My low-sodium chicken noodle soup



Last week I was sick with a head cold.  I was so miserable, I decided to make chicken noodle soup.  When I posted a picture of it on my personal Instagram, I had one person text me and two people come up to me and ask about how I made it. So I decided to go ahead and post the recipe here. It's so easy to make. I don't know how to make anything small, so when I makes soups, I usually make a huge pot and freeze what I don't use for later.  I don't follow a recipe, so I apologize that I don't have exact measurements! Because this is low sodium, you may need to add bouillon cubes to yours!


Ingredients:
-Chicken
-Carrots
-Celery
-Onion
-Chicken Broth
-Minced Garlic
-Spices you like
-Egg Noodles


What I do:
The first thing I do is take my chicken and boil it until it shreds easily and I cut it up. While it is boiling, I take out my mandoline slicer and slice the carrots and celery stalks into thin slices. I then dice up my onions. Once the chicken is done, I throw the veggies, minced garlic and spices in. (I used Tastefully Simple's Salt-Free blend, Garlic Mrs. Dash, Onion Mrs. Dash, little oregano, and pepper.) I then add my reduced sodium chicken broth.  I let it all simmer until the veggies are soft.  (Taste it, if its not salty enough for you, you may need to add a bouillon cube or two.) I then Add the egg noodles and put the lid on for 5-10 min until they are soft. Then I scoop out and enjoy!


Top 5 of the Week



1. Journal. Every year I keep a journal.  I always keep an eye out for the "perfect one." This year I found my journal at TJ Maxx.  I also found the perfect planner, but sadly, I already purchased one for this year.  If you ever want a pretty notebook, journal or planner, TJ Maxx & Marshall's are the way to go!!!

2. Healthy Snack. I'm always on the look out for a goof healthy snack.  I also found these at TJ Maxx.  Holy cow are these good!!!!!!! Sorry it is such a crappy picture, but I finished them off and wanted to snap a quick pic before I threw it away. I hope they have more the next time I go back!

3. Current Read. If you are stuck in a rut, feeling down, and need a pick me up, this is the book for you! I recommend any book from Joel or Victoria Osteen.  They are always inspiring and uplifting!

4. Sick Food. I had a stupid head cold this week. What's the best food to eat when your sick? Chicken noodle soup!  I always make my own.  It's super easy and wayyy better than any can soup!

5. Current Mag. Got my shape magazine in the mail this week.  I love looking at all the recipes in the back!!!


2017 Goals



I can't believe it's 2017! 
It came so darn fast!!! After taking the first week of this new year to think about what I would like to improve, here is what I came up with:

  1. Developing a more personal and meaningful relationship with God. Last year I was dealt some pretty hard blows that really tested my faith. This year I want to take the extra time to really contemplate on it. 
  2. Cut out some of the time I use on social medial and spend that time with my loves. I waste way too much time on my phone. I was on my phone the other night when my boyfriend told me that my dog had been patiently staring at me wanting me to pet her.  That broke my heart. I want spend more quality time with everyone I love.
  3. Start saving more money. I used to be quite the couponer! However, I have slowly drifted away from it. Coupons aren't the only way I save money.  There are so many things you can do to save and make a little extra money. 
I have a few other personal goals I'm working on too. 



What are yours? I'd LOVE to hear them!!!

WunderBrow Tutorial and Review




WunderBrow is a gel my friend, Tomala, introduced me to. Once applied, it claims to last on your brows for days! It has hair- like fibers that affix to thin or sparse eyebrows to give you more shape and fullness. It was easy to apply.  It came with simple instructions and didn't take much time.  They even had one for Blonde hair! (Which is what I used) It comes in a box. Inside the box, you find the gel, (which looks like a tube of lip gloss) a spooley, and the instructions.  I did a quick tutorial on my first time applying it. 
You can check it out here:






For me, it only lasted three days.  However, I have to admit, I did forget about it and really scrubbed my face the first night, and the second night I was a little easier.  Day two, after getting out of the shower, I had to use the spooley to reshape them since the shower spayed down on them.  The color was still there, they just needed a little brushing to keep them in place. By day three, after I got out of the shower, it was patchy in some areas.  I just applied more to the sparse places. I do have to admit it made a difference and it really held my brows in place.  I usually fill them in with eyebrow gel and use a clear mascara to lock them in place, but this had the same effect only lasted a lot longer.  Definitely worth the purchase!!!


Have you tried it? 
What did you think?




August Ipsy Glam Bag



I always get super excited each month to see what all I have received in my Ipsy bag.
This month I got this cute princess like bag.


 Inside, I found:

1. It Cosmetics gel eyeliner
2. The Organic Pharmacy rose facial cleansing gel
3. Pete Lamas supreme radiance complexion booster
4. Nomad eye shadow - in the shade Spice Market (OMG gorgeous color!!!)
5. Ciate London nail polish in Spinning Teacup

Do you get Ipsy?
What did you get?