This week just flew by! It’s hard to believe it’s time again for my Mitten Moments.

Whether you’ve been coming here for awhile or this is your first time, welcome to my Cottage in the Mitten!

Mitten Moments is my weekly post, where I share some of the special moments from my week. I hope you enjoy!

My Personal Mitten Moments

  • Everything in our family garden and in my flower gardens have really started to flourish! The dahlias and zinnias started blooming this week, too! If you grow cut flowers, you know this is a super exciting time! You know I’m a fan of pink and yellow, but I promise not ALL my dahlias are pink and yellow. Just these two!
  • Have you seen it? It’s here already in alot of the big box stores. What is it, you ask? Fall. It’s Fall and no, I am not ready.
  • I had the best plum this week, called a plumsicle! They are super sweet and look more like a cherry inside. If you have never had one, you must try! Yummy!
  • I was moved to tears by a beautiful moment with my 3 year old granddaughter. It was a simple unexpected moment. Nothing big was happening. We were listening to the song “I See the Light” by Mandy Moore. It’s from the Disney movie Tangled. She started swaying, softly twirling and it was the sweetest most innocent moment I’ve witnessed in a very long time. It literally brought me to tears. Never underestimate the small moments and how they fill your life!

“The Lord likes small things best, especially those done with love.” Mother Teresa

Recently On The Blog

It was a fun week on the blog!

Reading happens to be one of my favorites hobbies. Earlier this week, I shared 7 of the Best Books this Summer. Trust me, I could have probably given you way more than 7, but I wanted to be realistic! Summer is a great time to enjoy the beautiful weather and read a good book!

I hope you enjoy my selection! If you have a great recommendation that isn’t on my list, I would love to hear from you in the comments below.

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Seven seemed to be the lucky topic this week on the blog! I also shared Seven Amazing Ways to Have a Memorable Summer. It seems as though mid-summer is upon us, but there is plenty of time to get the most out of the season! Grab your friends and family and share some of my summer funday ideas with them!

Nothing like making memories with the people you care about!

Motivation Monday / Wednesday’s Word

A Few Of My Favorite Moments

My super creative friend, Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse, shared How To Make Easy & Unique DIY Coasters With Burlap Fabric.

What a great project and a pretty way to dress up your table!

Mitten Moments - The Ponds Farmhouse

“Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. Do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds.” ― Regina Brett

During the summer months there always seems to be so many occassions on the calendar. If you’re looking for something yummy to bring to your next event, check out this Best Healthy Greek Pasta Salad from my good friends AnnMarie and Anne, from Simply 2 Moms.

I’ve found my dish for next weekend’s summer gathering! How about you?

Mitten Moments - Simply 2 Moms

I’ve flipped my share of furniture and I always enjoy a good makeover. Donna & Rich from An Organized Season shared How to Repair and Paint Old Furniture. They took an old, sentimental piece of furniture and turned it into a beautiful piece for their guest room.

Fabulous, right?

And Now…

Here are some other WONDERFUL moments I found:

How to prune endless summer hydrangeas

These DIY budget-friendly secondhand garden ideas

This easy peach crisp

That’s all my Mitten Moments for this week!

Coming up on the blog, I’ll be sharing an update on our family raised bed garden and maybe a fun Christmas in July post!

I so appreciate you stopping by each and every week! I hope you have an amazing week, full of special moments!

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  1. You had a wonderful week! The story you shared about your granddaughter is just precious. I can just picture her! Thanks so much for sharing our recipe. ♥️

  2. Hey Kim! Sounds like you are having an amazing summer! Loved the story about your granddaughter, so sweet! Thanks for sharing our desk and stool makeover! We appreciate it so much! Here’s to a fabulous week!

  3. Such a sweet memory with your granddaughter, Kim. Tangled was a favorite of my (now) teenager when she was little. We just watched it again recently. Such a cute movie!

    Happy new week!

  4. Kim, what a sweet moment with your granddaughter. It’s the little things in life that bring so much joy to one’s heart. It was a precious story. The summer is flying by and we need to enjoy every moment. Hey, girl you are making me broke with all of these great items you found. My packages start to arrive and Jim has been joking “oh you bought yourself another birthday present”. You bet! LOL

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