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April 29, 2011



so sweet tender moments,

Barbara F.

I so wish I could get down to sunny Florida for the Fancy Flea! My good buddy, Kathleen J., will be there, although I don't know how early, with an entourage. Her sister is flying down today just so she could go to the Fancy Flea. (sigh) one of these days.....xo


I always seem to visit Florida a little too early or a little too late for the Fancy Flea. I just got back to Ohio Tuesday. I will once again live vicariously through your blog. HAVE FUN!

Bluebirds and Butterflies

Dear Kim,
Beautiful and touching photos of the swans. They are looking very downy cute! You are so blessed to be able to witness this wonderful miracle. Thank you for sharing the swans with all of us. xoxo Much love, Kim


You have captured such special moments....thanks for sharing. Oh I would love to be at Fancy Flea....we have nothing like that here up north....can't wait to see your photos!


The swans are lovely! Poor little one! We loved seeing the swans at the singing tower in FL. We only have ducks and geese where we live. Can't wait for the pictures from the fancy flea!


Thank you.


Life is beautiful, these babies and mother attest to that. Thank you for sharing them with us! As for the little one, it does help us to understand how the Good Shepherd feels, when one of His sheep is missing. So very poignant. You are a sweetheart, Kim.

Barbara Anne

Sweet, sweet photos of Mama and babies! Thanks for including us in these memorable moments!

Looking forward to Fancy Flea pictures again as I cannot be there. Sigh ...



Thanks for following the swan's lives. You are like a "Camnest" which goes 24 hours. I also, am watching eaglets grow.

Donna, The Decorated House

Hello Sweet Kim~
Just stopping by to see you.
And I see swans, too.
I have such sweet memories and pictures of darling daughter feeding them at the lake downtown when she was maybe 2 or so. She still loves them today.
Lots of Hugs, Hope you are all happy & well,

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Kim, books about Maggie with your photos, books about Marley with your photos, and now books about the darling little swans with your photos. I would buy them for my grandkids for sure. Thanks so much for sharing! Your flea markets are so fantastic. Loved the back yard! Love ya, Cindy from Okla


oh, those little cutties are just precious - wanting and waiting to adventure out just a little bit more - how wonderful to see them grow - thank you kim for taking us along. how lucky you are to have such a great fancy flea market in town - i know you'll bring us back some great finds, can't wait to see what goodies are out there that you'll discover - thanks kim - wish i could be there - have lot's of fun!

love ya, maria - cottage feel -

Cindy Childers

Kim...I have followed your blog for awhile and always admire your home when I happen to drive by....I am excited for the upcoming Fancy Flea and will be there with bells on...thank you for sharing the swans....cindy


Thank you so much for the wonderful swan pictures. I love the swans, I can't wait to see more photos, and oh how I wish I could be at the fancy flea....I hope Blueberry Mike is there ;)

veronica mackinnon

Kim, I love the swans!! They are so beautiful. Some of the best photos i have ever taken were a swan family that i took a couple years ago in Longboat Key at a little strip-mall. We had gone to the grocery store and i spotted them in a little pond beside the store and i had my husband stop the car and let me out and i stayed there until he came out and took picture. I was so excited! They were so beautiful; a mama and 3 little ones. Maybe i will be lucky next wk. I will be down there next week. I love your blog. veronica from n.c.

Lisa Adams

Hope you have a wonderful day at The Fancy Flea. Hope there might be a picture or two to enjoy, if you have the opportunity. :)

Have a great day!

linda moczan

ive told you that i think that if you published a book you would have a best seller!
and the swans would be picture perfect !
(aside from marly and maggie!)
have fun at the fancy flea - wish i could be there!
hugs, linda


The story of the angel swan made me tear up. How sweet and sad. I'm glad you've been able to share them with us. Your photos of them are just simply gorgeous.

But don't forget Maggie! My 8 yr. old son likes to go to your blog to see if you've posted any new Maggie pics-:).


Thank you...for sharing these life moments with us!


Thank you, Kim, for sharing with us. What a wonderful way to start each morning. You are amazing.


Aww, sweet feathered ones...and OH, the Fancy Flea! Reading about it on your blog just wants to make me spear head one in my neighborhood....I just might!




Dear Kim, thank YOU for sharing these moments with us!
Love, Nina.

Ricki Jill Treleaven

I wish I could visit the Fancy Flea. Sweet pictures of the swans, Kim. We Alabamians need happy posts like this, so keep 'em coming!!!

Ricki Jill

Trish Rowley

Awww so cute Kim, they are just Beautiful!!! I hope the sun shines down on you for the Fancy Flee have a great day. Trish xox ;)

Becky from Tennessee

Thank you, Kim, for sharing these beautiful
little babies with us. They are so precious!!



Well, I had no idea I was such a fan of randomness! Looks like it was a perfect day to me. And, I think you captured the thoughts of the little babes so right on. I find myself sitting here saying it out loud (in a very funny voice) "Do we hold our necks like this Mama?"

Again, you've brightened another one of my days.

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