November 1: The Perfect Day for Flowers and .....


Today I woke up with a few things on my mind.

My first goal was to put together a flower arrangement from my yard so I could join 


Fresh flowers in the house are such a treat and mine are still pretty in the yard.


Something else has been bugging me though....

I've been stalking this dog on the animal shelter website for the last month. 

She had 5 puppies and they've just now all been adopted.


So...I went and got her.

Meet Ladybelle. That's what they called her at the shelter.

We are calling her Belle.

She comes to us spayed and microchipped.

She's had her shots.

And every good habit you could think of, she's already learned.


We are already completely in love with her!!

45 comments

  1. Belle looks like a great addition to your family. I hope you get to enjoy her for a long time.

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  2. Congratulations on your new family member!

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  3. I love sweet Belle!! She's a beauty! How sweet of you to adopt her. She's one lucky girl. :) That's one of the cutest doggie faces I've ever seen. How is she getting along with your kitty? I love your lantern in the first pic too. :) The first thing I thought of this morning was to say the word "rabbit" out loud. Have you ever heard that if you say "rabbit" on the first day of the month, you'll have good luck the whole month long? I really think it works. :)

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  4. She is adorable...so glad you can give her a loving home. Bless her heart...bet she is sure ready to have a family. Good luck with her.

    Thanks for coming by...yes, our little Deeds is growing into a young woman so fast...she is such a sweet girl.

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  5. Oh, Belle is precious. My Dad had dogs like her and they were so smart and easy to train. You'll have fun! Pretty flowers, too! Hugs!

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  6. How exciting!

    Shots, microchip and manners - you are all set.

    She is so cute and I know you will LOVE her.

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  7. Bless your sweet heart for providing a happy home for Belle. Amazing how quickly we can fall in love with them esp. when they are already trained.
    She sure is cute.
    Your flowers are very pretty too.

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  8. Belle (and her name) are precious....dogs are special little angels...enjoy!

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  9. I know you're going to love Belle, and she's fortunate to be part of your family!
    Mary Alice

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  10. She's a cutie!! So glad you adopted her. That's how we got Corey. My daughter had been looking at him for about a month on an adoption site and went specifically to get him. He's a handful but he's such a joy too!

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  11. Beautiful dog. I am sure she will bring you many joyful days and she is lucky to have you adopt her.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  12. Belle lives up to her name. She is beautiful! Congrats on your new family member. How wonderful that you got her from a shelter.

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  13. Good for you! I'm all for rescuing pets. Our golden, Millie was a rescue. She is the best dog I could imagine. I'm pretty sure she is extra appreciative and knows how very lucky she is. Congratulations!

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  14. Oh, she looks like our Scooby!! We rescued him from Ratbone's Rescue in Charlotte, NC a few years ago. He is our joy!! So sweet..distant cousins.

    Enjoy Belle!!

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  15. What a cutie! Congratulations!!~~Angela

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  16. Oh...congratulations on the new family member. She is lovely! I just love it when a sweet dog finds a sweet home!

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  17. I LOVE that you couldn't stop thinking about this lovely lady and you just went and got her! :) I bet she thinks she is living the high life. All 3 of our kitties are rescue animals. They are the best!

    Love your sweet little arrangement too. Looks great with the lantern!
    Thank you for sharing your post at Fresh-Cut Friday!
    ~Liz

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  18. Well I just love your newest member of the family! Belle is a great name for a dog. We have had a Belle SR. and now Belle jr...LOL. Ours were both rescues..sweet furbabies! I love your flower bed she is sniffing around!! Hope you are enjoying fall weather...we are going to drive out to the Round Barn and Soda Pops today as the color is near peak. Enjoy your Sunday!
    Miss Bloomers

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  19. Belle is beautiful....I am sure you are having a great time with her....I so love that you adopted her..

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  20. Stacey, Congrats on Belle, she is adorable! The flowers are Adorable too!

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  21. Hi, I just checked out your blog, cute by the way. Did you decorate bocce balls or what are those balls in that glass container. I have a whole set and have been wracking my brain as to what to do with them. I love spheres, but don't have a ton of red and green, which is what bocce balls are. I'd love to know. Thanks, Eileen

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  22. Yay!!! I'm so glad you got her. What a lucky little lovey. By the way, love the lantern and flowers.

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  23. Oh Stacey, that face! Belle looks like a sweetheart, and how wonderful that she now has a good home with people who will care for her. I'm so glad you got her. Your fresh flowers are pretty. We don't have anything blooming in the yard (except Mums). laurie

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  24. Miss Belle is a beauty! So nice to catch up with you. Love what you did with the bonus room. All my favorite colors - makes me just grin! Love where your guest room is going too. Looking forward to seeing more of Miss Belle!

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  25. Hi Stacey, it's nice to meet you! I'm visiting from Brenda's blog. Your pup is so pretty...thank you for adopting her from a shelter. :-) I look forward to getting to know you better through your lovely blog...I've already added you to my blog roll and will be visiting on a regular basis! I hope that you will visit me on my blog and become a follower, as well.

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  26. What a beautiful dog! You are an angel for adopting from the shelter; you've saved many little doggy lives. I'm glad it's working out well with her and I love the name Belle!

    NCSquared Life

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  27. Belle is so cute! I bet she keeps you busy & entertained.

    Have a great weekend!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  28. God bless you for adopting a shelter pet and getting the message out on your wonderful blog!

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  29. That is so sweet. Brings a tear to my eye. We adopted a shelter dog last May. He is a great dog!

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  30. Congratulations on your new good friend's arrival! I am so happy for you! Love when they come trained and with manners.

    Your flowers are beautiful! I can't find any outside around here.

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  31. Congratulations on the arrival of your sweet friend...you will love her company!

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  39. Bless you for adopting her. Both our little babies, "Jake the Farm Dog" and "Molly, the Princess" were rescues too. I post about them on my facebook all the time. They are spoiled. Thank goodness Belle got a good home.

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