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!!!!


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!!!