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I hope you had a great week!

And Happy Halloween!!!

Are you doing anything fun today?

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Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms

What a week it was!

It was a bit quiet here overall from the norm.

I didn’t do a whole lot because…I had surgery on Tuesday and just came home on Thursday.

It was pretty major too.

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The day after my surgery.

I had to have a hysterectomy due to uterine fibroids that made me severely anemic.

I didn’t even realize how sick I was, until about a month ago, I needed to be hospitalized from severe anemia.

As a mom, I’m so used to just going, going, and going, that I just didn’t realize how depleted my body was from the anemia.

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Chris and I in the ER in Ohio.

To make a long story short, I haven’t been feeling great the last several months but I gotta tell you.

Even though I’m post-op, I am feeling SO MUCH BETTER!!!

And the recovery is going well.

Before the surgery, the fibroids were so big, I looked and felt like I was pregnant.

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Home after the surgery.

I was so weighted down from them!

But after being home the last few days, I’m more mobile and feeling a little better and a little stronger every day.

So all is well now.

Now that we’ve got the fibroids out, I’m feeling a lot better but taking things slow.

But I have even more news.


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This one has been under wraps for a bit.

But we found a gorgeous home locally that we are super excited about.

And now, just waiting on a buyer for my home.

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So if you know anyone who is looking to move to an amazing school district in a beautiful suburban community in New Jersey, let me know!

And yes, I will miss my gardens, but seriously…wait until you see the new house.

The gardens are incredible!

I can’t wait to show you.

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What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms

It was a fun week on the blog!

It’s my favorite time of the month where my virtual supper club gets together and shares some beautiful table decor, centerpiece, and dinner party ideas.

This month, we are celebrating Thanksgiving!

Fall Centerpiece Ideas

I shared the best fall table and Thanksgiving centerpiece ideas HERE.

And wait until you try my super simple, dump and bake fall dessert!

You can check out the recipe, as well as the rest of the Thanksgiving dinner party menu HERE.

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We also chatted about how to prepare the garden for winter.

There is much to do before the first frost.

HERE are 9 ways to garden in fall to prepare for winter.

9 ways to start preparing the garden for winter limelight hydrangea

And finally, I shared my late fall garden tour on YouTube this week where we talked about what is still blooming, fall foliage AND my favorite fall garden shrubs.

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.

Since I’ve been laid up a bit this week, I’ve spent a lot of time surfing the web.

THIS fall cocktail you’ve got to try!

HERE is the best time to divide perennials.

THIS DIY Halloween cupcake topper.

THIS fall harvest tablescape.

THIS spooky Halloween Party.

THIS fall tablescape idea.

THESE tips to avoid DIY mistakes.

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Enjoy a beautiful day! xo

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  1. So glad to hear you are on the mend! Congrats on the new house. Looking forward to your shares! Such an exciting time for you! 👏🏻💛

    1. Thanks Kim! Yes we are so excited about it!!! I am looking forward to the gardening there. I can’t wait to show you guys! xo

  2. Oh Satcy I’m so glad to hear you’re doing so well. I’m sorry about the surgery but you needed it.

    Thank goodness you got it taken care of.

    I can’t wait to see the new place and new gardens here you cone!

    1. Thanks so much Cindy! Yes we are super excited about the new adventure – the gardens there are so amazing. I can’t wait to share it all with everyone! xo

  3. Glad to hear you’re already feeling better. Praying you’ll continue to do well postoperative. And how exciting you’re moving!! How fun to buy your home and inherit your gardens!! Will you be digging up anything to take? Can’t wait to see. 😊

    1. Thank you so much Gina!!! Because I’m laid up I can’t do any gardening for a while. I ordered a bunch of bulbs that are sitting in my garage that I want to plant so not sure what I’m doing about those yet! Fun stuff!!!

  4. Stacy, wow! What a week you’ve had! So happy to hear you are on the road to recovery! Your energy and enthusiasm is always so high, no one would have guessed you were suffering. And a new home?!? How exciting is that! I’m sure your beautiful place will sell quickly. Happy Halloween, my friend! Thanks for sharing our spooky party too.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Mary. I’m so happy to be feeling better overall! Yes – I didn’t even know how badly I felt too! xoxo

  5. Stacy..my first post to you…
    Well, I am well over the age of the majority of your followers…(83 YEARS, 11 months.). I must say first and foremost……always take care of your health FIRST and the great joys of your life will only get sweeter. As I am well over the age of decorating and moving (Ass’t to an Interior Designer for years, and a Realtor for many years after that), I certainly understand what you are going through. Such excitement and new delights every day of your life….. family, friends, business, etc. which can only come if you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Our lives go by so quickly and before you know it, many of your passions are behind you, not always by choice. Enjoy every day as a new adventure. My best wishes to you and your family with your re-newed health, and your new home as well….TREASURE YOUR BLESSINGS DAILY!! Patty

  6. Stacy,
    You look so good even
    In the hospital! I’d never show my post op photos. Actually there are none. Lol. Thanks fir sharing my post and I can’t wait to see more about your new house. Take care and get better soon.

    1. Thanks Rachel!!! It’s funny – even in the hospital the nurses the next day were said I didn’t look like I just had surgery (aside from the gown and stuff) hahaha.

  7. Hi Stacy – Wow girl, you are on the road to recovery and prayer our way. Life is a challenge and you are facing it with lot of people encouraging you.
    My best to you and your family. God is good always. In the hard times we acknowledge this more.

  8. Glad to hear you did well with your surgery, just do exactly what the doctor says (retired nurse here…LOL).
    Congratulations on the new home – may you enjoy many great years in it and make wonderful memories in it.