From the Front Porch

Happy Friday from the front porch! Thanks so much for making us part of your day.

How is your February going so far?

We hope it’s been fantastic because there are so many fun things to celebrate this month!

It’s been another productive week for us which I’m beyond grateful for.  We’re about to have stretch of time for the second month in a row where we’ll be out of town for at least 3 consecutive weeks.

To help balance it all out, we plan to capitalize on getting things done around the house while we can.

February is all about nailing down positive habits and routines.  So, we’ve ordered a few new cleaning tools as well as supplies from Grove Collaborative.

We’re in the process of tweaking our cleaning routines and I’ll keep you posted on how it all goes!

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

This rustic ski cabin has me all kinds of ready to snuggle up and enjoy the rest of winter.  But if you looked out our door right now, spring is definitely on the way.

There are SO many gorgeous details in this kitchen, I don’t even know where to start

This entire home tour is void of color and I’m all about it.

6 Tips for Living in 660 sq. ft Cottage 

This coastal home strikes a beautiful balance between light and airy and rustic charm.

So excited to see Nancy enjoying this dreamy space.

Your Valentine’s Day Plans According To Your Enneagram 

This post, Why Am I Always Tired? was super interesting.

10 Plants That Will Help You Sleep Better 

These Home Trends Are Going to be Everywhere in 2020 

5 Weekend Habits That Make for a Stress-Free Week 

LOVE this take on Actual Self Care .

7 Ways to Deal with Negative Thoughts 

This January fashion recap was fantastic to see because it totally feels doable.

6 Pieces of Financial Advice You Need to Hear Now

Quote of the Week and Free Printable…

Book We’re Reading in February…

This month we’ll be reading The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy  which was recommended to me by a fellow blogger.  It definitely takes a tough love approach and there’s a tiny bit of homework, but it’s been awesome so far!  (Amazon Affiliate Link)

On the Menu this Week…

*We mostly eat lean poultry, fish and plant-based meat alternatives which you’ll see reflected in our menu plan each week.  That said, there are some recipes you might be able to substitute plant-based products, turkey or chicken with beef or pork so be sure to check the recipe!

Week of February 10 – February 16

02/08 – Saturday –  Maple Mustard Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner 

02/09 – Sunday – 7 Recipes to Celebrate National Pizza Day

02/10 – Monday – Easy and Healthy Pad Thai Zoodles 

02/11 – Tuesday – Vegetarian Black Bean and Cheese Enchilada Casserole

02/12 – Wednesday – Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Miso Dressing 

02/13 – Thursday –  Light Broccoli Cheddar Soup 

02/14 – Friday –  60 Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas 

02/15 – Saturday –  Valentine’s Day Inspired Charcuterie Board 

02/16 – Sunday – Crock Pot Baked Ziti 

Sweet Treat to Try this Week…

55 Valentine’s Day Dessert Ideas 

A Few Valentine Gift Ideas We Spotted Online at Target This Week…

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Pink Dot Basket Tote

Makeup Tray Organizer 

My Dog Is My Valentine Tee 

Glitter Clutch 

Love Coupons 


Hearth & Hand Pink Thistle Arrangement 

Faux Fur Trimmed Blanket 

Hearth & Hand Striped Washcloth 

Sweet Almond Blossom Candle

Waffle Plate 

Eye Patches 

Hello Lovely Cosmetic Pouch 

Kitchen Towel


Satin Pillowcase (available in multiple colors)

If You’ve Missed Anything from the Archives or the Blog, here’s a Peek at What We’ve Been Up To…

Conversation Heart Vase for Valentine’s Day 

17 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day 

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

DIY Candy Tackle Box for Valentine’s Day

52 Weeks to a Simplified & Organized Home Challenge

Here’s a look at what we’ll be working on in the month of February for the 52 Weeks to a Simplified & Organized Home Challenge

  • Meal Planning and Grocery Shopping (Week of Feb 1)
  • Morning Routine and Work Out Routine (Week of Feb 8)
  • Nightly Routine and 15-Minute Clutter Catcher (Week of Feb 15)
  • Cleaning Schedule (Week of Feb 22)
  • Breakfast Nook (Week of Feb 29)

TCG Housekeeping Notes, Dates to Remember & Upcoming Posts…

  • 02/07 – National Wear Red Day for Women’s Heart Awareness
  • 02/08 – Mail Valentine’s Day Cards and Gifts
  • 02/09 – National Pizza Day
  • 02/11 – Make a Friend Day
  • 02/13 – Galentine’s Day
  • 02/14 – Valentine’s Day
  • 02/17 – Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • 02/20 – National Love Your Pet Day
  • 02/25 – Fat Tuesday
  • 02/27 – National Chili Day
  • 02/29 – Leap Year Day

That’s all for now!

As always, we appreciate you so much and we hope your weekend is peace filled and relaxing.  We can’t wait to share even more with you next week!

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

Many blessings,


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