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Now that the warmer months are here, and gone are the days of hibernating indoors, we want to enjoy as much fresh air and sunshine as we can. Rejuvenate, refresh, and recharge.
We also need to make sure we’re treating ourselves as best we can. It’s time to get rid of the sugar that the winter holidays bring and instead opt for fresher salads. It’s important to nourish our bodies and stay prepared for all that lies ahead with what we drink, as well.
I have to admit, switching from my regular soda is hard for me. It’s made easier with Bigelow Tea Benefits, though. Bigelow Benefits is a new line of tea that is designed to support everyday wellness, while tasting good, too. There are a total of 7 news teas in this line that are designed to support clean eating and a healthy lifestyle, combining premium quality, all-natural herbs traditionally thought to ease the everyday issues in uncommonly delicious ways.
I ordered both Calm Stomach Ginger and Peach Herbal Tea and Stay Well Lemon and Echinacea Herbal Tea from the Bigelow Benefits line on Amazon.com. Because we could use a bit of both. Also available at many of your local grocery retailers, these teas do all they can to help you live well. Calm Stomach is a blend of spicy ginger, soothing peppermint finished and sweet peach, while Stay Well utilizes authentic Echinacea and crisp lemon flavor with a smooth, relaxing herbal finish.
Simply let the aromatic tea steep for 4 minutes, and you’ll soon have a drink that works hard to make sure you live well.
To drink tea, though, you need the proper cups. And with tea like the Bigelow Benefits line, it only makes sense that it should have inspirational messages. As such, to further our idea of living well, we made a set of Live Well DIY Tea Mugs. These mugs are so easy to make, it’s actually really neat to watch as it all comes together.
For this simple DIY Tea Mugs project, you’ll need cups or mugs, oil-based Sharpie paint markers, and your sayings of choice. We did ours in yellow. To signify sunshine and the brightness of spring and the warmth ahead.
You can download our Live Well Stencil Free Printable here.
Cut out one of the sayings. Scribble with pencil on the back, covering the area where the words are from the other side. Then, flip your paper over and tape or hold in place on your mug. Trace the words with a pencil, which will result in a faint pencil mark on the mug. Then go back over that with an oil-based Sharpie paint marker. Set the DIY Tea Mugs in the oven at 200 degrees for 20 minutes to set.
- 4 tea cups/mugs
- yellow oil-based Sharpie paint marker
- Live Well stencil free printable
First, print the Live Well stencil free printable on regular printer paper. Cut out each of the 4 inspirational sayings, leaving extra paper around the words.
Flip each saying over and using the pencil, shade the back of each word completely. Turn back over and tape or hold in place on your cup/mug. Go around the letters with a sharp pencil. This will leave a light area of pencil behind.
Trace over the pencil markings with an oil-based Sharpie. If errors occur, use a rag to wipe away marker. Once your mugs are how you want them, let them sit for a couple of hours before placing into a 200 degree oven for 20 minutes.
So get out there and run with the kids. Play at the park! Chase the dog! Take a family walk and enjoy the sunshine. This would also make a great DIY Mother’s Day gift idea, as well. Because it’s the little steps every day that keep us healthy and continue to live well.