Wednesday, September 26, 2012

pinterest love...and A WINNER!!!

I am back from vacation, trying to get back into the swing of things. It felt good to do a few loads of laundry this morning. Something about laundry...I love doing it. I think it is the fast feeling of accomplishment one gets from putting an armful of wadded up clothes in, shutting the lid and an hour later they are all fresh and clean and looking cute again. I am so weird, I know. Who loves doing laundry, anyway?? Just me.

Since I have been busy with all my post-vacation tasks, you are going to see a few of my Pinterest favorites today. Because every post should have a little 'pretty' in it, don't you think??

Do I really need to say why I love this one?? I mean look at those eyes! And she has the most beautiful coloring I've ever seen. I wish I could put her out in my backyard...until then..I will love her from afar through my Pinterest boards for all things farmy. 


Today I am off to spend some quiet time with my Mama. I had to leave for a pre-planned vacation only a few days after Dad's funeral so I have been missing her. It felt so wrong leaving, but she wanted me to go. And I know Dad would have, too. I get my 'wanderlust' gene from him. 

I can't wait for that autumn Midwest country drive that lies ahead of me this afternoon...I get to wind through the gorgeous hills and farmland near Galena, IL. It is so pretty this time of year!

See you in a few days when I will be back with ANOTHER giveaway! Aren't giveaway's fun?? I love to spread the love of fellow business stop back on Friday for all the details!

Oh, and now for the fun part and the real reason for today's post! The winner of my GIVEAWAY for one of Heather's gorgeous HOMEBOUND magazines...offered for the first time ever IN PRINT!!

WITSEND is the winner!!! Email me your info so I can get it over to Heather! 

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

Oh, and did you know can follow along my travels on Instagram?? Just look for me under 'urbanfarmgirlandco'!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Homebound Giveaway - Fall Edition!


I am finally getting back into my blogging groove...and what better way to kick it off than with a giveaway?? 

My girl Heather, over at Post Road Vintage, has done it AGAIN! Somewhere between having sweet baby #6 and opening a new online shop, she has managed to put together yet another gorgeous Homebound e-zine! What makes this one super special, is this is the very first edition that is available IN PRINT! 

I don't know about you, but I love a magazine in my hands. Turning the pages, the feel of the slick paper. I love all those gorgeous images larger than life and right at my fingertips! 

Here is what you will find inside this issue:

-Decorating with Bright OR White Fall Colors
-Setting a simple Fall Tablescape
-Tips on Maximizing Your Fall Garden Harvest
-A Handmade & Vintage Baby Nursery
-Throwing a Fuss Free Party In The Garden
-How to Make Stone Coasters
-How to Make Reproduction French Grain Sack Napkins
-Green Tomato Relish Recipe

With so much going on lately, I was not able to take part in this edition, but I still wanted to share the love and when Heather offered to give a copy away a print copy to one of my readers I could not say YES! fast enough! She has an AMAZING lineup of bloggers that have contributed to this issue! are the details on how you can win your very own PRINT copy of Homebound:

1. Leave me a comment telling me your very favorite thing about FALL! Is it the falling leaves? The smell of a campfire? Carving pumpkins? Share with me!

2. Want extra entries to increase your chances of winning? Share on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or blog about our giveaway! (just be sure you leave me an additional comment for each place you share!)

Easy Peasy, right??

You can still get the *free* download version of Homebound by clicking here, but remember this will not include all the extra content. 

  Are you curious now and want to see who and what is between the pages?  Download the FULL PRINT version for $2 by visiting Heather at Post Road Vintage. For details on how to here.

Or if you are like me, and loooove the feel of that magazine in your hands...and don't want to wait to see who wins the giveaway, you can show some love to Heather and order a PRINT version to be mailed to you by clicking here!

Ok, girls...I am off for a little vacation with my hubs, my sisters and lots of kiddos. I will announce the winner when I return on Tuesday September 25th!

Happy Fall, y'all!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


My sweet Dad went to heaven yesterday. 

The world has lost one of the best men that have ever lived. 

We learned he had cancer just 3 weeks ago. During his final days he was faithful and dignified. I am happy for him that the end was swift, but long enough that we were all able to see him, talk to him and hug him all we could. 

He was always ready. Never afraid. 
He was looking forward to going home, even though leaving us was hard.

So today, while we are remembering those that were affected by 9/11...please squeeze me sweet Daddy in your thoughts, too. 

I love this man. So much.