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April 20, 2011

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Regina

Just came across this blog from another one, so I am a total newbie here. But I love those pics, and the book looks so luscious. Awesome!
Would love love love to win !!!
Looks like I will hang around here more often now....

Charlene

Thanks for who you are and your talent and others like you.

Elsie

I would love to win Kim. Beautiful photos!!!

Elsie

I would love to win Kim. Beautiful photos.

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Cindy

Hi Kim,
I would so love, love, love to win this amazing giveaway! Did you know that Fifi used to live here in Winnipeg, where I live, back in the 60's?! She emailed me recently and I got to know her a little, what a dear, sweet lady she is!
Have a beautiful Easter weekend.
Love and hugs, Cindy

Connie

Beautiful pictures. As always, your blog is so inspring.
Have a blessed Easter. Connie

Oma

Please include me in your giveaway...if there was ever a time that I would wish to win anything...it would be FIfi's Praire Style...Thank you Kim...

Hugs
Oma
In Texas

Ana María

I discovered your blog recently and am in love with it! Although in blogland our decorating style is everywhere, that is seldom the case in the "real" world. I too am a fan of Fifi and it is through your blogs and magazines and books that I have found validation for the way my home has always looked.

Why is it that when we (those who like eclectic/antique/reclaimed/beautiful junk) walk into the boring, cookie cutter homes of others, we are polite, yet when "they" come into ours, they say things like, "Oh, you're not going to sand down that old paint and repaint it?". How about: "Who cleans all this stuff?" (referring to my antique copper pots and pans hanging on my kitchen wall)

Thanks for letting me vent! Your style, Fifi's style, Romantic Country - is MY style! And I would LOVE to win this fabulous giveaway!

Marlee

Kim, I would love to win all these goodies! Thank you for the opportunity.

Melissa

Such a wonderful giveaway! I'd love to win!
thanks so much
missmelissaf at yahoo dot com

Sandi ~ A Cottage Muse

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed...thanks for the opportunity Kim!!

Have a wonderful holiday!

Esther

So that's what that style that I've been hungering after is called.....Romantic Prairie. It reminds me of Little House on the Prairie but with out the somber primitive colours. Love, love, love it and I would particularly love the book to inspire me as I start to do up my house in MY style (after a messy break-up). I had been a bit confused as to what MY style was, but I think I've found it.

Cocoa

Kim, Kim, Kim! Just wish you and Fifi lived down the street from me, what inspiration you both are! Please enter me in the drawing!!! And please whomever wins could you possibly autograph the book from the two of you!
Hugs, Cocoa

Elena

Your blog is the first one I found in this wonderful world of beautiful blogs. (Fifi's wasn't far behind). Would I love, love, love to win? Yes, yes, yes! Do I love, love, love you ladies? Yes, yes, yes! Thanks, have a blessed day.

Sue

Kim, What a wonderful and generous giveaway. Fifi and you have such a talent for expressing yourself in your decorating styles. Please consider me for this great giveaway. Sue

Lesa

Kim, thank you so much for the chance to win such a great prize :)
Hope to win, can't wait to read that book :D

Take care,
Lesa

Tana Hendricks

Beautiful Pictures! Please enter me!

MJ Smith

What a fun giveaway! Please enter my name.

Florence Muma

Oh how I would like to win, what a treasure. Thanks for sharing! Florence

Mindy

Oh, Wow!!! What a giveaway. I'm already inspired from these photos alone.

pam

Please enter me in the give away, Fifi is a favorite!

Renee

It is all so breathtakingly beautiful! Pick me! :)

Victoria

I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Have a wonderful Easter holiday.
Victoria

Jeanne from Ohio

I would love to be entered in your contest!!

Stana Wheeler

Consider me entered! I love your site--I found it through The Pioneer Woman's site. The photos are simple, clear, clean, bright, beautiful and uplifting. Your writing style is the same. Thank you for creating something so pretty.

Lory Mendillo

I love ...love ...love your blog ...& would love to win the book ....

Andrea at Opulent Cottage

Those beautiful photos are so inspiring! I'm ready to pack up and move to the country!
xo, Andrea

CAROL HALL

kim i love everything you post and the pictures always touch my heart ..thanks for being you !i would love to win this give-a way (i will turn 64 0n tuesday (the 26 th ) and that would be a cherished gift to treasure ..) love you always carol

paintergal

Yes, please enter me!
The photos are absolutely luscious and I want to see more!

Rhondi

Hi Kim
I haven't had a chance to get Fifi's book so please pick me :) Thanks for stopping by today.Happy Easter to you and your family.
((hugs)) Rhondi

Treva Ann

Thanks for the chance to win and indulge in these inspiring publications.

veronica mackinnon

Thanks for giving me a try for the wonderful givaway!! I know i would enjoy all of it. Hope you havw a very happy Easter in beautifyl Fla! Veronica

Bonnie Stafford

I would be thrilled beyond belief to win this giveaway!!!

Erin Hankins

I would love to enter in to the contest. The chance to win these great "happies" as I call them has given me butterflies!

Mary B.

Kim-this post made my day. The pictures are so serene and make one sit back and dream. I definitely needed that today. I would love to be part of this drawing. Thank you for being such a blessing. :) Luv~Mary

Lynn

Such beautiful pictures can't wait to see the rest. Please enter me into your giveaway.
Happy Easter!

Myrtle Yopp

Who wouldn't want to win this giveaway? Please enter me! Happy Easter to you and yours!

Michele

The book looks incredible and I'm hankering for a copy of Romantic Country now, too.

sharon

all things fifi are heaven on earth! thanks for the chance! happy easter!

Edie Gottschall

Ohmigosh! What a fabulous and generous offer! Please add me to the list.

susan wilson

I really like your blog. I read it constantly, your pictures are beautiful. Please enter me into the Giveaway. Thank-You!

Debra May

What a beautiful book! Would love to win it - if not then I will just have to buy it. Thanks for the opportunity!

Trish Mears

Thanks for the chance to win!

Kristen

I would love to be entered. I have the book and I think it's great. It would be wonderful to have one for my sister in law (and best friend). I would have to give her mine because there is no way I would part with my Daisy Cottage win :).

Whoever does win will be one happy lady.

Kristen
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Lynda Bee

Kim:
I read your blog daily and enjoy it so much!
Thanks for all the time you put into it!
I would feel honored to be entered in your drawing!
Wishing you and yours a blessed Easter!

Philicia

I LOVE Fifi, and would love a chance to win! Thank you for the chance!
~Philicia
chunnym@yahoo.com

karenharveycox

Hi Kim,
I wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Holiday. Everything that Fifi does is gorgeous. I just purchase the new Romantic Home because I wanted to peek into heaven, and read Elysie's article.

How lucky you are to call her your friend. Thank you for post a generous and perfectly lovely giveaway.

Have a lovely weekend.
Karen

Sharon Kindall

Hi Kim,

I enjoyed browsing your blog; the photograhs are beautiful and inspire my own ideas for a blog I want to have someday soon. My home is my favorite place to be and a refuge for family and friends, so decorating is a passion for me. Happy Easter, sharon

Jill

I would sooooo love to win this book! I keep signing up for giveaways, but others are more lucky than me, it seems! ::Jill

Esther Sunday

Ooooo, would love that book!!! Fifi is so super talented adn so are you! Happy Easter Sunday from Esther Sunday!!

becky up a hill

oh yes please, would love a copy

Lynette Bays

I have just found your blog and love it! It was a book (Blogging for Bliss by Tara Frey)that lead me to your blog. I would love a chance to win another great book! So please enter me in the drawing.

Patty Boyd

Sweet! I'd love to win. I can see me sitting on my porch swing with a glass of lemonade enjoying that beautiful new book!

Kathy Cocilova

Hi Kim, I love your blog and I love Fifi's book. I'm so inspired by so many talented women on the web....so what am I waiting for to fulfill my own passion? Sincerely Kathy

Leta

Please enter me in the drawing for this beautiful book!!! thank you so much!!! Happy Easter, Leta

Sandra

I love you too! *giggles
I'm just a lurker who thought I would try my luck. I think over the last few months, I've read almost your entire lovely blog.

I love the background story on Fifi that I squinted hard to read with the print on the photo's as much as the photo's themselves.

I wish my kitchen looked like Fifi's and yours too!

Jennie

Fifi's book is so beautiful. Please enter me into your giveaway.
Thankyou, Jennie

Sheila

You're so right Kim, the images are breathtaking. I could spend hours and hours just dreaming away in a book like this. You and Fifi are so blessed to have each other. You are both remarkable and I'm so inspired by all that you do. Thank you and wishing you a blessed Easter!

Sheila

englishteacup

I would love to win your give away. I am going to be in lakeland for my sons graduation on the 5th would love to meet up for coffee on friday or sat at your favorite coffee shop. I read your blog every day miss it when you are away. englishteacup(lynne)

Gail

I'd love to dine with Fifi in her beautiful home. The photo of her lovely cook space is really a culinary inspiration for something foodilicious. ;-)

Linda Cantwell

Kim, I looooovvvvveeee your blog. I especially enjoyed your pics of Fifi's home. It reminds me so much of my growing-up years back in Arkansas. I live in tiny quarters and I use lots of tidbits from your blog and Fifi's in my little abode which is a 38' long 5th wheel RV in Central Texas. I have your blog as one of my tabs on my Chrome browser home page. Visit you daily. Especially love your flowers. They make me happy. So do you!!

Linda

Lavender Dreams

How exciting! I would be thrilled to win! Thanks, sweet Kim and enjoy your weekend! ♥

Maureen d. Connolly

Please enter me in this precious giveaway. What a beautiful work of art. Thank you.

Greta

The photos in Fifi's book are so lovely and inspirational - Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to own this and see them everyday! Happy Spring Kim!

Marcy

Hi Kim, I would love to win Fifi's book! Thank you!

Lisa Adams

Kim,
Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures. In my next life i aspire to be like Fifi! Have a great day!

Lisa

Ann

Happy Easter to you, Kim! What a great giveaway. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Ann Nordquist

Kim, I just discovered your blog and have fallen in love with it <3
This book you are giving away is simply gorgeous. I have seen the article with Fifi in "Women who cook" and she is an amazing & beautiful woman.
Thank you for the chance to be entered in this giveaway.
Happy Easter!

Ann Nordquist

muir_aingeal[at]yahoo[dot]com

Bernie

Happy Easter Kim, and thanks for the gererous giveaway!

Jeri Lynn Ducato

Hi Kim I would love to win, this is so much my style for years I have decorated with garage sales ,flea markets, estate sales, consignment shops for clothes and it gives me so much enjoyment to see the outcome. My mother taught me the joy of it all. Your blog brings back the memories I cherished with my mom when we would go to the various sales. So much fun! Love Jeri

Gardensmith

Love your blog. Thanks for sharing the pics. The book looks wonderful.

Jeri Lynn Ducato

Hi Kim I would love to win.This is so much my style.Your blog and Fifi. I have decorated for years from garage sales,flea markets,estate sales and, consignments shops for clothes. I get so much enjoyment from the final outcome when everything comes together.My mom introduced it all to me. Your blog brings me back to the cherished times we had together saleing! Thank you Kim for your joy! Love Jeri

Jeri Lynn Ducato

oops i just think i posted twice by mistake sorry Jeri

lesliad

thank you for this giveaway. I heard Fifi's book is sold out. Fabulous for her. I'm happy to see people loving inspirational and beautifully designed books.

I'd love to receive this book as the winner. Happy Easter!

Dena L

Hi kim , what great pictures, My husband thought i was a big crazy when i set up a bed in my yard . It is set a bit in the wooded part, Love the shabby style , you and all these ladies give me such inspiration to repurpose things , and get what i love, i would love to have the book your giving away to add to my shabby chic collection, which i had to purchase another shelf to put them on. So even if i don't win i will of course have to purchase the book. Love your blog keep it up girl, and hope you and your family have a blessed Easter.OH my gosh i hear my boiled eggs exsploding!!!!! BUY

Holly McCraw

Can I tell you how much I love your blog? I love your blog so much! Can I tell you how excited I am about showing in the Fancy Flea in Lakeland this coming weekend for the first time? I am soooo excited! And nervous and excited....

Margaret

What a sweet thing to do. I'd love a copy of this book. Love your blog, BTW.

Margaret

roseanna

I really love the pictures would love to have the book
they seem so calm and peaceful

Barb

Hi Miss Kim!

I'm ready to be whisked away into the pages of Fifi's book....how absolutely gorgeous! Please enter me into the drawing. Happy Easter to you and yours! Thanks so much!

Vicki Cotnoir

How Generous! Thank you!

Count me in!

Karen K

Kim~
I think Fifi's book looks so yummy!!

Jen-

This would SO make up for turning 41 a couple days ago and having the most miserable day at the dentist! Oh my, I think I'll cross my eyes and wiggle my nose and wish and wish....*giggle*

Lorraine

Fifi's home is so serene and filled with treasures that create a humble and comfortably inviting atmosphere filled with imagination. I love it!

Tamie Parton

Oh my goodness...I really want this book!!! Thanks so much for your generosity. Many blessings~~Shine

Bella Smith

I am so glad I came across your site!!! Please enter me in the drawing for Fifi's books!!

Thank you
Bella Smith

Donna Erickson

I am a big fan of Fifi's work. She is soooo talented and the book looks wonderful. I would love to own it!!!

Mary Hewitt

While not on the Prairie, I love, love, love the look and try to bring a little of the style into my home. The book and the magazine would be a great inspiration! Mary in Grass Valley

Jacque

Good Morning Kim--Hope you are having a BLESSED Easter. I have been catching up on my blog reading this morning and came on over after reading Fifi's post. I am so happy that she has found much success with her book. It shows that her determination along with many long hours paid off! I know that the feeling of fulfilling a dream means so much more to her than she could ever explain in words! She is so blessed to have a wonderful friend like you and vice versa!

Please enter me into your generous giveaway! Have a great week.

Judy Lane

I would love to win so that I can look at the wonderful pictures over and over again. That little girl with the "Michelen" arms cracks me up!

Judy Lane

Betty Provost

A gorgeous blog as always, and Fifi has given us a lovely book.Thanks to you both for bring beauty to us! (And thanks for the music! I anticipate hearing Acker Bilt every time I click on your site (:>)

Kim

Kim I would love to be entered in your giveaway! I love your blog and Fifi's and visit each day as motivation for a better day. Thank you.

Bluebirdsandbutterflies

Hi Kim,
I have already entered the contest on the lovely book Fifi wrote. Would love to win it! ((((hugs)))) for doing this giveaway! Very sweet of you. Today, however, I am just writing to wish you a very Happy Easter Sunday! I hope you have a wonderful and special day with your family. Love ya lots, Kim xoxo

Brenda David

Your site gives me alot of pleasure in some very dark times for me. Thank You, Brenda

Katherine

Kim, that a lovely post! Fifi is truly fabulous! I loved all of the gorgeous photos and the one with the little girl with the green apples is my favorite! I'm so sorry it's been a while since I stopped by for a visit. I always enjoy my time at your lovely blog. Big Hugs!
Oh I almost forgot, I'm having a giveaway to win a gorgeous dress. I hope you'll stop by Katherines Corner for a visit.

Barb

You and Fifi bring such beauty to life. Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway!

Screaming Meme

I love you too! And would love a chance at winning! Thank you for offering such a wonderful giveaway...

Happy Easter to you and your family...XoXo, Meme from Screaming Meme

'''Susan Kellam

If I won, it would really make my 60th birthday even more special!

carol

thanks for the giveaway......Fifi is adorable and so talented....she is from my beloved Sarasota!!

Dinelle h

I would love to receive this book, just from what you have posted it looks great. Please enter me into the drawing. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Thanks

devon@ironstone and pine

Your blog is beautiful............i would love to be entered in your giveaway, I want this book so much after the sneek peek!thanks so much!!

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Thank You Ida!

  • Kim I just wanted to thank you again for allowing us into your sweet home! I absolutely loved being there and looking around with you. Your hospitality and sweet spirit make the home even more beautiful! Thanks for reminding me that one day I too will have my "dream come true!" ~ Ida - MOPS Member

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  • "I just discovered your blog and am blown away with the comfortable, almost nostalgic feel of it...almost like finding a long-lost friend after many years apart...somehow familiar, but all so exciting and new." ~ Jane

Thank You Dena!

  • "Kim, I love your blog. I so appreciate you sharing every day. I miss you when you're gone. Losing my dear sweet baby boy in Iraq has made me treasure life and those so dear to me. Reading your blog is such therapy for me. You have made me treasure the finer things in life that I use to overlook. Birds singing, flowers blooming, my home and all of the treasures within it. I'm not sure that I ever looked at a teacup or saucer and saw such detail and beauty in it." ~ Dena

Thank You Grace!

  • "I would like to let you know what a joy it is to wake up each morning and read your delightful blog. I always feel as if you are speaking directly to me. Since I was diagnosed with an immune disease a year ago I wanted only to read positive and very inspiring blogs and your blog was the first I found. I think maybe the good Lord meant for me to find your blog and since then it has been nothing but smiles all around. I have tried very hard to stay positive about this disease and very up beat. I know that there is no cure and I have accepted this, but reading things with a positive message and filled with so much love helps. This is where you come in and I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart and to let you know how very much you and Miss Maggie are loved." ~ Grace

Thank You Francesca!

  • "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

Thank You Kathy!

  • "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

Thank you Rue!

  • "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

Thank You Jeanette!

  • "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

Thank You Rose!

  • "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

Thank You Lisa!

  • "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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  • "I am so touched by your words and photographs. Whether in happy or sad times, you inspire my heart and soul. We all need each other's light and you offer us that dose of sunshine." ~ Pamela

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  • "Your blog has helped me start to see the beauty in life again." ~ Joy

Thank You Anne!

  • "Thank you for your wonderful blog. I have been "lurking" but had to share with you how much you have helped me embrace the fun of decorating. I came to your blog looking for pictures to inspire me as I redecorate my house with cottage style. Today I was so tangled up in doing it "right" that it was really depressing me. I visited your blog again for some fresh ideas and came away realizing that there is no "right." Just me being me and enjoying my home! I am laying here in bed with tears in my eyes - tears of happiness that it is okay to be me and let that shine through in my house and what I wear and what I make with my hands. You are God's gift to me today and I thank Him and you." ~ Anne

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  • "You truly inspire me to do whatever I can in my own little nest. I've always been an artistic dreamer, but you've enlarged my dreams with your way of seeing." ~ Betty Jo
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