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What a week it was!

New Jersey had amazing weather all week long. The temperatures were more mild so I was able to start decorating the porches and gardens for fall.

I added cornstalks, sugar pumpkins, and some pretty fall garden flowers around the property. I can’t wait for you guys to see more.

It looks so pretty! Here’s a sneak peek.

potager garden in fall with table decorated for an adult halloween party.

I’ve been busy cleaning some plants up and cutting flowers. Inside my home is covered with arrangements right now.

It’s so pretty to walk from room to room and see all the flowers indoors.

Since my zinnias are starting to wrap it up for the season, I cut as many as I possibly could. Here’s a hand bouquet of just Queen Lime with Blush!

queen lime zinnia bouquet in the garden
First Cafe Au Lait Dahlia Flower in 2023
First Cafe Au Lait Dahlia Flower in 2023

My cafe au lait dahlias FINALLY started blooming. It only took her all season long but I got one bloom this week.

Now let’s see what she can do before the season ends in a few weeks! I see more buds on it but hopefully, they won’t take as long to flower.

I also did a little maintenance on some houseplants I have. My monstera plant has been begging to be divided and desperately needs a new pot.

Dahlias at sunrise in the cut flower garden

So my good friend Arden and I did a little surgery on it and went from one to three monstera plants.

It actually pulled apart much easier than I thought it would. Whenever I’ve repotted my tree philodendron, it takes a long time to not only get it out of the pot but to slice through the root system too.

The monstera was way easier. Since I now have three plants and don’t need all three, Arden got to take one of them home.

family room with fall decor, mango wood coffee table, fall throw pilows, indoor plants and snake plant, monstera plant

What I’m Shopping For This Week

It was a busy week shopping for fall decor, garden supplies, and a few extras for me! Here’s what I am shopping for this week.

Fall Gardening

  • These garden boots are great in the mud! I have a pair but am getting a second one for the cabin so I can leave them there.
  • I love wearing garden clogs like these because they are easy on and easy off.
  • I need to replace my hedge clippers.
  • And I’m getting a few watering cans to keep in each room of my home for easy indoor plant care. I love this gold one. And this cute copper watering can too!

Fall Decor

  • This cozy throw blanket.
  • These artificial hydrangea stems are so pretty! If you aren’t growing your own hydrangeas, these look pretty authentic and would make great fall decor.
  • Nandina is so pretty in fall as the foliage changes. These faux stems would look great all season long.
  • But I also love these faux eucalyptus leaves! Aren’t they so pretty? They’d be perfect in on my smaller vintage crocks!
  • I LOVE this pitcher too!

Other Stuff!

close up of pink coreopsis flowers

What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms

It was a fun week on the blog!

I shared my fall home decorating ebook this week. Did you download it yet? If not you can grab your copy from the Resource Library.

The Resource Library is completely free if you are an email subscriber. If you’d like VIP access to my ebooks and downloads, you can sign up here and get my fall decorating ebook together with all access to the library.

We kicked off the week chatting about ways to decorate with plants and thrift store finds for fall. I love thrifting around looking for deals for my garden treasures.

Wait until you see how they look with my indoor plants!

family room in fall with vintage farmhouse style console table with philodendron, vintage crocks, gourds and faux stems and flowers.

If you are looking for some fall decorating inspiration, I got you. From pumpkins to wreaths, here are some fun ways to add color to your home this season.

Learn how to decorate for autumn with these simple tips.

Oh, and we chatted about ways to spruce up your front porch for fall too!

farmhouse cottage garden by the porch at sunset in fall with rudbeckia, gomphrena and lantana

In the garden, I shared tips for dividing hosta plants like a pro. Now is a great time to transform your garden and grow more hostas for free!

Finally, I shared a few quick and easy recipes that are perfect for fall.

If you need some comfort food on a chilly evening that’s simple to make, you’ve got to try this cozy soup recipe.

And I’ve got the best dessert for fall that you have to try! Oh wow, this one is good and has all the flavors of the season. It’s great to make for the family but even better for a crowd!

Let me know what you think of them when you try them!

best creamy balsamic tomato soup recipe

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.

zinias and rudbeckia in the cottage garden in fall

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Enjoy a beautiful day! xo

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Home and Garden Blogger Stacy Ling cutting zinnia flowers in her cottage garden with wood picket fence in front of garden shed

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  1. Thanks for sharing my wreath, Stacy!! But the real winner this week is Soup Season…can I get a round of applause!! Making my first pot today.

    1. I know right? I just made first pot of chili yesterday! With all the rain we are having and chillier temps it was perfect for college football day! Enjoy! xo