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March 07, 2008

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Rachel Going

Yes my dear Kim, Just as I thought...it was worth the wait. So clean and beautiful. I love the flowers and the tiny matching rooster! Have a wonderful weekend. xoRachel

Rosie

Good Job! Mine will wait another month or so until the weather warms enough to open a window now and again. A clean house and fresh Spring air....a heady combination!

:-) Rosie

bj

My spring cleaning starts AFTER spring out here in West Texas. We have infamous SAND STORMS during our spring. No use to clean until they are over...
The flowers are lovely....
bj

Elizabeth

Ah, Daisy has had a thorough bath (like Eliza in "My Fair Lady"!) and is now ready to be dressed with the wonderful array of garments which you have gathered. Looking forward to photos of new "costumes"!

The flowers are beautiful...have a happy weekend.....Elizabeth

Adrienne

Welcome back - we missed you. Can't wait to see what you've been doing around the house. The flowers are gorgeous! ~Adrienne~

Katie

Wow!! Those look so nice in the enamelware. I particularly love those little white flowers in that third photo.

Sherry

You have been missed! The fresh flowers are intoxicatingly beautiful. I agree with one of the ladies, spring cleaning will have to wait, we have some really pretty days, and then back to rain and possible snow showers. But time does change this weekend, so longer days, mean more changes to clean, ugh!
Have a Blessed Weekend!

Catherine

Beautiful flowers!! Now you're making me feel bad. I can't believe you've already got your spring cleaning done! We've still got snow falling and my windows are a mess. But, I'm not likely to start cleaning them until it warms up.
Hugs,
Cathie

Kathy

Hi Kim!
I think I can smell those gorgeous carnations right through my computer screen! I love their scent - heavenly! Congrats on spring cleaning....gotta do that soon!

Enjoy your day & those beautiful flowers!
Kathy

Kathy

Have a wonderful week-end...

Kathy :)

Donna

Beautiful flowers Kim! They go so well with Daisy Cottage. Glad to hear your spring cleaning is finished, I haven't started yet. Looking forward to seeing pictures of the new, clean Daisy Cottage!
Hugs,
Donna

Alison Gibbs

What a fabulous bucket of flowers.
Alison

marge

I love the enamelware pot of those gorgeous flowers and the little chicken peeking around the corner of it as well.My Spring cleaning begins this tomorrow!Enjoy your day Kim, such a cheery post to begin the weekend.

Pam

The flowers are lovely and I'm sure Daisy Cottage is sparkling. I began my spring cleaning this past week as well, however we are in the midst of a blizzard here in southwest Ohio with 15 inches of snow expected by Saturday afternoon. It is beautiful outside our windows but not very springlike. (Unless your used to crazy Ohio weather.)Your photos give a breath of fresh air as always. Thanks.

Tracie

Hi Kim,
Welcome back.

Gee it smells so fresh and clean at your house! I better get going here and do the same.

Love your huge arrangement of cheerful flowers and that cute little rooster pecking at something, makes me feel happy!
Happy weekend.
xo~Tracie

Rosemary

You have a great weekend too!
Rosemary

Rue

Hi Kim :)

I sent you an email the other day and I'm sorry if I sounded like some crazed fan LOL I just loved your blog so much that I couldn't help but gush. Anyway, I'm glad to see you post again and I wanted you to know that because of you (and some others) that I started my own blog. I have no idea what I'm doing, but I hope that one day it turns out as wonderful as yours.
Thank you for the inspiration.

Rue

perryjane

What a great way to start a new weekend. I'm so glad to see you back again. Love the flowers--they smell so good--and what a feast for the eyes. Thank you for more than one view. I feel like I could reach out and touch them. You brighten the day for so many people. Enjoy your weekend!
perryjane

sherscreativeexpressions

Beautiful flowers you have there. We could sure use some blooming her in cold, snowy, Michigan!!

Blessings,

Sher

Betty @ She's Sew Pretty

What pretty pictures! I can almost feel the spring breeze.

Carolyn

I started spring cleaning when we had a 60 degree day. How times change.......We are in the midst of a Blizzard with 12 inches of snow!

Lovely pictures!

Carolyn

mom2fur

Oooooh, pretty! BTW, your heart was mailed out earlier this week. Hope you get it soon!

Dena

Good Morning Kim,

What a beautiful bunch of flowers :) There's nothing better than having a clean home and fresh flowers to top it off, it's like the cherry on the cake!

Hugs,
Dena

Vee~A Haven for Vee

The flowers are so perfectly spring! Can't wait to see what primping you've been up to...I know it'll be good!

Alice

Flowers are such amazing works of art. All the different shapes, colors and sizes. Yours are splendid. Happy Spring...and, I'm glad your 'spring' cleaning is done! Lucky you!

Cathy

The flowers are gorgeous. Flowers usually motivate me to clean. :o)

Kari

Beautiful flowers! So pretty and "springy"! We just received 10+ inches of snow over the past two days, yuck. I'm so ready for spring and flowers.

Brenda Kula

A burst of colorful springtime reminders couldn't come any sooner! Love your colors, your blog, your sense of proportion. Well, I guess everything.
Brenda

Leigh

Just gorgeous!

Rachel Going

Kim, Just wanted to let you know I dropped by from The Decorated House blog. What a dream come true, the 2 of you actually meeting. How wonderful...I hope your weekend is the best. (((HHUUGG))Rachel

Rachel Going

Kim, Just wanted to let you know I dropped by from The Decorated House blog. What a dream come true, the 2 of you actually meeting. How wonderful...I hope your weekend is the best. (((HHUUGG))Rachel

Southern Heart

Beautiful flowers, Kim....they suit your sunny nature!

LeAnn Huntington

Such a pretty bouquet. We got about another 4-5 inches of snow here today so it was a refreshing site.

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

Nel

Such pretty flowers. Glad your spring cleaning has gone so well!

Christy

A friend of mine popped in during the tour this past weekend and just knew I'd love your home. She grabbed a card that sent me here to your blog. What a lovely, cozy spot on the web! I'll definitely be visiting often.....

Karen-OH

With a foot of snow and a now leaking roof, spring cleaning seems light years away. Can't wait to see what you've been up to! Hopefully I'll get the spring cleaning bug soon.

Lisa

These are really pretty. I'm still waiting for some small hint of Spring to come besides having to "spring forward" with my clock.

It snowed again today-ugh!

Have a great week!

Maureen Georgia

Kim- gorgeous flowers and oh, so perfect colors for your cottage, which is also perfection! Love those bright happy colors! Your blog always makes me smile! I can't get posies out of my mind lately!

Tina

lovely flowers.

Lynne Laura

Lovely to see the abundance of flowers at this time of year. Winter seems like it will never end and flowers just bring in the forecast of spring! Wonderful!

Lynne

Arlene McComas

Your home really is a dream...can I come? Or better still, would you come do a few corners in my home?
Loved the lovely pictures!

Nicole

Hello~ Just had to drop a little note with ya'! I just love your fresh flowers! They bring such cheer. I started my spring cleaning yesterday and am done. I like to get it done ALL in one day!! Everything is sparkly clean. I love coming by and visiting for a bit. You have a beautiful home!!! Until next time.

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