Happy Thursday from the front porch, you guys. How has your week been? I hope it’s been totally fabulous and you’ve felt loved and supported all week long.
Spring is such a great time for fresh hope and renewal isn’t it? I seriously get excited just thinking about how we’re all growing and changing in ways we can’t even imagine. I know it’s not always easy but somehow, it’s always worth it – even the hard stuff.
We took an extra-long weekend last weekend and took part of this week off as well to solidify our goals for March and to prioritize rest. It felt like THE biggest gift. Even though it was a little cold (I wore shorts and a sweater) we read our favorite books on the beach, made fun meals at home, napped when we wanted to nap, watched movies, made gourmet popcorn, grabbed a latte and a stroll through the bookstore, enjoyed a bit of treasure hunting and brought home a few plants.
I spent the rest of the week focused on race day which is Saturday! I cannot believe it’s here, you guys – 9.3 miles over multiple bridges – it is so intense. We’ve been training for months so we’re as ready as we can be I guess. I’m definitely getting excited and nervous! My only goal is to finish strong, I don’t really care how long it takes, I just want to finish.
Please keep my family in your prayers this weekend as we will begin marking the one-year anniversary of my grandparents homegoing. We’ve definitely experienced a mix of emotions this week and I know they will continue into next week as well. My sisters and I have some things planned for my mom to make sure we give her extra love and support during this time.
I never thought it was possible to hold grief and grace in your heart at the same time and yet, I’m learning they are an essential part of the healing journey.
Here’s a peek at scenes from our week…
* Treasures from the sea
* Give me sandy toes any day
* Picked up these pretty bottles for a photo shoot
* After a year of taking a journaling break…I think I’m ready to start again. *You can find this faith-based 365-day devotional journal here. (*affiliate link)
A few of our favorite posts from around the web this week…
This backyard area is beautiful and packed with great ideas!
Wait until you see this stylish 550 square foot apartment!
This bathroom is fabulous.
So is this dining room.
Tips and tricks on How to Style a Room.
If you love blue and white, you’ll go bananas over this fresh take on an Easter inspired tablescape.
This video gave me the giggles. Reese Witherspoon is so funny and seriously spot on! If you love the South, it’s a must see ?
Here are a few Spring inspired doormat ideas from Amazon…(Affiliate links have been provided for your convenience. You can read our full disclosure policy here)
If you’ve missed anything on the blog lately, here’s a peek at what we’ve been up to…
Easter Egg Bundt Cakes (from the archives)
I hope you all have a peace filled and happy weekend. If you’re in a state or country that observes Daylight Savings Time remember to “Spring Ahead” and set your clocks forward one hour. Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 11th. This is also a great time to change out the batteries in your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector!
We have a great week coming up next week as we continue to enjoy all things Spring and gardening around the house and on the front porch. I’m hoping to share scenes from race day with you and scenes from a treasuring hunting trip I have planned early next week with my mom before we head out of town for a few days to take care of multiple projects. We’ll also be celebrating my grandparents next week with a big family breakfast and lots of hugs, snuggles, laughs and I’m sure a few tears. It is definitely going to be a full week.