Fall in the Mitten is turning out to be pretty good so far! The trees are turning, the weather has been exceptional and there’s some amazing Mitten Moments to share with you!

My Personal Mitten Moments

Can you believe it’s the first full week of October? I’ve already watched the original Halloween movie for the first time this season. I’m not much of a scary movie buff, but this one takes me back. It was the first “really scary” movie I ever saw at the theatre. I always watch it once…or maybe twice through the month of October.

Do you still have summer flowers blooming? Believe it or not, I still have zinnias, straw flowers, roses, celosia, and dahlias blooming.

We may get to freezing tonight, so I am going to cover them! Some of you may say it’s time for the summer flowers to go, but I can’t let any of those beautiful blooms go to waste.

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This Week On The Blog

Do you decorate your front porch for fall?

I love decorating my porches! This week, I’ll be sharing with you what I did this season. It’s a little less than my normal, but I am loving it!

Did you know Big Al and I are renovating a vintage doll house? If not, now you do!

I will be doing a series starting this week and I can’t wait to bring you along for the process.

I’m so lucky to be partnering with Black Dog Savage Furniture Paint. If you love their paint as much as I do, and want to purchase some, you can use COTTAGE20 and receive a discount!

Yippee! – Now that’s a good deal!

Last Week On The Blog

It’s always so fun sharing tours with other bloggers, and this week was no exception. I participated in The Bloggers Best Fall Home Tour. Myself and 29 other women shared our homes decked out for fall.

If you didn’t get a chance to see them all, swing on by and check it out. You won’t believe all the beautiful inspiration! I shared My Coziest and Simple Fall Home Tour.

A Few Of My Favorite Mitten Moments

Carbs. I love carbs. When I saw last weeks post from My friend Leslie from Feet Under My Table, it stopped me in my tracks. It was the prettiest braided loaf of yeast bread! Do I need this recipe?

Yes, I do…and so do you!

Who remembers the movie Hocus Pocus? I can’t count how many times I’ve seen that movie. When my sons were growing up it was watched multiple times…and maybe even after they were gone. In honor of the Hocus Pocus 2 premiering Friday, wouldn’t it be super fun to create this Hocus Pocus Charcuterie Board from Kelli and Kristi at Lolly Jane.

If you make this food beauty, you’ll be the hit of the party!

 ” It’s all just a bunch of hocus pocus.” —Max.

My good friend and my blogging mentor KariAnne from Thistelwood Farms shared 11 DIY Pumpkin Projects Ideas.

If you’re looking for some amazing pumpkin decor ideas, she’s got you covered!

And Now…

Here are some other WONDERFUL moments I found:

This beautiful fall style cottage home tour

This yummy pasta fagioli soup

This DIY moss wall art

This pumpkin baked brie

That’s all my Mitten Moments for this week!

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

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  1. Thank you for sharing my recipe this week! I’m truly thankful…and that roast beef needs that bread to join it! I’m in love with so much on your shopping links! That orange blanket may need to come join me!

  2. Friday evening, I watched Hocus Pocus 2. I loved the first movie and could not wait to watch the second one. Yes, we still have summer flowers blooming. Just a few and almost done. Hope you have a wonderful week, Kim.

  3. Kim, your flowers are still amazing. It was a beautiful weekend in the mitten to share with family. That charcuterie board gave me an idea for book club. It looks so yummy.

  4. Your dahlias are just so beautiful Kim! I agree, it is hard to believe it is the beginning of October. However, I am so ready for the cool weather.
    I hope your week ahead is a great one

  5. Hi Kim, I couldn’t be happier with the wreath I ordered from your website. It’s just perfect above my mantle. I keep eyeballing those faux eucalyptus leaves too. I better decide soon! Isn’t it awesome living life through our children’s eyes? Hocus Pocus is a must here every year now too! Since I’m sick at home, I’m going to check out that soup recipe!

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