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.
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT WHITE LILAC FARMHOUSE
We did something..
It is something wonderful!
And, a lot of work too!
Piper had been very lonely after her friend, Chloe passed away. She even dropped a few pounds. She still looks for Chloe outside and around the house.
Earlier in the week, I received a text message with some photos from Piper’s breeder. Time to time Joel will text me when he has one or two puppies available. I will reach out to friends to see if anyone is looking for a pup.
This time, I said yes. And replied to him “I know someone who is interested, us”.
Jim and I both knew that Piper (2 years old) was too young to go through life without a friend. So we drove an hour to pick up a her new friend for her to hang out with.
Originally, we had picked out the name Phoebe. The breeder was calling her “Chibi”. How ironic that it rhymes with Phoebe.
Chibi in Japanese means “little” or “little cuteness”. Often Chibi is used when talking about children. I loved it and switched her name to Chibi Wren.
Piper is getting use to her new friend. She need to learn not to bulldoze over the puppy. Piper loves playing keep away with the puppy and wins every time. LOL For NOW! I am sure that will change in a year.
Needless to say, she has already stole our hearts!
Fall harvest Party
Sunday, our lovely neighbors, The Shaws hosted a Fall Harvest Party for the neighborhood children. The children painted pumpkins and made scarecrows. Most of the families contributed all sort of snacks for the youngsters. It was such a fun time.
Apple Cider for the kids and something a little something stronger for the adults. A recipe will be coming to share with you.
the neighbors are at it again!
Our neighborhood loves Halloween. The “Being Booed or Boozed” has been underway for a couple of weeks. If you are not sure what being BOOED is about read this post.
The Halloween decorating on the outside of the homes have begun as well.
Next door to us, the haunted Marconi house is underway. They turn their garage into a haunted house for the Halloween night. Last year, it was a ton of fun and the children loved it! My husband and I enjoy helping them out on Halloween.
Ronnie has been putting stuff out just about everyday. At night, there are all kinds of scary stuff in the windows.
Meanwhile across the street, the Schlickbernds have their skeleton antics at it again! They never disappoint with their funny imagination.
Is this not hilarious? The skeletons playing Beer Pong. I wonder how they will top this one next year.
ON THE BLOG THIS WEEK
On the blog, I shared with you my Fall Mantel Styling In A Few Simple Steps with a bonus. The number one question I get is about styling the fireplace. I give you some pointers to think about trying to style this area of your home.
WEEKLY FAVORITE FINDS
OK have you seen the Pottery Barn Christmas Look Book and items?
Oh my goodness! There are many beautiful items for your home or for gifts.
I won’t lie. I love me some Pottery Barn.
Here is what caught my eyes:
They have put together some great holiday pillow pairing from beautiful neutrals to your holiday colors and plaids.
I cannot wait to start decorating for the holiday. Although I love the fall, Christmas is fun to bring in more beautiful colors and cozy touches too.
BEAUTIFUL INSPIRATIONS FROM OTHERS
Here are some of my favorites inspirations this week from my blogging friends.
My friend Kim, Cottage In The Mitten is working on an antique dollhouse for her granddaughter. It is going to be a Christmas present for her. I am excited to follow along as she transform this vintage dollhouse in to a work of art. You can read about it her HOW TO MAKE AN OLD DOLL HOUSE NEW – PART 1. Follow along on the journey too!
I love this idea from Do with her tutorial on How To Make Table Risers Out Of Scrap Wood. Risers are perfect to use on your island for entertaining during the holiday. I love to use them in my tablescapes or sitting on the counter. Do is very talented with projects that you can make for yourself or give as gifts.
Also, you should take a look at:
- Check out this CROCK POT BROCCOLI CHEESE SOUP from my friend KariAnne with Thistlewoods Farms.
- Leslie with My 100 Year Old Home has the beautiful Fall Table Centerpiece for a Gathering.
- DO YOU NEED A FAVORITE BRAIDED YEAST BREAD RECIPE? My friend Leslie, Feet Under My Table has the most beautiful braided yeast bread recipe. She has a step by step tutorial to help you make it for the holidays.
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Sunday blessings to you, sweet friend!