Sunday, July 26, 2015

Playroom Rug Pad Review

I had purchased an indoor/outdoor rug for the playroom for several reasons. It is usually quite less expensive than a traditional rug for the size I needed, and it seems to be a lot easier to clean.  Plus, if the kiddos destroy it down the road I will not cry over it. The only issue we have had with it so far is that it moves around when they run. It sits directly on the laminate floor Rob installed, which is extremely slippery with just the rug itself sitting on the floor.  I had a rug pad sitting in my cart  on Amazon for a few months.   It just seemed to be something I never remembered to actually purchase.

I was approached by a client care specialist from RugPadUSA and they offered to send us a rug pad for us for a review. We were provided with a rug pad that was specifically cut to the dimensions of our rug.  I needed a rug pad that was 7 feet by 11 feet, and they cut it down an inch all away around to ensure it would fit properly.

We were able to navigate their site very easily, and it was quite nice that they have everything separated based on the type of flooring you will need the pad to be placed upon.  We chose the the Premium Lock rug pad because it was rated a 5 out of 5 on their site based on cushion, durability and grip. All three major considerations for us when choosing a pad for the playroom especially.


The rug pads are all made in the USA, and this particular rubber backing is guaranteed not to break apart. There is a 20 year warranty, and I am quite sure that this may out last the use of the playroom.


When we received the rug pad we were able to unroll it and put in in place quickly. Then the the kiddos ran all over it. It did not budge, and it was quite evident under our bare feet that the 1/3" thickness added quite a bit of cushion. Before the rug really did not have much comfort due to it being an indoor/outdoor rug.  Here is additional proof that this rug is actually more comfortable now with the pad from RugPadUSA.  A sleeping dog while the kids are running around the room throwing blocks.


Thank you RugPadUSA for providing us with this great addition to the playroom. Sometimes it is the things you do not actually see that are the most helpful and useful in the space. We highly recommend this company for their product and their customer service if you are in the market for a great rug pad for any area rug in your home. 



Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Updated Nursery Gallery Wall

It has been a month since my last post. I will go ahead and blame it on the fun I am having this summer with the kiddos. We are preparing for the arrival of baby #4, and thankfully he is going to be eventually sharing a room with the boys. That means that there is a essentially no nursery to do for him alone. However, there are a few updates I am making to the room we did for the twins in order to make room for this little guy.


I had some wall art that I purchased from Etsy on the wall above the PB Knock Off Bed that Rob built for the nursery. However, now that bed will be moved out to make room for the third crib in the room. I have a vinyl decal to put above the crib, and so then I needed to move the art to a different wall in the room.

I had previously purchased two birth announcement printables from Etsy, and they had been the only two lonely pieces of wall decor on this larger wall that you see when you enter the room.

 I purchased a third similar frame from Amazon to place the new baby's announcement in it when that is ordered. I took the three frames and assembled them along with the other three Etsy pieces I had on the wall rather quickly. I had to go and pick up the kiddos, and so this project took me approximately 10 minutes to pull together.



I cut out some bow tie shapes in turquoise adhesive vinyl and randomly placed them on the wall after I hung up all the artwork.

I am happy with the finished product, and if I ever need to change it it should be very easy to do. The turquoise of the bow ties coordinate with the mobile I made for the boys two years ago. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Fireworks in a Jar

We are on a patriotic theme kids activities kick at our house. This one is super easy to pull off with items you probably already have on hand. This idea was originally shared on I Can Teach My Child

You will need the following:  

Warm Water
Vegetable Oil
Food Coloring
Plastic or Glass Clear Container
Bowl 
Fork


Fill your container with warm water approximately three quarters full.  Pour three to four tablespoons of oil into a bowl. Then add several drops of food coloring to the bowl.  Take a fork and gently blend the food coloring and the oil.


Gently pour the food coloring and oil mixture into the warm water. 
As soon as the food coloring and oil mixture hits the warm water it starts to make "fireworks" in the water. We actually tried this several times, and everyone seemed to enjoy it. This was very easy to set up before lunch or dinner time, and it entertained the kids while I put their meals together.  Hooray for pre-meal entertainment that actually does not involve a screen for once.  Thanks so much for stopping by as always!