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March 19, 2010



Your blog makes me so happy!
Thank you very much!

pogonip @ meadowsweet cottage

Weekends are wonderful...but Spring weekends make my heart sing!

Happy weekend, Kim, and to all you Daisy Cottage friends ;)


Kim~ I hope you have a great weekend! I am sure your home tour will go very well! I love visiting your blog. I mentioned your blog on my blog. I really think my readers would love to visit your blog! Thank you for the great work that you do four us! ~Dan~


beautiful red table. i love it.

Julie Harward

I wish I could come visit...have a wonderful time! Everything looks all ready and just beautiful! Come say hi :D


Love the red umbrella.



Your pictures are gorgeous.....I can't wait to plant our flowers! I'll have to start with pansies because of our cold weather.......but at least I can visit yours :) Have fun this weekend! xo


I am so in love with your red bird houses!
Have a fantastic weekend.


You are such a happy soul. It shows in your house. I love it. Nice weekend.


Always so many lovely images and words when I visit your inspiring blog. I can dream of all the lovely flowers and chippy furniture while we are in the midst of a sand storm. Yuck! Wishing you and yours many blessings, Tammy

Trish Rowley

Hi Kim, I Love that Red Umbrella, and the bird houses and the tiny yellow rose. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend doing what you Love. I will be like a cat on a hot tin roof as there is a cyclone bearing down on Queensland not far from where my son his wife and my grandsons and my sister live so it will be a bit of a tense one for me until Sunday when it is expected to hit praying that it changes direction and blows out to sea. Not a good feeling when you can't do anything about it and your soooo far away. Anyhow I'm sure that it will be OK! ;) Trish xox

Marianne & Mindy

Happy Happy weekend Kim
Have ever so much fun at your neighbourhood tour. I know you will! The house looks inviting as always. Love the red umbrella! Have a great weekend. Even though it's supposed to rain here, it will give me a chance to "nest" all weekend. I'm so looking forward to it ;)
Have a great weekend to all daisy bloggers!

Melissa from My Cottage Charm

I live in KY and it's been a long, cold, hard winter......we are FINALLY supposed to have 2 nice days in a row. I NEED sunshine to thrive and today we'll get it with a high of 68....I'm SO excited. I must say I'm a little jealous of your Florida get to keep it so much longer than I do. :) I'm so excited for a nice sunny weekend....I'm glad I won't need the red umbrella. :)


Love the red! and of course the flowers!! We are suppose to be in the 70's today and tomorrow, yes!! So....I'll be outside :)

Kate Reddan

Happy home tour Kim!
I wish I lived in your area. I would love to go on a tour of Daisy Cottage and the neighborhood but for now I will enjoy the beautiful 70 degree weather here in Long Beach NY.

Have a Great Weekend!!!


Spring at last!! Enjoy the beautiful weekend. I love your colorful flowerpots. Isn't it wonderful to have flowers and sunshine after the unusual long,cold,wet winter we had in FL this year?

Susan Freeman

Enjoy the neighborhood tour and be sure to take lots of pics for us to see! Have a great weekend dear Kim and sweet Maggie!

Susan and Bentley


Thank you for the sunshine you bring to my mornings. Have a fun tour.


Here in VA it will be a sunny, happy, perfect 74 degrees! My husband and I will be working in the yard getting rid of sticks and leaves and dead... its almost time to plant lavender... ah spring! Your flowers are so happy Kim ! P.S. your red table has gathered a lot of character over the winter ! beautiful!


Have fun! Love the red--as always!


A home tour??? Oh how much fun is that. You are going to bring us lots and lots of pictures right??? Have a beautiful weekend.



I sure love your home tours! We are having the start of a rainy weekend but thats ok because rain brings flowers!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions

I envy you having your plants in pots ~ we still have a ways to go before I can do that. It doesn't stop me from planning flower combos in my head though!


It's supposed to reach 70F in my corner. That seems a great way to welcome spring. Thank you for another lovely week. I visited, I read, I smiled.

Fay Marie Torzsok

Good morning Kim

I'm visiting early this morning, instead of late at night. Today is my day off from the office and I'm going out to lunch with a dear friend who I don't see very often. I love that birdhouse with the metal roof.

The weather will be fine today so that's a plus. Have a wonderful time at your home show.

Fay Marie

The Lady of the House

Your flowers look wonderful! Hope you have a wonderful weekend too Kim! I am so curious how many hearts you are getting in for Jack - I bet they are quite the sight, all shapes and sizes, colors and from all parts of the country (world?) Anyhow, Happy Weekend - The lady

Kimberly Ryan

Hiya Kim, what beautiful colors to see this morning. Sounds like fun, its so sunny and cool here in Jax I'm sure you will have a beautiful day too....xoxo hugs Kimberly


beautiful as always.

I have a weekend off, too, and would love to plant flowers but need to wait a few more weeks.

Happy spring everyone.


ahhhh, to have a nice sunny warm day would be Heaven. I'll hang on, spring comes late to grannymountain! Have a fun weekend...


Rain or shine...or snow, here! Enjoy the home tour!

Maura (in Kansas)

Lovely photo's ...makes the day so much better when the sun is shining. Unfortunately we have a snow storm coming in tonight and will stay with us Saturday...what a way to start spring. Oh well...any snow we get won't last long. Thank you for the cheery photo's and enjoy your home tour! Take care Maura

Lynn Paterson

Home Tours are so much fun......I wish you much success with the event. We are expecting a beautiful sunny, warm day in Atlanta too! Enjoy the weekend.....your flowers are so beautiful and will bring much joy to the attendees!

Patty M

Thanks for the coffee chats this week, Kim. Have a wonderful weekend.




The sun is shining today in KY...went to the mailbox and got distracted...had to see if any of my plants were peeking through...sure enough some of them are...we are supposed to have a nice weekend with 70 degree weather...then they say Monday will be cold with a chance of snow showers...3 doctors appointments out of town on Monday too, sure wish the sun would stick around a while for our 2 hr drive...have a great weekend least if it rains you have a pretty red umbrella to cover your head with! LOL...Love, Robyn and Daisy Mae


Have a great time and enjoy all those beautiful flowers!


Beautiful pictures I love the one of the red geranium with the sun glowing in the back! I got my copy of Romantic Country yesterday so at some point today I plan on curling up with my dog and a nice cup of tea and enjoy every minute of it! Have a wonderful weekend!

Nancy Omachi

Love the red!!!

Kimberly Padilla

Thanks Kim. I hope you have a splendid weekend as well, and that your home tour turns out great. Hoping for a pretty and dry weekend for you!


May sweet wonderful and beautiful purple crocus came up today! Whoo hoo! Tomorrow is officially the first day of spring. Do have a happy one, Kim and all!


Enjoy everything I read here. All have a great weekend!


Love the red birdhouses and the flowers! Always a pleasure to visit with you! Have a beautiful weekend to Kim and all of you! Donna ;D


Your photo's are beautiful! It's as if I could just reach out and pick some of your lovely flowers. The colors are so vibrant. Truly beautiful!!! It seems like just a few weeks ago you were trying to figure out your new camera. Well girl, I think you got the hang of it. : )
Have a great weekend!


I love the home tour. My my neck of the woods, we call them housewalks. I have been on several Christmas walks and one garden walk. I love opening my home to all who are interested in visiting. Have fun!

Donna Rae Barrow

I love this stop on my 'blog' tour. It always makes me smile. Thank you for sharing your photos, your joy, and your world with us! Happy Home Touring!


Happy weekend Kim. It was a holiday here today so had more time to relax and spend with family.


The last couple of days it's beautiful weather! Worked in the garden and felt the warmth of the sun upon my face.
Happy with the little things in life as always!
And happy for you with your flowers!
Wish you a sunny weekend!Love,Nina.

Debbie Demmers-Lujan

Thank you for bring such color into my day!!!!
blessings, debbie

Nancy Hutson Maisenbach

Our lives are what we make them. Even when times are hard. We feed off each other here at Daisy Cottage and the inspiration we find is positively charming.
Kim,your home is sunny and bright and a great place for flowers, birds, butterflies, Maggie etc, etc. XO Nancy M.


I hope your weekend is everything you hope for it to be.

Beautiful photos.


white o'morn cottage

The vibrant colours in your photos have cheered me up no end. thanks so much...Pam in Ireland

Kathleen Grace

I am loving your flowers Kim! All the beautiful bright colors and soft I love Spring! Everything looks especially lovely against all your bright colors, the bacopa just pops! Have fun at the home tour and don't forget to take your camera;>)

Patty Boyd

Awwwww. So sweet. I love your flowers. My tulips and daffodils are just beginning to come up. I love all the budding of new life in spring. Have a wonderful weekend friend.



We are finally enjoying some sun and warmth up here in NH. There was one day last week when the weatherman said we were warmer than Florida! Sorry!


Your sweet happy post lifts my heart, Kim. The red umbrella and birdhouses are so cheery and bright. Diane


Have a great weekend, Kim! We're expecting snow, wind, and cold temps for our weekend. I'll stay inside and drink hot cocoa! And read a good book. :)


I'll drink to that! Amen - God Bless- Cottage Feel




Brenda Kula

It's cold and raining here. I'm so worried it will freeze tonight and kill some of my blooming lovelies!


Kim, It was sooo nice to meet you today, my daughter, her friend and I had a wonderful time on the home tour and enjoyed seeing all the great homes and meeting all the special homeowners. Were not for you mentioning the tour on your very special blog we would have missed a very special day. Thanks again for being you and bringing your colorful blog and words of wisdom to me. Because of both I have added color back into my life and home! Thanks again, Cindy

Rachel Beal

Kim, Let me just say I LOVE your blog, and your pictures are just beautiful, what a great camra you must have.The colors in your house are so pretty and seem so cozy! love all you do, keep up the good work!! God bless!

sandy cookman

I love your happy colors...on your blog and in your home! Thanks for making me smile! Sandy

Jill Brown

Hi...I am new to blogging...but...I love your blogspot....I love your colors...the red, the pretty! Thank you for inspiring me! I love you already!


Spring is life
Spring is hope
So is love and
Spring renews.
Without spring,
life is forlorn.
Spring is nostalgia
after bitter storm.
Put spring in your heart

The Decorated House

Hi Kim~
Hope you all had a wonderful time on Saturday. It was certainly a perfect day for the tour!
Hugs, Donna

Bella StyleBook really, truly do like red don't you?


Retro Rosie

Hi Kim, Rosie and I have been drinking in all your beautiful pictures that you did for Romantic Country. You truly have a great talent. Each one of your photographs brought us in to the picture through color and texture. We hope you continue to work for the magizine and bring more beautiful pictures in to our life. Come and see the expanded shop when in Bradenton. Keep up the great work Nancy and Rosie (Cobwebs and Retro Rosies)

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