Sunday, October 8, 2017

Happiness is Homemade Link Party #192



Messy Messy Fail - I took me nearly a year to order a new DVR box from our DirecT, and it's going to take me another to actually hook it up.   I didn't want to lose all of the shows we had recorded on the old one!  However it appears that we are never going to catch up lol.

Tidy Victory - We picked just one bushel of apples last weekend (as opposed to the two in previous years!) and I'm ready to make Ina's homemade applesauce and Grandma's apple crunch!  Bring the yumminess on!


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #191


Messy Messy Fail - My hanging baskets on the back deck were a giant fail this year.  I tried to do a blue/white combo but the blue flowers I picked (whatever they were!) got too much sun and did nothing but dry up.  Mega fail!!!!!!!

Tidy Victory - The boys are ready for my sister's wedding next weekend - suits ordered, haircuts done, I even showed them a Youtube video to prep them as to what they were going to be doing. My oldest originally told me "Mommy I don't want to go to that party!".  Now, they say "Mommy when is the party we are ready!"


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Alphabet Match Up Game for Preschoolers


Messy Messy Fail - I was cleaning out my gardening toolbox and area in the garage when I came upon several bags of spring bulbs that I had purchased on clearance from Walmart over the winter, clearly unplanted.  Do you think I could plant them now?  Have I missed my window of opportunity?  Clearance is no good when you FORGET about the product!

Tidy Victory - I am actually EXCITED to go through my closet during the fall season and GET RID OF CLOTHES I DON'T WEAR!  I don't know why I hold on to them, but I do.  Time to free myself of my no longer fitting fashion items!


Monday, September 25, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #190


Messy Messy Fail - I have gotten SO BEHIND on posting these link parties BUT NOW......

Tidy Victory - I am caught up. :)  Enjoy these lovely fall themed features and link your latest up bloggers!


Sunday, September 24, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #189



Messy Messy Fail - Don't you love it when you SWEAR you have a necessary part of your meal in your refrigerator/pantry, but then you go to get it and it's NOT THERE?!?!?!  My sloppy joes were more like sloppy dogs - had to use hot dog rolls instead of the potato rolls I am still in search of!

Tidy Victory - Every couple of days I pick a drawer/cupboard somewhere in the house and spend 15 minutes reorganizing it.  Now my washcloths don't spill out and all outdated prescriptions have been removed from the medicine cabinets!


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #188



Messy Messy Fail - The Big Boy (formerly the toddler) has SOOO MANY articles of clothing from gifts and hand me downs that I don't do his laundry in order to have enough room in his drawers!!!!  Like, I let it pile so high, like a leaning tower of laundry.  If I were to do that laundry and TRY to put it away, it would just end up in piles AROUND his dresser.  Now that's a lot of clothes!

Tidy Victory - Back to school for me and it feels really good to be back on a regular schedule!  I do love my summers with my family, but I was meant to be a teacher! :)

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #187



Messy Messy Fail - I cannot believe I bought light-up sneakers for the toddler.  He talked me into it.  I said I would never, but I gave in.

Tidy Victory - I have managed to make my gel manicure from the beginning of the month last until now - NO CHIPPING until today lol, but I think that's pretty darn good!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #186



Messy Messy Fail - Do any of you out there have one of those wall hang calendars where you have to reset the days of the month and such with little numbered tiles every month?  Let's just say it's been February in a our house for awhile, that is until my husband updated it to August.  

Tidy Victory - Back to school haircuts - check.  Car inspection - check.  Oil change and tire rotation - check.  Darn I'm good.


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #185



Messy Messy Fail - I bought all these lovely herbs at the beginning of summer to plant in a giant planter on the deck.  They are pretty dried up sitting in the original containers I bought them in.  I guess I'll be using dried herbs instead of fresh.

Tidy Victory - We scored some great deals for the kids to get their back-to-school sneakers - sleek grey Nikes for the Kindergartner Take-2 and light up Spiderman for the 3-year-old (we figured it was ok since he isn't in school yet).  Famous Footwear was buy 1 get one 50% off - I may be going back for a new pair of sneakers myself!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #184



Messy Messy Fail - You may recall that book that I borrowed from our local library 3 YEARS AGO.......well in order to borrow a DVD for the boys I had to sheepishly return the book.  They laughed, I paid my fine (which I'm happy to do, support your local library!) and my boys got their Little Einsteins DVD.  

Tidy Victory - I ACTUALLY got this party post up on the day of the party - what a concept lol!


Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #183



Messy Messy Fail - I am pretty sure the Kindergartener is taking clean clothes out of his drawers and dumping them in his hamper.  Yet I continue to not check and just do MOUNTAINS of laundry.  Gotta figure this out.

Tidy Victory - Super excited for my sister's bridal shower next weekend - I am the boss lady and we are ready to rock!!!!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #182



Messy Messy Fail - I 100% completely forgot to post this link party.  Two weeks later I remembered.

Tidy Victory - Better late than never!!! ;)