Well friends, it’s been a little while since my last Mitten Moments! I took a little break to relax and recharge, which is so important for everyone to do sometimes. I’m feeling refreshed and excited to get back to sharing my blog and Mitten Moments with you!

Raise your hand if you love a good farmer’s market! Big Al and I went to a local one on Saturday, and boy, did we get some goodies! We snagged some homemade manicotti with breadsticks, and a giant bag of soup veggies for $5. That was a steal!

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” Anne Bradstreet

I love fresh flowers, homemade food and produce. I also think it’s so important to support local whenever you can! These little markets, provide opportunities to learn about different varieties, ask questions about growing practices, and foster a sense of community by building relationships with local food producers.

Just look at all those beautiful succulents!

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My Personal Mitten Moments

  • While on my break, I binge watched Belgravia on Prime. If you love period dramas, this is a really good six quick episodes to enjoy. I hear they are coming out with a second season. I’ll be sure to let you know what I think.
  • Although we might still get some snow flurries, here in the Mitten, I’m feeling hopeful about spring! I’m soaking up the anticipation and I’ve already started planning my vibrant raised bed garden for the coming season. If you are interested in trying a raised bed garden for yourself, check out my tutorial Simple Tips for Starting a Raised Bed Garden.
  • I’ve indulged in having my nails done for quite a few years. My favorite choice has been dip powder. I recently decided to give my nails a break, as they were feeling weak. Still wanting some color on my nails, I tried a few nail polishes and no matter how expensive, the polish seemed to chip within a few days. I finally found one that is longer lasting, amazing and inexpensive. Sally Hansen Insta-Dry nail polish and Sally Hansen Beautifiers Top Coat. I’ve linked them below so you can try them out. Let me know what you think!

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With all the warm weather and sunshine we’ve been experiencing in the Mitten, it has everyone dreaming of spring! Last week, I created a stunning yet budget-friendly DIY Tulip Wreath.

If you missed it, make sure to check out my easy-to-follow guide. You’ll be creating your own beautiful wreath in no time. I promise!

Motivation Monday / Wednesday’s Word

A Few Of My Favorite Moments

I have so many good things to share with you! The first comes from Michelle at Thistle Key Lane. She recently shared her Blueberry Orange Bread recipe. Doesn’t that sound divine? I think so, especially with a nice cup of hot tea!

Renae from Peacock Ridge Farm recently shared the prettiest wreath for spring. Check out her post on How to Make a Spring Lemon and Yellow Rose Wreath!

My friend Kim from Perfecting Places shared How to Choose Curtains for Living Room Windows. She has some great tips!

Easter is early this year and coming fast! That means, it’s about time to get your treats in order! Janine from Happy Happy Nester makes some of the prettiest desserts. Her Peeps Cookie Recipe is no exception!

I will definitely be making these for my sweet grands!

And Now…

Here are some other WONDERFUL moments I found:

These best cut flowers to grow yourself

This rustic upcycled wreath

How to arrange tulips in a vase

This homemade Irish apple cake with custard sauce

Mitten Moments

That’s all my Mitten Moments for this week. Thanks for stopping by the cottage. I always appreciate you being here! With the promise of spring in the air, I can’t wait to see what Mitten Moments the next week brings!

Have a great week, friends!

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  1. Glad you are back Kim. I am dreaming of my spring gardens too and making a plan. Have a great Sunday!

  2. Kim, I am so glad you are back from your break. However, I feel it is so important to take time to rest and relax. I have been forced to rest with my foot.
    I bet you cannot wait to get out in the garden, I started a few weeks ago and my seeds are beginning to sprout.

  3. So glad you had a great birthday weekend! I’m in between gel manicures until my stylist returns from maternity leave. Can’t wait to give Sally a try! Have a great week, friend!

  4. Rest is so important! Glad you took sometime for yourself. That farmers market looked amazing. I love a great market. Hope you had a great birthday too last week.

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