From the Front Porch

Happy Friday from the front porch! We’re excited to be part of your day. 

As I shared in last week’s, From the Front Porch post, my Mom and I headed down to the Renninger’s Extravaganza on Friday. 

I usually do an entire recap from Renningers because it’s always so much fun and we bring home lots of goodies.  

This time though, it rained on and off all day which definitely made it harder to shop as a good portion of the vendors had their tents covered. 

It wasn’t a total loss though, I managed to come home with a pretty picture frame and a horse grooming brush.

All in all, my Mom and I still had a great time togther and I couldn’t have imagined a better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. I’ll share more photos in the weeks to come. 

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

Grab a cup of coffee or hot tea before you start looking through Sarah Bartholomew’s portfolio  because all the details are just too good to rush!

This historic restoration in Virginia is every bit as glamourous on the inside as is it in the outside.

I loved this Designer Q&A  post with James Farmer!

A beautiful portfolio from Sabbe Interior Design worth stopping a hot minute to enjoy.

This desktop and mobile wallpaper download has me all kinds of ready for spring!

7 Unexpected Ways to Hang Wall Art 

Can you imagine having your floral arrangements featured alongside Cathy Kincaid’s interior designs?

 This mudroom – laundry room  is equally fabulous and functional!

The 15 Best Neck Creams to Fight Tech and Turkey Neck 

8 Delicious Ways to Eat More Greens 

7 Things That Are Totally Free But Feel Luxurious And Expensive 

6 Tips for a More Effective To Do List 

5 Simple Ways to Remind People You Love Them 

Quote of the Week and Free Printable…

Podcast We Loved This Week…

Ok, so this isn’t technically a podcast but this devotional is a great reminder on remembering what’s true.  

Book We’re Reading in February…

We’re almost finished with our book of the month,  The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy  which has been such a great read!

It’s definitely one of those books that will motivate you to get things done.  (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 24 – March 1

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

02/23 – Sunday – Mushroom Penne Pasta with Walnut Pesto and side salad

02/24 – Monday – Spinach Artichoke and Feta Breakfast Bake 

02/25 – Tuesday – Fat Tuesday Recipes to Help You Celebrate Mardi Gras 

02/26 – Wednesday – Skinny Taco Salad 

02/27 – Thursday –  Slow Cooker 3 Bean Chili 

02/28 – Friday –  Skinny Baked Chicken Tenders  with side salad and sweet potato fries

02/29 – Saturday –  One Pan Healthy Italian Sausage and Veggies with brown rice

03/01 – Sunday – Linguine and Clams with Italian salad

Sweet Treat to Try this Week…

Quick and Easy King Cake 

A Few Spring Ideas We Spotted on Amazon and Target 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)

Easter Pillow Covers 

Peony Wreath 

Dessert Plate 

Wicker Chair Set 

Tumbler Set 

Chintz Plates 

Cake Stand

Real Touch Tulips 


Flocked Bunny (similar item sold at Hobby Lobby so be sure to price check)

Pink Check Pillow Cover 



A Year in Flowers  

Rattan Bag 

Faux grass table runner 

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

 Desk Makeover in Cartouche Green 

Blue and White Guest Bedroom Makeover at Bliss Barracks 

19 Quick and Easy Spring Decorating Ideas 

Modern Day Cleaning Routine + Free Printable

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…

  • 02/25 – Fat Tuesday
  • 02/26 – Ash Wednesday 
  • 02/27 – National Chili Day
  • 02/29 – Leap Year Day
  • 03/01 – Purchase March Birthday Gifts and Cards
  • 03/02 – Decorate for Spring
  • 03/03 – Super Tuesday
  • 03/08 – Daylight Savings Time Begins
  • 03/17 – St. Patrick’s 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. I wish I was closer because I see so many things I’d be bringing home from that extravaganza! I love that quote, too!

    1. It’s such an amazing place to shop, Michelle! You and your Mom both would love it. We love to go because we never know what we’re going to find which keeps us on the hunt 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

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