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April 27, 2010



I was waiting on the mailman too. But he didn't bring my 1/4" piecing foot like I was hoping for. Wish I had been waiting on your lovely porch. It is so cheerful and welcoming. Just like you!!


Are you expecting something fun in the mail? Hope you have a good day Kim!

Lynn Paterson

Hi Kim, I'm playing with my new Dell flatscreen's an oversized one. Really makes the blogland sites look pretty awesome! I'm groovin on it, as I surf the sites! Have a fun day!


Kimberly Padilla

I am talking on the phone with my husband. We have been 700 miles apart for four weeks now. Going home next week, but it will be a bitter-sweet return - leaving the rest of my family. Hope you get what you are waiting for! Blessings!♥

Tracie~My Petite Maison

Answering emails & listening to our wind chimes in the rain. Entered sweet Fifi's contest & tweeted about it too. Hope you were able to sleep last night, send that train this way!


Hola Kim, I'm here at work day dreaming ways to be Outside:) mostly thinking how I can create new ideas with my camera?? hmmmmm How I want to learn more..One day soon I hope I can take a photography class...for now I have so much fun having my G-baby to practice with:) ever since she came into my life..I cant put my camera down:) oh how Im so inspired by her..Ive done more with scrapbooking,crochet and More PICssss:) have a lovely Tuesday... Is cool in NJ- cant wait for Summer..


Just finished a bowl of home-made egg-drop soup with our littlest (at this moment) Grand. She's watching a nine-minute episode of Fifi and the Flowertots (a bribe for doing the toy CLEAN-Up before lunch) before she goes upstairs for her nap.

After today, she'll be not-the-littlest, for I'm also listening every second for the phone to hear of our new #7 Grand!

Also Happy-Dancing!


I have been being grumpy because I have tooth ache. But also ironing, not very exciting!! Boooooo! Have a lovely day!

Trish Rowley

Hi Kim, I'm sitting at the puter at 3 in the morning freezing, I'm crazy I know it sure is getting cold over here now, love the pics have a great day!! hope you don't have to wait too long for the post man!! Trish xox ;)


Hi, Kim - I am planning a pleasant afternoon of cross-stitching on a Christmas Stocking! And like you, I'm also waiting for the postman - hoping he brings me a fun package I ordered recently - something cute for my porch! Want to share a cup of coffee and some homemade goodies while we wait? :-)


What am I doing? I'm having porch envy...


Taking a break from data entry. I must redecorate my office!


Same as above, taking a moment from my Big Gal Job...Have a wonderful afternoon! Love your porch!

Judy Beeksma

Just visited a new shop called Second Star on the Right...Having a hot cup of tea, homemade bluebery muffin and waiting for my two kiddos to get home from school.

Carrie @ Kinda Boring Life

I just came in from my back patio...soaking up some sun. Hoping to have a lazy afternoon.


Oh my goodness! I just found your site, and I love it. Yellow is my favorite color, and I love vintage linens and dishes and fiesta ware and homemaking.
Daisy Cottage is wonderful and I so appreciate the beauty and joy you show in the details and small things.

Donna Rae Barrow

I'm visiting Daisy Cottage, of course!!! I've hung laundry out to dry, rid my living room of dust bunnies, rid the room of drab table covers in favor of crisp, white linen, and I'm on my way out the back door to discover what the garden has to offer. Always a treat to visit with you!


Well, I should really finish cleaning up after making lunch for hubby. He works from home. Lucky me??? I am recovering from being sick and having a sinus infection(so I can get away with a little dillydallying right now). How do you really spell that word anyway? I plan to steal a away and work on my little addiction for a few minutes. It all started with a moldy box of the tiniest fabric scraps from my husband's grandmother and greatgrandmother. I rescued the box from the trash months ago. I opened the box and washed the scraps as best I could two weeks ago or so. (Hence the sinus infection). I iron as I go. I am making a king-size scrap quilt. I hand cut each and every square and rectangle as the scraps are hardly bigger than my resulting squares and rectangles. I will machine piece but hand-quilt. Yep, I love my husband. He'd rather have such a quilt than all store-bought bling in the world. As best I can tell, the scraps are from the 1920's through the 1950/60's. I think the ladies made lots of baby clothes back in the day, and of course quilts. Made back in the day when a lady would not even consider using a sewing machine for any part of a quilt. Real old school. I have pictures of them and their families in my home. I see them everyday. I have 3 well-loved quilts made by their hands. I guess, I am making a tribute to them. . . Wish me luck!


Just put a pan of Quick Chick Toffee Fix bars in the oven to share with my sister, Mom and daughter tomorrow a.m. to celebrate my birthday. Hope the mailman brings a special surprise to you. Judy


I'm drooling over my favorite blogs on this cloudy afternoon in jersey. Procrastinating and drooling, that is some combination let me tell you !

I'm also wishing the weather would cooperate so the painter could get out here to finish repainting the porch, the handy guy could get out here and finish the rock retaining walls and I could get out there and do some spring planting !!!!!

Angela Kloss

I am just finishing up at work. Reading your blog and enjoying the lovely colors. Also I've learned a few things about fine china and am trying desperately to find fun places in and around Indianapolis to thrift. Aside from my usual Goodwill stores, auction, the Tibbs flea market, and a few antique malls.

I just love seeing online when others find unique deals for items, I just wish I could find them in my area.

Elizabeth Marchus

Hi Kim,
I reading "Dear Daisy Cottage" while at work ~don't tell anyone~
and dreaming of the time to head home.
Big hugs, Elizabeth

Rita May

I must say, again....I love your picket fence :)

Rita <3


This brought a smile to my face. When I had my msn group, I used to do weekly posts called Whatcha Doin? I see you and I have the same kind of Adirondack chairs in our front yards..AND the same colour to boot!

I think I will sit with you too since I adore your porch..and I'll listen to the music while I'm there..((hugs))

Brenda Kula

Well Kim, I've got a fair amount of dirt underneath my fingernails. So that means I've been out gardening!

Sandi ~ A Cottage Muse

Enjoying your lovely photos!


I'm relaxing after a day at work and looking at the lovely pictures of your front porch. If you don't mind, I'll sit here on your front porch for a while and listen to the glorious music, before I have to go and make a quick dinner. (My husband and my daughter are on afternoons) or..Maybe....I'll...
Is the postman bringing something special? Can't wait to hear!


Cuddling with my Molly and Pedro (furbabies) who just got back from getting pampered at the groomer....cute little bandana neckerchiefs on for that "extra special" touch of a spa day for dogs!

Love your bright, happy photography. My mood is so much better with happy spring days in Georgia. Your photos sure helped me get through a rainy, cold winter. Thank you, Kim!

Patty O'Malley

I've been having a really hectic time at work which seems to be aggravating a problem I have with palpatations. So I thought I would check in at Daisy College for some soothing music and visuals. Thanks so much for being here!

Patty O'Malley

Me again! I just saw in my previous post that I wrote Daisy College instead of Daisy Cottage!! Sorry!

Privet and Holly

Hi Kim ~ I just got home from the airport and am running laundry and catching up with my blog neighbors! I had to stop by DAISY COTTAGE and see what I've missed! Always love stepping in the door : ) Hope you are having a wonderful week! {And what IS the postman bringing???} xx P&H

Kathleen H of Indiana

I am wishing I had your bird bath with the rooster in the middle. Love it! I am excited Spring has arrived in Indiana and I am planning our vegetable garden and adding perennials to the flower gardens. Have a great week!


Your whole house makes me think of spring. It's so happy!!!


Hi Kim, Home from a hectic day at work, drinking a glass of wine, blogging, waiting for my baked potatoe to finish baking. Love your cheerful colors and thank you for your cheerful pictures.


Hi Kim

I'm just trying to recover from a busy, busy day at work.
I think I'll go soak in a hot bath for awhile.

Your porch is so lovely. It must make you smile to just be able to sit there and enjoy it.

Alison Gibbs

Don't bother waiting for the mailman cos I'm sure Fifi is sending him on an aeroplane to me!!LOL


Hi there, Kim! I just had to pop in for a little springtime hit. It's pouring buckets here, but it's always warm and sunny at Dear Daisy Cottage. Hope you're doing swell. xoxotammy


getting ready for the yearly community garage sale in lakewood, california - your invited may 1, this saturday 6:00 a.m. sharp - 91 fwy exit south between ocana and bellflower - the weather forecast 80's anyone in the area come on down- i'll be on mcauley south street- lot's to do-will have snow cones and hotdogs - great fun! Bless you all - maria - cottage feel

Nancy Hutson Maisenbach

I am wandering around in cyber space tonight. When I came to Daisy Cottage I had to stop and just stared at the front of your pretty home. I have not seen it at that angle before. Lovely!
We went to our grandsons volleyball game tonight. There were ten members of our family there to cheer. That was fun!
Good night all,
Nancy M.


I'm blog hoppin' :) Lovely porch. You have such a way with colours.


I'm at work.. trying to not work :) Its such a lovely day outsiide and I cant wait to go home and make some meal for me and my hubby :) xoxo hugs to you Kim :)


Oh! just sitting here sipping my much to strong morning cup of coffee. Also admiring your photos of your beautiful cottage home. I dream of having a place like it someday! : )


Barbara Anne

Yesterday I was doing laundry, watching the rain, and trying to psych myself up for becoming 59. Yikes!


Necel from the Old House in Texas

Eatin' hamburger steak and gravy, listening to the wind blow like a hurricane.

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I'm currently doing my homework. Have a pleasant day!

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