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Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms

What a week it was!

We have had some crazy weather and there’s a lot going on behind the scenes here on the blog and at home.

In the Garden

It’s spring.

Then it’s not spring.

It’s spring again

Then it’s not so spring-like.

Daffodils in early march gardening zone 6a

I hope the weather here in New Jersey can make up its mind because I am ready for spring!

And so are my spring flowers.

The daffodils here started blooming.

And I think I’m in love with the hellebores.

lenten rose aka hellebores in my gardening zone 6a garden

I didn’t grow many at our former home.

But here?

They are all over.

I spent one of the spring-like days cutting back the old foliage to make room for new blooms.

It was fantastic working outside again.

And particularly working outside in my new gardens.

But overall the temps have been pretty seasonal so I’ve been hanging outside a lot with my dogs too.

garden blogger stacy ling with her dog

Home Renovation Updates

On the renovation home front, we are starting a new project this week!

With both the sunroom and dining room painted, we are moving on to the family room and kitchen.

Although I want to paint the cabinetry too, for now, we are lightening up the walls and trim.

Because much like the rest of the house, there’s a faux finish on every square inch.

The room is currently decorated with Venetian plaster and a dark finish.

It’s really pretty but’s too much.

vintage farmhouse family room

So it’s going to take some doing, but we will get both these rooms painted over the next week or so.

And then?

It’s all about painting the front entry.

Because I want to get rid of that red too.

vintage farmhouse home tour front entry with stair railing


OOOOOOH and I almost forgot to mention!!!!

I am speaking at a blogging conference at the end of the month in Round Top Texas!

I’ve never been to Texas before so I’m super excited about this one.

A few years ago I planned to attend some blogging conferences, but the illness that we shall not speak of hit, and the world stopped for a few years.

So I’m thrilled to attend this one and meet some really good friends in person that I’ve been chatting and working with since I started blogging.

If you are a blogger or influencer, you’ll want to check this retreat out because it’s all about video!

CLICK HERE to learn more about the conference!

I’d love to see you there!

Let’s meet up!

Home and Garden Blogger Stacy Ling in her garden.

What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms

We had a busy week on the blog!

This week we are looking at spring both inside and out.

Are you loving the spring-like weather we’ve been having lately too?

Y’all – spring is almost here and I can’t wait to get outside more and start working in my new gardens.

Early Spring in the Garden

As I’m thinking about all the things, I shared a list of spring garden ideas to get you going for the next growing season.

From simple tasks to garden design ideas, this post has you covered!

Grow the garden of your dreams with THESE simple spring garden ideas.

And while we are in the garden and I’m starting to plan out my new cottage garden, I shared my best tips for growing a flower garden that blooms from early spring through fall.

Bearded Iris and Allium in the Cottage Garden

So many of you ask how you can grow a similar garden.

And it’s not hard to do at all.

But does take some planning and time.

CLICK HERE for my 5 best tips to design a garden that’s always in bloom.

Early Spring in the Cottage Garden

With spring emerging in the gardens, it’s time to start decorating.

Are you ready?

CLICK HERE to see 7 easy ways to decorate for spring 2022.

dining room with tulips

I shared all the things that I’m shopping for this week for our new home.

From furniture and spring home decor to garden supplies, I think I shopped for everything this week.

CLICK HERE to see what I bought this week!

Grain sack stair runner friday favorites stacy ling

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’m loving my good friend Jen from Midwest Life and Style tips for folding napkins in the shape of a bunny for Easter!

Isn’t this the cutest idea?

white napkin in bunny shape with greenery stuffed in an egg

My good friend Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill made these gorgeous Magnolia-inspired urns that are just beautiful.

Wait until you see what they looked like before Jennifer worked her magic!

shelf decor: books, ivy in brass planter, wood rabbit

My good friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse shared how to make an easy DIY wood accent wall.

Doesn’t it look amazing?

farmhouse/cottage bench with storage and hooks

My good friend Kim from Shiplap and Shells shared a gorgeous garden party Easter tablescape on a budget that got me super excited to host Easter this year.

Isn’t her table beautiful?

spring cottage tablescape in pink and green

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

THESE Easter table setting tips.

I love THESE thrifty spring DIY project ideas.

THIS welcome spring home tour.

THIS kitchen island makeover is amazing!

I love THESE bedroom designs and refresh ideas.

And I love THIS DIY antiqued gold frame. I’m totally doing this!

early march by the pond

Thank you so much for following along.

Enjoy a beautiful day! xo

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  1. I am so jeal that your dafs are blooming!! I was outside Friday checking for signs of life here…none so far!
    True story, I have a screenshot of those planters in your Friday Favs that I’ve been trying to figure out how I can make dupes of!!

  2. So much inspiration! I wish I was joining you at RoundTop! Another commitment makes that not possible this year. Hang in there on the painting. It will be gorgeous when you get it all done. My daffodils got snow this weekend…I think they may still be showing out. Love that about them!

    1. That would have been so fun to meet you there! I can’t wait to go. THe daffs are pretty exciting – I can’t wait to see them all here.

  3. Stacy,
    I’m loving all your shares this week. So much inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing my accent wall.

  4. I’m so excited that you will be presenting at Round Top Stacy. Wish I was going to watch you. Love that you have hellebores in your new garden. I love mine in the winter. Thank you so much for featuring my Easter table.