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August 04, 2009



That is such a generous giveaway! I LOVE the apron. And I blog for bliss too.


You are sunshine personified!

The Lettered Cottage

Elma Riedstra

Please put my name in:) Here is to another 500:)

Jolie Anne your blog and so do many others I see! I live in Florida too. I adore your Daisy cottage. I live in a pink cottage surrounded by tropical landscape. I can hear the ocean but I cannot see it. I want to start my own blog and I love to read your's every day. I have a few favorites and your's caught my eye. I loved the tour of your sister's home.
Thanks! JolieAnne


Hello Kim. Hope you are having a delightful summer enjoying your new garden. It's been cooler than usual up here in Cincinnati and I've sure enjoyed it. Glad you are so faithful to your blog. I enjoy each and every photo and entry.

Martha Going

This book looks delightful. I would love to get my hands on a copy of it. Your blog is a peaceful stop in my day. Take care!

Sara Palmer

Today I went to Barns and Nobel for a treat and stumbled across this beautiful book: Blogging for Bliss! I purchased it right away! I have recently started my own blog and this book was perfect for me! It also led me to your own blog which I have to say is very lovely! Thanks for being an inspiration!

Kim Cartwright

Kim, wow what a beautiful giveaway. I have enjoyed your blog for some time now but never left a comment. Your blog is an oasis for me. You have a wonderful spirit, it shines in everything you do. You are truly a blessing!

Mrs. Dunbar

You are always so kind with your readers. I hope you blog 500 more posts! Cheers.

Fay Marie

Hi Kim,
I was away for a few days. I was so happy to return and check out your blog and even more happy to see that you have another wonderful giveaway. So you've been having lots of fun with your dollhouse. I can see why. Everything is so pretty and colourful.

Fay Marie

Dreams and Decor

Please don't ever stop blogging! Your blog is full of fun, joy, color & inspiration! Patti

Lisa Marjama

Love your blog. Stop by weekly. Love the apron. My girlfriends and I just started a quarterly recipe swap and we are required to wear an apron. Boy would I be the bell of the ball if I showed up in that. B.U.T.ful!!!!


I hesitate to comment when there are so many others-- however i couldnt help but say i have just found you in the Blogging for Bliss book.

Looks like I'm a wee bit behind the others.

Congrats -- looks like the applause is well deserved.

TTFN~~ Claudia


Just wanted to share what brings me bliss. I am blessed to have a sweet little girl in my life. She is my very first baby, she has brought so much bliss into my life that I will never be able to repay her. I love her sticky kisses and her smiling face in the mornings. Thank you for your uplifting words and the chance to win the beautiful gifts.


Hi there!
I JUST came accross your blog and it is absolutely beautiful! I love your style and honesty =)


your blog is beautiful...
the colours bring joy to any day...

Sivje Parish

Oh how pretty!! I am a cottage girl just longing for her own cottage. Your blog is lovely and I can't wait to see the Blogging For Bliss book. I have only been blogging for a few months but am pretty hooked already.

Thank you for entering me in the giveaway.


Dear Kim,
congratulations on over 2 million comments...that would bring bliss to any one
and want to continue blogging. That would be a natural is easy to continue when you have such a tremendous response
awesome give away
angel hugs


Dear Kim, daisy Cottage has become such an inspiring fun happy place for me to visit. May I please be entered into this drawing! This is so much fun! sherry

The Decorated House

Hello Sweet Kim~
It is with joy that that I leave a little note among all your loving readers. I just had to say how happy I am to see you published again. You have made the world of blogs such a wonderful place with your kind soul.
Hugs, Donna

Valerie + Madigan

Holy Crow!! Look at the Bliss of followers! 400 and WHAT?!?!?
I better win I tell ya!!
XOXO Kim and Miss Maggie,
Valerie + Madigan


Kim, You are such a sweatheart, please enter my name. It would be my bliss to have a little piece of Daisy Cottage in my little cottage. I have loved your decorating style before you even moved into Daisy Cottage, you are the best!! Big hugs, ~cindy s~


Kim, I'm having a give away on my blog,too, please join us in the fun!
Congratulations on being featured in Tara's book.:)
xo Lidy


I LOVE the polka dot apron!!! And...your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your world!

Jen C.

These choices are divine! Congratulations!


So delightful, so totally Daisy Cottage!!! Thanks for the chance to share some of the joy. Hugs, Annie


I love your beautiful blog! It makes me want to fill my world with color! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!


What a lovely, lovely post. Congrats on being included in Blogging for Bliss. Love your home and all you share with us.

Keep smiling


I was hesitant on starting on a blog, but this has officially convinced me to do it . . . thank you!

Debbie from Texas

I hope that I can find the book at my local store, if not, I would love to get one from you in your drawing!! Hint! I love your little dollhouse-I too have one that I love. I never had a girl but now I have a grandaughter to spoil and it is so much fun! I love you, Kim and your blog-follow it every day.


I love your blog. You are so happy and fun. I, too, have a beautiful doxie who is in love with a basset hound. Adorable couples, aren't they? Thanks for all the inspiration to create and never stop playing house!

Brianna Reynolds

Your blog is too cute! So glad I found it :)


wow what an awesome giveaway!! I love all these things! I hope I win!!


Hi Kim,

Longtime blog reader, first time commenter! Smile! I love the music on your blog, so sweet and soul-soothing. You know that vintage purse would love living at my home, I have a few more to keep it company. I hope I am lucky! Also hope your weekend is lovely! Blessings!! Mary


I was just in Orlando for a big convention and thought of you in Lakeland, (that is where I went to college) I didn't have internet all week and I was excited to check your blog and wow wee what a fun giveaway! Count me in!


If you ever left blogland I would certainly be singing Aint no sunshine when shes gone! I am in transition and do not have a nest at the present and am so inspired by your blog and know that brighter days are ahead... I long for a daisy cottage


Hi Kim,
This was such a sweet blog post! I am so excited for you that you get to be in this new book! That is wonderful news! :)

I have a question for you, too~ was the Country Sampler magazine you were featured in the one from this summer? All they had was the fall copy when I went to the store. If it is, maybe I can back order it. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)


Great post and great give away. Thanks for sharing.


Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

Kim, you are always so cheerful, colorful, and generous! I'd be honored to win any one of your beautiful giveaway prizes!! You and Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage are making me want to get my Amanda's old dollhouse out and have some fun with it! It has been sitting, neglected, on the top of the armoire in our bedroom for years now! You are inspiring me to give it a makeover!... Donna

Carol Lewis

I would love a chance to win. Love the apron.


Congratulations on being included in Tara's "Blogging for Bliss"!! I love your blog, please include me in your giveaway!

Teacup Lady (Sandy)

Hi Kim,
I hope you never stop blogging. I think your photos are just great! One of these days I will have to publish my draft blog. My big hold up is learning how to do the pictures on my apple laptop. I need to set my tech guy (i.e., Hubby) down and show me. I wanted to let you know that you are the first blogger to send me an email reply on one of my comments! My hubby found your email in our spam file - thank goodness. I was so excited to read your email. I couldn't believe that a FAMOUS blogger would write to me. You made my day. I told my hubby about your blog entry where you encouraged readers to decorate NOT by the decorators rules but by what they like. My home is filled with hand-me-downs and is never up-to-date but I enjoy it anyway. I love all your colors in your home. Please, please keep blogging. Almost forgot - what a gracious give-a-way. I would love any of the lovely items. I like entering even if I never win.

Teacup Lady (Sandy)

Beth Gales

What a beautiful blog! I am new to blogging and became part of the Blogging for Bliss party and I am checking out all the different blogs and having so much fun! But yours is a true inspiration!


So glad to be among those 2 million!

carol hall

it is saturday and here i am seaching through the daisy cottage site...and mostly just to wish you a very happy daisy cottage day ! carol


What a generous give-a-way, please count me in.

Don't stop writing because I don't want to stop reading.


Your bliss is utterly contagious. :)

Jennifer Schwarz

Hi Kim,
Although I do not get to visit very often, I love Dear Daisy Cottage & am glad you will continue blogging. :) I would love to be a part of your giveaway.
~Jennifer S.

Gretchen Gerg


You and your blog have always been my "Bliss". Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway.



Your blog always makes me smile! Thank you!

terri aka PennyAnnPoundwise

I've beem living my bliss for the psat few years, in a home in the country, writing my heart out...Who could wish for more in life than to be happy and content? It's wonderful!

Debi Claycomb

I love your blog Kim. It's always such a bright spot in my day!


Hello. I love you blog. You probably hear that everyday, but it is true. I love to check in daily to see beautiful things. It is a perfect way to start the day. Thank you for taking the time to have it.


Hello Kim - your blog gives me such joy. I've commented many times about that. From the moment I click on your link and start hearing the happy music playing, I'm in the Daisy Zone. I enjoy your photos, which make me feel like I'm right there with you. I love it when you take us on an adventure through an antique store. I appreciate your sweet and encouraging words. You are a friend to many! I hope you have a long life of blogging ahead of you!


Debbie Shannon

Goodness gracious....that should be your tagline! I thinks it's a wonderfully accurate description of your blogging life. Thanks for the giveaway but even more for sharing your joy. Blessings...

Kimberly Wells

How in the world could you possibly read all these comments??? What a fun and generous give-a-way! You are too generous!
Really cute stuff!
Have a wonderful sun filled weekend!
xxx kim

Mermaid Debbie

Kim, thank you for sharing your bliss with us. Reading your blog adds to my bliss. Your delight in your home, your delightful home, and your dear sweet doggie all make me smile. The colors of your life brighten my day and inspire me. Sooooooooo thank you! Your giveaway is grand and beautiful and oh, so generous.

Kim, I absolutely love your blog! So many beautiful things all in one place. I always feel so happy and relaxed when I visit. Thanks for offering such a great give away!


Hi Kim,
What a wonderful giveaway! I just retired after 36 years as a teacher. I'm thinking about beginning a blog and am very interested in seeing
Blogging for Bliss to help me decide. I love your blog - it is such a happy place and you find joy in simple things in life, something we all need to remember to do! Thank you and I hope you keep on blogging!

Debbie Hooper

I love your blogs and your Daisy Cottage! I have just started to blog and can't wait to get my own! Please keep on blogging as yours is simply blissful! Have a blissful week-end. Deb


I have been coming to your website for a few months now and look forward to your daily posts. You have great ideas and I love that you are so thrify. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

Terry Grahl

Hello Kim,

IT'S ME Terry from Enchanted Makeovers. I would love to win these treasures for EM to auction off for a raffle. We are raising funds right now to finish our video documentary about our nationally recognized non-profit to the media, schools, churches and communities nationwide. Thank you again for sharing my cause.

Many Blessings,
Terry Grahl
(when you have some free time I would love to talk with you)


Hi,What lovely group of eye candy!!!Love ,love ,love your BLOG!!!!


Ur blog is sooo wonderful. When I puruse ur blog I oooh and awww! Thanx 4 the generous giveaway, too!

Furniture Stores

Wow... Great giveaways on the Fiestaware. I so wish I had my grandma's collection of the stuff. It's just so cool and simply beautiful. They had such a great sense of design!

Becky Schultea

Oh Kim - you are a generous and sweet soul and that comes through in every word and image you share with us! Thank you for sharing your life with us so selflessly!

I would be delighted to be entered into your generous, wonderful giveaway - thank you for the opportunity!

Can't wait to read about you and all the other inspiring bloggers in Blogging for Bliss...should be awesome!

Hugs & Blessings,
Becky S.

Jennifer Hayslip

Congrats Kim on being featured in Tara's book! You and your blog is SOOO deserving!!! I can see why you've had over 2 million visits. It truly says something about YOU! We WANT you to keep blogging....we would miss you too! :) Congrats again! Sweet hugs! XOXO,Jenn

Kelee Katillac

Of course you deserve it! You are so wonderfully supportive of all of us!!! love and gratitude...Kelee & Oliver


You've got such nice style!

Lyndsie Ihrig

You are such a blessing! You have inspired me-since I came across your blog I look at everything in life so differently-you have taught me to look at the small things in life and appreciate what God has given us. You have a talent for capturing the smallest and most awesome gifts in life! Thank you! Enjoy your day!

Laura F

I don't have a blog but I love reading them!Thanks for the beautiful blog and the generous givewawy.

Catherine Hicks

Love Love Love Love your blog!! First timer!

Sue Sanders

I always enjoy your blog, I do not have a blog myself but am a dedicated (addicted) "watcher" of everything ya'll are doing.

Della Barker

What a wonderful blog and what a wonderful giveaway!

Jerrie Hudgins

Wow this is my first time here visiting your blog. It was a sweet visit with you! I enjoyed the sweet melodies as well:) That apron is adorable!


Kim, congrats on this honor. You deserve it. I know I'm late to the party, but I want to send you special kudos on this occasion.


Sheila :-)


Such a pretty blog!! Just found it today. Would love to win one of your treasures!


Am I to Late? Lov your blog!


Keddy Ann Outlaw

I do find blogging to be blissful! Also a blessing, to have such a creative outlet. Mine is about books, art, nature. I subscribe to Daisy Cottage on Bloglines and enjoy its vintage, sassy flavor. Cheers!


I'd love a chance at the giveaway. You are a true classic Kim and I am so excited when I see in my Google Reader that you have posted. Your the first I open!!!!!!! xoxoxo Jennifer

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This book is excellent we also a motivation to begin everyday with motivation, after I saw the blogging bliss I'm so happy.

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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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  • "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

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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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  • "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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  • "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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