Thank you so much to those of you who left kind comments about my porch update on Monday!  I always love coming back after a little blogging break, as I find I really do miss writing up posts and hearing from you guys! I’ve had a few things come together over the last few days, so I am finally ready to snap some photos and get some of my latest projects up here on the blog (about time, huh?)! In the meantime, I wanted to let you know about two posts I have up live over at ForRent.com right now!

First up, I took a different approach to my Fall decor this year, and I have to say I am just LOVING it! Usually, I tend to put up a bunch of colored and kitschy things in a mantel-type display (which I still love), but for some reason, that didn’t feel right this year. Instead, I was craving more rustic and natural touches that blended a little more seamlessly with our decor. If colored pumpkins and scarecrows aren’t your thing either – be sure to check out my modern and simple ideas HERE!

Modern Fall_Gourds_ForRent.com

Modern Fall_Couch_ForRent.com

Second, I had always planned on getting this recipe up here on the blog, but when ForRent.com asked me to come up with a Fall-time soup or stew – I knew this was the project to share! This Hearty Beef, Barley and Sausage Soup is a favorite around here – both in our family and on our street! It’s the soup I make for anyone and anytime a good meal is needed! New neighbors? Mom with a new baby? Neighborhood potluck? Easy weeknight dinner? Check, check, check, check. I never knew how good this one was until I made it for a street gathering, and everyone raved about it! I also like to make it in batches and keep single-serving portions in the freezer! Get the recipe and full how-to HERE!

Barley Soup_Up Close_ForRent.com

I know I say this every time, but thank for supporting me and my work on other websites. I know taking an extra second to click over can sometimes be a hassle, but I really do appreciate it! And just a reminder, these posts will never appear in full here on THIHM, so be sure to follow the links for more pictures and details!

I’m in the throws of Halloween costume creation and I have to say, I am just loving it this year. I am not really a costume person, so I’m surprised at how much fun I’m having. Details soon, promise!

 Megan

See You Soon!
Megan