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Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms

What a week it was!

Family Life

My older girls went back to college on Friday which is always bittersweet.

I’m sad to see them leave, but happy they are off to live their lives back at school.

As much as they love being home, I know how much they miss living their college life.

We spent their last day at home getting pedicures and going out to dinner.

It was a fun last hurrah!

Stacy Ling at the nail salon

Chris and I spent the weekend with friends at our Vermont cabin and had THE BEST TIME!

We enjoyed some time on the lake, good food and lots of laughs.

A hurricane is expected to roll through the area on Sunday, so hopefully we’ll be heading back home before it arrives.

lake view in vt

In the Garden

Staking, staking, and more staking.

I have huge regrets about not staking things the way I should have in the cutting garden.

But you live and you learn, right?

Dahlia 'Jowey Winnie'
Dahlia ‘Jowey Winnie’

The dahlias are all starting to bloom and they are spectacular.

I’m still waiting for my Cafe Au Laits to bloom, but several others are well underway.

And the garden looks gorgeous!

Thrifting for the Garden at the Vintage Market

What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms

It was a busy week on the blog!

I shared my FAVORITE go-to recipe for summer that we enjoy almost every day!

And it does not disappoint.

I use fresh harvests from my raised garden beds, but you can easily pick up the ingredients at your local farmer’s market or food store too.

thrifting at the vintage market

In addition to sharing my favorite summer dish, I went thrifting with the gals this month at the outdoor flea market and new-to-me antique store in Vermont.

Wait until you see what I found!

And finally, I shared how to revive plants from what looks like sure death.

dying palm plant
This dracaena has seen much better days, but there’s still hope!

I was inspired to write this post when my daughter brought a few sad-looking houseplants home from my husband’s office.

Wait until you see how we bring them back to life!

To learn more about reviving plants and a tip to keeping your houseplants alive, watch this video.

YouTube video

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.

THESE small kitchen storage ideas.

THIS adorable vintage find.

THIS first aid kit for college students.

Learn how to paint a terra cotta pot with THESE tips.

THIS DIY wreath idea for fall or spring.

So yum! THIS recipe for ice cream.

THESE decorating tips to transition your home from summer to fall.

THIS pretty tablescape.

And THIS recipe for pear and burrata salad. YUMMO!

Dahlia 'Penhill Watermelon'
Dahlia ‘Penhill Watermelon’

Thank you so much for following along.

Enjoy a beautiful day! xo

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  1. Stacy,
    So glad you had a good weekend with friends. Thanks for sharing my storage idea. You are the best.

  2. Well, friend! You have been in my prayers for safety through this storm since I realized yesterday it was headed your way. ❤️

  3. I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying your summer trips to Vermont. It looks like such a beautiful place. I’m sure it’s always hard when the girls go back to college.

  4. Stacy, I have Dahlia envy!!! Your flowers are so stunning! Thanks for sharing the pictures so I can live vicariously through you. And thank you so much for sharing my rum raisin ice cream! It’s one of my favorites (pistachio is the other) and can never find a store bought variety that beats this recipe. Your daughters are beautiful and so happy they are off having fun.