I hope you had a great week!
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Random Things Happening Behind the Scenes at Bricks ‘n Blooms
What a week it was!
We had a blast celebrating Mackenzie’s graduation last weekend. Her college friends stayed the weekend and we had a great time.
Not gonna lie, I was total toast by Sunday, so we spent a lazy day by the pool to catch our breaths after a big week.
Shana headed back to Ohio State this weekend with Chris. She is moving into a new place, so he drove out with her to help move her in.
To celebrate her last night here, we enjoyed an AMAZING dinner at Ristorante MV. If you are local and haven’t been, it’s a must-try! But get your reservation early.
In the Garden
It’s been so hot and dry here for several weeks now. We’ve had minimal rain and my container gardens are showing it.
I’ve been keeping them watered but they are not loving this heat and are really suffering.
In fact, I’m suffering trying to keep them going so I’ve decided to sort of pull back on the watering chores because it’s become too much at this point. So I’m going to let the chips fall where they may.
We really need a good day of soaking rain. A spritz here and there is not helping.
If you know a good rain dance, please do one so New Jersey and other states having the same problem get some much needed rain.
So I’m ready to start diving into some smaller projects and decided to get started on that mantel I bought at the thrift store a few months ago.
Do you remember that one?
Well I stripped the finish off it and am refinishing it today. This is one of those projects that I’m not totally sure what I want to do, but I’m going to start working on it and see where it goes?
I want to try a new-to-me technique for aging it so if it doesn’t turn out I may change course. LOL. Stay tuned!
What’s Happening at Bricks ‘n Blooms
It was a fun week on the blog!
Earlier in the week, I shared the best mixed drink with rum cocktail that was pretty popular during Mackenzie’s graduation party.
It’s the perfect summer drink on a hot summer day!
Wait until you try this one!
I know you’ll love it just as much as we do because it is light, refreshing, and super easy to make!
As we move through August, I’m starting to think about fall and all the fun decorating that comes along with it!
My best blogging friends and I pooled together some budget-friendly and sustainable fall DIY decor ideas that are easy to make.
Since fall is on the horizon, I shared 17 simple fall home and gardenideas that provides lots of home decor, centerpiece, and table setting ideas together with lots of fall gardening posts.
I also shared how to freeze fresh tomatoes so you can enjoy them all year long (this one is super easy to do).
It’s been so hot here this summer, I am ready for some cooler temps.
How’s it been where you live?
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 Rachel from the Ponds Farmhouse made these totally cool napkin rings!
I love them and want them for my fall table decor.
My good friend Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill made these beautiful autumn leaf clay trinket dishes from using real leaves as the mold.
Isn’t it so pretty and festive for fall?
And I’m loving my good friend Kim from Shiplap and Shells post where she shares 6 fall home DIY decor ideas.
Isn’t her tablescape so pretty? I love this photo and am totally in the mood for cozy fall!
My good friend Jen from Midwest Life and Style shared 5 fun ways to celebrate back to school for the new year.
This is my last year with my youngest in high school, so it is a bittersweet time and I’m loving this post!
And here is some more inspiration you’ve got to see!
This Serena Lily vase dupe is incredible!
These Christmas storage essentials are in my cart now!
And this Greek pasta salad recipe is divine!
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