When we were young, we lived in an old house on the south side of Kankakee, IL. Our shared bedroom was in a converted porch surrounded with windows. Outside of those window were 3 different, giant lilacs bushes. When the weather warmed and we would sleep with the windows open, every time the breeze would make our “Spirit of 76” curtains dance (Yeah very trendy in the 70’s kinda like the chevron of today!) our room would be filled with the soft, sweet perfume of lilac.
We both love how the scent brings us back to our carefree, little girl days. For Mother’s Day our Mom gave me this candle from Bath and Body Works. It is as close to perfect as I have ever found. It is in my kitchen window. Lit or not I get just a whiff while doing my busy work and for just a moment I am back, with my sister and family in that little house.
Isn’t it amazing how a smell can take you on a trip through the years?
Sincerely, Sara & Honestly, Amy