Monday, June 04, 2007

My Domestic Life

I was tagged by YOLANDA...here are the gruesome details of my domesticity:

aprons- y/n? if y, what does your favorite look like?
A resounding YES. I often forget to wear them, but they are mostly vintage and are so cute. I have my Grandmother’s aprons and they are lovely and decorative
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baking- favorite thing to bake:
I don’t really bake. I like to cook, but I’m not a great baker.
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clothesline-
y/n?
I wish…at least once a week I wish.
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donuts- have you ever made them?
I think I made them once in Home ec in high school, but I keep frozen Rhodes rolls in the freezer in case I want to make scones. So yummy!
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everyday- one homemaking thing you do every day.
Clean the kitchen. Not exciting.
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freezer- do you have a separate deep freeze?
No. I often wish that I did. Why do they make freezers so small to begin with?
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garbage disposal- y/n?
I have lived without one before…but, was I really living?
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handbook- what is your favorite homemaking resource?
Martha Stewart Living…’nough said.
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ironing- love it or hate it?
I LOVED ironing when I was little. My mom would indulge me and let me iron pillowcases. But then I burned my hand really bad (3rd degree) I still have a faint scar. Now Madsen Cleaners is my iron.
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junk drawer- y/n? where is it?
I have one junk drawer in the kitchen but everything is in an organizer. Then in our closet T and I each have our own little tupperwear drawers that hold our junk.
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kitchen- color and decorating scheme?
I didn’t have a plan in mind when I started. But it’s eclectic. Don’t be put off when I say it’s red, yellow, and blue…but it’s red, yellow, and blue. Tastefully done I hope.
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love- what is your favorite part of homemaking?
Renovating. Tiling. Painting. Building chicken coops.
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mop- y/n?
Sort of neither. I have a swiffer mop but I use bar towels as the absorbent implement. I just use a spray bottle and a towel with a long handle. So low tech.
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nylons- wash by hand or in the washing machine?
I am generally opposed to nylons unless they are thigh-highs and absolutely necessary. I am more prone to tights or fishnets, but I machine wash on gentle in a lingerie bag and hang dry.
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oven- do you use the window or open the oven door to check?
I have a widow, but usually look inside anyway which is why I totally burned my eyeballs the other day. They were SO light sensitive and watery for a couple of days!
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pizza- what do you put on yours?
I am a simple girl. I like the margherita pizza: tomatoes, basil, & mozerella.
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quiet- what do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment?
Read if I have a good book or watch something saved on the TiVo.
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recipe card box- y/n? what does it look like?
Family recipe book with blank pages in the back. And lots of paperclips holding things waiting to be transcribed.
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style of house- what style is your house?
I don’t know. It depends what room you are standing in. I would like to build my own house someday, but I think it would be something old like from the 20’s…like a bungalow style.
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tablecloths and napkins- y/n?

Yes! Vintage-y. Anything from Williams-Sonoma. Lots of paper cloths with plastic backing: white formal and toss-able.
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under the kitchen sink- organized or toxic wasteland?
Organized.
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vacuum- how many times per week?
As often as I can. I love my Dyson.
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wash- how many loads of laundry do you do per week?
If it’s just me at home…like one a week. If T is home…like five!
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x's- do you keep a daily list of things to do that you cross off?
Weekly list.
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yard- y/n? who does what?
Yes. Todd does the vegetables and the grass and I do the herbs and the flowers.
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zzz's- what is your last homemaking task for the day before going to bed?
Cleaning off my bed and putting away clothes.

4 comments:

Yolanda said...

I cannot wait for you to write your own "Martha" book--I'm still relishing the taste of the decadent chocolates and brownies from the last book club, not to mention the aesthetically chosen flowers and bright red candies...It's wonderful to have such talented friends, (especially those with such GREAT taste in fashion!!) Oh--I've found the perfect soundtrack song for Twilight...keep an open mind when I tell you the artist...

Interesting...I always look to see if your kitchen light is on (wondering about all your exotic and perfectly executed dinner parties...) and if your red SUV is parked in your driveway--I just feel secure knowing you are there!!

mo said...

I just realized how much I depend on your opinion to confirm my own opinions...well, kind of. You are such an interesting combination of free-spirit and OCD.

Abby said...

Yeah...I wish I were awesome. I wish I could have had brownies and red candies and flowers. Come to my house and throw me a party??!!

brittany said...

you make me laugh. i just adore you to pieces.