Happy Sunday from the rainy Mitten. I can’t complain because we haven’t had a ton of rain this summer. Just enough to keep things green. If it’s raining where you are, or you’re just looking for something to do, check out my weekly round-up I have for you today, in my Mitten Moments!

If you’re new here, welcome! Mitten Moments is my weekly newsletter where I share my moments plus some fun finds from my friends. Plus, I’ll give you sneak peek into my upcoming blog posts, so you can be the first to know what’s new.

It’s here…August, is here! Hard to believe that it’s already that time of year. The time when the nights begin to get cool and the sounds of high-pitched cicadas remind us that summer is on it’s way out. I tell my granddaughter that the cicadas are singing their summer song. A story I hope she always remembers, each summer when they sing.

Mitten Moments - Zinnia Garden

“August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.”
— Sylvia Plath

My Personal Mitten Moments

  • Are you a movie fan? I mean do you like to go to the theatre? I love to see the “big” movies on the big screen, everything else I can watch at home. Earlier in the week, I saw Oppenheimer. Personal thoughts…the acting was amazing and I’d give it an overall 7 or 8! It’s three hours long, so be prepared if you go see it.
  • In sad garden news, our zucchini and acorn squash has powdery mildew. It’s the first bad luck we have had at the family garden. I treated it and they both seem to still be bearing veggies, so that’s a win!
  • August 1st hit the books and everyone seems to be talking about fall. Are you ready? I can’t say I’m completely on board, but as a blogger you have to be on board for all the seasonal changes, very early! I did do some shopping, this week, and what do you know? I found these pretty fall items that I just had to have!

Also, have you heard? The biggest color this fall is honey in varias shades and tones. So, get your honey on!

Mitten Moments - Pottery Barn Throw
Mitten Moments - Kirkland Pumpkin
Mitten Moments - Pottery Barn Wreath
  • I borrowed a book from a friend and can’t wait to get into it. Due to the rainy Mitten day, I may start it this afternoon. It’s called The Guest List by Lucy Foley and is a Reese Witherspoon book club pick. It’s a mystery/thriller and it’s said to be like an Agatha Christie classic. Don’t have to twist my arm! I love a good mystery/crime novel!
The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Recently On The Blog

We’re a big Lake Michigan family! Any of the great lakes for that matter. However, if you’ve never had the opportunity to venture to the west side of the Mitten, the shores of Lake Michigan are a must! The most beautiful sunsets are found there, as well!

Collecting beautiful stones, along those beaches is a fun hobby. I’ve collected pretty treasurers for a long time and was waiting for the perfect DIY craft to use them on.

I found it and I shared with you How to Build an Easy Stone Birdhouse. It’s such a fun and relaxing DIY project. It’s also a great way to perserve your memories of your time at the lake!

Mitten Moments - Stone Birdhouse

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A Few Of My Favorite Moments

Even though there is alot of talk about all things fall, there is still plenty of summer left! And with summer there comes delicious seasonal fruits and veggies to be had!

Yvonne from StoneGable shared the prettiest Tomato Peach Cherry and Baratta Salad with Herb Vinaigrette.

Mitten Moments - Stonegable Blog

If you are one of those people saying bring on all things fall, I’ve got the perfect DIY to share with you next! My good friend Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill showed us how to make a DIY Neutral Felt Leaft Garland.

It’s so cozy looking and don’t you just love the pretty fall colors?!

Mitten Moments - Cottage on Bunker Hill

Next up, is my friend Stacy from Bricks ‘n Blooms. Stacy is a master gardener and she recently shared some beautiful Peachy Summer Table Decor Ideas.

Aren’t her flowers just gorgeous!?

Mitten Moments - Bricks 'n Blooms

And Now…

Here are some other WONDERFUL moments I found:

This warm brussel sprout salad

This beautiful story of life coming full circle

These 5 simple ways to create an intentional home

Thanks so much for stopping by the cottage today and checking out my Mitten Moments! I don’t think I tell you enough, but I ALWAYS appreciate you supporting my little corner of the world!

Coming up this week, I’ll be sharing some fall inspo! Ready or not, here it comes!

Have the best week, friends!

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  1. Honey color in all its shades are one of my favorites! Your flowers are beautiful. Love the links.
    Had help replacing bushes that didn’t make it. Added perennials. Glad for rain in August!🌱
    Looking for a new book. Will give it a read.

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