I’ve Just Been Here Drinking Orange Creamsicle Tea and Not Writing Anything

Well this is awkward… So I haven’t written anything since… February? Umm…

Yeah. Sorry about that. Anyways, I’m back for the moment! Consistently Inconsistent, but I’m just going to ride the wave of creative energy while it lasts. πŸ˜‰

So, on the list of things I should have blogged about a year ago, but didn’t: I gave up sugar and grains. Like ALL sugar and grains. Not even a drop of honey or a grain of rice crossed my lips for months. And I felt fantastic! Energetic! Alive! The sweets didn’t tempt me. I was the Goddess of Self Control!

Until I wasn’t.Β WHAT HAPPENED?!?

Lately I have been really backsliding; my sweet tooth is back with a vengeance. (It’sΒ not so much a single sweet tooth but a mouth full of sugar vampire fangs.) I suppose it was just a little bite of this here, a little taste there… Next thing you know you find yourself standing in the kitchen with a bag of chocolate chips hidden behind your back. “What am I eating? Oh, nothing good, you wouldn’t be interested…No, no, you don’t smell chocolate, Silly!…” Mmmhmm…

SIGH, once an addict always an addict. Like last weekend I thought I would indulge in some innocent looking organic trail mix, which was the bomb. The kind with plump cherries and dark chocolate in every bite… in a giant bag from Costco. It’s all gone now… @_@

After the Trail Mix Gluttony it was a downward spiral. Fast forward through a week of devil-may-care eating, I find myself rifling through the laundry looking for stretchy pants because nothing else is comfortable. Has that ever happened to anyone else, or is it just me who can gain 7 pounds in 7 days?

Never fear, dear reader, my pants will zip again! One thing I’ve found out about myself is I MUST HAVE TREATS. Either I will eat them, or bad things will happen… Trust me on this, okay? But ideally, those would not make me bust out of my clothes faster than the Incredible Hulk. And one of my favorite indulgences over the past year has been my tea. Yeah, yeah, I hear your collective groaning. TEA?!? REALLY?!? How good can stinking TEA be, Jennifer, that it is going to stop me from eating a Costco size bag of chocolate trail mix? First, word to the wise: Don’t buy the trail mix. The trail mix is pure evil disguised with a USDA organic seal. It will ruin you. And I want more… I wonder if they still have it? Wait, where was I? Oh, yes, the TEA.

The tea is GOOD. I mean, amazing, really. This is how I make it:

Arbor Teas Vanilla Almond Rooibos (This is THE TEA. Do not ask me if you can use another tea. Do what you want in your kitchen, but this IS. THE. TEA. Capiche?) πŸ˜‰ SO… I make a cup of this tea with hot water and all, very complex, I know. But then the magic comes in:

  • A drop of stevia (to taste)
  • Grass Fed Half and Half or Heavy Cream or Full Fat Coconut Milk (As much as you want! Yay for fat not making us fat!!!)
  • A drop or two of Young Living Orange Essential Oil

Give it a stir and enjoy! Whether I am craving something sweet or am just a little hungry in between meals, some creamy-sweet- Young-Living-oiled tea totally hits the spot. We all know that tea has so many health benefits, plus add in the extra goodness in the Orange Essential Oil and you have a delicious drink that supports wellness too. πŸ™‚ I know I feel and look better drinking this than back in my days of Hardcore Starbucks Addiction. Oh, and not to mention this choice leaves a little more coin in my pocket!

Young Living, Orange Essential Oil, Tea, Oily Families

So I hope you enjoyed this little idea for Orange Creamsicle Tea! I’ll write again soon and let you know if I can fit into my pants again yet. Maybe. Unless I don’t. Sign up for notifications and let it be a surprise. πŸ˜‰

Oh, and I’m ASSUMING you already have your Young Living oils? WHAT?!? YOU DON’T?!? Well that’s just crazy. If you are ready to finally jump in I would love to help you. Because while I’m a terrible blogger I’m actually pretty good at supporting people on their journey to wellness. πŸ˜‰ So take advantage of the special Young Living is offering until August 14th and get $10 off your Premium Starter Kit! This is such a rare opportunity, the kit is already deeply discounted and almost never goes on special! And hey, I’m just feeling super generous so if you sign up on my team with your own Premium kit in July I will send you a free bottle of Orange as a thank you gift. Thanks for reading!

Oily Families, Young Living, Premium Starter Kit Special


  1. I have had that happen a few times. I can go long stretches doing very well without sugar and what all, happily and healthfully, but, like you, little by little, I find myself on the Chubby Train from Sugartown. That tea sounds delicious! Even if I’m not a Dreamsicle fan. Keep up the good work! You fall down and get back up.

  2. That looks SO yummy! I’m definitely going to have to try it!

  3. Have you read anything by Gretchen Rubin? She talks about the difference between abstainers and moderators. Your experience shows that you are a moderator. In order to stay on the wagon, you need little treats.

    • Jennifer says:

      I have not read that. Interesting! I like the term moderator, seems a little better than just being self indulgent. πŸ˜‰

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