Monday, January 22
Here is a wonderful homemaking meme created by Sallie... Enjoy!
Aprons – Yes or No? If Yes, what does your favorite look like?
Yes! I only have one and it is a half apron with big red roses on it!
Baking – Favorite thing to bake
Cookies... especially chocolate chip ones that are chewy AND crisp!
Clothesline – Yes or No?
Nope... I make do with a folding wooden rack.
Donuts – Have you ever made them?
Sadly, the answer is no... However, after reading about Elsie (The Honor Girl) making donuts, I am dying to try!
Every day – One homemaking thing you do every day
I always make our bed.
Freezer – Do you have a separate deep freeze?
Garbage Disposal – Yes or No?
Yes. I forget to use it sometimes, though!
Handbook – What is your favorite homemaking resource?
Home Comforts : The Art and Science of Keeping House by Cheryl Mendelson. I would like to check our Martha Stewart's new one though.
Ironing – Love it or hate it? Or hate it but love the results?
I don't really do it too often... I am in love with the idea of ironing though... I especially want to try Mrs. Meyer's Geranium Ironing Spray someday.
Junk drawer – Yes or No? Where is it?
Ummm... yes. I think that there is one in every room... :::blush::: I was always fascinated by them when I was little, and I *still* love sifting through a drawer full of odds and ends. I have no idea why. I think that it drives my husband a bit batty!
Kitchen – Color and decorating scheme
My kitchen has oak wood cupboards and a linoleum that looks like light gray stone (someday I'd like a wooden floor). The counters are cream and the appliances and sink are white. Our table is oak with a white tiled top and we have four oak chairs. The walls are cream with white trim and ceiling. We get tons of light from the curtain-less windows. All of my decorations in the room are either cream or white (with the exception of the towel which are light blue).
Love – What is your favorite part of homemaking?
The freedom... I can make my own decisions about what I want to get done and how and when I want to do it (with the exception of mealtimes).
Mop – Yes or No?
I use a version of a Swifter mop.
Nylons – Wash by hand or in the washing machine?
I wash them in a lingerie bag in the washer but I think that I am going to wash all of my unmentionables by hand... the washer is just to hard on them!
Oven – Do you use the window or open the oven to check?
I can't help but open the door to take a peek!
Pizza – What do you put on yours?
I love red onions, mushrooms, and peppers and my husband likes onions and pepperoni!
Quiet – What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment?
I either read or check my favorite blogs.
Recipe card box – Yes or No? What does it look like?
I have an ugly one that is stainless steel... I love the cards in it though! My sister bought them for my wedding shower and had people write their favorite recipes down.
Style of house – What style is your house?
I think that it is considered to be Neoeclectic. It is your basic new house built in a development. Someday, when we own our own home, we hope that we can buy an older house with character.
Tablecloths and napkins – Yes or No?
No. We are working toward this though.
Under the kitchen sink – Organized or toxic wasteland?
An organized toxic wasteland... the woman we are renting the house from LOVES cleaning supplies!
Vacuum – How many times per week?
Sometimes not even once... I have to get better about it because of our little crawling baby!
Wash – How many loads of laundry do you do per week?
six loads of clothes and linens per week and one load of diapers per day.
X’s – Do you keep a daily list of things to do that you cross off?
Definitely! I sometimes even write down things I've already done just for the pleasure of crossing things off my list!
Yard – Yes or No? Who does what?
I don't do anything except for choosing and planting the flowers (someday veggies, hopefully!). Husband does the watering and snow shoveling and the woman who owns the house has the landscaping stuff done by a company.
Zzz’s – What is your last homemaking task for the day before going to bed?
(I make sure the house (especially the downstairs) is in apple pie order.