Sunday, September 18, 2022

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #445

Messy Messy Fail - Currently in our freezer sits a block of ice where ice cubes should be.  Nothing is more frustrating than a block of ice in your ice cube tray.

Tidy Victory - I've cheaply purchased and been gifted so many plants as we are getting to the end of the growing season.  I even went to a greenhouse and they GAVE ME plants to take for free because they just wanted them gone (and they were a bit crispy but they've made a recovery!). My favorite is a GORGEOUS red hardy hibiscus that I am going to plant in my side tidy garden (although there is not anything tidy about that particular bed right now).

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Happiness is Homemade Link Party #444

Messy Messy Fail - Remembered to get the car registered, still haven't had it inspected.  

Tidy Victory - Stella is doing better and better with her house training every day!  The inside accidents are suddenly getting fewer and far between.  We did try putting some jingle bells on the sliding glass door to teach her to ring them to go outside, although that has still not been terribly successful yet.

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #443

Messy Messy Fail - Not even sure how this happened but I currently have a nasty rash underneath both of my eyes.  Maybe I was gardening and rubbed my eyes?  Either way, it needs to heal up STAT!

Tidy Victory - It's amazing what a few cans of spray paint can do - I had a tray I used in the living room, odd not so attractive colors.  Two applications of flat matte white spray paint and we are back in business!  

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #442

Messy Messy Fail - How did the summer go so fast?  There are always so many things I want to do, and I barely got to any of them.  

Tidy Victory - We have had our sweet Stella puppy for a little over a month and we just love her.  She still has her accidents in the house but she's continuing to get better every day.  The kids love her (except when she continually tries to jump up into their laps) and she's been a joy to have.  Need some happiness in your life?  Rescue a dog!



Sunday, August 21, 2022

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #441

Messy Messy Fail - In an effort to save money this summer (and because I didn't see any that I liked), I tried to put together my own hanging baskets for the front porch.  It's a very shaded area so there's a limited amount of flowers that will do well.  The first set of impatiens I planted in the baskets ended up turning very yellow, aka too much water and not enough light.  The second attempt I used new guinea impatiens that were on sale, but I think I must have missed watering a few of the containers because they somewhat dried out before I even got them in the planters.  So long story short - I wasted two sets of hanging baskets.  Bravo.

Tidy Victory - Our pumpkin patch is doing FANTASTIC this year.  So far we have TONS of large Connecticut field pumpkins, pink pumpkins, hubbard squash, some gourds and bunch of other varieties that I just don't know the name of.  Oh - and blue/green pumpkin.  Love it!

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #440

Messy Messy Fail - I love borrowing from the library so much and the library loves me.  I think I am funding the addition they are building with all of my late fees.  

Tidy Victory - Regardless of my tardiness, I haven't read this many books in the last year that in the last 10 years.  Definitely a tidy victory because reading is the best!

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #439

Messy Messy Fail - Remember last summer when I saw so excited about the dahlias I had planted, how easy it was, how gorgeous they were, etc.  I said "I will never not plant these, so easy!"  I never planted them.

Tidy Victory - Until this past Thursday!  It's actually ok, they will still bloom beautifully in the fall, but why I procrastinate on such easy things is beyond me.

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #438

Messy Messy Fail - I must have poison ivy growing in my flower garden because I have it on my hands.  Now I am highly allergic but I'm pretty surprised that I didn't see it - no better way to ruin a good time!

Tidy Victory - Puppy potty training is going well - we make sure to take her out every 30 minutes or so when we are home and that is working for us!  BTW - did I tell you we got a puppy?  :)

Friday, July 29, 2022

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #437

Messy Messy Fail - Don't every try to change a windshield wiper blade on your front windshield without a blanket, towel or long piece of cardboard to cover the glass with.  Enough said.

Tidy Victory - I changed the wiper blades on my own. :D

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #436

Messy Messy Fail - There was 100% NO WAY I was going to get this party posted before going on vacation last week, so I didn't. :D

Tidy Victory - But here I am to catch up now on all the things!

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #435

Messy Messy Fail - The gardens are full of weeds but instead of getting them out...

Tidy Victory - We got a puppy!  Into our lives has come a sweet mutt from the country rescued from the side of the road.  All of her 8 brothers and sisters have found good homes, and now Miss Stella Luna Ulani Artois is with us :D

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #434

Messy Messy Fail - Look what happens when school ends for the year and I'm on summer vacation - I forget to post the link party!

Tidy Victory - Wearing pj's or loungewear all day, taking it easy - that's what summers are made of!