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!
The weather does not know what it’s doing here in New Jersey!
First, it was super cold.
Then it warmed up where I could be outside without a coat on.
And now…it’s freezing again!
We decided to spend the weekend in Vermont too.
Where it’s even colder.
Can you say -7 and with the wind chill, feels more like -25?
Mackenzie and Shana both went back to school for their spring semesters.
So I’m a sad mama bird.
And this is Mackenzie’s last semester at Bucknell.
It’s amazing how fast time flies.
I started this blog the semester she started in college.
It feels like just yesterday we were dropping her off for that first year.
And so much has happened since then!
If you recall last week, I mentioned that we are going to start working on the dining room.
I’m hoping to start painting the ceiling this week or next weekend.
After peeling back some of the padded fabric last weekend, the walls are going to be a bigger project.
That padded fabric is secured by a ton of staples and the walls are not in great shape behind it.
Ultimately, we’ll probably add beadboard in this room instead of trying to make all kinds of wall repairs, but for now, we’ll remove the padded fabric, paint it white and then figure out what we want to do long-term.
The room is so dark.
At this point, I’ll do whatever it takes to lighten it up in a short amount of time and then do the larger projects down the road.
What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms
It was a fun week on the blog!
Talk about a busy week.
We did A LOT!
With the new year, comes the opportunity to start fresh and get organized.
So I shared some easy organizing tips and tricks for your home and garden.
From the pantry and home office to closets and seed starting, this post has you covered!
We also made THE BEST DIP that you’ll want to bring to your next dinner party.
My girls and I snacked on THIS one almost all week long.
Wait until you see how good it is!
I also shared what I’m shopping for this week with the new house.
You guys LOVED the rug and bedding.
I’m going with an earthy boho farmhouse style here and can’t wait to lighten up the house and decorate.
HERE’s what I’m purchasing this week.
Even though we are in the throws of winter here in New Jersey, the gardens look so pretty.
I’ve been planning for the next growing season and shared my first garden tour with what to expect in 2022.
There’s a lot of great bones here and I’m SO EXCITED to ramp up the flowers!
Speaking of garden tours, I also shared a peaceful walk around the property after the first snow.
Come enjoy a snow day winter garden tour and see how it all looks covered in white.
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 Janine from the Happy Happy Nester shared her best organizing tips.
I love what she did with the spices!
My good friend Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill shared a year’s worth of wreath ideas.
This one is my favorite.
But she’s made so many others throughout the year!
Wait until you see how pretty they all are.
And doesn’t this soup look amazing?
I’m all about soup season when the temps drop and this one from my good friend Jen at Midwest Life and Style made this hearty one.
Wait until you see how cozy and delicious it is!
And here is some more inspiration you’ve got to see!
THESE winter decorating ideas.
I am LOVING the progress on THIS kitchen remodel.
THESE cupboard styling tips.
I love infused water – wait until you check out THESE recipes.
THESE after Christmas winter decorating tips.
And I’m all about THESE winter decorating ideas too!
THIS cozy neutral winter decor in the library.
I’m loving THIS winter farmhouse kitchen decor too!
OMG THIS french country laundry room makeover is AMAZING!
Thank you so much for following along.
Enjoy a beautiful day! xo