Happy Sunday! Memeorial Day weekend is a long weekend for most and if that’s the case for you, I hope it’s off to a smashing start! Additionally, Sunday is the day where I share my weekly Mitten Moments. Each week I share a variety of content that I believe will enrich your life!

Grab your favorite cup of and enjoy!

Me in the garden

My Personal Mitten Moments

I recently shared Simple Tips for Starting a Raised Bed Garden. A couple of weeks ago, my family planted a garden at my youngest son’s home. Sadly, due to an unexpected Michigan frost, we lost some of our plants. You may be asking why we didn’t cover our plants. Well, we did, and we still lost a few. So I spent one evening this week replacing the ones that didn’t make it. Fingers crossed we are in the clear with the cold weather!

By the way, here’s a tidbit about me. If I haven’t misplaced my glasses, they are crooked on top of my head. As evident by the picture above! Friends, you can be sure to always find real life here!

It’s hard to believe, but our precious twin granddaughters turned one! The year has gone by so fast and they are such a gift!

Twins 1st bday

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Summer is a season that invites us to step outside, embrace the warmth, and revel in the beauty of the world around us. Earlier this week, I participated in the Bloggers’ Best Summer Home Tour hosted by my friend, Kelly from The Tattered Pew.

I participate in these home tours each season and there is so much inspiration to be found. This tour consisted of twenty-eight talented and creative women who opened their homes up for you.

If you missed it, you can check out my post Searching for Summer: My Simple Cottage Home Tour. The bonus?You can visit each summer home tour by clicking the links within my post!

Searching for Summer

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A Few Of My Favorite Moments

Have you started thinking about Father’s Day? It will be here in just a few short weeks!

My friend, Jen from Midwest Life & Style shared How to Throw the Best Backyard BBQ for Father’s Day. From the details in the tablesetting to the food, she’s got you covered!

Midwest Life & Style

If you love dramatic color like me, you are going to love Missy from Sonata Home Design’s Bold and Beautiful Half Bath Makeover Ideas.

Her half bath is absolutely stunning! From the gold accents to the wallpaper and artwork, this project is beautifully designed!

Sonata Home Design

Earlier this week, Stacy from Bricks ‘n Blooms shared her Garden Rooms and Outdoor Living Spaces. Stacy’s home and gardens are so beautiful! She always has great tips for all your floral gardening needs!

Bricks n Blooms

And now…

Here are some other WONDERFUL mitten moments I found:

How to set the mood of your home to calm

This summer bucket list

How to plan a bridal shower brunch

This S’mores dessert in a bag

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

Coming up this week, I’ll be sharing some easy patriotic table decor and a post about living with joy. I hope to see you back at the cottage for that!

Until then, happy Memorial Day!

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  1. I’m not done planting either. Not even close. It’s still been in the 40s at night which I’m afraid is too cold form my little seedlings. This weather!!!

  2. Kim! Thank you so much for sharing my Father’s Day BBQ and tablescape. What a fun surprise and the best way to start my Sunday. I hope you are enjoying your long holiday weekend!

  3. Your granddaughters are adorable Kim, happy birthday to them!!! Thank you for sharing my s’mores in a bag, it’s a favorite with my son & hubby here!

  4. Good evening Kim, I hope that you have had a wonderful weekend.
    Happy birthday to your sweet granddaughters, adorable.
    I love your family garden, it sounds like a fabulous summer project. I cannot wait to see what you grow.
    Thank you for sharing and have a beautiful and happy summer.

  5. My back loves the idea of a raised beds! So much easier to maintain. Love the Summer table setting. Getting patio together, love the ideas. Got lights, mats, the umbrella is up. Love your pergolas.

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