From the Front Porch

Happy Friday from the front porch!  I hope you’ve had a fabulous week. 

How are you holding up?

Are you hanging in there, ok?

I’ve heard SO many people say they are beyond ready to get back to it and feel some sense of normalcy again.  

While I’m super thankful we’re all safe at home, I have to admit I’m itching for it too.  

We celebrated S’s birthday and one of the littles birthdays this week.  We tried to make it as special as possible, but I definitely missed all the pomp and circumstance.

I think everyone that’s had a “social distancing birthday” in March or April deserves a do-over ?

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

This video  made me all kinds of teary this week.

DaySpring is donating a card for every card sent as part of their effort to help multiply hope & encouragement during the Covid-19 Crisis.

This disc necklace is a pretty reminder to choose faith over fear.

Have you heard about this project from author Mitch Albom yet?

There are so many lovely homes in this portfolio by Alexis Garrett. Camp Burgundy and The Spanish Farmhouse were my 2 favorites.

I’m constantly trying to walk a fine line between masculine and feminine décor which is why I love this project by Vaughn Miller Studio .

If you love layers of texture paired with a modern vibe, you’ll enjoy this design project from Meredith Rodday Design .

A charming west coast home inspired by a Nancy Meyers movie classic makes me want to put baskets all over the house.

Totally obsessed with making these wildflower seed balls! 

Loved dreaming through the design and landscape ideas from the Seattle Urban Farm Company this week. 

These images from photographer Molly Carr are fabulous!

Speaking of fabulous photographers, this post, A Walk Through Place Dauphine was also gorgeous.

 I’m not a grandmillennial by any stretch of the imagination, but I love this list from House Beautiful.

15 Bread Making Recipes To Try At Home 

I don’t have a stitch of blue in my house, but I can’t stop thinking about this fabric.

10 Overnight Hacks to Reduce Inflammation

How to Change the Way You Feel Without Changing Anything Else

Quote of the Week and Free Printable…

Book We’re Reading This Month…

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)

We’ve really enjoyed it so far and I hope you have too.

It’s definitely made me think about how my day is set up and which things I’m making a priority. 

On the Menu this Week…

Week of April 19 – April 26

04/18 – Saturday Sheet Pan Chicken Pot Pie Sheet Pan Chicken Pot Pie 

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

04/20 – MondaySlow Roasted Citrus Salmon  with side of asparagus

04/21 – TuesdayVegetarian Slow Roasted Portabella Mushroom Enchiladas 

04/22 – Wednesday BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad 

04/23 – ThursdayGreens and Beans Soup 

04/24 – FridaySaucy Tahini Noodles with Honey’d Sweet Potatoes 

04/25 – Saturday Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas (you could also try steak)

04/26 – Sunday The Best Healthy Turkey Lasagna You’ll Ever Eat (excited to see if that claim is true) 

Sweet Treat to Try this Week…

Salted Brown Butter Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies 

Home Organization Items We Spotted Online at Target and Amazon This Week…

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Clear Drawer Organizers Adjustable Bakeware Rack Stackable Jewelry Trays Bamboo Drawer Dividers Fabric Storage Cube Clear Refrigerator/Freezer Storage Organizer Set 

Milk Crate in Natural * Battery Organizer Purse Organizer Expandable Utensil Drawer Organizer * Clear Drawer Organizers Underwear Drawer DividersLidded Basket Dresser/Closet Divider Set Blue and White Storage Cube Clear Shelf Divider 

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

 Quick & Easy 5 Minute Topiary

How to Create an Outdoor Serving Station 

Don’t Trash Your Old Fire Pit 

Spring Front Door Flower Basket 

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…

  • 04/22 – Earth Day
  • 04/23 – World Book Day
  • 04/24 – Arbor 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 birthday to S! The Human Touch protect is such a great idea! I’m hoping to start reading that this week. The book you mentioned looks really good, too. I’ll have to check that out. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

    1. Thank you, Michelle! It’s so interesting how he’s doing The Human Touch project in real-time. It takes me forever to knock out a single post so I can’t even imagine writing the chapters as it’s all happening. The Rhythms of Renewal book could not have come at a better time. It literally gave me permission to slow down which is what I needed most 🙂 Hope you’re having a great week, CoCo

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