I hope you had a great week!
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Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms
What a week it was!
We had such a great time at my sister-in-law’s 60th birthday party last week.
It poured the whole drive down to the Long Beach Island, but amazingly enough, cleared up for her fabulous party!
The food and drinks were fantastic.
And we got to see friends and family we haven’t seen in quite some time.
We also spent some time in Vermont getting our last licks in for summer.
It was gorgeous weather so we enjoyed some boat time and hiked Mount Snow.
This week, I also spent some time decorating for fall.
I didn’t do much but started.
I was inspired while out for a run because here in northwest NJ, the foliage is turning and the leaves are starting to fall.
So it’s time.
What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms
It was a fun week on the blog!
For starters, we talked about fall gardening and what to plant besides mums.
As I’ve mentioned before, mums have a place in the fall garden, but there are SO many other plants that will give you more mileage in the borders.
Have you noticed I’ve been sharing a lot about my jersey garden tomatoes?
We’ve had a huge harvest here
So much so, I don’t know what to do with them all!
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Did you know that you can freeze fresh tomatoes and use them throughout the year?
HERE’s how to freeze tomatoes.
In addition to chatting about tomatoes and fall planting ideas, I also shared my best money-saving tips at the garden nursery.
Wait until you see how much money you can save!
And finally, I shared an end-of-summer garden tour of the backyard cutting garden.
The garden has been changing so much!
What used to be lush and full with cosmos and zinnias is now heavily blooming with lots of different dahlias.
Wait until you see how gorgeous some of these varieties are too!
Watch this video to see the garden in action.
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 friend Renae from Peacock Ridge Farm showed us how to make this gorgeous fall arrangement.
My good friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse shared ANOTHER cool DIY that I’ve got to try!
This super inexpensive and simple DIY looks amazing with beautiful fall flowers.
I also love my good friend Michele from Vintage Home Design’s DIY to make these cute no sew fabric pumpkins for fall.
Isn’t that a neat idea?
And here is some more inspiration you’ve got to see!
THESE linen closet organization tips.
How amazing are THESE fall home decor ideas?
THESE beautiful tablescape ideas.
THIS backyard patio remodel.
OMG I love THESE summer blooms.
OK I really need to do THIS!
THESE keto breakfast muffins. The recipe sounds amazing!
And THESE tips to make homemade salsa.
Thank you so much for following along.
Enjoy a beautiful day! xo