Happy Sunday friends! It’s been a couple of week since I’ve shared my Mitten Moments with you. Mitten Moments are those simple, heartwarming experiences that bring joy and meaning to our lives. They are the little things that make us smile, laugh, and feel grateful.

This weekend has been a blend of crisp air and sunshine! Big Al and I finished all the outdoor lights. I’m done decorating, inside too, so I’m feeling accomplished! Believe it or not, it’s time I start wrapping gifts, but not before we celebrate Thanksgiving!

My Personal Mitten Moments

  • Big Al had a birthday this week! What an amazing, dad, papa, friend, brother and husband he is! He is my biggest supporter and help when it comes to my blog and he definitely deserves to be celebrated!
  • We helped our youngest son decorate his first tree. A few new ornaments and a few hand-me-downs, made for the perfect first tree!
  • It’s Sunday and that means football in our house! The Detroit Lions are having an amazing season. They are 7-2 and we are hoping for another win, today! The Lions have the NFL’s longest active drought between playoff wins and their current record is a big deal! Go Lions!
Mitten Moments - Big Al birthday celebration

Recently On The Blog

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity! Last week, I joined some of my friends for the 7 days of Christmas round-up. If you missed following along, I’ve compiled all seven days of inspiration right here, today. From gift wrapping to table décor, there’s something for everyone to get your holiday spirit soaring.

I’ve also created some free printable Christmas gift tags for you! What’s better than free?! You can get them here and here!

7 Days of Christmas

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Amidst the holiday festivities, I also created and shared the simplest Christmas craft ever! If you have dining room chairs and enjoy sprucing them up for the holidays, I’ve come up with DIY Mini Pinecone Wreaths for Dining Chairs. This project is a breeze to finish, and I adore the outcome!

Mitten Moments - DIY pinecone wreath for dining room chairs

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My Favorite Finds

Did you get a chance to see all my favorite Holiday Home Decor Trends? If you’re still looking for Christmas decor, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! Can I just say the green and white pillow is my favorite, favorite!

Mitten Moments - Collage of my Christmas favorites this year

A Few Of My Favorite Moments

Plaid and traditional are two things that speak to my soul! Tamara from Citrine Living has a beautiful home and her Red and Blue Plaid Traditional Christmas Tree is just as beautiful! Check out all the details and her simple tips on how to decorate a Christmas tree just like hers!

Mitten Moments - Citrine Living red, blue and plaid traditional christmas tree

I’m all about using dried oranges in your holiday decor. My good friend, Jen from Midwest Life & Style made the prettiest Simple and Natural Christmas Centerpiece with Dried Oranges. It’s so pretty, rustic and festive!

Mitten Moments - dried oranges and garland hurricane centerpiece for the holidays

Are you in charge of bringing an appetizer to your next holiday celebration? If so, I have a great option for you! My good friend, Stacy from Bricks ‘n Blooms shared the prettiest (and yummy!) Christmas Charcuterie Board. From chocolate to meat and cheese, there is something for everyone on this tray!

Mitten Moments - Holiday appetizer board for gatherings

And Now…

Here are some other WONDERFUL moments I found:

This Easy Christmas Martini – Cranberry & Pear

This P. Allen Smith’s Buttermilk Pie

These Advent Calendars

How to Make a Christmas S’mores Board

These Easy Winter Porch Decorating Tips

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

That’s all the moments for this week. I hope you enjoyed them and feel inspired to create your own holiday magic!

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to tell you all how grateful I am for you! The support you show me and my little corner of the world means so much to me and doesn’t go unnoticed. I am truly blessed! I wish each and every one of you a wonderful Thanksgiving, full of all the people you love, some turkey, and all the fixings!

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  1. Happy Sunday, Kim! Always love reading your Mitten Moments. Happy Birthday to Al! Thank you for sharing my pie…Hope you try it and love it. Happy Thanksgiving, sweet friend! May it be full of joy and laughter with those who have feet under the table together.

  2. Wow, Kim. You have been busy. You are way ahead of me. I feel like I’ve barely started decorating this year…but I guess it will all get done somehow.

    Thank you so much for sharing my rustic dried orange Christmas centerpiece. I really appreciate it. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend~!

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