"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.


everyday stuff

 too much cuteness going on around here
doesn't olive has the saddest face ever?

 they are so sweet, but there are times i think they will chew each others faces off.

 then they do this. though two are more work, we are glad we got both.

they do a lot of this

this position of their's just cracks me up!

 talk about cuteness....Jack's enjoying some melon

 here are a few pics of my front porch.  i am finding the way i go about decorating is changing.
i am not as concerned with things looking perfect these days  yes, i want it to be visually pleasing but i want it more casual, haphazard even. i don't want it to look like it was planned so much, like things were meant to go together. 

i picked up a paint brush yesterday.  first time in a month or so.  what is coming out of me is a little more spontaneous, haphazard too.  feels good.  will show you what i am working on in a few days. 


Mandy said...

Oh, how I love chubby little puppies! I think I'd have a hard time ever saying "no" to those sad little eyes.

Bren said...

That's a lot of puppy love going on! Darn they are cute, as is your grandson. And of course every area of your home seems inviting, but I'd be hard pressed to leave the porch at all! Looking forward to seeing what your creating.

Jean M. said...

Oh my gosh..loving all that cuteness:)

jgr said...

SO adorable! Jack is a cute one-I love those blue eyes! Can't wait to see your latest art.

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Oh Mary! I am so in love with Olive and Beau. My heart just melts. And I need to sit on your porch and just feel the mood and admire it...I love your colors.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh it is not good for me to come here...LOL I want everything from the dogs, to the grandson to the front porch.......you are having a fun life and I know puppies and little boys are just about the best mix in the world

Sarah (Nikki) said...

omg...those pups and baby are adorable. Incredibly cute. They made me smile. Wishing you a beautiful day out there.

Jennifer Richardson said...

this has given me
an exasperating case
of puppy love.
thanks for sharing the sweetness
....longing sigh.

S. Etole said...

All eyes! Cuteness does indeed abound.

Pom Pom said...

HI Mary! Oh, I had forgotten how much I like your blog! Those puppies are heart-melting! I am going to pin them on Pinterest. Everyone loves basset hounds!
Your decorating DOES look homey and loving!

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

Those pups are precious!!!! I'll bet they are taking up alot of your time!

An'Angelia Thompson said...

Mary, those pups are the cutest EVER! Poor Olive looks like an ad for depression medication! LOL Remember the old cartoon with the slow, sad dog? I think his name was Droopy? I thought of that looking at the first pic. I predict she will get away with murder - who could get angry at that face?! Jack is adorable - he doesn't look like he's quite sure about that melon! LOL

Kim Mailhot said...

Oh, my goodness, they are just so cute !!! What fun, inspite of the hard work !
Love love love your house, Mary. You live your art, which is so inspiring to me. Making changes in that direction here, slowly...

Much Love !