Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #267



Messy Messy Fail - I had the LAMEST day on Thursday - everything from the bank being closed to no lemons at the grocery story went down.  Therefore, fate says I will not have a bad day like that again until 2020 :D

Tidy Victory - Easter basket items were ready in plenty of time, food purchased, house pretty clean.  I am looking forward to a relaxing Easter Sunday!  Happy Easter to you and your families!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #266


Messy Messy Fail - So today is actually the UPK'ers birthday - he's 5!  He requested a Power Ranger cake, totally doable.  However I did not realize that Power Ranger's are not currently a thing except in my son's world.  I ran to Walmart to pick up a few figures to put on his cake - none to be found.  #momfail

Tidy Victory - He had a great family birthday party for him yesterday with lots of food, family and fun!  His request for food was the following - "A giant pool of tomato soup and bouncy grilled cheese".  He's very creative.  Here are the recipes I used or the BEST tomato soup courtesy of the Pioneer Woman and the BEST grilled cheese sandwich from Taste of Home.  Killer.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #265


Messy Messy Fail - Our 2nd floor shower is leaking with no end in sight.  My husband initially thought it was one of the pipes, but after that was replaced it started leaking again.  Looks like we may have to replace the ENTIRE shower - I hear *ca-ching ca-ching ca-ching*

Tidy Victory - Today was the first 65 degree (maybe even 70, forgot to check!) day that we were HOME and could work OUTSIDE!  Almost all of the gardens are raked and ready for mulch, stones or whatever the heck we are putting down.  We have NEVER been able to do this so early, so that's a nice big check off of our list!

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #264



Messy Messy Fail - I was determined to start growing veggies indoors this year so I could have plants to plant in the garden instead of seeds.  Haven't planted one seed yet.  But I DO have an egg carton to plant them in!  Maybe tomorrow. :)

Tidy Victory - One fabulous concert done, just two more to go over the next couple of weeks.  The beginning strings had their recital on Thursday night and they all did an outstanding job - so proud of them!

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #263



Messy Messy Fail - I still have the winter snowflake/reindeer/buffalo plaid pillows out.  I can't put them away because I have NOTHING to replace them with!  On the lookout for cute spring/summer pillow covers, be on the look out for me!

Tidy Victory - I got the last of my Christmas wall art AND the snowmen down and packed away.  In my defense it IS still snowing here, makes me forget it isn't the holidays anymore! :)


Sunday, March 17, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #262



Messy Messy Fail - Well, those Christmas decorations above the TV that I was supposed to take down are STILL THERE.  It's because taking them down means I have to move the TV stand, the TV, get a ladder and practically climb up the wall.  Remind me to NOT put Christmas decorations up there again next year.

Tidy Victory - I took a bunch of items to the Salvation Army this weekend and feel better to have a few more boxes out of the house.  It really does feel so much better to be rid of items you don't use knowing others can possibly use them!

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #261



Messy Messy Fail - I ended up playing in my husband's pit orchestra for his high school's musical this weekend.  This translates to NOTHING had been done around the house.  I'm am currently staring over my computer screen at a pile of dirty dishes from Friday, folded laundry all over the living room not put away, etc., etc.  Not to mention daylight savings time and the LOSS OF MY HOUR OF SLEEP.  C'mon, man.......

Tidy Victory - We  had a great run of The Wizard of Oz at my husband's school.  I did take a video on my music stand of us playing so I could hear for myself what we sounded like (it's hard to explain but you aren't listening in that "enjoyable" capacity when playing all of the time) but I can't post it - that would be a copyright issue! It's musical season here in Western New York - do yourself a favor - do a quick internet search for the schedule of when your local schools are performing their musicals and GO.  All of the kids and adults in these productions work so hard to perform - support your local performing arts programs!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #260



Messy Messy Fail - So I definitely still have Christmas wall art on the living room wall above the TV.  My hangup is that I have to move the heavy TV and entertainment center away from the wall and climb up on a ladder to get it down.  I've justified keeping it up this long because the dominant color in the decor is red, and we just had Valentine's Day.......

Tidy Victory - We are getting the boys into Star Wars - we borrowed episodes IV, V and VI to show them and they are really enjoying it so far.  Any other Star Wars fans out there?  I forgot how good these movies were!  

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #259



Messy Messy Fail - Is anyone else as bad about getting oil changes as me?  I think Ruby Red Grapefruit (my car) is SCREAMING for oil.  We'll save the explanation of my car's name for another post. :)

Tidy Victory - Our storage unit from when we moved one year ago  has been CLEANED THE HECK OUT!  We've had a collection of odds and ends in there, and this past week I decided that it had to go!  

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Aloha Soft Bamboo Sheets Review



Messy Messy Fail - I fell AGAIN getting out of the truck in nearly the same spot.  Will I ever learn my lesson?

Tidy Victory - Cork floors in the mud room and kitchen have been steam cleaned!  That steam cleaner I have it so quick and easy - do you have a steam cleaner?  I highly recommend this one from Bissell!


Sunday, February 17, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #258


Messy Messy Fail - Oh my GOSH did I fall hard in the driveway - total sheet of ice under the thin layer of snow.  Never even really saw it coming.  Why does falling hurt more the older you get?!?!?!

Tidy Victory - We had a lovely Valentine's Day with the boys - whatever they wanted for dinner (noddles with parmesan AND macaroni and cheese) and giant chocolate suckers from a local chocolate shop.  No need to go crazy or over board here - that was all those little guys needed!


Sunday, February 10, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #257



Messy Messy Fail - Two weeks ago - we had two cold days off from school and then on the Friday I attended a music educators' conference.  In other words, I did not teach at work for three consecutive unplanned days.  Let's just say I don't do well when I diverge from my typical schedule - I could NOT get myself together at the beginning of this past week.  That change threw me so bad - I could barely form cohesive sentences and give instruction.  This just proves that I certainly am a creature of habit.  

Tidy Victory - With all of the items I donated to the Salvation Army throughout 2018, we have so much more room in the house to store things properly, it's actually quite amazing.  It's nice to have room to live and not have "stuff" everywhere!  When was the last time you go ride of stuff?????