About Me

Tallahassee, Florida
I love reading for the sake of learning so I'm an avid researcher. I also love sharing what I've learned which is why I decided to become a blogger. I do not claim to be a writer nor an expert on anything. I'm just passionate about family, food, health, wine, art, gardening and creativity and I LOVE to share! Since my daughters share my passions and love of research and writing, they partner with me to bring you the best from My Urban Pastures!

Monday, November 19, 2012

A Reason to GiveThanks!

I have so much to be thankful for this year!  If I had to make a list of things I'm thankful for it would probably stretch a few feet.  I hope your's would too.   This year I would have to add Pinterest to my list of things I'm thankful for.   Yep, Pinterest!  Prior to this year I felt as if I was in a creative slump.   If I had to describe the feeling I would say it was like being overwhelmed with possibilities. If by chance I found myself in a craft store I would leave feeling somber because I couldn't even come up with a project let alone utilize the products!

I couldn't quite put my finger on it but, when I found Pinterest I knew exactly what I had been missing.  I was missing the art of living!   What I failed to take note of about myself was how much joy, peace, and satisfaction I feel when I'm expressing myself creatively.   I had forgotten how much I enjoyed decorating and how much I had longed to one day have a garden.   To make matters worse, I had valuable skills worthy of passing on to my children that were dormant.

That's not the case any longer!   Now when I walk into a craft store my options are endless!   See why I'm so thankful for Pinterest?!     This year for Thanksgiving and Christmas my family gets to oooo and ahhhh over my inventions and not something I brought home from the store.  Let me tell you, it makes a difference!  It certainly makes a difference in how I feel because: rather than wishing I could make something, I'm now making everything!  So, among the many things I'm giving God thanks for this year, Pinterest is one of them. I know, Pinterest seems like such a small thing to be thankful for, but the small things really do make a big difference!  

Here's a little something for the boards, from the boards. :0)

Fall wreath with initial.

An Urban Pastures original, a table cloth made from a drop cloth.

Table runner made from a drop cloth.

Fall leaf project  from Ginger Bread Snow Flakes

Happy Thanks pinning, I mean giving!  

1 comment:

  1. You've been busy! Love the projects. We need to have a pinterest party!