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!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New Beginnings

Welcome to my new look and new outlook!

It's hard to believe that it's been almost a year since my last blog post!  My, how time flies!  So much has happened that it's hard to know where to start.  For now, I think I'll focus on my #3 daughter (Chelsea).  I'm overwhelmed with excitement as we prepare for her wedding which is less than three weeks away!   It was a rough year for her which, I think is putting it mildly!   In December  of 2012 she was diagnosed with a very rare type of cancer.  I'll share the details of her battle later in another blog post but for now,  we have cause to celebrate and I'm going for it hard!  If it's one thing I learned from watching my daughter battle the disease of cancer it's: celebrate your life because you never know... !  So, that's exactly what we're going to do...CELEBRATE!

We're in the process of putting the final touches on the remaining decorations and it all just seems so surreal to me!   It finally hit me last week that we have three weeks left before the big day and I hadn't put the final touches on the lingerie shower invites.  I fell in love with an invitation I found on Pinterest so, I decided to do them myself instead of letting the Bridesmaids handle it.  Every now and then a girl wants what she wants right!  No more time for procrastinating, it was time to roll up my sleeves and "get her done"!   So, guess what I did?  Yep, I got it done...at least the lingerie invitations (lol).   Not only did I get them finished but I got them in the mail on schedule.  Yay me!  I can post some pics since I'm pretty sure all of the guest have received their invites.

Isn't it just the cutest thing ever!!   I must confess, I love a good handmade card.  My friend Dee makes some of the prettiest "Stampin' Up" cards that I've ever seen and I always feel so special when I get one of her cards or, a handmade card from my friend Laura.   Before I forget, let me give credit where credit is due. Here's the link where I got this cute idea: http://weddbook.com/media/1910219/diy-lingerie-bachelorette-party-invitations-unique-and-creative-bridal-shower-invitation-el-yapimi-ic-camasiri-seklinde-seksi-bekarliga-veda-gecesi-davetiyeleri   As usual, I had to put my own flare on it!  More to come so stay tuned!

An Urban Pastures wedding!




  1. I love the new look. Fresh and happy looking :) And the invitations are ADORABLE! Glad to see you blogging again, too!

  2. Thanks Rox! I've been wanting to get back into blogging but I didn't have the motivation. Yesterday, it just all poured out of me...the new look along with every word. It's good when it's not forced! :)

  3. Glad to get a blog post from you again! The invitations are adorable, and I'm so thankful for the life and testimony of one of your wonderful daughters, Chelsea! I'm looking forward to more posts from you in the near future (with maybe a few wedding photos thrown in!) :)

  4. I am really excited that you are blogging again.

  5. Yay! So happy to see a post. I've go to get back to mine, too!

  6. I have missed your posts and I now look forward to more. Praise God for answers to prayer for Chelsea. The invitations are beautiful, it must have been a really fun project. Thanks for sharing.
    (I'm Laura's mom)