Sunday, May 31, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #325

Messy Messy Fail - Someone keeps knocking down my bird feeders!  They both are (or were) hanging from hooks in a birch tree outside of our breakfast nook.  Starting last week, I found both of them systematically tossed many FEET away from the tree in the morning.  The last straw was when one of the hooks went missing.  What's your guess - raccoon, blue jay, bear?

Tidy Victory - I am a little late posting this today because this morning we went asparagus picking - I had never heard of a upick asparagus around here before so we had to take advantage.  Go figure - asparagus is one of my kids' favorite veggies to eat!  Locals if you are interested, it's at Olde Chautauqua Farms, $2.75 a pound!

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #324

Messy Messy Fail - I was really good for the previous two years about starting seeds for the veggie garden inside.  I was not so good this year.  I still plan on doing it - I'll start Monday :D

Tidy Victory - Our kitchen facelift is almost done - just waiting change the switches and faceplates and trying to order new rugs!  There are too many choices which makes the job for this indecisive girl even harder!  

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #323

Messy Messy Fail - I kept trying to get outside last week to do some gardening - if it wasn't raining it was too cold or too windy.  Our weather in WNY can be soooooo sketchy but with being stuck inside because of this darn virus, my itch to get outside is worse than ever!

Tidy Victory - Scored an awesome haul at a local greenhouse today to get my veggie garden, annuals and even a few new perennials going!  Flowers can be SO expensive but I feel really good about the deals I got on my goodies today.  Can we say King Tut grass anyone?!?!!? :)

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #322

Messy Messy Fail My baking is out of control - scones, tres leches cake, banana bread, hello dolly's fun but it needs to end because it's becoming a problem if you know what I mean!

Tidy Victory - I have completed three weeks of getting up early before our school day starts and working out.  This week, my typical yoga 2x a week with Jamie was put on pause as she is revamping her Youtube page, so I actually did five twenty-minute cardio workouts.  Now I know exactly how out of shape I was.  Goal for this week is to do at least three 30-minute cardio sessions - wut WUT?!?!?!?!?!?!

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #321

Messy Messy Fail - In my attempt to be supportive and buy more milk then we needed, I purchased a few extra gallons and put them in the freezer.  Milk should be fine in the freezer or so I read.  But one in fact did explode - I think it happened because a shelf bracket caused the milk container to crack.  It was not a huge mess but still, a mess.

Tidy Victory - I have been doing really well with the meal planning and food in the house throughout this craziness.  We only eat out once a week to support small local restaurants.  Otherwise we've had lots of different meals with salmon, beef, sausage, chicken, you name it!  I have never cooked this much in my life but I am pretty proud of how I've done.