Me Time With Ben Bridge

Me Time With Ben Bridge

 

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ben Bridge Jeweler for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Wearing timeless Ben Bridge jewelry while drinking tea, shopping and re-charging from the chaos of life! Me-time is a must for moms!

Wearing timeless Ben Bridge jewelry while drinking tea, shopping and re-charging from the chaos of life! Me-time is a must for moms!

Wearing timeless Ben Bridge jewelry while drinking tea, shopping and re-charging from the chaos of life! Me-time is a must for moms!

Wearing timeless Ben Bridge jewelry while drinking tea, shopping and re-charging from the chaos of life! Me-time is a must for moms!

Wearing timeless Ben Bridge jewelry while drinking tea, shopping and re-charging from the chaos of life! Me-time is a must for moms!

Wearing timeless Ben Bridge jewelry while drinking tea, shopping and re-charging from the chaos of life! Me-time is a must for moms!

Wearing timeless Ben Bridge jewelry while drinking tea, shopping and re-charging from the chaos of life! Me-time is a must for moms!

Wearing timeless Ben Bridge jewelry while drinking tea, shopping and re-charging from the chaos of life! Me-time is a must for moms!

Wearing timeless Ben Bridge jewelry while drinking tea, shopping and re-charging from the chaos of life! Me-time is a must for moms!

Wearing timeless Ben Bridge jewelry while drinking tea, shopping and re-charging from the chaos of life! Me-time is a must for moms!

Wearing timeless Ben Bridge jewelry while drinking tea, shopping and re-charging from the chaos of life! Me-time is a must for moms!

Wearing timeless Ben Bridge jewelry while drinking tea, shopping and re-charging from the chaos of life! Me-time is a must for moms!

Wearing timeless Ben Bridge jewelry while drinking tea, shopping and re-charging from the chaos of life! Me-time is a must for moms!

Happy Wednesday everyone!! Today I wanted to talk about “Me Time.”  I will be the first to tell you that I am the worst at stepping away lately.  I started a job back in April that requires me to be at work for 10 hours a day, which typically means 11-12 hours out of the house at a time. I do get every weekend off, as well as one day off during the week.  The one day off during the week, my kiddos are craving my attention and I am longing to be with them as well.  Appointments are usually scheduled for that day and before you know it is bed time. The weekends are filled with family time, catching up with friends and church.  Often times Ben works on Saturday and I lead worship at our church 1-2 times per month which is normally a 1/2  day commitment.  There are so many more details to our lives and our schedules but I won’t bore you with them! I am simply pointing out that when I am not at work, my absolute main priority and desire is to be with the kids.  Things likes lashes, nails, coffee dates and any sort of alone time seems impossible and sometime selfish.

Me time and self care are so important for mental health.  I have gotten to the point where I have decided that once a month I need to take care of myself.  Whether that means nails and lashes, or some matcha tea at my favorite spot, it needs to happen and it needs to happen guilt-free.  Even though you may be surrounded by incredible people that love you and support you and even understand you, no one is going to be a better advocate for you, than you.  You know when you are done, need a break and need space.  We must listen to our bodies, our minds and our hearts to take a break before we literally start to lose it LOL!  As I had mentioned earlier I have not been good at doing this at all lately but I have already made an appoint to schedule some me tine for mid-august! It has to happen.

One of my favorite things to do when I am alone is browse/shop and drink a warm beverage! The other day I got dressed up in one of my favorite little dresses, put on some pretty earrings and necklace pictured above and went to my favorite spot in town, Tea Xotics!  They have the best matcha tea and the cutest gifts in their shop! Sometimes just putting on something as simple as earrings and a necklace, adding a little lipstick and a smile and boom, you feel and look amazing!!  The particular earrings and necklace I am wearing are from Ben Bridge Jeweler! I love the timeless styles and matchless quality in each of their pieces.  The design on my necklace is so unique that it is eye catching!! Wearing jewelry as a mom is one thing I haven’t given up.  I keep it minimal, but feminine touches like these bring women joy and can completely change a look.

Are you a mom? Do you find it hard to step away for “me-time”? What are some of your favorite jewelry pieces to wear when you are out and about?! What do you do for “me-time?”  Thank you as always for stopping by the blog!

 

All Photos By: Nicole Quiroz

42 Comments

  1. Kat Fox August 10, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    This necklace is so great! I love it!

  2. Ashley August 10, 2017 / 6:12 pm

    What a gorgeous necklace!! Also loving your little floral dress! So cute babe!

  3. Sabina August 11, 2017 / 1:32 am

    I totally agree with you, having that me time is so important! I usually like visiting a spa whenever I need to take a break 🙂
    I also love dressing up and wearing my favorite jewelry pieces – I like your picks so much! Simple, yet so stylish!

    Sabina | I’ve Got Sunshine

  4. Anna English August 11, 2017 / 7:07 am

    What a cute and cozy little spot!

  5. Yolanda August 11, 2017 / 8:37 am

    Okay – I am in love with your dress and this tea shop! As for ME Time – I love doing this too. I like to buy myself flowers and get some quality reading in… totally alone 🙂

  6. Lauryn August 11, 2017 / 9:28 am

    This looks like such a relaxing time! You so deserve me time!

  7. Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels August 11, 2017 / 10:17 am

    This little place looks so cute! I never knew little tea places existed like this! I love your dress it’s gorgeous, such beautiful colors, and it goes perfectly with those shoes!

  8. Lauren August 11, 2017 / 10:59 am

    What a gorgeous floral dress! The colours are perfect to be transitioned into fall. It is so important to take time for yourself and do what you enjoy!

  9. Erica @ Coming up Roses August 11, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    Me time is so important! That tea place looks so cute!! Love the little teapot they put your tea in!

  10. Nicole August 11, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    Me time is so important and there are few places I’d rather spend it. They put a tea shop near my apartment right after we moved out. I was so disappointed they didn’t put it in sooner. Love that dress! The colors are amazing together.

  11. Melissa August 11, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    I love that necklace. So pretty! I have the one pair of earrings that is kind of like large moving orbs that I wear all the time. It’s hard to describe, but it’s multi tone and goes with everything. I think that necklace you’re wearing would go with just about everything too!

  12. Patricia @ Grab a Plate August 11, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    I could never give up jewelry, and you’re pieces look amazing — love the necklace. And such a fab dress, too!

  13. Cait Weingartner August 12, 2017 / 10:16 am

    That is such a lovely, summertime dress, and it looks sensational on you! It looks like you had a wonderful day enjoying some delicious tea and treats. Good for you!

  14. Sara August 12, 2017 / 11:34 am

    Having “me” time is so important! It helps us to refresh and be the best wives, mothers, friends, and family we can be! And it doesn’t hurt when me time is filled with gorgeous jewels, too 🙂

    xo, Sara

  15. Alix Maza August 12, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    Love this! So cool to have some “me time” at a tea shop!

  16. Ashley DTKAustin August 12, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    I definitely need more “me time” because I refuse to take a break!! My husband thinks I’m crazy for working so much so I definitely need to step back and relax a little!

  17. adriana August 12, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    That dress is stunning! I’m all about having some me-time once in a while too!

  18. Stefanie August 12, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    this necklace is so pretty! love the colorful pattern in your dress, and your lovely smile! so glad you got some ‘me time’ you deserve it! xo

  19. miriam August 12, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    looks like such a cute place! i love a good me time!

  20. Annie August 13, 2017 / 9:11 am

    Okay this place looks so cool! Love your dress too 🙂

  21. Sarah K Tripp August 13, 2017 / 9:49 am

    Me Time is SO important! So glad you had a good time!

  22. Jamaria August 13, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    You look so pretty, I love your dress and jewelry! I agree, me time is sooo important!

  23. Tristan Dennington August 13, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    LOVE that necklace! Such pretty pieces that would go with everything!

    -Tristan

  24. Kathryn Nicolaus August 13, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    I totally agree with you about me-time! It is so important to give yourself that time!
    You look gorgeous Ruthie! I love that dress and that necklace is such a beautiful piece!

    xo
    Kathryn
    http://fashionwithoutthefortune.com/

  25. Elizabeth August 13, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    It’s so good to have that time to yourself, even if it’s just stepping away to read a book. You definitely come back a lot more refreshed. Tea Xotics looks like a super hip spot to hit up. Even though I’m not an avid tea drinker, I would probably just drag out my sister who loves tea and just enjoy the atmosphere haha!

    BTW that dress looks gorgeous on you!

    Ela xoxo

  26. Lindsay and Whitney August 13, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    Me time is so important as a mom for sure. Glad you got some time to relax! Loving this necklace so much. The delicate design is gorgeous!

  27. Sarah Lennon August 13, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    Having “Me Time” is so important! I am realizing this more and more after having a baby!

  28. Debbie Savage August 13, 2017 / 8:30 pm

    You just amazing me Ruthie! I can’t believe you can accomplish so much in so little time. Sometimes, I wonder if I were gifted with more than 24 Hours if that still would be enough time for me? Probably not! What I have learned as of late is the importance of self-care, self-love, and self-nurturing! You are a great example of that. The jewelry looks so spectacular on you too! I have heard great things about Ben Bridge!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

  29. Tayler Gilbert August 13, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    Love this necklace! Me time is so important and definitely something I need to get better at.

    XO,Tay

  30. Adriana August 13, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    You look gorgeous, and this place is so pretty!
    Beautiful photos girl!

  31. Amy August 14, 2017 / 3:53 am

    This place looks gorgeous and so unique!!

  32. Morgan August 15, 2017 / 10:49 am

    I’ve had a hard time stepping away lately too! Thanks for reminder to do so!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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