Saturday, September 27, 2008

Homemaking Meme

I saw this on Tracy's blog, A Catholic Mom in Minnesota, a while ago and I wanted to do it.

Aprons-Y/N? No. I have some but I don't wear them. They're not very stylish and I just don't like to wear them. I'm also not in the habit. I would like to, though. If I ever get the sewing bug back, I could make some that I'd like to wear.

Baking - Favorite thing to bake: Chocolate cake

Clothesline - Y/N? No.

Donuts - Have you ever made them? I love donuts, but I've never made them.

Everyday - One homemaking thing you do everyday: Wash dishes.

Freezer - Do you use a deep freeze? No.

Garbage Disposal - Y/N? Yes. Use it all the time.

Handbook - What's your favorite homemaking resource? Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook and Home Comforts by Cheryl Mendelson. Although I have and use those books, I still frequently call my mom for great advice and tips.

Ironing - Love it or hate it? Hate it.

Junk Drawer - Y/N? Yes. Located in the laundry room.

Kitchen - color and decorating scheme: all white, quite plain, needs new paint job

Love - what is your favorite part of homemaking? knowing I'm serving my family, making a nice home for them

Mop - Y/N? Yes. Once a week. Sometimes more when the kitchen floor looks extra dirty.

Nylons - machine or hand wash? I hardly wear them, but when I do, I machine wash them in the delicate cycle inside a little laundry bag.

Oven - Do you use the window or open the oven to check? Early in the baking time, I use the window. When the food is close to being done, I open the door.

Pizza - what do you put on yours? ground beef and cheese, sometimes olives

Quiet - what do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment? Mostly read (books or blogs) or watch one of my Netflix rentals.

Recipe card box - Y/N? No. My recipes are kept in a 3 ring binder

Style of house - I don't know the style. Just a regular house, one story, 3 bedrooms, formal dining room.

Tablecloths and Napkins? Don't use a tablecloth. We use paper napkins.

Under the kitchen sink - organized or toxic wasteland? Pretty well organized.

Vacuum - how many times per week? Whole house once a week. Some areas are vacuumed more often as needed.

Wash - how many loads of laundry do you do per week? I do 2 loads a day.

X's - Do you keep a daily list of things to do that you cross off? Definitely.

Yard - Who does what? I do it all, except we do have a gardener who mows the lawn and trims the bushes.

ZZZ - What is your last homemaking task for the day before going to bed? Last minute tidying up in rooms, laying out clothes for the next day.


Laura said...

I like reading about the simple little ways people manage day to day tasks.
I find it interesting.

Kimberly at Echowood said...

What a neat glimpse into your domestic life. I love hearing about how other people keep house---what their habits and preferences are and such. We're all so different in some ways, so alike in others. :)

MITZI said...

Lisa, I like your style of house. to me it's so big. It seems like I always get lost at your house. I can't find the bathroom and then when I come out I can't find my way back to the living room. It's true!

Bia said...

I love how you mentioned you loved making a home for your family . . . I've always said that I want to raise my boys, not in a nice house, but in a HOME.

And I'm with you on the ironing . . . loathe it!

SuzyQ said...

This was a really interesting meme!
I might try it too :0)
I like to picture the way other people run their day. It's all the little details of everyday life that are so nice to share from time to time.
Oh and ironing... well you know how I feel about that lol!
Have a great day:0)

GrandmaK said...

That was fun! May give it a try! Have a grand weekend! Cathy