Barbarah over at Stray Thoughts tagged me in a meme this week. I haven't done many of these but I thought I'd give this one a try. So, here goes. 🙂
Aprons, yes or no and what does your favorite look like?
Yes, I wear an apron nearly everyday. What can I say, I'm a very messy cook and baker. My favorite right now is one my friend Kathy gave me for Christmas. It is reversible and is pink on one side and has the word Love printed in differing scripts on the other side. It has long ribbon ties and I love it.
Baking/favorite thing to bake
I love to bake and it's hard to say what is my favorite thing. I love to try new recipes and techniques. I enjoy yeast bread baking, but since it's just the two of us we don't eat a great deal of bread.
Clothesline, yes or no
We are not allowed to have a clothesline in our subdivision but we do have a retractable one in the garage that I use for drying rugs and large items like comforters.
Doughnuts/have you ever made them?
I have made them quite a while ago. My daughter and her family are here visiting, and we actually are planning to make some baked doughnuts this week with the special pans she brought with her.
Everyday/one homemaking thing you do everyday
I cook something nearly everyday, even when we are planning to go out to eat I try to cook something and put it in the freezer. I also make the bed each morning.
Freezer/Do you have a separate freezer?
Yes, we have a small chest freezer and then two refrigerators with freezers on the top. I love the ability to buy and make things ahead. We also store some of the berries and vegetables from the garden in the freezers.
Garbage disposal/Do you have one?
Yes. We compost a lot of our food scraps, but it is really nice when rinsing dishes to not have to worry about things going down the drain. We have a little removable screen that helps keep silverware from dropping down by accident.
Handbook/What is your favorite homemaking resource?
I do have some books that I turn to for certain information but increasingly look to the internet for information.
Ironing/Love it or hate it?
I wouldn't say I love it, but I do enjoy it when I have everything set up and ready to go. I try to catch up on my ironing when I am sewing so I never have a backlog.
Junk Drawer, Y/N, where is it?
There are several in the house that are pretty junky, but probably the most official one is in the kitchen.
Kitchen--color and decorating scheme
The kitchen is yellow with light oak cabinets, and the curtains have a floral theme. We also have an old Hoosier cabinet which I use as my baking center.
Love--what is your favorite part about homemaking?
I really enjoy cooking and meal-planning.
We have a Libman sponge mop, but I rarely use it because my dear husband usually does the floors.
Nylons--Handwash or in the machine
I still wear them in the winter because my feet are always cold. They go in the laundry in a mesh bag.
Oven--do you open the door to peek or use the window?
I do both! If I can't see what's happening clearly enough I open the door to check further.
Pizza--what do you put on yours?
It varies. Sometimes we have mushrooms, sliced onion, or sliced kielbasa. We almost always have ripe olives.
Quiet--what do you do during the day when you have a quiet moment?
I sit at the kitchen table and read or catch up on email at the computer.
Recipe card box, Y/N? If yes what does it look like.
I have a large recipe card box that my friend Cheri gave me. It was originally intended to store photos. It is stuffed full and I really need to purge a few so there is more room. I also have many cookbooks and a couple of notebooks full of recipes that I have printed off the internet to try. So many recipes...so little time.
Style of house--What style is your house?
It is a ranch that is about 20 years old. We are very thankful to be in this house and feel like the Lord gave it to us. Developers bought our last house in a very miraculous way and paid us much more than we had paid for it. This enabled us to buy our present home. Our decorating style is "Early Attic" or "Contemporary Basement."
Tablecloths and napkins, Y/N?
I have a vinyl tablecloth on the kitchen table, and Rob and I use cloth napkins daily. When we have company I sometimes use a tablecloth in the dining room (but not so much when there are a lot of children) and then we use paper napkins.
Under the kitchen sink--Organized or toxic wasteland?
It's a bit cluttery, but I can find what I need down there.
Vacuum--how many times a week?
Usually once a week, again by my dear husband. Sometimes it gets a touch up when we have lots of company.
Wash--how many loads of laundry a week?
Most weeks it's 4-5 loads unless I'm doing some deep cleaning.
X's--do you keep a daily list of things that you cross off?
Not generally. I sometimes keep a list of things to do when preparing for an especially busy time. I do keep a couple of shopping lists and a list of things I need to cook ahead.
Yard, Y/N? Who does what?
Rob takes care of the yard and garden. I cook, can, and freeze the produce.
Zzzzs--What is your last homemaking chore of the day before going to sleep?
This can vary from day to day. I sometimes will take something out of the freezer and put it into the refrigerator to thaw for the next day. I often check the cat's food and water to make sure he is taken care of for the night.
This was fun to do. I will tag Megan, Deb, and Carrie who read my blog. I won't be offended if you don't want to participate or don't have time at the moment. Anyone else who would like to can also join in. Just leave a comment so I can check your blog.
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