From the Front Porch

Happy Friday from the front porch you guys! We’re always happy to be a part of your day and appreciate you spending time with us so much. 

How has your week been? 

I was really hoping to have more of an update on the shed makeover by now but it’s been raining every day again this week so we’ve had to completely pivot and change our plan of action.  

This is the exact reason I was hoping to be finished with the makeover by Labor Day. Once we get into hurricane season, there’s just not a lot you can do about the rain and weather delays.

Fingers crossed the work station countertop will be delivered today, the weather will clear out and we’ll be up and running again!

Despite the rain, the good news is I was able to start cleaning out and organizing the garage to help with some of the overflow from the bedroom, bathroom and shed makeovers we’re currently working on.

It wasn’t horrible but it drives me crazy to not be able to find items I know I have.

I’m hoping to have a system similar to the one we used for my inventory closet a few years ago with a bit more organization in place by the end of the weekend.  

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

This celebration story was such a great way to end the week!

Lots of beautiful homes in this portfolio.

A Gorgeous Getaway on Martha’s Vineyard 

Traditional Cottage Charm in Buckhead 

Will Kopelman’s Timeless New York City Apartment 

This modern farmhouse kitchen is such a testament to the sophistication of black and white.

Trend Report: Wood Tones 

I’d love to study in this office turned schoolroom.

This post has me totally rethinking our entry!

Step Inside The Most Anticipated New Garden in Paris 

Something fun for the weekend, a virtual French flea market with lots of great vendors too.

A great way to keep craft supplies organized 

6 Organization Mistakes You Might Be Making

This gave me the giggles.

Quote of the Week and Free Printable…

Self-Discovery Journey: Books We’re Reading…

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I’m over halfway through September’s book of the month, Eat That Frog: 21 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy and I’ve been learning and implementing new things each week.

I’m definitely a total nerd when it comes to this kind of stuff so I’ve been eating it up!   

Here’s a list of the books we’ll be reading for the rest of the year in case you want to go ahead and pick them up too…

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


Every week I feel like I say, I’m not really a TV person and then something comes along that piques my interest ? Word on the street is if you loved Sex in the City or Younger, you’ll love Emily in Paris premiering October 2 on Netflix.

On the Menu this Week…

Week of September 19 – September 27

Sweet Treat to Try This Week…

Zucchini Cake with Raspberry Buttercream Frosting 

A Few Things We Spotted Online at Target and Amazon This Week…

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Floral Temple JarBee Flatware SetRugDinner Plate 

Magnolia WreathDouble Happiness JarBow Earrings *  

Antelope PillowHerringbone BlanketPumpkin TureenGinger Jar 

Boxwood TreesBlue and White LampGreek Key Pillow

Natural Pumpkin Vase FillerPorcelain Fishbowl 

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

The Busy Girl’s Guide to Decorating a Fall Mantel

Fall Centerpiece in the Dining Room 

Simple Tips for a Fall Cider Bar and Blog Hop 

Tips & Tricks for Keeping Fall Mums Alive 

52 Weeks to a Simplified & Organized Home Challenge

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

  • 09/05 – Fall Bucket List
  • 09/12 – Family Doctor Appointments
  • 09/19 – Family Calendar
  • 09/26 – Transition Seasonal Items (coats, sweaters, ski gear, sports equipment)

Upcoming Blog Posts and Dates to Remember…

  • 09/22 First Day of Fall (100 days left of 2020)
  • 09/25 National Daughters Day 
  • 09/26 National Pancake Day
  • 09/29 National Coffee 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!

If you’ve been dealing with the wildfires in California or the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, we’re keeping you close in our thoughts and prayers.  I know it hasn’t been an easy journey for you so I’ll be lifting you up!

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

Many blessings,


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  1. Crossing my fingers everything comes together for you and your shed project, CoCo! I know all about delays with remodeling. Ugh! Good luck too with your organizing project! I’m working on one right now in our dining room. Thank you for all the inspiration this week! I just love that entry post. That table…WOW just wow! Have a fabulous weekend!

    1. I really appreciate your encouragement, Christine, thank you! I’m usually able to knock out projects in a decent timeline but I feel like this one has been one delay after the other. The countertop arrived this weekend so I feel like we’re at least headed in the right direction. That entry table was great, wasn’t it? That whole post gave me a totally different perspective on scale too. Hope your week is a happy one. I’m thinking of you and all the projects you have going on too! I know they’ll be amazing, CoCo

  2. That entry transformation was quite the beautiful change. I loved how the color of those stems popped off the wall. Always love your From the Front Porch posts!

    1. I know! She always has the best ideas! It totally made me rethink our entry. I mean, it’s a lot smaller than hers but I still think it’s worth trying if we can find the right piece 🙂 Sending you lots of hugs for a happy week, CoCo

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