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I heard a speaker at a church conference once that was giving a talk on being productive. I thought that’s what I need, I need all the help I can get! It turned out to be one of my favorite talks and it was so very helpful. It was given by a retired gentleman who had been in charge of a hospital. He explained how to start distinguishing between what was important and what was urgent.
When we start taking care of the important items in our lives those urgent things, things that make us feel rushed and overwhelmed start to diminish.
Taking time each morning and evening determining what is most important and then working on those will help us to have better days, days that are less “crazy”. It takes work and determination to implement these ideas, but the results will be a schedule that you are controlling, instead of the rush of the urgent controlling you everyday.
There will still be things that pop up that will be urgent, that’s part of life, but having the important things taken care of will make those “urgent surprises” easier to manage.
I’ve gone through these two courses by Crystal Paine – Make Over Your Mornings and Make Over Your Evenings and they have helped me work through taking care of the important things in life and how to balance “urgent surprises”. Crystal is wonderful in explaining the concepts in a simple to understand way and in each segment gives practical ways to put the lessons into practice.
Good news about these courses are that they are both on special now through Monday, August 15th!
Buy either Make Over Your Mornings or Make Over Your Evenings for $10 (normally $17)! And an added bonus, if you buy one title for $10, you can get the other title for $7! You can get both for the price of one!
You can read more about Crystal Paine at her blog, Money Saving Mom.
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This is the most popular drink I make in our house. If I ask if anyone in my family if they want a Raspberry Good Girl Moonshine, everyone answers with a YES! It is such a refreshing and fun drink and so good for you. However, everyone likes them just a little bit different – maybe a little more apple cider vinegar for one or a little less ginger for another, so I came up with an easy way to make them to everyone’s liking.
Tips and tricks to making Raspberry Good Girl Moonshine:
- Put a different colored rubberband around each glass and remember who has what color. Don’t forget this step like I did for the above pictures or you might have to taste test each one to see whose is whose.
- Use raw apple cider vinegar “with the mother” like Bragg Organic ACV. You should be able to find it in your local grocery store.
- If you aren’t sure if you like the taste of ginger just put a few shakes of powdered ginger in your drink and then slowly adjust it over time to get up to a teaspoon of it in your drink.
- Put apple cider vinegar, sweetener, and ginger in each jar.
- Blend 1 tablespoon of raspberries for each person along with a cup of water. Blend until berries are smooth.
- Pour equal amounts of the blended raspberries into each jar.
- Top off each jar with water or water and ice and stir.
- You can use straws to make them more festive and to keep the apple cider vinegar from getting on your teeth too much. Our favorite straws are metal straws or these plastic straws shown in the picture. The metal straws come with a wire cleaner, but for the plastic straws I use this straw cleaner.
- If you really want to kick this up a notch you can use carbonated water in place of regular water.
You can find the original Trim Healthy Mama Good Girl Moonshine on their website along with some other THM recipes. Want to learn more about the Trim Healthy Mama? The Trim Healthy Mama Plan Book
- Get out the number of ball jars you will need and put 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in each jar.
- Sprinkle a few shakes of ginger in each jar.
- Put 1 tablespoon of raspberries per drink in a blender with 1 cup of water. Blend until smooth. Pour evenly into each ball jar.
- Add in stevia and stir to combine.
- Fill jar with water or water and ice. Stir and enjoy.
See my Recipe Index for more Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, THM recipes and my Good Girl Moonshine Roundup for more recipes ideas.
Want to learn more about Trim Healthy Mama? Be sure to read the Trim Healthy Mama Plan.
Learn more about the health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar.