From the Front Porch

Happy Sunday from the front porch, you guys.  We’re really glad you’re here today!

How has your week been? We hope it’s been fantastic.

We’ve had a great balance of work and play this weekend.  Even though it does take a bit of extra work, it always feels so good not to have the loose ends from the week hanging over your head, you know?

On Friday, I delivered most of the Halloween decorations we having been making save for the food related ones to my sister’s house.  Honestly, I never imagined I would get home and hear Alexa say, “Your snakes have arrived” ? but both our breakfast nook table and our dining room table have been covered with all sorts of Halloween projects lately. 

The littles sent me this picture to share their Halloween decorations so far which totally gave me the giggles.  They’re definitely in the spirit!

TCG: Behind the Scenes… 

I think we’ve finally settled on a colorway for one of the rooms at Bliss Barracks! Here’s a peek at our inspo fabric.

My mom and I went shopping at an estate sale last week. We’ve been searching for furniture and found a great nightstand and a few other pieces as well.  Unfortunately, her SUV was already filled, when we spotted this beauty.  It was such a bummer too because we actually needed a desk!

If you’re in the market for inexpensive bushel baskets you might want to check your local Hobby Lobby.  They marked down the ones at our store to $3 each which is a steal!

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

This portfolio is filled with lots of beautiful spaces, think neutral background, layers of texture and pops of color.

Nearly every project in this designer’s portfolio makes me appreciate clean and unfussy spaces.

If you love interiors that have a California chic vibe, you’ll love this home tour.

I was searching for inspiration when I came across this gorgeous 1920s bank turned home store all dressed up for Christmas. I’m not going to lie, I kind of want to pull out the antlers and hang black and gold vintage inspired signs all over the house now. 

Speaking of Christmas, these would be totally fantastic as a gift for the book lover in your life.

16 Movies to Watch that Will Put You in the Mood for Fall 

And one not on the list because it’s SUPER cheesy but it has a goat, a fixer upper and a happy ending so it’s TOTALLY up my alley, the latest Netflix Rom-Com Falling Inn Love ?

These AirBnB Apple Orchard Rentals will make you want to pack your bags and head to the farm immediately.

13 Destinations to See Fall Leaves Change in the South 

Exceptionally Likable People Share These 5 Traits 

Some people are just so creative! How cute are these

Pyrex inspired pumpkins? Yes please! (just scroll passed the skeletons and you’ll see them)

If you love true fall colors saturated with oranges and greens and deep browns, don’t miss these gorgeous tablescape ideas.

15 Things You Need to Focus on Less to Get Ahead Today 


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 September 23 – September 29

Monday – Fish Florentine  with side of steamed veggies

Tuesday – Chicken Tamale Pie 

Wednesday – Kale and Honeycrisp Apple Salad 

Thursday – Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings Stew 

Friday – Fall Charcuterie  

Saturday – Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil 

Sunday – Baked Ziti 


Sweet Treat to Try This Week…

Vegan Cinnamon Roll Cake  (thank you Brian & Marti)


A Few Liz Marie Inspired Finds We Spotted on Amazon This Week…

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Faux Cowhide Rug  


Small Olive Tree  

Electric Kettle  

Book   (out this week, so excited for LMB, Jose and baby Cope!)

Beaded Chandelier 

Bar Stool  

Cable Knit Throw  

Corbel Bookends  

Mug Rack  


Farmhouse Clock  

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

Fall Entry Decorating Ideas 

DIY Halloween Trees

Simple Stacked Pumpkin Topiary with Eucalyptus 

40 Fabulous Fall Bucket List Ideas 

How to Decorate for Fall with Apples  

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 38 Family Fall Calendar and looking forward to completing Week 39 Transitioning Seasonal Items like coats, hats, scarves, gloves and sweaters. 

*** 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, Fun Dates to Remember & Upcoming Posts…

We have so many Halloween ideas and Fall inspiration posts to share with you in the coming weeks. I finally tried my hand at making at wreath for the front door, S made a super cool Medusa for the littles Halloween decorations, we’re currently working to pull together our Fall front porch, and hopefully soon, an upcoming bedroom makeover at Bliss Barracks too. 

Fun Days to Celebrate: (I’m assuming you already have the major religious holidays on your calendar too)

  • First Day of Autumn – September 23 
  • Love Note Day – September 26 
  • National Coffee Day – September 29 
  • Hot Mulled Cider Day – September 30  

We hope your Sunday is peace filled and relaxing.  Our editorial calendar is quickly filling up for the remainder of the year so if there is something special you want to see let me know. 

Also, I’m going to do a bit of a Q & A soon with some of our most popular questions. I’m happy to include yours if you have one, just send me an email or DM on Instagram.  

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

Many blessings,


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  1. Another great week Coco. I like the way you styled your shelves. I’m having a hard time finding fall inspiration that doesn’t look like it’s been done 100 times before. I like the Pyrex pumpkins. Keep sending that kind of stuff our way.

    1. I’ve heard that sentiment more than once this year, Bonnie. Keep in mind inspiration can strike in the most unexpected places so think about where you fee most inspired and spend some time there be it a bookstore, a hike or at your favorite mall. In the meantime, I’ll keep looking for festive pumpkins and Fall ideas. On a side note, if you haven’t seen Country Living’s October issue, it’s a good one. Hugs, CoCo

  2. CoCo – we ❤️the equestrian fabric choice – classic and stunning! We know how hard it is to pass up a great piece of furniture for a fabulous price, It always hurts a little LOL. You have had another great week. Can’t wait to see what’s next! Much love!

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