I’ve been wanting a coat rack for a while now and I finally decided to do something about it; cheaply of course. I was browsing in World Market the other day (and by browsing I mean buying Haribo for my husband), and stumbled across these adorable, rustic hooks for only $1.99. They were perfect for what I had in mind!
We live on a farm so we have PLENTY of weathered wood on old out buildings. My husband and I went and pulled a board off and saved the nails to mount it on the wall. One cut, four screws from Lowe’s for a little over a buck, the nails we pulled off and a few measures later, I had my own, personal coat rack! I love, love, LOVE turning my house into a home.
Strep entered our lives a couple of weeks ago and I thought that that was probably one of the easiest sickness around, one shot he was good to go! Little did I know another nasty bug was looming behind it. Once again my son is sick (seriously I told you he catches everything known to man). Daycare called Thursday letting me know he couldn’t take a nap because of all the coughing and that he was running a low grade fever, so back to the doctor we went since he hadn’t sleep through the night in a few nights on top of all of this. Basically, they told me just to keep him home from school and monitor him so he doesn’t get pneumonia and give him a breathing treatment every 4 hours.
So, there I was on Friday hanging out at home with the sweetest kid ever who felt a million times better after starting his breathing treatments and had so much energy he didn’t know what to do with himself (albuterol makes him a little crazy), when a light went off in my head — pinterest project time! I had pinned this awesome site the other day and I was ready to try my hand at making a water blob (here’s the site: http://www.homemadetoast.com/2013/07/how-to-make-leak-proof-water-blob.html).
Let me preface by saying her’s was so much cooler than mine! I made do with black plastic that we use in the garden to do the greenhouse effect on our tomatoes since it’s all I had. Totally wish I had clear though. I definitely would have done the food coloring thing.
So after a little ironing and some time to fill it up, we had ourselves a water blob!
Here’s the ironing picture because I know you all want to see what my iron and ironing board look like…
And here’s my picture of our blob!
My child had so much fun on this thing (although I think I might have monopolized it myself—he ended up walking off to play with the dogs while I was still laying on it lol). Seriously this thing is like having a bed outside. I just laid there and looked at the sky thinking I could be a stay at home mom any day of the week if I could. But alas, I still have to go to work to pay for all these doctor visits! =)