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September 12, 2008


Ellen Crimi-Trent

Happy Friday to you, and have a great time with your friend. I am in need of some gal time myself. These days with work and the kids in school I am feeling overwhelmed so I must get some fun gal time too.


Love the little picture of your dog, and the cross looks wonderful. I really, really enjoy your pictures of your front and back porch. I love to see your ideas for decorating your "outside rooms." Glad your plant is doing great!


So pretty, as always!
A cheerful Friday to you, and to us all!



Enjoy your weekend and don't lose your voice cheering for the Home Team!


Layla Palmer

The wood moulding on the fronts of doors that enclose your bookshelves in Photo #1 is so dreamy! LOVE IT!

The Lettered Cottage


Your house looks so lovely- has always!
I love the painting of Ms Maggie - looks just like her!
What did you use to paint your cross with? I mean did you use spray paint or a brush?
Whatever you used it tured out great!
Have a wonderful weekend! :O)
love, lisa~


AWE !!! The Maggie painting is just too cute. LOVE IT !!!
Have a great weekend.

nola, of the alamo north

It's always so colorful and cheery at Daisy Cottage. My favorite thing today is the lamp next to the piano; that red shade just pops against the yellow wall!


Love Daisy Cottage! Have a great weekend!


Happy Friday gurl! Love that bird house, so cute!

Miss Jean

Kim: From one Maggie owner to another, I've given you an award. Stop by my blog to claim it!


Hope you have a wonderful weekend too. Hugs, Rhondi


I don't usually leave a comment, but wanted to let you know how encouraging and inspiring I find your blog to be. Thanks so much for the pick-me-up. Have a fabulous Friday.

Susan@ black eyed susan's kitchen

Kim, How funny to happen upon a fellow blogger at a yard sale. I found a new friend in town who has been reading my blog and I didn't know it. This seems to be making the world a little smaller. Have a wonderful weekend. Susan

Kathleen Grace

I hope you have a wonderful weekend too, Kim. Do you know what kind of plant that is? It is so pretty. I see Penny's wonderful bird house too:>) Everything is just beautiful!


Kim, Happy Friday and week-end to you too. You sure have a fun week-end planned. I bet you find something special this week-end to share with your blogland friends.
I love your yellow walls and everything else about your home! I keep looking at the walls in my trailer wondering do I or don't I want them yellow. I love yours so it would make sense that I would like mine yellow too. Ummm? Someday I will have a stick house again(what RV people call homes that do not travel) and then maybe I can have my cheerful yellow walls.

Lace threads

What lovely pictures again. I love the little birdhouse as well! And you made me laugh with your comment about the plant: I have such problems with my plants! Have a wonderful weekend. x

Summer Kitchen Interiors

We love the picture of Maggie's bath time... too funny! Isn't it fun to meet a blog friend?
Best Wishes for a great weekend!
Karla & Karrie

Brenda Kula

Well, if Ike doesn't knock the cable TV out my husband will likely make it through the weekend. He's scared to death he won't get to see the OU Sooners play tomorrow. Me, I'm just afraid for my garden. And losing the air conditioning. To me, more practical fears. And of course, don't want to lose my internet connection or I won't know what everyone's up to this weekend!


Hi Kim,
So happy to see Maggie's picture has a place of honor. Have fun at the game tonight. I love going to high school football games.



I just love the birdhouse on top of the piano. Your beautiful home always inspires me to be creative. Thank you! Wishing you a wonderful weekend.



Jean Eakin

How great Maggie's painting looks in your delightful vignette. I just love your cheery yellow and red. It lights up even a cloudy day. You have a great weekend.
Jean in Virginia

deserae always! Have a great weekend :o)

Janet (Shabbyfufu)

Hi Kim! I had to laugh at your Maggie bath post. We call it "spa day" around here for Murphy and he actually enjoys the bath so much that he falls asleep in the sink! ~XO~ Janet


Love the painting in its new vignette. Perfect, Kim! And I love the cross painted white. Believe it or not, I have one just like it which I distressed with some of the paint from our house.

Have a great weekend!



OK. So I'm most impressed about the plant still being alive after three weeks. What does that say about me? I have a "funeral black" thumb.

Everything's beautiful, as always!


Hi Kim!! How are you doing?
Your home decor is always a treat for our eyes!! Beautiful yellow on the walls and I love your bird house!

Tracie~My Petite Maison

Happy Friday to you too, Kim!
That's great Maggie's picture has a home now - it sure is pretty and that cross on the door is lovely. What a great idea to hang it on the door ;)

Thalita Dol

Hi there!

I'm from Brazil, Rio de Janeiro and completly fell in love with your blog!!!

I'm new with all this decoration stuff and you are a big inspiration! =D
I just got married and I'm decorating our home (a small apartament) little by little, piece by piece.
Oh my, I wish we had yard sales in Brazil too... It's almost impossible to find pretty vintage objects around here.
I look at your pictures and can almost smell the good scents of sun, wet gardens and cozy sofas....


Many kisses!


My week has flown by too. I've been cleaning my master closet from top to bottom...a MAJOR job!

Have a wonderful weekend.


The Roost

I love the pic of Maggie. The bird house and cross look great too. Beautiful home :0)


I haven't been by lately but everything is looking super and your plant is wonderful! Wish I mine would live!


This post is like a big ole yellow ray of Sunshine!!! ::))


Dear Kim, Happy weekend to you also. Pictures of your home are always fun to see and I'm glad you kept your plant alive. It really is a challenge, isn't it? They don't live for me, either.

Daisy Cottage

Lisa, I just used a couple of Q-tips,dipped them in white paint and then dabbed the paint all over the cross. It probably took 5 minutes! ;-)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio

Happy Weekend Kim! Maggies picture is just perfect there! And thank you for showing the birdhouse again...:-) I wanted to thank everyone that left comments here about it too.


Hi Kim, My name is Becky and I too live in Florida. Tampa area. I love stopping by your blog to visit your lovely home. It just cheers me. I get so many ideas for color. I come away wanting to paint everything bright and beautiful.
Where is the shop Vintage that you visit, it is called that right? Do they have a blog? It could be time for a road trip. I should have asked before a friend and I went to the Barn in Lake Alfred. Have you been there. I can't wait until they decorate for Christmas. I love this place!
Have a nice weekend and let us know if the team won.


Hi Kim, It's Becky again from Lace and Lures. I have a question. While I was going through your blog I saw a beautiful shop in Miami are there more like this one there. We will be in that area in a few weeks and I wanted to visit shops like these.
I hope that you will let me know.
Thanking you in advance


Good morning Kim :)

The days DO seem to be going by faster. I can't believe it's the middle of September already.

You found the perfect place for Fifi's painting of Miss Maggie and you did a beautiful job with the cross :)

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!


Kim Hancock

The cross looks beautiful!


Maggie looks just beautiful in her place of honor on the piano.


Happy Friday, ahem, to you, too! Always a treat to stop by and see what you're up to. Your Maggie painting looks wonderful framed and propped there. I laughed out loud at the photos below of Maggie playing dead before bath time. Ha!!!!

Hope your weekend was wonderful. :)


My recent pregnancy got me out of my blogging mode. I'm finally back into the swing of things and I'm so enjoying checking back in on your blog. Loved the photo of Maggie playing dead - she's hilarious. Visited 2 mini doxies not long ago: Fred & Ginger. Boy were they sweet! I'm a You've Got Mail fan too. I could watch that movie a hundred times. Everything about it is so charming. I wish that little book store was around the corner from me...

Happy Sunday!

jennifer Paganellli

thanks for your comment on my blog I love your painting of Maggie...truly wonderful that FiFi is!!! all my best, Jennifer

Thalita Dol

Hi there Kim!

Your blog is soooooo pretty!
I can't seem to stop looking at it.
Your cottage is heavenly beautifull!
I wish someday I will too live in a cottage as pretty as yours!
Now, for me, I just got married and just started to decorate our new apartament, little by little. Still lots to learn and do! =)

Kisses to you from your brazillian friend!

Sweet Cottage Dreams

Everything is perfect! Whooo hoa! on the plant. DO have a green thumb! Give little Maggie a kiss from me! Her painting is perfect on the piano! I honestly can envision it there - oh, cause I HAVE been there and sat right smack dab by your piano! LOL! Penny's birdhouse looks perfect by the painting.



Sorry, I posted twice! =P

I didn't remember if I had posted or not, but after posting the 2nd message, there I saw the previous one... Oh my!
I have such a bad memory! =/

Oh, well, you deserve all the praise anyway! =)

Elaine L.

Yes, time does fly bye. I've noticed that the stores started putting out Halloween items in July and now the Thanksgiving and Christmas things are out.

It seems to me that we are pushed into thinking months ahead and it stops us from living in the "NOW". So SAD.


Fifi Flowers

Maggie looks great on the piano in a yellow frame! She is so adorable! Love all her photos!
ENJOY your Sunday!



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