Back From My Mini Vacay

Back From My Mini Vacay

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Guys!

It’s been a week since I last posted and I am SO sorry. Remember how I said summer is a crazy time? I wasn’t wrong! It’s even busier than I thought it would be. This is my first summer with a toddler. I thought the baby stage was hard, but I didn’t know anything back then. If this is your first summer with a baby or toddler, check out this post for help. Or this one. Or even this one for the really hard days. It will get better, I promise.

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My family just got back from a super fun mini vacay in Port Townsend, Washington. It is so pretty over there and I love the “old” feel it has. We did some shopping and my daughter spent about a half hour picking out the perfect stuffed animal. It turned out to be a white cat, which isn’t so white anymore. Thank goodness for thieves cleaner. If you’re a momma, you need this cleaner. It’s all natural, safe around kids, and cleans just about any surface. Anyway, we also stopped at a tea and spice store where I purchased… You guessed it! Chai. I got a type called “Mint-Chilla Chai-Nilla” from The Spice and Tea Exchange. I am in LOVE. Want to make your own? First, check out this post. Then, brew some vanilla chai and add a drop of peppermint. For extra punch, throw in some cinnamon powder. Yum! I also purchased some Victorian Rose soap from another little shop down the way. It smells delish! I haven’t gotten to making my own soap yet, but if I ever do, you guys will be the first to know.

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I totally forgot to bring my bottle of lavender with me, which was a mistake. My daughter took at least three times as long to get to sleep. She wouldn’t nap at all during the day and night time was the hardest. Won’t be forgetting that again! Luckily we didn’t get a sunburn, or we would have been SOL.

Have you and your family taken a vacation this summer? Or do you have one planned? Tell me about it in the comments!

This is my personal testimony. Please consult with your physician prior to using any kind of natural remedy or supplement.

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Lexi’s Chai Adventures

Lexi’s Chai Adventures

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If you know me, you probably know that I used to hate tea. I was convinced I would never like it. Not any kind I tried came even close to enjoyable to me. Then, I started working at a coffee stand. It is also well known that I can’t stand coffee, plus I’m breastfeeding so I couldn’t handle the caffeine anyway. If you’re wondering how I can “barista” at 4:30 in the morning with no coffee, read this post. Anyway, at the stand I work at, we are offered a free drink with every shift that we work. I don’t like coffee, but how could I turn down free drinks? I started making sugary hot chocolate and steamer drinks and as time wore on, I was looking into healthier options. I decided to try chai. It was worth a shot, right? It turned out to be a great choice. Now I love chai. Chai is my life and chai loves me.

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I started buying my own chai at home. I don’t have a favorite brand. They’re all amazing so far. Then, I started playing around with oils. You might remember one of my first posts where I talked about flavoring drinks with oils. It was all downhill from there. I became an oily chai addict.

My favorite chai-oil mix used to be 3 drops lemon, 1 drop thieves, honey, and sugar. I drink that any time I feel a cold coming on or when I feel like I just need an immune system boost. It’s even delicious iced.

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Today I mixed it up a little and tried something completely new and I am so glad I did. I decided on a fruity mix to enjoy while my daughter took a bath. Momma and baby relaxing time, if you must. I used 2 drops grapefruit and 2 drops orange along with some honey and sugar. Wowza. Can you say yum? My taste buds did a little dance when this beautiful concoction touched my lips.

Here’s your assignment for the week: go buy some chai and make your own chai mix with essential oils. Share below! Remember to only ingest Young Living oils. You can’t trust the purity of other brands. Read your labels to ensure that your oil is safe for consumption.

This is my personal testimony. Please consult with your physician prior to using any kind of natural remedy or supplement.

To order oils, click here. You can order as a retail member for full price, or sign up as a wholesale member and purchase the premium starter kit to get 24% off any purchase forever. More information on that here.