Sunday, August 13, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #184



Messy Messy Fail - You may recall that book that I borrowed from our local library 3 YEARS AGO.......well in order to borrow a DVD for the boys I had to sheepishly return the book.  They laughed, I paid my fine (which I'm happy to do, support your local library!) and my boys got their Little Einsteins DVD.  

Tidy Victory - I ACTUALLY got this party post up on the day of the party - what a concept lol!


Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #183



Messy Messy Fail - I am pretty sure the Kindergartener is taking clean clothes out of his drawers and dumping them in his hamper.  Yet I continue to not check and just do MOUNTAINS of laundry.  Gotta figure this out.

Tidy Victory - Super excited for my sister's bridal shower next weekend - I am the boss lady and we are ready to rock!!!!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #182



Messy Messy Fail - I 100% completely forgot to post this link party.  Two weeks later I remembered.

Tidy Victory - Better late than never!!! ;)


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #181


Messy Messy Fail - There were so many this week I couldn't even keep up.  Can we start with car brakes that are squealing so bad my children tell strangers about it? 
Tidy Victory - My husband and a good friend were able to change the brake pads themselves and saved us a ton of money - a big thank you to those two awesome guys! :)

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #180



Messy Messy Fail - In an attempt to equalize my gardens a bit, I had pulled out a few pieces from one of my ornamental grasses and replanted them on the other side of a tree that was completely bare.  They now look like dead cornstalks (PHOBIA!!!) - I'll have try again in the fall.

Tidy Victory - I cooked more dinners this past week then I have in MONTHS!  My goal is usually to cook 3 meals a week and enjoy leftovers on the others, a frozen pizza, etc.  Let's just say my family was very pleased with all of the food!


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #179



Messy Messy Fail - I did something so dumb and stupid last week, and I was so dumbfounded by my own stupidity that I CANNOT EVEN REMEMBER what I did.  Now that's fail - I cannot recall my own fail.  Wow.

Tidy Victory - I pitted 12 cups of freshly picked cherries with an empty wine bottle and a chopstick - what a hack that was!!!!!


Sunday, July 2, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #178


Messy Messy Fail - As I listen to local folks setting off their fireworks in preparation for the 4th, our beagle is frantically licking and pawing at the inside of "her house".  I'm expecting quite the messy messy in the morning.

Tidy Victory - We've got our 4th of July plans ready to go - local parade in the morning and fireworks at night.  I just love this holiday and our great country!


Happiness is Homemade Link Party #177


Messy Messy Fail - I managed to completely forget to post this until the following weekend when I was supposed to be posting party #178.  Better late than never!

Tidy Victory - SCHOOL IS OUT FOR THE SUMMER!


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #176


Messy Messy Fail - Have you ever had that moment when you realize you have been driving around town on a flat tire all day?  It's quite a clarifying thing.

Tidy Victory - I am now a Fix-A-Flat expert! Call me, I can make home visits ;)

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #175



Messy Messy Fail - It's been a bad year for me for typos in my school programs - I can only see what I want to see when editing!  I left a student out of the last program AGAIN by accident - but I ALWAYS retype and print out a new program with their name in it.  Now if only I could stop with the errors!

Tidy Victory - Only one more concert to go and this orchestra teacher is done.  At the end of the year I have our orchestra awards concerts and feature student soloists, small groups, distribute awards and acknowledge my seniors/8th graders.  Such a wonderful way to end the year for sure!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #174


Messy Messy Fail - Don't ever try to make rice krispie treats with old marshmallows - just take my word for it. 

Tidy Victory - MY JAPANESE SNOWBALL BLOOMED!  It's been 5 years in the making, growing from a small Walmart purchased stick in a bag to my beautiful flowering bush.  Did I get a picture?  No, of course not.  But again take my word for it :)

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #173

Messy Messy Fail - I had a rack of frozen spare ribs in my freezer and I had never made them before.  I took them out, let them thaw and looked for recipes on Pinterest.  I had no idea almost ALL recipes called for 3+ hours of cook time!  Needless to say we did not have ribs that night.

Tidy Victory - But when we DID have the ribs a few nights later, I used this recipe and they WERE the best ribs I had ever had!!!!