What’s On The Menu: Chicken Tortilla Soup

Hi Guys! So, I know I mostly write about beauty and fashion, but I thought I would do something a little bit different today! I was born and raised in San Antonio, where they have delicious Mexican food. I make this soup for my family, and they love it, even my 2 year old! This recipe reminds me of the food in San Antonio, and I think you guys will like it!

CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP

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Ingredients:

2 cups shredded chicken
2 cans chicken broth
1 can tomatoes and green chilies (Rotel)
1 cup corn
2 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup cilantro
1/2 cup onions
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tbsp cumin
shredded colby jack cheese and tortilla strips for garnish

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place two chicken breasts on a cookie sheet (I line the pan with foil) and bake them in the oven until the juices run clear (about 30 min) at 325 degrees.
2. After the chicken has baked and cooled, take a fork and shred the chicken into bite sized pieces.
3. Put shredded chicken into a large soup pot and add the chicken broth and Rotel. I like to use a food processor and blend up the Rotel until it has the consistency of salsa.
4. Add the corn and garlic. I use a garlic press to get the garlic chopped up really small.
5. Chop up your cilantro and onions and add them in. If you don’t like onions, you can chop them into big slices, and remove them after they are done cooking, that way you will still get the onion flavor.
6. Add the lime juice and cumin, and stir everything together.
7. Bring everything to a boil , and let simmer for 30 minutes.
8. Garnish with cheese and tortilla strips.

This soup tastes even better the next day! I hope yall enjoyed this recipe, and let me know if you try it!  

Have a great day, and thanks for reading!

OOTD – Lunch and Shopping

Today’s OOTD is a simple maxi skirt paired with a tank top, super comfortable, and it’s perfect for lunch and shopping!

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What I’m Wearing:

Navy Blue Tank– Aerie
Multicolored Maxi Skirt – TJ Maxx
Brown and Gold Gladiator Sandals – BCBG
Amethyst and Diamond Ring – David Yurman/Neiman Marcus
Silver and Turquoise Knuckle Ring– F21
Pink and Gold Earrings and Multicolored Beaded Bracelet – Handmade by my cousin Katie! Check out all of her beautiful jewelry at http://www.etsy.com/shop/shop210

Hope you liked this look! Thanks for reading and have a great day!

How To: Keep Your Hair Looking Fresh in Between Washes

Hey Guys! It is no secret that washing your hair everyday will dry out your hair. Especially if you use heat to style. I, personally, hate washing my hair! It is so thick, and it takes forever to wash, blowdry, and style! In this blog, I am going to tell y’all what products I use to keep my hair looking good when I don’t want to wash my hair.

On the days that I do wash my hair, after I get out of the shower, I comb through my clean hair, and apply some of this Living Proof Hair Primer. ($20, Sephora)

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I apply about a nickel-sized amount, I start from my ears down, and then I use whatever is left on my hands to do my roots and bangs. I know it is weird to put product on the top of your head, but the top of your head is where the oils are, so you need it there the most. I then blowdry and style as usual.

This product is a “style extender”, and is “weightlessly perfecting, weather proofing, and time saving.”

This product claims to:
– Weightlessly perfect strands
– Smooth and correct hair texture
– Block humidity and moisture flux
– Repel oil and dirt, keeping hair cleaner, and styles lasting longer

Now, the next day, when I wake up, I usually just put my hair up in a cap while I shower, and then after I get out, I brush through my hair, and apply some dry shampoo.

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I use this Batiste Dry Shampoo with a hint of brown ($9, Ulta). I have tried almost every dry shampoo on the market, and this is the best one. It sprays out grayish-brown instead of white, making it easier to blend into my brown hair. It has a nice scent, and it doesn’t leave a residue in your hair. I section the top of my hair off and spritz this into my roots. It instantly makes my hair volumized and gets rid of any oil I may have.
The next thing I do is tease my hair. I lift up sections from the crown and tease and spray with my favorite hairspray, Loreal Elnett Satin ($15, Ulta).

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This hairspray holds your style in place, but allows you to still brush through your hair. It’s not sticky, and I like the scent of it. So that’s it! That is how I keep my hair looking good in between washes. If you have any questions, leave me a comment down below!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and thanks for reading!

Mani Monday – Purple Sparkle

Hey Guys! Welcome to Mani Monday! Every Monday I will be posting a photo of a new manicure for the week, and also all of the products I used.

Today’s manicure is a really pretty lavender nail polish (2 coats) with very subtle shimmer, and a holographic glitter topcoat painted over the accent nail. Enjoy!

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Base coat – OPI Natural Nail Base Coat
Nail Polish – OPI You’re Such a Budapest
Holographic top coat – Sephora By OPI Meet Me At The Disco
Top Coat – China Glaze No-Chip Top Coat

Thanks for reading, have a great day!

OOTD – Casual BBQ

Hi Guys! Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there! Today’s outfit is a super casual outfit that is good for an outdoor BBQ or party! Hope y’all like it!

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What I’m Wearing:
Peach top with studded shoulders – F21
White shorts – Express
Dark denim wedges – American Eagle
Wooden earrings – World Market
Rose gold watch – Michael Kors
Bracelet – Hautelook
Ring – Jewelmint

Hope you guys liked this look! Thanks for reading!

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