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Monday, July 11, 2011

I'm exhausted!

I am going to take a little break from blogging. The first reason is that we have the sweetest new addition to the family - Baxter, our new Beagle pup. It's like having a newborn baby in the house, only harder! He's so full of energy he has the whole family exhausted!

I wonder how my veggie garden is going to survive?

The other reason is that my boys are having school holidays at the moment, and if you read my blog you might think my home looks like this.....

or like this......

or sometimes like this.....

But the truth is that, during school holidays, it mostly looks like this.....

in every room of the house, which you, my dear readers, don't need to be subjected to!!

I'll be back soon.

Till then

Sharon x


  1. Awwww... Baxter is adorable! Believe me, I understand how difficult it is to blog with lots of boys everywhere :) My posts have been pretty few and far between this summer. Enjoy your time with your boys and your new "baby!"

  2. OH Sharon this is such a brilliantly funny post! I adore Baxter the Beagle and the serene versions of your gorgeous home but can completely understand why you need some 'mayhem' time! I was going to say enjoy but it looks as though you already are! Warmest wishes Glenda xxxx

  3. OMG Sharon Baxter is so adorable!!! Your kids must be so excited! I totally get needing a break especially when the kids are home. Enjoy your time off my friend! Martina

    PS- Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures of your dinning room with us, they are just full of inspiration!!

  4. LOL Sharon that last picture looks like my dining room table! The best was when I was using my chop saw on it because I had no place else to work! Funny how it goes from fabulous to ridiculous in a day.

  5. Enjoy every moment with your sweet kiddos and your new puppy!! We'll still be here when you get back! :)

  6. enjoy yoru time off with your family and lovely new dog, how cute! and don't worry too much about the mess!!

  7. I so get it..I have a almost 5 month old puppy and we are taking a vacation from him next week, Grandma is going to watch him so I can sleep in and not thing every second of the day..where is the puppy and where has he peed!!!! Enjoy your break and I will be here when you come back, I love your table setting btw..fantastic!

  8. Baxter! I love the name and its just too adorable! I want Sharon your home is gorgeous puzzles and all. Have fun with that new pup...

    We will miss you...

  9. Wonderful blog. Best wishes and invite-aga

  10. Enjoy your time with the boys and the new pup. He is the cutest thing ever. We look forward to your return soon! XO Angela and Renee

  11. Hi Sharon,
    I just found your blog today and I am so happy! Yours is the first one I have ever found from South Africa! My very dearest friend is from SA, has been in Canada for about 10 years, she is from Johannesburg. My doctor and his family are also from SA, there are lots of your citizens over here actually, all wonderful people!
    Your blog is beautiful, I shall look it over more. The photos of your home are just gorgeous.
    It is normal to have a home that looks lived in, we gussy it us for photos, though eh?
    Hugs, Cindy

  12. Enjoy the holidays. Mine went back to school today!!!!

  13. I would hate myself if your house looked that perfect all the time! lol Enjoy your new dog, your boys, and a little rest.

  14. Have fun! Holidays are just the best. Im on them too but my children are much older so Im free as a bird!

  15. Oh, look at that precious new puppy. Enjoy your time off.

  16. LOL! I love the real you as much as the pretty you.

    Enjoy your boys, get some rest and I look forward to seeing you return.

  17. No wonder you are exhasted..what a handful...Love Baxter, how adorable...enjoy your break and hope you are back soon:) X

  18. Baxter is adorable, enjoy your break.

  19. Oh he looks so adorable...

    You'll definitely have a great time with him.

    Take you time for blogcation,
    we'll all be here when you come back ♥

  20. Dear Sharon,
    your puppy is amazing! I'm sure you'll have a great time with him. I have a Maltese and is like a baby for me.
    Have a wonderful summer...
    Bisous, Babi

  21. have fun with the boys. I love the way the home look with or without them ;-)

    Your puppy looks adorable! I know all about the hard work of having a puppy, believe me, I've been there.

  22. Sharon,
    Have fun with "Baxter and the Boys"!
    It's nice to take a break now and then. (I still go back and visit your post about your garden around the pool!)

  23. What a gorgerous puppy!!! Oh have fun with the little darling!
    My house looks like yours...except it's lego land!!

    Pamela xo

  24. love ur table settings. good luck with pup's training.

  25. Your doggy is adorable. Enjoy your time off!
    Ask Erena