From the Front Porch

Happy Friday from the front porch, you guys!

We took some time off to spend with our families for the holidays so it’s great to be back with you. 

I’ve spent most of the week easing into the swing of things again and slowly catching up. 

In years past, I would have hit the ground running crossing off goals and managing my to-do list like a boss.

But this year, something feels completely different. 

I’ve decided to work on establishing better habits, implementing solid systems, and creating healthy boundaries.

It might take a hot minute to get it all going. But I know in the long run it’s going to be the little things that made the biggest difference so I’m excited about the journey.  

What are you most excited about this year?

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

The fabulous portfolio of  Alice Lane Interior Design.

I love the way, Katie Hodges Design, brings the outdoors into each space, it’s so pretty.

Speaking of which, wait until you see this stunning space for orchids.

I’ve been thinking about our 2021 home goals and how to make the bathrooms feel like a jewel box then I see European Master Bathroom Makeovers like this one and fall in love all over again with simple, classic style.  

The 6 Biggest Design Trends of 2021 according to Modsy.

20 Common Furniture-Arranging Mistakes That Could Be Sabotaging Your Space 

This is such a beautiful winter wreath.

A pretty craft project you can easily use well into Valentine’s Day.

You probably have all the ingredients you need to make this simple lip scrub in your pantry right now.

9 Food Rules from the World’s Longest-Living People 

31 Top Traits of Successful People 

Words to Live By…

January Bucket List…

  • Declutter and Organize Kitchen
  • Line Kitchen Shelves
  • Establish Skincare Routine
  • Eat Greens with Every Meal
  • Water Before Coffee
  • Watch the Headspace Guide to Meditation on Netflix
  • Read the Book of the Month
  • Buy a New Sleeping Pillow
  • Create a Cozy Winter Home
  • Keep Sundays Sacred

Listening to This Week…

I usually start my day with praise and worship music, and I’ve had this song on repeat all week. 

Graves into Gardens featuring Brandon Lake and Elevation Worship 

Book of the Month…

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The Home Edit Life: The No-Guilt Guide to Owning What You Want and Organizing Everything

On the Menu this Week…

Sweet Treat to Try This Week…

Luscious Lemon Cream Tart  (Low Carb, Keto)

Pantry and Cabinet Organization Finds We Spotted Online at Amazon This Week…

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Food Storage ContainersCereal Storage ContainersSpice Jars * Tags 

Snack Container Set * The Home Edit * Beautifully Organized

Reusable Storage Bags

Tea CaddyThe Complete Book of Home OrganizationThe Home Edit LifeLid Storage Container

Three Drawer Unit * Mason JarsNon-Skid TurntableNon-Skid Riser  

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

How to Set and Achieve Goals In Any Season

13 Self Discovery Books to Read This Year

How to Create a Simple Morning Routine in 4 Easy Steps

10 Tips for a More Organized Life 

Simplified & Organized Home Focus This Month


  • 01/09 Declutter Kitchen Counters/Coffee Bar
  • 01/16 Organize Kitchen Cabinets and Drawers
  • 01/23 Clean Out/Organize Pantry & Spices
  • 01/30 Clean Out/Organize Refrigerator & Freezer

TCG Housekeeping Notes, Dates to Remember & Upcoming Posts…

  • 01/08 – National Bubble Bath Day
  • 01/09 – Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop
  • 01/14 – Buy Valentines Cards, and Gifts
  • 01/15 – Welcome Winter Blog Hop
  • 01/16 – National Use Your Gift Card Day
  • 01/18 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • 01/20 – Inauguration Day (US)
  • 01/23 – National Pie Day
  • 01/24 – National Compliment Day
  • 01/26 – National Green Juice Day
  • 01/27 – National Chocolate Cake Day
  • 01/31 – National Hot Chocolate Day

That’s all for now!

If you’re a subscriber, we’ll be dropping in your inbox tomorrow with the ladies of the Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop.

I know they’ll be a bright spot in what has been a wildly unbelievable week for our nation.

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. You are so welcome, Michele! I love your style so much. I swear I could just sit on your back porch area and hang out for days 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

    1. Thank you so much, Karen, I really appreciate it! Lemon is one of my favorite flavors so I’m super excited to try that recipe too. Hope your day is a special one, CoCo

  1. I’m right there with you. I don’t know what it is, but this year it’s been a bit difficult to get on track. But you just have to keep on keeping on, right?! I’ve so missed your Front Porch posts. Definitely need to catch up! P.S. If you’re looking for an AMAZING sleep pillow, hands down for me it’s a MY Pillow! I seriously didn’t believe all the hype but then I tried one. Now I can’t sleep without it. Hugs, Christine

    1. You are so right, Christine, putting one grace-filled foot in front of the other is definitely going to be the name of the game this year. We’ve been trying our best to manage our expectations and just ease into things as well as take time to celebrate winter and all things cozy 🙂 I’ve had a MY Pillow for the past few years and loved it but I think I’ve washed it too much because it won’t hold it’s shape now which is kind of weird. I’m on the hunt though….maybe a chill or gel pillow…I’m shocked and kind of overwhelmed at all the options now ha ha Hugs for a happy weekend, CoCo

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