From the Front Porch

Happy Friday, from the front porch!  

How are things going this week, you guys?

Florida has slowly started reopening and I can tell people have had a serious case of cabin fever. 

We ventured out on Tuesday to pick up a few knobs at Hobby Lobby for the armoire in the master bedroom.

While we were out, we decided to pick up some tacos for Cinco de Mayo and there was 2 hour wait.

Needless to say, our celebration had a decidedly more Caribbean flair this year ?

Our sweet Filbie had surgery late last week and despite seeming to rally in the beginning, he has sinced regressed.

He’s 16 which is pretty old for a dog his size. So, we’re loving him for as long as we can, giving him lots of snuggles and providing the extra care he needs.  

Filbie will be back at the vet’s office next week and hopefully, we’ll have more answers then. 

In the meantime, we’re steadily working on the master bedroom refresh which is keeping us busy in a good way. 

A Few of Our Favorite Posts from Aroundthe Web this Week…

This home tour has a gorgeous mix of prints and I love all the layers of greenery too!

Speaking of pattern and prints, designer Lilse McKenna latest project was featured in House Beautiful and it’s fabulous! You can check out her Instagram page here too.

If you love blue and green, you’ll love this project from Lisa Fleming Design.

The portfolio of designer Angela Wheeler  has such a beautiful mix of eclectic farmhouse and modern style. 

I don’t even know how I stumbled upon Mary Hannah Interiors but I’m so glad I did.  I love all the white and layers of texture, prints and botanicals she incorporates in each design space.

Have you seen this collaboration between One Kings Lane and Bed Bath and Beyond yet? There are some really beautiful blue and white pieces. I love the block print pillows too!

Your Work From Home Style Based On Your Enneagram  gave me the giggles because it was eerily on point.

How to Grow Your Own Indoor Vegetable Garden, 12 Plants to Get You Started 

9 Ways to Practice Self Care 

The pep talk I shared with one of my sisters this week, Your Only Goal Is To Arrive .

This necklace is such a pretty one if you’re looking for a way to support small business owners.

Another easy way to shop green .

14 Perfect Books When You Need An Escape 

Quote of the Week and Free Printable…

Book We’re Reading in May…

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 If you’re waiting on May’s book, The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming  by Sally and Sarah Clarkson, you’re not alone!

Our book is not expected to arrive until May 10 which means we’ll be starting in the middle of the month alongside you. 

I know books aren’t considered “essential” so don’t feel pressure to rush through it at all.  Pour yourself a cup of tea and go at your own pace!

If you’ve missed any of our other books, you can find them here:

Pep Talks We Loved This Week…

Motherhood Summed Up in a Single Commercial  (you’re gonna need some tissues Mom?)

On the Menu this Week…

Week of May 10 – May 17

05/09 – Saturday Sheet Pan Chipotle Lime Shrimp Bake 

05/10 – Sunday Mother’s Day – 100 Mother’s Day Recipe Ideas 

05/11 – Monday 20-Minute Chow Mein (skip the chicken and add extra veggies or tofu if you want to make it a Meatless Monday meal)

05/12 – TuesdayPaleo Fish Tacos 

05/13 – Wednesday Nectarine and Summer Fruit Salad  (we’ll probably add grilled shrimp)

 05/14 – ThursdayItalian Bean Soup 

05/15 – Friday Family Friendly Charcuterie Board 

05/16 – Saturday Tuscan Chicken  and roasted veggies

05/17 – Sunday Bolognese Baked Tortellini 

Sweet Treat to Try This Week…

Lemon Ice Box Pie 

Spring to Summer Inspired Items We Spotted Online at Target and Amazon This Week…

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Plaid Pillow (comes in multiple colors) * Woven Concrete Planter *

Outdoor Rug (also comes in Tan) *  Blue Striped Kitchen Towels (also comes in gray) * Dog Print Dress (other cute prints available) * 

Blue and White Floral Lumbar PillowBasketChip Resistant Plates * * Floral Storage BinToteStriped Pillow (comes in multiple colors) *     * Star PulloverClub Chair (additional colors available) * Porcelain Jar

BookCork Placemats (multiple patterns available)

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

Simple Nightstand Makeover in Primitive 

A Simple Office Space for the Bedroom 

How to Easily Update a Thrift Store Vase 

Time Saving Kitchen Cleaning Tips 

52 Weeks to a Simplified & Organized Home Challenge

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

  • 05/02 – Living Room
  • 05/09 – Household Books & Magazines
  • 05/16 – Office or Guest Room
  • 05/23 – Office or Guest Room Closet & Drawers
  • 05/30 – Summer Bucket List

That’s all for now!

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

If you’re a subscriber, we’ll be dropping in your inbox with a fun blog hop tomorrow! 

Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. Praying for Filbie, CoCo…such a love. There’s just something about old dogs. We have had 6 dogs over the years, each living until 11 years old…and our little old girl Sophie turns 13 on Sunday. Old dogs are such sweet spirits and bring such love into our lives…xoxo

    1. So exciting about Sophie’s birthday this week, Linda. It will definitely be a special one. Hopefully, we’ll find out what is going on with Fiblie. This is the hardest part of loving senior dogs for sure. We plan to celebrate him as long as we can though, no matter what. Big hugs, CoCo

  2. Aww my heart is breaking for poor Filbie. I pray all goes well next week!

    1. Thank you, Michelle! He’s definitely a sweetie pie so we’ll try to make him as comfortable as we can for as long as we can. Hope your weekend is filled with all good things, CoCo

  3. Patty Kennedy says:

    CoCo, I can’t even tell you how sorry I am to hear about your sweet boy, Filbie. You know how I feel about our dog babies. My thoughts and prayers are with both of you and Filbie. My heart hurts for you – I know how hard it is when they aren’t well. Sending big hugs XO

    1. Thank you, Patty! He’s been sick off and on for a bit so hopefully, we can at least find what will help to make him the most comfortable. As you know, this is always the hardest part. Thinking of you this Mother’s Day weekend. May you feel celebrated and blessed by the amazing memories of your sweet Mom. Hugs, CoCo

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