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I hope you all had a great Father’s Day last week and an equally good week!

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We had a great time celebrating my husband, Chris, in Vermont with the girls last weekend.

On Father’s Day, we went to Mount Snow and took the bluebird lift to the top of the mountain to kick around for a while.

Chris was super excited we rode up in the golden bubble.

Celebrating Father's Day with Stacy and Chris Ling

The rest of the lift chairs are blue, so to hop on the golden one is a pretty big deal! xo

Once at the top, the views were totally amazing!

View from the Top of Mount Snow Bricks 'n blooms

We hung out for a bit, had a little snack, then took the lift back down.

We considered hiking down, but wanted to get back so we could head back to New Jersey on the earlier side of the day.

Home and Garden Blogger Stacy Ling and Husband Chris at Mount Snow

So next time!

We’ve done it before.

It’s a pretty good hike if you are ever at Mount Snow.

Tori had her first summer swim meet yesterday.

After missing the season last summer due to the state of the world, it was really great seeing all the kids get back in the pool doing what they love.

Do you guys remember from a while ago that project we started in the basement?

You know the one with the electric fireplace where we made a new surround?

basement electric fireplace

Well, we are back on the project!

It took a while to get the product for the surround and then we started on a bunch of projects outside.

You know how it goes.

how to make a fireplace surround

So the basement was put on hold.

Now that we have everything we need to finish it, it’s game on.

Here’s an update on what it looks like in progress.

Chris Ling updating basement fireplace

Doesn’t it look great so far?

It’s taking some time to install but it will look awesome when it’s done!

What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms

It was a busy week on the blog!

I shared an update on the attic and how my new office is coming along.

Remodeling a Home to Add a Home Office

The space looks SO DIFFERENT from where it started!

CLICK HERE to check it out.

Some of my best blogging friends and I got together for our virtual monthly supper club this month.

This month’s theme?

A 4th of July celebration with a patriotic barbecue.

4th of July Celebration Table

I really LOVE how different and beautiful everyone’s red white and blue decor was for the dinner party.

From vintage finds to cute DIY crafts, this post has you covered with lots of fun patriotic decorating ideas for the 4th of July.

CLICK HERE to see more!

This month, it was my turn to host. So I was in charge of the main dish – and believe me, this one does NOT disappoint!

It’s super simple to make with lots of flavors and very minimal clean-up.

And it’s not your average 4th of July dish either.

Wait until you check out my dish and the 4th of July celebration menu.

Oh and we made a fun video for the party too. Check it out in the link below.

And finally, I shared a new container garden idea on YouTube this week.

Have you seen it yet?

It’s so cool – I planted a garden that helps keep mosquitos and bugs away when you are hanging out in your outdoor living spaces.

YouTube video

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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 good friend Kim from Shiplap and Shells shared the prettiest tablescape this week out on her deck overlooking the Puget Sound. Gah!

Check out her post cause you will love it too!

outdoor dining with cut flowers and lights overlooking lake view
Photo by Shiplap and Shells

If you are not following my friend Kaleb from Wyse Guide, you need to be! He makes THE BEST recipes with lots of fresh ingredients from his garden.

Speaking of which is pretty amazing too!

I need to make this one. It looks SO GOOD!

broccoli rabe side dish
Photo by Wyse Guide

And here is some more inspiration you’ve got to see!

Decorate your mailbox for the 4th of July with THIS cool idea.

THESE tomato recipes.

THIS summer tablescape idea.

THIS super fun cocktail idea.

THIS DIY Cornhole Game Scoreboard. Seriously you need this.

THIS gorgeous summer home tour.

And I love THESE fountains on the farm! I need to get one for my garden.

Mosquito repellent plants

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Enjoy your day! xoxo

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  1. Stacy, love all the weekly roundup ideas! Thanks for sharing my tomato recipes. We’ve been out of town all week and heading back to Arizona today….love being on vacation but now it’s time to catch up with everything I have missed! Happy Weekend.

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my summer table Stacy! I can’t wait to see your office once it’s decorated and you’re all moved in.