Friday Fun: A Winner, Recipe and a Fun How-To


I feel like I have so much to catch up on with you all 🙂 It’s been a great week! The first week of December is always a lot of fun. We always go to Disneyland to start the season off with fun (no stressful Holiday here). I also got most of my decorating done, tree is going to be decorated this weekend!! We are waiting for my Mother in Law to come in town today so she can help 🙂

I have been doing some AWESOME workouts with the Holiday Shred folks. If you were hesitant to sign up, but still might be interested please feel free to email me!! It’s been a lot of fun and the workouts are kicking everyone’s butts!!!

A Winner 

I didn’t forget about the THANKFUL GIVEAWAY! I do have a winner 🙂 Drum roll please….

The winner is…Heather from Running with Sass!! CONGRATS girl email me your mailing address plus size and I will get you sweater out to you asap!

If you didn’t win no worries, I have another fun Holiday Giveaway coming soon!

A Recipe: 

The healthiest and easiest soup recipe you will ever make! It tastes amazing and only takes minutes to make! Warm up your soul with this lovely soup.



Sausage, Bean and Kale Soup

Adapted from Cooking Light


  • 4 ounces turkey smoked sausage, chopped
  • 3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 6 cups coarsely chopped kale (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 (16-ounce) can navy beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (16-ounce) can of white beans
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add smoked sausage to pan; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add chicken broth and diced tomatoes; bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in the kale. Reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes or until the kale is tender. Stir in beans, and cook 1 minute or until soup is thoroughly heated.


A How-To

I saw this adorable wreath on Pintrest and I knew I had to try and make it!

I used to be so crafty and ever since I got married I have not done as much crafty things as I would like. Pintrest has sparked a new love again!

All you need is:

*Patterned papers
*Scoring tool (scoring board, bone folder, or stylus)
*Hot glue gun
*Wreath form (I cut my own out of chipboard, but you could use a wooden one from the craft store)
*Buttons, brads, and ribbon

1. Cut stars approximately 3″ to 4″ wide using a template or die cutting machine.

2. Score a line from the top of each point straight down to the inside point. Do this for each of the five points.

3. Optional: embellish stars centers with buttons, brads, or rhinestones. I hot glued mine on.

4. I didn’t want my white wreath (which I made with foam core) form to show, so I covered it with green stars, cut just 1/2″ smaller. This is also optional, especially if your wreath form is narrower or you have more stars. You can always overlap your big stars.

5. Apply glue to the inside points on the back and hot glue to wreath form

6. Create a ribbon hanger with a piece of ribbon, and if you’re froofy like me, you can add a big, fluffy bow or two. Glue to the back of wreath.
This wreath is so easy to make and actually would be fun to make with kids!

I also did some inexpensive decorating with some frames on our mantel 🙂

I just got some cute scrapbook paper and filled each of the frames with it. Love the way it looks with the paper wreath!!

Ok time to prep the house! I am so excited to have company over 🙂

Have a beautiful FRIDAY!


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