current obsession.

I believe I’m a little late to this party. but I’m here now.

current obsessionkale.

I’ve had it every single day, for the past seven days. [told you, obsessed]. I am almost certain you’ve heard the buzz about kale. it’s health benefits are through the roof, and reason enough to include it in your diet. but it’s also so versatile. I just started tossing it in all sorts of recipes. everything from scrambled eggs, to sandwiches, and a stir-fry.

my favorites.

kale saladthe easiest: simply mix fresh kale + your favorite salad ingredients [for me: onions, carrots, celery, & almonds] + oil & balsamic vinegar [or your preferred dressing]. toss & enjoy!

kale stir frykale is ahhh-mazing cooked.

cook in a skillet: kale + your choice of stir fry veggies [I used: onions, garlic, bell peppers, celery, & carrots] with olive & sesame oil. place over quinoa, rice, or enjoy solo. top with toasted sesame seeds!

chicken noodle soup with kalethere is nothing better than a great soup on a cold, winter night. or any night, for that matter. on monday I’ll be posting my recipe for: chicken noodle soup + kale. 

If you use kale, what are some of your favorite recipes? If you haven’t, are you going to give it a try? don’t answer that ..wait until I post my recipe on monday! :)

happy thursday.


current obsession.

sadly, the moving truck isn’t completely loaded. we’re almost there. is it just me or do you feel like a mild hoarder when faced with the task of putting all of your things in boxes? it seems to go on & on & on. just when I think I’m done, I stumble upon another full drawer.

but [J] & I are taking a break. to watch pretty little liars.

& to bring you my …

current obsessiondes moines bloggers.

I cannot wait to be living in the same city as these ladies. I’m hoping their blogging genius-ness rubs off on me! I’m sure there are many, many more. but ..

meet my four favorite bloggers. of des moines, IA.

ige kristinTBO samSDB kileyand

KG katelyn

now to finish our “packing break” with the season premier of {SMASH}.

tomorrow is moving day!!

have the best night ever all.


current obsession.

it could be the freezing temperature outside. or the approaching holiday. but every morning, I just want to crawl into an over-sized sweater. add some jewelry. or a scarf. and voilà – an outfit with a deceiving amount of effort. [or lack thereof].

here our a couple of my favs ..


and for the road ..


see: comfortable. but perfectly put together. & gorgeous.

throw on your over-sized sweater.

& go enjoy the LAST THREE DAYS of november. whoa!