From the Front Porch

Happy Friday from the front porch, you guys! How has your week been? Good, I hope! Do you have anything fun planned for the holiday weekend? I’ve been trying to get caught up given everything that happened last week and in a way, it’s been a blessing to be back to work and focused on getting ahead so we can enjoy the especially long weekend.

Don’t get me wrong, we’ve been giving ourselves lots of grace but we’ve also been taking extra time to refocus our priorities for the summer. Without a doubt, we need something fun to look forward to so I’m excited about the possibilities July will hold for us. I’m hoping we’ll be able to steal a bit of time to have Father’s Day redo with my dad this weekend, one of my sisters invited us to a new bbq place so that should be fun, we’re planning to spend some time at the beach nearly every day and of course, we’re excited about all the festivities related to the 4th of July and fireworks.

I couldn’t have made it through this week without all your messages and support. You guys have been so sweet to check on us and let us know you’re praying for us and thinking of us. It means so much and we appreciate each and every one of you!

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Scenes from My Week:

*Reason #138447 I love living on the island. Two of the turtles Ted and Trixie that live on our property had another baby so Truman is finally a big brother. This one was a little too close to the lawn mower so we had to redirect it back home but we’re definitely keep our eyes peeled for more.

*I’m still unpacking a few goodies I picked up at IKEA with my mom.

*Our first peach of the season.

*I’ve read this magazine at least 4 times now! Love, Love, Love!

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Here’s a peek at a few of our favorite things from around the web this week… (Affiliate links have been provided for your convenience. You can read our full disclosure policy here)

I seriously can’t get enough of this gorgeous rowhouse in Georgetown. Wait until you see it!

This 4th of July party is really cute!

There’s still time to make this farmhouse style wreath before next Wednesday!

This ice cream sundae bar looks like so much fun.

These 4th of July dessert hacks will help to make your weekend entertaining much easier.

I know there will be so many great pictures floating around social media to celebrate the patriotic holiday. Here are 5 Awesome Photography Tips for Social Media Success to keep in mind.

These are such a great gift idea and they’re definitely on my wish list! I can’t wait to ask my friends that live out of state what they think about them.

Hands down our favorite version of the Star Spangled Banner ever. I still can’t hear it without getting totally teary!

There’s usually not a lot of downtime during a busy weekend like this but if you have a hot minute to watch this miniseries it’s a good one (just be mindful of the littles as there is mature content and some of the battle scenes are pretty violent.)

If you love the iconic Pendleton blanket, this beach towel is for you.

Beach hats are a must and you can’t beat this one for the style or the price. Yes, please!

This got good reviews and now it’s on our list.

This also got great reviews and is perfect for any road trip or a casual 40-minute drive to town.

I can’t believe I didn’t think of this!

Has anyone ever used this?

Can’t wait to dive into this. I love her!

If you missed anything on the blog lately, here’s a peek at what we’ve been up to…

How to Dye Canvas Drop Cloth

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Stenciling Pillows Made Easy

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Using a Whitewash Technique on Farmhouse Furniture

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When Love Shows Up as a White Shadow

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7 Simple Ways to Celebrate Each Day

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11 Last Minute Patriotic Centerpiece Ideas

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Summer Picnic Essentials

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Easy Patriotic Bundt Cakes

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I hope you guys all have a safe and happy long holiday weekend. We’ll be relaxing and celebrating with our families so I’ll see you back here on Wednesday with an update on the kitchen. Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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