From the Front Porch

Happy Friday from the front porch, you guys. I hope your week has been a fun one. Thanks so much for spending time with us today! 

My Mom and I officially kicked off our birthdays at the Renningers Extravaganza late last week and we’ve been celebrating a little each day ever since.

I’ll get to see my pod later tonight for my birthday dinner and then I have some fun (and low key) things planned for this weekend as well. 

Honestly, it feels like the holidays all over again.

Speaking of which, our stenciled concrete floors were featured in the Spring Issue of Country Sampler Farmhouse Style Magazine.

This is the first time I’ve ever been featured in a magazine so it definitely felt like my birthday present came early this year ?

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

The Spanish Glory Home Tour has me all kinds of ready for travel.

This portfolio from Carley Summers is a great mix of modern meets old-world charm.

Speaking of charming, this kitchen is full of beautiful layers of texture.

There are lots of fun spaces to explore in Urbanology Design’s portfolio.

The outside of our home needs to be repainted so we’ve been looking for exterior paint inspiration.  While this color is a lot darker than what we have now, the transformation is yet another example of the beautiful power of paint.

If block prints steal your heart, you’ll love this site I recently found.

How pretty are these cupcakes?

Ben & Jerry’s speaking my love language – again ? See the inspiration for their latest creation here and the dessert flavors available here. 

7 Lessons We Learned in 2020 We’re Bringing Into 2021 

5 Makeup Mistakes That Make You Look Older

30 At Home Self Care Ideas (that are totally doable)

Such a great reminder on how to intentionally plan for rest from the faith-based company Dayspring.

Words to Live By…

Book of the Month…

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On the Menu this Week…

Sweet Treat to Try This Week…

National Chocolate Cake Day Recipe Ideas 

Valentine’s Day Finds We Spotted Online at Amazon and Target This Week…

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Dog UmbrellaShadow PaletteHeart SweaterBrush Set 

BowlRingKitchen TowelMakeup Eraser 

Slippers * ThrowGarland * Sneakers 

Pink Satin PJ SetNail PolishSheet SetConversation Heart Soap 

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

The Best Way to Organize Your Kitchen 

How to Meal Plan by the Month 

DIY Farmhouse Tool Caddy & Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop 

8 Simple Winter Decorating Tips & Welcome Winter Blog Hop

Reniningers January Extravaganza Recap 

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

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…

  • 01/23 – 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
  • 02/01 – Buy Birthday and Special Occasion Cards and Gifts
  • 02/07 – Super Bowl Sunday

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!

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

Many blessings,


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  1. Congratulations on the feature.! So exciting!

    Happy Birthday too!!!


    1. Thank you so much, Cindy, I really appreciate it. Hope your day is a special one and thanks for making my birthday a happy one 🙂 Big hugs, CoCo

  2. I’m OVER THE MOON Happy for you, on getting featured! Off to check out some of your featured links! Have a fabulous weekend!

    1. Thank you so much for all your sweet support, Christine, I really appreciate it! Big hugs, CoCo

  3. Happy Birthday to you. Happpy Birthday to youuu. Haaaapy Birthday dear beautiful, lovely CoCoooooo. Happy Birthday to youuuuuu!!!
    I hope your week was special and your day filled with love and laughter. And cake! We all need cake! Big hugs sweet friend and many blessings this new birthday year! 🙂

    1. You’re the best, Cindy, thank you so much! I really appreciate you, lady. We had a great time and enough chocolate cake to keep me on the treadmill for the rest of the year ?

  4. A belated Happy Birthday and congratulations on you being featured in the magazine…how very exciting. It sounds like you have been very busy but thank you for including all the wonderful links.

    1. Thank you so much, Karen, I really appreciate it. It was definitely an action-packed and blessed birthday weekend 🙂 Hope you’ve had a great week and you find some links you love. Hugs, CoCo

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