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Homemade Energy Drink

I posted this video on facebook yesterday and had quite a few people who wanted exact measurements for my homemade frugal energy drink. So here ya go!

We all know those energy drinks at the store cost way too much! This cost pennies AND is so good for you!

32 oz ice water
1-2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar (try to get up to a 1/4 cup)
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp turmeric 
1/8 tsp cayenne
stevia to taste (I like mine sweet!)
an emergen-c packet (I don’t always put these in)
1 scoop Ascorbic vitamin c powder (I don’t use this if I use the emergen-c packet)

Optional: If this is just a little too much for you… if the sound of it makes you want to gag then fell free to put these in! They are sweetened with truvia and super yummy.

Sometimes I like to toss in some matcha green tea powder as well! Especially if I’m feeling extra tired that day!

Wondering why so many ingredients?! I like to get the biggest bang for my buck at all times. Each of the ingredients (aside from the crystal light of course) have so many health benefits! Continue reading Homemade Energy Drink

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Saving Money When Practicing Hospitality

Let me start by saying that hospitality is not a gift, it is a command. “Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaint. As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.…” (1 Peter 4:8-10)

Notice the commands surrounding the part about being hospitable: keep fervent love for one another and serve one another with the gifts you have been given. Those are not things for us to choose to do, we are called to do them as Christian women and that is also the case with being hospitable. Some people may be better at it than you but you are just as called to invite others into your home as you are called to keep fervent love for one another.

Keep in mind since hospitality is something God commands then surely He is acquainted with the fact that it costs money, it is not a surprise to Him. I also think it is a GREAT use of God’s money. In our stewardship of His provision I think it pleases Him when we spend money on hospitality/loving the saints and strangers in our home. 
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