Running errands and saving time
Lifestyle, Organization, Review

Busy Mom Sanity! From Running Errands to Managing Your Finances

A big “thank you” to Regions Bank for sponsoring this post. Running errands, cashing checks, paying bills….and the list goes on. Yuck, right? There are SO many other things that I'd rather be doing, but when you're a busy mom like me with an ever-growing list of "don't forget to pick-ups", (or maybe the one who does most of the errands in your house), daily chores are just not at the top of my list of favorite activities. Anything I can do to get organized and make life easier is important to me, which is why I’m excited to be...

Read more

Laundry Room Decor Ideas; modern decorations, simple and easy organization
Cleaning, House + Home, Organization

7 Ways to Trick Yourself in to Getting Things Done

7 Ways to Trick Yourself in to Getting Things Done: Sometimes when we dread doing chores, or some of the "musts" in life, a little self trickery helps! 7 Ways to Trick Yourself in to Getting Things Done 1. Waiting on the Coffee Making coffee. It's the first thing I do every morning.  But waiting while it brews, KILLS me. (Doesn't it seem like it takes forever to brew some mornings?)  I used to walk around like a zombie, killing time while it brewed, looking for any crumb left over from the night before, so I could shove in to my mouth...

Read more

Summer On-the-Go Bag Essentials: Items that I keep in a bag by the door for spur of the moment summer outings!
House + Home, Organization, Review

Summer Bag Essentials

This is a compensated endorsement written by me on behalf of Coppertone®. The opinions and text are all mine. Summer Bag Essentials To help streamline things in my daily life as a momma of two little boys, I designate a bag for summer which I leave in the mudroom area of my home, and keep it filled with items that I may need while out and about. Summer Bag Essentials: Coppertone Kids - While at Target the other day, (shocker that I was at Target, I know) we headed down the sun care isle and my boys saw and had to have, the...

Read more

Quick workout at home ideas - the booty shaper
House + Home, Lifestyle, Organization, Self Improvement

Morning Routine for a Mentally + Physically Productive Day

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Special K. All opinions are 100% mine. Morning Routine for a Mentally + Physically Productive Day. A few steps that I try to do each morning before the kids wake up for a great start to the day. Morning Routine for a Mentally + Physically Productive Day Do you ever have those mornings where it's a mad rush from the get-go? Going through the day, feeling like you've forgotten something, overwhelmed with a to-do list, and running low on energy? I can TOTALLY relate, and after years of frustration, I realized...

Read more

Mobile Office Day Bag Organization for blogger, mom running errands, handbag workbag!
House + Home, Organization

Mobile Office Day Bag Organization & Must Haves

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Special K. All opinions are 100% mine. Mobile Office Day Bag Organization & Must Haves. When out and about running errands, heading to appointments, or for an office-on-the-go, my day bag is ready! Mobile Office Day Bag Organization & Must Haves After taking the role of "work at home mom" for the last 5 years or so, I've nailed my day bag organization down to a science and I can't WAIT to show you how I keep my sanity when I'm out and about. Whether it's my mobile office, a day as a mom...

Read more

Blogging questions: for a beginner and those who have been blogging a while.
Organization, Parties

A List of my Favorite Websites for Party Supplies

 List of my Favorite Party Supplies Websites: A list websites that are always a "go-to," any time that I'm planning a party, or styling a party for a brand. I'm a "routine," lovin' gal. So when it comes to shopping for party supplies for either my own parties, or when styling parties for a brand, I have my "go-to," online party supplies stores that I frequent.  I'm never disappointed, and ALWAYS find something at these, that I love. Favorite Party Supplies Websites 1. Shop Sweet Lulu Weather it's balloons, favor bags, or cute food containers, I'm a sucker for Shop Sweet Lulu products.  When...

Read more

Stationary Station Organization
House + Home, Organization

Stationery Station Organization: Say that Five Times…

Stationery Station Organization: Say that Five Times... A simple way to organize cards, notepads, and writing tools, for easy access. Stationery Station Organization I literally had to say that out loud 5 times, really fast, to see if I could do it.  Hey you! You may be here for the first time as part of the blog hop that's happening today with some of the BEST bloggers that I know.  Not only are they incredibly creative, but they know how to create a workspace that can make you drool!  I'm honored to be a part of something so fun and inspiring! So thank...

Read more

Last Minute Party Checklist
Organization, Printables, Review

Last Minute Party Checklist – Free Download

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MegaGame #CollectiveBias Last Minute Party Checklist - Free Download: For those moments where a party is held at your house with little or no notice! More times than I'd like to admit... I've found myself running around ragged, trying to make the house look presentable when we've decided to have people over at the last minute. It may be a sporting event on tv, or just a random evening when we have the social bug and decide to cook and invite people over.  There have...

Read more

What I use to stay organized. Tips and tricks
Featured, Organization, Printables

7 Organization Ideas & Tips: What I Use to Stay Organized

7 Organization Ideas and Tips: What I Use to Stay Organized and implement in to my personal and business life to manage stress, finances, and overall sanity! 7 Organization Ideas & Tips I am totally guilty of using the new year, as an excuse to start fresh. Perhaps it's the OCD tendencies that I have in some areas of life, but I'm a sucker for it. Usually about a week before the new year, I start gathering all of my printables, folders, binders, (cute pens too) and start planning my organization strategies come January 1st. Although there are multiple programs, and resources that I...

Read more

Month in Advance, at a Glance! Free printable to keep track of what's ahead next month. LOVE this.
Organization, Printables

Month in Advance, at a Glance — Free Printable

Month in Advance, at a glance — Free Printable: An organized way to see what's in store for you next month, so nothing will sneak up on you! I'm not sure why, but for some reason, when a new month arrives, I feel like someone slapped me upside the head with a "surprise" of activities, events, and bills that are due.  I know they're coming, but it always seems like it's so far off, because it's "next month." I've found a way to help keep my sanity, and I couldn't WAIT to share how with you. So if you've found yourself with...

Read more

Fantabulosity; A Lifestyle Blog that doesn't make you feel bad about yourself.

6 Ways to Make Your Desk Work More Productive

This post brought to you by LastPass. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Fantabulosity. 6 Ways to Make Your Desk Work More Productive: A quick list of tricks to try when you need more focus and productivity in your work space. 6 Ways to Make Your Desk Work More Productive There are times, no matter where I'm at in my home working, that I consider it "desk work." This time is set aside for those moments when I have to meet a deadline online, or even to just catch up on emails. If I don't prepare myself, my...

Read more

Organization, Review

Party Day Survival Kit

Party Day Survival Kit: Having all of the necessities in one place on party day, can save a TON of time!  Planning a wedding?  Keep all of the wedding decorating/bride essentials in one place! too! Let me fill you in on a little secret.  I LOVE the idea of having a "party day survival kit," handy, to shave minutes (if not hours) off of my prep-time, on party day. Whether it's in my back yard, kitchen, or across town... it will always be by my side! Typical party-day scenario: Decorating outside for a back yard party.  I realize that I need tape...

Read more

Laundry Room Simple Decorating Ideas
Decorating, Home Tour, House + Home, Organization, Review

Laundry Room | Simple Decorating Ideas

This post was sponsored by NEW! Tide purclean as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.  Laundry Room Simple Decorating Ideas: Easily spruce up the space in your home where you spend countless hours! A pretty laundry room, is a better laundry room. A pretty laundry room is hard to beat, right?  I'm sharing a few laundry room simple decorating ideas with you, to help spruce up your space a bit.  (But wait until I reveal the "before," photo at the end of this post.  Yes, because I'm "normal" (whatever that means) just like you.) So this is it! I mentioned...

Read more

Tool Box Organization
DIY & Crafts, Organization

Tool Box Organization

Tool Box Organization: Ladies, I've found a way to justify my Silhouette Cameo Machine, with my husband.  It was at this moment that my husband actually said, "I'm glad you have this thing!" Oh ladies... if you've found yourself wanting a Silhouette Cameo Machine, but haven't quite convinced your husband of "why" you need one, then I may have just found the PERFECT excuse to actually pull the Silhouette out of your online shopping cart, and go to the "checkout!"  Gentlemen, if you're reading this... this MAY be the "manliest," thing I ever post about. So enjoy it. ;) Tool Cabinet Organization My husband was...

Read more

Laundry Room Decor Ideas; modern decorations, simple and easy organization
Decorating, Home Tour, House + Home, Organization

DIY Laundry Room Shelving & Storage Ideas

This post brought to you by The Duck Brand. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Fantabulosity. Decorating and organizing my laundry room has been on my agenda for a good TWO years now, and I've FINALLY tackled the most aggravating aspect of the room.  The wire shelving struggles of small items falling through, and WORSE... when laundry detergent would "drip," from my laundry detergent container, on to the clothes hanging on the wire shelving underneath.  Challenge: ACCEPTED. DIY Laundry Room Shelving & Storage Ideas If you've been hanging around here for a while, and followed along during the "construction...

Read more

Toddler Packing Checklist Free Printable for when we travel!
House + Home, Lifestyle, Organization, Parenting, Printables, Travel

Free Toddler Travel Packing List

Free Toddler Packing List: This checklist has saved my sanity a TON! No frantic, last minute things to worry about forgetting. Our family loves to travel, and about 90% of the time, it's last minute.  So I've learned to save my sanity, by always having my toddler travel packing list, for our toddler's items to pack his bags super quick. {This is a snapshot of me and my little guy, when we visited Gulf Shores Alabama, when he was just an itty bitty guy.  I was also horribly sick with morning sickness, at 3 months along with baby #2, so excuse the pale skin color.... Toddler...

Read more

The SMART way to pack your Baby or Toddler for Vacation
Organization, Parenting

The Smart Way to Pack for Baby or Toddler

Ever since creating the baby & toddler packing list for you {ahem, years ago...}, I've wanted to fill you in on the SMARTEST way that I know how to pack my little guys. I'm certain that this one little life-changing tip, will CHANGE the way you pack for your baby or toddler. The SMART Way to Pack a Baby or Toddler: 1. Start by sorting the clothes that you plan to take with you. I do this by pulling articles of clothing out in categories. For instance: I start with onesies & shirts.  I pull them out of the closet, and place them in a...

Read more

Restaurant Kit - Toddler Busy Bag Ideas!
Organization, Parenting, Review

Restaurant Kit: Toddler Busy Bag

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone, promise! #MARVELSnackBar #CollectiveBias When I was a child, my parents took us out to eat MAYBE once a week.  Usually on a Friday.  It was a treat, for sure! Now... with my own little family... we eat out A LOT.  It's either because of a social event, or the day/evening got away from us, and eating out just seems like the easy idea.  Don't get me wrong, I wish we would eat at home more.  I'm sure it's more affordable that way... But sometimes, I wonder...

Read more

How to Declutter & Declutter Tips!

How to Declutter & Organize. The Harsh Truth.

I'm sooo not a hoarder.  I think there could be a good chance that I would be a packrat, if we lived in the same house for years.  Or had plans to. But... we tend to move at least every couple of years, and the clutter... just doesn't happen, because I don't allow it to.  So after years of decluttering, I wanted to share my decluttering tips with you. How to Declutter & Organize: 1.  Start with one room. If that's too overwhelming for you, start with one small space.  I'll admit, I usually have to start with a small space, and expand...

Read more

DIY Corkboard Frame
Decorating, DIY & Crafts, House + Home, Organization

Cork Board Frame

Thanks so much for having me here at Fantabulosity, Jessica! I’m Denyse from Glitter, Glue and paint.   If you haven’t heard of me, Glitter, Glue and Paint is geared towards DIY, Crafting, Home Décor, Organization with a twist of real life. GGP is chock full of articles like painting your own furniture, DIY'ing your way to home decor, and crafting ideas. While I do love the big home projects, most of my stuff uses glitter, glue, and paint (heehee). I seriously love crafts, and some of my favorites include burlap and paint. I'm excited to be sharing my Cork Board Frame with all of you here at Fantabulosity. CORK...

Read more

5 Secrets to a guest ready house in minutes
Cleaning, House + Home, Organization, Review

Secrets to a “Guest Ready,” House in Minutes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone, promise!  #RealLifeClean #CollectiveBias It's no secret that I love to entertain.  If you've been hanging around here for any amount of time, you've probably seen some of the parties that I have designed, and can tell that it's a HUGE passion of mine. Oh yes, the frilly cake stands... the fancy-schmancy hors d'oeuvres... it's all a blast. BUT... like everyone out there, we don't always have a months notice before we hear that someone is coming over.  If you're married to someone like my husband... it's typically, Oh...

Read more