Welcome to the 20th week of Bricks ‘n Blooms Weekly!
I hope you all had a great week and a fun St. Patrick’s Day!
SPRING IS FINALLY HERE!!!!
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Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms
As I sat down to start writing this post, I realized I have not updated you on the basement fireplace! It is all framed out and sheet rocked.
So we’ve made some progress! Next is tiling the floor and finishing off the surround.
In random news, I noticed something is stripping the bark off of one of our front yard trees. If it was a smaller area closer to the ground, I would guess a deer rubbing fresh new antlers on the tree, but nope. This damage runs up about 15-20 feet.
What could be doing this???
Quick research revealed it is Emerald Ash Borer damage – and that is not a good thing. The ash borer is killing trees here in New Jersey.
And I noticed the damage on more than one tree in my yard. I’ve got a certified arborist coming here this week to see if we can hopefully save the trees.
But the outlook is not so good.
Now that I’ve seen this and know what it is, I noticed extensive damage to the ash trees driving through my town yesterday.
It’s really terrible.
On another note, did I show you the tree branch that fell down last week?
We are lucky it didn’t hit the house. And it fell over my garden too. Phew!
In more fun news, my new outdoor living room furniture arrived for the lower deck. We set it up and enjoyed our first fire!
I also stopped by my favorite nursery this week and picked up a few new plant babies. This week, I bought my first monstera, an African violet and a money plant.
What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms
While we are on the subject of gardening, I shared an amazing garden supply list of everything you’ll need for this year. From seed starting, to weeding, planting, lawn care, and everything in between, I’ve got you covered. CLICK HERE to read the post.
If you’ve been following along with my thrifting adventures on Instagram, I recapped a month’s worth of thrifting near me in one post. Wait until you see the cool things I got and how I styled them in my home. CLICK HERE to read the post.
And since I’ve been very focused on my gardens and outdoor living spaces lately, I also shared MY FAVORITE outdoor area rugs. I’m on the hunt for an outdoor area rug at the Vermont cabin and shared my list of faves HERE.
The next week is going to be packed full of great content.
For starters, I’ll be sharing my 2021 spring home tour. If you enjoyed last year’s home tour, this one is going to be even better.
I’m also participating in a Pinterest Challenge and celebrating with my virtual dinner group.
Oh and the best thing coming up this week?
I’m going live with my best gardening friends on Instagram this week on Thursday, March 25 at 5 PM EST. We will be taking your questions live so stop by and join our Gardening Happy Hour.
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.
Isn’t depression glass so beautiful? I love what my friend Ann from Dabbling and Decorating found thrifting. Her table is so gorgeous – I love the colors!
I love a great DIY that’s easy to do and makes a big impact don’t you? How adorable are these DIY cement bunnies my friend Jennifer made from Cottage on Bunker Hill?
Here is some more amazing inspo from around the web!
But there was so much more this week that I really enjoyed!
I love my friend Rachel’s perspective on chasing the latest home decor trends. She is truly inspiring!
And this repurposed vintage cabinet DIY turned out AMAZING!
You’ve got to check out this podcast about cabin life!
I’m totally making this black bean salad. It looks so good!
This furniture flip idea.
And how pretty is this gorgeous spring wreath?
I love this DIY bird’s nest too!
And that’s all for this week!
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Enjoy your day! xoxo