Hey friends! Happy Sunday and welcome to another weekly addition of my Mitten Moments.

Pumpkin spice and everything nice is here! Fall arrived yesterday and of course, it has been sunny and 80 degrees in the Mitten. Not exactly the temperature you expect for the first weekend of fall, but I’ll take the blue skies and sunshine all day long! Did you do anything special to celebrate fall?

We had a fun night enjoying dinner with friends at the famous Detroit Yacht Club, located on Belle Isle, Michigan. This is an island in the Detroit River. The club was founded in 1868. The current building, which is beautiful, was constructed in 1924. So much history! I love a good period drama and my mind drifted thinking about the attire worn and the gatherings they had in 1924!

My Personal Mitten Moments

  • You probably aren’t aware that as a blogger, I can see what area of the country people are viewing my blog. Earlier this week, I noticed someone from Ukraine was on my blog. Now that might not seem like a big deal to you, but in the grand scheme it took me back. A war torn country and someone was out there looking at my blog. I hope I made them smile.
  • The inside of my home is ready for fall and has been for sometime…blogger life! Today, I started decorating outside! I’m adding all the warm inviting colors for the season. I’ll be sharing my porches soon, but in the meantime, check out my Simple Way to Decorate Your Fall Porch, from last year!

“Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.” 1 Peter 3:8

Mitten Moments - DIY Fall Wreath with Pumpkins

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Reading a good book truly is an enriching experience. It introduces you to fascinating characters, transports you to different times and allows you to explore new ideas and perspectives. In a world filled with distractions, reading a good book remains a wonderful past time.

As promised, this week I shared 9 of the Best Books to Read This Fall. You’ll find some mystery/thrillers on the list and some that are like a fall Hallmark movie. I’ve even included a good autumn devotional!

Check out my list and if you read any of them, let me know what you think. I love to get feedback on my book reading selections!

Mitten Moments - 9 of the Best Books to Read This Fall

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A Few Of My Favorite Moments

My good buddy, Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill made the prettiest wreath for fall! Using fresh flowers she forged from her garden she created a DIY Garden Wreath.

Isn’t is beautiful?! Makes me want to try and make my own!

Mitten Moments - DIY autumn wreath

My next share, is a super clever DIY. How many of you have multiple random refrigerator magnets on your appliance? I am raising my hand because I have been guilty of this for years!!

Heidi from Eleanor Rose Home shows How to Make DIY Fridge Magnets with Vintage Plates. These are so pretty, functional, and I was sold when I read vintage plates!

“Fall colors are funny. They’re so bright and intense and beautiful. It’s like nature is trying to fill you up with color, to saturate you so you can stockpile it before winter turns everything muted and dreary.” – Siobhan Vivian

Do you love a good cookie? Just in time for fall, my friend Wendy from WM Design House, made these Easy 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies + Chocolate Chips.

The perfect treat for an autumn day!

Are you looking for some fall porch ideas? My friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse shared 5 Easy Ways to Decorate a Large Farmhouse Porch for Fall. She has so many pretty vignettes, brimming with lots of autumn inspiration!

I’ll be sharing my annual fall porches in a week or so, but until then, make sure you check out Rachel’s tips and inspiration!

And Now…

Here are some other WONDERFUL moments I found:

This cozy fall simmer pot

These fall decorating tips with plants and thrift store finds

These crispy parmesan carrot sticks

These tips for planting flower bulbs in the fall for a beautiful spring garden

Mitten Moments

That’s all the Mitten Moments for this week! Thanks so much for stopping by the cottage. I hope you found this week’s content valuable and inspiring!

Coming up on the blog, stay tuned for a super easy fall vignette and some fun autumn activities that you can do with your family and friends.

Make it a great week!

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  1. Thank you for sharing my DIY plate magnets Kim! They are really fun to make! I love Jennifer’s dried floral wreath, I want to make one too. Hope you have a great week and the weather turns cooler for you soon!

  2. Happy Fall Kim,
    I am sure that the person from the Ukraine found a lot of joy and happiness from visiting your blog, and some hope for brighter days ahead.

    It’s hot here too so it doesn’t feel much like fall. Hopefully soon.

    That wreath is GORGEOUS! I would love to make one of those.

    Wendy, 3 ingredients cookies look delicious.

    Have a very happy Fall and a wonderful week.
    xo Elizabeth

  3. Hi Kim, I love your anecdote about the person from the Ukraine reading your blog. I’m sure your blog did make someone smile! This is such a big part of why we do what we do. Thank you for making me smile!

  4. Kim, God bless that person from the Ukraine. I am sure they smiled reading your blog. Who wouldn’t! You post always have such good information and tips.

  5. Kim, I love the features you’ve shared and that fall wreath!… Stunning!!! I just noticed our local church just set out their pumkins for sale this weekend. Need to definitely go there this week before the ones I want run out. 😉

    Happy fall and I’m celebrating once we get down to 80 degree days. Was 100 outside yesterday, ugh! 🙁 Only 88 today, which was much better.

    See you in tomorrow’s Pinterest Challenge! (Came over to check out if you had anything pre-posted that I could look at to finish writing up.

    Fall hugs,
    Barb 🙂

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