Sunday, April 11, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #370

Messy Messy Fail - I had made it a goal to either A) clean out my 6-year-olds room or B) clean out the playroom over our spring break.  Neither happened.  Oh well.

Tidy Victory - For the first time in their existence, both of my OLD cats were given a bath and I didn't bleed to death!  When they were younger, they were much more feisty and quick to anger.  They do not have front claws but they could still get me good with their back claws.  Either way, as they get older they are seemingly more stinky and gross and less willing to groom themselves.  So, in the kitchen sink with some Dawn detergent dish soap they went!  I think they enjoyed it. :D

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #369

Messy Messy Fail - I am staring at a laundry bin full of clothes that still needs to be folded that has been sitting in a corner of the living room for at least a week.  Tomorrow maybe.  But probably not.

Tidy Victory - We are all set for Easter - eggs are hidden, baskets are strategically placed, food is in the fridge.  I use the same dinner menu for Easter every year - grilled fresh polish sausage, pierogies (I made them myself this year!), mizeria (a cucumber type salad), homemade applesauce and rye bread.  One of my favorite meals, not to mention with the butter lamb! 

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #368

Messy Messy Fail - Just in case you missed it on my IG stories this week, I definitely went to work with multiple holes in the pants I was wearing.  And I had no idea until about 9:30 that morning.  I stayed in my classroom by myself.

Tidy Victory - The garden is starting to wake up and I couldn't be more excited.  A few daffodils next to the white barn bloomed, various crocuses and the hyacinths are getting ready to show off.  I can't wait to smell them out there!

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #367

Messy Messy Fail - I cannot get the grease stain on the toosh of my new Gap Outlet puffer jacket out!  I tried washing it once with chalk and that did not work.  Step #2 - Dawn dish soap.  Will keep you updated.

Tidy Victory - All the outside decorations from Christmas/winter are cleaned up and put away.  No more ice skates, sleds or evergreen wreaths outside. 

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #366

Messy Messy Fail - So I had all these cool looking pumpkins and gourds left over from Halloween/Thanksgiving that I didn't want to just toss at the time - they were still in perfectly good shape!  So I moved them from the side porch where I had them displayed to the back yard (this was in the beginning of December).  Well as you can probably guess, it snowed, they got covered and I completely forgot about them.  Until a couple of days ago when all the snow melted.  I wonder if any seeds are still good?

Tidy Victory - I have been VERY GOOD about not making any unnecessary clothing or beauty purchases (New Year's resolution).  So far I only bought a new pair of slip on sneakers for the summer and my new favorite Amazon sweater (it was only $10!!!!!).  Not to mention all the money that is staying in our checking account. :D

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #365

Messy Messy Fail -  Always make sure your bottles of nail polish are closed before putting them in your bag to use later.  Need I say more?  

Tidy Victory - We had our last night at ski club on Friday and it was a great night!  The boys had terrific ski instructors who helped them really improve their skills.  Cheers to a great ski season!

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #364

Messy Messy Fail - So it's Thursday night and I am just posting this party.  Well done Katie, well done *thumbs up*

Tidy Victory - We have successfully made in through the first two seasons of Schitts Creek - WHAT A FUNNY SHOW!

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #363

Messy Messy Fail - Don't you hate when you go into the depths of your fridge and find mold mountains on food you forgot you even still had?  Several mold mountains were discovered today.

Tidy Victory - Feelin' good after my 2nd shot, just a little soreness again at the injection sight and felt a little out of sorts this morning.  But a little nap and some ibuprofen took care of that!

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #362

Messy Messy Fail - This entire week has been one big messy fail.  I honestly cannot name one specific event - it was a complete slew of mishaps.  Although I think the best was my 2nd COVID shot debacle.  

Tidy Victory - I survived the week.  And now we are on our school district's winter break.  

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #361

Messy Messy Fail - I definitely lit the toaster oven on fire last night, and I'm not sure how long it was on fire for.  Who knew taco shells were so flammable! 

Tidy Victory - I continue to rid myself of more and more articles of clothing that I no longer wear, nor have I worn for probably several years.  I make a conscious effort to remove one thing every day and add it to the donation pile.  Are you good about getting rid of your clothes?

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #360

Messy Messy Fail - I can't remember the last time I washed my hair.  There I said it.  

Tidy Victory - I am very proud to say I received my first of two shots for my Covid vaccine.  As a teacher in New York state, we have been given priority to receive the shot so we can continue teaching and I was happy to oblige.  I'll admit, last year I was nervous about receiving the vaccine so early but now I'm confident that this is definitely the right thing to do!  

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #359

Messy Messy Fail - My arms are dead.  My shoulders are toast.  Snowmobiling, skiing, snowmobiling for pretty much three consecutive nights.  Today is a day of much needed rest.  

Tidy Victory - We are super excited that the snowmobile trails are open, so we took advantage stat!  We took the boys out on our sleds to grab a quick dinner on Wednesday night, and then the adult boys and I went out day riding yesterday.  There is nothing is gorgeous as riding through snow covered pines on a trail!