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When I think of LOVE I imagine everything white, fluffy and full of Christmas lights. Whuhh? You don’t think that’s love? FINE, LOVE is fried chicken, cozy pj’s and a ice cold coca cola. Better! (teeeheee)

Seriously yesterday morning I woke up around 3am because this cough decided it wanted to get up and drink coffee, craft and watch tv. I can’t get rid of this darn cough y’all. If you have any home remedies please leave me a comment cause I need something that’s gonna work. So, I am up aimlessly walking around trying to figure out what I could do. I really didn’t care as long as it had to do with an upward position. It seems the “cough” only likes to act nice when I am not laying down.
I went to my studio and the first thing I saw was puffy paint. YES! I had some bottles soaking in water for another craft I was going to do but who cares, I just grabbed them.

Off to crafting I went. 6 am I was done with craft and already shot pictures. Wahooo let’s get started on these puffy paint vases.

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Puffy Paint Vases

Are you flipping out. Cause I am. I think I am  a little 7 year old inside because anything that is bright still makes me super giddy all inside.

supply list puffy paint | glass vases
(the ones I used were sparkling water)

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Soak your bottles in ice cold water. I don’t know why but this makes the paper come right off. I usually put them in the water for about 2 hours.

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See! It just peels off. I don’t put anything in the water btw.

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Look how purdy! You would never know these once were just sparkling water bottles.

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Choose your puffy paint colors and start puffing. (teehehe)
All you need to do is put dot’s in any pattern that you want. I just winged it and put dot’s down. I mean dont’ get me wrong, I had an idea of what I wanted before I started but I didn’t use a template.

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How stinking cute are these. I kid you not, they were dry in 1 hour. Perfect last minute gift, right!

I hope you have a great Saturday and you enjoy puffing your paint. See ya in the next post Jaderbugs!

jade

 

Have you ever wanted to put up wood ceilings but don’t want to spend the money or you don’t know how t0 do it?  It’s quite simple, especially when they have always been there and you just didn’t know it. {SMH} So, we bought our house about 9 year’s ago and it was an older home. Beautiful and full of detailed pieces. I will admit I never knew it would turn into a fun, memorable 9 year project. I am always the one changing things up and thinking of new ways to improve what we have while saving money. Thankfully with our fathers’ knowledge we have been able to do that. I have to quickly share with you something that just “happened” Monday around 2 pm. I started painting because our kitchen which is usually painted every 7 months, I know I am a creature that appreciated change. We painted over our “beach” blue and made the walls a little less chaotic by applying linen white. Of course our ceiling was painted a golden color and when it was against the linen white it sorta looked like someone had been smoking in the house for 40 years, urghhh. I guess if we smoked I could of left it, haha!

Wanna see what happened NEXT?

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I put a picture for you to see the before and after of the wall color. This was the first coat of linen, add 1 more and you get the picture. The picture to the far right is the ceiling. See. Kinda like baby food. We decided to paint the ceiling also which meant we had to remove the big vent over our stove. People, when we did this I guess all of the moisture from cooking everyday stayed in our sheetrock. It looked like a bad stain around it. The good thing is we never saw it thanks to the vent.

Ok. on the the good stuff.

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Once we removed the vent we saw a “lil” bit of wood. Did I mention this was a MONDAY afternoon? After struggling with the thought of “I wonder if the wood is in good shape”, and ” What if we run across problems”…..we decided to do it.
I did ask my angel deck TWICE and they gave me the ok. It was pretty cool how easy it was to take the sheetrock off. These pictures look a little “hazy” because it was so dusty in the kitchen.

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How gorgeous is this! I am so happy we went through with it because it was FREE. Thanks to the original owners. I bet they are happy looking down on us. Knowing that we can appreciate all of their hard work they did. My dad loved it so much. He used to be a carpenter many years ago and he said “Baby, they don’t make houses like this anymore.”

I think I responded with “Oh, I know honey boo boo child.”


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Obviously we are not nearly finished even though it looks like it. We still have a lot more to do and don’t you worry, I will share every step with you. Stay tuned this week to see the post on my Moen sink.

Have you ever started a project when it was not planned at all?

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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.

Heller and {Happy} Tuesday Jaderbugs!

Today I will show you how to make an affordable dry erase board!

Yes you are right. Buying a dry erase board in the store is sorta ridiculous. I mean, it won’t break your pocket book but they do jack up the prices on those babies. Try buying the ones with the “nice” frames around them. When I say nice I mean a little black frame around it.

What would you say if I told you that you could make your own for less than 4 bucks?!?!?!

That’s exactly what I thought when I accidentally ran across a dry erase poster board in WALGREENS! Now, maybe you have seen these but I haven’t and I am so excited! I actually almost bought the dry erase paint at Home Depot the other day until I saw how over priced it was. I was like “girl please”….

INGREDIENTS:
*Dry erase poster board
*Frame 

The reason why I love this is because you can make so many things with it. You could put a little 8×10 dry erase board anywhere. Other things you could use this for are:

*To write recipes on
*Love letters
*Chore list
*Rules
*What’s for dinner
*To do list
*Quotes and Poems
*Reminders

You could even measure out boxes with decorative tape and make your own dry erase calendar.

The sheet you buy is 22in by 28 in. I think it was around $3.99.

When I first saw the HUGE sheet I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I bought this HUGE frame a couple of years ago at Hobby Lobby for around 50 bucks (the glass broke and they knocked 75% off, wahoooo) and I knew this dry erase board would be perfect! I only had to cut a “little” bit off for it to fit in my frame. Don’t cha love it. We have it on a wall in our living room and we all write fun and happy things on it. If someone passes by it they can pick up the dry erase marker and write whatever they are feeling.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! See you in the next post.

What would you make with this dry erase board? 

IN OTHER NEWS:

This Friday I will be Co-Hosting a twitter chat with MOEN. If you are not following them on Twitter hurry and follow them HERE. Follow me on twitter HERE.
So don’t forget to put it in your calendar!

This coming Saturday is going to be a fun one! It’s Saturday Social! It’s a linky party that I will be Co-Hosting and you will be able to link up your social media outlets.  I will be hosting a Twitter party so see ya there! (more info on this later this week)

There is nothing better than a fun fall mantle to dazzle up your home. I personally love taking advantage (badly) of every single holiday or special occasion. Check out what I made with things I already had laying around the house!

Happy FALL YALL! I am finally showing you my shelf that I decorated in the kitchen for the Fall holidays. I’ve been showing little tid bits of different projects on Facebook and Instagram so I am excited to be done with this shelf. Fun part will be getting in the attic and decorating the rest of our house!

Monday is almost over and guess what? That means we are are closer to the weekend! Sometimes I find myself counting down the day’s till the weekend. I mean what’s so bad about the week? I think it’s because of work. (haahaa)

I’ve been seeing a lot of Fall decor lately so I figured I would follow the trend. I mean it is FALL YALL! There is only ONE problem with Fall. I am not a huge fan of all the “traditional” Fall colors. EEEK. Did I just say that? When I was growing up our house was always decorated, especially for the holidays. For some reason I only remember my mom decorating in the “traditional” Fall colors, which was really pretty but a little boring to a bright and whimsical girl like me. I swoon over FALL colors every time I see them but I just can’t do it. I mean, look at my kitchen wall color. It’s turquoise. I also added some rustic stars, vintage jars, a vintage “yellow” can and some vintage gas station numbers to my  kitchen decor.

Let take a look at what FALL look’s like in my head…

I am loving red and orange together lately! Check out the candle holder here.

I was totally inspired by my [friend] Stephen with this. Stephen is one of the judges on TLC’S craft wars and he does ton’s of this in his new book “Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween”. Trust me you NEED this book! Buy it here.  I think the black and white make everything else in my kitchen POP. I painted on real wood so it feels warm and cozy when I look at them. (tutorial coming this week)

I love my homemade vases because you can actually add water in them! I will be posting a tutorial this week on how I made them.  I can’t even express how inexpensive this craft is. When I think of Fall I think of natural things. Paper feels natural to me and that is why I used this on my shelf.

What else SCREAM’S FALL like mini flags with mini clothespins! Again I went with natural colors here since I have ton’s of other things bursting with color. I used black and white bakers twine to go along with my black and white FALL theme. You can order mini clothespins in my ETSY shop.

I am loving this print I made the other day. Yes it’s a silk screen. Yes I made it at my house. Yes you can too. Stay tuned for this tutorial because all I will say is you will be purchasing the machine I made it with!

This is a mirror I made a while back but I thought the black and white went with my theme. See the tutorial here.  If you follow my blog then you already know my LOVE for black and white. I think I love it because it allows me to add POP’S of color all over! Remember my bedroom walls and my napkin flags?

How could a live plant not feel like FALL! The fresh green just makes me smile plus it adds good energy in the house!

The rest of the week I will show you tutorial’s on everything I made for my kitchen decor so make sure and come back!

Huge Glittery Hugs, Jade

Quote of the day:
“The race is over, but the work never is done while the power of work remains.” -Oliver Holmes 

Happy “had a blast watching football all day” SUNDAY! I will be the first to tell you I am not passionate about football. But Ashy and Lil one have a special bond when it comes to sports. It makes me smile from ear to ear when I see her teaching him everything there is to know about football. I figured out today that I “love” the feel of football. I like my house during football season. It’s cozy, warm and LOUD.  This morning the temperature was cooler than it usually is, which made it feel like Fall.
{time for FALL crafts, hehe}

I wasn’t sure if I was going to post this or not. I didn’t make it from scratch but I figured I might as well share some of the creative things that go on in my head with you. This summer when we remodeled our house I decided to keep some of the “original” drawers. I mean, they were only like 75 years old or older.

They look old. I like that. If you wanted to make it look new you could sand it down and paint it a solid color. We actually put that liner in the drawers when we bought our house 9 years ago. I figured I would keep it to save that memory. I think it’s the cutest and cheapest decor in my house. We actually kept a few other things from the house and I will be posting them soon.

 I had to post this picture because it was a moment I had to remember. When we were hanging the drawer on the wall one of our large milk glass bowls fell on the floor.

It broke. It’s ok. I swear.
{insert a crying laugh here}

See you in the next post Jaderbugs!

(p.s. before you read this. I wrote it last night, but fell asleep typing)

Happy hump day Jaderbugs. I always feel weird saying that but I also can’t help it. Right?!
This post is gonna be sorta short and sweet (like candy) because I had a full day and I am just getting to my computer! I sorta love day’s like this. You know, those day’s where ALOT get’s done.

Lately I have been “slowing” down a little bit. I can’t lie to you. That is very hard for a person like me as I am sure it is for many of you too! I like to go, go, go. You know how that is right? We tell ourselves there is “never” enough time in the day. What we are doing is telling the UNIVERSE there isn’t enough time and they are giving us exactly that. As a blogger it is sometimes hard to pry my fingers away from ONE of our computers. It’s my job. I have been putting my phone down after 6 pm until EVERYONE is asleep in the house. Then I let my fingers get back to work. Try it! It feels good!

I had so much fun with this mirror. A while back it was white and I painted it this color to spruce it up. I felt it needed just a little bit more! All I did was use paint, brushes, and sponge stamps. You can do whatever colors you like because after all, it’s gonna be your creation…

If you wanna see more of me find me here:

Make sure and send me any pictures you have of your updated WHATEVER!! (hehe)
You never know, I just might feature you on the Jaderbomb blog.

Happy Tuesday Jaderbugs! I know, I have totally been MIA for the last couple of days. Your thinking ” what happened to jaderbomb”, “is she still blogging”… You know I couldn’t EVER stop blogging. Plus I love you too much. I sorta have a pretty good excuse. I was at BlogHer 12. I promise to tell you all about it in another post. Trust me I had a TON of fun and I can’t wait to share with you how amazing it was.

Lately I am attracted to anything and everything black and white. It’s classic and traditional which makes it very versatile for anyone. I remember when I was a little girl we had a piano in the house and I loved looking at the keys on it. Maybe that is where my love of it started. I even have black and white stripes in my logo!

The other day while walking around target I smelled something black and white around me. When my eyes saw this pack of decorative napkins I totally saw the light. You know that light that say’s “BUY ME” or I will HAUNT you. So the fear inside of me bought them. The reason why I wanted to share this with you is because it’s a really affordable way to dress up a room for any occasion. Do you realize how many pretty napkins you could buy and decorate with? It’s cheaper than fabric too!!!

This picture inspired me so much! Are you thinking what I am thinking? That you NEED this room in your house!!
This picture is from architect Steven Learner‘s upgraded guest bath in his Manhattan loft. I think it’s perfect because you can NEVER go wrong with black and white stripes.

Let’s get started!

INGREDIENTS:

How cute are these napkins! I just want to MOD PODGE them all to a wall. {{wait, why did I just say that outloud}}
That mean’s I have to try it. Sorry Ashy.

When you open the napkin, put a little bit of hot glue down the middle.

Then hurry and put the twine on top of the HOT HOT glue! Continue the till your all done!

 BAM! INSTANT FLAG!

So you see! It’s that easy and affordable to dress up a room in a JIFFY WIFFY! Going get some ZZZ’S.

See ya in the next post Jaderbugs…

Happy Saturday Jaderbugs! I slept SOOOO good and my coffee is SOOOO good right now! I have a few new things lined up to post  but none are 100% complete! So I thought this would be the best time to post a few crafts from last summer. A little old school for ya this morning!

This is NOT from last summer but I want you to get it if you have not yet! It’s the greatest checkoff list ever. Put this up on your fridge and watch in excitement as your little kids get to check off things your family does together! You could even have a 100 day’s of Summer journal! Write a little bit about each thing you check off!

Have some old furniture lying around? Does it look old and frumpy? I’ve got the solution! Get over to your local craft store, or Walmart and get some .99 bottles of acrylic paint! Watch the magic happen!

Remember the movie UP? I do! It is prolly my favorite! What a fun way to brighten up your day! Paint your nails like balloons. Every time you look down you will think of the movie and it will put a smile on your face!

If you are like me then you might have TON’S of paint cans laying around. No worries! Check out what I created!

Want to reuse your old Era or Gain bottle? Check out this fun craft that I made!

I hope you enjoyed me bringing back a few crafts I did a WHOLE year ago! Happy Weekend Jaderbugs!

I sit here in my studio thinking:
a)How did I get addicted to VICS nose spray (teehehehe)
b)How come I am totally addicted to sticky notes
c) Why do I like homemade root-beer more than the carbonated one
d)Why I CAN’T work until my house is spotless {seriously, this causes major problems}
e)Why do I love GOLD so much

There ya have it! Incase you ever wondered what goes through the mind of an A.D.D. person in the matter of 4 seconds, this should enlighten you .

I was in my back yard picking hydrangeas over the weekend and saw this small pile of bricks. There was ONE particular one that caught my eyeball! I really had NO idea what I was going to do with it {compulsive order too, haha} but I “needed” it.   I started thinking it would look really cool if I glittered it up (yes. I am addicted to glitter too), then I thought GOLD SPRAY PAINT!

I figured since I didn’t own my own gold brick I would make my own! Then through the process I realized it was strong enough to hold books up. That’s it! Let’s check it out!

I bought this spray paint at FRED’S! It was .99!!!! So you don’t need the “most expensive” gold spraypaint.

Lay the brick down on a surface your not scared to mess up and spray the entire brick!

It’s simple. It’s cute. It’s GOLD

You can’t tell me your not like.. O.M.Geeee! I know I am! Just think, you could glitter it in gold too! Can’t wait to see you in the next post!

Make it a DIY kinda day,

If you are planning a Valentines surprise for your love one’s tonight well you still have time to make this! It is cheap and super easy.
If you want to decorate that steak you are cooking, “stake” it in that meat!! {{hahaha}}

Ingredients you will need are:

* Skewers which I bought from walmart and pom poms from Hobby Lobby. The name brand I bought is called “tree house studio”.

They come with 18 pom poms that are cute and shiny.

The bakers twine I used is from Martha Stewart’s line at Michael’s Arts and Crafts.


First thing you want to do is add some hot glue to your pom pom. I am using a dual temperature hot glue gun from Martha Stewart’s line of crafts.

After you add your hot glue to the pom pom you want to immediately put your bamboo skewer into it. I broke my skewers to make them a lot shorter!

 

When you are done tie a little piece of bakers twine to the skewer and voila! Your little nugget of food decor…

I wonder if anyone will really stick this into meat! HAHA

Sending you lot’s of steak love for your nice night, 

This post is brought to you Plaid’s Martha Stewart line. I received product for this post. All opinions expressed are 100% mine. You can check out Plaid’s fullMartha Stewart product line here.

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