Dandelion Baby

Welcome to my Dandelion Baby Blog. Here you'll find my thoughts, wishes and everyday events along with a sneak peak at upcoming new items for my Etsy Shop along with promotions and Coupon Codes.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Love of a great Blankie

There are many things we use for comfort as adults, food, chocolate, wine, exercise and a night out with the girls. I personally like Sushi, that seems to be my outlet...a fun night with friends, hubby and Sushi makes everything ok.
All of these I'm sure most of us have found comfort in at some point or another. As kids it usually comes down to the main three. A stuffed animal, soothers and blankies.
I don't remember having a blankie as a little girl, but our 4 year old daughter certainly does, she packs her blankie every time she goes to Grandma's for a sleep over. Who cares about undies and socks...as long as her blanket is ready to go. She sleeps with it next to her face and cuddles up with it when she is tired.
I have to admit though, I like to cuddle up with a blanket on the couch when watching T.V. Or a movie, my kids try to weasle in and steal the blanket too.
Maybe this cozy sense of security is what led me to my own Etsy shop, that combined with my love of fabulous fabrics. I find it exciting looking at fantastic fabrics and thinking about what I can make them into. I'm inspired by great prints and colours. I find myself looking at the blankets moms are using in their strollers and wondering if they have seen Dandelion Baby Blankets? my husband likes to joke that those babies need a Dandelion Baby Blanket, I like to think they do too!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

A love Hate Relationship

How many of you have made a decision you later regretted (sometimes)?
In September I decided that we should get a dog. I felt that the kids would benefit from having a loyal companion that would give them unconditional love. I convinced my husband that this would be a good idea, especially for our oldest daughter who is 11. She needed some extra love and was struggling with forming friendships at her school.
I decided on a small dog, and we ended up getting a cockapoo we named Molly. At first the kids were really excited...that was short lived!
Now we have daily arguments over walking and other dog chores. She is a great dog and I know they love her, they just don't love the work associated with her!
She is sweet and loving but also a total pain! She digs in the yard which isn't a great feature for a white dog! And now she has decided she likes running away. Our yard is completely fenced in, however she is small enough that it is easy for her to escape. She goes right under the fence. Boy can she run! She takes off and keeps on running...fast. Luckily, my son is fast too!
She usually ends up needing a bath every couple of days which is super fun for me!
She is playful and cuddly and seems to be really close with our 4 year old. I watch them play together, they run one way with my daughter chasing the dog and then back the other with the dog chasing my daughter. My daughter dresses Molly up in tiara's and princess shoes and Molly sits there and let's her. It's very cute.
I think, I love having a dog at times like those. However when I'm trying to hop a fence and run down the street I'm thinking...
I hate this dog!