I was tagged by the lovely Sandra, at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom, for this wonderful Homemaking meme and I thought, Why not? It looks like fun. I'm tagging Felicia, Megan, and Sarah. How it works is you copy and paste this onto your blog, answer the questions, tag some friends, and then let me know if you do it, so I can come and read.
Aprons - Y/N If Y what does your favorite look like?
Yes I do. I have one that I made out of fun brightly colored argyle and some pink and brown houndstooth printed fabrics. I also made one for Sydney out of fabric with pretty birds on it, and Ben's has rocket ships and astronauts.
Baking - Favorite thing to bake?
Unfortunately my baking ends at bread, muffins, or cookies. I just wasn't blessed with a baking gene. My sister on the other hand is a great cupcake baker. One time for Thanksgiving I thought I would make rolls or biscuits, I can't remember which. Well, they didn't rise, but I was proud of them anyway. At dinner, my Grandma, sweet Grandma, asked who made the sugar cookies, to which I answered saying they weren't actually sugar cookies but rolls. She politely threw them directly in the trash. I never tried them again. Hahahaha! Also, everytime I bake cakes from scratch, they only taste like flour, not yummy and fluffy.
Clothesline - Y/N
I wish. We have a clothes rack for the clothes we don't dry and sometimes when it's nice outside, we move it out, but most of the time, it lives in the office, right across the hall from the laundry room.
Donuts - Have you ever made them?
I never have. Once again, I'm no baker, and we don't usually fry much food.
Everyday - One homemaking thing you do everyday?
Oh, there is too many, but one that I never get a single break from is laundry.
Freezer - Do you have a separate deep freeze?
YES! With 5 mouths to feed, soon to be 6 when Scotland is eating table food, we'd be paying out the hooha without buying meat in bulk or things on sale and freezing them for later.
Garbage Disposal - Y/N
I have one but try not to use it often. I had one break one time, and don't want to deal with that again so it's an every now and then for tiny things type of thing.
Handbook - What is your favorite homemaking resource?
Well, cookbooks of course, then there are a few blogs I turn to, and Pinterest when all else fails.
Ironing - Love it or hate it?
I'm not crazy about it although, I wish I did it more. I think at this point my hatred of ironing is more of keeping the kids away from the hot iron. When I was a teenager, I used to iron my Dad's work clothes, and I'd iron my neighbor's shirts for money.
Junk drawer- Y/N - Where is it?
No! I hate a junk drawer. I'm a pile queen, which is awful and I try to get rid of it, sometimes succeeding but always popping back up here and there. Truth is, if I have a junk drawer, it is out of sight but never out of mind, and it sits there taunting me, driving me absolutely insane.
Kitchen - Color and decorating scheme?
My kitchen walls are white (we rent currently) but my accessories are black, white, red and green. I have a country kitchen theme, mostly roosters. My mom even gave me a picture that used to hang in our kitchen when I was growing up that has a pig and some roosters on it.
Love - What is your favorite part of homemaking?
It makes a house a home. Someday, my kids will be making the foods I make today, for their kids, and I'll be passing down artwork or house decorations that they grew up with. It's helps create the warmness for our family.
Mop - Y/N
Sometimes I use a regular old mop, but I much prefer my steam mop.
Nylons - Wash by hand or in washing machine?
I don't have nylons, but I wash my daughter's tights for dance in the washing machine and hang them to dry.
Oven - Do you use the window to check on things or do you open the door?
I usually open the door. The stove at the last house didn't have a working light and you couldn't really see inside, so I just got into the habit of opening the door.
Pizza - What do you put on yours?
I love making pizza. I like to load them up with delicious sauce, cheese, pepperoni, breakfast sausage, ham, onions, bell peppers, banana peppers, and cream cheese. I like to put the green tabasco on my pizza as well.
Quiet - What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment?
Read, whether it be a book, blogs, or even a magazine. I also like to crochet, or sit and watch a TV show that maybe I can't watch while the kids are around.
Recipe Card Box - Y/N
I don't have one but I have a notebook that I write recipes in that I love.
Style of house
I have a couple of loves. I love country/primitive, but I also love nautical and beachy themes, and kind of an India home decor theme. Sometimes I get in different moods and change things up a bit.
Tablecloth and napkins - Y/N
I wish... I'm saving those things for when my kids are older and a little less messy though.
Under the kitchen sink - Organized or toxic wasteland?
Somewhat organized. It's not great, but if it's messy, it taunts me, much like a junk drawer does.
Vacuum - How many times per week?
With 3 kids running around, a dog, a cat, and company somewhat often, we get a lot of dirt, hair, and food tracked all over so I'm not sure how often I vacuum, but it's rather frequent. Frequent enough that we finally gave in and bought a Dyson because we were going through a "cheaper" vacuum every year or so.
Wash - How many loads per week?
Oh boy, usually 2 loads a day and a towel load about every 3 days or so. It's insane how much laundry we do.
X's - Do you make a daily to do list and check it off as you do things?
Sometimes, but not usually.
Yard - Y/N - Who does what?
Shawn mows, but I usually weed eat, weed, and water the plants. We garden together.
Zzz's - What is the last homemaking task you do for the day before you go to bed?
Picking up laundry from the kids room and throw it downstairs in the basket on top of the washer, and clean all the dirty dishes and cups off the kitchen table that have accumulated since dinner.