I hope you had a great week!
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Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms
What a week it was!
My daughter Shana came home for the weekend with some friends to celebrate her birthday and spend some time in New York City.
That’s part of the beauty of living where we do.
We are centrally located in New Jersey about an hour from NYC, an hour from the poconos, and an hour from the Jersey Shore.
It’s expensive to live here with the crazy high property taxes but worth it when you live so close to all the things!
When we eventually retire, I don’t think we’ll stay here, but for now, New Jersey is still home.
Super Exciting News!
It was so fun walking around the property with them and exploring the gardens this fall.
We lucked out with a beautiful day and pics taken at the golden hour.
I love taking people around the gardens here because there is so much to see. And to be able to do it in person with Garden Gate and Horticulture Magazine was like a dream come true!
What I’m Shopping For This Week
In my cart this week:
- Ring 14 Piece Home Security System With 24/7 Professional Monitoring – While we have a security system on the Vermont house, we want to update it and add more security. We had a strange visitor lurk around in the middle of the night recently that was really unnerving.
- Le Creuset 4 Piece Cast Iron Pumpkin Cocotte – I have been looking for something like this for quite some time to serve my creamy pumpkin soup in for Thanksgiving. Won’t this look gorgeous on the table?
- This boho pillow combination is so beautiful – it’s the perfect combo for understated fall home decor.
- Modern Rim Stoneware Bowls by Hearth and Hand – I love this blue set! We go through so many bowls here during soup season, I bought these to help keep up with the dishes! LOL!
- This bandana cardigan looks super cozy for fall.
- And I love this mixed print peasant top. Perfect for date night!
What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms
It was a fun week on the blog!
We spent the week chatting about all things fall. From tasty flavors of the season to budget-friendly fall decor and tablescaping ideas, we covered it all!
While I was out in the garden harvesting sunflowers last week, I made this GORGEOUS front door wreath for fall using fresh garden flowers.
It was simple to make and cost me zero dollars.
We spent some time in the kitchen where I shared my favorite fun pumpkin spice fall cocktail that is sure to be a huge hit at your next fall gathering.
And we also sampled some delicious creamy pumpkin soup that I know you and your family will love!
It’s simple to prepare, can be made in under thirty minutes, and refrigerates well for a great prep-ahead meal.
Get the recipe for it here.
It’s easy to do and looks beautiful on the fall table.
Have you ever tried this before?
Although it’s still a little early for holiday decorating yet, I shared more details on how to make a Christmas Kissing Ball.
While it is explained in my ebook, 15 Easy Ways to Decorate with Fresh Greens for the Holidays, a few of you still had some questions so I answered some FAQ in this post.
And finally, I shared a chat in my latest YouTube Video about how to get your garden mums to last longer. It’s not what you think!
CLICK HERE to watch.
Amazing Inspiration from Around the Web
I love finding cool inspiration from around the web and wanted to share some of what I’m loving right now.
There is lots of great fall inspiration out this week so let’s dive right in!
My good friend Molly from Molly in Maine shared some beautiful coastal New England decorating inspiration for her fall mantel this week.
It looks gorgeous doesn’t it?
Molly’s home is incredibly beautiful and she has the best views ever!
My good friend Rachel from the Ponds Farmhouse is always creating some fun, easy, and beautiful.
This week she shared how to make this DIY corn husk wreath and it is GORGEOUS.
But the best part? It’s inexpensive to make and makes a great statement piece with your fall decor.
And here is some more inspiration you’ve got to see!
Here’s what to do with all of those leaves you are picking up this fall.
This table for four decorated for fall.
This easy homemade apple cake recipe sounds so delish!
This easy thrift store wreath makeover turned out amazing!
These Halloween printables.
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