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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How to say no
Real Life, Self Improvement

How Saying “Yes” to the Wrong Things Could Be Stealing Hours from Your Day

Are you Saying "Yes" to the Wrong Things? How to say "no" with emotion and "yes" with a plan instead of the opposite when planning your days.Busy mama or busy gal, I want to talk about a little something called "time management".Woah. Did your stomach just turn a little? I've been listening, and I get it... "Jessica, I just don't have enough time to spend with my family.""There aren't enough hours in the day. I'm working, running the kids to all of their events, cooking dinner, doing the laundry and the list goes on! I can't manage it all!""I'm...

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How to stay motivated as a stay at home mom
Real Life, Review, Self Improvement

7 Ways I Get Motivated on the Daily

This is a sponsored post. But of course all thoughts and opinions are my own, as always!7 Ways I Get Motivated - As a stay-at-home mom, and a work-at-home mom, it's so easy to stay in yoga pants and let the couch be your best friend. Here are a few ways to motivate you to get up and tackle the day!Alright, let's just get right to my number 1 and favorite way that I stay motivated, to get.things.done. Shall we? 7 Ways I Get Motivated on the Daily 1. Coffee. For Real. It's literally what I think about to help me roll...

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Lesson's I've learned as a mom
Parenting, Real Life, Self Improvement

Lessons I’ve Learned as a Mom

A while back, I reached out and asked if there were any specific blog posts that you'd like to see. When someone suggested: "Can you share some of the lessons you've learned as a mom?" I grabbed it and ran with it. As you know, I love to share any realness that I can with you all, in hopes that you see that life's not always perfect online, no matter what is perceived on social media. (In case you missed me sharing the raw details about my own life, you can read that HERE.) Lessons I've Learned as a MomWhen it comes...

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self retreat airbnb trip
Real Life, Self Improvement

“Self Retreat” Highlight Video: What It Is + Why You Need One

Self Retreat: What Is It + Why You Need It: Time away, a little or a lot, can be just what we need as busy gals, to feel recharged and ready to tackle the areas in life that we love and care about.Oh friends, as you saw on Facebook and Instagram a couple of months ago, I took a "self-retreat".Self Retreat - What Is It Exactly? Well, it's a term I decided to use to describe some time away for myself. Time where I'm alone (hello introvert heaven) and where I can catch up on the things that I love...

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phone hacks and tricks
Real Life, Review, Self Improvement

My Sanity Saving Phone Hacks + My Life Saving Walgreens App

My Sanity Saving Phone Hacks + My Life Saving Walgreens AppThis post is sponsored by Walgreens and SheKnows Media. All thoughts and opinions are my own.Phone tricks and hacks are life and sanity savers as a busy mom on the go, especially when it comes to filling prescriptions for my family, getting the necessities, and capturing memories in the process.What in the world did we do without our smart phones years ago?I'll never forget when I unwrapped my first cell phone on Christmas morning, about 15 years ago. You should have seen this thing - it was huge and...

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favorite dresses for the summer months
Real Life, Self Improvement

Removing the Mask – The Hypocrisy

If you've followed my blog for a while, then you know that occasionally I'll share a personal story, rather than a quick and easy recipe, a new room makeover, or the cute little dress that I just scored at Target.Sometimes it's because other's request it or because I think my story may help others through a hard time.Today, I'm sharing a personal side of things because JESUS told me to. "I See You Lookin' At Me" Yesterday at church, my pastor gave a message that was absolutely incredible.Watch the message from my pastor, Bryan Mills, HERE if you have 20 minutes. You...

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Texting a girlfriend for an afternoon pick me up in a slump
Printables, Real Life, Review, Self Improvement

Tips to Avoid the Afternoon Slump + Gratitude Worksheet

This post has been sponsored by Coffee-mate® Creamer. All thoughts and opinions are my own.Tips to Avoid the Afternoon Slump: Whether you're at home with the kids, or in the office and need an afternoon pick-me-up, here are a few tips to help you overcome that dreaded slump and a free gratitude worksheet download!Growing up, I always heard my mom and dad talk about "the slump" that they'd feel right in the middle of their afternoon. Then it wasn't long after I reached my early 30's, that I knew EXACTLY what they were talking about. I get sleepy, unmotivated,...

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Finding Your Tribe of gal pals and friends
Printables, Real Life, Self Improvement

Finding Your Tribe of Gal Pals

Finding Your Tribe of Gal Pals: Sometimes it takes a tough time in life to discover your true friends, but who says you can't look for them ahead of time? Here are tips for how to explore and build those friendships!If you're a Fantabulous Insider, then you know that I share some of my deepest thoughts and real life-behind the scenes stories with you in those weekly love notes. In a recent email, I shared with you about how a few people in my life stepped forward during a really hard time, and how much that meant to me. ...

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Faith and social media
Blogging, Real Life, Self Improvement

How my Faith is a Necessity with Social Media

How my Faith is a Necessity with Social Media: If you allow it, the online world can diminish your thoughts on self worth and value in minutes. Let's get in to your faith toolkit, and help you overcome these tough roadblocks in today's world. How my Faith is a Necessity with Social Media Have you ever fallen victim to a social media “crap-storm”? I can tell you from experience that being on the receiving end is not fun, but maybe not for the reasons you might guess. Now, before you go thinking that this is a rant about how unfair the world...

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Husband and Wife: affection in marriage
Real Life, Self Improvement

Finding Your Purpose in Life – “Something Is Missing”

Finding Your Purpose in Life - Have you ever felt like something is "missing" in life, even if you feel like you shouldn't? The guilt of feeling like something is missing, yet having so much to be thankful for, is a real struggle with so many women!I love today's topic so much.  As women, sometimes we feel like there has to be "more," but we have a mental conflict of guilt. You may find yourself saying... "Why should there be more? I have a great marriage, wonderful kids, and a great life.  But why do I feel like something is...

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Relaxing by the pond on a summer day - a day of relaxing for self improvement
Real Life, Review, Self Improvement

Time with Friends + “Check Out” for a Day of Rest

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Special K. All opinions are 100% mine.Check Out for a Day of Rest: Usually once a week, I'll "check out" and get off the map with my husband and kiddos for some mandatory distraction-free time."Check Out" for a Day of Rest I've mentioned quite a bit lately on Facebook that we've spent an abundant amount of time on my parents farm. It's funny—when I was a little girl, I didn't appreciate the serenity of the country and farm life. I thought it was SO awful that I missed out on...

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Having problems is not the problem. It's the Creating Your Happy Episode 10 Plus, A Review of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a "F" Book by Mark Manson
Real Life, Self Improvement

CYH Ep. 10 — Problems & the Meanings We Put Behind Them

CYH Ep. 10 — Problems & the Meanings We Put Behind Them: Plus a review on the book: "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*uck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life"Mom... don't read this.You know it's going to be a truth-speaking blog post when I start out with the "Mom, don't read this" lead off!I don't want my mom to read this because it has a cuss word in it. Well... sort of. Let me explain, and then you can totally see why in the video I recorded below too.You see, I grew up knowing early...

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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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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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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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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 moments when I have to meet a deadline online, or even to just catch up on emails. If I don't prepare myself, my...

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Parenting, Real Life, Self Improvement

The SAHM’s Guide to Staying Active

I'm a Stay at Home Mom {SAHM} ... well... Kind of.  I guess you could call me a, "Work at Home Mom," {WAHM} too.  I'd say it's a healthy mix of both.  Lucky you, I don't hide A THING, and show you a reality video clip of my typical mornings, below. No matter what abbreviation you are...if you're a mom, who is in her home most of the time, you may find it a challenge to stay active.  Trust me when I say,I HEAR you.  Loud and clear.A few days a week, I have someone come to my house and watch...

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