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Happy THANKSGIVING! I sit here and it’s past 1 am in the morning. I contemplated even writing a post only because I am extremely tired however, I get constant LOVE all year long from all of my readers so this is the least I can do. 

This past year has been a roller coaster to say the least. Lot’s of major changes went on in my life and there were many days where I didn’t feel like I had anything to be “Thankful” for. Of course just as seasons pass so do moods and feelings. Don’t we all get stagnant at times in our lives, I know I have hit some pretty rough moments where I just felt stuck. 

It did however dig really deep into my soul to really pull out everything I could possibly be thankful for. That is what I think we should all do. Is it hard, yes! Can you do it, YES! But you have to surrender everything inside of your soul to truly find beauty in everything around you. Being thankful is a beautiful thing and it’s even more beautiful when you finally realize all you have in your path.

Devyn Galindo shoots Daniela Braga for Nasty Gal Pre-Spring Lookbook

Thanksgiving isn’t just about that one day of the year that your entire family get’s together to eat a grand ole meal and see people that you only see for special occasions. In my eyes this day is about giving thanks to things you have already been giving thanks to. 

Some of us don’t have large families that get together. Some of us spend the day alone, because we feel alone. I am not saying any of this is bad but I believe we should reach out to anyone who might feel alone and show them what they have to be thankful for. I will be spending the day with a few people in my family who love me and support me to the depths of my soul. The people who remind me how to be thankful all year long. Just keep in mind there are so many out there who don’t have a family to celebrate this day with. So for me, when you say grace for lunch or dinner please say a prayer for those alone, sad, depressed, angry or lost that they can soon feel love from someone, and possibly enough love to help them recognize what they have to be thankful for. 

2051da50817b28f94a6b256c857e858c Take time today to reflect. Jot down some things you might want to work on to become more aware of things in your life that you have to be thankful for. Every morning I wake up and I say thanks to the Universe for allowing me to be on Earth one more beautiful day. Thank you Universe for my healthy body and my hands that are allowing me to type this beautiful message to you tonight. I could go on for days but we ALL have so much to be thankful for. Lord knows I am already thankful for my dads yams tomorrow… hehe

0538cc05a2222530aced7672cb9efcd9 Take a moment to put yourself in someones else’s shoes. Not literally peeps. But seriously you never know the battles others are facing. Is it out job to judge? Is it our job to tell others what we think they should do? NO! It is our job to be understanding and loving. After all, love is the answer. Plus if you trust in the Universe then you will feel safe knowing that all things come to us at the perfect times. We may not know it now but lord knows we will figure it out one day. On another note these shoes are FIRE, right! 

22e5408d8458b517cc399d912a7a598e Last but not least. I am so THANKFUL for my loving home that I can provide for me and my son. It may not be a mansion but boy I can tell you it is FILLED with so much LOVE! I have an idea this Holiday season. The weather is getting colder and let’s teach kids and adults a loving lesson. Collect old blankets, scarves or sweaters and pass them out to those in homeless shelters or people you might just see on the streets. They will be thankful and in return you will get so much that you will be thankful for. It’s how the Universe works friends. Karma. 

I love you all and I would not be here if it were not for YOU! So Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!!!! 

XOXO, Jade

Quote of the Day: 
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other”
-Mother Teresa 

Good Morning Jaderbugs!
Is it really Friday? Wait… It is Friday!

I posted a picture of this craft on Instagram last week and everyone was excited when they saw the GOLD glitter. I get excited when I see GOLD glitter.

 I also get excited when I see gold glitter with a hint of light near it, don’t you? Today’s craft is super fun and will add that pop of holiday decor to any space. This is great for any occasion actually. What I love the most is you can spell out whatever you want! 

You can MONOGRAM it!
Let’s get started.

Seriously, how cute is this? I wish I could show you how pretty they look when they are lit.

INGREDIENTS:

*Tall glass candles
( I got these from Walgreens. 2 for $5)
*Mod Podge
*Wooden Letter
(I got these at Hobby Lobby. They were around 50 cents)
*Gold glitter
*Brush
*Baker’s Twine 

The first thing you will do is coat the letter with Mod Podge. I actually put one layer of glitter and now I am applying the second layer.

After you coat your letter with Mod Podge, sprinkle with your glitter.
*sprinkle
*sprinkle
*sprinkle

Cut a piece of baker’s twine and gently wrap it around the letter (or number).

Once you wrap your twine around your letter then you will wrap your twine around the candle. BTW, I bought my candles without any sticker or wrap on it. It came clean and crisp just like the picture.

VOILA! Peace on my window seal, at night, while I eat Nutella on toast, and drink a Dr. Pepper, while watching RHWOA, then taking my chewy vitamins because I can’t swallow pills…. YEP.

P to the E to the ACE from my crib to yours.

Don’t forget to GLITTERBOMB something!

I know we all love making our favorite spaces warm and cozy! Sometimes we look for the most expensive things to make this happen. Today I am going to show you how a simple “vintage” window frame can do the job for you.

If you don’t have any window frames like this check out antique stores of just ask some of your friends. You would be surprised how many people have the suckers stashed away!

INGREDIENTS:

You can use any color hooks that you want, try to use the same color as the ceiling. If you don’t want to use twine you can use fishing string or ANY string you think will work! Chains work great too!

Grab someone you know and make them pose with it first! HAHA

Screw two screws at the top of the window frame on each end then screw the next two into the ceiling. If you measure the distance from the screws on the window frame this should help you determine the width on the ceiling!

That’s it people! It’s that simple! It really dresses up a spot quickly!

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You want to see how I made my shimmery chandelier???? Click HERE

Sending you happy thoughts today!

Let’s FACE it. We all have things we hold on to that instantly make us feel better or instantly put us in a “happy” place! It could be a book, a pillow, a shirt, a pen, a picture, a memory or bracelets. Personally I hold on to anything someone gives me. I still have rocks lil one picked for me from 8 years ago! I know. It’s a ROCK. But it INSTANTLY takes me back to that exact moment in time.

I love it when I can GO BACK to a moment in my life and it feels like it JUST happened. I can sometimes “SMELL” what that moment smelled like. I think that is crazy how our brains can do that. I wanted to do this post today because I wanted to tell you that if you are happy, sad, depressed, anxious… whatever you are, you can totally do things to make life AWESOME! I personally try not to focus on things or people that I can’t control. That has always been a big struggle for me (there you go, I admit it)….. BUT it’s been years since it has made it’s way into my life.

Yes. I know I can’t control ANYONE except myself. I am cool with that. At the end of the day people will have to deal with the things they have done and the consequences. How great is it to LET GO of CONTROL! It’s amazing!

I am posting a picture of this bracelet I got in 2006 from my good friend JAMIE! At the time I really didn’t think much of it because I didn’t understand it! I just remember thinking it “looked” cool. So, I put it on and went about my day. Almost 7 years later I am still wearing it. I KID YOU NOT! I have not taken it off SINCE THAT DAY! This bracelet has gotten me through so much and has been around through so much! It is crazy because I feel like it is apart of me and I would feel NAKED without it!

I know your thinking, come on. You had to take it off at some point in 7 years and your right! I took it off ONCE because it was full of GAS and I had to wash it. THAT’S IT!

Wanna see a picture of it? I warn you, it might now be the prettiest bracelet anymore but who wants a perfect bracelet. Aren’t we all a little used up in the end. Face it, it’s all the bumps and scrapes that makes us who we are!  Here it is. {{ Oh and I have been wearing my CHAZZY bracelet for about 2 years now}} If you wanna read about this bracelet you can click HERE and HERE and HERE. HAHAHAHA

Here is what each color means

BLACK stands for our sin.  
“For all have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious standard” (Romans 3:23 NLT)

RED is for the blood Jesus shed on the cross.
“God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16 NLT)

BLUE is for faith.
“We become right with God, not by doing what the law commands, but by faith in Jesus Christ”
(Galatians 2:16 NLT) 

WHITE tells us we are now clean and forgiven. 
“Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow” (Pslam 51:7 NLT) 

GREEN reminds us of growth in God’s love.
“Grow in the special favor and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18 NLT) 

YELLOW stand for the promise of eternal life.
[Jesus said,] ” I am going to prepare a place for you. …I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am” (John 14:2-3 NLT) 

So there you have it. Every time I FACE what’s going on in my life I always look at my wrist. It always reminds me there is more to my life! Everything happens for a reason. Instead of focusing on the problem look at the POSITIVE.

If you wanna buy one you can buy it HERE. If you order one it comes with a little card to keep on you all the time! I still have my card too!

 I really hope you have a GREAT day! Know that I LOVE you and BELIEVE in you! If you have a dried up flower that makes you SMILE put it by your bed so you see it when you wake up and go to bed. That goes for ANYTHING you have that puts you in that HAPPY place. Remember, the UNIVERSE. ATTRACT JADERBUGS, ATTRACT!!

See you in the next post!

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