Lifestyle

#1 Fresh Zucchini

‘Tis the season for fresh veggies and I absolutely love it! Nothing more organic than digging something right out of your in-laws amazing garden that they weed and water by hand. Because Kyle’s parents have a bomb.com garden, we reap the benefits! From lettuce to jalapenos to tomatoes and sweet potatoes, you want it and it’s almost a guarantee they grow it. Last week when they came to stay with me while the boy was in Canada they brought me the most fabulous zucchini EVER. It’s not a vegetable I buy too often at the store unless I’m craving zoodles but it is one that I absolutely love. The past few days we’ve had zucchini bread, I’ve blended it into morning smoothies, sauteed it in a stir fry and grilled it with peppers & salmon. Is your mouth watering yet? I’d be happy to send you one of the 6lb-ers that we have left!

#2 Cupping

Ok friends, I need input! I’ve been researching the benefits of cupping like CRAZY and I think I’m ready to do it! But I want to hear YOUR thoughts and opinions if you’ve done it. My sciatic nerve issues and herniated disks have really been giving me hell lately and I need an alternative for some relief. I just can’t anymore with any kind of medicine and while chiropractic adjustments help, I still have a little uncertainty about increasing the number of times I’m seeing my Chiro each month. This is where cupping comes in…I’ve heard it can relieve all sorts of random things and I’m into it. Share please!

#3 Best of ‘What’s Left’ : Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Anyone else miss out on an item or a number of pieces that they were hoping to snag during the #Nsale? I sure did. I have literally placed 10 orders and still, on the daily, I’m patiently waiting for a few Activewear pieces, this sweater in grey and a pair of PJs to be restocked. The PJs aren’t such a disappointment since I was able to grab them in blue but now I want them in at least 1 other color because they’re literally so good. #realworldproblems I feel like anything that has ‘come back’ is only available for a split-second before someone hits purchase and the piece is sold out yet again. Don’t worry though, I’ve rounded up 6 things below that are still either fully-stocked, or pretty dang close, that you may have overlooked but that are totally worth ordering! My #1 suggestion is definitely THIS bra. Every girl needs it. It is hands-down the most comfortable bra I’ve ever worn. After a sports bra of course šŸ˜‰

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#1 Zucchini Chicken Enchiladas Boats Honestly hell may have frozen over on Sunday evening because Kyle–yes, my husband Kyle–asked me if we could do my ‘cleanse’ again. Uhmmm, what!? I’d like to think his request was because he’s finally on-board with a healthy lifestyle but I have a feeling it has a little bit more […]

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#1 Cauliflower-based Smoothies I cannot believe I only discovered adding cauliflower to smoothies a few months ago. I’ve been completely missing out! And ever since I’ve posted smoothie recipe & combos on my Insta storiesĀ and Snapchat {@kristinkruse} it seems like I haven’t been the only not on the veggie’s bandwagon. It adds a creamy texture, […]

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So much love this weekend. SO MUCH. My heart was overflowing with joy for a solid 36 hours this past weekend as I watched my SIL, Lindsey, marry her best friend. The outpouring of love for the two of them was evident from 1,000 miles away and there weren’t many dry eyes during their ceremony–except […]

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Today I’m introducing y’all to Doug! {This is his ‘I can pose for blog pictures too‘ look! Can’t even deal hahaha!} Meet my dad. He’s awesome. Along with my Mama, he’s raised 4 daughters. No, he does not have any boys. No, he does not need your sympathy because he did not have a son. […]

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#1 The Easiest Breakfast. Ever. Cute title for my ‘food’ portion of today’s post huh?! HA. I’m over a week & a half into my Whole 30 diet and while I have made some non-Whole30-approved choices, I’ve been pretty dang good if I do say so myself. I’ve also discovered that despite my sweet tooth, […]

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#1 Going Whole 30 June is going to be a whirlwind. Between a Bachelorette party, wedding, College World Series and a bunch of other random events and commitments I know that eating right is going to have to be made a priority. So despite all of the things I’ve gotten myself into, I’m doing Whole […]

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#1 Lavender Lattes If you follow me on social media, you are probably sick of my obsession with Lavender Lattes. But I can’t help it. There is something about them that has me craving them at least twice a week! They’re refreshing, Spring-y and drinking one seems to instantly transport my state of mind to […]

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Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, right?! Isn’t that what we’ve always been taught? I definitely agree with that statement but I’d probably also have to add dogs, champagne and beach vacations to my best friends list as well. Diamond jewelry {ok, lets be real jewelry in general} has a special place in my heart […]

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I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for TWO YEARS! It is so crazy how fast time flies. So many things have changed over the past two years…there’s been ups, downs, fun trips, a new job, a new puppy and lots of laughter {plus some tears}. I cannot begin to express how grateful I am to […]

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