From the Front Porch

Happy Sunday from the front porch.  We’re excited to have you here today.

Did you have a great week? We hope it’s been fantastic!

Scenes From Our Week….

We’re finally back home from the cabin.  It was such a great trip and I couldn’t imagine a better way to kick off the holiday season. 

Again, thanks so much to everyone that left a sweet message and helped us celebrate S’s recovery milestone.  It was such a special time.

I’m currently up to my eyeballs in laundry and have been laser focused to get myself and the house back on track before we start decorating for the holidays. 

It really seems like everyone is in the spirit early this year which is always fun!

While we were at the cabin, we visited a lot of small mountain towns. There were still a lot of Fall decorations up because we hadn’t even celebrated Halloween at the time. 

But the minute November 1st arrived most of the stores were out hanging garlands and decorating for Christmas. 

Speaking of which, it definitely felt like Christmas when I scooped up these beauties.  Brown and white transferware is so hard to find now! Unfortunately, we had to leave the bed and horse behind but gosh, they were gorgeous.

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

Ralph Lauren’s Bedford Estate …swoon

This is the Cabin Version of a Cozy Sweater and we couldn’t agree more.

Speaking of cozy, wait until you see all the different layers of texture in this Idaho farmhouse.

The views from this cabin in the woods are so pretty.

You will not believe all the before and after makeovers in this cabin home tour.  I mean, it honestly doesn’t even look like the same place – it’s that good!

Hallmark is gearing up with Christmas movies already but Netflix  is too!

Speaking of which, our favorite Hallmark Christmas movie so far and very appropriate for this weekend.

7 Things That Are Probably Taking Up Too Much Space in Your Closet 

Every Choice You Make is Either Going to Uplift You or Drain You 

A cute idea  for the baker on your holiday gift list or to have at your next cookie party!

So excited to see this dream come true for Monika Hibbs. Everything she does is totally gorgeous.

How has it been 5 years of this celebration already! You guys, time is flying by!

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 November 11 – November 17

Monday – Spicy Salmon Bowl 

Tuesday – WW Friendly Taco Casserole 

Wednesday – Harvest Chopped Salad 

Thursday – Cauliflower Chowder 

Friday – Harvest Chicken Casserole 

Saturday – Hamburger Steaks with Onion & Mushroom Gravy (we’ll be subbing with Beyond Meat hamburgers)  a side of steamed green beans and mashed potatoes 

Sunday – Skillet Chicken Penne Pasta 

Sweet Treat to Try This Week…

Pumpkin Coffee Cake Muffins with Cinnamon Honey Butter 

Here Are a Few Late Fall Inspired Finds We Spotted Online at Target and Amazon This Week…

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Plaid Tablecloth 

Water Hyacinth Pumpkin 

Letter Board 

Amber Bottle 

Crewneck (also available in other colors, great for layering) 

Turkey Dinner Plate 

Flax Napkins 

Wheat Wreath 

Decorative Charger 

Thanksgiving Takeout Containers

Acorn Napkin Rings 


Gather Pillow 

Not shown above but a great way to keep the littles entertained if you’re hosting them for Thanksgiving dinner.  

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

5 Christmas Inspiration Mood Boards

Easy DIY Mini Chalkboard Cheese Labels

Christmas Inspired Dining Room 

DIY Napkin Rings 

Orange Pomegranate Simmer Pot 

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 45 Christmas Card Contact List and looking forward to completing Week 46 Thanksgiving Menu and Grocery Shopping List.   

*** 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, Dates to Remember & Upcoming Posts…

  • 11/07 Starbucks Holiday Cups & Seasonal Drinks in Stores
  • 11/10 (today) – Michaels Holiday Home Open House (noon-4pm)
  • 11/11 – Veterans Day
  • 11/13 – World Kindness Day
  • 11/15 – America Recycles Day
  • 11/17 – Poldark Series Finale (PBS)
  • 11/17 – Season 3 of The Crown drops on Netflix
  • 11/19 – Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop
  • 11/28 – Thanksgiving Day in the US
  • 11/29 – Black Friday
  • 11/30 – Shop Small Saturday
  • 12/2 – Cyber Monday

Now is a great time to start freezing meals before the hustle and bustle of the holidays begin! Here’s a list of 16 Healthy Freezer Meals to help you plan!

Also, if you plan to use a craft or food service for any part of your Thanksgiving menu, make sure to confirm your order this week. 

Aim to order personalized or monogram Christmas gifts ASAP as they’ll likely take an additional 7-14 days to arrive.

That’s all for now.  We hope your Sunday is peace filled and relaxing.  There is still so much to share so we can’t wait to see you back here next week!

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

Many blessings,


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  1. Aack – we are too afraid to open the closet post LOL. We have lots of stuff shoved in every nook and cranny haha. So happy that y’all had a great time at the cabin. Love your beautiful transferware pieces! Much love!

    1. ha ha I totally get you ladies! Those closets will get ya every time 🙂 Big hugs, CoCo

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