Sunday, June 4, 2023

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #481

Messy Messy Fail - I cannot remember the last time I got a pedicure.  It's practically June, so it's time.  Hope they have a large enough pumice stone.

Tidy Victory - I discovered that if I wear my new rainbow tie-dye Crocs which replaced my 12-year-old ones and rub them on the carpets, they ball up all of the dog hair.  Small victories people.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #480

Messy Messy Fail - The current state of my car.  The kids keep asking when I'm going to clean it out........

Tidy Victory - Got me a subscription to ShowTime and catching up on Yellowjackets - SO GOOD!

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #479

Messy Messy Fail - It's not that I forgot Mother's Day was coming, I just don't think I had a "calendar awareness" of how SOON it was coming!  

Tidy Victory - Happy Mother's Day to all of the beautiful and wonderful women everywhere!  

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #478

Messy Messy Fail - The nice weather has finally crept up on us, yet my summer clothes really are all still in storage.  Time to break out the shorts and the tanning lotion!

Tidy Victory - Spring concerts are almost done which means more time at home and less at work!  Don't get me wrong I love my job, but they do not call it work for nothing.

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #477

Messy Messy Fail - When you purchase ranunculus the previous spring and don't plant them at all.  You think, maybe they are still alive in there after a year, we'll see.  

Tidy Victory - Two concerts down, three more to go.  The end of the year can be a slow struggle with all the events, but we go one at a time until they are through.  

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #476

Messy Messy Fail - I was doing so good with my attempt to read more but now I am SO behind!  I did the "12 Books in 12 Months" challenge, it's April and I'm only on book 2!

Tidy Victory - The gardens are loving the rain we are getting - all the bulbs are coming up beautifully!  So far we've had crocus, daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and grape hyacinths.  

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #475

Messy Messy Fail - Talk about a messy fail - Hannah threw up an entire bottle all over me one evening as we were snuggling under a blanket and getting ready for bed.  That was truly a messy messy fail in every sense.

Tidy Victory - So many of my fall bulbs are coming up in the garden and it is bringing me so much joy!






Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #475





Welcome to the Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #475 - Katie here from Love My Messy Messy Mess and I'm continuing my hostessing responsibilities for the month of April!  

Can you believe it's nearly May already?  The weather was so nice here in Western New York last week, we were even able to sleep with the windows open!  I love finally being able to hear the birds chirping in the morning and the peepers singing at night.

Unfortunately it's supposed to get cold again next week.  That's how weather goes in WNY!

It's time to get to this week's party - simply scroll down to see all the posts that have been linked up by our participating bloggers!

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This Week's Features








This dessert looks so yummy yet easy to make, using many ingredients I already have in the house.  Check out this recipe for Atlantic Pie Cake from Jen at Cincy Shopper.  








I have learned over the years to not boil and color too many eggs because we end up throwing them away.  Too bad I didn't have this blog post of 5+ Delicious Leftover Easter Eggs Ideas from the Drugstore Divas.










I love trying out new recipes, especially those from other cultures.  This recipe for Cape Malay Amasi Bollas from the blog Esme Salon.    Esme shares many South African recipes and I definitely think I'll be trying this one, they look so tasty!








I am a huge Dollar Tree organizing fan, especially when it comes to containers.  Although this blog post doesn't necessarily mention DT, it provided 175 Quick Organizing Tips for Every Room in the House.  So many different and new ideas to try out!















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Thank you for joining us this week whether you are a blogger sharing your latest posts OR a reader enjoying all of the inspirational shares!  

Don’t forget to drop by and say hello to all our hostesses, they always appreciate your visit!

Here are all of our hostesses at Happiness Is Homemade!

This party is published on 6 different blogs so, bloggers, the posts you share get lots of exposure! Many thanks to our hosting blogs for giving us all this opportunity every week!

Linda @ A Labour of Life

Sinea @ Ducks ‘n a Row

Beverly @ Eclectic Red Barn

Katie @ Love My Messy Messy Mess

Mel @ D├ęcor Craft Design

Niki @ Life as a Leo Wife


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Sunday, April 9, 2023

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #474

Messy Messy Fail - Never did any winter sowing.  Gardening in milk jugs that is.  

Tidy Victory - The garlic is coming up!  I planted it so late last year and I was very worried that due to the spot I put it in (wet and weedy) it would not take.  But I spotted a few of the little stalks a few days ago - I can breathe a sign of relief.

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #473

Messy Messy Fail - I truly almost forgot that Easter was next week - I've got a plan but now must execute.

Tidy Victory - There's an INCREDIBLE chocolate place on the other side of the lake. :)


Sunday, March 26, 2023

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #472

Messy Messy Fail - All winter I've been wondering why I am slipping and sliding all over the place.  Turns out I bought my tires a longer time ago than I thought.  They are bald.

Tidy Victory - I think I can make it through the summer so that by the time I need to get my car inspected again (August), I can just buy snow tires.  Because in Western New York, ya need snow tires!

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #471

Messy Messy Fail - Don't you hate it when you order something from an online retailer only to find out days later that your order was cancelled because the item ran out?!?!?!  I don't understand how their inventory can be that poorly monitored that they are selling product they don't even have!!!!!!!  My anger comes from this happening twice in one week.

Tidy Victory - We have very effectively cut back on our household spending and it's showing!  In our bank account anyways. :D

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #470

Messy Messy Fail - I don't even need to say it, you can see the publish date :D

Tidy Victory - But I'm publishing the next party on time! :D