From the Front Porch

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You guys how has your week been? Good, I hope. I’ve been working on plans for 3 spaces a master bedroom, living room and our office makeover which has been exciting. Thankfully, I’m feeling much better and have even started painting a few pieces of furniture. Here are a few fun things I found around the web this week…

My Closet – One Year After Using the KonMari Method

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In December of 2015, I had had it. I was fairly tidy in all areas of my home with the exception of one space…my closet. I was basically dressing out of a laundry basket every single day because I hated putting my clothes away THAT much. It’s been a year since I started using the KonMari Method of Decluttering. Here’s a peek at how my closet looks today…

How to Get Back on Track with Resolutions & Goals

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Let me ask you guys a question, are you still on track with your goals this year? The reason I’m asking is because I realized the other day just how easy it is to get off track and I’m wondering if you can relate. It happens in the subtlest way. Here are a few ideas to get you started if you find yourself needing to get back on track with your resolutions and goals….

Don’t Miss the Moment


Happy Valentine’s Day, you guys! I must admit I struggled a bit in trying to decide what to write for today’s post. I didn’t want it to be too mushy, you know? Love is showing up at some of the most unexpected places and I’m more determined than ever not to miss the moment…even when they seem really scary.

How to Create a Mother-Daughter Journal

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Well, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and if you find yourself scrambling to come up with something at the last minute and you’re on a budget, I have an idea for you. Here’s a look at how you can create a time capsule of memorable moments and make a traveling journal too…

From the Front Porch


Happy Friday, you guys! How has your week been? Are you celebrating Valentine’s Day early this weekend or are you waiting until Tuesday the 14th? We’re currently out of town celebrating another milestone birthday. We’ll be traveling with 3 dogs which is always fun (wink, wink). Here are a few fun things I found around the web this week…

The Busy Girl’s Valentine’s Day Snack Box

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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner I thought I would share another simple project for all of you that are running to the store for last minute gifts, cards and classroom goodies. It’s Busy Girl approved and can be created in an afternoon. Here’s a look at how you can make delicious treats for your Valentine’s Day Snack Box too…

How to Make a Simple Valentines Gift Container

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I know Valentine’s Day is supposed to be all about romance, love, friendship and all that good stuff but I’m hoping there’s some room for practical Valentine gifts too. This Simple Valentines Gift Container is really easy to make and is another gift idea that can be filled and customized specifically for your special Valentine. Here’s a look at how you can make this gift container too….

DIY Valentine Inspired Bath Bombs & Free Printable

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Today I thought I would share how to make your own Valentines inspired bath bombs for those of you that look forward to a long soak in the tub as part of your nightly routine. These bath bombs can be made using ingredients you probably already have in your pantry (read no citric acid). Here’s a peek at how you can make DIY Bath Bombs for Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day too…

How to Make a Monogrammed Tea Towel

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In early January, my bestie S babysat my little dogs so I could be out of town. My oldest dog struggles with canine dementia and can be a lot of extra work. Thankfully, S was up for the challenge so I wanted to make her something special as part of a thank you gift. This farmhouse inspired monogrammed tea towel can be made in an afternoon and can be customized for any occasion. Here’s a look at how you can Make a Monogrammed Tea Towel too…

From the Front Porch


Are you ready to rock February? I can hardly believe we’re into the second month of the year already. We have so many fun things to look forward to this weekend like the Super Bowl (bring on the nachos) and I have a sweet date with my baby sis on Saturday. I hope you guys have some fun things to look forward to as well. Here are a few scenes from the week and favorites from around the web…

Valentine Gift Ideas for The Busy Girl

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Valentine’s Day is in 12 days, are you guys ready? I thought I would share a Valentine Gift Guide that’s super easy to shop no matter if you’re looking to make your mom, sister, bestie, teacher, neighbor or wife feel special. Here’s a peek at Valentine Gift Ideas for The Busy Girl…

Vintage Valentine Gift Ideas and Latest Finds

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I’ve been spending a lot of time decluttering and organizing the house as of late so I was really good when I went to Renninger’s a few weekends ago and brought a shopping list. There were a few pieces of ironstone and a portrait painting of a society lady we found towards the end of the day, I’m still thinking about! Here’s a look at a few things that made it home from the girl’s weekend and a few vintage gift ideas for your favorite Valentine too…

Tips for Shopping Renninger’s Extravaganza

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In yesterday’s post, I shared 17 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a list of easy and mostly budget friendly gifts to celebrate the day. One of the first ideas on the list was “Take a Trip.” If you live in Florida or plan to visit and haven’t had the chance to explore Mount Dora yet, I highly recommend it. While you’re there, you should also experience the massive outdoor sale at Renninger’s Extravaganza which happens only three times a year. Here are a few tips for shopping the Renninger’s Extravaganza…

17 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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As we inch a little closer to February, I thought I would share 17 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day. It totally snuck up on me last year so I decided to make a conscious effort to be more intentional about celebrating Valentine’s Day this year. This list of 17 Valentine Gift Ideas is a celebration of love in action, which is the best kind of love. It’s also mostly budget friendly and perfect for anyone in your life you care about…