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Bricks ‘n Blooms Weekly 81

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I hope you had a great week!

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Vote For Me as a Finalist in the Curb Appeal Contest with Cottages and Bungalows

I have super big news!

I’ve been nominated as a finalist by Cottages and Bungalows Magazine in their Curb Appeal Contest for a feature in their magazine. There is a lot of amazing inspiration in this group and I’m super excited to be nominated as a finalist among them.

Would you please vote for me?

It would be super cool to be featured in their magazine.

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1850 farmhouse with front porch and spring flowers including ajuga, ranunculas, with hostas and buckeye tree.

Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms

What a week it was!

Shana and I have been busy in the gardens this week getting the seedlings in the ground and planting more annuals.

She also sowed 10 different varieties of pumpkin seeds. I decided to start 5 of each and plant them in various spots on the property with the hope that one will take and not get eaten by critters SOMEWHERE.

We opened the pool last weekend and have been enjoying some pool time!

The heater has been broken though, so it’s a little chilly to swim, but the vibe is there and we are loving the pool!

close up of green arbor with dogwood tree blooms, pool and garages

My oldest daughter is graduating from Bucknell University today. So we spent all weekend in Lewisburg, PA celebrating with her and her friends.

There was a candlelight ceremony last night that was pretty epic. And I can’t believe this chapter is closing for her.

Here are a few pics from the festivities.

garden blogger stacy ling and her daughters at a winery in PA
garden blogger stacy ling and her daughter

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front entry hall christmas tree 2023
garden blogger stacy ling and family in lewisburg, PA for Bucknell University Graduation weekend
candlelight ceremony at bucknell university may 2022

What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms

It was a fun week on the blog!

This week, we decorated the front porch with a thrift flip idea that turned out so pretty!

CLICK HERE to see what I used as a planter.

1850 farmhouse with front porch and spring flowers including ajuga, ranunculas, with hostas and buckeye tree.

In addition to sharing a sneak peak at how I’m decorating the front porch for the season, I also shared a tour of all the gardens here on the blog.

I’ve been doing so much in the beds, it’s time to show you the progress!

CLICK HERE to see how the gardens are coming along.

And finally, I shared what I’m shopping for this week in Friday Favorites. This week, we are looking straight at summer.

Wait until you see what I bought!

Friday Favorites with beach hat, swim coverups, beach bags and umbrella

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 Kelly from the Tattered Pew shared a simple DIY to make a simple hat wall using hooks.

It looks darling doesn’t it?

guest bedroom with hat wall, cottage bed and bench with wood floor by the tattered pew

Get ready for Memorial Day with my good friend Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate who shared a fun patriotric DIY wreath for the front door.

Isn’t that amazing? I love how full it is.

DIY patriotic wreath close up

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

THIS DIY wall art idea.

You’ll feel confident and inspired by Kristin’s words of wisdeom HERE.

THESE spring mantle decor ideas.

THIS banana bread recipe.

THESE flower container planting tips.

THESE indoor garden party ideas.

close up of thrift flip idea on front porch with porch swing, scaevola plants, coleus in terra cotta on flagstone floor with outdoor area rug on front porch

Thank you so much for following along.

Enjoy a beautiful day! xo

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  1. Stacy,
    What an exciting time in your daughters life! Your pool looks so amazing! I know you are going to love it.
    Thanks again, as always, for sharing my post this week.

  2. Congratulations and it’s exciting to see her next chapter.

    Thanks for sharing my indoor garden party.

  3. Just wanted you to know that I voted for you. But mostly, all your gardens are beautiful! I’m learning so much from you and I appreciate it. Thank you!

  4. Stacy, I voted!! Thanks so much for including my patriotic wreath! I am so proud to have it included here on Bricks-n-Blooms! Happy gardening my friend!