A couple of weeks ago I posted on Instagram how I upped my adulting level to drinking Tumeric tea. I was shocked by how many questions I received asking why I drink it and how do I make it.
Well, to tell the truth, drinking tea is one of the ways I make time for self care. The act of making tea kind of slows me down and gives me a moment to pause. Once I pour the hot water into the cup, I hold the warm cup in my hands to soak up the heat. (My hands are continuously frozen from October through May).
I started adding turmeric to my favorite lemon, ginger tea to help tame the inflammation from my arthritis. Getting through the winter in the North East is tough. But, this has truly helped me keep up with my kids hectic pace. Turmeric also gives the immune system a boost. Pairing it with the Vitamin C in the lemon and combining with the health benefits of ginger makes for one tasty, healing tea. I add just enough honey to balance out the spiciness of the turmeric.
There are all kinds of recipes you can find that uses whole fresh ginger root that you peel and slice, then you add a squeeze of fresh lemon…but I don’t have time for that in my day. I use my favorite brand of bagged tea and add in 1/8 tsp of turmeric and 1 tsp of honey. Easy peasy without the lemon squeezy.
I still love my coffee to get me going in the morning, but I love a warm cup of slow sipping tea a few times of the day to slow me down and keep me feeling connected.
I have partnered with JORD Wood Watches to provide this review. All my thoughts about this Cassia are uniquely my own.
Lately I feel like I have become
complacent with my no-frills wardrobe and accessories. I wear pretty much the
same thing every day because it’s easy.
That has been the extent of my fashion choices for nearly a decade
because that’s what works as a busy mom to young kids. Now that my kids are
older and can do more for themselves, I have time to put effort into what I
This summer, I am committed to purchasing sustainable, quality pieces that will last a long time. Whatever I buy must be something I love and leave no lasting trace in our environment. When Jord watches invited me to partner with them to showcase their wood watches, I dug a little deeper to learn more. The biggest draw to Jord wood watches is their sustainability
Jord watches (pronounced YODE) are made from reclaimed materials and yet so glamorous. I selected the Cassia watch made from walnut wood and rose gold for its classic features and gorgeous color combo. Rose gold is very popular right now and I am smitten with its mild tone against the warm dark color of the walnut. According to Jord’s website, the wood used in their watches is naturally sourced and supplied largely from reclaimed pieces. There is no use of toxic chemicals to treat or maintain the wood. So, after decades of use and care this watch will still be here, and in its end of life the elements can be recycled.
After wearing my stunning
new watch for two weeks I’ve discovered:
This gorgeous watch is a nice
departure from the fitness tracker I typically wear. It’s a great way to zhush
up my outfit while running errands in public, or when I’m sitting alone at the local
café to get some work done. Plus, it
doesn’t buzz at me if I am sitting at my desk for too long or tether me to a
digital device (my phone) to operate.
The size and profile of the watch
fits into my mom life of chauffeuring kids, doing dishes, running errands, and
tossing in a load of laundry. I don’t need to feel stylish during these
moments, but it is nice that the watch fits seamlessly into my busy task
I truly love how unique this
watch is and that it creates conversations about my eco-friendly values. Taking
care of my family and the earth doesn’t mean I have to give up on quality. A
hand crafted, sustainably sourced watch is a great first step in designing my new
classic go to style.
The price range for these
gorgeous watches is $100-$300. I recognize this can be above a family budget
and it is a splurge for moms to spend that much on themselves. I totally get
it! It is rare that I personally buy something for myself. It is more likely that
my family will treat me to something this sophisticated. But I only share products
I use myself so I can give my authentic review. After wearing my Cassia for two
weeks I can tell you this watch is an investment in sustainable luxury that you
can wear in good conscience for years to come.
When I find a product I love, I want to make sure my readers can get in on the love too. I am grateful to Jord for giving away a CHANCE TO WIN $100 off a purchase of any watch in their collection! And, since you are all winners in my book, Jord is also giving every entrant a 10% gift code. Now there’s really no excuse not to treat yourself to something just for you! CLICK HERE FOR YOUR EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT!
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Roxanne Ferber is a freelance writer and owner of The Whatever Mom blog. Nearly nine years on the coffee wagon and she still doesn’t have enough energy to keep up with her twins. But she is a survivor and she’s gonna make it; even if she has to white knuckle it through every day until her kids graduate. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter or Insta.