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December 01, 2010


Julie Harward

Gorgeous...and it does go straight to my heart too! :D


I have to agree with you. We can learn so many beautiful life lessons if we just open our eyes to take in the beauty that surrounds us inbetween all the busy-ness. Thank you for the reminder during a busy season.

sweet cottage dreams

Mother Nature is so lovely......
be still and take it all in.
We should just kick back and take
it all in and not fuss over the small


love you...


Amen to that, Kim!

What a gorgeous and perfect photo, thank you!

Tracie~My Petite Maison

I couldn't agree more, sweet Kim.


Hi Kim,
Gorgeous photo! One beautiful piece of nature captured....oh how I miss the colors that autumn brought us. Winter has come, snow is falling and it's so cold!
But it's a beautiful time of the year with all the festivities to look forward to. This weekend we celebrate St. Nicolas and soon it will be Christmas. Hope you'll enjoy decorating the house as much as I do!
Warm hug, Nina.

Trish Rowley

Beautiful photo Kim, I totally agree with you have a great day Trish xox ;)


Thank you for that inspiring post. At this busy time of the year when we are buying gifts, baking, running around and decorating ~ we should all stop and soak up the wonder all around us.
Beautiful picture
Have a great day

Ricki Jill Treleaven

Pretty berries!!!


When we were young my dad made a point to take us on drives in the country, pointing out berries, mounds of dirt that the Native Indians had made their home upon, clouds in the sky, etc. We learned to appreciate these gifts. So many of us hurry around and never stop to appreciate what is right in front of us. I guess the 'stop and smell the roses' phrase is so appropriate these days.

Thanks for sharing the lovely photo!


Lovely sentiment, Kim. Have a wonderful day and give Maggie and marley a hug from me. La


This morning, we have a little snow to enjoy! Thanks for the reminder of these gifts sent to us each day from the Creator, Kim!

Susan Freeman

There is no way that we mere mortals can compete with Our Lord's creativity, splendor and simplicity. Not even bloggers! Lovely post Kim!!!

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley

Drawn to the Sea

I love this, Kim. Truly I do.
Peaceful day to you.

Sharon Wengel

Beautiful, makes me want to grab my camera and go out looking for beautiful sights. Thank you !

Melesa Garrison

We truly have a Great Creator to appreciate, all of the glory and splendor ;)

Sami Jo

We woke up to 7 inches of Mother Nature's Gifts! It's gorgeous! Happy Day! Hearts, Sami Jo

Barbara F

Enjoyed the photo of the pretty red berries.

Mother Nature is not too happy with us up in the Northeast today..driving rain and heavy winds (55 miles per hour) although it is fairly mild. Also scattered power outages and bridge restrictions, etc. I had plans with a friend today but that got postponed so I am staying put and trying to get some decorating done. Can't say for sure how that is going to work out ;-)

Lynda Dishner

Mother Nature is getting us in the mood for CHRISTMAS.
When I got up this morning my black jeep was white on top.
And snow has blown all day. LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!
It is soooooooooo cold today. Isn't mother nature wonderful. Come on up to Virginia Is For Lovers.

Gail K.

So true, so true I awoke to lightly falling snow. I'm crunching up the fall leaves I used for decoration upon my flower bed for winter mulch, and putting the small gourds and pumpkins in the compost pile for beautiful soil next spring. Nature is balm for the soul....I believe our Creator had that in mind....

Kathy :)

Pretty pretty......

How is everyone at Daisy Cottage, I hope well and I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

No I haven't started decorting yet....I will this week-end. I am now an empty-nester Kim and I have to say that when my daughter left on Monday, I was so sad it hit me like a ton of bricks. Sometimes when they're little you wish for the day but never think it will come.

Both of my kids are now 3,000 miles away, if you had told me when they were little that their jobs would take them that far away I would have said NO WAY !!!!

On the bright side we will have fun vacations and their rooms will ALWAYS be here for them, not like the Staples commercial LOL

Have a wonderful day, hope I wasn't a Debbie Downer today.....

All the best,
Kathy :)


Pretty picture! I was sitting on the back porch about a week ago talking to my red birds at the feeder and here comes just walking along the fence line an 8 point buck deer. I sat as still as a statue and he walked on by, glancing at me ever once in a while. He was probably headed to the north pole. Cindy OKla


Indeed. I hope you and yours have a great holiday season, Kim.

Finding the beauty that surrounds us every day, a simple gift you can embrace. And it doesn't cost a penny. You can share it with others, too.

Kim, can you tell us what that gorgeous red berry bunch is called? And have you decorated yet?

I always enjoy your welcoming photos and gentle, joyful style.

And the music always comforting and just beautiful.



So pretty and it would look so nice on our white wrapping!

Patti VZ

Beautiful, Kim! I needed that dose of beauty today. THANKS!!

Barbara Anne

Another Amen! Will soon be walking about the yard and in the woods to glean some holly with berries, nandina with berries, cedar, and evergreens to bring the soul-satisfying fragrance of Christmas indoors.

Thanks be to God!



It snowed all night last night and most of the day.

How lovely to see a picture of something other than white (although one must admit it looks very Christmasy outside). :)


I think we discount Winter's favor of the briliiant colors of Spring.

Winter has its own beauty that should not be missed.


oh, the beauty of it all - thank you kim for the reminder -i sure need to slow down and take it all in and dream a little and savor the moment - theirs alot to be thankful for, life itself - Praise God -

love ya, maria - cottage feel -

Kimberly Padilla

Beautiful! I was just admiring some red berries at Central Park a couple of weeks ago. Blessings!

Leslie @farm fresh fun

Lovely post Kim. I hope you and your family (2 and 4 legged) enjoy a colorful Christmas full of great JOY!

Dena landry

Hi Kim I am new to your blog, I love shabby chic and vintage stuff and i bought the book ,Where Women Create. I read about you and tuned into your blog, I fell in love with it. I read for hours and hours, and i checked out some of the blogs of your friends, and things you wrote about, I love your pictures, such beauty in simple things, I was wondering what kind of camera you use to get such color and detail. I would love to go to the fancy flea, Maybe one day! I live down here just outside the City of New orleans, La. And have a little cottage in the country, that is all furnished with flea market finds, I lived there after Katrina storm so my son, The youngest of 6, could finish school, and my house was being repaired, I love it ,so I decided to keep it after house was completed. I go to a craft fair in canton Mississippi one or two times a year, in May and October, and stay at the cutest little B&B, I rather the vintage things though .I sure hope you return to your Blog ,i am looking forward to reading it, and the inspiration i get from it. I feel i have made a friend,one that feels like i do about so many things in life. Love your cottage, maybe one day i can send you pictures of mine, Not as well done as yours though, Thanks and have a VERY Merry and Blessed Christmas. DENA L

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