fakey. fakey.

Doug's favorite Starbucks drink is the caramel frap...tasty but not so nice to the budget at $4.50 a pop...so in true Crystal form, I am learning how to make them myself.
I am getting close...here is the recipe so far:
1/2c coffee chilled
1/2c milk (something with a little fat in it 2% or more)
3tbs sugar
3tbs caramel topping (you can also buy Starbucks caramel)
2c ice
Blend it all together until the ice is crushed smooth, pour in a glass (like the super cool insulated Starbucks cup I bought Doug for his birthday) and top with squirt cream and a drizzle of caramel.
I am still tweaking with it...I think the caramel needs to be adjusted but this is a comparable version. :)
We went on a mini adventure last night...Moses got to feed some koi fish, see some ducks and turtles and spend some good boy time with his daddy. :)
We woke up this morning to a huge to-do list...and then I invited friends for dinner...always a good motivator! :) In the spirit of "instead of doing nothing", which is always a work in progress, Moses and I made some of my favorite chocolate chip cookies for the childcare workers at MOPS. Those ladies are the BEST and you can tell they love what they do and that they really love Moses...and Moses loves them. So the cookies are just our little way of saying thank you. :)

I love the photo above because Moses is totally engrossed in the cookie making, Aaron looks totally annoyed at having to be part of it...and my muffin top is hardly noticeable! :)

Doing lots of thinking about the direction I want my blog and shop to go...serious thinking. If you have some feedback you have been dying to share...then now is the time! I would love to hear what you would love to see and hear about! :)

Hope your Wednesday is wonderful! :)



Sara Neufeld said...

Thanks for this recipe! My husband would LOVE this!!

I love that picture...it's so mommy-hood...one baby one your shoulder and another right by your side. very sweet.

About Us: said...

I love that you try and make them at home...I do the same thing!!! Then it's more of a treat when you go to Starbucks!
Just incase you're curious...awhile back I received an email with resturant recipes in it. They had one for Starbuck's Frap. Here it is:
1/2 cup fresh espresso
2 1/2 cups 2% milk
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon dry pectin
Combine ingredients until sugar and pectin are dissolved.
I haven't tried it yet but I've made other recipes in the email (PF Changs Lettuce wraps) and they are taste just like it!
Enjoy and Happy Wednesday! Cheers.

Trish said...

awe that pic of the 3 of you should be framed :)

I love your blog and shop! Everything seems so happy and fun, which is why I'm so drawn in!

Jennie said...

First, what muffin top???
and second, why fix something that isn't broken? I love your blog (I read it all the time and I don't even know you) and your stuff in the shop is so cute!!! You are very creative!

Leah S. said...

I am nosey and just enjoy reading about your every day life and looking at all your pictures.

Candice said...

I love your blog as well, and my fave thing you made was that dress that you made from a shirt the pick polka dot one, I love it. Are you still making and selling them?

Sara said...

LOVE that picture. You should definitely frame it!

Kristi said...

What do you love doing? That should be what your blog and shop should be about I think. Cause it's already so great! If you need a change, then go for it. I like how you get into new things and them add them to your shop. I think you are really good at decorating things. Like that bird pillow top you made for me. Anything you make would be even better with embellishments. :-) Maybe branch out and decorate with other animals. Each kid has their own favorite animal. Bunnies or penguins would be cute. Are you going to try to make some aprons?

You know I love you and I'll support you whatever you decide to do. Hugs.

Polka Dot Moon said...

Great picture of the 3 of you :)

I've been "creative" searching and in need of a shop, blog, Me makeover :)

Your blog & shop are wonderful :)

Anonymous said...

after you figure out the caramel frap, go ahead and figure out the mocha frap for me! I live 30 minutes away from a starbucks, so they're a special treat when I get one!

meg duerksen said...

how funny...i made ice coffee smoothie this morning for the first time. :)
it was not good though.
but i was desperate so i drank it.
your's sounds much yummier.

Molly said...

Thanks for the coffee recipe, I will definantly br trying this tomorrow morning. I love all your recipes, you shoudl collaborate a little book, I am working on a mini one of my own for my shop, you should try it too!! Have a great night!!
~Molly P

Mummy McTavish said...

I love to try faking my favourites too!

I think your blog is just right like it is. I really love that any recipe you post I know will be easy to make and sooo yummy to eat! I love that you keep it real when you post about daily life. I don't comment much but I do love your blog.

B said...

Love, love, love that photo; so cute! I also love your blog; this is one very happy follower :0)

Rebecca said...

That's great about the Starbuck's recipe! :) Now all we have to do is just rewash our Starbuck's plastic cups and it will really seem like the real deal! :) I just started thinking today that I made a post and thanked you for Abby's silhouette that you did for us, but then never emailed you about it...did you see my thank you post?? :) THANKS SO MUCH! I love it!

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