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Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms
It was a gorgeous week here in New Jersey! The weather has really warmed up and my plants are exploding from the ground.
While this is my favorite time of year, the tree pollen gets me every time! So I’ve had a good case of bad allergies this week, but am on the mend.
We had an amazing Easter. Some family visited with us that we haven’t been able to see in a long time.
And the Farm-to-Table Easter Meal Kit from Alstede Farms was phenomenal. I will totally do that again next year!
My youngest daughter, Tori, wrapped up her swim season and received a varsity letter. So big congrats to her!
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We learned something about my dog, Koda, over the last few weeks.
She loves to sit on the deck and watch the sunset every night!
Isn’t that so cute?
She scratches at the door each night at roughly the same time so she can sit out here and watch the sunset.
I went went thrifting near me at the Habitat for Humanity Restore and found some interesting items.
But my favorite shopping trip was to the best nursery in the area, Morris County Farms. While there I picked up several new houseplants.
One of which is a fiddle leaf fig.
Until now, I have avoided growing these because they are supposedly very finicky. And I prefer to work with easy-care plants.
I saw the nursery had some young ones available, so I decided to bring a baby fiddle leaf fig home and give it a whirl. If you have any tips, leave them in the comments below – I would love to hear your thoughts!
Wish me luck!
I also started sowing my zinnias this week. I bought quite a few varieties of seeds and can’t wait to see how they do in the garden.
And we started making the new vegetable garden. If you are on Instagram, you can see the start of it HERE in my stories.
What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms
It was a great week for the blog. We did some fun things here this week.
For starters, I shared this super easy dinner recipe that is family-friendly and a great way to use your spinach harvest from the garden.
On Thursday, some gardening friends and I from around the country did a live garden happy hour chat on Instagram.
We talked about all things plants and flowers with people from around the world.
I mean, how cool is that!
Since we chatted a little about critter problems in the garden, I shared an AWESOME LIST of deer-resistant plants for the cottage garden. If you are planting a flower garden this spring, check out this list of deer-resistant flowers.
And finally, I just want to show you the double flowering daffodils that I planted in fall.
Aren’t they just gorgeous!!!
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 probably feature my friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse weekly, but I seriously love her creative DIYs. Check out what she made this week. Isn’t it awesome?
And I really love this idea to create a built-in cabinet! My friend Kim from Shiplap and Shells has a clever way to add extra storage that looks like it has been there forever.
Isn’t it adorable?
Here are some more amazing inspo from around the web!
But there was so much more this week that I really enjoyed!
This furniture update.
I love this gorgeous tablescape.
This DIY Wreath.
This bathroom renovation.
These 2021 shopping trends.
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Enjoy your day! xoxo