Welcome to my cozy weekly newsletter! My goal is to always bring you some of my favorite inspirational posts from the week. I may be a little late in sharing with you, but these Mitten Moments I’ve found are worth the wait!

“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” – Lady Bird Johnson

We’re still in the cold, rainy weather mode. Mother Nature definitely needs to give Michigan a break. The poor weather has really taken a toll on my dogwood and magnolia trees. They both starting blooming and now the partial blooms have turned brown on the ends.


Did I mention the squirrels ate all of the heads off our tulips?


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Mitten Moments - Dogwood

My Personal Mitten Moments

I so enjoy painting a good piece of furniture! I’ve had a specific project stuck in my head for weeks. The kind of idea you can’t get rid of until you complete it. Think the perfect shade of yellow and pink flowers. This project requires a specific piece of furniture. I’ve been on the search, but I have unfortunately yet to find it. I’ll keep you posted when I find the perfect piece!

Mitten Moments - Thrift Store

Last week, I asked for some new book suggestions and I received some great feedback. Thanks to those who participated!

I just ordered A Death at the Party by Amy Stuart and can’t wait to read it! Have you read it by chance? It’s a whodunit, which is right up my alley, and the entire book takes place in one day.

I’ll let you know how I like it!

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Did you get to see my Pinterest Challenge last week? Each month, my blogging friends and I are given an inspiration photo and we then create our own version of it. It’s always fun to see how everyone else interprets the project. This month’s challege was spring door decor. I made A Simple Springtime Door Basket with Tulips.

You could use really any type of flowers and it’s such an easy project to do!

Mitten Moments - Spring Door Decor

On Wednesday I was on my first podcast hosted by Lynn at Living Large in a Small House! I shared my son’s medical journey, how it has shaped him and our family, and the blankets I make for a cause. A very important and pivotal part of my life. I am passionate about finding a cure for brain tumors and feel grateful for the opportunity to share my story.

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A Few Of My Favorite Moments

I love grapefruit! When I was a little girl, my neighbor would have tea for my mother and I and would always serve a half of grapefuit. Yum!

Recently, my friend Michele at Vintage Home Designs shared An Easy and Refreshing Sparkling Grapefruit Cocktail. There is a cocktail and mocktail recipe!

Mitten Moments - Grapefruit Cocktail - Vintage Home Designs

Have you ever heard of a naked cake? If not, head on over to my friend Stacy at Bricks ‘n Blooms! She made the prettiest Semi-Homemade Naked Cake with flowers!

It’s so pretty, I don’t think I could cut it! Don’t you agree?

Mitten Moments - Bricks 'n Blooms Naked Cake

Do you ever make your own wreaths? My friend Jennifer at Cottage on Bunker Hill makes the best wreaths! Her recent DIY creation is a beauty!

Mitten Moments - Cottage on Bunker Hill

And now…

Here are some other WONDERFUL mitten moments I found:

This Summer Wreath with Hydrangeas and Lavender

These 27 Mother’s Day Recipe Luncheon Ideas

This Blueberry Muffin Recipe

This Beet Salad Recipe with Goat Cheese & Fruit

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

I’ll be sharing some simple tips on starting a raised bed garden, later this week! Can’t wait to see you then!

Have a great week!

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  1. I love your flower basket on the door. Great challenge! Also, I listened to you on Lynn’s podcast. So good! Thank you so much for sharing. You are inspiring!

  2. I love the naked cake recipe. I’m going to have to try that. Also, what thrift store is that in the picture? They have a lot of beautiful furniture.

  3. Those squirrels are so naughty! Can’t wait to check out your book recommendation. Thanks so much for sharing our recipe roundup! Xoxo, Anne

  4. Happy Monday, Kim! I loved your pretty door basket. Perfect for spring. And good luck on your furniture hunt!

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