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About jaderbombllc

I am a Southern DIY blogger and Designer known for fearlessly conquering anything and everything do-it-yourself. I aim to create unique designs by working through my thoughts, dreams, emotions, and tons of glitter! I believe in doing things that make my heart flutter and smile, and I live by my motto, “Life is simple and so should your style.” To learn more about me, visit jaderbomb.com or email me at jade@jaderbomb.com. You can also visit my Etsy shop at jaderbomb.etsy.com. Make sure to check out my FREE PRINTABLES site www.freeprettyprintables.com My biggest accomplishment thus far is being a guest on the Martha Stewart show, yes she smells good. I love my dog Ceaux Ceaux, pens,the smell of Christmas, GOLD, Dr. Pepper and blogging. BTW: I bleed glitter, all shades.

As you all know I got asked again this year to be a blogger for Michaels and I got to kick off the new year by meeting all of my fellow Michaels Makers from all over at the Michaels Makers Summit 2015 last week! What a wonderful trip to beautiful Santa Rosa!

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We took four amazing classes (weaving, watercolor, paper flowers and image transfer) – all taught by Michaels education partner, Creativebug and great news – each of the classes are available online for FREE on Michaels.com until 8/22 (you can re-create one or all of our summit projects)! If you are not sure what Creativebug is, it’s a subscription-based website that brings people inspiration and know-how to realize their creative potential through hundreds of online video classes. I will say it’s TOTALLY worth it!

In case you haven’t met all 50 of this year’s Makers, check out each of our blogs and bios here! Follow along throughout the year and feel free to create projects with us by sharing on Instagram using #MadeWithMichaels. Time to take a online tour of where I spent the week ♥ flower crown The first night we got there we went on a super fun road trip to the Long Meadow Ranch  for dinner. When we got there we were treated like queens, literally. We even made crowns – FLOWER CROWNS! I think the best part of this trip was getting to see all of my friends that I never get to see!  green ray bans

Just saying “Hi” through green colored glasses…

After dinner they had a table filled with marshmallows, graham crackers covered with chocolate, milk and sticks to roast S’mores! I have to confess something to you…I never ate a “REAL” marshmallow until this trip. Have you? If not you need to get some, not the ones in plastic bags from the store…

SMORES

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Some of my homies: Lia Griffith, The Project Girl, Aunt Peaches and myself!

The next morning we all got up early and took a beautiful ride to The Ranch Above – the location of the Summit. We literally drove all the way up to the TOP of a huge mountain. The view was unlike anything I have ever seen before. We didn’t know what to expect but I will tell you from the second we got out of our cars we were all so amazed. The Michaels team went ALL OUT!

The pictures below are stunning. This was the first thing we saw before entering the house. We were greeted with water bottles as we passed through an arch of DIY happiness.

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One thing about bloggers is you will always see us taking pictures of anything and everything. Seriously, we can make trash look like treasure as long as we have the right light and a good angle… HAHA!

We walked in and looked like a heard of paparazzi however we didn’t see celebrities only DIY DECOR!  californa san fran bloggers yellow candle holders

The Michaels Makers Summit took place at this stunning house that overlooked heaven on earth. I won’t dare leave you out completely which is why I wanted to share some pictures of the inside of the house. I think we all wanted to stay.

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I can’t help but LOVE this picture! It was time to make s’mores over the fire and this is what bloggers do behind the scenes… 8 I-phones taking the same pic to quickly post on social media!
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Creative Bug really made the trip memorable with fabulous teachers turned into friends and great projects that anyone can do. I won’t lie my favorite class was weaving with Annabel Wrigley. We will be friends forever!

I honestly never thought I would like weaving but I am totally addicted… I can promise you will too! how to weave

Weaving with Annabel Wrigley. She teaches more than a dozen classes on Creativebug, ranging from weaving to kids sewing. Follow Annabel on Instagram @littlepincushionstudio

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Image transfers with Courtney Cerruti. She works at Creativebug, in addition to teaching dozens of classes on the site. Follow Courtney on Instagram @ccerruti

flowers Paper flowers with Livia Cetti. She is a renowned floral and still-life stylist, as well as a premiere paper-flower artist. Follow Livia on Instagram @thegreenvase

Watercolor with Yao Cheng. She is a watercolor artist and designer known for her simple, bright and expressive watercolor style. Follow Yao on Instagram @yaochengdesign

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The last morning was spent sipping champagne on top a mountain talking with Michaels CMO.

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P.S. I think my favorite part of the weekend was seeing everyone’s beautiful moments captured at the event on social media using #MichaelsMakers!

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Today I will show you how to make a MOSAIC METAL ARROW!

Lately I have been experimenting with different mediums but I can honestly say I have never really entered the world of “Mosaic’s”… I had mixed feelings about the actual process however I was stunned by the way it came out. Did I know it would look so beautiful in the end – ehhhh I had an idea but I think I shocked myself a little!

I am so used to creating whimsical projects that literally go off of my emotions. This one was a little different. I actually had to think it out and process exactly how I was going to get it done. I think that is called a “Plan of Action”, haha!

Michael’s asked me to do something rad with something from the Studio Décor line, one of their favorite brands and now mine as well! So here you have the infamous Mosaic Arrow Tutorial by Jaderbomb!
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♥ Studio Decor Metal Arrow
♥ Glass Metal Glue
♥ Mosaic Grout
♥ Mosaic Stained Glass

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I simply love the way this rustic arrow looks with nothing on the inside however we all know I have to have color in my life so let’s go mosaic! Metal Arrow

Step One: Carefully take out the mini light bulbs inside of the arrow. One thing I noticed when I went to Michaels is they have tons of replacement bulbs for all of the items from Studio Decor. You don’t have to loose sleep over where to get the bulbs if they go out or break!  LIGHT BULB PROJECTS

Step Two: Lay out the box of broken glass on a tray to sift through the colors. This will make it easy to pick out the colors you specifically want.

P.S. Michaels has boxes of solid colored stained glass if you are not into the multi colored look.

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Step Three: Before you start I found it smart to just place a few piece of glass on the arrow to figure out a good starting point.

If you are quick with your eye you will notice I told you earlier to take the bulbs out but in the picture below I still have the bulb!! LOL

It’s a learning process okkkk!

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Step Four: Open your glass glue and place some on one side of the glass. There isn’t a wrong or right side. Something I learned was you do NOT need a lot! The first few I put way too much glue and when I placed it on the arrow and applied a little pressure it just came out the sides…Not good!

I applied my glue strait from the tube but you can use a toothpick if it’s easier.

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This is what it will start to look like one you begin putting more pieces of glass. I will tell you that I wished I would of taken out my glass bulbs like I instructed you in the beginning. One little piece of glass can crack that bulb in these stages.

At least I will know what to do next time!

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Step Five: Once you are done with applying all of your glass let it dry over night. I wanted to make sure it was completely dry before I added grout to it.

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I love it without the grout, right! How I haven’t done this before is beyond me. I feel like I am going to be mosaic’ing the you know what out of everything soon!

The really cool thing is you can break porcelain or glass that you like and use that instead of getting store bought glass.

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When you open the grout it will look a little wet and gooey. You do not have to mix it too much. I just used a paint stick and mixed the water that was sitting on the top but that was it.

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Step Six: Get a plaster scraper or something flat and start spreading grout throughout the pieces of glass.

Warning: I thought this process was going to be easy and fast but…it turns out it takes a lot of grout to fill those tiny spaces.

When you are completely done with the arrow let it dry for about an hour.

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Step Seven: Wet a paper towel (durable one) and start rubbing off the grout that is sitting on top of the glass.

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Step Eight: Put tiny pieces of paper inside the slots where the light bulbs go. We don’t want any grout or water to get in there.

This step is…. let’s just say you will have plenty of time to think about things. I think I may have let mine dry a little too long so follow the directions!

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This is what it will look like when you are done. I noticed some of my grout had rust stains pop in and out throughout the arrow. Not really sure how to prevent that however I sorta like it.

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I hope you enjoyed this fabulous tutorial! Make sure to head to Michaels while the AMAZING sale is going on! Don’t forget the sale starts Sunday!

♥It was so fun helping Michaels celebrate their Big Brand Sale, which launches next week, and getting to create a project using one of my favorite brands,Studio Décor!
Studio Décor offers so many timeless and beautiful framing choices from marquee letters and signs, to classic tabletop and wall frames, and is only available at Michaels.
♥And the best part? Poster frames are on sale from 8/2-8/8! Just check out the Big Brand Sale landing page for more details.

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How to paint pencils

Ladies and Gents…Please welcome to the stage Jaderbomb! I think I need to have more introductions here don’t ya think! Today I will show you how to make painted wooden pencils. I think these are great for holidays, parties and any other special event. You can typically find wooden pencils at places like Target, Marshall’s, Ross or World Market. It’s a super easy project that adults and kids can do in minutes.

♥I will tell you that it’s a GREAT day today! It’s my son Tahner’s birthday. I truly can’t believe that he is already 15 years old. I never understood that saying “cherish the memories because time flies”…Boy do I get it now!

Since when does my cute kid choose his friends over me, ugh! I will honestly say I am most proud of my little human that I created. He emits joy, happiness and always knows how to put a smile on my face. I think I will just leave out the typical sassy mouth every day now and then… ♥

As you know I just came back from Sanoma California this weekend. Michaels Craft Store took all of their bloggers out there to wine and dine them and let me tell you they didn’t miss out on ANYTHING! Stay tuned because I will have a blog recap of the entire trip. I can’t stress enough how amazing this trip was and the location. Follow me on Instagram to see more pictures of the fabulous trip!

I do have some other exciting things in the making that I wish I could share right now but I can’t. (Insert sad face)

Painted Wooden Pencils The things you will need for today’s project is a pack of wooden pencils, acrylic paint and paint brush. I have done these pencils a few times before I realized that the thinner the paint the better it goes onto the pencils.  painted pencils supplies Step One: Paint the end of the pencil with the color of your choice. Of course I have to stick to my roots and paint every color of the rainbow but you can paint them all one solid color.

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Step Two: Carefully place them on a ledge to dry correctly. You don’t want to place them on anything they will dry and stick to. Paper is a NONO…

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Step Three: TIME TO ENJOY THEM ♥

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I hope you enjoyed this quirky little project. I had fun making them and I absolutely love they way they look just being displayed in my studio! Make sure to check out my post about all things PINK FLAMINGO!

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My love for Pink Flamingo Fashion is real -real as the sky is blue. This season these pretty pink birds have been popping up everywhere from skirts to bed sheets. I’m not sure if they are considered classy now since they are making their way into runways all over the world.  However I still have mad love for the good ole pink flamingo sporadically popping up in random yards next to water fountains that don’t actually work.
♥I can honestly say my love for this pink bird goes way back to 4th grade. We were in Destin Fl and my parents told me to pick out the design I wanted on my air brushed tank top. Yes I said it.. Air Brushed Shit!!! I can vividly remember standing there trying very hard to find the “right” design that would fit my personality. Then there was that moment of relief. Me and this bird on a shirt made eye contact and it was over after that.
♥Can you believe I still have that tank top hanging in my closet AND I still wear it. I am not sure I should be bragging about that! Stay tuned for follow up of me with shirt! ((HAHA))
♥I was so sad when I heard that Donald Featherstone passed away this June at the ripe age of 79. If you don’t know who this iconic person is he is ONLY the inventor of the iconic plastic pink lawn flamingo.
So Donald, this post is for YOU…
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Elegant Pink Flamingo Skirt

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I don’t know who wouldn’t want to wear this fashionable skirt by Alice + Olivia! They obviously know “what’s up“…

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If you think your have ugly feel then I have the perfect thing for them! Flamingo Shoes by Vans. I applaud you Vans, I applaud you.

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I know you are thinking you can’t pull this off but rest assured… You can! I can think of so many different tops to put with this fabulous and fancy skirt!

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Now ladies…If this skirt doesn’t scream FLAMINGO then I don’t know what will! See you don’t actually have to wear a printed flamingo in order to get the point across! This skirt is fabulous!

Pink Flamingo Slippers

Photo Courtesy of : Asos

I know it would not be appropriate however I would probably try to wear these out in public. I can’t imagine someone wanting to lock these up in their closet! FYI: These are OUT OF STOCK but I am checking daily for that next shipment to be up!

Pink Flamingo Watch

Photo Courtesy of : Kate Spade

I would love to keep track of time with this one of a kind watch. It remind me of my Micky Mouse watch I had when I was in middle school that sang “It’s a small world after all” over and over!

Pink Flamingo Tank

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Nothing screams FASHION like this tank top! Listen here is a fact… Everyone can pull off wearing flamingos. It’s that simple. So don’t run in the other direction when you see a cute shirt in the store!

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* I will be attending the Michaels Makers Summit this week in Sanoma California and I can’t wait to share with you all of the details! Check out all of the Michaels Makers HERE.

*Come read my interview for Michaels HERE.

* Have you seen my yummy Cajun Salsa Recipe? It’s defintely worth trying!

*Looking for ways to decorate your home for Summer, come check out this post!

 

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Homemade Fresh Southern Salsa! Who’s ready to taste the best salsa you have ever put in your mouth! Seriously this stuff is like crack. Not that I know what crack is like but from all the programs on television I can gather it’s pretty addicting. I always like to have salsa stashed away in my freezer because you never really know when you will have to entertain or when you might have late night cravings. I usually make a few batches and freeze them in containers with the dates on them. Key to getting that done is making the time y’all! These day’s time is very precious and extra time is very rare, hehe!

If you are into preparing food you could make batches of mild, medium and hot. I just make all of my salsa hot because here in the South that is how we roll. I think all the parents in the South put hot sauce in our bottles as babies to prepare us for out future in Louisiana. This means once we go out into the world as adults we realize just how BLAND every thing else is. Which is why it’s always good to carry this and this with you at all times while traveling!

Enough of this, let’s get to the nitty gritty – how to make this bowl of awesome sauce.

I am very proud to say that all of the ingredients came from our garden except the lime and red pepper flakes. We do have a lime tree but it’s not ready yet. So if you ever eat my salsa just know it was made with lot’s of love!

Don’t forget to check out my last post on 10 Summer Home Decor Ideas!

Homemade Fresh Southern Salsa

Homemade Fresh Southern Salsa

Ingredients

  • 3 Roma Tomatoes or 2 Cups of Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 small onion ( I prefer White)
  • 1/2 Cup of Dried Red Pepper Flakes ( You can add more if you like it HOT)
  • 1 cloves of garlic
  • 1 Bell Pepper
  • 1 Banana Pepper
  • Tony Chachere's​
  • Tabasco
  • 1 lime (juice only)
  • 5 leaves of cilantro
  • Garlic salt to taste ( I love garlic salt so I add a lot)
  • 2 jalapeños (Use all the green and a few seeds only -more seeds means HOT)

Instructions

  1. We want to combine all the the ingredients so I am using a blender. In the blender add: tomatoes, 1 clove of garlic, bell pepper,banana pepper, white onion, juice of lime, cilantro, garlic salt, jalepenos, 3-4 seeds, and red pepper flakes. Chop on low until it's chopped to small pieces. If you have a small blender you can chop 1-2 ingredients at a time then mix it all together at the end. Don't forget to sprinkle a little Tony Chachere's​ on it and a few drops of Tabasco. If you ask me this makes it pop! Once done I like to put in the fridge for a few hours to let all of the ingredients bind together. Enjoy with a salad, baked chips or on tacos!
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How gorgeous are these veggies! I love the pretty colors! HOMEMADE SALSA southern salsa Hope you enjoy this recipe! Don’t forget to share it on your Facebook wall or with your friends!!!

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I am always excited when Summer rolls around. It’s always fun to break out fun and whimsical colors that bring a new life to our space. Some people think they need to break the bank to make fresh changes but today I will show you 10 Summer Home Decor Ideas! Make sure to come here to see other fun things you can do for the Summer!

10 Summer Home Decor Ideas

You can give your porch a new look by simply painting your door. Making this one change can give your home a completely new look and feel.
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White walls make me very happy personally. I realize that some of you are scared of having bright white empty walls. Fear not, this is the perfect way to add tons of color in pillow cases, wall decor, lamps and flowers. This look is very crisp and clean and screams SUMMER!
Source ♥ 79ideas-colorful-inspiration Porches are the first thing I notice on a house. A nice wrap around or a quaint little nook makes me feel happy on the same level. This is the perfect time to bust out those fun paper lanterns. Simply and easy porch transformation!
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There is nothing better than having an open bar in your home 24-7. I especially love having these during the Summer. Having friends over and enjoying the nice weather goes perfect with this! You can purchase a mini bar or use something you already own and transform it with a little spray paint.
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This time of the year is the perfect excuse to swap out those dark wintery curtains and replace them with fresh white sheers. Even if your walls are a darker color these will go with anything! They look especially romantic with a small breeze flowing through them.
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The easiest home makeover for Summer is BRIGHT plants! Believe it or not you can get really creative with pots and flower colors. Terra cotta pots are very reasonable in price so you could purchase tons of them and add in vibrant flowers.
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Have a swing on your porch? Want to “Summer-ize” it? Grab a fun blanket and some pillows and in no time you will create a cozy spot to relax at the end of your day or early in the morning. On another note, place a little table in front with trinkets that make you smile and your nook is now complete!
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Wanna take things a bit further to show your love of Summer?! Grab that perfect turquoise color and slap it all over your porch floor! Don’t worry about this color being a problem for fall because oranges and browns look great with this shade! Christmas… Add tons of whites and you will have the perfect snowy porch!
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I hope you enjoyed my roundup! Make sure to come back on Thursday to see my Summer “Fashion Roundup”…Huge hugs from my computer to yours!

P.S. Let me know in the comment section which picture above is your FAVORITE!

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What happened this week! Well a lot happened this week and I am still trying to recover and get some rest. We all know that is not possible if you live in my world. Don’t get me wrong we have a FUN and EXCITING life that I wouldn’t trade for anything but we are ALWAYS tired! (hehe)!!!

We had a show this weekend in Shreveport and it was a blast. It was supposed to rain the entire weekend but we got really lucky! Texas isn’t so lucky right now! Have you seen all the flooding going on there? It’s pretty sad… We are feeling it now and the rain will not stop! Hope you enjoy my week in review!

I have to start by saying I am loving my friends new app Rhonna Magic! I love her original app but this one is super fab! You can put layers over each other and it’s magical! Here is a sample of what you can do!

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This is the festival we were at this past weekend! If you know anything about Louisiana then you know our LOVE for crawfish! This festival was dedicated 100% to these mudbugs! Just curious, what are your thoughts on these babies??? Also have you checked out my honey’s art? Check it out here because I am positive you will find something you will LOVE!

IMG_5163 If you follow me on social media then you probably saw this super rad shirt I made for the I Love to Create Blog! Click here to see how I made it and what products I used! You really need to see all of the projects I created for them!  tie dye I am a BIG supporter of Tie-Dye so anytime I see happy people with shirts like this on I politely ask them to take their picture! How cute is she!

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So I just recently found out I was borderline diabetic…. I know big thumbs down considering how much I love to eat gas station food! Let’s not forget my LOVE of soft drinks especially an ice cold fountain drink. So at the festival they had this booth that sold the best chocolate covered strawberries and Candice saved me ONE of hers. Her LAST one. How sweet huh!

I didn’t eat it though. Wanna know why? Because I had already secretly eaten a WHOLE FREAKING STICK OF SOME. Hey this crap of not eating sugar is hard but I made her think I was STRONG by not eating her last one – haha! Guess the cat is out of the bag now…

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P.S. I checked my blood sugar level after I ate the strawberries and it made me feel like this (see below)…
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So this picture really isn’t a big deal but for me it is! I have been looking all stinking over for a comfy and cute pair of garden shoes, seriously. I have had no luck until Target decided to win my heart over. These shoes are slowly making their way into my “daily” life more than I would like to see happen. They are the most comfortable garden shoes I have ever come across. Did I mention they were only 12 bucks!

Thanks Targer. Love Jade.  garden shoes

When we came home from the show dad was cooking yummy pork steaks for us. He knew we would be to tired and boy were we happy. As soon as I got home I threw these babies on and went strait to the garden. Can you believe in just a few days we had this many surprises waiting for us!

I can’t wait to use my tomatoes tonight to make the best homemade salsa eva. Don’t worry I will be sharing it on the blog soon, very soon!

Cucumbers…well those will get huge hugs from balsamic vinaigrette.

Edamame…those will get huge hugs from my mouth.
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I know in a past blog post I shared with you that we added on to the house. It’s like a chill out, office, relaxation room all in one. Obviously it screams happiness! If only you could smell this room through the computer! We put all cedar and it smells like heaven. More pics to come of all the details, we are just waiting to complete it.

Remember my glittered feather tutorial? These are them hanging in the room.  IMG_5230

Also I wanted to share that even though it’s not Christmas you can still rock out your decorations. I got hundreds of these mirrored balls for the studio tree last year and I figured I would display the big ones all year long. You should see how gorgeous these look when the sun hits them in the afternoon. All that’s missing is disco music and a strobe light.
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Make sure to check out my latest YouTube video! I show you how to apply glittered tattoos to your body! It’s SO much fun!

Last but not least. C signed me up on a tennis league. I know I am thinking the same thing you are thinking. Two nights ago I had my first match and although we lost me and my partner put up a good fight. I didn’t do as bad as I thought I would do and C said I will be good once I start playing more. I only messed up 2 of my serves so that made me happy!

My goal is to possibly whip her ass in tennis one day OR just be as good as she is. She said I looked good on the court (meaning my cuteness and clothes – haha) so I will take that as a plus.

Did I mention my tennis bad is LEOPARD….
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Well Jaderbugs that is it for this week. Hope you are having a happy and bright week! If you have any suggestions on sweet things I can eat now that I can’t eat too much sugar please let me know in the comments section or private message me! Huge hugs from my computer to yours… ♥

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Some girls are just born with glitter in their veins – Paris Hilton

Happy Memorial Day Jaderbugs! Today I will be showing you how easy it is to glitter feathers!!!

So we just recently added on to the house and built this rad room! The inside is full of nice cedar wood and let’s just say it smells like heaven. Every morning we wake up and drink coffee while watching the birds eat their yummy food. This room was supposed to be a “hang” out room however it now has turned into my night time office. I love it really. I go in there and zen out. There was a few things missing in this beautiful room like…. COLORFUL GLITTERED FEATHERS!!! What is a girl to do? You guessed it, I had to break out the colorful feathers and yummy gold glitter. These are really easy to make and in no time you can bring a room from blah to BAM!
Let’s get started. Oh warning these babies are addicting. I am now about to add a strand of white feathers with gold glitter to the new room. It fits our boho lifestyle and just like Mc.Donald’s says “I’m loving it”… BOHEMIAN DECOR

you will need Rainbow Feathers | Colored Twine | Mod Podge | Craft Brush | Gold Glitter  diy feather banner The first thing you will do is slather some Mod Podge onto the top of your feather!

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Next sprinkle your choice of glitter on top of the Mod Podge! If you want to save your glitter place a piece of paper under your feather.
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Once all of your feathers are dry you can start tying your twine around the tips. Tip of advice: Make sure your feathers are facing the same direction when tying the twine around them.  shabby chic feather banner

VOILA! We have the gaudiest batch of glittered feathers you have ever seen in your life!  What does that word mean…. Google it!

I know my friend Aunt Peaches would drool over these and she would probably wear them in her hair! Seriously. I am totally pleased with the way they came out and if you are anything like me then you like lot’s of the same things all together to form on cluster of awesomeness. Enjoy y’all!

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BOHO FEATHERS Hugs from my computer to yours!! XOXO

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Howdy Hoo Jaderbugs! Today I felt blah so I decided to light a few candles and BAM, just like that I felt mucho-betta! But then I remembered how a while back I made these cute Duck Tape Tassel’s that I put around some candles. Now I am not kidding…these sticky tassel’s truly made my candles smell so much better. Ok not really but you get the point! Now let’s get STICKY! Remember when I made this Duck Tape Caddy….. the only thing it’s missing is wheels.  make a tassel These are all the products I used to decorate the candles but you can use any color tape you want. The main products you will need are DUCK TAPE (duh) and scissors. The rest are like side dishes at a fancy restaurant.

I do however recommend using duck tape scissors made my Fiskars. They cut through this sticky madness like budduh.  DSC_0380

HENNA INSPIRED TATTOOS

1. To start off you will need to cut a piece of duck tape about 10 inches long. You don’t to measure to a “T” but about that length will be good. Make sure you lay this first strip sticky side up.

2. Now cut another 10 inch strip and place it directly over the first strip. Sticky on top of sticky. Once you stick these two babies together you can trim the edges.

3.Fold your strip in half now. This is not the length of your tassel. If it’s too short you can make your next one longer and if it’s too long you can cut it before we move on. Boom chaka laka!

4. Kiddo’s time to get your parents involved and if you are and drunk adult do the same! With your strip folded in half start cutting little cuts in the long side of your tape. Make sure to NOT cut all the way to the top!!! Snip away until your whole strip is fringed like it’s ready to go to a festival. If you like tag’s check out these I made with some decorative tape.

duck tape fringe How cute would it be to have an amazing duck tape fringed skirt.

5. Start rolling your fringed strip from one side to the other until it’s all rolled up like the picture below. Once it’s all rolled up take a SMALL strip of duck tape and start wrapping it around the TOP of the tassel.

If you notice I placed a small piece of twine at the top of my tassel right before I was done rolling it up and securing it with my small strip. This is what my tassel will hang from.  duck tape tassel how to make a tassel And just like that we have a hot diggity cute as can be hanging tassel. You can put this on a gift, hang from your car mirror, tie around a picture frame and so much more sha.
candle tassel I know you are gooing and gahhing huh. This fridge I covered in tape also made me gooh and gahh…. Check it out here easy diy tassel Hope you enjoyed this super sticky tutorial. What kind of tassels do you plan on making? Any suggestions of what they can be used for? Leave them in the COMMENT SECTION below! I am always looking for new tricks and trades. Until next time…
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Hey there! Join me on Instagram and Pinterest to keep up with my most recent projects and sneak peeks! Plus you will get bombed with loads of bright, whimsical and inspiring pics! It’s like an open invitation to the BIGGEST craft party in the world! Have you seen these glitter projects I made?

Today the topic of “convo-sa-chion” (say it like you are in fraannce) is Henna Inspired Body Tattoos. Now I know what you are thinking. Who in the world really wants to parade around wearing a fake tattoo, let alone one completely saturated with glitter… Well folks you are looking at her – or her screen. I am also certain there are TONS of people out there who would like to do this for a fun occasion, birthday party, concert or just a fun weekend out and about. Let’s not forget the KIDS!!!

These are not meant to fool people, y’all! It’s meant for PURE FUN. When I Love to Create sent me this pack I got super giddy inside. Don’t get me wrong I love all the ones they send me but the “henna” inspired pack won over my heart. Check out this really cool blog centered around “Henna”…

Henna Inspired Body Tattoos You are totally getting excited already huh! Buy YO KIT HERE! I love all of the stencils you get in the package. Just imagine an arm with ALL of them!

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  • Nontoxic and cosmetic grade
  • Glitter tattoo lasts up to 5 days with proper body care
  • It’s only $19.99!!!

P to the S… All the the items in the picture below come wrapped up nice and neatly when you buy it. I mean why would they come messy?! (Insert an eye roll to myself) temporary body tattoo

Step ONE: First things first I’m the realist. You will need to figure out where you want to put your dazzling tattoo.  how to do henna Step TWO: Make sure to flatten your adhesive sheet onto you skin. We don’t want any wrinkles now do we!

If you notice I have this baby wrapped all the way around my arm and it shows no sign of coming off. The sheets are super sticky so they will conform to any part of the body, even those hard to get spots. (I feel like that last sentence is from a commercial but I can’t think of what. Leave a comment below if you know!) henna paints Step THREE: Apply the body glue over the spots where you will be putting the yummy glitter. I know I don’t have a darn picture of me applying the glue. Shame on me, hehe! Let me warn you now, this glue is really strong, it’s cosmetic grade!

Step FOUR: Time to grab the small detailing brush and start splashing or dabbing glitter all over your glue. You will see once you start applying glitter how great it works.

(Let me just tell you this…I tried to rinse my tattoo off a few hours later with soap and water and it would not come off! I literally had to scrub my arm. So it’s good if you want it for a few days)

If you plan on doing this on small kids you could use a little alcohol  to help get it off.

how long does henna stay on Step FIVE: Once you applied the glitter time to gently pull off your adhesive sheet. Please take your time, I’d hate for you to tear your beautiful sheet.

Next, brush off the excess glitter with your large dusting brush. VOILA Y’ALL!  GLITTER TATTOOS HENNA TATTOO  I hope you enjoyed this fun tutorial. Please stay tuned this week I have some fun projects lined up! You can’t lie these glitter tattoos are calling your name! I knowwwww….

Big ole CAJUN hugs from my computer to yours!!! 

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Michaels is celebrating every occasion this summer with gifts for Moms, Dads and teachers, and parties to celebrate birthdays, graduation, and the 4th of July! Today it’s all about Graduation Party Decor!

As a toast to the last Michaels Makers post of the season, we created gifts, baked treats and threw parties for each of the six holidays this summer. My challenge was “how to decorate for a graduation party.” I think graduations are so awesome because a person is moving on to a new important part of their life and what better way support them with a graduation party!

The good news about today’s post is that you can use the decor I created for a small child, high schooler or someone graduating from college!  What I love about the products is you can mix and match with ton’s of different colors and create different looks to fit a person’s personality. OH –by the way, happy EARTH DAY! Let’s get started!

Celebrations Creative 2 For today’s post I wanted to use colors that are happy and bright. Turquoise and Yellow can be used for any gender or age and I think it will make everyone smile. Everything I used today was from the Celebrate It line at Michaels.

If you are not familiar with this line it is AWESOME!  They have so many different generic items in every color you could imagine -making it easy to mix and match everything. Are you stoked yet!?

DIY GRADUATION DECOR

These little chalkboard easels were from the $1 bins right by the registers. I saw them and thought they were perfect to put all over with sweet notes on them.

You can write inspirational notes on them or you can put them by all of the food with food names on them. If you are having a sit down party you can put them at each table with your guests’ name!

DIY CHALKBOARD SIGN I put yummy mints in these bags for the guests. You can dress them up with miniature clothespins and a tag saying congrats!  EASY DIY PARTY DECORATIONS I also found these darling black and white striped lanterns in the $1 bins also. I think black and white can be added to ANYTHING and they go great with my color theme. You can hang these from the ceiling or place them on your table settings like I did. The possibilities are endless! GRAD PARTY DECOR For my graduate banner I used turquoise doilies from the Celebrate It section and placed adhesive glittered letters in the center of them.

Use a hole puncher to add a hole at the top of doily. This will make is easy to add string to them.
GRADUATION DECORATIONS I think every party needs a book for your guests to sign. I picked up this book in the Celebrate It section and added this cute 3-Dimensional sticker to the top of it. This sticker was also in the Celebrate It section. I am so in love with this book!
GRADUATION PARTY I love that Michaels offers twine in so many different colors, this yellow really makes my banner POP! GRADUATION PARTY For drinks I picked up these cute vintage looking milk glasses and added a strip of adhesive glitter tape around the center. You could take this a step further and add letters with a name on them. I wanted them to be really simple and elegant. When done add a paper straw to them and VOILA, instant cuteness!

Wanna make your guests really happy, let them take a glass home with them as a party favor along with their bag of mints! HOW TO DECORATE A GRAD PARTY I love favors and when I saw these cute boxes I had to have them. They were too plain so I added adhesive spray to one side then sprinkled with turquoise glitter. You can also add a small piece of twine to tie everything together.

HOW TO MAKE PARTY BOXES We all know my love for tissue paper pom poms. I bought a few colors but I stuck to my teal and light green for this party decor.  HOW TO MAKE TISSUE FLOWERS HOW TO MAKE TISSUE POM POMS PARTY DECORATIONS DIY PARTY FAVOR BAGS I hope you enjoyed this post! I had a blast creating this party decor for you! Love you all and see you in the next post…

Jade

in other news

  • It’s never too early to get started on your next party or celebration – Michaels.com has more project ideas and instructions for you and your kids to make this year – check out projects for Mother’s Day , Father’s Day,graduation, birthday and even summer. Let’s celebrate!
  •  The Celebrations landing page will be live this Sunday, 4/26
  • Click here to see ALL of my posts I created for the Michaels Makers program.


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