Monday, October 8, 2012

Announcement Number TWO!

I'm so excited to be making this announcement. I've mentioned a couple times that something MAJOR was in the works... well the day has come! 

This little ole blog of mine is moving to a DOT COM and a NEW NAME! Since I've been in Texas for over a year, I'm not working on finding my way so much. Now I am Busy Being Jennifer ... aka the new name :) You can still find the tutorials and other things that I've posted over there. I'm also going to be sharing more of my story. I was very inspired by the writers workshop at Bloggy Boot Camp Dallas and I can't wait to share more of who I am! 

 I hope that you'll head over and join in the fun! I'm starting things off with a bang and a pretty stinking awesome giveaway with some other lovely bloggers!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Announcement Time!

I've got TWO super exciting announcements to make!!!! But I can only tell you one... until tomorrow that is! 

I'm opening a new shop AND its a dot com :) GO check out Homespun Happiness at!


To celebrate the grand opening Kelley from the Grant Life, Candy from Candypolooza and I, are hosting a twitter party!! We're talking about fall Decor! There will be over $100 in prizes to celebrate and a $25 starbucks card up for grabs!
You need to go to Kelly's blog and RSVP to be eligible to win!

SO are you in??? I hope you are cause its going to be EPIC! Come back tomorrow for another exciting announcement! :)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Celebrating with a Friend!

I'm part of a pretty awesome giveaway! Here's the details! 

Rules: You MUST be a follower of Yours Truly via GFC. 
All entries will be verified since you're winning some pretty SWEET packages.
If an item has shipping restrictions (only a couple do) and you are outside 
the shipping area then that individual prize will be drawn for someone else.

You can enter for ALL of the packages!
Sponsors are most definitely free to enter as well for packages they haven't donated to.

Package One:
Custom blog planner from lalaLists, 3 months featured ad space from Only Impossible Until Done,
1 month medium ad space and $10 to Starbucks from My Favorite Finds, 2 Pure Ice nailpolishes (red & gold crackle) from aunieSAUCE, 1 month ad space and $20 shop credit from Sassy Lemonade, 250x250 featured ad space from Craftbotic, your choice of print from Livy Love Designs, $10 to place of your choice from The Jersey Flower, 1 month medium ad space from The Chiffon Diary, set of mustache mugs from Mrs. Bonn Bonn (US only), custom about me/welcome design from KV Confessions

Package Two:
$25 shop credit from Anna Delores Photography, 1 month large 200x300 ad space from Mom2MemphisAndRuby, $15 to Amazon from The Vintage Apple, silver feather ring from Kelly Stahley Art and Design, 1 month 200x200 ad space and $10 to Amazon from Life Feels Good In Portbail Beach, 2 months medium ad space from The Songs On The Way, $10 to Starbucks from Love, Laughter and Lipstick, 1 month featured ad space and sampler pack of handmade cards from Stop! She's Got a Camera, 2 nailpolishes and ombre necklace from Beauty By T, 1 month 200x200 ad space from All Things Lovely

Package Three:
Set of 10 4x6" cards from Loverly She, 1 month large ad space from Ninth Street Notions, 300x145 ad space and $10 to Amazon from Sweet Tart Beauty, venti ad space and item from jewelry sale from Pointing Up, gift pack (hand lotion, nail care kit, jewelery holder, bracelet, earrings, 2 soaps and candle) from Dreams And Colour, 2 months medium ad space from The Intentional Momma, $10 to Starbucks and $10 to Target from Aimee's World, medium ad space from The Grant Life, $10 to Barnes and Noble from And Here's To You, Mrs. Robinson, Gryffindor Halloween onesie from Rae Gun Wear

Package Four:
 $20 shop credit and 3 months ad space from Crafty Confessions, Park Avenue ad space from Jennifer Leigh's Blog, $10 to Starbucks from The Crafty Side of Sarcasm, $25 shop credit from Products of 47, 2 months of 150x150 ad space from Juggling Act Mama, $10 shop credit from Sweet Bella Roos, $10 to Target and 1 month small ad space from Delightful Deets, 1 month 300x300 ad space from Like Ordinary Life, 1 month medium ad space from Living In Yellow, 2 months 200x100 ad space from Monkeys and Tutus

Package Five:
Snow white stretchy headband from Diary of a Brown Eyed Girl, $20 to Forever 21 from Two Smuppies, $20 shop credit from Imprintalish, Scentsy travel tin from A Muse In Purple, 2 months small ad space and $10 Starbucks from Free Spirit Reigns, 1 month large ad space from Lipgloss and Crayons, mug rug and coffee cozy set from Finding My Way In Texas, custom blog design from God's Little Designer, 1 month 300x300 ad space from Coming From a Place of YES and Everything In Between, 1 month 200x200 ad space from The Funny Thing of It Is, 1 month 200x200 ad space and $10 to Amazon from Pretty Living PDX

Package Six:
Zoya NYFW gloss sampler from Glossy Blonde, 1 month De Luxe ad space from To Sew With Love, $10 to Amazon from Three Peas in My Little Pod, 1 month large ad space and digital print from Live Laugh Love, set of dish cloths (2 cloths and 2 scrubbies) from Impractical Composition, 2 months fabulous ad space from Sinead In The Sun, $10 to Starbucks from Sippy Cups and Pearls, 1 pack fold over elastic hair ties, fold over elastic headband, vinyl wall decal and customized scrabble tile pendant necklace from Adventures of Brad and Kendra, any 8x10 print and 1 month ad space from The Charming, $10 to Maurice's and 1 month 200x150 ad space from Girl Booklet
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Guest Post: Kelsey from Embracing Messy!

Fall is here and Halloween is right behind it! The lovely Kelsey is here to share a fun and easy decoration! :)


Hi Finding My Way In Texas readers! I'm Kelsey from Embracing Messy and I'm SO thrilled to be sharing a tutorial with you all today! I have a mild obsession with burlap and I recently discovered an easier way than sewing to keep it from fraying or to keep just the right amount of fray. It works perfectly for this tiny project! Maybe it's new to me and you all knew about it, but I'm excited to share! 


What you'll need: 
-Acrylic Craft Paint
-Jute String
-Fray Check
-Paint Brush
-Glue Gun

{Step 1} Cut out your pennant shapes. I just used a ruler to make sure my edge was straight on the first, then used the first triangle to make the others. 

{Step 2} Apply Fray Check to the edges of the pennant pieces. This keeps the burlap from completely unraveling.  If you want it to be a little frayed, pull out a few strings then apply! Cool, right?!
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{Step 3} Paint your letters or whatever else you'd like one your pennants using basic craft paint. 

{Step 4} Using the glue gun, I glued the jute string to the backs of my pennants.

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And there you have it! Now put this baby anywhere you want! Mine is quite small because I have plans to either use it on a wreath, frame, or jar, but I haven't made up my mind yet! If you plan on tackling this little project, where are you going to place your banner?

I hope you will stop over and say hello at Embracing Messy sometime! Thanks so much for letting me share here on your adorable blog, Jennifer! 



Isn't that banner adorable! I think I need to go make one... after I'm done all the stuff I need to finish for the market this weekend! :) Thanks Kelsey!

Monday, October 1, 2012

I LOVE them!

What do I love you might ask? Well watch this video and find out :)

October is Breast Cancer awareness month. In this day and age it is hard to find someone who has not been impacted by this disease.
When I was 13 my Nana was diagnosed with breast cancer. She fought hard and long for the next 8 years to over come the terrible disease. Eventually she lost the fight when the cancer moved in to her lungs. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of her and wish she was still with us. But I will always remember the lessons she taught me.
Hug the ones you love a little tighter, and help spread the word. Together we can rise above cancer!