Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Wishes…


There isn’t a ton on my Christmas wish list, but I thought I’d share some of the ideas I’ve given Mule :)


I’m in love with Lace this season and I’ve had my eye on that dress for a while now :)


Some nice comfy clothes :)


COWBOY BOOTS! Top of the list for sure! Don’t you love the lace pattern on that second pair??


A Nook Tablet… so want!


A cricuit… I used to have one… I miss it on a daily basis!


What is on your Christmas list?


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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I am ____ Right Now - Tuesday Ten

I am _____ right now:
I am – Full! Just ate some leftovers :) So yummy
I wonder – What Mule is up to at work and if he’s warm enough. Its cold tonight in Texas!
I see – Our very first Christmas tree! Its looking a little empty, but I’ve got some plans to make more ornaments.
I want – To win a home makeover!
I pretend - That I am not thousands of miles away from most of my friends and family. :( 
I worry - That I have been forgotten by people back home.
I cry – When I think about missing Christmas at my Mom’s, when I watch sappy, romantic movies, when I look at my engagement ring and remember Mule proposing. I cry a lot!
I hope – That Mule and I can find a bedroom paint color that we can both agree on!
I dream - That one day I can own and operate my own vintage/thrift/retail store.
I feel – tired and sore, but in a good way. I’m working hard to make some healthy changes in my life, haven’t seen physical results yet, but I know change is happening!

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Monday, November 28, 2011

100+ Follower Celebration!!!

I am absolutely thrilled that the time has come to celebrate a fairly big blogging milestone!
100+ Followers!

I can honestly say I didn’t think that I’d ever get to this point, but I am, and I couldn’t be happier! And its all thanks to you!
So to show my appreciation to my lovely followers, I’m hosting my very first giveaway!
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Giveaway Package:
1 Custom made hat
1 Rosette Charm Necklace (3 to choose from)
1 Mini Notebook (4 to choose from)
1 Flower Power Headband (4 to choose from)
Package valued at $45!!!
Here’s how it works:
For each entry leave a comment. Winner will be announced on Tuesday December 6th.

How to enter:
Be a follower of this blog (Mandatory)
”Like” Finding My Way in Texas on Facebook
Follow me on Twitter
Add my Celebration button to your blog
Become a follower of my Photography Blog ~ Jennifer Salter Photography
Tweet about this giveaway (Copy and past URL in your comment)
That’s 7 ways to Win!

And just so you know, I've extended the Black Friday Sale at my Etsy Store! Enter BLACK FRIDAY for 25% off your entire purchase! Ends tonight at midnight :)
Good Luck and Happy Monday!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Keep It Simple Sunday








Just some things to keep in mind as we head into the busy time of Christmas Holidays.

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Just Because…



Just because you all are so awesome, and because I can :-), I’ve extend the Black Friday sale to Monday! So its not too late to score some sweet deals on some awesome stuff!! I’ve even added a bunch of new items :)

Check back on Monday for my 100+ Followers celebration and Giveaway!

Its so exciting!!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thrift Store Finds!

If there is one thing I love about this small town I live in its all the thrift stores there are around here! There are at least 5 within a 5 minute drive of each other. One of my favorites is the Hospice of Rural Texas here in Bowie. Its one of the biggest and has some of the best finds :)

On a recent trip I scored some goodies :)

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I found some old hymnals, an ancient dictionary, and some sheet music. All perfect for some project ideas I’ve been planning for a while.

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I also found these little lovelies! Its had to tell in this picture, but there is some gorgeous applique lase roses on the white sweater. I’m torn with what to do with it. Pillow? Stocking? There are so many options! I’m pretty sure I know what I am doing with the black lace shirt. Hopefully sometime next week I’ll have that project complete :)

Don’t forget about the Black Friday sale at my Etsy Shop!! Enter “BLACK FRIDAY” for 25% off your purchase :)

Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Its Almost Shopping Time :D


Don’t forget that I’ve got a BLACK FRIDAY Sale starting tonight at Midnight (Central time)!!

EVERYTHING in the shop is 25% off :)

So Head on over to Salter Creations on Etsy and score some sweet deals. Your order should arrive in time for Christmas!

What I am Thankful For…

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to take a moment to mention some of the many things that I am thankful for.

  1. My Mister. Mule came into my life in a whirlwind, swept me off my feet and made me the happiest woman on the face of the planet. Even though there are days I’d happily beat him with a 2x4, I wouldn’t trade one second! Even in the toughest moments he knows exactly what to do to calm me down and make me smile. He is who he is and I so thankful for that!100_0105
  2. My Family. Even though they are thousands of miles away, they still brighten my day. I’m always thrilled when I actually catch the all at home and get to chat for a while. For a few moments its almost like I never moved away.
  3. Old Friends. Some of my closest friends have made an effort to stay in touch and it makes being away from “Home” so much more bearable. I am so thankful for the texts, phone calls, and Skype dates :)
  4. New Friends. I probably would have gone stark raving mad by now if I hadn’t met so many amazing people both here in Texas, and online. I love my new friends!
  5. Freedom. I am so thankful to live in a country that values freedom so highly. I am also thankful to have the freedom to be creative and use the skills that I’ve been gifted with.
  6. A Great Church. I’m thrilled to have found such an amazing church family here in Texas. I knew the first Sunday that I walked in that I had found a new, homey place to worship and grow.

Those are the “serious” things. Onto some of the random things…

  1. Chocolate
  2. Coffee
  3. Books! I Love reading!
  4. the Texas heat :) No more Snow!
  5. Glue Guns! God bless whoever invented them!
  6. Small towns with Wal-Mart's in them. Otherwise I’d have gone crazy by now :)
  7. Turkey!!

Time to get eating! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

So Excited!

I was checking out the stats for this blog the other day and realized I was SUPER close to 100 Followers! I was so excited I did a little happy dance in my chair.


See! Happy Face!!!

As of this moment, I’m at 95… only 5 more to go. So lets try something, shall we?

Refer some friends and have them follow me too. Ask them to leave your name in a comment for me and for every friend, your name will be entered into a draw to win $25 to my etsy shop. Contest ends Saturday night at Midnight (Central Time) and I will announce the winner on Monday the 28th.

Also, starting on Monday I will be having a 100 Follower Celebration with some nifty things :) Stay tuned!

Happy Wednesday!!!

Opps! I almost forgot! Friday is black friday… and that means SHOPPING!! It also means that I am having a SALE at my Etsy Shop!!! All kinds of awesomeness at 25% off!!!! Just enter “BLACK FRIDAY” :) 24 Hours only, starting at 12am Central Time!

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more projects 034Wire Wrap Pendant for ONLY $4.50!!!

more etsy 010-1Flower Power Headbands for ONLY $5.25!

more etsy 042Rosette Charm Necklaces for ONLY $10.50!!!

Can’t beat those Prices :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Be Thankful Every Day

Is it just me or is life moving faster and faster these days?

As one of my “Thanksgiving Resolutions” I am purposing to be more thankful on a daily basis, not just on the Holiday that calls for it.

Everyday I am going to write one thing that I am thankful for before I go to sleep. I created a special book to write and store them in :)

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This is the cover. The printed art is from ILoveItAll (thanks a million Monika!).

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Some of the pages I’ve created. There a a whole bunch more (I need space to write for the next 365 days after all), but these are some of my favorites :) I used a lot of bits and pieces from scrapbooking projects and some pages from an old book. I’ll probably be making more pages in a couple weeks and will be sure to show them off :)

Once a week I will be doing a post on the things that I am Thankful for. I think we all need to be reminded to be a little more grateful.


There is so much that we have to be thankful for!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Oh the things I do on Saturday Night!!


How was your weekend? Did you spend it relaxing and getting ready for Thanksgiving?

I didn’t :-/ But that’s Ok!

I spent my weekend redoing the kitchen floor! And while I am Ridiculously happy with the results, I have aches in muscles I didn’t know I had. And I rolled my ankle. And we stayed up until 2 am Saturday and Sunday. And I am out of coffee. And really want to go back to bed, but I can’t.

Ok! Enough whining… onto the pictures of my floor :D

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That is the icky floor that had been around for 30+ years. It was AWEFUL!! It was so old it was cracking and breaking off the floor. Every time I swept, more of the tiles would come up. Not to mention it was almost a mustard color with age (Hard to tell in the pics though)

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My Handsome Handy man hard at work :) We took turns ripping up the tiles. Took about 5 hours to get the tiles up. Some popped right off the floor in one piece and others were so stuck on that they came off a tiny, little piece at a time.

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The Lovely FINISHED floor! I love it! I do! I actually got down on my tired knees and kissed it! It makes such a difference in the kitchen. This house is old, and as I’ve mentioned before in DIRE need of some renovations and Love. This floor was at the top of the list though.

We replaced the old vinyl tile with new vinyl tan and cream colored tiles from Lowes. In total we spent $70 to cover a 14x10 foot space, I just happened to like the least expensive tiles the best :), and $40 for trim and room transitions (the piece of wood or metal that covers the edge of flooring from one room to the next. I learned that at Lowes!).

I find myself oddly excited about sweeping and even a little giddy at the idea of mopping! Oh the joy!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

I *Heart* Mail


I don’t know about you, but I LOVE getting mail. Even bills are a little exciting… until I open them. There is something so magical about an unknown package that had your name on it.

Recently I receive TWO such magical packages on the same day!


I had an idea of what was in them, but I still felt like a kid on Christmas morning :)


The fist box had 2 bracelets that I purchased from Ordinary Hero. I’m in Love with the chunky wooden bracelet and I wore the white with pink text today while I ran errands :)


In the second envelope there were all kinds of goodies that I ordered from I Love It All on etsy. I’ll be showing you what I created on Monday or Tuesday. I mentioned to  her what I’d be making with the goodies and she included some prints that matched my theme! Monika, you’re an angel :)



Happy Saturday!