Sunday, June 30, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #277

Messy Messy Fail - There are 5 main gardens here at Starry Acres (one of these is for veggies) - I've only got one of them in working condition.  Never underestimate the time it takes to weed and maintain - holy cow!

Tidy Victory - As mentioned above, the one garden is trimmed, somewhat weeded (now I have to go through it with the weed killer to eliminate what keeps growing back) it's taken several days but it looks so pretty with all of the color that's blooming!

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #276

Messy Messy Fail - I simply cannot get my lettuce seeds to sprout!  I initially started them inside in April but nothing every appeared.  I tried again but still nothing.  To Walmart I go because there is NOTHING like having fresh lettuce to pick for salads and sandwiches! 

Tidy Victory - The rest of the veggie garden is doing well this year: radishes, peas, tomatoes, an onion (lol), peppers, zucchini and carrots.  I learned a lot last year from my accidental cross pollination - green pumpkins that never turned orange and odd shaped zucchini. :)

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #275

Messy Messy Fail - Although I have been getting rid of clothes for the last few months, I keep throwing different items into different piles in the bedroom.  I know the piles drive my husband crazy but how else can I sort what needs to be put away for the summer, what's getting donated, etc.?  I'm not making a trip to donate until it's a hefty load - just keep sorting piles I guess!

Tidy Victory - The breakfast nook garden is fully weeded and ready for some weed killer/filler plants.  The plan is to A) keep watch for the Snow On the Mountain to grow back and 2) hit it up hard with weed killer and make it go away D) plant some pretty flowers that will fill in space so the Snow On the Mountain doesn't come back.  Let's see how it goes!

Monday, June 10, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #274

Messy Messy Fail - I was out gardening a few evenings and the BUGS are out of control.  I am covered in bites - seriously - from my scalp to my armpit to behind my knees.  So darn itchy!

Tidy Victory - I am 100% getting into gear for this summer with several household projects including - decorating our living wall with a picture gallery, getting rid of more old clothes and items no longer needed, cleaning up the gardens, harvesting veggies and getting our spare bedroom/playroom in working order.  One other outdoor decorating project - I'm on the hunt for a CHEAP old wooden table and mismatched chairs to make an outdoor dining area on the lawn underneath our chestnut tree.  We do have a deck but there is something so magical about dining under lush tree limbs full of leaves!  If you see a set available local peeps - give a holler!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #273

Messy Messy Fail - The weeds are taking over the gardens again and it's time to get to work - I plan to pull as much of them out as I can and spray them with weed killer.  But they are seriously everywhere.  Every nook and cranny.  Every one.  

Tidy Victory - I keep finding more and more clothes to donate and GOSH does it feel good!  I found a pair of jean shorts that I literally wore 18+ years ago, and I literally could BARELY fit my ankle into them.  Why did I keep them for so long????  Goodbye tiny shorts!