From the Front Porch

The past few weeks have been the perfect mix of work and play. We had a great time celebrating Christmas with our family and I am definitely looking forward to the New Year. We have a lot of fun projects planned and thankfully, have gotten a head start on a few of them. We’re tackling the garage and let me tell ya, it’s going to be so much work. That being said we’re totally up for the challenge.

I know this time of year is big on engagements, party planning and setting goals for the New Year so I thought I would share some of my favorite things from around the web this week related to those sentimental celebrations….enjoy! (Affiliate links have been provided for your convenience. You can read our full disclosure policy here)


One of THE most gorgeous wedding and venues I’ve ever seen.   Every picture is stunning!

This wedding from Classy Girls Wear Pearls is equally as beautiful but has a completely different feel. You couldn’t ask for a sweeter way to celebrate the season.

If you’re planning a baby shower next year, consider this farmhouse shower from Monika Hibbs where every detail is perfection.

Have you guys been thinking about your 2017 home goals? This home tour from Plum Pretty Décor & Design is the perfect mix of French Country and Farmhouse style.

I’ve been doing a lot of reading by the fire this holiday season and hanging out in my jammers all day. I can’t wait to read this book filled home organization tips.

I’m currently reading this book and it makes me want to kick it old school and break out my highlighters. It’s really good!

If you need a decorating book to spark some inspiration for your current home, you can’t go wrong with this one. I go back to the simple design style ideas over and over again.

I’m putting this one on my birthday wish list.

There were some parts of 2016 that were super tough. Can I get a witness? This article How to Keep Going by Adam Kurtz was so honest, I keep it bookmarked on my tablet.

Here’s a peek at what we’ve been up to on the blog lately…

A Rustic Tablescape Idea for Your New Year’s Ladies Lunch


Santa’s Florida Kiss Cocktail Recipe


17 Ways to Ease Into the New Year

Our Most Viewed Blog Post of 2016


2016: A Year in Review


Life Behind the Blog


I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday weekend. I can’t wait to be a part of your lives in 2017 and from the bottom of my heart, thank you for being a big part of mine this year. You mean the world to me!

I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest over the weekend and back here on Monday for our Word of the Year and a celebration of the New Year all week!

Many blessings,


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  1. I’ve missed these posts CoCo. You always seem to find the latest and greatest things to share. Those wedding were really gorgeous. Happy New Year, Sarah

  2. Thank you for the book recommendations. Reading more is on my goals list for 2017.

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