Happy Friday from the front porch!
We hope your week has been a good one. Thanks so much for making us part of your day.
I’m headed to get my 2nd vaccination shot this morning and while I’m a bit nervous about it, I’m thankful we’re one step closer in the fight against the pandemic.
Most of my friends and family members have already been vaccinated and were super sweet to share their experiences. I’ve stocked up on all the essentials they suggested and feel pretty set for a quiet weekend!
In other news, for those of you that have been following along on the guest bedroom makeover, you may remember I mentioned this cabinet in last weeks From the Front Porch post.
After measuring several times, we’ve determined it’s too big for the space we had planned by 3 inches and I am SO bummed.
The good news is that I have a few “backup” ideas. The bad news is because I pretty much dreamed up the entire bedroom around the cabinet, I feel like I’m back to square one as far as furniture placement goes which will definitely make for an interesting few weeks 🤦♀️
A Few of Our Favorite Posts from Around the Web this Week…
The views from these private terraces are amazing!
I can’t get enough of this gorgeous tabletop inspiration.
Words to Live By…
Watching This Week…
Earlier this month, Marian of Miss Mustard Seed recommended Bunny Williams: Not a House but a Home on PBS and it was really good. Bunny Williams definitely has a style more modern than my own but I really appreciated all the design and life lessons she shared.
If you’re unable to watch the video in your area, here’s a post from Veranda with all the details.
May Book of the Month…
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I’m still trying to process everything but I was SHOCKED at my results and have way more work to do than I originally thought.
This book has been my favorite book of all the books we’ve read so far this year and I hope it encourages you to take a look at how you can reset things in your own life too!
On a side note, this is how 95% of the photoshoots have gone since bringing our rescue Piper home in March 😆
On the Menu this Week…
Week of May 16 – May 23
05/16 – Sunday – Lemon Arugula Pasta with Burrata
05/17 – Monday –Vegetarian Kung Pao Quinoa Bowls
05/18 – Tuesday – Frito Pie
05/19 – Wednesday – Spinach Avocado Salad with Berries
05/20 – Italian Wedding Soup
05/21 – Friday – Do you guys watch Endeavor on Masterpiece? It’s always fascinated me that Thursday’s wife makes him a “pickle and cheddar” for lunch every day. Well, it turns out, it’s a real thing. Grab the recipe here.
05/22 – Saturday – Baked Potato Bar
05/23 – Sunday – Million Dollar Ravioli Casserole with Italian salad
Sweet Treat to Try this Week…
A Few Fun Finds We Spotted Online at Amazon and Target This Week…
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IF YOU’VE MISSED ANYTHING FROM THE ARCHIVES OR THE BLOG, HERE’S A PEEK AT WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO…
8 Easy Tips and Tricks for Styling a Dining Room Hutch (Lifestyle of Love Blog Hop)
May Bucket List…
- Celebrate the Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day
- Begin Back to Basics campaign
- Finish Writing Class
- Follow the arrows – Look for Clues – Take Action
- Participate in the One Room Challenge
- Sunset Picnic
- Look for Fireflies
- Buy Piper a swimming pool
- Power Wash Exterior of The Crowned Goat Cottage
- Read the Book of the Month
- Keep Sundays Sacred
SIMPLIFIED AND ORGANIZED HOME FOCUS THIS MONTH…
LIVING ROOM/GUEST BEDROOM OR HOME OFFICE/SUMMER BUCKET LIST
- 05/01 – Declutter and Organize Living Room
- 05/08 – Household Books & Magazines
- 05/15 – Home Office or Guest Room
- 05/22 – Home Office or Guest Room Closet & Drawers
- 05/29 – Summer Bucket List
TCG HOUSEKEEPING NOTES, DATES TO REMEMBER & UPCOMING POSTS…
- 05/17 – Tax Day (US)
- 05/31 – Memorial 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!