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Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms

It was a gorgeous week here in New Jersey! We had some crazy high winds, but aside from that, the gardens are growing and I’m ready to start planting stuff!

The fence arrived for the new shed garden, so Chris started working on that over the weekend.

It looks so good!

I can’t wait to show you.

I also had a bunch of soil and compost delivered for the vegetable garden. So I spent most of the day yesterday filling the beds.

And, we also had some stone delivered. I am so exhausted hauling it from the driveway to the backyard for the vegetable garden border.

But it’s looking great so it’s worth it.

Self-Watering Raised Vegetable Garden

The attic renovation is coming along. We passed all of our inspections and are ready to start sheetrocking next week!

My girls are both home from college now. So it’s nice having everyone all under one roof again.

Chris and I went out Friday night to a small event.

We had such a good time!

It was so nice to get out and mingle a little after being home for the last year.

Stacy and Chris Ling

What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms

It was a busy week for the blog. We did lots of fun things here this week.

Hardening Off Plants After Starting Seeds Indoors

Since the weather has been so favorable, I started hardening off my seedlings to prepare them for life out in the garden.

If you started seeds indoors or are planning to move your houseplants outside, you need to do THIS before they remain outdoors.

Hardening off plants after starting seeds indoors

Did you notice I didn’t mention the closet yet? I shared an amazing before and after closet makeover yesterday.

Here is the ugly before.

Before and After Closet Makeover

What a difference!!!

Wait until you see how awesome it turned out.

We love it!

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.

My good friend Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill does so many cute crafts! I love this birdhouse candlestick she made.

Isn’t it adorable?

I totally want to make these!

cottage white birdhouses as table decor
Photo by Cottage on Bunker HIll

I also love my friend Shannon from My Little White Barn’s spring centerpiece idea.

It’s so rustic and organic.

And looks so easy to make.

I love it!

birds nest on mason jar and table with wood bird decor

And I’m also enjoying:

These porch decor ideas.

These ideas bring the outdoors in.

These design ideas make a room feel bigger.

I really enjoyed this wine tasting and historical tour too.

These Mother’s Day finds.

I love these Father’s Day gift ideas.

These Mother’s Day brunch recipes.

And I’m loving these ideas for pretty decor vignettes.

double flowering daffodils in early spring garden

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Enjoy your day! xoxo

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  1. Stacy,
    I love everything you share. Thanks for sharing my post also.
    I love seeing you and your hubby. Have a great Sunday.

  2. Thanks for sharing our Father’s Day gift ideas in your weekly post. I love your closet makeover…it’s amazing…and now I can’t wait to do mine. So fun that you & Chris got to go out this weekend. Have a great week! 🙂

    1. Thanks AnnMarie! We are really happy with the result! Love your gift ideas – I’m all set now for Father’s day. xo

  3. Oh, thanks for including me this weekend!! How cute are you and Chris!!! I’m so glad you had a good time out!!

  4. You have so much fun stuff going on right now Stacy! The garden is looking amazing. I love your closet, and I am so looking forward to your attic renovation. When do you ever sleep? At least you got a chance to have a date! That looks like a great place. I love the lights and branches on the ceiling. Thank you for featuring my blog post about bringing the outdoors in. I appreciate it so much! Have a great week!

    1. Luckily the attic renovation isn’t us doing it! hahaha. Thank you! We had a fun night out. xo

  5. You have so many things going on right now. Your vegetable garden is taking shape.

    I saw your closet a few days ago and fantastic job and the work paid off.

    1. Thanks so much Cindy! I can’t believe how much we are accomplishing right now. But then summer will arrive and we’ll be on lake time! xo