I’m late this week with my Mitten Moments. I guess I’m busy putting on the Christmas finishing touches like so many others!
I can’t help but wonder—have you made all your lists and checked them twice? With Christmas just a week away, it’s time to embrace the joy of the season, gather our thoughts, and prepare for the festivities that await us. While you’re preparing to do all that, take a moment to come on by the cottage and see all the Mitten Moments I have to share with you!
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“Christmas now surrounds us, happiness is everywhere. Our hands are busy with many tasks as carols fill the air.” Shirley Sallay
I’m almost embarrassed to admit, but I have four wrapping paper containers full of beautiful paper. Four containers, friends. I usually do a theme for my paper; similar colors and ribbon. However, this year, I vowed to use up what I have. I’m happy to report it’s going great and the packages under my tree are a rainbow of colors!
Rainbow is a theme, right?
Festive for sure!
My Personal Mitten Moments
- Last weekend, we had a fun gathering with friends at a new Mexican Restaurant in town. The food was excellent and the margarita wasn’t bad either! We’ve been friends since our sons were in kindergarten. What a blessing it is to have gained friends through our son’s friendships! Do you have friendships like that?
- If you live where it snows, then you know there’s nothing more magical than having snow for Christmas. In very sad news, it is projected to be sunny and 50 in the Mitten for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
- I watched the Sound of Music over the weekend, for the 2,710th time. At least it seems like that many! It was just as amazing as the first time I saw it!
Recently On The Blog
As some weeks go, last week, was a busy week on the blog. So busy, that I had to reheat my tea more than a few times! So, I raise a (reheated) cup of tea to the busy weeks, for they remind me that sometimes, the most fulfilling chaos is part of my passion to share with you!
Here’s what happened last week on the blog!
Motivation Monday / Wednesday’s Word
A Few Of My Favorite Moments
Are you looking for a dish to bring to your next holiday gathering? Jen from Midwest Life & Style has an Irresistibly Good Creamy Fruit Dip. Pairing it with your favorite fruits will make the prettiest charcuterie board this Christmas season!
Elizabeth from Pinecones and Acorns has some of the best recipes! If you’re still on the lookout for something sweet to share, this Christmas, check out her Chocolate Peppermint No-Bake Tart.
“It’s fruitcake weather!” Truman Capote
My sweet friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse made the prettiest Rustic-Chic Greenery Pheasant Feather Centerpiece! It’s perfect for the Christmas season and I think you could use it right on into January!
Here are some other WONDERFUL moments I found:
Thanks for stopping by today. I know it’s a busy season and I really appreciate you visiting my corner of the Mitten!
As you begin your week, know that I’m wishing you all the warmth and wonder of the season!