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Bricks ‘n Blooms Weekly 56

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I hope you had a great week!

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What a week it was!

We quietly celebrated my forever 49th birthday and hosted our family for Thanksgiving this week.

It was really nice to hang out and spend time with everyone after not gathering with as many last year.

Christopher and Stacy Ling Thanksgiving 2021

As part of our celebration, we toasted our last Thanksgiving here at the house.

We are moving in less than two weeks!!!

Like it’s happening so fast!

We packed up the whole basement last weekend and are working on the garage and shed this weekend.

To help us pare things down, we rented a dumpster and have been selling, donating, and tossing A LOT!

The girls packed up their rooms before they head back to college and we’ll be packing up the main floor over the next week.

We are super excited about this move and I can’t wait to show you the new house!!!

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But just to share a LITTLE bit about the new house…

It’s a 4 bedroom farmhouse from the 1800’s.

The house is set back on several acres with expansive gardens.

There aren’t any cottage gardens that I could tell, but I will add that vibe this spring.

Home and Garden Blogger Stacy Ling

Since there are SO many gardens to work with there, I’m going to focus on one area per season and maintain the rest.

To take on more would be overwhelming and I’m all about working in smaller pieces to make it more manageable.

There are two small ponds on the property and a pool.

I’ve always wanted a pool so I’m super excited about that!

But the best part?

Planting for fall garden beauty with dahlias

There is room for a greenhouse!

I’m sure it’s not something we’ll do in the first year, but it is definitely in the near future plans.

I really can’t wait to tell and show you more!

2022 is going to be a lot of fun.

I’ll miss my gardens here, but I’m looking forward to the change.

Cut Flower Garden in the Backyard

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It was a fun week on the blog!

Have you started your holiday shopping yet?

I shared my pick for the best gift for the holidays in 2021 HERE.

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas

And while I’m thinking about celebrating the holidays, HERE is a super fun dinner theme with a delicious recipe you’ve got to check out.

It’s my new favorite tradition for Christmas Eve!

And while we’re on the topic of Christmas, HERE is my “go-to” recipe for cookies.

Well, it’s not REALLY a cookie, but it’s an easy one that you can make a few different ways.

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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.

I LOVE these DIY Christmas Village houses that my good friend Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill made.

Aren’t they darling?

My good friend Kim from Shiplap and Shells has been busy decorating her home for the holidays and shared some great tips!

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

THIS gift basket idea.

THESE tips for styling a graphic tee.

THIS Christmas tree decorating idea.

THESE tips for decorating with vintage books.

THIS party idea.

Thank you so much for following along.

Enjoy a beautiful day! xo

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9 Comments

    1. I am so excited to see the new house. I know when you can get land and old Farmhouse in NJ it’s gold.

      I’m envisioning it my head. It will be awesome if it’s stone.

      From the age it has potential. Can’t wait

      1. Thank you so much Cindy! Its so exciting! I can’t even wait to start doing stuff over there! The home and gardens are amazing!

  1. Happy birthday! Thank you for telling us about your new home. I am now even more excited to see it. Moving is great for cleaning things out. You’ll move into your new home with only the things that you want and need.

  2. Love the current house and gardens but a new canvas will be so much fun! The black front door on your current home is my inspiration for next spring.

  3. You’ve had a very busy week with your forever birthday, hosting Thanksgiving, and then packing all your things away for the move. Wow! I can’t tell you how excited I am for you Stacy. I know your new garden areas will be beautiful. And a greenhouse! How exciting. Thank you for sharing my Christmas post this week.