Strawberry Guacamole Recipe

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It’s Super Bowl Sunday. You need guacamole! Add this easy-to-make strawberry guacamole recipe to your menu and impress your guests with a sweetness in the guac that makes them go “oooohhhh.” :)

Strawberry Guacamole Recipe
 
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A sweet spin on guacamole.
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Recipe type: Appetiser

Ingredients
  • 2 avocados, cut into large chunks
  • 5 large strawberries, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • ¼ cup red onion, chopped
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • pepper to taste

Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a medium bowl. Stir to combine but still chunky.

Eat and enjoy.

Red and Gold Necklace

I made this red and gold necklace for a special friend for her 30th birthday.

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This simple statement necklace is made of red faceted glass beads, gold seed beads, and gold disc spacer beads.

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I love this so much I might have to make one for myself.

Urban Outfitters Honeycomb Glass Pendant Light Mod

When I first saw these Urban Outfitters Honeycomb Glass Pendant Light Globes, I fell in love! I had been wanting a hanging pendant light in our bedroom for quite a while but wasn’t coming up with the perfect light. Until I saw these! I immediately knew I needed more than one to create the look I was going for and ordered three.

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The glass pendant globes didn’t come with the cord light kit. Although Urban Outfitters does offer several cord light kits, I found these at World Market that came in silver for just $10 each!

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To jazz-up the cords a bit, and give it a nautical/beachy feeling, I wrapped them individually in jute twine and then braided them together. I was originally going to wrap all three cords together but it didn’t look right. Plus having the three cords individually wrapped allows them to easily be replaced if needed.

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The plastic hooks included with the cord light kit were used to hang the keyring and chains above the globes. This is more for aesthetics rather than weight-bearing and keeps the chains tight.

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Materials

Directions

Prepping the cord light kits to hold the globes

  1. Attach the cord kit to the globes.
  2. Working with one globe at a time, hang the cord with globe attached from something secure to work with. (I used a portable clothing rack.)
  3. Using the plastic hooks included with the cord kit, loop the cord through the hook so it doesn’t slip. Leave enough space above the globe so the keyring and chains hang tight but are not taking on the weight-load of the globe.
  4. Remove the globe from the cord kit and put somewhere safe!

Install ceiling hooks

  1. Determine where and how far out from walls you want to hang your lights. Mine hangs in a corner, about 14″ from one wall and 16″away from the other.

Make sure to install the ceiling hook that light will hang from into a joist! WikiHow has a great illustrated tutorial on how to install ceiling hooks here. The second hook where the cord hangs from is probably okay if it’s not in a joist as it’s not holding a lot of weight.

Jute twine wrapping

Get settled with a good movie (or, like I did, an entire season of Ink Master) and prepare to wrap some jute twine. Tip: Wear rubber gloves to avoid blisters and dry skin.

  1. Working with each cord individually, tie the end of the jute twine just above the light socket.
  2. Start wrapping the jute around…and around…and around…and around… (Use clothes pins to hold the twine during those much-needed breaks)
  3. Wrap that twine all the way to the switch. (That’s about 14 feet!)
  4. Repeat with two other cords.

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Prepare the three cords to hang as one pendant light

  1. Determine the length you want the pendant light to hang from the ceiling hook. (Mine hangs about 45″ long.
  2. Attach one of the keyrings around the three cords, above all plastic hooks.
  3. Screw on the three globes. Work carefully to space out the three lights to hang evenly together.
  4. Leaving about 3″ above the top plastic hook, make a loop with all three cords so the keyring is inside the loop.
  5. With the wire. wrap the three cords together so the entire pendant will hang from the keyring. Get a helper to assist in holding these up as you wire them together. You want this to be secure so they don’t slip!
  6. Attach a second keyring to the first.
  7. Double-check to make sure all three globes hang evenly. Adjust as needed.
  8. Remove globes from cords and put somewhere safe!
  9. Using more twine, wrap around the wire to cover it up.
  10. Braid the three cords together.
  11. Repeat steps 2-6 to make another loop to hang the cords from the second ceiling hook.
  12. Wrap the second loop with some more twine for a consistent look.

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Hang it and enjoy!

You can stop holding your breath now.

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Have any questions?

This is a pretty hefty tutorial, please comment below if you have questions. :)

Did you make this? Please share, I’d love to see.