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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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May 14, 2011


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What I always say is that life is a jouney. There really are no rules to life! So take your time to figure out what really makes your heart and soul sing. Do all those things if you want to!! I think deep down inside we all have abandonment issues!! take care and {{{hugs}}} to you!

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My Dear Friend~
Isn't friend a truly beautiful word?
You have been such a friend to so many through your blog, and you have treasured it fully.

Today, I send you lots of Hugs and Loving thoughts...
just as I have for many years in the past, and will for many more years to come.



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I really like your blog. Nice posts!
Keep up the good work!

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Kerry Rossow

We are always someone's matter how grown up we seem to be on the outside, huh?
Thank you for all of your LOVELY posts!
Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot


My mum passed away when I was young and she was only 43 . .I am 43 now, and I can't expain fully but oh the turmoil that age created in me when I would think about it! Would I suddenly expode on my 43rd birthday? I had always sort of feared the age 43 . .fear is a strong word and didn't walk about dwelling on it or thinking about it very much, I don't think I have lived my life IN fear about that age . .but yes, when I try to sum up my feelings about turning 43 the only word that seems to fit is FEAR! I have shared this with very few people, because why should an age signify so much, but I think you might understand.


Hi Kim,

I am so sorry to here you will not be posting at deardaisycottage for awhile. I enjoy your fabulous love of color! I have only been to your site one other time a long time ago. I have been having many, many meant to be connections lately, and today, visiting your blog, is one of them. This is the first time I have responded to a blog. Your kindred spirit calls me. I share your same passions, curiosities and past events. I would so love to have a blog. Photography, color, creativity and writing call me. I recently left a teaching job I loved to be home with my family and pursue this new calling. My mom died at age 53 from Pancreatic cancer. She died 5 months after her diagnosis. I was 33 when she died and turn 40 this year. I understand your sense of loss- it never leaves, rather just redefines us and becomes a part of us.
We recently built a house in the country and I love it. I hope it inspires me. I hope, you too, have new inspiration and maybe our paths will cross again. Sending love your way.


I love you sweet Kim and I'm still here :)


Dear Kim, I too understand totally. Take all the time you need. A new direction sounds good (hoping to one day have a copy of a Daisy Cottage book!) Hope you are well and of course I'll follow your new photo blog. Much love to you for all your inspiration and warmth. xx


I just saw you posted this on MY birthday..! Not sure when yours was or is..but whenever..hope it is a happy one..As you may know I lost my mom three months ago..she was 58..and not sick..but killed while crossing the street..I lost my dad when he was 35..I was sixteen..I had a moderate depressive episode in my I neared the time he died..He died of cancer..I was scared to death that I would not outlive his age..but here I am...guess we have to be thankful for each day not matter what. All I can think is there has to be a purpose..or at least pray there is...So here I am...42 and an adult "orphan" as they say..and can very much understand how you feel. God bless...xoxoxo


oh..and my mom...LOvEd your blog...!


Dear Kim, stopped by yet again just to let you know I miss your posts here very much. This is such a colorful place, not only to our natural eyes but to our spirits too. I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that you are highly missed here. Love your new page, and TOTALLY understand, but miss you here.

Thinking of you and sending a prayer your way.

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Awwwww Kim!!!! Hugs hugs and more hugs to you!! My face is squinched. You are such a sweetheart!! Truly!!

And 52? no no noway not possible! You cannot be more than 32! My goodness!! :)

I'm so excited to see which road you choose! I'll be here to cheer you on!!

Love to you!!
xoxo Jenny

I just found your blog and am so sad to hear you won't be posting much anymore!! I read through pages of your posts and love your writing style and pictures and the meaning behind your posts. Just beautiful writing. I'll be following your new blog too!
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Dear Kim,

Follow your heart my friend. I am a June baby too! Love love your new site, absolutely beautiful!





I am your Follower.
I really like your blog! Great posts!
I love to read about you!
May God bless u with all the happiness, Ameen!
Keep up the good work!
Do visit my blog too and follow it if you like it!
Have a Nice day, God Bless!



I will not be selfish and beg you to stay. I do understand. I will miss you, but I will visit the new site.

I wish all good and lovely things for you. Much happiness, much love, more than you can imagine.

Thank you for everything. What a nice journey we've been on....and will continue.


Rita May

Happy Birthday Kim!
Love and Hugs!

Dee in BC

I'm hoping you'll feel better & be back soon. I miss your posts!


Dearest Kim,
I only found you today and I am just in tears, but of the supportive kind. You are truly in my heart and prayers. Just reading the wonderful messages from your blogland family let's me know how wonderful you truly are. Stay blessed my dear.


You are such a dear!! We all adore you! See you at the other blog!


Hi Kim! What a find your blog is! I too love all things vintage and hope to someday own a charming bungalow that I can decorate with all my vintage finds! I'm learning so much about you and the blogging world by looking around your site. Thank you for sharing all these goodies!

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Hi Kim,

I've read your blog for awhile, but don't comment much. Today, I had to.

I also turned 52 in June, and feel that each year is a milestone I've reached. I lost my mother when I was 5, she was 44; I lost my dad when I was 13, he was 57; I lost a brother when I was 21, he was 41; I lost my other brother when I was 24, he was 39. Each loss made me stronger in some ways, but like you, deathly afraid of abandonment. For that reason, we (you and I) must always find something to connect to that will never leave. For me, that is reading and crafts, so reading craft blogs is pure bliss.

I will definitely be watching for your return. Have fun in the meantime!



Thinking of you today and hoping you are happy and refreshed.



Hope you are having the most wonderful refreshing summer! I know it is silly to keep checking, but sometimes I just play your music in anticipation of your return and to remind me of how much joy you bring through your beautiful photography and uplifting posts! Sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves when we take care of so many others. Hope someone is pampering you silly!

Tracie~My Petite Maison

Oh Kim,
I didn't know of this post until this evening.
We all have a story and so many behind the scenes voices from our experiences in life. I think the most important part of anyone's life is that they were loved. I know how much you loved your dad and hope you carrying that love around every day brings you a lot of peace.

There's not one day that goes by that I don't think of my dad in the 22 years he's been gone. I was just chatting about it with a friend of ours last week.

Wishing you arm loads of love!

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I love your new site Kim! I love all your photos too! We will surely miss this one though...


Kim, just had to come by and tell you how much I miss your blog entries. I know you are off doing something wonderful...we do hope you come back some time. :)


Just found you and LOVE :)


Hi Kim ~ I check back every once in a while, hoping you are back at Daisy Cottage. Miss you, but wish you health and happiness. You are in my thoughts. <3 ~ Leslie


Dear Kim, I'm not sure if you check your Daisy comments but I just wanted to leave this here letting you know that every now and then I still have to stop by this place and get a dose of color and whimsy, and yes, Dear Daisy continues to be very much at home on my sidebar blogroll. ;) Those popular French chic whites just don't do it for my heart. I miss you here but I still enjoy your other page too.
Love and blessings.


Oh, yes, and I forgot to mention that your music playing simultaneously with the ocean sounds of my page is simply perfect. It's exactly what I hear when I go to the beach.
Muah again!!


You are such a beautiful person ...I feel it in your words ...thanks for sharing with us


I think of you often. Miss you <3

Beth Payne

I am enjoying your new blog, but hope you always keep this blog online for those of us who love to visit and just browse around. Thanks so much for all that you do. Beth


I, too, hope you always keep this one!! I still love coming over here to "visit", listen to your lovely music, and to get inspiring ideas for my home - never tire of doing that! (Although I love your new blog, too!)

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I am sending you hugs from my heart to yours. Hold on to your memories.


I keep coming back because I love the color of the cottage! In fact, I'd like to paint my own house the same color and am trying to find the right yellow color. Just a beautiful house!

Kathy Miller

Just found this site through reading about your blog in Blogging for Bliss. Hope all is well with you. Love the Yellow Cottage!


Hello there! This is my first time stopping by your blog. I was at Barnes and Nobles this evening, and by chance, I found Tara Frey's book, "Blogging for Bliss." I of course had to buy it! It is FANTASTIC! You were one of the blogs featured in it. Your blog name is catchy, warm and inviting. I just had to stop by for a peak! I am in love! LOL It is absolutely beautiful! You blog from your heart, the music is enticing, and you come across so genuine and sincere. I feel like you are a life long friend and I have never even met you! Your blog is that fabulous! I will most definitely be following you! Maybe you can teach me a little about bloggin! ;)



I miss this just isn't the same. That is all.

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This is good to know that you live what your heart says. And Kim may God bless with you with all the happiness and kindness.


Hi Kim, you will definitely see me on your new site. I can't stay away from your colorful eye for any length of time. That's what attracted me to you in the first place. Can't wait to see the photoyou will be posting.
Your follower forever,

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This is good to know that you live what your heart says. And Kim may God blesses you with all joy and kindness.


Please blog once a month or something. I miss you so much. You are such an inspiration and I'm concerned as to how you are.

Julie Harward

Thanks for your visit...I miss you here...hope all is well with you! ;D

Shelly C.

I really really really miss you!! Please ...just one line will do...we ALL love YOU!!!!


I just stumbled upon your blog and I am loving it! Your use of color inspires me and makes me feel like home. What a wonderful inspiration!


I still miss your posts. They always cheered me up with all of your lovely words and photos.


I miss your blog, I always cross my fingers when I check to see if maybe todays the day you will pop in a post : ( hope it's soon.


hello kim, ditto, miss u

love ya, maria - cottage feel-

Lorrie Simons

Hey Kim!! missing your posts so badly! come back here often and revisit old posts. hope you are doing well and hope you post something again soon :)


Your picture of Miss darling!! Just looks like a "lady"!! How doggies add love to our lives.
Your site is so nice..enjoying ...

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Hi Kim, you will definitely see me on your new site. I can't stay away from your colorful eye for any length of time. That's what attracted me to you in the first place.


I miss Daisy Cottage. I've been to your new site. Your photos are beautiful. But I just miss this one.


'Just thinking of you and your colorful, primary colors-filled home tonight and hoping that you and yours have been happy and loving life.



ditto what renee said -

love ya, maria - cottage feel-

Lorrie Simons

Kim, hope you are doing well!! We miss you terribly!! The blog world does not seem the same without your sweet posts :)


Just want you to know - I really miss this blog!

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Kim, I've missed you, Daisy and your adorable tail-wagging friends so much that I dreamed about you last night. Our family may be moving in the new year for the first time in 23 years. I have a feeling Daisy cottage is reminding me of what to look for. ;)


Happy New Year, Kim!

Hope you're well and that someday DC will be back...


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  • "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

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  • "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

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  • "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

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  • "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

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  • "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

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  • "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

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  • "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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  • "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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