Hello, sweet friends! Hope you are having a great start to your summer. Let me share our summer time fun in Sundays Life Among The Blooms.

Hope you have your cup of coffee or tea ready. Here on Sundays, I talk about random things going on over at White Lilac Farmhouse and things that stop me in my tracks.


Celebrating Another Big Family Birthday

Our summer is continuing with another milestone family birthday. My uncle celebrated his 75th birthday (early) with his family.

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My cousins Lynn, Dawn and Billy threw the 75th birthday party for their father. He is my mother’s younger brother (see has five siblings).

My Uncle Billy (we call him Uncle Bubba) has been a farmer all of his life. It is hard work. He has such a giving heart. He is always giving fresh produce to his family. My Uncle cares for an elderly couple, making dinner for them three times a week.

He drives his Amish friends around helping them out. Recently, his truck broke down. It was very old! His children went together to buy him a good used vehicle. We were all moved to tears including my uncle.

You see this is my family. The ones that always help each other. A family that when good people are down on their luck will find a way to make miracles happen. A kind, loving, generous family!

My mother, daughter and two my sweet grandchildren. My grandson, Anakin is trying to under “cousins”. He is like “all of these people are my family”. It’s fun trying to explain to him.

This month, my parents celebrates 61 years of marriage on June 16th.

It was a wonderful time getting together to celebrate milestones. Our family is large, I am the oldest grandchild out of 15. We range in age from 59 down to 37. I have lost count of how many great grandchildren and now several great-great grandchildren. We have a close knit family that is so special and dear to me.

Summer Time Fun With Friends

Summer Time Fun In Sundays Life Among The Blooms

We have wonderful neighbors that are more like family then friends. It is always a wonderful time getting together and laughing until you summer hurts. The pool is still a little chilly but looking forward to spending more poolside time with my neighbors.


Caring for Limelight Hydrangeas

This week on the blog, I shared some of my caring tips on growing beautiful Limelight hydrangeas. If you missed the post, you can read more about it How To Grow and Care For Limelight Hydrangeas.


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Here are my favorite items for summer decorating with a variety of different price points. Click on any of the photos below to take you to where to purchase them.


WM Design House Canvas Shoes 4th of July
Photo Courtesy of Wendy, WM Design House

Did you see these sneakers that my good friend, Wendy WM Design House painted? They are so stinky adorable to make for the upcoming 4th holiday. You can read her step by step tutorial here. What a fun project to do with your children or grandchildren. They would love this project.

Pasha Is Home A Complete Helsinki Finland Travel Guide
Photo Courtesy of Pasha, Pasha Is Home

Do you love to travel? Looking for a new place to finish? How about Finland? My dear friend, Pasha at Pasha Is Home loves to travel. She put together A Complete Helsinki Finland Travel Guide. Finland is a country on my bucket list to travel to and visit.

Summer Recipes

If you need some summer recipes check some of my favorites out from around the web:

If you love ribs checkout Jen, Midwest Life and Style The Best Tender Smoked Country Style Pork Ribs.

Stacey, Garlic Salt and Lime has some of the easy and healthy recipes. I am loving this quick and delicious Ditalini Pasta Salad. One of her favorites of mine is this Fresh Fruit Salad With Whipped Cream. A refreshing summer dessert.

My friend Leslie, Feet Under My Table is always cooking up something yummy. How about this easy Marinated Salad. Perfect for a outdoor party.

My other friend Stacy, Bricks ‘n Blooms has this incredible summer cocktail. This Blueberry Mojito Recipe is both delicious and refreshing. She has some other awesome easy barbecue recipes too.

Have a wonderful day, sweet friend!

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  1. Oh, Tammy! What a beautiful family and how wonderful that you all gather together and celebrate. Truly so important to care for one another. Your uncle sounds amazing. Congratulations to your Mom and Dad on another amazing anniversary. Thanks so very much for sharing my salad…it truly is a favorite to herald in summer! Happy Summer, friend!

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