Happy Thanksgiving Week, Friends! I hope your week is filled with family, friends, safe travels, yummy food, and hearts full of gratitude! Since this is a slow week project- and blog-wise, I thought I would take this opportunity to introduce you to a new “feature” (for lack of a better word!) here on The Homes I Have Made! As many of you know, I write articles and project tutorials for a few other websites. These writing assignments have been really great opportunities for me, and I am really enjoying the challenge of coming up with projects for the topics I am assigned. Instead of popping on here every time an article goes live on other sites (which is quite frequent!), once a month I’ll round up all my writings in one big post instead! I take a lot of pride in the articles I write for other sites, so I’d love it if you took a few extra seconds/clicks to check out these great projects!

I (finally) shared my all-time favorite, crowd-pleasing, ultra-hearty Sausage and Beef Barley Soup over on ForRent.com! This is a recipe I’ve been meaning to compile and photograph for a while because I always have friends asking for it! On your next chilly night when you need a hearty meal for a crows, give this one a try. I promise it will become one of your regulars!

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I haven’t shied away from the fact that I loathe our current kitchen. Despite its awkward size/layout and lack of window, I’ve found ways to love it. Over at ForRent.com, I am sharing 5 Ways to Fall in Love With Your Kitchen again!

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Down here in the south, our summers stretch into October, but that doesn’t mean I can’t reach for some cozy accessories! I whipped up these adorable and oh-so-easy knit scarves and am sharing the tutorial over on My Daily Bubble. They are lighter wight and less bulky, so perfect for cooler days and smaller frames!

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Last but not least, ForRent.com asked me to get my Christmas stash out early and whip up some creative wrapping ideas using easy-to-find and inexpensive craft supplies. This post was so fun to put together, so be sure to hop on over to get all my easy package ideas!

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As usual, these posts will never appear in their entirety here on THIHM, so be sure to follow the links to get all the details and pin, like, and share these ideas! These assignments help me keep THIHM running, so I really appreciate you supporting my work appearing elsewhere!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I’ll be back next week with some house updates we’ve been making in recent weeks!

 Megan

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Megan