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  • What I hope for my readers and for all keepers of the nest, is that they embrace their homes with their heart and all of the passion that it holds. I want them to know that they can decorate on a limited budget by seeing things in new ways; by rescuing the broken and transforming the ugly. I hope that they flaunt their favorite color and decorate their life with it. I hope that their homes feel like one giant hug that welcomes them each and every time they walk through their front door. More than anything I want everyone to have their own home-sweet-home dream come true! xo, Kim

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March 18, 2011


Jana T

Happy Friday to you, Kim! Your pictures are so beautiful. Trees and flowers are starting to bloom here -- spring is just around the corner! Have a wonderful day and weekend! Jana in Texas

Kathi Layfield

I hope your weekend is beautiful and wonderful. It always puts a smile on my face to read your blog. Thank you.
xoxo, kathi


Have a fantastic weekend.

I hope Maggie is able to rest after her tough week. :o)

linda moczan

happy friday to you! :)
your photos are wonderful ! as always!
have a great weekend!


as always.... the photos make me smile... spring is a beautiful sight to behold!!! so are the bright colors of Daisy Cottage!!! :) Thank you Kim... Hope your weekend is restful and full of joy!!! Terri

Barbara F.

Good morning Kim! Happy Friday to you too. The strawberries look so good. Spring is almost here - yeah!

Barbara Anne

What delicious looking strawberries, lovely flowers, and pretty aprons! Eye candy at its best!

Happy weekend to you!



Have a wonderful weekend, sweet Kim.

I loved seeing the house you hosted on last weekend's tour -- did you get pictures of other houses to share? I've gotten so many ideas from your home tours.

I'm in the process of moving from my all-beige house to a house with a red living room, green family room and yellow kitchen -- and I love it!!! Would have never chosen the colors myself but when I walked in the door, they just hit me as "right." Lots to do but decorating and gardening are my two passions.

Thanks for your inspiration.



To you, too, Sweetpea!!! We've had SUNSHINE for three days now, and yesterday I got a shipment of CRAPE MYRTLES in the mail!!! They were a gift from a friend in Virginia, who knows how I long to have some of them again.

We won't feel safe to put them out til over in April, but they're here, and I can dream.

Patty M

Such beautiful photos Kim. Just the right happy way to start the weekend. I linked your grammas banana bread again today. I hope it brings you joy that I get so much use out of her little recipe. I don't know if I bake it more for the smell or the taste...both are wonderful!

G from GA

What cheerful pictures! I can just taste those strawberries, they look so good. We are supposed to have a gorgeous weekend here in Georgia. Hope you enjoy yours, too.


I usually love Fridays even though I'm retired. Something about that it's almost the weekend that is still in my brain. But I'm at my son's and have to go home tomorrow! Big Sad Face!!! :-(

Judy McNatt

I love your aprons. I was a quilter for years but aprons are my favorite....I can sew one and wear it all day. Now off to the kitchen to eat strawberries and out to the yard to play with my flowers. Your blog is like a morning prayer.


Beautiful photos, Kim! You have a great weekend!

Sarah  at meandmyyellowhouse

good morning!
as usual, your photos are always so bright and cheery...a pleasant way to start my day!
Sarah xo


Happy Friday! I see a hint or two that Spring is on the horizon here and I can't wait. Have a wonderful weekend!


Love these photos! SO pretty!

Julie Harward

These are some of my happy things too! Have a sweet day my friend. Come say hi :D

Terri Morse

Those strawberries look delicious, and the flowers make me long to be outdoors! Have a lovely day, Kim! Hugs, Terri


The strawberries look like they are just waiting to be them!

Bluebirds and Butterflies

Happy Friday to you, too!
I hope the weekend is filled with everything you love. Thank you for your sweet note to me...sister of my soul...
Your photos today are lovely, and I love the daisies. After "You've Got Mail" came out and I saw a daisy, I always thought of Meg's character in the movie. Daisies were her favorite flower, and the scene of Tom Hanks handing her the daisy when she is sick in bed always comes to mind. Now, I also think of you my dear friend. Have a fabulous day today and take a few moments just for you to enjoy the things you love... xoxo Kim


Thank you so much for these lovely and lively photos. Have a fantastic weekend.


Happy Friday Kim! I don't post often, but I read your blog every day and listen to the music as I work in my office. It is so relaxing and keeps my stress level down! I just wanted to say thank you for all that you share, your wonderful pictures, your gorgeous home, and for bringing a little bit of sunshine into my day!


Hi. I just stumbled across your blog through the 360 Unlimited website and saw the feature you did for them {what an awesome store}. I'm a local girl in Winter Haven and love finding creative types in Polk County.
Consider me your newest follower...maybe we'll run into each other thrifting! :)

Oh, and what an amazing home!

Ooh, Fresh strawberries and flowers, how lovely.
Have a fabulous weekend dear Kim!


Darling aprons! Hoping your Friday and weekend is beautiful too. From Ok cindy

Sandi ~ A Cottage Muse

Hi Kim!

I did a post on looking for vintage reds today and you and your home were on my mind while I browsed through Etsy! While I live in a mostly white home I LOVE visiting you and enjoying a beautiful nest full of color and warmth!

Nancy Maisenbach

Thank you Kim for sharing your beautiful photos again and again. They are wonderful and so are you! Happy Friday everyone. I hope your week-end is full of the wonders of spring.
Nancy M.


thank you kim, like wise - so refreshing to see your photo's - have a wonderful and bright weekend -

love ya, maria - cottage feel -

Alexia Hungerford

Thank you, Kim! I hope you had a wonderful Friday, as well. I went shopping with my best friend. <3



Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos. Strawberries and flowers. Love them both. Have a wonderful weekend.

Trish Rowley

Hi Kim, I hope you have a wonderful Friday too!! Love your Happy Pics. Have a great day Hooroo. Trish xox ;)


Beautiful Pictures as always!

Lynn Paterson

Thanks Kim, it is a beautiful one in Atlanta.......really enjoyed the photos! Saw the first dogwood flowers this morning.....can wait for them to all come out!

joanne stefanacci

So beautiful, Kim thanks as always. I credited you on my post today - I so LOVE your house tours!




ELaine Russo

I am so looking forward to seeing your pictures of Savannah!
My husband and I are planning a trip in October and any helpful ideas will be appreciated.


Hi sweet friend!

We've been at our time share in Palm Desert for two weeks, so I haven't been on the computer much at all...very unlike me! We're actually in LA tonight and will fly home early tomorrow morning.

I'm letting George watch sports on tv so I can catch up on my blog reading! LOL I've had fun catching up with you tonight. LOVE your photography too!


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