Happy Sunday, friends! It’s that time again where I share all my Mitten Moments from the past week. Grab your favorite snack and I’ll share all my springtime adventures and more!

It’s a rainy, dreary day here in the Mitten. However, yesterday was beautiful! Big Al and I worked out in the yard, in some of our floral beds, around the house. Things are really starting to bloom here. Just look at the beautiful blooms on my Dogwood tree!!

Pink dogwood tree in bloom.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

My Personal Mitten Moments

  • Big Al and I just took a long weekend and ventured to Key West. Have you ever been? It was sunny, warm and I had the best company. While we were there we went to Ernest Hemmingway’s home. Did you know he had six toed cats? They still have a breeding program and there were six toed cats everywhere! I think I’m going to write a blog post about his home. It was charming and full of stories!
A six toed cat at Ernest Hemmingway's estate in Key West, Florida.
  • Detroit hosted the 2024 NFL Draft, this weekend. The 2024 NFL Draft smashed attendance records, with over 775,000 fans packing the streets to celebrate the future of the league. We broke records for the amount of people in attendance! Go Detroit!

My Favorite Weekly Find

On my recent trip, these stretch ankle pants became my travel uniform! From navigating crowded airports to exploring the city, they kept me comfortable every step of the way. The fabric is so unbelievably stretchy and let’s be honest, I love stretchy pants! I never felt restricted, even after hours on a plane. They were so perfect, I even got complimented on them! Someone in the airport gift shop stopped me, curious about the brand – a true testament to both style and comfort! The best part, they come in multiple colors and are priced right!


Stretch Ankle Pants

Move with ease in these versatile stretch ankle pants! Perfect for golf, athletics, lounging, travel and work!

Recently on the Blog

Throughout the year, I try and share some of my favorite books with you. This past week, I shared New Literary Finds: Refreshing Reads for Your Spring Booklist. Some of the books on my list are mysteries. Others deal with family secrets. I even shared some of my favorite gardening books. After all, it is the season!

Motivation Monday / Wednesday’s Word

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A Few of My Favorite Moments

The Kentucky Derby is something I look forward to watching each year. My daddy loved it, and so I love it, too! If you’re one that celebrates Derby Day, check out Michele from Vintage Home Designs. She has the cutest thrifted budget-friendly table setting for the big racing day!

Raise your hand if you love chocolate! My friend, Michelle from Thistle Key Lane shared a yummy Chocolate Buttermilk Sheet Cake Recipe. I know my granddaughters will definitely want me to make this one!

Do you have a flower garden? Would you like to create one that attracts butterflies? My good buddy, Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill shared A Guide to Creating a Butterfly Haven in Your Garden. From pollinating your garden to creating a beautiful butterfly garden, Jennifer has you covered.

And Now…

Here are some other WONDERFUL moments I found:

This chickpea salad recipe

These 29 rustic outdoor planter ideas for a unique garden

This mossy DIY vintage birdhouse

These beautiful cottage garden roses

Mitten Moments

That’s all the shares for this week!

I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

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  1. Kim I’ve always wanted to go the Key West. Glad you enjoyed it. I’ve never seen a dogwood that color. Stunning. Thanks for sharing my Moss Birdhouse. You are the best

    1. Rachel, believe it or not, our Dogwood has always been a lighter shade of pink. For some reason, this year, the tree is such a vibrant darker color. Have the best week!

  2. Love that Dogwood tree. Such a gorgeous photo! We have a pink one in our yard. None of our Dogwoods have bloomed yet.

    Hope you had a nice time away!

  3. Good morning Kim,
    It sounds as if you had a wonderful time in Key West. I’ve never been but my husband was in Key West and he visited the Hemingway house and bought me copies of all of Hemingways books. I loved them all.
    I think I need a pair or two of those pants.
    I am off to check out all of these links, especially the butterfly garden.
    Love your dogwood tree. Enjoy Spring and Summer Fall and winter will be here before we know it.

    1. Hey Elizabeth! It was a great vacay. How wonderful your husband gifted you with those books. It’s a fabulous getaway. You must get there! Those pants were honestly a game changer for travel. Have the best rest of the week!

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