Saturday, January 27, 2007

Homemaking Meme

This meme is from Sallie at A Gracious Home!

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.


Julieann said...

AWWW, You look adorable in your apron:) I enjoyed your list.


Kelli said...

What a lovely picture of yourself, Kimberly! Your quilted apron is beautiful. I'm a fan of the Home Comforts book too!


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