Featured Shop/Artist Interview: Adri Luna Studios



When did you fall in Love with Handmade?

I feel in love with handmade when I realized it was higher quality and you can see the love and work people put into their products. I would rather work two days jobs to pay my bills so I can make art because it’s a creative tornado that has ups and downs but ultimately is the most rewarding thing I could ever do.

What does your Shop have to Offer its Patrons?

My shop offers small paintings, drawings, prints, paper sculptures and note card sets.

Do you have any upcoming sales or local appearances?

I will be selling at the Hello Art First Friday Show in Kansas City, Missouri on December 5th and at a local arts and craft show on December 6th in Smithville, MO.

Where can you be found?

I can be found all over the internet!

– My website is www.adriluna.com





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Thanksgiving After Thanksgiving

Meal Planning for when you are not Hosting a Holiday.


We all know the best part of Thanksgiving, next to the joy of seeing friends and family and really tasty fattening food, is the left overs.   So what happens, when you aren’t the one cooking/hosting, and you’re heading home that afternoon? When you have Thanksgiving away from home, chances are you are going to head home empty handed.

So this year, I decided to pull together a pseudo Thanksgiving meal.  What the heck does that mean?  It means that I was going to cook a meal that takes far less time, but that could resemble a Thanksgiving Meal to the untrained eye and maybe even untrained pallet.

Of course, I made this decision far too close to crunch time(Tuesday night), so that meant that I had just a short time to determine what exactly that meant.  So I decided to put together a small menu that I thought I could pull off with ease, and we would  have a great meal when we returned home.

My Original Thoughts – Turkey Breasts from HoneyBaked Ham, Green Bean Casserole, Baked Mac and Cheese, Some Jazzed Up Stuffing, Pepperidge Farm Chocolate Cake.. Yum

The Actual Menu – (I just couldn’t talk myself into getting in that HoneyBaked Ham line the day before Thanksgiving.)

Italian Chicken Breasts, Green Bean Casserole, Baked Mac and Cheese, Some Jazzed Up Stuffing, and Pound Cake.. Still Yum.

I know you are probably shaking your head, and thinking , you have to Meal Plan, even when you aren’t Meal Planning.  But, such is the life of Mommy.

What does your family eat after they get home, when you aren’t hosting for the holidays?



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How to Beat the B-O-R-E-D bug over the Holiday Break?

How to beat the B-O-R-E-D bug?

Holiday Breaks take on a different meaning when you are a Stay at Home Mom. When I was working full time, I treasured the days of being at home with the kids.  I would get 2-3 days off at the most and those days were so jam packed with activity, it seemed like they were over before they even started.

Fast Forward to this year, when the Board of Education saw fit to make Thanksgiving Break a week long, sending this Mommy into Panic Mode.  A Week off in the Cold, with little to no chance of Outdoor Activities means I have to find a way to keep these girl’s entertained to combat the B-O-R-E-D bug.

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So my mind switches into List Mode….

What can we do?

  • Board Games
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Bowling
  • Learning Disguised as Fun
  • Read-a- Thon & Library Trips
  • $3 Movie Theater Trip
  • Holiday Decorations
  • Scrapbooking
  • Making Christmas Lists
  • Mini-Golf
  • Baking

I am feeling pretty proud of myself, until I realize that my entire list could probably fit into a 4-5 hour time Span, which sends me into an even bigger panic.

So it’s back to the drawing board, also known as Pinterest.

Here are some of the links that I found….

The Chirping Moms on

10 Things To Do When It’s Too Cold To Go Anywhere!

Pint Size Treasures on

9 Fun Inside Activities to Do With Kids — Perfect for Cold and Snowy Days!

The Madhouse on

The Ultimate No Spend or Low Spend Bored Jar list

**My favorites from these links – Spa Day, Puzzles and Any Other Activity that Includes Helping Mommy with her Chores, lol.


2014 “Handmade with Love” Holiday Gift Guide






I am so excited to finally present to you our Highly Anticipated 2014 “Handmade with Love” – Holiday Gift Guide.  This was truly a labor of love and it allowed me to interact with so many amazing artisans.  The items that you find in this Gift Guide are sure to thrill you and appeal to you on many levels. After each Gift Guide Page, you will find the Social Media Links to all our contributors.  Feel free to “Get Social” With Each and Every One!!  In addition, you will find a Flip-able Version of Our Gift Guide at the very end.


— Stage Presents
Holiday Gift Guide For Home

*Featured Item: Handmade Natural Christmas Centerpiece – $20

Etsy Shop:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/LouisianaBeautiful

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/Louisianabeautiful


*Featured Item: Teal and Burlap Gold Holiday Wreath – $40

Etsy Shop:  www.etsy.com/shop/charmingcreations14

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/charmingcreations85

Instagram:  www.instagram.com/charmingcreationsboutique

Holiday Gift Guide For Home1

*Featured Item: Grandparent Sign – Personalized to Meet your Needs with Names Hand painted on  Solid Wood – $29.95

Etsy Shop:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/oakridgeprims




**Featured Item: Black Friday Green and Red Christmas Tree Black Throw Afghan – $50

Etsy Shop:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftyCrocheting

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/craftcrocheting

Holiday Gift Guide For Her Page1

*Featured Item: Set of Copper Bangle Bracelets 2 for $48

Etsy Shop:  www.etsy.com/shop/Sylviajewelry

COUPON CODE: TAKE10  –  for 10% discount

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/sylviajewelry.smvdesigns

Instagram:  http://instagram.com/sylviajewelry


**Featured Item: Handmade Collage Zipper Pouches for $22

Etsy Shop:  www.openhandcreations.com

COUPON CODE: HWL2014 enter this code at checkout for 10% off Entire Purchase (exp 12/23)

Free handmade felt & collage gift tag with every purchase until Dec 20!*

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/openhandcreations

Instagram:  www.instagram.com/OPENHANDCREATIONS

Holiday Gift Guide For Her Page2


*Featured Item: Handmade Collage Zipper Pouches for $22

Etsy Shop:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/AdriLunaStudio

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/adrilunastudio

Instagram:  instagram.com/adritheartist

Twitter:  twitter.com/adritheartist


**Featured Item: Crochet Convertible Hat $20

Etsy Shop:  www.whimsicalmimsys.etsy.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/whimsicalmimsy13

Twitter:  twitter.com/whimsicalmimsy1

Holiday Gift Guide For Him Page1

*Featured Item – Handmade Men’s Wood Watch – Made from Red Sandalwood – $89.00

Etsy Shop:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodieSpecs

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/woodiespecs

Instagram:  instagram.com/woodiespecs

Twitter:  twitter.com/woodiespecs

Holiday Gift Guide For Teens

*Featured Item – Fate Loves the Fearless: Raw Amethyst Druzy Necklace – $35

Etsy Shop:  https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/ashleegranberg

Facebook:   https://m.facebook.com/Heartenhandmade


**Featured Item – Gypsy Necklace- $89.00

Etsy Shop:  www.etsy.com/poppyjohaljewelry

Facebook:  www. facebook.com/goldenpoppyjewelry

Instagram:  www.instagram.com/poppyjohal

Twitter:  www.twitter.com/poppyjohal

Pinterest:  www.pinterest.com/poppyjohal

Holiday Gift Guide For Teens1


*Featured Item – Camo iPad/Reading Pillow – $29.99

Etsy Shop:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/stagedpresents

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/stagepresents1

Instagram:  http://instagram.com/stagepresents


Twitter:  https://twitter.com/stagedtweets


*Featured Item – Crochet Adjustable Earwarmers/Headbands – $15

Etsy Shop:  www.etsy.com/shop/LandOfKnots

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/landofknots

Instagram:  http://instagram.com/LandofKnots


Holiday Gift Guide For Couples

*Featured Item – Hand painted Snowflake Holiday Glassware- $36

Etsy Shop:  www.Etsy.com/shop/LKCustomCreations

Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/LKCustomCreations

Instagram:  www.instagram.com/lkcustomcreations

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/LKcustomcreate/


*Featured Item – Rustic Wine Bottle Thank You Gift Tags – $7

Etsy Shop:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/stagedpresents

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/stagepresents1

Instagram:  http://instagram.com/stagepresents


Twitter:  https://twitter.com/stagedtweets

Holiday Gift Guide For InfantsBabies

*Featured Item – Charm Books – Baby’s First Memories- $48

Etsy Shop:  www.charmbooks.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/charmbooks

COUPON CODE:  (10% off on 11/28 only) BLACKFRIDAY2014


**Featured Item – Toddler Eco Felt Applique Christmas Lights Funny Holiday T-Shirt- $25.50

Etsy Shop:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/JamJamsJam


Holiday Gift Guide For Pets

*Featured Items – Elevated Dog Bowl- $36

**Featured Items – Leash Holder – Treat Holder – Handmade Pet Gift – $10

Etsy Shop:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/moorefinewoodworking

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/moorefine.woodworking

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Woodworking4u2



To View a Flip-able version of Our  Holiday Gift Guide Click Here.  

What is a Sponsor as it relates to this Gift Guide?  We were lucky to have a great group of Sponsors who Support the “Handmade with Love” Movement. In effort to further promote Our Holiday Gift Guide, they have each offered a generous donation of products that will become part of the Giveaway Associated with the Holiday Gift Guide. We are extremely grateful for their participation.

For More Information on Our Sponsors Click Their Clickable Logos for More Information on Both Their Companies and their Products.

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Update – 2014 “Handmade with Love” – Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Hey Guys,

I am so happy with the response that we have received for the “Handmade with Love” Holiday Gift Guide.  You all have submitted so many amazing products, that frankly it’s hard to choose. :-).

So, I just wanted to jump on and give you an update.  As of right now, the following Categories are CLOSED.

For Her

For Infant/Toddler

For Home

I have received soo many jewelry submissions, that I am considering making a category just for that.  I will keep you posted.

I am still looking for items for the following Categories:

For Him

For Couples

For Pets

For Foodies

For Fitness Buffs

I think I have responded to everyone who has sent out a submission, at this time.   If I have somehow missed you please reach out to me again, via shereethomas@stage-presents.com.