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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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August 04, 2009


Elaine Vermette

The Bliss is mutual Kim...your blog is a pleasure to visit. xox

MJ Smith

What a fun, fun giveaway!! And I'm glad you are going to keep blogging!!! You are one of my very favorites!!!



I love your blog...and fiesta wear....You are a joy


Your blog posts are always so delightful to see and read. Keep up the wonderful work!


WOW - your giveaways are always so generous. Your blog is such a treat - I just love it!!! Thanks for sharing....


Thanks for such a cute blog! Your colors inspire me.


My bliss would be that you blog forever (or as long as it is your bliss?) I do so enjoy your blog!


Your blog is wonderful! What a great giveaway!


I must say, your blog brings me joy. I truly look forward to checking in every day. I love your decorating ideas and so appreciate your wonderful attitude. You are indeed an exemplary woman.
Thanks so much


I enjoy your blog and would love to learn more about blogging! My blog is very new and very simple. I just learned how to put pictures in!

Kris Grover

How exciting! Please enter my name!!


I am new to the blogging world, but your blog has truly been an inspiration.


I love your blog and the apron! Please enter my name in your drawing, thank you

Mrs. Mordecai

Your blog is so incredibly cute!


Hi Kim, I remember mom had Fiesta ware when I was growing up, I love the bright colors. I also remember my first job as a waitress and having to wear a handkerchief in my upper pocket. Those were the days. Beautiful gifts. Blessings, Jan


I can always count on you for sweet music and pretty pictures that brighten my day! Of course, I would love to be entered in your drawing!

I hope you and your other readers will come by my place and learn about a great upcoming auction to benefit a blogger and her family.


Plan to be blogging forever then Ms Kim as we won't be going anywhere! : ) Thank you for yet another opportunity to win one of your generous giveaways! Such wonderful goodies!

Kimberly C.

Your giveaway is filled with delectable treasures - how blissful!

Sarah in Washington

I love your blog! Am now drawn to bright yellow and red in the thrift store - everywhere! Thank you for this inspiring blog! :)


SuPeR fUn GiVeAwAy aNd sOoOoO vErY GeNeRoUs!!!! Would LOOOOOOVE that book! Also, looove your blog! xoxox.


Love this blog. I have been following you for a couple of years now. Thanks for the joy that you inspire.

Pamela Watts

Hi Kim, I have been reading your blog for over 2 years now and I just love it and of course Maggie. I have never left you a comment so this is my first time. Thank you so much for all your decorating ideas I love them all and how wonderful you mix colors! I would love to win your give away.

Alison Gibbs

Kim what a wonderful post. Blogging sure is bliss. It is so much fun to make a connection with like minded people from all around the world. Blogland is full of caring sharing people

Becky G.

Kim, what a sweet and generous thing you are! I have to admit that there are few things that bring me true joy these days, however blogging - both writing my own and reading others' blogs - comes pretty close, and is definitely my outlet, both creatively and just to forget things for a minute or two. My dad's health is failing, and we spend much time in Dr's offices and the hospital, and now my mom is just wearing out from caring from him 24/7. I am 'it', and my days are spent being stressed and depressed. I'm saying this to let you know, you and your blog are a little ray of sunshine in the midst of my messy days. Thank you!

Henriette KB

Dear Kim,

Reading your blog is a bliss on itself too!
Thank you so much for giving us a peek into your inspiring home and life.

Hugs (also for Maggie),

Henriëtte KB


Dear Kim, well, i must say i love your blog, love your wonderful personality. Thank you for opening out my views about blog, i totally enjoy yours and have been checking out your blogs everyday, it just lift my spirit to hear from you again and someway, it just blessed my heart. thank you. God Bless!


Kim, What a heart felt post. I also blog for bliss but am not a member...great give away.
Hope you have many more years of blogging.



I only came across your blog a couple of months ago, but I do so love reading it. It is always very inspiring.


Kim, I have also enjoyed every minute I am able to blog. I have such high hopes for my blogs but haven't yet been able to make them happen just yet. You inspire me! Thank you,


Kim you are SO kind and generous! I come to visit you every new post and absolutely love every single one! I hope that you and Miss Maggie have a beautiful day! Thank you!


Your blog gives me bliss! I so look forward to your beautiful, colorful posts. And you always have the best giveaways!!!

Sea Witch

Over 2 million comments. that is a lot of bliss. I'm still a fairly new blogger having created my first blog in April. What a lovely give a way you are offering up. It is certainly blissful in its own right! Sea Witch

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Sea Witch - over two million "hits" but I prefer to use another word - I don't like being hit! ;-)



Wow! What a celebration your give-away is! I have been looking for Tara's book at my local Borders books and it isn't in yet. Can't wait to see it:>)


Hi Kim,

I love your's bright and Miss Maggie is the cutest!

:) Jan


I love color and your blog is so cheerful! Thanks for every post! Lori

Tina in Duluth

Like many who have commented before me, I love your blog, too! I really appreciate the kind and beautiful way you approach life and that you share it with us. Thank you!


Yours was one of the first blogs I ever read. At first I just didn't understand who you where talking to. Now I get it. I was a little down yesterday and you just brought me up. Thank you!
Oh ya-Pick me Pick me!


I start or end my day by visiting Daisy Cottage and I LOVE it. You would distress so many people if you chose to give up the daily blog---you are our bliss! Keep it up, please.



Dear kim, When ever I read and see your blog I feel so relaxed and motivated. Thanks for all you do to make that happen!! Great giveaways!!!


Your blog is always a cheerful place to visit - even without words, just the picture of Daisy Cottage at the top can make me smile. A yellow house always catches my attention!
Here's hoping you keep blogging for a very long time!


love your blog Kim ~ you fill me everyday with bliss with your beautiful home and love of life!

thanks for sharing!


Love your blog! Your style is so inspiring - cheerful, happy & warm! That aqua fiestaware creamer would look quite at home in my kitchen...


I have to have that apron!!!!! Oh please pick me! I would love to win!!! Thanks for the chance:)


Your lovely blog is very inspiring and I look forward to more posts from you. Thank you so much.


I love your blog! I just started my blog this summer and I am truly enjoying sharing photos and stories with friends, both old and new.
Congrats on a wonderful creative venture!

Mrs Hamer

I have hust found you and already am blessed by the inspiration you have given me. Thanks for all you do


Hi Kim
You are so good at putting into words the thoughts I am thinking! Just the other day I was wondering why I blog. Congratulations on being in the book. You are the best!
Many hugs, Rhondi


Congratulations Kim, you really and truly do deserve to be in the book as your blog rocks! x

christine cooke

I just love your style. I have managed to recreate some of it for the guest bedroom of our vaction home in Florida. Happy thrifting.



Kim, you already know that your blog was one of the things that inspired me to start my own blog - I have found the whole experience blissful! Congrats on being in the book!


I am so glad a friend told me about your blogg. I enjoy reading it every day. How sweet of you to thank us! We should be thanking you silly.


Good Morning Kim!
Your blog is darling.. and what an awesome giveaway. I've been eyeing that book...
Happy Tuesday!


What a wonderful give-away. Just pure enjoyement is what I get everyday visiting you and your home....Thank you, Susan


I cannot imagine Dear Daisy Cottage ever leaving blogland! You have way too much inspiration and love to ever leave us! Throw my name in the hat for these wonderful gifts. I will cross my fingers and toes and make a wish upon a star that I win. :)


Bliss is such a great word! It perfectly describes the feeling of cuddling up with my two little boys.

tammy hebert

Congrats on being included in such a great book. Your blog is blissful and it inspires and lifts me up whenever I read it. Sometimes I just hit it when I am down and the color and music just makes my day.
I enjoy it and you ...
thanks for allowing me to come along for the ride.


Would love to win those gifts from your beautiful blog, Kim!


YOU are the reason I got into this. Blogging has become true bliss for me and I thank you. I bought the book a about a week ago and it's wonderful. I even have a tiny mention in there! Thanks for being you and all the inspiration you give us all.



Hi, Kim,
You add bliss to our lives. Don't ever stop blogging.
Now THAT give-away is the greatest. If I were the winner, I would think it was Christmas!!!!
Love & Hugs,

Marsha P

I really enjoy reading your blog. Love the photos!


I am so looking forward to this wonderful book!! Thankyou for the opportunity to win it as well as other wonderful goodies!! Congratulations on being part of Blogging for Bliss Kim♥


Your photos are a bit of my bliss! I love to visit and just gaze....

Blogging has added a sweet new dimension to my life ~ who knew this wonderful land was just a few keystrokes away!

Although I must add that my real bliss is found in three little munchkins ~ my sweet grandbabies!

Blogging can oftentimes take me right to the brim ~ these sweet little children of my children are the bliss that spills right over it though!

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful place with all of us!


Oh, goodie! I hope I win!!!!!!!!! I read your blog for bliss, and blog myself for bliss...This blogging world is full of bliss! :)


Ohhhh!! Pick me pick me pick me!! You give away the most amazing things!! Ilove your blog as a lot of other blogs I go to are all pink and girly froo froo but yours is right up my color alley!!! I love it! Jenny


You are so utterly sweet! :) My mom introduced me to your blog a couple months ago, and I have been avidly reading and enjoying the sunshine and generous spirit that you infuse in every post. As a fellow blogger, I love the fact that you have created such an oasis of beauty for your readers to escape to! Whenever I'm having a ho-hum day, I find myself visiting your blog and being instantly lifted by the bright colors and joy. :) Thank you for sharing this through your blog!

I absolutely adore this giveaway--it makes me smile so! Please enter me... ;)


Just like in the movie, "If you build it, they will come" and so will we. We love your blog and the inspiration you give us. I, too, love to blog and it is my outlet, my journal, my scrapbook of daily life on Main Street. Thanks for the opportunity to be a part of your contest and thank you for your blog - it always brings a smile to me in the wee hours of the morning :-)

Erika Holmes


It is absolutely the small simple things in life that give me pleasure! I enjoy every morning, grabbing my cup of coffee and sitting down to see what you and Miss Maggie have been up to. You truly inspire me to find joy in the small things in my life.

Thank you for the little reminders of everyday, that just a little something in your favorite color can bring a smile to your face. I absolutely adore your giveaway today and would be so pleased if I won, I acutally collect vintage and new aprons of all kinds and would love to add the cute polka dot one to the collection!

I hope you have a day as beautiful as you are inside and out!

Love, Erika


Wow, what an amazing give away. I'm glad you are going to continue blogging, i love the pictures of your home.


Hi Kim! What a wonderful post! Besides, myself, I know your blog brings ~~Bliss~~to many many others~
Congrads on being included in the Book!
Love your blog and your give away!!



Bliss is reading your blog! You have such a positive and gratious attitude -- it is contagious! Glad to know you aren't going to leave the blogging world. You would be missed!


ana roat

Every now and again you come across someone who is genuinely happy--the real McCoy. That my friend is you. You radiate such love of life. You teach us how to love the simple things be it a pretty little tea cup or a fine piece of furniture. New and old all is precious and worthy to be cherished. Thank you for making me feel like my "not-so-new" and "well-worn" home is a castle high on a hill through your inspiring blog.

Kudos to the "Real McCoy'!!!
Ana in sunny Cali


Blogging for Bliss is on my Amazon wish list! What a cute apron and the other stuff is wonderful. I really enjoy your blog I'm so glad that I found it!


Kim, You are such an uplifting inspiration. I love your decorating and hope to start my own blog soon. You have "Color for the Spirit".


Whew!I almost went into a panic attack when you said you didn't want to overstay your welcome. I had to keep reading, super fast to see where it was going...
What a relief. Very pretty items too. All the colors of my kitchen. :) Thank you for blogging!


I visit your blog daily. It's my happy break :)


Hi Kim,

I check your blog each day.You are such and inspiration to me.I love your posts and the happiness they bring.I get so inspired looking at the pictures of your beautiful home.We just purchased our very first two story victorian home.Your blog has been a wonderful source of inspiration for me.Thanks to you for being such a beautiful person inside and out.


Your blog has always been at the top of my bliss list ... thank you!


Lynne Kelly

I am so lucky to find your blog...You are an inspiration to me and have renewed my excitement in the quest for My Dream is out there here in NC isn't it? For now, we are happy here at the beautiful crystal coast. I have to mention that we have a red short haired dachshund, Oscar, who is our best buddy...aren't they the funniest little creatures ever...Have a great day and pleassssse continue to blog and inspire us.



Just found you and am inspired! Blog world, here I come!


Congrats on being included in the book! I don't even want to hear a word about how long until you stop blogging - that topic is not allowed! :)



Congrats, Kim...and please please please keep on blogging!


I love to start my day with coffee, a quiet house and your beautiful blog. I look at the photos over and over again - it's like a visit to a therapist. You inspire me to look at things in new ways.


What an awesome giveaway. Never quit blogging. It is always the highlight of my day!


Wow....what a great giveaway! But more importantly....what a great blog! I appreciate the inspiration but even more I appreciate the calm oasis that your blog brings to my hectic life. I don't think I have missed a day visiting Daisy Cottage since I found you. I even check in on weekends...just in case. I don't want to miss anything. Your incredible talent for photography is such a joy to behold. You have even made me look at my own home town through new eyes! When you couple the visual beauty with the kind, sweet words and spirit behind is just an amazing place to visit. I am a teacher and most of my students are children with Autism. My goal for them is to create a classroom that brings peace and "bliss" to their often chaotic lives. I realize how important that is for not just students of autism, but for all of us. The world can be a tough place, again not just for kids with autism, but for many people. People like you, who do their part, to offer a place of peace, solitude and MOST importantly kindness and acceptance are the "BESTEST" kind of people. I am constantly amazed at how God works. Who knew HE would choose to use blogs to bring joy to so many people?
Forgive this long post........I'm a teacher. I talk a lot and I like to write!!
A big hug to you! Blessings! Cindy

Oh....thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. I have painted my doll house yellow and honor of Daisy Cottage, of course!

Audrie  from Mi

Kim,you light up my day!You remind me of my dear friend(that lost her life to soon)When I visit you it's like she is with me again.Thank you for that!She always said I lived in the little yellow doll house.I collect things that will fit in our little house,hankies,old hangers,would you believe,marbles,grey granite ware etc.I could go on and on!!Thanks for bringing Bliss into my life!!

Suzanne Lynn

This is my first time to enter a blog contest, but since I have been reading your web site this summer and enjoying every minute of it, I will be brave and enter this contest as well! I love the Daisy Cottage; you bring so much joy and beauty to others--it's "eye candy" and "heart songs" that are precious gifts. Thank you so much!

Angie Antwine

Love the goodies! Would love to win them, but even if I don't I am just happy to visit your sweet blog each and every day. Thanks for bringing your sunshine to our lives! (((hugs)))



Your blog is sheer bliss - always has been, right from the very start. I'm completely smitten with the Anthropolie apron and your fiestaware. Just lovely. Like you!


What a wonderful giveaway! Each and every thing is special! Please count me in!

karen bartimus

Oh my! I collect hall rose china. How much would I love the rose dish!!! I adore your blog. And look forward to it Every day! Thanks for entering me in your fabulous giveaway!


When you blog for bliss, you pass that bliss along! Thank you for adding a little bliss to my life!


kim, thanks for opening up your life and home. you have brought smiles and joy to so many and provide inspiration and beauty for those of us who know where to find daisy cottage.

Patricia H.

Daisy Cottage is one of the many blogs I roam through for my happy fix during the day. I like to see the things I’m working toward in my life. A sense of joy and a place to create in. When I see the pictures you post I can imagine myself in my own little cottage, able to decorate and garden as I see fit. I can’t wait until I have a place of my own and can truly make it mine. I’m glad your blog was included in the Blogging for Bliss book. You deserve to be there. I know reading your blog gives me a little piece of happiness.


Hi Kim,

Your give-a-ways are always so generous! A big thank you for always thinking of your readers. Believe it or not, I have *the* book on my amazon wish list. The fiesta ware and the hankie remind me of my aunt and granny. So much joy found at their homes.

You bring us bliss and joy. Daisy Cottage is such a happy place to visit! Thank you!

Jean Eakin

Kim, Your blog always makes me feel good after I have read it. Your zest for life and your home and family spills over to all who come to your blog. I hope you and your blog stay around for a very long time.
Your giveaway is so....great.. I would love to be the lucky winner, but even if I don't win the giveaway I am always a winner when I come and visit Daisy cottage. You have a great day.
Jean in Virginia

Elisa Guthrie

I love your blog,I found it through rue's peanut butter and jelly life which I love to. you are both on my favs, so I read your post everyday!I would love to learn to blog and maybe someday I will get up enough nerve but you and Rue will be my inspiration!Have a great day!


Thank you for being a bright spot in my day and for enjoying a cup of coffee with me each morning - even though you don't know you do. It is a cup of bliss!

Marla McKinney

Kim, as usual another delighul blog entry. I already have a copy of Blogging for Bliss Tara's book is sure to be a big success. Marla


Thank you for sharing your life with each and everyone of us. Here's to another 500+ blogs! Thanks for entering me in your wonderful giveaway.

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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

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

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  • "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

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  • "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

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  • "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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