Sunday, April 26, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #320

Messy Messy Fail - Here's a double whammy - I wanted to make homemade pop tarts for the boys because they love them.  I had a recipe for something more like a pastry strudel that I thought they would just love - WRONG!  "This isn't flat like a pop tart mommy!"  Really?

Tidy Victory - They recipe was still delicious anyways - my husband and I enjoyed eating all of them ourselves the rest of the week.  You can thank me later....

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #319

Messy Messy Fail - I know I am not the only one who has been complaining about this, but WHY IS MY HOUSE A DISASTER IF I'M ALWAYS HOME?!?!?!?!?  So far I have cleaned the breezeway, mudroom and laundry room from top to bottom and YOU'D NEVER KNOW!

Tidy Victory - I started watching a new series on Hulu since we ditched DirecTV and DANG is it good.  I definitely think I want to read the book as well, but the Handmaid's Tale is insanely good, albeit depressing.  I love a psychologically thrilling show and this one definitely fits the bill!

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #318

Messy Messy Fail - Just finished week 4 of quarantine - I thought we had found a nice flow by week 3 but then week 4 sent some curveballs.  The balance between teacher and mom is particularly difficult. When I would normally push a student in a classroom setting I have to let up and allow for some space.  Tricky, tricky, tricky....

Tidy Victory - I have not cooked this much IN MY LIFE!  Don't get me wrong I do enjoy cooking.  The usual 2-3 cooked dinners a week is now more like 4-5.  At least.  But it's fun and for the most part, the household is enjoying it!

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #317

Messy Messy Fail - Playing both mom and teacher at home is NOT easy!  There have been several moments where I wanted to continue on with consequences in full on teacher-mode but I knew that the end result would not be good considering our circumstances - I have to spend the rest of the night with these kids!  I'm going to give myself a little more grace this week and try again.

Tidy Victory - For our spring cleaning list - breezeway, mudroom and laundry room have all been cleaned top to bottom. Next up - the kitchen which we are also going to PAINT!