Happy Labor Day! It’s going to be a quiet one around this cottage and I am just fine with that! Do you have big plans for the day? Before you get started on all your fun activities, come see all the good Mitten Moments I spotted this week!

My Personal Mitten Moments

Can you believe it’s the first weekend in September? What is it about this month? It quietly creeps up and for me, it immediately seems like the season has changed. At least in my mind it does. Suddenly, I’m ready for chili, a cozy sweatshirt and a good football game..or two!

Speaking of football, our Wolverines had a huge win over the weekend and the NFL kicks off this coming week! Are you ready for some football? I am and I’m praying for a turn-around season for our Lions. Go Lions!

Who will you be rooting for this season?

There are flowers enough in the summertime,
More flowers than I can remember—
But none with the purple, gold, and red
That dye the flowers of September!
– Mary Howitt

Saturday turned out to be extra fun adventure! Big Al and I went to The Found Cottage Mercantile Market in Holland Michigan. I had the pleasure of meeting up with a two of my blogging friends as well! I promise to share more about the market this week.

Wanna know a secret? Big Al is a great shopping partner!

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This Week On The Blog

Did you see my post on How to Make An Easy Fall Lantern?

If you love sunflowers and a simple DIY I think you will enjoy it! It was a labor of love project for my childhood friend.

I’m sure you’re thinking, “You’re still friends with people from your childhood?”

The answer…Yes! Yes, I am!

I would love it if you stopped by to see it if you haven’t had a chance already.

A Few Of My Favorite Mitten Moments

Pottery Barn has some pricey terracotta pumpkins for sale. Have you seen them? My buddy Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill showed us how to make the dupe for those pricey pumpkins!

They are a must see! Check out her blog post Pottery Barn Viral Terra Cotta Pumpkin Dupe and see how she did it. I bet you could make them too!

Aren’t they cute!?

Have you met Lynn from Living Large in A Small House? I know many of you eat gluten free and this week, Lynn shared a Healthy From Scratch Gluten-Free Chicken and Rice.

Looks so yummy, right?

Next up, is a beautiful post from my friend Aliya. Her blog is Open Doors Open Hearts. I love her blog name, it says so much and is a good reminder to be more intentional with our homes and hearts!

Aliya shared Creating A Fall Harvest Tablescape: Beautiful & Easy, and she did just that!

And Now…

Here are some other WONDERFUL moments I found this week:

These back to school meal ideas

This fall harvest salad with sweet onion dressing

These seven creative leaf projects for fall

This fall wreath DIY with preserved leaves

That’s all my Mitten Moments for this week!

As always, I’m so grateful you stopped by today!

This coming week is a busy one! I will be sharing my day at the market, an easy fall DIY, one of my fall porches, and of course, my Mitten Moments!

I hope all the moments of your holiday are all you dreamed of and more!

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  1. Happy Labor Day !! I am so looking forward to my favorite season of the year! Have my apt. all “Falled” out !! And I’m a huge football fan, Chicago Bears and the Michigan Wolverines!!! That was some blowout of a game on Sat.!!! Enjoy day and looking forward to future blogs !

  2. Great moments this week! Love that you got to go to Holland to meet your other blogging friends. It’s a lazy weekend in Michigan but like you said that’s ok to have some downtime.

  3. Loved reading all of your inspiration today. I love a great market. What a wonderful shopping partner. Can’t wait to read all about your finds!! Hope your Labor Day was a great one!

  4. Hi glad you got to go. I would love a market like that, but we’re in south Jersey so… nothing like that around here. Go Philadelphia Eagles!!!

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