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Bricks ‘n Blooms Weekly 73

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I hope you had a great week!

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What a week it was!

Shana decided to come home for the weekend so we had a great time spending time with her before she heads back to Ohio State today.

We went thrifting and found some goodies.

garden blogger stacy ling and her daughter shana ling

And we also did our tour de outdoor living spaces here at the new house.

The weather was not the warmest its been.

But it was a lot of fun and I’m so glad she was able to come home and spend a few days with us.

garden blogger stacy ling with her daughter shana ling
garden blogger stacy ling with her husband christopher d. ling, aia and shana ling

I am leaving today for Houston with a final destination of Roundtop, Texas.

It’s so exciting to travel and meet my blogging besties in real life!

So many of them I met like 4 years ago when I started out and we’ve never hung out in real life.

We will have the best time!

I’m a little nervous about presenting but have been practicing my talk so I’m hoping it goes smoothly.

And if the attendees leave with a few good tips from my presentation, I will have been successful.

hellebores in the front porch garden

In the Garden

The hellebores and daffodils are blooming like crazy here!

It’s WONDERFUL to see them start to bloom this early too.

At my old house, I don’t think the daffodils have gotten started yet.

So I’m thrilled it has here already.

And there are so many patches of daffodil bulbs too, that I cut some to make small bouquets throughout the house.

Nothing fancy, but just fresh flowers from the garden!

first hellebore blooms at my 1850 farmhouse

Home Renovations

We wrapped up the family room and kitchen for now.

The wall and trim are all painted and it looks AMAZING!!!

Our family room feels like a whole different space.

Family room renovation is underway - bye bye faux finish

And definitely much larger too.

Eventually, we’ll paint the built-in and kitchen cabinets but for now, this works.

Here’s a sneak peak!

After the family room makeover

What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms

It was a fun week on the blog!

We’ve been thinking a lot about the arrival of spring this week.

I shared my first spring home tour since we moved in.

My First Spring in My Vintage Farmhouse House Tour

And since sharing it, my family room is finished and we started painting the railings in the front entry!


I’m going to paint the rest of the room when I get back from Texas.

Care to guess what color I painted the stair railing? Let me know in the comments below.

living room in my 1850 farmhouse house tour

We also chatted about what easy-care flowers to plant that attract butterflies to the garden.

Since spring planting season is here, start shopping for these plants today and get them in the ground ASAP so you can enjoy the butterflies this season.

My gardening zone 6a summer flowers

And while we’re chatting about the garden, we also talked about how to bring your plants back to life after a long, dark winter.

Revive your plants with THESE simple tips.

how to revive plants

It’s also my favorite week of the month where my virtual supper club gathers to share themed table decor and menu ideas.

This month we are celebrating the arrival of spring with Easter brunch table decor, centerpiece and entertaining ideas.

Wait until you see all of the gorgeous and fun inspiration! CLICK HERE to check it out.

thrifted fireplace surround in the dining room

And we also shared THE BEST Easter brunch menu ideas that sound so good.

Wait until you see THESE menu ideas.

If you are not hosting, there are some great dishes you can bring with you!

For this month’s group meal, I was in charge of the appetizer.

CLICK HERE for this fresh, quick and easy recipe!

Easter brunch table decor idea

I’m totally making them when I host Easter here in a few weeks.

And finally, I shared what I’m shopping for this week in my Friday Favorites.

If you are looking for some decor and spring clothing, THIS post is for you!

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.

There was so many great posts this week, it’s tough to highlight just a few.

But I’ll try!

My good friend Kelly from the Tattered Pew shared her GORGEOUS new home in Colorado.

I love the blues and she was our gracious host for the Bloggers’ Best Spring Blog Hop.

Kelly always does so much to pull our group together and we appreciate it!

My good friend Rachel from the Ponds Farmhouse also shared her gorgeous industrial farmhouse spring home tour.

And it is beyond beautiful.

She does so many cool DIYs to bring her home together. Wait until you check out her tour!

My good friend Kim from Shiplap and Shells shared her gorgeous spring centerpiece idea.

You guys know how much I love centerpieces.

I love what she did!

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

THIS New England spring home tour.

THIS blue spring home tour.

Gah! THIS European farmhouse spring home tour is so gorgeous.

I’m loving THIS gorgeous Easter centerpiece idea.

I found some chic spring decorating ideas HERE.

THIS gorgeous Easter table idea.

My black lab on the front porch of my 1850 farmhouse

Thank you so much for following along.

Enjoy a beautiful day! xo

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  1. It looks like you had some good ‘ole fashioned family time…good for the soul!!
    Safe travels!!

  2. Stacy
    Have the best time in Texas. I’m so jealous! I think we need to plan a trip to Haven. Let me know what you think.
    thanks so much for sharing my tour.

    1. Thank you and I’m thinking about it for sure! I will touch base with you about it when I get back! I’m in Houston now! xo

  3. How fun to have your daughter home! It’s so fun watching the big tansformations in your new home. The family room looks amazing! Thanks so much for the share this week, Stacy! Hope you have a great trip. I’m sure you’ll be awesome. Happy trails!

  4. Stacy, I’ve only been to Roundtop once and LOVED it! Lucky you! Also your family room looks just amazing..what a difference a coat or two of paint makes! Not sure what you are presenting but you will be fabulous. Safe travels and love all the beautiful things you posted this week.

    1. Thank you so much Mary! I am presenting a talk about video! I am here in Houston now but heading to Roundtop tomorrow. I can’t wait to see the sights and take it all in!

  5. Love your family room.. Looks great.. What color did you use for walls and trim.. I’m getting ready to paint and can’t decide🤦

  6. So glad you got to have some family time Stacy! Your family room is looking great! Thank you for featuring my post.