Remove Rust from Silverware in seconds! https://fantabulosity.com
Cleaning, House + Home

How to Remove Rust from Silverware

How to Remove Rust from Silverware: This quick and easy solution to remove the dreaded brown stains on silverware is finally here! I have to admit something.  I throw everything I can, in to the dishwasher. This can be a no-no for my silverware. You know, the kind that says "hand wash only?" Yeah, I probably won't be buying that kind again. I love entertaining. And there's nothing worse than pulling out my place settings for dinner guests, with silverware that has nasty rust spots on it, making it look like I didn't even wash it. Yuck. The other day, I had.. had IT....

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Big Boy Bedroom Ideas https://fantabulosity.com
Decorating, Home Tour, House + Home

Home Tour – Part 11, Big Boy Bedroom

Yeah, I'm a bit embarrassed to say this, but I'm finally adding another room to our home tour, after about a year of no home tour updates at all. I'm one of those, "perfectionist's," you know... that never feels like something is ready to reveal, because there's always something else I could add? So I wait & wait, until I think it's ok to finally take photos, only to realize that it will NEVER be "done." When we moved in to our new home, I was due to have baby #2 in 2 weeks. {Yes, we are crazy people.} I had struggled...

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Spring Chalkboard Art Ideas https://fantabulosity.com
Decorating, DIY & Crafts, House + Home

Spring Chalkboard Art Ideas

It may seem a tad crazy, but I am always so excited when a new holiday comes rolling around, so I can re-do my chalkboard art. When it was time to erase my Easter Chalkboard Art, I had a hard time deciding which holiday to do next. Spring Chalkboard Art So.... I just decided to wing it. Or "Spring," it. {Hee.} I left up the boarder that I had on the Easter design, because I loved it's simplicity. Ok ok... I didn't change it because I was too lazy. When you walk in our front door, the message of the season is always...

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Turn your crib in to a dress up, dressing room! https://fantabulosity.com
Decorating, DIY & Crafts, House + Home, Parenting

Turning a Crib in to a Dressing Room- Let’s Play Dress-Up!

My sister and her husband are the most creative people that I know. With her creative brain, and his mad handy-man skillzzz... the two of them together, blow my mind. If you saw the crawfish boil party that I had for my son, you already know how awesome my sister and brother-in-law are. Seriously... go look if you haven't ----> Crawfish Boil Party Turning a Crib in to a Dressing Room I can't exactly remember how the conversation came up, but when I found out that my sister and her husband took a crib, and transformed it in to a "dress-up," area...

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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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5 Easy Decorating Tips to make your Home Shine https://fantabulosity.com
Decorating, House + Home

5 Easy Decorating Tips to make your Home Shine

These 5 Easy Decorating Tips to make your home shine, can be lifesavers.I am far from an interior designer. Heck, I barely live in a house long enough to even decorate. (If you followed my home tour, you already know why.) So if you're like myself, these 5 easy decorating tips can hopefully take the stress out of decorating, and give you a good jump start on how to decorate a room... Or even a whole house! 1. Decorate an interior door

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IKEA Frames Wall Gallery Idea https://fantabulosity.com
Decorating, DIY & Crafts, House + Home, Printables

IKEA Wall Gallery Layout

My IKEA Wall Gallery has been quite the conversation piece in my home, ever since I FINALLY got it up in my living area. If you went through my home tour , you may notice that I haven't featured my living area just yet. Well... that's because I was waiting to get the wall gallery up, and the mantle decorated. "How do you even start a gallery wall layout?"---yep, heard that one. "Ok, now I need gallery wall ideas for my house."---uh huh, few people have mentioned that too. "Are those IKEA frames?"--Seems like I know some others that share the same love...

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After photo of cabinet for Kitchenaid Mixer Install https://fantabulosity.com
"Must-Have" Products, House + Home

Kitchenaid Mixer Lift for Kitchen

Kitchenaid Mixer Lift for Kitchen: One of my FAVORITE kitchen must-haves when building! It's finally in! Quite possibly my most favorite invention ever. (For the kitchen I suppose.) If you followed me on my home tour that I gave a while back, you saw Part 4: The Kitchen. I showed you all of the nifty little tricks that we incorporated, like the spice rack, ice machine, pots/pans pull-out shelves, etc. But I didn't get to show you one thing that I was totally excited about, because it wasn't installed yet. Kitchenaid Mixer Lift Now, the mixer lift is installed! Check out the before... Now...

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White Serving Tray. Perfect as a centerpiece on the dining room table, or for a patio, serving drinks! Eeeeek!
House + Home

My Recent Trip to Target-Feeding the Addiction

My trips to Target are getting better. Better? Well by "better," I mean that I don't spend as much as I used to. Possibly, it's because I go more often than I used to, rather than going twice a year, and feeling like I have to redecorate my entire house in that one trip. :) {To my hubby: I promise I never do that.}  ;) You all seem to LOVE when I talk about my finds at Target, so I thought this time I'd just show you what my shopping bags coughed up when I got home. Yes, I love entertaining. Didn't know...

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Reward Card Organization! Stop digging in your purse or wallet for them! https://fantabulosity.com
DIY & Crafts, Organization

How to ORGANIZE Your Reward Cards!

I have a MAD crush on Pinterest. At times I wonder how we even lived without it. Did we actually have to come up with ideas on our own? Boring. ;)  At some point in my "pinning," career I came across a way to organize my reward cards. (I can't begin to tell you where I saw this.. because silly me, I didn't "pin," it. So make sure you "pin," this one, so you don't forget to do it, when you have time!) This has been one of the most HELPFUL tips that I have found, and as always... I must share...

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How to Organize your kids printables
House + Home, Organization, Parenting, Printables

Printable Organization for Kids

If you're like me, you see TONS of free lesson plans and printables on Pinterest that you want to print out for your kids to work on. Drawing, coloring, matching, shapes, and the list goes on. For a while, I struggled with printing something out on a whim, and I'd cross my fingers that I'd remember to pull it off of the printer for my toddler to work on the next day. In the meantime, we'd make it about half way through the stack of printables, life would happen, and then I'd find the other half of the printables ripped in...

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Boy Bathroom Monster Printables-Free download!
Decorating, House + Home, Printables

Monster Bathroom Printables for Boys-Free Download

I think it's safe to say that I've become addicted to creating printables. The options are endless, and it really serves as a creative outlet for me at the end of the day. Today... my 3 year old was "Mommy's Helper," and gave me input on what he liked. He loves sitting with me at the computer, picking out little characters, and watching it all come to life on "paper." His little project turned in to a bathroom printable, that I wanted to share with you all today, in case you're needing a little décor, and A-HEM... "reminders," for...

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Hello Summer-Free printable
Decorating, House + Home, Printables

“Hello Summer,” Free Printable

Hello All, and HELLO Summer! Words cannot express how much I love Summer. I've always been a lover of it, but when I had kids... my love for it went up by 300%. Why? So I can take their little rear-ends outside and get OUTTA the house! Being cooped up all Winter is exhausting. You know by now that I'm also a lover of printables, and giving you all Freebies. Heck, I just created and shared one yesterday. {I may be slightly addicted to creating them.}   I have an entry table that showcases the seasons we are in, so I always...

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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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Home Tour Part 10 - The Office & Craft Room
Decorating, Home Tour, House + Home

Home Tour Part 10 – The Office and Craft Room

Welcome to Part 10 of our home tour, The Office and Craft Room! {AKA, "My Hiding Place"}  If you're just joining me, feel free to go back to Part 1 of the home tour and catch up! For the rest of you: Let's roll on... Welcome to my office! Come on in... I'll let you look around a while, and then I'll break down the bits and pieces and let you know where I got everything! My Office & Craft Room {Why can't they make "white" printers? Or heck, maybe they do, and I just don't know it. Boy that black...

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Home Tour Part 9 The Nursery
Decorating, Home Tour, House + Home

Home Tour Part 9 – Baby Nursery

I'm SO excited that I'm finally getting around to continuing the home tour. Life kinda happened, and I took a short pause in decorating the rooms. The nursery however, REALLY didn't take up too much of my time. I kept it very simple, (some may say "bare,") but that's ok with me. Less is more, right? Let's get started... I sinned. Yep. Go ahead, roll your eyes at me... tell me I'm a horrible mommy... What did I do? I re-used the nursery décor from my first baby to decorate my new baby's room. Eeeeek! Well heck, let me tell you why. One, I...

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Home Tour Part 9, The Nursery
Decorating, DIY & Crafts, House + Home

Nursery Ideas for the Wall

Hey all! It's FRIDAY, the sun is SHINING, and I've finished a cup of coffee before both of my kiddos have even woken up. Cha-CHING! I MAY even get this blog post in about my "nursery ideas for the wall," if I'm lucky! ;) If you've been following me for a while, then you have probably seen the home tour that I've been giving. The nursery is next on the list, but I wanted to go ahead and share a little tidbit in the meantime. As you know, my craftiness level doesn't go very high. As a matter of fact, if I...

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Home Tour Part 8 - The Patio
Decorating, Home Tour, House + Home

Home Tour Part 8: The Patio/Deck

UPDATE: Our patio has had a makeover! To see what it looks like now, you can head over HERE! The patio. FINALLY... Part 8 of our home tour is up. I've been waiting for warm weather and my final pieces to come together before I added it to the tour, and it's finally accomplished! If you've missed the first 7 parts of the Home Tour, start here: Part 1: The Exterior. If you see anything that you'd like to have to design your patio this spring, make sure you see my shopping list at the end of this post! Ok let's walk out...

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barstools for kitchen breakfast bar
House + Home

I chose number two…

Last week I could NOT make a decision to save my life. Ask my husband and he'll tell you that's one of his daily struggles with me, I'm sure. Since we built the new house, I knew I wanted bar stools for our kitchen bar/breakfast bar area. I kept putting it off because frankly, we all know that's not a necessity, and I'd rather create blog posts than shop for bar stools. Well that was until I was browsing World Market the other day, and saw that they had the most adorable bar stools. Well... of course I got sucked in, and...

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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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