From the Front Porch

Happy Thursday from the front porch you guys. How was your week? Are you hanging in there, tackling the week like a boss? We hope so!

I just realized we have one more week of September and I can’t even tell you how happy that makes me. I don’t know how I got off a week but let me tell ya, I am breathing a sweet sigh of relief!

We’ve spent the week working on Fall projects and pulling together a design board for our next mini makeover. I finally ordered the artwork for the entry and spent some time combing a few stores for a small table.

The area is super small, so I don’t want to “junk it up” with a lot of things but at the same time, it has to be functional and that’s the bottom line. I’m totally on the fence about it.

I kept thinking I was going to find the perfect piece of artwork and a table while we were at the How Women Create event last weekend, but I came home empty handed as far as those two items go. We did find several bags of goodies though which was super exciting.

Scenes from our week…

There were so many beautiful booths at the How Women Create event and Vintage Living Marketplace never disappoints!

I mean, can we talk about all the yummy layers that are in this one booth? This makes me ready to buy all the eucalyptus I see now!

They had so many inspirational ideas, see those cute little pumpkins? They were nubby like a vintage bedspread.

I wanted to take every piece of ironstone in this hutch home with me. There were some gorgeous pieces!

Quote of the week & Free Printable…

Reading this week…

As I shared last week, I was over the moon to finally meet one of my style icons, Nora Murphy, but sadly three of her flights were cancelled due to Hurricane Florence. We still picked up her special edition book at the event and I’ve read every single word already.

If you feel like you’re a little bit farmhouse and little bit French Country and a little bit coastal and a little bit traditional, you’ll like this book. You can order the book via Amazon here.

Listening to this week…

Speaking of style icons, Oprah interviewed Ralph Lauren to celebrate his 50 years of being in the fashion industry on her Supersoul Sunday Podcast.

Watching this week…

I haven’t had any time to watch tv this week but just a heads up if you’re a Poldark fan, PBS will start airing Season 4 on September 30th at 9 am EST in the US!

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

If copper is your jam be sure to check out this beautiful mantel.

This pumpkin spice botanical printable is totally fabulous and would dress up any kitchen.

This DIY pumpkin idea would be really cute on any porch or as a centerpiece too.

If you still need Fall centerpiece ideas, this post has a great list of inspiration.

This no-sew PSL pincushion is super cute!

This post, Is Caffeine Triggering My Anxiety

was a fascinating read. I can’t wait to test it out.

4 Ways to Make Your Space Feel Clean in 15 Minutes or Less

How to Get Into the Fall Mood When It’s Still Hot Outside

On the Menu this Week…(just as a sweet reminder the person that makes the menu doesn’t eat beef or pork so keep that in mind when you see this feature each week, wink wink)

Blackberry Honey Walnut Salad with Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Fall Harvest Salad with Pumpkin Goddess Dressing

Vegan Spaghetti Squash with Mushroom Marinara

California Sushi Roll Bowl with Cauliflower Rice

Salt Cure Sea Bass Tostadas

White Bean and Kale Minestrone Soup

Slow Cooker Jambalaya

Baked Crispy, Crunchy Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Healthy Baked French Fries

15 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes to Make for Fall

Sweet Treat to Try this Week…

Keto Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes (Gluten Free)

Here are a few Pumpkin Spice inspired finds from Amazon…(Affiliate links have been provided for your convenience. You can read our full disclosure policy here)

Pumpkin Patch Pillow Cover

Decorative Mini Pumpkins


Fall Wreath

Chunky Knit Throw



Plant Wagon

Pumpkin Door Mat

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

How to Create a Simple Stacked Pumpkin Topiary

Vintage Monogrammed No Sew Pillow

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Dresser in Marzipan

Pumpkin Pie Sugar Scrub (from the archives)

I hope you all have a peace filled and happy weekend. We have a great week coming up next week as we continue to celebrate Fall and share quick and easy projects you can complete to create a cozy home.

I have a few more mums to pick up for the front porch and I’m heading out to the farmers market to finally find some pretty pumpkins for an upcoming blog hop post. I have several pillows to make and I’m hoping we can steal some time for a movie this weekend too. It’s going to be really relaxing because we’ll be out of town almost every weekend in October.

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. Another great week Coco. I love that sweatshirt and those shoes too. Have a great weekend

    1. Thanks so much Sarah, I appreciate all your sweet comments this week! I hope you and the girls have a great weekend too. Hugs, CoCo

  2. This looks like a fun event Coco. I love the booths you shared. Thanks for the healthier recipes and all the fun content this week.

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