Sunday, November 11, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #246

Messy Messy Fail - I went to Walmart with a list but left with a few extra items.  One of which I literally left in the Walmart parking lot underneath the shopping cart.  It was such a cute poinsettia doormat!

Tidy Victory - I made an AMAZING batch of cinnamon roll baked doughnuts today from Tornado Alli's new dessert cookbook that is going to be coming out REALLY soon - be watching for the link to purchase!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #245

Messy Messy Fail -Didn't I watch some poor woman do it this morning - you know, get to the cashier to check out and realize you don't have your credit card on you.  I waited patiently behind her, Lord knows it's happened to me before and I was so embarrassed.  Well, would you know it was my turn this evening when I got into the checkout line in Walmart.  I had to reload everything off of the belt back into my cart so I could run back out to my car to find my darn credit card.  That was no coincidence, my friends.......  

Tidy Victory - We are having a family birthday party for my 1st grader tomorrow and I have never been more prepared - cake is baked, balsamic corn & black bean salsa is marinating and the pizza is ordered.  It's always fun to have everyone in our family over for a party!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #244

Messy Messy Fail - I thought I was soooooooo cool - I had planned to make space cupcakes for the 1st graders' 7th birthday party at the bowling alley this weekend.  The frosting was black, blue and purple mixed together for a nice "space" effect.  It also effectively turned every child's mouth and teeth purple/black, including fingers and anything they touched for about 30 minutes after eating the cupcake.  They looked great though!  Gotta look up if there is a way to make black frosting without the lasting effects.....

Tidy Victory - Halloween decorations are up, costumes are ready to go, now to carve pumpkins on Tuesday night.  Be watching my Instagram account at Love My Messy Messy Mess for pictures!

P.S.  Congrats to me below - I got a featured post woohoo!  Be sure to click the link for the recipe!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #243

Messy Messy Fail - New house, new sun and weather patterns = having to figure out how to keep plants blooming and happy.  I thought my Walmart mums were in the sun all day, but they are now brown and without flowers.  Now I know for next year I guess.

Tidy Victory - For the first time in probably, oh say, 6 years, I got a haircut and color WITHIN 3 months of the previous cut.  I mean seriously - my hairdresser who is also a friend would say the kindest things to me after not seeing me in her seat for 9 months..."Wow your color really grew out well, girl!" Color never looks nice after growing out for 9 months, she just pitied me.  So I decided my time has come - darker color with some fun blond baliage hanging out in there.  Thanks for a lovely time Miss Faith!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #242

Messy Messy Fail - Do you purchase fun costume jewelry from Papparazzi?  I do!  Especially the fun long pendant necklaces.  And then I make sure to get them caught on the dog cage when I'm packing it up and then practically rip it off my neck.

Tidy Victory - This is not the first time I've broken a long necklace or any of my costume jewelry for that matter.  Needle nose plyers and tweezers can fix just about anything.  

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #241

Messy Messy Fail - Of course the weekend we are home and want to visit some local pumpkin farms, it's a wash out here.  

Tidy Victory - So we went to the movies instead and saw Small Foot - super cute and highly recommended!  The boys loved it, and we saw a matinee show so my bank account enjoyed it too!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #240

Messy Messy Fail - It's rather amazing that it's taken this long for me to spill boiling water on myself, but I did today.  Congrats, Katie!
Tidy Victory - I picked up six small pots of mums at Walmart for $3.69 each to replace my dead hanging baskets.  The aphids got them BUT they did last all summer.  Look for pictures on my Instagram account LoveMyMessyMessyMess!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #239

Messy Messy Fail - A big and quick storm blew threw on Friday night and took down what remained of a partially dead willow and about 4 trees in a line behind the willow.  I guess mother nature was ready to do some pruning for fall.  

Tidy Victory - Im determined to plan mums in ground so that they return next fall.  I've never successfully been able to do it, but perhaps this is my year!  I got these pretty little plants for $1 at Walmart - wish me luck!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #238

Messy Messy Fail - We officially only have one pumpkin growing in the garden - one pumpkin for two kids does not a happy mom make.  I was praying that another would start up at some point but I have yet to see any new growth.  

Tidy Victory - Our first full week at our new elementary school for both boys was great!  They both love their teachers so much, and we've been getting plenty of helpful information sent home about behavior, learning topics and such.  A household is much happier when school is going smoothly!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #237

Messy Messy Fail - So perhaps you recall the pretty glass birdbath I purchased at Wegmans at the beginning of the summer, on clearance I believe.  Well it did end up knocking over a few times, but we had a little wind storm the other day and it fell over onto a rock.  I just let the pieces lie in the garden for a mosaic effect.  Note to self - no more glass birdbaths.

Tidy Victory - I finally found some astilbe at a great price $5 a pot - to plant on the shady side of the house.  If you aren't familiar, astilbe is a beautiful perennial that produces tall feather-like blooms in an array of colors.  It does well in shade which is exactly what I was looking for!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #236

Messy Messy Fail - We went to see Dave Matthews Band play at The Gorge in Washington over the weekend.  Truly my husband planned the whole trip - bought the concert tickets, plane tickets, our camping gear (yes we tent camped) one job was to bring beer coozies.  Guess what I forgot to bring :)

Tidy Victory - I am literally picking my fantasy football team as I type this - I think I did okay this year but we'll see!  Anyone else out there play in a fantasy league?  So much fun!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #235

Messy Messy Fail - I am pretty sure I have been using non HE laundry detergent in my new washing machine.  My old washing machine was older and thinking about this type of thing when it came to purchasing my detergent was unnecessary.  Upon realizing this fact I've been making sure to only use a SMIDGE of detergent. 

Tidy Victory - I officially have one recognizable pumpkin shaped object in the vegetable garden/jungle.  The kids are thrilled - now I just need to hope and pray that a second one grows.  Can't have two boys fighting over one pumpkin!