­čî▒Garden Prep

Yesterday I spent a beautiful day prepping two of my gardens.

I used this opportunity to make a YouTube video.

Click YouTube to watch

Boy was it a learning experience.

I need to learn more about different editing techniques, among other things.

It was fun though and I look forward to doing more.

Hardy Mexican Chicken Tortellini Soup

I’ve been working on making this my double up and meal prep week.

One of the things I have prepped in this savory soup that is perfect for a cold day.

Feeds 4 + some for storing adjust according to your family size

Let’s Start with what you will need.

1lb bag of Cheese Tortellini( I used Frozen this time)

1/4 cup of elbo macaroni (optional)

1 medium sized onion chopped (red if you have one, but I didnt this time and used white)

2 celery stock pieces choppped

2 cloves of garlic

1 pint of diced tomato or 4 tomatoes diced

2 box of chicken broth

1 whole Rotisserie chicken ( I literally by the already cooked ones to save me time and money)

1/4 cup chopped carrot stixx

1/2 cup of red,yellow, orange sweet bell pepper mini

2 heaping table spoons of Italian seasoning

1/4 cup of fresh cilantro chopped

1/2 Avacodo ( for topping)

1 tbs of chilli powder ( clean looking ingredients meaning you can read and understand what your eating)

1tbs of taco seasoing ( clean looking ingredients avoid msg)

1 can of tomato soup

1 tbs of black pepper

Mexican Cheese blend ( for topping)

2 cups of water

1/2 cup of orange juice

Combine all liquid incredients and HALF of each spice and herb in a pot

let that cook for 1 hour on low

Pull the breast meat and one leg meat off the chicken, throw it in the pot.

* If you threw the whole chicken in the freezer like I did this particular day just be sure to throw it in the fridge the night before and then put it in your soup as soon as you throw the herbs n such in.

The other part I pull off and use for other meals such as chicken salad or quesodillas, salad topping ( fry in a pan with a little oil peprika and lemon peper), etc

Put in your elbo macaroni and Tortellini

the last 20 min add in your chopped veggies and the rest of your herbs n spices, except the cilatro save that.

Cook

Serve with a toping of avacado and cheese

Put the rest in a freezer bag laying flat to save room

OR can that sucker up in a canning jars.

Optional toppings

sour cream

corn chips

Tortilla toasted

There you have it, you made supper and prepped for another night all in one pot.

You’re Amature Cook,

The Outdoor Redhead

P.s. I don’t know anything, I am a student in this life just like you.

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Making & Saving Money

Hello,

I hope this blog post finds you well this fine Thursday.

I wanted to let you guys in on my 6 ways I make a little moolah.

Like most stay at home moms I am always looking for ways to make and save money.

And since you are also like most people. You probably want to make and save money.

I am going to share with you little ways I have found to make this happen. These things are not scams, but they wont make you rich in a day either. Just keep the mind set that pennies add up to dollars.

1. My debit card.

I signed up with my bank to earn back 1% cash back everytime I swipe my card as credit instead of debit. Now..no I don’t do credit cards. I have that blocked on my account.

You can run credit and still it works like debit.

This is just what I recieved in the last six months. You can tell I don’t use my card often. Imagine if I did.

2. I am signed up for 2 affiliate programs.

The Pink Buffalo Boutique

I earn a bit of commission, but also can save you money on clothing.

Just use TASHANNA for 10% off at check out. Oh! and they have a payment option so you can purchase clothing, but pay a little chunk at a time monthly.

Amazon

you’ll notice little links to things that I actually do use leading to amazon. when you purchase that product I do get a kick back. Don’t worry though y’all I always go with the cheaper buyer option because I’m not out to put yall in th hole. I’d rather you save some money, but get a good product too. like the glass spice kit I linked here

If you do purchase something from one of these, thank you, I really do appreciate your support.

3. Grove Collaborative

If you haven’t heard of Grove, I am sorry..because you’re missing out.

I was spending up to $50 on my cleaing products, now I am only spending $20. AND they throw in free stuff if you sign up for their VIP membership. I like free stuff.

Beyond saving money I also like Grove because the products I get from them are products I dont have to worry about my baby breathing in when I’m cleaning with and she loves helping me.

4. Ruketen

When I shop online I use Rakuten and get cash back. My last purchase I gained $14.94 dollars back. I cashed in just to show you guys, you ACTUALLY get a check.

Use this when you pull up my affiliate links to amazon….you will save.

5. ThredUP

Y’all know kids grow fast right? So I can’t be the only one ending up with brand new clothes that haven’t been worn.

This is where ThredUP comes in. They have a bag they will send you free so you can purge your house hold of clothes to sell.

I do this twice a year.

Oh, and you can find cheap name brand like new items for yourself.

6. OnMyWay

This little app will pay you to not to text and drive. They are still working on the kinks to be able to pay you via Paypal, but for now they have some pretty awesome rewards and saving offers instead.

Like $100 dollars off invisaline, have a kid who needs braces?

So there you have it. Six legit ways I have found to save and make money. Besides you know, meal prep..shop sales..only buy what you need with an occasional what you want.

I hope you guys liked this. If you did subscribe and give me like.

Comment, let me know if you have any questions.

Peace Out Loves,

The Outdoor Redhead

P.S. I don’t know everything and never will. I’m a student of this life, just like you.

P.P.S

Not sponsered…

Menu For The Month Of January + What This New Year Brings

Hey there folks,

I have new plans for this blog.

One of the things I am going to be doing is posting my monthly menue. I hope this will maybe help some out with that question we all hate

” What’s for supper?” which leads to a ” what do you want.” and ends with a ” I don’t know.”

You know what I’m talking about. We have all had this happen to us. and it is annoying.

Anyhow, Here is my menu ^ up there. It isn’t written on anything fancy and I hope to change that for you soon. For now, there it from scratch.

Recipes come from

Fixate Cook Book

Healthy Cooking For Your Kids

Youtuber Brianna K

And Pinterest

The unlabeled ones are going to be just your basic thrown together recipes that I dont have written down.

Now, for the explination of whats to come.

We know I’m unorganized as all get out, and that is something I am working on this year. My word is Productivity.

I am going to bring you guys on my journey as a mother, a student, and a outdoor enthusiast.

Noticed I said student?

Yes, I am working on my certifications in personal training and nutrition in hopes to be adding ” Health Coach” to my resume in August.

I hope you guys enjoy this new content. I sure enjoy seeing your comments and encouragment.

BTW. You can catch more of me by following me on IG theoutdoorred_shanna or on Facebook The Outdoor Readhead

Thanks yall.

Leave in the comments what your new years goals are. If you’re new to my blog please introduce yourself! Also, be sure to hit follow.

When the wind blows

This isn’t going to be any good, but I will have to make it up to you.

Two trees fell in high winds we found when coming home from a weekend at camp.

The one barely scrapped the house.

The other one uprooted just behind it.

What’s funny is, I have been telling my husband that first tree needed to be cut, that it was going to fall in the house.

As expected he argued it wouldn’t and let it go.

THIS is why you should hear your spouse out ladies and gents.

Oh well, at least the house is alright.

Beautiful Soul

Oh beautiful soul.

Don’t you see how much you are loved?

Don’t you see there is more up above?

Oh beautiful soul.

Don’t you know you are previously, carefully made?

Don’t you know there is more than this maze?

Oh beautiful soul.

Don’t you see thegood emotional gain?

Don’t you see that there is things you can help tame?

Oh beautiful soul

Don’t you know the world had a beautiful beginning?

Don’t you see in the end there will be mending?

Oh beautiful soul

Don’t you see that there is more than just you?

Don’t you see you can help spread the light and give someone else a clue?

Oh beautiful soul

Don’t you feel the light that is ment to shine with in you?

Don’t you see that you can help the harsh one in the blue?

Oh beautiful soul

Don’t you see that there is more to your story?

Don’t you see you just need to hold on to the glory?

Oh beautiful soul,Know you are beautiful and there is so much to live for in this world at war. Please know it to your very core.

A Women who is “Old Fashion”

I just don’t understand, women are standing up for women’s rights, yet mocking a women for being modest and staying home.

I don’t wear revealing clothes, I never have. I remember in middle school some girls walking behind me making fun of how many undershirts I had on under a shirt, covering my cleavage.

I didn’t understand it. Why was it their problem? I never said a word about their clothes.

Now as an adult I see grown people doing the same thing those girls did in to me in school. On the news, for all to see.

Hasn’t the world become so revealing that it should be nice to keep somethings, special?

I’ve seen women showing off their beautiful skin because “it’s my body.”

Sweet, good for you. It’s your life.

I don’t wear revealing clothes, because it is MY body. It’s all mine.

I don’t want anyone else seeing it, besides my husband. It’s like a piece of candy that I kept secret from my sisters, just so I can enjoy it.

Why do I have to show off my body to stand up for women’s rights?

It’s mine.

It’s not a trap I’ve fallen into because my ancestors started something.

I have my own brain to think with, that’s what you preach right?

And I think this gift of a body God has given my soul while I’m here on earth is valued.

My body is a treasure that I don’t want anyone else seeing.

Yup, I’m a believer in modesty.

Secrets keep the mind intrigued and wanting after all right?

Why would I want to let you know all that there is.

Social media is already so revealing of my feelings, parties I attend, my family life, etc.

I don’t need to show off my body.

I also believe if I want to keep a house and have a meal on the table for my husband, who works SO hard for our family… that’s our business.

But since mocking families like ours is a thing too let me just tell you.

No it’s not the 1940’s, but there is still a such thing as showing someone you love them and their time they spend away working hard is valued.

Our marriage is a team effort. I handle some things , he handles others. He helps me and I help him.Together we make our house a home.

Yes I stay at home, because WE decided to have a child and she is OUR child to raise, not the responsibility of others.

Not the teacher, the day care worker, Grandma, Nanna, Auntie, Uncle. No it’s the parents job.

Not to mention, look at the wages offered and the cost of childcare. They put families in debt.

So, why is it the smart thing for both parents to go earn a paycheck only to give all of it to childcare, plus a percentage of the others check?

Hmmm, is a women like me really “old fashion” or is it just a bother that we don’t fit your mold.

Stop judging. Families/ other women do what they have to for THEIR family, and it’s none of your business, it really isn’t.

Cheer on decency, it’s a beautiful thing this world needs more of.

Cheer on working hard.

Cheer on working together.

Cheer them on.