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What a week it was!

My girls came home for Thanksgiving weekend and our entire family celebrated Thanksgiving here in our home.

It was so nice having everyone under one roof and I really value the time we all get to spend together each year eating great food and giving thanks.

We also celebrated my Forever 49th Birthday on Friday. As part of the celebration, we enjoyed a fun dinner with my besties at Cafe Sapori. They recently moved locations and the food was excellent!

When our dessert arrived, we were one of the few groups l left still dining and the whole staff came out to sing happy birthday to me! It was so much fun!

The weather has been pretty pleasant here. So I was able to still work outside in the gardens. I’m not doing all that much really, but I spent about a day dividing my rudbeckia to spread it around to some of the other gardens.

And I spent the entire weekend decorating my home for Christmas! It’s almost all done too. I can’t wait to share it with you all later this week. But here’s a sneak peek at my front entry hall Christmas tree.

flocked christmas tree in front entry hall with arched doorway

What I’m Shopping For This Week

With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror now, I’m all in on Christmas! From decorating to shopping for Christmas presents, it was a full weekend of scoring amazing deals. Did you get a lot of shopping done too?

Here’s what was on my list this week!

  • My sister-in-law turned me on to this denim skirt and I LOVE IT! Fits true to size, is very slimming, it feels like you are wearing sweats, and makes a great casual holiday look. You def want this one!
  • This snowflake pillow is so pretty!
  • This cozy plaid blanket
  • I bought this fabric to recover my dining room chairs. It is finally happening!
  • These are super cozy!!!!! LOVE!
  • This wood Christmas tree board is perfect for a holiday charcuterie display.
  • This folding wagon is a MUST-HAVE if you go to a vintage or flea market to fit all the things!
  • This crepe erase lotion that helps minimize cellulite.
  • This garden kneeler is a GREAT gift for any gardener. I love mine and use it all the time.
  • Considering this wine cooler fridge for our basement someday wine room.
  • This two-piece sweat outfit is super comfy too!
  • These noise canceling headphones are the best! My kids have them and I got one for myself. I don’t like the ones that sit in your ears. These are much more comfortable.
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Cyber Monday Deals

What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms

It was a quiet week on the blog!

I shared this adorable DIY Thanksgiving decoration that I scored at the thrift store. Of course, I didn’t love what it looked like before. But I had a vision. Wait until you see what it looks like now!

An easy way to enjoy the Christmas vibe for longer is to shop or make Christmas gifts earlier, get your Christmas cards ready to go, and get those creative juices flowing so the festive season isn’t such a blur.

But before we grab the red ribbon, pretty Christmas balls, and some Christmas lights, I shared some quick ways you can spruce up your home for the holidays in minutes.

Discover quick ways to spruce up your home in a pinch with these festive indoor Christmas decorating ideas for 2023.

If you are attending a cookie exchange or want to make a decadent but simple sweet treat, I got you. Wait until you try this tiger butter fudge recipe!

gorgeous red poinsettias in greenhouse
Red Poinsettias

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.

front porch Christmas Decor with red roses

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Garden Supplies I Use

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Hi there! I hope you had a great week! Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms What a week it was! My book, The Bricks ‘n Blooms Guide to a Beautiful and Easy-Care Flower Garden officially released!!! Did you get your copy? If you did, would you mind leaving a review on…
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I’m a master gardener who’s been gardening and growing things for over 25 years and author of the best-selling book, The Bricks ‘n Blooms Guide to a Beautiful and Easy-Care Flower Garden. With a deep passion for gardening, I enjoy helping others find their inner green thumb with all things plants and flowers, as well as finding ways to bring the outdoors inside their homes.

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