The Vintage Honey Shop and Sausage Fingers

I will never forget holding my sweet little bambino back when he was just a couple months old. His sweet chubby little hands reaching up with a little grin on his face and then BAM! Those little sausage fingers grab onto my earring and pulls my earring so hard all I can feel (and hear) is my ear being ripped like a fruit roll up.

There was a lot of four letter words, and a decent amount of blood running down at this point.

From that point on it was a juggling act. Earring out, necklace off, hair up, glasses hidden. He would grab and scratch anything he could get his little angry fingers on, including himself. At least I knew he wasn’t discriminating, right?

Well, times have changed and that is definitely a thing of the past.

I got my hands on the coolest thing that is absolutely on the top of all new mom’s must have list.

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How cute is this?!

Plus look at how cute the packaging is…

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These adorable little guys are completely handmade in Nashville with nothing but the best quality products, so it’s completely safe for your little ones!

This is my personal favorite:

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How gorg is this? You would never know it’s a teething necklace!

This gives your kiddo’s something besides facial features to grab onto and keep themselves occupied to make for a much calmer cuddle/feeding session. Not to mention when those teeth start pushing through, this will provide much needed relief for the both of you!

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I recently gifted one of these to a good friend of mine and she can’t stop raving about it! They will definitely be a baby shower gift from here on out.

They even carry a line specifically with Dads in mind. Although I won’t lie, I’d definitely wear these too.

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These are super affordable already, but my friends over at Vintage Honey gave me a special coupon code just for my readers!

Use code VHSHARE at checkout for an additional 15% off.

Go take a look for yourself, which one is your fave?

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What IS Advocare?

Lots of you have heard about it, either through friends, coworkers, family trying the 24 Day Challenge or people promoting products on social media. It’s growing and it’s growing FAST.

With that, I’ve had a few people as me “Well, what IS it though? What does this company do?” So here I am, typing away, avoiding the buzzing of my dryer.

“Advocare is a word class nutrition company specializing in health and wellness”, this is directly from their website. So that’s the gist of their slogan.

Their products break down to four different categories:

  • Performance Elite (workout line. IE Muscle Gain, etc)
  • Well (Fiber Cleanse, Immunoguard, general immune support, etc)
  • Active (the famous SPARK, rehydrate, snack/meal bars, etc)
  • Trim (24 Day Challenge, etc)

Trim is probably the most popular line, as this is where the 24 Day Challenge is categorized. By the way I’m now on day 16 of my challenge and down 13 LBS! Crazy right?! I can’t wait to measure to see the difference in inches, that’s what really counts. Never felt better, and I’m not just saying that cause that’s what everyone says. This stuff is gold. 24 Day Challenge is by far their best selling bundle. I should note that they also have a Skin Care line however, it is soon to be discontinued.

The company started way back in 1993 (it still feels odd to say 93′ was way back). It’s backed by a unprecedented team of doctors, pharmacologists, biologists, and all sorts of other ologists. Giving them 200 years experience combined!

It’s the only product of it’s kind to have national endorsements such as Saints quarterback, Drew Brees, Dallas tight end Jason Witten, they’re also the official sports nutrition partner of Major League Soccer. There’s literally hundreds more, these are just what I can remember off the top of my head.. which we all know is touch and go.

Our products are regularly tested by third party companies to ensure quality and safe ingredients. This also guarantees that the products are manufactured to the highest of standards.

Advocare, for me, also kind of teaches you the basics and fundamentals of eating clean, jump starting a new lifestyle, gives you the tools and supplements to set you up LONG TERM. I didn’t join this program for a quick fix. I joined because I no longer had a choice. I was NOT going to continue the way that I was. I’m also the kind of person that needs to see some sort of instant gratification. Not going to lie about that. I saw people’s success with the 24 Day Challenge and thought it couldn’t be more perfect. I could reboot my metabolism and way of thinking, lose weight faster than I would without the products, and get everything I needed to live an 80/20 lifestyle.

It’s a no risk company as there’s 100% Money Back Guarantee if your not satisfied!

It is also unique in that Advocare provides the opportunity to earn a FULL TIME income if you choose to become a distributor.

As a Distributor you can enjoy the following:

  • There’s 5 ways to earn income through Advocare.
  • Distributors can earn from retail and wholesale earnings.
  • You can join at different entry levels of YOUR choosing.
  • Wholesale customers and Distributors earn an automatic 20% discount the moment you sign on as such.
  • There’s no monthly minimum to meet
  • No auto pay/auto shipping
  • DISCOUNT IS FOR LIFE!

There is a $79 Distributor start up fee, BUT you get 3 Free boxes of Spark with that in your distributor kit which makes your fee essentially only $10. Remember, this gets you a 20% discount for life with your enrollment! Every time you order, it works its way to the next discount level.

If you join my team you get:

  • Step by step guidance in how to get started.
  • Access to a private FB group of almost 3K members who are all in this for the same reason as you are.
  • Help building your local and online presence if you choose to become a Distributor
  • Meal Plans
  • Grocery Lists
  • Recipes
  • Mixers
  • Three way calls
  • Tons more!

I’ve had quite a few people join as a Distributor just to enjoy the 20% discount on products with no intention of selling. This is what we call Wholesale Customers and it’s crazy NOT to make this move.

So these are the basics. There’s so much more to it than that and I can honestly say this has changed my way of thinking and feeling about myself. I’ve made so many friends, gained a second source of income, and changed my health for the better.

If you’re interested in any of the above, PLEASE, don’t hesitate to contact me!

Email me at whiskeysippy@gmail.com, comment below, follow me on Instagram @ WhiskeyinmySippy and DM me there.

Take a look at my Advocare site here at www.advomeg.com.

Be willing to take a chance on yourself. Choose you. You are worth it. You deserve it.

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Paleo White Chicken Chili (24Day Challenge Friendly)

So you know that white chicken chili I briefly mention in my last post? Dudes. I ate that for 3 days straight it was so good!

As promised, I’m now posting the recipe. It’s clean, easy, healthy, AND 24 Day Challenge approved!

Let’s not forget, I suck at measurements 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • 3-4 cooked and shredded chicken breasts
  • 1 can white beans
  • 1 can great northern beans
  • 1 can diced green chilis
  • 2 cups fresh (or frozen) corn
  • 1/2 white onion chopped
  • 3 chopped celery stalks
  • Roughly 12 or so ounces of salsa verde (I’ve used a small can of green enchilada sauce and it’s equally fab)
  • 16oz organic chicken broth
  • Few dashes cumin
  • Few dashes pepper
  • Few dashes salt
  • Few dashes taco seasoning
  • Garlic. An assload of garlic. Because who in the hell doesn’t love garlic?
  • Cilantro and avocado for garnish. No these aren’t optional.

Drain beans. Throw the rest of the crap in a crock pot and set on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4. Of course you could do this in a dutch oven or pot, I’d let it simmer awhile to let all the flavors mesh but, if you simply can’t resist just get the shit hot.

Then repost the shit out of this recipe because Meg is bomb and so is good food.

That’s it. Literally. How easy is that?!

 

XOXO!

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Cereal Moms

You know those FB “On this day” reminders? They can be hilarious or straight depressing.

Yes I love being reminded of when my beasts were just little ones and soft and squishy and stealers of my sleep.

No I don’t need reminded of the bad days, my ex-husband, or even the posts that we’re fake FB happy… I can remember what I was thinking typing them up. Horse shit. Everything is horse shit.

But the other day, this memory popped up. It was both wonderful and humbling.

Me to my big beast- “Hey you, do you know how much I love you?”

Big beast – “Ya, allllll the way to the noon and back. I know. Do you know how much I love you? Allll the way to the sun and back. And the sun is hot. Like super hot. And Its a star. A super hot star. I dunno if night time stars are hot. Becaus its night time. And night time is cold. But anyways, ya I love you a lot. Because you make pancakes for breakfast. Not just cereal. I mean cereal moms are okay. When they’re busy and stuff. And you put cheese on my vegetables sometimes. Which makes them easier to eat. Because they’re kinda gross. Well some of them. Like those pea things? In the wrapper? Pea pods? Ya those. And you dance. A lot. We dance. I like it when you dance. Because you’re a funny dancer. But when you sing… its kind of loud. But that’s okay too. Just not outside. And you let me eat dinner in my underwear. That’s pretty cool. Especially my iron man underwear. So ya, I know mom. And I love you too”. 

GAH can you just let the cuteness sink in?!

It was the sweetest response you could ever hope to get from your kiddo. He was four at the time. He’s seven now and is still one of the sweetest, most sincere, and thoughtful human beings I have ever come in contact with. No idea where the hell he gets it from but, I’m not fighting it.

That was three years ago. I was newly separated from my husband and had just moved back to my hometown. I was terrified. Alone. Jobless. Trying to figure out how in the hell I was going to support two kids. I had been a stay at home mom for the last two years. I was humiliated and desperate. And to be completely honest, I missed my damn husband. The only thing I looked forward to was it being an acceptable hour to make a cocktail, and no, there’s no joke in that. I needed something to numb something. I needed to feel less about at least ONE thing in my life. No,it wasn’t healthy. No, I didn’t give a shit.

I remember laughing at the “cereal moms” comment. But also in the same moment realizing that he had no idea how much his life was going to change. I would be working soon and even though there lives had just changed more than they could possibly imagine, it was about to do another 180. When I finally started working again, I was gone from 7 in the morning until 7 at night. My kids ate three meals out of the day at daycare. I wasn’t even a cereal mom at this point.

This isn’t a “my poor kids had such a rough life” post. It’s not. To be quite honest I hated being a stay at home parent. I enjoyed working. Having a part of my life that was mine. My kids were well taken care of and didn’t go without. They, we, were still very fortunate being a single parent household.

What it really is about is, once I started working again, yes the hours SUCKED. Like big time. Lot’s of suckage. SO. MUCH. SUCKAGE. But with that, something happened. was supporting my household. I was taking care of MY family. My kids did not go without (they weren’t spoiled by any means). I didn’t need to ask for outside help. I was slowly, building my life up on my own, with my own standards, my own agenda, the way that I wanted. After a few years I left that job for one with more flexibility and less in office hours. I’m home before the sun sets. We eat breakfast and dinner at home, together.

I’m slowly working on being home more, working at home. I have Advocare and Blogging to thank for that. But I will always work to some degree. I enjoy it. I refuse to feel guilty for it. No one should ever feel guilty for living a life they’re proud of.

I was finally able to be a cereal mom and let me tell you something, my sons love it just as much as pancakes.

Oh and for the record, I’m a fabulous dancer.

 

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It’s time! All in Advocare 24 Day Challenge!

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I’m going to keep this one short and sweet. (that’s what she said… never. Bahahaha)

We have a HUGE group committing to starting a 24DC on January 11th and we are all waiting for you to take the plunge with us! Last year over 80 THOUSAND people joined!!! AdvoCare just announced an awesome promotion yesterday.. Free shipping, free goodies, and a preorder option so you can commit but don’t pay until after the holidays. They’ve added calendars, meal plans, recipes, example days, and more.

Shoot me an email at whiskeysippy@gmail.com with your goals, your questions, your apprehension, or just to chat!

Click the picture above, or head to the menu and click shop, or snag this link right here!

Once you’ve ordered, comment ALL IN below!!! As soon as I see that I will add you to a private group of almost 3K other challengers with the same goals as you. There’s so much support, fun, ideas, and motivation in that group that it will make the 24 days fly by. Can’t wait to go ALL-IN for 2016 with friends old and new!

 

 

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Parenting 101

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I sit here and watch a heartwarming video of orphans being adopted on Christmas. I get teary eyed thinking about my own sweet kiddos, how lucky they are, how lucky I am for having them. I take a deep breath. Relaxed. Content. Grateful.

My youngest gets out of bed for the 17th time in 20 minutes…

“SO HELP ME GOD, I WILL SELL YOU ON THE FLIPPIN’ CORNER!!!”

This is parenting. Anyone who says otherwise is full of it.

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