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June 23, 2008



Oooh - I just got the magazine and finished reading it this morning! But I would LOVE to win a copy to give to one of my sisters- and I am coveting those little birdies- so please consider me entered! Thanks!

~~ flo ~~

It all turned out so pretty--I'm looking at those pics over and over again!

And congrats on the article--that is very
exciting! So happy for you!!



I am so glad you picked the blue!! It looks absolutely perfect!! I love it!! Now if I could just get my husband to do some more painting for me..... I think the bathrooms have to come first, though. :( I will just be glad to get some stuff done finally. :) You have a beautiful backyard!! I love it!!


Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you, Kim

Everything looks fabulous, and the colors are all perfect.

Congratulations on the article. I know they must be thrilled to have your work.


Hi Kin,
He was in favor espectante of knowing of what color you would paint the furniture of the garden! They have been precious painted of blue color, congratulates your husband! And congratulations by its birthday and congratulations by its collaboration in the magazine, certainly its news article is wonderful!
You do not worry about the contest, I understand that Spain is very far!
A hug, Ana!

Anna @ Rusty Cottage

Kim I love it all!!! The blue goes so well with all your yellow and red. You know how I love the yellow and red. Happy belated birthday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Have a blessed week.

Mary Jane Smith

Happy Birthday, Kim! Love the blue table!! Great color choice. I would love to win a magazine and a bird! :-)

~~Mary Jane~~


Where to start....
Kim many many congrats ...the artical, Happy Birthday, the deck looks GREAT!
I love your use of color!
It looks so fun and welcoming and summery delish! You inspire me!!!!

I would be thrilled to win a copy of the bestest magazine in the world!
I cannot find them anywhere here! {we live in the country and our lil town is disconnected from the rest of the world} {thank god for the internet}

Kim is it alwats a treat to visit with you!
You make me smile!

many hugz,

P.S. one of those sweet lil birdies would be cute perched on my faux gate! Come and see my blog!

Joanna Peck

Hello Kim, Hope you had a wonderful birthday! The blue was the BEST choice! It looks lovely! Thanks for inspiring us all! ~Jodi~


Such a treat for my eyes.Allthough your dog is so cute I wish she were in every picture too!


i love the blue color on the knew i would. I got something on Sat. at a yard sale and you so would appreciate....I'll post about it soon on my blog but I looks so, well Daisy Cottage. My Husband says its so ugly but he doesn't have my sad. Your patio looks lovely..can I stop in for some lemonade.

Happy Belated Birthday.......I bet you a fabulous party out there.....sipping wine under the stars....

Daffodil Hill

Happy Birthday! The blue is just right with your red and yellow accessories. Congrats on being published again. I would love to have this magazine. ; )


Hi there,
Happy, Happy Birthday!! and many blessings in the upcoming year.
I love the blue table and chairs, but of course ;^) the red candleier is my favorite!
Have a great week!


Glad you are back. Happy Birthday!!!!!!

I love the colors you chose for the set. Well actually I love all the colors you have out there.



Happy birthday Kim and congratulations on the article in Romantic Country Homes! I am so excited for you that your dreams are coming true!! I love the aqua on the garden set. It looks perfect with the red and yellow! Your color choices are always so cheerful. I would love to win a little bird and a magazine. I'm going to the store today and have a sneak peek and then come back and buy it if I don't win:)
Thanks for making blogging such an enjoyable and friendly experience.
Hugs, Rhondi

Happy Birthday! Love the blue table, with the yellows and reds, all so YOU! Congratulations on the article! I'd love to win a copy of the magazine so that I may read it! Thanks for the chance!
Everyday Cookies

Susan G

Happy Birthday!!

And I love the blue!


Happy birthday Sweet Kim!!!!!!
I wish there was a magazine only featuring your lovely home and garden!

would you mind telling us what color and brand the paint was that your dh used on the table, its such a pretty blue. is it spray paint or canned? thank you!

oops, my name didnt show up above.
xoxo, stacy


Happy Birthday, Kim! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Love the colors -- so crisp, cool, and inviting. And congrats on the article.

Kathy  :)

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you Happy Birthday dear Kim Happy Birthday to you !!!

I love the way the table came out it looks great...hope you had a nice week-end !!

Kathy :)

ps pls enter my name maybe this time I'll win...I'm not a lucky duck though !!!

Gretchen Gerg

Happy belated birthday Kim!

I love the color of the table and all that goes with it.

We've got lots of birds at "Bird Nest Cottage" but I would love one more along with the article you wrote.



Kim, your backyard area is perfect! One of my favorite touches is the apron with the blue waistband and sash that matches the new color of your chairs. Everything looks so nice together, could we expect anything else from you?

Congratulations on your magazine article, and I'd love to win a copy and one of the sweet little birdies.


Happy Belated Birthday!!!
Your home is so cheerful.
You are actually an inspiration for me to redo my home!!!


Your outdoor area is absolutely gorgeous. I am going to have to poke my husband with a stick and make him work on our back patio. :) Thanks for sharing the magazine and birdies, you're such a generous soul!

Viv (VivLyn)

I love the colors you chose! Very summery and cheery! Thanks for the opportunity to win a magazine and a bird! Sounds like fun!!


Happy birthday! Mine was the 22nd! Blue was indeed the right color for that table & chairs!

Have a sunny day! xx

Carrie S.

Happy Birthday - I love the blue garden set! So funny, because I just painted a little bistro set outside bright blue too - I love it. Congrats on the article!


Kim - it looks GREAT! I love the blue table and chairs!!!

I got the magazine last week! Your article was fantastic. Did you get to go out and tour the house? I am soooo proud of you and for you!

Happy belated birthday!


Dawn Gahan

Kimberly, you couldn't have picked a more perfect color for the table and chairs. Such a happy color.

Please include me in the drawing! Would love to welcome the bird into my home and enjoy the magazine!



I am glad you had a nice birthday. The table is a beautiful color. Really like it very much. Roxie


Happy Birthday Kim. I hope your day was filled with sunshine. The color you chose for the table and chairs is soooooo pretty. Everything on your deck looks like a place where I would like to sit and dream.


I have been a lurker for sometime now. I love the mix of colors that you have in your home and your garden. I too have to have color around me. It simply puts a smile on my face! Enjoy your birthday.


Kim - it looks GREAT! I love the blue table and chairs!!!

I got the magazine last week! Your article was fantastic. Did you get to go out and tour the house? I am soooo proud of you and for you!

Happy belated birthday!


Elaine L.

The blue, red, and yellow look so pretty!

Thank you Kim for taking the time to post as often as you do. Your blog is in my top five favorites list.



A belated Happy Birthday to you, Kim.

We are such lucky girls out here in blogland.....sharing your home and talents with us is such a gift. I am inspired everytime I look at your bright and beautiful things.

Can't wait to get the magazine and read your article....maybe I will win one of your's??? I would love to have one of those birds too. I would call it "my souvenir from Daisy Cottage". :-)

Cynthias Cottage Design

Hi Kim!

First Happy Birthday! ;)

Second, the outdoor set is FAB-U-LOUS! I adore all the scrumptious color, what a feast for the eyes! Its so inviting and invigorating at the same time. Your home and words fill me with cozy feelings and inspiration! I love looking forward to all your posts! Enjoy a "colorful" yummy week!

~ Cynthia ~


Happy Belated! And I ADORE the yellow seats with the blue chair frames. Clever! Great job!


I love the blue table and chairs. I wouldn't think to paint furniture that color, but once again, you've created something so beautiful. I would love to have one of those little birds at my house:)


Recently found your blog. You inspire me to use more color and not obsess about matching everything. I love all things birdie and own a 1917 bungalow. The mag is new to me--would love to see a copy.

Cheryl (Copper's Wife)

Wow!!! What a lovely, fun give-away! A chance for a copy of my favorite magazine (and woo hoo, we can finally subscribe to it), and a lovely, little bird, too. Thanks for the opportunity to be entered.


Happy Birthday, love the blue you choose for the table. I'd love to be in the running for the magazine and birdie.


I love love love the blue table and chairs. Oh my gosh - those birds are to die for!!! And possibly a magazine too? Please enter me.


Soooooooooooooooooo pretty! Love it all.

I'd love to win a magazine and a birdie.



Kim, You did a great job on choosing the paint color for your dinette set. The whole garden looks beautiful. I have dreams of one day having a backyard like yours. Congrats also on your magazine article.


How bright, colorful and inviting your yard is! I love watching to see what you will do next!


WOW, what a gorgeous patio and yard. I love all the beautiful colors...the table is the blues and yellow together then the accents of red and yello every where..I am in love..hahahaha.....I love glass birds how darling. Thanks for the chance to win them and the Mag. Oh yes I forgot Congrats on your article in the Mag....thanks for always lifting my day!!!


please enter me in on the drawing! I JUST love your table, blue is so gorgeous esp for have the best talent ever.

An Enchanted Cottage

Happy birthday, Kim! The blue is sooo cheerful! I love it (cottage blue is one of my favorite colors!!)... I would love to be entered into your drawing for a copy of this inspirational magazine or for one of your sweet birdies! (I also love birds!). Thanks so much ...Donna


Beautiful website! I adore your cottage!



First off, let me say Happy Birthday! Secondly, I want to tell you how beautiful your patio set turned out. I love the blue color! You are such a talented person. And inspirational! I am going to try to find a copy of that magazine. Congratulations to you, that is quite an accomplishment! I bet your family is so proud.
I must confess, I was beginning to wonder wher you've been. I was having some serious Daisy Cottage withdrawl!
So glad you're back!! Thanks for the beautiful pics. Best~ mary

I love the table. Mine is boring white and I've been wanting to do something different with it. Maybe you gave me some motivation, now if I can find the time.


Love the blue!
Happy belated birthday.


Oh Kim, the blue is perfect! It reminds me of sweet robin's egg blue! Thank you for sharing your lovely yard with us. You inspire me. I love the RED birdie!!! Hugs, Patti


Happy Birthday Kim! The patio set turned out perfect! I love the blue with the yellow, very cheery! Congrats on the mag too, I cannot wait to get this issue. I've looked twice at the store and it's not here yet! I also saw your letter and photo of your cottage in the new Cottages & Bungalows, woohooo!


Always love to see your cottage pictures! Your blue furniture is great.


Kathleen Grace

Happy Birthday Kim! I just love your use of bright and cheerful colors together. The blue is perfect for the table and chairs and the red and yellow really add a spark:>)

Karen Erickson

Happy Birthday! I love the color of your outdoor furniture. The entire outdoor psace is gorgeous. Love Daisy cottage! :)


Your table looks fabulous adorned in the "blue" you selected. That cheerful combination of colors you have going on the patio would put the grumpiest of the grumpy in a splendid mood! What great news regarding the magazine! Please enter me in your drawing!!!! What fun.


This is my first visit to your blog, and it's simply gorgeous! I love how colorful it is.


Love the blue! So cheery!


Your home is so beautiful and such an inspiration. I absolutely love the table. I have an old set that might have to get the blue treatment as well. Happy Belated Birthday and congratulations on the article. How exciting. Maybe I'll win a copy! Have a wonderful day.


Happy belated birthday Kim - Rachael in New Zealand


I love the blue! And...those little birdies are sooooo sweet. I already have a copy of the magazine, however, I have a very good friend who would love to receive it.
I also like your decorating style. Congrats on the article and for being cottage of the month.

Jessica Young

Your pictures are always so fresh and cheerful. I used to live in Clearwater, and your pics make me miss Florida. I'm in Denver, which is beautiful, but I hate snow. I'm just an East Coast Southern girl at heart I guess!

Happy belated birthday! The blue turned out wonderfully! What an honor to be included in this magazine. Congratulations!!


Happy Birthday to you! I love the table color.

Happy belated birthday! The blue turned out wonderfully! What an honor to be included in this magazine. Congratulations!!

Janet K

Congratulations on your success! As you know we all love your blog but are happy you have another outlet for your talent. You go girl!!! HTH Janet


Those colors are just so beautiful..I love everything that you do. Thanks for your inspiring and sweet ways.



Happy Birthday and what a great gift. The table looks great that color and congrats on the article. Do actually get to travel to the home or do you just get pix and do an interview by phone? Just curious.



Your patio is so cheerful, I could sit there for hours reading a good book and cuddling a puppy.
I'll check my local bookstore tomorrow to see if they have the magazine, but consider me entered in your contest.


Lovely garden and such pretty table and chairs!!! Congrats on your newest article!! How exciting!!!!

Karen McCullough

I love your blog and check it almost daily to see if you update. I love your colors and it always brightens my day!!

Have a great day,
Karen McCullough
West, Texas

Chris @ Catsonmyquilts

Happy Birthday Kim!!! Love the blue. Haven't seen that issue of Romantic Country yet so congratulations for your work in this issue. Looks like you have yourself a career!


Hello my sweet friend! I'm so happy the table got painted that very perfect shade of blue..the one I voted for! LOL It looks fantastic. And a big Happy Birthday hug for YOU and a big congrats for another great article. I'm so glad you are realizing your dreams.

Put me in for the drawing!

Love & Hugs!

Kim V

Happy belated birthday!!! I just love your patio furniture! You are a lucky lady to have your hubby paint it for you!!! I absolutely love the magazine and birds! Please enter my name in your drawing!!

Happy treasure hunting!

Dawn Walker

Happy Birthday!! I love all of the colors in your yard and house. All such warm and happy colors. Please enter me in the drawing.


Happy Belated Birthday Kim!! I LOVE the blue - what a good hubby!!
Congrats on the magazine!! Life is good!!!

Janet McKinney

What a beautiful garden party setting - and it looks especially nice on our cold Aussie winter days - although, after having seen the winter in the USA this year, I should not complain - at least it doesn't snow where we are.... just frost


Your porch looks great! I've been crazy for the magazine for years,I think that my subscri[tion is through 2010 now! As always, thanks for sharing your life with relax AND inspire me! Oh! and Happy Birthday!


Happy Birthday to you happy birthday to you!! :)
Congratulations on the magazine,,WOW!!!:)
Love, love, love the back porch, the blue table, the red chandelier, the yellow chair. You certainly have the touch, ain't no doubt about it girl. :) : )
Please enter me in the contest too. Thank you for always putting a smile on my face.Have a wonderful week. Hugs :)


I just love that blue! And congrats on your article!

cindy~my romantic home

Happy Birthday Kim and congratulations on your article! I noticed your name on that as soon as I opened the magazine! Great job!

This is the great thing about blogging. You get to share in the excitement with things like this!


Oh, and Happy Birthday, too!


Kim, Happy Belated Birthday!!!
and Congrts on your article-something tells me you and these articles are a match in heaven.
the table came out beautiful-so nice of your hubby to have painted it for you.
I wish you many,MANY, more Happy Birthdays an many more articles too!
Thanks for all your inspiration!


Kewl! This little birdie wants in on THAT :) Love the blue too!!


Hope you had a great birthday! And congratulations on your article. I absolutely love your blog and love looking at all your colorful decor! I love red, too.

I would love to win a copy of the magazine, and since I collect birds, I would just love any one of them!!

Thanks for the contest.

jenny b harris

I love love love the blue you chose! Perfecto! High five to the hubby for painting it for your birthday, and if I didn't say so before... Happy Birthday!!!! And congrats on the magazine article, I can't wait to read it. I love Romantic Homes, I think I might want to spring for a subscription, since I end up buying every issue anyway. :o)


Happy Birthday and love the color of the table......

Happy belated birthday, Kim! Hope it was wonderful...the table color is just perfect! It fits so well with all your colors! Congrats on the article, too. Can't wait to read it!


Happy Birthday Kim!
Congratulations on your article! I would love to win the magazine and one of your little birds. I discovered your blog a year ago and I "read" you every morning before I start my day. I have made many of your delicious recipes too!


Wow! This post just DRIPS with good news! Happy belated birthday, Congrats on the article and way to go on the color selection for the table and chairs! I love the blue with all your other bright colors!

Alison Gibbs

Happy Birthday Kim. What a great birthday present having your outdoor furniture painted such a fabulous colour of blue.
Congratulations on the article in Romantic Country


Hope your birthday was happy, Kim! What a sweetie your hubby was to paint you table and chairs for you - they are so pretty! Congratulations on your article. I'd love a copy - and I'd give the little bird a good place to nest!


Wow I would love to enter the drawing!
You have a beautiful place and I love the colors you have chosen!


Love the blue, yellow and red! I think it would put a smile on your face everytime you step out your back door! I am such a white fiend...makes me want to step out of my box and go for color on my adirondak chairs!!!!


Lovely Post..
Happy Birthday!

Jill xo


Hi Kim,

Happy Birhtday! I just came across your wonderful site. I love it and the music is so fitting. I will have to go pick up a copy of the magazine if I don't win it. I enjoy the cottage look and am a romantic at heart. I have a hard time displaying all of my wonderful treasures though with an active 9 year old daughter, 2 dogs ,1 cat and a sweet, loving hubby.

You have inspired me to paint my Brown Jordan hand me down furniture something fun!
Thanks for the inspriation!

Rosie's Whimsy

Golly, Kim, everything looks fantastic. You have picked just the right shade of blue ,,,, and yellow ,,,, and red! Congratulations on your article. I am definitely going to order a subscription. It's just too darn hard to get to civilization to pick up a copy before they are sold out! :-) Rosie

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