Sunday, May 15, 2022

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #427

Messy Messy Fail - I'm telling you, Friday the 13th was INSANE!  It started off with leaving my phone at home from which point it quickly went down hill.  Glad that day is OVER!

Tidy Victory - Are you planning on watching the lunar eclipse of the Flower Super Blood moon tonight? Fingers crossed we don't get clouds :D

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #426

Messy Messy Fail - When you are so excited that you found a penny planner at Dollar General, only it was for 2021-2022, not 2022-2023 :/

Tidy Victory - I am obsessed with the DollarTree and my student know it! Sooooo many cute decor items and DIY supplies, although my favorite are the solar garden lanterns I made!  

Monday, May 2, 2022

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #425

Messy Messy Fail - So far only one of my winter-sowing jugs has propagated - and that's one out of 9!  Hoping they are just taking their sweet time, but it's been almost a couple of months now.  

Tidy Victory - All the beautiful tulips and daffodils are nearly in full swing!  I had done some digging and replanting to coordinate colors, although it turns out I still mixed them up.  However I did pick up some garden markers from the Dollar Tree and I plan on labeling and digging up again as soon as the flowers are spent.  They will then go in labeled paper bags until the fall to be replanted.  Again.  But in the meantime, they do look darn beautiful!

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #424

Messy Messy Fail - I'd say this WNY weather is a messy fail, it's been snowing here throughout the week!  What kind of messed up craziness is that?!?!

Tidy Victory - My middle child is performing for the school talent show with a couple of his buddies and we are slowly getting their act together - it involves baby onesies, a frame with a sheet draped over it and songs with the word "baby" in it.  Can you guess what their act is? :)

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #423

Messy Messy Fail - I didn't even post this party during the correct week.  Major fail for sure!

Tidy Victory - I have donated so many over the last month, it's really amazing.  I don't think I've ever donated so much in my life, and I'm happy to see if it goes to someone else who will really love and use the item.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #422

Messy Messy Fail - I was doing so well - posting on time.  I have no excuse.  

Tidy Victory - I was super bummed upon discovering that Dollar Tree only sells their grapevine and willow wreaths for crafting very sporadically.  I had found this cute bunny wreath that I wanted to make, needed 4 wreaths.  But I found the wreath already made with the head, body and two years on Amazon for not a whole lot more then what I would have paid to buy them all separately, so I think that's a victory!  I used some floral wire to attach some silk flowers on top of the bunny's head and VOILA - cute bunny wreath for my side door!


Sunday, April 3, 2022

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #421

Messy Messy Fail - Our laundry room - which is directly off of the mudroom - has turned into a dumping ground.  Remember when I had my dad install that fun black chandelier in there, to make it cute and fun?  That room is now the fanciest mess I've ever seen.  

Tidy Victory - Maybe I'm weird, but I have taken a huge liking to watching Youtube decluttering videos.  Do I declutter like these women?  No.  Can I stop watching these decluttering videos?  Absolutely not.  Perhaps I'll be inspired enough to actually do what they are telling me I need to!  Don't get me wrong I have been making regular donations and throwing things out.  But one women said they got ride of something crazy like 80% of their stuff!


Sunday, March 27, 2022

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #420

Messy Messy Fail - I'm pretty sure that the 15+ dead mums that I tried to winter over on the side of the garage are absolutely toast.  My mums in the garden are already sprouting green, the mums along the garage are straight up brown.

Tidy Victory - The snapdragon seeds from our winter sowing project have sprouted!  I moved the milk jugs from a shadier spot alongside our side porch to a sunny spot along our breakfast nook - it's time to grow!

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #419

Messy Messy Fail - I was talking to a co-worker and missed the chair when I tried to sit down. Humiliation at it's finest.

Tidy Victory - Maple Weekend in NYS is back!  We are headed today to a sugar shack to see their set up and get a pancake breakfast.  Here's the website to check out the different sugar shacks participating and also who is hosting a pancake breakfast.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #418

Messy Messy Fail - I missed my seat and ending up sitting on the floor at work last Friday.  There I said it.  The only witness was a lovely paraprofessional I was chatting with, and now she thinks I'm nuts.

Tidy Victory - I purchased some ranunculus corms from an online bulb company and am SO EXCITED to try pre-sprouting them!  I'll lay them on some moist soil in a tray and keep them in a sunny yet colder room for a few weeks until they start to sprout.  Hopefully by then the ground will be workable and I'll plant them - wish me luck!

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Happiness is Homemade Link Party #417

Messy Messy Fail - I was so excited to put up St. Patrick's day decor, but it's still a winter theme around here.  Today is actually the first gorgeous day but we are off to a family birthday party so no dice.  

Tidy Victory - With a little help from The Minimal Mom I was able to get some cheap containers at The Dollar Store (which is now the dollar 25 store but that's ok) and get my downstairs full bathroom drawers organized.  We would seriously just stuff and jam ANYTHING in them to keep the mess contained.  Now everything is sorted by like item and in a home - so much easier to find things in there!

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #416

Messy Messy Fail - My car, oh my goodness.  My excuse is that during the school year I am transporting to young boys and now a baby multiple times a day.  The snacks I find stashed under the seats is disgusting.......

Tidy Victory - I finally collected seeds from the fun pumpkins I've had sitting on the back deck since November! :). I got tiny orange pumpkins, small white, yellow & green, goblin and square pink pumpkin seeds.  Now I need to figure out if I should pre-sprout them or just plant then directly outside.