This weekend the twins attended their very first high school dance ever in the history of ever.
It’s called MORP.
Someone super clever named it. It’s actually PROM spelled backwards.
The week was a flurry of activity. We had to find dresses and shoes and jewelry and earrings and get hair done and nails painted. The twins and their dates went with a big group and we invited them all over to the house for pictures before they left to eat.
Our first kind of party with people we weren’t related to.
So in the middle of hair and makeup and nails and dresses…
…I spent the week trying to make the house cute.
I started in the dining room.
Remember all your suggestions? I started taking them.
I replaced the toolbox with this dough bowl.
It’s filled with fresh pots of jasmine from Trader Joe’s.
The dough bowl is amazing. I purchased it from Painted Fox.
It’s rustic and authentic and has the sweetest metal accents.
If you are looking for a dough bowl like this one—be sure and measure your space. It’s a little over-sized at four feet long.
I found these metal wreaths at Hobby Lobby.
40% off in their new spring collection.
The white brings in the white from the hutch and the pop against these antique windows.
I tried to make the front door cuter with this bookcase.
I moved it from another room and added a lamp and some organizing boxes from Target.
My husband built the planters by the front door for under $30 (you can see the DIY here).
I filled them with fresh boxwood.
I added fresh greens from Trader Joe’s (SUPER cheap resource for greenery).
This is right by the back door.
I wasn’t sure which door they were coming in, so I wanted them both to be cute.
I added a few pops of green and a new centerpiece on the island to the kitchen.
I filled the basket with greenery books and these silverware molds in a box my brother made for me.
Then I swept the floor and fluffed the pillows.
This industrial style cutting board is on one side in the kitchen.
You can see the DIY here.
I stacked a few books and some plants.
And added this cute little love note from my sister.
She made it for me.
You can flip the tiny bar around for different sayings that all start with “I love you.”
In the bathroom right by the back door, I added flowers.
Just a pop of green in all that gray and white.
I also added new hand soap and a fresh cotton guest towel.
All that trying.
All that decorating.
All that scurrying and deciding and planning.
All that hoping that the house would be extra cute in time for the party.
But I shouldn’t have worried about anything.
Not a bit.
No one even paid attention to the house.
And how could they?
When these two made the house cuter than it ever could have imagined. 🙂
PS Have a day as amazing as you are. 🙂