From the Front Porch

Happy Friday, from the front porch. I hope you’ve had a blessed week and are looking forward to rest filled Easter weekend.  

I know every day is starting to feel like Groundhog Day, but I woke up today so thankful we’re all in this together and still able to connect with each other while social distancing. 

This has been a very hard week for some of you and even though we’re in the midst difficult circumstances, it’s been nice to get to know you better. 

We cherish being able to be a small part of your life and will continue to lift you up when you need it as you grieve the loss of so much. 

We’re managing fairly well. I think it’s mostly because we had lots of practice during S’s accident and long recovery. 

It’s helped to:

  • Make the work week feel like a normal work week and to make the weekend feel like a weekend.  
  • Plan out meals.
  • Give ourselves something to look forward to each week. 
  • Practice a mindset of gratitude (even on the hard days) and to give grace immediately
  • Check in with each other and our families. 
  • Slow down and be as productive as we choose to be

I know it seems like everyone on social media is organizing all the things, baking all the things, buying all the things and making over all the things.

Truthfully though, almost every one I know is providing essential services,  working and schooling from home, trying to keep the littles occupied, doing a crazy amount of dishes and just taking it day by day.  

So don’t let the pressure get to you, ok? 

On a side note, I didn’t have a chace to do a full post on this simple bunny arrangement but I wanted to share in case you had an urn or similar container around the house. 

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

Behind The Masks a series celebrating medical professionals on the front lines.

A Personal Message From The Queen Regarding Coronavirus  (in case you missed it) 

There are so many beautiful details in this home tour, A Victorian Arts & Crafts House Fit for Modern Life .

A fresh look at The Prairie in Round Top, Texas.

Another design portfolio I really think you’ll enjoy!

Proof Bria Hammel Interiors does no wrong.

A gorgeous textured filled home that will make you want to break out all the baskets and seagrass rugs.

10 Ways to Maximize a Tiny Balcony or Outdoor Space 

Your Work from Home Uniform Based on Your Zodiac Sign 

5 Relationship Survival Strategies During Isolation 

Safe Ways to Spread Kindness 

Self-Care at Home 

A Fully Body Workout You Can Do At Home 

A Super Cute Secret Pals Printable  for the littles.

10 Free Scavenger Hunt Printables For Kids 

 Quote of the Week and Free Printable…

Book We’re Reading in April…

This month we’ve been reading the faith-based book, Rhythms of Renewal: Trading Stress and Anxiety for a Life of Peace and Purpose by Rebekah Lyons (Amazon Affiliate Link)

 

Honestly, it’s another book that couldn’t have come at a better time. The book is broken up into 4 sections:  Rest, Restore, Connect, Create.

You can learn more about Rebekah, read a sample chapter from the book, take a quiz and find bonuses here.

On the Menu this Week…

*I know there are still some food shortages and limits on how much of a certain kind of foods you can buy so I’m trying to make these menus as simple as possible.  Some of these ideas could even be subbed for lunch too.

Week of April 12 – April 18

04/12 – Sunday 85 Easter Dinner Ideas Your Family Will Love  

04/13 – Monday Greek Chicken Bowls 

04/14 – Tuesday Baja Fish Tacos Baja Fish Tacos 

04/15 – Wednesday Black Bean Mason Jar Salad 

04/16 – Thursday –  Potato and Cauliflower Soup 

04/17 – FridayHomemade Pizza Bagel Bites  with side salad

04/18 – Saturday Sheet Pan Chicken Pot Pie 

04/19 – Sunday Spinach Artichoke Ravioli Bake with side salad

Sweet Treat to Try this Week…

Easter Bunny Butt Doughnuts (I promise they’re cuter than they sound) 

A Little Spring Inspiration We Spotted Online at Target and 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)

Perfectly Cozy Striped Lounge Shirt Basket Modern Calligraphy Book   * Plaid Pillow Wall Art Dish Towels Console Table 

Rain Boots Modern Calligraphy Pens Sifter 

Hydrangea & Clematis Arrangement Doormat  * ToteSage Green Pillow Covers Perfectly Cozy Striped Lounge Shorts Metal Planter 

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

 Simple Spring Dough Bowl Centerpiece

Spring Grapevine Wreath 

Easter’s On Its Way Porch Tour and Blog Hop 

Simple Spring Home Tour 

Colorful Easter Tablescape & Blog Hop 

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

  • 04/04 – Linen Closets
  • 04/11 – Laundry Room
  • 04/18 – Entry
  • 04/25 – Dining Room

TCG Housekeeping Notes, Dates to Remember & Upcoming Posts…

  • 04/10 – Good Friday
  • 04/11 – National Pet Day
  • 04/12 – Easter
  • 04/22 – Earth Day
  • 04/23 – World Book Day
  • 04/24 – Arbor Day

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

CoCo

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4 Comments

    1. I appreciate it, thank you! We’re all about quick and easy around here, especially now 🙂

  1. Your bunny arrangement is so pretty! The bunny reminds me of those huge chocolate bunnies. Those bunny butt donuts are adorable!! I hope you have a very blessed Easter!!

    1. Thank you, Michelle! I wasn’t able to be with the littles for Easter this year but I sent that post to both of my sisters because I knew they would love them and they seem pretty easy to create too. Hope you and your family had a blessed Easter as well, hugs, CoCo

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