Happy New Year from Gracie and Lola!

Gracie and Lola are stopping by to wish you Happy New Year!

I found festive New Year headbands at the Dollar Spot at Target. Getting them to ‘sit’ and ‘stay’ (both the headbands and the girls) is a real trick and takes a lot of treats.

Let’s Get Fizzy . . .

and NYE.

The NYE headband lasted about 10 minutes before the initials popped off. . .


I spied this Happy New Year fascinator at Party City when I was picking up edible glitter stars for New Year’s Eve Popcorn Party Mix.

The feathers on it, a perfect match for Lola’s flyaway hair on her ears. . .

For such a happy and playful little dog, she takes posing for treats very seriously. ;)

Happy New Year from Gracie and Lola. . .

Wishing you a Sparkling New Year in 2019 with plenty of treats!

  66 comments for “Happy New Year from Gracie and Lola!

  1. Debra
    January 1, 2019 at 7:48 am

    Just ADORABLE!!!! How sweet are your ‘fur’ babies! Love!

    • Cindy Lou Hoo
      January 2, 2019 at 10:30 pm

      Darling !

  2. Susan
    January 1, 2019 at 7:50 am

    As always, adorable pups!

  3. Ann Woleben
    January 1, 2019 at 7:51 am

    Happy New Year! Your posts are always fun, as well as informative – wonderful photos every time~

  4. Donna C
    January 1, 2019 at 7:53 am

    Wishing you a safe, healthy and Happy New Year!

  5. Linda
    January 1, 2019 at 8:08 am

    As always, your photographs make my day. Am still hoping for a book from you. It would be so good.

  6. Kate
    January 1, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Happy New Year – the sweetest ever!

  7. Stacy Lancaster
    January 1, 2019 at 8:11 am

    You have made such a pretty site. I always look forward to seeing your posts! Your Christmas recipes and decorating ideas were amazing. Thank you for making your blog! Happy New Year!

  8. Susie
    January 1, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Lola is such a little ham! Love any girl who shows off her sparkles!
    Happy New Year to all of you….

  9. Lee Ann
    January 1, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Happy New Year, They
    are the CUTEST!!!!!

  10. January 1, 2019 at 8:29 am

    Oh my stars…I just had to chuckle seeing Lola all festive. And Garcie is so demure. Sweet, sweet fur babies. I enjoy your posts so much. Thank you for effort and time in bringing us these enjoyable pictures. Happy New Year .

  11. Sue Farmer
    January 1, 2019 at 8:29 am

    ADORABLE!!! Happy New Year Mary from Mimi and Snoopy!! xoxo

  12. Nancy
    January 1, 2019 at 8:32 am

    They’re so cute. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

  13. Nancy
    January 1, 2019 at 8:33 am

    They’re so cute. Wishing you and the family a very Happy New Year!

  14. January 1, 2019 at 8:58 am

    What an adorable way to welcome in the New Year! Well done Gracie and Lola (and Mom). Happy New Year!

  15. Barb Zuleski
    January 1, 2019 at 9:18 am

    Thank you for all the inspiration and Joy you bring us all. happy New Year. We are truely looking forward to your grand adventures through 2019.

  16. Sue
    January 1, 2019 at 9:34 am

    Happy new year to you and the pups and thank you for providing the smiles! I look forward to all your wonderful posts during this new year!

  17. January 1, 2019 at 9:41 am

    HAPPY 2019 to all of you too! I just adore the adorable Pups! Reminds me of our little Tootsie…16 years we had her and I still miss her!! So happy you enjoy your girls…many, many years of treats to you too!! 🎉🥂🍾❤️

  18. January 1, 2019 at 9:58 am

    So precious and sweet! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

  19. Kathi
    January 1, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Cuteness Overload! Sending smooches to the pooches!

  20. anne
    January 1, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Well, this is just too adorable. FRAMERS all of them. The picture of Lola under “the feathers on it, a perfect match….” is hilarious. She looks like she’s had a wee bit too much bubble & fizz!! They both are precious.
    Looking forward to 2019 and all of your wonderful posts.
    Happy New Year, Mary!

  21. Janet O. Robinson
    January 1, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Happy New Year!! They are precious!!! I just love your posts!!

  22. January 1, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Happy New Year!…the girls are as always so adorable and the perfect duo to welcome in the New Year with style and fun!!!….Looking forward to many of the adventures of Gracie and Lola!!!

  23. Karenann S.
    January 1, 2019 at 10:14 am

    Happy New Year to you and your family and your most adorable dogs!!!

  24. Janice Baxter
    January 1, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Happy New Year to your adorable family!

  25. Marina Brivio
    January 1, 2019 at 10:17 am

    Happy New year to you all!!! 👍🐞😘

    January 1, 2019 at 10:19 am


  27. Rebecca Meyer
    January 1, 2019 at 10:26 am

    These photos made me laugh out loud. Thanks for posting them.

  28. S Williams
    January 1, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Happy 2019 Mary, Gracie & Lola! The fascinator is precious & Lola looks like a party girl. Gracie is so prim & proper & those eyes looking up at you just melts your heart! 💕 The sweaters are adorable. The girls always look so fashionable. Lola gave me a chuckle with her head turned away from the camera as if she were saying “this photo shoot is over since there is only a cone shaped hat next to me (I know since I checked it out) & the treats are missing”. Love this post as pets are a wonderful part of the family! Clara 🙂

  29. Diane D.
    January 1, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Happy New Year to you and your family and those sweet pups, ADORABLE!!!

  30. Karen
    January 1, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Happy New Year! Your fur babies are just too cute for words.

  31. Debbie
    January 1, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Happy New Year, girls! You look simply adorable.

  32. Caressa Medlin
    January 1, 2019 at 10:58 am

    They are beyond precious!

  33. Terry Wallace
    January 1, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Happy New Year so glad I found your blog this year. I know it takes a good while to pull these together and they are so appreciated. Wishing you the best 2019 Terry.

  34. Cyndi Raines
    January 1, 2019 at 11:32 am

    So sweet! Love their holiday gala! Such party animals! Ha Be sure to give them hugs from me! Happy NewYear! Looking forward to another year of awesome posts! 🥂😄

  35. Stella Napier
    January 1, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Happy New Year! I just love your fur babies!

  36. January 1, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Mary, these photos of Gracie and Lola are absolutely adorable! I don’t even try to put something on Lucy’s head because it would off in a second! Wishing you a very happy New Year!

  37. JanetB
    January 1, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Happy New Year! I love these darling photos of your sweet Gracie and Lola! I’m looking forward to another great year of fabulous posts from you, thank you!!

  38. Darlene
    January 1, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Mary..just have to say thank you for bringing smiles and a ray of Sunshine to all of us everywhere. Lola and Gracie, Beautiful photography and outstanding tablescapes are a joy to look forward to each week (in the ugly world today we need love and diversion. Your blog offers both and so
    much more..thank you for all the hours of hard work and, your many talents you graciously share
    With all.
    Many Blessing to you and your family in 2019

  39. January 1, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Happy New Year to all of you!
    Gracie and Lola are too cute. You did a great job photographing them! Adorable outfits.
    Have a great holiday!

  40. January 1, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Doesn’t get any cuter than this! Happy New Year to three of our favorite girlfriends! ~ Sarah and Sadie

  41. Anne Marie
    January 1, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Happy New Year! Love their pictures as always! May 2019 be wonderful !

  42. January 1, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    And here I thought you couldn’t top the cuteness of your Merry Christmas post! These photos are beyond adorable! I love Lola’s shabby chic look with her fly away hair! Is she bigger than Gracie now? Happy New Year Mary!

  43. January 1, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    They just make me smile from ear to ear — happy new year Gracie and Lola

  44. January 1, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Pure JOY!

  45. January 1, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Sweet and photogenic girls, Lola in the fascinator is perfect!

  46. Marilyn
    January 1, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Wishing all A HAPPY,BLESSED NEW YEAR . Mary Thank You for all of your beautiful and inspiring posts.
    Marilyn,Joan and Marion

  47. Sandra D in Joliet
    January 1, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Oh my, if not already they should be calendar girls! Glad I found you because they make me smile. None of my dogs ever wanted to wear anything. My last little precious would wear a sweater and a coat but all the others would lie down and not move (after they couldn’t rip it off) until I removed them. Little stinkers they were.

  48. January 1, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Gracie and Lola… I think you are not only adorable but perfect little ones!
    Happy New Year Girls!

    And tell Mommy and Daddy I wish them the best in 2019 as well!

  49. January 1, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    So precious!! :-) Happy New Year!!

  50. Donna
    January 1, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Happy New Year! And how big Lola has grown!

  51. Sue
    January 1, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    And happy 2019 from me, Sue and my dog, Lucky!

  52. Gayle Bowling
    January 1, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    I know those looks…”Mother how could you do this to us!” Happy New Year to all of you too!

  53. Virginia
    January 1, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Happy New Year Mary to you, your husband and your adorable models. Can’t wait to see what comes next.

  54. January 2, 2019 at 2:30 am

    Nothing better than sparkling Bichons! Happy New Year to you all. It was a tough holiday for us as we lost our Chloe (Bichon) on the 21st. She would have been 15 in a couple weeks.

    • January 2, 2019 at 7:08 am

      Oh Jeanne, I’m so sorry. We feel your pain. I was looking at photos of our Chloe just yesterday. Thinking of you❣️🐾🐾

  55. lilichan06
    January 2, 2019 at 4:46 am

    Happy New Year to you and your family and to Gracie and Lola of course!!

  56. January 2, 2019 at 5:41 am

    Ha, ha! I told you right from day one Lola was going to be a camera hog:@) Too cute! Looks like ~all of you~ had a nice New Years Mary! Wishing you all the best in 2019-enjoy:@)

  57. Robyn
    January 2, 2019 at 6:06 am

    Happy New Year you and your beautiful fur babies!

  58. Marie in AZ
    January 2, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Love those darling darlings!!

  59. January 2, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Gracie and Lola always make me smile, Mary! How cute they look in their festive headbands. Happy 2019 to you, your hubby and your sweet pups! 🎉❤️🎉

  60. Chloe
    January 2, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    I spent New Year’s Day on an airplane and then at a friend’s celebration, so I’m only checking in now to see the pups’ cute pictures. Happy 2019 to you and your family! Thanks for sharing Lola and Gracie with us. Good job posing, girls!

  61. Chloe Crabtree
    January 2, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Oh, Mary, this just makes me so happy! You may have worked hard to get these photos, but they are just perfect! Thank you for sharing them and Happy New Year!

  62. Tricia
    January 2, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Aborable. Lola looks like a stuffed animal in some of the pictures. She is so cute. And Gracie is pretty as always. Happy New Year and thanks for giving me such great tablescape and party inspiration.

  63. January 4, 2019 at 8:31 am

    Your babies are so Beautiful…I love their gray sweaters!!!!!

  64. Susan
    January 4, 2019 at 11:58 am

    They’re so adorable!!!! I just love them!! Happy New Year!!

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