Trim Healthy Mama Hybrid Faux Kool Aid/"Fruit" Punch Sipper

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Today I'm sharing a "new" sipper with y'all! What is a sipper, you ask? Basically, it's a drink that doesn't have carbs or fat, can be sipped on throughout the day to keep you full and hydrated. 

It fits into the THM (Trim Healthy Mama) "diet" and, if I do say so myself, it's pretty darn good. 
It tastes reminiscent of kool aid or fruit punch, tangy, sweet and refreshing. 

I combined two different THM sippers, added my own spin and BAM! A whole new drink. 

The recipe: 
2 Oolong tea bags
1-2 Raspberry zinger tea bags
2 TBL Raw apple cider vinegar
2 TBL Lemon concentrate (or fresh lemon)
3-4 "Doonks" (a doonk is 1/32 of a tsp) THM brand stevia 
Optional 1tsp MCT oil 

Brew all tea bags together in approximately 1/2 cup of boiling water. Let tea bags steep for about 5 minutes. After they steep, remove and discard tea bags. Then add remaining ingredients. Fill with ice and cold water to bottom lip of quart sized jar. The MCT oil is optional, but it adds a boost of energy and helps burn fat. 

A few notes on the ingredients: 
Raw apple cider vinegar has amazing benefits including; weight loss, blood sugar control, clearer skin, clears sinuses, helps with heart burn and it helps you have less severe cramps/bloat/bleeding that time if month!  (Among a million other things, Google it if you're interested) 

Oolong tea benefits; weight loss (it boosts your metabolism and can actually help you burn about an extra 69 calories),  anti aging, stabilizes blood sugar, better immune system and stronger bones. 

MCT oil benefits; weight loss (boosts metabolism), guards against Alzheimer's (they're actually testing Alzheimer's patients using MCT oil with success!), energy, enhances ketone production and much more. MCT stands for medium chain triglycerides-found in coconut oil. It's like coconut oil on steroids, also a plus is that it stays liquid, unlike coconut oil, thus why it's great for drinks and smoothies. 

Stevia benefits-blood sugar balance, zero   calories, beneficial for teeth, helps lower high blood pressure, strengthen immune system and is 100% natural if you buy the right kind (it shouldn't have anything added to it). 

Hope you enjoy this drink, let me know what you think! 


What I Wear-GIVEAWAY time, Lilla Rose Hair Accessories


FREE STUFF!! (If that doesn't get your attention, I don't know what will!) 

I'm excited to be telling you about Lilla Rose hair accessories today! Dory sent me a clip to review (along with some bobby pins and flexi pins).

I wore the flexi clip Sunday, I can honestly say I really love it! It holds my long, rather excessive amount of hair, in very nicely. I never felt like it was going to fall out. Halfway through the day I pulled my hair into a twist and clipped it that way, also satisfactory. The clip feels very high quality and hopefully I'll have more hairstyles to share later! 
I enjoyed working with Dory, she was very nice and answered my questions quickly, and shipped promptly.

And now onto what you all clicked on this post for-a flexi pin of your very own! 

This one is a extra small flexi, great for people with small ponytails, or great for half up dos. 

A few rules first: 
This giveaway is open to US residents only! 

Mandatory-you must be a follower of my blog. 
Wondering how you could style your hair with Lilla Rose products? Check out this video-

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What I Wear-Do We Hate Children?

I'm wearing-Striped black and grey blazer-thrifted $3.99//Mint green shirt-Rue 21 $3//Black flared skirt-thrifted $3.99//Gladiator sandals-6PM $? 

Have you ever just stopped and observed how society today treats children? 

It's saddening to see (obviously) worn out moms who are yelling at their children for seemingly trivial things. Is raising your voice in discipline ever the answer? And I'm talking screaming, not just trying to get their point across. 
Now, I don't want to get into the whole "It's the parents job to discipline the child" discussion. I'll save that for someone else. I realize that I'm not an authority on parenthood, or children. But, I do have a perspective to share that differs from the norm (apparently). 

I'm looking forward to being a wife and mom some day, and it sort of irks me to see people taking advantage of their blessing. How can they throw away a precious life simply because it inconveniences them? Children are no longer seen as a blessing, but a curse! It truly breaks my heart to see the way society now looks on children, nothing but a roadblock. One or two, heaven forbid we have more! 
To mold the character and personality of a little human is, in my opinion, the hardest job on the planet. 

What's the point of this post? 
It's time to stop treating children as a nuisance. The Bible never says "children are a necessary evil, so they can populate the world when they're older and useful." Actually, God uses words like: blessing (Psalm 127:3-5) a heritage and reward (Psalm 127:3) even that the kingdom of heaven belongs to children:

Matthew 19:13-14
"Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

To my fellow single gals-cherish the little people in your life. Whether it be siblings, or a friend's child. Make an effort to show them they're loved. 

To my married ladies-love those kiddos! Cherish very minute you have with them, don't ever take them for granted. Encourage more than you correct. 
And I leave you with this verse: 

Matthew 21:16
"Do you hear what these children are saying?" they asked him. "Yes," replied Jesus, "have you never read, 'From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise.'" 


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What I Wear-Firmoo Vintage style glasses!

I'm wearing-Firmoo vintage glasses//Red sweater-Rue 21 $6//Skirt-C/O Kosher Casual 

Are these glasses awesome, or what? Firmoo contacted me to see if I would review a pair of their glasses, of course I had to say "Yes!" After much debate, I decided to go with these cute vintage style glasses. I have black and purple glasses, why not red?

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The shipping was fast, the customer service was friendly and replyed in a very timely matter. 
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