Wednesday, April 14, 2010


There are certain things I absolutely Ka-raave at times, and one of those is guacamole. Avocados were on special at the store last Friday, so I bought a bunch. Yesterday, after a quick trip to Walmart for, well, essentials
. . . more plants, spray paint, spanish moss,
cute melamine plates

that were on sale
(those are all essentials, right?) . . .
I decided to make some quac.

I prefer chunky guacamole with bits of extras. Now that I think about it, it's pretty much pico de gallo with avocado more than it is plain ole guacamole.

Anyway . . . here are the ingredients . . .

Of course, a couple yummy, perfectly ripe avocados.

Chopped tomatoes and red onion. Minced garlic and jalapeno. I don't care much for cilantro, so today I used flat leaf parsley.

A good pinch of kosher salt, along with a generous squeeze from a fresh lime.

Oh, had to share. Isn't my garlic crock just the cutest??? :o)

Mix all the delicious, fresh ingredients and enjoy . . . with baked tortilla chips, of course!

And since it was another gorgeous day yesterday, I dined al fresco on my deck with my two newest book buys. Noooo, I didn't eat the whole bowl, although I could've - easily - for sure! The only thing that could make this lunch any better would be a nice, icy cold Margarita on the rocks.
Darn . . . if it wasn't the middle of the afternoon in the middle of week . . .
I know, those who know me personally are cracking up at that comment, right?! ;o)

Another great book up there,
"Pretty Little Presents".
Some super-cute projects in there I can't wait to make.

Oh, and some exciting news! I was the super-duper lucky winner of this fantastic book

courtesy of Shellagh from
Thanks so much for this great prize, Shellagh! Annndddd, she even showcased a few of my last post's pics on her winner announcement post. I must say I was a little surprised when I clicked over to her blog to thank her, and saw my bed sheets flying on the clothesline! :o)

I was very honored and humbled that she took the time to mention my blog so nicely. Can't wait to get that book in my hot little hands! Oh, another funny . . . well sorta funny thing . . . is I didn't realize I already have one of Christina's books!

I almost forgot about it
GASP!!! :-o
I purchased it sometime last year at JoAnn's, I think. It's chock full of beautiful projects.

I've also had this book of her's on my Amazon wishlist for some time now.

Mmmm, I may need to click "add to cart" for that one sooner than later . . .

Oh, and one more thing, my good friend Tracy has started her own blog

She's just starting out with only two posts, one showcasing her sweet poochies. This girl has a definite "get'r done" work ethic. She's tackled re-upholstery projects, furniture refinishing, laying hardwood floors, scrapbooks, is quite crafty, etc. . . . and she works 40-plus hours a week at her "real" job. We all remember how it was just starting our blogs, wondering if anyone out there knew we existed. Knowing that at least a few people viewed helped keep us motivated to post.
So go say hello to Tracy. Tell her I sent ya! ;o)

Thanks for visiting!
Leave a comment so I can get to know you.


Hopemore Studio said...

Now that is the way to spend a day. I love a beautiful day, natural foods, and a bit of inspiration.

Congrats on the giveaway, that looks like a fun read too.

I'm off to see your friends blog, I hope you have another wonderful day today (we can never have too many, right???)


Kerin said...

Good morning!
What a yummy looking lunch. I remember being at my uncle's house in California and across the street there was an enormous avocado farm. The avocados looked as big as footballs, and I found myself wishing I liked avocados...your lunch makes me wish again, that I liked avocados:)
Love the new plates! Such happy colors and on sale too...can't beat that with a stick. Congrats on the winning the contest!
Will have to go check out your friends blog..
Have a great day!

Jamie said...

How funny! We are so excited to attend the annual Avocado Festival in Fallbrook (a town about 10 minutes from us where my hubby grew up) this coming Sunday!! It's a tradition and we go every year. They have the best guacamole (besides my hubby's of course!) and we have the best time running into old friends. Maybe next time I get a batch of avos (friends are always bringing them by from their groves), I can send some your way (if they can be shipped?) lol... Oh, and thanks for commenting and being a part of my giveaway! I love giving gifts, be sure to email me your address. ;)

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Your guacamole looks too good. And tomorrow is Friday...might have to make this tomorrow night with a few cocktails on the deck!

marie said...

Thanks for the recipe ~ it looks yummy! And thanks for the book tips ~ they look yummy too!

I'm off to visit your friend Tracy now.....

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