From the Front Porch

Happy Friday from the front porch, you guys! How has your week been? I hope it’s been a fun one and you’re looking forward to a lot of festive holiday activities over the weekend.

We’ve been struggling with the flu this entire week and oh my word, you guys, it’s been rough. I’m hoping we’re going to be on the mend soon because this is NOT the time of year to be sick, you know what I mean?

I was really looking forward to finishing the porches and baking lots of Christmas cookies before our trip but instead I found myself catching up on the final season of Longmire, this season of Fixer Upper and thumbing through magazines.

If there is a silver lining in all of this it’s that we’ve shamelessly spent days in our jammers and given ourselves a chance to rest when we were able. The extra time off has definitely been an unexpected gift I knew we needed but probably wouldn’t have otherwise taken to be honest.

Scenes from our week…

We’ve enjoyed GALLONS of green tea and ginger this week.

My bestie S makes THE best chicken noodle soup – ever.

Despite being sick we’ve still been keeping up with our advent calendar which has been a highlight each day.

Have you guys read the Winter Issue of American Farmhouse magazine yet? There are so many awesome plaid finds!

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

Not to be bossy but stop what you’re doing right now to read this House Beautiful post: This Connecticut Home Celebrates Christmas the Southern Way. Every room is seriously stunning!

This Winter Wonderland Holiday Bar would be festive enough to use all winter long.

Speaking of which, sign me up for this fresh mint white hot chocolate. It almost looks too pretty to drink, right?

Every year my sweet friend, Courtney from the blog Golden Boys and Me knocks our socks off with her Christmas home tour and this year is no exception. It’s another post you don’t want to miss!

A step-by-step guide to making Christmas bows.

The 5-Minute Bottle Brush Christmas Tree Christmas Sweater

This holiday home tour proves simple is so sophisticated.

Do these things now to avoid winter skin later.

10 Gorgeous Instagram Accounts filled with Christmas Inspiration

Still need gift wrap ideas? Wait until you see these beauties!

A few last minute gift ideas from Amazon…(Affiliate links have been provided for your convenience. You can read our full disclosure policy here)


Pineapple Tote Bag

Barefoot Dreams Pullover

Body Polish

Tile Style – Anything Finder

Kate Spade Lunch Tote

The Rustic House Candle

The Five-Minute Journal

Brush Lettering Kit

Dog Paw Earrings


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

How to Make a Simple Monogram with Cranberries

Christmas Inspiration for the Breakfast Nook

Christmas Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Christmas Home Tour at Bliss Barracks (from the archives) 

I hope you have a peace filled and happy weekend. We have a great week coming up next week with three different holiday blog hop posts that I’m really excited about so I’ll be busy over the weekend trying to put the finishing touches on those posts.

Fingers crossed, I’m also hoping to feel well enough to attend my extended family Christmas party back in our hometown.   We drew names this year and one of my uncles is making schnitzel so it should be a fun time for everyone.

Whatever you have planned, I hope it’s something you’re excited about too. Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. Oh my gosh CoCo – we hat that y’all are still still sick! We know for a fact that it is #waynofun being down for the count during the holiday season. In our neck of the woods Jenn is traveling and Vicki is battling something too. It’s always something LOL. You seemed to still find a silver lining in your week. Keep pounding down the ginger! Cheers to better days ahead and wrapping you up in a warm filled hug!

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