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Bricks ‘n Blooms Weekly 43

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I hope you had a great week!

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What a week it was!

Family Life

With my older two back at college, my youngest started her first week of school this week too.

And it was a HOT week to start here in NJ too.

Like heat wave hot.

After all the changes in the last year of schooling, it’s been really great to see them back in school with all of their peers.

Schooling from bed for the last year was not productive for so many kids that I’m really happy to see them all getting back to their lives.

After having THE BEST TIME EVER with my besties last weekend in Vermont, this weekend we celebrated my sister-in-law’s 60th birthday at the beach.

We had an amazing time and it was great seeing so many people that we haven’t seen in a long time!

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In the Garden

The heavy rains we’ve had has done a number on the gardens.

My cosmos are almost done for the season.

But the zinnias and dahlias are still going strong.

I’ve been cutting lots of bouquets and making more arrangements to keep around my home.

And I gave a few away too!

Dahlia Tropical
Dahlia ‘Tropical’

What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms

It was a super busy week on the blog!

For starters, I shared 7 ways to spruce up your fall decor for 2021.

Whether you are starting to decorate now or are hanging onto summer a bit longer, this post will inspire you to create a look you’ll love.

9 Simple Fall Front Porch Decor Ideas

It’s my favorite time of the month when my friends and I get together for our virtual dinner group with our entertaining tips, tricks and decorating inspiration, as well as an amazing menu.

This month, we are kicking off the fall athletics season with a tailgating party!

Throw the Best Tailgating Party
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No matter where you celebrate or what sport you are spectating, follow THESE tips to throw an EPIC tailgate party.

And check out this TikTok to see how I made tailgate party centerpiece.

For this month’s supper club, I’m in charge of a side dish.

Of course it is inspired by the harvest from my vegetable garden.

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Wait until you try this Italian finger food from my grandmother’s vault of amazing recipes.

And check out the tailgate menu HERE.

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Where’s Koda?

Have you noticed the garden has begun it’s transition to fall?

To kick off the fall gardening season, I shared my FAVORITE and most underrated perennial plant that you need in your gardens.

It’s easy-care, simple to propagate and to me, is truly a four-season plant.

Watch the Video HERE!

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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 gardening bestie Kim from Shiplap and Shells shared some great tips about how to attract pollinators to the garden.

Wait until you see how pretty her garden looks right now!

Photo by Shiplap and Shells

My good friend Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill is always sharing a cool DIY.

Wait until you check out how to make this Pumpkin Door Hanger for Fall.

Photo by Cottage on Bunker Hill

My good friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse is so creative and finds the best ways to repurpose vintage finds.

I love what she did with this mantel!

Photo by The Ponds Farmhouse

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

THIS will inspire you to get your bulb orders in for fall if you haven’t done so already!

THESE fall mantel decorating ideas.

I love THESE transitional decorating ideas.

THIS pumpkin gluten-free donut recipe. Y-U-M!

THESE summer to fall transition decorating tips.

And THESE laundry tips to make your clothes last longer.

Thrifting for the Garden at the Vintage Market

Thank you so much for following along.

Enjoy a beautiful day! xo

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  1. It looks like you are having the best time this summer with your trips to Vermont. I am with you on the Sedum Autumn Joy Stacy. I just love this perennial and can’t believe how great it looks in a flower arrangement! So fun to catch up and see what you’ve been up to. Thanks for sharing my blog post on pollinators my friend. Have a great week!