Sunday, September 19, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #393

Messy Messy Fail - I have SO MANY MORE CLOTHES that need to be donated.  There is a giant pile sitting in the upstairs hallway and I am NOT here for it.  Not to mention that half the times I've gone to make a donation no one is ACCEPTING any!

Tidy Victory - Do you know what camping pie irons are?  They are two pieces of cast iron that clamp together, and you use then to make "camping pies" like little pizzas, fruit pies, etc.  You literally put the good stuff inside, stick the iron in the campfire and hope for the best.  After a few fails (charred beyond recognition) I have FINALLY figured out the perfect timing to make them.  My favorite way is to use two slices of white break, some apple pie filling and then sprinkle with cinnamon on top when done.  So yummy!

Monday, September 13, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #392

Messy Messy Fail - Don't you love it when you find that unidentifiable spill in the fridge?  I caught a doozy last week let me tell you.  Could have been pudding, could have been cheese juice - we'll never know.

Tidy Victory - We are ready to go for Halloween!  Although I tried to convince my youngest to be a pineapple for the holiday (he has a thing for pineapples!) the minecraft zombie won in the end.  At least we have all our costume ready, including for little miss whenever she arrives :D

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #391

Messy Messy Fail - My pregnancy brain has officially gone to the birds - I am living day-by-day at this point.  I cannot even remember which day of the week it is, and that is no joke.  
Tidy Victory - My turn to host again for the month of September which is great because as I will reiterate in the party, I love the month of September!  

Friday, September 3, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Partry #390

Messy Messy Fail - My current state of pregnancy makes me live day-to-day in the very fullest sense of the term.  Let's just say I didn't know my first day of work was Monday nor that I didn't have to work Friday.  Pregnancy brain.  Siri helps.

Tidy Victory - I planted some dahlia tubers I had purchased from Walmart in the spring to try them out - I had never grown dahlia's before.  WOW are they spectacular!  They all came up with gorgeous blooms.  Will definitely be putting these in the garden every year from now on!

Monday, August 23, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #389

Messy Messy Fail - Of all the different pumpkin/gourd varieties I planted in my row of the patch, it appears as if the goblin pumpkins, and the green ones did not make it at all.  I'm not sure if it was the particular seeds I planted or if
those particular vines just didn't get pollinated.  

Tidy Victory - My big orange pumpkins (no that's not the actual name lol), some pinks, some hubbard squash and the gourds DID form so that is super exciting!  I wish I had planted some white pumpkins (I was going to in my moon garden but honestly, just never did) so will have to add that next year.  I think it's safe to say we probably have about 50 assorted fruits that are ripening out there - go us!

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #388

Messy Messy Fail - I was soooooo very late getting a vegetable garden going this summer that it's now a mess of tomatoes (which I did put it on time!), pepper plants, some random pumpkins that showed up (thanks critters) and watermelon vines that are doing nothing.  Did I mention I am still growing a bed of weeds?

Tidy Victory - The pumpkin patch is doing EXCELLENT.  I took a walk around and found several nice big boys - bigger than basketballs - along with a bunch of gourds, some hubbard squash and a pink pumpkin.  Can't wait to see our final harvest in October!

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #387

Messy Messy Fail - It's amazing - at the end of June you think you have so much time to do all the things and see all the people over summer break.  Then August hits and you feel as though you've done hardly anything.  Where has the time gone?

Tidy Victory - Slowly but surely we are cleaning out and reorganizing our large bonus room to move the oldest kid out so we can then get his room ready for the baby.  Thankfully it is big enough for all of his furniture and still have room at the other end for toys and a queen bed for guests.  He's so excited to get his new big boy room!

Monday, August 2, 2021

Happiness is Homemade Link Party #386

Messy Messy Fail - I have really fallen off the workout train since school ended.  Being 6 months pregnant combined with poor sleep and overall tiredness makes for a really easy way to pass on working out every day.  

Tidy Victory - Lots of gardening getting rid of unnecessary things around the house has been happening which is great!  For tax purposes, I used to make spreadsheets for ALL of our donations which took time, but since that's no longer necessary us with new laws, I just take items whenever.  So much easier!

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #385

Messy Messy Fail - I really enjoy styling shelves but the process in which I do that can be a mess.  I'm talking pictures, books and nicknacks all over the place.  We'll see how they turn out next week!

Tidy Victory - I made my first pie of the summer (it's in the oven baking as we speak) - strawberry rhubarb for the win.  Next up - my FAVORITE - peach pie!

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #384

Messy Messy Fail - My workouts have come to a screeching halt since the end of school (end of June).  Determined to get back on track with nice pregnancy-friendly workouts Monday, Wednesday and Friday while I do some yoga using my YSA Wellness subscription Tuesday & Thursday - STARTING TOMORROW!  Want to try Ysa?  Use my code Katie10 for $10 off your first month's subscription!

Tidy Victory - We are getting the gardens back under control from all of the rain we've had the last two weeks - not only do the flowers like rain but so do those darn weeds!

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #383

Messy Messy Fail - My vegetable garden is still growing a beautiful mound of weeds - isn't that just terrific!?!?!

Tidy Victory - We FINALLY found some monarch eggs on our milkweed - it's butterfly time ya'll!

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #382

Messy Messy Fail - Just a couple days late on this one!

Tidy Victory - We are packing up to head out camping and I've got quite the list of appointments to hit today before we leave - wish me luck!