Lemon Sweet Tea

If you had an extra $1100 this year, what would you you spent it on? Think about this for a second, would you stash it in savings, spend it on a vacation you desperately need, or pay of a credit card? What would you do!? 

If we buy a $3.00 coffee each day for a year, we would have spent $1095 perfecting someone else’s coffee making skills instead of our own.

‘The easiest way to save money is not to spend it’ - my friend, and soul sister, while at the beach. This was a truth bomb I need to hear after transitioning into tiny living and buying many convenient coffees rather than adjusting to tiny coffee making. It’s such a simple truth bomb, but a good one. 

So right now, I’m bringing you a super easy Lemon Sweet Tea recipe that you can whip together yourself and bring with you! And you get extra metaphorical points if you use a ball jar, cause they’re adorable and reusable!

I have been drinking black tea as long as I can remember but recently learned how amazing it is for your body! Black tea has high in polyphenols which are basically antioxidants on crack and my favourite thing! Antioxidants are incredibly important because they throw themselves under the bus and attach  to free radicals. And if you haven't heard of free radicals, they are what cause abnormal cells in your body which can then turn into the Big C. So basically, black tea can reduce inflammation, are great for your veins, and give you antioxidants! (Source)

I love adding Certified Pure Therapeutic Oils to my Sweet Tea recipe because it gives it a wellness punch! For instance, if you are feeling a little green, use Ginger Essential Oil. If you need an immune boost, use OnGuard Protective Blend or if you’re throat is bothering you, use Lemon Essential Oil! 
These oils NEED to be Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade though, all the others have preservatives, fillers or additives from cheap distillation practises. If you want to get the pure stuff, click here!

Lemon Sweet Tea

You’ll need:

An adorable Ball Jar, I make 32oz at a time
Warm water
2 tea bags
Honey to taste
2 drops of CPTG Lemon Essential Oil


It’s so simple, I fill my jar 3/4 full of warm water, add the tea bags, squirt in honey and add drops of essential oils and shake it! Once the colour starts to change and the honey has dissolved, I top with ice. I leave the tea bags in! 

Oils for First Aid

Essential oils and plant medicine have been used in history for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of physical and emotional ailments. They are the what people used before we could run to a pharmacy! So, the return of essential oils isn't really trendy or a fad, it's people living wildly and returning to a simpler natural medicine that worked for human kind for centuries so it only makes sense that you would want to add them to your First Aid Kit!

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Finding our Wild

Finding our Wild on Parlee Beach in Shediac NB
We have been sitting on a big secret for months now and behind the scenes we have been working hard to make our dreams happen. Since I feel I have driven my curious sister-in-law nuts enough (dying of laughter!), I am going to officially let it out. But before I do, I want to give you insight into what has led us to where we are now. (hang tight, sista!)

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We have been at our urban homestead for over two years now and we are still in love with the rental property. We have a double lot right in the city which is close to public transport and all the shopping we could ever need. We also have been blessed with the coolest landlord ever who is totally on board with our updates on the interior and our homesteading lifestyle.

Sounds great, right? It does! And it really is amazing but, there are some challenges that come with living in our city and homesteading.