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Ryder the Cavalier Could use YOUR Help

Yesterday was a day of crazy events.  After coming back from a meeting my phone was blowing up with text messages!

  1. My daughter’s car was parked in front of her friends house and was hit
  2. Our little foster puppy who was just adopted had broken his back bad leg

OMG what a crazy afternoon!!

After taking care of my daughter first and all of the insurance calls I was feeling much better.  Well, pizza and a couple of beers last night helped too! LOL!

Ryder the Cavalier

Ryder the Cavalier

Ryder the Cavalier

After a few text back and forth with Ryder’s new mommy it sounds like the vet believes after this break heals his back will need to be rebuilt.

Ryder was seriously one of the best little foster puppies we have ever had the pleasure of fostering.

So – I am pulling out an all out fundraiser to help rebuild his little leg and need YOUR help!!

We have set up a Go Fund Me Account for Ryder the Cavalier!!  We ask that if you can please donate (even a small donation makes a HUGE difference) and share the link on your social media.  Let’s all pull together and help Ryder!!

Puppy Mills 🙁

Ryder came to us from a puppy mill.  Dogs like Ryder who having medical issues, look different and not up to pure breed standards go up for auction to the highest bidder since they are no good to the mill.

When rescues take in these dogs we have no idea medically what is wrong until seen by our vets or the medical issues arise.  We have wonderful families who adopt from us, but our fosters are FOREVER part of our family and we swing into action to help when we can.

Ryder is only six months old and deserves the best life possible.  Please if you can, 1. donate today and 2. ALWAYS adopt not shop!

Thank you friends for any and all help!  Please stay tuned as we are working on more fundraising events to help Ryder.

Kate XO

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Finding Balance After Your Summer Vacation

I’m sure I’m not the only one who goes a little “overboard” when it comes to vacation time.  Bad eating choices, too much wine and not enough exercise.  Am I right?

Jerome, AZ

Jerome, AZ

I also tell myself to relax and enjoy.  It’s allowing yourself those times that makes life so much fun.  BUT you need to also remember “balance” and that you can’t live like that 25/7/365.  When vacation is over, so is the over indulging.

Jerome, AZ

My husband and I just enjoyed a long weekend up north to one of our favorite haunted mining towns – Jerome, Arizona.  If you live in Arizona and have never been to Jerome – you are totally missing out!

Jerome has fun little hotels to stay in (some haunted!), great places to eat, shopping, music, amazing winery’s to visit and a few spirits wondering around town if you’re in to seeing dead people! LOL!

Okay, so not that all of that “vacationing” is over it’s time to pay for all of the damage you now see on the scale!

Magic Pill – Undo the Vacation Damage

Why, oh why can’t their be some magic pill to undo all of that vacation damage? Life just isn’t that nice I guess, so time for some hard work to get back in shape and cleaning it all up.

Tips to get started:

  1. Start that first breakfast back with a power packed Green Smoothie or Juice
  2. Re-hydrate (the more water the better)
  3. Catch up on sleep, it does a body good
  4. Embrace the veggies, fill up your lunch and dinner plate with lots of veggies
  5. The day after vacation, get back into your healthy routine and hit the gym

It may take a good week to see those vacation pounds disappear, but the sooner you start the sooner you’ll see the results!  Those first couple of days may be painful, but remember back to your pre vacation days and how great you felt.  You’ll be there again before you know it!

Tomorrow is the first day of summer – go forth and vacation!!

Kate XO

Vegan Tomato Soup - Just like mom made!
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Vegan Tomato Soup – Just like mom made!

Tomato soup WITHOUT milk or a milk alternative?  YES!

When IVegan Tomato Soup - Just like mom made! decided to start eating a vegan diet one thing I most missed was creamy tomato soup.  Nothing says love like tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.  Just ask my kids, they would agree!

I played around with several recipes, but hated using Almond or Soy Milk.  It just never looked right or tasted creamy.

Then one day I read an article about Cauliflower and how it’s used so many different ways, AND could be used for a “creamy” like texture.

Hello?!? Was cauliflower the answer to my dreams?!?

Vegan Tomato Soup – Just like mom made was born!

I can seriously could live off of tomato soup and grilled cheese and now -> I CAN!

Red White and Barre
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Red White & Barre – A Sure Holiday Favorite at Barre!

Red White and Barre

Red White and Barre

Be Barre Ready this Summer

Memorial weekend is almost here and there is nothing better than family barbecue and hanging out by the pool.  Well, looking great at barre is also good, right?!

NOW available at kate & kale Etsy -> Red White & Barre – Alternative Eco-Jersey™ Racer Tank

This tank top from Alternative is super soft and perfect for barre, home or out shopping at your favorite farmers market.

This weekend FREE Shipping on orders over $50!!
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FREE Shipping this Mother’s Day Weekend!

Free Shipping for Mother's Day Weekend!

Free Shipping for Mother’s Day Weekend!

FREE Shipping on orders over $50

I am so excited to share our first special on kate & kale Etsy this Mother’s Day weekend!! New designs and items being added all week.

Sale starts Saturday and ends Sunday at midnight (pacific time).

Use Promo Code: MOMDAY17

Great time to stock up on your favorite designs and get ready for summer! Why wear boring?

XO Kate

Beets the kale out of me!
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Beets the kale out of me! – Tee & Tank Top Now Available

Beets the kale out of me!

Beets the kale out of me!

Kale humor at it’s best!

So excited to introduce this fun new design on both a great tee shirt and ultra soft tank top.  Life is to short to wear boring clothes!  Am I right??

I love wearing this fun tee, and it’s now available at kate & kale Etsy in two great colors!

This fun tee looks great with jeans, shorts even a fun skirt for those morning strolling the farmers market.

I get the best comments wearing this shirt, but more than that – it’s just my favorite tee style to wear to work or home.

You can shop at kate & kale Etsy’s store by clicking -> HERE

Ladies Beets the kale out of me! - Vintage Tank Top

Ladies Beets the kale out of me! – Vintage Tank Top

Looking for a tank top style?

YES, we have that too! Available in four colors – Vintage Iris, Vintage Coal, Black and Red.  I’ll be wearing this one to barre for sure!

Now available – Ladies Beets the kale out of me! Vintage Tank Top from kate & kale!!

Vegan Rhubarb Strawberry Oat Bar
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Rhubarb Season Calls for – Vegan Rhubarb Strawberry Oat Bars

Rhubarb is in season!!

Seriously, I lose my shit when walking down the produce isle at my grocery store and see Rhubarb for sale!  LOL!  When growing my my mom made the most AMAZING Rhubarb bread EVER!  It had this buttery sugar topping that was to die for!  I might have to see if I can dig that old recipe out and making it vegan.

Today however, we are talking Vegan Rhubarb Strawberry Oat Bars – and they are amazing!

Not too many people even know what Rhubarb is, which blows my mind!  Even the cashier ringing me up had NO idea what it was lol!

So, what exactly is Rhubarb and why is it good for you?

Chocolate Vegan Maca Bars
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Chocolate Vegan Maca Bars

The Power of Maca

Maca Powder

Last week I posted about Maca Powder and my interest of the benefits it offers.

  • Highly Nutritious
  • May help alleviate menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes and interrupted sleep
  • Can improve your mood
  • Boost your energy level
  • May improve your memory

I have read that adding Maca Powder to your diet could take up to a month before seeing results, but having used for a week now I really feel like I have more energy.

There are several different types of Maca on the market: red, black, yellow and premium.  I started out with yellow, but I think next time I might try the red.  If you’re unsure which one to start with I found this great Maca Finder to help determine what Maca and how much might be right for you.


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Sunday Prep – Mason Jar Quinoa Salads

I am all about the Sunday Food Prep!

Truly I do not know how people can eat out everyday at work.  Maybe I would just rather spend that money on shoes or something better than a Wendy’s Salad, but that’s just me.  Or do you feel the same way?

Want a easy grab and go lunch straight from your own fridge at home?

THIS recipe is for you!  Best part – you add or change out veggies to your liking!  I spend part of my Sunday’s prepping for the week, and not just for ME – I make enough for my husband and daughter (I double the below recipes).

NOTE: I do NOT add salad dressing until ready to serve.  I have found this is KEY to salad prepping and not ending up with a soggy mess of a salad come later in the week!

My go to salad dressing is super easy to whip up and store in the fridge. ->  ->

Vegan Honey Mustard Dressing

Vegan Honey Mustard Dressing

1/4 cup Honey

1/4 cup Vegan Mayo

1/4 cup Dijon Mustard

1 tbsp White Distilled Vinegar

1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper

1/4 tsp Black Pepper

  1. In a mixing bowl add all ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  2. Keep refrigerated in a mason jar tightly sealed.
kate & kale Apparel Now Online
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kate & kale Apparel Now Online

FINALLY- Barre & Vegan Apparel Now Available

kate & kale Apparel Now Online

Kate & kale apparel is now ONLINE! New items being added daily.

Don’t see something you’re looking for or you have a great idea – email me and I would be glad to help make it a reality!

My goal is to share some of my favorite design weather it’s to wear at barre, home or around town!  Life is too short to not have fun.

All items on kate & kale are made to order, and if you have any questions regarding to size and fit, please feel free to email me anytime!