From the Front Porch

Happy Friday, from the front porch you guys! We hope your week has been fantastic as we inch even further into the summer season.  

My Mom and I are on the road today for our first outdoor vintage and antique sale event since the pandemic started. 

Everything is mostly outside which is hopefully going to make for a relaxing atmosphere.  It’s still pretty weird to be out and about though so we’re taking every precaution possible. 

Hopefully, I’ll have lots of fun goodies to share next week.

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

You know this home is going to be something special as soon as you see the gorgeous front door.  Take the 1878 tour here and follow Made by Carli on Instagram here.

Husband and wife team, Chris and Julia are so talented and this fabulous home tour  proves it – that dining room, right?

Wait until you see all the fun leather details in this Airstream tour. 

This is such a budget friendly way to freshen up a rental! You can follow Chelsea here on Instagram.

One of my favorite summer home tours so far this year. 

No matter what the season, this talented lady blows me away with her vignettes.

Speaking of peaceful, I can definitely see myself living this on this property.

If you love shabby chic inspired anything, you’ll love this fireplace screen makeover.

Has anyone tried this? Honestly, an Herb Brush Is the Best Grill Tool You Aren’t Using

I shared Cierra from Ambitiously Cierra on last week’s Three Things on Friday IG post, but I wanted to share it here too in case you missed it.  Each month Cierra shares creative bucket list ideas on her blog that are totally doable. 

6 Mindset Shifts to Make When You Feel Like You Can’t Do Another Day 

The Largest Clean Beauty Store on the Planet 

The 15 Easiest Flowers to Grow 

100 Things to Put on a Charcuterie Board  for easy party planning ideas or for those days you just don’t fee like cooking.

Quote of the Week and Free Printable…

Self Discovery Journey: Books We’re Reading…

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In June, we’ll be reading Jennie Allen’s Get Out Of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts 

We’re also adding, Be The Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation by Latasha Morrison this month.

July, we’ll tackle The Art of Showing Up: How to be There for Yourself and Your People by Rachel Wilkerson Miller* 

*Just a heads up, I’ve already started reading a bit of this one and there is some salty language so I just wanted to let you know in advance.

Also, it might be a good idea to have a companion journal nearby so you can get the most out of the first few chapters. 

In August, we’ll read Love Does by Bob Goff. 

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

 May – The Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming by Sally and Sarah Clarkson.  

AprilRhythms of Renewal: Stress and Anxiety for a Life of Peace and Purpose by Rebekah Lyons 

MarchThe Next Right Thing: A Simple, Soulful Practice for Making Life Decisions by Emily P Freeman

FebruaryThe Compound Effect by Darren Hardy 

January You Are the Girl for the Job: Daring to Believe the God Who Calls You by Jess Connolly 

Watching Lately…

I started watching Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man after seeing an interview with Emmanuel Acho.

Truthfully, social media has felt like a minefield lately, so I really appreciated how Acho explains questions I know  a lot of us have but are too scared to ask.

On the Menu this Week…

Week of June 21 – June 28

06/20 – Saturday 56 Father’s Day Dinner Recipes 

06/21 – Sunday 35 Father’s Day Brunch Menu Ideas 

06/22 – MondayPineapple Salmon with brown rice and steamed broccoli

06/23 – TuesdayCrunch Wrap Supreme 

06/24 – Wednesday  Chopped Thai Satay Salad with Peanut-Ginger Dressing

06/25 – Thursday Shrimp Chowder 

06/26 – Friday Caprese Sandwich  with potato salad and side of field greens

06/27 – Saturday – Creamed Corn Chicken Skillet 

06/28 – SundayClassic Italian Pasta Salad with side of shrimp

Sweet Treat to Try This Week…

Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting 

Summer Fashion and Beauty Finds We Spotted Online at Amazon This Week…

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Striped Dress Earrings Serum Straw Bag Tote 

Summer to Summer: Houses by the Sea Earring Set 

Polka Dot Dress Tumbler Reusable Straws Gingham Dress 

Wrinkle Cream Turkish TowelIntensive Foot Repair 

Sandals Wireless Headphones 

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

Cottage Inspired Summer Entry and Dining Room 

Dining Room Buffet Makeover

Southern Living Idea House: Part 1

Southern Living Idea House: Part 2

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

  • 06/06 – Bills/Mail/Paper Clutter
  • 06/13 – Computer Files/Passwords/Photographs
  • 06/20 – Email Inbox
  • 06/27 – Car

That’s all for now!

If you’re celebrating Father’s Day this weekend, I hope your time together is richly blessed.

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. I SO enjoyed checking out all the links in today’s post! As always, CoCo, you find the most inspiring things to share! Thank you for sharing some of these amazingly talented bloggers. I wasn’t following them but I am now! Also, those Strawberry Cupcakes sound wonderful! I just picked fresh berries at our local patch and I can hardly wait to make something with them! Have a fabulous weekend! Hugs, Christine

    1. You are so sweet, Christine, I’m glad you like these posts. They’re always fun to put together and I love seeing what everyone has been up to from week to week. My niece came to stay for the weekend and she loves strawberries. Each day we gave her something strawberry themed and I’m pretty sure she went home with stained hands and probably some on her clothes too but it was so much fun 🙂 Sending you hugs for a happy summer, CoCo

  2. I love these kinds of posts, CoCo – it’s so much fun finding out what everyone is up to – and you have so much going on! I love all the books you’ve been reading, and your meal plan is chock full of delicious meals. I hope you had fun at your vintage and antique sale event. Happy weekend!

    1. Thank you bunches, Katerina, I really appreciate it! I can’t take a bit of credit for the “Front the Front Porch” series because it was all my baby sister’s idea. As a mom, she didn’t have time to read a lot of blogs every day so she asked me to put all my favorite things from the week in one place so she could catch up on everything in one day. Truthfully, it’s been one of the most popular series we’ve ever had. It’s always fun to see what people are up to! Hope your week has been a fun one, CoCo

    1. It’s always fun to see what people are creating each week, Karen! Hope you find some fresh inspiration. Hugs, CoCo

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