Five on Friday: Rainy Days

For most of the week we had dreary, gross weather.  Weather that makes you want to curl up on the couch and not move.  So what did I do during those dreary periods this week– I picked my Five on Friday.  Of course, the Five on Friday is rainy day themed . . . for this bright and sunny friday.

Not that I am complaining about sunny weather.  I love sunny warm weather .

We can consider this a to do list for your next rainy day.  Stock up on the items so that you will be prepared for the storm.

Without much ado, here is your Five on Friday: the Rainy Day edition.

1. Door knocker towel rack

If you are caught in the rain, the chances are you don’t have an umbrella and will be getting wet.  This towel rack made from a door knocker would make you smile as you dried off.  Greg has requested a moose door knocker towel rack for the powder room.  John and Sherry of Young House Love posted this easy tutorial for you to follow.

2. Colin Firth

Who wouldn’t want Colin Firth on a rainy day?  Since he lives in England and I’m engaged, I’ll have to settle for him on DVD.  Specifically the BBC’s Pride and Prejudice (all six hours).  Sure, it’s six hours long but most of that time is spent with a very young Colin Firth in tight pants as Mr. Darcy.  At one point he’s even wearing a wet shirt (very shocking for the time period).  So sit back and relax has you are transported to the regency era.

3. Rain boot planter

Drill three holes in the bottom of an old rain boot, add some dirt, add a plant, and you are done!  It’s a cute outdoor decoration to make if you have an old pair of rain boots you want to do something with.  Sadly, we won’t be able to do this because Hazel will try to eat the boot.  The puppy has learned how to pick tomatoes off the plant and eat them so I have fears how she would handle this.

4. Crockpot Baked Potato Soup

If there is one thing I crave on a rainy day, it’s soup.  It’s warm and comforting and if it’s made in a crockpot– even better!  Set it and forget it for a few hours, watch some Mr. Darcy and check on your soup.  It’s a simple recipe that you can jazz up with additional ingredients such as jalapenos.

5. Rain water barrel

We installed on in our backyard this past weekend (post to come) and love it.  We did not use this method but bought one from the township.  The rain barrel took less than an hour to build and install. When it rained the other day, we were shocked at how much water collected in the barrel.  I can’t wait to use it on my garden veggies!

Happy Friday everyone!



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