Friday, April 9, 2010

April Showers Bring ...


New Rain Boots!

When Joe and I moved to Alabama during a drought, rain boots for the children seemed extravagant and impractical. But now that we have experienced one of the rainiest years to date, I decided rain boots were a good investment to save wear and tear on our everyday shoes.





I looked high and low for the cutest rain boots I could find for my money and swooned over this pink and green polka dotted pair from Hartstrings. My girls love them! In fact, Mary Ashley wore hers every day for a week when we first bought them -- rain or shine.





I plan to keep these sweet rain boots long after the pitter-patter of little feet has faded in our home. Stashed by the door, these pink shoes will remind me of the little ones who loved to splash in puddles. Nestled on the table with a vase of spring flowers tucked inside, these rain boots will remind me that April showers hold the promise of May flowers.





"Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby." -- Langston Hughes


I'm linking this post to Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home.

17 comments:

Stephanie said...

Melissa, there are adorable. Just love them. It's after midnight here and I just went outside in the pouring rain to walk my dog and he found a frog to play with. Those boots would have been in handy because I stayed outside for a long time to enjoy the cooler temps and to let Dale play. Love the boots, Steph

Jeannie B. said...

How beautiful. Wonderful way to start my day!

Jennifer Driver said...

Those are cute boots! :)

Michie' Mooney said...

Love the boots. My daughter decided in college that IF you have to go to class on rainy days, and IF the sidewalks are going to flood, you should at least have boots that make you smile! We could all use that attitude on rainy days.
P.S
Just purchased two of your books and am looking forward to reading them over the next few weeks while recovering from surgery. :)

Anna said...

Oh my goodness. I haven't purchased rainboots yet because I couldn't find the perfect pair. Those are perfect. I may need to get myself some. (for my daughter, of course...he he he)

Rach said...

Those are the cutest!

Brenda said...

ADORABLE! LOVE THE POLKA DOTS AND THE PINK IS SO BEAUTIFUL! A PERFECT FIT FOR SPRING!

Crystal said...

Aren't those boots the cutest!!! I love them myself, mine are black with red trim and white polka dots!

Shell in your Pocket said...

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog...

Oh..how I love the tulips in the polka dot boots...perfect~

sandy toe

House and Garden Boutique said...

So love the polka dot boots......thank you for a beautiful uplifting post. The tulips bring a wonderful Spring-like splash to your blog......really enjoyed the photos!

Mary said...

Omigosh, how adorable! And what beautiful flowers, too!

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

I want me some pink polka dot rain boots....sooooo adorable!

DreamgirlLisa said...

What beautiful photos! I love the rainboots, and especially as a "vase" for those gorgeous tulips! Love it!

kim said...

Those boots are adorable. Such cute pictures with the flowers in them. We had record rainfall too this year. Our yard is still wet. Thanks for the visit. My husband and I actually did most of the work on the whole house fifteen years ago.

jenn said...

I loved my kids boots!! I have a great porch picture with my kids boots.... but not sure the boots survived the last good will run...
sigh! I hope they did now!! ;)

Alison said...

I am soooo impressed with this idea! I don't know if I could keep the roses in the boot, though.. I'd want to wear them!! Anyway, I featured this idea on my blog today:

http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/04/wednesdays-wowzers-crafting-add.html

THanks so much for the inspiration!

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