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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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November 29, 2009


Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Hi Kim,
I love having a burst of RED shining through from your home to mine at the end of a very, happy, lovely day at HOME. Your RED warms my heart. We spent the holiday at HOME and we loved it. Today was beautiful here - sunny and 58 degrees. We both were outside - hubby working in the shed and garage and me stringing green garland on our front door. I am a home body - it makes me happy to putt around the house. Have a good evening at Daisy Cottage!

Teacup Lane (Sandy)


There is nothing better than being at HOME!


It all looks so lovely! :)

It's nice to get away for a bit, but, being home is best of all. :)

Hey Kim.... nothing better than HOME!! I am getting the little blue cottage all ready for Christmas festivities! pop over and see me! HUGS!!

Elizabeth Marchus

Hi Kim,
I love reading your posts and they always cheer me up, I am recovering from foot surgery and can't get around our home much to decorate so reading your posts and seeing your beautiful photos is helping me to smile. We love the same colors and so your home is very close to my heart.
Take care and enjoy your day,
Elizabeth (Home is Where the heart is)


That is such a pretty table and thoughtful post. I am to the brim with gratefulness and hopefulness. I am glad you are enjoying this too. ~Kelly

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Kim, I am an infrequent commenter, due to limits of time, but a frequent visitor. I adore your blog - it is a beautiful escape full of eye candy and peace, in pictures and in words. Thank you for providing a bit of beauty and sweetness whenever I need it most.


Hi, Kim! Glad you had a great Thanksgiving. I ate too much! LOL! But I had a wonderful time with Mr. Magpie. Our plans went awry, but that's okay because we had a very special date.

As to Christmas, I am hosting lunch at my house and then will go to dinner at Disney with the godchildren. Should be fun. I'm looking forward to that and to the other festivities around Christmas.

Sending you big hugs...


Sheila :-)

Nancy Hutson Maisenbach

I sure do know that feeling Kim. My DH and I traveled in a motor home for a number of years spending winters to So Cal in another RV we have there. It was great seeing this beautiful country.
Now we are in Arizona in a home that I just adore. Sooo, this is my first Christmas in our new home and I am having a ball.
Thanks Kim for caring.
Nancy M.

Patty Boyd

I love the feeling of being home and feathering my nest a little. I've had a nice weekend of beginning my Christmas decorating. Hubby and I went to the country to cut some fresh greens to decorate with. I love the smell of cedar for Christmastime. I also cut some magnolia stems, pine, holly and hemlock. I think it is really pretty mixed. I will make a nice spray for my mailbox with a big red bow!


"Oh Auntie Em, there's no place like home"! So true!



Truly, there's no place like home.

Cheri Peoples

So glad you are enjoying and relaxing in your cute little cottage.


Happy Holidays Kim, Home is always lovely but it is special to visit friends and family too. Jane x


Funny you mention that very thing, Kim. I was just thinking that yesterday as I put the final touches on m y christmas decorating up and the angel on top of my much I truly love being home.

I am so thankful for it all.

I hope this Advent season finds you happy, healthy, rested, full of joy and surprise.

I can't WAIT to see if you decorate your MINI Daisy Cottage too in holiday spirit! Yay! LOVE your doll house. Love, love , love!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio & The Comforts of Home

Good Morning Kim!
I love your vintage Christmas tablecloth. I started decorating this weekend. This year because I am still in the painting and remodeling stage, Christmas will be a little toned down. But you are so right...if feels great to be "home".


YES!!!!! There's NO place like home. Everytime I pull into the driveway of my little cream colored Cape Cod. I am so thankful to be HOME. I love it with its faults and imperfections and it's LOVELINESS to my heart. I am Dorothy with my own variations of ToTo. Happiness is really in my own backyard, and truly that's where I really long to be. :-) Love visiting your blog every day, Kim.


I can't wait to see more of your cottage-y Christmas! And yes I know that feeling.. that hug that wraps you up in happy comfy safety as soon as you walk through the door.. Sarahlynn

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality

Hey, sweet friend! WE had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family & now I'm delighted to be home and getting ready for Christmas. I know you had a good one too! xoxo


Hi Kim :)

I feel the same way. No matter how much fun I'm having somewhere else and no matter how much I love my family that lives far away... there's just no place like home.

I love your Christmas-y tablecloth :)

love YOU too!


Blessings to you, dear one,

You're helping put me in the Christmas spirit. Thank you so much. You just always bless my heart with your loving attitude and your warm, welcome blog.

Love & Hugs,

Daisy Cottage


Bless YOU.



I love all the red! I agree...there's just nothing like our homes.


Everything looks beautiful!

Alison Gibbs

Kim what a lovely christmas cloth. I too just love to be home


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Thank you for sharing.
Ciao for now,

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