Deciding on a name for a blog is much harder than I anticipated. I thought, pick a cute name, and voila! ready to blog! WRONG! It turns out I am not as creative and original as I had previously thought…. Every time I thought of what I considered the perfect name, it was already taken! Seriously it got to be a family joke! What will Lisa’s blog name be?
I wanted something to do with the following: being Southern, creating a happy, welcoming home, the joys of being a mom, life’s simple pleasures…. You get the picture, right? Well let me tell you, there are so many people out there in “blogland” thinking the exact same thing! Amazing!!!!
I began to lose sleep over this (sad, I know). I would find myself laying awake at night trying to think of the perfect name for my new adventure. I began with a word document listing ideas of names. Next, I kept a list on my Blackberry. Each time I would add a new possible name I would get excited. And then inevitably someone else would have already chosen my best idea.
Finally (after tentatively picking three names that, while available, were not quite right), I thought perhaps I was being too serious about this – I mean it is just a name of a blog. I began to think of not only ideas that would let someone know what the blog might be about, but of ideas that meant something to me… something I love. Well, even that was hard! I mean seriously, I thought Pearls and Paisley was absolutely perfect, but , you guessed it, already taken! I thought of my favorite flowers…. Blue Hydrangea (already taken) and I couldn’t think of anything good to go with Gerber Daisy!
After all this, I spent the day in Fairhope, Alabama with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. We had a great time browsing through specialty boutiques and antique shops. I found two perfectly beautiful old silver teaspoons that were engraved! I had to have them! I love silver! My mom had started my set of Gorham Buttercup shortly after I got married. While I don’t have eight complete place settings yet, I am on my way. I recently started to add to the collection by collecting old teaspoons of any pattern. I really get excited when they are engraved! How wonderful to think of who owned these beautiful pieces before me! And then it hit me – Buttercup Bliss after my silver!! So now you know the story of my blog! It took a long time to figure it out, but the name is not as random as one might think!