Holy Guacamole!

Holy Guacamole!

What is the one food you cannot resist? Some people love desserts, some people are chocolate fanatics… For me, the food that I absolutely cannot resist is guacamole!! Who’s with me??

With today being National Avocado Day, I thought the best way to honor that magical fruit (yes, fruit), would be to share my favorite guacamole recipe. I have toiled for years, with hundreds of different recipes for this heavenly treat. It’s taken countless hours, lots of burns from hot jalapenos, and LOTS of taste testing, to finally come up with the perfect combination of fresh ingredients for my WORLD FAMOUS guacamole.  Okay, maybe not world-famous *yet*, but it will definitely leave your guests (or yourself) shouting “Holy Guacamole!!!!!”


3 avocados
juice of 1 lime
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
3 tbsp. chopped cilantro


In a large bowl, add the peeled avocado and lime juice. Toss to coat, then mash. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix it up with a little tender love and care ;-).  Build up the will power to let it sit for at least 30 minutes to give the flavors time to blend together, and Voila!!! You now have a crowd pleasing, amazingly delish, homemade guacamole to make all your dreams come true! (At least that’s how I feel about it).


** for those that like it extra spicy, add more cayenne!



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The cyber sales aren’t over yet… today is the last day to score some great deals on your holiday wish list!! I rounded up a few of my favorite deals that are going on today!

  1. ASOS: 30% off the entire site with code “EPIC30
  2. SHOPBOP: Use code “WOW35” for an additional 35% off all sale items
  3. B. Stellar: My favorites jewelry designer is offering 25% off on her site! Use code “Bstellarblack“, also use code “Stephikruse” for free shipping.
  4. AMAZON: My favorite cyber Monday deal is on Amazon echos! You can get the echo plus for $119.99, echo for $79.99, or the dot for $29.99!
  5. Finish Line: 25% of all online orders today! Snag an Adidas sweatshirt for you or a loved one.. or some cool kicks for the kids!
  6. GAP: 50% off of everything online = free shipping with code “CYBER“, plus an extra 10% off with code “TREAT.”
  7. Anthropologie: Get 20% off full-priced items + free shipping


Hope you score some great deals!!!



Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (in a singing voice). Time for family gatherings, holiday parties, the richest food, and of course… gift giving!! In efforts to help, the hot mess express (i.e. myself or anyone like me)… I rounded up some fun gift ideas!!

For The Women in Your Life:

No need to break your bank on gifts … these gifts are super fun, and any woman in your life would love them! Plus, They are all under $50!!!


  • Everyone loves a great winter hat, and that Topshop Beanie comes in a few different colors!
  • As far as drink containers go, I thought this rose gold swell is so pretty! The “After this we’re getting pizza”  water bottle made me laugh because I always say I workout for the weekend (i.e. eating all the carbs, and drinking all the wine-lol). That adorable coffee mug is perfect because who doesn’t love to be told they’re gorgeous by their morning coffee????
  • New cell phone cases are always a good Idea. Find the star print one here, and lips and stars here.
  • This glittery watch band caught my eye… also comes in tons of color options!
  • Tai earrings are my absolute favorite– delicate and sparkly!
  • Check out this cute cookbook for the kitchen savvy woman in your life.
  • I thought those rose gold wireless earbuds were fun, and a great gift that anyone can enjoy!
  • Last but not least, check out those fun, cozy socks.. perfect stocking stuffer!


For The Men folk:

Here are a few gift ideas for those mysterious creatures with a Y chromosome, that are bank account friendly 😉


Thug Kitchen.. perfect for any man that loves to cook, just read an excerpt–it will have you laughing!


The new Amazon Echo speaker is not only slick looking, but it comes in several colors and is on sale for Black Friday!


For the man who loves to dress up, that affordable tie bar, comes in gold, silver, and rose gold!


Who doesn’t love a Yeti?? Plus this new style comes in several color options!!41UU7q2wxiL

For the cocktail maker in your life… how cool is Iceball Maker?

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Every man could use new undies, right? I’ve been told these Duluth Buck-Naked undies are the comfiest, and they don’t fade.. which is apparently super important for your undergarments to not fade-lol!


Little Girl Gift Guide:

Sitcking with what I know.. I thought I could provide some gift ideas for girls. My two girly whirlies are a little more difficult to buy for this year.. They only thing they tend to play with are TY beanie boos.. and then they love building forts. Here are a couple of things I thought they may really enjoy:


My kiddos are obsessed with sneaking my phone to take pictures.. maybe this adorable camera would let them express their artistic side!


For the little unicorn lover in your life.. how adorable is this little sleeping bag?? Use code MORE17 for 20% off!!


Are your little ones obsessed with mini hatchimals? Mine are! I thought they may enjoy this little playset for their new obsession!

Ever heard of Squishies?? I hadn’t either until a few weeks ago, but apparently kids are obsessed! They are basically like scented stress balls.. but in the shapes of food, and apparently cacti and pandas-lol! I saw a huge barrel of these being set up in Target, so I’m thinking these might be a big deal this year….


HAPPY SHOPPING EVERYONE!!! I hope this little guide helps! 🙂