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!!!!


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #172


Messy Messy Fail - At a wedding that I was playing at on Saturday, I broke a window.  I broke a window in a church.  We all know where I'm going now!!! :)

Tidy Victory - I planted a Japanese snowball in my garden, oh I don't know, perhaps 4 years ago.  And FINALLY, in this 4th summer, IT HAS BLOOMED!  My patience has paid off - I was ready to rip the thing out this summer if nothing happened!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #171



Messy Messy Fail - Getting this Mother's Day post up in time, but you understand :)

Tidy Victory - Got the the gardens cleaned u and weeded, now just to lay some new fresh mulch (although I DESPISE the smell!)


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #170



Messy Messy Fail - As we prepare to put our house on the market, you wouldn't BELIEVE the things I have found stashed away that I thought were lost forever.  Not to mention some gross things.  Moldy sippy cups of milk?  I wondered where that thing had gone!

Tidy Victory - This house has never been cleaner.  Truly.  


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #169



Messy Messy Fail - I wouldn't necessarily call this a fail but what a CRAZY week of 2 concerts, 2 after school rehearsals and a solo festival.  I'm shot.  

Tidy Victory - The week of concerts and solo festival is DONE and successfully finished.  All concerts went well as did the students performing.  This is why I am a music teacher!!!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #168



Messy Messy Fail - We had a movie night on Friday and watched An American Tail with the boys.  Unfortunately all of the cats were too scary for my younger son.  He keeps talking about "The cats with the fire eyes!"  I didn't remember that movie being so scary.....

Tidy Victory - The boys dressers AND closets have been cleaned out and reorganized - I seriously have never seen anything or anyone GROW so fast!  


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #167


Messy Messy Fail - I set the toaster oven on fire.  I think that's all I need to say.

Tidy Victory - We are planning a quiet Easter at home with a low key dinner - fresh Polish sausage on the grill, pierogies, grilled asparagus and homemade applesauce.  Perfect!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #165


Messy Messy Fail - My email is a hot mess - over 3,000 emails argh!  Now I know I've seen people have tens of thousands of emails in their inbox, so perhaps I shouldn't feel so bad. How many do you have?  Can you admit your number? :)

Tidy Victory - Easter baskets are ready to go with the exception of the chocolate which I purchase at a local chocolatier.  Easter is third on my list of favorite holidays!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #164



Messy Messy Fail - I had to run to the store to buy some cucumbers to make Topic's cucumber dip for a St. Patrick's day party.  As I was quickly grating the cucumbers, I realized the second one was moldy and rotting when I got to it.  Nothing like putting your finger right through a rotten veggie!

Tidy Victory - I actually planned and PREPARED three dinners this past week.  I swear I have the best intentions for making dinners, but sometimes it just doesn't happen.  Here's to homemade baked macaroni and cheese, stir fry and beef stroganoff!