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April 20, 2011

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Michle Machala

I would love to entered into the drawing

Thanks,
Michle

Barbara F.

I would love to be entered in this giveaway! Looks like a really beautiful book, one that you need to take your time with, to enjoy all the beautiful photographs. Happy Easter. xo,

Nicki

I would love love love to win!! I adore Fifi.

Julie Marie Vicnair

Hi Kim, please enter me in your generous giveaway... I adore Fifi... and you too!... I find so much serenity and inspiration on your blog each day... xoxo Julie Marie

Pauline

Beautiful book, beautiful style - please enter me in your giveaway, too

Wishing you and yours a Happy Easter, too, Kim!!

Mrs. H.

Please enter me in this giveaway! My fingers are double crossed. :-)

Sandy @ Cottage Style Decorating

I love decorating books. Please enter me in the drawing.

PatriciaD.

Wow, so very sweet. The photo of the little girl is absolutely wonderful, and so is your blog. OF course I would love to win this giveaway.

Joy

I would love to win, I also have a contest going on at my blog if you want to stop in.. have a Wonderful Easter!
Joy at Books and Life

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Vivian Roberts

Every picture was breath taking ..... I want that truck!! These pictures just calm the soul, and thank you Kim for all you give to us everyday,that ray of sunshine from your heart and soul, Happy Easter to you my friend, love and hugs,Vivan P.S. I would love to be in the drawing, thank you

linda moczan

fifi and you compliment yourselves so well.
and "once in awhile you find a friend that will be a friend forever.
and i think you both have become forever friends!"
you both are blessed in friendship!
~ linda~ :)

Eve

What an amazing display of photos! I would love to be entered in the drawing!

Michele

Oh my WORD! Such amazing giveaway. Fifi is one of the most extraordinary ladies! She is soooooo sweet and interesting and eclectic.........I am in awe at this giveaway and crossing fingers, toes, eyes- hoping I am the lucky recipiant!

Thank you for this opportunity and blessings be yours, Kim & Fifi. Thanks for all you do to feed us appreciate blogites such sweet eye candy all the time.

Hugs, Michele

Tracy

I love the photos and style! Love the flower filled cowboy boots and the little girl is just too doggone adorable!

Have a fabulous Easter weekend!

Hugs,
Tracy

Leslie ~ tarishedlace.com

What a sweet and generous offer ~ thank you Kim! I would love to be entered in the drawing. The photos you shared are serene and beautiful...I can't wait to see the rest of the book.
Thank you ~ Leslie

julie mcbryde

i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those picture and that style! the little girl is so beautiful and the cowboy boots with flowers! wow!

Tina

Looks like a beautiful book. I really enjoy reading your blog.

Shannon Olson

oh oh oh!!! what a great giveaway... please enter me! Lovely photos. You and Ms Fifi are treasures.

Mikey

So beautiful! I wish I had style like that. That baby girl is just precious :)

Gloria

It's nice to enter your giveaway, but what I REALLY wanted to write is this: that photo by Mr. Lohman of the little girl is fantastic! That is one the most adorable little girls I have ever seen!
Best,
Gloria

dotsie (aka podso)

Please enter my name in your generous give away. It would be a great pleasure to receive them ---even just to see your wonderful photography!

Chris

I just adore the picture of the little girl with the eggs! Would love to win Fifi's book.

Debbie from Texas

Pick me, pick me (I am raising my hand)!!!! I have never won anything but it is worth a try! You are the best Kim....have a wonderful, joyful Easter weekend! God bless you and your family!!

sue silva

Wow, the trinity for anyone who loves all things domestic!!! I'm keeping everything crossed!

Thanks soooo much, Kim, for this generous, generous give away.

Sue
xo

Pamela Gordon

What a generous giveaway! I would love a copy of Fifi's book and the magazines. Thanks for entering my name. Blessings, Pamela

maria

i most definetly would love to enter and jump right into the pages of Romantic Country and be part of it all - that's what it makes me feel like - so, wonderful to have you both as inspirations - just so you know i've incorporated alot of your talents/love into my home - you are an extention of my home.

love ya, maria - cottage feel -
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Judy in California

I started crying when I saw the photo of the clothesline.

Kim-HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs

What a wonderful giveaway :)

Lady Dorothy

The truck picture is fabulous! I want to live there! I also would love winning!

marie

Thank you so much. I would love a chance to win your giveaway.
Have a wonderful time away!

April aka The Junk Goddess

Pick me! Pick me!! I'm hopping up and down with my hand up can you hear me from the other side of that busy highway to the west??? I'm getting so many ideas (too many to be honest) from dear Fifi's blog, Romantic Country for my 1917 bungalow.

Natalie

I would love to get my hands on this book! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!
Natalie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expression

I've been eyeing this book every time I go into Amazon, Kim, after seeing it on many blogs! The pictures are just wonderful and I'd love to have a chance to win!

Emilie

yES! I would LOVE to win. I adore Fifi!

Penny H

Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

Pam

Love the book!!

beth

Oh!!! What a lovely giveaway.
Miss Fifi is something else!!!
Count me in!!

Happy Easter!!
Beth
xoxo

Terri Upton

Ohhh! This looks like such a great book. I would love it.

Alice

Georgous pictures. Please enter me.

(((hugs)))

Alice from Arkasas

Phyllis Davis

Wonderful pictures!. I would love to have a chance to win her book.

Leanne

The photo of the little girl collecting plums is just sooo cute!
I'm from NZ so postage will be huge to post, but I enjoyed the sneak peek.

Love Leanne

Cindy

Would love a chance to win the books, so thoughtful of you Kim. Loved the picture of the old pickup with bale of hay in back with chickens on top. The aprons hanging out on the line. Brought such pleasant memories of my grandparents old place. They used to raise chickens, can remember one year they put the baby chickens under the house with a light bulb. We all started smelling smoke and saw smoke come up through the old lineolum in the kitchen. Thank goodness granddaddy got it out before any damage.
Thought about you today, when looking at the Country Living magazine. Page 51,54 bright colored old pyrex bowls and page 93 old wood handled kitchen utensils. Love from OK, Cindy

Annalea

that books sounds and looks so wonderful. i would love to win it and the two fabulous magazines. thanks so much! xoxo, annalea

Jeannie

Oh my. I know everyone wants a copy! My husband and I will shortly be buying our very first house, and I can't wait to turn it into a home we'll both love. I'm sure I'd get lots of use out of these books! Your blog introduced me to sooo many "like-minded decorators." Thank you!

Janet C

Oh my gosh, what a treat! That little girl is adorable.

Trista

Oh WOW you are so generous! I've been waiting for this book to come out. And anything by "Where Women..." is so inspiring. Thank you for providing us an opportunity to incorporate even more beauty in our lives. And as always, for the wonderful work you do in the world.

Justine

Beautiful book - would LOVE to have one! The style is soooo serene.

Linda Molloy Poteet

Please pick me! What an awesome giveaway! The flowers in the boots photo cracked me up!

Briana from Texas

I would love a chance to win this book. It looks heavenly.

Teri Metts

I would love to enter the contest. Looks like a great book. Love the pictures! And that little girl is absolutely precious! I hope you have a blessed Easter and thank you for continuing to share your beautiful pictures with us.

Teri

Alyssa

Oh, what a book! How beautiful!! Please enter me in your giveaway and thank you for offering such a great gift! So nice of you ;)Alyssa

Debby Messner

Sure would love to be a winner of this wonderful gift. Such beautiful pictures. That little girl is so cute. I love those arms. Thanks for the chance.


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Melissa

That Fifi is such a girly-girl! Would love to cuddle up with her book every night at bed-time. Surely my dreams would all be sweet!

Missie

I would love to see all the pictures in this book. The picture of the little girl is precious!

Terri Morse

Oh my! Those photos are everything I would like my home to be. Fifi has such a eye for beauty and grace. I hope your time off is rewarding, Kim. Hugs, Terri

Lynn Jones

What a beautiful book. The little girl is adorable. Looking at these pictures is so relaxing. I wish everyday was like this. Pick ME, Pick ME.
Lynn Jones :) corash_jones@yahoo.com

mary gagliano

What a lovely book to sit out on my patio with. Lovely, may I win it?

Trisha

I have got to get my hands on a copy of all 3 of these lovely things! Thanks for the chance to win!

~Trisha

Deborah Ann

Oh Kim, please include me in your giveaway. I "heart" these pictures and this decorating style! In the past, I have decorated prim, but since finding your blog I have started adding more color and more personality to my decor. I decorate with what I love now, even if someone questions my decorating decisions. I find myself smiling now when I see a piece in my home that I would have passed up before, but now love!

Hannah

Fifi is such an amazing lady and if I could be just 10% like her in 30 years time I would be really happy.

Carol Adams

Beautiful Fifi, beautiful Kim!
Thank you so much for your heart!
Hugs!

Ashley Ozuna

First off, I simply adore your style and I adore Fifi's.....I CRAVE her book as much as I do my daily chocolate, I would love to enter this beautiful and inspirational book giveaway and I have been so wanting the "Where Women Cook", cooking and country style are my daily life. Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful giveaway =) Xoxoxo ~Ashley 1942charm.blogspot.com

Amy B

Hi Kim!! I would really love to have a copy of Fifi's book. I am a book fanatic! Maybe you should consider writing one!! Your photos are beautiful! I just want you to know that we woke up to about 10 inches of snow again today....reading your blog always makes me happy! However, I'll take the snow before the terrible tornadoes some states have had to endure. Have a great day, Kim!!! And thanks for all you do!!

Loretta

I just adore Fifi also!! I mean, really, how can you not???

Kathleen Grace

What a fantastic giveaway! I've been dying to see the book and I love those magazines. Thanks for the chane Kim:>)

Lynda Dishner

You all are so lucky to do what you do, to be friends, live close together and the bonus is being so close to the beach. Lucky Lucky Lucky . . . I know everyone has heartaches but to me you have it all. And I am so thankful to have found your blogs to read and dream about your wonderful lives. Here wishing the best for you both and hoping I WIN HER BOOK! ! ! HEY! Thank you, Lynda

Cindy

Hi Kim,
Not only am I follower of your blog, but I've been following Fifi for a long time too. I'm been wanting to get her book ever since she showed us the first sneak peeks of it and Oh...what great peeks you just shared!! Thanks for hosting this wonderful giveaway...I would love to have my name entered.
~Cindy~

Mary

Would love to win a copy of Fifi's book. Thanks so much!

Julie Harward

Oh Kim...I have been wanting this book so much! I live 2 hours away from any place that would carry it, but have been dieing to get my hands on it. It is such a beautiful book so full of lovely feelings. The little red haired girl here with the darling chubby arms reminds me of my red haired daughter. I am crossing everything until I hear...;D

Nancy B

The photography is beautiful! Thanks so much for the give-away. Please enter my name.

christy

Dear Kim,

Thank you for highlighting some of the breathtaking images from Fifi O'Neil's lovely book, Romantic Prairie Style. I really appreciate the talent of photographer Mark Lohman...the shot of that little girl with the wispy curls and her little rolly polly arms holding out her calico frock says it all for me! I look forward to seeing more of Fifi's (and Mark's!) work in the future.

Wishing you joy filled springtime days...
Christy

Nicki

What am incredible giveaway! All of the pictures are just so romantically dreamy. :o)

samantha

I would poor over every page and then send them to my mom so she could too:)

Gail K.

What a divine gift that Fifi and you crossed paths and became fast friends and collaborators of creativity!

Jackie

What a generous give a way~~~simply delightful, just as you are!!
Enjoy your week!

Pidge

What a beautiful book! I am always inspired by your blog.....thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us!
Happy Easter!

Bluebirds and Butterflies

Dearest Kim,
I would LOVE to win a copy of Fifi's beautiful book and would treasure it---not only because I love Fifi (what a talented and beautiful woman!) but also because it came from you...
I agree with Amy B and have mentioned this before in an email to you---I really think you should write a book about Daisy Cottage... I would be first in line to buy it! Love you lots and have a happy "bluebird day" today and everyday! xoxo Kim

Denise Wysong

I would love to slip into the world that Fifi creates! Please enter me into the drawing. Thank you and much love to you, too! Denise

Sandy

Oh Kim, I would love to win a copy of Fifi's book, or even the magazine I'd be happy. I'm new to blogging sites. Within the last few weeks. Have fallen inlove with all the different blogs. Wish I'd have known about them years ago. I have to learn to limit my time looking tho. I've always loved books and magazines on decorating. You have such a wonderful blog with such an uplifting spirit. Its such a pleasure even revisiting your pages I've already studied, and I do study them all. Have a nice evening, Sandy

Gina

I would love to be entered. There's nothing more to be said...who doesn't love Fifi?

Gina

I would love to be entered. There's nothing more to be said...who doesn't love Fifi?

laurie

your photos are amazing,its like candy for the eyes,, enter me in the draw too please,, thankyou,,(I live in Canada is that OK)

Dena Palmer

I would love to be entered in your giveaway. The sneak peak was fabulous. You be sure and have a Very Happy Easter.

Suzann

Please enter me in the giveaway I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to own it!!!
Thank you so much!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Judy

I can't imagine anyone not wanting to be the winner of the give-away. Her photos are absolutely beautiful....magical...love them all. Keeping my fingers crossed to win :-)

Patty Marker

What a beautiful giveaway...definitely enter me!

Alice

What lovely photos! I can only sigh and dream. Really, I can't think of a better way to spend a spring morning than flipping through these amazing books!

Barbara Anne

Great photos and an interesting interview. The little girl in the floral wellies is just too cute! May I please have two of her? I need grandkids!

Yes, please include me in the giveaway!

Have a lovely Easter and time away!

Hugs!

Angi

Thank you for offering the giveaway. I'd love to enter! The pictures are all so pretty, especially the little beauty holding the fruit in her dress.

Karla

I love this book and have it on my wish list. I just adore the photos and the writing on hers and your blog. Thank you for interviewing her. So special!

Anne

Please count me in on the contest giveaway! The photos in Fifi's book make me sigh with pleasure. And I am a big fan of Molly Wizenburg who is featured on the cover of Where Women Cook. I love her blog and own the cookbook that she wrote. I'd love to see Fifi's kitchen also. Thanks for the opportunity to at least try to win something!

Dawn Gahan

Happy Easter to you, Kim! Such a lovely giveaway!

Dawn
The Gahan Girls

Brenda@Coffeeteabooksandme

I rarely enter drawings but I just LOVE these!

Luisa Lukic

Hi Kim! I would really love to own a copy of Fifi's book. The pictures are absolutely amazing! I have been enjoying your blog for some time now. I find it truly calming and inspirational. Thank you for giving me a place to go and relax at the end of a day. You make my life more entertaining. I wish you and your family a very Happy Easter!

jen

Please include me on the drawing. Cute pic of the little girl....but my fav have to be the boots...with flowers....

Take care and have a blessed Easter!

Jen

Tracy

Kim, I would love a chance to win. Romantic Country is one of my most favorite magazines andf I adore Fifi's style(along with yours, of course!). :)

amy in Texas

Wow! What a generous giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

Julie

What a generous giveaway! That book looks gorgeous!

Debbie V.

PLEASE enter me in your wonderful giveaway. Romantic Country is my favorite magazine and I have been wanting Fifi's book. Thanks for the opportunity!

Debbie V.

Hattie

Kim, Please enter me in the drawing. These pictures just took my breath away!!
Thank you.
xoxo

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  • "Oh my! I have just stepped into heaven. A nostalgic, magic, getaway place where folk love one another and life is sweet. Kim, you will probably never know just how many hearts you have touched with your site. " ~ Francesca

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  • "I visited my friends with their tasteful beige homes and sometimes questioned if there was anyone else in this world who loved the things I did. Then I found Daisy Cottage and a whole community of other women who shop the side of the road, paint their furniture fun colors, and aren't afraid to fill their homes with touches of whimsy and fun. What a relief! We aren't alone! I'm not alone. Thanks for all your inspiration and for confidently sharing your home and the idea that we can have fun with our decorating. I never get tired of visiting here Kim." ~ Kathy

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  • "That hankie is like you and your blog Kim. In the middle of all of the other beautiful hankies, it's the one that stands out and makes you feel at home." ~ Rue

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  • "Sigh.... between your music, red and yellow mellow feeling and wonderful writing I just feel so calm. What would I do without you in the morning with my cup of coffee." ~ Jeanette

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  • "My eyes have been opened to a world I never knew existed. Such vibrant creativity, such caring community: it literally takes my breath away. After so much loneliness and isolation it is overwhelming to me that such a world even exists. In time I hope to be able to fill my garden of life with lovely, loving friends instead of the weeds of loneliness. Until that time lace tablecloths will come out of storage, music and lovely scents will fill the air of this home. And I shall visit the Daisy Cottage when I feel despair raise its dark, obscuring head, for I know from experience, that it is ever lurking behind that next bout of pain and weakness. Your kind and generous response has strengthened my resolve, you have helped me more than you will ever know, my new-found friend." ~ Lenna

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  • "What I love best about Daisy Cottage is Kim. I love the way you appreciate every good thing in life and embrace joy in every moment." ~ Rose

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  • "Here's how I can best describe into words how your blog made me feel. You know when you wake up in the morning and there's an early morning thunderstorm and every room in your house is as dark as night? Then, the rain and thunder stop and the sun comes shining through all the windows and you just know it's going to be a beautiful, sunshine day? Well, that's how finding Dear Daisy Cottage made me feel. From the bottom of my heart, thank you Kim. You blessed my day and may God do the same for you." ~ Lisa B.

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  • "Thank you for your wonderful blog. I have been "lurking" but had to share with you how much you have helped me embrace the fun of decorating. I came to your blog looking for pictures to inspire me as I redecorate my house with cottage style. Today I was so tangled up in doing it "right" that it was really depressing me. I visited your blog again for some fresh ideas and came away realizing that there is no "right." Just me being me and enjoying my home! I am laying here in bed with tears in my eyes - tears of happiness that it is okay to be me and let that shine through in my house and what I wear and what I make with my hands. You are God's gift to me today and I thank Him and you." ~ Anne

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