Swan Lake...the perfect holiday gift

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Not sure if it is the hot winter and raging fires here in So Cal and the dream for frosty coziness or because Swan Lake is one of our favorite ballets or simply because of our love for these gorgeous creatures but right now we are all about swans.   

They are so elegant yet fiercely protective of their babies and families, so regal and graceful so it makes sense to want to sprinkle our lives with thoughts of them every once in a while.  

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The other day Fairy Godmother Kiki gave Saffron the prettiest swan necklace that I quickly wanted to borrow for myself and it turned my love on full blast.  

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Here are some pretty ways to have a little more swan in your lives for the holiday season...

this lamp?!?! // gauze swan mobile as seen in Sarah Sherman Samuels nursery by Tamar Mogendorff // we ALL need this pencil sharpener // such a pretty ring holder // love this for a kids room wall // where can we put this wallpaper? // how lovely is this swan shouldered sweater

Send us all of the swans! How would you Swan? Comment below...

Copperpot's Treasure

For a while now the secret of copper water bottles has been out, but do you really know all the supposed bennifits of using one? According to Ayurvedic knowledge storing your water in a copper vessel can do many things to help your body. 

Studies have proven that copper is anti-bacterial (that means the vessel is actually cleaning your water), acts as an effective anti-oxidant, improves immunity, supports good health, helps with the function of your spleen and your liver, prevents aging, eliminates toxins and free radicals, and stimulates the brain.

I'm sorry did someone say prevents aging? We are in! 

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These days you can find a copper water bottle just about anywhere, just make sure the it's pure copper and you are not getting one that lined with nasty plastics. You also want to make sure you're getting the most out of your bottle. Here are a few tips from yogadigest.com for traditional use. 

"According to Ayurveda water stored in a copper vessel has the ability to balance all the three doshas in your body, (vata, kapha and pitta) and it does so by positively charging the water. The water stored in a copper vessel is known as ‘tamara jal’ and is supposed to be consumed after storing the water in a copper vessel for at least eight hours." so fill that bottle up before bed, and leave it out on the counter, drinking water room temperature is actually better for you. 

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Another health benefit that hooked us is what it can do to help stimulate your thyroid function. Both of the TWH girls have thyroid different thyroid issues so we are always on the look out for more information on how to promote thyroid health. We found this on msn.com along with a TON of other amazing information. 

Regulates the working of the thyroid gland: Experts say that one commonality amongst people with thyroid diseases is that they usually have low levels of copper in their body. While this is most commonly seen in people with hyperthyroidism (excessive thyroid hormone), those with hypothyroidism (low levels of thyroid hormone) may also suffer from this deficiency. Copper is one of the most important trace minerals the thyroid gland needs to function optimally. A lack in copper can send the functioning of the gland out of sync. So when you drink water from a copper vessel it makes up for this possible deficiency and regulates the functioning of the thyroid gland.

 

Here are a few easy to order Copper Bottles that don't cost an arm and a leg. 

1. Certoni   2. Dr. Copper 3. Iba Ayurveda

If all the research is correct, there is no reason why we ALL shouldn't be drinking out of copper vessels everyday- all day. Plus they are really pretty! Here is how to clean yours. 

  1. Slice 1 lime in half
  2. Puncture so that some of the juice comes out
  3. Dip lime halve into sea salt
  4. Scrub the bottle just like a sponge
  5. Rinse
  6. Gorgeous!

XOXO- M&E