From the Front Porch

Happy Friday from the front porch, sweet friends. Thanks so much for making us a part of your day!

It’s hard to believe we’re almost to the end of February, isn’t it?

We’ve had such a great month and we hope you’ve had a great one as well.

Last weekend my parents threw a family sock hop at Bliss Barracks.

Both of my parents come from large families so they each take turns hosting their brothers and sisters, all my cousins, and their families throughout the year.

It’s loud and crazy and chaotic at times but also so much fun. We’re still laughing at everything that happened and my parents did a great job putting it all together.

As I’ve shared many times, our schedule is totally bananas from the end of October to the end of February because we’re out of town at least once a week for 14 of the 17 weeks.

Tonight, we’re celebrating one of the littles birthdays and after that, we are finished until April.

We’ve literally crossed off almost everything for the month of March so we can catch up on house projects we’ve had to delay, attend a few online classes and enjoy all the fun things Spring has to offer.

We hope you have lots of fun things to look forward to next month too!

A Few of Our Favorite Things From Around the Web This Week…

Décor Inspiration: Hannah Seabrook’s Charming English Country Style

This 19th Century Barn transformation is totally fabulous!

The garden and landscape designs of Karen D. Miller will have you ready to spend more time outside ASAP!

This farmhouse reveal is filled with lots of cheery colors!

Speaking of color, have you seen this tour yet? Furlow Gatewood: One Man’s Folly I can’t even talk about those hydrangeas – swoon.

It was so much fun to be a part of Meagan’s post, How to Make and Decorate with Topiaries, this week. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet you should. There are beautiful topiaries of all shapes and sizes to explore!

Totally obsessed with this DIY foraged bird’s nest from Michelle and this 5-minute version from Cindy!  

There are so many fabulously simple and cozy touches in this farmhouse tour.

How to Refresh a Kitchen Without Renovating Those countertops right? Such a creative idea!

20 Gorgeous French Kitchens That Will Make You Go Weak in the Knees

How to Be Your Own Valentine This Year and Every Year

5 Things That Might Be Sabotaging Your Morning Routine

8 Easy Hacks to Become “That Girl” in 2022

10 Micro Habits That Will Change Your Life

Words to Live By…

Books of the Month and Devotion to Read This Quarter…

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On the Menu this Week…

Week of February 27th – March 6th

Sweet Treat to Try This Week…

Quick and Easy King Cake

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

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Coat * Bunny Plate * Bubble Bath * Easter Wreath

Wood Sitting Bunny * Dress * Bunny Pillow * Lip Balm

Moon Milk * Daffodils * Sleeveless Dress * Carrot Plate

Scarf * Rug * XL Pearls * Pullover

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

European Oak Inspired Mirror Makeover

DIY European Oak Inspired Mirror Makeover-The Crowned Goat

How to Create a Simple Brown and White Transferware Plate Wall

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2021 Spring Home Tour

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17 Ways to Ease Into Spring

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March Bucket List…

  • Celebrate Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, and Piper’s Adoption Day
  • Decorate the House for Spring
  • Finish the Jack and Jill Bathroom
  • Replant Container Gardens on the Front Porch
  • Shop for Easter Basket Gifts
  • Buy New Bra and Panty Sets
  • Get a Fresh Haircut
  • Yoga Before Bed
  • Continue Quarter Challenge
  • Finish Monetization Class
  • Read the book of the month
  • Keep Sundays sacred

March Simplified and Organized Home Challenge…

Focus of the Month: Master Bedroom and Bathroom  

  • 03/05 – Clean and Organize Master Bedroom
  • 03/12 – Organize Master Bedroom Drawers
  • 03/19 – Reorganize/Donate Master Bedroom Closet & Accessories
  • 03/26 – Master Bathroom Cabinets and Countertops

TCG Housekeeping Notes, Dates to Remember, and Upcoming Posts…

  • 03/01 – Buy Cards, Special Occasion Gifts, and Start Shopping for Easter Baskets
  • 03/01 – Fat Tuesday
  • 03/02 – Ash Wednesday
  • 03/02 – National Read Across America Day
  • 03/04 – National Day of Unplugging
  • 03/08 – International Women’s Day
  • 03/13 – Daylight Savings Time Begins,
  • 03/14 – National Pi Day 
  • 03/17 – St. Patrick’s Day
  • 03/20 – First Day of Spring

New Email Posting Schedule…

Earlier this year, we carefully considered sending posts to subscribers one day a week instead of three. Fridays, are typically your favorite day of the week to read our posts by a few thousand.

At the time, I listened to several differing opinions and ultimately decided to go against my gut in an effort to keep things business as usual.

This week, we had a rather serendipitous turn of events, and we find ourselves faced with the decision again.

This time, I’m going with my gut.

While it feels scary, my word of the year is courage and I know I’ve been given an opportunity to put it into practice.

My plan, for now, is to show up in your inbox on Fridays, for group blog hops, to share the Encouragement of the Month and Motivation Monday posts which are also some of your favorites.

I’ve also been praying about other ways to connect outside of the blog and social media.

We’ll keep evaluating things from week to week and if there are any additional changes, I’ll definitely let you know.

As always, we appreciate you more than you could ever know. Your support, encouragement, and kindness keep us going as we search for clarity and direction. 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,

CoCo

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8 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing my bird nests in 5 minutes.

    Wow you guys have so much fun in your family! A sock hop, how fun is that!

    1. You are so welcome, Cindy! We have a TON of birds in our yard right now so I’m super excited to find an empty nest and try your technique. It’s really pretty. Hugs, CoCo

  2. Oh, how much fun your family must have had at that sock hop! I truly envy how close-knit your family is. I’m off to see all the glorious inspiration you’ve gathered for us this week! Happy Friday!

    1. My parents did a great job putting everything together at the sock hop and it was so much fun to see everyone dressed up. All of my parents’ brothers and sisters live out of town so I know they really to wanted to make it special for them. Hope your weekend was all that you needed it to be. It was fun starting my day with your posts today. Big hugs, CoCo

  3. Two things:

    1. Somehow I wasn’t on your email list (as far as I remember, anyway!). So I just subscribed.
    2. That salmon recipe looks awesome; I’m going to make it when asparagus comes in our veggie/fruit subscription box. I am so excited for spring produce!

    1. That’s so sweet of you, Corrie, thank you! I know follow us on Feedly as well which is super kind. We’re happy to have you! I just had asparagus for the first time over the weekend and it was really good. I try not to rush through the seasons but I have to say the produce in Spring and Summer are THE BEST. I’m not sure what part of the country you’re in but if you come across Cara Cara oranges, pick one up. They’re pink inside almost like a grapefruit or a blood orange color but they are super sweet and so good. Their season is short but totally worth it. Sending you hugs for a happy week and thankful for your support, CoCo

  4. Sooo many good ideas in this post! Love that spring is on the way and that transferware plate wall! Oh and a Sock Hop sounds so cool.

    1. Thank you bunches, Anna! My parents were so sweet to host all of us. You know much much I love brown and white transferware. It’s not always easy to find but it definitely keeps me on the hunt. Sending you lots of hugs for a great week ahead, CoCo

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