Welcome back to another exciting edition of Mitten Moments! As the sun sets on another week, I’m thrilled to bring you a fresh dose of inspiration!

It’s hard to believe it, but it’s here. September quietly strolled on in and hit the 90 degree mark here in the Mitten. Like many of you, I’m wondering where did the summer months go? Although our calendar says it will be summer for a few more weeks, you can see the trees in Michigan are already making their turn for fall.

“She loved the fall, all the sun-faded colors of summer repainted by vivid reds and golds.” — Naomi Ragen

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My Personal Mitten Moments

  • Big Al and I celebrated our anniversary! I’m so grateful for Big Al and the life we have built together! We aren’t as young as we once were, but we still have fun together!
  • Are you ready for some football? The NFL season officially starts on Thursday and this girl is ready for Sunday family gatherings, which includes football and crockpots of good food! Do you like football? If so, what team do you root for? Win or lose, I’m a die-hard Lion’s fan!
  • I’ve shared alot about our family’s raised bed garden and how to maintain the garden, this season. My middle son tried his hand at canning and I can’t wait to try them! They look so good! Even there sweet kitty wants some! Have you ever canned anything? I’d love to hear about it!

Recently On The Blog

It was all things fall on the blog, this past week!

I’ve met some amazingly talented friends through my blogging journey. Too many to mention, for sure! This week, I shared 10 Fall Tablescapes That Will Wow Your Guests, featuring a few of them.

Setting an inviting table for your guests doesn’t need to be a daunting task – with a touch of creativity and a sprinkle of thoughtfulness, you can effortlessly craft a table setting that is both captivating and welcoming. If you missed it, make sure to check out all the DIY fall tablescape inspiration!

Are you in the market for some new fall decor? If so, I put together a list of Where to Find the Best New Fall Decor, for the upcoming season.

There’s definitely a unique charm in discovering those special autumn treasures that can instantly transform your home. From warm inviting colors to rustic accents and charming pumpkins, it’s always exciting to see share autumn decor and see how someone infuses it into their personal space.

I’m sure your home will be a welcoming haven of fall-inspired delight.

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If you are like me, many of my beautiful flowers and gardens are dying out.

So what next?

My friend Kim from Shiplap and Shells shows us the 12 Best Plants for Fall Planters and Container Gardens.

My blogging mentor and friend, KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms made the cutest DIY, this week! Her Dollar Tree DIY Wreath with Pumpkins is the perfect do-it-yourself for your fall home decor.

Easy, beautiful and inexpensive! What’s not to love?

Mitten Moments - DIY Dollar Tree Pumpkin Wreath

“Every experience, good or bad, you have to learn from.” – Patrick Mahomes

In honor of professional football season starting, this coming Thursday, I thought it would be fun to share this yummy recipe from my Jen from Midwest Style and Life.

We host a lot of football Sunday’s at our house. I’m definitely adding Jen’s Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken with Creamy Coleslaw to the rotation! In my opinion, slow cooker meals are the best to feed a large crowd!

Mitten Moments - Easy pulled chicken sandwich

My friend Stacy from Bricks ‘n Blooms wrote a book! Her gardens are beautiful and if you aspire to have an easy-care flower garden, Stacy’s book is for you!

I’ll be pre-ordering. How about you?

Mitten Moments - DIY Easy Care Garden

And Now…

Here are some other WONDERFUL moments I found:

This cajun shrimp boil

These tips for creating simple fall arrangements

This spiced apple bread with maple glazed walnut topping

I hope my Mitten Moments inspired you, this morning!

As September rolls in and you enjoy the last days of summer, remember to make room and welcome the changing season with open arms, cherishing the memories made and embracing the adventures that lie ahead.

Make it a great week, friends!

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  1. Happy belated anniversary, Kim. It has been HOT here in Nebraska too. I’m hoping we get some cooler fall weather soon.

    Thanks so much for sharing my slow-cooker BBQ chicken recipe. I agree with you…there’s nothing better than a crockpot meal in the fall. Especially on a football Saturday or Sunday (we even had a crockpot meal last night!)

    I hope you are enjoying your long holiday weekend!

  2. I struggle with summer ending(mostly closing our pool lol) but your blog got me excited for fall. Its my favorite season! Excited to try some decorating and dinner tips.

  3. So much great inspiration, friend! Hope your anniversary celebration was wonderful! I think everything in the growing world is a month ahead here…cooler temperatures are so welcome though! Thank you for sharing my recipe. Hope you enjoy it!

  4. Happy Anniversary Kim! We celebrated our anniversary last Sunday.
    So many great links! KariAnns wreath is so sweet. I love a crockpot meal. And Kim from Shiplap and Shells always has great advice for gardening.
    Thank you for sharing my bread. You might want to make it for one of your game days!
    Have a wonderful week!

  5. Congratulations to you n Al! Love the links.
    Canning is fun with spouse, family, or friend to help. Not hard, just lots of steps.

  6. I’m just catching up, Kim! I really enjoyed this post. You are so enthusiastic and it helps me get motivated. No, I won’t be canning anytime soon, but I can get out my autumn wreath and table runner. I’ve had some things for so long that I need to pitch (or donate) them and start fresh. I ordered the wreath from your blog last year and love it. I’ll be scoping out some of your ideas this year too. Keep ’em coming. I need this!

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