From the Front Porch

Happy Thursday from the front porch, you guys! How has your week been?  

We hope you’re savoring every last drop of summer you possibly can given S-C-H-O-O-L is just around the corner.  It’s such a special time of year!

I’ve been staying at Bliss Barracks this week visiting my parents.  It’s been so much fun to spend some uninterrupted time with them.  We’ve enjoyed everything from treasure hunting to makeover planning to knocking out projects around my house.

I still can’t get over all we were able to accomplish in such a small amount of time.  They freely give of their time and talents and it always feels like the biggest blessing. 

We worked pretty hard most days but thankfully managed to steal away time to plan for Fall. We’re super excited about the upcoming season now. You can find all but one of these magazines on newsstands now.

 Scenes from Our Week…

It was crazy hot at Renninger’s but we had a fantastic time.  I’ll share more of what we brought home next week but for now, here’s a peek at a booth that had THE prettiest chippy finds!

And this container garden upcycle made from an antique bathtub. 

Celebrating the end of our time together and prepping for an install later this weekend.  My Mom and I are totally obsessed with the salted caramel pizzokies at BJs. If haven’t had one yet you should definitely try it. 

Spotted at IKEA this week! I mean, how cute is this coffee bar? And it would be so easy to do something similar at home too. 

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

This Swedish Country Wedding/Party Villa is stunning.

For everyone that appreciates a good before and after room tour.

Speaking of before and after, can we just talk about Bria Hammel Interiors for a sec? She kills it in this home makeover project.

A beautiful portfolio where you can choose Town or Country.

Love, love, love this super cute idea for a picnic with the littles.  They would go bananas!

If you or someone you love are ready to step up their hair clip game, these are super cute.

So many great tips for making a clean swap challenge part of your life!

This post on an affordable minimalist skincare routine was interesting.

3 Choices You’ll Regret From Making a Decade From Now 

13 Things to Do for a Better Week 

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 July 29 – August 4

Monday – One Skillet Shrimp and Cannellini Beans in Tomato Chile Broth  

Tuesday – Chicken Fajitas Quesadillas 

Wednesday – Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing 

Thursday – Slow Cooker Sweet Chili Sesame Chicken 

Friday – Loaded Vegan Sweet Potato Nachos 

Saturday – Campfire Meatloaf Foil Packets 

Sunday – Italian Herb Bruschetta Chicken with grilled veggies

Sweet Treat to Try this Week…

Laura Bush’s Texas Governor’s Mansion Cowboy Cookies 


Here are a few Christmas Stocking Stuffer Finds We Spotted on Amazon This Week…

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

Makeup Removing Cloths 

Earring Set 

Brightening Facial Scrub 

Funny Zippered Pouch 

Big Dream Daily Joy 

Make up Brush Cleaner Kit 

Hair Scrunchies 

Blue Light Blocking Glasses 

Ice Roller 

If You’ve Missed Anything on The Blog Lately, here’s a Peek at What We’ve Been Up To

Simple Ways You Can Prepare Now for the Holidays 

Vintage Inspired Air Dry Clay Ornaments 

Vanilla Latte Brown Sugar Scrub 

Christmas Home Tour (from the archives) 

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 30 Kid’s Room or Guest Room and looking forward to working on Week 31 Kid’s Room or Guest Room Closets and Drawers.

*** 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. ***

TCG Housekeeping Notes…

I’m headed to Loblolly Manor with my Mom for the rest of the week and through the weekend to pick pears and help her with an install.  She’s the lead on this particular project and she’s done such a great job.

My Mom has always been the best assistant on the installs she helped me with so I’m looking forward to paying it forward.  I told her I would make sure she had plenty of snacks and hot coffee at all times he he. 

Whatever you have planned I hope it’s something you’re excited about too.  I can’t wait to see you back here next week.  Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *