Sunday, October 14, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #242



Messy Messy Fail - Do you purchase fun costume jewelry from Papparazzi?  I do!  Especially the fun long pendant necklaces.  And then I make sure to get them caught on the dog cage when I'm packing it up and then practically rip it off my neck.

Tidy Victory - This is not the first time I've broken a long necklace or any of my costume jewelry for that matter.  Needle nose plyers and tweezers can fix just about anything.  

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #241



Messy Messy Fail - Of course the weekend we are home and want to visit some local pumpkin farms, it's a wash out here.  

Tidy Victory - So we went to the movies instead and saw Small Foot - super cute and highly recommended!  The boys loved it, and we saw a matinee show so my bank account enjoyed it too!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #240


Messy Messy Fail - It's rather amazing that it's taken this long for me to spill boiling water on myself, but I did today.  Congrats, Katie!
Tidy Victory - I picked up six small pots of mums at Walmart for $3.69 each to replace my dead hanging baskets.  The aphids got them BUT they did last all summer.  Look for pictures on my Instagram account LoveMyMessyMessyMess!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #239


Messy Messy Fail - A big and quick storm blew threw on Friday night and took down what remained of a partially dead willow and about 4 trees in a line behind the willow.  I guess mother nature was ready to do some pruning for fall.  

Tidy Victory - Im determined to plan mums in ground so that they return next fall.  I've never successfully been able to do it, but perhaps this is my year!  I got these pretty little plants for $1 at Walmart - wish me luck!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #238



Messy Messy Fail - We officially only have one pumpkin growing in the garden - one pumpkin for two kids does not a happy mom make.  I was praying that another would start up at some point but I have yet to see any new growth.  

Tidy Victory - Our first full week at our new elementary school for both boys was great!  They both love their teachers so much, and we've been getting plenty of helpful information sent home about behavior, learning topics and such.  A household is much happier when school is going smoothly!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #237



Messy Messy Fail - So perhaps you recall the pretty glass birdbath I purchased at Wegmans at the beginning of the summer, on clearance I believe.  Well it did end up knocking over a few times, but we had a little wind storm the other day and it fell over onto a rock.  I just let the pieces lie in the garden for a mosaic effect.  Note to self - no more glass birdbaths.

Tidy Victory - I finally found some astilbe at a great price $5 a pot - to plant on the shady side of the house.  If you aren't familiar, astilbe is a beautiful perennial that produces tall feather-like blooms in an array of colors.  It does well in shade which is exactly what I was looking for!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #236


Messy Messy Fail - We went to see Dave Matthews Band play at The Gorge in Washington over the weekend.  Truly my husband planned the whole trip - bought the concert tickets, plane tickets, our camping gear (yes we tent camped)......my one job was to bring beer coozies.  Guess what I forgot to bring :)

Tidy Victory - I am literally picking my fantasy football team as I type this - I think I did okay this year but we'll see!  Anyone else out there play in a fantasy league?  So much fun!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #235


Messy Messy Fail - I am pretty sure I have been using non HE laundry detergent in my new washing machine.  My old washing machine was older and thinking about this type of thing when it came to purchasing my detergent was unnecessary.  Upon realizing this fact I've been making sure to only use a SMIDGE of detergent. 

Tidy Victory - I officially have one recognizable pumpkin shaped object in the vegetable garden/jungle.  The kids are thrilled - now I just need to hope and pray that a second one grows.  Can't have two boys fighting over one pumpkin!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Free First Day Of School Printable


Messy Messy Fail - When your husband doesn't like a particular framed print, he tells you he will keep it safely tucked away in the cellar until we figure out what to do with it.  When you finally figure out what to do with it, said framed print is an infested study of mold and mildew instead of the cute birdcage it originally displayed.  Very suspicious. 

Tidy Victory - I've been working hard on my Instagram account - gaining more followers and lining up some campaigns with some awesome companies!  If you are an IG lover like myself, give me some love and follow me there at @LoveMyMessyMessyMess!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #234


Messy Messy Fail - I left my viola at orchestra camp.  This is what I tell me students not to do, or make fun of them when they do it (leave their instruments behind somewhere). And I just did it.  I hang my head in shame.

Tidy Victory - In our garden veggie garden, we have four square raised beds.  I may have mentioned it before but I was able to clean and weed out two of them to try planting some veggies this year.  We also have a compost bin that I did dig in to - without any planning or prior knowledge I grabbed some bucks of compost and mixed it in with the dirt in the raised beds.  Plants in - done.  Now not only do I have a rhubarb jungle BUT a tomato and squash jungle as well.  I'm pretty sure I have hundreds of tomatoes, and the plants are so big they are knocking over the cages they are in.  So I guess compost is helpful!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Happiness is Homemade Link Party #233



Messy Messy Fail - I found the reason I have been stung 4 times in the last 4 weeks - an underground bee hive right underneath my island garden!  I stepped right into it hanging up a humming bird feeder, the bees came a flyin' and I went a reelin'.  Pretty good sting - made my pinky swell right up!

Tidy Victory - I ended up purchasing an aloe plant to have on hand in the house for both aesthetic and medicinal purposes.  I hope I can keep it alive (you remember my succulent seeds...)!


Sunday, August 5, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #232



Messy Messy Fail - With all of the cherries I picked, I was running out of ideas to make but I took some advice from my FB page and Instagram page and made some cherry jam in the crockpot.  I don't know what happened but it didn't set.  So I have cherry syrup, maybe even cherry soup.  Not jam.

Tidy Victory - I did bake some tasty cherry cinnamon roles that turned out beautifully, check out my pictures on Instagram or Facebook.  Or you can pin the recipe from Pinterest here