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

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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Couch Potato Gift Basket Idea
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DIY & Crafts, Gift Ideas, Holiday, Review, Valentine's Day

Couch Potato Gift Basket Idea for Him

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SendingYourLove #CollectiveBias Couch Potato Gift Basket Idea for Him: A gift that encourages a day of hanging out on the couch, watching tv, and vegging out!  Couch Potato Gift Basket I'm a sucker for gift basket's when it comes to gift giving for anyone.  But ESPECIALLY gift giving for men.  It seems easier to fill a gift basket with a lot of little things that he may like, rather than trying to think of one big gift to buy. I've heard from a lot of you that you feel...

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Gift Idea for Him- I think you're red Hot Gift Basket Ideas
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Birthday, DIY & Crafts, Gift Ideas, Holiday, Valentine's Day

Gift Idea for Him: “I Think You’re Red Hot” Gift Basket Ideas

Gift Idea for Him: "I think you're red Hot" Gift Basket Ideas. Always needing a gift idea for my husband, I decided a toolbox full of a lot of his favorite things (in red) would be the perfect gift! Gift Idea for Him It's the struggle that a lot of women experience once a year... Valentine's Day gift ideas for him Right? Can I get an amen?  Heck, Valentine's Day isn't the only holiday that I struggle with gift ideas for my husband.  It's ANY gift ideas for my husband.  The man has everything he could possibly want.  He's one of those, "He...

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Healthy Breakfast To Go: A Sweet Gesture
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DIY & Crafts, Gift Ideas, Review

Healthy Breakfast To-Go: A Sweet Gesture for Him

This post brought to you by Evolution Fresh®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Fantabulosity.  A Healthy Breakfast To-Go: A Sweet Gesture for him. A sweet love note, healthy eats, all wrapped up in a cute little basket can make his day great from the start! Healthy Breakfast To-Go: A Sweet Gesture for Him With some deep discussion, (and 17 years under our belt) I've developed a better idea of what my husband's "love language," is.  Without getting TOO personal here, I want to share a little "love language," creation that I create for my husband from time to time. BUT,...

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30th birthday gift ideas for him
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Birthday, Holiday

30th Birthday Gift Ideas for Him

30th Birthday Ideas for Him: A list of birthday gift ideas from men who were asked what they would like to receive for their 30th birthday! 3oth Birthday Ideas for Him Just a couple of years ago, I was right where you are... What do I get my husband for his birthday!? Before marriage it was, What do I get my boyfriend for his birthday? I totally get it. They can be SO hard to shop for, no matter what your relationship with them is. It could be a good friend, or even a brother or family member! Well, I wanted to put an end to...

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Tips for Creating a Holiday Place Setting
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Christmas, DIY & Crafts, Holiday, House + Home, Review

Tips for Creating a Holiday Place Setting

This Holiday Place Setting post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Coca-Cola. But... all opinions are mine alone, pinky promise! #SipsOfJoy #CollectiveBias Can you believe my husband and I have lived in our current home, OVER two years?  That's never happened.  If you've been on our home tour, then you know we move constantly.  We build, move-in, sell, repeat.  But for some reason we've hung on to this house a little longer than usual.  I have to think it's because of all the "thought," that we put in to the design of this one, so we can have the room...

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An easy mussels recipe! Steamed with citrus, garlic, butter, OMG yum!
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Appetizers, Main Dishes, Recipes

Mussels Recipe: Mediterranean Style

If I see mussels on a menu, you better BET you'll hear me order them... There's just something about that "fancy," little dish, that makes my heart go pitter-pat. But in my ignorance, I thought they were probably super hard to make at home.  I.Was.Crazy. These are quite possibly one of the easiest things I could make, to really WOW my guests, hubby, or heck... myself. ;) Mussels Recipe: Mediterranean Style Full recipe below... ••• Don't forget to check out my other quick and easy recipes: Fantabulosity Recipes Mussels Recipe: Mediterranean Style 2-3 lbs Mussels2 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar1/2 cup White Wine1/2 Lemon (Sliced)2 Mandarine Oranges...

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"Starbuff Tank" - Gotta have THIS!
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Fashion + Beauty

“Starbuff” Tank – She Must Workout…

No... I don't really "workout," at a gym. But at home, I'm: • Running after two toddlers • Squatting & Lifting 30 lb. todders • and bending over, picking up, scrubbing, the house all day long... so I like to say I "work out." Which TOTALLY justifies wearing this shirt.  The moment I saw it, I HAD to have it. {And you know I can't find something I love, WITHOUT sharing it with you.}  "Starbuff" Tank You know I have a passion and love for Starbucks & well... coffee in general.  This tank couldn't have been more perfect, unless it literally had my name on it.  :) I can't even...

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Smoked Candied Bacon recipe - I think I just found out what heaven will be like
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Recipes, Side Dishes

Smoked Candied Bacon

Smoked Candied Bacon: A sweet and salty side dish made in a smoker that's incredibly easy, and will disappear before your eyes! Let me set the scene for you: Honey, where did the bacon go? You see, every Sunday, my husband and I have a cookfest.  We experiment with new recipes, that may or may not even pair well with each other.  Some times, we will make it a challenge and follow the rule that we have to use whatever we have in the house, and we CAN'T go to the grocery store. I'm always amazed at what we can come up with.  But...

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Matt and Jessica - Marriage Q&A
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Lifestyle, Marriage

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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Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich - The Adult Grilled Cheese https://fantabulosity.com
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Recipes, Side Dishes

Caprese Grilled Cheese

Remember the other day when I made chili at the drop of a hat, because I had family coming over that evening? Well... I gotta say... I got a little wild hair, and whipped up something in the kitchen, to serve along side the chili.  Yeah, a peanut butter sandwich usually accompanies the chili in our house, but with family coming, I wanted to mix it up a bit. This was so stinkin' easy to make, and I quote: Jessica, this is really good... yum, is that mozzarella? .... from my husband, who gives it to me straight. Caprese Grilled Cheese I cut out a ton...

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

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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The Before- Business Home Tour https://fantabulosity.com
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House + Home

The Before: “Business Home”

My husband and I recently closed on a second home with a couple of our business partners, and I couldn't WAIT to show you the "Before." Often times, the majority of business meetings are held within minutes of this location, and it became a no-brainer when the talk of possibly purchasing a "business home," in the area, came up. You see, the home will be occupied by men most of the time, with occasional meetings and small business client "get-togethers." {But there IS a Nordstrom Rack next door, so keeping the wives out of the home from time to time, may be a...

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How to make your husband want to come home
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Lifestyle, Marriage

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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White Chocolate Lemon Puppy Chow Recipe! My mouth is WATERING! https://fantabulosity.com
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Desserts, Recipes

White Chocolate Lemon Puppy Chow

Oh my heavens.  I have made something very dangerous. I saw a recipe the other day for Lemon Puppy Chow, and I immediately fell head over heels in love with the idea.  I love Puppy Chow, and I LOVE lemon.  The two things together, make my heart go pitter-pat. White Chocolate Lemon Puppy Chow Honesty Moment: After I make this, I have to pour a little in to a bowl, and hide the rest away, so my husband and I, don't devour it all, all in one night. This recipe is so stinkin' quick, and is so easy to throw together at the last...

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Lifestyle, Parenting

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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Last Minute Cobber, Make Ya Holler! Haha! I love this recipe because I can use any fruit that I want or have on hand at the last minute, or that's getting ready too ripe! https://fantabulosity.com
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Desserts, Recipes

Quick and Easy Cobbler Recipe for a Last Minute Dessert

Quick and Easy Cobbler Recipe: When I have a craving for something sweet, for an after dinner treat... this last minute cobbler recipe is my go-to! What I love so much about this cobbler recipe, is that you have a few different options of which type of "fruit" cobbler to make.  I especially love how you can use canned fruit, like canned peaches for a quick and easy peach cobbler recipe. The day I snagged the photos for this recipe post, I had blackberries in the fridge that needed used.  But more on that below.  You'll also find the base ingredients...

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End of Summer checklist! https://fantabulosity.com
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Printables

End of Summer Checklist – FREE Printable!

It seems like this Summer has FLOWN by, and I was so scared it would slip away without doing some of the things I've been dying to do all season! I'm one of those, "If I don't see it, I won't do it kind of people.  So... I decided to make an end of summer checklist for myself, so I can hang it on the fridge and be reminded of the things that I want to do before school starts. Here's what's on my End of Summer Checklist: Are you cracking up at some of my checklist items?  I am.  Some of...

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A Story of Parents who were told they couldn't have children. What a miracle. https://fantabulosity.com
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Lifestyle, Parenting

“I’m Sorry, But You May Not be Able to Have Children”

I'm getting COMPLETELY personal with you today.  But I've struggled for so long wanting to share our story with you, because it means so much to me. I told you back in June, during my post "An Afternoon of Bonding," that I would share with you one day how my husband and I were told that we would more than likely not be able to have children. Today is that day. My husband and I had been dating for 10 years, and we finally tied the knot in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  It was absolutely the best way we could have gotten married.  Our...

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Day on the Dozer https://fantabulosity.com
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Family + Friends, Lifestyle

Day on the Dozer

My husband practically grew up on a piece of equipment, sitting on his dads lap as they developed commercial and residential property in our home town.  Having boys, I knew one day we would be able to re-create those special memories my husband has of him and his father, back upteen years ago. {If you missed the story of how my husband's father tragically left this earth in such a short time, I pushed through and told you the details a while back in my post, "An Afternoon of Bonding."} "Daddy," had told me before he headed out the door this...

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Lifestyle, Parenting, Travel

Missing Mom and Dad: Preparing your Child for when you Travel

My husband and I travel a lot.  It may be for either business, or pleasure...and sometimes we have to leave our kids at home. I'd take them on every trip if I could, but as you probably know, sometimes there's not an option, and they have to stay home. We are blessed to have family that will stay with them, and care for them while we are gone, and we have wonderful caregivers that help us out too. But although we have fabulous people to stay with them, our kiddos still miss us. Preparing Your Child when you Travel & They Miss You   We know...

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