Before I announce the winner of my little blog contest, I just want to Thank You all for playing along and leaving me such sweet comments. I was happy to see so many regular friends as well as several new readers joining in the fun. I truly appreciate each and every one of you. Now onto the winner. I was unsure how to pick the winner so that it would be fair to all. I decided to enlist the help of my son. (what a good sport he was to help out his Mom) I asked him to either write down or with a show of fingers, a number from 1-13. (the number of comments that were made) Without further delay.......
The winner is Melinda ofCountry Dreaming. Her comment was the seventh one. Melinda has a delightful blog full of fun. Hurry on over and say Hello. Congratulations Melinda--I hope you enjoy all of your surprises. If you could e-mail your address I will get your package in the mail right away.
Well I am off to visit several new blogs. Thank you again to all of you for taking a moment from your busy day to say Hello and encourage me with your thoughtful words.
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.