Sunday, January 15, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #154

Messy Messy Fail - I cannot even put into words how disorganized and crazy I have felt lately - unbelievable!!!  I blame Friday the 13th.

Tidy Victory - I at least got my act together enough to get this party posted unlike last week :)  I still blame Friday the 13th.

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #153

Messy Messy Fail - The ultimate fail - I FORGOT TO POST THIS PARTY LAST WEEKEND!!!!!!!

Tidy Victory - I remembered to post tomorrow's party :)

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Up #152

Messy Messy Fail - Happy New Year everyone!  In all of our holiday traveling, I definitely forgot to find someone to take care of the cats while we were away  Of course one of my awesome babysitters was available but MAN I can't believe I forgot to do that.  

Tidy Victory - I somehow managed to bake 8 dozen cookies on Christmas Eve.  I used to take a day off from work to bake all day long but that just didn't work out this year.  Cookies turned out great and the boys loved helping me mix, roll, place and decorate!  

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #151

Messy Messy Fail - My least favorite chore?  Shoveling.  I'd rather clean toilets.  So having to shovel 3 times in one day is a serious problem.  Welcome to Western New York!

Tidy Victory - I somehow managed to shovel 3 times in one day.  Unheard of!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #150

Messy Messy Fail - So yeah, I COMPLETELY forgot to post this party until now, Sunday night at 11:49 EST.  That's a pretty big fail I'd say!

Tidy Victory - I have been systematically trying to take something out of my closet to donate/toss every time I go in to get something to where.  I have built up quite the pile AND made room for new fun clothes. :)  Win win!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #149

Messy Messy Fail - Where do you think my canna lilies and elephant ear plants still are?  That's right - in the ground and snowed upon.  Gotta get them out before they turn to mush!

Tidy Victory - I have somehow managed to stretch our last grocery visit to last two weeks.  Could that be due to my overcrowded panty?  No way, and if it was I would definitely still claim this as a victory! Way to not shop, go me!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #148

Messy Messy Fail - I knew that every month the Kindergartener's class was given a simple project to complete with family for a few weeks time.  But I had forgotten about the November project, that is until I saw all of the family turkeys displayed on the wall outside his classroom at parent teacher conferences.  We are handing it in on Monday.

Tidy Victory - I have discovered Carpool Karaoke with James Corden.  Brilliant.  Absolutely brilliant.  My favorite is when he had Sia with him - how funny were they together!!  Have you ever watched these?  If not, you should because it's amazingness with music.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #147

Messy Messy Fail - Not only had I not had my hair cut in, um, I can't believe I'm saying this, 8 MONTHS, but my poor sons hadn't either since the end of August.  Their cowlicks, or as we call them hair horns, were in full force and could no longer be controlled.    Not even hair gel could keep those hair horns down.  Can't imagine what his teachers think of me........

Tidy Victory - I FINALLY GOT MY HAIR DONE!!!  There is just something so magical about going to the salon and telling your stylist, "Please, just fix it, do whatever!!!".  And she fixed it all right - thank you Miss Faith! :)

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #146

Messy Messy Fail - It's truly amazing how caught up we can get with life that we forget really important events that happen every year.  Like a typical tradition.  Like carving the pumpkins.  It was seriously the night before Halloween and my husband says, "So when did you plan on carving the pumpkins?".  I looked up, rolled my eyes and slapped my forehead.  How could I have forgotten the PUMPKINS?!?!?!?!  

Tidy Victory - We had a terrific Halloween - the first enjoyable one to be exact.  No one really cried, everyone had their Halloween costume on and the weather was decent.  Slightly cold but we were grateful it wasn't raining.  I hope your Halloween's were as good as ours!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #145

Messy Messy Fail - I was lookin' so cute and chic for my monthly date night with my husband.  We had dinner and then went to a movie (The Accountant, awesomeness!).   I was lookin' cute, that is, until I looked down after our movie and found giant butter stains all of my new top.  I'm such a slob!

Tidy Victory - We ended the evening at a local favorite - Southern Tier Brewery.  Not only do they sell delicious libations but CLOTHES too!  I scored a great Pumpkin T at 25% off - picture to follow soon!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #144

Messy Messy Fail - We lost the dish strainer for a hot second.  I thought perhaps our house cleaner had hid it from me to teach me a lesson.  It was under the sink.  *sigh*

Tidy Victory - We convinced the Kindergartener to not be a house for Halloween.  That's right folks - he requested a house costume, a white one at that.  I was absolutely baffled and scrambling for a play B that I could convince him of.  But when I realized that after watching Night on Bald Mountain from Disney's Fantasia for the 93282982023402934023 time and suggested he be the demon bat on top of the mountain, his eyes lit up and he said "Yes!".  So one bat cape and Batman (it has the word bat in it so it's acceptable) gauntlets later, we have a demon bat costume.  

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #143

Messy Messy Fail - Have you ever forgotten to change the litter box?  Have you every forgotten to change the litter box for a week?  Enough said.

Tidy Victory - The Kindergartener was desperately in need of a fall jacket or vest - the kid seriously grew over night!  I knew I had $15 in rewards to use from my Banana Republic card (that you can charge Old Navy and Gap purchases on!) so off to our local Old Navy we went.  Kid picked out his yellow and blue puffy vest, we go to the counter, I present my phone with the $15 rewards coupon code on it.  I was pretty sure I'd have to pay at least $5 for the vest, but when the clerk (does anyone even use that word anymore?) rang us up, my balance came to $0.  So in conclusion, I would like to take this moment to thank Old Navy for my son's free puffy vest - you saved us from the chill of fall!