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.