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July 21, 2009



Oh, Kim,
I need you to live next door to me. I sent the link to your blog to a friend and I told her I wished you lived on one side of me and she on the other. But your blog is the next best thing, I guess. I always enjoy it so much!
Your day was filled with blessings and so was mine.
Love & Hugs,

Daisy Cottage

Ahh Hattie - I wish you lived next door to me too. BTW, I love your name.

I'm glad you had a nice day.


Becky G.

Today was a good day! I'm finally about over the cruddy stuff (sinus/upper respiratory infection) and have only a teeny cough left. I did almost all the laundry - washed, dried, put away - yippee! I also worked on a couple of projects outside! I painted a couple of planters, an old 50's plant stand got a coat of periwinkle blue, and turned a former pineapple fountain into a bird bath, complete with a couple of coats of 'hammered bronze' paint. I also rearranged the front porch so that we can do our new hobby - playing chess - while sitting in the wicker rockers out there. I'll have a post about the projects on my blog in a couple of days. OH! And hubby wanted chili dogs for dinner, so I made them for him and I had leftovers from dinner out on Sat. night - cheese ravioli with meat sauce and baked with mozzerella cheese from Provinos - yum!

Thanks for sharing your day with us! Becky

Alison Gibbs

Sounds like the perfect day.
Surrounded by the people you love as well as a home you adore

Kelee Katillac

Hi Kim!

My day...spent refinishing floors in the Chateau Room--Shack to Chateau! Will share sometime! It has been splendid weather here...
life is so full of goodness...the flowers in the garden and the little bunnies in our yard that EAT them...its all sweet....even Oliver(rabbit hound by lineage)yawns and stretches as he lays across his 40's rattan sofa and watches them!

Thanks for asking...and glad your days are always good!


Daisy Cottage

Becky, that WAS a wonderful day - don't you love days like that! And now I'm hungry!

Alison, sweet dreams!

Kelee- bunnies? Oh how sweet - I haven't seen one in our yard.. plenty of squirrels though! Glad you had a great day too.



Sounds like a a very pleasant day to me. ~ Robyn

Daisy Cottage

Hi Robyn! Hope your day was a good one too.


Twice Remembered Cottage

Love those shots, Kim - you can just smell the late evening summertime air!

Gwyn Day

Hi Kim, I just discovered your blog via Tara Frey's new book! I love your site! I'm planning to start a blog of my own this fall! I spent my evening with my three grands! I was gone for 3 weeks to our mountain cabin and I missed them so much! We had a blast!
Thanks for a great blog!

Daisy Cottage

Thank you Kim! Yes it is definitely summer time here in Florida - scorching heat, BUT the evenings have been quite nice. Hope YOU are doing great!

It is SO nice to meet you Gwyn! I'm glad you are here - and I'm REALLY happy that you will be joining us in Blogland! That's wonderful - be sure to share your link with me when you do! I know your evening with your grandchildren WAS delicious, indeed! Thank you very much for your sweet words about my blog!



Your day sounds like a perfect summer day, pizza sure sounds good! I spent the day noodling around with fabric, running errands and staying in my p.j's til late in the day. Not a perfect day but a good one. Tomorrow we have friends coming for dinner and I plan to have a little more fun and a little less work:>) Have a good night Kim!

Cindy Meguiar

Spent the day with the grandkids! Very nice!!

My life, like most of ours, is very busy. Since I have been introduced to the world of "the blog" I have tried to end my day reading yours. It is AMAZING how your pictures and you words just speak peace to my heart! I know I am not alone in my feelings. Thank you Kim!

I'm Julia

Kim, my day was spent with my Handsome. we also did chores, ran errands & ate pizza. Coincidentally, earlier in the month I titled one of my posts "A very good day". Synchronicity? Or just two lucky girls?

Pleasant evening!
Julia @


today was my day to watch my wonderful grandsons - bryson 2 l/2 and caleb l0 months! now that it's just me watching them i only watch them one day a week - but it's a great day with them. Bryson stills asks "where's grampa" when he comes in..we've told him that grampa is with the angels..these little delights make my heart happy and i hope that i make a mark on their littles lives. We have started saying prayer over our lunch..bryson will bow his head, close his eyes and at the end say "amen"! precious boys in my life..thank you Kim for sharing YOUR life with us.


Work- cleaning teeth all day, came home to find Bailey had opened the kitchen cabinet door and helped herself to a dog bone. She, of course, didn't clean up after herself and left the wrapper torn up on the kitchen floor. She left the cabinet door open, too! We took the dogs for a run, did laundry. Lots of fun stuff!


Hi, Kim,
Glad you had a good day. I spent mine painting my wash room, which was a horrible, vibrant blue color. It looks much better now. :)


Things I liked about my day : felt a cool morning breeze, played with my flowers, found a cute little book about what dogs teach us, held one of my grandsons, piddled with some decorating, played with my dogs, talked with my mom, visited with friends, watched a movie with my husband, got a package in the mail, and read this blog and few others that had such positive messages in them!

Jessica Jensen

My day is about done too. Going to bed to get some z's. My hubby took really good care of me today. I got to stay home from work, since I wasn't feeling myself today and it was nice to stay in my pink pj's all day. Updated my blog, read up on others, cleaned my closet, and watched "America's Got Talent."

Your blog is so fun to read and I always look forward to reading it daily! Thanks for asking about our day and I'm glad you had a good one.


glad to hear your day was nice:) my day was spent with friends and singing happy birthday to our friend karen. it was sweet to just be together and garden.

Daisy Cottage

Kathy, love the "noodling around with fabric" - and a day spent in pjs can be just what the doctor ordered sometimes. Have fun with your friends - how nice of you to be having them over for dinner!

Thank YOU Cindy. I'm so happy that you are blessed with grandchildren... as for me? I'm not a grandmother - yet. Maybe one day! I hear that there is nothing more special than being one. :-)

Julia - a day with your "handsome" - how perfect! Something tells me he is the lucky one! (((hugs)))

I am so happy that beautiful you have those boys and your loving family in your are an angel here on earth.

Brenda! Bailey sounds like an impish LOVE - so glad you have her to come home to.. even if she didn't clean up after herself! ;-)

Yay D! A freshly painted washroom! You worked hard! I bet it is beautiful now!

Sondra! How I love that you noted the cool morning breeze and included that as noteworthy in your lovely day.. xoxoxo

Thank you Jessica! I hope you feel like yourself TODAY (as it is indeed a new one as I type this) and what a sweet hubby you have! Speaking of closets - I so need to tackle mine!

Aimee - what a lovely day you had! A garden AND friends! Perfect, perfect.



Had a good day here too. Walked my DIL around the mall (it's raining yet again here) trying to get her labor started as she is 2 weeks overdue. Grandson Carter made a bear for himself and his soon to be here brother at the Build A Bear store. Then a nice nap at my house for all. A good day.

Daisy Cottage

Chris, that WAS a good day!


Renae Moore

Aren't we blessed to be ABLE to do errands and visit with friends? My day today is filled with picking out paint, picking up my granddog and volunteering doing some crafts with some precious ladies at a senior living complex! Life is great!
Blessings and ((hugs)) to you!

black eyed susans kitchen

Kim, I love your attitude and the way you recognize a beautiful day. Mine was lovely too....thank you for asking.
♥, Susan


The photos are lovely. Thanks for sharing. It makes me want to take an evening stoll down your street. It was a stressful day at work and afterward hubby and I ate left over BBQ and then took a ride in the Mustange with the top down. Nothing like an evening drive with the wind in your hair to relieve the stress of work. Then home to do a little monogramming and laundry and then nighty, night. Headed to Panama City Beach Monday for some REAL relaxation. Wish I could drive further to get a glimpse of Daisy Cottage in person.

Elizabeth Compton

Had a really good day. Drove with my sister to wish my oldest daughter (38) a happy birthday and take her a cake and a gift. We had BLT's and cupcakes and then when the grandkids were down for their naps, Susie and I left to do a bit of shopping before heading back (2 hour drive). I bought a little box with a dachshund silhouette on the cover with black polka dot paper napkins in it, an old flour sifter that's white with apple decals on it and an elephant bottle opener, elephant "poo paper" made from recycled poo (no kidding - some proceeds go to the elephant care) and of course, one of my favorite indulgences - slice of soap. I got cherry one of my faves and got my youngest daughter cranberry lemongrass. Good visit, good shopping and food out when I got home. My doxies were awaiting my arrival when I got home. It's always good to see them. I LOVE the photo of Maggie and the ant.

Mary Lou

Hi, Kim! It sounds like you had a busy, but very nice day. I love sitting on the deck in the evenings, just settling down for the night.
Yesterday I spent the day working on the slipcovers for my sofa, which is what I am doing again today! Hopefully today will finish them, and then it's on to the chairs.
Hope you have a wonderful day today.
Mary Lou

Daisy Cottage

Oh Renae, your special ladies are going to love YOU! That is awesome!

Susan, I am so glad that lovely you had a lovely day too. ((hugs))

Patty - pure bliss to ride with the top down! Good for you for treating yourself to an evening ride! Have a great time at the beach! Dip your toes into the ocean for me!

Oh Elizabeth - what a FAB day YOU had! Thank you so much for sharing with me!

Mary Lou how exciting - slipcovers! How I admire those of you who can sew and who have that kind of patience! They will be gorgeous for sure!


Its was a very nice day! My daughter surprised me and showed up at my house from one state over.


It was a rainy, humid day here and just great for me to open my book, I just started the 3rd book in the Twilight series....loving me some Edward & Bella :)

Kathy :)


thank you Kim for your kind words - i am truly blessed to have my family and friends around me..and most of all to have God to give me the peace that passes all understanding..

Nancy M.

Kim Dear,
Your pictures are so beautiful. We tell you that all the time but you keep amazing us.
I had a great day even though the temperatures are 110 degrees. Hubby and I went to a dairy with our youngest daughter and our two year old granddaughter. Besides cows there were chickens, a donkey and a horse, goats and a goose. We looked in the gift store and I bought our granddaughter a little pig that squeaks. We had lunch at the Farmhouse and then visited the Gilbert,AZ historical museum. Little Eva fell asleep on the way home. She is so sweet. Now I am home enjoying one of my favorites things; visiting you and Daisy Cottage.
Nancy M.

Daisy Cottage

Julie - what an awesome daughter! Wow!
Might it have something to do with you being an awesome mother??? ;-)

Oh Kathy - my sis and daughter LOVE those books too. I haven't read them. I'm so glad you are curling up with a great book - true bliss I know!


Nancy, what a magical day - animals galore and time with your hubby, daughter, and granddaughter! I'm so happy that you had this day. xoxo


diving Boracay

wow!!! You really had a wonderful day. I am so much jealous. LOL!!!

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