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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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September 19, 2008



Kim, what a beautiful and generous giveaway! Looking forward to your 3rd blogging year!


I love your beautiful blog! I stumbled upon is recently when looking at other cottage blogs. You have a wonderful sense of style and your photography is so vivid! Enjoy your bloganniversary!


I've enjoyed reading your blog since the day I discovered it - you have such a wonderful eye for pretty arrangements and beautiful antiques and art!

Jenn Ww

What a blessing you are to so many people. I have just begun to follow your blog but I am inspired everyday by your beautiful pictures and sweet words. In my (not always) so beautiful life of homeschooling a tough ADHD little one and a princess you are a breath of fresh air. Thank you for letting us into your life and home everyday.


Jenn W

Llyn M

Such a beautiful post, and some very nice giveaway items!


Helo to you and Miss Maggie,
What a joy it is to visit with you every morning with my coffee. Oh, if only I could express my delight in the color's of your life. Red's and yellow's and music to soothe. Just Beautiful!


Wow! What wonderful things!
Yours was one of the first blogs I discovered! I have really enjoyed seeing bits and pieces of your home! Your photography IS very good! Every time I visist I feel as if I am looking at online magazine!

Janice Vincent

Hi Kim.... Thank you for blessing us with a wondrous two years at Daisy Cottage. Each and every day is colorful, poignant, reflective and graced by adorable Maggie. Enjoy your time off.... Looking forward to Fall at Daisy Cottage.

fondly - janice


Love your site...each morning I look forward to your posts!

Amy Sutter

Please enter me in your lovely drawing. I just started following your blog and it certainly brightens my day :-)
Amy Sutter


Happy blogiversary! I think I've been with you for a lot of that time! It passes so quickly doesn't it!

Sharon Avinger

Kim - you never fail to amaze! Your blog brings joy to my day. You are a true friend to us! Thank you for opening up your home - and your heart - to your readers.


Hi Kim
Thanks for your Inspiration and the colour you bring into this dull, grey, rainy corner of England. I also love your choice of music - some of my favourites there!
Thanks again


Yours was one of the first blogs I ever saw and I was just in awe! I called my husband in to see all the pretty things and your cute home and he loved it too. I can honestly say you are one of the inspirations for my own blog! Congratulations on two wonderful years, this blog has certainly led to some opportunities for you hasn't it? I hope you have many more years of sharing you wonderful eye for beauty and the brilliant way you see the world!


Your blog makes me feel good! It is so beautiful and inspires me to make my "surroundings" beautiful!

Happy blog Anniversary! I hope there are many more!!!

-Sandy toes


I have enjoyed reading your blog since I found it and love your photography. You have inspired me in so many ways Thank you for all that you do to inspire us out here in blogland. Congratulations on two wonderful years!


I have always been such a fan of yours, Kim. Your lovely photos and sweet spirit..the beautiful things you fill your dear Daisy Cottage with...all these things make your blog one of my favorites. YOU give us more than you realize.
Precious little verse!
love, bj


Oh Kim, you are such a part of my day. I come here often and am always amazed by what you have to share. I really wish I could knock on your door, hug you and Maggie and sit and chat for a long time! Please add my name. It would be an honor to have such a wonderful gift arrive on my doorstep. Of course. . .maybe you would like to deliver it yourself. You are always welcome in my Oregon home. Just a continent away! ~Adrienne~


Kim, you are a treasure to so many of us! And you touch us in so many ways...I particularly love Sweet Maggie, who is so much like my Mickie. And your vignettes in your home make us feel that genteel living is possible...When You Wish Upon a Star...I love it so much that it was my bridal processional last December 1 when I married for the LAST time, I figured that that beautiful young man was my Prince CHarming and nothing suited the moment better...much to his Extremely Proper Mother's dismay, who,until she heard the string trio begin playing, had insisted that I WOULD walk down to Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring...sorry, Ma, I don't THINK so!!!!!


Happy blogiversary!

You know I recently found your blog and instantly fell in love with it.
It was part the inspiration to create one of my own and get inside this blogland!

Congratulations for all your pretty lovelly details in Daisy Cottage!
Hope we all have together lots of years more!
This is really a collorfull garden just a click away.

Kisses from sunny Rio!


How kind and generous you are to give away such beautiful things! I love your blog!


Congratulations, Kim, and THANK YOU for being here for all of us. A visit here is like a visit to a happy place--a place where friends gather. Keep on blogging!!


It has be a delight to meet you via your wonderful and warm blog. You inspire me daily. As always, I wish you the most and the best.


Happy Anniversary with your blog! I love reading about and seeing the grace and care that you put into your home and lavish upon your guests. Have a great day!


Happy Blog Anniversary, Kim.

As you know, it was with your encouragement, I began Back Porch Musings. Thank you for that encouragement. Blogging has opened the world for me and turned my occasional photography attempts into a hobby I love!

I hope you continue blogging for a very long while!


I visit your blog every day and always find bright inspiring images from your happy home and sweet messages from you to those who read your blog. It's always a treat to see what you and Maggie are up to. Can't wait to see the magazine photos!



You have such a beautiful, cheery blog! It's one of my daily stops!


I love your blog and must of been there from the near beginning without knowing it. It is tasteful and beautiful to read. I have shared your site with many and love your colors. They are like sunshine after the rain. I have used them in several quilts I have done. Thanks for blogging. PattiO


Kim - your blog is a contstant source of inspiration and loveliness for me. Thank YOU for sharing it with us.



Good morning Kim ~ what a wonderful post. I love reading your blog everyday...your pictures are absolutely gorgeous. Plus I love looking at Miss Maggie ~ what a cutie pie!

Happy Anniversary! I would love to be entered into your giveaway! Have a great day.


Elizabeth At My Maine Cottage

What a wonderful Give-a-way from a wonderful person! Congratulations on 2 years! Please enter my name into your drawing.
Thank you!


Happy anniversary! I am so glad I found your blog - I just love everything about it!




This is my first time to comment on your blog. I've been "lurking" for a while and I want to let you know how much I've enjoyed seeing your lovely home. You are an inspiration to me. I love, love, love primary colors also, even if at this point in my life I am using lighter colors to decorate (trying to keep the little ones calm ;0)). Ahh, someday I will return to the brighter colors, and when I do, I will be looking to you for inspiration!

You are right, there are so many lovely souls out there in blog land. Whenever I need a lift, I can simply go to the computer to see what's new, and feel the kindred spirits all around the world.

God is so good to us, isn't He?! He provides friends all over the world through this medium, and I, like you, am thankful.

Have a blessed day, and keep up the beautiful work you do!


I check out your blog all the time for inspiration and to make me want to clean my house ;) You are a wonderful decorator and everytime you go somewhere and bring your camera along, it makes me want to go there. So Congrats to you and I hope you continue to inspire!!


We have to thank YOU for being YOU. Your thoughts each day are inspirational to us. Your pictures are wonderful. Thank YOU for allowing us to come into your home and share with you the joys of your life!!!

Claudia Hill

Dear Kim,

Your blog has been a joy to read and greatly influenced my decision to start my own blog. I love your sunny home and all the wonderful things you share with us. Thank you, thank you.


Karen McCullough

Oh I love your blog - I always look so forward to clicking and opening to see what wonderful things you post.

Hope you have a happy, beautiful daisy day !!


I love your blog!The photos are so peaceful and encouraging!


Hi Kim,
Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary. I have just recently found your blog and you have inspired me to paint my kitchen red....I love it. The pictures of your home are beautiful. Thank you!!



Happy Anniversary!
Thanks for all the inspiration and joy.


Happy 2nd Anniversary! Your home is lovely. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ideas!


I love, love, love your blog. I started my blog 4 days ago. I have been having the most wonderful time reading your delightful blog as well as so many others this summer. I hope with time my blog will be as inspiring as yours has been to me.

Carol * in Oklahoma


what an awesome giveaway!!
here is another poem for you.:)

"star light, star bright,
first star i see tonight,
i wish i may, i wish i might,
win the star on September night."


Love the blog! Looking forward to a fabulous third year.


Happy 2 year Bloggy anniversary Kim!
I am so glad you decided to take this journey!
It has been such a pleasure coming to visit your blog and reading all about your life and enjoying visits to your beautiful home!
You are an amazing person!

{raising my cup of tea}
Heres to many more wonderful years blogging!



Simply beautiful your home and your soul thank you for sharing you start my day with sunshine
God bless, karen

Gretchen Gerg

Happy Anniversary! You have given me inspiration, encouragement and most of all friendship.

Please include me in the drawing.



Kim, what an incredible give away. A friend of mine hooked me up with your wonderful site of which I visit on a regular basis. Look forward to another wonderful year.



Kim- Looking forward to many more years of bloggin!!!


Happy Anniversary!!!
I love visiting your blog and seeing all the wonderful ideas! Thank you.

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Fay Marie Torzsok

Hi Kim,
Happy Anniversary of Blogging! I don't think you know how special you are, so I'd like to tell you. " YOU are a very special person." I hope you have many more years of happy blogging. Thanks for caring and sharing of yourself. Have a wonderful day.

Fay Marie


What beautiful treasures! I especially love the pin, but everything's gorgeous. :) What a great giveaway!

Jean Eakin

Kim, You are the one that lights up our day, and are a blessing to us. We should Thank you for the gift of sharing your Home and thoughts with us. I always feel good after reading whats going on in " Kimland". Your anniversary giveaway is unbeleivable. It would be a honor to be entered. You have a good day, you hear.
Jean in Virginia

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage

Oh Kim...what an inspiration you have been to me.....I recall when I began looking at blogs..I found you. I even posted one of your pictures because I loved a black and white checked wing back chair you had posted. I found a lovely wing back chair at an auction and yes, it sits in my living room today with a beautiful black and white check fabric....I enjoy your blog, the pictures and your words.....I always smile when I visit Daisy Cottage. And Maggie...I too have a Maggie Dog.....I love to see your Maggie Dog. She is absolutely precious.

I wish you another 3 years and more of blogging...Thank you so much for the smiles and inspiration.


What a beautiful blog. You have such talent in decorating the home you love and filling it with little treasures.


Hi Kim,
I visit your blog daily and want to thank you for the inspiration you provide. What a wonderful giveaway, I certainly would love to win.
I wish you a wonderful day,


Happy Birthday, Dear Daisy Cottage!

Kim, your sweet note started my day off perfectly. In every post, the kindness in your spirit shines brightly. This is, indeed, an over the rainbow place and you are Dorothy. I, on the other hand, am Tin Man... if I only had a brain! ;-)

Thank you for sharing yourself, your family, and your home with us. It makes life so much richer. God bless you, my friend. And thank you for sharing your treasures, both your giveaway and more importantly, your heart.




Happy anniversary! Not a day goes by that I don't visit your blog. You have been an inspiration and truly a gift to my days. Even in cyberspace Daisy Cottage is a haven to come to. Thanks and please continue to share your lovely home with us. Hugs, Lucy Oh yeah....please include me in your giveaway.

Heidi German

What a lovely gift! Hope you don't mind if I throw my hat in the ring.

I enjoy your blog for the lovely photos you post each day. Pure eye candy!


Happy Anniversary!! Oh my! What an amazing giveaway. Thank you so much for the time you put into your posts. I am inspired everytime I read something you've put up. I dream of the day I have my own little dream cottage. Thanks again!


Just a note to let you know that I truly enjoy your writing and sharing of your home. I'm not a terribly long time reader, but I am definitely a devoted one since I found your blog. Congratulations on your blogging anniversary.


Happy Blog Anniversary Kim!

You have a beautiful blog and I always look forward to every new post. You are certainly an inspiration to many people!

Thanks for brightening my day!



Happy Blog Anniversary, Kim!

Thanks for sharing yourself and your gift of decorating with us. It is always uplifting to visit your blog. You certainly have accomplished a lot and I am so proud of you!



I have several blogs in my favorites. I have yours at the top. You have inspired me to keep wishing...dreaming...creating.

Thank you for sharing so much of yourself.

I am one step closer to starting my own blog because of you.


michele coats

Happy Anniversary, I start my day with a cup of coffee and your blog. Please add my name to giveaway. Please continue to bring us sunshine from your home and the sunshine state!


such lovely sentiments and happy blog anniversary, Kim! what a wonderful giveaway - I have my fingers and toes crossed!


Anne Morrow Lindberg has always been one of my favorites...and so has your blog!The 'giveaway' is a lovely idea even if I don't win.


I LOVE your blog! You are such an inspiration! I LOVE Daisy Cottage. Keep on blogging because I enjoy each and every one of your posts!


Happy blog anniversary. I subscribed to your blog after my first is lovely. Your give-away is lovely as well, and very generous! Thanks so much for sharing such inspirational photos and thoughts!

Janis Zettel

How kind you are. Thank your for sharing your love. Grams


Not sure if my comment posted, so I'll send it again. Happy blog anniversary! You have a beautiful and inspirational blog...thanks for sharing such lovely pictures and ideas! What a generous and lovely give-away you have as well. Thank you for sharing in this blog!


I love your blog. I love Daisy Cottage. You are such and inspiration. So nice of you to give these things away.. Have a good day! =)


I have been reading your blog for some time now and even though in real life I never really shut up, for some reason I am comment shy. But, you got my attention today with this wonderful give-a-way and I got un-shy real quick. LOL I really enjoying checking in and seeing you and your home. Happy Blogversary!


Happy Blogiversary Kim!

You're just a doll and so many people love coming here to have their day brightened.

Keep up the great work. :)

Teresa Sheeley

Wishing you more years of bliss from blogging. We love you Kim!!!


Karen B

Happy Blogiversary! What a lovely, lovely giveaway! I hope I'm still doing this in 2 years.

Tracie~My Petite Maison

Happy Two Year Anniversary, Kim!
This is such a cozy place for people to visit. Thanks to you, Maggie and Dear Daisy Cottage. You touch everyone's hearts.
It's so appropriate, you have When You Wish Upon a Star - I can even hear Jiminy Cricket singing in such a sweet voice.


you are so wrong..that giveaway is not a small is just hugely WONDERFUL...just like you...and your blog! I would LOVE TO win those beautiful gifts...


You are the reason that I have my amazing BellaDella. I thank you everyday for that. Blogging is now an amazing part of my life.

Please enter me in your drawing. I would love to have something from you in my home. Fingers are crossed!


I love your blog, I read it everymorning,
I really like the way you post your pictures
They tell a story by them selfs.
Take care.

Anita Ehmsen


Your blog is such an inspriation as I work on my old, soon to be all yellow, house. We both love bright colors. Your blog is awesome, your pictures divine and inspirational. Many thanks for all you do.


Miss Daisy, I enjoy your blog so much but you have given me such a scare! I scrolled fast today for I was afraid that you were about to stop blogging!!What would I do without My Sweet Daisy Cottage! Happy Anniversary and thanks for all the joy that you give us everyday!!


Dear Kim,
Happy Blog Anniversary!! What a lovely, lovely giveaway. Many years ago when in high school in Titusville, I dated a DISTANT cousin of Anne Morrow Lindbergh. My only claim to fame!
You have put together a scrumptious giveaway - I only hope I'm lucky enough to win!


Hi Kim,
Thank you for being such a wonderful delight each morning when I have my cup of coffee. You are such a breath of fresh air. What a lovely giveaway. That will be one lucky winner.

I have changed my blog and also made it so that you can leave comments again. Have a lovely weekend.



Congrats on two years of happy, uplifting, inspiring blogging!

What beautiful items you're offering up for your giveaway!

Happy continued blogging!


I so enjoy checking your blog every day or two. Love Miss Maggie, and you know, she seems to have been born to be a blog star! Your choice of decor, colors and sunny disposition are always sure to bring a smile! Congratulations on you blog anniversary!


Congrats Kim, we have all enjoyed every beautiful colorful minute of your blog :)


What a sweet thing to do. I love to visit your blog. Yellow is my very favorite color. So seeing the picture of your home always makes me smile. My own house is painted yellow, not a bold and golden as yours, but yellow with brown trim. I thank you for the blog. Miss Maggie is also a favorite of mine. I own 2 doxies myself and adore them. Roxie


I have really enjoyed your blog! It inspires me to start a blog of my own...someday.


Thanks for posting beautiful stuff and ideas every day. I look forward to it when I get up in the morning.

Arlene McComas

I'm wishing on a star...and so happy to know you....
My wish - to be lovely like you.


Congratulations, Kim, Your blog is so inspiring and a beautiful part of my day.
Hope you'll be with us for a long, long time. (Maggie, too!)


Congratulations & thank you for being SUCH an inspiration! It's neat that you have the song posted on your blog 3 year old daughter adores that song. Best wishes to you & your future...


happy blogiversary daisy cottage! i just love visiting your site and looking at all your treasures! you inspired me to dig through my local goodwill store and i'm reaping the rewards! thank you!


I always enjoy reading your post. And you blog always looks so cheerful. :) Congrats on your blog anniversary. What lovely giveaway items. I just love vintage jewelry. Thanks for sharing with us.


Your blog is so beautiful and I love your little dog! Please enter me in the drawing!
God bless!

Sher's Creative Expressions

Kim, congrats on 2 years of blogging. I enjoy blogging ~ I've met some wonderful, kindred spirits on line too! I very much enjoy your blog and look forward to your posts.

Please enter me in your drawing. . . wishing. . . and. . . hoping. . . and dreaming. . . that you draw my name :)



KJ Adams

Happy Anniversary on your wonderful blog! Wishing you the best for the future.



Your blog is a wonderful bit of whimsy added to my day. I love your style and am inspired every time I visit. My teenaged daughters enjoy it so much too. Thanks for giving us something else to share.



You have a lovely page! Your giveaway is amazing. I am an avid journal keeper. I love writing and drawing in it. My journal is one of my most treasured possessions.

Your cottage is beautiful!
Thanks for sharing,

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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

Thank You Francesca!

  • "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

Thank You Kathy!

  • "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

Thank You Lenna!

  • "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

Thank You Rose!

  • "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

Thank You Lisa!

  • "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.

Thank you Pamela!

  • "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

Thank you Joy!

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

Thank You Anne!

  • "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

Thank You Tracy!

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

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  • "Your humble spirit has not changed through your many posts here in Blogland. You have been blessed with a special gift and I am very thankful you share it with us." ~ Karen

Thank You Betty Jo!

  • "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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