Happy Sunday and happy October, friends! How was your first full week of fall? Despite having a rainy week in the Mitten, we are enjoying an unseasonably warm and beautiful weekend! Before you start your Sunday, grab your favorite cup of and check out all the goodness I have for you in my weekly Mitten Moments!

My Personal Mitten Moments

  • I’m still loving my hydrangeas, that I dried. A little secret…I’m still drying more. The weather has been so warm and my hydrangeas are still blooming, so why not? My plan is to use them all and make a wreath. If you haven’t dried hydrangeas before and are looking for an easy method, read my blog post on How to Dry Hydrangeas for Beginners: A Step-by-Step Guide.
  • In very good news, the Detroit Lions are 3-1. If you are a Lions fan, you know this is a very big deal! Who is your favorite team?

“I don’t know if God is a sports fan or not, but I do know this: He loves a good comeback.” – Lane Kiffin

  • Do you can or freeze the goodies from your garden? Every year, Big Al and I freeze tomatoes, peppers and onions, with our life-long friends. We’ve been friends almost 50 years, so I’d say that qualifies for life-long! We use them as the base for our homemade chili throughout the year. I actually can’t remember how many years we have being doing it, but we keep coming back for more, and now our grown children want them, too! Speaking of chili, our middle son entered the chili cook-off tonight at church. I’ll keep you posted on how he does!

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Recently on the Blog

Have you finished your fall decorating? It was a fun week on the blog talking and sharing about fall home decor!

If you’re on the hunt for some fall decor, mainly a new wreath, I shared 15 Affordable Wreaths for Autumn. From neutrals to traditional styles, I promise there is something for everyone!

What better way to embrace the fall season than a beautiful new wreath on your door!?

Mitten Moments - DIY Wreath Update

In keeping with the theme of fall decor, I shared Secrets to Creating a Stunning Fall Vignette with Ease. Using pieces that were forged, and those that I’ve used in other areas of my home plenty of times before, I created a quick, budget-friendly, and easy vignette.

If you missed my post, make sure to stop by and see what my secret is!

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A Few Of My Favorite Moments

I must have all things pumpkin on my mind. You’ll see why when you see this week’s moments!

Carrot cake with homemade cream cheese frosting is my absolute favorite! When I saw these Mini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes from Janine from Happy Happy Nester, I new I just had to share.

What’s better than something that looks festive for the autumn season AND made with carrot cake? I think nothing!

Mitten Moments - Happy Happy Nester Pumpkin Bundt Carrot Cakes

I share my friend Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill frequently, but what can I say? She is super talented! This week, she shared the perfect fall centerpiece. Check out her creative Whimsical Fresh Flower Pumpkin Arrangement.

It’s so pretty!!

Mitten Moments - Cottage on Bunker Hill Pumpkin Planter

Earlier this week, I was chatting with a friend about how I love the look of built-ins. Do you have any in your home? Unfortunately, I do not. I think I need to get Big Al to help me put some in our home!

My next share is from my friend Marieza at Home with Marieza. If you are looking to create your own built-ins, her post Designing and Building Home Office Built-ins is a great place to start.

I need those book shelves!

Mitten Moments - Home with Marieza

If you’re looking for the perfect appetizer for football Sunday, look no further! My blogging buddy Jen from Midwest Life and Style this Everything Bagel Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball.

Festive and perfect for your next fall gathering!

Mitten Moments - Cheesball

And Now…

Here are some other WONDERFUL moments I found:

This Pumpkin Apple Cider Sangria Fall Cocktail

This Easy Healthy and Delicious Overnight Muesli

This Hearty and Healthy Pumpkin Chili

Mitten Moments

There you have another week of my Mitten Moments! I pray you found something that really inspired you. I’d love to hear about your favorite moment.

I’ve spent the last week or so decorating my porches for fall. So, I’ll be sharing those with you, later in the week. Decorating my porches for fall is my favorite time of year! I believe it’s such a warm way to welcome your friends and family.

Well, I’m off to church and then to the chili cook-off! I hope your day and week are amazing, and full of beautiful fall colors!

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10 Comments

  1. It looks like the garden was a success and lots of good stuff from it. Thank you for sharing my Overnight Muesli recipe. It’s been rainy here too but beautiful today.

  2. Good afternoon Kim,

    Love your Mitter moments! We too freeze tomatoes. I usually roast the tomatoes with garlic and herbs and freeze to use in chili, soups and pasta sauce.

    Those little pumpkin cakes are adorable!

    As for Marieza, she is so talented. I love everything she does. The bookcases look fabulous.

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