Welcome to my Mitten Moments! Mitten Moments is my weekly newsletter where I share some personal 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.

Looking for home decor inspiration, gardening love and yummy recipes? If so, you’re in the right place! I have some great shares for you, this week.

Mitten Moments - Zinnia with bee

My Personal Mitten Moments

  • It’s a miracle! I’ve finally had success growing hydrangeas. Do you grow them? I’ve been reading all about drying them and finally cut some today. Fingers crossed and wish me luck!
  • We had a fun family friend wedding and our youngest son stood up. However, you’ll never believe what happened. The reception was interrupted by a tornado warning. Everyone was evacuated to the basement of the country club. That is also where they store all the golf carts. Needless to say, the carts made a great place to sit while we waiting out the storm. When the threat of bad weather was over, all the guests were able to resume the celebrating. What a story the bride and groom will have! Crazy right?!
  • Have you every heard of twisted bacon? Apparently, it’s all the rage for cooking bacon, and supposedly, it makes your bacon crispy and tender. Who knew?

Recently On The Blog

Last week, I promised you I would be sharing some fall inspiration and that’s exactly what I did!

It’s always fun to highlight my fellow blogging friends, and this week, I brought you 10 Easy Fall Crafts That Will Make Your Home Amazing! Such a great round-up full of amazing DIY fall crafts that anyone can do. I shared How to Make a Mum & Pumpkin Planter.

If you missed it, please make sure to check it out!

And don’t forget…each DIY will make your home look amazing, this fall!

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A Few Of My Favorite Moments

Today, I’m sharing a little bit of summer and a little bit of fall. Being that it is still summer, I think they can share this space, don’t you?

My good friend Tammy from White Lilac Farmhouse shared the cutest patina pumpkins made from old vintage jello molds.

Aren’t these the cutest?

Mitten Moments - White Lilac Farmhouse

My friend Elizabeth from Pinecones and Acorns is quite the baker! She always has the best recipes to share. This week, she shared The Best Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread.

Double Chocolate!

I have some zucchini’s that got a little too big in the family garden. So you better believe I am going to try and make this recipe.

Mitten Moments - Pinecones and Acorns

If you’re like me, I host events at my home alot. Especially, during football season. I saw this recipe from my good friend Jen from Midwest Life and Style and just had to share. Her Ultimate Dill Pickle Cheese Ball is going to be the perfect addition to one of our football Sundays!

Doesn’t it look delish!!?

Mitten Moments - Dill Pickle Cheese Ball

And Now…

Here are some other WONDERFUL moments I found:

How to mix and match plates without overthinking it

These simple tips on how to dry hydrangeas

This DIY pink milk glass

I’m so glad you stopped by the cottage. I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my thoughts and ideas with you and I hope you’re feeling inspired!

This coming week, I’ll be sharing how to dry sage from our family garden and some more beautiful fall inspiration.

Thank you for being a part of my community! I’m looking forward to seeing you all again soon!

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  1. What an interesting wedding! That will certainly make for a fun story for the bride and groom for years to come!

    Thank you so much for sharing my dill pickle cheese ball recipe. If you try it let me know what you think! I could eat one by myself.😂 It’s so good!


  2. You are so sweet to include my pink milk glass post with your features this week, Kim, thank you so much. I really appreciate it. I’m super excited about your hydrangeas. I’ve had to baby mine in containers on the front porch because it’s so hot and humid in Florida. They’ve lasted a lot longer than I thought they would but they need to be transferred now and I’m so nervous about it. Anyway, glad your son and all the wedding guests were ok. You look so beautiful and what a fun memory! Big hugs and thank yous, CoCo

    1. Thanks so much, CoCo! I’ll say a little prayer for your hydrangea transfer. They are such beautiful flowers and I would be nervous, too! We have such harsh winters, I’ll be praying mine come back in the spring. Have a great rest of your week!

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