Letter to my friends: Woman wearing pink dress in the middle of a field
Family + Friends, Real Life, Self Improvement

A Letter to My Friends: I’m Sorry I’ve Gone Missing

This post has been sitting in my drafts since July of 2017 and I never published it because it didn't feel right. I couldn't explain why at the time, why I didn't put it out for the world to see... but looking back now, in 2020, I totally get it. It wasn't the right time because I wasn't the same person back then as I am now and it would have been published for the wrong reasons. It was written with a whole different mindset than...

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Valentine Imperial Maya Resort in Riviera Maya Cancun Mexico
Real Life, Travel

Tips for an All-Inclusive Resort Vacation in Mexico

Tips for an All-Inclusive Resort Vacation in Mexico: The things I wish I knew before going the first time and bonus tips just for fun! Pool Side in the morning at Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya Heading to Mexico for an all-inclusive vacation can be SUPER exciting. But it can also be super nerve-wracking if you’ve never been because you’re unsure of what to expect. Luckily, my first time in Mexico for a vacation at an all-inclusive resort, I traveled with a friend who had been multiple...

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Laser Hair Removal Before and After
Makeup + Beauty, Real Life, Self Improvement, Style

Laser Hair Removal St. Louis

Laser Hair Removal St. Louis: An inside look at the BEST place for treatments and why. Plus a sneak peek at what just ONE visit did! This post has been sponsored by Milan Laser Hair Removal, where I have also received services in exchange for this post. HOWEVER, all thoughts and opinions are my own... as always. Friends, I have been anxiously waiting to tell you about a new, life-changing service that I have started and have fallen in LOVE with.  Laser...

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Brain Dump Template Worksheet
House + Home, Organization, Printables, Real Life, Self Improvement

What is a Brain Dump? Plus a Free Template Worksheet!

Brain Dump: How a brain dump works and a free template worksheet to help gather those loose thoughts and how to take action. Brain Dump Whether it's in my blogging business or in my personal life, creating a brain dump can SAVE me. It saves my sanity and helps out so much with organizing and launching new projects. What is a Brain Dump? Well if you're like me and can relate to the saying, If...

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Importance of Time Management
House + Home, Organization, Real Life, Self Improvement

Importance of Time Management

Importance of Time Management: Whether in your personal life, home, or in the workplace, this is why time management is so important! Importance of Time Management I have a lot of faults, but I will say that time management and organization come very naturally for me, and I swear I get it from my mom. That woman is an amazing individual and I grew up learning from the best. You May Also Love: 6...

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how to make money online
Blogging, Real Life

How to Make Money Online: 7 REAL Ways that are AUTHENTIC to you!

How to make money online: After running a successful business online for a few years now, I've learned a lot of different ways to make money from home, and now I'm sharing them with you! How to Make Money Online It's no secret that I love blogging, but a second-runner up is brainstorming and helping others figure out what their passions are, so they can start an online business around it. Since getting involved in the blogging world, I've come to find...

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Hospital Must haves checklist for the minimalist free printable fantabulosity.com
Parenting, Printables, Real Life

Hospital Bag Must-Have’s Checklist for Mom and Baby

Hospital Bag Must-Have Checklist for Mom and Baby: A free printable to help make your life a little easier come "baby-time," so you can make sure to have the essentials! Post created in August 2013 - No longer pregnant and we have two beautiful little boys! Read more about us here! Pregnant Girl Speaking Here... I'm 4 weeks away from "popping," with my 2nd little bundle of joy. Eeeek... did I really just say that? Wow... I'm a little nervous. We have to...

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

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...

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The money saving tool you need - prescriptions for my son
Health + Fitness, Real Life, Review

The Money Saving Tool You NEED to Save on Prescriptions

  This post is sponsored by RxSaver by RetailMeNot and includes tracking links. For more information about tracking links and how to opt out, please visit All About Do Not Track prior to clicking any links found in this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. If you're new around here, you may not know that my son was diagnosed with epilepsy a few years ago. With this diagnosis (along with sleepless nights, bellies full of nerves and emotional breakdowns) comes prescription medications.

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Our family vitamin and supplement journey
Health + Fitness, Real Life

Our Family’s Vitamin & Supplement Journey

Our Family Vitamin and Supplement Journey: With sickness and overall health, it was time I started focusing more on what our family needed. Here's what we're trying... Our Family Vitamin and Supplement Journey If you've been following me on Facebook and/or Instagram, then you know we've been struggling lately with my son having seizures again. (He was seizure free for a year, and then they made a comeback... and a HARD comeback.) While taking my turn to stay up and watch him...

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I'm exhausted - I'm done trying to fix it.
Real Life

“God, I’m Exhausted and I’m Done Trying to Fix It.”

Can I be honest? I'm exhausted. I wish I looked as refreshed right now, as I do in this photo, but that's FAR from true. I need a shower, I need a full nights sleep, and I'd LOVE for my little guy to be healthy. For the last month, my husband and I have had many sleepless nights, taking turns being on "seizure watch" so we don't miss one, and so we can be there for our son when he's going...

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how to start a blog - online business
Blogging, Real Life

How to Start a Lifestyle Blog

How to Start a Lifestyle Blog: The step-by-step guide on what you need to get your lifestyle blog up and running! Before I get into how to start a lifestyle blog, I'm going to assume that you already know what a lifestyle blog is. If you don't, I'd recommend that you head over to my blog post "What is a Lifestyle Blog" just to have a better idea of the difference between a personal, niched or lifestyle blog. Not 100% Sure if...

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What is a lifestyle blog
Blogging, Real Life

What is a Lifestyle Blog?

What is a lifestyle blog? Breaking down the difference in a niche blog and lifestyle blogs. What topics lifestyle blogs can include and ideas of what to post. What is a Lifestyle Blog? When I first started blogging in 2011, I started a blog about party planning. Boy did I screw up. I mean, I LOVED styling parties for my friends and family, so starting a blog about parties just makes sense, right? Wrong. I felt so suffocated blogging strictly about parties, and quickly...

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Marriage, Real Life

How to Improve Your Relationship in Only 30 Seconds Per Day

In just 30 seconds, this easy tip can help improve your relationship or marriage, and make more of a difference than you think! I know how much you all love the marriage and relationship posts here on Fantabulosity, so I've invited Amy Hartle from Two Drifters to share her favorite tip for how to improve your relationship in only 30 seconds per day. Because who wouldn't want to improve at least some area of their relationship? You May Also Love This Marriage Talk:

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Cute thing to say to your girlfriend or what to say to a girl
Marriage, Real Life

31 Cute Things to Say to Your Girlfriend

31 Cute Things to Say to Your Girlfriend: Looking for sweet things to say to your girlfriend or need help knowing what to say to a girl? This will help! You don't need a HUGE overwhelming list of cute things to say to your girlfriend (or boyfriend). You just need a few REALLY good things to whip out to make your girl feel special! This list is full of easy to remember, heartfelt things to add to your arsenal!  Cute Things to Say to your Girlfriend One of the five love languages is words of affirmation and sometimes it can be hard...

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Marriage, Real Life, Travel

Romantic Getaways and Things to Do in and Around St. Louis Missouri

Romantic Getaways and Things to Do in and Around St. Louis Missouri: So many popular destinations, restaurants, hotels and hidden gems in this area!  If romance is in the air and you're looking for a weekend getaway or something romantic to do with your love, then you'll love these ideas! Ladies, don't miss the post "5 Ways to Prepare for a Romantic Weekend with Your Husband". Romantic Getaways and Things to do in and Around St. Louis Missouri The St. Louis area is full of fun and interesting attractions, hotels and restaurants. But, what about taking a weekend away from home for a...

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Tips for Disney
Real Life, Travel

Disney World Tips – 10 Tips for a Better Vacation

Disney World Tips - These 10 tips and tricks are so helpful for those who've never been to Disney or who are looking to make their next trip even better! With tons of world-class dining options, many fabulous resort choices, and countless entertainment possibilities, it can be overwhelming trying to plan your Disney vacation. I've invited Amy with The Enchanted Traveler, who I call the "Disney Guru", to share her favorite top 10 tips for those who have never been to Disney, and who are thinking about making it a family vacation soon! Disney World Tips Use a stroller for young children A stroller...

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Celebrations Binder by Cultivate What Matters
Gift Ideas, Holiday, House + Home, Organization, Real Life, Review, Self Improvement

“Celebrations Binder” with Cultivate What Matters

"Celebrations Binder" with Cultivate What Matters - If you've been craving a simple system and a place to keep it all together, THIS is the answer, in one beautiful product! Celebrations Binder We all know how I feel about parties, and entertaining, right? And you KNOW how I feel about making time for what matters too... I introduce (or reintroduce, if you've already been lucky enough to hear about it) the Celebrations Binder. After chatting and working with the Cultivate What Matters team a few weeks back in the Ask a Cultivator series, where I shared how I prioritize celebrating those I love each and...

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Laura Orlando - Teacher started a blog
Blogging, Real Life

Why This Teacher Started Blogging

Why This Teacher Started Blogging: "Blogging Has Really Changed my Life." - Why and how it has changed her life for the better & why you should consider it! New to Blogging or want to start your own blog?Sign up for my blogging insider secrets, where I send you tips to help you get started and grow your blog! I am THRILLED to have Laura Orlando pop over here to share her story with you. I so adore her personality, heart, desire to work, and her passion...

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