It’s easy going Green

Yes, I’m jumping on the bandwagon.  The green one.

My friend Kris told me about this class at the Hoover Library on How to Make a Rain Barrel.  During the class, you were given all the supplies and actually came home with one.  $30 for a rain barrel isn’t a bad price I didn’t think.  So, here I am, going green.

I still need to paint it so it doesn’t promote algal growth.  But I’m thinking of leaving the Corrosive sticker visible to discourage drinking.  (The barrels originally contained Phosphoric Acid and were obtained from a local Coca-Cola bottler.)

Rain Gear

Those of you who have known me for a while know that I love me some rain gear.  I was even known as “the yellow boot girl” in high school.  That is not really an experience that I want to relive (nothing like high school public humiliation).   However, I still have my knee-high bright yellow boots and will wear them again one day.

Apparently, I still have this desire to dress for the rainy days.  Samantha received a cute lady bug raincoat for Christmas last year from her Nana.  (I would link to the picture, but since we switched sites, I have no idea where our pictures are.)  It was an 18 month size and she has really worn it.  It’s been a great coat, well made, and cute to boot.  Sadly, it has gotten a little small.  She can still wear it (at 27 months), but I know it won’t last much longer.

Recently, Nana told me that the new rain coats had just been delivered at Sam’s, where the old one came from!  I finally got a chance to run some much needed errands yesterday.  Sam’s was one of my stops, so I had to check out the new rain gear.  I found this cute green coat and the frog boots came from Target.

Of course, I had to let her try them on when I got home.  She can’t stop talking about the boots and goes to her closet to pull them out every chance she gets.  I hope she has many happy rainy day memories.