Good morning, sweet friends! Welcome to Sundays Life Among The Blooms! Hope you have your cup of coffee in hand (tea or favorite beverage). 

Here on Sundays, I talk about random things going on over at White Lilac Farmhouse and things that stop me in my tracks.


I took some much time away on a nice long vacation with the hubby. We took a 9-day cruise up through New England and into Nova Scotia.


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It was a fabulous trip with the most amazing weather. We could not have asked for better weather for this trip in the 70s. I even came back with a little tan.

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My favorite part of the trip was visiting Bar Harbor, Maine. As soon as I stepped off the ship arrived in the port, you could smell the fresh air. The air was amazing and smelled so clean.

Sundays Life Among The Blooms No. 6 - Lobster Dinner Bar Harbor Maine (1)

We enjoyed a fabulous Lobster lunch. It was delicious!

I was surprise to see lots of Rose Hips growing a long the water. Did you know you can eat Rose Hips? You can eat it like a berry, make tea from it and jelly.

It was so nice to decompress from work, the internet and especially the cell phone. I highly recommend turning the electronics off and enjoy the beautiful of nature.

We came back refreshed and well rested!

Saying Good Bye To A Faithful Friend

Yesterday day was a tough day for our family. Chloe our 12-year old Boston Terrier had to be put to sleep at the Vet’s office.

A couple months ago, we found out that Chloe had cancer in her mouth. The Vet indicate that she could have up to 6-months left.

You may have seen her in some of my photos. Her and Piper were always not far from me.

She loved my husband more than anything. Where ever Jim went so did Chloe. She was his little side kick. Chloe loved to go on car rides and walks with Jim.

Chloe also loved the grandchildren. She loved all of the attention from them. She loved sleeping with Madi when there were sleep overs at our home.

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My oldest granddaughter, Madi with Chloe Girl.

In her senior years, she became more mellow. Believe me in her younger years, she was quite the clown. We use to call her Klepto Chloe. At the old house when she was younger, Chloe would steal toys from the neighbor’s yard. I was forever finding toys in our yards that did not belong to my children.

She loved to sleep under the bed with her legs sticking out. Chloe thought she was hiding but the legs sticking out half way was a give away. I could go on and on about the silly antics of this dog.

My sweet friends, this video shows a beautiful friendship between two dogs.

Chloe was well loved by all the family, grandchildren, neighbors and their children. She was especially loved by Piper, our 2-Year Old French Bull Dog. Piper not sure where her bestie is at the moment. We are all trying to adjust to life without, our Chloe Girl.


This week on the blog, I did a fun project with one of my old pumpkins.

Beautiful Pumpkin Makeover With Dixie Belle Paints 5

It’s amazing what you can do with a little paint. I love how this project turned out to update something to refresh it into my fall decorations. You can read about it in this post, Beautiful Pumpkin Makeover With Dixie Belle Paints.

Coming Up Next Week

Wednesday, I will be sharing my Fall Home Tour along with other amazing bloggers. You will get to step inside our homes. There will be so much beautiful inspiration to see.

More fall projects under way that I will be sharing too.


Here are some of my favorites for this week from my blogging friends.

I love this idea from my sweet friend, Kim Cottage In The Mitten.

Photo Courtesy of Kim, Cottage In The Mitten

She uses a pumpkin as a planter. Is this not beautiful? I love this idea. You can read more about it here.

Potluck Luncheon Ideas With Soup
Photo Courtesy of: Stacy Ling Bricks ‘n Blooms

I absolutely love this idea for the fall and winter. My friend, Stacy at Stacy Ling Bricks ‘n Blooms show us an amazing Potluck Luncheon Idea with Soups! You can read all about it here and be sure to download some of her amazing soup recipes. My favorite is her Corn Chowder!

Rustic Pumpkin Topiary
Photo Courtesy of Wendy, WM Designs House

How stinking cute is this Jack-O-Lantern Topiary for outdoors? I love everything about it. My talented friend, Wendy shows us How to make the Easiest Outdoor Pumpkin Topiary. Is it not adorable for the garden, back patio or porch?

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit with me today, sweet friends! Be sure to check back each week for Sundays Life Among The Blooms.

Hope you enjoyed this week’s Sundays Life Among The Blooms. If you missed my previous newsletters click here. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sunday blessings to you, sweet friends!

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  1. I’m so sorry to hear about your Chloe. I know how much you loved her. Every time that you talked about her, your eyes sparkled.
    Hugs and blessings to you, my friend.

    1. I am late responding back but had a rough couple of days. These little furry babies touch us so much. Yes, they are like our children. Thank you so much, Cindy.

  2. Oh, Tammy. I am so very sorry. Losing a family furry member is one of the most difficult times. Seeing those photos of you and Jim getting away made my heart so very happy. That trip looked amazing.

  3. Oh, friend…I’m so sorry to hear about your sweet pup. They truly are our family! Your trip pictures look so wonderful and I’m glad you got that much needed rest! Thank you so much for the share today! Sending you a hug! 💛

  4. I’m so sorry to hear about your sweet Chloe! It’s so hard to lose them! I’d love to hear more about your trip! What cruise line did you use? Are you going to write a post about it?

  5. So glad you had a wonderful and restful vacation! So sorry to hear the news about your sweet Chloe! I can tell she was a beloved member of your family!

  6. Oh my sweet friend! My heart aches for you with the passing of your Chloe. Our four legged children are such a big part of our lives and I know how much you will miss her.
    I’m glad you got to get away and have some time to refresh, we all need to unplug at times.
    Thank you so much fir sharing my post today.
    xO Wendy

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