Fall Matilda Jane Trunk Show

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Reagan in Matilda Jane // Fancy Ashley

Five on Friday-Fancy Style

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Reagan in Matilda Jane // Fancy Ashley

Essential Oil-ing

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Home-Essentials-Kit // Fancy Ashley

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Fall Matilda Jane Trunk Show

Happy Monday lovelies!!!!

One of the main questions that I get asked is “where do you get Reagan’s clothes?”

I buy them all over, but one of my faves is Matilda Jane.

Reagan in Matilda Jane // Fancy Ashley

Matilda Jane Clothing has the most darling girl’s clothing sizes 3 months to 14 years! Plus, they have a women’s section that is just adorable as well. I LOVE their ruffle pants!!!! Big time LOVE!!!

When my Matilda Jane rep, Lisa asked if I wanted to host a virtual trunk show on the bloggity blog a few months ago, I thought it would be so much fun and a perfect opportunity for people to be able to shop at one of my favorite places to shop for Reagan, especially since you need to buy through a rep, to purchase. I had a show a few months ago and it was a blast, so we decided to do another one for fall! There are so many cute outfits on their site right now. It’s hard to decide which is my fave! The above outfit is Reagan’s current fave. It’s so cozy and full of girly ruffles.

Framed Chalkboard // Fancy Ashley

We also LOVE this outfit!

To place an order, follow the directions below to send a Wishlist:

Our Trunk Keeper, Lisa Rapo will be available to answer any questions you might have.

She can assist with matching, sizing and any other recommendations!

Email her at lisar@matildajaneclothing.com.

1. Go to www.matildajaneclothing.com

2. Click on “Our Collections,” then click “Browse the Collections”

3. The collections are shown on the left hand side. Click on “All Collections” to view everything we have to offer at MJC! If you want to view the latest collection, click on “Secret Fields”.

4. Sort the clothing according to your child’s size using the “View By Size.” This is up to date so if a piece isn’t showing in your child’s size, it isn’t available in that size.

5. You can add items into your “wishlist” (similar to adding items into a shopping cart) by clicking on that item. Once you have completed your wishlist, you can email it to me at: lisar@matildajaneclothing.com.

6. On your wishlist, please include your shipping and billing address along with a number where she can reach you. She will be calling to get your payment information.

Please note: The trunk show only lasts 48 hours, so if you want to order, be sure to start the process today, so you don’t miss out!

Once Lisa receives your email, she will give you a call to complete the order and collect your payment information. Please be sure to get back to her within the 48 hours, so she can process the payment. (Please note: Matilda Jane accepts every CC except American Express.) 

It’s that simple!!

Matilda Jane Trunk Show // Fancy Ashley

So, what items are a must have on your list?!

I pretty much love everything on their site right now, including their ruffle pants for me!!!

Here are a few pictures of Reagan in her Matilda Jane…most is still available depending on size!

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Happy Shopping!!!!!

Five on Friday-Fancy Style

Happy Friday lovelies!!!

As always, I am ready for the weekend!! Today, I am linking up with my friends for Five on Friday!!!

Five on Friday

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I had a lot of people that were interested in essential oils-how to use them, how to buy them, etc. I posted a super long post with a llllll the info you need to know! Head over and read the post if you are interested in ESSENTIAL OILS!

Home-Essentials-Kit // Fancy Ashley

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Teddy has been wanting to work on his room lately. It, like most of the rooms in this place, is a work in progress. Well, I’m trying to get things finished, but I’m just always in the middle of like 10 projects! Teddy requested red and white stripes. For awhile, he wanted the wall to be orange and then green (like his old room), but I guess red and white stripes were his most recent and final choice . When I mentioned doing this project this past weekend, Mr. Fancy, was reluctant…he’s not the biggest fan of all my DIY projects and after the gingham/chalkboard wall in the playroom, I think he never wanted to measure another line again. But, as always, he agreed to help me and we knocked out some stripes in Teddy’s room pretty quickly! I’m super happy with how they turned out and so is Teddy! Now, this weekend, I am hoping to work on his nightstands…I have two to do, so I am hoping to at least get them started, if not, finished!

Wall Stripes // Fancy Ashley

We have a few things to hang up on the wall as well. I am hoping we will get to that this weekend too!

Wall Stripes // Fancy Ashley

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One of my favorite clothing companies to buy for Reagan is Matilda Jane! I love their stuff so much…more importantly, so does she! The girl loves ruffled pants and knit dresses. So comfy and girly! I am hosting a virtual show on Monday and Tuesday!!! Check out the site and make a wish list and on Monday, I will post all the info with how to place your order through my fab, MJ rep!

Reagan in Matilda Jane // Fancy Ashley

This is one of our newer outfits and a total favorite of Reagan’s!

Four

There are some awesome sales happening right now. Anthropologie has some awesome stuff on sale right now!! Love it all!!!

Five

This book. I loved it. If you haven’t read it, you should. We are reading it in bible study and I just couldn’t stop reading it. It’s so good!

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Cheers to the weekend!!!

Essential Oil-ing

Happy Wednesday lovelies!

I shared a photo the other day on Instagram of Reagan and talked about how I was diffusing my essential oils to help keep the germs away! There was a huge amount of you that wanted more information. I sent a BUNCH of emails out yesterday and had a bunch more people that wanted the info after I posted a second picture, so, I decided a blog post was in order!  That way you can refer back it and I can refer people to it in the future. I will also be adding a page in my main header for easy reference! I’m always available to answer questions, just leave a comment or email me (ashley@fancyashley.com) and I’ll get back to you! This is a LONG post with LOTS of info, but I hope it will help you decide which oils/kits are right for your family!

OnGuard // Fancy Ashley

First of all, let me share how I got started with essential oils. My friend, Alicia, told me about them and honestly, I felt a little skeptical, but intrigued too. I had been sick with what turned out to be bronchitis (you may remember the Instagram pic of me wearing a mask because they were worried I had whooping cough!) and asthma, for over a month. I ended up bruising my ribs from coughing so hard and it was AWFUL. I was desperate. I had tried antibiotics and lots of other stuff. So, when she told me about it, I was all ears. I am always open to trying new things, I did acupuncture weekly during my whole pregnancy with Reagan and after. It’s amazing. After learning more about the oils and what they had the potential to do, I ordered my first kit and we have been hooked ever since. Even Mr. Fancy, who was skeptical too, has become a believer. I get so excited to share my love for oils with people, so I am thrilled to share with you!! They have been amazing for me and our family. We have used them about a year now. I use them daily and nightly. Even Teddy and Reagan request the oils on their feet and Reagan loves diffusing oils in her room while she sleeps. I have truly become a believer in them. From lavender to help calm and sleep, to On Guard to ward off germs and keep them away, to peppermint to get rid of headaches and fevers, to DigestZen to help with indigestion and upset stomach. We have a wide variety of oils and I use them all. It’s amazing to me all of the ailments, etc that they can be used for. I seriously love them all.have I mentioned that yet?! :)

Here is a little info about doTERRA:

dōTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade* essential oils are pure, natural aromatic compounds carefully extracted from plants. They do not contain fillers or artificial ingredients that would dilute their active qualities. Proper extraction and quality control methods also ensure that dōTERRA essential oils are free of any contaminants such as pesticides or other chemical residues.

There are a few different oils options out there, but we use doTERRA because they do things a little different. They find the most fertile places in the world to source product, they give back to the places that farm the land and plants, by building schools and water systems. They also use TWO 3rd party companies to verify purity of their oils. Please keep in mind that I am in no way bashing any competitors, but the purity standards and ethics are what drew me to this company.

There are three ways to use essential oils:

A: Aromatically: in a diffuser or in a glass spray bottle with water (Lavender, On Guard, Balance and Cedarwood are my current nightly choices to diffuse, but the possibilities are endless!)
I: Internally: in a capsule, water, smoothie or drop under tongue (I do this with lots of oils, including DigestZen, On Guard, Lemon, lavender, peppermint, etc)
T: Topically: on bottom of feet, back, spine, wrist or specific body region (I do this nightly to the little presidents and myself with On Guard and Lavender)

doTERRA oils are 100% pure oils that can safely be used 3 different ways on any age. I recommend to always refer to the label on the bottle to double check the recommended uses before using. Also please be sure to dilute with fractionated coconut oil (or olive oil can work) before using on little ones if the label indicates dilution or possible skin sensitivity. My kiddos do not require dilution with all oils, but I always recommend that you start that way when trying something new on them.

Most of you have asked what I would recommend, so, my personal recommendation for you is to:
Start with an enrollment kit, which one of my favorite oils, On Guard and a bunch of other essentials and personal favorites, comes in. I use every single one of these oils in this kit, daily. It is the least expensive way to start using these amazing products and saves you the most money & time (if you can start with an oil regimen as soon as a family member gets sick, you are ahead of the game). With the purchase of a kit you also get wholesale prices (25% off for an entire year) and can choose to share them with others (not required at all) and earn if you chose.

You can view the ENROLLMENT KITS HERE

I personally recommend the Home Essentials Kit which includes every oil you need to keep your family feeling their best this cold & flu season and also includes a diffuser for your home AND 25% off retail prices for 1 year. This kit is by far my favorite and includes all of my personal favorite oils and the petal diffuser, which I am obsessed with! Seriously, I just ordered a 3rd one! There are TONS of other awesome kits, I just think this is a great starting off point, but you can pick any that you would like!

Home-Essentials-Kit // Fancy Ashley The world of essential oils can seem scary and daunting. It did to me at first! And honestly, I still learn something new each day about them!

Here is a free resource for you to learn (bookmark the following site on your computer & phone): there is a wealth of information here on each oil, how to use for specific ailments, scientific research, testimonials & more:
http://neweverythingessential.me/ You can also always ask me questions as well, but this site is wonderful! I refer to it a lot!

Want to order?!

The first step is to select which kit you want to start with. You can view them HERE. Then you have two options to place your order:

1) You can place your order online HERE. Click “Join” in top right corner, and click on the Flags. Click on Wholesale and enter your information to complete your order. The site will ask for some personal information but this is just so you can get wholesale pricing and have ability to share/earn with others if you choose. I will never have access to your personal information nor can doTERRA Representatives. Again, the link to order online is HERE.

2) If you prefer to have someone walk you through your order and answer your questions, you are welcome to email me or my leader, Alicia Stephens, at lovethyhealthcompany@gmail.com to have her call you to answer your questions and take your order. When you place your order with her, mention me, “Fancy Ashley”, and you can get a FREE Citrus Bliss with your order (this oil smells amazing in the diffuser and is energizing & uplifting)

A few more doTERRA details:

The doTERRA Difference:
In addition to being pure and natural, dōTERRA essential oils are subjected to additional quality testing that ensures the correct composition of the active natural compounds found in each oil. Even though an essential oil may be pure, if the right species or part of a plant has not been used, or if the plant has not been grown in the right environment or harvested at the right time, or if it has not been distilled under the right conditions, the natural chemical makeup of the extraction will not provide as predictable and powerful a benefit. In some cases, the wrong plant harvested at the wrong time may result in an extract that contains harmful levels of some constituents.

dōTERRA essential oils are guaranteed to be pure, natural and free of synthetic compounds or contaminates. They are subjected to rigorous Mass Spectrometry and Gas Chromatography testing to ensure extract composition and activity. dōTERRA pure essential oils represent the safest and most beneficial essential oils available today.

Equally stringent standards of safety and efficacy are applied to all of the dōTERRA Essential Wellness products. Guided by our Scientific Advisory Board and Health-Care Professional Committee, dōTERRA uses only top development and manufacturing partners who maintain GMP certification and enjoy industry reputation for superior innovation and quality work product. Each dōTERRA product is guaranteed to exceed customer satisfaction for quality and efficacy.

doTERRA lemon oil // Fancy Ashley

Please let me know if you have any questions!! I would be happy to help!!! I am just so excited to see more people wanting to learn about these amazing oils!! I hope they are as life changing for you as they have been for us!

Five on Friday-Fancy Style

Happy Friday friends!!!

I’m still trying to get into my groove this fall, so I have been a tad absent over here on the bloggity blog! But, I’m back today and joining my pals for the Five on Friday linkup! It’s backkkkkkk and I’m so excited to join in!!!

Here we gooooooooo!!!

Five on Friday

One

In case you missed it, there is a HUGE giveaway happening right now…and I mean HUGE. Fabulous prizes and 500 cash are up for grabs! Head over HERE and enter to win!!!!

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Two

I ate frozen pizzas from Trader Joe’s on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night last week (their mini pizzas are so good!) and made homemade pizza on Friday. It was crazyyyyyy. Pizza overload! I decided I needed to get my act together with my eating and get back on track. I make different things for the little presidents during the week, but I always seem to end up eating a frozen pizza, mainly out of ease and exhaustion. I decided to sit down and plan out some mid week meals for a month. I went through my Pinterest “yummy” board and wrote down all the recipes I wanted to try. Then I scheduled the meals for the next few weeks. This week was my first week and I even made some personal sized portions to freeze, so that if I am in a bind and feel too tired too cook, I will eat those healthy options instead of a frozen pizza! Ha! I’m happy to say that week one has gone well. I’m just hoping I can keep it up. I wrote all my meals on my pantry chalkboard, as well, as in my meal planning book and I think it held me accountable. I think I might start posting my meal plans for the week, on Mondays, for those of you that asked me to blog about the recipes that I am trying!  Weekly Meal Plan

Three

Reagan is a budding artist. She colors, draws and paints constantly. She has even colored her dresser. She’ll say “mom! come see this! doesn’t it look faboolusss?!,” when she colors the dresser. She has a perfect wall for a chalkboard in her room and I am pretty much chalkboard obsessed, so I had the idea to paint one and frame it. I planned to make my own frame, but Home Depot doesn’t cut angles for you, which I just learned and I’m not skilled enough to buy a saw (yet!), so I had to order one from Hob Lob. It’s definitely not the cheapest route because I needed such a huge frame, but they were 50% off, so I still did okay! I had our handyman put the board and the frame onto the wall to be sure it was super secure and I am thrilled with how it looks all finished! It’s always fun to see a vision come to life! Oh, and she loves it too!

Framed Chalkboard // Fancy Ashley

Four

There are some ahhhhmazing sales this weekend that you might want to check out!!!!

J. Crew Factory-50% off Women and Men’s styles and 40% Children’s’ styles 

Piperlime-20% off with code: FALL20

Madewell-30% off with code: OHFALL

Forever 21-30% off sale with code: TAKE30

Macys-20% off with code: FALL

Lands End-25% off with code: COOL

Williams Sonoma-20% off certain items with code: SAVE20

J.Crew-30% off full price styles & extra 40% off final sale styles with code: WEEKENDPLANS 

Anthropologie-15% off dresses

Five

I’m going through pictures to make some photo books and came across our Christmas picture from last year. I am already planning this year’s card (I started on the infamous poem!) and just need to get our Christmas pictures scheduled! Minor detail, right?! Ha!

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This is a fave of mine of the little presidents from the same shoot…
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Also, our Halloween Pajama Party is coming up!!! We hope you’ll join in on the fun!!!!

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Cheers to Friday, friends!!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Fall Favorites Giveaway 2014

Happy Monday lovelies!!!!

Today, I have teamed up with some of my faves to bring you a Fall Favorites Giveaway!

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I am hosting the giveaway with:

Whitney English, Shay of Mix and Match Mama, Megan of Honey We’re Home , Erin of Blue Eyed Bride, Courtney DeFeo, Nina of According to Nina, Ashley of Fancy Ashley, Carrie of the Carrie Grace Shop, Megan of In This Wonderful Life and Heart and Home Collection, Tara of Between You & Me SignsJenny Collier, Caycee of Hanging with the Hewitts, Natalie of Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers, Thuy of My Paper Pinwheel, Kara Kae of The Mom Diggity, and Kilee of One Little Momma

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Use the Rafflecopter below to enter!

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Good luck!!!

Autumn Blog Hop

When my sweet friend and fairy godmother, Paige asked me to participate in her Autumn Blog Hop, I was so excited to join in! Life is a tad hectic around here and I am super behind in posting about the hop, but I am thrilled to participate and share some awesome blogs with you and some great fall decor inspiration!! I must admit that I never actually go all out with my fall decorating, I always plan to, but life always seems to get busy and I find myself pulling out pumpkins right before Thanksgiving. I am thrilled to have the house a tad decorated and more cozy for fall, early this year!

Autumn Blog Hop 2014

In case you have missed the other Autumn Blog Hop tours, be sure to head over and check these fabulous blog out!

Sept 24 … The Pink Clutch
Sept 25 … Little Black Door
Sept 26 … Uptown Acorn
Sept 29… Krystine Edwards
Sept 30 … Dixie Delights
Oct 1 … Fancy Ashley (MOI!)
Oct 3 … Vivid Hue Home

There are a few staple fall items for our house!

One is an amazing pumpkin spice candle. I am serious when I say this is the best pumpkin candle ever. It truly is. I love it and go through so many each fall and winter! We have been burning one since the beginning of September…I am ready for fall…the 95 degree weather is not cooperating. It was 68 degrees the other morning and I wore a scarf…seriously, I am ready for FALL!

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Second are my pumpkin decorations. Since I don’t put out a ton of fall decor, these are perfect to place around the house. They are tiny, but make a big statement. :)

Some are fall decor…like these ahhhmazing gold mercury glass pumpkins.

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Some are Halloween decor (I don’t have a source on these…I bought a big batch about 9 years ago from a small boutique and I love them). The little presidents love these Halloween inspired pumpkins and are having too much fun decorating their rooms and the rest of the house with them.

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I also love cozying up the couch with comfy pillows and blankets. Well, that’s pretty much standard all year round. This Pom-Pom blanket is pretty much my new favorite blanket ever though. I LOVE it!

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I also love baking anything and everything pumpkin flavored. My favorite pumpkin bread recipe can be found here. I have been baking a lot of it. The pumpkin candle burning, mixed with pumpkin bread baking is pretty much the most magical scent ever.

IMG_6297  Of course my sweet kiddos are super excited and ready for Halloween. I am feeling extremely ahead of the game and have both costumes ordered. I am trying so hard to get organized, so these little things are victories to me. Last year, I would have been scrambling a couple weeks before, mainly because no one could decide on their costume choices. Ha. :) Here is a pic from last year to get you into the Halloween spirit. Buzz, Princess Reagan and Boo the ladybug. :)

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Happy Fall and thanks so much for stopping by!

Casual Mom Uniform

As a mom of two, I spend a lot of my days in comfy clothes or workout clothes. Sure, I would love to get up each morning and have fresh hair and makeup, but that’s not realistic for me. Most days, I am either headed to the gym or running around like crazy, getting my errands done. I am always on the lookout for cute clothes that aren’t exactly workout clothes, but aren’t jeans either. I want comfy and cute and practical for those days when I don’t feel like dressing up or the days when I am not headed to the gym. I am a huge fan of the elastic waistband pant…I mean really, who isn’t?! When I saw these knit sweatpants at Riffraff, I knew that it was pretty much necessary that they find their way into my closet. I also knew that they would be making a lot of appearances this fall and winter.

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I decided to pair the pants with a piko top. These tops are pretty awesome. They come in pretty much any color that you can think of and they are extremely comfy and perfect for running errands and chasing kids around.

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This is probably one of my comfiest and most favorite outfits right now. I can’t even discuss the amount of times I have worn it. :)

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This casual look is perfect paired with your favorite tennis shoes (mine are not for sale anymore)!

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Knit Pants (similar) // Piko Top // Sunnies // Earrings // Shoes (similar) // Lipstick // Lipgloss

What’s your favorite “mom uniform” for the fall?

ALSO!!!

If you live in or near Dallas, you might have heard that Riffraff is opening a store there! The grand opening is this Friday and they have asked me to come do personal styling sessions from 5-6pm and I would LOVE to see you!!!

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Photography by: Melissa Parsons Photography 

Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Granola Bites

Before Teddy started Kindergarten a few weeks ago, I was told that he needed to bring a snack, along with a lunch, each day. He is the ultimate creature of habit and the pickiest eater, so his lunches are almost always the same items on repeat. I wanted to find a few fun recipes that I could make each week for his school snacks to change that part up a bit, but they had to be things that he would actually eat. Naturally, I looked for a lot of recipes that included peanut butter and/or chocolate chips. I do energy bites quite a bit. Those are a favorite around here and I try to keep a batch in the fridge or freezer at all times. But, I wanted to expand his horizons a bit, so I checked Pinterest for inspiration. 

 Last week, I made delicious peanut butter pretzel chocolate chip granola bars and we all loved them. I ate way too many. The only issue I had was they were hard to fit into the square container that we use for his school snack and they broke apart easily when eating, which Teddy gets spazzy about (picky eater!!!). I decided to try my own spin on the recipe, since we all loved it so much and make them into ball form. I figured they would be easier for him to eat and they would fit better into his square snack containers and I was right. I waited all day for him to come home and taste test them and I got a big thumbs up and he said he loved them, so I figured I needed to share the recipe with you! 

Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Granola Bites // Fancy Ashley

Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Granola Bites:

Adapted from this recipe

1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups oats
1/2 cup crispy rice cereal
3/4 cup chopped pretzels
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips or regular chocolate chips
2 tablespoons Chia Seeds

In a sauce pan, heat the butter, brown sugar, honey, and peanut butter on medium-low heat. Be sure to stir occasionally so that the mixture doesn’t burn. Once it’s all mixed together, turn off heat and add the vanilla.

Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Granola Bites // Fancy Ashley In a separate bowl, mix the oats, crispy rice cereal, chopped pretzels and chia seeds together.

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Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Granola Bites // Fancy Ashley  Place bowl in fridge for at least 30 minutes to an hour. If you are impatient like me, you can put it in the freezer for about 20 minutes. Once the mixture is cooled, it will be easier to form into the bites. The mixture might be a tad dry…just put a little water on your hands while you make the bites. You can make the balls as small or as large as you’d like.

Peanut Butter Pretzel Chocolate Chip Granola Bites // Fancy Ashley It’s as simple as that! You have a fun little snack for you and your whole fam bam!

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Also!!!

Don’t forget to head over and enter my Minted.com giveaway! There are TWO $100 credits to win!!!

Notebooks, Notecards and a Minted.com Giveaway, Oh My!

Happy Monday lovely peeps!

If you have followed me for awhile, then you probably know about my love for Minted.

I order our Christmas cards from them each year, along with notecards, business cards and have you seen their mommy calling cards?! I seriously love the concept! I love their paper quality and their customer service is the best and I know this from experience. I had a package get lost in the mail last fall and they resent me my order. It was amazing and I loved them before, but that made me love them even more.

They have added notebooks to their list of awesome products and I absolutely love them and couldn’t wait to add some to our paper collection. There are a ton of different options, but we decided to go with the notebooks with our own pictures on them. I figured Teddy and Reagan would love them and I was so right.

Both of the little presidents love seeing themselves on a notebook. They think it is the coolest thing ever.

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Reagan was even more amazed that her beloved Boo is on the front of her notebook.

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We try to practice writing every once in awhile around here. As some of you know, it’s been a bit of a struggle for Teddy, so we try to make it fun. These notebooks are definitely a fun new way to practice.

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I have been working with Reagan on learning how to write an R and hoping to work on the rest of the letters in her name too. She loves coloring and writing and pretty much anything artsy, so she has a blast learning R and is always asking me to show her more letters. Of course, she must use a fancy gold marker. :)

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We are using our notebooks for coloring and writing, but the possibilities are endless with what they can be used for.

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You can get them with blank pages (like we have), with lined pages (great for kids who are practicing writing inside the lines. Our letters are still large and in charge here.) and with gridded pages. You can also get notebooks in address book form, monthly planner form and weekly planner form. Not only are they perfect for kiddos, but they are awesome for you too and make really fun gifts as well!! I have been dreaming up a few gifts that I plan to order for Christmas and birthdays.

Reagan for Minted // Fancy Ashley

We also love their notecards!! When I saw these flamingo notecards (or “mingo” as they are called in our house), I knew they would be perfect for our little mingo lover. I mean, a flamingo wearing sunnies?! These cards were pretty much made for Reagan.

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She turned 3 in July, so I knew these thank you cards were pretty much mandatory for her. Of course I am writing them and she adds a little scribble to each one as a “signature.” :)

Reagan for Minted // Fancy Ashley

I have a little surprise for you today!!!

TWO of you have the opportunity to win $100 credits to Minted!

How exciting is that? Notebooks, Christmas cards, business cards, etc! If you win, it’s your pick!! Woohoo!!!

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter! Good luck!!!

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Tell me, what is your favorite Minted product? Hard to pick just one, I know!!!

Thank you to Minted for sponsoring this post. As always, opinions and love for this company, are purely my own.