From the Front Porch: Spring Craft Ideas

Happy Friday from the front porch sweet friends. Thanks so much for being here and for making us a part of your day!

How has your week been?

If you’re a subscriber, you already know we had a new mattress delivered this week just in time for the time change on Sunday.

A big thank you to everyone who shared their favorite sheet sets. Your comments on wrinkles and linen totally gave me the giggles.

I’ll be sure to share how it’s going and what we wind up with in an upcoming post.

Until then, don’t forget to “Spring Forward” by changing your clocks and making sure your smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and security alarms have fresh batteries if they need them.

It’s also a great time to check the air filters in your home.

Meal and Grocery Delivery Services…

We currently live in Florida but have loved ones that live near the cabin.

Our preference has always been for our loved ones to move to Florida so we can keep an eye on them since we can’t move to the cabin full time right now due to work restrictions.

At 82 and 87 they’re pretty set in their ways though and have chosen to age in place instead.

This post, The Best Smart Home Devices to Help Aging In Place via Wirecutter is a great article about how to make that process a little easier with smart devices if you need it.

Anyway, after a recent ER visit, we realized one of our loved ones was eating fast food and easy meals that weren’t nutritional to “save time” and so the kitchen wouldn’t get “messed up.”

So, we started researching chef prepared meal delivery services and landed on Factor. We’re still very much in a trial phase but I wanted to let you know about them in case you’re looking for a meal delivery service too.

I’ll keep you posted on this as well.

Another thing we use to help with groceries is Instacart. I don’t know if it’s available in every city but we use them every week for ourselves and for the times our loved ones can’t get to the store right away.

Healthy Menu Ideas…

I also wanted to share a magazine I picked up last Fall for those of you who don’t necessarily need a meal delivery service but want to incorporate healthy meals into your menu plan.

It’s called Power Bowls by Cooking Light (Amazon affiliate link, details down below) and we have enjoyed so many of the recipes.

Happy Adoption Day Piper…

Finally, we celebrated a very special adoption day anniversary for our sweet rescue Piper this week.

She’s still a little wild thing but she truly brings us joy every single day and we feel blessed to have her in our lives!

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:

  • Loved this post, Work Your Office Style: A Guide for Women in Business via one of my all time favorite fashion blogs, My Chic Obsession. Even if you don’t work in an office this post still gives you lots of great ideas for what to wear to business lunches and meetings too.
  • Tiffany & Co has a new exhibition to explore at The Landmark, Culture of Creativity and it looks like a fabulous way to spend an afternoon.
  • This newly unveiled magestic suite in London via CN Traveller is really beautiful if you’re traveling there any time soon.

Simple Pleasures and Little Luxuries:

  • I don’t need another pair of riding boots but I wanted to share these in case you do. They’re such a classic and a great price right now I’m totally tempted!
  • Have you seen the Edgehill Collection at Dillards yet? Be sure to check it out if you have littles or grands. The designs are perfect for Easter.
  • Speaking of perfection, I can’t stop thinking about these party packs from designer Stephanie Fishwick. They’re stunning!

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

23 Quick and Easy Spring Decorating Ideas

Primary Bedroom Refresh for Spring-The Crowned Goat

DIY Flower Covered Easter Egg

DIY Flower Covered Easter Eggs-The Crowned Goat

How to Make a Simple Spring Centerpiece

How to Make a Simple Spring Centerpiece-The Crowned Goat

Spring Flowers Home Tour and Blog Hop (a sweet reminder of how far we’ve come with Piper)

Spring Flowers Home Tour-The Crowned Goat

Spring Flowers Porch Tour

Spring Flowers Porch Tour-The Cronwed Goat

You can find last week’s From the Front Porch: Dreaming of Spring Edition here, if you missed it…

From the Front Porch: Dreaming of Spring Edition

Spring Pastels We Spotted Online at Amazon This Week…

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Spring Pastels on Amazon-The Crowned Goat
  • Dress (comes in lots of pretty colors)
  • Bowls (such a pretty way to start the day)
  • Jelly Bag (would be fun an Easter basket or beach tote)
  • Tabletop Bunny (so neutral you’ll want to leave them out in Spring and Summer)
  • Pillow Covers (an instant farmhouse vibe for Spring)
  • Dress (comes in multiple colors)
  • Napkins (a festive way to dress up your Easter tablescape)
  • Caddy (this would be a fun Easter beauty basket idea)
  • Doormat (comes in 2 sizes)
  • Glasses (also comes in pink)
  • PJ Set (love the ruffle detail)
  • Book (so excited about this book)
  • Earrings (comes in multiple colors)
  • Dog Bed (getting this for Piper for Easter)
  • Hibiscus Lemonade Mix (these make a fun gift idea and come in multiple flavors too)
  • Lounge Set (an easy outfit idea if you hit the taco shack or the snowcone truck after a day at the beach)

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. Hey CoCo – you have had some tough breaks, but you have handled them with aplomb and grace. Kudos for keeping your cool and moving on.
    PS-when we have crazy times, Metallica is our go-to playlist LOL. Much love!

  2. Happy Adoption Day Piper!!! She is so adorable! I know she had a wonderful day!

    1. Thank you so much, Susan! I think she may have played a little too hard but she had a great time and we’re blessed to have her. Hope your week has been filled with all good things, CoCo

  3. Hi, friend!
    The time change, especially Spring forward, ALWAYS messes with me….why do we still do daylight savings?! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    1. Speak to my heart, sweet friend, me too! I’m all about the Fall schedule because I really appreciate a good nights sleep and quiet mornings to get things done. Spring is beautiful in so many ways but gah I’m right there with you. Just make up your mind already 😉 Sending you tons of hugs and hoping your transition is a easy one, CoCo

  4. Hi CoCo, you are so strong and handle tough issues with grace. The picture of Piper- PRICELESS.

    Everything you shared this week is beautiful.

    1. Aww thank you so much, Cindy, I really appreciate it. Parenting parents is no joke. I’m thankful that they’re still here though and we can love them through whatever they need😉The minute I saw Piper falling asleep on her snuffle mat I knew I had to document it. She’s a wild thing but we love her to pieces. Hugs, CoCo

  5. Such a sweet picture of Piper!! We’ve been trying to get my 85-year-old Dad to move to FL, but he wants to stay put in KY, so thanks for the info on aging in place! I can’t believe it’s already time to “spring” forward! Here’s wishing you a wonderful week!

    1. You are so welcome, Donna. Trying to keep aging parents as independent as possible for as long as possible can definitely be tough to manage from far away so I hope it helps. Wishing you a happy weekend and an easy transition with the time change, CoCo

  6. CoCo,
    You have so many great ideas. I appreciate you for sharing my Spring home tour and I plan to share a link to your DIY flower Easter Eggs on DRA tomorrow.

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