If you’ve ever lived with a teenager you know that receiving compliments from them is about as rare as a unicorn sighting and equally as magical.
So, when recently my son complimented me on some new home decor, I about fell over.
Am I dreaming? Hallucinating?
Could it be possible? I thought the elusive compliment from a teenager was just an urban legend.
And all it took was putting moss balls on a stick in an urn.
For some time now I’ve been on the hunt for new topiaries for the sofa table in our family room. And let me tell ya, it’s harder than I thought it would be. They were always either too expensive, too plastic-y looking, too tall, too short, too dark, too light. I was beginning to feel like Goldilocks.
But, on a recent outing to my local Real Deals, I spotted these moss balls. They were exactly what I was looking for. Except, they weren’t exactly topiaries.
I remembered that tucked in the way back of a closet I had two urns that had been topiaries themselves in a former life.
So, I dug them out of the closet and while my son observed from his perch on a stool at the kitchen island, I simply put those moss balls right on the existing stick in the urns.
And as I was doing a little bit of cleanup I heard the words.
“That looks good mom. I like those better than what you had there before.”
Now, granted, this was a slight insult to the previous decor but who cares?! It was preceded by a compliment!
And about home decor no less!
It made those thrifty, DIY topiaries look like a million bucks and it made me FEEL like a million bucks.
And these days, with hormones running rampant through our household accompanied by eye rolls, big sighs and mood swings, I’ll take whatever I can get!
Would you like to see some more thrifty ideas and inspiration? I’m teaming up with my favorite Thrifty Style Team gals again this month and they’ve got you covered!