From the Front Porch

Happy Friday from the front porch you guys! How has your week been? I hope it’s been fantastic! Are you guys ready for all the Halloween and Trunk or Treat festivities? Several of my girlfriends are pulling last minute costume changes together for the littles and bracing for “the chaos of the sugar high” which they swear lasts for days and always gives me the giggles. Most of them are pretty no-nonsense parents but you know how it is – kids don’t really trick or treat with plastic pails anymore – they show up at the front door with king size pillowcases in tow.

I know they’re all going to have so much fun.

We’ve spent most of this week getting ready for company. No matter how many times we host people there always seems to be a lot of last minute things to handle. I know part of it is because I truly believe our home is a gift and I want people to find it a relaxing place of comfort and respite when they arrive. The other part is because I know our schedule is demanding so I don’t want to forget any of those small details that make a visit special.

I’ll be traveling to check on the pecan grove and the progress of the horse farm project today and as soon as I get home I’ll be ready to party the rest of the weekend and into next week.

Scenes from my week…

* The last rose of the season from our garden and what a beauty!

*I may or may not have nudged (politely, of course) my way into getting this piece of transferware while two guys were trying to decide if the table it was sitting on was sturdy enough to buy and resell.

* I was outside swinging on my swing the other day and you guys, it was THE prettiest day. Not a cloud in the sky.

* A peek at one of the rugs I delivered last week to Bliss Barracks.

* The Winter 2017 issue of Flea Market Style magazine has so many pages of inspiration.

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)

Wait until you see all the glamourous details of this 650 square foot Manhattan apartment.

Have you guys seen this cozy airstream tour yet? All those layers of texture are so pretty.

Things You Need to Do This Fall from Monika Hibbs is a totally doable list.

A super cute last-minute Halloween costume idea.

Loved this post on goal setting from Lara Casey! #everywordtruth

This is such a great DIY idea for hiding the cable box. I definitely need to try it too.

Pumpkin muffins with maple glaze

If orange and yellow are not really your jam for Thanksgiving tablescapes, consider these colors.

A few inspired finds from Amazon…

Buffalo Check Pillow Cover

Entry Table

Blush Ankle Boots

Fiddle Leaf Fig

John Derian Picture Book


Concrete Finish Lamps

Work Tote


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

No-Sew Varsity Inspired Pillow (from the arcvhives)

Thanksgiving Planning Guide and Free Printable

How to Spray Paint Wicker Furniture

Thanksgiving Inspired Porch Tour

I hope you have a peace filled and happy weekend. We’ll be hosting guests so it’s definitely going to be fun few days.

We have a great week coming up next week. On Monday, I’ll share an easy way to celebrate gratitude during the entire Thanksgiving season. Tuesday, I’ll share one of my favorite fall drinks – pumpkin spice golden milk latte. If you’re a subscriber I’ll see you at our secret spot on Wednesday. If you’re not yet, we’d love to have you. On Thursday, I’ll share simple Thanksgiving tablescape ideas and on Friday, I’ll see you back here with scenes from our week and all of our favorite things from around the web. It’s going to be a great week.

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


Many blessings,


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  1. Love that magazine this month! And that kitchen is swoon-worthy for sure! Another great week of inspiration CoCo. We greatly appreciate it. We too are hosting friends. Loving and embracing the moments. Hugs to a fabulous weekend!

    1. Thanks so much ladies! I know you guys had a busy and fun filled weekend too. Glad you like the ideas and the magazine too. I’ve read it several times because I don’t want to miss anything 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

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