Weekend project

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.

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Water blob time!

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!

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Here’s the ironing picture because I know you all want to see what my iron and ironing board look like…

 

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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! =)