Happy Sunday and Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing fathers in your life! It’s a gorgeous day in the Mitten and one that is perfect for outdoor activities. Grab a beverage and settle in for another week of Mitten Moments!

“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” – Billy Graham

My Personal Moments

  • It’s been a hard week as my mother fell and broke her hip. She had hip replacement surgery and will have a long road ahead. Your prayers and good thoughts are appreciated!
  • All my flowers are really starting to take off and look amazing this year! My hydrangeas, geraniums, zinnias, daylilies and roses are flourishing. I got a late start on planting my dahlias, but I’m hopeful that soon they will be poking through the dirt, and on their way to having beautiful blooms. What did you plant this summer? I would love to hear all about it!
  • I know this series isn’t for everyone, however, I have been a big Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon fan. I do have to fast forward through some of the parts, but I love the storyline. The second season of House of the Dragon airs tonight on HBO.

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My Favorite Weekly Find

This blue and white striped ticking fabric pillow is a favorite of mine! It’s a versatile piece that adds a touch of fun whimsy and personality to any room. I love how the classic ticking stripe pattern pairs well with a variety of styles, from traditional to farmhouse. The round shape adds a playful touch, and the button detail in the center is a charming accent. It’s the perfect throw pillow to cuddle up with on the couch or to add a pop of color to a bed.

This pillow comes in two colors, too!


Lush Decor Farmhouse Ticking Stripe Round Pleated Throw Pillow,

The detail in the pleats and ticking fabric add a charming twist to these classic pillows.

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Recently on the Blog

It was a quiet week with my mother, but I did manage to post How to Style a Boxwood Wreath for Stunning Home Decor.

I love a good boxwood wreath! They are a classic and elegant addition to any home. Decorating a faux boxwood wreath allows you to create a beautiful seasonal accent that will stay vibrant and fresh throughout the entire season. Stop by and see how easy it is!

A faux boxwood wreath with small white flowers accenting it. A cream color bow was added to the top for extra style. A share in the weekly Mitten Moments blog.

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A Few of My Favorite Moments

If you love the coastal look and enjoy thrifting, this favorite is for you! My good buddy, Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill is a thrifter extraordinaire. This past week, she shared Summer Vibes: Achieve a Stylish Coastal Look with Secondhand Finds.

A mantle decorated in coastal decor. There are several star fish and a large cement puffer fish surrounded by plants.

I share my next friend quite frequently because I love her recipes! Elizabeth from Pinecones and Acorns has a delicious Small Batch Banana Nut Muffin with Streusel recipe. Her recipe makes 6 moist banana muffins, which are the perfect pairing with a cup of your favorite morning beverage!

A banana nut muffin with a streusel topping on a counter with a cup of tea in a blue and white china tea cup.

I’m always here for a good DIY! My friend, Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse, shared these fun and easy DIY Block Print Napkins. All you need is a little paint, some wooden stamps and cloth napkins. You can make these pretty napkins for any season and they will be such a fun statement piece for your next table setting or picnic!

DIY leaf print napkins are created with woodent stamps and paint. Napkin rings are used and they are sitting on a wooden table.

S’mores and summertime just seem to go together, don’t you think? My next share is a fun one, especially for the littles in your life. Heidi from Eleanor Rose Home shared how to create S’mores Dessert in a Bag. A fun treat without the sticky mess!

And Now…

Here are some other WONDERFUL moments I found:

These strawberry lemonade cake mix cookies

How to add a fairy door to a tree

These DIY tassel bookmarks for kids

These white chocolate blueberry cheesecake cupcakes

This yummy creamy broccoli salad

Mitten Moments

As I wrap up this week’s Mitten Moments, I hope you enjoyed the little peeks into my life here in the Mitten state. With Father’s Day upon us, I wish you all a wonderful day celebrating the amazing fathers in your lives. May your week ahead be filled with joy, sunshine, and plenty of moments of your own!

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  1. Kim, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. A broken hip sounds awful! I hope she heals up quickly!

    Thanks so much for sharing a link to my broccoli salad recipe. It is a favorite at family functions…I can’t wait to have some with our 4th of the July party in a few weeks

  2. Kim, so sorry about your mom. She is in my prayers. Your flowers are looking beautiful. Love all of the colors. A big Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon fan here too! Love it!

  3. Sending love and prayers for your Mom and your whole family.
    Your flowers are beautiful. Love the tips. My garden is my therapy. Good for the soul.
    Good links. Love your favorites list.

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