It’s been a busy couple of weeks for me! I’m sorry I missed sharing my weekly moments, last week, but I am here and ready to share again! Sit back, relax and a big welcome to you as we visit my Mitten Moments together!

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Me and the cats

My Personal Mitten Moments

This past weekend, I traveled to Kansas City to meet with some blogging friends who came from all parts of the country. We stayed at the sweetest bed and breakfast (cute outdoor cats included) sharing our knowledge and learning from each other.

Oh, and there was lots of laughter too!

Believe it or not, blogging is hard work! There are so many moving pieces to it and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to connect with women who have the same passion for blogging!

Kansas City Blogging friends

“The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.” — Margaret Carty

Another exciting thing about the weekend was the parade of beautiful colors. Unfortunately, it will be a few weeks before we see all the beauty of flowering trees and annuals, here in the Mitten, so it was wonderful surprise to catch a glimpse of some already in bloom!

Since we last chatted, we had a fun time with our family celebrating my middle son’s 28th birthday! He has always been wise beyond his years, faithful, gentle in spirit and fearless. I made a delicious carrot cake, at his request, and why I didn’t write a blog to share with you…well, I just don’t know! But, if I had, I would have put it on a pretty cake stand and worked harder at frosting it!

Anyway, it was a great day!

One more thing, the candle placement was compliments of my 3 year old granddaughter!

“Why is a birthday cake the only food you can blow on and spit on and everybody rushes to get a piece?” – Bobby Kelton

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Spring has finally arrived! What better way to ring in the spring season than participating in the Bloggers Best Spring Home Tour. I recently joined 29 other talented blogging friends and we shared our spring home tours.

If you missed it, you can see my post A Cheerful & Colorful Easy Cottage Home Tour.

Do you love to read? How about flipping through a book with beautiful pictures?

Since March was reading month AND I love home decor, I posted The Best Home Decor Books to Buy Now. There are so many options it’s definitely hard to pick, but I’ve shared my favs!

What is your favorite? I’d love to know!

living table

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Last year, we made some changes to our yard. I now have some new gardens and they are in need of some fresh plants. I’ve been on the hunt since last fall and adding some peonies is on the top of my list.

My friend Stacy from Bricks ‘n Blooms shares all the tips and tricks in her post Secrets to Growing Peonies Like a Pro Revealed.

She goes over everything you need to know when it comes to peonies and it was perfect timing for me!

Stacy's peonies

I’ve been looking for some new desserts to serve for Easter. I am a big fan of anything lemon and I came across the most yummy lemon desserts.

Janine from Happy Happy Nester has the yummiest Lemon Treats! She even shares a gluten free cake as an option!

Since we are on the topic of Easter dinner, do you have your menu planned? If not, I have another great option for you!

Susan from Hen and Horse Design shared the Best Easter Salad Recipe with Oranges, Mint and Asparagus. Susan’s salad is full of fresh ingredients and the perfect salad to add to your Easter menu.

hen and horse

And now…

Here are some other WONDERFUL mitten moments I found:

This everything bagel seasoning cheese ball

This DIY moss wreath

These cute pillow ideas

These easy deviled eggs

That’s all the Mitten Moments for this week. I hope you enjoyed them and pray they have inspired you!

Here’s to an amazing week ahead!

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  1. You sure have been busy Kim! Your trip to Kansas City looks so fun and happy birthday to your son! Thank you for sharing my moss wreath!

  2. Pretty inspiration – and it looks like you had a fun getaway! Enjoy your week!

  3. I was in Kansas City this weekend too but spent 99% of my time indoors at a volleyball tournament. Sorry to have missed you, ladies. That sounds like fun! Thank you so much for sharing a link to my deviled egg recipe. I appreciate it.

  4. Sounds like a great trip! Friends with similar passions are wonderful. I’m going to be trying your everything bagel cheese ball for Easter!

  5. Kim, love your Mitten Moments. So glad to spend time with you over the weekend. We worked hard but had lots of laughs too. Miss you already!

  6. Kim, Thank you for sharing my Easter Salad recipe. I love your Mitten Moments and it looks like you had such a fun trip with all the ladies! (I hope to see you at Haven again this year) Always great to read your posts. You are inspirational and have so many great posts! Susan

  7. It was so much fun! I hope we get to do something like that again. I don’t know about you but we’ve had crazy amounts of rain so it’s forced me to stay inside and get some work done!

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