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Nudged By GOD

I always wanted a hobby since I first was asked what is my hobby. Which I never considered myself a crafty hobby person.  I was always more academically a book worm. I love to learn and study.  A few years ago, I was challenged by my beautiful baby daughter to make her a monkey headband. Granted I do not know how to sew or have my Mom’s patience for sewing, I accepted my daughter’s challenge and off to creating I went.  I later discovered in the creating process I was stumped big time and so wanted to impress her rather than going to the store and buy her one. Why the challenge came out? I don’t know. But at that time I was going thru a hard time and this became my new focus. A focus put upon me or us through GOD.  I believe with all my beings of atoms in my body and all the air molecules that this challenge was put into my mind not only by my daughter but GOD. HE made it possible for me to put focus elsewhere.  To put good positive focus to create something great with my hands. GOD’s nudge.

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The nudge appeared again during my vacation. To begin my journey again of designing. And that’s my tag line on my Facebook business page:  Journeying my way through business & crafting. All nudges by GOD.  Everything that has been shared, posted, created, designed, idea, thoughts of my headbands are all #nudgesbygod Nudges By GOD!  Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

What I am saying is this:  If you have a desire, an idea, or something that you need or want to begin. Listen to the nudges because the answer and solution are all set in place.  Trust the process to begin seeing the path!

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Doing It Scared, Under HIS Care

Doing It Scared, Under HIS Care

Recently, I’ve introduced a Headband Beta Box Launch because I’m more than ready to creative, give, and share my talent and skills to the interwebs.  And this Beta Launch is about to happen really soon, quick, fierce, fast, and furious.  I’ve previously done many craft shows in Houston, TX. Craft shows such as the mom and pop one’s, juried, 3 day weekend events, and out of the city shows as well.  Did I like it?  Yes! It was a great learning experience. It was a great step up from a daughter challenge to selling them at shows.

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Everything I’ve learned and more is so different from an internet launch. Totally opposite fields. With this beta launch, I’m so ready to receive all the goodness, the fails, the learning, and the growing from this launch!  So excited! At times I do get scared but I’m covered by HIM.  Doing it scared, under HIS care! How awesome is that! My desire for expansion has reemerged this creativity  of mine which I call, “My Thing” to be shared through a launch! This launch is not about a launch! It’s something more here. Nudged by GOD. #nudgedbygod #doingitscaredunderhiscare

On my Facebook Live today, my deep thoughts were let it go.  Girl, let it go!  If you need to unzip that pant for a few moments, unzip it.  If you desire a piece of cake, go eat it!  If you desire to share something with someone, then go do it. Letting it go means doing it scared but under HIS care. Let go of the worries. Let go of the dirty house if you need to focus on something else for a few days.  Let go of whatever is ailing you and trust HE’s providing everything for you. Amen! Amen! Amen!

 

 

 

 

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You Are Granted Permission

Whatever you are seeking to do in life, job, change lifestyle, or change something for the better of your current status. You are granted permission from the most high. Everything that you are seeking that will improve your life, your families life, your job has been granted from above.  Anything that you cannot foresee or are seeking to get to create, develop, change, or go toward too, you are granted permission from the most high.

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There isn’t really a wall. It’s ourselves stopping us from progressing to the next steps.  Yes, them hard and scary steps, but necessary steps.  What we have developed in our mind is an invisible wall that seems to stop us from going forward.  You are granted permission from the Most HIGH.  Granted permission to succeed. Granted permission to progress. Granted permission to doing it scared. Granted permission to fail, fix, and grow. Now give yourself permission.  Give yourself the opportunities.  Give yourself permission and extinguish that invisible wall.  Give yourself permission for HE has granted you permission since birth and even before.

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Plentiful Pesto Dinner Options

You’re invited to our Sunday Dinner! You are always invited and welcome to our home to have some good eats, chat, and coffee afterwards! Today it’s all about continuing and ending the pesto theme with some plentiful pesto dinner options.

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The grilled shrimp dish I simply poured a few spoon fulls of the Basil Pesto ala Presto while the shrimp was almost done with some egg noodles I had on hand.

The next dish was a grilled chicken breast and simply poured a few spoon fulls of the Perfect Basil Parmesan Pesto toward the end of its cooking stage as well.  Any reserve in the pan, I pour over the salad as my dressing.

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Lastly, I used my new FAV, Canola Garlic Oil Parmesan Pesto as a dipping sauce or drench over an individual crab cake!  These pestos are great for mixing and matching.  Even for a simply pesto mozzarella toast!  So delicious and easy!  They will store for about 4 to 6 weeks in the refrigerator in a well sealed container or jar.

Items Used: Oster Blender | Plastic Container Cups | Small Wood Serving Bowls

From my kitchen to your table! Bon Appetit!

 

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Stay In The Happy Zone

Stay in the happy zone by not worrying or playing a scenario over and over with the worst outcomes. Life can grab up by the horns and yank at us in all sorts of ways. However, worrying doesn’t add to one’s life.  It doesn’t make the day better, does it?  Does it keep one in the happy zone for long? No.

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Worrying expends an abundant amount of unnecessary energy.  Maybe for that one person it’s a coping mechanism but shut it down before life shuts down. Shut it down before wasting all these precious minutes and hours on something that will more than likely not become.  Rise up and become a better giving person by staying in the happy zone.  If you must worry so, give the worry up to GOD.  Hand it over graciously and be on your day as you were called to be.  HIS plan is bigger than a worry.  HIS power is grander than worrying all day or all week. Be gone worry and welcome in a breath of happiness.

Matthews 6:27

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Canola Garlic Oil Parmesan Pesto

Here’s your invite to our Sunday Dinner!  You are invited to our home for some food creations, ideas, and chat.  Continuing my pesto theme this gorgeous Sunday. All it’s all about my new fav! Canola Garlic Oil!

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For starters, it’s rather simple to make your own infused canola garlic oil.  In the vid below, I mention to gently crush some big garlic to release it’s properties that will infuse the canola oil.

I would use this on grilled shrimp  or grilled fish with a bit of butter.

Tune in next week with all these tasty pestos on a couple of dishes of the week!

Items Used: Oster Blender | Plastic Container Cups | Small Wood Serving Bowls

From my kitchen to your table! Bon Appetit!

 

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Don’t Get Snarky, Get You Some Jesus

As I was reading my go to devotional this AM I decided to dwell more into it based on lives perspectives.  Many times as an individual we come across many types of personalites, situations, and circumstances that most of time have nothing to do with us.  Some times people, kids, spouses, colleagues and neighbors will toss in a snarky remark, urgent, or under lying malicious remark/comment. Now in defense of both sides, I sometimes notice that it’s not their entire fault but it’s inherited from their family baggage. In reality, this baggage has nothing to do with us but more of them. So what do I do or suggest?  Stop, Drop, and Roll!

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No of course not! In all seriousness, I would suggest to Stop, Turnaround, and Run but during that time, I would silently pray for them.  Now, if I see that they are in deep misguidance I would suggest to ask if I could pray for them. You would shocked as to how many people would say yes.

There is no point in getting snarky back. No point in remarking or encouraging such behavior and think this is a reflection of you.  This has no bearing or weight over you unless you give it power. JESUS is your stronghold. Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my stronghold of my life. Make HIM the stronghold over your thoughts and over the people that are acting up around you. Make HIM the stronghold of how you react and simply walking away from such environment or comments will prove to you how the LORD is taking a stronghold of you. Let JESUS cover you in HIS blanket of everlasting love, guidance, and strength this week and always going forward.

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My Amazing Super Power of JESUS – Deep Faith Monday

Another beautiful Monday and it’s gorgeous! I’m grateful for all the beautiful and exciting things that are happening and about to happen. And sometimes even on beautiful days, we allow a bad thought to come in and invade our happiness. And to bring such feelings of nothingness. Thoughts like, you have nothing, therefore you will be nothing. You can’t do any thing because of not having nothing, or can’t make ends meets because there’s nothing to look forward to. Or sometimes you can find yourself in a catch 22 situation and fall into the never land of nothing thoughts of despair. That’s when you use your super power of JESUS!

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The super power of Jesus is an awesome place to be, let your hair down, to cry, to pray, to thank, to be happy and rejoice. And being allowed to be fragile in HIS presence and feel HIS love for us. To sense that HE is always there to uplift us at any time of any moments in our lives.

Decide to reach for your super power as well too! Decide to be happy! Decide to block out bad thoughts. Decide to grow in strength in HIS Amazing Super Power! And 1, 2, 3 you are on your way to receiving amazing blessings your way.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jerk Pork Chops

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Welcome to our Sunday Dinner!  You are always invited to have a seat at our table, chat, eat a meal, and have some coffee afterwards. Guess what today’s meal is?! Yep! Jerk Pork Chop with some easy store bought ingredients. The other white meat.

Let’s begin! Grab 2 pans. Once for the sauce and the other for the veggie mix.


I’ve provided the Memphis spice found at your local HEB if they have them in your town.  If not use this chosen spice to sprinkle on the pork chops, the marinade/dipping sauce and paired it with the perfect veggie mix.

Note: As for the Jerk Marinade, preferably purchase at your local grocery store. Not very many on the market unless you are very familiar with the company and shipping/refund policies.  You can also substitute a very zesty favorite BBQ sauce of your choice.

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Bon Appetit!

XOXO Estela Kelley

 

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Marinated Flank Steak

Welcome to our Sunday Dinner!  You are always welcomed here to have a seat at our dining table, kick back, chat, have some dinner, and maybe coffee and dessert afterwards. Like my easy and Amazing Strawberry Dump Cake!

Today what’s on the menu is Marinated Flank Steak! Complements of my son, Aidan. He’s the original chef who made this for us (minus the veggies).

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Let’s begin with! You guessed it, gathering our ingredients!

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Remember to wait for that glossy shine in the oil to shine thru before tossing in your steak onto the hot pan. It doesn’t take long.  If the oil burns, it can change the taste of the entire meal so make sure and have all the prepping done. At this stage, you can also toss in a few red pepper flakes, if you like some heat to it. As the oil heats, the red pepper flakes will release it’s natural oils into the pan. Discard all of the remaining marinade.

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Serve with steamed rice in a bowl and pour the hot marinated flank steak veggies all over the rice. And enjoy!  This is the perfect quick family meal.

Items Used: Rice Bowls | Meat Scissors | Stir Fry UtensilsFajita Seasoning |Toasted Sesame Oil |Red Pepper Flakes (optional)

XOXO Estela Kelley

 

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