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  • What I hope for my readers and for all keepers of the nest, is that they embrace their homes with their heart and all of the passion that it holds. I want them to know that they can decorate on a limited budget by seeing things in new ways; by rescuing the broken and transforming the ugly. I hope that they flaunt their favorite color and decorate their life with it. I hope that their homes feel like one giant hug that welcomes them each and every time they walk through their front door. More than anything I want everyone to have their own home-sweet-home dream come true! xo, Kim

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June 21, 2007


Debbie Bonds

I found your blog by linking from others. You have a beautiful home and a wonderful talent for decorating it. I visit here every day!

Michelle A.

Happy Birthday! Best wishes and have a great day. You can sit on your porch with your lovable dogs and enjoy the day.


Happy birthday. I enjoy your blog and have commented a few times before but mostly just lurke. I live in East Tennessee and have a yellow cottage home too. I love your pictures you post and get some great ideas. Thanks.


Hello! Happy Birthday! I really enjoy reading your blog :)


happiest birthday wishes to you


Happy Birthday, Kim! And how wonderful of you to give US something for YOUR birthday! You are so generous!

Theresa N.

Happy Birthday, Kim!! Love your blog, it's wonderfully inspirational to me.


It's me who should thank you for opening up your lovely cottage for us! Happy Birthday!


Happy Birthday, Kim! Who is baking your cake? I hope you have the best day ever.
I would love to be entered in your very generous give-away. What beautiful items you have selected!


I love your blog! I visit just about every day. Your cottage is just so beautiful with all the vibrant colors! Happy Birthday to you!

Vicky G.

Have the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER Kim!!!! Lots of love, Vicky G.


I visit your blog every day. Just wanted to say Hi and wish you a very Happy Birthday!!


Happy Birthday! I just made the banana cake recipe you had posted, and it is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
What precious things! How nice of you to pass them on!


Happiest of birthdays! I hope you have a wonderful day. I am addicted to your blog and just love your beautiful home and style of decorating.

Many, many more!



HI Kim...I thought I posted already but can't seem to find my comment!!..anyway...I'll try it again...have a GREAT birthday!!! of wishes!!!...lacy


Hi Kim, I visit your blog daily so why wouldn't I want to wish you a Happy Day? Have a wonderful birthday and your goodies are fantastic!


Dear Kim,
Happy Birthday to the sweetest spirit I know. May your day be filled with love, peace and joy. Your such a Blessing to your family and to the rest of us too.



Well, Happy Birthday, and you don't need to put me in your drawing..I have posted before, but I just wanted to wish you a day filled with love and happiness!!!


Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us. Have a wonderful birthday!!


KIM - Happy, Happy Birthday! Will you have a "bash" or a more intimate celebration with family?
Have a wonderful day, hopefully doing exactly what you want! Play with Marley, dig in the yard, listen to Prince, hop into Ethel for some thrifting - whatever you want - have fun!


Happy Birthday, Kim!! I hope you have a wonderful day! How sweet of you to share a gift on YOUR day! May you be blessed to have many, many more years of happiness and love in your life.



Happy Birthday to you... happy birthday to you.... happy birthday to Kimmmm....happy birthday to you!! AND MANY MORE!!!! Your birthday is on the first day of summer! How neat is that!! Have a great one!!


Very Happy Birthday. Love your site and can't wait to try that awesome looking banana cake!


Happy Birthday Kim! They seem to come faster these days for me I know. Mine will be in August. What a great idea to give something away on your birthday. I love that green dish I see but I have a green obsession lately. Have a good one.

Michelle V

Happy Birthday! Just found your blog from Paris Apartment link - love your story about your house. I know what it feels like to finally feel like you are home - pretty great.
Enjoy your day.....Michelle


Happy Birthday! I've always thought June was a great month for a birthday :o) Mine's on Sunday.


Happy Birthday, Kim! Hoping your day is a memorable one! I so enjoy your blog daily-- you have such a gift for making a beautiful home.


Happy Birthday! How generous of you to share your birthday with others. :o)

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!


Happy birthday. Enjoy yourself! I hope it's a lovely day.

Anne Jones

I have been reading your blog for some time, but have never left a comment. Happy, Happy Birthday! I hope your day is super special! And your give-away...beautiful stuff!

Patti in Texas!

Happy Happy Birthday Kim! May the Lord double bless you with more great times with your family, more friends, and more great "junk" in the coming year. And I hope your day today is EXTRA special too! Thanks for all your encouragement!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! It's always so nice to see a new blog entry from you on my Google RSS feeder. What a delightful gift you're passing on to some lucky person! I hope your day is grand and you find some time to relax. H-A-P-P-Y B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y !!!


Happy Birthday,

I'm new to this bloggin'. Your site is one that I always check. You are delight to enjoy, with my coffee........


Happy Birthday Kim! I love reading your blog and looking at your beautiful photos. I dream of my own little cottage someday.

Have a wonderful day and do something special for yourself!



If you draw my name, can I just have a banana cake? Thanks for having us all into your lovely cottage. Many happy returns. xoxox cher

Terry B.

I have been reading and enjoying your blog, along with around 5 others in the last 2 weeks! Thanks so much for creating and sharing so much!

Diane Duda

Oh, how fitting that your birthday falls on the first day of summer! You are such a warm and sunshine-y person!
Have a great day and we love you, too!

Vivian Love

Happy Birthday. I enjoye your blog and I love your style. Keep us inspired!


So nice of you to give away a gift on your birthday! Happy birthday...hope you enjoy your day!

Karen in DE

Happy Birthday, Kim! I love your blog and I found it through Tina at Cherry Hill Cottage. I am in love with tea cups and would be honored to be included in your Birthday Drawing. Cheers and have a WONDERFUL birthday!

Karen in DE

Betty Jo

Precious Kim - Happy, Happy Birthday! I hope you have the best day ever, as you so deserve it. Ooooo what gorgeous goodies you're giving away. Please count me in your drawing. I would be tickled pink to win anything from you!! (((((Birthday Hugs))))

Sue Giannotta

You are just the sweetest thing! Have a very Happy Birthday. I hope someone sends you those adorable Daisy Tiffany flutes......They are perfect for your Daisy Cottage.

Paula Martone

I stumbled upon your blog and bookmarked it as my favorite. I love everything about your home. I live in a colonial salt box style home and my husband and I are in the process of repainting and gutting out. so much work but I get inspired by what I see on your blog. You have given me some tremendous ideas and what was so funny was I took off the kitchen window panes the other day and jokingly hung them on the wall where a lonely nail had been that was just to get them off the floor. well, I funny when I saw that you gave them a purpose. I have left them up on the wall in our dining room. Just need to put something up along with it. Oh, by the by, yesterday my twin boys turned 21. So, Happy Birthday to you also!!


My birthday was Monday so we share a birth month...woohoo! Happy Birthday and thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!



Your blog is the first one I read each day and I want to Thank You for letting us share a part of your world.


Happy Birthday to you!!!! Hope your day is full of blessings :)


Happy Birthday, Kim. Have a wonderful day.

Amy Wingate

Happy Birthday Kim!!! You are so sweet to give gifts away on your birthday! I love, love, love your home and your blog. Have fun on your special day.

Esther Sunday

Happy Birthday, Kim! We love you!



Happy Birthday. I still visit your blog almost everyday even though I don't leave comments often.

Don't worry about putting me in to your drawing.

Have a great birthday with your family & friends.



Hope You have a Happy Birthday Dear Kim!!!!
You are like a warm ray of sunshine on a other wise grey and boring day! Thank you for sharing your little part of the world with all of us! You are Loved! ~


Happiest of Birthdays -- and Many Many More! Here's wishing you a bright and fun day at Daisy Cottage --- and great finds of treasures wherever you wander!

Many blessings! Jan x at Rosemary Cottage -- BTW -- I'll take the Banana Cake too! LOL! :)

The Decorated House

Oh Happy, Happy Birthday my dear friend!!!
I was just doing a little post thinking of you, and then came by and see we are celebrating!!!
You touch the hearts of so many ladies who come by to visit your cottage. May your blessings be multiplied a thousand times over.
Lots of Hugs, Donna


What a great day to have a birthday! I hope you have a great day!


Happy~Happy Birthday Miss Daisy. Thank You for sharing your home,family,pets,recipes,and thrift finds.I look forward to your posts every day. You are amazing! Warmest Regards~Carol

Janet K

Well aren't you something Miss Kim! Giving one of us a present on YOUR birthday! I hope it's the best one ever and you have a happy day. Hugs, Janet

christina Gomez

love your blog! Pretty bird plate and green water jug.
Please put my name in!


Happy Birthday Kim! I wish you a day of doing everything you'd like to do, with the people you love. Cheers!


HAPPY ~ HAPPY ~ BIRTHDAY TO SUCH A HAPPY ~ HAPPY SWEET GIRL!!! I cannot wait everyday to read your blog.. why.. because you make me HAPPY!!!!! You welcome everyone of us into your wonderful home and I so appreciate it. I hope you have a marvelous day.. ENJOY!!!!

Love Laura

C. Stower

Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you, happy birthday, dear Kim, happy birthday toooo youuuuu! Love your blog, dear Kim and all of your sweet little treasures scattered throughout your cottage, thank you for sharing it with me. Love, Cindy


Happy birthday to you. May you have many more. Love your blog. I really enjoy looking at the many pretty things you can find. Roxie


Happy, happy birthday dear Kim!!!
May this be a year filled with happy smiles,delightful surprises, warm hugs and great buys at the Goodwill stores!

You are a special, dear, sweet and VERY lovely lady...happy, happy birthday!

Love and hugs,

karla nathan

I hope you are having a wonderful birthday. In your pretty environment, I'll bet every day is wonderful!


Happy Birthday! Enjoy yourself today...


I hope you have the best birthday. You are such a sweetheart!


Happy Birthday :) I'm a June baby also!
Thanks for letting us share in the celebrations!

Hope your day is a great one !

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Happy birthday kim! I visit your blog daily and enjoy it immensely!



Of course you would be born on the first day of summer, you bring so much sunshine into our lives and I want to thank you.

If I win I would be honored to have a small piece of Daisy Cottage in my home.

God Bless & I hope you have many. many more.

<3 Kathy =)

F Y I... You and Prince William share the same I crown you Queen Daisy of the Blogging World !!! lol


You are so sweet! Happy Happy Birthday, Kim! I hope you have the most wonderful of days. Thank you for sharing your beautiful blog with us!


Hope your birthday is wonderful top to bottom! You give pleasure to many.

You've got a Friendly Village creamer!!!! You lucky girl!! And you're going to give it away to some lucky someone.


Happy, Happy Birthday to You, Dear Kim!!! What a wonderful time of year to celebrate a birthday - right in the middle! May you enjoy each moment of the day!!

Stephanie Ganger

Happy Birthday! Thanks for posting little rays of sunshine for us to read!


happy bday to you!
thanks for all your inspiration and creativity!!!
i love how you can put really anything together for color , flavor and style.
all the best to you today,


Oh my gosh Well Happy Birthday to you! Your supposed to get gifts for your birthday, silly, although what a fun idea!


You are the sweetest person in the whole wide world. How thoughtful of you. Such lovely items. Have a wonderful birthday!!


Red and yellow are my favorite colors together, I get inspiration from you. Today I am painting a drop leaf table bright red and some old chairs are going to be yellow. Happiest wishes today to you on your b-day.


Happy Birthday! I love your blog and read every entry.


Happy Birthday to YOU!!!! Hope it is all you want it to be...and much more!
Many Happy Returns of the Day!


Happy B-Day! Love to check out your blog for decor inspiration and to see all the home goodies.


Hi Kim,
Happy Birthday!!!
My you have gotten a lot of comments.
I love your give away. How sweet of you.
Have a wonderful day!

Bethany Hissong

OH Kim-- Happy Birthday!!!! I wish you many birthday blessings today and the whole year through! This has been an emotional time for you, so try to make this year one of new experiences--things to look forward to! I am so thankful you are an online friend... I would have sent you something for you birthday, had I known :)
So big birthday wishes and a special birthday prayer are what I am sending today!


Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day! That is so sweet of you to give something away on your birthday!


If I had known it was your birthday, I would have baked you a cake! Happy, Happy, Birthday! You are living in my dream home - love it and your blog. Hope your day is xtra special. Cheers to you!


Have a wonderful birthday!!! Still looking ofrward to getting together some time. :)



Happiest of Birthdays to you :)


Happy Birthday, Kim! Looking at the long list of well wishers today, I see that you have gained many friends through your wonderful blog. Loved your heartfelt post today. I can tell that you are having a wonderful B-Day. Oh, & your delightful gift giving idea on this special day is awesome! What lovely items. This is my first ever time to be in on anything like this in the blogging world, so am glad to be here! Have a great day! :-)

jenny b harris

Ahem... happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, dear Ki-im... happy birthday to yoooooooooooo! And many more!



I'm a lurker and an admirer. What luck to have your birthday on the longest day of the year. Thanks for bringing us so much joy. Come visit my tearoom sometime!


Happy Birthday Kim, I hope it is full of yummy things !!!! Clarice


My Gosh..!
I popped by to wish you a Happy Birthday and find that 89 people have beaten me to it...!
I am here by way of Susie Q at Rabbit Run Cottage...
Congratulations and best wishes !!


Happy Birthday! And may you have many more!

Cottage Magpie

Happy Birthday! I feel a little guilty delurking for a giveaway, but I just can't help myself it's so adorable! Best wishes. ~A :-)


Happy Birthday! I've been a lurker for long enough and figured this was a great time to say hi. You have a beautiful home and are so generous to share it with us. I am in LOVE with that pitcher! (though there aren't many I don't like) :)


Henriette KB

Happy Birthday!!
or as we say in the Netherlands: van harte gefeliciteerd!
I enjoy reading your blog and I absolutly adore your house and that you are sharing it with all of us, thank you :)!

Wylie Hunt

Kim, Your cottage is so filled with light and love. It is an inspiration to us all. Thank you for opening up your home to us. I send you many happy wishes on your birthday and in the year to come.


Hi Kim..... Have a most wonderful birthday surrounded by the love of family and friends.... Hope some of it can be spent relaxing on your fantabulous porch !!



Hi Kim..... Have a most wonderful birthday surrounded by the love of family and friends.... Hope some of it can be spent relaxing on your fantabulous porch !!



OK, Kim! I'll jump in with the other millions, LOL.

Happy Birthday, my sweet friend! I hope it was a wonderful summer day for you. You're what, 29 now??



What a great day for a birthday - the first day of summer. I hope you have a very special day. Your blog is an inspiration to me and so many others!


Happy Birthday! I hope all your birthday wishes come true!!

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  • Kim I just wanted to thank you again for allowing us into your sweet home! I absolutely loved being there and looking around with you. Your hospitality and sweet spirit make the home even more beautiful! Thanks for reminding me that one day I too will have my "dream come true!" ~ Ida - MOPS Member

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  • "Kim, I love your blog. I so appreciate you sharing every day. I miss you when you're gone. Losing my dear sweet baby boy in Iraq has made me treasure life and those so dear to me. Reading your blog is such therapy for me. You have made me treasure the finer things in life that I use to overlook. Birds singing, flowers blooming, my home and all of the treasures within it. I'm not sure that I ever looked at a teacup or saucer and saw such detail and beauty in it." ~ Dena

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  • "I would like to let you know what a joy it is to wake up each morning and read your delightful blog. I always feel as if you are speaking directly to me. Since I was diagnosed with an immune disease a year ago I wanted only to read positive and very inspiring blogs and your blog was the first I found. I think maybe the good Lord meant for me to find your blog and since then it has been nothing but smiles all around. I have tried very hard to stay positive about this disease and very up beat. I know that there is no cure and I have accepted this, but reading things with a positive message and filled with so much love helps. This is where you come in and I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart and to let you know how very much you and Miss Maggie are loved." ~ Grace

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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

Thank you Rue!

  • "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

Thank You Jeanette!

  • "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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  • "I am so touched by your words and photographs. Whether in happy or sad times, you inspire my heart and soul. We all need each other's light and you offer us that dose of sunshine." ~ Pamela

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  • "Your blog has helped me start to see the beauty in life again." ~ Joy

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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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  • "Your words and thoughts of encouragement help me see myself with value. You are a blessing. Thank you." ~ Tracy

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  • "You truly inspire me to do whatever I can in my own little nest. I've always been an artistic dreamer, but you've enlarged my dreams with your way of seeing." ~ Betty Jo
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