Aprons – Y/N? If Y, what does your favorite look like?
YES! I wear aprons all the time. My current favorite is my quilted rose one is perfect for everyday. I love that it's a full apron and has a big pocket. I have a nice collection of vintage aprons as well in all sorts of colors and styles.
Baking – Favorite thing to bake
A beautiful cake
Clothesline – Y/N?
Yes, but only in the laundry room as we are not allowed outside ones in our neighborhood.
Donuts – Have you ever made them?
Yes! I made Anna's recipe from Pleasant View Schoolhouse's site once.
Every day – One homemaking thing you do every day
Cleaning the kitchen and doing dishes
Freezer – Do you have a separate deep freeze?
Yes, we bought a used one years ago that's in the garage. It is really handy.
Garbage Disposal – Y/N?
Yes. I can’t imagine not having one.
Handbook – What is your favorite homemaking resource?
The Sparrow's Nest and Home Comforts by Cheryl Mendelson
Ironing – Love it or hate it? Or hate it but love the results?
Hate it! I rarely iron, just a few times a year and usually only my vintage linens. I don't usually buy clothes that need ironing because I know myself.
Junk drawer – Y/N? Where is it?
Just one? Ok-one in the kitchen, one in my desk, one in my vanity. Oh, dear! Guess I should get cleaning.
Kitchen – Color and decorating scheme
My kitchen is my favorite room. It's big and open and from my island I can see the entire first floor. I have a window over the sink looking into the backyard which was something I always wanted. I don't really have a decorating scheme. The cabinets are cherry, the floors and counters are light. I've got antiques throughout from my jade green teapot cookie jar, to the butter churn I love to use, to all sorts of kitchen antiques above the cupboards. It's really homey.
Love – What is your favorite part of homemaking?
Not having to try and do it all and work outside the home at the same time anymore. I think I like having time to cook and bake best.
Mop – Y/N?
Yes, but not often enough!
Nylons – Wash by hand or in the washing machine?
Washing machine in one of those little net bags
Oven – Do you use the window or open the oven to check?
I usually look in the window, and then open the door.
Pizza – What do you put on yours?
Restaurant pizza-pepperoni Home pizza- grilled chicken, bbq sauce, spinach and mozzarella (last night's dinner!)
Quiet – What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment?
Recipe card box – Y/N? What does it look like?
Oddly enough, I've never had one. I put my recipes in plastic pages in a three-ring binder.
Style of house – What style is your house?
New build, older style: big front porch, used brick on the bottom with blue/gray siding above and ivory trim, two story, with a beautiful blue front door.
Tablecloths and napkins – Y/N?
Yes. Every day.
Under the kitchen sink – Organized or toxic wasteland?
Vacuum – How many times per week?
At least once, sometimes twice. It depends on the dog.
Wash – How many loads of laundry do you do per week?
Probably about 8.
X’s – Do you keep a daily list of things to do that you cross off?
I have a list in a plastic page protector that I cross off with a dry-erase marker. For things that don't occur everyday I write notes on post-its and mark them off.
Yard Work-I do the gardening, Sweetheart does the rest.
Zzz’s – What is your last homemaking task for the day before going to bed?
Making sure my kitchen is in order and turning on the dishwasher.