Sunday, April 27, 2014

Lovely Lilacs & some big news!

 Everytime I step outside, I can smell lilacs, apple blossoms and other flowering spring trees.  I needed some of my own so that the inside of my house could smell so sweet!
 I decided that we should go on a Sunday drive and see if there were flowers somewhere out there for me to cut and bring home.  I had big dreams of finding an undiscovered field of wildflowers that I could call my own.  No such luck!
 My cousin has a huge lilac bush in her front yard and told me I could come cut some whenever I wanted to.  Since our drive out in the country was unsuccessful, we settled on the easy way of getting fresh cut flowers.
 I got enough for 2 large bouquets.  One of them is in my French carafe and one is in my vintage aqua Ball Jar.  They smell as pretty as they look!
 Do you see that large tree stump they are sitting on?  Cody's friend cut down a big tree and he brought this home to make a table out of it.  At first I thought it was silly but now I have big ideas for it.  I can't wait to show you what I have in mind soon!
 I have some big news to share with all of you.  I got a new job!  I will still be at the same college, just in a different department, the department I have been longing to work in for as long as I have worked there.
 I will now be the Events Assistant in the Special Events and Conference Services department.  I can't tell you how perfect this job will be for me.  Any event that the college hosts, I will have a large part in.  Mainly, I will be in charge of all themes, decorations, centerpieces, etc.  I get to plan events on a daily basis and make the events beautiful.  I can't wait to start in my new role!
Hope you all found something beautiful that made you smile this weekend!

Linking up with:
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Fishtail Cottage: Garden Party
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Common Ground: Be Inspired
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday


NanaDiana said...

Congrats on your new job! It is PERFECT for you. How VERY exciting!!! I bet you can't wait to start!

Your lilacs are lovely. We are a full month away from anything blooming here yet- xo Diana

BECKY said...

Wow Trisha! That new position sounds fabulous!! I did something similar as a volunteer for a non profit! Sooo much fun and so fulfilling! I know it will be awesome for you, and everyone who attends your events!!

And the lilac are gorgeous!!!
Have a lovely week!

Katrina said...

Those lilacs are really pretty! I love them but my allergies hate them.

Laurel Stephens said...

Congratulations on your new dream job! I'm so happy for you!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Congrats on you new job, how exciting for you and being in the department that you wanted to be in. Wishing you a lot of luck there. The flowers are just beautiful. Have a nice day and week.

Julie Marie said...

Congratulations on your new assignment Trish!... I wish you all the best of everything!... your Lilacs are so pretty... one of my very very favorites of all... I used to wear Lilac parfum even... and that tree stump!... oooh, a table out of that will be fabulous!... a touch of Nature is always so soothing wherever it may be... wishing you a blissful new week... hopefully our Prairie magazines will arrive soon!... xoxo Julie Marie

Jenny's Heart said...

You could not have found a more perfect job for you!
Your lilacs are lovely and I am so excited for you! BIG HUGS my sweet friend.

Donna Wilkes said...

Such lovely lilacs - we do not have them here. I love their aroma. Good luck with the new job - it sounds fascinating.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love lilacs and yours look so pretty in the beautiful jars.

diane said...

Congrats on the new job!
Lilacs!!!!! I simply love their look and smell ....

diane @ thoughts and shots

Donna said...

Congrats on your new job, Trisha! I am so happy for you! I know you will love it, you are the perfect person to plan all of those events! You'll have to share with us some of your assignments. I love lilacs too, I can almost smell yours from here!!

Jennelise said...

Congratulations on your new job! That sounds great! Your lilacs are stunning!

Anonymous said...

I love lilacs–they have such a wonderful scent! Your new job sounds really fun! :)

Michele said...

Congrats on landing your dream job - sounds SO AWESOME!

Love your lilacs - your sister deserves a big hug. Or some cookies. Or both.

The wildflowers will be in the country - but not till summertime - they like it much warmer than early spring. : - ) So don't give up just yet on your wildflower dreams and schemes!

Unknown said...

Hi Trisha
Congrats on your new job!
I so wish my lilacs were blooming too. We are a ways off from that.
Love your blue mason jar and French bottle,
Hugs, Lynnie

Natasha in Oz said...

Congratulations on your new job. I hope it is everything you wished for and more!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Bmore Bungalow said...

I love lilacs, they are one of my favorite flowers. Congrats on the job!

Angie @ Knick of Time said...

I can almost smell those lilacs & wish I had some in my yard! Congratulations on your new job, and thanks for sharing at Knick of Time Tuesday! I'm giving you a shout-out on my FB page -

Nancy's Notes said...

What a fabulous new job! Congratulations on getting the dream job, how wonderful! tc. I'd be thrilled to get to plan events on a daily basis and the events beautiful, that is the best thing ever! Lucky lady~

Fishtail Cottage said...

Congratulations of luck to you! love your lilacs and love love love your glass jars you are using to display the lilacs - so pretty! thank you for linking up to Fishtail Cottage's garden party ~ so exciting to see blooms again, isn't it? oxox, tracie

Marsha said...

I too love the scent of lilacs but we are still weeks away from blossoms. Congrats on your new job.

Vanessa Greenway said...

Wow! That's fantastic! I hopping over here from FCC. Beautiful blog! Congratulations on you new job! Many blessings, Vanessa ~

Aimee at Refresh-Renew... said...

Love the sweet smell of Spring. Pretty blog post! - aimee

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Congrats on getting the job you've been wanting, and the lilacs you've shared are pretty. I always like fresh flowers in the blue Ball jars.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your new job!
The lilacs are wonderful....ours should be blooming in the next week or so.
Visiting from Courtney's....

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Trisha, that job does sound perfect for you. I know you will do a fabulous job! The lilacs are gorgeous. Mine are still just in bud. Can't wait to bring some indoors. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Red Rose Alley said...

Your lilacs are beautiful and I can smell them from here. This is wonderful news about your new job! I hope it suits you and have many good years working there.

Thank you for your comment on my "Jesse" post. It means so much to me and Nel, and a little secret (it was one of my favorites). :~)


Julia said...

Que bonito post, me he paseado por tu bloc y me ha encantado, te invito a ver el mio, estamos celebrando el dia de la madre, y si te gusta y no eres seguidora espero que te hagas ahora, gracias por visitarme. FELIZ DIA DE LA MADRE💐

Unknown said...

This is so beautiful and it makes me happy! Congrats on your new job!!! I am SO happy for you!
Thanks for linking! You are the best!

Tea in the Library said...

Congrats on the job! Looking forward to some lilacs - still cold here brrr!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

I love Lilacs and yours are gorgeous. Congrats on your new job. I also have a post this week with lilacs. I hope you can stop by for a visit.


Lady of the Manor said...

Congratulations on your new job assignment! What fun to plan events and celebrations!! Love your lilacs! Ours are getting ready to bloom soon.

Heloisa de Mesquita Inoue said...

Pessoalmente, nunca vi a planta e nem as flores... mas o seu post ficou maravilhoso! Beijos!