There’s no place like home … There’s no place like home … There’s no place like home!
I love being HOME, I enjoy being a “homemaker”, and I am definitely what you’d call a “homebody”. Today I am taking a break from moving into a new house – which I can’t wait to turn into HOME – to participate with Sandra in a little A to Z Homemaking meme that she tagged me in. AND I invite you to join us if you have a blog – and the time – or even if you don’t have time. 😉
Aprons – Y/N If Y what does your favorite look like?
I do own several aprons that belonged to my Oma (my German grandmother); she wore an apron every day!! She was my example and inspiration to what a good Hausfrau should be.
Baking – Favorite thing to bake?
I do enjoy baking … some favorites (who can choose just ONE!) are plain old oatmeal-chocolate-chip cookies, banana bread, and birthday cakes.
Clothesline – Y/N
My Oma used a clothes line – either outside when it was dry or in the attic of her apartment building when it was rainy/wet. Every summer – as a child – when I’d stay with her, I’d help her hang clothes on the line. Those were THE BEST SMELLING clothes, towels, and bedding EVER!
Donuts – Have you ever made them?
I have! But only by using refrigerator biscuits (the kind in the can) and cutting a donut hole out of each circle. Then you fry both sides of the biscuit for a few minutes and dip the warm donut in cinnamon-sugar.
Everyday – One homemaking thing you do everyday?
Probably dishes … and one pick-up of stuff before bed.
Freezer – Do you have a separate deep freeze?
I do have a chest freezer!
Garbage Disposal – Y/N
Handbook – What is your favorite homemaking resource?
When I got married, my mom gave me Good Housekeeping’s Household Encyclopedia which has instructions for many home repairs and cleaning situations and other practical home maintenance advice.
Ironing – Love it or hate it?
Neutral … but I avoid it as much and as often as possible … so maybe I should say HATE?!
Junk drawer- Y/N – Where is it?
Right now, I don’t really have one … but my “new” kitchen has a desk/storage area in the kitchen, and I foresee one of those drawers becoming my “junk” drawer.
Kitchen – Color and decorating scheme?
I’m going for a kind of European/cottage kitchen scheme … with a “French provencal” vibe: rustic red, gold/yellow, and green. No roosters though … I draw the line at roosters!! (I actually do have a stoneware chicken that I love though!!)
Love – What is your favorite part of homemaking?
Creating order. I function so much better when things around me are neat and tidy and clean.
Mop – Y/N
SOON! My new house has tile kitchen floors and hardwood living area floors.
Nylons – Wash by hand or in washing machine?
Blech. For 7 or 8 years I worked in a church/school office where we were required to wear nylons every day … well, I cheated some and wore socks (!) or tights in the winter. I hate nylons now … but back then, I’d put them in a mesh lingerie bag and wash them separately in the washer.
Oven – Do you use the window to check on things or do you open the door?
Usually the window with the oven light on. If it is something I know won’t suffer from opening the door, I might peek in that way.
Pizza – What do you put on yours?
I love Pizza Hut’s veggie lover’s pizza – but no one else in my family does. 😦 Sometimes I just love plain cheese pizza too. The pizza meats give me heart burn.
Quiet – What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment?
OH HOW I LOVE QUIET!!! In fact, in October, I wrote a whole 31 day series based on QUIET!!!
Anyway, in the quiet – sometimes I clean or organize something that I don’t want to be disturbed doing or I read/write.
Recipe Card Box – Y/N
YES! Plus several notebooks of recipes.
Style of house
That’s a hard one as I haven’t really ever thought of what my “dream house” would be since I will probably never have my “dream house” … but I do like “character” in a house – things like bay windows or little nooks and dormer windows. I definitely am a fan of a nice front porch!
Tablecloth and napkins – Y/N
Not recently. I don’t really have a lot of tablecloths. But we do use napkins every day (paper ones, ha!) and I have a fairly nice stash of cloth napkins and placemats.
Under the kitchen sink – Organized or toxic wasteland?
Organized. Definitely MUST BE organized.
Vacuum – How many times per week?
once, if I’m doing well … once a month is probably more realistic.
Wash – How many loads per week?
I’m guessing between 5 and 8 loads, depending on if there are sports clothes or school uniforms or other extras.
X’s – Do you make a daily to do list and check it off as you do things?
Sometimes. I do keep an organizer handy AT ALL TIMES:
Zzz’s – What is the last homemaking task you do for the day before you go to bed?
I usually walk through the house or at least the living room and straighten a little.