5 Ways to relieve stress at home. Having an oasis at home so it's a quick and easy spot to get to, to relax!
Real Life, Review, Self Improvement

5 Ways to Relieve Stress at Home

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Special K. All opinions are 100% mine. 5 Ways to Relieve Stress at Home: Simple and easy ways to kick that stress after a tough day or when emotional havoc enters your life. Lately I've become really in tune with what makes me "tick" as a gal who's a wife, a momma, a business owner and someone who's always on the go. When life has us super busy, stress can tend to run in line with it. Through trial and error, and guidance through my professional therapy, I've nailed down...

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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! I promise I was just pretending to smack him. 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...

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Quick workout at home ideas - the booty shaper
House + Home, Organization, Real Life, Review, 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...

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

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...

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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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Parenting, Review

It’s the Little Things… and How They Grow

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mott's®. All opinions are mine alone. It's the Little Things... and How They Grow: A fun and simple activity for mommas (and daddys) to do with their kids that can be cherished and remembered. Parenting. It can come with so many cherishable moments in life. Some that are "big," moments like vacations, the first day of school, and those first birthdays. But then there are the small, sometimes unexpected and unpredictable moments that are cherishable beyond measure. It's the Little Things... and How They Grow During story time with my boys the...

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Family + Friends, Real Life

Cattle Workin’ Day

You know, I call this blog a "Life+Style," blog, and perhaps it's so I can write just about anything that I want. One day it may be recipes, fashion, or ahem... a quick story about a random Sunday of working on my parents farm. Now when I sit down to write a blog post like this, there is a large part of me that says Jessica, they don't give a rip about pictures of your family working cattle on the farm. And then lo and behold I'll do a reader survey and you all will tell me that you love the personal...

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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...

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My Favorite Video Equipment for Blogging
Blogging

My Favorite Video Equipment for Blogging, Vlogging & YouTube

My Favorite Video Equipment for Blogging: The camera, lenses, lights/light, microphones, and equipment that I use to create videos for my blog. My Favorite Video Equipment for Blogging, Vlogging + YouTube I have loved being on camera since my parents took the plunge and bought one of those 1980 CamCorders, that you put on your shoulder. You know the ones... they were so heavy your shoulder would start hurting after 5 minutes of filming a kid opening up his presents on Christmas morning? When I'd see my mom yank that sucker out of the cabinet, I would nonchalantly walk in front of...

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Awww, how cute and easy are these! Easter Dessert Idea: "Bunny in the Hole" Donuts
Desserts, Easter, Holiday, Parenting, Recipes

Easy Easter Dessert Idea: “Bunny in the Hole” Cake Donuts

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #SweeterEaster #CollectiveBias Easy Easter Dessert Idea: "Bunny in the Hole" Cake Donuts - Such a cute and creative recipe idea to make instead of the cupcakes and cookies! Spring is my Jam: When I was out and about doing my weekly grocery shopping at Walmart the other day, I couldn't help but head in to the seasonal isle and shop for colored candies and treats for Easter. The minute I see that isle decked out, I know Spring is coming, and I go completely...

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So fun, the kids can use snacks like Goldfish Crackers as daubers! Football game for kids: Football Bingo free printables! (6 different sheets to use!)
Parenting, Printables, Real Life

Football Bingo for Kids – Free Printable

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameDayGoldfish #CollectiveBias Football Bingo for Kids - Free Printable for parties, watching the big game, or football loving kiddos! Print and keep them entertained, using snacks as the daubers. Oh my goodness. I had so much fun designing this Football Bingo for kids! When trying to think of something to keep the kiddos entertained while others watch the BIG GAME that's coming up, BINGO came to mind immediately. A fun and easy game kiddos always seem to love! I wanted to make them feel included...

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Blog Income Report: December 2016
Blogging

Blog Income Report: December 2016

Blog Income Report: December 2016 A look at the actual income streams for my lifestyle blog, for December. Sponsored work, affiliates, advertising, sales, & more. I'm so excited to have you over here to share in this blogging income update with me. For a while now, I've been creating these income reports, because I'm often asked, "How much money can you make, blogging," and to help show those who have purchased my "How to Make Money Blogging," video course, that it CAN be done! Expenses: Each time I share an income report, I always make sure to be completely upfront and honest...

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Creating Your Happy
Real Life, Self Improvement

Announcing: “Creating Your Happy”

Creating Your Happy: A sister of the life + style blog, Fantabulosity.com, is a place where we encourage women to find their passions in life, and overall happiness. It's Here! I announced the other day something that I've been longing to announce forEVER. "Creating Your Happy": : "A sister of the life + style blog, Fantabulosity.com, is a place where we encourage women to find their passions in life, and overall happiness. As a mom, wife, sister, friend, employee, boss, and whatever else society calls you... we sometimes need to be reminded what it is that makes us happy, so we can fulfill our duties with the...

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

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...

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Finding your purpose and passion in life
Blogging

Blog Income Report: (October) November 2016

 Blog Income Report: (October) November 2016... an honest look at what income the Fantabulosity blog brings in each month, and which revenue streams are used. Blog Income Report I totally slacked. I didn't do an income report for the month of October. I'm not really sure what happened, besides being incredibly busy preparing for the holiday season. November and December tend to be the craziest months all year long for me in the blogging world, and personally. So I'll just say it was that. However, I'm still happy to include the income for the month of October, but I just won't create...

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Mexico Packing List free printable! Perfect for cancun, riviera maya, outifts planning, and what to bring! fantabulosity.com
Printables, Travel

Packing List for Mexico: Free Printable

Packing list for Mexico: Perfect for cancun and riviera maya vacations: outfits planning, and what all to bring!  Mexico is my happy place. It's a vacation destination that is my first choice, and a place that I dream of being on not-so-good days. Over the last few years, I'd say I've visited Mexico for an all-inclusive vacation about 10 times. It really NEVER gets old, and I'm never wanting to leave. What to pack for Mexico? I've visited so often, that I tend to have readers ask me for advice when it comes to a Mexico vacation. So being able to help any way...

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Very modern. Love the clean and crisp lines and look of this! airbnb farmington missouri near st louis and wineries fantabulosity
Decorating, House + Home, Real Life, Travel

Airbnb Farmington – Vacation Rental Reveal

Airbnb Reveal - Farmington Missouri Vacation Rental: Modern decor, and crisp, clean lines! Airbnb in Farmington Missouri near St. Louis and wineries. UPDATE: We no longer own this rental, but I believe it's still available on Airbnb to book! I've been patiently waiting for the day to arrive that I could give you the tour around our first Airbnb rental home in Farmington Missouri! Since being in the construction and rental business for well over 10 years now, my husband knew the moment that Airbnb launched, that he wanted some of his own one day. So now a few years later, our...

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diy photo backdrop for bloggers
Blogging, DIY & Crafts

DIY Backdrops for Food & Blog Photography

DIY Backdrops for Food & Blog Photography: A quick and simple way to achieve the backgrounds and backdrops that you desire, without having to use your real spaces. Since starting this blog, back in 2013, I had always wanted a big, beautiful BRIGHT white kitchen, to take all of my photos in. But there was one big problem... I had a big, beautiful, DARK brown, kitchen. My builder husband, tends to always go in the brown (safe) color pallet for a "resale," factor. It was time to get creative, and think of how I could pull off the look that I wanted,...

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Blog Income Report for the lifestyle blog Fantabulosity
Blogging

Blog Income Report: September 2016

Blog Income Report: September 2016 | Showing you the truth behind Fantabulosity’s income, and breaking it down, to show you how I make money blogging. Blog Income Report: September 2016 Now that I've been sharing my income reports (see my very first income report) for a while now,  you probably know that I include the actual income that was generated & created for the month, AND the future work that I have nailed down for the future month. I think that’s super important to break down and consider as well, because it’s work (income) that is shored up for the next month, that you can start...

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