Thursday, June 18, 2015

Backyard Oasis

^Ugh, he is so cute! Looks like he's smiling in some of the pictures.

Being an adult is expensive. Everything that one wants to do costs money, which is primarily why I like spending so much time at all the parks around town in the summer (we have two parks really close to us and we're often there on the weekends with a full lounging spread). That and the fact that laying on the grass with a magazine is a delightful way to pass the time.  The only problem with our favorite area parks is that there's no water source and as the temperature has steadily heat up since May, we've been struggling with finding simple ways to stay cool as we lounge. We don't have an air conditioner and it seems like the inside of our home just sucks in all the heat and doesn't let it back out. It's definitely been a "damp wash cloth on our forehead" kinda sleeping arrangement lately (we've been known to sleep outside when we're in this predicament!)

But last week, instead of spending money on a pool visit or spending money on packing a bag with expensive goodies to head to a lake or river- we just went to the grocery store and got a $6 inflatable pool for our back patio. We filled it with cold water, threw in some toys for Chandler and chilled outside that Sunday with some fresh fruit and magazines. All from the comfort of our own downtown, beloved yet teeny-tiny home.

It was small, it wasn't fancy- but it was nothing short of our own little personal spa. And since Jay is in Texas for work this week, I've enjoyed dipping my feet in it and watching my shows all from the back porch - as well as watching Chandler paw at the water repeatedly and then get scared at the resulting splash.

Cheap activities for the win.




8 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Sounds perfect indeed. He doesn't care how big it is, just having fun in the water. Thankfully I have an ac though, even if it is a loud piece of crap

Lauren Farrow said...

Perfect! Nothing like enjoying a "swim" in the privacy of your own home.

Good solution to the heat.

I'm sure Chandler couldn't think of anything better than a backyard pool!

BLovedBoston said...

Seriously genius idea!! If we had outdoor space I'd totally do it and your pup looks like he's thoroughly enjoying it! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Perfect! I used to lay in a little baby pool. My dogs will NOT go in one unless they're plopped in one.

Kati Rose @ Constantly Seeking Wonder said...

Being an adult is expensive. TRUEST STATEMENT EVER. Especially in the summer because it feels like there is constantly so much stuff going on.

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

Awesome idea! And YES being an adult is very expensive, especially when so many fun things cost so much :-P

Robin said...

Aww, Chandler is so adorable. I wanted to get an inflatable pool, but my dogs will most likely run...too similar to the b-word (BATH) for them.

Elle Sees said...

i think that's adorable! glad you were able to find a simple solution. i couldn't live without my ac!!!