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Crafty, Scrappy, Happy: My Happy.

Monday, April 9, 2012

My Happy.

We all have things that make us happy.
And I have more than a few.
But this time of the year, my happy is----lilacs.

Their smell.
Their look.
Their imperfections.

When the flowers are closed.
When their flowers are open.

I love them.

Many times I have dreamt of having a wedding surrounded by lilacs.

I remember cutting them and bringing them to school for my grade school teachers.

They make me happy.


They are my happy.

Do you have a happy?



Blogger Alicia said...

I completely agree with you. I love lilacs. The light and dark purple color and the smell. I have also thought about having lilacs as my wedding flowers.

April 9, 2012 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger Shannon Quinn @ At Least My Nails Look Good said...

Omg, lilacs & hyacinths have THE BEST smell ever! No other flower compares, haha! They're my favorite!

April 9, 2012 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger Kristin@ A Vintage Fairy said...

I think its all spring flowers in general. They all make me happy. Tulips and toad lilies are my fav, but all the lilacs, forsythia, crocus, daffodils make me smile. We paid lots for out of stock tulips to be in my wedding bouquet. It was a non negotiable budget doesn't matter item :) Thanks for the beautiful pics to brighten my morning!

April 10, 2012 at 3:42 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love lilacs too! They are my absolute favorite. My parents have a bunch of lilac bushes all the way up their long driveway & it smells amazing at their house when they are blooming!

April 10, 2012 at 5:31 AM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

Those are beautiful! I love the container you placed them in. Gorgeous.

I have a thing for ferns. I love big hanging ferns from a front porch. I can't wait to buy some soon. :)

April 10, 2012 at 5:45 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

They really are lovely! Such a beautiful start to my day. Thanks for sharing your happy.

April 10, 2012 at 5:56 AM  
Blogger Maggie Massey said...

Oh my gosh, Jaime...I love love love lilacs, fact, the town I grew up in was nicknamed "The Lilac Village" - they had a whole park filled with them - Lilacia Park. I LOVE their fragrance...I love the colors...I love the flowers...

April 10, 2012 at 7:05 AM  
Blogger Bliss said...

Soon the lavender beauties will fill my air with scent, and maybe my kitchen too.


April 10, 2012 at 7:17 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Yes, lilacs! My other happy this time of year are those pink plum tree blossoms. They smell DELICIOUS, and I love how many memories they bring forth. Happy spring!!

April 10, 2012 at 7:52 AM  
Blogger Alicia said...

Maggie where is this town? I think I need to go there and take in the sights and smells!

April 10, 2012 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger Bec@littlelucylu said...

So TOTALLY with you .... LOVE LOVE LOVE lilacs!
Too bad they won't be blooming around here for quite a while! But I have something to look forward to!
~Bec :-)

April 10, 2012 at 8:14 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Growing up in Wisconsin, our hose was surrounded by lilac trees. I remember my Mom used to open up the windows just so we could get a wiff of the wonderous smells just outside our door.

I have fond memories of lilacs because they remind me of my Mom. When I moved to South Carolina after her death, I dug up 10 lilac shoots and hauled them in ice cream buckets to my new home. Unfortunately, I was unaware that lilacs can not survive the severe heat of the south and I watched them all die. It made me very sad and whistful for their scent again.

Just recently, I moved to Michigan and I had hopes of seeing lilacs blooming once again. I searched through my new yard and to my dismay, I did not locate a single, solitary lilac tree day, I was outside with my doglets and I saw the pathetic looking Charlie Brown lilac tree "trying" to show it's scrappy self amongst some bushes. There it was though, a few blooms to instantly bring me back to my childhood.

It's snowing in Michigan today and I am going to cut off every single bud on that small tree and bring the happiness indoors lest they freeze to death outside. I can't wait to inhale that special scent delivered to me straight from Heaven and my Mom. I'm so glad there are other people out there that love lilacs as I do.

April 10, 2012 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I can't wait until they are in bloom around here!

April 10, 2012 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

I'm right there with you, flowers blooming make me smile:)


April 10, 2012 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger Ruth said...

We have a row of lilac bushes in our yard. They are so pretty. They truly make you smile.


April 10, 2012 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I have a big lilac bush right outside my window at my apartment. :) Can't wait until it blooms!!

April 10, 2012 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

They're beautiful!!! XO, Aimee

April 11, 2012 at 5:33 PM  

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