I love you because ideas
Marriage, Parenting, Real Life, Self Improvement

50 + I Love You Because… Ideas and Thought Starters

"I love you because" ideas and thought starters for greeting cards, for kids or for a husband or wife to say at the right time!When creating the printables for the post "Open When Letters", I realized how difficult it can be sometimes to say what we truly feel when we really want to say it.Especially if you're a man or woman of a few words, trying to find the right thing to say can be difficult.But no one said you had to think of everything from scratch, right? There's absolutely nothing wrong with looking online to help you get...

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Open when letters - ideas and free printable
DIY & Crafts, Gift Ideas, Marriage, Printables

Open When Letters – Ideas for Boyfriend, Best Friend + More!

Open When Letters - Ideas for boyfriend, best friend, husband... to know what to put in them and free printable cards to make it easy!Open When Letters Have you seen the cutest little idea floating around on Pinterest, "Open When" letters? When my husband was heading out for a hunting trip, I was trying to think of something that would be good to send with him or do for him while he was gone, and I thought these would be PERFECT. As you know, we don't have a perfect marriage, but who does, (you can read all about that in my...

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How to Respect Husband - In marriage
Marriage, Real Life

How to Respect Your Husband & How it May Save a Marriage

How to respect your husband and How it May Save Your Marriage - Respecting our husband is HARD at times, but it could be what saves our relationships.How to Respect Your Husband & How it May Save a MarriageRespecting my husband. I'm awful at it.Can I get real with you for a minute? Our 9 year wedding anniversary (but 19 years together) is coming up this week. For all of those years, I THOUGHT I respected my husband. I'd even argue the fact when we would get in to quarrels. I mean, in my head I did respect him...

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Creating Your Happy Marriage advice and support! Topics like affairs, cheating and infidelity can be tough topics.
Marriage, Real Life

If Your Husband Cheats and How to Make it Through

It's Episode 11 of the Creating Your Happy series, answering the question: "What to do when your husband (or wife) cheats, how you move on, and how to make it through." I'm flying solo on this marriage Q&A today for a couple of reasons! One, my hubby was out enjoying some "me time" (which I totally encourage in this video), and because someone submitted a question directed towards me to answer specifically!"What to do when your husband cheats, and how you move on, and how to make it through." Whew... It's a question relating to a topic that so many have...

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How to make my husband/wife want me, and show me affection again?
Marriage, Real Life

Affection in Marriage: “My Husband/Wife Isn’t Affectionate Anymore”

Affection in a Marriage: My Husband/Wife Isn't Affectionate Anymore. "How do I make my husband want me?" It's something we're asked about SO often!Oh friend, first and foremost, I am FAR from a therapist or marriage counselor, but rather a potential friend that cares and wants to share what we've learned along the way in our marriage counseling, in hopes that it could help with something you may be struggling with. One of my all-time favorite things is receiving a Facebook message/email from someone (man or woman — yes, men will reach out with a thank you, or "I totally...

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Marriage q&a creating your happy series jessica burgess stl blogger missouri husband and wife team
Marriage, Real Life

Marriage Q&A: Ep. 7 – Creating Your Happy

It's episode 7 of the Creating Your Happy series, and it also just so happens to be the second marriage Q&A where my husband and I answer the questions that you anonymously submit!After 18 years, and practically growing up together, we've been through a lot; times that we remember because they were full of joy, and times of struggle and pure grief. We're Not Perfect... Quite the Opposite When it comes to marriage, we have a relationship that may look pretty familiar to your marriage.  We argue, we have tough conversations, and then a few weeks later we may be posting...

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How to make a bed like a hotel! So easy!
Marriage, Real Life

At Home Date Night Ideas & Budget Friendly Too!

At Home Date Night Ideas: Date night ideas at home that are easy, romantic & budget friendly. The perfect list of ideas for when a date night is needed, but you don't want to leave the house!My husband and I try to have a date night at least once a week.But sometimes life gets in the way and we can't squeeze a date night in.  BUT... for the times that we can, and when we prefer to stay at home... creating a "theme," to the night, can add a little spark to the evening.  Plus, keeping things at home,...

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marriage q&a creating your happy episode 4
Marriage, Real Life

Creating Your Happy: Episode 4 – Marriage Q&A

Creating Your Happy: Episode 4 - Marriage Q&A with Matt and Jessica Burgess. Date nights, intimacy, and dealing with infidelity.It has always been a dream of mine, to bring my husband in on something here in Fantabulosity-land, and my dream has finally come true. Although he's made small guest appearances through Facebook "live's," and having input on marriage related posts,  this has put the cherry on top.  I'm so happy to officially introduce you to my other-half, Matt.  The guy who I've been hanging around for the last 18 years. (Yes, we were babies.)  So why bring him in...

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What to do When Your Husband Doesn't Come Home
Marriage, Real Life

What to do When Your Husband Doesn’t Come Home

What to do when your husband doesn't come home: Ways to wrap your mind around what's going on, and the action steps that can help during a tough situation!What to do When Your Husband Doesn't Come Home After writing my post 5 Simple Ways to Make Your Husband Want to Come Home, I've found so many readers stumbling upon it, looking for ways to encourage their husbands to come back home when they've left... after an argument.Now, since that post is really geared towards ways to show your husband "love," to make them excited to come back home at the end...

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Matt and Jessica - Marriage Q&A
Marriage, Real Life

Date Night – Random, but Successful

Recently, my husband and I squeezed in a date night at the last minute, and we flew by the seat of our pants.Our closest friends know that my hubby and I don't stick to schedules very well.  Well... at least the "fun," weekend type of schedule.  We have to follow schedules all week, so the last thing we want, is an agenda for the time we have "off." We decided to "wing it," and see where the night took us. About an hour and a half away from home, we passed by a cute little building that had a sign out...

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5 Ways to Prepare for a Romantic Weekend with Your Husband https://fantabulosity.com
Marriage, Real Life

5 Ways to Prepare for a Romantic Weekend with your Husband

A romantic weekend with your husband may be just what you two need. But are you ready for it?  Here are my 5 ways to prepare for your alone time! Disclaimer: Mom... I told you about half way in to my post "5 Simple Ways to Make Your Husband Want to Come Home," to stop reading, because I was going to say some things you may not want to know about your daughter.  Well... don't even read this post.  Ain't nothing in it that you'll want to see. ;) Ok, now that my mom  has been forewarned...5 Ways to Prepare for a...

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How to make your husband want to come home
Marriage, Real Life

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Husband “WANT” to Come Home…

WHEW! There are some brutal people out there! Ever since I published this post, it has gone crazy viral and some of you are NOT afraid to speak your mind. So I feel I must explain my intentions with this post, to explain where I'm coming from. My husband is very good to me, and does extremely nice things for me. So in return, and out of respect, I like to do nice things for him.Have you ever heard someone say,Be the wife your husband can't wait to come home to at night?No? Yes? I've heard it a million times, and...

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How to Create – and Fill – a DIY Date Jar! https://fantabulosity.com
DIY & Crafts, Marriage, Real Life

How to Create – and Fill – a DIY Date Jar

Ali from Homey Improvements was so nice to share this DIY Date Jar here for us today!  I absolutely adore this idea, and can't wait to do some of them: Take it Ali: Is dinner-and-a-movie just not doing it anymore? If so, it might be time for you and your significant other to roll up your sleeves and make yourselves a date jar. You can stuff it with out-of-the-box ideas for your next date, pull one when you’re in the mood to go out and you’ll have the perfect itinerary for your night.DIY Date JarThis DIY Date Jar is also a...

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Secret weapon in marriage - family photos
Marriage, Real Life

Marriage Advice & Tips: The Secret Weapon in our Marriage

Marriage Advice & Tips: The Secret Weapon in our Marriage. This opened up the communication, spiced up, and helped with so many problems in our marriage.Marriage Advice & Tips: The Secret Weapon in our Marriage Are you looking for that emotional connection with your husband? Don't get me wrong, I do NOT consider myself an expert in the marriage department, and we do NOT have a perfect marriage (who does?) but I do know what has worked/works for my husband and I, when it comes to our relationship.  So if by letting you in on my little secret, can help you in your...

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