Fall Dining Room Decorating Ideas
Decorating, Holiday, House + Home, Thanksgiving

Fall Dining Room Table Decor

Fall is here. If you've been on my home tour, you know I'm a sucker for decorating, and snagging each new and upcoming design that Target has. Fall Dining Room Table Decor This Fall season, Target came out with a plaid line of plates, serve ware & linens. I'm not kidding when I say... I immediately got in my car, the moment I saw a snapshot of plaid plates and linens on TargetStyle's Instagram. A little black, a little white, and a little gold... paired together with a plaid design, and I was in hog heaven. It was just the right about of "class,"...

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Jack-O-Lantern Marshmallow Pops
Halloween, Holiday

Jack-O-Lantern Marshmallow Pops

Hey y’all! It’s Bethany from The Southern Couture sharing a simple, quick, and easy treat for Halloween in case you are needing any last minute ideas. With Halloween being just a few days away, I know it can get hectic and crazy with all the costume planning and shopping, but don’t forget about making sweet treats for everyone. I have the cutest idea for you today that is sure to make every kid smile. Jack-O-Lantern Marshmallow Pops These jack-o-lantern marshmallow pops are a fun treat to not only give but to also make. The fun part is that you can get the...

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Halloween Activities for Kids
Halloween, Holiday, Parenting

Halloween Activity for Kids: Candy Apple Decorating

If you're like me, I'm always looking for activities for my kids to do, especially around the holidays. Granted, you can make candy apples any time of the year, but there's just something special about whipping them up in the Fall. Get ready to get sticky... Halloween Activity for Kids: Candy Apple Decorating  Let's face it. Creating candy apples isn't rocket science. However, giving you the idea is what I'm here for. :) Items Needed: • Apples {we used small apples, for our little kiddos, but huge apples can be FUN} • Caramel candies • Baking Candies, Sprinkles, Candy • Water for melting caramel • Wooden skewers or lollipop sticks •...

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Sweet or Salty Pumpkin Seed Recipe! Roasting Pumpkin Seeds can be a fun activity for the kids too! https://fantabulosity.com
Appetizers, Halloween, Holiday, Recipes, Thanksgiving

Sweet & Salty: Pumpkin Seed Recipe

I had never had any interest in roasting pumpkin seeds, until my youngest came along and literally eats anything & everything "crunchy." Combine it with a fun activity to do with the kiddos? Golden. Pumpkin Seed Recipe I adore this recipe, because you can make it salty or sweet; depending on the mood you're in! If it were just for me?? I'd probably put a little chili powder on them, to give them a little "kick." But if kiddos are partaking in the snacking, boiling them in sugar instead of salt, and topping with cinnamon and/or brown sugar, may be more up their...

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How to Create a Kid's Birthday Invitation with Canva!, and FREE printable! https://fantabulosity.com
Birthday, DIY & Crafts, Entertaining, Holiday, Kids, Printables

Create a Personalized Kid’s Birthday Invitation with Canva

Canva is an online design tool that you can use to create images and printables. I had never heard of it before becoming a blogger. My daughter's 2nd birthday was coming up and I created a super cute birthday invitation (and a thank you card) and I totally wowed her friends moms, and my husband! I'm not a designer by trade, I'm just a regular mom blogger but I created something really cute and I know you can too!   You could spend a lot of money on a personalized printed birthday invitation. And for a kid's birthday, it just doesn't make sense...

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Spoil Dad this Father's Day! https://fantabulosity.com-1
Family + Friends, Father's Day, Holiday, Real Life, Review

An Afternoon of Bonding: How to Spoil Dad this Father’s Day

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone, promise! #TheGiftOfClean #CollectiveBias I thought the day would never come that my husband would take our kiddos out on his own. {Not because he ever said that, but because if felt like for YEARS, I was stranded at home with babies, while my husband went to work, ran last minute quick errands, because it was just too much work to load up a baby and hit the road, and go with him.} Now... the boys are getting older, and they're able to just slip their...

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Happy Pops Day! Father's Day Gift Idea! https://fantabulosity.com
DIY & Crafts, Father's Day, Gift Ideas, Holiday

Happy “Pops” Day! Father’s Day Gift Idea

I have been in a "gifting," mood all week, and although that sounds really good... it's only because I've been putting off getting TONS of gifts that I have been needing to get for a while now, and I'm finally getting around to it. With Father's Day right around the corner, I knew that I better get on the ball, since I was "gifting," anyway. :) We have a friend that has recently become a new "dad," and I wanted to get him something that I had seen on Pinterest, so when I was planning his gift, it hit me... Why can't...

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Holiday, Mother's Day

What Does Mom Really want for Mother’s Day?

Mother's Day is right around the corner, and for some reason it always sneaks up on me. Then, when I realize that I still need to get something for my mom & my husband's mom, I don't even know what to get.   So... after asking my blog friends on Facebook, what they {as moms} REALLY want, I've come to realize that it may not be what you think it is. Mother's Day Gift Ideas {ideas from Mom's themselves} To have all of my children {and grandchildren} in one place. Dinner, family gathering, etc.  To have my house cleaned. Dishes washed, laundry done, just cleaned! A...

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Easter Chalkboard Art Idea https://fantabulosity.com
Easter, Holiday, House + Home

Easter Chalkboard Art Ideas

I told you back around Valentine's Day, when I designed the Valentine's Day art on my chalkboard, that I'm such a fan of changing the theme every season. Well it wasn't two days after Valentine's Day, and I was putting up my Easter Chalkboard Art.      ~Before I purchased the chalkboard from restoration hardware, I thought long and hard over whether or not to put up something permanent, such as a piece of art, a mirror, or a collage of photo frames. But the more I thought about it, the more I wanted a chalkboard in our entry, so I...

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Valentine's Day Chalkboard Chalkboard font, art, and decorating ideas
Decorating, DIY & Crafts, House + Home, Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Chalkboard

I'm delighted to share my Valentine's Day Chalkboard with you today! Consider this part of the "Home Tour," that I did, if you will... but it will change from season to season. The other day when I shared my latest chalkboard design on Instagram, and my Facebook page, I had a lot of feedback saying that you wanted to know more! So here we are: Valentine's Day Chalkboard Design It all began when I couldn't WAIT to get my hands on this chalkboard from Restoration Hardware. The day it was delivered, I begged a good friend to come over and help me hang...

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Classroom Valentines Day Ideas, for books instead of candy
DIY & Crafts, Holiday, Valentine's Day

Classroom Valentines -“Booking it Over Here to Tell You…”

Classroom Valentines Idea: "Booking" it over here tell you..." is such a cute and easy idea to make for the classroom! So I'm learning that there are good and not-so-good points about my kids starting school (preschool, daycare, whatever it may be.) Not-so-good: Life is crazier making sure my kiddo is prepared for every new little activity that is taking place within the school. {Field trip, classroom party, etc.} Good: I get to get my "crafting," on, WAY more than I did in the past. Now that I actually have classroom parties and deadlines to meet, I make it a priority to get creative. My Silhouette FINALLY...

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Gift basket idea for men or women
Birthday, Christmas, DIY & Crafts, Father's Day, Gift Ideas, Holiday, Mother's Day

“Take it Easy,” Gift Basket Idea for Men or Women

Take it Easy Relaxation Gift Basket Idea for Men or Women: This simple gift idea is perfect for any man or woman for ANY occasion! Who wouldn't love a basket with an excuse to relax! My sister's birthday was in December, and she's one of those, "My birthday is around Christmas, so everyone forgets about it," kinda people. Do you know someone like this too? ;) This year, I'm pretty excited about her gift. Not only was it so EASY... not only is it a concoction of things for relaxing...not only is it gender neutral and perfect for those men &...

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How I made money Christmas shopping this year! ===> https://fantabulosity.com
Christmas, Holiday

How I MADE Money Christmas Shopping!

How I Made Money Christmas Shopping: I thought it was a scam, or too good to be true. Until I found out how it worked and it makes sense!  If you follow me on Facebook, this may be "old news," to you... but some of you may be here for the first time, by finding me on Pinterest! Well if so... WELCOME... and you should totally head on over to my Facebook page where you can get updates and goodies like this one I'm about ready to tell you... ALL OF THE TIME!   I'm not going to "beat around the bush."...

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Merry ... Christmas Card! So adorable! https://fantabulosity.com
Christmas, Holiday, Review

I “Minted” to Tell you THIS…

Words cannot express how ecstatic I am to have found this. When planning my parties, I've always went to the same 'ole sources for party décor, but now... I've found another source. A good source. A FANTABULOUS source. Have you been to Minted.com? Yeah... I hadn't either, and now, it's totally on my "favorites," bar. Party Banners Art Christmas Cards  Invitations Stickers Party Favors omg... the list goes on... Every Christmas, we get an influx of Christmas cards in the mail, and I ADORE, looking at all of them... the photos, the sweet messages, the "love," behind each one. So when...

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Fourth of July, Holiday, Printables

Free Fourth of July Printable

I couldn't resist. I had to create another free printable (a FREE Fourth of July printable) for you all, so I could add to our collection. If you're just joining me, you may not know that I LOVE to have a printable in my house at all times. Whether it be for the season we are in here in Missouri, or if a holiday is right around the corner... I want to showcase it. Back in the day, I'd scour Pinterest for free printables. That was until I figured out how to do it on my own. This way... I get...

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Personalized Gold Glitter Stationary. YES PLEASE!
Father's Day, Holiday

Father’s Day Gift Idea AND 50 Free 4×6’s?

Father's Day is RIGHT around the corner you guys. I'm NEVER on top of my game, but for some reason... this year I am. I'm not sure if it's because I'm seeing "Father's Day Gifts," in the media a lot more this year to remind me over and over, or what it is. But hey, I'll take being prepared any day. My hubby is super hard to shop for. He says he's not, but he his. Why? Because he's the type that if he wants something, he'll go on and go get it, rather than thinking, "Hey... my wife and kids...

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DIY Framed Easter Egg Craft for Kids
DIY & Crafts, Easter, Holiday

DIY Easter Egg Craft for Kids

Hey all! I want to share this fantabulous DIY Easter Egg Craft for Kids today, in case you need a quick and easy activity to wrangle those little ones up for some craft time fun! I printed the Easter egg off of Itsy Bitsy Fun, and my two year old "colored" the egg as best he could. ;) My good friend Brandy came over, and had the great idea to cut the egg out, put a piece of scrap paper in my "season" frame that I always put some sort of printable in, and quickly made it my framed "Easter," art. PLUS... it's my...

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St. Patricks Day Free Printable
Holiday, Printables, St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day Free Printable

So you know by now that I love "Free Printables," right? Well, St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner! Do you have your "green," ready? Even for the littlest of holiday's, I always try to at least have a little something around the house for a some festive décor. I have little bitty guys at home, and my oldest is just now starting to recognize what holiday's are. So this year, I wanted to have something up for St. Patrick's Day, and instead of going out and buying a ton of décor, I thought I'd just create a printable...

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Surprise 30th Birthday https://fantabulosity.com
Birthday, Holiday, Real Life, Travel

Surprise 30th Birthday for my Husband

Surprise 30th Birthday Ideas for Him: A trip full of little surprises, and secret missions for my husband's 30th birthday! A celebration we will NEVER forget! If you're looking for gift ideas for your husband's 30th birthday, you'll want to see THIS post! Or, if you're thinking of planning a surprise trip along with other fun secret surprises, keep reading below! You may find it hard to believe that I kept all of this a secret for a year. Click Here for Gift Ideas for Him

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Healthy Valentine's Day Idea https://fantabulosity.com
Holiday, Valentine's Day

Healthy Valentine’s Day Treat Idea

Healthy Valentine's Day Treat Idea: A quick and easy DIY to create for a classroom party. This is perfect for those that require store-bought & packaged only snacks! Eeeeeeek!  One night while vegging on the couch with my hubby, my sister sent me a text showing me the cutest thing that she did for her son's Valentine's treats this year! I immediately asked if I could share this idea with you, because it was too cute to keep to myself. Thankfully, she agreed, so here I am! If you're looking for a QUICK and HEALTHY Valentine's Day treat, here you go! Healthy...

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Christmas, Decorating, Holiday, House + Home

Our Holiday Home Tour

Ahhhh Christmas time! I'll be honest... I'm not a Grinch, but in years past when Christmas time would roll around, I'd get my fill of seeing Christmas decorations up at everyone else's home. I had no desire to decorate, only because I would stare at it for a month and think about how I had to take it all down in 30 days. Anyone with me? Well, this year it was a little different. We moved in to a new home, and my husband was asked by a friend if we would participate in a local charity benefit that involved opening...

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