From the Front Porch

I had no idea when I penned last week’s From the Front Porch post, how much all our lives could change in a single week. 

At the time, they were just cancelling extracurricular activities like concerts, recitals, outdoor events and conferences. 

There was not a single case of Coronavirus COVID-19 in my county and there were only 7 in the entire state. 

As I write this today, (Thursday), there are near 400 cases in the state of Florida, 13 of which are in our county.

Adjusting to a New Normal…

Like a lot of you, we’re currently working from home, only going out to buy groceries and supplies when needed, social distancing, staying educated and trying to adjust to a new normal.

I’ve thought a lot about how to handle blog content during this time.  Part of me feels it would almost be irresponsible to keep acting like everything is ok when there is so much going on around us. 

But I also know firsthand, how helpful it can be to have a positive distraction and a place where we can gather for respite, comfort and inspiration.

Afterall, there is a reason we feel so passionately about The Crowned Goat’s mission to be a space that provides “encouragement for your heart and home.”

Upcoming Plans for The Blog…

Given our blog content is scheduled out by the quarter, my plan for now is to continue to offer quick and easy, budget friendly posts related to Spring through the end of March. 

April was originally geared towards last minute Easter ideas, Spring cleaning and organizing tips, the One Room Challenge, and smaller home décor projects we’ve been putting off.

While I have no plans to stop blogging or creating content, I know we’ll have to take it one week at a time moving forward. This will make it easier for us to access the supplies we need and to determine which projects we’ll be able to complete.   

As always, we love hearing how you guys are doing so please keep us posted.  We’ll do our part to keep this corner of Blogland a purpose driven space filled with hope.

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

Be prepared to be blown away by this stunning Alabama home.

The perfect distraction home tour from Kate Marker Interiors.

Inside the Perfect Beach Retreat 

 A Beautiful Paris Apartment 

The gorgeous kitchen of Rachel Parcell.

Wait until you see these garden spaces.

Seriously stunning hand painted eggs   from the always inspiring Craftberry Bush. 

These 12 Design Tips From Scandinavian Homes are doable and mostly budget friendly too.

The before and after that totally blew my mind.

Practical Tips for Mindful Eating Habits 

The Best Resources For At-Home Workouts 

11 Tips For Staying Sane While Working From Home 

17 Small Changes to Make This Week to Improve Your Mental Health 

20 Calming Bible Verses For Worry, Stress and Anxiety 

50 Things To Do When You’re Bored At Home 

Quote of the Week and Free Printable…

On Our Nightstand…

This month we’ve been reading The Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions (Amazon Affiliate Link) and it couldn’t have come at a better time to be honest. 

I’ve been using it as a devotional each morning and it been a fantastic way to start the day.  Especially, during these uncertain times. 

Pep Talks We Loved This Week…

5 Videos To Watch When You’re Having a Bad Day

On the Menu this Week…

*After speaking with the girls in my groups as well as shopping for groceries myself, I realize there might be parts of this week’s menu that are not readily available.  

This post, 50 Easy Meals for When Life’s Chaotic, may help get you through until the stores are fully stocked again.  

Week of March 23 – March 29

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

03/23 – Monday Crab, Asparagus and Leek Quiche 

03/24 – TuesdaySlow Cooker Mexican Lasagna 

03/25 – Wednesday Blackened Salmon Salad 

03/26 – ThursdayLemon Chicken and Orzo Soup 

03/27 – FridayRanch Turkey Burgers  with side of broccoli.

03/28 – Saturday –  Sheet Pan Fried Rice 

03/29 – SundayChicken Pesto Pasta  with side salad

Sweet Treat to Try this Week…

10 Low Carb Recipes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth  if you’re also a stress eater ?

 A Few Cozy Home Décor Items We Spotted Online at Target This Week…

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Storage BinWall Mounted Paper Roll Holder PlantFloor Lamp

Desk  * Vintage Tufted Floral Rug in Blue ChairThrow

Recipe Card Holder  * Wall ArtPitcherPillowDesk Globe

Faux Rubber Tree * BasketDrawer Organizer Set

If You’ve Missed Anything From the Blog This Week, Here’s a Peek at What We’ve Been Up To…

 How to Create Crock Inspired Paint Cans 

Quick & Easy Spring Bunny Art 

18 Simple Spring DIY Projects 

Spring Flowers Inspired Tablescape and Spring Home Tour Blog Hop

Coconut Mini Bundt Cakes


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…

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

That’s all for now!

As always, we appreciate you so much and we hope your weekend is peace filled and relaxing. 

Please let us know if you need anything.  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. Thank you for the wonderful distraction! I’m trying to stay away from all things coronavirus unless it’s important information. I don’t want to fall into the panic that seems to be going around. It’s already scary enough that the shelves are so bare at the grocery stores. Stay safe and healthy! xoxo
    P.S. – the menu this week sounds amazing!!

    1. You are so welcome, Michelle! I’ve been on a “media diet” this week and have watched just enough to stay informed but not so much I feel panicked which always feels like a fine line 🙂 I can’t even talk about the store shelves. It. is. so. bananas. We went to 4 stores and they were out of bread, eggs, milk, and almost all the canned foods and meat in the meat department. The only other time I’ve seen it so bad is during hurricane season :/ Thinking of you guys and hoping you’re all safe. Hugs, CoCo

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