Happy single digit Sunday, here in Michigan! I’ve had a slow start to my year, but I’m back and ready to share my first Mitten Moments of 2024! Come on over and see all the inspiration I found this past week!
“Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.” – Pietro Aretino
What crazy weather the nation has been having. Are you snowed in or maybe water logged? We finally had some measurable snow, in my neck of the Mitten, and I’m loving it! I may like the snow and reasonably cold weather, however, I do not like single digit temps and that is what we are having the next few days.
Muted palette, maximum magic. This is the winter scene that has unfolded just around the corner from my door. Not your postcard winter, but one that whispers its own quiet beauty.
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My Personal Mitten Moments
- We have one empty bedroom in our home. My oldest granddaughter has been asking me to decorate “her bedroom” for a few months. Asking if she could have “the pink room”, aka my She Room, I declined, and I told her she could pick her very own color. After some thought, she decided on blue. So, Big Al and I ordered a new bed with a trundle, some pretty bedding, and we will be painting the granddaughters’ room, this week. Yes, that’s plural! It isn’t just HER bedroom; she has to share with her twin sisters!
- Just got sucked into “Fool Me Once” on Netflix, based on a Harlan Coben novel! Talk about gripping! Maya’s world shatters after seeing her dead husband on a nanny cam, and the twists kept me guessing until the very end. Have you checked it out yet?
- Remember that crazy weather and snow I was telling you about? Big Al and I did have some fun with our grand, but it split the tree in my front yard in thirds. That was not so fun! I’ll be on the hunt for a replacement this spring. Do you have a favorite tree you love? If so, please share. I welcome the suggestions.
Recently On The Blog
Are you geared up for Valentine’s Day? Do you even celebrate it? I love the “heart” holiday and have always enjoyed celebrating it.
This week, I shared Crafting with Heart: A Valentine’s Garland DIY Project. If you are a crafter, you probably have all the supplies needed for this project. It’s also simple enough for those of you who don’t always do DIY projects. I made this one for my oldest son and DIL and love seeing it hang on their mantel when we visit!
“Some people are worth melting for.” – Frozen
I am one of those people who actually enjoys the winter months. Maybe because I’ve been in the Mitten my whole life, it’s just part of my DNA. However, I know winter can be hard and depressing for some. That’s why I shared From Gloomy to Glowing: Winter Decor Tips to Brighten Your Mood.
Motivation Monday / Wednesday’s Word
A Few Of My Favorite Moments
Valentine’s Day is just a month away! Elizabeth from the Country Peony shared how to create these Heart Candles for Valentine’s Day. You won’t believe how simple it is!
Don’t you LOVE that pink candle holder? I found some similar ones here!
Who couldn’t use a new recipe to get through the winter months? I seem to cook more during the winter months and I’m always looking for something new to try! My friend Stacy, from Bricks ‘n Blooms shared these Easy Mexican Stuffed Peppers and I can’t wait to try them! They look delish, right?!
Stacy just wrote a book, too! You can preorder her book The Bricks ‘n Blooms Guide to a Beautiful and Easy-Care Flower Garden. I received my book yesterday! Take it from me, it’s a beautiful book full of everything you need to know in order to grow a gorgeous flower garden!
I’ve been wanting a framed TV for a long time. I love the option of having artwork on the screen, especially when having a gathering in my home. This week, Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse shared how to Turn Your TV Into Free Art With YouTube App. This is a budget-friendly alternative to a new TV.
Here are some other WONDERFUL moments I found:
Well friends, that’s it for this week’s Mitten Moments. I hope you’ve enjoyed my shares and feel inspired!
Coming up this week, I’ll be whipping up a delicious (and easy!) extra-sweet Valentine’s Day treat. I’ll also be diving into my cozy winter book picks, and sharing even more surprises.