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ST_12_months_of_Martha_Logo-1 How to make a Paper Cone

What’s better than Popcorn? Getting Popcorn in a paper cone, y’all!

Now before you flip out with excitement I will need you to put on your Christmas shirt and grab a movie. Preferably UP. Wait, did you see my post I did yesterday on the I love to create website? Check it out Here.

Let’s get started because I am eating all of the popcorn.  YOUWILLNEED Martha Stewart Craft Paper | Baker’s Twine (optional) | Christmas Stickers | Glue Gun | Love
DIY SNACK CONTAINERS The first thing you will do is lay a sheet of paper out flat and start rolling from one corner to the next. It might feel awkward at first but you will get the hang of it.  howtomakeapapercone It will start to look like this on the end. With a little practice (maybe a minor heart attack) you will get a nice pointed tip.

Whatever you do, don’t ask me how how many times I threw that sheet of paper down on the ground while walking away like a mad little kid <——– teehee.  make a paper cone snack containers When you are done rolling your paper you will have this little piece of paper hanging off of the top. Don’t worry it’s supposed to be there. If it’s big enough you can fold it down and clip it with a button or something. You can use a hole puncher and attach with baker’s twine also.  paper container I used Martha’s new stickers on my paper cones. I love how they add just enough to the cones.  marthastewart peppermint stickers popcorn holder paper cone You can fill these with anything your little heart desires. I wanted to hand out popcorn to my family and thought that would be the perfect filling.  diy paper cones diypaper cone craft Disclosure:  I’m part of the 12 Months of Martha program. What does that mean? Well, my stop mom “Martha” sends me a box of yummy goodies each month and in return I create fun tutorials just like the one today for you.

Happy Holiday’s from my little golden heart to yours! What will you fill your cones with?

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This is a sponsored post from Avery & Martha Stewart, but all opinions are mine! <— scouts honor! How to make Printable Labels

I don’t know about you but I love to make labels for everything. Whether it’s a gift card, present, table setting, or a good ole envelope.

Call me OCD and I will nod gently up and down while staring at you in the eyes. I would like to clarify that a little. Let’s just say I am obsessive and I like things to be consistent.

Now grab your Santa hat because I am about to show you how to make printable labels, the easy way!  homeofficeaverylabels

The good news is all you have to do is grab someAvery (Martha Stewart) holiday labels from Staples download the template to your computer, write what you want in the labels and VOILA! It’s that easy.

I love the ones below because they are clear and if you have a print on an envelope you can still see the background through the label. How stinking cool is that!

averychristmaslabels I like to give everyone cards for Christmas and these printable labels make anything look real “Fannncyyyy”. Everyone will think you spent hours hand carving their label (not really), but it sounds nice!  averylabels I guess now I have to fill envelopes with globs of money. I will just put more in mine and open it in my closet when everyone is sleeping. Hopefully the Santa won’t catch me.

If you mail out cards for Christmas these will save your life, for real. Just incase you forgot where to get these babies hop on over to the Staples site and pick out your favorite ones.

P.S. Santa if you read this I am still waiting on my Land Rover. Happy Holidays from my heart to yours!

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I don’t know about you but if you add glitter to anything you will put an instant smile on my face. Today we will be making Glitter Dishes!

I started playing around with paper plates a few weeks ago creating a few easy ways to “dress” them up. I think I was successful with it, what do you think?! I mean, I truthfully hate washing dishes and putting them up so why not serve anyone out of fancy paper plates. It’s not like I am having Christmas at my house but if I did I would lay all these babies out!

Check out these I made with ribbon and these with lace!

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you will need *Paper Plates and Bowls   * Glitter  *Brush  *Mod-Podge  *LOVE GlitteredPlateSupplies The first thing you want to do is coat your paper plate with Mod Podge.  easywaystouseglitter You want to work a little fast since Mod Podge dries very quick.

howtouseglitter Sprinkle glitter over the wet Mod Podge. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect because after all it’s just going to be used as decoration. Did I mention you will throw it away after it’s used!
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I coated the underneath of the bowl just to add a little more love.  thingstodowithglitter glitteredplates glitterdishes It’s seriously that simple! Fun thing is you can make them for every holiday and it will not break the bank.

What will you use your glittered bowls for?
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Kellys-Favorite-Handmade-Things-600x600 Hey my lovely craft buddies. Today I am excited to share with you Kelly’s Favorite Handmade Things! This is an exciting post because you will have a chance to win each of these items! I am so thrilled to be a part of this amazing group. Wahoo!

Wanna enter to win? Scroll to the BOTTOM of this post and enter using the Rafflecopter box. GOOD LUCK!

Kelly – Eclectically Vintage (that’s me) – Little Bit Country, Little Bit Rock and Roll vintage silver spoon keychain

Stamped Silver Keychain eclecticallyvintage.com

Lucy – Craftberry Bush – stag watercolor art pillow (Shop Craftberry Bush)

Stag pillow

Angie – Knick of Time Interiors – hand painted Milk & Cream on glass sign (Shop Knick of Time)

Milk and Cream Co. Sign available from Knick of Time

Jeanne – JuNxtaposition – vintage typewriter key necklace (your choice) (Shop JuNxtaposition)

typewriter key necklace

Jen – Jennifer Rizzo – set of 3 original art silkscreened dish towels

Handmade Santa dishtowel

Melaine – My Sweet Savannah – salvaged wood Christmas tree (Shop My Sweet Savannah)

Salvaged wood Christmas tree

Jen – City Farmhouse – hand painted Ski Lodge sign

Handmade ski lodge sign

Jeanne – Jeanne Oliver Designs – Sadie Handbag or $89 shop credit (Shop Jeanne Oliver Designs)

Jeanne Oliver Sadie handbag

Lucy – Bel Monili – vintage buttons and baubles bracelet (your choice) (Shop Bel Monili)

Vintage bauble bracelet

Denise – The Painted Home – music sheet flowers in new blue mason jar

vintage music sheet flowers

Jade – Jaderbomb – gold glittered PEACE letters (Shop Jaderbomb)

Glittered Peace letters

Laura – Top This Top That – burlap wreath

burlap wreath

Good Luck! I hope you win everything!

 

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Pom Pom’s… It’s what’s for dinner. Well not really but if I could eat them I would. Why is it when I encounter fun things my insides bubble? For instance I just came home from Wal-Mart and when I was there I saw a Lisa Frank notebook. I literally had to stand in the isle for 10 minutes debating with myself on reasons I need it and reasons I don’t. Did I end up buying it, NO.  On another fly note I am pumped to show you this tutorial. I love the look of felt balls and I started thinking of an easier way to make a felt ball garland minus the felt balls. I found a normal bag of pom poms at Hobby Lobby the other day for maybe $1.00. Yep, I bought them! Come with me and I will show you how to make a garland made with Pom Poms.
Garland made with Pom Poms

you will need

*Baker’s Twine
*Pom-Pom’s (got these from Hobby Lobby)
*Glue Gun

Garland made with Pom Poms

The materials you need for this project are minimal. Baker’s twine and a bag of pom poms. Plug in your glue gun, when it’s super hot glue the pom poms to the twine! That’s it y’all!

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I love the way they look and remind me of a vintage room. Maybe I just like anything bright and fun against white walls.

how to make a garland using pompoms

I am off to edit pictures for tomorrow’s post! See ya then.
Glittered hugs from me to you!

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Quote of the day:
“No problem of human destiny is beyond human means.”-John F. Kennedy

As I sit here with a hot cup of cocoa I am enjoying thinking back on our Christmas. Even though it’s over I will not be sad because we had a great Christmas (season). Sometimes life get’s so chaotic that you forget to enjoy the MIDDLE. You know those moments when you are so focused on the end getting here that you totally miss out on what happens in between. I’m sure just like everyone else reading this there are some things that you wish were a little different or wished for things to happen in a different way but why stress over things that are not worth stressing over! I wanted to share with you a few things that put a smile on my face this season.

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One of our good friends Reno sent us a HUGE box full of flowers last week. I have to say it was so fun when we went to our front door to find a HUGE box there. I was like “what what”.  I had to share a close up of one of the tulips. They are still so pretty. It was a mix of red and white. I wish they lasted forever because they make me smile so much. Thanks Reno, we love you. 

Tips on making a Gingerbread House

The next thing that was super awesome this year was our gingerbread house. We do one every year but this year we really outdid ourselves. A few years ago Ash bought me a cookie cutter set to make your own homemade gingerbread house and can you believe we have never used it? It’s like I forget every year! Next year we will use it “fo sho”. Wanna know why? Cause the ones you buy in the store will break yo teeth! How do you like Ash’s little person on a couch. I think it’s so cute. Lil one went crazy with icing on the house! 

How to decorate a christmas tree

I am so sad. Today we took down our beautiful tree. This year we put up 3 trees but this one was my favorite. Click HERE to see before and after of our tree. This month I was featured on Yahoo!Homes AND they featured two of my DIY tutorials. Click HERE to check out the article. I really loved the wrapping paper that looked like an old newspaper so much that I made sure to keep some after the presents were open. Stay tuned for a tutorial with it this week! 

Teal and White Decor

Last thing I am MOST excited about is this little beauty that I actually bought last night at Target. I went to check out the things on clearance and as we were leaving Lil one said “Mom!, check this out. It’s totally you”… I wasn’t sure if I wanted to cry just because he “know’s” me so well or cry because he is so thoughtful. If you are wondering if I bought it, YEP! I pretty much fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. 

Teal and White Decor

I actually decided that next year my “Christmas Decor” will be based around this little beauty. I am not sure of the name brand because it didn’t have it on the actual house. There was only ONE so I’m sorry! I will try to find out. I can’t wait to have a glistening candy land next year! 

I hope you enjoyed a little view into my Christmas! So excited to share some BIG news with you but I have to wait a little longer! (eeekk I hate waiting to share fun things, and this is FUN)

Stay tuned for some funny funn fun DIY tutorials in the next few days. If you are wondering where I have been for the last few day’s I kinda took off just to enjoy my family! But I am back and FULL O’ GAS! 

See ya in the next post!
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First off, I want to wish you and your family a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!
That required BIG letters which usually means “yelling” over the computer!
I will be back up and running like a new transformer Santa left under the tree but until then… XOXO love you all!

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I will be taking off a few day’s to be with my family but I will be back posting very soon! I will miss each and every one of you so much.

If you can’t make it and start having withdrawals hurry and find me here!

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Have a great holiday Jaderbugs!

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Quote of the day:
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.”-John Muir

Oh HAPPY day! It’s gloomy outside and we have not had sun for a few day’s. Most of the time this weather makes me feel just like it looks! However, since it’s Christmas time I couldn’t even imagine the sun beaming through my windows right now. It actually feel’s like what you would imagine “Christmas” would look like here in Louisiana. Well…minus the snow, cold weather and fire places burning. Good news is we are supposed to get a cold front tonight.
{{insert a loud YAYYYYY}}

The other day I got home and found a NICE brown box sitting at my front door. I got super excited and couldn’t wait to see what it was. When I finally got to it I was pleased to see it was from my friends at Martha Stewart.

As I started to open it I realized it was all great things to use for the Holiday’s and GREAT last minute items to pick up for your holiday decor.  I will post some now and some later today so make sure to come back. Let’s get started!

The first thing are these babies!

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Martha Stewart Crafts™Wonderland Christmas Light Window Clings
Easily add a festive decoration to windows and mirrors with these Martha Stewart Crafts™
Wonderland Christmas Light clings. Glittered bulbs stick without adhesive and peel off for use year after year. Includes 12 pieces, each approx. 4in long.

(you can get these where Martha Stewart craft products are sold)

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I absolutely love the way they look on our window. I put them above our kitchen sink so I can feel happy every time I look out of the window. What I love about them is they will not stick to your windows like stickers do,  which makes it super easy to take off. Since they are window clings you can store them in a bag for the next year and use them all over. You can even put them in your vehicle to add some Holiday spirit. At night when I light all of the candles on the window seal they look so pretty!

Click HERE to see how I made my Monogram candles.

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The next thing that was sent to me were these beautiful Martha Stewart Crafts Snowflake Hanging Rosette’s.
You can purchase them HERE.

*Makes 3 decorations: one 19.5-inch and two 13.5-inch
*Coordinates with other holiday party decorations
*Perfect for winter parties and holiday celebrations

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The color palette for them are soft and delicate. I love the jewel in the middle of them.

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I put them outside on one of our sheds. It added a little “Holiday-ness” to it and I love them!
They are so easy to make which is why you could go grab some and put them up in 10 minutes!

See ya in the next post! Don’t forget to make it a DIY kinda day!

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Disclosure: I received products from  Martha Stewart Crafts ,however all of the opinions in this post are my own.

Quote of the day:

“My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual.
Phyllis Diller

Happy Thursday Jaderbugs! I couldn’t wait to make this for you one day. It seemed like I kept putting it off and little one kept reminding me that I “STILL” didn’t make it.  So I decided this was the perfect time. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family enjoys it.
We like to make this, put a movie on and sit together pulling off each little piece. It’s like an edible puzzle.

Oh, and when you put the biscuit pieces in the container to SHAKE let your kids get involved by doing that task. It is sorta like dancing with food. {haha}

 MONKEY BREAD -RECIPE

 

MONKEY BREAD

1 CUP WHITE SUGAR
1 TEASPOON CINNAMON
1 BLOCK OF MARGARINE
3/4 CUP BROWN SUGAR
2 CANS (10 COUNT) BISCUITS
CRISCO

BEFORE YOU START PUT YOUR STOVE ON AT 350 DEGREES

1. GREASE BUNDT PAN WITH CRISCO. CUT BISCUITS INTO QUARTERS THEN CUT THE QUARTERS IN HALF.

2. MIX SUGAR AND CINNAMON IN A LARGE TUPPERWARE CONTAINER

3. PLACE BISCUITS PIECES INTO CONTAINER AND SHAKE UNTIL THEY ARE COATED. THIS USUALLY DOES NOT TAKE LONG AT ALL

4. SEPARATE AND DROP INTO THE BUNDT PAN.

5. GET A SMALL POT AND MELT YOUR BUTTER AND BROWN SUGAR. WHEN IT IS COMPLETELY MELTED POUR THIS MIXTURE OVER YOUR BISCUITS IN YOUR BUNDT PAN.

BAKE FOR 35 MINUTES

WHEN THE TIME IS UP REMOVE FROM THE OVEN AND TURN IT OVER IMMEDIATELY ON WHATEVER YOU ARE PUTTING IT ON.

I USUALLY “WIGGLE” IT OUT BY MOVING MY BUNDT PAN WHILE IT IS ON MY PLATTER.

THAT’S IT JADERBUGS! IT’S THAT SIMPLE.

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What is your favorite “family” recipe to make? Let me know in the comment section below!

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Quote of the day:
“If we can we must.” -A.E.Housman

Happy Monday Jaderbugs! I hope y’all had a good weekend. Is it Friday yet, haha?
I am bursting with Christmas spirit these days…{was that believable}? But seriously, today is THE day the spirit is waking up from its nap. Get ready for unique posts every day all based on this magnificent holiday. In today’s post I wanted to give you a little bundle of joy. Yep that’s right today you are getting a whole collection of goodies. I have noticed a lot of pink’s and green’s this year so that is what cha getting today.

These are great for that Holiday party you are having, or for your personal happiness. I printed out one of each to use in my own decor.  Below each picture is a link to download the original PDF. I suggest doing this because the print comes out a little better. However if you don’t want to do that you can just right click and save or drag to your desktop. Then print.

First thing is this whimsical printable. I put this in a huge gold frame in our kitchen, it looks so fannn-cyyy.

You can save it to your desktop or get original PDF below.

Click HERE to download the PDF file.

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Below is a fun printout on note paper so you can write your to-do list, a love letter, a note in your child’s lunch box or a grocery list on. I printed about 5 of these!

You can save it to your desktop or get original PDF below.

Click HERE to download the PDF file.

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Last are some cute cupcake punch outs. I use a 2″ circle punch for these. If you don’t have a hand punch you can just use scissors. Trust me it works just as good. After you cut these you glue a toothpick on the pack and another one on the opposite side. When dry just pop it onto the top of a cupcake or cake.

You can save it to your desktop or get original PDF below.

Click HERE to download the PDF file.

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I hope you enjoyed all of these FREE downloads I made you! I know I sure am…

See ya in the next post, don’t forget to make it a DIY kinda day!

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