Hello friends! Happy Sunday and Happy Mother’s Day! Before you dive into all the wonderful celebrations you may have planned for today, take a quick moment to grab your favorite cup of and steal a peek at this week’s Mitten Moments. I’ve got some delightful content to share that might just add a little extra sparkle to your day!

We celebrated Mother’s Day a day early along with our youngest son’s 25th birthday. It was a great day! Today, Big Al and I are going to go flower shopping and later take my mom to dinner.

“You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.” — NASA astronaut Walter M. Schirra, Sr.

My Personal Mitten Moments

  • Oh, friends! Did you get a glimpse of the Northern Lights? We had a breathtaking view in the Mitten. A once in a life time event for so many! By the way, the pictures below have not been altered. Just the exact beauty that we saw!
  • I did it! I finally got Brit Box. At least, I’m trying out the free trial. Period dramas and England…what could be better? The shows they offer look so good and I’m waiting for some good quality free time to sit and watch. Do you have it? If so, tell me all your favorites!

My Favorite Weekly Find

This lounge set has become a staple for me! It’s incredibly comfortable, perfect for travel, or relaxing at home. It also can be dressed up or down. Perfect for on-the-go adventures. On my recent trip, I found myself reaching for it constantly, proving that comfy clothes can absolutely be stylish too!


Women’s 2 Piece Lounge Set

As comfortable as it is stylish, this versatile sweater set is perfect for dressing up or down.

Recently on the Blog

I’m prepping my raised beds and I am so excited for gardening season. My recent blog post, Essential Supplies for Raised Bed Gardening, gives you all the info I’ve used in the past, which I believe is necessary for taking care of a raised bed garden.

I’m gearing up for Memorial Day and all the patriotic holidays we get to celebrate, in the coming days and months! Last week, I shared Stars & Stripes Style: Festive Patriotic Table Setting Ideas. This round-up post is full of my favorite patriotic table settings created by some of my blogging friends. From whimsical, simple or classic, you can be sure red, white and blue is displayed!

Patriotic table setting with a red, white, and blue checkered tablecloth, a vase of flowers, and heart-shaped decorations in red, white, and blue.

“A warrior believes in an end she can’t see and fights for it. A warrior never gives up. A warrior fights for those weaker than herself. It sounds like motherhood to me.” — Kristin Hannah, “The Nightingale”

Motivation Monday / Wednesday’s Word

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A Few of My Favorite Moments

No matter the season, I love using flowers and greenery in my home. Tamara from Citrine Living recently shared Our Favorite Faux Flowers for Spring & Summer. Her blog is absolutely lovely and in this post, she shares her favorite types of faux flowers, which include hydrangeas, orchids, moss balls, and peonies, and gives tips on how to arrange them for a full and beautiful look.

Close-up of blue and white vases arranged on a table with colorful flower bouquets of hydrangeas.

Do you use trays to decorate your home? If you need some fresh ideas on how to decorate with them, look no further! My sweet friend, KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms shared How to Decorate with a Basket Tray. Her post is full of great ideas!

As the days stay lighter longer and the weather warms, the grill is always out at our house. I’m always looking for a good recipe to add to whatever Big Al is barbequing. My friend Jen from Midwest Life and Style has a yummy Creamy Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad that will sure to be on our next menu!

A creamy bacon and ranch pasta salad with small shell noodles.

And Now…

Here are some other WONDERFUL moments I found:

These 19+ recipes bursting with summer flavor

These 10 spring ideas to freshen up your home

This 30 minute asparagus pasta

These 10 Late Summer Garden Flowers That Bloom Into Fall

These 25+ best gifts for gardeners

Mitten Moments

I hope you enjoyed my moments, this week!

As we celebrate the incredible women in our lives today, remember to take a moment for yourself. Curl up with a good book, try out that delicious salad recipe, garden or simply enjoy the sunshine. Here’s to a happy Mother’s Day and a wonderful week ahead!

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  1. Happy Mother’s Day Kim! I hope enjoy planting flowers. My girls and I did that yesterday since it is supposed to storm here today…darn. But it’s one of my favorite traditions and was still fun.

    Thank you so much for sharing my pasta salad recipe. I hope you enjoy it!

  2. Wonderful pics of Northern Lights. I had not been able to see them on west side of Michigan. Love the links and favorite things.

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