From the Front Porch

Happy Friday from the front porch you guys, it’s good to have you here. My heart, like so many of yours, has been especially heavy watching the coverage from Hurricane Harvey this week. Every time I see the stories of love and loss, heroism and selfless giving from so many hardworking people coming together to help each other it just makes me totally misty-eyed.

As you guys know, storms like these take years to recover from and the rebuilding is a long and sometimes daunting process. Please do whatever you can to help whether it be donating to the Red Cross, The Humane Society or helping with supplies at your local house of worship, food bank or pet shelter.

Magnolia announced for a limited time all the proceeds from this t-shirt will be donated to the efforts. Sugar and Cloth has put together this list of ways you can help some of which are for Texas locals and The Every Girl shared this list of things you can do to help too.

Please keep all the hurricane survivors, first responders, elected officials and volunteers in your thoughts and prayers. It makes a huge difference!

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Here’s a look at scenes from our week…

* My drive to work.

* Spotted at Home Depot – I can’t even take it – SO excited!

* Raise your hand if you’ve already had a Pumpkin Spice Latte, the unofficial drink of Fall – me too!

* My plans for the long weekend…pulling together more donations, sandy toes, salty hair, low country boil, good books and lots of naps.

* Reese…can we just talk about her for a second? Love, love, love! I can’t wait to see her new movie Home Again coming out on September 8th.

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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)

The College Prepster is one of my favorite fashion bloggers and she recently wrote a Nantucket Travel Guide post that makes me want to board a plane for this gorgeous island tomorrow!

Wait until you see the homes in this portfolio …omg…they’re all stunning!

This patio is really beautiful.

I can’t get enough of this under $40 DIY herb wall it kind of makes me want to add walls to our back patio ha ha

Love, love, love these large scale farmhouse art ideas and bonus they’re free!

33 Terrific Soups and Stews

What True Optimism Looks Like

Nantucket Inspired Finds on Amazon-3

A few Nantucket inspired finds from Amazon…

Striped Shirt

Reversible Tote

Boat Shoes


Nantucket: Island Living

Seagrass Table Lamp

Anchor Sheet Set

Light Gray Jute Area Rug

Blue Crab Pillow

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

13 Ways to Be More Organized Every Day

Tips and Tricks for Clutter Free Linen Closets-2

Journeys End House Tour Update

The Crowned Goat Home Tour-22

Easy Fall Wreaths and Autumn Inspired Door Décor

Easy Fall Door Decor Ideas-9

How to Make Your Own Drink Stencil (from the archives) 


We have a great week coming up next week. On Monday, we’ll talk about decorating above one of the most controversial spots in the house. Tuesday, I’ll share a big change we made in the living room. If you’re a subscriber, I’ll see you at our special spot on Wednesday. Thursday, I’ll share a full tour of easy Fall decorating ideas for The Busy Girl. On Friday, we’ll be back here with scenes from our week and all our favorites from around the web. It’s going to be fun!

I hope you guys all have a peace filled and relaxing weekend. I can’t wait to see you back here on Monday. Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. Hey CoCo – We are Reese lovers too! She’s adorable and her personal style is spot-on. You just might need to drive some mums up to Georgia because we have not spotted a single bud here…yet. We’re never ones to give up 🙂 Hugs to you for a fabulous holiday weekend!

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