Tuesday, December 18, 2012

#PACOI-- All the Cool Kids Are Doin' It.

A couple weeks ago JEGs and I went out to dinner with my girl Shannon from Shannigans.  We did exactly what I swore I wasn't going to do:  take Hunter to a restaurant an hour before his bedtime.  What a hot mess.  There was screaming, food throwing, and dirty looks. 

Between flying macaroni, Shannon told me about this link party she was doing, #PACOI-- which stands for Put A Cloche On It. Cloches are HUGE in the design world right now;  everything is made cuter to the umpteenth degree by simply putting a cloche over your usual vignette.  

I was super excited about participating, so I started searching around on Pintrest for some ideas.

So pretty, especially this time of year


 Seriously?  With the vintage shoes?  I am dying.

This is so lovely, and would transition nicely from Christmas to winter decor.

As lovely as these items looks, I have a toddler in the house.  And since that toddler is  roughly the same height as Manute Bol, he can reach every surface in this house.   I think one of the most cruel (and dangerous) things in the world is to have beautiful items that a toddler can't touch within reach.  

So I outsmarted him.  I put HIM in a cloche.  

This works double duty because he's been sick all week, so I don't have to worry about getting his sicky germs all over me.

Now I know you are probably concerned about room to move and breath, but don't worry.  First off, he  spent 9 months in my belly so a couple hours in a cloche can't be so bad, and secondly, I lift it up every couple of minutes to give him some fresh air.  

Here he is without the cloche:  just your normal, sick little boy

..and again with the cloche:  super trendy and adorbs, right??

How about you?  Can you #PACOI?

Always & Forever,

I hope it goes without saying that 95% of this post was written tongue in cheek;  I don't actually put my sick child under glass.  No need to call the CPS on me.  Swears.  


Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This is genius. I'm sort of sad I didn't think of it myself.

Poor little sicky. Hope he's better soon.

Mollie D said...

Ha! Love it- and I've had a sick kid going on it's 6th day, so I get it!