From the Front Porch

What a difference a week makes! How is everything going for you guys? Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? We’re going to spend the next few days cleaning up the remainder of the debris from Hurricane Matthew and then hopefully taking a little time to rest. I’m definitely looking forward to a bit of downtime and I know you’re probably ready for a break too.

I can’t believe we’re already at the middle of the month. It totally blows my mind Halloween is just a few weeks away. Do you guys have your costumes ready yet? We live too far out to get any trick-or-treaters but it’s always fun to watch the littles dress up and get excited about all the candy. If you’re in the middle of party planning or looking for fabulous pumpkin carving ideas, here are a few things I found from around the web this week to inspire you… (Affiliate links have been provided for your convenience. You can read our full disclosure policy here)


This Halloween Home Tour is totally glamorous! In fact, each blog hop participant has 20 Ways to Decorate for Halloween and they’re all great.

Here’s a peek at how Lark & Linen will be celebrating Halloween. I know, I love everything she does too!

Country Living has 100+ Halloween Ideas, 28 of which are dedicated to Seriously Spooky Pumpkin Carving Ideas.

This site has over 700 free pumpkin carving stencils if you haven’t started carving pumpkins at your house yet.

These 7 DIY Costumes for your Girl Squad are too cute.

I dress up my dogs every year for Halloween, do you guys? I’m thinking this one for Talladega, this one for Jelly Bean and Filbie will probably be this…maybe…everything seems to scare him so I’m not sure how he’s going to do with all that get up around his head.

If you’re still putting the menu together for your Halloween soiree look no further than Keri’s blog Shaken Together. She has so many fantastic ideas including these Vampire Floats.

Suzanne also has scrumptious recipes and gorgeous photos on her blog Simply Suzanne’s at Home.   There are so many fabulous things to look at you’ll get lost on this site menu planning from Halloween to Thanksgiving.

In case you missed anything on the blog this week, here’s a look at what we’ve been up to…

Thoughts on Hurricane Matthew


Salted Caramel Mini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes


How to Personalize Pumpkins with Paint


Sea Gull Gray Buffet Makeover


*I hope you guys all have a safe and happy weekend. Please keep in mind our family, neighbors and friends who are still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. They will be dealing the effects of this storm for months to come so your thoughts, prayers, time, resources and donations are greatly appreciated.

We have a great week coming up next week. I’ll share how to set up a gourmet s’mores bar, outdoor fall tablescape ideas, how to personalize and stencil a burlap pillow cover and how to make a pumpkin spice latte inspired sugar scrub! Until then, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. Coco – thank you for the thoughtful mention of my Vampire Floats. They are such a fun way to celebrate Halloween! So thankful to have such great supportive blog friends!

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