Thursday, May 13, 2010

Just when you think to yourself "Does what I do really matter"... one of these amazing emails drops in your In Box and you are forever grateful.

This one arrived today, so I am going to share it with all my treasured friends. BTW, I finally went to the dr. today to get some medicine to kick this terrible flu to the curb. I expect to be well in the morning! lol

Dear Cathy,

Thank you... thank you so very much. My first look at your pink cottage and the items you sell have changed my life and home.

I had lived in a 70's ranch for 32 years (red shag carpet and dark colors). After seeing what could be possible, my fantastic handyman and I will be working together in the next week or so to begin building my dream cottage in my backyard. I've been collecting furnishings for the past months (already have 5 plastics totes full plus a box and a huge stack of pillows) and will have lumber within a week.

I've saved the pix of your cottage plus a large notebook of ideas for painting and decorating this "Big Girl" playhouse. I can hardly wait. Hopefully, I will chronicle the construction, decoration, and enjoyment of my fairy rose cottage through photos.

Thank you again for all of your inspiration.

Kay Simpson


jen said...

Aw so sweet! You are such an inspiration! It is so inspiring to see you girls get to live your dreams:)
Have a lovely day.
luvs and glitter

stefanie said...

see, I am not the only one who had to have a pink cottage because of you!!! what can you say..except you have gorgeous taste!!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I bet she will just live in her big girl house and forget the ranch house all together.

Hope you feel better!

Lisa said...

Oh I so agree!! I love your look! I would love to completely change but as all my personalities have a different style/era I will stick to my bedroom being inspired by you!! ;)
Seriously feel better! There is too much flu out there right now!
Hugs, Lisa

Nancy said...

I am going to have a "Big Girl" Playhouse when I grow up too!! Cathy you are such a wonderful friend and Inspiration to all of us who have been touched by you!! I hope you replied to her suggesting she start a blog~ Oh Boy 3 more to 500! Should I twitter this??
Huggs, Nancy

Tanza said...

Hi Cathy,
How sweet is that !! Just like you !! Yes, you are an inspiration, everything you share is always so perfectly PiNk and cottagey live in such a dreamy home .. I always enjoy my visits here .. Continue to do what you do so wonderfully ..I always love my peeks into your beautiful home .. hope you DO feel better in the morning ~ xo
BiG Hugs
~tea~ xo

Mimi said...

SEE look at what you inspired!!!!I would love LOVE to follow along with her construction project!!!!
Every little /big girl would love their very own fairy Princess playhouse!!!!She is a lucky lady, I hope one day to have one and my darling grand daughter and I can play in it!!!!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a sweet letter! That should make you feel soooo good, Cathy! (Hope the dr. visit and meds help, too!)

Yep, we all want a pink big girl playhouse now.....

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

ModredVintage said...

That's a really nice e-mail to receive. I can see how it made your day.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...


That is such a great email to receive!

It often makes no difference what type of homes we live in ...just so we make our homes a reflection of ourselves and what we love in life.

You have done that and that is why you are an inspiration to so many including myself.

I have followed your journey for a long time even before I started blogging as you were featured in many of the magazines that I purchase and love!!

And through blogging, I got the chance to actually "meet" you and for me, What a thrill!!


Faerie Moon Creations said...

It's caring notes like that from people who truly appreciate what you do that makes it all worthwhile. Every time someone says something nice about what I've created, I am so humbled and thankful. The note you received was so well deserved. Enjoy your healthful (I hope) weekend! Theresa

Annesphamily said...

I am always behind the Pink post visits but I am featuring you on my blog for Pink Saturday tomorrow the 15th of May. Please stop by and join me so you can visit for a bit and enter my teapot giveaway!

I love it over here! Thanks for participating in Pink Saturday and allowing me the visit today! Hugs Anne

The Paper Princess said...

What a sweet letter you received! I'm glad it brightened your day and hope you are well on the road to recovery! Congrats on reaching your 500 followers - pink fairies abound!


vivian said...

Well of course you matter girlfriend! Youre very inspirational and talented and kind and sweet and blogland wouldnt be the same with out you!!
What a sweet note to recieve. those kind of comments and notes really do mean alot to us dont they?

Gypsy Heart said...

How nice! You are an inspiration ~