Happy Sunday, friends! Welcome to another exciting edition of my weekly newsletter, Mitten Moments! I’m thrilled to bring you all that’s been going on and the latest from some of my blogging pals!

It’s crazy to me how fast time is swiftly passing by! It’s already mid-September and things are changing quickly. Some of my flowers have seen their last days and we tore most of the family garden up, earlier this week. It seems as though we just planted it!

Since we are upon the last week of summer, I thought I would share one more photo of my beautiful zinnias! Unfortunately, I’ve had to pull some of my flowers and dispose of some of my pots, already. However, the zinnias are still going strong and I’m so grateful for their continued beauty!

Mitten Moments - DIY Zinnia Garden

“Time moves slowly but passes quickly.” – Alice Walker

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  • Do you watch the Magnolia Network? If so, you have probably heard of Jean Stoffer. I just bought tickets for the Madison Holiday Home Tour. That’s right! I’m ringing in the holiday season with a festive walk-through of Jean Stoffer’s home, in November. I’ll be sure to share all about it when I return!
  • I just started a new book and I can’t wait to share it with you. “Hidden Pictures” is a captivating mystery novel that weaves an intricate web of secrets and suspense, keeping you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Pick it up and let me know what you think! I will be sharing some of my favorite books for fall, later in the week.
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  • The Detroit Lions won their first game against the Kansas City Chiefs! This die-hard fan is mighty happy about that first win. Can they make it 2-0 later today?

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Even though it’s September and fall is in the air, my next share is one you still have plenty of time to do!

Do you have hydrangeas? If so, have you ever tried to dry them?

I’ve loved hydrangeas as long as I can remember. This year, Big Al and I planted a garden of hydrangeas at our home, right behind our white picket fence. The perfect cottage vibe, right?? I’m enjoying my new hydrangea garden so much and decided to start drying them.

If you missed it, check out my post How to Dry Hydrangeas for Beginners: A Step-By-Step Guide. It’s so easy, anyone can do it!

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly our whole life would change.” – Buddha

Mitten Moments - How to Dry Hydrangeas for Beginners

Have you decorated your home for fall, yet? Last week, I shared my own Easy Fall Home Tour: A Celebration of the Changing Season. Also, 25+ of my blogging friends shared their homes, too. If you missed it, make sure you check it out. It’s fun to share all the ways I’ve decorated for the season, from cozy throw pillows to festive wreaths.

There’s so much fall inspiration waiting for you!

Mitten Moments - Fall Home Tour

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Oh my goodness! Trending this fall season is an abundance of adorable and stylish clothing options. For me, fall fashion is all about layering up in cozy sweaters, stylish jackets, and comfortable shoes. From cozy knit sweaters to all the rich autumn colors, there is something for everyone. I put together my favorites and you can shop them all here!

Fall Favorite Fashion Finds

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Sweets! Do you like them or can you leave them? I was raised in a home where there was always a homemade dessert laying around. From freshly made cakes to my mom’s famous banana pudding, I definitely have come accustomed to having something yummy for breakfast or after dinner.

I found two scruptious desserts that I want to share with you. Why keep all the goodness to myself?

Michael from Inspired by Charm made the most amazing Fresh Apple Cake. Not only does it sound amazing, will you look at how pretty it is!


Elizabeth from Pinecones and Acorns has some wonderful recipes. Today’s share is no exception! I made her Chai-Zucchine Loaf Cake with Cinnamon Glaze for our football Sunday gathering, early this morning. My house smells delish, to say the least!

Chai-Zucchini Bread

Do you love a good DIY? I know I do! This week, my friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse shared the most amazing DIY. Check out her blog post on How to Upcycle a Drop Cloth Into a DIY Table Runner.

Such a cute and creative project!

DIY Table Runner

“It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.” – Napoleon Hill

Next up, is another pretty DIY!

Leslie from My 100 Year Old Home shared Eleven Autumn Decor Crafts. All eleven projects are DIY and she gives the step by step instructions for you to complete each one, too!

Her DIY pillow covers are my favorite!

DIY Autumn Pillow

And Now…

Here are some other WONDERFUL moments I found:

These 3 Easy Ways to Upcycle Faux Pumpkins

This Delicious Fig and Arugula Pizza

How to Decorate with Secondhand Finds for a Stylish Fall Makeover

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Thanks so much for joining me for another week of my Mitten Moments! I truly appreciate you being here and supporting my little corner of the world!

Have a fantastic week and I’ll see you at the cottage soon!

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  1. Love the zinnias! Color for weeks. Trying my hand at drying hydrangeas.
    Will get the book, always looking for good read.
    Fall colors are my favorite, great links.

  2. Kim,
    Jeanne Stoffer is AMAZING! I am so excited for you to go to her holiday house and I am excited for the rest for the rest of us to live vicariously through you. It is going to be fabulous!
    Thank you for sharing my bread! I hope everyone enjoyed it.
    Time seems to go so much faster the older you get. I agree with you, it seems like just yesterday we were planting our seeds and waiting for spring flowers.
    I wish I had hydrangeas but that it s battle I do not want to fight with the resident deer family. I will have to get some hydragneas from friends to try your drying method.
    Have a wonderful week Kim. I am off to check out all of your links!

  3. I cannot wait to see your post and photos of Jean Stoffers Holiday Home. How exciting! Your Zinnias are still going strong. They look so beautiful.

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