From the Front Porch: St. Patrick’s Day Edition

Happy Friday from the front porch sweet friends and welcome to the St. Patrick’s Day Edition.

I know it may seem kind of early to share St. Patrick’s Day inspo but given Easter is early this year (March 31st) we’re looking forward to dedicating the entire month of March to all things Spring.

Honestly, it’s hard to believe we’re almost at the end of February, you know?

While I can genuinely say, this month hasn’t gone exactly as planned there have still been plenty of fabulous things to celebrate. From being featured in the most recent edition of Country Sampler Farmhouse Magazine to toasting friendships on Galentine’s Day to commemorating the final day of our pod’s Holiday Hustle to observing Lent, to researching everything from meal delivery services to mattresses to all the small appliances that need to be replaced this year, to helping my Mom cross some things off her 24 in ‘24 bucket list and lots of rest and recovery time from the flu in between, it’s been a big month of self-discovery and silver linings.  

It’s the perfect place to score big wins and little wins to help you nourish your heart and home throughout the year.

So, as we prepare to move into a fresh month, I encourage you to celebrate the big wins, the little wins, and the moments of grace that made this month a memorable one.

As always, I’ll be cheering you on.

PS: If you’re a subscriber and haven’t had a chance to weigh in on the question posted in Wednesday’s email there’s still time. So many of you have graciously responded with your heartfelt opinions and your insights have been invaluable – thank you!

Clouds and Rainbows-The Crowned Goat

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:

Simple Pleasures and Little Luxuries:

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

9 Tips for a More Organized Kitchen

9 Tips for a More Organized Kitchen-The Crowned Goat

St. Patrick’s Day Inspired Tablescape

St. Patricks Day Inspired Tablescape-The Crowned Goat

DIY Jadeite Inspired Cupcake Stands

Jadeite Inspired Cupcake Stands-The Crowned Goat

How to Make a Simple Herb Topiary (thank you for helping to keep this post so popular for so long)


You Can Find Last Week’s From the Front Porch: Morning Brew Edition here, if you missed it…

From the Front Porch: Morning Brew Edition-The Crowned Goat

Organizing the Week Ahead…

Words to Live By:

Dates to Celebrate and Commemorate:

  • 02/23 National Banana Bread Day
  • 02/26 Black Lives Matter Day
  • 02/27 National Strawberry Day
  • 02/28 National Pancake Day
  • 02/29 Celebrate Leap Year

Weekly Simplified and Organized Home Challenge Task:

  • Simplify/Refresh Breakfast Nook

3 Simple Ways to Celebrate the Season:

  • Commemorate Leap Year
  • Plan Spring Décor Ideas and House Projects
  • Prepare Porches and Flowerbeds for Spring

Blue and Green Inspiration We Spotted Online at Amazon This Week…

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Spring Green and Blue Finds from Amazon-The Crowned Goat
  • Block Print Napkins (these come in lots of pretty prints and colors)
  • Cardigan (new for Spring)
  • Resurfacing Pads (currently dealing with dry skin thanks to allergy season, will report back if these help)
  • Viburnum Stems (these would be fun to use during the Spring and Summer seasons)
  • Slides (also new this Spring – they look like they have an extra layer of padding)
  • Plates (I don’t need any dishes but if I did I would scoop these up for a Spring tablescape in a heartbeat)
  • Summer Set (a fun and festive cover up)
  • Eye Cream (I’m always on the hunt for an eye cream that works – have you tried this one yet?)
  • Duvet Set (currently researching linen vs pima cotton duvet sets for a bedroom makeover and this one comes in lots of different colors)
  • Tray (this is something you could use in so many different ways from the office to a breakfast tray)
  • Pillow Covers (love the scalloped edge on these and they come in lots of colors too)
  • Pleated Shoulder Sweater (have, love, and plan to stock up in additional colors before they’re gone)
  • Canvas Tote (have and love this canvas tote)
  • Earrings (have these in the gold glitter but I love this shade of green)
  • Short Sleeve Cable Sweater (this comes in lots of pretty colors and feels like an easy winter to spring transition piece)
  • Cake Stand (this would be so pretty on a spring or summer buffet)

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. Congratulations on the magazine feature! That is so exciting, but I’m not surprised at all! Your things are all magazine worthy!

    1. Such a sweet and thoughtful thing to say, Susan, thank you so much. I really appreciate it! Sending you lots of hugs and hoping your weekend is a blessed one, CoCo

  2. I always look forward to reading your lovely posts. Hugs and blessings to you.

    1. Thank you so much, Renae, I really appreciate it. Hope you have the best weekend! Hugs, CoCo

    1. Me too, Rachel! It’s still pretty chilly in Florida but I’m so excited to start planting container gardens and to break out all the Easter decor. Big hugs, CoCo

  3. Wooo hoooooo! Congratulations on the magazine feature! I can’t wait to see it. So exciting.

    And best wishes for a speedy recovery from the flu. I’m currently being evaluated for pneumonia. Bleargh. But it’s a gorgeous day here in the Pacific Northwest, and I’m watching some chickadees who are looking for a nesting site. They’re so adorable!

    1. Aww thank you so much, Corrie. It was such a fun way to kick off the spring season. I’ll definitely be keeping you in my prayers and sending you so much love and light. My Dad had pneumonia last year and it was tough to watch him go through it and I hate to think about you sick or hurting in any way too. I’m thankful you’re able to slow down, get some rest and look for silver linings like the chickadees that come to visit. Hope is such an important gift! Take care of yourself and know that I’m sending you tons of hugs, CoCo

  4. I am trying (just now… better late than never, right?!) to print the quarterly lists for 52 weeks to a simplified and organized home challenge but I cannot figure out how to print the pages. The text says to click the image to print pages, but nothing happens when I click the image. Can you help or is it too late…

    1. It’s never too late to start, Lois! I will have tech support check on how we can make it easier to download. Until then, I will send you what you need so you can get started. Hope you have the best weekend, CoCo

  5. CoCo
    Your features in the magazine were amazing. I’m sorry you had a tough month. Looking forward to March and Spring.

  6. Thank you for sharing my topiary post. You are the bestest. I absolutely adore the idea of a seasonal bucket list. Why wait until fall or Christmas to savor the season? That’s dumb! I will be making my bucket list before March 1st and can hardly wait to get started. I have to wait until this weekend but I am looking forward to checking out the organizing and good habit links. I bet I point a few fingers in my direction before the end of the first post. 😉 Wishing you a spring season of fun, rest and joy. Big hugs.

  7. Congratulations on the magazine feature! Well deserved

  8. Congrats on the magazine feature….I mean features! I kept seeing your images over and over again CoCo! You have so many creative ideas 🙂 Hugs to you 🥰

  9. Hello CoCo!! Thank you for sharing my Spring Bucket List post! As I write this, I am washing slipcovers and cleaning the hall entryway. It’s amazing how much sand gets tracked into the house over winter. I love that your Mom has a list of 24 in 2024. Such a good idea. Also, just wanted to let you know, for some reason – I don’t receive your Crowned Goat emails. I have signed up at least twice and I check my spam folders (and do searches in my in box) but for some reason – I don’t get them. (Which I am bummed out about). Also, thank you for sharing Cindy’s project . It is a lovely project to share for spring! Plus she worked her tail off on that little hutch. She had to strip NINE layers of paint . . ugh! Happy Sunday my friend!

  10. Hi CoCo! I’m so excited to hear about your magazine feature! Your home always looks so beautiful and is magazine-worthy! I’m going to put it on my shopping list now! Can’t wait to see it! Hope you have a wonderful week! Hugs, Donna

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