From the Front Porch

Happy Friday from the front porch friends! How has your week been? Good I hope. This week has been the perfect mix of work and play. I met my mom and one of my aunts for a bit of shopping, I spent some time at the bookstore and dinner with my bestie S and somehow, we’ve found ourselves in the midst of two mini bathroom makeovers. We’re currently on the hunt for three different rugs too

I don’t know what it is about this time of year but I start to feel a little bit of panic when I look at the calendar and see it’s just a few short weeks until August. Do you? I’m excited about getting a new planner and some school supplies though. I totally have a weakness for the school supply aisle even though I’ve been out of graduate school for a while now ha ha.

Is it hot where you guys are? Here too! It feels like there’s a heating blanket following me around town. We had picked up a few plants for the butterfly garden redo but I’m afraid to buy anymore until the crazy heatwave and afternoon thunderstorms ease up a bit. I don’t want the plants to get damaged, you know?

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Scenes from my week:

*It’s taken some time but this little lady is starting to act like herself again. My sweet sunshine, Talladega was her everything and Jelly Bean just hasn’t been herself since Tally passed away. She’s letting us hold her a little bit more each day which feels reassuring she’ll be back on track soon. Our vet told us she would grieve but we weren’t really sure what to expect. She’s such a sweetie, we’ll do whatever it takes to make her happy again. Thanks so much for all your continued prayers and checking in. It really does mean the world to us!

*I think we may have found a rug for the half bath. Yeah!

*What my office really looks like after a day of thrifting and estate sale shopping – hello, scary bidness

*I’ve started writing in my gratitude journal again. It’s just a great way to wind down the day #amiright

*Currently reading (more like studying every page ha ha ) in this book. If you like a mix of masculine and feminine, black and white, old and new, high end and low end this book is for you.

Here’s a peek at a few of our favorite things from around the web this week… (Affiliate links have been provided for your convenience. You can read our full disclosure policy here)

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Wait until you see this romantic home in the South of France. It’s really beautiful!

If you’ve ever wanted to learn what it takes to style gorgeous photographs and vignettes, this class is for you…and me too. It’s totally on my bucket list!

This French inspired outdoor table setting is not only gorgeous but is so inviting too

Great tips on How to Store Cheese

This post What Pariasians Do Instead of Self-Care was fascinating.

Summer reads with a French flair.

A few French Country inspired finds on Amazon…

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My French Country Home

French Market Tote

Linen Tea Towels

Lavender in French Clay Pot

Farmhouse Bench

Mora Clock


Cutting Board

Lavender Topiary

If you’ve missed anything on the blog lately, here’s a peek at what we’ve been up to…

How to Easily Change the Color of Existing Grout

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How to Properly Care for Wooden Spoons and Cutting Boards

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Repurpose Old Fencing with This Easy Hack

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Back to Basics: Summer Tablescapes

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Creating a Laundry Room Folding Station from an Old Dresser

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I hope you guys all have a peace filled and relaxing weekend. We have a great few weeks coming as we start preparing for the fall season with more posts on organization, 7 things to do NOW before school starts, latest finds from the treasure trail, the half bathroom mini makeover, buying rugs and fingers crossed the laundry room mini makeover at Bliss Barracks too.  Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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