Happy Sunday from the Mitten! It’s time once again to share all my good Mitten Moments. Every week, I highlight a few exceptional moments from my own life and from some of my friends. Before you start your day, grab your favorite cup of and check out all I have for you today!

It’s here! December is here and we have entered the countdown to Christmas! Do you have your list? Are you checking it twice? I ran to one of the big box stores in my area and it was a total mad house. I thought most people shopped on line now, but I guess I’m definitely wrong!

It’s been raining here for days and I hoping the rain will turn into snow. I love a white Christmas!

My Personal Mitten Moments

  • We took are oldest granddaughter to see Frozen the musical. It was the most magical day! Most the little girls attending were dressed in all things Elsa! Before we arrived, we sang the Frozen songs in the car. We giggled, smiled, bought souvenirs, ate pizza and took in the beautiful Christmas lights of the city after the show. Big Al and I might have even shed a tear. What a gift it was to love on her and see the wonder of it all through her sweet eyes!

  • My middle son and DIL’s cats love their Christmas tree. I’ve heard cats don’t like oranges, so I had some extra oranges and dried some for my middle son and daughter-in-law. I thought they could make a garland or just hang them on the inside of the tree. If you’ve always wanted to dry them, but have been unsure how, I’m happy to show you! Check out my post on How to Make Dried Orange Slices. It’s so simple and makes the house smell amazing!

“December, being the last month of the year, cannot help but make us think of what is to come.” – Fennel Hudson

Recently On The Blog

It was a fun week participating in the Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tour, hosted by my good friend Kelly from The Tattered Pew. Each day, five or six of my blogging friends gathered to share their Christmas homes.

Every home is different, so there is plenty of inspiration, no matter what your decor style! Come on over and see how I decked my halls with plaid and then visit my talented friends!

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Mitten Moments - Deck the Halls with Plaid home tour

Do you use napkin rings when you set your table? I made the easiest DIY Napkin Rings with Jute Twine and Pinecones. They’ll be the perfect addition to your Christmas table setting! Let me know if you make your own.

Mitten Moments - A picture of my jute twine and pinecone napkin ring

Motivation Monday / Wednesday’s Word

My Favorite Finds

Every time I think I’ve completed my Christmas decor shopping, I unexpectedly encounter more incredible finds. This week brought the discovery of charming holiday home decorations, an exceptional shacket, and a delightful book that truly captures the festive spirit.

You can check out all my favorites here.

Mittten Moments - A Few of My Favorite Things - Christmas finds

A Few Of My Favorite Moments

A couple of weeks ago, I shared the prettiest blue and red tree from Tamara at Citrine Living. Today, I’m sharing her beautiful Entryway Christmas Decor, in the same festive colors!

Mitten Moments - Citrine Living - Entryway for Christmas

If you love brownies, you’ll love my next share! Lanina from Colorful Superfoodie shared these Viral Pine Cone Brownies. They can be made gluten free or with a box recipe.

How cute are these?!

Mitten Moments - Colorful Superfoodie - Viral Pine Cone Brownies

My friend Michelle from Thistle Key Lane made the cutest Simple Felt Woodland Animal Christmas Ornaments. I’m definitely adding these to my project to do list!

Mitten Moments - Thistle Key Lane woodland animal Christmas ornaments

And Now…

Here are some other WONDERFUL moments I found:

These Budget Tips and Tricks on Decorating Your Home for the Holiday

This Sweet Story About a 3 Wreath Tradition

These Rustic DIY Farmhouse Christmas Ornaments

How to Decorate with Christmas Villages

Mitten Moments

That’s it for this week! I hope you feel inspired!

This week, I’ll be sharing how to make a hot cocoa bar and a fun DIY for your Christmas photos or cards.

As we embrace the holiday season, let’s cherish the simple moments, spread kindness, and find joy in the everyday. Make it a great week!

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  1. Kim,
    Happy Sunday! How wonderful to spend such a beautiful day with your granddaughter. Make memories, they are the best gifts.
    You look beautiful in your plaid coat! I LOVE plaid.
    I’ve been making the pinecones for years, I use cereal it is a lot easier and tastes better, at least I think it does.
    Off to check your links.
    Have a wonderful week.

  2. Beautiful pic with your Granddaughter and hubby.
    Frame worthy, special moments.
    Will pass on; Orange/cats/tree, a timely link. 😂
    Love the pine cone brownies link. Look awesome.

  3. So glad you and Al had a great time with your grandlittle. Enjoy making those precious memories. I also love that blue and red plaid ribbon. It’s stunning in wreaths and trees.

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