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?

I also have a present for you! Now you can dress up your Christmas gifts with my adorable FREE printable gift tags! Just click here and here to download yours now!

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!
Mitten Moments - Holiday dinner with friends.

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!

Creative Ways to Use Christmas Greenery in Your Home

Festive Fun on a Dime: 7 Holiday Activities Without the Price Tag

How to Wrap a Christmas Gift Like a Pro

A Merry DIY Photo Frame

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!

Mitten Moments - Jen Midwest Life and Style creamy fruit dip recipe.

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.

Mitten Moments - Pinecones and Acorn's Chocolate Peppermint no-bake dessert for the holidays

“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!

Mitten Moments - The Ponds Farmhouse rustic greenery and pheasant feather centerpiece

And Now…

Here are some other WONDERFUL moments I found:

These Chocolate Swirl Christmas Trees

These Charcuterie Board Essentials

These 8 Simple Tips to Organize Your Garden and Home

Mitten Moments

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!

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  1. Kim,
    I am not sure if you know this but I was born in St. Joseph, Michigan and then lived in New Buffalo and for several years in Cheboygan. I still have family in New Buffalo and each time I see your Mitten Moments I am transported back to many happy memories.
    THANK YOU for sharing my peppermint tart, and for sharing my other recipes this year, it is very kind of you and I appreciate it.
    I love the idea of a rainbow of wrapping paper. I have a huge box myself and HATE wrapping gifts. I have a pile sitting on the floor waiting.
    Have a very Merry Christmas!

    1. Yes, I was thinking about the fact that you were from Michigan today, when I was on your blog. If you still lived in the Mitten I would come over and wrap for you! I love it. Merriest Christmas, Elizabeth! I hope you’re blessed real big!

  2. Kim, you have been a busy lady. my goodness! Thank you so much for sharing my fruit dip. I appreciate it. We are heading to Colorado for Christmas, but I’m not sure if we’ll have any snow either. Sad.

    I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your famly!

  3. I thought of you today as I was putting all my gifts in gift bags. Lol. I had to simplify. Maybe some nice bows on them will help. Thanks for always inspiring me to find ways to be creative. ❤️

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