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What a week it was!

I feel like I lived a lifetime this week because I left for Texas last Sunday and just got back on Friday night.

It was such an amazing week too.

Stacy Ling shopping in Roundtop Texas with Jessica from the Itty Bitty Farmhouse, Cara from Never Skip Brunch and Anne and AnnMarie from Simply 2 Moms

I met some really great new friends.

And FINALLY got to meet some of my blogging besties in person.

I presented my chat about video content creation.

Home and garden blogger stacy ling

Plus we went shopping around at Roundtop.

Have you ever heard of Roundtop’s Antique week?

Joanna Gaines talks about it a lot on Fixer Upper. And she was not kidding! It is such a cool place.

Roundtop Texas Antique Week

There is so much stuff there.

It is like 26 miles of antiques, junk, and lots of great pickins.

There were so many things I would have bought if I could fit them in my suitcase. But you really need a u-haul or RV or something.

The coolest coffee table that I wanted to buy but the seller couldn't ship it

Because we just moved and I’m still getting to know our home, I gravitated toward larger pieces. I found a gorgeous coffee table that I wanted, but the seller didn’t ship items.

And I also found some GORGEOUS dining room chairs but they were tagged at 10K!!! I don’t know about you, but I’m not spending 10k on dining room chairs.

So that was a hard pass.

gorgeous mirrors in roundtop texas

They did inspire me however with the look that I’d love in there, so I’m going to thrift for the right chairs and recover them.

You can’t possibly cover all of Roundtop in a day. There is just TOO MUCH to see and do. With so many great vendors.

And the amount of GORGEOUS vintage garden stuff I found was astounding.

It was all so beautiful and I totally want to go back someday with a means to bring it all home.

roundtop texas
roundtop texas
gorgeous urns I found in roundtop texas

After the day was done, I felt like I walked Disneyworld. Cause it was ALOT of walking.

Overal it was a gorgeous day and we lucked out with the weather because it was sunny and not crazy hot.

It was all around a great, informative conference and an incredible trip where I met the most AWESOME people and had a blast.

And because it was so great, I’m going to the Haven Blogger’s Conference in July! Are you?

Anne and AnnMarie from Simply 2 Moms with Garden blogger stacy ling from bricks 'n blooms
Garden blogger Stacy Ling with Anne and AnnMarie from Simply 2 moms and Renae from Peacock Ridge Farms

I learned so much from Anne and AnnMarie from Simply 2 Moms and Cara from Never Skip Brunch at this retreat that I can’t miss the one in July. And I’m going to be a mentor there too!

So if you are a blogger or are interested in blogging and becoming a content creator, you should check out this conference.

Oh and by the way, if you missed the retreat and want to learn about video content creation, message me for a session.

roundtop antiques week

What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms

It was a fun week on the blog!

Although I was in Texas all week long, we had a super busy week on the blog too.

I shared my before and after family room makeover.

Can you believe how good it looks now???

After the Family room makeover

It’s amazing how much bigger the room feels.

Not to mention, it feels like I’m sitting in a garden room with that amazing backyard!

I also shared an early spring garden tour in my latest video.

Come walk the gardens with me to see what’s blooming right now!

yellow daffodils in spring

We also went shopping for cozy throw pillows for spring.

Wait until you see these gorgeous pillows.

It’s been so hard to narrow it down!!

cozy throw pillow ideas for spring

And finally, I shared 7 incredible before and after room makeovers.

Some makeovers are from my former home and some are from here.

It’s unbelievable how much a few cans of paint can totally transform a space.

After the family room makeover

Amazing Inspiration from Around the Web

Since I just got back from Texas and met some great new friends, I want to share some of them with you this week here on the blog.

Of course, you guys know my good friends Anne and AnnMarie from Simply 2 Moms.

I’ve known them since I started blogging and wish they lived a lot closer because I’d probably be hanging out with them ALL the time!

twig egg basket on place setting
Simply 2 Moms

Stop by and check out all the cool things they do on their blog HERE and their Instagram HERE.

From DIYs to decor, recipes, and tips for raising a family, Anne and AnnMarie cover it all and are the best people you’d want to know.

I adore them both and I know you will too!

Anne and AnnMarie from Simply 2 Moms with Garden blogger stacy ling from bricks 'n blooms

I also met Cara from Never Skip Brunch and she is AMAZING!!!

Cara does all of her own DIYs and when I say she does her own DIYs, like she’s building things with power tools.

Cara blew me away with her DIY skills and she is super sweet to boot! I can’t wait until she moves up here to Jersey so I can share some plants with her.

You can check out Cara’s blog HERE and her Instagram HERE.

white kitchen with interesting chevron wood wall accents
roundtop with stacy ling

I also got to know Jessica from the Itty Bitty Farmhouse and we had the best time!

Jessica is super fun and you will love her decorating style. You can check out her blog HERE and her Instagram HERE.

\"hello sunshine\" welcome mat with greenery

Have you met my friend Renae from Peacock Ridge Farm?

She is also very sweet, her home is gorgeous and she loves to garden, decorate and cook too.

You can check out her blog HERE and Instagram HERE.

rustic white cloche and decor with moss rabbit topiaries table centerpiece

I also got to meet my good friend Sarah from Blessed Crazy Texas Nest who I’ve known since I started my Instagram.

She is the cutest and sweetest person – just like her Instagram. I know you’ll love her as much as I do.

You can check out her blog HERE and her Instagram HERE.

sarah from blessed crazy texas nest with stacy ling from bricks 'n blooms

I have not laughed as hard as I did with this group as we did in a LONG time.

The trip was so fun.

kristin stockdale from haven conference with garden blogger stacy ling
roundtop texas

And here is some more inspiration you’ve got to see from my good friends this week!

THESE tips for dividing dahlia tubers in spring.

THIS before and after beach cottage.

THIS Easter centerpiece idea.

THIS quick and easy rabbit statue.

I love THIS affordable kitchen table makeover.

THIS concrete Easter egg DIY.

And THIS DIY storage idea for your shoes!

garden blogger stacy ling in roundtop texas

Thank you so much for following along.

Enjoy a beautiful day! xo

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  1. This was such a fun weekly wrap-up to ready Stacy. It looks like you had such an amazing time on your trip and met so many great bloggers. And you look so gorgeous in all of your pics. Shopping at Round Top with a U-Haul is definitely on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing my dahlia tuber post.