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August 31, 2010

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Drawn to the Sea

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She is so gently beautiful, Kim, & so very lucky to be loved by you.
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Laura

I grew up with dachshund's and they are the sweetest babies I've seen. She is absolutely gorgeous and I love the pictures of her. Definitely a special gift for you. Have a great week Sweetie!

Hugs ~ Laura

Jill

I think you love your Maggie like I love my Hagrid. I've seen him out in the middle of the yard looking up like that, but with his eyes closed. He must have been praying, or maybe in a zen meditation! Anyway, whatever he was doing, it made him happy-- and that makes me happy.

Hugs,
Jill

Julie Harward

I love her sweet face...and I know you will think I am crazy but you have the same sweetness in your face too! I just did a post today about my sweet animal...come see :D

Kimberley

Oh my goodness. I think I'm in love. Your blog is....well, sweet, relaxing & simply beautiful. So glad I found it.

Kimberly Padilla

She is so beautiful Kim! I am so happy that you glorified God in this post. I am thankful for all the blessings that He has given me too. . . even the tough times have been blessings in that they either taught me something or toughened me up. What a beautiful post and a delightful way to start the day! May God bless you and Maggie, and Marley and the rest of the family! Kimberly

Patti VZ

Great post, Kim! Just a relaxing visit with you...and thanking for all of our blessings.

Marianne

Oh Kim what a wonderful post. We all should thank the good Lord for where we are in our life and the many blessings that he bestows upon us. Even if we are going through a hard time, we must look for the lessons to be learned and the wisdom to be gained.
Maggie is as adorable as ever ;-)
What a great start to our day. Thank you!
(((Hugs)))

La

Sweet Maggie is taking time to stop and smell the roses. Have a wonderful day, Kim and Maggie! La

Alice14523

God's beauty is all around us isn't it? Even in sweet Maggie. Every day is a gift and we should awaken and take time to enjoy. You capture such beautiful pictures Kim.

Have a blessed day!
(((hugs)))

Alice from Arkansas

sue silva

Yes, ma'am!

I'm head over heels in love with my Ben too, lol!

S
xo

Judy

Sweet Maggie....no other words are necessary!

Adrienne

My little Doxie enjoys the garden, too. I'm missing him a lot this morning - the house just isn't the same without him. He is at my daughter's house and having fun with her children for about ten days while we go on vacation. We couldn't take him with us this time so he's doing what he loves - playing with the children! Thanks for sharing Maggie today. She's so sweet!
~Adrienne~

Joni

My mini doxie has the same sweet eyes and the earnestness, too. He has male pattern baldness, which I see Maggie does NOT have, her hair is GORGEOUS and makes her even more wistful and dear.
XOXO
Joni

JAN

What a precious little soul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patty M

Your girl is such a cutie...Her face is so full of life and her expressions are priceless. Love the wagging tail photo. Dogs are surely one of God's little blessings...Patty

Diane

LOVE my longhaired dachsies! What a cutie that little Maggie is!

Bobbie Lynn Duran

She is so sweet. : )

Barbara F


I knew someone with a doxie named "Frankie" (a female) and another doxie name "Nathan" and yes, one named "Oscar" -

They are one of my favorite breeds. Great post Kim - owning a pet is one of life's many blessings!

Terri D

I just adore that Maggie girl!! My Gracy (she is 10 and a beautiful gray schnauzer) and I do the same thing. Sometimes I just let her wonder all over the back yard and smile as she does something funny or sweet!! She sometimes looks back to make sure I am watching!!! God is so good to give us pets to love and enjoy!!! Terri

Barbara Anne

What a wonderful reminder to share time by sitting to enjoy nature's bounty with a dear friend!

As always, your photos tell the charming story and sweet little Maggie is a natural star. I certainly miss my dearly departed dogs when I see her.

Hugs!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions

She is a sweetie, Kim! I can just feel the heat of the sun on her silky hair. Enjoy! : )

My Blessed Serendipity Life

Maggie is so sweet. When you mentioned Maggie looking up and thanking God it brought back a memory I had as a little girl. My great grandma (I called her Nannie) used to say that when birds got a drink they would look up to heaven to thank God. Hope you have a wonderful day.

-Danielle

Kathy

Kim I adore your blog.Everything about it is so sweet and peaceful! I read it daily for inspiration anf your pics are the best! kathy

Patty M

Kim, It's me again...I forgot to mention that I made your grandmama's banana nut bread this weekend. YUMMO! I hope you don't mind I linked to your recipe on my post today...Blessings sweet lady, Patty

The Lady of the House

She has such a sweet glimmer in her eye, Kim. I'm so glad you have her to enjoy.
Happy Day to you and your little gal, The Lady of the House

Jean

I wish we could get together so you could give my Maggie a hug and I could give one to your Maggie! They are an extesion of our very souls. Such sweet little puppies.

Lynn Paterson

What a cutie Maggie is........love the photo where she is thanking God......what a great picture.

Ann

Dogs are wonderful companions, aren't they?

Cindy

Great pictures of Maggie and your little writings of her are too! Cindy Okla

Trish Rowley

Hi Kim, Love Maggie, that photo of her thanking God how precious!!!!!!!!! Have a great day!! Trish xox ;)

Denise @ pinkpostcard.

Your photos and your blog are like sunshine for the soul. I love coming here and hearing your music. Some of my favorite '40's classics. :)

Kristin

What a sweet little cutie pie you have...and beautiful too! I just discovered your blog and look forward to getting to know you better :o)

PS. I've also added you to my blogroll...hope you don't mind?!?!?
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maria

aww -maggie is such a sweet little one - Praise God for maggie's big loving heart - it reflects mama's love and graciousness - Bless All You Do Kim -

love ya, maria - cottage feel -
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Linda from Heartfire At Home

Kim, I have absolutely no idea how it's taken me this long to find your magical blog...... your cottage is such a 'heart home'. And, your colours are pure sunshine for the soul!! I'm a 'red' girl myself, I have to have a touch of red in basically every room, I think I'm just hardwired for it! I adore the touches of red throughout your cottage. The yellow too! My very first home I owned myself had golden yellow walls, and I so loved that tiny space. I called it Cozhaven (cozy and haven combined), and it was my very own peace of heaven.

So glad I found you!

Maggie looks like such a darling dog. My cat Jessie loves pottering around outside, although admittedly, probably likes snoozing and napping under a pretty bush more than sniffing it!

Linda. xoxo

Terri Morse

Our lives are just full of His blessings, aren't they? You are among mine, Kim. My spirits are always lifted when I visit you, and I just love seeing Maggie in the garden. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

Renee

Ahhh, that is just such a sweet post. But I kept hoping Maggie would find something with all her hunting:)

Or maybe she has-a family that loves her.

Cindy (aka Grandma C)

So beautiful Kim and so well done. I want to thank you for reminding me of daily blessings and the garden for sure. Maggie is so cute in her bandanna

Bella StyleBook

Oh, dear, sweet, little dog!

Jan @ BellaCasa

Rhonda

Beautiful!

Louise Fredieu

Almost as precious as my Mattie! My "tweeny" shorthaired black & tan dachshund was rescued from a shelter. It was perfect timing because my adult son with mental health issues had come to live with me. He had lost everything: his career, his family, his vehicle, his possessions including his clothes. He was coming to me after living homeless in the streets of one of our large cities. His depression was severe and sweet little Mattie loved him back to health! She took to him immediately: cuddling, nuzzling,following him,sleeping with him, and loving him unconditionally. She made him laugh again. She gave him purpose. Now, he is living across the country from me with his fiancee. Mattie has stayed with me, and she loves me just as much as she loved him. I am forever grateful for my sweet Mattie!

D'Ann

Amen

Catherine

Kim, I love to visit your blog, and like your little Maggie I find it so easy to thank God for all my blessings when in my garden. I have a little short haired red Dachshund named Hilda. It just amazes me how much she enjoys life.

Sharon Duffey

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Maggies blog, she is so incredibly adorable! I have a Doxie, her name is "Ginger" and she is a long-haired Doxie and she and Maggie are "so" like each other. She likes to "garden" and chase lizards too. :) Also, she has an "emotional" side that we have to be careful with, and she is very smart for such a little gal. Dogs...truly, the Lord created them...to 'want to be' with us, what a wonderful gift. I love their personality's and the way they think....so amazing. I am tickled at how Doxies will 'sit awhile' outside and explore the world, it is good for us to watch, it helps us to remember to do this too! and thank God for His Creation!

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