Monday, January 8, 2018

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #202

Messy Messy Fail - My house.  Right now.  Being packed up.  Messy messy MESS!!!!

Tidy Victory - Although packing truly is the pits, I think we are doing a good job of it.  We didn't wait too long - packed up lots of items we didn't need for every day living - and for the last two weeks we've been boxing up the remainder.  My favorite packing tip?  Use your dish/bathroom towels to wrap around breakables and save on packing materials!


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #201



Messy Messy Fail - So funny story - I am the official Cheerimeister for my family's Christmas - I text everyone their Kris Kringle along with the wish list, make sure everyone knows what time brunch is at, etc.  How ironic is it that the Cheermeister nearly forgot to get the gift for her own KK.  

Tidy Victory - One holiday concert down, one to go.  My middle school orchestra had a great performance last Tuesday - high school's turn on Thursday night!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #200



Messy Messy Fail - I missed not one but TWO appointments last week, as in thought they were on completely different days!  I HATE when I do that!  The receptionists were too kind.

Tidy Victory - I sat down for a 1/2 hour today, went through the DVR guide and recorded ALL of the awesome holiday programs & movies that are going to be on.  I especially like to watching Santa Clause: The Movie, who remembers that one?!?!?!?!?!


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #199



Messy Messy Fail - I thought I was being so thrifty and crafty, making my own fresh wreath from a ring that I saved from last year. It turned brown and dried out in a day - was the heck MAN?!?!?!?!

Tidy Victory - Our Nightmare Before Christmas tree is up and decorated (for the most part) - didn't QUITE turn out as I had envisioned but it was still fun!


Friday, December 1, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #198


Messy Messy Fail - In past years, I have always saved the turkey carcass to make broth.  How many times do you think I've ever actually gotten around to doing that?  0.

Tidy Victory - So instead of saying I'll do it later, I did it right away - I made turkey broth from the neck and gizzards instead!  I then froze the broth in ice cube trays to store in freezer bags - perfect for measuring and storing!


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #197



Messy Messy Fail - As my husband so delicately pointed out, all of my potted plants are still outside waiting to be dumped.  I figure, they're dead already - they can wait.

Tidy Victory - It is time for my littlest - the Angel Baby - to have his own elf on the shelf because he's not so angelic anymore.  Made my purchase early this morning at Walmart, now I just have to get him inside and set up to greet us when we come back from Thanksgiving!


Friday, November 17, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #196



Messy Messy Fail - Well not only am I posting this party SEVERAL days late BUT I also left all of my potted plants that should have been brought inside OUTSIDE and there was a frost.  They are somewhat dead, but I cut them back and we'll see what happens.

Tidy Victory - I made a delicious pre-Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday night (hence why I did not post this party on time *wink wink*) - it was a little dry but I am SO GLAD to get that meat out of the freezer.


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #195


Messy Messy Fail - I went out of town again for the weekend (surprise surprise I know) and left my plants out on the back deck.  Everyone kept saying how warm out it was going to be, 60 degrees or so.  However not at night.  My plants weren't killed but close to it, so back to my classroom they go!

Tidy Victory - I can't explain it, but I'm ready to GET RID OF STUFF!  Going to start this weekend with CLOTHES - both mine and the kids.  Time to scale back!


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #194



Messy Messy Fail - My sons rooms are overflowing with clothes that no longer fit.  I know I should just have a tote handy and the items directly in it, but I don't.  So there are piles.  That the boys then knock over.  Bad idea.

Tidy Victory - I have purchased enough meat to keep us going for quite some time!  My trick is - I check the meat department every week and pick up anything that is marked down because it's expiring soon or whatever, and in the freezer it goes!!  Great way to save on your protein!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #193



Messy Messy Fail - My hanging baskets on my deck were such an epic fail this year its laughable.  I thought the white/blue theme I was picking would work nicely, but clearly the flowers didn't agree with the light in that space.  Lesson learned - no lobelia on the deck.

Tidy Victory - My sister's wedding was a huge success - such a wonderful time seeing all our family and friends from all over the country!

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Happiness is Homemade Link Party #192



Messy Messy Fail - I took me nearly a year to order a new DVR box from our DirecT, and it's going to take me another to actually hook it up.   I didn't want to lose all of the shows we had recorded on the old one!  However it appears that we are never going to catch up lol.

Tidy Victory - We picked just one bushel of apples last weekend (as opposed to the two in previous years!) and I'm ready to make Ina's homemade applesauce and Grandma's apple crunch!  Bring the yumminess on!


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #191


Messy Messy Fail - My hanging baskets on the back deck were a giant fail this year.  I tried to do a blue/white combo but the blue flowers I picked (whatever they were!) got too much sun and did nothing but dry up.  Mega fail!!!!!!!

Tidy Victory - The boys are ready for my sister's wedding next weekend - suits ordered, haircuts done, I even showed them a Youtube video to prep them as to what they were going to be doing. My oldest originally told me "Mommy I don't want to go to that party!".  Now, they say "Mommy when is the party we are ready!"