Monday, May 28, 2007

a day to remember-

first of all... happy memorial day!

now... i was on a blog today and saw this cute questions thing (thanks kate!) ... and thought it would be cool to do on mine...

so here it goes... the abc's of homemaking...

rules: answer the following questions related to homemaking and then tag 3 people. don't forget to link to to the person who tagged you and let the people you tag know they have been tagged.

aprons- y/n? if y, what does your favorite look like?
yes... my mom made me a really cool one! it is navy blue with 2 big pockets in the front!

baking- favorite thing to bake
i really don't bake a ton, but when i do it is usually cookies. i do have a super recipe for a brownie thing... i love it and it is baked... so maybe that is my favorite.

clothesline- y/n?
not really... we used to have one when i was growing up. i just remember my poor little brother getting stung by a bee once cuz we didn't shake everything out well enough.

donuts- have you ever made them?
not the official "donuts". i have done sopapilla's before. i did just get a new recipe for spudnuts that i want to try though...

everyday- one homemaking thing you do every day.
well, i should be dishes, but that doesn't really happen. i do make my bed everyday. not the fancy, tuck the sheets in just right, kind of "making", just pull everything up...

freezer- do you have a separate deep freeze?
yes! i have always wanted extra freezer space... i love frozen stuff! for my 30th birthday ann gave me a small one. it was perfect! we grew out of it and now we have a giant one. it is awesome! and i got it for a steal of a deal! even better!

garbage disposal- y/n?
unfortunately, no... so sad...

handbook- what is your favorite homemaking resource?
that would have to be my mommy!

ironing- love it or hate it?
pretty much hate it. i don't iron. period. they have invented this wonderful thing called cotton release. it is a spray that takes all of my wrinkles away... on clothes that is...

junk drawer- y/n? where is it?
growing up we always called it the "it" drawer. if you are looking for "it" or if you can't find "it", look in the "it" drawer. "it" is in the kitchen.

kitchen- color and decorating scheme?
my kitchen is full of apples. red, green and a little bit of yellow. the story behind it is kinda funny. when i was engaged i was the store manager for a hallmark store. i was pretty stressed with everything... wedding, job, church, life in general. i was making myself sick. at night i would feel horrible and i would try to think of something that would calm me down. unfortunately, everything that i thought of was linked to one of my stresses. until i thought of apples... nothing... no stress! i started picturing a big white bowl filled with green apples! this became the unofficial theme for the time. i started getting tons of apple stuff. and walla! the theme began!

love- what is your favorite part of homemaking?
well, if i was able to stay home it would be wonderful... however, until then... i love working on projects to make my home beautiful.

mop- y/n?
not really. i have only 2 rooms that have floors that i can mop. and i usually like to get down and scrub with a washcloth, cuz the rooms are so small.

nylons- wash by hand or in the washing machine?

oven- do you use the window or open the oven door to check?

pizza- what do you put on yours?
the meats, cheese and pineapple

quiet- what do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment?
get online or read

recipe card box- y/n? what does it look like?
i love recipes! i have mostly recipe books, but when i graduated from high school ann's mom, maryann, gave me a recipe box filled with all her recipes. she is such a great cook! it was a great gift! i since have moved them all into a 3-ring binder.

style of house- what style is your house?
we are renting a cute 4 bedroom brick home just for me and my cute hubby.

tablecloths and napkins- y/n?
napkins (paper)- yes! every meal! tablecloths... not so much!

under the kitchen sink- organized or toxic wasteland?
for the most part it is pretty organized

vacuum- how many times per week?
i try to vacuum at least once a week... but that doesn't always happen.

wash- how many loads of laundry do you do per week?
well, kevin does all of the laundry, but we typically do 3-4 loads a week.

x's- do you keep a daily list of things to do that you cross off?
that is totally my system. i would say that i have a list almost everyday!

yard- y/n? who does what?
we have a pretty good sized yard. ann and julie are my "lawn care providers". and they do a fantastic job! they are worth every penny!!! (and then some)!

zzz's- what is your last homemaking task for the day before going to bed?
making sure that all leftovers are in the fridge.

ok... now wasn't that fun?! now i tag... everyone who reads this! leave me a comment and tell me about your abc's of homemaking!


melissa c said...

I loved this! You are such a darling homemaker. Even if you have to work!

I stay home and you are still more of a homemaker than I am!

Great post and I am going to do it too!

Charlotte said...

What a fun post. I like many of your homemaking methods, and share a lot of them (my mom is my best resource, I keep a list of things to do every day, and we try to vacuum every week too(although that's my husbands chore, usually))

MaryRuth said...

Can't wait to do this list!

love your list!! You're the best!!