Blogging: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
Blogging

Want to Blog? Here’s My Best Advice.

I remember when Jessica emailed me to ask how to get started blogging.  I was so excited! I thought, “This is so cool!  Someone I know wants to blog!”Which leads me to my first piece of advice.Your family and friends will think that you’re nuts. You’ll be staying up late or getting up early to write your blog posts.  Kids will be sick. Your website will crash. You’ll need grit, but you absolutely can do this! Decide now to do it and don’t give up. There are two roads to blogging. So let’s say you’ve just bought your first domain. How...

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How to Start a Blog, in 5 easy steps
Blogging

How to Start a Blog: In 5 Easy Steps

How to Start a Blog: A quick and easy to understand blueprint of how to become a blogger and the first step to get paid to blog, write, and even make money from home!  I'm ecstatic to be creating this tutorial on how to start a blog!  I've had a lot of followers contact me recently, asking how they would go about starting a blog like I did.  So, to best answer your questions, I came up with FIVE easy steps to get you started.  But first, if this is your first time here... you can get to know a little more about me...

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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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We've Moved & Birth Announcements, We've Moved and New Baby Announcement
Real Life

Moving and Birth Announcements

I've  been told a lot, "Only you guys Jessica," and "Why can't you guys ever do anything the normal way?"  Well, when I had 2 weeks left of my second pregnancy, we moved in to our new house.  Yes, I know that's not the ideal time to move in to a new home, but when all of our baby items were in a storage unit, waiting on our house to be completed, it HAD to happen.  So, here I was, HUGE & pregnant, trying to move in to the house and set up for a baby all at the...

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My secret weapon to keep my toddler busy
Parenting, Real Life

Toddler Approved, Clothespin Activity

Clothespin activity for toddlers: This simple activity keeps my kiddo's attention, when I really need to get some things done as a mom!Now that baby #2 is here, I have to keep ideas on hand for toddler activities, to keep my 2 year old busy for times when I'm feeding the newborn, washing bottles, etc., instead of sitting him in front of the TV.  I can't exactly remember where the idea came from {I THINK a friend told me}, but I'm forever thankful!Instructions: It's totally simple!  Grab an old wipes container, and some clothespins, and pop open the little lid {like you would...

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Pregnancy Must Haves,
Parenting, Real Life

9 Pregnancy Must Haves

So, as I near the end (and I mean "END") of my 2nd pregnancy, I thought it would be a good idea to think back and compile a list of pregnancy "must-haves," to share with all of you "Momma-To-Be's," and even those of you that may be looking for something to get a "Momma-To-Be."9 Pregnancy Must Haves If you're also wondering what items you may need to include in your hospital bag, for when you go in to labor, check out my post of my "Hospital Bag Must-Haves."  This would also be a good list to checkout, if you're looking for...

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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 the Minimalist

Hospital Bag Must-Have Checklist for the Minimalist: A free printable to help make your life a little easier come "baby-time," so you can make sure to have the essentials!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 move in to a new house before then, get set up for baby, AND pack my hospital bag, for when I go in to labor.  Problem???  All of our baby stuff is still in storage.  YES.. STORAGE!!!!  So we have to...

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toddler traveling tips
Parenting, Real Life

Toddler Traveling Tips for Road Trips

Toddler Traveling Tips: After many trips on the road, here are tricks to make road trips a lot easier when you have a toddler in tow on vacation! So you're looking for toddler traveling tips.  You must be planning on going somewhere soon?   Ahhh... the joys of traveling with kiddos.  I don't know about you, but I'm always looking forward to vacation.Toddler Traveling Tips for Road Trips Beforehand, I fabricate in my head, this amazing road trip with my little family, thinking about the things like, good quality time we get to spend together in the car; laughing at each other's stories;...

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How to care for introvert, are you an extrovert, introvert personality tips, extrovert personality tips, Am I an extrovert or an introvert?
Real Life

How to care for an Extrovert or Introvert

My husband and I are two completely different people.  He is a major extrovert, always wanting someone or multiple someone's around him at all times.  Me, on the other hand... total introvert.  I LOVE staying at home the majority of the time, having quiet days and evenings to do whatever I want, without being on someone else's agenda. {I won't even mention what type of parent I am, "ahem," a "Helicopter Mom," but that's just another personality characteristic that I have developed, that some of you may be able to relate to.} There is NOTHING wrong with either personality.  In fact, I feel it's what makes...

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Blog Income Report: December
Real Life

What is Fantabulosity?

What is Fantabulosity: A lifestyle blog that began as a creative outlet for Jessica Burgess of Farmington, Missouri. WHAT IS FANTABULOSITY?Life + Style Blog Fantabulosity is a lifestyle blog that features party planning ideas, do-it-yourself projects, crafts, recipes, fashion, and a slew of other top-secret superwoman tips. It is also a creative and conversational outlet for its creator, Jessica Burgess, a married 30-something gal with two young sons.What Fantabulosity is not: A blog to make you feel bad about yourself. Seriously. Jessica blogs about her reality—and it is not picture-perfect. At its core, Fantabulosity provides access to a 24-hour, relatable best friend...

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