Sunday, May 21, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #172


Messy Messy Fail - At a wedding that I was playing at on Saturday, I broke a window.  I broke a window in a church.  We all know where I'm going now!!! :)

Tidy Victory - I planted a Japanese snowball in my garden, oh I don't know, perhaps 4 years ago.  And FINALLY, in this 4th summer, IT HAS BLOOMED!  My patience has paid off - I was ready to rip the thing out this summer if nothing happened!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #171



Messy Messy Fail - Getting this Mother's Day post up in time, but you understand :)

Tidy Victory - Got the the gardens cleaned u and weeded, now just to lay some new fresh mulch (although I DESPISE the smell!)


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #170



Messy Messy Fail - As we prepare to put our house on the market, you wouldn't BELIEVE the things I have found stashed away that I thought were lost forever.  Not to mention some gross things.  Moldy sippy cups of milk?  I wondered where that thing had gone!

Tidy Victory - This house has never been cleaner.  Truly.  


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #169



Messy Messy Fail - I wouldn't necessarily call this a fail but what a CRAZY week of 2 concerts, 2 after school rehearsals and a solo festival.  I'm shot.  

Tidy Victory - The week of concerts and solo festival is DONE and successfully finished.  All concerts went well as did the students performing.  This is why I am a music teacher!!!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #168



Messy Messy Fail - We had a movie night on Friday and watched An American Tail with the boys.  Unfortunately all of the cats were too scary for my younger son.  He keeps talking about "The cats with the fire eyes!"  I didn't remember that movie being so scary.....

Tidy Victory - The boys dressers AND closets have been cleaned out and reorganized - I seriously have never seen anything or anyone GROW so fast!  


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #167


Messy Messy Fail - I set the toaster oven on fire.  I think that's all I need to say.

Tidy Victory - We are planning a quiet Easter at home with a low key dinner - fresh Polish sausage on the grill, pierogies, grilled asparagus and homemade applesauce.  Perfect!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #165


Messy Messy Fail - My email is a hot mess - over 3,000 emails argh!  Now I know I've seen people have tens of thousands of emails in their inbox, so perhaps I shouldn't feel so bad. How many do you have?  Can you admit your number? :)

Tidy Victory - Easter baskets are ready to go with the exception of the chocolate which I purchase at a local chocolatier.  Easter is third on my list of favorite holidays!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #164



Messy Messy Fail - I had to run to the store to buy some cucumbers to make Topic's cucumber dip for a St. Patrick's day party.  As I was quickly grating the cucumbers, I realized the second one was moldy and rotting when I got to it.  Nothing like putting your finger right through a rotten veggie!

Tidy Victory - I actually planned and PREPARED three dinners this past week.  I swear I have the best intentions for making dinners, but sometimes it just doesn't happen.  Here's to homemade baked macaroni and cheese, stir fry and beef stroganoff!


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #163


Messy Messy Fail - Since I got back from Chicago late Monday night and we were stuck inside on Tuesday and Wednesday night, that meant no grocery shopping this week.  This means some scrounging together some creative meals.  Let's just say they were pretty creative.

Tidy Victory - So far this week, I've reorganized the junk drawer AND the snack cupboard, cause no one likes boxes of crackers falling on their heads :P

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #162











Messy Messy Fail - I thought I remembered everything I needed to pack/do before leaving for my Chicago trip - until I got to the hotel and tried to freshen up my makeup.  No where in sight!

Tidy Victory - I was able to get this link party up while in Chicago, woo hoo!

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #161



Messy Messy Fail - Another missed party - I am going to burn in blogger Hades!

Tidy Victory - I was able to get everything ready that I needed to for my trip to Chicago - woo hoo!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #160


Messy Messy Fail - I was supposed to help move office furniture out of the office this morning for a board that I sit on.  Do you know that's it's been 50+ degrees for the last few days, and did you know today it decided to absolutely MONSOON outside?  

Tidy Victory - HUGE VICTORY that I was able to clean out Junk Drawer, which had so much junk in it that it didn't even close properly anymore.