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Y’all it’s almost Christmas! Seriously I feel like I made these DIY Coffee Mugs a week ago. Welcome to my world! I can’t quite grasp Christmas this year. Maybe because it still sorta feels like Summer-ish / Fall-ish here in Louisiana. I mean come on mother nature, can you give us like 4 days of snow? It’s not too much to ask of you. I just want to wear some scarves for a few days without my neck getting hot.

Which brings me to the subject of why stores in Louisiana even sell scarves. However it’s quite funny when you go into a store here and a mannequin is dressed with a scarf and tank top.. Insert WTF here.

Speaking of Mannequins. Are you totally loving this new fad all over the internet where everyone stands still (minus the people who blink every now and then) and pretends life is at a dead stand still? I know I am. Shoot’s, it’s better than that whole “plank” fad that went around a few years ago. I think THIS ONE is my favorite so far. I mean you can be in the WORST mood ever and once you watch this you will wish there was more, or you will wish you were in that front row. Either way I bound and determined to do one and you can bet I will get creative. Stay tuned. I think my DIY Coffee Mugs would work perfectly in a mannequin challenge.

Today I wanted to share with you a really fun tutorial I did last year for I Love to Create. I am always down to wear an ugly sweater and I wanted to make sure my mugs had the change to do the same thing. Click on the link below for the FULL TUTORIAL.

I won’t give aways the deets but I will tell you that anyone can create fun mugs. These can be for yourself or for a friend. Either way they are the perfect gift! I will say that the ceramic markers below are by far the best I have ever used. No, I am not getting paid to say that (well technically I am but…) I am very serious.

These would look great next to your mugs!ugly-sweater-snowman-mug

Yep! They are safe to use once you are done. I thought I would add hearts to the bottom of my mugs so when their drink is all done they will have a heart felt surprise! How sweet huh! ♥

OH SNAP! I almost forgot to tell you about my Dream Tree Challenge for Michaels. Every year I am honored to create a beautiful tree and this year I went all out! Wondering what theme I went with? You hoping I tell you right now huh! NOPE, haha! Click HERE to see my beautiful creation… I am still in love with last years tree but I am totally digging the beauty of this years. DIY Coffee Mugs - Christmas Mugs - DIY - DIY GIFTS


Don’t forget to follow me on all my Social Media spots! I get down and dirty on them. Fa real! Are you in love with DIY Coffee Mugs yet?


in other news

♥ I have some exciting news about a company I will soon be working with. I will be sharing soon so be on the look out!
♥ Have you seen all of my new designs for my Boho Jewelry?
♥ Did I tell you that I love you lately? I know I have been a little “MIA” lately on here but girls and boys I am back.
♥ In the next day or two I will have a really rad project involving GLITTER AND CANDLES. Did I give too much away, haha!


Hello!…Perfect Gifts for the Adele lover in your life . I have to admit that I am one of the MILLION humans on this earth that absolutely fell head over heels in love with Hello by Adele. It’s great to know that she is back and ready to mend millions of the broken hearts with her amazingly new album , 25.  Now let me be the first to tell you that when I drive in my car I turn this new and overplayed song up really loud and pretend I am in a forest like she was in the video. But when I wake up from the dream I am just on my way to Kroger to get toilet paper and chocolate. Yesterday me and my son were driving and I was belting Hello, and right when I the main verse came on I let it out LOUD with my Sprite Microphone and my clever son decided to press PAUSE on his phone. It was epic and horrible all at the same time. Check it out here, trust me you don’t want to miss out on this doozy.

In today’s post I wanted to do a fun roundup of “Hello” inspired gifts to get for your family and friends for Christmas. Some you can make which will make it nice if you can’t find these gifts in stores! Ready!

Did I mention that Adele just ruined the entire word HELLO for everyone! Anytime someone will tell me “Hello” I will always sing “How are You” in my head. SMH


What’s better than drinking a hot cup-o-java? Having Adele drink it with you! This is a great gift and you can purchase it HERE.


With this on your bed you will surely smile every time you walk in. Don’t we all want our bed to greet us after a long bustling day at work! Get this pillow from the Land of Nod, HERE.


I don’t know about you but I would LOVE to have someone bring me pancakes on this tray! This would be cute to give with gifts in it, right! Hurry and grab it HERE!


Greet your guests with an instant HELLO and I promise you they will feel instantly happy! At least their feet will. Order your own HERE!


Hello from my pony taillllllll. These are almost as cute as Adele’s eyeliner. Get them HERE! I feel like my hair would sing “Hello, can you Washhhh Meeee”… Yessir that is what happens when your hair reaches your waist. You yearn for these babies!


I’m sure Adele has this hanging by her bathroom mirror, huh! This one is for all the ones that do “Fuck you over”… These are mini cards that you can potentially put your cell on the backs and give out to people you meet in random places. Just a little pre-warning. HAHA


We all need signs in our house like this! Perfectly cut out letters screaming HELLO right in yo face! Check out my friends Etsy page to order your very own now! Yeppers, they come in tons of colors!


All you hashtag lovers out there…. I give you #adele on your chest errryy day all day. Cause don’t we all love her this much, get your shirt HERE.


Last but not least you MUST gift someone her entire album. Yo, I haven’t even heard it all yet but it’s about to go down. Order it HERE from the comfort of your bedroom…

Hope you have a very uh-delly holiday! Don’t forget to stalk me below, hehe!







Happy Holidays today I have some exciting DIY’S to share with you. Trust me you will be happy you came visit me today! I have three different DIY projects that you can do with your friends and family, or FOR your friends and family! That sounds more like it huh!12735_SO_1201_Dec_Michaels_Makers_l-2

  • We all have stressors during the holidays and this month the Michaels Makers were asked to come up with creative and fun holiday hacks and tips to help relieve some of that stress and make holiday entertaining and prepping fun!
  • We were given 5 common holiday hiccups to choose from and I went with “What to give as a hostess gift”.

I am so pleased with the outcome of this project! I hope you enjoy all of them, let’s get to it!EASY DIY HOSTESS GIFTS

For this project you will need: WOODEN TRAY * CHALKBOARD PAINT * BRUSH



HOW PRECIOUS IS THIS TRAY! Here is a snippet of everything we will be making today so peek too long!HOSTESS GIFT

I love the look of a chalkboard tray. You can put anything inside of it and it will pop with excitement! Cheese and crackers would look great inside of this also. EASY HOSTESS GIFTS

For all of my projects today I am using outdoor Mod Podge simply because I want to use these items outside for parties. OUTDOOR MOD PODGE

For this project you will need: DECORATIVE PAPER * MOD PODGE * COASTER * PENCIL

ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS WERE PURCHASED FROM MICHAELS EXCEPT THE COASTER. You can get this from your local hardware store for pennies.


Tadahh! I love this because you can personalize coasters for personalities. How cool is that! BTW kids will LOVE this project!

paper coasters


For this project you will need: WHITE MUG * STENCIL * SHARPIE MARKER

ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS WERE PURCHASED FROM MICHAELS EXCEPT THE MUG. When done with this project put the cold mug in your oven and set to 350 degrees. Leave the mug in the oven for 40 minutes, make sure to let the mug cool down on it’s own in the oven!

Now your mug is all set to give away and enjoy!


Now for my stencil I sprayed it will adhesive spray then applied to the mug. Make sure it is firmly placed on the mug so when you trace with marker it comes out perfect. You can clean up edges with makeup brush and alcohol. HOSTESS IDEAS

I used a red sharpie to create the peppermint handle.
DIY MUG Give to someone on the tray with a cute box of different teas and you will surely make someone very happy!



For this project you will need: GLASS JAR * MOD PODGE * BRUSH * GLITTER



I filled my jar with hot chocolate so when you give it away it’s all neatly tucked away. Just grab some with a spoon when ready to use! Don’t forget to add peppermint marshmallows! HOT CHOCOLATE HOSTESS GIFT HOT CHOCOLATE GIFTS


  • Michaels has tons of holiday project ideasand instructions on their Michaels.com, including gift wrapping, home décor, last minute gift ideas, hostess gifts and more.
  • Check out the other four holiday hack topics and the unique ideas all of the makers came up with on Michaels’ blog, The Glue String.

I hope you enjoyed this project because I did! Make sure to check out all of my other Michaels Maker HERE!

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Kellys-Favorite-Handmade-Things-600x600Hey 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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Quote of the day:

“Animals outline their territories with their excretions, humans outline their territories by ink excretions on paper. ” Robert Anton Wilson

Happy Monday Jaderbugs! I hope everyone had a ridiculously good weekend. Here in Louisiana it was rainy and gloomy. But that didn’t stop the crafting I tell ya. I have always been a fan of line drawings. They capture things that paint couldn’t ever capture which is why I am so excited to share this craft with you today. The thing I love the most about this craft is ANYONE can do it. It’s super simple and they turn out fabulous. Who would of ever thunk it?

You can have some ideas of things you want to create before you start or you can just go with the flow. I had a few images in mind that I wanted to create. You can lightly draw on your card stock with a pencil so you have a simple guideline to follow.



*Card Stock
*India Ink
*Small Straw or Big Straw

Purchase all of the items I used by clicking on the links in the ingredient section.

Let’s get started!!


Here are all of the things you will need. If you use a small straw know that it will give you FINE lines, if you use a big straw it will give you THICK lines. I used a small one.


This is the india ink I used. I purchased it at Hobby Lobby.


The first  thing you will do drop a little drop of India ink on your card stock.


This is what it will look like.


Grab your straw and start blowing. The harder you blow the more you will see the ink blow in every direction. If you wiggle the straw back and forth while you blow the lines will really take off.


The picture above is “supposed” to be a woman with her hair all around her. Do ya see it?


Do you see Holly Hobbie in the picture? My Holly Hobbie is reading a book. I love her.


This is the trash can that Ash used to have. I found this one on Etsy, you can buy it HERE.

I love this because it’s completely affordable and it will spruce up ANY space!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Don’t forget to make it a DIY kinda day,


Quote of the day:
Time you enjoy wasting isn’t wasted time”


Here is my video inspiration for this post. Make sure you press play while you enjoy the post.

FYI: this is my FAVORITE movie EVA!

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I had so much fun creating this project in my head. See I had these mini blue jeans from my son when he was LIL. I didn’t want to throw them away or stuff them into a box  so I decided to let my creative brain decide for me. I thought they best way to incorporate them into my daily life was to make them into a fashionable blue jean purse.

Let’s get started. I’m just warning you, this craft is super easy so put your crafty seat belt on.

I know, I know. You are prolly thinking “Hey Jaderbomb, where is your “ingredient” list”. If you don’t know what that means it’s the picture of things you will need to make this project. I will tell you why I don’t have one. Well, because I didn’t plan on posting this. I think I THOUGHT it wasn’t going to come out like it did in my head. I guess I fooled myself.

You will need:
*blue jeans
(whatever size you want)
Obviously the bigger the jeans, the bigger the purse
*an old purse strap
*gold chain
**sewing machine works the best**

The first thing you will do is cut the pants where you want the bottom of the purse to end. When you are done cutting pin them like I did below. This will secure the material for you.

Remember, the longer you cut the deeper the inside of the purse. I am loving this project so much I think I will make a few HOBO bags (with new jeans of course cause we don’t want any honey boo boo smells) and sell them on my ETSY and STORE ENVY shop. What cha think! I think it will save you the time and it’s great Christmas gifts!

Just a little closer look at how I put the pin through the blue jeans.

Five years ago I would of totally hand sewed this, or found someone to do it for me…
Can you believe Ashy just taught me to sew last year! I mean let’s just say this. I always knew how to do basic things but now I can sew by myself like a big girl! haha

You want to sew the bottom of the blue jeans slowly. I made two passes just to make sure it was secure. Make sure if you are using a sewing machine for the first time that you take the pins out before you sew in that spot.  If you look at the picture below I wait until I am ABOUT to sew the pin until I take it out of my material.

When you are done with sewing you might need to take a lil break. You just did some major sewing. I am gonna take a break right now.

OK! I’m back!

Now is the time to embellish your new purse. I started by passing a piece of gold chain through the belt loops.

If you don’t like chains, you can actually put a real belt (sheesh that would of been cute, why didn’t I think of that), some fabric or nothing at all.

I have a ton of purses that have removable straps so I just stole one off of a purse and clipped it onto the belt loops. I am really loving the way the leather and blue jean look together.

In the picture below you will see those two gold snaps that I added. I found when I put things in the purse it kinda opened more  and I didn’t like that. I don’t want my goodies falling out now!
I used some SNAP FASTENERS for this. You can buy these at any craft store. I bought mine from Michaels Art’s and Crafts.

Another close up. This is what the snap looks like from the back. If you are not a fan of GOLD you can get SILVER snap fasteners also.

I hope you enjoyed this craft! It was so much fun. You could tie dye your purse, put tons of beads on it, make a strap with fabric, stencil it and so much more! I wanted a clean one, this time.

Stay tuned because I will be putting some in my Etsy shop for you to purchase! Can’t wait to see you in the next post!
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