Sunday, May 29, 2016

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #123

Messy Messy Fail - I had about 30-some comments unapproved and patiently waiting for me to post.  So, a sincere apology to all those thoughtful readers out there who have commented on one of my posts in the last three weeks.  They are now visible and replied to!  :)

Tidy Victory - My Oriental poppy, which I was convinced had bit the dust last fall, has at least 10 blooms ready to bust open at any second.  One of my absolute favorite flowers that I've always wanted in my garden.  Can't wait to take pictures of this beauty!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #122

Messy Messy Fail - I have had a cough since probably around Christmas.  No joke.  I cannot get rid of it.  It's not allergies, the Netti Pot didn't really help, day time cold medicine doesn't help.  What in the world could this possibly be?  Cause I'm sick of coughing, and so is everyone else within 10 feet of me.

Tidy Victory - Next weekend will seriously be the first that I have had without obligation in nearly 4 weeks.  Lots of concerts, festivals and wedding lately.  Being so busy takes its toll on you, so even though we will be going to help my husband's band march in the parade on Monday, I am grateful for the 4 day weekend and time off.  This mama needs a break!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #121

Messy Messy Fail - I discovered a week or two ago that I was out of Swimmies (diapers to wear in the pool that don't blow up and weigh 21298743 pounds when wet) for the toddler's swim lessons.  Bad mommy forgot and decided that the UPKer's overnight pull-ups looked like Swimmies so they must be the same.  Quite wrong - the poor toddler's diaper was so heavy and soaked up so much water, it sounded like I threw a large rock in the garbage when I tossed it in after his swim lesson was finished.  No wonder he couldn't swim!  

Tidy Victory - I purchased a dryer vent brush to clean out our machine which seriously takes two cycles to dry what I consider to be a normal size load.  I'm excited yet scared to see what comes out of the dryer duct - but hopefully it will soon be running better!  I'll have to let you know how it works, I was inspired by a post I read a few weeks ago to try cleaning it out myself - we'll see how it goes!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #120

Messy Messy Fail - Funny story - my Easter decorations finally came down, but only because our house cleaner decided she was sick of looking at them.  Oh, the shame.  I think she just feels bad for me.

Tidy Victory - Our closet has finally been reorganized and finished.  My husband came home with some really cute cloth cubes from TJMaxx a few weeks ago and we were able to move items out of the dresser drawers/random totes into this more organized fashion.  Everything is still quite easily accessible on the shelves but still hidden with different patterns of stripes and paisley in the same color scheme.  It's amazing how much better an organized closet can make you feel!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Happiness Is Homemade Link Party #119

Messy Messy Fail - The amount of crusty buggers that I found on the sleeves of my son's winter coats was beyond disgusting.  I was quite horrified that I sent them to daycare and school for as long as I did without realizing their lack of tissue use.  

Tidy Victory - In to the wash all of the jackets, coats encrusted mittens went - now they are as clean as a whistle.  Ready to be packed up for summer - bye bye winter!