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Desserts, Recipes, Review

Cookie Dough Crescent Bites

Thank you SO much to Pillsbury for sponsoring this Cookie Dough Crescent Bites recipe! Although compensated, all opinions and views are those of Fantabulosity. Cookie Dough Crescent Bites: A quick and easy sweet treat dessert using Pillsbury Crescent rolls and store bought cookie dough! Drizzle with chocolate syrup and BITE!   Cookie Dough Crescent Bites Every Spring, our little guys LOVE to walk about our neighborhood leaving little surprise boxes of treats on doorsteps. It's finally warm enough outside at this point, to spend a good amount of time, and to pop in at our neighbors to bring them a little happiness. In my...

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

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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Father's Day paint project for kids
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DIY & Crafts, Father's Day, Gift Ideas, Holiday

Finger Paint Art: “I Love You Daddy”

This post was sponsored by P&G as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. For Father’s Day this year, I knew I wanted my kiddos to craft up something special for their daddy, so off to Pinterest I went.  I saw the cutest finger paint idea from Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, using sticker letters!  So when my girlfriend texted me saying that we should get the kiddos together for a play date that day… I knew it was the perfect time to try this finger paint craft out! Thank goodness my friend has...

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A Camping Sleepover Birthday Party! How fun is this! It's all so cute!!! Camping Sleepover Birthday Party Ideas! Pottery Barn Kids, fake fire, tents, sleeping bags, fire birthday cake, kaleidoscope, birthday banner.
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Parties

Camping Birthday Party Ideas for Indoors

Camping Birthday Party Ideas for Indoors: Grab a few tents, and celebrate the outdoors, indoors with a "camp-in," sleepover party and activities for kids! I am THRILLED to share with you, one of my latest party themes...a Camping Birthday Party for indoors, inspired by Pottery Barn Kids! Camping Birthday Party Ideas for Indoors This camping party theme is ideal for any age boy or girl! You can really turn it in to a sleepover, or you can just "pretend," it's a sleepover, with the younger little guys and gals.  Can you imagine how excited the kiddos would be if they were able...

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I'm a Mom, and I Forgot. fantabulosity.com
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Lifestyle, Parenting, Review

I’m a Mom, and I Forgot.

“This post was sponsored by Starbucks as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received compensation and complimentary products to facilitate my review.” Pardon me, while I get a little personal here.  Perhaps it's because my counselor says it's best for me to "write," it out.  (Which, by the way... making a monthly visit to a counselor or therapist does wonders for me, and I highly encourage it for anyone.) Or because I'll often read posts by others, sending encouraging thoughts to one another, and I'm hoping by sharing my story, it could help encourage someone else today. I'm a Mom,...

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CLASSROOM VALENTINES WITH FREE PRINTABLE! "You are my Sunshine Valentine" Heart Sunglasses, Valentines for Classroom or classmates for preschool; non-candy, healthy idea https://fantabulosity.com
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DIY & Crafts, Holiday, Valentine's Day

“You Are my Sunshine, Valentine” Classroom Valentines

"You are my Sunshine Valentine," Classroom Valentines Idea - Kids get SO much candy at Valentine's Day parties, and these Sunglasses Valentines are the perfect way to avoid adding to the "sweets! There's something about Valentine's Day, that makes me all "giddy," inside.  Perhaps it's because I'm surrounded by boys all year long, and when Valentine's Day rolls around, I'm suddenly able to go crazy with pink & red, and NO ONE can say anything about it. ;) "You Are My Sunshine Valentine," Classroom Valentines If you're like myself, I'm always trying to think of a way to create non-candy related items for my...

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On the Farm Free Printable Kids Activities Sheets fantabulosity.com
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Parenting, Printables

On the Farm – Free Printable Kids Activity Sheets

Free "On the Farm" printable kids activity sheets: A great way to entertain and teach kiddos the basics of writing and learning with fun graphics! My kiddo LOVES working in his activity books.  But if you're like me, and you're SUPER tired of spending an arm and a leg on those workbooks in the store, FREE printable kids activity sheets like these, can come in VERY handy. It's so easy.  Just download, print, and let the kiddos get to work! On the Farm: Free Printable Kids Activity Sheets Here are 3 of the pages that are included in the SEVEN activity sheets!  They can...

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Halloween Activities for Kids
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Halloween, Holiday, Parenting

Halloween Activity for Kids: Candy Apple Decorating

If you're like me, I'm always looking for activities for my kids to do, especially around the holidays. Granted, you can make candy apples any time of the year, but there's just something special about whipping them up in the Fall. Get ready to get sticky... Halloween Activity for Kids: Candy Apple Decorating  Let's face it.  Creating candy apples isn't rocket science.  However, giving you the idea is what I'm here for. :) Items Needed: • Apples {we used small apples, for our little kiddos, but huge apples can be FUN} • Caramel candies • Baking Candies, Sprinkles, Candy • Water for melting caramel • Wooden skewers or lollipop sticks •...

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These belts are sooo cute, and my kids can actually fasten them, themselves! Myself Belts https://fantabulosity.com
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Parenting, Review

“I Can Do It Myself!” — Myself Belts

So have you seen the show, "Shark Tank?" My hubby and I watch it all.the.time. Watching it one night, I saw a lady walk on "stage," with an invention that made me think: Now why didn't I think of that? When I see something that could potentially make my life easier as a mom, I'm hooked. If you read my post, "Monday Night Football," you probably saw the photos of my little guys.  My youngest, was wearing a pair of jeans, with a onesie tucked in them.  My dad even asked, Jessica, where is his little belt?  He needs something. He was right.  He needed a...

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Restaurant Kit - Toddler Busy Bag Ideas! https://fantabulosity.com
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Organization, Parenting, Review

Restaurant Kit: Toddler Busy Bag

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone, promise! #MARVELSnackBar #CollectiveBias When I was a child, my parents took us out to eat MAYBE once a week.  Usually on a Friday.  It was a treat, for sure! Now... with my own little family... we eat out A LOT.  It's either because of a social event, or the day/evening got away from us, and eating out just seems like the easy idea.  Don't get me wrong, I wish we would eat at home more.  I'm sure it's more affordable that way... But sometimes, I wonder...

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Quick French Toast Recipe! This little trick shaved tons of time off for me! https://fantabulosity.com
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Breakfast, Recipes

French Toast Recipe – The Best + Simple + Easy

French Toast Recipe - The Best + Simple + Easy: A recipe for french toast, that doesn't require a ton of time in the kitchen, and uses everyday items! I've made French Toast for years. It was a childhood favorite, especially when my mom used homemade bread to make french toast. (But I'm not as "on top of my game," as she was/is.) French Toast Recipe - The Best + Simple + Easy Now french toast can be as easy as dipping bread in to whisked eggs, and throwing in to a hot pan.  But adding a few other everyday ingredients to...

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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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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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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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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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Back to School, Summer Fun. Get outside! https://fantabulosity.com
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Lifestyle, Parenting, Review

A Day Outside, A Day in my Shoes

School will be starting soon, and we've been fortunate enough that the last of our Summer days haven't been unbearably hot.  {At least here in Missouri} If you've been hanging around here long, you've probably seen that I have boys.  Little boys.  You know, the kind that can't sit still, and are constantly on the go? Some days are dedicated to just heading out of the door as soon as they wake up.  Let 'em roam, and wear themselves O-U-T! I'm not gonna lie.  I take my phone with...

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Easy Clean up in the Car! https://fantabulosity.com
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Cleaning, House + Home, Review

Easy Clean Up in the Car & On the Go!

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Wet-Nap®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #ConquerTheMess http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV I'm a mom of toddlers.  Little boy toddlers.  Let me give you MY definition of that.  Definition: Woman constantly cleaning up ooey-gooey, funny smelling, foreign..."don't-wanna-know," messes, off of my boys hands.  Being that they wake up every day with a tremendous amount of energy, we are always on the "go," and I'm constantly making sure I'm prepared for easy clean up in the car. Some days we make unexpected stops at the park... ...a creek...

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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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DIY Picnic Boxed Lunch Idea https://fantabulosity.com
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DIY & Crafts, Parenting, Review

DIY Boxed Lunch Ideas

I am SMITTEN with boxed lunch ideas.  Anytime I see one on Pinterest, I have to pin it, because the options are ENDLESS.  Birthday parties, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, play dates, girls lunch, etc. Grabbing a boxed lunch, is easy and convenient for your guests, as well as pretty precious too. ;) You can even make a boxed lunch for your kiddos, for an afternoon picnic this Summer, like I sometimes do! DIY Boxed Lunch Ideas These are incredibly easy, and is WAY better than grabbing the same ole cheeseburger at a fast food...

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Parties

Nautical Birthday Party – AHOY MATE!

Nautical Birthday Party Ideas: An outdoor summer party for a water-loving kiddo, and all of his friends for a party play date! Nautical Birthday Party Ideas Last year, we hosted a Crawfish Boil party for his 3rd birthday, and this year... we finally decided on a theme about 3 weeks before the big day.  My little guy went back and forth: A "Dino-Thomas," birthday party! A "Superhero," birthday! I know!  A Lego birthday party! ...there were a few more ideas in there, but he just couldn't make up his mind. (So I took matters in to my own hands.) I knew he loved water, and with his...

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