Today we're sharing our favorite guacamole recipe with you :) No time for small talk...because we know all you really wanted was the recipe...so here you go!!!
3 ripe avocados (mashed)
Juice of two limes
3 jalapeños with seeds cut out and chopped finely
1 med red onion
1 bunch of cilantro chopped
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
2 tsp garlic powder
Tbsp of olive oil
Tbsp of Apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper
1/2 tsp of cayenne (optional)
Throw it all into a bowl. Mash avocados first and then stir all the other ingredients in. You could also use a food processor if you like it nice and creamy and not chunky.
Sometimes you see God work in big ways...and sometimes in small ways. Both are amazing 😉 but I'm always reminded that:
He WILL provide...so we can laugh and not worry so much!!💗
I don't know about you, but stress brings out the worst in me. These last few weeks have been hard...we're out of routine, haven't had a "home", (so thankful for my lovely in-laws who opened up their house to our crazy), attempting to keep our business going and growing, supporting our team and running accountability groups while we remodel the RV, clean out our town home, sell all the leftover stuff, sell two cars and purchase a new car, make sure Eli still knows we exist 😂 and spend time with him...plus try to remain sane, get our workouts in and try to have a little normalcy. There's been no time to think, breathe or process much.
I've been trying to control outcomes and circumstances rather than just trusting HIM and His faithfulness. He works in ways we don't expect...and can move the most impossible situations.
Why do we forget that when things get tough??! Because we're human and we're messy, that's why. The beautiful part about all of this is that He waits patiently and just draws us back to Him. But It's up to us to admit that we need a His help 💗 He won't force anything on us.
Yesterday as we were driving to look at a potential car to purchase, we took a second to pray together and just ask for guidance. After an hour or so of Dan chatting with them and me chasing Eli around 😜 the dealer wasn't budging on the price...so we decided to pack it up and keep looking elsewhere. 20 min later the dealer called and came really close to what we wanted...so we went back and bought it. We could have obviously just chalked it up to the stuff car dealers normally do...but it was pretty much exactly what we had been wanting to pay and it was everything we had been looking for. So yea. A God thing. Not a coincidence.
If you're going through some stressful times and feel like you have to control everything....or know how everything is going to work out. Just stop. Breathe. Simply do what is in front of you at this very moment and TRUST GOD with the big picture of your life!!
We have had a quite a few people ask about our RV and wanted to more about it. We realized we haven't really shared much about our new home, especially pictures. We snapped a few pics before we started our remodel project, which we are in the middle of right now. We've gotten a few comments from people that have basically said, "Why would we change anything, it's beautiful?" We agree that it didn't "need" any work done, other than maybe new carpet. We wanted it to feel like "our" home and not a factory created one.
Here are some pictures of the front living area of our motorhome. The kitchen has a 2 burner cooktop... we've thought about upgrading to a 3 burner option but we hope to get by with the 2 plus our multi-cooker. Plus we have a table top grill that we can use when we get to our campsites. Both of the couches fold down into beds, so in theory we could have up to 6 people sleeping in our coach. Our plan is to remove one of the couches and put a desk in so we can have a dedicated workspace. That will definitely get used more than a 2nd sleeper sofa.
Pictures of the transition area and the bedroom. The door on the left is to the bathroom. There is also another sink to the right. The bedroom has a king size bed in it, BONUS!!! Our plan is to just use our mattress in here. We will also be installing a new washer and dryer combo unit in the cabinet to the left of the closet. We figured laundry was more important than storage. We will be doing something new for closet doors also. We weren't crazy about the mirrored doors.
So there is an idea of what our new home will kind of look like. We will definitely be sharing the "after" photos once we get things done....which we hope will be in a week or so. It's been a fun...yet slightly stressful project. Our son, Eli has decided to graduate into the terrible 2's...at the age of 19 months so that's been interesting. Watching him has been the most challenging job we've had, even above ripping out carpet. We just keep saying it is just a phase and once we get on the road he will bounce back to his normal, jovial self. At least we hope. A whole year of this could be pretty overwhelming.
HUGE shout out to my parents, Steve & Deb, for all their help with painting, priming, babysitting and advice. There would have been absolutely no way we would have been able to get this done without them!!!
Before we even had kids, I knew I wanted to be home with them. I wasn't sure what that would look like though because a part of me still wanted to work and make a difference outside of raising them.
Not gonna lie...it was HARD going back to work after Eli was born...and having Dan stay home with him. I knew it was temporary though. Before he was born we had come up with a plan. A plan that would allow us both to be home...with an end date written down and actually communicated to other people at my job. It wasn't a wish or a dream. When you put dates to dreams and take action...they become plans...and they kinda force you to just make shit happen!
If I'm being honest, it hasn't been easy. There have been SO MANY ups and downs, failures, successes, late nights, early mornings, sleepless nights....but it's made me into the person I am today and I wouldn't change that for anything.
Now I get to sit and read as many books as he wants and my heart just gets excited when I realize that we did it. With God's help and guidance...we made a dream happen.
And now... our focus shifts to helping other people get what they want and help them reach their dreams!
I've learned that when you work to help others, you are more likely to work a lot harder and with more passion. I believe wholeheartedly in the Zig Ziglar quote above. It's not even the financial stuff...
It's knowing that because I believed in them, they believed in themselves and became more confident.
That they can be in control of their future AND be a part of something BIGGER than themselves.
That they are successful, powerful, and empowered women. That they have seen their goals and plans come to fruition.
Those are the things that truly fill my cup and give me a sense of purpose to do what I do every day.
I would love to chat with you if you feel drawn to what we do or how we created the life we have!!
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