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December 09, 2007


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio

Happy Birthday Shawn! Kim, I love that look so beautiful looking at your baby :-).

Love the tree - perfect for Daisy Cottage.


The time does fly by, doesn't it? Happy Birthday Shawn!

Your tree is very pretty. I like the unexpected sunflower twist.



Your tree is wonderful---as is your whole house!

Thank you again for your blog!



awww guess what??? I too have a birthday boy today!!!!!!!!! He's 19 today. ummm I should post about it! That was one of the best Christmas's ever for me too! Holding a new baby, (getting out of doing all of that shopping!) tehehehe! Happy Birthday to your baby! & your tree is beautiful! hey check your email;) xo

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee

Happy Birthday to your son!

Ahhhh, it felt so good to get back to Daisy Cottage after being away for several days. I'm all caught up and all is right with the world. I love your tree; I love the bright splashes of yellow sunflowers! Very clever! And, if I don't make it to GoodWill this week... The treasures you find!


Happy Birthday to your baby.!!
Your tree is lovely. So bright and cheery, just like your home.


Your tree is absolutely beautiful!

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. I'm headed to Brooke Pottery to find a special bauble or two.


I know what you mean about Christmas babies. Mine is an ACTUAL Christmas baby. The most wonderful Christmas I ever had, in spite of the pain and suffering.
Your tree is absolutely lovely.



My granddaughter also shares Shawn's birthday. She is 10 years old today and so excited about being "double digits"!! :)

I love your "Happy" tree. So cheerful, just like you!


Our little grandson, Samuel will turn six years old on Christmas Eve. That was a wonderful present for the whole family. We didn't have a regular Christmas for a week, but we took big brother Redmond, then two, to the hospital on Christmas to see his new baby brother. Such joy!


A special memory caught on film to treasure forever. Happy Birthday Shawn - what a lucky man you are to have such a beautiful mother (of course, you know that already).

Kim, your tree is lovely and I love the bright daisy that you added. It just sparkles in its surroundings.

Enjoy the holiday season - they seem to go so fast.


Alison Gibbs

Happy Birthday Shawn.
Love the tree and the sunflowers look great.


What a lovely tree, Kim! And Happy Birthday to your Christmas boy! I saw Amy's note above, too! Well, I never had a Christmas baby, but I found out 14 years ago this Christmas Day that I was pregnant with my first baby... that was the best gift for me, too! =) I guess you could say he was still wrapped up until the following September! lol


Look how sweet you both look...just precious!Happy Birthday Shawn!
Kim,I love your tree! The sunflowers are great!I love your blog!!!

Esther Sunday

Happy Birthday, Shawn! Your tree is lovely, Kim. The moisic birdhouse is just adorable - perfect for Daisy Cottage! Love, esther

Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Kim, your tree looks fantastic just the way it is! Happy Birthday Shawn! I hope it's the start of all his dreams coming true!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Sher's Creative Expressions

Kim, I'm a one tree kind of person myself. I put up our "large" 13' tree and the girls asked if I'm putting up the other trees in the house and the Christmas village. I told them "NO," but you can if you'd like to. . . I'm getting too old and tired. Of course, everyone wants it all up, but no one wants to do it. . . so, it's one tree for our family this year too.

My oldest daughter wasn't my Christmas gift, but my birthday gift. She was born the day BEFORE my birthday, 20 years ago. Still is the best present I have ever received!!




What a very sweet and meaningful picture of you two. Daisy is shure looking festive.
Happy Bithday to Shawn and Happy Holidays to you!!


Happy Birthday, Shawn!

And your tree IS very cheerful and pretty, Kim. It's great!

Merry Christmas!


so pretty kim! i love sunflowers! happy birthday to your son!


Beautiful tree, Kim. Don't ya just love the older ornaments. It's nice to mix the old with the new.

kathy :)

Hi Kim,

What a precious picture !!! Happy B'day to Shawn and many. many more !!!

I love your tree, nice and full just like I like em. And oh so Daisy Cottage.

Kathy :)

p.s. Our Patriots/football won today 13-0 woo hoo

Barbara @ Southern Lady's Vintage

Happy Birthday to your son! Love the tree! The unexpected pop of yellow is very nice! And goes so well with Daisy Cottage! And you are right! The tree has happy colors! I love happy colors too!
Southern Lady's Vintage


This is beautiful. I have sunflowers on my tree too. Cheerful, even more.


Well of course there have to be sunflowers on the tree--to match those lovely yellow walls! The sunflowers really "pop" don't they...
Love it!!



Happy Birthday Shawn! And I love your tree! Thanks for sharing!


I wish Shawn a happy happy birthday!

I love your tree! I love Daisy Cottage! Hope you are having a good Sunday evening.


Jennifer Hayslip sweet!!! What a lovely post! Such a sweet picture of you & your son! Happy Birthday! :) Looove your tree! Such bright and happy colors! XO, Jenn


My daughter Mamie turned seven years old today and I have to say her birth was one of the happiest days of my life! No one knows what having a child will do to your soul and spirit until after they have one themselves, and I tell you I am blessed! You are blessed as well - take care!


Your tree looks like the perfect Daisy Cottage tree!!
Happy Birthday to Shawn.
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Happy Birthday to Shawn :-). And you have a very lovely tree too:-). This year I have put up only 4. I usually do 14 trees:-). Yes I love Christmas trees *giggles*
Have a warm & cozy evening!!

Southern Heart

Happy Birthday to Shawn! What a sweet photo!

And I think that your tree is beautiful. The kids ornaments are my favorite, too. It wouldn't be Christmas without touches of family! That's what it's all about.

xo, Andrea


Thank you Kim! The tree is lovely. It looks HUGE and I bet it smells devine. I'll be popping over to admire it frequently. :D

What a wonderful photo of you and your precious newborn son. I'm sure you remember that time like it was just yesterday. They grow up way too fast, don't they? **Sniff** Sending my warmest birthday wishes to Shawn.

Diane @ Petticoat Junction

Your tree is just gorgeous! It looks so cheerful. Everything about your blog is sooooo cheerful!

Angela (Cottage Magpie)

Your tree is lovely and SO you! I love it!
~Angela :-)


I agree with you. I had my first child on Dec 7th and that was my best Christmas present ever too.
Your tree looks lovely. It's so nice to see all the trees on different blogs. So alike, but yet not like at all LOL.
Hope you're having a great Monday.
Love Elzie


Your tree is gorgeous! And I love that you celebrate becoming a mother each Dec. 9. That's a major blessing indeed.

Susan Ramey Cleveland

The tree is awesome. Happy b'day to your Shawn.


Happy birthday to your "baby"!

And your tree is a perfect Daisy Cottage tree!


Diane Duda

Your tree is so you!
Love the sunflowers!!!


Congrats to you and Shawn on his birthday. Time flies, doesn't it!
What a perfect tree for Daisy Cottage! Kim, you could not have decorated your tree any better!

rhondi mullins

Hi Kim Your tree is cheerful and charming just like your blog is and I suspect you are. My best Christmas was the one when our first son was born ,Dec 1 1975. Just want to let you know I changed the name of my blog. Hope youhave a wonderful day.

cindy ~ My Romantic Home

Happy Birthday to Shawn! I have two December babies (well they aren't really babies any longer). Your tree it beautiful! I love the sunflowers in it!


I love that picture of you and Shawn...oh the love you feel just looking at this picture! Happy Birthday, Shawn! Nothing sweeter than a newborn at Christmastime!

Love your tree, the sunflowers add that wonderful Daisy Cottage "wow" factor! Loving it!



Happy Birthday to Shawn! Beautiful photo of you two.

Love your tree...just perfect for Daisy Cottage.

Christmas hugs!


Happy Birthday to Shawn.

the feathered nest

Happy Birthday Shawn! What a sweet photo!
Your tree is perfect! Love the big red bow on top and the sunflowers!



it's fabulous and I can smell it from here! Happy birthday to your biggest "baby".....what a good Christmas present. I love the sunflowers on your tree.


Happy Birthday to your baby! Also, to you, you did the work!! I love the tree!!!! You are so inspiring!!


Happy Birthday to Shawn! I have a December baby too!
Your tree looks SO pretty!

Kathleen Grace

Happy birthday to your "baby"! Your tree is so Daisy Cottage! Beautiful:>)


Happy Birthday Shawn!!! Kim, your tree looks very pretty :)



What a sweet happy birthday post and great picture. My how time flies, doesn't it?

I love your tree, I think the old hand-made ornaments are the best to unwrap each year bringing back all the memories!


What a lovely picture of you as a Mommmy! Two trees is a lot of work and I don't know why I torture myself every year with it! lol

Your tree is perfect and a beautiful Daisy Cottage tree!~xo


I have a 1983 baby too! We are so lucky!!!

Betty @ She's Sew Pretty

Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter! I'm a Christmas baby too!

Daisy Bouquet

I love the tree

tongue in cheek

Oh! I had a Christmas bundle that was born on the 20th of December 18 years ago!

The Decorated House

Happy Birthday Shawn! You sure did make your Mom smile back then, and certainly give her even more reasons to smile today!

You tree is beautiful. It reflects the warmth of your home and your heart beautifully my friend.
Hugs, Donna

Jamie Lentzner

Ahhh - my birthday is close, December 7th, so my mom knows what you mean. My sister even announced in 2nd grade she KNEW what December 7th meant, "um, no I am sorry your sisters birthday is NOT what I meant when I asked why the date was so signigicant in the history of our country". Love the tree - I did mine Sun night and am wishing I had added some flowers and more color - LOVE it!


:) I'm sorry I didn't read this sooner... Happy Birthday to Shawn from PA! My daughter was born on the 17th, so I know exactly what you first and what a Christmas present!! I am going to cry now :)


Love the photo of you and your Christmas Baby. Our first child was born on December 3rd and her first child (our 1st grandchild) was born on December 23rd.

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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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