Sunday, September 15, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #288




Messy Messy Fail - After we got back from Disney, I managed to get all of the dirty clothes off the top of the suitcases directly into the washing machine.  Do you think I ever unpacked the rest of the clean clothes in the suitcases?  Heck no!  

Tidy Victory - I love decorating the outside of our home for the different seasons and holidays.  I managed to get my hay bale, mums and fall decor out last weekend.  Halloween decor goes out at the beginning of October.  


Sunday, September 8, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #287


Messy Messy Fail - First day of school for everyone in the family on Thursday!  Boys bags and lunches packed the night before, clothes laid out, phone charged for pictures........guess who forgot to bring her own lunch to work?  It was a long, hungry day.

Tidy Victory - I am now ready to decorate for fall at our house - everything will actually be up by the time you read this!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Happiness is Homemade Link Party #286


Messy Messy Fail - While at Disney World we had a gracious neighbor come down to watch the house, feed the cats and caterpillars, etc.  Unfortunately one of the two monarch caterpillars died so we only have one left.  

Tidy Victory - We are still pretty psyched to see the one remaining caterpillar come out of his chrysalis - just waiting patiently!  He's been in there around 9 days so hopefully he'll come out!


Saturday, August 31, 2019

Happiness is Homemade Link Party #285


Messy Messy Fail - So this party did not get posted on my blog because we were in DISNEY - sorry (not sorry!) :)

Tidy Victory - We had a fabulous time while we were there, will be sharing pictures on my Instagram stories and feed!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #284



Messy Messy Fail - So actually it sounds like my 2018 Pilot (Ruby Red Grapefruit!) needs a new bearing or rotor somewhere.  No bueno.  It's too soon.

Tidy Victory - Kids are packed and ready for Disney - yay!  I know what I need so my own packing is much easier.  Now just to go down my list and make sure we don't forget anything!

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #283



Messy Messy Fail - We've been having some quick and intense storms this past week!  Our bedroom faces the front of the house where the storms always come from.  I can't tell you how many times we have forgotten to close those front windows and the carpet underneath the windows was soaked!  Now I try to remember to close the windows every time we leave the house regardless of the weather report.

Tidy Victory - FABULOUS recipe for almond cherry bars, get the Pin here or the blog post with the recipe here.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #282


Messy Messy Fail - I was searching for nearly 25 minutes for one of my blue Norwex dishtowels that I had been using that afternoon to dry dishes.  I searched and searched and searched.....perhaps I accidentally through it out?  I leaned over my garbage to take a look and off of my SHOULDER fell my dishtowel.  #palmtoforehead

Tidy Victory - I'm getting ready to take another big clothing donation of mine to the Salvation Army - I've said it before but MAN if feels good to get rid of stuff.  And it feels better knowing someone else can use it!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #281



Messy Messy Fail - My sons take swim lessons.  Apparently we have reached the level of swimming where goggles are necessary for swimming.  So we you go to the Aunt & Uncle's house for some swimming while out of town and you don't have the goggles............#messymessyfail

Tidy Victory - I have actually already made one of the recipes below, Cooking with Carlee's Blackberry Clafoutis but with cherries (we have a ton that we picked!) and we are ready to dig in!   Check out my Instagram to see how it turned out!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #280



Messy Messy Fail - I bought all the necessary items to make homemade poptarts last week, only thing being I have to make the strawberry jam from our leftover strawberries.  I just kept putting it off until finally I tossed the strawberries into the freezer before they became completely unusable.  Bravo.  Maybe Monday.

Tidy Victory - I am so excited to report a frugal find - I have been eyeing this pair of black denim jeans with frayed ankles (NO holes anywhere else!) on Abercrombie and Fitch but they are still so expensive.  Someone gave me the idea to just buy a pair elsewhere and fray the ankles myself, so that's just what I did!  I found a pair of black jeans at Old Navy on clearance for $10.99 AND I had $5 in Rewards, so they only cost me $5.99.  Totally stoked!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #279



Messy Messy Fail - Talk about fails - I just found a box of those roll out sugar cookies from Easter in the back of my fridge - whoops!

Tidy Victory - My husband introduced me to a weed killer that I can spray on all of the Snow On the Mountain in the garden that has been happily growing back since I pulled it out 2 weeks ago - take that, ground cover!

Monday, July 8, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #278



Messy Messy Fail - So we went to see the Tall Ships in Buffalo over the weekend with the intent to go on Saturday - FAIL!  It rained pretty yard the previous evening and then on and off all day. We were super disappointed, although we DID end up going to the Explore and More Children's Museum in downtown Buffalo.  That DID end up being very cool!

Tidy Victory - We had no plans for Sunday (we intended to drive back on Saturday night after visiting the ships but obviously that didn't happen) so we just ended up staying on Sunday and had a FABULOUS time on Sunday visiting the tall ships!  Check out my Instagram account for a link with more information about them.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #277



Messy Messy Fail - There are 5 main gardens here at Starry Acres (one of these is for veggies) - I've only got one of them in working condition.  Never underestimate the time it takes to weed and maintain - holy cow!

Tidy Victory - As mentioned above, the one garden is trimmed, somewhat weeded (now I have to go through it with the weed killer to eliminate what keeps growing back) it's taken several days but it looks so pretty with all of the color that's blooming!