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