2015 would be our year to buy our first house, but it would be wiser for us to stay right where we are for 1 more year and really save up for our first home. So I’m trying to decide what to do with Little Miss when she gets here in June. Joshua slept in his crib in his room from day 1, and I loved that we didn’t have to get him used to sleeping away from us or transition him into a crib since he never knew any different. So I’m feeling like I would love to avoid having our sweet girl in our room with us if at all possible. We have a Rock & Play that she can sleep in until she starts sitting up, but after that….my only thought at this point is to set up a Pack and Play in the living room every night for Baby Girl to sleep in and then take it down during the day so it doesn’t monopolize all our space. Any suggestions?

Making…

Center pieces for our Relief Society Activity. LDS Relief Society is turning 173 this month and we are having our annual birthday party and service auction! It’s such a fun activity and this year I’m in charge of it. So I’ve been up to my elbows in budget friendly decor, menu planning, and coordinating our service auction. It’s going to be a blast. :)

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Baking…

Not technically baking, but Joshua and I have been making homemade whole wheat tortillas lately and I am NEVER going back to store bought. Not only because they’re cheaper and they taste so much better, but it also gives me an activity to do with Joshua once a week that he really enjoys. Also, it’s adorable to listen to him say tortilla. He calls them, “Tow-TIE-ahs.” :)

Watching…

Heartland. I’ve been watching it on Netflix for a while and I’m on the last season. It’s a show I’ve really enjoyed because it’s really clean. I don’t ever have to cover my eyes or feel like I need to fast forward. And the plot line is intriguing and the characters are extremely lovable. It’s great show! I really recommend it. :)

What are you currently dreaming, planning, making, baking, or watching? 

Linking up with Jenna and Anne for Currently! :)

The Creative Closet | The Color of the Year: Marsala

I don’t know about you, but I always love seeing Pantone’s color trend report and especially seeing what they choose for the Color of the Year. Last year I was absolutely swooning over Radiant Orchid and this year I’m loving Marsala too–anything in the burgundy/wine family is always good with me. :)

Oh, by the way! Sign ups for April Creative Closet Co-hosts are now open! Click here to claim your spot. 

The Creative Closet | Color of the Year: Marsala, Marsala outfit ideas

I won’t lie, I’m going to miss Maegen’s baby bump once her little man get’s here! She is absolutely gorgeous pregnant. And can we talk about how great Jalyssa is looking with her pop of marsala and that fabulous clutch?

I’ll be honest, I was a little bit stuck about what to wear for this prompt! Everything I had in the marsala color family is something I’ve worn on this blog pretty recently, so I wanted something different, but I also didn’t want to buy anything. Le Tote to the rescue! I shot customer service an email and requested they send me something from their Marsala collection in my next tote and they delivered (literally). I love the details in this top with the fabric split!

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Top & Overcoat: Le Tote
Necklace: Rocksbox  (use the code janaxoxo to try your first month for free!)
Jeans: c/o Pink Blush Maternity ($15 flash sale going on until Tuesday nigh! Check it out!)
Booties: Aldo

Next week’s prompt is straight out of our lovely Maegen’s classy wardrobe playbook: Add a Blazer. Is there a better sure fire way to make your outfit instantly chic?

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Alright ladies! Are you loving Marsala as much as I am? Let’s see how you worked it into your outfit this week!

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Loving My Husband in His Love Language | Marriage & Relationship Goal

At church, my calling (basically my long term assignment) is to organize monthly activities for Relief Society (our women’s organization). The activities are supposed to be uplifting, help us unify as sisters in the gospel, and help us be better wives, mother’s, and disciples of Christ. For our February activity, we focused on love and had classes about loving our neighbors, loving our children, loving ourselves, loving The Lord, and loving our spouses.

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The sister who taught the class on loving our spouses taught about The 5 Love Languages. This was a familiar topic for me–Dustin and I have listened to the book, taken the quiz and we know each other’s love languages. But the class got me thinking–am I really being intentional about loving Dustin in his love language on a daily basis?

Dustin’s love language is Physical Touch–and it’s the language I feel like I’m the worst at loving in! Not because I don’t like physical touch–I do. I love hugs, snuggles, kisses, hand holding, etc. But I just don’t crave it the way Dustin does. I could go for days and days without a hug and it wouldn’t bother me. But Dustin needs physical closeness in order to feel loved.

My goal this month is to start each day with the intention to love Dustin through physical touch. I’m going to think through my day and ask myself, “How can I show my husband I love him today through physical touch?” This might mean I:

-keep track of the hugs I give him during the day, trying to meet a certain number. He doesn’t need to know I’m keeping track–this will just help me.

-plan specifically to give him a massage that night. I could even make a cute printable coupon or invitation for a massage so he knows it’s coming–that way I can’t forget. :)

-Make sure I hold his hand when we walk places or while we’re driving in the car together.

-Make giving him a hug and a kiss the very first thing I do when he comes home from work.

Because I’m forgetful, I’m straight up setting a reminder in my phone. It’s going to go off every day, 30 minutes before Dustin comes home, saying “Be intentional with your touch!” :)

What is your spouse/significant other’s love language? How do you make sure you’re loving them in that way?

Linking up with Amberly for Marriage & Relationship Goals! :)

Surprise Date Fail

If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen me post about my surprise date fail. Basically, I had a pretty spur of the moment idea to surprise my husband for dinner and it all would have worked out…if it weren’t for those meddling kids (please name that TV show!). Just kidding. It would have worked out perfectly if I hadn’t had everything hinging on an assumption I made about my husband’s work schedule.

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This is how I planned for the surprise to work…

I would spend the afternoon and the majority of the evening prepping all of the food for our fondue dinner. After doing all the prep work, I would have time to do all of the prep dishes, leaving the kitchen looking 100% perfect for our date. Dustin would be staying late at work like he had been to finish studying for his licensing exam, which would give me plenty of time to put on my pretty new dress, do my hair and makeup, drop Joshua off at Grandma’s house, and pick Dustin up from work.

Obviously, as soon as he would see me in my nice dress he would know something was up. I would blindfold him and drive back to our apartment for our perfect, totally spontaneous, romantic dinner for two–complete with candles, flowers, and music. Sounds pretty great, right?

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This is what actually happened…

After Joshua woke up from his nap (around 3:30) we went to the store to get the last few items I would need for our dinner–just a few meats and cheeses for our antipasto platter, shrimp for our main fondue course, strawberries and Oreos to dip in our chocolate fondue, and some flowers to replace the dying ones on our table.

We got back home at around 4:30 and I got to work prepping. I had been expecting a call from Dustin for him to confirm that he would be staying later to study–he had texted me in the morning saying he would call in the afternoon. So as I’m putting together our antipasto platter (around 4:50) Dustin sends me a text saying, “I’m getting a ride home.”

My heart stopped. What, now? Like, right now? Turns out he decided to come home at the normal time (which hadn’t been the norm for the past week or so) so I could participate in a Twitter chat I had mentioned to him a few days before.

So I went into major rush mode. Trying to get everything prepped and cleaned up as quickly as possible so hopefully I could have the kitchen and food in order and at least put on my dress before he got home so he would still be surprised–then we could drop Joshua off and come back for dinner.

Well, he got home faster than I had hoped. I was still not dressed, the food still wasn’t done, and the kitchen was a disaster. I still probably could have played it off somehow and made the surprise work, but I told Dustin everything that happened and how his coming home early ruined the surprise. Then he told me why he came home early and we just started laughing.

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Dustin ended up taking Joshua to his parent’s house by himself so that I could have a little extra time to finish getting the food ready and put my dress on. We enjoyed our dinner a lot and even though my surprise didn’t work out the way I hoped it would, my effort made Dustin feel really special. And now I know never to make assumptions about what my husband’s plans are–especially if I’m hinging the success of a surprise on those assumptions. :)

Oh, and if you want a really simple and delicious chocolate fondue recipe for two, here you go:

Chocolate Fondue for 2

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla

Combine and melt over a low flame in a fondue pot.

Have you ever planned a surprise that didn’t work out?

 

Growing Baby Number 2 | 26 Weeks

Up until today as I’m typing this I have felt like I’ve been in the relatively comfortable phase of pregnancy. I knew the day was coming that all of that would end, and I think that day is today–just two weeks shy of the third trimester. 14 more weeks to go, people!

26 week bump update. Top from Pink Blush Maternity

Baby’s size: 14 inches–the size of a hothouse cucumber

Symptoms: All the discomfort! Like I said, I was feeling pretty good, but now I’m having crazy leg aches, back pain, and fatigue. It makes for difficult days with a toddler.

Cravings: Chocolate, cheese, and fruit.

Purchases: I still haven’t bought anything for Little Miss yet. I have this weird block when it comes to girl clothes–I think they are SO cute, but I can’t actually buy them. I think I’ve been stuck in boy mode for too long….that and I still have tons of time.

Sweet moments: Joshua has been getting better and better at saying prayers (with a little help, of course!) and it is the sweetest thing to hear him say, “pwease bwess Baby Sister.” :)

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Top: c/o Pink Blush Maternity (exact sold out, but this one is similar)
Leggings: c/o Pink Blush Maternity
Boots: Target
Headband: Brickyard Buffalo
Bracelet: c/o Early August

I’ve been babysitting for Dustin’s coworker–he has a little boy that is 8 months old, so I’m getting some good practice at handling life with two kids! I even took both children on a successful errand run by myself the other day! I was pretty proud of that. I also love that Joshua is getting some good practice sharing his toys (and mom!) before he has to do it 24/7 with sister.

Kelly Green and Stripes | How We Wore It

I am so excited to be participating in an awesome collaboration with some of my very favorite bloggers today! My favorite thing about fashion blogging has been getting to know other bloggers who share my passion for style and being inspired by their unique takes on outfits. The best thing about fashion is that no two people have the same sense of style!

kelly green and stripes. Layering a shorter shirt with a longer one and knotting the top one is a great way to still wear your regular clothes throughout pregnancy! #bumpstyle #maternity #fashion

Brooke put together this fun collaboration where we were all given the same photo to use as inspiration to style and outfit from. I adore the photo she chose!

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I was inspired by the color and striped pattern from Sasha’s top to create this outfit from items I already had in my closet! I layered one of my longer maternity tops from my first pregnancy underneath my favorite striped shirt from Le Tote and knotted it just above my bump for some definition and to really let that fun Kelly green share the spotlight.

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Striped top: Le Tote
Green maternity top: Motherhood (old)
Jeans: c/o Pink Blush Maternity
Shoes: Target
Earrings: Le Tote (yes, I wore them in yesterday’s post too–I’m totally in love with them!)
Sunglasses: Super old Prada

I’m so stoked to see what all of the other participating bloggers came up with! These ladies are absolute favorites of mine and I’m lucky to know a lot of them in person. Check out their looks by following the links!

Brooke at Silver Lining
Deidre at Deidre Emme
Brielle at Ready or Not
Bonnie at The Life of Bon
Bri at Breezy Days
Alexa at He and I
What about the original outfit inspired you? What pieces from your closet would you use to style a similar look?

The Creative Closet | Asymmetrical

Happy Tuesday!

I don’t know about you, but I really love the hi-low (hi-lo? High-low? I’ve seen it all kinds of ways) trend. I think having that asymmetrical hemline makes a piece very unique and especially for shirts, I love having them longer in the back. It makes me feel like I’m not drawing obnoxious amounts of attention to my tush when I wear hi-low shirts with leggings because I have something covering my bum!

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Can we all just agree that deep purple is absolutely GOREGOUS on Maegen? And the side zip on Bex’s leather jacket is incredible! She looks so unbelievably chic. Check out their posts for outfit details.

I love the ombre wash on this sweater from Oasap and I’m so thrilled that it’s long enough in the front for me to wear over my growing bump! Also, I swear my Rocksbox stylist must be psychic. I was having a hard time figuring out what accessories I wanted to pair with this top! My Rocksbox came the night before I planned to shoot this outfit and I opened it up to find the perfect bracelet to go with my sweater!

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Sweater: c/o Oasap (more colors available!)
Jeans: c/o Pink Blush Maternity
Bracelet: Rocksbox (use the code janaxoxo to try your first month for free!)
Earrings: Le Tote
Shoes: Target

Eeek! I can’t believe March is almost upon us! I’m so excited for our prompts for next month–we have some good ones. Mark your calendars and be sure to join us next week for The Color of the Year: Marsala and show us your best looks using Pantone’s choice for 2015’s “It” color.

The Creative Closet: March 2015 prompts

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Alright! Let’s see the awesome asymmetry you pulled from your closet this week!

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Living Simply With Little Ones

Life with children is very different than life without children. It’s absolutely crazy the sheer amount of stuff (some of it totally useless!) that you can accumulate when you have children. It’s also easy to get caught up in a mindset of “do more, be more” for your children. I would much rather keep things simple–it’s less stress for everyone involved. Today Dena of Live, Love, Simple. and myself are sharing how we keep life as simple as possible with our littles. Let’s let Dena introduce herself, shall we?

Tips for living simply with little ones

First off, thanks for having me, Jana, and hello to your lovely readers. I’m Dena, the mommy blogger behind Live, Love, Simple. It’s all about living simply, loving madly, and making magic. I live on a little mountain in northern New Jersey with my husband & our 1.5-year-old son, and we’re expecting a baby girl this spring.

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I am so excited to share some thoughts with you today on two of my favourite topics — motherhood & simplicity. The ideas of babies/toddlers & minimalism don’t always fit together easily, but with some mindfulness and determination, it’s completely possible. And don’t worry, none of my tips will involve selling off all of your possessions, moving your family into a camper van, and traveling the country indefinitely. (Although if I’m being honest, that does sound like a lot of fun to me!)

Lets get into it! :)

Dena: Rotate clothes out seasonally & by size.

Clothing is one of the biggest mess & clutter-makers when it comes to having littles. Between the changing seasons and the way that they grow overnight, what’s relevant today may be useless tomorrow. The method that I use to combat this is a quarterly rotation. Every week when I fold laundry, I keep an eye out for things that have gone out of season or no longer fit. I keep a basket in the nursery for those clothes. Once each quarter, I take the basket to our local consignment shop that purchases gently used children’s clothing. They tend to be very selective and will not accept anything that is out of fashion, stained, or worn–so whatever doesn’t get purchased gets taken directly to the donation bin.

I call this method a rotation because I typically use the cash from selling the old clothes to purchase what we need for the coming season. I get a lot at the consignment store itself which keeps my spending to a minimum. This method works so well for us. Between the rotation method and Christmas/birthday gifts, I’ve hardly spent any money on clothing for Roman in the twenty months since he was born.

Jana: Create an activity “schedule”

Once Joshua hit toddlerhood, it became a lot more difficult for me to plan our activities. When he was a baby it was easy to entertain him by handing him a toy or something new to look at. Once he hit about 14 months I would wake up every morning thinking, “What in the heck are we going to do today?” I stressed about coming up with fun activities that he would enjoy.

What ended up saving my sanity was implementing an activity “schedule”. I use the term schedule pretty loosely–it’s more an activity guideline so it’s easy for me to come up with something fun. Here’s what I mean:

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I like to do more active outing type things in the morning–going to the park (or if weather is bad, to our local rec center or the playground inside our mall) or having a play-date so Joshua gets nicely worn out for his nap. Obviously if an afternoon play-date works better for our friends, we’ll swap our “scheduled” afternoon to the morning.

For the bulk of the science/sensory activities or the arts/crafts activities, I consult my Kid Activities board:

Follow Jana // Life Could Be a Dream’s board kid activities on Pinterest.

Making a schedule like this helps me visualize all of our activities at the beginning of the week–and then I can pick up any necessary ingredients or supplies on Monday morning when I’m out doing my grocery shopping. It has very much simplified our days!

Dena: Implement a “toy in, toy out” policy.

My husband and I started to get major “toy anxiety” before the holidays this year. Following last Christmas and Roman’s birthday, we could have opened up our very own toy shop. Between gifts and well-intentioned grandparents, the toy situation was out of control over here. So we tackled the collection before Christmas. We created three piles–donate, sell, and keep. We went through the process and made a fair amount of progress. Then Christmas came and we were totally overwhelmed again. It felt like we were back at square one.

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That’s when we decided to implement the “toy in, toy out” policy. For every new toy that Roman receives, one old toy (of roughly the same size & value) gets donated or sold. This method is a fail-proof way to keep the toy collection under control. It will get more challenging as Roman gets older and realizes what it means to “give up” his toys. But the lessons that he will learn about keeping things simple and sharing his toys with needy children will be incredibly valuable.

Jana: Research like crazy before making child related purchases

I cannot tell you how much money, space, and hassle this has saved us. Especially before Joshua was born, I didn’t make a single purchase unless I had read about a million reviews of things in that category. This meant that when I actually did make those purchases, I was thrilled with what I got. It meant we avoided the hassle of making returns, or the frustration of realizing we purchased a useless item that would only take up much needed space in our small apartment.

I still do the same thing when I consider buying toys for Joshua–especially more expensive ones. I did a lot of research on the exact play kitchen I wanted to get him, and I’m now in the process of deciding exactly which tricycle I want to get for him for summer.

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Dena: Keep a basket of toys & diapers in the car.

I’ve recently started a little collection of “necessities” to keep in the car. It’s a simple basket from the dollar store, filled with a couple of board books, cars, dinosaurs, pacifiers, diapers, and wipes. It has really helped to simplify our “leaving the house” routine and saved me from the horror of being without a clean diaper for a long, stinky car ride home! (I don’t always remember to re-stock the diaper bag.) It’s also nice because the toys in the basket are designated as car toys, so I’m no longer searching the back seat for fallen toys after a busy outing. Things get picked up and put back in the basket during my regular car tidying.

Dena: Use drawer organizer baskets.

There are just six short weeks left until my due date and I’ve been busy nesting. She will sleep in a bassinet in our room, but once she’s old enough, she’ll move into the nursery with her brother. They will be sharing a closet and a dresser. I like to keep one dresser drawer for just socks, wash clothes, bows, and bow ties. However, I quickly realized that this would be difficult to do with two. Their socks were getting all mixed together and bow ties were getting mixed in with hair bows. I picked up a few drawer organizer baskets from the dollar store, et voilà–I now have the neatest little sock drawer I hope for. There are separate sections for his socks, her socks, his bow ties, her hair bows, and all of our baby wash cloths. It functions perfectly and makes me look way more organized than I really am. Score!

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We hope that you’ve found these little tips useful. Remember that simple living with littles really is possible. If we can do it, anybody can. Start with the little things and stick with it. If you’d like to learn more about my journey to simple living, Dena has an incredible post on how she got started with simplifying–How to Declutter Your Home. Cheers!

How do you simplify your life with little ones?

The Ultimate Guide to Carry-On Packing + a Giveaway!

With spring and summer just around the corner (well, maybe not just around the corner–but I can hope and pray, right?) I’ve been bitten by the travel bug. There are so many places I want to go! What places are on your list? Fittingly, I have Jaelan from Making Mrs. M sharing her best tips for carry-on packing. Happy reading, happy packing, and happy travels!

Spring is coming! Are any of you ready yet? It’s not like there’s been a ton of snow or anything this year–especially in the north east.

Alright, I’ll quit teasing. It’s really cold right now, which has me daydreaming about taking a trip somewhere warm.

Spring break is only 4 weeks away! Many of you will be traveling, and I know that figuring out what to pack can be a battle. I like to make sure I pack enough in my carry-on to make me comfortable, but not so much that it breaks my back. It’s a happy medium. So what should you pack in your carry-on?

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Carry on bags typically don’t leave a lot of room for extras, so it’s important to know what you need and what you don’t need to pack in your carry on bag.

When choosing what items to put in my carry on, I like to ask myself a few questions:

  1. Is it useful? Will I use this while in the air or in the terminal? If yes, I put it in.
  2. Is it irreplaceable or expensive? I always pack my camera and computer in my carry on. It’s just good practice to do so. Packing irreplaceable or expensive items in your carry on reduces your risk for theft. Plus, the airport employees in charge of checked baggage aren’t always the most delicate with your luggage. Jewelry and electronics always go in my carry on.
  3. Is it necessary? Do I need this on me at all times? Think: wallet, passport, money. The bare bone necessities.

What do you always pack in your carry on?

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Thanks so much to Jana for letting me take over today. You can find me at www.makingmrsm.com. I share recipes, life stories (like the time my dog gave me ringworm), and bits and pieces of everything in between. Follow me on twitter, instagram, facebook, and bloglovin‘! I’d love to connect with you.

- Jaelan @ Making Mrs. M

How to Make Homemade Coconut Milk

I’ve never been a huge fan of cow’s milk–it’s definitely not my beverage of choice. Add that to the fact that too much dairy makes my tummy hurt in a really big way AND the fact that my toddler can’t drink cow’s milk, it’s only natural that I prefer to drink or top my cereal with plant milk. Coconut milk is my favorite, and I enjoy making mine at home! Homemade coconut milk is really simple, saves me money, and tastes absolutely delicious. I think it’s fun to make too!

Making homemade coconut milk is really simple and it can save money!

*This post does contain affiliate links, which will be noted with an asterisk. If you purchase a product through one of these links, I receive a small kickback at no extra cost to you. I never affiliate myself with or promote products I don’t 100% love and use myself. Thanks in advance if you make a purchase! :)

An added bonus of making coconut milk at home is that you can make homemade coconut flour with the “meal” that you strain your milk from after the process is through! It’s a wonderful money saving bonus, especially if you use coconut flour often, like I do for these Coconut Chocolate Chip Chia muffins.

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The very first step to making coconut milk is to soak your coconut. I buy unsweetened, un-sulfured coconut shreds (or chips, depending on what is in stock–it doesn’t really make a difference) from our local Sprouts for $2.49. For me this ends up being slightly cheaper than buying store bought (a half gallon at my grocery store is $2.66)–I can make a half gallon from one bag, but I usually only make it a quart at a time.

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You can either soak the coconut for at least two hours in room temperature water, or if you are in a rush you can skip the soaking step by using boiling water for your liquid. I prefer letting mine soak, as it’s not too much fun to squeeze milk from piping hot coconut…

After your coconut has soaked, add it to a blender with water and blend on high speed for a minute or two.

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Then pour through cheese cloth or nutmilk bags (I really like *these!) and SQUEEZE all of the moisture out of the shredded up coconut that you possibly can.

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Remember to save the coconut shreds to make coconut flour! I spread my shreds out on a parchment lined baking sheet and dry them in the oven on the lowest temperature setting for about 30 minutes-1 hour. After that, I pulse it in my food processor to achieve a finer texture. Easy peasy.

Homemade Coconut Milk

makes 1 quart

2 cups unsweetened, shredded coconut (or coconut chips)
4 cups water
small pinch of salt
optional: sweetener (such as honey or agave), vanilla

Soak the coconut in the water for 2 hours. Then add to a blender with a small pinch of salt and pulse on high for 1-2 minutes, or until coconut has been finely shredded. Pour through cheese cloth or a *nutmilk bag and squeeze the milk into a bowl. Add any optional sweeteners or vanilla, then pour into an airtight glass container (you can find the pitcher I use *here!) and store in the fridge. Use within 4-5 days.

NOTES: If you would like your coconut milk to be creamier, you can either add more coconut or reduce the amount of water. Note that the milk will separate in the fridge–it needs to be shaken. You might also notice coconut cream floating on top of your milk or hanging out on your nutmilk bag when you squeeze the milk through. That’s normal–hang on to it and spread it on your toast with a bit of honey! :)

Frequently, I’ll make a coconut almond milk blend, using 1 cup of coconut and 1 cup of almonds. The almonds have to be soaked for at least 8 hours, so if you want to try a blend, make sure you factor that in.

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Enjoy poured over cereal, in recipes, or anywhere you would use regular milk. I love my homemade coconut milk with this delicious homemade chocolate syrup!

Are you a cow’s milk fan, or a plant milk drinker?