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November 08, 2010


Kathy  M.

Congratulations Kim on being a creative woman! Your home and your style are beautifully creative. No one else has a home like yours.

Julie B

Congrats..very exciting..would love to win a copy!


Congratulations! How very exciting!


Congratulations! Very exciting!

Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy--especially the one with you in it:)


Now even more people will be cheered and inspired by your lovely home. Congratulations! May today be my lucky day.

Connie Vugteveen

You must be so excited - I'd love to see the magazine.

Jana T

How very exciting for you! Congrats!


Congratulations! You deserve it:)


How excitingto be published in such a fun and inspiring magazine!


Kim, I've been enjoying Daisy Cottage for a long time...I'm not surprised that you were chosen for the article; congradulations !!! As some of the comments have said, even if I don't win a copy, I'm going to buy my own copy.....You are definitely a star in my book.....Alice

Sandi ~ A Cottage Muse

Congratulations Kim! You and your beautiful home will make each reader smile in color!!


How very exciting for you Kim. Congratulations!!!!

Becky Bruner

Yaaaaaay Kim! Congratulations to you, and aren't they lucky to share in your creativity! Thanks for always brightening my day!

pogonip@ Meadowsweet Cottage

How exciting! Daisy Cottage could inspire even the most unimaginative to be fabulously creative--what a perfect choice you were for this issue!

Cheryl Fields

The magazine looks picture perfect! What an awesome issue...would love to win it. Congratulations Kim!

My Blessed Serendipity Life

I am so happy for you! I know that I am not alone to say that Daisy Cottage is my second home (where I always feel so welcome). WWC is one of my favorite magazines.



So fab and exciting for you! You SO DESERVE this!!!
Thank you for a chance to share with us...You're such a sweetie!

Well deserved! Congrats my dear!!

Debbie Vierkant

Oh, Wow Kim how exciting!!! Beautiful pictures of your beautiful house. Well deserved! That magazine is so neat, eye candy to me! Hugs, and congrats!


Congratulations! Very well deserved!

It was good to see a picture of Maggie in there. I am certain she thinks she is the brains behind the creative woman. :)


I'd love to win a copy of this, Kim. If I don't. I'm going to have it track it down in Australia. The spread looks beautiful. xx


Congratulations, Kim. Your house showcases very well!


I would love to win a copy. Beautiful pictures !

Please enter me.


i'm so happy for you kim - they couldn't have choosen anyone better - that's all you've ever been creative and encouraging - your so inspirational - thank you for bringing out my creativity and encouraging my thoughts on decor, color etc...... hipp hipp horray!

love ya, maria - cottage feel-

Mrs. Magpie

Congrats, Kim!!! I am so excited for you. That is wonderful, and you, my friend, deserve it!


Sheila :-)


Congratulations! I always enjoy seeing your creative home, whether on your blog or in a magazine! I'd love to win!


Congratulations to you, Kim! It couldn't have happen to a nicer person. And thanks for the giveaway.


Congratulations Kim!

You are a talented, kind and artistic woman who deserves to be published in magazines and books. I love your style and how you encourage us to follow our dreams and hues.

Did I tell you that my niece who lives in Lakeland is getting married this Dec. 18th. Therefore, I will be looking for your beautiful cottage at the historic neighborhood.

Wishing you all the best!


Kim: A great big CONGRATIONS to you!!! I'm realy happy for you. I have been bugging our poor local Barnes and Noble and Border's book stores for three weeks or more. "Is the new issue of Where Women Create in yet? No?Well, when will it be in? Call me when they are in!!! I know someone who is featured in the magazine this time and I NEED A COPY NOW!!!!!"


Where in the world did I learn to spell congratulations like that? LOL!


Well Ms Kim, how proud of you we are. I do love it when other people find you. I'm going to check out the magazine info links. Just wanted to say that I enjoy all the articles you write for magazines and I love your blog so it's great to see you recognized.


Hi Kim,
You are such a dynamic, inspiring lady and I am not the least bit surprised you would be included in this inspiring publication. And I am 'over the moon' thrilled for you, girl! Hearty congratulations!

Sheree Cloyd

Kim- what an honor! The pictures of your home are fabulous! That book is a must have :)
Always love your blog!


Saw it Saturday at Barnes and's great you were featured....blessings


I am so happy for you Kim! How wonderful. Thank YOU for always thinking of US!

Kathleen J.


Congratulations! I read the article as soon as it came out. I love that magazine and many others by the same co.

Great article.


Kim, that is wonderful. The article looks amazing! You have such a lovely home. Can't wait to see the article in person. Thanks for hosting a wonderful giveaway. Love & blessings from NC!


Congratulations Kim!! Please enter me in your drawing!


Oh boy, that magazine looks absolutely juicy with color! Kudos to you! Please add my name to the list of admirers who would like to win a copy~~

Valerie Kay

Congratulations Kim! Please add my name to your drawing.
Thanks soooo much!


Congratulation Kim ! Your photography is wonderful, as is your home. I would love to win a copy. Thanks!

Vivian Roberts

Congrats KIm, I am so happy for you, how exciting and thanks for putting some sunshine in my day everyday when I log in. And tell Maggie congrats too. I think I may subscribe to this magazine, I have never seen it before, in the stores. Thanks again, Viv

Pom Pom

Wow! How fun and sunny! I will have to find that magazine - so perfect for me these days! Congratulations, Kim. You have such an eye for pretty and fun AND such a nice, squishy heart. Applause!


How Wonderful! Your house is beautiful but I think the true beauty resides with the family who lives there. Big congrats!


Congratulations, Kim, I can certainly see why you would be so honored. Beautiful work.


How wonderful,Kim. Your home always looks sooo good in every magazine article that has been done about Daisy Cottage. Congratulations!

Kathi Layfield

Congratulations..that is awesome, but that's because you are awesome. I hope I win a copy of this magazine, I have never had the pleasure of perusing this publication.
Hugs, Kathi



There is absolutely no surprise you are featured in this publication. You have been an inspiration to countless readers of your awesome blog- with loving encouragement, support to be ourselves no matter what, and with your absoluteluy amazing eye-candy photo talent.

You share with us your triumphs and your disappointments.

And best of all you share YOURSELF, your wonderful self, and sweet stories of those you surprise whatsoever you are featured. And shall continue to be so, I am certain.

Keep up the good work, and thank you for giving so much to so m any.

Sincerely, and with deep respect,



WOWEE!! Congrats Kim for being featured in WWC!! Please enter me in your giveaway and thanks for all your great inspiration.


Kim ~ Seeing your beautiful home in WWC will be such a special treat. Your blog is at the "very top" of my favorites list. Your words of inspiration are always uplifting. Congratulations!!!

Susan Ramey Cleveland

Congratulations, Kim. Great layouts and photography. I have to get a copy of this. In your bowl of hearts, I see part of the one I made. This is the closest I'll ever get to being in that magazine, I'm sure. Love you and Daisy Cottage. And, of course, Maggie and Marley.

Monica Epperson

You are so inspiring and I would love to be in the drawing for the magazine. Congratulations on a job well done.


Congratulations Kim ...the article is beautiful! I was so excited to see you and your lovely house in this current issue of Where Women Create! Your home is as beautiful as you are inside and out! Congratulations!

Erica Smith

What a wonderful article! So personal and insightful! Congratulations on a great opportunity to share your wisdom with women all over the country.


Kim, I'm not surpised at all! Just gorgeous! Congratulations!

What an amazing way to honor women and their love to create and design. Great idea Ms. Packman. Your layout and the pictures is awesome - You both are very inspirational to a gal starting out. Thanks for the opportunity to get to read it, Kim! Have a fabulous day gals! Hearts, Sami Jo


of course we can believe that you area featured at Where Women Create!!! love their blog! it's so wonderful to read about and see women who create and make their lives and the lives of others better through their creativity. Thank YOU for the chance to win the mag. and thank YOU for allowing women to realize their worth in decorating and in friendships with women. ok - i'm rambling! but thank you kim.

Rita Bush

Dear Kim, I would be so honered to have a copy of this lovely magazine which includes your heart and soul.


I love this magazine! Congratulations on being highlighted.


I picked up the latest issue a couple of weeks ago and took it to my favorite coffee shop to enjoy in celebration of my birthday. I was soooo excited to see you featured, as if you were my dearest friend. It's a beautiful publication and such an inspiration, JUST LIKE YOU. Thank you for all that you share with your readers.


You go, Girl! So happy for you.


CONGRATULATIONS, Kim! Your blog is always such an inspiration.


I'm so happy for you, Kim - what fun! And what lovely pics they added of Dear Daisy Cottage - and sweet little Miss Maggie, too!


Congratulations Kim - I would love a copy of the magazine.


Kimberly Padilla

Congratulations Kim! What a beautiful magazine, and they displayed your home in such beautiful photos, and the fronds they placed around the photos just added to the beauty. Blessings!


CONGRATULATIONS Kim! I'd love to win one, but if I don't, I'll definitely buy one. You are always an inspiration to everyone because of your talents and your sweet personality. I admire you so much too for not having advertisements on your blog. HUGS...Sue


Congratulations on your feature in WWC. I love how you decorate in bright, cheery colors. Such a happy place to create to your heart's content

Michelle Payne

Congratulations KIM! I've never seen this magazine in my local store before. I'll have to look around for it,looks like I'm missing out on some very talented creative women!


Congrats! I just read your article this morning... love your space. I'd be so happy to win a copy to give to my sweet friend who is going through some life changing stuff. I'm your newest follower... would love for you to stop by sometime. xoxo Malia


Oh there you go my sweet Kim... I'm so happy for you. Jo knows real class when she sees it! Doesn't it feel good to be recognized for what you are-- a home artist! And a sweetheart to boot!!

A Romantic Porch

Kim, I am so so happy for you. You definitely deserve every mention of your creativity! xo rachel


How exciting for you! Who would've thought that thrifting could take a girl so far!

Everlasting Blooms

Ahhh! Congratulations!! That is SO SO SO exciting! If I don't win the giveaway, I will for sure pick up a copy, that magazine is SUCH an inspiration! :)

~ Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Ronda Kimura

Dear Kim,
Congrats on being chosen for book-magazine Where Women Create! It's a great publication, and you most certaintly deserve to be in in it. I look forward to seeing the the newest issue. I would love to be in the the giveaway! And even if I don't win I will probably buy it.
Best regards, Ronda K.

Lynn Paterson

Thanks for doing the giveaway....would love to win a copy of Where Women Create. Congratulations on the feature too! Loved all the photos, especially the one of your puppy tucked in the cute!

Terri D

okay.... i am not familiar with this mag.... but according to the number of comments... i think i should be!!! Sure do hope i win the give away!!!! How wonderful for you to be featured!!!! Terri

Linda Evans

congrats Kim....I would LOVE to win this !!!!! I too will buy this even if I don't win.....smiles, Linda


Congratulations! What a great honor. Maggie May looks so dignified in her close-up. Thanks for hosting such a great site.

Mary Lou

So well deserved. I will be out to buy the magazine tomorrow.
And Maggie in there too!! Congrats to you both.

Esther Sunday

And why wouldn't you be in something like this - you ROCK, girlfriend!!! Slopy cheek kiss to you, Darlin! Love, Esther


Great job Kim! Simply love your BRIGHT colors!

Oh my gosh, congrats Kim!! I am so excited for you and so pleased that they featured you, yeahhhhh! Love your blog, Maggie, Marley and of course you!

Kathy Charniak

I'm sure yours is the prettiest office within the group featured. I have made a little office for myself in my front hall and I have used a screen to divide it from the living rm. I inherited my mom's desk and hope to antique it white or maybe paint it turqoise (my new favorite color). Congrats on your accomplishments. Kathy C from ILLinois


Kim ~ I love visiting your warmly inspiring home via your blog often. You are gifted in so many ways...decorating, hospitality, cooking, photography...the list goes on and on. Congratulations on being honored by this magazine!

Fay Marie Torzsok

Congratulations Kim! I'm not surprised because you deserve it.

Love to win a copy

Fay Marie


Kim...I picked this publication up today when I was in the grocery store. I can't wait to snuggle in my bed this chilly winter night with my down comforter and the magazine and dream!!! Congratulations!!!!!

Southern Lady's Vintage

Congratulations KIM!!! The feature looks great!

Lydia Clingerman

Kim, you are soooo deserving, you bring such joy and warmth to so many. From your fabulous sweet blogs, pictures,the music, your charming "furry" friends it is all bliss!!! Thanks for posting in your unique and positive style. Hugs, Lydia Clingerman

Sharon Duffey

Woohoo! I love that magazine and have thought how it would be the 'best' to have you featured in it...and now it is true! I celebrate with you. You are so very creative...and the fun part is your entire home and yard, and even other peoples homes "are the places you create" so you have a very unique "studio" so to speak. :) love to you and congratulations...


Congratulations on being featured in such a wonderful publication! Your sweet, cheery home and creative space are such an inspiration!


Dearest Kim, I had not discovered your blog before reading about it in Where Women Create - wow, I'm so thrilled to "meet" a kindred creative woman (and fellow Dachshund mom also) in Central Florida! Then, when I read further about the Fancy Flea, well! I'm from Lakeland myself but without your blog, I would have never known about it. I'll be braving I-4 to come over from Orlando on Saturday for the event, and hope I'll run into you :-) Sincerest congratulations and warmest wishes to you :-)


Beautiful pictures! So happy for you! You are so talented.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality

Congrats, my friend! You are totally deserving with all your inspirational & colorful spaces. Miss you!! xoxo I'd love to see a copy of this.


What an honor for you and Miss Maggie! Beautiful pictures of your home. Hope to win the magazine.


Fantastic! I love how pictures of your home make me just smile and smile....Thank you.


Dear Kim,
It's lovely to see your space in this publication! I am a huge fan of both you and the magazine. I have this feeling looking at your room that you will be writing a book there. . . .it's in the air. . .a dreamy book. . .
Sign me up for the drawing and keep creating all things marvelous in your life! Thank you for the giveaway. Give Maggie a hug from me.


Congratulations Kim!! Such a beautiful article. Page upon page of inspiration! I already have a copy so I need not go into your lovely giveaway ~ but I know the winner will be thrilled ♥

Tina Kay

How exciting for you! You do deserve it. Your place seems so inviting and inspirational.

Charlene R.

Congratulations!Enjoy your blog daily...

Patrice S Brown

Hi Kim,

I do not have a blog but I am always sharing your blog with my dental hygiene patients at work. I love your blog and home.. congratulations! I am going this week-end to Lakeland to the vintage festival etc. I love the magazine.

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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

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  • "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

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  • "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

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  • "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

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  • "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

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  • "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

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  • "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.

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