I must say that this has been the longest Winter that I have ever experienced. Don't get me wrong I am all for enjoying what each season has to offer. I even enjoy a good snowstorm. The kind of storm that keeps everyone inside with a cup of hot coffee and a good book (or in my case a good craft magazine). But oh my goodness enough is enough already!! I have shared in past posts about my poor snow driving skills and everyone who knows me is aware of the fact that I don't go anywhere if there is a threat of snow. At the rate things are going, I really didn't think I was going to get out in civilization until July. Until today...we actually had a day where the dreaded white stuff was not falling from the sky. My best friend Heidi and I had made plans at the beginning of February to have lunch which was of course cancelled due to snow. We decided to take advantage of today's weather and spend the afternoon together. Heidi and I are more like sisters --having known eachother all of our lives. We lived right next door to eachother from birth and have stayed friends to this day. We have been through so much together--happy times as well as sad. I truly don't know what my life would be like without her in it.
This is my favorite picture of us growing up. I am the shabby chic dresser on the left and Heidi is the proper pulled together one on the right.
We had the nicest afternoon. First a relaxing lunch and then a little shopping at the cutest gift shop. They have the most wonderful seasonal merchandise and with our need for Spring we couldn't wait to get inside. We were definitely not disappointed. Just look at this silly little bird I found. I love the decoupaged book pages.
We each needed a few things from the grocery store so we decided to go shopping together. We just could not leave without taking one of these beautiful primroses home with us.
After this lovely afternoon I feel like a whole new girl. Just what the doctor ordered to chase away these stir crazy Winter blues.
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.