On Saturday there was a crazy thunderstorm! I snuggled Rad while Gigi ran around freaking out (Eric was working) and we stood on the porch and watched our little street get a torrential beating. The rain moved across the pavement in loud waves. There was thunder and lightening and the whole shebang. I snapped a few shots!
And even though I felt bad for the people whose basements were probably flooding, does it make me a horrible person that I was also super excited Ginger finally got to put on her new wellies from Joules?!
Ginger and I have been waiting for a rainy day so we could try out these little gutter boats we created from some leftover paper goods. So when Joules, a really fabulous clothing company based in the UK, asked if Ginger could use some of their classic wellies, I said, “Yes please! And she needs that pony tunic too!” And just like that she had an outfit to model the gutter boat in. HA! And holy moly, doesn’t she look adorable in it?!
**AND GOOD NEWS! You can get 20% off your order from Joules with the code BLTAS at checkout!**
We also have pony coat on the way, but it’s not quite cold enough for it yet.
I got the idea for these gutter boats when I was in San Diego a few months ago. Some shop had an adorable display window with giant paper sail boats, and I thought it would be so fun to create a smaller version to sail down the street on a day exactly like Saturday. Unfortunately Ginger, though outfitted perfectly, started running a fever, so I had to play in the gutter with my little boat all by myself. But it was actually super fun. Hahaha! No doubt this solidifies what the neighbors already suspected: I am certifiably insane.
Nonetheless, these gutter boats are a quick and inexpensive rainy day craft, and you could put little plastic animals in them Noah’s Ark style.
Hop through to see the quick how-to.
You could use any type of paper or plastic bowl, and a plastic straw would work too! Just snip the ends so you can flatten it out to tape it to the boat. I used a hole punch and then just slid my sail on.
So easy and really fun!
I’m SO tempted to get these in my size…Gigi wants to match me…right?!
I hope you guys are as excited about fall as I am!
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