Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Aloha Soft Bamboo Sheets Review



Messy Messy Fail - I fell AGAIN getting out of the truck in nearly the same spot.  Will I ever learn my lesson?

Tidy Victory - Cork floors in the mud room and kitchen have been steam cleaned!  That steam cleaner I have it so quick and easy - do you have a steam cleaner?  I highly recommend this one from Bissell!


Sunday, February 17, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #258


Messy Messy Fail - Oh my GOSH did I fall hard in the driveway - total sheet of ice under the thin layer of snow.  Never even really saw it coming.  Why does falling hurt more the older you get?!?!?!

Tidy Victory - We had a lovely Valentine's Day with the boys - whatever they wanted for dinner (noddles with parmesan AND macaroni and cheese) and giant chocolate suckers from a local chocolate shop.  No need to go crazy or over board here - that was all those little guys needed!


Sunday, February 10, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #257



Messy Messy Fail - Two weeks ago - we had two cold days off from school and then on the Friday I attended a music educators' conference.  In other words, I did not teach at work for three consecutive unplanned days.  Let's just say I don't do well when I diverge from my typical schedule - I could NOT get myself together at the beginning of this past week.  That change threw me so bad - I could barely form cohesive sentences and give instruction.  This just proves that I certainly am a creature of habit.  

Tidy Victory - With all of the items I donated to the Salvation Army throughout 2018, we have so much more room in the house to store things properly, it's actually quite amazing.  It's nice to have room to live and not have "stuff" everywhere!  When was the last time you go ride of stuff?????

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Happiness is Homemade Link Party #256


Messy Messy Fail - I did not know that heat pipes in a house can freeze.  I guess you learn something new every day!  With the first grader armed with my pink hair dryer and my husband on the blow torch, they thawed the pipe and we had heat.  The problems a polar vortex brings!

Tidy Victory - I have slowly been going through the house and MariKondo'ing anything that I can.  So far I have gone through my dresser drawers, kitchen towels and silverware.  Not a lot yet but there is much more to come!  And it is SO rewarding to see everything so neat and tidy!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #255


Messy Messy Fail - It was a "snowpocalypse" at Starry Acres Friday morning, so much that I was seriously concerned about making it to work.  Nevertheless, as soon as I got to the bottom of the hill - blue skies and tweeting birds.  There must have been a snow band parked directly above our house!

Tidy Victory - We've made it to the weekend and are ready to relax.  For a short weekend with Monday off and a snowday, this still somehow felt like a really long week!  In other news, I have MariKondo'ed almost all of the drawers in my bedroom chest and I'll tell you - it IS life changing.  Don't know what it is?  Google it and be blown away!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #254


Messy Messy Fail - The UPK'er got a Smithsonian Triop Growing Kit for Christmas - basically the sea monkeys we remember but a tad bit crazier looking.  I followed all the directions but I don't think they were warm enough in the kitchen - no baby triopts to report.  We are going to try again tomorrow only this time, they are going under a lamp!

Tidy Victory - Snowmobile season is here and the trails officially opened up TODAY!  Sleds are running, gear is ready - it's go time baby!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #253



Messy Messy Fail - I received the Pioneer Woman Instant Pot for Christmas which I LOVE.  However they weren't kidding when they said learning to cook with it had a learning curve - AKA don't mess with the recipes.  It took a few not so good recipes, like really dry chicken alfredo, to figure that out.  

Tidy Victory - But now I think we finally have the Instant Pot down and I am ready to roll - be watching my FB page Love My Mess for all of the recipes I am trying out AND their end results!


Monday, January 7, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #252



Messy Messy Fail - In my attempt to decorate our front porch for the holidays, I found some GIANT plastic Christmas ornaments at Walmart and tied them up with sparkly red ribbon on the hanging basket hooks.  Should have known that with the amount of wind we get, those ornaments would simply smash into each other all night long until they cracked or flew off the hook completely.  Next year, I'll need to find a new vision....

Tidy Victory - 2018 was a HUGE year for donating/getting rid of stuff in our house!  I am very proud of the numerous Salvation Army and Sweet Repeats (a local high-quality children's consignment shop) drop off trips I made - we are talking at least 12!  It makes me happy to know we are making more space in our home for ourselves, getting rid of items we no longer need or use AND the items will go to another good home and not necessarily a landfill!  

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #251


Messy Messy Fail - I truly think I fail to move the Elves on the Shelves every other night.  I should set a timer or something - this SHOULDN'T be difficult.  They discipline purposes are being snafu-ed but it's my own fault.  

Tidy Victory - All holiday decorations are up, presents have been purchased and we are NEARLY ready for the holiday.  Bring it on St. Nick!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #250


Messy Messy Fail - It's been a busy week of winter concerts, hence my lateness to the party.  But I am now off the hook and can enjoy my last week and a half of work STRESS FREE!

Tidy Victory - All Christmas decor is up EXCEPT for a few prints I had to purchase some special sized frames for - I need to pay closer attention to sizing next time!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #249


Messy Messy Fail - I was so excited to get a growler filled up at a new beer store in town.  Unfortunately I forgot I had left it in the trunk of Ruby Red Grapefruit (my car!) and when I opened the door - CRASH!  Lucky for us we have 7 other back ups.

Tidy Victory - Our Christmas tree is nearly done - just looking for the perfect topper, our former one is too small!  Be watching my Facebook at Love My Mess or my Instagram account Love My Messy Messy Mess  for the grand finale!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #248


Messy Messy Fail - I bought all of these discounted bulbs at Walmart to plant in the fall - Queen of the Night tulips, grape hyacinths, etc.  And then the snow fell, and I have not seen the ground since.  I'm praying for a little warm up before the ground freezes to get these babies in.  That's what I get for waiting!

Tidy Victory - All of the pumpkins and Halloween/Thanksgiving decorations are down.  The local deer are going to have a pumpkin feast on the side of the hill this week!