From the Front Porch

Happy Friday from the front porch you guys! How has your week been? I hope it’s been fabulous and you’ve gotten a lot accomplished. Can you believe we’re already in November – Oh, my word – me either!

Well, this week I’ve been laser focused on the horse farm project. There are so many things about this project that have gone really, really, well. That being said, the things that have gone bad have gone REALLY bad…like make you want to pull your hair out bad.

The ceilings have been scraped, one wall has been completely removed, the entire house has been painted, the molding is almost finished and the new floors were finished this week. Things are progressing fairly well so far which means, I’m on deck next.

My mom helped me shop for a lot of accessories and other staples this week which felt like the biggest blessing. She totally gets me, even when I feel like a crazy pants sometimes. I have a few more rugs to order, artwork to figure out and then it will be time to start painting furniture so we can begin the install. Fingers crossed we make our Thanksgiving deadline.

Scenes from my week…

*So many fabric samples, so little time. This one was our favorite from this week’s shopping trip.

* A few goodies we’ll be using at the horse farm project

* This is page 1 of 8 with all the changes from the last meeting. Yes, they all look just like this…yikes…and yet this is part of what it takes to make a house a home. I’m so excited we’re at this stage.

* Chocolate chip turtle cookies and Christmas inspiration for the win!

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)

This bedroom…oh my word…so gorgeous…I’ll take it all!

A simple dinner idea that’s a perfectly low key way to spend time with your girl squad.

How to Make a Fall Wheat Wreath

Modern Farmhouse and Bathroom ideas that are all really pretty from the famed Jersey Ice Cream Co.

I love their homes, their books, their farm…and now we’ve been given a peek inside their studio and storefront too. It’s just as amazing as you’d think it would be.

5 Items to Ditch if You Want Your Home to be More Stylish

This post, “Burnt Out? Us Too” hit just a little too close to home for me and I’m betting some of you are going to be able to relate as well.

I can’t remember if I shared this book or not yet but I’m really excited about reading it. I’ve seriously struggled with sugar and at times stress eating (brownie batter anyone?) for the last few years and it seems like a bit of a lifeline. I’ll keep you posted.

This is Why You Hate Running

A few staples to help prep for Thanksgiving guests from Amazon…

Duvet Set

Ninja Coffee Bar

Coffee Mug

Bath Sheets

Bay Leaf Wreath with Rosemary

Pillow Cover

Luggage Rack

Lace Trimmed Oversized Napkin Set

White Dinnerware Set

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

Grateful & Blessed Table Runner

Pumpkin Spice Golden Milk Latte

Homemade Bread Wrapper with Free Printable (from the archives)

Easy Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas

I hope you have a peace filled and happy weekend. We have a great week coming up next week as we start to sprinkle in more Christmas and holiday posts. On Monday, I’ll share the cutest snack bags for your holiday travels. Tuesday, I’ll share easy ways to prepare for holiday guests. 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 either share a project I’m working on for the horse farm or one I’m working on for Christmas – I’ll have to see which one turns out the best. As always, I’ll see you back here with scenes from our week and all of our favorite things from around the web on Friday.

Happy weekend friends!

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


Many blessings,



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  1. Every single one of these photos gets us ready for Thanksgiving. It falls on a very hard date for our family this year but we are forever grateful for the love, memories and joy.

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