Happy warm and sunny Saturday from the Mitten! We had snow on Monday so I’d say that’s quite the turn-around. Saturday’s are for sharing my Mitten Moments, so grab a cup of your favorite beverage and come on over! Since the sun is out, my door is definitely open.

I’ve been quiet the last couple of weeks as I have been on a much needed vacation. Mr. Mitten (aka Big Al) and I went to Captiva, Florida with our besties.

“Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound.” – Edwin Curran

Have you every been there? I’m not a big Florida person but Captiva is beautiful and the weather perfect. Maybe because it has been so cold and dreary the last few months that I was completely drawn to all the sunshine and vibrant flowers.

Look at these beauties!

If you ever have the opportunity to visit, I assure you, you won’t be disappointed!

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I’ve had many of you reach out and ask how my son’s MRI follow-up went. We are praising God for a good report!! It appears that the radiation he had a year ago has stopped the growth of the tumor. He is feeling good, happy and healthy!

To say we are grateful is an understatement.

I just want to say thank you so much for all the prayers, texts and private messages. They mean so much to our family!

A Few Favorite Mitten Moments

Have you ever had the lemon loaf from Starbucks? If you haven’t, let me tell you, your missing out! My good pal, Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill makes the best Easy Glazed Lemon Loaf Cake. It’s one of my favorite finds this week and I bet it will be one of yours too!

Doesn’t it look yummy!!?

Everyone who knows me knows that I like to set a pretty table. If you are new here, now you know too!

Leslie from My 100 Year Old Home shared an amazing tip this week. She created a DIY Spring Wallpaper Table Runner.

This is a perfect idea for setting a pretty table and I will definitely be using wallpaper on one of my future table settings!

Pink and Blue! Yes, please! Two of my favorites!

Random Trivia

Since I am still dreaming about all the beautiful flowers from my vacation I thought I would share some fun flower trivia with you!

  • Broccoli is a flower
  • Several centuries ago in Holland, tulips were more valuable than gold
  • Roses are the most popular flowers in the U.S., followed by lilies, orchids and daisies
  • Blue is the rarest flower color
  • Sunflower stalks were once used in the manufacturing of life jackets, they provided buoyancy.

Life jackets?? Who knew?

And Now…

Here are some other WONDERFUL moments I found this week:

These quick and easy egg muffin cups

This pretty potting table

These cottage garden roses

As always, I’m so grateful you’re here!

I hope all the moments of your Saturday bring you more joy than you could imagine!

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  1. Kim, welcome home. So nice that you were able to enjoy a little vacation. I loved in Florida for 6 years and to be honest, I wasn’t a huge fan either. Too humid, not enough trees(other than palm).
    Thank the Lord your son is doing better, that is fabulous news.
    I love all of your flower trivia, I did know about tulips but not sunflowers.
    Have a great weekend.

  2. It sure was a beautiful day today! Vibrate flowers! I love all the blue decor you’ve put together!!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Glad you got some time away to relax. I love to visit Florida, but always had bad hair days because of the humidity. Loved all of the photo of the flowering plants. I need to get in my flower garden soon.

  4. I’m glad that you got outside to do a little gardening today. I spent the day buying seeds and picking up organic dirt and then putting my raised garden bed together which had me tied up in contortions. I love those directions with no words. But I was eventually successful… so bed number two should go much more smoothly. Not looking forward to the cooler temps again. Michigan sure likes to tease us doesn’t it?

  5. I’ve been wanting to make a recipe like this awhile! I love everything eggs, as you know. It’s much cheaper and with local fresh ingredients it’s a win win! I’m going to make those!! And the wallpaper table idea, brilliant! Enjoy your Sunday!!

  6. What a wonderful post! Loved everything and especially the good report for your son! Happy weekend, sweet friend!

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