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Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms

What a week it was!


It was a crazy week here moving from one house to another.

moving day with movers and boxes

But we did it.

I felt strange watching the movers moving our things out of the house.

And it was super weird seeing it empty.

But we are in.

While we are still unpacking, our items look like they’re in pretty good shape so far.

I haven’t seen anything broken or damaged so I feel like we are winning there.

farmhouse white porch swing before accessorizing
I love this porch swing don’t you?

Some of our family came to help us unload boxes and organize a little.

It’s been quite a journey, but we are enjoying our new home.

The former homeowners spent a lot of time making this home their home.

blue heron on bridge over pond
This blue heron greeted us by one of the ponds when we did our walk through the day before closing.

They took care of it really well.

And the artistry that they added to the house is really amazing.

We appreciate the amount of time and energy spent making this home what it is.

hand carved tree bench in garden
Isn’t this bench carved from a tree totally amazing???

I’ll take you on a tour of the inside next week.

But in the meantime, here are some photos of the gardens.

zen garden in winter
This is the fenced-in part of the backyard. I can’t wait to see what it looks like in spring!
outdoor backyard with wood sculpture in winter
Here’s a close-up of one of the tree carvings on the property.

You’ve got to check out some of the short-form videos too because you’ll see a little more of what’s here.

There is so much to see here in the gardens and I can’t wait to add more flowers in spring.

Before I start tucking things in, I want to see what comes up.

Because the prior homeowners have a lot of plants here.

I plan to start flowers from seed again and have a large area where they can all be planted.

More on that after the holidays.

formal garden in winter

What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms

It was a fun week on the blog!

This week, was all about New Year’s Eve!

My virtual dinner group and I got together and shared some fun dinner party ideas and an amazing menu.

cozy christmas tablescape with cavit wines

I LOVE how everyone’s table decorations turned out.

You can check it all out HERE.

This month, I was in charge of making an appetizer.

And let me tell you, this one does not disappoint either!

It’s super easy to make and packs a lot of flavors.

Wait until you try this amazing dish!

If you are looking for fun things to make or bring to New Year’s, you’ve got to check out THESE menu ideas!

I am totally making these next week!

delicious New Year\'s Eve menu ideas

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 Paula from Virginia Sweet Pea shared some beautiful Colonial Williamsburg Christmas Decorations.

I love all the different wreath ideas!

extravagant holiday garland and wreath on red farmhouse door

My good friend Kim from Shiplap and Shells shared some amazing gift wrapping ideas this week.

decorated gifts with live greenery

My good friend Rachel from the Ponds Farmhouse shared this beautiful Christmas tablescape on her front porch.

rustic farmhouse tablescape with red/white checked runner and red scenery plates

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

THESE DIY Christmas ornament ideas.

THIS tutorial on how to make beautiful bows.

THESE Christmas staircase decorating tips.

THESE Christmas decorations on the steps.

And THESE holiday entertaining tips with thrifted finds.

winter view of farmhouse with wood sculpture on stone wall

Thank you so much for following along.

Enjoy a beautiful day! xo

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  1. Stacy,
    Gosh, your new home is going to be amazing! Thanks for sharing my table this week! Have a wonderful week ahead.

    1. Thank you Rachel! I can’t wait to show you more! I’ve been unpacking and semi-decorating here the last few days.

  2. So happy for you and your family. Can’t wait to see you transform your new home to make it your own. Thanks so much for including our bow tutorial in your post this week.

  3. So excited for your new, expansive garden! You’ve got such great features already in place; you’ll have so much fun putting your cottage garden style into it!

  4. I can’t tell you how excited I am that you are in your new home. I can’t wait to follow you along through the process of making this house your own. What amazing outdoor spaces Stacy. Thank you for featuring my gift wrapping post. Have the best week my friend.