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April 30, 2010


Privet and Holly

In my heart, I'll be at the Fancy Flea with you this weekend! In reality, we have a lot of kid's activities. The most fun is taking my daughter shopping for a dress for her spring dance which is just around the corner. We'll shop and stop for tea and chat and chat and chat and get caught up. LOVING that kind of a day. Can't wait to see your images ~ and I know they will be fun ~ of the Flea. Happy Weekend! xx P&H


What lovely pictures Kim. It always feels good when your house is clean and fluffed all at the same time. I know what you poor closets too! Like you, I will have to look inside and refresh soon. I stayed up late last night after work to clean my house and finish laundry before a wonderful thrifting-antiquing weekend. We are off in a few hours.
Have a great day at the Fancy Flea. Lots of pictures please - can't wait to see them

Sandi ~ A Cottage Muse

We are seasonal campers and our campground opens this weekend. The weather looks fabulous and I am looking forward to catching up with my summer neighbors!! Have fun at the Fancy Flea!!

Mary Bernhagen

Good morning, Kim. Your kitchen looks so sweet. And what a great feeling to have a clean home. *SIGH* Mine needs lots of attention that I hope to be able to give it this weekend. But then again, our neighborhood is having a bunch of garage sales, so you know where I will be. Have a wonderful time at Fancy Flea. I can't wait to see the pix and hear all about it! Have a beautiful daisy day! (((HUGS)))

A Cupcake For Moose

There is nothing better than waking up to a clean house! Wish it happened more often around here. hehe :) We're heading up to Amish country in northern Indiana with my parents this weekend. I can't wait to sink my teeth into some yummy fried chicken. :)

Have fun at The Fancy Flea! Sounds like a LOT of fun!!!!

:) Rachel from A Cupcake for Moose

The Lady Prism

* Shhhh...just between you and me, but my closets totally have a mind of their own. They tumble around and get it all kinds of crazy mess when I'm not looking. *

* I love your kitchen and the color of everything here. I feel so happy visiting. Thank you for the welcome feel you always give. :D


Looking foward to the photos from the Fancy Flea! Funny but when I read the pic of the flyer and saw Kentucky Avenue...for a second I thought it was nearby!! oh well, it's not! Have lots of fun! We have the Derby here tomorrow! after parties galore... need to venture into my very messy closet to find a hat to fancy up for the festivities!!

with love from Kentucky

Barbara Anne

Oh, have a wonderful time at Fancy Flea! I'd love to go along with you IRL and look, imagine, and get ideas, but home is so very full with a bazillion books and inherited wonders, that I'd be unlikely to buy anything. What do I need? Bookcases and wall space!

Since I have lupus and it causes very annoying fatigue, I clean part of the house on Monday and part on Friday so it's seldom all clean at once.

Your home is so happily colorful!

Have a delightful weekend! Hugs!


For once in my life my closets are clean. I've been planning for a yard sale for a month, and then the monsoon season set in and it has rained every weekend in my area, so I sit in the middle of all my junk, thinking of my clean closets, waiting for the rains to stop and the sale to begin. Have a great weekend.


Have a wonderful weekend -- doing what you love -- "treasure hunting" and taking pictures. I'm looking forward to the pictures. As for me--no closets this weekend--I'll be enjoying the garden and sewing! And baking that cake!


Have a wonderful weekend and a good time at the "F.F."
I hear ya on the closets.....that's a rainy day project or two or three days!


I was happy to go over and watch the video and click on LIKE.

I developed Juvenile Diabetes in my 40s (which is rare). It affects every area of my life.

What a sweet and smart little girl! :)

Mary Beth Ford

Thank you so much for posting the link for my niece, the only caveat is that people have to log into a google or you tube account prior to pressing "like" in order for it to count. We didn't find this out until late in the game so thus far the majority of attempts to vote didn't count. I am so glad Susan introduced me to your blog, it's wonderful! With much love and appreciation from the hills of North Carolina. Mary Beth Ford

Kathleen Grace

Done! I hope she wins:>) Have a great time at the Fancy Flea. I will have to let you go in my stead and just enjoy it through your photos:>)


Take lots and lots of photos of The Fancy Flea but then what am I saying....of course you will. I want to see that tangerine vanity:)

Have a beautiful weekend Kim.



I too love a clean house even though it takes a lot of work. :-) It's going to rain this w/end here in Arkansas but have a lot to do inside. I'm painting a couple of flea market finds. Have a blessed day Kim and whatever you do, enjoy it to the fullest. God bless. Alice


Thanks so much for the opportunity to support Anna. I have a 7 year old grandson with diabetes and am so familiar with their challenges. We support them as much as possible. Don't you just love love a clean and fluffed house. Everything always seems much brighter.

Trish Rowley

Hi Kim, I went over to Anna's video and clicked like I hope that it worked she did a great job explaining diabetes, my husband has type 1 diabetes as well. I hope that you have a great weekend at the fancy flea can't wait to see the pics. Trish xox ;)


So cute! Lenny looks like he's having a great time! LOL! Juvenile Diabetes is so sad! No child deserves that, and I hope a cure is in the future very soon for everyone who suffers from it. Lucky you to have a clean house! It feels like a huge weight has been lifted when things are in order! I hope you have a wonderful time at the Fancy Flea! Happy weekend!!


Done. And what a sweet couple of girls - and pup- they were!

I sent to others, hoping they will do as well.


I haven't been by in a few days so I've had fun seeing what you've been doing while I was away.

I'll go now and see what Anna made.


Daisy Cottage

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!



My house is is just messy. 4 kids = messy!! And clean up is never ending. I thought I raised them better! ;-)

Off I go to view the video. You are a sweetheart for giving us the tip to help this nice girl!



i'm so thrilled to help out in anyway - just saw the video and clicked "like" what precious little girls - i love your flower arrangements and ingrid apron, you know what? i started with my closets first, who knows what came over me - but, it's done - its taken a while - you can do it too - well, i'm leaving now for the weekend to that annual garage sales in lakewood,ca - see you there - love ya, maria - cottage feel-
God Bless You All


Have a wonderful weekend! What a great video! I did like it!

Sharon Forward

Hi Kim, After looking at your wonderful photos for so long thought I would say thank you for being a much looked forward to and cheerful part of my day. Your cottage is a wonderful place to visit and I often smile with a tear in my eye when you seem to reach right out to us from your blog. Keep the beautiful pictures coming. The world could do with more "Kims".


Kim, Beautiful pictures! I clicked on the link for Anna. She, Jane, and Lenny are adorable and taught me a thing or two about type 1 diabetes. My mother-in-law(who lives in Jacksonville, FL) has had diabetes since childhood, almost 60 years now. She is a go-getter, and as spicy as a southern, red-headed girl can be. She has lived up to all of those red-headed assumptions, let me tell you. Firecracker. I have a diabetic kitty too. I adopted her from the pound about 3 years ago. They did not know she was diabetic and we only recently diagnosed her. I give her 2 shots a day. She is a little thing and won't tell anyone how old she is. So, I think I got a great deal, for just a little money, unbeknown to us, I adopted a little princess diva of pedigree I am sure. She does rib me once in awhile...that I adopted her for her money and her stature though.


I will stop by and click on the link for Anna, Kim.

Also Kim, I have a giveaway going on through this weekend till May 5th. It's an apron from a Fair Trade company that you or one of your readers would love, I'm sure.... just wanted to pass this along.

Take care sweet Kim, I hope you have a great time at the Fancy Flea! xoKelly


Kim, I'll go to the link and click it for Anna after I tell you that I found some cute things at the flea market yesterday...I posted them this morning...I heart them!!! Robyn
P.S. and I heart you too!! and Maggie!!! =-)

Nancy Hutson Maisenbach

On my way out but had to check in at Daisy Cottage first. Our week-end looks pretty ordinary at this point. You never know though, that could change at any moment. I look forward to the Fancy Flea with you.
I "liked" Anna's video. Very good!
Nancy M.

Carol Adams

Ah a clean home... how wonderful! It lowers the stress, doesn't it?
I soooooo wish that I was closer to Lakeland to be able to attend the "Fancy Flea"!! How fun, but alas I am here in Indiana still looking for my Aunt Dot's new digs...ha ha
The weather here is unusually balmy in the upper 70s, which is funny as we had frost the other night. That is Indiana weather tho'!
I am happy to help Anna and will look at the video in a moment.
I have an autoimmune disease and Type 1 diabetes is also an autoimmune disease. Any help finding cures for any of the autoimmune diseases with benefit all of us.
As always...thank you for you and your support! Looking forward to the FF photos...(say that 10 times fast.. ha ha)
Carol Adams

Carol Adams

Oops, meant to mention that Aunt Dot and my Uncle Gene were originally Hoosiers (from Indiana) but when they retired they moved to Beverly Hills, Fl. My parents actually wintered in Sebring for nearly 15 yrs. Neither are too far from you, are they?
Hugs again!!

Kelly Bergsing

I can't imagine a house that is clean all at the same time!! Every time I get one room done, my younger ones undo what I did...LOL! Having 5 kids can make it hard to get it clean all at once, but we manage. I think I will have to start taking photos of the rooms done, hang them up and have some proof I actually did clean!! :0) As always, your pics are beautiful!! If my house looked like yours, I would have more fun cleaning it...!! ;0)



I loved the pictures that you shared with us! They look wonderful! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Fay Marie Torzsok

Hi Kim

I just took a break from my house cleaning to see how you are doing and found that you were doing the same thing. Yes, my cupboards are usually neglected as well. I think that has to be done on a rainy day.
Have fun spray painting & also at the Fancy Flea.

Fay Marie


Please please take me with you to the Fancy Flea. I can't wait to read all about it.
That was a great video and very informative for kids.

Julie Harward

I love it when my home is all in order too and what makes me even happier is when my home is filled with my 8 children, their spouses and our 20 grand's then that I feel like i am surrounded by Heaven because I truly am.
Love the sweet little girl...bless her heart! Come say hi :D


Such cute little girls! Now on to my closets...maybe tomorrow... LOL!

Daisy Cottage

Thank you everyone!
I so appreciate your support on Anna's video...
You are the best!!!!



Great pictures. My home will be clean some day. I started on a closet yesterday (how did you know that).

I clicked like on the kids' video they were great. Very bright little girls.


Hi Kim,
I will be happy to watch the video!
Sounds like you have a fun weekend planned.
Me too! I just got done cleaning my house. You are right it does feel good to have it all in order. My closets need help too. You aren't alone.
Enjoy the flea!!
Chat soon,


What lovely young ladies! I was happy to click "like." Have a great weekend everyone! We are going to plant some trees in celebration of Arbor Day :)

Daisy Cottage

Thank you sweethearts!!!!!!!!!


Mom in High Heels

All rooms clean at the same time? I thought that was just a myth! I know it's never happened in my house. Lovely photos. Have fun at the Fancy Flea!


She's adorable and very well educated on her challenges in life. I love that about young much potential if we don't under estimate them! :)

Lore D'Sa

Dear Kim,

Watched the informative video of Anna explaining diabetes. What a beautiful girl! May God bless her and all children that have to live with diabetes. I most definitely clicked on the "like" caption.

Kim have a great time at the Fancy Flea Market!

Hugs and Kisses xoxoxo

Your friend,


Daisy Cottage

Thank you sooooooooooo much!!!

You all ARE making a difference!!!

Love you,

Susan Freeman

What an entertaining and informative video the girls made. It was my pleasure to give it a thumbs up!!

Susan and Bentley

Kimberly Padilla

Hi Kim, What sweet children. They definitely got a "like" from me. Regarding an orderly home, I have been away for 4 and a half weeks (going home Tuesday) and I can't wait to see the order my home is in! Poor hubby is a great hubby, but not too good at housekeeping! I only have two weeks of school left, so I can't wait to tear my place apart (including closets! Have a delightful weekend at the Fancy Flea!

Kimberly ♥


What a great video she made; it was easy to click "like" for that one...hope she wins.


Have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy the Fancy Flea. I did some thrifting today and got some neat treasures and some awesome chairs for my college daughter's apartment. Love those bargains! Your home looks beautiful, as always. I will click over to the video. Love & blessings from NC!

karryann pallitto

YOur Blog is uplifting, full of beauty and inspiring i must say.. Lve the house... WOnderful Blog-just became a Follower..


Done. You do a great work. If evey one of us would act a little bit like you, the world could be a litte bit better.....
You have a fabulous house and your site is really exciting. I found your site by chance and now I look around regulary to join your lovely news :-).
Sometimes I wish I could live there in Florida like you do. ;-) Have a nice day and enjoy your weekend. Best regards.......


Hi Kim, today we are celebrating my daughter Shannon's birthday (9) with strawberry pie and apricot-crumble pie,mmm delicious!I didn't make them myself,because my oven doesn't work anymore,but Shannon and I went to the baker and she chose her favourite pies.It's beautiful weather and I hope we can sit in the garden this afternoon.
So...the last couple of days I cleaned the house and tried to keep it tidy for today!I really enjoy it when our house is clean but with two kids it is also difficult to keep it that way...Well, it doesn't matter 'cause I want my children to be happy!Wish you a very nice weekend too and of course lots of sun!Love, Nina.

Carrie@ My Kinda Boring Life

Diabetes is not fun.... I have it. I am spending my weekend sick. Wish I could go out and about... maybe next weekend.


I just cleaned out my closet yesterday and boy does it feel good!


Simply gorgeous photos.


Anna and her sister are just beautiful. They did a great job with the video. I'm so impressed. They are so young - and so talented!

Well. I wish I could say that my house was in place. I've been working on a big project at work, and my house is suffering. My husband is in the middle of a big project, too. I am very thankful that he has not expenctations of the house always being neat and tidy. Tonight we had dinner and watched some fun t.v. instead of cleaning up. It was nice.

HOWEVER - I DO plan to tidy up the house eventually ;-)

Mom Wald

Rats, I was too late. She sure is a cutie though. What a good friend you are.

Stephanie Walters

Hi there Kim, I wish I could have been there this weekend! What beautiful weather you had...and the area just looks so pretty! I clicked on "Like" for the video but I don't think it was working. I have diabetes too.



Cute video. Of course, I voted 'like'!

Removalist Melbourne

That is a very kind thing to do for a friend. God bless you.


I tried to vote but it said the ratings had been disabled? I'll try again later! Very sweet little girl.
Enjoy your weekend.

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