From the Front Porch

Happy Friday from the front porch sweet friends! I can hardly believe we’re about to unofficially kick off the summer season this weekend.

How are you?

It’s been another tough week, hasn’t it?

There have been times, especially lately, when I’ve been at a complete loss for words.

Times when it feels like words have lost their power and are no longer enough.

And when those times happen, I stop and listen.

Then I take action.

There is ALWAYS something we can do no matter how big or small or insignificant it might feel at the time.

Our kids deserve better.

Our teachers deserve better.

Our first responders deserve better.

We deserve better.

And so do the families of the fallen, who have risked their lives and paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.

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

Riverbottoms Remodel (another home I could totally move right into)

A Victorian Country Home in the Surrey Hills that is too beautiful for words.

The Designer Who Found Her Passion at Home

Can you even with this stunning pool cottage?

17 Simple Summer Decorating Tips (that are totally doable)

Patriotic Picnic Ideas (such a great way to kick off the holiday weekend)

Speaking of which, how pretty is this Picnic in Paris-themed bridal shower?

26 Front Yard Flower Bed Ideas

Get ready to totally lose it (in the best possible way) at the flowers at these weddings.

20 Jubilee Menus Even the Queen Should Try

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend and Schedule of Events

Does it really work? The hot topic that was discussed at our last family dinner.

The Ideal Daily Schedule for Dogs, According to Veterinarians

Linen Pants 3 Ways

This sandwich board would be fabulous for Memorial Weekend and the summer season too!

Foods for Better Brain Health

As someone who struggles with an anxiety disorder, this post, How to Help a Loved One with Anxiety, was really well-written.

This one was a great reminder too.

Words to Live By…

Second Quarter Books of the Month and Devotional…

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On the Menu this Week…

Week of May 29th – June 4th

Sweet Treat to Try This Week…

46 Memorial Day Desserts for a Sweet Addition to Your Holiday Weekend and if you’re planning ahead for the Jubilee…Jubilee Baking Ideas (some of these are almost too pretty to eat!)

Patio and Summer Inspired Finds We Spotted Online at Amazon and Target This Week…

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Patio and Summer Inspired Finds We Spotted Online at Amazon and Target-The Crowned Goat

Dress * Tote * Cushion * Earring Set

Planter * Striped Shirt * Necklace * Anti-Frizz Spray

Sofa * Topiaries * Dress * Eyeshadow Stick

Wagon * Rug * Sandals * Nightgown

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

DIY Gold Frame Wall Calendar

DIY Gold Framed Wall Calendar-The Crowned-Goat

50 Summer Bucket List Ideas

50 Summer Bucket List Ideas-The Crowned Goat

10 Easy Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day

Easy Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day-The Crowned Goat

8 Festive Patriotic Ideas Blog Hop

8 Festive Patriotic Ideas Blog Hop-The Crowned Goat

Our Favorite Travel Essentials

Our Favorite Travel Essentials from Amazon-The Crowned Goat

June Bucket List…

  • Celebrate Dad’s Birthday, Flag Day, and Father’s Day
  • Enjoy the Cabin
  • Begin 30 Day Rest Challenge
  • Try a New Craft Project
  • Learn to Make a Signature Mocktail
  • Surprise Someone with an Unexpected Gift
  • Take a Walking Photography Tour
  • Continue Quarter 2 Challenge
  • Read the Book of the Month
  • Keep Sundays Sacred

June Simplified and Organize Home Challenge…

Focus of the Month: Paper Clutter, Photos, and Email

  • 06/04 – Bills/Mail/Paper Clutter
  • 06/11 – Digital Computer Files/Passwords/Photographs
  • 06/18 – Your Email Inbox
  • 06/25 – Organize Your Purse, Wallet & Update Your Phone Contacts

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

  • 05/30 – Memorial Day, National Creativity Day
  • 06/01 – Buy Gifts and Cards for Birthdays and Special Occasions
  • 06/02 – Trooping the Colour, Platinum Jubilee Festivities Begin
  • 06/03 – National Donut Day
  • 06/05 – National Cancer Survivors Day
  • 06/08 – National Best Friends Day
  • 06/14 – Flag Day
  • 06/19 – Juneteenth, Father’s Day   

As always, we appreciate you more than you could ever know, 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. Mary Smart says:

    Of all those beautiful things, the thing that most intrigued me was the Goat paper clip! LOL Where ever di you find those?

    1. Those goat paper clips are so fun, aren’t they Mary? My sister got those for me when the Magnolia line first came to Target. I haven’t seen them recently but I wish daily they would bring them back! If I see anything similar I’ll be sure to share because I’m definitely on the hunt. Hope your week is filled with all good things, CoCo

  2. CoCo,
    I loved your shares this week. I’m so honored to be included. I loved the great reminder post and I plan to re-share on my Sunday, Dirt Road Adventures along with your calendar idea. Love it all.

    1. You are so good to me, Rachel, thank you so much! I really appreciate all your love, support, and encouragement. It means the world! Big hugs and thank yous, CoCo

  3. Another great gathering of Cindy’s needed “essentials”. Those houses were amazing and yep, I could move right in as well. And I’m totally making a sandwich board this weekend! I heart sammies! Hope you are doing well? Seems like life is getting busier and I haven’t been able to chat with you in a while. Miss you

    1. You’re so sweet, Cindy, thanks so much for always supporting this post. Those homes, right? They get me every time. I think my Mom is going to try out the sammie board for the 4th of July so if you try it before then let us know how it works out. It looks like such a great idea for feeding a crowd. I’ll send you an email later today and catch you up. Until then, I’m sending you lots of love and hugs, CoCo

  4. Always inspirational and meaningful!

    1. Thanks so much, Cindy, I really appreciate it! Hope you have the best weekend. Hugs, CoCo

  5. I’ve missed reading your blog lately so I am zipping around reading some of your posts! You gathered some great finds this week – I bought the green dress and it just arrived. I love it!!

    1. Such a kind and thoughtful thing to say, Cindy, thank you. We’ve been spending extra time at the cabin and the wi-fi is not always dependable so I’m catching up while it’s working. It’s such a peaceful place I’m definitely going to have a hard time leaving. Hope your summer season is off to a great start too. Big hugs, CoCo

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