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Happy Birthday Martha Stewart! Today’s post is dedicated to my best friend, Martha! I know what you are thinking. Jade, does she know she is your best friend and my answer is yes. When I texted her this morning she was so excited to hear from me. She asked me to send her some crawfish and a zydeco cd.

OK. FINE. She doesn’t know we are “best friends” but if we were I would treat her to the best birthday ever, the CAJUN way. I altered the photo below so she could visualize her birthday with me, however the portrait of her and I is legit. If you want to read my story of the first time I met her and watch my episode from the show click here! ENJOY!

Martha’s Cajun Birthday

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♥ I would surprise her with eggs for breakfast. I don’t do poached, sorry Martha. I would put a crap load of bacon grease in a magnalite pot and when it starts to boil I would throw her egg in it. This is known as heart attack eggs here. Let me also say these eggs will be from Wal-Mart not my back yard. I guess I would get “organic” for her. I would serve it with a bowl of hot cajun grits. I swear this delightful dish takes bacon, egg and grits to a whole new level. Calories. None. 

♥After breakfast I would tell her to put some boots, not Hunter. I prefer white boots known here as Cajun Reebok’s. I would take her to watch the sun rise on a 4-wheeler alongside a mosquito infested swamp. What can I say, we have the prettiest sunrises in Louisiana but it comes at a good cost.

♥ After the sunrise tour I would take her to a mud pit and we would wrestle like pigs. Isn’t mud good for the skin? She would know this.

♥ It’s almost noon at this point so I would take her to a random house of her choice and knock on the door. Yes, the saying is true everyone in Louisiana welcomes you with open arms, unless they don’t have any then they would probably wrap their legs around you. Wondering why we are at a random person’s house? DUH, for lunch! Everyone has rice and gravy cooking on a Sunday. I can’t promise her what kind of meat will be in that gravy but hey, Martha is fond of “delicate” meat so she will be good. Worse case scenario, I will tell her it’s chicken.

♥ After lunch she might be sick. Why? Well because once you eat our rice and gravy you will know what I mean. (wink wink)

♥ When she feels better (after a nap on the random person’s sofa) I will call my long time friend Kristy from Swamp People. Yes, they film it right here in Louisiana. She will take us on a luxurious horse back ride to get to a dock. We would then get in a random boat and go find a gator. Remember everything belongs to everyone here, including the boats. At this point in the day Martha will be sweating profusely because it’s HOT here. The heat “might” make her feel ill since she practically ate greasy eggs for breakfast and random meat for lunch.

♥ At the end of the day I would take her to a random house here, preferably one with a swing in the back yard. You know what kind of swing I am talking about, one like this. I would tell her to plop herself in it and I would push her while watching the sunset. Again, she would be eaten alive by mosquitos but it will be totally worth it. Good news is I am immune to them. She would then BEG me not to leave and adopt me.

I have a feeling when she reads this she will have her assistant book her flight asap. I know this birthday sounds GREAT but this is a 17 star trip so no, I can’t treat everyone to this kind of day. I think we can all agree Martha deserves it! Martha if you are reading this and you need to spruce up your french, check out my cajun dictionary here. Check out this fun video where Martha makes an appearance.

Oh Martha, incase you didn’t know I am one of your 12 Months of Martha bloggers! Come check out all of my crafts here.

Don’t forget to connect on social media! Make sure to use use the hashtag #JADERBOMB on Instagram or Twitter or Facebook so I can keep track of all your awesome creations! HAVE A GLITTERY DAY! ♥, Jade

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The rest of this week a few crafty bloggers are joining together with  Infarrently Creative’s “Show Your State Pride”  tour to conquer the world, or just every state.  Each day there will be a handful of us sharing something special about our STATE! Make sure to check out Infarrently Creative’s blog on Monday the 23rd for a ridiculously huge link party! Since I am from the crunk state of LOUISIANA I figured I would add a little FINE ART with FOLK ART. These are not for sale! This is completely an inpiration post and it is illegal to sell anything with the blue dog in it! My main goal is to show you how to draw on tiles using Sharpies!

I am linking to a crazy talented blogger so you have to check out what she did for her STATE project! Roeshel @ DIY Show Off


I was born and raised in good ole Louisiana. I have traveled to many places throughout my years but I have to be honest, nothing compares to Louisiana. It’s truly like another planet when I compare it to other places. Louisiana is known for many things. One of the hot spots is New Orleans and everyone knows about Mardi Gras! I live close enough that I can hop in my car and hang out for the day then come on home!

Our culture is filled with Mardi Gras, jazz music, crawfish, the Saints, great museums, people dancing at every nook and cranny, food cooking in any home you go to at any time of the day, where everyone is called “sha & baby”, George Rodgrigue, big swamps, Bourbon Street, strong drinks,and strangers who give hugs instead of looking at the ground.  I am a proud girl from this quirky state. I hope you enjoy this fun tutorial!

Sharpie Coasters


Here is  little snippet of George. He is great and I love him. Here are some other fun facts about Louisiana.




I love making sharpie coasters. They are really easy and so much fun!


To make them look more like folk art I added a few fun quotes to them.

When you start clean your tile with glass cleaner then draw away. When you are completely done with your OWN coasters place them in an oven that is not heated. Place oven on 350 degrees and leave them in there for 30 minutes. When the 30 minutes is up do NOT take them out of the oven. Just like we heated them up slowly we have to allow them to cool down slowly. This last step will marry the sharpie with the tile and your image should be on for good. Now, I have to admit lot’s of people say this is dishwasher safe but I have no idea because I don’t have one! I would hand wash them anyway!


I sure hope you enjoyed this tutorial and learning a little bit about my great state. Please do not replicate the blue dog and try to sell as you can get into a lot of trouble!

Make sure to make your way to Tricia @ Simplicity in the South . What a perfect ending to my post right! 

Huge glittery hugs—See you in the next post! Visit me on FacebookTwitter,Pinterest, or Instagram!


Well here goes another dam edition of face it friday. That lovely day of the week where we are all forced to “face things”, well at least only here you are. Can you believe the 4th is over already? I thought my birthday celebrations were big, but holy guacamole-yyy. I didn’t have fireworks at my party. SMH = Shaking My Head.
{Can we say a little conceited “Merica” as Bernie Mac would say} At least my little one told me yesterday that he didn’t want to buy fireworks because they are a waste of money. Let’s face it that’s a SCORE!

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 On to bigger and better things. Like this shirt I ran across. Now before you freak out let me just say first that I love Brit, for goodness sake she is a Louisianaian just like me. How can I not love her! But let’s face it, how can we ever forget this radical moment in her life? SMH.

 My bestie bought me the best graduation present this year. Stackable mugs, which are rainbow. There is one problem though, every day I try to drink out of as many colors as possible. Yep this would be considered a little “cray cray” but let’s face it after I get through the yellow mug life get’s a little blurry. Maybe I can blame the caffeine for that.

In case you didn’t know I graduated from college in May!  I am still trying to get adjusted to the fact that I don’t have to go back in August but I will prolly just go anyways. I want to go to a large class all semester and see how long it takes for them to figure out that I am not actually enrolled. I am doing Dr. Evil’s laugh right. about. now. Let’s face it>>>>the speech we got for graduation was sorta… well boring?! I think it was so boring all I did was Vine videos while it was going on. One of my fellow graduates tagged me on facebook yesterday and said this is the speech we SHOULD have received. I liked the post and now I am sharing. Please watch, PLEASE!

The picture I decided to share today is from me and the wifey’s walk the other day. I seriously love eucalyptus. I love it so much that I “borrow” fresh pieces from our neighbors tree every once in a while. No, she does not know but I have a feeling deep down she would not mind. After all, her yard is a little “ungroomed” anyways. I am just trying to help!  But let’s face it, it’s much easier to get fresh eucalyptus when someone cut’s down a tree and has it all stacked on the side of the road. FU-REE.  We picked this bunch and walked for 2 more miles with it in tow.
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Happy Happy Joy Joy >>>>it’s Friday Y’all. Don’t forget to give someone a huge hug today and stop to smell the roses or eucalyptus.

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Happy Saturday everyone! It’s Festival International here in Lafayette so you know what that means? It mean’s good food, good friends and good music! Last night I fell in love with a certain band. Seriously I always love hearing new bands but this one just won over my heart. I am not sure if it was the fact that they were all so cute, that they were wearing kilts, or that the energy they all had went superb together.  The name of the band is Bodh’aktan. Here is a fun video of them, I hope you enjoy them! Did I mention this was their first trip to the U.S.? If you like them make sure to buy one of their CD’s HERE.




Sending you big Festival International hugs!


 Hey everyone! Just a quick shot out to my Jaderbugs! I will TRY my best to post some stuff in the next couple of days but as you can see I am in the middle of this sucka  as we speak. Wanted to let you know incase I can’t post!

Hope everyone is having a great day!

Happy FRIDAY! It’s good ole Memorial weekend! I figured this was the best time to post my famous Dorito Chicken recipe! It’s like being punched in the face with lot’s of yumminess. Seriously. Doritos. Chicken. Who knew how delish this would be. You know everyone in the South bakes everything! I guess

Now, I know once you see the ingredients of this baby you will feel like you gained a few LB’S! Just don’t read to much into the it! I swear! It’s one of those things you have to try (every other week)…haha

Plus that is why the SOUTH has the BEST food in the WORLD! Here is proof #1.


If you want to do a bigger batch use 3pounds of chicken and two cans of cream of mushroom. That’s it.


Set oven to 350˙now

2 lbs of boneless chicken breasts
1 bag of Doritos
1 can of cream of mushroom
1 can of corn
1 can of Rotel
1 16 Velveeta cheese block
1 onion
1 bellpepper
1 block of butter

1.  Boil your chicken. When it’s done shred each piece using two forks
2.  While your chicken is boiling saute your onion and bell pepper with your block of butter
3. When your veggies are soft add in your can of cream of mushroom, cook for about 10 min
4.  Once that has cooked add your can of corn and rotel, cook on low for about 10-15 min
5. While your corn and rotel are simmering cut up your cheese into cubes then slowly add them to your mixture! You want to stir the entire time you are adding them until they are fully melted.
6.  Once your cheese is melted add in your shredded chicken. MIX

Get your baking pan out, I use my lasagna dish. Spray pam on it. Coat the bottom of the pan with a little bit of the food you just cooked. Grab a handful of Dorito’s and crumble them good over this mixture. You will continue this process until the pan is full, or you run out of food (heeehehe)

It’s sorta like a lasagna if you think about it! Make sure your LAST step is adding a Dorito layer on top! Like this.

This is what it will look like in it’s LAST step. Cover with aluminum foil and pop it in the oven for 25 minutes. You will be delighted when the aroma of this starts smelling your house!

Make sure you get one of these to “snack” on while your food is cooking!

 Ready to see the finale of this baby!

Yep. That’s all there is to it!

I hope all of you have a SAFE and wonderful weekend!