This weekend my little cousin had her first prom and I got to be there to help her with her makeup and give my Aunt moral support. It was super fun to see all the beautiful dresses, too. She goes to Cross County by Benedict and prom is a super huge deal… maybe it is in all small schools… I came from a town of 13,000. But here practically the whole town goes to the school and watches them ‘promenade’ in the gym. They get announced with their date and everyone gets to oooh and awww basically. Then they come down the aisle again to be funny. This group of wrestlers came out in their little leotards (which you know they probably had on under their tuxedos all through dinner.) Jessi got home at 4am and we didn’t really see her again until the evening when she stumbled down to supper. I think she had a good time. : )
And it snowed! What was that?! It snowed all day yesterday while we did a little bit of house cleaning and redesigning for my Aunt Jenni and Uncle Mike. I’ve been working on their project since February and still have the master bedroom to go…It’s never really had any attention paid to it… there is patches in the drywall and no headboard. Maybe some of you with kids can relate? anyway, theres lots of custom stuff in there because we’re basically starting from scratch so that project is ongoing until June. My Aunt and Uncle’s kids are 14 and 12 and my Aunt said “It’s time to reclaim her house!” She’s finally giving their home the time and energy it needs to declutter and decorate the way she wants. Glad I can help her out. And they took our table so we are on the hunt for a new one.
for a Freshman in highschool, she looks darn near 25.
Her date, Jake, is a pretty hilarious guy I guess.
he asked her to prom via email.
weird theme for April, but it was ‘Frozen in Time’
the dresses looked 100% fabulous under that spotlight.
after the walk-through, you guessed it. more pictures.
we finally left there at 9 so the dance could start!
my Aunt Jenni with the cousins Jessi + Thomas
now onto the design project.
Can you believe all this fit in my car!
the pile for consignment was large to begin with and the more we dug, the more came out of the deep corners of the basement. Including the treadmill that weighed 784,110 pounds.
their old table went to the basement…
ever used a steamer before?? they work amazing for curtains.
the living room BEFORE
the basement has never really had any attention either.
it needed some major art on the wall!
Jessi is a little bit of a hoarder of art supplies.
downstairs family room BEFORE
the art wall AFTER
the dining room BEFORE
don’t you think our table looks better in their house than in ours?
I still love the table… it just didn’t suit our lifestyle.
it truly belongs in their house.
hope you enjoyed their little house tour… it’s an old old farmhouse that’s HUGE. I’ll try to remember to post finished pictures of their bedroom if it ever gets finished! It’s quite overwhelming. My Aunt runs her own greenhouse and, well, obviously her busy season is upon us. So it’s all me! in between my busy season.
Hope you had a good weekend too!