Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Dandelion Wishes


I can remember it so well. Sitting at my desk, staring at my blank computer screen, wondering if I should actually begin a blog. "Oh I'll give it a try" I thought to myself. "Maybe my family will enjoy reading it now and again" As it turns out I was right. My family and my close friends did read my posts and would leave me a comment or two. I enjoyed writing and looked forward to their comments. So a month turned into two and then three and four. As time carried on, I began to notice comments from others that were not in my family. What fun it was to think that others actually visited my blog and then left me comments to make me aware of their visits. I began to visit their blogs as well getting to know them through their pictures and posts. And so I continued my blog, meeting and making so many new friends along the way. Four months turned into five and then to six until I sit here today marking the one year birthday of my blog. Who knew that my little blog would help me to meet and befriend ladies from all over the world. All because of this little thing called a blog. I am so grateful for these friendships -- the old and the new. So on this, my blog birthday, I want to celebrate and say thank you for all of your visits and comments by having a little give away. All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post. I will put all the names in a hat and pull a winner on Sunday April 19. Now for the fun part-------here is a little sample of the prize (just a sample, it's always fun to receive surprises)
******A sweet little birds nest, a hand soldered charm with vintage lace, and a package of peek a boo love notes. (plus a few more little surprises) *******
Thanks to all of you for making the past year so lovely with all of your visits, comments and inspiration. I am looking forward to another year full of friendships.
xoxoxo
Mimi~

22 comments:

Scrap for Joy said...

Cute prizes! I will post a link on my blog, too! You have created a beautiful blog filled with pictures of the wonderful things you create and stories of your family and your life. The family and friends who know you and love you already enjoy reading your posts and now you've developed a new group of blogging friends as well. Happy Blog Birthday dear Mimi-as long as you keep writing, I'll keep reading!
XOXO

marie said...

Hi Mimi,
I discovered your blog while visiting Joyce on Scrap for Joy. I love it and would love a chance to win your giveaway.

Your little charms are so sweet...especially the little bird charms in your shop. All your paper art is beautiful...and so creative!

I'll be back to visit again!

PS.
I posted a link about your giveaay on my blog too!

Veronica said...

Happy Blog Birthday to you - and congratulations on writing such a beautiful one. Warm wishes to you, Vxx (ps not here for the giveaway so not to worry about that!!)

SweetBellaBug said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dandelion Wishes!

Now.... don't fall out of your chair, but I updated my blog and also included a link back to yours! hehehehe
love ya!
~Bethanie

Juanita said...

Love your giveaway! Congrats on your blog b-day. I am new to it and have enjoyed reading it! Have a blessed day!
Juanita

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Hi Mimi! Isn't Blogland fabulous?
Love all your work!

Donna said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to Dandelion Wishes, Happy Birthday to you. I started reading my friend Holly's blog back in October, then I started following the blogs that she was following, then I started following the blogs that they were following...and then, I found you. I love to read and sometimes, reading books with small print is differcult...so, I read blogs...I don't have one of my own but I love reading yours. I follow (and not on a daily basis but I visit at least twice a week) 89 blogs. I love them all.
So, again, Happy Birthday.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Happy birthday to you and your blog. You do such lovely work, so please DO add my name to the hat. LOVE what you've shown us here.
M.L.

Joanne Smisko said...

Dear Mimi

Happy BlogDay...one year old. Another Birthday...I hope that doesn't mean I have to make you another quilt for this birthday. I am very proud of you and even your mom enjoys reading your blog and seeing all the wonderful things you create. Who would have guessed we had a writer in the family.

Love Ya
Mom

Bev said...

Congratulations on your 1 yr Blog-day girl! You've tackled the blog, and became a believer in swaps again...you're all set. I am sure you will have many more readers for years to come. Keep up all your great work!

Huggz!

LisaJanelle said...

Congratulations!...It is so totally rewarding isn't it? We meet so many wonderful people and thank you for all the inspiration you have given me. I wish for you to have many more wonderful posts and experiences in blogland. A Friend always :)

Linda said...

Happy Blog Birthday Mimi! Your blog and everything you do are so delightful. I hope the coming year will be filled with wonderful things and I look forward to reading all about them!

Pam Warden Art said...

I'd love to be entered in your Give-Away. (I've got one at my blog too). You were talking about people commenting etc. I remember that feeling too, and when people would list my blog in their favorites...you are listed in with my Favs at Faith Folk :-)
Happy Blogabirthday,
Pam

Mimi Sue said...

Wow. Happy birthday to Dandelion Wishes! You have some lovely things to give away. Congratulations on your new shop too. You've done a great job with it. I wish I was closer, I'd come over and take a look today! (the other) Mimi

LaurieStar said...

Hi Mimi - Joyce sent me over. I love the look of your blog - congratulations on your one year anniversary! I'm off now to read more.:)

The Pink Bird House said...

Mimi, thank you so much for letting me know about the give away. I like so many others, would love a chance to win some of your handmade goodies. I think you are so creative and have admired your wonderful hand made items since I first layed eyes on them!

Your story of your first year on blogger is so reminiscent of my own time here, and I have been here for only 4 months. It has been a wonderful journey so far, and I am looking forward to all the happy times still ahead of me! HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY ON YOUR BLOG, dear Mimi. We are all so happy that you took that first step and say, "yes" to your own blog!!! You have become a bit of sunshine in my life!! Keep shining on us all dear friend, hugs from here, Debby

Nancy said...

Your blog and I share the same birthday, albeit I am 66 years older. LOL Please put me in the drawing. Thanks

Celestial Charms said...

Congratulations on your happy milestone. Hope you enjoy many more years of blogging if you consider it a blessing, like I do. Your prize is so very sweet.
Maureen

annemarie said...

I just discovered your blog - just in time to wish you a happy blog birthday. I am having so much fun reading all your entries and am looking forward to following you in your second year!

Toni said...

Congrats, Mimi. The Lord used my blog to bring us our entire church family and very dear friends when we moved to Indy. In fact, we went on a Caribbean cruise with those friends this past February. I'm always amazed that when I prayed that God would provide new friends in a "strange land" (a.k.a. moving away from family to another state), He chose to use my blog to answer that prayer. I hope you continue to be blessed with new friends and positive experiences via blogging.
Blessings,
~Toni~

Chele said...

Happy Birthday blogger buddy! I love seeing your projects, they bring me lots of inspiration.

A Day in the Life... said...

Congrats Mimi on your Blog B-Day, I always enjoy reading your blog. All of your items are so cute and you are so creative, I love the vintage look, it's beautiful!

Lisa

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