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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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April 04, 2011


Julie Harward

Beautiful photo's of beautiful people. I love your chair below here too! Come say hi :D


Dear Kim..thank you for sharing this lovely family with us..happy birthday dear little one..


Oh so very precious!!!!!

Brought the biggest smile to my face, that was GREAT photography, Kim!

Lisa Sall

Too well, I know how soon that baby will be a man, that Grandpa will be a memory only from photos, that "we" will all be so much older! Your post hit my heart, dear Kim, may your fans take your words to their hearts and breathe the moment. Life passes by so quickly, enjoy every second!!!


what wonderful Blessings for Grandpa and family - Happy Big Birthday! thanking for sharing such special moments -

love ya, maria - cottage feel-


That is too stinkin' cute! I love it! They really look like a wonderful family. You did well, Kim.

Ricki Jill Treleaven

Aren't they all cute! I hope the little guy got cake all over the place....even in his ears or it doesn't count!!!!

Have a great rest of the week, Kim!
Ricki Jill

Trish Rowley

Precious!!! Trish xox ;)

linda moczan

oh my goodness ~ thanks for sharing the beautiful photos! :)


Your work is beautiful. Bet it doesn't even feel like work.

G from GA

How touching. We know too well how quickly time passes so savor the moment. Thanks to your photography, the precious memories have been captured.

Barbara F.

What a beautiful family! Captured forever by your hands! xo,

Susan Freeman

Lovely photos Kim!

Susan and Bentley

Carol Adams

Adorable & such thoughtful words , Kim !

Melesa Garrison

Lovely photos on a very special day...Such a sweet little boy and the one of him with frosting all over his sweet, innocent face...Precious!



You made me cry (in a good way).

Terri Morse

A man from my church once said to me, "There's nothing more beautiful than a mother's face when she's looking at her child." Now I understand why. His Grandpa's face is priceless :). You've done it Kim...what every artist strives to do: capture the emotion and express it through their art! Just beautiful! Hugs, Terri


awwwwee :D

Debbie Masters

Simply beautiful..........xox Debbie

Deborah Downing

This brought tears to my eyes, Kim. My own little grandson just turned one, and I have those same prayers for him & his family.



I am so honored to be featured on your blog with my pride and joys:) Thank you for taking such beautiful pictures and writing such touching words.


Very sweet. You really caught precious moments.


Sweet family...thank you (and them) for sharing these delightful photos.

Sherry Smith

Dear Kim
Thanks for this post you always make me think...about life
bless you and yours ............Sherry


Nothing lke special family photos, memories captured and sharing them is such a gift! Thank you, Jennifer come visit me sometime! Jennifer jennsthreegraces

Barbara Anne

Oh, happy tears! May your loving wishes be true for this bitty boy and for all of the children everywhere.


tausha salat

I had tears in my eyes looking at the picture of Grandfather and son...Such a touching moment to see ..That photo is beautiful


What touching pictures, thanks for sharing! Have one picture I treasure of my sons when they were little sitting at a card table, playing dominos with their great-grandfather, priceless! Love From OK, Cindy


Dear Kim-the photos are soooooo great! Never ever doubt it. I especially love the first one with the cake (great colors!) and the shot of Cole with his grandfather is so touching and sweet! Thanks for taking the jump- you really are awesome! Love, Lisa

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