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Sophie’s World ~ Big & Beautiful and Simply Sweet


Hey there, sweet peeps!  How are you?

It’s Thursday already!  Wow, talk about a week zipping by. 

I wanted to pop in and share a few things today.  Before I begin I just have to tell you about my new home.  Have you noticed?  I did a post about my new site and accidentally deleted it.  Oops.  Thank you for the sweet comments that you left.  I honestly didn’t mean to delete the post.  But it’s gone…forever.  Sadness….

Anyhow, back to the new home. I’m using Squarespace for my blogging platform. Oh my gosh!! I’m in LOVE with squarespace!! It has changed my life…..  Check out my gallery!  Totally love the gallery option.  I have some tweaking to do to it and tons to add.  But it’s so user-friendly and just plain fabulous.

Now let's get on with my reason for posting…  Sophie!!  Sophie is my brother’s labradoodle.  And she’s been staying with us this week.  I have to tell you, she has melted our hearts and shown us it is possible to love another doggy again.  As I type this she is sleeping at my feet. I so love having her at my feet as I work.  The sound of her breathing is so comforting.  It’s truly a wonderful thing.


I thought I’d share a little piece of what I like to call ‘Sophie’s World’.  It’s kind of like an imaginary space where everything and everyone is truly good and wonderful.  The littlest things make you happy.  And all is perfect when you are free to love, and hug and romp around. 

In Sophie’s world you don’t walk down the stairs, you bounce down them.  In Sophie's’ world you don’t just lay down, you turn in circles and find the perfect spot.  In Sophie’s world if you are bored, you simply stir things up.  In Sophie’s world there is no time for complaining. In Sophie’s world there is no such thing as etiquette.  If you are happy, you act happy.  If you are feeling crazy, heck just act crazy.  If you feel like sleeping, you simply sleep.  If you feel like eating, you eat.  There’s nothing complicated about Sophie’s world.  ‘Sigh' I think I’d love to take a dive into her world…  wouldn’t you?


So I have to tell you all something.  I said to John this morning.  I don’t want Sophie to leave.  (Her family is coming home tonight.)  I was saying that I just love her fabulous enthusiasm for life.  And I am going to miss her. 

Anyhow, I’m all about things being meant to be.  So I have a little story to tell you. 

Today as I was working away an email popped into my inbox.  It was from my cousin.  A forward from another cousin that lives a few hours from here.  She is looking for a good home for her Golden Retriever/Poodle… which is actually a Goldendoodle.  And well, here’s the thing....up until this week, there was no way John was interested in a big dog like Sophie.  But after having her with us, we have fallen in LOVE!  And so, I don’t know what’s going to happen.  I haven’t heard from the owner, yet.  But let’s just say I put our name in for this puppy.  He’s just 10 months old.   Oh my gosh...cuteness!

I’m so excited. Okay, calming down... :)

What do you think?  meant to be?  Coincidence?  Hmmmmm.....

Stay Tune….. I’m hoping to hear something soon.  Fingers crossed.... 

Happiest Thursday from Sophie too......




p.s.  images edited with the recipes included in my soon to be released cookbook. 


Reader Comments (16)

fingers . eyes . toes . arms . hands . legs . feet ....
check . check . check . check .check . check . check .

yup ... they are all crossed with the hopes of this new love coming
into your hearts and home ...

any pup would be so lucky and blessed to be
a part of your lives ... : )

and yes yes yes ... LOVE your new space here ...
squarespace ROCKS!
thanks for sharing ...

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterprairiegirl

oh, joy to my heart! i have been there, done that, and you know when you are ready. I also believe in the whole "meant to be" thing, so I am wishing that you will have a new friend at your feet, soon, and i am hoping it is meant to be...

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkelly

oh and p.s. jumping up and down in anticipation of the cookbook....

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkelly

Oh I am hoping it is meant to be. Lovely and exciting!

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn

I was going to tell you getting another dog really would fill the hole in your heart, but you have realized that yourself. We have a friend who has a goldendoodle and it is an amazing dog. As sweet and loving as you can imagine. Good luck, Kim. I really hope it works out. Oh, BTW, I went and bought Photoshop Elements 8 today. I'll be signing up for Skinny very soon! I can't wait.

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJo Nelson

love all of it. the new blog and the dog. i'm a poet and don't even know it. lol.

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermargie

Yes, you are ready!! I love the way you describe Sophie's world. We have a german shepherd named Sage, and she lives in the very same way.

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

I'm so glad Sophie is healing you! I had to say goodbye to my 15 year old mutt two years ago, and then we got our Boston, Lemon - she has definitely made the world a sweeter place!

I am soooo anticipating the cookbook - can't wait!

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

it will help you heal ..not replace Andy but it is such a missing part...i say a big yes!!

l love your new digs kim!!

September 2, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterelk

sounds like you are truly ready to open your heart to another furry friend . ... i agree, it will happen when it's right. .. hopeful for you that it's soon
♥ maureen

September 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermaureen

Kim, WOW! So much wonderful news. A new doggie, awesome new blog design and a cookbook! I declare you are going to be the next PDUB! We'll start calling you KKay or KKlass, er something like that. I kinda like KKlass. :-) How do you get it all done! You inspire me. Can't wait to see what's next. Blessings!

September 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I love-love your new site--just so clean and neat and tidy and soft and beautiful--did I say that I love it? Anyway-do you design sites for others?

I love big dogs. I really want a labradoodle too--I have always had a Lab--a Golden would be beautiful too--and of course God was preparing your heart for this puppy--I hope you get him!

ps-Can't wait for the cookbook:)
pss-I couldn't post my URL--it said it was the wrong format. ??

September 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVonda

Sophie is sooooo cute, oh my gosh. I hope your pup comes through for you, I will think the good thoughts. Fingers crossed.

September 3, 2010 | Unregistered Commentergilding lilies

Its amazing how when the planets ar aligned just the right way things have a way of changing. I hope you hear soon from the owner.
Cannot wait for your cookbook and love the new site!

September 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatti A.

So proud of how you taught me Kim. I went from point and shoot-to my DSLR-to editing my own pictures--so much with your teaching! I just wanted to brag on you a bit. I use your textures on several of my pictures in my lasted blog post. I love the journal texture! It is a wonderful texture for fall. My new header has 2 textures and a beautiful blur you taught me to do! Oh-I do love what you do, Kim.

September 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVonda

Can't wait for the recipe book to come out! You are amazing, and so inventive with the use of your textures. OK, I put it on fb, but I'll post it here too.
I only believe in God incidences....some people call it fate, cooincidence, good luck, I call it God.

September 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCindie

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