Chicken Tortilla Soup

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Since the past few days have been beyond cold here in Indiana I decided to make something to help out my body. Soup! And even better.. Chicken Tortilla Soup! This is one of my favorite recipes to make and I love eating this soup at any Mexican restaurant I go to. This recipe was so easy to make and was absolutely amazing! I sometimes modify it a bit depending on what I can find at the store or what I have a taste for so feel free to switch some things up! This recipe is made in a crock pot which is one of my favorite things to use in the kitchen. Putting everything in the crock pot in the morning and then having my meal ready when I get back from class is the best thing ever!


  • 3 Medium/Large Size Cans of Chicken (I used fresh chicken breasts from the grocery store and cut them up myself)
  • 1 Can of Green Chillies
  • 1 Can Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 Bag Frozen Corn
  • 1 Can Black Beans Rinsed
  • 1 Packet Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Can Chicken Broth
  • 1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
Add ons:
  • Any Type of Shredded Cheese
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Salsa (I used Sriracha sauce)
  • Sour Cream
  1. Put all the ingredients in the crock pot
  2. Keep it on low for however long you need! I kept mine on for about 6 hours and it could keep heating up even longer!
This was such a simple recipe to make and was so amazing! It really makes the house smell incredible too! I got numerous text messages from my roommates asking what I was making because it smelled so good! I hope you all get the opportunity to try this recipe!


Best Way To Read For School

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

College is pretty hard if you ask me. Not only is studying the materials given in the class lectures hard but the textbooks are too. Reading course materials are always a tough one for a lot of people. Things start to blur together and you don't seem to be able to find the main points in the passages. Here is a guide to help pick out those important points that you need to know for class purposes!

Section Titles

Each chapter is typically divided into different sections with different main points. The great thing about this is that the section title will tell you what the section is about! Hello cheat sheet! While the majority of the chapters are about the same main topic, each section is about the different concepts that all refer to the main topic of the chapter. If you're looking for something specific in the chapter for an assignment, looking at the section titles will for sure help you out.

Bolded Words

Bolded words are there to make certain words stand out for you. This is the books way of telling you "this is an important word to know". These bold words are typically words or people that will be defined or explained later on. And to make this even easier, the definition is written out right after that bolded word! How great is that!?


Typically every chapter has a conclusion at the end of the chapter. This brings together the entire chapter in a paragraph or two. These are important to read because it wraps it up very briefly and helps you get a grasp on the main concepts. This will probably write out a little sentence or two about a concept or idea in the conclusion which can help you look back at that idea in more depth throughout the chapter.


Professors are notorious for using different examples on exams and quizzes. Knowing a bunch of different examples can help you with this as well as getting a better understanding on what you're trying to learn at that moment. Different examples can also show different aspects to the same concept and helps you fully know what they're talking about.

I hope this helps everyone with reading for courses as well as materials for various jobs! We're a little over a month into the semester and starting study habits now helps for your future!


February Monthly Goals

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

I can't believe it's already February! 2015 is really going by super fast. This is my favorite month because of Valentine's Day and my birthday! And this year I'm turning 21! Beginning of a new month means bringing on some new goals!

January Goals
Have someone guest post on my blog Check out this awesome post written by Tiffany!
Cross something off my 25 before 25 list Made homemade hummus!
Get back on my blogging schedule January was good to me with blogging!
Find a new book to read About to start Unbroken
Cook a meal with Ky

February Goals
Catch up on responding to comments
Work on my new facebook page (be sure to check it out here)
Start reading Unbroken
Reach 100 followers on bloglovin
Drink more water

Hoping to get these goals crossed off this month! I think these are pretty doable right?!


Love Song Playlist

Monday, February 2, 2015

Happy Monday everyone! It’s the beginning of February and that means it’s the best month of them all! For me at least. This month means that it is Valentines day and my birthday! In 2 weeks Valentines day is here and love is in the air. Today I’m going to share with you all some of my favorite love songs. They can be interpreted for a relationship with a significant other, parent, child, friend or something you believe in! I hope you enjoy them!

·      I Cross My Heart by George Strait
·      Everything by Michael BublĂ©
·      19 You + Me by Dan + Shay
·      Like I Can by Sam Smith
·      Adore You by Miley Cyrus
·      Lovebug by Jonas Brothers (a little throwback!)
·      You’re Beautiful by James Blunt
·      Honeybee by Blake Shelton
·      Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis Presley (classic love song)
·      Sugar by Maroon 5
·      Something in the Water by Carrie Underwood
·      What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction

I incorporated some old songs with some new ones! What is your favorite love song??