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At Home Frappe


Yesterday was one of those super hot days where you just cannot escape the heat. In order to make up for it, I decided to make homemade frappes and thought I’d share my recipe with you here. 🙂

I’m not a big coffee drinker, but my husband loves the stuff (especially in frozen form). These are one of the few things we can actually agree on. When it comes to coffee, that is. It’s a perfect summer treat when you’re looking for something cold and refreshing with a little boost.

I hope you’re enjoying your summer.

homemade-frappes-whatimademondayAt Home Frappe


  • 1/2 cup strong coffee, cooled
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 12 largish ice cubes (one tray)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Chocolate or caramel sauce (optional)


  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  2. Add in chocolate or caramel sauce if desired (I added it on top)
  3. Enjoy!

What’s your favorite summer drink? I’d love to hear from you in the comments. 🙂

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Stained Paper And Scrapbook

Happy Monday, everyone!

My husband and I have been talking for a while now about how we need more actual photos printed and things of the like. So we came up with a solution: a seasonal scrapbook where we will gather our memories from each season and put them together in a single book to save forever.

For a part of this little experiment we decided to have 5(7) different pages. Photos, food, questions, journal overviews, and a page for our different tickets or mementos of sorts (movie tickets, if we travel, different flyers for events, etc).

I thought that it would be fun to have stained paper for our journal overviews, so last week I decided to make some!

It’s super easy. Just take a black tea bag and some instant coffee granules and pour hot water over them in a cookie sheet. You might have to stir it around a bit.


Once the water cools and you have your tea/coffee mix, take a piece of white paper and submerge it in the liquid. Be careful not to leave it in too long or the paper will become really fragile and begin to tear. I just covered it, flipped and covered it on the other side.


Gently lift the paper out and place it on an overturned cookie sheet. Let it dry 10-20ish minutes, flip, and let it dry the rest of the way.


Once dried, stack your freshly stained papers and use them as you wish.


I hope you have as much fun doing this as I did. I’d love to hear what you use it for! Have a wonderful week everyone!