From the Front Porch

Happy Valentine’s Day from the front porch.  We hope whatever you have planned your day is filled with lots of love and laughter!

I’m headed back to the Renningers Extravaganza with my very first Valentine, my Mom ?  

While they do have other events throughout the year at Renningers the Extravaganza only happens 3 times a year.  This weekend will be the last Extravaganza weekend until November.

So, we plan to take full advantage of the opportunity and hopefully find a few blue and white goodies for my parent’s home, Bliss Barracks. 

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

For the love of all things Carolyne Roehmeverything in this round up is just gorgeous including her floral arrangements!

How fun is this 18th century Connecticut ship captains house?

This modern take on a traditional kitchen is really beautiful.

Speaking of which, this elegant take on a historical home is a beauty too.

This bridal shower is so pretty it makes me wish citrus season in Florida was year round.

If you’re ready for some fun in the sun, you’ll love these beautiful floral examples inspired by a designer’s childhood in South Florida.

Formal interiors relax and unwind in this California home .

Spring has officially arrived at Magnolia Market 

Going to bed 30 minutes early does this to your body

5 Workouts You Can Stream at Home 

This post Everything I Was Doing Wrong In My Makeup Routine, According to Makeup Artists was so interesting because I was making the exact same mistakes!

5 Quick Ways to Practice Patience Daily 

Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17 and while this post was written during the holidays there are still some really great ideas we can all do to celebrate on Monday and honestly year round too!

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 17 – February 23

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

02/16 – Sunday  Slow Cooker Baked Ziti 

02/17 – Monday Vegetarian Kung Pao Quinoa Bowls 

02/18 – TuesdayChicken Taquitos 

02/19 – WednesdayMediterranean Greek Salad with Hummus 

02/20 – Thursday –  Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup 

02/21 – Friday –  Fish and Chips 

02/22 – Saturday –  Chipotle Rubbed Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner 

02/23 – SundayMushroom Penne Pasta with Walnut Pesto

Sweet Treat to Try this Week…

Healthy-ish Deep Dish Cookie Pie (I’ve never had a cookie with beans in it before, have you?)  

A Few Blue and White Home Décor Ideas We Spotted at Target and on Amazon This Week…

**(Affiliate links have been provided for your convenience. Any sales made through such links will support us with a small commission at no extra cost for you. You can read our full disclosure policy here)

Blue and White Pillow

Maidenhair Fern

Lionheart Towel Set in Blue 

Navy PJ Set


Comforter Set 

Foldable Storage Basket 

Dinner Napkins 

Blue and White Basket


Block Print Pillow

Jewelry Organizer 

Seagrass Rug 

Blue and White Jar



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

Coffee Bar Updates

How to Create a Morning Routine in 4 Easy Steps

How to Create a Nightly Routine in 4 Easy Steps

Raspberry Iced Coffee

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…

  • 02/14 – Valentine’s Day
  • 02/16 – Begin Planning Spring Decor and Activities
  • 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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  1. Happy Valentine’s Day, CoCo! I always love these posts! Thanks for the link to Carolyne Roehm’s blog…I love her books and didn’t know she had a blog!

    1. I hope you had the best Valentine’s Day, Linda! And I’m glad you like these Friday posts too. They’re always so much fun to put together. Oh my word, is there anything Carolyne Roehm can’t do? She is seriously so talented and I love the way Tina highlights her style on her blog, The Enchanted Home. I’m definitely going to keep my eyes peeled for a new book from Carolyne because her style is stunning. Hugs, CoCo

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