From the Front Porch

Happy Friday from the front porch! We’re excited to be spending time with you today.

How was your week? 

Did you struggle with the time change at all?

We definitely did.  I swear, it took me all week to adjust. And while I had ZERO time to nap, I wanted to SO bad ?

I’ve spent a good portion of the week just trying to catch my breath. We have so many obligations and activities to try and balance this month it feels like trying to juggle while riding a unicycle. 

I know a lot of you are trying to balance work life, home life and real life too! 

There were a few times I just wanted to close my planner and escape to the beach for 5 minutes or wish I lived in a quaint downtown area to walk around and enjoy a coffee without being interrupted. 

And honestly, after holding my toothbrush up to the soap dispenser to get some toothpaste I probably should have because there was clearly too much on my plate he he.

But then I was sweetly reminded by two of the ladies in our IG group who lost their husband and father to cancer not to “major in the minor” and it really helped to put things into perspective. 

I’m definitely going to try to remind myself of these words as I work to push through everything we have going on these next few weeks and I hope they’ll help you as well. 

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

I’ve probably shared this portfolio before but just in case you haven’t seen it yet get ready for some gorgeous ideas.

Another gorgeous portfolio, you don’t want to miss!

This bright and breezy home in the Hamptons is a beautiful mix of farmhouse meets modern décor.

This before and after reading nook  is so cool, it doesn’t even look like the same space.

All the bathrooms at my childhood home are T-I-N-Y, so it was fun to see this post, Tips for Decorating a Small Bathroom .

The Best White Paint Colors For Every Home 

This Spring tablescape from Monika Hibbs is giving me all the feels.

These 7 Spring Tablescape Ideas are also gorgeous!

A cute Easter basket or gift idea for the pet lover in your life.

I love this one for Moms too! 

A few ingredients to boost the health of your smoothies  

How to Make Hand Sanitizer At Home 

As someone who does not have kids (and likely never will), this post, Hi From Your Childless Friend really resonated with me.  I’m so thankful someone finally put into words how lots of women in my situation feel even if it’s not considered “cool” to vocalize it. 

7 Things You Can Do Today to Protect Yourself From Coronavirus (COVID-19)

11 Wellness Shortcuts That Make It Easier to Be Healthy 

9 Easy Tips to Become Financially Healthy 

14 Tax Season Tips Everyone Should Know 

 Quote of the Week and Free Printable…

Book We’re Reading in March… 

This month we’ll be reading in March is The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions (Amazon Affiliate Link) and so far, it’s been really good. 

Honestly, it reads more like a daily devotional than a book because there are things so many things to be mindful about. I’ve really enjoyed it so far and I hope you have too! 

Podcast We Loved This Week…

I’ve listened to this pep talk, The Power of Consistency with Weldon Long  on The Jeanne Oliver Podcast at least 3 times this week and sent it to my accountability partner too. 

It’s such a good one and his story is really inspiring!

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 March 16 – March 22 

03/14 – Saturday –  Sheet Pan Bruschetta Chicken (don’t forget to include some pie for National Pi Day here are 55 Delicious Pies Recipes for Every Season you might want to try)

03/15 – SundaySpinach Ricotta Calzone with Italian Salad

03/16 – Monday 30 Minute Creamy Sesame Miso Ramen with Crispy Mushrooms 

03/17 – Tuesday  St. Patrick’s Day Menu Ideas 

03/18 – Wednesday Julie Blanner’s Spring Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette Dressing 

03/19 – Thursday –  Crockpot Mexican Street Corn & Chicken Chowder 

 03/20 – Friday – Insta Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders with zesty fries

03/21 – Saturday –  Sheet Pan Shrimp Scampi  (we’ll be adding additional veggies)

03/22 – Sunday Three Ingredient Gnocchi (super indulgent)  with leafy green side salad

Sweet Treat to Try this Week… 

40 St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Ideas

A Few French Farmhouse Home Décor We Spotted 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)

Paris Finish Bucket  *  Botanical Print Settee  *  Arched Mirror 

Rug  *  Potting Bench  *  Pillow The Queen of Crowns Sacred Heart Box Butcher’s Twine Dispenser Lemon Chandelier   * Travel Tote 

Boxwood Topiary Napkin Set Bee Pitcher  * Lavender Wreath 

Accent Table 

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

 A Simple Spring Mantel 

The Easiest Way to Make Moss Placemats 

How to Decoupage Easter Eggs 

Farmhouse Easter Basket Ideas

52 Weeks to a Simplified & Organized Home Challenge

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

  • Master Bedroom (Week of March 7)
  • Master Bedroom Closet (Week of March 14)
  • Master Bedroom Drawers (Week of March 21) 
  • Master Bathroom Closets, Cabinets and Countertops (March 28) 

TCG Housekeeping Notes, Dates to Remember & Upcoming Posts…

03/14 – Vintage Farmhouse Decor Blog Hop with County Road 407

03/14 – National Pi Day

03/17 – St. Patrick’s Day

03/19 – Spring Blog Tour with French Creek Farmhouse 

03/20 – Spring Equinox 

03/25 – International Waffle Day 

That’s all for now!

If you’re a subscriber you’ll get an extra email from us tomorrow as we celebrate antique crocks as part of the Vintage Farmhouse Decor Blog Hop.

If you’re not a subscriber yet, we’d love to have you!

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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