From the Front Porch

Happy Friday from the front porch you guys! How has your week been? We hope this week has been filled with beauty now that it’s officially Spring!

I picked up a few flowers for the front porch from the garden center this week and have started adding bits of Spring to the house too. Since Easter is so late this year, we’ve been focused on choosing a simple color palette that can be easily transitioned from late Spring to Summer without too much fuss.

Here’s a peek at what you’ll see on our front porch next week…

Scenes from our week…

Our Bridal Bush was very late to bloom this year, but she’s really showing out now which makes me happy every time I open the front door. You’ll see those tiny blooms featured in an upcoming post next week too!

It’s been so hard to go through all of my different collections of ironstone and trasferware but I’m committed, you guys. I donated over 7 boxes last week and have been going through some of the linens we keep in the dining room hutch this week.

Speaking of which, all these items are headed to Bliss Barracks today. We have one more work day scheduled to finish the outdoor dining table, the side tables, and style the hutch for the buffet. After that it’s all about pulling together the details for the final reveal.  Fingers crossed we’ll have everything in place by our goal finish date which is the end of March.

While we’re only about a 2-minute bike ride to the water and marsh, we’ve been shocked to see native grasses and sea oats popping up all over our front yard.  The weirdest part about it is this area was the hardest hit during Hurricane Irma.

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

Wait until you see this gorgeous Florida vacation home. It’s everything a home on the Florida coast should be!

If you’re still in the market for an Easter dress or you need something to wear to graduation, garden parties or a wedding, the Gal Meets Glam collection is now available at Dillards.

A well-curated yet treasured filled apartment tour.

12 Lies You Subconsciously Believe that are Keeping You Stuck

These Chinoiserie Inspired Easter Eggs are so pretty, I can’t wait to try this technique now too!

How to Get Your Significant Other on Board if They’re Not “Into” Decluttering

If you’ve ever thought about owning an apartment in Paris, this post is for you! Honestly, even if you’ve only thought about visiting Paris check the post out because that apartment is gorgeous!

Quote of the week & Free Printable…

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)**

*Week of March 25 – March 31

MondaySteamed Salmon with Garlic & Herbs

TuesdayHealthy Enchilada Bowl

WednesdaySpicy Shrimp Avocado Salad with Miso Dressing

ThursdayThai Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps

FridayGarlic Mushroom SpinachPizza

SaturdaySpicy Bean Soup

SundaySeafood Stuffed Shells

Sweet Treat to Try this Week…

These bunny cakes from Julie Blanner are the cutest cakes you’ll see all Spring!

Here are a few Blue and White Spring inspired finds we spotted on Amazon this week…

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Bunny Pillow Cover

Ginger Jar

Set of 6 Bird Nest

Blue and White Dinner Plate


Ginger Jar Rug

Moss Planter

Blue and White Buffalo Check Pillows

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

Grain Sack Inspired Wall Art

Simple Spring Centerpiece

Dining Room Makeover Reveal

Mini Coconut Bundt Cakes (from the archives)

52 Weeks to a Simplified & Organized Home Challenge 

If you’re part of our 52 Weeks to a Simplified and Organized Home Challenge, we’re completing Week 12 Master Bedroom Drawers and looking forward to Week 13, Master Bathroom Cabinets and Countertops.

I hope you all have a peace filled and happy weekend.  I’m on the way to Bliss Barracks this morning to work on the lanai and then back home to finish up a few Spring inspired blog posts before the weekend.  We’ll be out of town visiting family on Saturday which is always fun and I’m hoping to steal away a bit of time for a late brunch on Sunday.

Whatever you have planned I hope it’s something you’re excited about too.  I can’t wait to see you back here next week. Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. Hey CoCo – you know that we just love those chinoiserie eggs! We too have made some this year since the pumpkins from the fall turned out so well! Another fantastic collection from the week! Have a great weekend! Much love!

  2. Its been fun to see your dining room come together Coco. All your spring ideas have me ready for Easter. I cant wait to check out the Paris apartment and the things that keep you stuck. . Thanks for giving us an easy way to catch up on your posts each week too.

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