From the Front Porch

Happy Friday from the front porch you guys! How has your week been?  I hope it’s been a fabulous one.  Are you guys ready for Thanksgiving? Me too!

This week has been one wild blessing as we continue our work from the horse farm install.  I don’t think I’ve been this tired since the One Room Challenge in May when we were sanding and scraping the concrete floors ha ha.

There have been a lot of long days and a few nights we’ve had to eat dinner on the run but we’ve made tons of progress this week. I’ve been taking pictures along the way so hopefully, I’ll be able to share some of the makeovers with you after the holidays.

I’m hoping we’ll be finished over the weekend or by early next week so I can run home and pack a bag for an extended Thanksgiving break with my family.  Fingers crossed we can make it work.

 Scenes from my week…

* One of the many porches we took over for staging accessories! It was bananas.

* This sweet piece and the matching dresser got a bit of a makeover while we were giving one of the bedrooms a fresh look. It’s one of my favorite rooms now.

* On a fieldtrip to THE cutest nursery!

* The homeowners set up a paint studio and DIY work area for us in their barn so we could complete various projects while on site. The barn was HUGE so it was a dream space with plenty of room. Every time I walked from the main house to the barn to work, this horse would be out in the field, see us coming and would start walking the fence line just a talking (ok neighing) until I gave him plenty of attention. He was definitely a sweet surprise every day I’m really going to miss.

*I packed goodie bags filled with all sorts of magazines and snacks for Team Crowned Goat. This magazine was a really good one and is something we all look forward to each year. There are so many fun ideas.

Here’s a peek at a few of our favorite things from around the web this week

One of the hardest working bloggers in blogland is on the cover of one of my favorite holiday magazines!

If you’re excited about Fixer Upper gearing up for their final season on November 21, you’ll love this farmhouse inspired Christmas post.

Speaking of Fixer Upper, don’t forget The Magnolia Journal Winter Issue hits newsstands this week. I picked it up last week at Barnes and Nobles and oh my word every page is gorgeous!

Decorating the kitchen for Christmas can be a little tricky but this lady nails it with such pretty inspiration.  Bre’s home is also featured in the 2017 BHG Christmas Ideas magazine.

These would be fun to give as gifts if you’re ready to get a jump start on making a few things before the rush starts.

This lace pottery – wow – love, love, love – I definitely need to learn how to make this.  Let me know if you try it too, ok? I’m going to try lace ornaments like this so I’ll let you know how it goes in a future blog post.

These Holiday Inspired Appetizers would be great to serve if your group gets a little snack-y while waiting on Thanksgiving dinner to be served.

I can’t wait to try this Gingerbread Cold Brew Latte recipe.

How to Have a Mindful Holiday Season.

Hold the phones Netflix has announced the release date of the second season of The Crown – OMG – SO excited!


A few holiday inspired finds from Amazon…(Affiliate links have been provided for your convenience. You can read our full disclosure policy here)



Deer ornaments

Wrapping paper

White Tree





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

How to Create a Simple Flower Arrangement

Easily Repurpose a Picture into a Chalkboard

Simple Ways to Show Appreciation this Holiday Season

Naughty or Nice Christmas Gift List Printable

This week, you guys, has been such an amazing gift.  Just knowing we’re creating a home and a space where this family can make happy memories for years to come makes my heart swell.  I can’t wait to show you everything we’ve been working on. The transformation is wild!

Since we’ll be working through the weekend to finish up a few projects at the horse farm and to prepare our homes for the holidays, Team Crowned Goat has decided to take the week of Thanksgiving off.  There are bags to pack, garlands to hang, pies to bake and adventures to enjoy.  I hope you’ll be able to take a little extra time to enjoy the things you love this coming week too.

If you’re a subscriber, I’ll be popping in at our usual spot on Wednesday.  As always, if you’re not yet, we’d love to have you.  You can subscribe at the end of this post, from our home page or the subscription box on the side bar.

We’ll be kicking off our holiday home tour on Monday, November 27th with so many of our favorite bloggers which is going to be so much fun.

I hope you have a peace filled and happy weekend.  Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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    1. You inspire me every day with your work ethic and talent, Michael. I swear your passion is contagious! Big hugs, CoCo

  1. So glad you are taking a well-deserved week off! Can’t wait to see this beautiful horse farm too! May you and yours have a blessed and beautiful Thanksgiving holiday. We love you!

    1. It feels good to be taking some time ladies – hope you guys take a couple of days off too! We worked so hard on the horse farm project. I can’t wait to show it to you. Sending you lots of love and hugs for a joy and peace filled Thanksgiving weekend. I’ll be keeping you both in my prayers. Love you too, CoCo

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