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Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms

What a week it was!

Family Life

This week was jam-packed with fun.

For starters, Chris and I went to the first NFL game of the season at Giants Stadium.

The Giants didn’t win, but we had a great time at the game!

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We also visited Mackenzie at school for her last family weekend!

She’ll be graduating this year.

Her college years have just flown by.

I also spent some time with my friends this week at our monthly book club.

Although I didn’t read this one, it was great catching up with everyone.

Stacy Ling and friends at book club luncheon

In the Garden

The new gardens in the side yard are underway!

I had a little bit of help this week digging out the new beds around where the trees used to be.

With all the tree roots, I wanted help with this one!

It’s looking good so far.

I can’t wait to plant it in October.

garden nj front yard

What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms

It was a fun but SUPER BUSY week on the blog!

It’s funny – I have all these ideas and just want to share them all with you!

So this week – we covered a lot of ground.

Neutral Fall Finds from the Christmas Tree Shops

Have you started decorating for fall yet?

I am about halfway done and love to bring the outdoors in.

While I decorate with real flowers and stems, I appreciate the “set and forget” approach of using artificial ones in my home.

And if you’ve been following me for a while, you know how much faux foliage and florals need to look real and authentic.

HERE are my favorite resources for faux fall foliage and florals.

Easy Fall Centerpiece Idea

Do you remember that electric fireplace DIY we were working on???


And I can’t even wait to show you!

We had this pre-made electric fireplace that has seen better days. One of the bookshelves was broken so we ditched it and this just looked like a hot mess!

Wait until you see what it looks like now!!!!

Before the Electric Fireplace DIY
Before this electric fireplace looked like a hot mess. Wait until you see what it looks like now!

If you love fall wreaths as much as I do, they can get pretty expensive if you aren’t the DIY type.


You can totally make a hydrangea wreath for FREE using things you have on hand.

DIY Hydrangea Wreath in Farmhouse Kitchen

Seriously THIS may be the easiest DIY you’ll ever do and it looks AMAZING when it’s finished.

Wait until you see how beautiful and EASY this hydrangea wreath is to make!

I shared some tips for harvesting hydrangea flowers and show you how easy a hydrangea wreath is to make.

Click the video below to watch!

YouTube video

And finally, I shared my monthly thrifting finds for the garden with friends from around the country.

This month, we visited the outdoor antique mall and there were LOTS of goodies.

Some I bought.

Others I should have bought.

Is it just me? Or does that happen to you too?

Wait until you see what I found!

thrifting at the outdoor antique mall

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’s garden in the PNW is looking AMAZING right now.

This week, Shiplap and Shells shared her tips for transitioning a flower garden from summer to fall.

cottage garden in bloom with cute greenhouse/shed
Photo by Shiplap and Shells

It’s fire pit season!!!!

And my good friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse shared some fun ideas for a campfire party buffet table.

outdoor buffet set up with picnic basket display
Photo by The Ponds Farmhouse

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

THIS fall decor tour.

THESE gorgeous vintage fall tablescape ideas.

I love THESE cozy fall neutral home decor ideas.

THIS vintage vase DIY.

THESE tips for harvesting herbs.

THESE leaf projects.

And THESE pumpkin crafts.

How to Make a Simple Hydrangea Wreath for Free

Thank you so much for following along.

Enjoy a beautiful day! xo

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  1. How fun that you got to go to the football game! I love all your features this week. Thank you so much for sharing my garden, I appreciate it so much!