From the Front Porch

Happy Sunday from the front porch. We hope you’ve had a fabulous weekend.  Thanks so much for making us part of your day!

I’ll keep it short today because I’ve been road tripping down to the annual Fall in the Fields event at Renninger’s in Mount Dora with my Mom.

This was the first time we’ve ever attended and we both had fun.  Several of the summer vendors invited us and it was great to see all the Fall displays they had created. 

I’ll share more later in the week but this gourd display was one of our favorites!   

A Few of Our Favorite Posts from Around the Web this Week…

There are so many beautiful places to visit in Germany, including this gorgeous palace in Düsseldorf.

What it’s like to live in Highclere Castle, the Real Downton Abbey 

A Tudor That was Given It’s Character Back in LA 

An Elegant Georgian Home in Hampshire that Exudes Character 

This beautiful chalet makes me want to add print patterns all over the house!

Refined elegance is the name of this home’s game. 

6 Great Things Real Bookstore Have that Online Stores Don’t 

*Speaking of books, how cute are these ?(affiliate link)

25 Famous Women on How They Get Their Best Ideas 

Love this heartwarming story and such a great message too!

This Fall tablescape is perfection!

These pretty fabric pumpkins  could be used in so many different places around the house.

Hoop wreaths have been around for a while now but I’ve never seen one using these before.  If orange pumpkins and leaves aren’t typically your thing, you might want to give this fresh take on Fall a try.

Quote of the Week and Free Printable…

On the Menu this Week…

**(Just as a sweet reminder the person that makes the menu doesn’t eat beef or pork so keep that in mind when you see this feature each week, wink wink)**

Week of October 7 – October 13

Monday – Spicy Tofu Bahn Mi Bowl 

Tuesday – Chipotle Lime Shrimp Bowl 

Wednesday – Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Salad with Hummus 

Thursday – Instant Pot Chicken and Rice Soup 

Friday – Black Bean Burgers with Zesty Oven Baked Fries

Saturday – Salmon with Garlic Dijon Sauce with sweet potato and green beans

Sunday – Low Carb Eggplant Lasagna with side salad

 Sweet Treat to Try This Week…

Healthy Twix Bars (GF, DF, RSF) 

 Here Are a Few Gathering Inspired Finds We Spotted online at Target and Amazon This Week…

**(Affiliate links have been provided for your convenience. You can read our full disclosure policy here)

Acacia Wood Charger 

Bay Leaf Garland 

Pumpkin Square Pillow 

Comforter Set Blue Twill 

11.3″ 4pk Stoneware Gather Dinner Plates White

The Gift of Gathering (Released on October 1)

Printed Pattern Percale Cotton Sheet Set Blue Floral – Stone Cottage (additional patterns/colors available)

Decorative Ceramic Pumpkin Cream 

Chunky Knit Throw Blanket (additional colors available)

I Love Fall Mug


Laundry Basket (stripes also available)

Cherine Vintage Inspired Area Rug (additional colors available)

If You’ve Missed Anything from the Archives or on The Blog Lately, Here’s a Peek at What We’ve Been Up To

Front Porch Decorating Ideas 

Our Favorite One Room Challenge Makeovers

No Sew Varsity Pillow 

How to Make Your Own Heirloom Pumpkins 

Spice Cake Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting 

52 Weeks to a Simplified & Organized Home Challenge

If you’re part of our 52 Weeks to a Simplified and Organized Home Challenge,  we’re completing Week 40 Pet Supplies and looking forward to working on Week 41 Garage, Attic or Basement. 

*** Keep in mind, if you’re new to this challenge or have gotten behind for whatever reason, simply pick up on the current week and start again.  You don’t have to be perfect, just don’t stay stuck! This challenge is all about making progress no matter how big or small. ***

We hope your Sunday is peace filled and relaxing. I’ll be back here next week with a fun blog hop and more from our time at Renningers. 

Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. I love the display of the gourds and the fabric pumpkins. The Georgian home in the Hampshire
    Is beautiful and such a calming place to live in.

    1. So glad you liked this post, Lizzy! You are so right, both of those home tours were beautiful. I love the fabric pumpkins too, they’re super cute! Hugs, CoCo

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