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March 01, 2016

Styling a Graphic Tee

Hey, just because you're a new or busy mama doesn't mean you loss your sense of style, right? Or maybe you never felt like you had any style to begin with! That's okay because we're going to tell you how to look trendy and feel put together in just a simple tee! Graphic tees are hot right now and that's great because they are fun and super easy to style!

Start with your fave graphic tee, were digging this Joyful tee from Loved By Hanna And Eli. Then grab your go to jeans, any wash will work. Throw on some comfy flats but don't head out of the door just yet. You need a statement piece. Rock your Vintage Honey Shop Nursing and Teething Necklace. To complete your look throw over an open front cardigan or even a  structured jacket. That's it, be prepared for those "how do you do it" compliments!

Armed with your VHS necklace you can feel pretty on the go (or home in yoga pants:) while being prepared to offer your baby something to grab and chew to keep occupied. Everyone's happy! Cue the pretty visual:

Shop the look: TEE// Loved By Hanna And Eli JEANS// Target  OPEN FRONT CARDIGAN// Amazon NURSING AND TEETHING NECKLACE// The Vintage Honey Shop FLATS// Toms
February 26, 2016

Loving Your Mom Bod!

Mom bod in a short and simple statement means: the way a woman’s body looks after she becomes a mom. But the reality of a mom bod is more much complex than one short and simple statement, isn’t it? It’s no secret that pregnancy does crazy things to your body, things you had no idea were possible until you went through it. Your bones widen, you gain weight in places you didn’t know existed, you stretch enough to wonder if you’re suddenly elastic- heck, your feet can even grow bigger! After all, you are growing an entire new little person inside of you. So yeah, your body is going to look different after pregnancy and giving birth. But why is that a bad thing?

  • You gained weight in order to sustain a life inside of you.
  • You gained weight in order to make milk to sustain a life outside of you.
  • There are stretch marks on your belly because each day your baby grew inside of your belly, it stretched to hold your baby. They are not marks of ugliness; they are marks of beauty.
  • There are stretch marks on your boobs because your milk came in suddenly to sustain your baby.
  • Your hips widened to be able to push a beautiful baby out of your body.
  • You have a scar on your belly because you endured a cesarean to birth your beautiful baby.
  • You belly doesn’t quite look the same because it carried your baby.
  • Your pre pregnancy clothes might not fit right anymore because your entire body changed when it carried your baby.

+ that is okay.

Having a mom bod is not a bad thing, it’s a beautiful thing. Embrace that mom bod mommas. That body gave your a lot more than stretch marks, it gave you your baby.

+ I think that that’s pretty darn great.

{For You created me inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. -Psalm 139:13-14.}

written by VHS contributor// Brandi Little
                                            www.littlemommalife.blogspot.com
February 23, 2016

How to care for your baby's teeth!

That toothy grin isn't just adorable, those baby teeth have an important job to do and caring for your baby's teeth properly will even help to ensure healthy adult teeth! February is Children's Dental Health month and we've got some great tips and answers to questions you might have about caring for your baby's teeth! 

When to start brushing your baby's teeth? 

Even before your little one sprouts a pearly white you will want to take care of his gums to keep any bacteria away. Wet a clean washcloth and wipe down your baby's gums at least twice a day or even after every feeding. When your baby gets his first tooth you will want to introduce his first toothbrush! Choose a soft bristled toothbrush designed for infants, you will also want to find infant toothpaste that is safe for babies. 

When should your baby visit the dentist? 

Schedule baby's first visit between the arrival of her first tooth and her first birthday. At your baby's first visit the dentist will gently examine your baby's guns and teeth to look for any decay. Why go so early? It's important (and easier) to prevent problems before they arise and it's also good for your baby to become familiar with going to the dentist office. 

When will your baby begin to teeth? 

The process as each tooth emerges is called "teething". Your baby will likely begin to teeth around four to six months old. Teething can be painful for your baby as the tooth pushes through the gums and there are some do's and don'ts when you look to help your little one with some much needed relief. You might be tempted to use an over the counter topical pain reliever, don't (at least not without consulting your pediatrician)! The FDA warns against these products! There are much safer and natural solutions, you can simply use your finger to gently massage baby's gums or we suggest our nursing and teething necklaces! Teething babies will instinctively want to chew to relive sore gums, our teething jewelry is a great alternative to an amber teething necklace, we use organic wood beads covered with natural cotton that both mamas and baby's love. And our wood teething ring necklaces provide great counter pressure relief to baby's sore gums also.

Even though teething isn't any fun for your little one (and stressful on you) rest assured knowing your baby's is growing and developing normally! 

Smile, you've got this! Lets recap....

 

February 12, 2016

Valentine's Day Sale Teething + Nursing Necklaces

We have a crush on you, sweet valentine!!  Because we love you so much, we are giving our fans a 20% off coupon code (LOVE20) to shop for your favorite teething and nursing necklaces!  And every order will receive a FREE downloadable printable! Hurry, this offer expires 2/14 at midnite!! Grab yourself a few sweet necklaces as well as some for your besties!!  We have changed the way we do our sales....we are only offering FOUR big sales a year, so don't miss out on this lovely sale!!  Have a sweet Valentine's Day Mama...you deserve it!!!

xoxo, Jen + Mel

*photo credit: littlemommalife.blogspot.com & @peaceloveandmommy on IG

February 11, 2016

Our Valentine's Day Shop Crushes

Valentine's day is just 3 days away and cupid's arrow has struck us at The Vintage Honey Shop! We wanted to share our biggest shop crushes with you! These shops are tops on our "Love That" list. There's plenty of love to go around so check them out. Plus......cross your fingers......ALL of these shops are participating in a huge loop giveaway over on our Instagram account, one lucky winner will walk away with over $400 in prizes. You have got to love that!  

1.  Zoe Organics// Have you been on the hunt for safe and effective natural skincare for both you and your baby? You have to check out Zoe Organics! They have the most amazing organic line that combines luxury, health, and wellness. You can shop from diaper balm to belly butter... our personal favorite Mama's Ritual Aromatherapy Oil! 

2. Sugar Shack Teepees// These teepees are simply magical, they are heirloom-quality and handcrafted! From the lace to ruffles we love the detail that has gone into each design. Your little ones will adore these play tents!

3.  Greyson and Cole// Ohhh baby shoes! Greyson and Cole features handmade baby shoes that use  soft soles to protect your baby's feet while baby keeps comfortable! And the designs are all oh so adorable!

4. Friday Apparel// We could just live in these comfy cute tees and sweatshirts! Friday Apparel features one of a kind "clothes for you. clothes for your littles." We're crushing on their "That Hair Though" graphic toddler tee.

5. Promptly Journals//These journals are so sweet. In a single prompted journal you can jot down quick and meaningful recordings from the time your pregnant up until your child is 18. Promps like..What is your toddler’s favorite thing to wear (and refuses to take off)... make journaling fun.

6. Ollie and Olina// Oh my word, talk about charming! Ollie and Olina features the most beautiful handmade quilts for your baby, they are truly unique heirloom treasures. You have to check out all of their gorgeous patterned fabric, we're especially loving their Hello, Bear Heirloom Quilt. 

7. Guguberry// Shop Guguberry for the trendiest of handmade baby accessories! Their bib bandanas and baby drooler scarfs are a must have! Their baby top knot headbands are pretty irresistible too. 

8. Moby//These are our fave babywearing wraps! The MOBY® Wrap is made from soft, stretchable and durable fabric that evenly distributes the weight of carrying baby across the back and hips. The design and prints are simply beautiful! 

9.  Le Lait// Pure genius, Le Lait is a gender neutral clothing line! We are loving their modern and graphic prints plus they only use the softest organic cotton.

10. The Vintage Honey Shop// The VHS features gorgeous handmade necklaces that are the perfect accessory to any outfit and get this...they double as teething jewelry for your little ones! Plus they are the perfect distraction at feeding time and help keep mama from being scratched & pinched!

11. The Ollie World// The Ollie Swaddle is a newborn must have!! It has a unique moisture-wicking fabric to reduce the risk of overheating. It's also designed to make diaper changing easy and its smart velcro features ensure the perfect fit as your baby grows. Besides keeping your baby comforted these swaddles are simply gorgeous.  


Well get to it.... go ENTER THE LOVE THAT GIVEAWAY!!! Entering is easy, find the details @thevintagehoneyshop.

January 26, 2016

Going from 2 to 3 kids!


Having a baby changes your life, having two is a whole new story, how would you survive a third! I am blessed with three and I can say there are some minor adjustments to be had when going from two to three kids. Think about it- you're out numbered x3! No one gives you a survival guide when you head home with baby number three, by that time you're supposed to have this down pat anyway right? I promise even without a survival guide you will be just fine but here's some advice I can offer from my experience when going from 2 to three kids.
    1.  Don't cry over spilled milk. Or go ahead and give a good cry if you need to but just know the milk is going to spill and it might even have to sit there for a quick minute. Focus on your family and don't get hung up on the small things.
    2.  Stock the freezer. With two kids I still enjoyed and managed getting a nice meal on the dinner table, with three... not so much. That was probably my biggest struggle, between two little ones and a newborn getting a decent or even hot dinner together was mission impossible. So for those days when all h*^$ breaks loose at least have something to microwave!
    3.  Treat yourself. Seriously, this is the best advice I can give you! There's no question your going to get burnt out, at times you will likely feel like an extra from Walking Dead; a mindless, terrifying zombie. The only way to combat the horror is to schedule time for yourself. Call grandma or get a babysitter but do take time to get away. Go get a massage or see a matinée, your kids will be fine and they benefit from a happy and refreshed mama!  
    4.  Let it go. If you’re that super mama who has managed to juggle two kids, life and all other responsibilities with ease that’s great but there's no shame if you can't maintain the perfection you once had before. You will discover a new balance and it doesn’t need to be so pretty.
    5. You can't make everyone happy.  With cries and requests coming from all directions you can't necessarily make a PB&J WHILE turning on Doc Mc Stuffins WHILE changing a diaper now can you!  We all love to make our kids happy but it's going to be near impossible to keep three kids happy all at once and you know what.....that's OKAY!  

      That said a third kid means more fun, wonder, excitement and more love. Soon you won't be able to imagine life any other way! I've also heard that adding more after 3 is smooth sailing- that there's no added chaos.  I'm not so sure I can believe that one!

      January 06, 2016

      The Top 10 PERFECT New Year’s Resolutions For Any Busy Mama!

      -Brought to you by the mamas from The Vintage Honey Shop! 

      1. Resolve to better hide the smell of chocolate on your breath. Your kids don’t need to know everything!!!
      2. Resolve to find the perfect pair of jeans and then buy them 2 sizes up so you feel SKIN......EEE!!! 
      3. Resolve to embrace Old McDonalds Spa night. Can you relax in the bathtub with 20 lifelike miniature barnyard animals? Oh yes you can! 
      4. Resolve to take some pics and videos of your third child. When did he get here anyway?  
      5. Resolve to buy a lock for you bathroom door. Need I say more?
      6. Resolve to re wash the laundry you already washed sitting in your washer within 48 hours. Girl, you got this!
      7. Resolve to learn better selfie taking angles than your 2 yr old.  
      8. Resolve to double no triple the Five Second Rule. That's right you have a full 15 seconds to pick that bagel up off the floor and eat it!  
      9. Resolve to refuse to let Anna and Elsa intimidate you with their hair braiding techniques. You know they have a whole team of stylists!
      10. Resolve to rock your VH nursing + teething necklace!! 2016 is your year!!!
      December 04, 2015

      The Twelve Winners of Christmas Giveaway

      Tis the season! And as we're trimming our trees and sipping our peppermint mochas, we're in the mood to spread some Christmas cheer....to y'all! So...you know what sounded fun to us??? A Twelve Winners of Christmas Giveaway!!!  Yup, what could be merrier than snagging a -free- gorgeous handmade teething + nursing necklace all wrapped up in a pretty lil bow! Here's how it works, were holding a 12 day contest and giving you several options to make multiple entries. On the final day we will announce & give away 12 necklaces to 12 randomly selected individuals!!! 

      Plus your welcome to come back on all 12 days of the giveaway to repeat your entries  {and increase your odds of winning}!!!  What are you waiting for, get to it! 

      And if course, if you can't wait...you can always purchase a few necklaces in our shop now!  Whats better than one??? More!!!  

      www.thevintagehoneyshop.com

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      December 02, 2015

      Baby's First Christmas

      October 21, 2015

      $100 Shopping Spree Pinterest Giveaway!!!

      Pin it to Win it
      How would YOU like to win a $100 gift card to The Vintage Honey shop???  Ummm...the question should be, 'who wouldn't want one'!!!  We are in a mood to par-tay on Pinterest, so we are throwing a pinning party!  All you have to do to enter is pin your favorite items from our shop (make sure that you use the hashtag #vhpingiveaway so we can see it) & follow us!!  You can enter by filling out the form below!  You can even pin every day that the giveaway is live to increase your chances of winning!!!  Woo-hoo!!!
      Good luck y'all....we can't wait to see what the winner will pick out on their shopping spree!!! Eeeek, so excited!!!
      (giveaway ends 10/29/15 at 12am CST // open to international entries // must be at least 18 years old to enter)
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