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December 10, 2009



Kim, thank you for sharing Becky with us...and thank you, Becky, for sharing yourself with us. Keep the faith...


Oh my...beautiful images, but so much more. I'm not sure I can even write a whole comment without tears. This past year has been difficult for my family in many ways - but nowhere near what Becky and her family have experienced. Her faith and sincerity just shine through every word, and remind me that it's time to move forward. (My faith is of a different "flavor", as I am Jewish, but it all still makes sense and has meaning for me.)

Thank you Becky, for sharing so much of your heart with us. And thank you Kim, as always, for bringing beauty into my day!

Susan G


Dear Kim:
I think both you and Becky have to be the two most sincere beautiful bloggers in blogland. Becky and I have talked on the phone before and you are right, she is an amazing woman. She has been so genuine in sharing her loss of Jordan and she is an example to look up to. Someday I hope to meet her in person as I hope to one day meet you and see your gorgeous Daisy Cottage. Bless you both.


MJ Smith

Becky - My heart breaks for you! Thank you for sharing yourself with us today on Kim's blog. I pray you and your family have a blessed Christmas.

Kim - Thank you so much for letting Becky share today. And I'm so glad that Maggie is going to be fine!!

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Dear Kim,
You and Becky are most beautiful ladies and I am so thankful to share your lives through your blogs! I loved my walk through Becky's "Candy Land" and appreciate her willingness to let us have a glimpse her life - both the good and bad times. God Bless You Both!

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Sharon Avinger

God bless you and your family, Becky. Thank you for sharing your heart with us.


Thank you so much for sharing your friend and to her for sharing her beautiful lovelies and that chocolate dessert?? . My thoughts will be with you and know that you are doing so much to heal yourself and those around you just by being the one that they know and love.

Janet (Shabbyfufu)

Beautiful photos ladies! I am so sorry for your loss Becky, words cannot express....


Hi Kim & Becky
Such a gorgeous "guest blogger" post! Your home looks wonderful Becky all dressed for the holidays. Your story, heartwarming and beautifully written ♥ I love your collection of Scottish Terriers ~ Fiona and Doogs are adorable!


On Halloween one of my dearest friends lost her wonderful son who had been battling a brain tumor for 7 years. All of us who love her have been trying to think of ways to help make this season manageable for her. One of the things that Becky said---"you are now breathing for Jordan"---a quote from you, is something I intend to pass on to my dear friend. She feels that and to hear it expressed in that way will lift her heart as it has mine. Thank you for sharing dear Daisy Cottage with us all. I said a prayer for Maggie and her mommy. Have a lovely holiday season.

Lauren King

I love all of the beautiful decorations! It inspires me to add more to my collection for my baby's first Christmas!! Thank you! Lauren

Terri Bartgis

Hi Kim - I live about one hour from Becky and was blessed to have met her. My neighbor and myself spent an afternoon with her and she is a delightful person. Please enter my name in the drawing. Thank you.

PS - Great news about Maggie. I had been thinking about your family.

Kathy Charniak

Thanks Becky for sharing your thoughts and your beautiful home. You are a very courageous woman. Your home looks so festive and Kim thanks for introducing us to Becky. Becky will now be added to my favorite blogs. Love fr ILLinois Kathy C


What a beautiful home and more importantly, what a beautiful spirit. Becky -your story has brought tears to my eyes. My daughter is in the military and thank God, she is safe in Texas. My heart aches for the loss of your precious son. Our family was broken 3 years ago when my husband died suddenly. Things are never the same, but hearts DO mend. Thank you for sharing your home and your story.

Diana Thompson

I am so glad that you introduced Becky to me!! I have never "met" her in blogland. Her story really touched my heart, I can't imagine her loss. Have a wonderful holiday season!! ps...Beckys house is beautiful!!

Karen Flanagan

Wonderful to meet Becky. So sorry to hear about Jordon, but such comfort to know that because of Christ, they can be reunited. They are not separated forever.

I thoroughly enjoy your blog, Kim.

black eyed susans kitchen

Thank you Kim, I was thinking about Becky this morning and here she is popping up on your blog! My heart just goes out to Becky...and I am impressed by her writing. The pictures of her holiday decor are delightful.
♥, Susan

Janet@The Decorating Diaries

What an inspiration. I will remember every precious minute with my family this Christmas so they will be with me always. Becky's home is truly beautiful. Thank You.


I have to say that this is/was the most memorable guest blogger that you've had since I've been visiting you heart breaks for Becky on the loss of wonderful to know that Becky knows right where he the arms of our heavenly Father...and you KNOW KNOW KNOW that you will see him again one sure can change in a heart beat...I know that from experience...I was diagnosed with Invasive Lobular Carcinoma (a rare breast CA that only 5% of women get) this past May and have been going through chemo and now radiation( I just turned 44 in Sept)...but through it all I've remembered how good God is and how He has brought me through this and how my faith has advice to anyone who is suffering a loss or a illness is to stand firm and barrell right can make it with God's help...thank you Kim for the chance to meet Becky...hugs to Maggie from Daisy Mae...Because of Calvary, Robyn


Hi Kim
I really enjoyed reading Becky's guest post. Thanks! She is such a sweetheart just like you said!
Now I'll go and visit her myself and tell her.
We heading to Florida tomorrow. I'll wave from the highway :)
Hugs, Rhondi

Kelly McMaster

OH my goodness, what a lovely home and what a wonderful woman! I am touched to tears by Becky's journey and am SO inspired and amazed by her faith and perseverance! I know our Lord is so gentle, kind and good but am not sure I could put one foot in front of the other if I lost one of my sons. Thank you Kim (once again) for sharing one of your precious friends with us! I will now be "stalking" Becky's blog daily like I do yours!

Rachel from A Cupcake for Moose

I adore Becky's blog and applaud her spirit and strength. Thank you, Kim, for choosing her as your guest blogger. What a nice post!


Thank you Kim for sharing Becky's story with us..she reminds us of what is truly important in your loved ones..give lots of hugs today..beautiful home with a loving soul...


God Bless....what a touching her decorations !!!

So very nice to meet you Becky...

Thanks Kim & Becky for this post...

I would be honored to be entered into this giveaway...

Thanks so much and Merry Christmas...

Kathy :)


I really enjoyed all the lovely photos and inspiration for decorating for Christmas. I live alone and haven't decorated this year but I am going to start just for me.


I am new to your blog.. I am enchanted by it. I will be back... again and again I am sure. Blessings!

Peg Gilham

Such an inspiration and such warmth to open your heart and your home to everyone. I almost felt like I was intruding but looking with tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat for a very inspiring lady. Thank you for the warmth and sharing your love of Jordan. He had to be as wonderful as you.

Miss Jean

Thank you, Kim, for having our dear Becky as a guest on your blog. She's a friend that I treasure.


Wow, I'm not sure I can type with the tears streaming...such a beautiful tribute to Jordan. Becky is an amazingly strong woman and my heart goes out to her. It's just not the normal life progression to have a child go before you, however, it is so true that He has given us these children as a gift. A true GIFT from His heart for ours. I volunteer with Soldier's Angels as well as Chemo Angels and it is difficult to understand the 'why' of who is chosen to go before us. It is obvious though that they are in the most wonderful, peaceful, blessed place there could ever be! Becky's home is beautiful, warm and cozy and such a reflection of her and her heart.

Thank you for sharing Becky with us today! Both of you are incredibly wonderful ~


Dear Becky,
When I read your post, I was expecting to be inspired by Christmas images and to hear about your lovely family... but when I got to the part about you losing Jordan, my heart leaped into my throat and I choked up. I'm a teacher and right now I'm sitting with a class of grade 12 students who are working away industriously while I tear up at my desk. Honestly, I couldn't even look at the pictures because I feel so heavy and sad for you and your family. (I will come back to Kim's blog later and look, I promise.)
I wish you and your family all the best. I hope you have a blessed Christmas and that you feel Jordan's presence throughout the holiday.
Much love,


it was so nice to meet your wonderful friend. becky, praise the Lord for your faith in Him. it is so thoughtful of you to host a giveaway a beautiful one at that. thank you. to kim and becky and your families have a merry merry CHRISTmas.


What a special post.

Rochelle Gaukel

I just love Becky too - such an inspiration she is! Her dogs are too cute also....she has been through a lot this last year and her faith is so strong. She has such profound words for us all - thanks for having her as your guest blogger!

Linda Johansen

You have left me speechless and yet filled with many emotions.


I really hope that Becky and her family have a wonderful Christmas this year filled with memories - both new and old!


Thanks to Becky for sharing her story and her beautiful home at Christmas. I have a 21 year old son named Jordan, who is away at college studying for finals. I can't imagine my life without him. We really need to count our blessings each and everyday.

the wild raspberry

thank you for helping dear becky through this difficult christmas. she is one of the sweetest kindest people that i've ever {never} met. i love her with my whole heart.
happy holidays to you~~

Betty Jo

What a wonderful, wonderful post! Thank you so much Kim for having Becky as your guest blogger. Thank you so much Becky for sharing with us from your sweet heart. I'm still very sad over the loss of your son. I too learned the strength of our Lord during a devastating loss of my own this past year. I know He has you secure in his hands. Thanks too for sharing your beautiful Christmas home with us. ♥

Dollys Cherry Heart

Thank you Kim for encouraging Becky to open up and enjoy the season....
She is such a sweetheart!
I love her and her home...she is such a strong inspirational gal!

Thanks you two...... this post is wonderful!
I would love to be included in your give away!

Hugz and warm wishes


I had read about the loss of Becky's son. I simply cannot imagine the pain. I'm so sorry. Thankfully, she has a relationship with Jesus to see her through until they are together again. God bless her and you too!

Warm blessings,

Into Vintage

Dear Kim and Becky,
This is such a perfect holiday post in so many ways and a wonderful tribute to your friendship.
Miss B - I think this is the most amazing thing you have written to date. Very moving. You are beautiful inside and out. Thinking of you... -amy


"Simply" lovely! Words cannot express.

Merry Christmas, Carrie

Sheri and Sophee~a

Becky is a "Angel" on Earth.....I have been lucky enough to meet her in person and even more fortunate that we live only about an hour & 1/2 drive from each other.

She creates wonderful things and her home is a reflection of her creativity. I hope to visit it one day soon.

I know I will need her Motherly advice throughout the New Year.....her lovely Jordan, was in the Air Force and my son Jarred has his heart set on joining too. He takes his asvab test next week!

You picked a wonderful guest blogger...perfect for the Holiday season :)


Dear Becky,
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and especially Jordan's story, you do not walk alone. I know there is nothing worse than losing a child for I too lost a child, this will be our 12th Christmas without Jennifer. I know that our children want us to be happy and we must breathe and live for them. Because of God's greatest gift, Jesus, we will see our children again. Blessings to you and your family.


What a beautiful home. I have loved looking at every single photograph, and each and every photograph is so full of warmth and Christmas cheer, its just lovely.


Yes we do love her ! wonderful post miss Kim , I emailed you BTW ( hope that's okay) ~ Sarahlynn oh Happy end of the week !


Beautiful treat for our eyes , I sure do love her style. What a great flair for decorating. And such a sweet soul. Merry Christmas to al.
oxox, Diane


Becky, what a blessing to us for you to share what is in your heart right now. I visit your blog often and don't leave the comments that I should...but I've thought so much about your loss.

Your home is just darling and so full of spirit! Sending you hugs as you make it through this first Christmas season without your sweet son.


Becky you are a great decorator. I love what you have done and pray that you and your family are truly blessed. Hope you have a great holiday.


I cannot think of a person more deserving of being a guest blogger than dear Becky. She has been such an inspiration to me and her example of faith always seems to rally me when it need it the most. Getting to see pictures of her unbeleivably gorgeous home is an added bonus. I think I can speak for myself as well as for others who follow her blog when I say that Becky is a gift to all of us this holiday season. Peace, joy and love to you and yours this holiday season.

Lou Cinda Munroe

What a wonderful, inspiration and moving post! I have been a follower of Becky's blog for a little over a year and she is such a blessing!

Thank you for sharing her!

Lou Cinda


Becky - your home is lovely. I am so sorry about your son! I am losing and son, and your story has given me inspiration! Happy holidays to you and yours.


Even thought I follow Becky's blog all the time (because we are both Scottie lovers) and know about her life, this retelling in her own words brought tears streaming down my face - what a wonderful, strong friend. Thank you for featuring her.


Becky, thanks so much for sharing your lovely home and your story.


Greetings Kim!
Wow, it's been awhile since I came to visit you and now I'm wondering why it's been so long. I think it was when I redesigned my blog about a year ago and I lost my friend features. But when I saw that you were interviewing Becky, I thought to myself, is that the same Kim? Sure enough it's YOU!

Anyway... I lurve your darker hair color! It really looks good on you and I see it's a bit longer too!

You are certainly blessed to have met Becky. It's funny how we refer to our blog friends as if we are cozy neighbors isn't it? And here the two of you got to meet, such bliss! This is a beautiful tribute to her and all that she is! Thanks for sharing it with all of us!

And... before I leave I'm making sure I'm back to be a follower again of your blog. Have a great day!

Lavender Dreamer

This was such a treat! I love Becky and her beautiful blog! What a sweet person she is...her spirit shines! And I love how you've shared her photos and story with us here. Thank you, sweet Kim! Merry Christmas!


Oh how sweet this post is! Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us. I am sure it wasn't easy. Your home is very beautiful and I know it must have been hard for you. When my son was in Korea and Iraq for 2 Christmas, it was hard for me to decorate knowing how much he would love to be home.

Becky, you are still in my prayers!

Jenny Moon


I'm so inspired! Now, I need to get up off this chair and finish decorating my own house.


Oh my. What a post! Becky is a very special person because she has endured the greatest of all sorrows this year, but keeps her chin up. Who knows why our paths lead us where they do, to the people, places and events that make up our lives, but our wonderful God is there to help us through with the people, places and events that make up our lives. God bless you both, Becky and Kim. Thank you for sharing life's realities, beauty and inspiration.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio & The Comforts of Home

Hi Kim,
Thank you so much for sharing Becky with us today on your blog! I have been a blog friend of Beckys for quite a while and was very jealous that she got to visit you! Seems like we keep missing when we try. Someday.....

And to Becky....Your home is beautiful...just like you and your wonderful family. I am sending you a huge hug this Christmas season...


OMG I was reading her blog when it happened. It tore me up. I am so thankful to you for bringing her out b/c we should share our sorrows as well as our good times with each other. When my children were growing up every Christmas I made a Baby Jesus birthday cake b/c that is what we are celebrating. His birthday :) Blessings, Janet

Our Red House

Christmas this year must be such a hard time for Becky. I am so glad that you are being such a true friend to her.

May God bless you for your kindness and love.


Susan Kirkman

awesomely glad you decorated and share with us ;)

Amanda Warrren

OOOOOH how i would love to win these, even though i live in Aust. i am happy to pay the postage, i enter sooo many giveaways but have never one a thing, winge winge winge, anyway have a lovely Christmas everyone win or lose, i love your blogs, thankyou.

Renie Cee

Thank you so much for sharing Becky with all of us. I had to read her comments through misty eyes because I just couldn't imagine losing one of my children and be able to go on and make it through like her family has. She and her family are a true inspiration for us all. God Bless you and your family and Maggie. God Bless Becky and her family and little doggies. Merry Christmas to all!


my thoughts and prayers are with you Becky...a beautiful post.


Becky thank you for sharing with us. I could not image how hard it would be to lose a child. May god bless you and your family!
Thank you Kim for introducing us to Becky...her home is so beautiful.
Merry Christmas


I'm just going to say this again...

When I drew your name out for my Pillow Win last week, Becky, I believe with all of my heart that God himself guided my hands. You deserve this and so much more. Your spirit is sweet and lovely and I'm inspired by your walk and faith.

I hope you will always remember that your tears are a language God understands. He will never allow what you can't bear...

I am honored to call you friend. I am blessed.

Love your Site, Kim! I's FAB! I'll be back.

Love, Rebecca @AGP

Brenda Hall

Hello Kim and Becky!

Thank you for sharing your friendship and sisterhood. I feel your Love! Becky--I love the Beautiful Christmas Decor and your Home welcomes a loving atmophere that is felt through your pictures. I am so sorry for your loss. As a mother of boys, I think about your strength, faith and perseverance. You are an inspiration! I agree, your son will be HOME with you in spirt and love. Christmas Blessings to you and Kim!

Catie F.

Becky, what a touching post.....your faith and strength are evident. Even in the darkest pain, the Lord is using you.



Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!


What a beautiful home. Lovely post.


Dear Kim, thank you so much for letting us visit with Becky. Her blog has long been one of my favorites - and she is truly a remarkable person.

Becky, you write so movingly of your struggle during this first Christmas without Jordan. I know words can never truly express my sympathy and love and support but please know that it is all there for you. Your home is lovely and Jordan will indeed be there with you this Christmas and always.


sheila whitworth

Thank you for introducing me to Becky. I look forward to following her blog. I was moved by her story, and inspired by her strong faith. Her house is beautifully decorated. Could I have done that so soon after the loss of a child? Probably not, but I am amazed that she has decided to move forward, and enjoy her memories. Please enter me in the drawing. That looks like a great mix.


I came over from Becky's post and I must say that I have really enjoyed reading her heart warming interview. Thank God for good friends like you, who help others through their pain and struggle.
I'm glad you featured her home. It's beautiful. And, so is your blog. I signed up to follow you so I can return often.
Thank you. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better.

Susan Ramey Cleveland

Thank you, Kim and Becky for this lovely post. I lost my husband this year too. The holidays are proving very hard for me this year. Your beautiful post went straight to my heart. God bless you and you family, Becky, and also Kim and her loved ones==and you too, Miss Maggie.


xo Becky. Hope to see you soon! Merry Christmas.


I cried when I first found Becky's blog and read her posts from earlier this year...and I cried again now. BUT...this time, in addition to still feeling very sad for her loss, I felt proud that she is handling things in a way that makes Jordan's name live on...and in a way that I'm sure makes him very happy. May peace truly be in the heart of Becky and her family this Christmas.


Merry Christmas and nice to meet you Becky. Thanks Kim for sharing her :) bark, bark Maggie Girl...


What a beautiful blog you have. I loved reading about your holiday traditions....oh, and your beautiful photos. I feel as if I'm sitting in your kitchen having a cup of cofffee or tea. I found you through Blogging for Bliss, and I will surely bookmark your address.


Thanks so much for sharing Your guest Becky with us today. I too..., do love to visit her blog. I almost made it through...almost, and then I saw the last photo, and well...yep, I lost it. You see, I have a Marine and I am so relishing the thought of having him here for Christmas before he deploys from LeJeune in February, a part of the surge Obama is asking for.
I will be praying for Becky. Thanks again, to visit here.

Brenda Towsley

What a beautiful post. I will need to go and visit Becky's blog. Thank you for sharing.

Lady Dorothy

This was an amazingly lovely post. From the heartfelt words to the gorgeous pictures.

I enlarged the picture of the "Away In a Manger" pennant and fell in love with it! "Away In a Manger" is my absolutely favorite Christmas carol. I always cry on the third verse. My children just expect it! So, when I saw it was included in the giveaway, I think my heart may have skipped a beat!

Thank you both for a wonderful post!


I'm in need of Kleenex after reading Becky's beautiful tribute to her lovng son. As a writer, I've discovered such therapeutic value in writing through the difficult seasons. You will come out on the other side of grief, with the help of our Lord.

What tradition do I carry on today? Since marrying in 1980, buying a dated ornament each year (sometimes more than one) has become a cherished tradition. You can read about it here, if you have a minute.


Thank your for sharing Becky with us and Becky thank you for sharing your story with us! I wish you the best in your healing! I am glad you decorated for the holidays, it is important for all of you. Your house is beautiful and I can't wait to visit your blog! Hugs! karen....
Ps...I would love to win the giveaway too!


Kim, Becky,...Becky, Kim.....I follow both of your heart goes out to you Becky. You are doing a fine thing, celebrating for those with you now, and celebrating Jordan's life and memories....tears in my eyes, lump in throat. My husband passed away in a tragic car accident 9 years ago this month, my three kids were, a son 12, and 9 year old boy, girl twins. Life goes on, as difficult as it is. A child is special... I am so sorry for you..thoughts and prayers coming your way.....warmest wishes to both of you and your families....p.s. my son is leaving for basic training in the Army National Guard in heart is in a special place, and always has been for those who serve....

Brenda Kula

I love Becky's sweet blog because it is filled with so much delightful color, as is yours, Kim. I know this Xmas will be difficult. That photo of she and her son embracing is heart-wrenching. Thank you for featuring such a wonderful soul and creative woman.

becky up a hill

Thank-you for being a good friend to Becky. Merry Christmas, becky up the hill


I've read Becky's blog and cried with her this year. Maybe she knows about this poem already, but I'd like to ofer it here for her and any other readers who may be spending their first Christmas without a loved one. I'm sorry it's a little long but it may bring peace to someone's heart, as it did to me when my dad died a week before Christmas 10 years ago. God bless you and your family, Becky.

( This poem is dedicated to those who have
lost loved ones , which have gone to be with
the lord during the past year, who are
spending thier first Christmas in Heaven.)

" I'm Spending Christmas with Jesus this Year"

I see the countless Christmas trees
around the world below
with tiny lights like heaven stars
reflecting on the snow

The sight is so spectacular
Please wipe away that that tear
For I'm spending Christmas
with Jesus Christ this year

I hear the many Christmas songs
That people hold so dear
O', the sounds of music can't compare
with the Christmas choir up here.

For I have no words to tell you
of the joy their voices bring
for it's beyond description
to hear the angels sing.

I know how much you miss me,
I see the pain inside your heart.
but, through our memories so dear..
We're never far apart.

I can't tell you of the splendor
or the peace here in this place
Can you just imagine Christmas
with Our Savior.......face-to-face.

I'll ask him to light your spirit
As I tell him of your Love.
Then I'll pray for 'One another'
As you lift your eyes above.

So please let your heart be joyful
and let your spirit sing
for I'm spending Christmas in heaven
and I'm walking with the king.


I loved reading this post! Thank you so much!


I'm sorry for me that I don't know both of you better but I'm so glad the two of you have each other. Even when most of us would have no words for such heartbreak, it's no surprise Kim would have the most heartfelt sentiment for Becky. I have prayed for you as I've read the post and will do so often. All I can say is I hope your family has some measure of peace this season as you lean on each other and your friends. Thanks Kim, again.

Denise Walden

I just cried...... I so love Becky and have been her friend here in the blog world for about a year now..... What a beautiful thing and a gracious gift you gave her. She states that it is just another step on her healing journey..... I just cannot imagine her pain..... just cannot imagine......

Christmas blessings to you and I will come back here often........ Sweet Spirit in this place......


OMG, what a beautiful place and awesome things she has. Love all the pictures too.
Please enter me in the wonderful drawing you all are so sweet to sponsor.

Kathleen Grace

Dear Becky, you truely are one of my favorite people I have met in blogland. I couldn't read this without crying. I pray for you and your family regularly and I know that God is helping you through this valley. Many blessings my dear friend.



Thank you for sharing your story ... my heart breaks all over for you again. Your house looks amazing, thanks for giving of yourself and your family in this post.


Thank you,Kim, and thank you, Becky,
I am teary-eyed and my heart aches for you, Becky. My sweet daughter's life on this earth, was cut short, also. Not what we expected at all. But like you, we are thankful for her life with us and the happy memories. Her daddy's time here was cut short, too. So now the holidays are much different than before. But I am blessed so much.
Love & Hugs,

chris mohnasky

What a beautiful picture of a mother and her son. My heart goes out to you. Thank you for sharing. Remember, our children are not our own but gifts from God to take care of - His timing is perfect.


I am heartbroken, like all of you. Thank you Kim, for this beautiful guest post. And thank you Becky, for braving to go forward, holding God's hand, on this journey sharing about your Jordan. Despite the fact that we know Jordan is with Jesus, I know all of you who loved him will miss him. God bless you, Becky, and may his arms hold you tight in the hardest moments. xo Lidy


Becky, Thank you for opening your heart to us & sharing about Jordan. I lost my brother just 2 weeks ago. The week before,. our younger sister learned she had a rare but curable form of Lymphoma. It is hard to enter this holiday season with optimism when such sadness fills our hearts. With Faith, we will make it through, one day at a step of grief at a time.
Thank you so much.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN


To Kim, thank you for just being, I visit daily and so appreciate your thoughts and sincerity.Becky, words cannot express my heartfelt feelings at this moment. God bless you always and your family. with love, Kat

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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

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

Thank you Joy!

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

Thank You Anne!

  • "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

Thank You Tracy!

  • "Your words and thoughts of encouragement help me see myself with value. You are a blessing. Thank you." ~ Tracy

Thank you Karen!

  • "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

Thank You Betty Jo!

  • "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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