Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Lilacs at Work

These lilacs have been bringing me a lot of happiness these past couple of weeks! They have also been inspiring me to keep the house tidy because what is the point of filling a vase with beautiful flowers and putting it in the center of a messy room :)

Lilacs have really woody stems so the secret is to cut them with clippers, take them out to a hard surface (like my driveway or sidewalk) and hammer the heck out of the stems so they are all cracked and split. This helps with the uptake of water. They sadly won't last too long even with this handy tip - only 3 or 4 days. Without the hammering, they'll be wilted and done for in a few hours. Keep an eye on your water level too, b/c they get thirsty! Your space will smell beautiful!! xo, Brie

PS I am super psyched for the David y David throw down showdown! I realized last night for the first time that I would have been sad to say goodbye to David ArcheUTAH (didn't make that up but I love it!) last night. He really won me over with the Chris Brown song. I think I still want David C to win, but at least it will be an interesting finale. Let's hope anyway :)

on a final note... FANTASIA??? What the............. I watched that performance twice with my mouth open. When they would flash to Simon at the 14 minute mark with his mouth open I couldn't help but snicker. His face said it ALL! Fast forward to 2:44/2:45 to see for yourself, so funny.


Sew Gracious said...

Fantasia . . W O W !

Simon's expression was priceless . . .and probably the same one that was on my face!

Misplaced Country Girl said...

I somehow missed Fantasia last night. Thank goodness I can depend on you to have the good highlights. That was insane. I too had my mouth wide open and kept repeating "What is happening?". Sew Gracious is right Simon's expression was priceless. Is me or does she look and dance like a rooster?

I get to keep my head for one more week. That's good news. I'm afraid that David A's Planet of Apes are going to make him the winner with all of their votes. I can't wait to find out what they are singing next week. It's going to be sooo good.I hoep Fantasia wasn't invited back.

Liz (The Preppy Lizard) said...

I love pretty and smell amazing!

I don't even know what to saw about Fantasia. I didn't like her when she was on idol and I still don't like her...YUCK!

Kathi D said...

Simon had the perfect WTF look, didn't he?

Say what you want, she kept my attention the whole song! It wasn't a cruise ship performance.

Misplaced Country Girl said...

I was so overwhelmed by Fantasia that I forgot to mention the lilacs. They are beautiful and I'm so sad that mine didn't bloom this year. Enjoy the fragrance for me.

The Mrs. said...

The look on Simons face was priceless!!!! I still love fantasia though! she crazy!