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!
We went out to dinner on Friday to a local restaurant that was new-to-us.
The Station was really good and I’m sure we’ll be coming here more often!
It was easy to get a table and we love the casual vibe.
Last night, we enjoyed another great dinner out with friends at one of our favorite Italian restaurants, Cafe Sapori.
The service and meals are ALWAYS good.
And the atmosphere is cozy and welcoming.
It’s been a few months since we’ve dropped by, so it was time to venture back.
Dining Room Renovation Update
The dining room is on hiatus until we get some help repairing the drywall.
Some of the spots are not in the best shape, so I’m waiting on my spackling expert to help us out with it.
I’m hoping to get that wrapped up in the next week-ish so we can start painting it.
The paint is already picked out so I’m ready to go!
And I decided to go with Benjamin Moore Simply White on the trim and Benjamin Moore White Dove on the Walls.
Kitchen Renovation Update
In the meantime, we removed the cabinets from the kitchen and it looks AWESOME!!!
There’s more we need to do to it long-term, but for now, it opened up the kitchen and family room.
Ultimately, we need to cut out some of the cabinet bases on the wall and add some wood to finish off the archway.
I didn’t want to completely wreck the walls in here so we gingerly removed what we could to minimize damage.
Down the road, I want to add brick or stone to this wall.
Won’t that look so good?
But for now, we love where it’s going!
I know it might seem like we are all over the place with starting projects, but we are just getting ready for the next step.
What’s New in the Garden
We got a little more snow over the last week.
Even in winter, the gardens look so pretty here.
What’s been most surprising to us since moving here are the birds.
There are so many and they are so active!
Look at them here in the pond.
It was freezing out in the almost negative temps and the birds were enjoying the swimming hole in the ice.
What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms
It was a fun week on the blog!
With the start of a new year, many have been asking what the home decorating trends are for 2022.
Since we continue to face shipping delays, lower stock, and inflation, creativity, ingenuity, and practicality will drive home decorating trends for 2022.
CLICK HERE to see what’s trending for 2022!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.
Are you ready yet?
CLICK HERE for 7 unique Valentine’s Day Ideas.
I shared lots of great finds in this week’s Friday Favorites.
Wait until you see what I’m getting for summer!
We went to a small dinner party last week and I brought this YUMMY dessert that you’ve got to try!
It’s super easy to make, light, and fluffy.
This is my go-to dessert recipe and I’m bringing it to a Super Bowl Party next week!
CLICK HERE to try it!
And finally, I shared Part 1 of the dining room renovation in my latest video.
It was not easy removing the upholstered walls.
I love doing these projects with Chris because he always makes me laugh!
Wait until you see how difficult it was to remove the padded fabric!
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 from Shiplap and Shells shared THE PRETTIEST Valentine’s Day table.
I love the fresh flower centerpiece! It’s gorgeous.
My good friend Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill shared 12 DIY wreath ideas that are really incredible.
I love all of her DIYs and I know you’ll love these too!
My good friend Mary from Life at Bella Terra made these incredible Linzer cookies for Valentine’s Day.
Don’t they look so good???
And here is some more inspiration you’ve got to see!
THESE cozy bedroom ideas.
THESE tips to create a cozy nook.
I’m all about THESE home organization tips.
THIS recipe for Zuppa Toscana.
I love THIS DIY wreath idea too! It’s perfect for spring.
THIS Valentine’s Day breakfast idea.
Thank you so much for following along.
Enjoy a beautiful day! xo