Happy Sunday friends! It’s time for my Mitten Moments. I’ll be sharing some of my moments along with some favorite moments from my friends. Whether you’re new here or you’ve been joining me for awhile, I know you’ll all find something you love!

Mitten Moments - Lake Life

“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.  Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” – Maya Angelou

My Personal Mitten Moments

  • I missed you last week, as I had an amazing long weekend away. Relaxing and a whole lot of fun at the lake was the perfect summer getaway! A wonderful break with family and friends was just what my soul needed! What’s not to love about family, friends, lake life and the beach, anyway?
Mitten Moments - Lexington
  • Do you have Netflix? If so, have you ever watched Sweet Magnolias? Season three just came out and I’m here for it! It’s just a good, clean, Hallmark-kind of series. I highly recommend it!
  • I planted to so many zinnias, this season. Compared to last year, this crop is next level! If you’re looking for a vibrant and rewarding addition to your garden, I wholeheartedly encourage you to grow zinnias! With minimal care, zinnias will flourish and bloom abundantly!

Recently On The Blog

First, let me recap the week I missed!

Did you see my post on How to Maintain a Raised Bed Garden? If you have one, it’s not too late to get your garden beds in check. Why not get the most out of the season? With a little bit of diligence and a whole lot of fun, maintaining your garden is so rewarding!

By the way, that’s my youngest son. He’s becoming quite the gardner!

Mitten Moments - Maintaining a Raised Bed Garden

It was Pinterest Challenge week! If you don’t know what that is, let me tell you. Each month, my blogging friends and I are given an inspiration photo. We then create our own version. It’s such a creative and fun time sharing our masterpieces with friends! I shared How to Style a Boxwood Wreath for Stunning Home Decor. A budget-friendly version that anyone can do!

Mitten Moments - Boxwood Wreath

Believe it or not, Christmas in July was a big to do, last week! We’re a few months away from Christmas, and even though most of the country is burning up from the heat, I did share Beautiful Gift Wrapping Ideas for Christmas. Wrapping a pretty gift is something I love to create and give. It’s not too early to gather your gift wrapping ideas for the upcoming holiday season. If you do it now, it will be one thing you can check off your holiday list!

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A Few Of My Favorite Moments

Next up, are a few of my favorite Mitten Moments from some blogging pals. Let me just say, I must have been really hungry, this week. My favorite moments are all about the table and food!

Do you love peaches? If so, you’re in for a treat because it’s peach season! My next two shares involve the beloved fruit and I think you’re really going to enjoy them.

First, is my friend Jen from Midwest Life & Style. I enjoy putting together a pretty tablesetting, and this week, Jen shared Peach Perfection: How To Style A Stunning Summer Tablescape. From her no-sew napkins to the beautiful centerpiece, this tablescape is perfect for summer dining!

Mitten Moments - Midwest Life & Style

If you have a busy life style and are looking for meal plan options, AnnMarie and Anne from Simply 2 Moms shared a Fresh and Easy Peach Cobbler Overnight Oats. It’s healthy and perfect for your grab and go mornings!

Mitten Moments - Simply 2 Moms

This delicious looking Bonne Maman Blueberry Swirl Bundt Cake was shared by my friend Elizabeth from Pinecones and Acorns.

I could definitely get on board with eating this while enjoying a cup of hot tea! How about you?

Mitten Moments - Pinecones and Acorns

If you love seafood and a good salad, you are going to love my next share! My good buddy Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill showed us how to make the best New England Lobster Cobb Salad.

There’s plenty of summer left to enjoy this one!

Mitten Moments - Cottage on Bunker Hill

And Now…

Here are some other WONDERFUL moments I found:

These 35 thoughtful housewarming gifts

These 15 simple ways to add texture to your home decor

This casual coastal tablescape

I told you that you’d find something you loved!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

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  1. It looks like a fun time on the beach! Such a fun, smiling group! Thank you so much for sharing my “New Neighbor Gift Idea” post. So sweet of you!

  2. Lots of fabulous ideas this week, Kim! Thanks so much for sharing my post about adding texture to a room!! I actually just discovered and watched the first episode of Sweet Magnolias last night! I think it’s going to be a sweet show and so glad I found it! Have a lovely week!

  3. So glad you got to enjoy that weekend at the lake! Family time is the best time. ♥️ Thank you for sharing our overnight oats recipe! Whipping up another batch today!

  4. Vacation is the best. I’m so glad you got some time away! Thank you for sharing my peach summer tablescape.

    I appreciate it!🥰

  5. yay for a weekend at the lake with the fam! Looked lie a lot of fun! Your zinnias are SO pretty…thanks for sharing my table setting too! Have a great week my firend!

  6. Kim,
    Welcome home! It looks like you had a wonderful time with your family! Those are the best moments in life.
    Zinnias are my favorite and I could not agree with you more, they are easy to grow and so pretty…if the deer leave them alone.
    Thank you for sharing my bundt cake! Maybe one of these days we will be able to share a piece in person!
    Have a wonderful week!

  7. Wonderful pictures. Good memories on the beach! Your raised beds are full and beautiful.
    Will have to check out Sweet Magnolias. So many shows, it is good to get a recommendation of a good one.
    Love the links!

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