General Electric

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Recently, like Saturday recent, Tyler and I started to restore an old GE fridge. We haven’t done a ton of research on it yet, but we do know it’s old, and it’s awesome. This is new territory for us. And it’s exciting.

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We started by taking out every shelf, drawer, door… really anything that would come out we took it off. And we started cleaning. Deep cleaning. You don’t need to know what we found inside this thing.

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The girl we bought it from said she “restored” it herself. AKA she painted over the rust. We still have a lot of cleaning to do on the shelves and drawers, they have a lot of gunky build up, but at least they aren’t sticky anymore.┬áThe next step was sanding the heck out of this thing.

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I need to take a minute to tell you about this person. Tyler is the most supportive person in my life, and that is saying a lot because I have tons of support surrounding me. I have never met anyone so genuine, gracious, fun, smart, and not to mention handsome. He is the person who lets me drag him to LA to buy an old fridge to restore. The person who buys me a new computer so I can start my blog again. The person who gets excited to work on new projects with me, even when we have a few ongoing projects already in the works. The person who sits patiently, and hungrily, while I photograph his meal. The person who supports and shows interest in even my wildest ideas. He is always by my side, no matter what. I am so thankful and fortunate to have him as my husband.

Okay, now on to the sanding. Really.

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This is basically where we left things. Next up is priming. Then more sanding. More cleaning. Then paint. The inside of the fridge is this beautiful teal, and I figured we would just keep the body white. Tyler suggested painting the body tangerine, and he is totally right.

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guac & flautas

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Hi. I’m back. After two years I’ve decided to start a new blog, with a much different approach. I’ve been thinking about it so much lately, so I decided to come back. New name, new look, new attitude. There was so much that I didn’t like about my last blog so it was really easy to just stop. I think I’ve fixed most of those issues, or at least have recognized them, and this time will be different. Like, really different. Tyler and I have been going on so many adventures lately, trying so many new things, taking on so many new projects.. I wanted to start documenting it all.

I decided to come back strong and share a delicious new recipe, or two, that I tried last night. Guacamole & Flautas. Here is the recipe for the flautas. They were delicious. And easy. Make them. Now. I promise you won’t regret it.

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This is my mom’s recipe for guacamole. My mom is an amazing cook. She is so much of my inspiration for getting messy in the kitchen and just going for it. All of these measurements are to taste. I started bland and worked up from there.

avocado, garlic, lime, cilantro, salt & pepper, cumin, coriander, and onion (this is optional. I had planned to use it and just didn’t out of pure laziness. It was still delicious).

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One of my favorite things about cooking is that Tyler is so eager to help me. And he is a really amazing cook too, which is pretty nice.

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Just take a big fork and mash up all your ingredients until it has the consistency you like. Keep adding spices and lime juice until it has the flavor you’re after.

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Look at that. Delicious homemade guacamole.

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45 minutes tops for this meal and boom. Super impressive meal, and no sweat in the kitchen.