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July 31, 2009



I celebrate you too! What a charming post!!


What a beautiful post, Kim!
You hit the nail on the head!
We all have so much to be thankful for!


Such a lovely post ~ and so true!
Celebrating the "little things" with you!


These photos are just delicious! Honestly, they look like something you want to devour, they are so beautiful! It's so true, we must celebrate the simple things in our lives. Beautiful post!



Such a cheerful post. I just found you again and am so glad I did!

Alison Gibbs

Gorgeous post Kim.
We all need to celebrate the things we love and that give us pleasure, the things in our homes that make us smile as we walk by.
So many reasons to celebrate life!


Such happy thoughts! Thank you!


Celebrating the little joys gives us a happier outlook on life. A great reminder Kim (and I love that red plaid top!)


Perfect Post.

Beautiful Photos.

Thank You.


Beautiful post!! Thank you! Celebrate your weekend!


Just what I needed to begin my day and lift my spirits. Why do we forget the little things that make the big things. I have that floral cup!! Luv it I got mine at anthropologie.


What a great reminder, Kim. Thanks for starting my Oklahoma day off right with your Florida photos and thoughts.

Becky G.

Kim, you are such a lovely person - inside and out! Today I am celebrating my dad being home from the hospital and having a day all to myself. A day in which cleaning and cooking play a huge - HUGE - part. Thank you for sharing YOU with us! Blessings, Becky G.


What a loving and thoughtful post this is! You have such a way with your camera. You give me ideas for photos all the time. Thank you for that. I love the colors and the angles.

I love the idea of celebrating the simple everyday things we so often take for granted. Have a beautiful day!

Nicole M.

Such a nice post! It really puts things into perspective that are the most important. The little things definitely bring the most joy to my life!


Hello Kim,

I really, really love this wonderful post!

~ Gabriela ~


Kim, your home is incedible! I adore everything, thanks again for sharing.

 sheri howard

Thanks Kim for reminding us all to celebrate life. Funny thing...I own those exact juice cups! I love that cupcake, so darling!!! ~Sheri

black eyed susans kitchen

Kim, You are so right! Although I never thought of the made the bed if my children were to make their beds...that would be a celebration. Love those glasses with the little red rosebuds.
♥, Susan


What a beautiful post, and a thoughtful reminder, thank you!

Kim, I have one of those exact rose-covered drinking glasses! I scooped it up from a thrift store a few months ago and have been wishing for it's mate. :)

Lavender Dreams

Beautiful! I am learning to 'celebrate' every little thing and starting new habits in my new home! What a lovely post to start my day! Hugs to you!


Dear Kim
What a cheerful post. Just the other day I was thinking about the expresion TGIF and thought about making every Friday a celebration. So rather then "thank God Friday is finally here" I was going to think of it as "today is Friday and I am going to make it a day to thank God and celebrate". I have been out of my normal routine for several weeks now, so thanks for reminding me!!
I am always encouraged and cheered when I visit you.
Many thanks, Rhondi


Your post, this morning, made my day and as I write this Iam still smiling. I truly believe you have THE nicest blog on this old computer of mine. Anyone who entered your home in a bad mood would exit in a happy one after seeing all of your colors. Have a wonderful weekend from IOWA...........JAN

Pauline Lewis

Dear Kim......Here it is Friday already and I needed my daily uplift. So...I could not wait to log on to your blog like I try to do each and every day. It makes me wish that my husband and I could move to Florida and be your next door neighbor. I would have so much fun going shopping finding all the little treasures you find. I know we would be the best of friends. I just adore your little Miss Maggie also. What a precious little angel. Have a great weekend from Oklahoma!! Where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain. ;-)



I'm reminded of a saying about life I heard growing up from old timers, "This is not a dress rehearsal". :)


Oh delicious all the way around!

MJ Smith

We celebrate you, too!! Thank you for such a beautiful post today.



Exactly! Thanks for the reminder. :)


Thank you Kim for reminding us of the special people we have in our lives..I daily look forward to reading your blog..You are one of the SPECIAL People in our lives..


What a lovely post to start the day with! You have a wonderful attitude of love and making every day special.
Hugs, Susan


What beautiful pictures!


thank you for the sweet thoughts. i am off to celebrate a day of thrift, garage,and antique sailing,

Nancy Hutson Maisenbach

You are a beautiful soul and that is what keeps us coming back.
The world needs this message and I will do my best to communicate it to all I meet today. What I hope and pray is that I could continue to celebrate and be thankful to God no matter what my circumstances.
God Bless you,
Nancy M.


Just gorgeous! Kim, you really REALLY should write a book of your insights & your gorgeous photographs. You really are SO talented!
~Sue~ :)


Lovely Kim,
This entry would make a great book! It is so inspiring! Truly. A gift book.
Extraordinary Job!!
Love and Celebration*~*~*~*

Jenny Froh

WOW... what a truly beautiful post! Thank you... I really needed that today!


Great post, gorgeous colours.

The Decorated House

Hello Sweet Kim~
Of course each of us celebrates that you give so much from your heart to each time we visit. Thanks for being such a wonderful and dear friend.
Beautiful pictures and that!
Hugs, Donna

jenny b harris

Little did I know when I came to your blog today that I would be joining in a celebration. But I am! So many wonderful things to be happy about, how can anything get us down. Great philosophy. I celebrate you, too!

Carol @ Old Glory Cottage

I would like to celebrate that cupcake, topped by a cookie!! And you too, Kim. My little ray of sunshine every day!

Aimee Boschet

What a sweet post! I celebrate you as well. I am inspired daily by all of the wonderful Blogs that I come across.

Have a great weekend and stop by and say hi if you get a chance!


Weird, Kim, your "this is it, kids" actually made me cry. My mom and Dad, my best girlfriend and my children's father have passed on already..........and life is short...........and you are so right about that.

This is it. So so so right!

Celebrate it, big and small, but celebrate it now, while you can, no matter what may be bothering you on the inside.

Bless you, Kim. You really are amazing.



We need to all remember to celebrate the little things, because someday we'll realize that they were the BIG things!

Monica Epperson

Hi Kim,
I am celebrating make my day so bright. I wish I would live in your neighborhood and share my life's ups and downs over a blueberry muffin and coffee on Saturday mornings. You are such an uplifting part of my day. I look at your blog everyday and always hope you have a post waiting for me when I sit down after a long day at the office. Have a great weekend and I keep those blogs coming for all your fans.

Your Hoosier Friend,

Rose - The Center of My Self

ha! This post makes me want to grab you by the hands and swing us both around in circles! Wheeeeee! Love you mucho mucho, Kim, you sweet, wonderful, life-affirming, celebrating soul. I'm gaga over that colorful folkloric cup; so pretty. And the candle in the last pic, too. I'm pretty gaga over you, too, but you know that already. XOXOXO


Thanks for the reminder to celebrate the simply things!


Elizabeth Ann

With every delicious photo and every beautiful word, you touch my and your blog are part of the little enormous things that I so happily look forward to during my days...thanks for calling us all your "kids" and reminding us how special each breath and moment is! Like Rose in the post before, I would love to swing around in circles with you, giddy, laughing, CELEBRATING!! Oh, we my imagination =D Have a wonderful weekend, Kim.

xoxo, Elizabeth in Mississippi


I am celebrating your beautiful blog!

Terri Morse

Oh Kim, when I visit Dear Daisy Cottage, I'm lost in a beautiful world of color and love. You have been the greatest inspiration to me these last six months. I didn't think I could find joy again, but in following your example, I have! You've reminded me to appreciate all the wonderful things I can be greatful for. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us yet again, and for making it such a warm friendly place. I celebrate friends like you for lighting the way.

Kim, Life is one big celebration. I am so glad you embrace life, us and all the others you touch! Blessings to ya!


Kim, such a beautiful and thoughtful post and the colors of your home are outstanding.
I also like color, but have decided to do some neutral colors in some rooms in the house for a change. I celebrate you and all my blogger friends.


Susan Ramey Cleveland

You're beautiful, Kim. You, Maggie, and Daisy C. always put a smile on my face.

Dianne Wood

YES...We really should Celebrate Life, Everyday. As I sit here with Broken Knee, it's made me realize just HOW LUCKY I am to be alive and that THIS set back won't last forever.

Thanks for the reminder Kim.
Hugs to you and Maggie,

Mary Lou

You always make me want to celebrate! Everything seems so fun here! Thanks.
I'm just making tea. One of those cupcakes would be wonderful.
Mary Lou


Hi Kim,

What a lovely post. Your photographs are beautiful and so are you and your beautiful spirit that comes through in your blog. Everyday is a celebration at Daisy Cottage and everyday is a celebration in my painted garden.
Erin and Bentley

Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage

I love coming here. You are so inspiring and creative, Kim. What a beautiful post.

Thank you!
Hugs to you and Maggie,


Oh when I got married (the first time) 24 years ago (hmmm really? I need a moment) we receive those sweet little glasses with roses as a wedding present. They came with a little lidded jar that matched. I kept coffee in that jar for years and years and am at this moment trying to figure out where in the world it is.

I love the way you have the footboards lying against your bed. I have a bed with headboard and footboard. It was my grandma's but it will not fit in the bedroom which has two doors. If I use it, one of the doors will not open. lol It's that small. This may be a good alternative. :)

Thank you for making me smile. You write this blog just for me, right? :)

Fay Marie

Thanks Kim for reminding us to celebrate everything. Little things mean a lot.

Fay Marie

Our Red House

What a glorious, colourful post.

That cupcake was exquisite. I can almost taste it from here!



such an Heart warming post , i love all your photos they are so real as though i could touch all of your things...


Good morning Kim :)

This was such a sweet post to read this morning. It's started my day out wonderfully and I celebrate YOU :)

Oh and it's me that's the lucky one to know you!

love you much,

Mermaid Debbie

Kim, I celebrate you. I celebrate that our blog has Daisy Cottage listed under our Dive Into Inspiration sidebar because you do inspire! Beautiful post, beautiful reminder to celebrate the small joys too! They can add up to one big, amazing life!

Kelee Katillac

Life is GOOD! Yes...thaks for the sweet post Kim!! Yeahhhh!!!!!
We live in a country where everything is possible! We have much to celebrate!

Brenda Kula

Kim, I am so loving that little bird candle! You know me and gardens and birds. Does the place where you purchased it have a website, so others could buy it? Beautiful photographs, as always! I had a conference call with Terry G. and another member on the phone last night. And so I understand you and she go kind of way back to her decorating business days.


Thank you for reminding us, my dear Kim, that we all have so much to celebrate. Sometimes I need to be reminded, truly. Hugs and love, Cindy S.

Carolyn Green

Hi Kim,

What a lovely blog you have.
I enjoyed my visit today and we really do have so much to celebrate and be thankful for.

Have a great week


I love your yummy photos. I especially love your bed linens and yes, I'll take that cupcake too! :) Your house is truely a happy place.


kim now that i am no longer crying i must say that i celebrate every day on this earth ...even the days i have that are so hard to deal with as my daughter moved back home and she drinks too much and takes all the good things in my life as our family has went through and makes it bad ....and the reason she is like she is as she says we are dys -- funtional ... and my reply to that is yes we are dysfuntional but what is that living life and having bad days where you may feel bad and act human ?oh my gosh ! human!that is what life is living as real people ..who do cry and holler and scream at times ..and we all have those times where life really hurts us but you what ? that's when you go to DAISY COTTAGE .NET AND FEEL LIKE ALL IS RIGHT WITH THE WORLD .. THAT IS THE BEST PART OF ALL! OF LIVING IS THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE DAISY COTTAGE !!!

Daisy Cottage


I wish I could make it all better.
Hang in there sweet girl.



Thank you Kim. You put my thoughts into words today. Thanks also for sharing your beautiful home.

Molly Taylor

love, love, love to wander on your blog looking at the beautiful pictures and reading and while today's post is one of my favorites - i must add: Psalm 63:3
Because Your steadfast love is better than life,my lips will praise you. Thank you for taking me along on all of your jorneys.


Molly Taylor

should have done spell check...i meant journeys :)

Renae Moore

You are the sweetest...great images, great thoughts!


J'adore l'ambiance de ton blog.
Il est unique.

Regina @ Margarita Bloom

What a great post! Can I just say how cute Miss Maggie is? :)


Today is the last day of my Summer break. Faculty starts back to school tommorow morning at 8:00, kids on Thursday. I can't wait this year to decorate my new classroom! You have inspired me! Thanks for sharing your trips and beautiful find with us. My summer break consisted of a many days of being there for for others who needed my help. I would log onto Daisy and get lost in your adventures and precious finds. Well I better get dressed and head down to my favorite vintage store "Nana's".
Wish you could come with! You would love it! My last day of summer vacation...Thanks for being a great escape this summer. Cheryl


You are a true 'original'. I feel so lucky that I've met you 'in person'! HUGS...Sue in Srq

Oh Kim, I celebrate having found your gorgeous blog!!! Love your reds and yellows combinations, bright and daring!!!
I had to add you to my blog list, if you don´t mind... thank you!!!
Muchos cariños
María Cecilia

Linda Larson

I found your blog while looking at Debrasotherthoughts blog, and Stranger on the Shaw by Acker Bilk caught my heartstrings immediately, followed by the little dachsie photos. Stranger on the Shore reminds me of my youth in England where we used to listen to that tune a lot. We have also always had dachsies and have just adopted a 4 year old standard long haired maie. So I have decided that along with the beautiful flowers on your blog, this is another special visiting place for me. Thanks for making my evening, with a wonderful piece of music and an excellent blog. Absolutely wonderful. Now I am going to ezplore some more. I have added you to My Yahoo Page. Thanks a million. Linda

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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

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  • "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

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  • "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

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  • "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

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  • "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

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  • "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

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  • "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.

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