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Quote of the day:
Everything’s intentional. It’s just filling in the dots.
David Byrne

Did you know polka dot’s are coming back like they never left? Just thought I would share that with ya!

Do you ever walk in the stores just staring at all of the UH mazing frames for sale. Then you look at the price and realize they are kidding. There is NO way I will spend 30 bucks on a frame when I can enjoy making one on my own. Well I lied, if it’s a really fancy one from an estate sell or antique shop then yes… I just sat in my office a minute ago and realized how close Valentines Day is. Well I know it’s not right around the corner but WHOA where did Christmas go? I kinda love Valentines day because I get to shower my honey’s with ton’s of yummy things!
Did I mention that I love pink?

This tutorial is so much fun. You can design your frame any way you want which is so nice! It’s perfect for Valentines day also. It looks like little pearls when you finish it with a white or off white spray paint. Wanna see how I did it? Let’s check it out!

Puffy Paint Picture Frame

I think all of those jewels on the ground would look fab on a frame, what ya think?


*Puffy Paint
 ( it does not matter what color you use because we will spray paint over it)
*Plain Wooden Frame
Spray Paint I used Ivory

BTW: you can click on any of the links above to order all the items in one spot.


To start you will get grab a bottle of puffy paint, grab your hazmat suit and your ray bans.. JUST KIDDING!

You won’t need a suit but it’s gonna be so cool you might need some shades when you are done! If you use a smalle frame like I did you will only need one bottle. I actually had a little left over. Start by making dots all over your frame. When you are done let it dry completely.


Before you spray paint it take the back and mirror out of the frame then you ready to ROLLLL!


Dont’ they look like little pearls? Pearls always remind me of Valentines day. Just think if you paint them pink or red. What is your favorite way to decorate for Valentines Day? I’d love to know, you can go to the bottom and share in the comment section. I love comments!

In other news:
*I will be doing a giveaway next week
*I will be posting NEW Mardi Gras tutorials
*I will start doing a VIDEO tutorial every week starting NEXT week so stay tuned for these fun little suckers!

See you in the next post Jaderbugs!

Quote of the Day:
“I like the blood screaming through my veins. I don’t like it just pumping politely.” – Corin Fields 

Well I am so excited to share some pics I shared on Instagram this week! If you are not following me just look me up: my user name is JADERBOMB.
How was your weekend? Is anyone else having trouble getting back into the swing of things with the kids being off for so long, I know I am!

(click on picture to enlarge it)


1.  I love this picture because it never fails. I always find glitter or confetti either in my hair or on the floor. I took some photos this week and there was confetti involved! Hour’s later I found a few hidden in the nest.

2. Our water machine. I had to take this picture because I completely gave up my favorite thing in the world which is Dr. Pepper! Wuhhh! I gave it up 100%. I feel so much better which I already knew I would but Dr. Pepper is my weakness. Working from home can be hard at times because you are in your comfort zone, it’s easy to just grab a Dr and sit at your computer for hours. So this water jug was put in Friday at 12pm, this picture was taken Friday at 8pm. I drank that much water in ONE day! Our water man came this morning and I usually get one jug but I got 3 today. Eeekk, he just looked at me and I laughed. I know all that sugar is bad for me and I don’t want to do that to my body anymore. Did you give up anything for the New Year that you miss SO much already? Let me know in the comment section below, I would love to know.

3. Ceaux Ceaux laughing at me when I told her I am not drinking Dr.P anymore. No, just joking she just smiles when I put the camera in her grill. What? You don’t know Ceaux Ceaux (co-co).. Check out her blog HERE and her Facebook HERE.

4.  Our new piece of technology in the house. Jaderbugs, you have to get one. It is so amazing! You can monitor it from your phone which means if you are cold in bed you can turn the heat up FROM BED. Lazy, yes. Smart, yes. Check it out HERE.

5.  The other morning I was sitting in my car about to get out when all of a sudden something flew up and hit me on my neck. I immediately looked like I was
a: dancing to some hip hop song on the radio
b: dancing to some cray cray song in my head
c: freaking out because I felt something fly on me
When I realized it was a lady bug I instantly smiled and made sure I didn’t kill the lil sucker. I mean you don’t just fly on me and expect my instant dance moves to not to splatter you. Not smart lady bug, not smart. Good news is she lived and made it on my instagram.

6.  We collect vintage signs. I love these two from Pop Stew. He used to work at a gas station and these were the signs they put up at the tanks. Cool ey!

7.  Remember earlier when I said I don’t drink Dr. P anymore? Well I forgot to tell you I gave up eating babies too. Here is my yummy egg whites that I ate while drinking WATER.

8.  Me and Ceaux on our bike ride through our lovely city. It is so much fun to ride bikes when it’s FREEZING outside, right! (SMH)

9.  Yep, I rode around just like this. I kept wondering why everyone was staring at me but I guess they thought I looked dangerous. Ya know, me and my dog with a decorative leash. Rarwwwww

10.  Sorry Bill. This is my cute Dr. Not Dr. Pepper tho! He prolly wouldn’t like if I drank him. He texted me and said “guh you better not post those pics on your site”. I said OK. Bill if you are reading this, it’s because I love ya! Ladies, he is single and can crack a back like nobody in this world.

11. Oh, Co. Yeah any room we go in the door get’s shut. Somehow this extraordinary nose can open every single door. The thing is, she pops her nose in just like this and does not make a noise. She will stay like this for 15 minutes strait. Half of the time you think you are alone, but you are not. I think she holds her breath too, haha!

12. My friend Sue introduced me to water color crayons. I know I thought the same thing. How could I be an Artist for so long and not know these suckers exist. I love water color and now I love water color crayons. Check them out HERE.

13. A preview of a recipe that will be on the blog this week! It’s a yummy one!

14. Yep, our tree trimmings are up in flames. Lil one loves to burn leaves because they make a cool crackling sound.

15. Is it weird that I wish I still had this awesome pleated skirt. I think it’s so cute. #tbt

16. My little man that greets me every time I wash dishes. I usually put soap on here but I had to change it up a little.

17.  I love posting quotes on here and my facebook. I think you can tell. Quotes just make me happy. They give me inspiration daily.  I know they are words but I promise if you put quotes up everywhere will make you feel great.

18.  I am happy to end my instagram recap with this one. It’s free and easy to do. Sometimes you don’t realize what a smile can do to a person. You never know what is going on in a person’s life or that day. Your smile could make them feel noticed and all mushy inside. I usually smile at myself when I pass in front of a mirror. Who said smiling at myself won’t make me feel better. Trust me it works.

Well Jaderbug’s I hope you enjoyed seeing my week through the eyes of Instagram. Stay tuned this week I have some NEW VALENTINE crafts going up and they are cuh-yute.
See ya in the next post,


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Quote of the day: 
“Bigger than life is not difficult for me.  I AM bigger than life.”-Rita Moreno

Well that quote fit me quite perfectly I tell ya! If you ever wonder where I get my quotes from or how I choose them I will tell ya. I have always kept a calendar on my desk where you can tear a page off every day and each day has something new on it. I get them from Barnes and Noble. They usually have a HUGE table to choose from and they range from puzzles, cat’s, dogs, inspirational, sports, funny and anything else you can think of.

Last year Ashy bought me a really great inspirational one.  However this year, I got a really funny one. It’s sorta inspirational but it’s about inspirational WOMEN. I will post a link below to show you the calendar I got because it’s still early in the year and you need this one. Super funny!

Today’s craft is very inspirational. Why you ask? Well because when you water color it relaxes you in a way that you won’t understand unless you do it. I should say enjoying your time doing it will relax you, not if you hurry. It’s magical when you mix two colors together and they blend so easily. For me crafting isn’t just a job, it truly grounds me and gives me a place on this earth.



*Water Color Paint

If you click on the ingredient links you can purchase these items all in one place.






The first thing you will do is get strips of fabric ( use a light color so the water color’s show) and start painting whatever you like on it. I wanted to do some geometric shapes and patterns on mine. I will suggest one thing. When it comes to water color the cheaper ones you buy will not have a lot of color pigment in them. I suggest buying the more expensive one because it will be worth it. Don’t worry even the expensive ones are not that expensive.
FYI: you could also buy the ones with 7 colors and mix your own shades!



Once you paint on your fabric let them dry over night. When dry cut out triangles. I didn’t measure mine because I wanted them to be different sizes.


Once you are done grab your glue gun and some string or twine. Add a little glue to the top of the flag (the back side of your flag) and just place your twine on top of the glue. That’s it!


I just love the way they came out. I figured I would start early with my Valentines decor and I think this is beautiful.


I hope you enjoyed this post and you can look forward to new VALENTINE’S day crafts!

Huge hugs, see ya in the next post!


I am still in shock that it’s “that” time already. Time to share my top 10 posts of 2012. Where did this year go? Am I the only one who feels like it FLEW away? Well let’s get it!

Top 10 post of 2012- jaderbomb

Happy Saturday Jaderbugs! I know I tell you often how much I love all of you but let me remind you again today. I LOVE YA and I mean it! Seriously, I wouldn’t be typing this today if it were not for you. My amazing readers who faithfully come back to see what is going on in my life! I am so excited for 2013 and I surely hope you are too. I have LOT’S of exciting things happening in 2013 and trust me I wish I could tell them all to you right now but don’t worry I will soon {fist pump}.

So here ya have it, thank’s to you these are my TOP 10!

10. Homemade Laundry Soap Detergent

I love making my own detergent because I feel like I know what is going into my water, clothes and eventually touching my skin. It feels a litter better using ingredients that I can actually pronounce.

Homemade Laundry Soap Detergent

9.  How to make a cork backsplash for your kitchen: tutorial

Wow. What can I say about this. TIME CONSUMING but WORTH IT!

How to make a cork backsplash for your kitchen: jaderbomb

8.  Free Mason Jar Printable

I am so happy that this free printable I made, made it into my top 10. I fell in love with this when I made it and I hope it brings joy to more people in the future.

Free Mason Jar Printable- jaderbomb

7. Anthropologie Coffee Cream Bottles Tutorial

I am happy this was in my top 10 but shocked a little. I think I did this about 2 years ago and I didn’t realize it was still going strong! But that makes me HAPPY! Oh and this made it into my top 10 from 2011.


6. DIY: Homemade Reed Diffusers

When I made this my intention was to save money. I have issues spending money on these in the stores so I figured I would make my own. Not only is it cheaper but completely affordable for anyone!

DIY: Homemade Reed Diffusers


If there was one craft I did this year that I am STILL in love with it’s this one. I think it’s because anything that is black and white with a splash of color wins my heart.


4. Tutorial- Mexican Folk Art with Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paint and Stencils

What better way to dress up a boring plain plate than to add a little silk screen to it. Make sure and check out this tutorial because it’s truly amazing!

Tutorial- Mexican Folk Art with Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Paint and Stencils

3. 100 things to do this SUMMER PDF

I had so much fun making this and I am already adding new things for Summer 2013. I had a lot of great feedback from this post. It’s kinda fun to see just how much you can actually get done!


100 things to do this SUMMER PDF

2. Picture Holders that ROCK

Yep, I reused some old dingy rocks and turned them into these magnificent beauties. Check out how I made them by clicking on the picture!

Picture holders that rock


1. How to cut glass

PHEW! What can I say except WOW. I am still in shock at how many people viewed this, shared it, pinned it, and made it! Thanks YOU!

How to cut glass- jaderbomb

I am still in awe of the numbers from my #1 post of 2012!!

Twitter: 234 tweets

Facebook: 2.5 thousand likes

Stumble Upon: 442 thousand stumbles

Google Plus: 163 shares

Pinterest: 19+ thousand pins

jaderbomb top 10 post of 2012

I really hope you had a great time looking through my posts!

Some things to look forward to in 2013 from me:

*I really want to redu my studio so you can look forward to seeing that
*I want to start using more “vintage” items in my makeovers
* Working on a new site as we speak so stay tuned… only thing I will tell you is it will be “YUMMY”
*I want to makeover more furniture

Wanna see my Top 10 of 2011? Click HERE!

I am sure I can go on and on for day’s but that is a quick vision I have for you.

I hope you have a GREAT NEW YEAR, LOVE YA!


Sharing with Southern Hospitality

Happy Tuesday Jaderbugs! I am so excited to finally share with you how I make Washi tape. Washi tape is pretty popular these days but what’s not popular is how much they cost. Sometimes you can snag them for a good deal but most of the time they are a little over priced. Now let me warn you that the washi tape I make does not tear like the “paper” washi tape. Sometimes that bugs me BUT most of the time I remember how much money I saved and that I could make tape with any print I like then I feel much better.  Don’t ya see, it’s like personalizing something…In a way. I also made a you tube video while I made the tape. I hope it makes you feel all warm and cozy inside. Hehe

Below is a picture of the ones I just made. If you are wondering what the gold paper is click HERE to find out.


*Wax Paper
*Rotary Cutter
*Cutting Mat
*Double stick tape
*Wrapping Paper
*Flat Ruler
(for a cutting mat)
or use something with a flat surface to cut
(use this if you don’t have a rotary cutter)

First thing you will do is lay a sheet of wax paper down.

Put a strip of double stick tape on it.

I usually put a alot.

Tear some wrapping paper and lay it right on top of the tape. Now your tape is stuck to the wax paper on one side and the wrapping paper on the other.

Once you are sure your tape is secure on the paper flip everything over.

It’s hard to see in the paper but in person you can now see where your strips of tape are. Get your ruler out and line it up on one side of the tape.

Grab your rotary cutter. If you don’t have a rotary cutter or flat ruler you can just hand cut the strips of tape with scissors. I just think it goes faster with the rotary cutter which is why I use it.

Now you are ready to start cut cut cutttinggggg (I was just singing that btw).
Cut one side of the tape on the mat.

Then move to the other side of the tape. When you are finishing cutting you will notice it will be one long strip of paper. Trim the edges where there is NO tape and VOILA!

You can now start wrapping all of your tape into a roll like I did below. I cut a little strip of cardboard to wrap around the entire roll. This hold it all in place.

How precious are these babies. I can’t wait to use these on all of my Christmas presents. When you are ready to use them cut a piece, pull the wax paper off and stick it where you want. It’s that easy!!!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

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

Quote of the day:
Not fare well, But fare forward, voyagers -T.S. Eliot 

Hello to all my Jaderbugs out there. It’s a wonderful hump day and I have a wonderful FREE printable for you. The other day I found some fun things on ETSY that had an olive on it and the words “Olive You”. It’s really all over if you look. Sometimes you may find yourself looking at something and all of the sudden your own cray cray brain starts going bonkers. Oh, your’s doesn’t do that?
After looking around online I had to leave to run errands, but that dang “Olive You” would not get out of my head. Finally my brain thought of a similar but new saying. So, I googled it, searched etsy, searched pinterest and nothing. I had to make make sure it wasn’t coming to me because of something I previously saw. Can you believe I found NOTHING. That’s right.  Stay tuned for some fun things coming with this saying on them! That’s all I will say…

So, I made you this fun FREE printable! It’s really cute. The way it’s centered in the page allows you to cut it to a 5×7 after you print it. What are some things you can use this for? Well, you can give it to someone you love, print it on photo paper and give to someone who is getting married, you could put it up for Valentines day, mail it to someone, use it in your scrapbook or you can put it up in your house because it just makes you smile.

Prints up to a 8×10. [watermark is not on download]

Click below to download your free PDF


Hope you enjoyed it! See you in the next post

P.S. There will be A LOT of glitter on the blog Friday, so come back!