Monday, November 29, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #403

Messy Messy Fail - I still have daffodils and garlic to put into the ground and it won't stop snowing!!!!  We had a relatively mild fall and I was really hoping that would continue into the end of November/beginning of December so I could just put these last few bulbs into the ground.  Crossing my fingers for a brief warmup in a few days!

Tidy Victory - Remember those gingerbread houses that kept falling apart?  I ended up looking up a couple gingerbread house "glue" frosting recipes on Pinterest, tried a couple and they worked WONDERS!  I even had gel orange and black food coloring left to color the frosting just like the kit had originally done.  I was able to successfully get the houses back together with lots left over for decorating.  I'll never use the kit frosting again!

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #402

Messy Messy Fail - I've been continuing to "button up" the gardens - bringing in my garden decor, clipping back peonies and hostas, etc.  I have a beautiful mandevilla that always goes out for the summer but comes in for the winter.  I got it all clipped down and ready to bring in - left it outside for a day to dry out a bit.  I forgot I left it outside, and it snowed the next day :/. I think it will be okay but only spring will tell!

Tidy Victory - I planted some dahlia tubers from Walmart for the first time and they were STUNNING!  Dahlias are a flower that must be dug up and brought inside for the winter - did that today and MAN did they reproduce over the summer!  The tubers probably quadrupled in size, which means I'll have a ton more flowers next summer!

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #401

Messy Messy Fail - I purchased Halloween gingerbread houses for the boys last year when they were on sale to do this year.  Broke them out a week ahead of time to put together - they REFUSED to stay together!  I "reglued" them 2x each and they still fell apart.  I'm done.  

Tidy Victory - I bought a fresh Minion gingerbread house and I'll be decorating that one MYSELF for Christmas. :D

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #400

Messy Messy Fail - There were several plants out in the garden I either wanted to A) transplant or 2. move to a different spot.  I knew if I waited past Halloween it would be too late.  It's past Halloween.  Next year.
Tidy Victory - I AM doing a better job of getting certain plants cut back before the snow flies.  I am currently working on getting all the peonies and hostas cleaned up - they make such a mess if you leave them until spring!  About 1/4 of the way done and we will be having some nice weather next week!