Sunday, August 2, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #334

Messy Messy Fail - Is it just me or does it just take, oh, an hour, for a clean house to become a complete disaster yet again?  I am weary of picking up - maybe if I throw items on the front lawn they will be put back after being used :D

Tidy Victory - We've got veggies in the garden!  I spy tomatoes (still green), cucumbers, zucchini and a few green bell peppers so far.  I planted very little in the veggie garden this year, just plants I had purchased at a green house, in order to focus more on the flowers this year.  Its still so satisfying to see veggies forming though!  Do you have a veggie garden?

Friday, July 31, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #333

Messy Messy Fail - Ohhhhhh boy as the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland says....
"I'm late, I'm late, I'M LATE!"  We were camping last weekend without service - sorry folks!

Tidy Victory - After three camping trips, I think I almost have packing down to a SCIENCE.  Three days before - bedding.  Two days before - clothes.  One day before - groccery shopping and packaged food in camper.  Day of - cold foods into fridge.  Totally works for me and results in much less stress the day of!

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #332


Messy Messy Fail - Don't you hate it when you are CONVINCED you have something in your fridge needed for that night's meal, but then you go to get it and IT'S NOT THERE?!?!?!?  That happened three times this week.  Lots of substituting to say the least.  Although plain Greek yogurt is NOT the same as sour cream, it still tastes somewhat good.

Tidy Victory - I have sooooo many gorgeous flowers blooming in the gardens right now, including MANY varieties of lilies and some giant mop head hydrangeas - love having fresh flowers!  Check out my lilies on my Insta account or my Facebook!


Sunday, July 12, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #331


Messy Messy Fail - Forgot several important fridge items for our camping trip last week - you CANNOT camp without cream cheese for your bagels!  Also I may have forgotten the cheese slices, butter, but who's paying attention!

Tidy Victory - In an effort to get a better view of the humming birds, I purchased a little suction cup hanger for the window - I hope the feeder isn't too heavy for it.  Will keep you updated!


Sunday, July 5, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #330



Messy Messy Fail - Some of the plants in my garden are seriously overtaking.  Ahem - SPIDERWORT!  I used to feel really guilty about pulling plants out but no longer because it's EVERYWHERE!

Tidy Victory - I got lots of plants into the vegetable garden finally!  I usually start them from seed but it just did not happen this year.  I forget that there's NOTHING WRONG with buying seedings at Walmart and planting them, so that's what I did :D


Thursday, July 2, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #329



Messy Messy Fail - So I am posting this party several days late - totally a fail BUT my excuse was, I wasn't home over the weekend!  We took a family camping trip to Allegheny State Park and had a great time!

Tidy Victory - I saw a bear!  At the time I feared for my life (unnecessarily so I am told) but looking back it was SO COOL to see one.  My life DID flash before my eyes but looking back, what an amazing opportunity!

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #328


Messy Messy Fail - Who has been trashing my bird feeders, throwing they many feet across my lawn!?!?!?!  A guilty little raccoon, that's who!  Totally caught him in the act - BUSTED!

Tidy Victory - I am SO late to the party but I finally got some veggies growing in the garden - some peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce.  Typically I start seeds but with painting the kitchen (my plant spot!) in March and April the seeds would have been in the way.  I'm sure Walmart has a few more plants I can deposit in there!

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #327



Messy Messy Fail - My veggie garden is still a jungle of weeds.  Like past my shoulders.  Goal is to start it up this coming week - better late than never!  

Tidy Victory - The flower gardens are coming together quite nicely - just one last one to get under control and we are good to go!  Just regular weed management and I can enjoy all the pretty flowers!

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #326


Messy Messy Fail - Me - the one who doesn't hunt, tromp around the woods, stays on the path - got a tick!!!!!!!  My husband kindly volunteered to burn it off, at which point I said I would happily go to WellNow to be seen by a professional :D. All is fine, I was put on a preventative medicine just to be safe.

Tidy Victory - The kitchen refresh is officially done, thanks to my husband for all of his hard work with painting and tiling.  He really trusted me and my crazy vision of a black and white kitchen for a modern farmhouse look.  I've gotta get some pictures up see you had can see the before and after!

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #325


Messy Messy Fail - Someone keeps knocking down my bird feeders!  They both are (or were) hanging from hooks in a birch tree outside of our breakfast nook.  Starting last week, I found both of them systematically tossed many FEET away from the tree in the morning.  The last straw was when one of the hooks went missing.  What's your guess - raccoon, blue jay, bear?

Tidy Victory - I am a little late posting this today because this morning we went asparagus picking - I had never heard of a upick asparagus around here before so we had to take advantage.  Go figure - asparagus is one of my kids' favorite veggies to eat!  Locals if you are interested, it's at Olde Chautauqua Farms, $2.75 a pound!


Sunday, May 24, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #324

Messy Messy Fail - I was really good for the previous two years about starting seeds for the veggie garden inside.  I was not so good this year.  I still plan on doing it - I'll start Monday :D

Tidy Victory - Our kitchen facelift is almost done - just waiting change the switches and faceplates and trying to order new rugs!  There are too many choices which makes the job for this indecisive girl even harder!  

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #323


Messy Messy Fail - I kept trying to get outside last week to do some gardening - if it wasn't raining it was too cold or too windy.  Our weather in WNY can be soooooo sketchy but with being stuck inside because of this darn virus, my itch to get outside is worse than ever!

Tidy Victory - Scored an awesome haul at a local greenhouse today to get my veggie garden, annuals and even a few new perennials going!  Flowers can be SO expensive but I feel really good about the deals I got on my goodies today.  Can we say King Tut grass anyone?!?!!? :)