Happy Sunday and Happy Mother’s Day! Welcome to my weekly newsletter, Mitten Moments! Moments that I share with you from my week.

My Personal Mitten Moments

We had a beautiful week in the Mitten. All my flowering trees are in bloom and it definitely gives this girl a good, happy feeling. I have a good variety with my dogwood, cherry, magnolia and redbud trees. We had a week of 80 degree temps in April and everything started to bloom; then the cold Michigan temps blew in. I was worried they wouldn’t bloom to their fullest, but worrying was a waste!

As you can see, they did just fine!

Did you do anything special for Mother’s Day? I spent the morning at church and then a Mexican lunch with my family. I never take for granted the beautiful gift of being a mother and a mimi! There is nothing, in this world, that I love more! For all the wonderful mother’s out there, I hope your day was very special and filled the people you adore and doing all the things you love best!

I know Mother’s Day can be hard for some. For those of you that are grieving the loss of your mother or a child, please know I am praying for you today.

“No language can express the power and beauty and heroism of a mother’s love.” —Edwin Chapin

We planted our family garden and we all have our fingers crossed that it’s a success! Can you guess what all we planted?

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Quilts, I love them and earlier this week, I shared 11 Affordable & Trending Quilts for Your Home. Those pretty blankets aren’t just to be used in the cold weather months either. I use mine all year long. Lightweight in the spring and summer and heavier quilts in the fall and winter.

If you are like me and use them throughout each season, stop on by and see all the goodness I found for you! Whether you like solid, floral or a unique pattern, there is something for everyone!

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A Few Of My Favorite Moments

This week all my favorites have to do with flowers! Maybe it’s because I started working on my flower gardens. I don’t have a ton of space at my cottage home, but love to make the space I do have pretty, cozy, and inviting.

When I think of pretty cottage gardens, I think of my friend Kim from Shiplap and Shells. Her gardens are absolutely breathtaking. This week, Kim shared some Cottage Garden Design Ideas to Create a Charming Garden.

If you haven’t been to Kim’s cottage, do yourself a favor and head on over! You won’t be dissappointed.

Mitten Moments - Shiplap and Shells

“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.” – Zen Shin

My friend, Wendy from WM Design House showed how to make DIY Wildflower Flower Arrangements; No Florist Needed.

Spending no money, Wendy shares how to forge your own flowers and create beautiful bouquets!

Mitten Moments - WM Design House

If you are looking for tips on how to make DIY floral arrangements, Lauren from Bless’er House shared her Simple DIY Flower Arrangement Using Faux Florals. She makes this look so easy!

Mitten Moments - Blesser House

And now…

Here are some other WONDERFUL mitten moments I found:

These 19+ Amazing Ideas for the Best High School Graduation Party

This Simple and Easy Bruschetta Baguette Recipe

How to Hang Peel and Stick Wallpaper

These Tips and Tricks for the Best Peonies

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

I have a few fun things I am working on for the next few weeks! Stay tuned and I’ll see you at the cottage again soon!

Have a great week!

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  1. Happy Mother’s Day Kim. Sounds like you had a perfect day with your family. Your trees are so amazing, what I would give for a redbud tree. I sure hope your garden does well, I have no doubt it will be beautiful. Thank you for sharing my post on wildflowers.

  2. Glad you had a wonderful Mother’s Day! Your family is blessed to have you.
    My Mother’s Day was extra special since my daughter came home for a visit.

  3. The first flowering trees and bushes of summer. Then summer rushes in. Love the redbud, dogwood and magnolias. I missed the forsythia, and pear blooms this year here. Your beautiful family, know you enjoyed Mother’s Day just being together!

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