From the Front Porch

Happy Thursday from the front porch you guys. Did you have a good week? We hope so!

How crazy is it that we’re in the last week of September? We’re all kinds of excited now because, hello, it’s officially Fall. Although we do have to say, someone should probably clue in our hot and sticky Florida weather.

We’ve seen so many people sharing the prettiest pumpkin displays along with boots and sweaters already and we’re totally jelly ?

This week has been filled with lots of interruptions and almost all the projects I had scheduled have taken me at least 3 times longer to complete than I had planned. Couple that with dodging rain clouds (I swear it never rains until I’m cleaning and redoing the front porch) and this week has been an interesting lesson in priorities and grace.

We did manage to get all the important things accomplished so we’ll take it as a win!

Scenes from our week…

We had big plans to have the house, porch, shutters and front door repainted, but it totally got away from us. I power washed the porch this week and thankfully, I think it bought us another few months!

Speaking of the porch, I added some fresh rugs and it made a huge difference!

After angst-ing over whether or not I should paint the wicker furniture on the front porch black, I’ve officially changed back to white. What can I say, I gave it a good year you guys ?

We’ve been on the hunt for white, blue, green and peach pumpkins but have totally come up empty handed. It seems like they were everywhere last year but this year it feels like they’re a unicorn. We did pick up these sweet gourds though.

Quote of the week & Free Printable…

Reading this week…

A new contract – you guys there are SO many more things that are involved in blogging than just snapping pretty pictures and providing tutorials and content we hope you to enjoy. The back end of blogging takes hours upon hours to complete each week and is so involved it’s enough to make my curly hair turn straight any day he he.

Watching this week…

We still can’t believe famed chef, Anthony Bourdain is gone! It’s definitely been bittersweet to watch the final episodes of Parts Unknown. If you’re new to the series you can catch up here and watch new episodes here.


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

If you’re looking for a Fall getaway check out these options.

This post will have you dressed and ready to pack for a relaxing cabin weekend in no time.

This post New England Guide to Leaf Peeping will make you want to get in the car and start driving right now!

Love this cozy post on the beauty and charm of timber based homes.

This coastal fall family room tour is really pretty.

Speaking of pretty, have you guys seen Julia’s September collection yet? Love, love, love her style!

This Fall tablescape in the field is really romantic.

Wait until you see the biggest decorating mistakes Ballard Designs has made the past 35 years. They are so relatable!

A very sophisticated 550-square foot home tour .

7 Sunday rituals that will set you up for a really good week.


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)

Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad

Autumn Crunch Pasta Salad

Autumn Cobb Salad

3 Ingredient Spinach Dip Stuffed Chicken

Fall Shredded Brussel Sprouts Salad

Zucchini Shrimp Scampi

Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl

White Bean Vegan Chili


Sweet Treat to Try this Week…

These Easy Acorn Cookies are so cute!


Here are some Fall pillow covers finds from Amazon…(Affiliate links have been provided for your convenience. You can read our full disclosure policy here)

Hello Fall

Orange and White Check

Pumpkin Truck Pillow Cover

Farmhouse Plaid

Gather Pillow Cover

Herringbone Pillow Cover

Pumpkin Spice Pillow Cover

Cable Knit Pillow Cover

Plaid Leaves


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

5 Tips for a Festive Fall Tablescape

Spice Cake Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting

13 Strategies We Use to Getting Stuff Done

How to Make a Glow in the Dark Halloween Candy Bucket

I hope you all have a peace filled and happy weekend. We have a great week coming up next week.

I’ll to be spending the weekend closing out September and getting refocused for everything we have on our plates in October. I was originally set to be out of town and while the event would have been a lot of fun, I’m thankful for the extra time we’ll have at home now. We have plans to watch an outdoor movie and grill out so that should be fun. I’m also hoping we can steal away for a quick walk on the beach with pumpkin scones and a pumpkin spice latte. If everything works out it should be the perfect balance of work and play.

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!! Pumpkins are scarce in our area…like no one even has them out yet! Not even grocery stores or farmers markets! So…winning over here LOL! Have a great weekend! Much love!

    1. I know, right, ladies? It’s totally bananas! Where are all the pumpkins. I don’t get it maybe it’s like the lemon or lime thing in California and they’re just not as plentiful this year. I hope you guys find some soon. Hugs and happy weekend, CoCo

  2. Another great week Coco. I cant wait to see your porch and to find out how you use the gourds. I really like the pillows ypu chose and whats not to love about Julia. She is gorgeous. Have a great weekend,

    1. Thanks so much Sarah! I’m excited to use the gourds too. I was going to save them for a Thanksgiving post but they’re almost too cute to save. Hugs and happy weekend, CoCo

  3. It is so hard to think of fall here in Florida, I like your idea of a walk on the beach with pumpkin scones and a pumpkin spice latte. That is doable even when it is warm. 🙂

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