From the Front Porch

Happy Friday from the front porch, you guys!

The flowers are blooming and the skies in Florida have been the prettiest shade of blue all week.  I hope the sun has been shining in your neck of the woods too. 

It’s such a mood lifter! 

Speaking of a mood lifter, our kitchen’s built-in desk was recently featured in Country Sampler Farmhouse Style Kitchen Makeovers Magazine.  

As I’ve shared many times, when I was in graduate school living in a not-so-great apartment it NEVER crossed my mind I would be featured in a magazine one day let alone two magazines in the same year! 

I had no budget for home decor items, buying chalk paint seemed like a luxury, and flipping furniture felt like an absolute pipe dream.

But every once in a while I would treat myself to my favorite magazines and I would spend the afternoon studying each and every page.  

Even now, I can still remember what a true gift those days were and I’m beyond grateful I get to share them with you now.   

Thank you for supporting me on this journey – I appreciate you so much!

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

Palm Beach’s Iconic Colony Hotel Gets a Fun, Fresh Redesign 

This brand-new home looks like a 100-year-old Greek villa in Northern NSW.

It’s been so much fun following along on this flip house! Here’s the Tudor House Renovation Reveal in case you missed it.

This modern farmhouse kitchen makeover is really pretty.

The masculine traditional bedroom reveal you have to see to believe!

Hidden Potential in Buckhead (the house is beautiful, but the garden shed totally stole my heart)

Totally obsessed with this gorgeous courtyard area

A beautiful way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! 

6 Designer-Approved Neutral Color Schemes for Every Home 

7 Ways to Add French Style to Your Home (and they’re all totally doable)

“Make Your Bed” and 20 Other 1-Minute Habits for a Clutter-Free Home 

The Easiest Relationship Tip (again, totally doable)

This is the kind of thing that keeps people on the treasure trail. I cannot even imagine!

Words to Live By…

March Book of the Month…

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Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

On the Menu this Week…

03/14 Sunday: French Onion Beef Casserole (don’t forget to include some pie for National Pi Day)

03/15 Monday: 30 Minute Creamy Sesame Miso Ramen with Crispy Mushrooms 

03/16 Tuesday: Crockpot Mexican Street Corn & Chicken Chowder 

03/17 Wednesday: St. Patrick’s Day Menu Ideas 

 03/18 Thursday: Julie Blanner’s Spring Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette Dressing 

 03/19 Friday: Insta Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders with zesty fries

03/20 Saturday: Sheet Pan Shrimp Scampi (we’ll be adding additional veggies)

03/21 Sunday: Three Ingredient Gnocchi (super indulgent)  with a leafy green side salad

Sweet Treat to Try this Week…

40 St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Ideas 

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

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Rug  * Cake StandStorage BinEarrings

Book  * MugAccent ChairsBeads 

Lidded Baskets * Tee (This is another great basic tee and also budget-friendly too) * Pillow Covers * Brush Set 

Striped ShirtPillowMonogram Tumbler StickerSandals 

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

5 Ways to Style a Spring Basket 

DIY Moss Covered Urn and Spring Tea Party Blog Hop

The Easiest Way to DIY Robin Eggs

 Simple Spring Home Tour 

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 bra and panty sets
  • Get a fresh cut
  • Keep Sundays sacred

Simplified & Organized Home Focus This Month

Cleaning Schedule, Self-Care, and Healthy Routines

  • 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…

  • 03/13 – 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

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’re a subscriber, we’ll be sliding into your inbox tomorrow for the Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop!

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

Many blessings,

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  1. Congrats on your magazine feature!!! Such an honor. Also among everything else, thanks for sharing the Life is Amazing quote:)

    1. Thank you, Maria! That quote seemed to perfect fit this week so I’m excited you like it. Also thank you for your sweet words on the magazine feature. I really appreciate it. Hope your weekend is a fun one, CoCo

    1. I know Cindy! How bananas would that be! I would LOSE IT but in the best possible way ? Hugs and see you at the hop tomorrow, CoCo

  2. Congratulations on your magazine feature, CoCo! You definitely deserve it! Your design talents are so amazing and I just love your style! I’m off to check out your wonderful weekly inspiration! I hope your weekend has been filled with many blessings!

    1. You are too sweet to me, Christine, thank you so much. It’s definitely been quite a ride that’s for sure and something I never could have imagined sitting in that apartment all those years ago. Hope your weekend has been a fun one and the coming week is richly blessed, CoCo

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