From the Front Porch

Happy Friday from the front porch you guys! How has your week been? I hope it’s been a fantastic one.

This week has been all over the map for us to be honest but in a good way. Monday and Tuesday found us working on blog posts for the week, handling a few business matters, saving Filbie from a snake, and working on the water pump at home. I swear it has not been the same since Hurricane Irma hit a few weeks ago. I drove to Bliss Barracks on Wednesday to work on an install for two of the bathrooms. We had to shop for a few clients last Friday and my mom rode along so it was fun to be able to use some of the pieces we found for her home too. Both spaces are really coming along well.   Thursday, we unpacked more Christmas goodies for the store and also planned the holiday open house. I’m hoping we can take pictures of everything because the ornaments and vintage sleighs I’ve unpacked are so pretty. Today, we’re headed to the pecan grove to check on things and fingers crossed pick up pecans. We also have a fun fall picnic planned that I’m hoping to share with you next week. While we’re there we’ll check in on the progress of the horse farm project. There was a wall separating the living room and the dining room that came down late last week and most of the ceilings have been scraped now too. It’s going to be exciting to see how things are coming together because that decision was a big one!

On a side note, we’ve started solidifying our holiday travel plans. Have you guys started that yet? If you’re traveling with pets you may want to start thinking about it now. We’re finding out pet friendly places fill up pretty quickly.

Finally, I don’t even know what to say about the events that happened in Las Vegas this week. It just breaks my heart to see it. Heroism and loss comes in so many forms. We’re keeping you guys in our prayers.

Scenes from my week…

* I have no idea what these wild flowers are but I only seem during this time of year. They kind of remind me of a Morning Glory but they stay out even in the middle of the day.

* We took the weekend off and finally saw the movie Home Again – it was cute – I love a happy ending.

* If you’re a curly hair wrangler or have littles with knots you may want to think about trying this product my bestie S recently picked up for me. It definitely makes combing out wet hair a lot easier.

* A trip to the farmers market. I miss the summer fruit already.

* I’m probably showing my age here but my mom gave me a book to read on hormones and so far, they’re fascinating.

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)

Everything about this Fall Home Tour is gorgeous!

This Apple Cider Bar makes me want to grab a big mug.

Speaking of cider bars, 9 cider recipes to try this fall

The total genius of Heather Bullard…omg….love, love, love her and this bathroom too.

Wait until you see these fall tablescape ideas that will easily transition into the holidays. And bonus, there are free place card printables too (thanks, Shutterfly)!

All successful people do this and you should too

Breakfast cookies? Say whaaa I can’t wait to try this recipe

5 Secrets for Eye-Catching Instagram Images

A few cozy finds from Amazon…

Nap Queen Sweatshirt

Botanical Prints


Pom Pom Blanket

What Can I Bring? Southern Food for Any Occasion Life Serves Up

Lucky Charm Candle



Record Player

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


Vintage White Bedroom Makeover at Bliss Barracks

How to Antique a Gold Frame

DIY Stenciled Feed Sack Pillow Covers (from the archives)

Fall Inspired Entry

I hope you guys all have a peace filled and relaxing weekend. I can’t wait to see you back here on Monday with the fabulous ladies of our Back to Basics series and all the details of the bathroom makeovers we’ve been working on at Bliss Barracks. Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. Hey CoCo – We love your Friday posts! You always seem to have such a great week and find so many many great things on the net!. we love apple cider too and bookmarked the site LOL. cheers to another great week!

    1. You ladies are the best, thank you! Can you believe all those yummy cider recipes! I can’t wait to try them. Hope you girls have the best week, Coco

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