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Aprons – Y/N? If Y, what does your favorite look like?
Yes… the super cute ones that look like they came straight from a catalog for a 1950’s housewife… I am making a new one out of black and red cherry fabric. Hubby feels really lucky if the kids are gone and he comes home to find me in the apron and red high heels… and nothing else. 😉
Baking – Favorite thing to bake
I adore baking…my absolute favorite “cooking”. Especially cakes, I have been known as “The Cake Lady” at my last several jobs. MMMMMMMM.
Clothesline – Y/N?
No. High Efficiency steam washer and dryer, YES. (http://us.lge.com/products/model/detail/home%20appliances_laundry_washers_WM0001HTMA.jhtml) Hanging the thongs out for the neighbors to see is not my idea of a grand time.
Donuts – Have you ever made them?
Yes indeed. Both baked and fried ones… and GF ones. Yummy.
Every day – One homemaking thing you do every day
Pack lunches for the whole crew, including little love notes.
Freezer – Do you have a separate deep freeze?
Oh yes…. with a family of seven we would never be able to store enough food without one!
Garbage Disposal – Y/N?
Absolutely. I hate nasty sinks.
Handbook – What is your favorite homemaking resource?
Iron love it or hate it? Or hate it but love the results?
Adore the fresh pressed look and smell of linen waters… detest actually doing the ironing myself.
Junk drawer – Y/N? Where is it?
One in the kitchen, one in the bathroom, and several little bins above the washer and dryer.
Kitchen – Color and decorating scheme
Light Maple Cabinets, Dark Green Countertops (about ready to be replaced), plans include dark almost black granite… Floor is currently light, neutral but becoming dark, slate tiles. Walls are white and offset walls are chocolate. The up and coming “theme” is French Bistro. We have a fabulous, rubbed, black wine hutch and matching table set.
Love – What is your favorite part of homemaking?
Being the Mommy/Wifey that everyone wants to come home to.
Mop – Y/N?
Hands and knees with a bucket and cloth.
Nylons – Wash by hand or in the washing machine?
I wear stockings vs. nylons… They aren’t the grocery store variety (and cost a pretty penny) so, I care for them gently. Stockings and all undergarments are washed by hand or on the delicate cycle in a mesh wash bag.
Oven – Do you use the window or open the oven to check?
Opening the oven while baking/cooking disturbs the balance. Flip the little light on and peek through the window. 🙂
Pizza – What do you put on yours?
Cheese (and lots of it), Mushrooms and maybe ground beef.
Quiet – What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment?
Work on photo organization ( I am way behind), read, attempt to finish one of my million sewing projects, scrapbook… take a bubble bath.
Recipe card box – Y/N? What does it look like?
I have a book… it is a Mary Englebreit. I adore it.
Style of house – What style is your house?
Uncluttered! Northwest colors (creams, dark greens, rust, burgandy, browns)… modern but classic.
Tablecloths and napkins – Y/N?
For the holidays yes. Otherwise we don’t do tablecloths. Cloth napkins are much more enviro-friendly so we like them!
Under the kitchen sink – Organized or toxic wasteland?
Organized and chemical free
Vacuum – How many times per week?
Every day… sometimes twice a day. It’s a tragedy really. I cannot wait for the hardwoods to go in.
Wash – How many loads of laundry do you do per week?
I am estimating 21 on an average week. I generally wash at least 3 loads a day. We have seven people… and Heaven help me when its linen washing time!
X – Do you keep a daily list of things to do that you cross off?
I always try for the lists… I usually end up leaving the house without them… or losing in to one of the kids many little notes around the house.
Yard – Y/N? Who does what?
Hubby does yard. I do flowers. We have an acre so there is often work that requires both of us. Controlling briars without chemicals is proving trying!
Z – What is your last homemaking task for the day before going to bed?
Organizing everyones backpacks/coats and putting their lunches in the fridge, laying out clothes… so that everyone has a smooth go in the morning.