Home and Garden Blogger Stacy Ling with her husband Christopher.
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Bricks ‘n Blooms Weekly 15

Welcome to the 15th week of Bricks ‘n Blooms Weekly!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope you all had a great week!

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My garden is under there somewhere!

Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms

Snow, snow and more snow.

And we are getting more this week! We’ve not seen this much in such a short amount of time in New Jersey for quite some time.

For Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be fun to tell you how my husband and I met.

I was starting my first year in law school. Literally, that week.

So I told my friends this was it, I was getting serious about studying and I wasn’t going out anymore.

That weekend was going to be my last hurrah.

We were heading to Hoboken that night.

Have you been to Hoboken, NJ before?

It’s such a fun city and we used to go every single weekend.

Home and garden blogger Stacy Ling with her husband Christopher.
Photo from our trip to Napa in July 2019

Anyway, we weren’t sure where we were going yet.

We had trouble finding parking.

So we drove around to our favorite places looking for a place that would be in short walking distance.

We approached one of the bars we loved on 10th and Willow and would you believe…a spot was open right in front!

So we parked and went inside.

My girlfriend and I were the only females in there!

All guys.

Apparently there was a bachelor party and they were making the rounds to all the bars.

Home and garden blogger Stacy Ling with her husband Christopher.
Photo from Summer 2020 in Vermont.

Well, being the few females in the bar, both my friend and I literally had a line of guys trying to talk to us.

It was pretty funny because that’s never happened before?

I looked across the room and there he was.

Our eyes met.

And it was truly one of those “Dream Weaver” kind of moments.

It took a while to get close enough to actually talk. The line of guys did not dissipate just because I saw Chris.

Every time I tried to start talking to him, another one jumped in front of him.

It was totally unreal!

And I remember him looking at me like – are you serious?

But we eventually bumped into each other, started chatting and that was pretty much it!

Snow Day 2021

What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms

I’ve had a busy week on the blog and shared quite a bit, so here’s a run-down in case you missed anything.

We set up my seed starting system in the basement.

Wait until you see what I’m using for the shelves!

How to Start Seeds Indoors Without a Greenhouse

And since I’m over the snow already, I started thinking all about decorating for spring and my plans for the garden.

Check out these 13 spring home decor and garden ideas.

Rustic Farmhouse Spring Home Tour

While I’m getting in the spirit of spring, I joined some good friends in an early spring tablescape tour. Everyone’s tables look so gorgeous!

You can check them out HERE.

Early Spring Table Decor

I uploaded a new video to YouTube that chats about houseplants. If you missed it, CLICK HERE to check it out!

And while you’re there, you can subscribe to my channel HERE so you don’t miss anything.

The next big launch is my TikTok!

Are you guys on it yet?

Let me know if you are – I would love to connect with you there too.

Follow me on TikTok HERE.

Home and Garden Blogger Stacy Ling with some of her houseplants

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.

My favorite thing about blogging is the great friends I’ve made around the globe.

And I want to share some of them with you this week because they are really inspiring me.

I am LOVING the before and after at my friend Anne’s house from Simply 2 Moms. She painted her laminate cabinets and they turned out AMAZING!!!

If you want to change the look of your laminate cabinets, this is how she did it!

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Photo by Simply 2 Moms

I also really love my friend Kippi’s DIY cake stand from Kippi at Home! Isn’t it so cute? I want to make a few for my home too.

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Photo by Kippi at Home

Here is some more amazing inspo from around the web!

Love all these furniture makeover DIY ideas. I have a few projects coming up so I’m totally pinning these.

This ice cream cake recipe.

These windowsill decorating ideas are so beautiful.

And this post is so creative about repurposing cabinet doors.

OMG this app sounds so good! I’ve got to try it.

And these sound really good too! I love pretty much anything with peanut butter!

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I told you we got a lot of snow! And there’s more on the way!

And that’s all for this week!

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12 Comments

  1. Love the story of how you and Chris met! I would say it qualifies as a “meet cute”! (Please tell me you have watched The Holiday!)

  2. I loved reading how you and Chris met! You two were clearly meant to be! Thanks so much for sharing our post this week! It’s an honor to be included with all these other talented bloggers.

    1. Thank you so much and you are welcome! I am enjoying both of your journeys to renovate the laundry room! They both look awesome! xoxoxo

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