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August 06, 2010



We are getting the gift of low humidity this weekend, thankfully. Today a friend and I will venture to Hampton NH for the monthly Sage Farm Antiques Open House/barn. What a fun girly trip we will have.


Thank you, Kim,
You have a wonderful weekend, too. We are traveling to send a couple of days with one of our daughters. I can't wait!

Take care ~Natalie


Thank you. Your baby is precious. Come over and visit when you have a chance. Love to have you over!


Happy Weekend!

It's been a rough week so I am so looking forward to some time away from the office.

We are getting a break from the heat and humidity so I think I am going to travel a couple of hours west to the World's Longest Yard Sale, which runs from Michigan to Alabama along Rt. 127.

Enjoy your weekend! La


We've had a couple days of cooler weather which is great...lows about 55 at night....great sleeping. Sweet Maggie always makes me smile. Have a good weekend!

sue silva

I love your Maggie!



Good morning Kim. We had a good rain last night, first in a few months. We praised God for it. The high winds blew the last of our Bradford Pear trees down though. Those roots don't go far into the ground. Our weekend will probably be spent at a slow peaceful pace do to the fact we are getting ready for our annual "Gifts Galore on Highway 64", here in Arkansas. It's a big thing for us. I saw where La posted the "Largest Yard Sale" she was attending. I have always wanted to go. Maybe some day. Anyway, you have a wonder-filled w/end Kim. God bless!

Alice from Arkansas

Fay Marie Torzsok

I have just returned to work last week after a two week vacation and was quite busy getting caught up with emails etc.

This weekend I'm going to take it easy and just enjoy the weather, which is supposed to be very pleasant after all the heat we've had.

Have a good one Kim

Fay Marie


It's only 68 here so far today, and the twilight yesterday felt tempered a bit, drowsing down into a clear warm night. I'd hoped to see the "three-planet confluence" but too many city lights prevented much looking. I DO hope the Dog Days are passing by on their way back to the kennel.

We'll be indoors mostly this weekend, I think, finishing up DD's bathroom before she returns from down your way---our older "girls" took all the kiddles to the beach house for a week and they can hardly tell it to us fast enough.

Sun and Shade to you, as well---and maybe a hunka chilly watermelon!


Patty M

We have been blessed this summer in Southern California with mild temperatures. We've only had a week or two of really hot weather otherwise it's been in the 80's. Have a blessed weekend, Patty

It's HOT here! Wish we had some shade like you. Have a wonderful, blessed weekend!
I guess I could get in that pool in my backyard! ;)

Barbara Anne

A slightly cooler day here after a gully-washer of a storm last night. The thunder was amazing and the lightening was nearly non-stop. We're thankful for the rain and that it seems that all the trees are still up.

We're finishing the process of making cantaloupe jam today and I certainly wonder what it will taste like. If you haven't tasted Ambrosia cantaloupes, I recommend you grow some (too easy) and they are heavenly!

Tomorrow it's more peach preserves!



Dear Kim,
What a sweetie you have there...
We will be spending our weekend along the Cape Cod Canal...
I will be doing some handwork, sketching, and losing myself in a good book...Hubby will be riding his bike. It will be a glorious weekend.

I look forward to seeing/hearing what you do over your weekend...


Susan Freeman

Hi Kim! Glad to hear that you are surviving the heat. I mentioned you on my blog yesterday when I discussed my interview for Decor-Medley. I wanted to let my fellow bloggers know that YOUR blog has always been an inspiration to me. I visited you for quite a while before I decided to start a blog of my own. You are still an inspiration to me and to many others as well. Have a wonderful weekend!

Susan and Bentley


Beautiful pictures! Looks like you are managing to survive the heat! We are expecting rain here on Saturday. It hasn't rained in over a month. Most of the province has forest fires burning and the air quality is getting really bad. Yesterday was a beautiful day so I went to take a picture of the sunset. The sun was gone because of all the smoke in the air! Hope you have a great weekend! Sherri : )

Ginny Sass

95 here today in Mt.Pleasant, SC. I think we all have SAD, except opposite from the rest of the country in the winter. I think the heat index is 114 or so. It is so miserable. We are all praying for fall.


Kim, I love reading your blog. Always inspiring and the photos are beautiful too. Have a wonderful weekend!

Donna at Mourning Dove Cottage

Your photos are beautiful, Kim. Enjoy your weekend!



Shade is so important. Thankfully we are having a nice summer. Sun, shade and plenty of cool wind.


Still a bit warm here, but fall is just around the corner. Enjoy your weekend and do what makes you happy. Love & blessings from NC!


it's a sunny day here in the high desert and loving it as the trees shadow the garden. thank you kim, i'm off and running to purchase somemore plants for pure pleasure - i love that maggie is so relaxed. my big girl "koda" newfie is snoring away right now on the cool tile.

your right kim, i'm doing what i want to do- i promise i won't get in any trouble. enjoy your weekend and
God Bless -

love ya, maria - cottage feel -


Happy weekend to you and yours, Kim. We are looking at a clear, dry, warm weekend here in New England. A break from the humidity is always nice. Our goal: Eat as much zucchini in as many ways as possible and deliver the rest to the gardenless.

Pom Pom

Oh that precious girl is so lovely. I hope YOU have a yippy skippy weekend!

Kimberly Padilla

Thanks so much Kim. Have a blessed weekend!


Happy Friday! I am lovin the bright photos, nice to see some color in blogland.~Cheers Kim


Have a beautiful weekend in the sun and the shade. We've had a VERY hot summer here in Harrow, Ontario. We will survive and so will our gardens with a little watering and attention. Thanks so much for the lovely pictures again. Give Maggie a BIG ((((HUG))) Such a cutie.


Hi Kim...Love your pictures & LOVE Ms. Maggie!! Such a dollbaby! I have been MIA for weeks...after an 8 day vacatio came back & my sis was so sick so I took her to ER. Shes in ICU now with pneumonia & still so sick...its hard on family to just wait...but we have faith & lots of family & friends surrounding us! So nice to come visit your blog & relax a mintue..

Trish Rowley

Hi Kim, it's Saturday mid morning here and a little bit of a chill in the air although the days are sunny the mornings and afternoons have a bit of a chill in them I think I'll find some sun and sit for awhile and read a magazine while sipping on my tea. Have a great weekend and be Blessed!!!! Trish xox ;)

Drawn to the Sea

Such a pretty place to sit with your oh so beautiful girl.
Peaceful weekend, Julia~

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Enjoy your weekend Kim and all at Daisy Cottage. Play safe. xx



Your photos and comments make my heart sing!!

Thank you very very much.


our prayers are with you and your sister -
love ya, maria - cottage feel -


Oh my gosh, what a pretty blog you have here!

Will read more over the weekend, Jeanne


still the sweetest cottage home of the most darling girl in all of blogoland SERIOUSLY!

glad to have spent some time here tonight! x


This misunderstood cowgirl wants to ride a horse again and no one cares. Lifelong love, and it's all down in the gutter. :( Other than that, I'm just staying in trying to keep cool. I like your noticing the sun and the shade. Hope you have a good week ahead, Kim! :)


ooh if you could only bottle up and send me some of what is inside you , how you get up in the morning and see the world, it is how i would love to see things, feel things , i have been sick for 3 weeks and i have to say when i come in here i feel sad but yet hopeful that when this ugly ride i am on is through that i may gather from you an insight to see things more artfully, your bowl of cheerios is poetic, keep being you so those of us who visit may pray to gain a new view of things. kathy

Stephanie Laura

Dear Kim,

I swear, when I die...I might just come plop my soul in your house for a little while. Take notes on what I want my house in heaven to look like before I truly depart. No worries, I won't haunt...I'll just have coffee ready in the morning. :)


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