From the Front Porch

Happy Friday from the front porch you guys! How has your week been? I hope you’ve been able to get a lot accomplished!

Well as I mentioned last week, I felt all over the map but in a good way with my bananas schedule. So, this week, I was all, “You can’t create more time but you can be more intentional with your time, CoCo,” and you guys, it really helped to make that simple mindset shift!

Sometimes it just feels good to take back your schedule and feel confident you actually have a choice…a say…a best yes!

I’m not telling you it’s always easy or that life stuff doesn’t happen to knock us off our game for a hot minute. But at least if we have a plan or a goal in mind, we can get back on track a lot easier than when we’re trying to fly by the seat of our pants.

I have a quick client shopping trip to handle this morning and then we’re headed back to the pecan grove to check on things. The rest of the month is pretty slammed with events so I want to make sure I’m as proactive as possible.

We live too far out of town to really have any trick or treaters but I know a lot of you have kids so I thought you may need some last-minute Halloween ideas. Enjoy!

Scenes from my week…

* It’s so exciting to finally see a lot of pumpkins in the grocery store.

* Speaking of grocery store, can we just talk about the price of Halloween candy? Wowza! How does that even happen!

* I can’t wait to unwrap these beauties.

* We’re a long way away from finishing the horse farm project but honestly, there’s not a minute to waste. Here’s a peek at what we’re planning for the dining room table.

* Caramel apples…they get me every time.

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)

These charming and traditional Halloween party ideas are gorgeous.

Year after year, this lady blows me away with her creativity. Here’s a look at her Elegant Halloween Tablescape.

A tree for Halloween? Say whaaa? I know! It’s super cute.

Wait until you see these DIY Concrete Pumpkins.

A DIY Halloween Candy Bin you’ll want to use all year.

This is almost too gorgeous to eat. I can’t wait to try and make some of my own.

I’m a total sucker for typography and these Apothecary Poison Labels I would be so fun to scatter around for both indoor and outdoor parties.

You can easily make this Black Widow Berry Cocktail into a mocktail for the littles. The cotton candy and eye ball candy garnishes are sure to be a big hit.

A few not so scary Halloween inspired finds from Amazon…

Iced Coffee Pet Costume

Trick or Treat Bag

Statement Necklace


Striped Journal


Cutting Board

OPI Nail Polish – In My Back Pocket

Pillow Cover


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

Fall Picnic at the Picnic Grove

Pear Spice Simmer Pot

How to Personalize Pumpkins with Paint (from the archives)

Blue and White Bathroom Makeover at Bliss Barracks

I hope you guys all have a safe and peace filled weekend. We have a great week coming up next week. I’ll show you how to make a 5-minute fall vignette that can easily be transitioned from Halloween to Thanksgiving on Monday. Tuesday, I’ll share a makeover we gave one of the bathrooms at Bliss Barracks. If you’re a subscriber I’ll see you at our secret spot on Wednesday. If you’re not a subscriber yet, we’d love to have you. I’ll share a few super simple changes we made to one of the upstairs bedrooms at Bliss Barracks on Thursday. We’ll be back here on Friday with scenes from our week and all of our favorite things from around the web. It’s going to be fun!

Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.


Many blessings,


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  1. Hey CoCo – as you well know – our schedules are off the rails…can’t even talk about it. The sweet pup costume makes us miss our sweet Starbuck. And we just know that you have shipped us matching bee journals LOL. Hope your week is off to a fab start!

    1. Didn’t you love those bee journals with the zipper and everything! I wish they had a goat for me then we could have been journal triplets! Sending you both hugs for a happy week, CoCo

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