my week in objects (mostly).

May 15, 2015

five little things that made my week.

1. these may flowers.
spring flowers {from my mama’s garden.}

2. this wild mane.
mane {because starting the week in western new york was a nice little change. and now i’m itching for more adventures.}

3. this library card.
library card {for working overtime this week.}

4. this flask.
pyrex {because 2,000 milliliters is a lot of milliliters.}

5. this door.
door {because the best part about going away is coming home again.}

other things:
omg, hottie mcbjörn.
bandits and bonnets.
reading recos.
candied lilac!
this and this for summer sleeping.
my kind of kitchen makeover.
fairy doors.
dreaming about summer adventures.

me in other places:
planning an outdoor wedding, simply.

ps. last day to enter the bridge & burn giveaway.

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19 Comments

  • Reply Rebecca May 15, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Erin, totally random question– but do you know how to keep cut lilacs fresh? Your object #1 just made me think you might be the best person to ask! I have about 3 vases full of lilacs from my mother's garden and now, only one day later, they're shriveled and drooping.

    • Reply Erin May 15, 2015 at 2:48 pm

      Not random! And yes! Use a sharp knife to make a long diagonal cut along the bottom of the stem. Because lilacs have a super woody stem, you need to create more surface area for the water to soak into. Does that make sense? Basically, you should see a lot of the inside of each stem when you're done!

    • Reply Rebecca May 15, 2015 at 2:56 pm

      Thank you! Makes sense now– definitely messed up by keeping the stems short and stout. Using your trick this weekend when I hike up to CT to steal… er, collect more!

    • Reply Gabriella May 15, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      Rebecca – hammer (literally!) the end of your lilac after you have cut it. This gives it more surface to absorb water. Worked like a charm last time I tried it! x

    • Reply admin May 15, 2015 at 2:48 pm

      Not random! And yes! Use a sharp knife to make a long diagonal cut along the bottom of the stem. Because lilacs have a super woody stem, you need to create more surface area for the water to soak into. Does that make sense? Basically, you should see a lot of the inside of each stem when you're done!

    • Reply Rebecca May 17, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      Thanks Gabriella, I'll try that too!

    • Reply Erin May 18, 2015 at 2:11 pm

      Ha! Hammer works too—anything to let the woody stems drink more water!

    • Reply admin May 18, 2015 at 2:11 pm

      Ha! Hammer works too—anything to let the woody stems drink more water!

  • Reply Rebekah May 15, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Another question about your lovely flowers: the white ones in your bouquet. Do you know what they're called? They pop up in my yard every spring and I love them (my daughters pick me big bunches), but I don't know what they are. I just call them "star flowers."

    • Reply Doe May 15, 2015 at 11:08 pm

      Well, I call them Stars of Bethlehem…Ornithogalum umbellatum ..but I am not exactly 100% certain if that is what they are…

    • Reply Erin May 18, 2015 at 2:12 pm

      That's my mom talkin'!

    • Reply admin May 18, 2015 at 2:12 pm

      That's my mom talkin'!

    • Reply Rebekah May 21, 2015 at 1:01 pm

      Wonderful! Thank you!

  • Reply Jessica May 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Great links this week. I LOVED candied violets as a child. And nice shout out to BPL- I used to work there. 🙂

  • Reply Anita May 15, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    What a beautiful list of lovely things that have filled your week! 🙂

  • Reply Mary May 16, 2015 at 3:06 am

    I love the spring itch for adventures! Cheers for more!

  • Reply Jenni Haikonen May 17, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Are those pink lily-of-the-valley?? I've never seen such a thing! So pretty.

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