From the Front Porch: Cozy Spring Cottage Edition

Happy Friday, from the front porch sweet friends and welcome to the cozy spring cottage edition!

If you had followed me around this week, you would have noticed one word kept popping up repeatedly.  

And that one word is opportunity.

As in the opportunity to…

…celebrate the amazing life of my Granny on the anniversary of her homegoing this week.

…discuss and finalize a few career moves I’m both scared and excited about.

…cheer on one of my favorite people as she signed a contract to be featured in an upcoming magazine.

…get most of our plants in the ground before it gets too hot. It’s been gorgeous in Florida this week!

…spend the extra hour of sunlight each day learning embroidery, something I’ve always wanted to do.

…play with Piper as she bolts across the yard with the empty flower containers like they’re toys.  

…choose special Easter basket goodies.

…try out new meals.

…start a new book (Worthy by Jamie Kern Lima is so good!)

…reset our nightly routine.

While some of these things might seem like items on a to-do list, when you look at them through the lens of opportunity it somehow makes the ordinary feel extraordinary.

And that’s because everything on the list was done with intention.

So, as we move forward into the last two weeks of this quarter, I want to encourage you to pay attention to the opportunities that have been placed on your path.

Are you taking full advantage of them?

Or are you talking yourself out of them because you’ve convinced yourself you don’t have time, don’t feel worthy enough, don’t feel motivated, or wonder, why bother?

Opportunities big and small are precious gifts, but it’s up to you to accept, unwrap, and enjoy them.  

And one day, when you’re ready, you’ll be able to pass that same gift along to someone else.

As always, I’ll be cheering you on.

A Few of Our Favorite Things from Around the Web This Week…

Beautiful Home and Garden Tours:

Seasonal Inspiration:

Health and Wellness Inspiration:

Style and Travel Inspiration:

Simple Pleasures and Little Luxuries:

  • I can’t believe this is waterproof.
  • These are already sold out in my size but I wanted to share in case they still have your size available in some of the other colors. They’re so pretty.
  • Talk about an “add to cart” moment!

If You’ve Missed Anything from the Blog or the Archives Recently, Here’s a Peek At What We’ve Been Up To…

Spring Home and Porch Tour

Spring Home and Porch Tour-The Crowned Goat

Spring Front Door Bunny Flower Basket and Handcrafted Society Blog Hop

Spring Front Door Bunny Flower Basket-The Crowned Goat

Farmhouse Easter Basket Ideas

Farmhouse Inspired Easter Basket Ideas-The Crowned Goat

The Easiest Way to DIY Robin Eggs

The Easiest Way to DIY Robin Eggs-The Crowned Goat

Egg Basket Flower Arrangement

Egg Basket Flower Arrangement-The Crowned Goat

You can find last week’s From the Front Porch: The Spring Craft Ideas here, if you missed it…

DIY Flower Covered Easter Eggs-The Crowned Goat

Easter Inspiration We Spotted Online at Amazon This Week…

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  • Dish Towel Set (a sweet way to dress up your kitchen for Spring)
  • Dress (comes in so many pretty colors, I love the navy, beige color and the green one too)
  • Earrings (this would be fun to wear to an egg hunt)
  • Candle (I had no idea the infamous Volcano candle came in purple until I spotted this one)
  • Book  (a recent release that looks like a great read)
  • Wreath (a festive way to celebrate Spring)
  • Dress (comes in lots of colors)
  • Bunny Slippers (these would be cute in an Easter basket)
  • Basket (great for gifting or as a welcome basket)
  • Easter Cards (new but have a vintage feel)
  • Garland (perfect for a Spring birthday, Easter or garden party)
  • Blouse (comes in so many different colors)
  • Tulips (as featured in our Easter Basket Ideas post if you’re curious about the color)
  • Basket (comes in several different patterns)
  • Eyeshadow Stick (can’t wait to try this color, there’s a lot of other colors to choose from if you want something more pigmented though)
  • Table Runner (you could use this antique inspired print all season long)

As always, we appreciate you more than you could ever know, and we hope your weekend is peace-filled and relaxing.  We can’t wait to share even more with you next week!

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

Many blessings,


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  1. Looks like another fun week CoCo. Good luck on Saturday with the race. I hope it’s a good experience for you and your mom despite it being bittersweet. I’ll be keeping your family in my prayers.

    1. I definitely appreciate all of your kinds words, Brianna, thank you so much! Hugs, CoCo

  2. Dearest CoCo – We have already been holding your family high as we knew this was an anniversary week for you. Time marches on but it doesn’t weaken the heart or love that you feel. We are wrapping you in love and hugs.

    Also, we KNOW that you will finish this race like a champ. You have worked so hard and trained so well. You are ready and will cross the finish line like a true winner. We are so proud of you and can’t wait to hear all about it! Go get’em CoCo! You’ve got this!

    1. You guys are THE best! I have no idea what I would do without all of your constant love and support. You lift me up daily and I appreciate you both so much. Lots of love, CoCo

  3. Thinking of you this weekend and praying for your family to continue to heal during this time,

    1. We appreciate your prayers and well wishes, Ashley, thank you so much! Hugs, CoCo

  4. I’m really excited about the race. I can’t even run to the mailbox so to see you reach your goal is fun. I will also be praying for you. Grief and loss are not easy but you have handled it with so much grace.

    1. Believe me Sarah when I first started training I couldn’t run to my mailbox either. It’s all about putting one foot in front of the other. Thanks so much for your continued prayers. Your emails mean so much to me. Hugs, CoCo

  5. I love reading about the opportunities you had this week – very exciting! I also like the thought of reframing my to do list into an opportunity list! Such a great, positive way to look at it! Thanks for the inspiration like always!

  6. Sending you prayers, hugs, and healing CoCo. Good luck on the race, you will rock it, I just know it! I am looking forward to hearing more about how it goes. Career moves are always scary, I send you well wishes on your new adventure. I also get a big kick out of watching our pup run about causing all sorts of mischief. I like to think he keeps me young, or maybe I am getting older since I find his antics funny, and know I will never catch him. Either way, dogs have healing powers for us humans, so glad God brought them into our lives.

  7. I’ve started taking advantage of A LOT of opportunities. You’d be so proud! Like going to the movies almost every Tuesday with neighbors(which we never did), driving the hour just to pick up our married daughter early from work so I can spend more time with her, saying yes to going to the farmhouse when it’s not my fave place to be but it is for the Mister. Oh yeah, and going ahead and taking the opportunity to eat in that gross little hole-in-the-wall place because the guys want to. Lots of stuff! You are right, we need to take those moments, open them up, and enjoy them. I have been amazed at the quality of conversations and time spent with people I enjoy but rarely take the time to do it. Last but not least, I love that y’all take the time to celebrate the life of a loved one’s passing. What a fabulous life you have. Hope your career moves/adventures fill you up. Love you dearly sweet friend. Thank you for always having the best posts in the entire blogging world!

  8. Hi CoCo – First I know your granny is smiling down upon you. She is proud of you! Second- I love all your spring posts and ideas. Visiting your blog is like escaping to a beautiful and friendly land. You are so right about reframing our thinking in terms of “opportunities “ and taking advantage of those in front of us. Especially if they involve magazines 💚. Have a wonderful weekend my friend! Hugs to you and Piper.

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