From the Front Porch

Happy Thursday from the front porch, you guys. How has your week been? I hope it’s been totally fabulous. Can you guys believe we’re just a few short weeks from Easter. We can’t either! I still have to pick up a few things for our Easter baskets which should be fun but we also have what feels like a million other things on our to do list too!

I’m just going to be honest with you guys, I think March has finally caught up with us.  We were doing SO good on all of our goals and while we’re still holding fairly strong I’m realizing it is going to take every day from now until the end of the month to reach the goals we committed to this month.  I thought after our 15K training was finished I would have lots more free time (read: white space/margin) but what I’m actually finding is that I’m having to catch up on all the small things I put off while we were training. I know you guys can definitely relate to letting small things pile up until they actually become big things, right? It happens in such a subtle way.

I’m hoping to knock off a few big things both business wise and personal wise in the next few days if for nothing else, peace of mind.  If you find yourself scrambling this week to “get it all done in time,” you’re in good company!

Here’s a peek at scenes from our week…

* We’ve been babying our peach tree since Hurricane Irma hit so we were super excited to see these new buds!

* My mom and I found THE coolest antique store the other day.

* I finally let myself have a cupcake post 15K training and it was worth the wait.

* Loving this little lady through canine dementia is really tough some days, you guys. And, yet, she fights her way through it and somehow it keeps us all going. She’s the best thing we’ve ever found on the side of the road.

* There is so much farmhouse goodness in this issue!

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

A couple convert an old school bus into a light and efficient family home and it is so cool. You can’t even tell it’s the same bus!

7 Secrets to Steal from a HomeGoods Super Shopper

Wait until you see this laundry room.

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

These bunny tail cupcakes are super cute!

If you’re hosting Easter dinner, you need these pretties.

6 Recipes to Welcome Spring

This was a fun review of goat yoga. I am TOTALLY bummed there’s nothing like this in my neck of the woods. Although, I do live on three acres so I supposed that could be easily rectified (wink, wink).

How awesome would it be to go to this retreat! #GOALS

8 Rules to Doing Everything Better

Here are a few Spring ideas from Amazon that will work all season long…(Affiliate links have been provided for your convenience. You can read our full disclosure policy here)

Sugar & Cloth Scalloped Serving Trays

 Polka Dot Napkins

Mint Green Jar Set


White Duvet Set

Pillow Covers

Porcelain Egg Crate


Mini Waffle Maker

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

Spring Festival Blog Hop – Spring Dining Room

DIY Flower Crown Chandelier for Spring

How to Make New Paperback Books Look Aged

Lemongrass and Eucalyptus Room Freshener (from the archives)

I hope you all have a peace filled and happy weekend. We have a great week coming up next week. On Monday, I’ll share a pretty Easter centerpiece you can literally make in minutes. Tuesday, I’ll show you how to make a Spring inspired sweet treat. I can’t even believe I’m saying this already (where did the month go) but on Wednesday I’ll have a new video to share with you! We’re so close to reaching all of our March goals which is really exciting but also had us revaluating both our busy list and our blessings list. I know so many of you will be able to relate to this video. As always, we’ll see you back here on Thursday for scenes from our week and all of our favorite things from around the web.

This weekend we’ll be traveling out of town to spend time with family which should be a lot of fun. 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. I still have to find Easter basket stuff too. I cannot get over that school bus. I can barely get a room reno-ed and they revamped an entire bus. Have a great weekend, excited for the video, Sarah

    1. Ha ha I totally get what you mean, Sarah! You can tell they put a lot of hard work into that project, it really does look amazing. Thanks so much for your sweet excitement about our upcoming video. It’s probably the most personal one we’ve done to date and it was definitely the hardest one to record. I appreciate your encouragement, CoCo

  2. Hey CoCo – YES – we are blown away by how quickly time is passing us by! Meanwhile we feel like we are marching at a snails pace LOL. You know that we are professional HomeGoods shoppers so we can definitely relate to the 7 Secrets! And those bunny cupcakes are adorable! Cheers to hoping you get it all done! We know what deadlines feel like. Much love friend!

  3. Your blog is so beautiful! Thank you so much for including my bunny cupcakes. Hope you have a beautiful spring!

    1. I kinda of feel all teary now, Julie, you totally made my day – thank you! I hope you know what an inspiration you are to all of us. We look up to you so much! Big hugs, CoCo

  4. Sorry I haven’t been able to comment much this week, CoCo. I’ve been inspired by all of your posts. I got your email and thank you for helping me with the centerpiece. I can’t wait for Monday’s post. I’m always excited about the videos too. Have a great weekend,

    1. Don’t even sweat it, Ashley! I totally get what it’s like to feel like you’re playing catch up especially this week. You are so welcome about the centerpiece. I hope you like it! Thank you bunches about the videos. They are stretching me in ways I did not know possible. Hugs and happy weekend to you too, CoCo

  5. Another week of great finds CoCo. I love Julie Banner too. She rocks my world with her simplistic style. I started putting flowers next to my sink because she does.

    1. Julie does have the best style and I’m definitely with both of you – flowers next to the sink are always such a pretty treat. Hugs, CoCo

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