Saturday at This Small House #43

hydrangeas from my garden for neutral halloween decor

Happy Saturday Friends!

I think I always say this!

We’ve been busy at this small house!

Last weekend I met some of my blogging friends in Michigan at The Found Cottage Mercantile. I got to meet and chat with Liz Marie! What a fabulous weekend! I’m sharing posts from my friends Kim from Cottage in the Mitten, Libby from A Life Unfolding, and a new friend, Maria from Pure Happy Home. Down at the bottom of this post, you will find a link to each of them.

I’m doing a 30-Day Cleaning & Organizing Challenge as you know and I’m knocking out some things! It’s such a liberating feeling to get things off my to-do list that have been there forever. It stresses me out when things are a mess (even if it’s behind a door or drawer)

I think I’m finally done with the last of my garden harvest. I have some carrots and beets to harvest and a few tomatoes that I will just blanch and then freeze.

I decorated for Halloween to participate in a very fun blog hop on Thursday. Head over to see my home and the other Halloween ideas from 8 other amazing bloggers.

Tuesday’s Blog Post

I loved these pork chops and I’m not a huge fan of pork. PS The rice was amazing – I ate the leftovers for dinner a few nights later and it was just as good.

pork chops in brine mixture

Wednesday’s Blog Post

The 30-Day Cleaning & Organizing Challenge. It’s not too late to join us!

Thursday’s Blog Post

What is better than 1 post with Halloween ideas? Nine posts with Halloween Ideas!

my frame tv with halloween art from Etsy and black butterflies from Amazon

If you’re a blogger or just looking for lots of inspiration, visit the blog on Fridays for our Fabulous Friday Link Party. I along with Diane from South House Design, Michele from Vintage Home Designs, Amy from Amy Sadler Designs, Rich and Donna from An Organized Season, and Wendy from WM Design House are hosting this fun event. It starts on Fridays at 8:00 am EST and ends on Mondays at 12 noon.

On this Week’s Podcast I talked about Organizing and what having an organized space means to me!


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I hope you are having the best weekend!

You Don’t want to Miss these Great Posts

Kim from Cottage in the Mitten has decoupaged some pumpkins and they look amazing. You can find that post HERE

Libby from A Life Unfolding owns several homes that they have renovated and use as AirBNBs. They just bought another cottage and I can’t wait to see some of the finds she bought when were together pop up in her posts. Read all about it HERE

Maria from Pure Happy Home, who I met for the first time (She just couldn’t be more lovely) wrote a post about the Mercantile and she did a great job recapping it and has so many great pictures of all the amazing vintage. I personally came home with way too much stuff. See all the things HERE

You can find last week’s newsletter HERE


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  1. What a fun week you have had! Those pork chops look delicious! and I adore your halloween decor.

    1. Thank you my sweet friend!