Usually on the day after Thanksgiving my mom, Heidi and I wake up early and go on the hunt for all the wonderful "Black Friday" deals. This year however Heidi was out of town and my mom was visiting my sister who lives about two hours away. During Thanksgiving dinner, I happened to mention how I was on my own this year when my husband surprisingly said he might want to come along. My response... "Really!! you want to wake up at 5:00am, fight the crowds, in the rain and go shopping with me!!" Well I thought, this might be fun. We had talked about purchasing an artificial tree this year and there were so many GREAT deals out there. So the plan was set. I don't want to say we didn't have fun, but I don't think Alex will be coming along next year. After going to four stores and unsuccessfully finding the perfect tree, he was ready to go home. I of course was just getting started. With a promise of one last store we finally did it...we found the perfect tree. I don't think Alex was ever so happy to be headed home. The tree went up with ease and we were all in the Christmas spirit.
With my beautiful new tree up and twinkling, I was ready to decorate the rest of the house. I'll just share a few photos with you so that you can experience Christmas at my house.
I hope you enjoyed my little tour. I have a few more finishing touches to add so stop back soon for a little visit.
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.