Sunday, May 27, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #222

Messy Messy Fail - Still trying to make my succulent seeds grow - the saga continues.  

Tidy Victory - We kidnapped a telescope from my mom's house last summer.  We realized when we got it to our new home that the main lens was missing, but Nana Patti found it and brought it to us this weekend.  I knew Jupiter and Venus were out so I got the lens in, found the planets and WOW!  I have never seen a planet that close - we could even see Jupiter's moons!  Really spectacular!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #221

Messy Messy Fail - In my funny Facebook purchasing problem, I got 100 succulent seeds for $6 (S&H) that I planted at least 3 weeks ago.  Haven't seen a sprout yet.  I don't think I am keeping the soil wet enough, and if I keep the plastic cover over the container it grows mold.  I tried putting some holes in the plastic cover to see if letting a bit of the moisture out helped.

Tidy Victory - I cannot explain the amount of rhubarb that is growing out of the garden.  It's actually quite overwhelming.  I haven't decided exactly what I'm going to bake yet, but there will definitely be a strawberry rhubarb pie!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #220

Messy Messy Fail - I had some leftover cake and frosting in the fridge, so I thought I'd be super clever and make cake pops.  Looked it up on Pinterest but it was a total fail.  I only had popsicle sticks to use and they were too big, so they essentially just fell apart.  Lesson learned - don't use popsicle sticks for cake pops.  No cake pops for me!

Tidy Victory - I was so excited to have found my hummingbird feeder in a box in the red barn - I cleaned it out, filled it and hung it in a tree right away. Almost no sooner than I got in the house there was the cutest little dark hummingbird enjoying the sugar water.  So darn CUTE!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #219

Messy Messy Fail - What does one do when one runs out of dish washing soap to wash dishes?  One uses hand soap.  Soap is soap, one says.

Tidy Victory - I am super excited to share that I have been selected to be a Grove Collaborative influencer!  Check on my Instagram and Facebook pages for some sweet demonstrations of their latest products!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Museum Trees - A Review

Messy Messy Fail - There are literally gusts of up to 60 mph going on outside this old farmhouse right now as I type.  Mother nature is pruning- and we'll be picking up tomorrow.  That's what small children and a little red wagon are for.

Tidy Victory - New material - IT'S A MIRACLE.  Keep reading and have your #mindblown!