From the Front Porch

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…

* Relaxing

* 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!

How to create an edible potted flower garden

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.

15 Healthy Meals You Can Meal Prep on Sunday

How to Easily Reframe Mondays

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)

Welcome Mat

Bee Mat


Happy Easter


Hello Sunshine

Love Grows Here

Interchangeable Bee Mat

Monogram Mat

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

Spring Inspired Entry

Spring Inspired Living Room

Spring Inspired Breakfast Nook

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.

Whatever you have planned I hope it’s something you’re excited about too. 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. 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

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