Hey there, my wonderful friends! It’s that time of the week again when we come together and I share the highlights of the past seven days, commonly known as my Mitten Moments.

My Personal Mitten Moments

I was absent from my weekly last Sunday, due to the stomach flu. It has made the rounds to a portion of my family and I’m praying it ended with me! Talk about an unexpected few days on the couch. Trust me, I like an occassional day loafing on the couch, but not like that!

Did you do anything special to honor the fathers in your life? We celebrated Big Al and my son with dinner, gifts, and time together. Nothing better than time together. I feel like it’s the best gift!

“No amount of money or success can take the place of time spent with your family. ” – Author Unknown

Last weekend, our oldest granddaughter had her first dance recital! Raising all boys, the dance recital path is a little different for us, but in a really good way! Of course, she was spectacular…even if she didn’t do a whole lot of dancing. She is only 3 and our absolute favorite tiny dancer!

After three very sunny and dry weeks in the Mitten, we finally got a few days of much needed rain! Nothing like fresh rain for the family garden and flowers! YES! If you are new here, we have a family garden. You can check out my Simple Tips for Starting a Raised Bed Garden and try one for yourself! It’s an easy project and one you can create with the whole family!

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Last week, I participated in a fun summer round-up. 15 Easy DIY Projects to Try this Summer has the perfect summer inspiration for all your crafting needs.

Whether you’re a seasoned DIY enthusiast or just starting out, these projects are designed to be simple, enjoyable, and accessible to everyone.

“Find out where joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

Did you catch my post earlier this week, on joy? In a world filled with ups and downs, challenges and triumphs, one emotion stands out as true light, a guiding force that uplifts the spirit and touches the very core of our being. That emotion is joy!

In Finding Joy & Embracing Life’s Simple Pleasures, I explore 5 tips to help you cultivate joy in your life.

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A Few Of My Favorite Moments

I love this part of my weekly share. It’s the part where I get to show you my favorite moments from my friends. I hope you love cookies, because I have two yummy recipes that you are definitely not going to want to miss! Let’s get started!

My friend Norma from Paint Me Pink made the most adorable Teddy Bear Peanut Butter Cookies! Not only do they look cute, they sound delish!

For my next amazing cookie moment, check out these lemon and ricotta cookies with glaze, that my good friend Wendy from WM Design House made.

I love anything lemon!

Her recipe is just the like the lemon and ricotta cookies from Nordstrom. Wendy is an expert on all things Nordstrom. Check out her blog to find out why and get this fantastic recipe!

“It’s much harder to be sad while eating a cookie.” – Jane Lee Logan

My next two shares are home decor related. I can use all the tips I can get! How about you?

Lauren from Bless’er House shared Mistakes Most People Make When Hanging Picture Frames. Her post is full of great information. You’ll be sure to have the all the professional hanging tips after reading this one!

You know I’m a sucker for a beautiful table. It’s my favorite thing to create. My friend Ann from Dabbling and Decorating shared the prettiest table! Her post, A Timeless Classic | Franciscan Desert Rose Table Setting, is pink and floral, and yes…timeless and classic.

And now…

Here are some other WONDERFUL mitten moments I found:

These tips for cleaning outdoor cushions

These 15 ways to use ticking fabric in your home

How to organize a no closet entryway

These timeless modern classic living room ideas

Whatever this coming week holds for you, I hope it’s amazing and full of lots of joy!

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  1. Thanks for sharing the Desert Rose Kim it’s one of my favorites. I’m so lucky to have found it all. Happy belated Father’s Day. Hope you’re feeling better🙋🏼‍♀️

  2. Kim, I’m glad you’re feeling better! The stomach flu is the worst! Thank you so much for sharing my living room post this week!! I appreciate you, friend!!

  3. Love your quotes in this post. Also revisiting your “Joy” post. It is so important in our daily schedule, but the first thing we bump when busy/tired/anxious.
    I enjoyed the DIY links last week. Beautiful pins this week.

  4. Kim, I am sorry that you were not well. I hope that you are well on the mend this week.
    Your granddaughter is adorable.
    Love all of your favorite links this week, especially the teddy bear cookies!
    Have a wonderful week.

  5. I smiled when I saw the picture of your grand daughter. I also had all boys and am especially enjoying all the girlish activities. She is lovely.

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