Monday, October 28, 2013

White Bean Kale Soup with Chicken Sausage

White Bean Kale Soup with Chicken Sausage

Hey everyone! If you follow me on my second YouTube Channel, JustMissCrys, then you saw where we recently made this White Bean Kale Soup with Chicken Sausage for dinner. I'd tweak it if we were to make it again, which I'll tell you below.

I first saw this on Instagram. Then I looked up several recipes that were similar and in the end made it my own, as I usually do. Again, since I wasn't really going off a recipe, I had to write my own. This makes a lot of soup! You could either adjust the broth and ingredient amounts for freeze some like we did.


2 15.5 oz cans Cannellini Beans (white kidney), drained, ringed & divided
2 32oz boxes of low sodium Chicken Broth
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
1 bunch Kale, rinsed, torn into small pieces
1 package Chicken Sausage Links (about 5) casings removed, cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 Onion, diced
3 Celery Ribs, diced
1 tsp minsed garlic
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 TBS Olive Oil


Over medium heat in a large dutch oven or stock pot, add olive oil and lightly brown the sausage turning frequently. Add the garlic, onion and celery and cook until softened.

Next add the Kale. You can see in the picture we used 3 large bunches from the original bunch. You could use the entire bunch but you'll only need the amount shown. Cover and allow the Kale to wilt down.

Add Salt and Pepper to taste. Add in the Chicken Broth. {you can always use less broth and add water if you'd like} Add 1 1/2 cans of the beans and the can of tomatoes. Mash the remaining beans with a fork and add to the mixture for texture and thickness. Simmer on low heat for 1 hour and then it's ready!

Changes I'd Make Next Time

The Hubby suggested using ham instead of sausage next time. We used a brand from Target that had spinach and garlic already in it. It may have been too much. I'm not always a huge sausage lover. It also seemed like a lot. You could always adjust the amount to what you like.

We'd also like more beans, so next time I'd use 3 cans. If you find it doesn't have enough flavor, add more garlic or seasonings to your liking. Again, it seemed fine to us but it could have been because the sausage was so flavorful.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Outfit: Pink Puffy Vest

Vest/Belk, Tee/Target, Jeans, Boots: Kohl's: Sunglasses/Ray Ban, Necklace: My Name Necklace

LOVE this new vest I just picked up at Belk! It was $40 originally and I got it on major sale for $16! I've been looking for a bright pink for a while now. It's Jane Ashley brand. I would have listed a link here but they only show three colors on the site. I bought mine in the store. I'm also on the hunt for a navy one. Surprisingly, it's been harder to find than one would think. I just love vests this time of year!

Makeup I'm Wearing
FACE - Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation, Maybelline Age Rewind in Brightener, L'Oreal Baby Blossom Blush

EYES - Urban Decay liner in Mushroom, L'Oreal Voluminous Full Definition Mascara

LIPS - MAC Whirl Liner, MAC Cream Cup Lipstick, NYX Cream Brûlée Gloss

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

CoverGirl Crushed Berries

Hi Everyone! Need some Fall Polish inspiration? Well I've got one for you! Crushed Berries is a beautiful deep berry cream shade. It was just what I was looking for that day I picked it up. Surprisingly, I didn't have anything close to it in my collection. This one is a staple for any time of year, really.

Like all of the CoverGirl polishes from the regular line, this one applies beautifully and opaque in two coats. If you haven't tried any of these yet, you are truly missing out!

natural light
with flash

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Blog Sale 4: Beauty, Makeup & Clothing

1. Paypal only please
2. S/H flat rate $5.95 US + $1 for each additional item
3. International S/H will be quoted after address is received
4. All Sales are final. Not responsible for damaged items.
5. Items are first come, first serve.
6. You will have 24hrs to pay or the item(s) will go to the next person.

Purchase Procedure:
Email me at with your order and Paypal email.
I will send you an invoice via Paypal.
Your item(s) will be held for 24hrs. Once payment goes through, I will send out the package.
*All items have been sanitized if possible.

Gianni Bini Emily Platform - Black, Sz.7, worn 1x (new $89)
Asking - $65 SOLD

OPI LE Skyfall Minis - used 1x each
$10 SOLD

Lorac Femme Fatale Palette - used 2-3x
$15 SOLD!

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - .5oz, used 1x
$8 SOLD!

Michael Todd True Organics Jojoba Charcoal Facial Scrub - 1oz, New
$8 SOLD!

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour Blush Exposed 1.5g w/bonus Clean Slate Primer - used 1x
$10 SOLD!

Chanel Illusion D' Ombre Illusoire #83 - used 4-5x
$20 SOLD!

Lorac Blush/Bronzer Duo - Hot and Spicy - 2.7g used
$10 SOLD

Josie Maran Blush/Bronzer Duo - Flushed/Contoured - 8g used 3-4x
$12 SOLD

MAC Extra Dimension LE Blush - At Dusk - used
$20 SOLD

Bare Minerals Ready Touch Up Veil - Tinted, used 1-2x
$15 SOLD!

Cargo Blu-Ray Pressed Powder - #20, used 1-2x

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