I always enjoy my morning cup of coffee but I find this time of year is perfect for enjoying a nice hot mug of something yummy to drink mid-way through my busy day. When I am out and about running errands, I usually have my favorite little helper, Emma along. It has become a tradition with us to stop at the local Starbucks for our mid-day treat. Her treat of choice--a ricecrispy square and mine---a grande half-caff Gingerbread Latte(light on the whipped cream of course :) She hears me order my Latte and I always turn to her and say "Emma, guess what? I love you a Latte" She giggles and we continue on our way. Who knew that would be my inspiration for these little charms.
After I completed these little coffe inspired charms, I thought how much fun it would be to give them as a gift along with a mug all snuggled in a mug cozy. I got to work and here is the end result........
I think I may give a few friends this little combination gift this Christmas. I hope it will let them know that I Love them a Latte!!!
About Dandelion Wishes--Why a Dandelion you ask???
As I was contemplating starting my blog and opening my etsy shop, many thoughts swam in my head. What would I write about, what would I sell and what in the world would I call my blog and shop? Oh I had a list of names--which one should I choose? I finally decided on Dandelion Wishes. Why that name you ask? Why a dandelion--they are such a nuisance poking their little yellow heads right out into the beautiful green grass. Then there are those little white seed parachutes floating over my lawn just looking for a place to land and grow more little yellow heads in my beautiful grass. If I would have stopped at that thought I never would have choosen the dandelion to represent my blog. Who want's to be known as a nuisance?? Not me. As I stopped and really looked at the little yellow flower, I discovered that it is really quite beautiful. With it's many petals and it's happy yellow color I found it to be really very cheery. And then the thought struck me. There are many things that come into our lives that at first we consider a nuisance. But if we really stop to think about them, often they can become a thing of beauty--teaching lessons and helping us to grow and mature in our lives. I couldn't think of a better name for my blog and shop. It helps to remind me to stop and see the beauty in all situations, to ask myself what lesson I am to be learning, and how does this situation help me to grow into a better person. I wish that for all of you my friends as well. Thank you for visiting Dandelion Wishes. I hope you enjoy your stay.