From the Front Porch

Happy Thursday from the front porch, you guys! How has your week been? I hope it’s been super productive and you’re tackling your February goals like a boss.

Has this week flown by for you guys? Oh my gosh, us too! I seriously don’t know if we took on more than usual this week now that the year is getting into full swing or if we managed our time differently. Either way, I’m thankful for a calendar that helps to keep us on track and a tending list to remind us what goals we want to nurture this month. Without them, we would have been all over the place this week.

Are you guys looking forward to Valentine’s Day? It’s kind of weird being in the middle of the week but I think there’s something about it being on a Wednesday that makes it more intentional, you know? Plus, if you’re planning on going out of town – hello, long relaxing weekend, amiright?

Speaking of going out of town, I’ve spent most of the week painting furniture and a few other key pieces to take to Loblolly Manor.

Here’s a peek at scenes from our week…

* Sneak peek at Monday’s post.

* Remember that wood pedestal that had too much yellow on it for my mom? I fixed and she loves it now!

* Spotted at Hobby Lobby on sale – seriously how cute it this bicycle basket!

* This hutch got a makeover in French Linen and it’s going to be so pretty styled with white ironstone in the dining room.

* I just finished this book and it was so good!

A few of our favorite posts from around the web this week…

Have you guys seen the This Old House Idea House yet? There are so many great ideas if you love coastal décor, blue and white or just dream of having a place on the water one day.

If you’re wondering how Joanna Gaines feels about faux flowers, read this post.

Find Your Passion With This One Simple Change in Perspective

This 52 Week Money Challenge shares how you can easily save around $1400 a year. I say easily because you only have to start with $1. I know!

If you love monograms and you’re looking for something that’s both pretty and practical, consider this gift which would be treasured all year long.

This perfectly pink pasta would be fun to make for Valentine’s Day.

There are so many great Valentine’s Day desserts in this post

We can’t wait to make these Empress Tea Scones for Valentines breakfast.

If you still need a gift tag for your Valentine’s Day gift, these are really pretty and they’re free too.

These puny anti-valentines gave me the giggles!

Have you ever thought about giving yourself something special for Valentine’s Day? Something that celebrates you? Here are a few inspired ideas from Amazon…(Affiliate links have been provided for your convenience. You can read our full disclosure policy here)

She Believed She Could Mantra Bangle

Women’s Knit Heart Print Sweater

What I Love About You Fill in the Blank Journal

Lucy’s Luxury Faux Fur Throw

Peonies, Roses and Hydrangeas in a Large Mercury Glass Vase

Striped Turkish Towel

Anker Power Core 10000

Gold Heart Mug

Godiva Chocolates

Rosette Print Bed Sheet Set

Essie Nail Lacquer in Sugar Daddy

Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer

Rose Gold Inspired Zippered Pouch

Jonathan Adler Pop Candle, Champagne

Fit & Wit Snow Flower Crystal Statement Necklace

6 Handmade “Sweet Berries” Bath Bombs Gift Set

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

14 Stress Free Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Easy Valentine’s Day Dessert Buffet

DIY Stamped Bookpages

How to Make Your Own Monogrammed Tea Towels

I hope you have a peace filled and happy weekend. We have a great week coming up next week as we team up with the fabulous ladies of the Back to Basics series on Monday, share another room makeover from the horse farm project on Tuesday and I’ll have another installment from the series, “When Love Shows Up” for you on Valentine’s Day. As always, we’ll be back here on Thursday with scenes from our week and all of our favorite things from around the web.

It promises to be a busy rest of the work week with a full work weekend on tap for half of Team Crowned Goat as we begin to make a few changes to some of the rooms at Loblolly Manor. I’m really excited to help my parents transition their part-time home into a retreat space they can relax and feel creative in. We’ll also be attending a “cancer-free celebration” which will be fun and fingers crossed we’ll make it to the auction! My mom has never been to one, so, I’d love to be able to carve out some special time to enjoy that experience with her.

Just writing out that list makes me feel like things are going to be a bit bananas – I hope there’s pie!

Whatever you have planned for this weekend, I hope it’s something you’re excited about. I can’t wait to see you back here on Monday. Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. CoCo – thank you for sharing so many wonderful ideas, gifts, makeovers and projects. Your encouragement, friendship and love mean the world to all of us. Hugs and love to a fabulous weekend!

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