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Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms
What a week it was!
This week I was in Atlanta, Georgia for a blogging conference and had THE BEST TIME EVER!
I got to see my besties Anne and AnnMarie from Simply2Moms again.
I can’t tell you how amazing it is to meet such incredible people online and then hang out with them in person?
And I cherished every moment with them.
I also mentored a group of bloggers. Some have experience with blogging and all the things that come with it, while others were new.
It was fun getting to meet them and hearing about where they are in their blogging journeys as well as helping them along with some tips and tricks that I’ve learned along the way about blogging and growing a brand.
Wait until you hear what happened with our fish last weekend!!!
Y’all – I saved a fish!!!
Because it’s been so hot here and we haven’t had a lot of rain, the pond water has really evaporated.
We added more back in to keep the water level high enough for pond life but had the scariest experience while doing it!
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Because the pond level was so low, we ran a hose to the pond to add some water.
Chris and I enjoy checking on the shubunkins in the morning and evenings to make sure they are all accounted for.
When we ran the hose out, everyone was present, including some frogs and that icky water snake I told you about a few weeks ago. He was hanging out on the surface near the pond liner that was exposed from lack of water.
Anyway, we headed back up to the house to do a few things.
It had been a while since checking on the pond, so I ran down to make sure it was filling and see if I could turn the water off yet.
I walked down the potager garden, through the arbor, down the stone steps and onto the footbridge.
When all of a sudden, I saw one of the shubunkins on its side on the pond liner WHERE THE SNAKE WAS!
Did the snake have anything to do with this???
I screamed for Chris and ran down to knock it back into the pond.
Chris and Shana came running out to see what the commotion was.
After getting it back into the pond, the shubunkin was floating on its side for a while, but I swear I could see it trying to move fin.
When suddenly, we saw it take a breath and blow some bubbles out.
We didn’t want to leave it alone until we were sure it was ok.
The fish started moving around slowly along the surface and eventually made its way down to the bottom of the pond.
Phew! Crisis averted.
I checked back on him a little while later and he was happily swimming along with his buddies so all is well with the shubunkins!
What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms
It was a fun week on the blog!
We started out the week where I shared 5 simple tips to thrift like a boss for the garden.
There are so many unique finds that are perfect to display with plants and flowers.
Follow these tips to find the coolest things for your garden.
Since I’m slowing down in the garden a bit for summer, the wheels are turning with all the projects I want to take on over the next year.
I plan to refinish the dining room set I found thrifting by painting the upholstery fabric.
We are also planning to paint the kitchen cabinets with chalk paint.
Finally, I shared a beautiful summer garden walkabout in the front yard beds.
Wait until you see how gorgeous the gardens look this week!
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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.
These Pottery Barn dupes for the bedroom.
These thrift store finds for the garden.
This hotel is a must-stay!
These before and after photos bring a lot of inspiration! I love the home exterior ones!
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