From the Front Porch

Happy Friday from the front porch! We hope love has shown up for you when you’ve needed it most this week.  

I know a lot of you are in major clean-up mode following all the winter storms and we continue to lift you up.

After celebrating my baby sister’s milestone birthday in the Lowcountry last weekend, we were home long enough to celebrate my nephew’s 6th birthday, work a few days, catch up on laundry, repack, and are now officially back on the road headed to the mountains to check on a loved one. 

I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve checked the day and date on my phone. This week has been an adventure, that’s for sure!

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

This townhouse in Sweden is really charming.

How beautiful is this rental? 

This fresh take on traditional style is really pretty.

The gorgeous portfolio of Whittney Parkinson

This home tour is filled with coastal elegance.

Before & After: Garden Makeover (how cool is that shed!)

5 Top Garden Tips for Guaranteeing Gardening Success 

5 Ways to Incorporate the Mediterranean Longevity Practices into Your Life This Spring 

6 Ways to Wear a White Button-Down Shirt 

11 Easy Ways to Uncomplicate Your Life 

25 Decorating Secrets from the World’s Top Designers 

How to Set Boundaries with Family And Stick To Them 

Words to Live By…

March Book of the Month…

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Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

On the Menu this Week…

02/28 – Sunday: Short Ribs with Creamy Polenta 

03/01 – Monday: Black Bean Burgers with zesty sweet potato fries

03/02 – Tuesday: Southwest Quesadilla with Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream 

03/03 – Wednesday: Kale Caesar Salad with Sweet Potatoes and Crispy Chickpeas 

03/04 – Thursday: Chicken and Dumplings 

03/05 – Friday: Tabbouleh Hummus and Pita Plate  

03/06 – Saturday: Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Baked Salmon with Asparagus and Crispy Potatoes 

03/07 – Sunday: Turkey and Spinach Veggie Lasagna 

Sweet Treat to Try This Week…

One Bowl Vegan Chocolate Cake 

Early Spring Finds We Spotted Online at Amazon and Target This Week…

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PillowSoap DispenserEarringsBook  

Storage Bins * Blush ThrowPuff Sleeve ShirtTote 

PJ Set * ScarfBasketFloral Print Shirt 

Salad ScissorsHazel leaf StemHeadbandsBamboo Brush Set 

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

Country House Birdhouse Makeover & Spring Blog Hop

How to Create a Simple Spring Grapevine Wreath

Spring Bunny Tablescape 

February Favorites…

Encouragement For the Weary…

March Bucket List…

  • Stop waiting
  • Abundance focused morning pages
  • Spice over sugar and salt
  • Walk during lunch
  • Decorate the house for Spring
  • Replant container gardens on the front porch
  • Shop for Easter basket gifts
  • Read the book of the month
  • Buy new bras and panty sets
  • Get a fresh cut
  • Keep Sundays sacred

Simplified & Organized Home Focus This Month

Master Bedroom and Bathroom

  • 02/27 Declutter and Refresh Breakfast Nook
  •  03/06 Master Bedroom
  • 03/13 Master Bedroom Drawers
  • 03/20 Master Bedroom Closet & Accessories
  • 03/27 Master Bathroom Cabinets and Countertops

TCG Housekeeping Notes, Dates to Remember & Upcoming Posts…

  • 03/01 – Buy Cards, Special Occasion Gifts, and Start Shopping for Easter Baskets
  • 03/02 – National Read Across America Day
  • 03/05 – National Day of Unplugging
  • 03/13 – Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop
  • 03/14 – Daylight Savings Time Begins, National Pi Day 
  • 03/17 – St. Patrick’s Day
  • 03/20 – First Day of Spring
  • 03/23 – Spring Home Tour 
  • 04/04 – Easter Sunday

Just a Heads Up…

Just a heads up, while we try to keep our posting schedule as consistent as possible, our posts will more than likely be a bit off next week as well.

I’m hoping to know more soon but right now it’s hard to say how much care is going to be needed until we get there and can fully assess the situation. 

For those of you that have had to navigate an elderly loved one’s care while not physically living in the same town, you know exactly what I mean.

We’re grateful for your understanding and appreciate you so much. 

We hope your weekend is peace-filled and relaxing and can’t wait to share more next week!

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

Many blessings,


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  1. I LOVE this week’s words to live by! I’m pinning that because it totally is something I need to remember! Can’t wait to check out all the inspiration! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

    1. Thank you, Christine! I think people forget the power of words sometimes because they (mostly) come so easily to us. But they really have the power to impact our lives and hearts in so many different ways. I’m glad you felt encouraged by this week’s quote. It helps me all the time too. Hope you find some inspiration in all the links. I can’t wait for all the spring inspiration! Big hugs for a happy week, CoCo

  2. Wishing you all the best and hope tge situation is better than it turns out.

    Sending prayers and good thoughts.


    1. Thank you, Cindy! I think we have a lot of hard decisions ahead of us but I’m praying we will have the wisdom to make the right ones when we need it most. Until then, I’m hoping love and grace lights the way. Big hugs and thank you for your sweet words, CoCo

  3. Wishing you safe travels!
    The chicken and dumplings recipe sounds delicious. I may have to make that soon. I just love a bowl of delicious comfort food.

    1. Thank you so much, Michelle! I’m excited about the chicken and dumplings recipe too. It’s been great weather for it and comfort food is always the best food ? Hope your week is a fun one, CoCo

  4. Those shoes! The gold ones in the first picture – beautiful – info, please?

    1. Sorry for the late response, Sheila, we’re just getting back into town. The pale pink bow flats were a gift from my mom several years ago. She thinks she may have gotten them on Amazon. I’ve searched for them and couldn’t find an exact match but the SAILING LU Bow-Knot Ballet Flats are close. The only difference is a chiffon bow instead of a satin one. Just a heads up, they’re not super comfortable so I only wear them on special occasions. I love the style though so I’m on the hunt for something similar that doesn’t pinch in the toe box. I’ll keep you posted! Hope your week is a special one, CoCo

  5. This is such a great list! It’s full of really good information and your pictures are spectacular! I feel like I’m right there in the moment. I hope all is well with your loved one. Safe travels. xoxo

    1. Thank you so much, Kristin! This post is always so much fun to put together each week. The creativity we’re able to share and inspire each other with is such a gift. Thank you for your sweet words. We’re safely back home and getting a came plan together. Hope your week is a special one, CoCo

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