Welcome to our shanty!
Stacy is a lifestyle blogger and brand ambassador in Southern California (Ventura County) who shares her experiences homeschooling her four children, raising multiples, supporting her two children living with multiple food allergies, and helping her children with special needs thrive.
Somewhere between wrangling her four children (twins born in 2008, a boy in 2010 and their first girl in 2012), her dog (an adorable little Yorkiepoo) and her husband (a red-headed Spaniard), she still finds the much-needed girl time for a glass of wine while crafting or creating a new, delicious recipe.
Fancy Shanty, LLC
Fancy Shanty® is California's family-fun, lifestyle blog covering a variety of topics. Whether you are looking for the best family travel locations, a new delicious recipe, a fun DIY project, or homeschooling tips, we have what you need to make life amazing! We are a family of travel enthusiasts sharing the best California has to offer as we set out to live life to the fullest! So pull up a chair, grab a refreshing drink, and join us for our amazing adventures.
Fancy Shanty® began in 2008 after the birth of Stacy’s twin boys. As her family has grown, Fancy Shanty® has flourished into a family-fun blog covering a variety of topics. Reaching new heights in 2016, Fancy Shanty® became a limited liability corporation (LLC) in 2017 and received a registered trademark through the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
In 2018, Fancy Shanty opened a new marketplace. A 100% fair trade marketplace that, in partnership with artisan cooperatives that produce handcrafted items to improve the economic well-being and quality of life of women and their families around the world, is helping women-led, community-based organizations prosper and thrive well into the future.
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Fancy Shanty® also provides a number of services including:
- Brand Spokesperson / Ambassador
- Event Photographer / Promoter
- Recipe Development
- Editorial Content Creation
- Social Media Promotion
As of December 2017, Fancy Shanty® boasts a social reach of over 1.48M across all social channels. Top social channels include:
- MPV – 65,000
- UVA – 32,800
- Twitter – 139,000+
- Pinterest – 1.25M+
- Instagram – 10,500+
- Facebook Fans & Friends – 5,000+
90% of Fancy Shanty readers are women with children with the majority ranging in ages from 25 years old to 34 years old. Our audience primarily resides in the United States (78%) with the UK (7%) and Austrailia (2%) following second.
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Meet the Family Behind the Brand
Have I mentioned I have the best family ever? I do! I really do! No matter what the adventure or where our site takes us, my family is always more than happy to help grow this little place of ours on the internet. And, because they are all such a big part of this site, here is your opportunity to get to know the family behind Fancy Shanty!
Stacy created Fancy Shanty eight years ago as a support site and resource for mothers of multiples around the world. Since then, Fancy Shanty has grown into a thriving local community in Southern California featuring crafts, recipes, homeschooling, and more! When she's not at home homeschooling her four children at home or on the little league field, Stacy's out and about covering events, photographing celebrities, and living life to the fullest with her family by her side. She always has a camera in hand and never misses the opportunity to give her family experiences they never imagined. She truly is just a small town girl living an extraordinary life!
The ever elusive husband, aka dad! Though he may not be in front of the camera often he is the rock behind this family and company. Often referred to as Stacy's fifth child, he's always there for his family and is the best husband/business partner a gal could ask for. Oh, and did we mention the boys won the little league division championship this year? They did! Woot! Go Orioles!
Kevin and Lewis, aka the Twins! Our 12-year-old twin boys are the heart of the kids. Always ready for any adventure, they support the backend of the site while helping to watch over and protect their siblings with food allergies. Having common interests including a love for baseball and gaming, they have grown up to be best friends who are always together.
Mitch and Gracie, aka the Littles! Both born with multiple food allergies, they have the strength of David and the heart of a lion. Since they're too young to work behind the scenes on the site, their main job is to smile and be cute for the camera, which they are pretty good at.
Mitch definitely wants to be a big kid like his brothers and loves gaming as much as they do. While Gracie is paving a wild path of her own, from becoming a chef to an entomologist.
And if you're wondering if being the youngest child in a house full of boys has made Gracie a princess, you bet it has! And we wouldn't have it any other way.
Media and Brand Partnerships
We couldn't have come as far as we have without a few of our favorite national brands, brands we love to support as much as they support us.