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This is an old post, but one that people ask me about often! Hope you enjoy it!

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I love this quote, it is so true the more organized I am on Sunday the better week I have. It is a great day to reflect, plan, and thank the good Lord for the beautiful life we have been blessed with. Remember how I mentioned the other day my new found love for Aromas Coffee Bar and their skinny vanilla chai tea? Since I only go to Charles City twice a week I had been experimenting with different kinds of chai tea bags and found nothing that worked.  🙁  So, I did what every 30's something woman would do...scoured Pinterest! I found quite a few recipes, but none that I loved.  This weekend I concocted my own skinny vanilla chai tea!!! It comes nowhere near to Aaromas, but it is probably as close as I will get at home.  It made a large Tupperware full and will probably last a few weeks, well maybe, all four of us have really been loving it!  The recipe that I came up with is at the bottom of this post.

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The mixture looks like this, you can run it through a food processor until it is a fine powder.
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A little game of UNO and some more skinny vanilla chai tea after supper!

SCHMITT'S SKINNY VANILLA CHAI TEA

- 1 Cup Non Dairy Creamer

- 1 Cup Non Dairy Vanilla Creamer

-1 Cup Non Dairy Powdered Milk

- 1 1/2 Cups Instant Tea, unsweetened

- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

- 2 teaspoons ground ginger

- 1 teaspoon ground cloves

- 1 teaspoon nutmeg

-1 teaspoon all spice

- 1 teaspoon of cardamom

- 3/4 cup of sugar

Mix all powdered ingredients together in a Tupperware container.  You will add 2 Tablespoons to 8 oz. of water or hot milk.  To make this skinny you will need to use skim milk or almond milk.  I like to heat the almond milk or milk to 145 degrees.  That makes the perfect drink for our family!  Next time I am going to experiment with less sugar and I am going to keep track of how many drinks this mixture makes. I am guessing it will last at least a couple of weeks in a tightly stored container.  It would make a great gift to give someone in a pint jar with the directions to make a nice cup!

Do you like to make things homemade?

Have you ever made homemade do it yourself gifts?

From The Gravel Road-

Jen

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I would like to introduce you to, Katy, a fellow North Iowa Blogger!

What Inspires Me Wednesday: The Feeling of Achievement

When people first ask me what inspires me, I’m quick to say “my three guys”.  This would be my husband and two step-sons. And to that point, they do inspire me to be a better person.  But, I’ll be honest to admit that I’m not driven by one specific thing.

Family

Yes, my family does drive me.  I want to always make my husband proud of me, in everything I do!  I want my boys to look up to me as someone who has determination, work ethic, and drive.  Whether it’s doing something that is more of a hobby (teaching workout classes) or blogging to working my full-time job, I want them to see someone who never gives up, gives 110% to be the best that they can be!  

The Challenge of Something New

It took me awhile into my adulthood to figure out that I get bored easily in a job.  If I’m not in a place where every day is different and I’m not challenged on a routine basis, I get bored.  I want to always continue to grow my mind and skill set.

Recognition

Yes, money is nice, but I’ll admit that I prefer to be recognized by a “good job” or “job well done” over anything else.  I think people in general want to be appreciated and recognized over anything else. As a person who has their hand in several different businesses and hobbies, that recognition can vary.  Sometimes it’s someone acknowledging me as an expert. Other times, it’s a simple “thank you for your help/efforts’.

Making A Difference

I’m not a doctor, therapist, or anything who is making a difference in the world, but I want to know that I made a difference somehow.  It might be in my full-time job by just being good at my job. It might be in the way I conduct myself, hoping to inspire someone else. Making a difference can also circle back to the example I want to set for my boys.  I hope that me being in their lives makes a difference in theirs.

Everyone has something different than inspires them.  

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www.katyflint.com

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What inspires you? Comment below and tell us! I would love to hear more about it, too. I am looking for guests to blog on the topic of What Inspires You. Email me at fourschmitts@gmail.com if you are interested.

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