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Thursday, October 16, 2008

ABC'S of HOMEMAKING.......



A ~Aprons--y/n If y, what does your fav. look like?
My favourite one is a canvas material and all bright stripes I got it from Martha when I sent for a subscription.

B ~ Baking--Favorite thing to bake?
I love making pies , any kid of pie, I have been told they are quite yummy! Got the recipe from the pastry queen my MIL !!

C ~ Clothes line?
I have one and I do use it a lot.

D ~ Donuts--Have you ever made them?
I have made them a long time ago but we don't indulge in things like that very often, plus Tim Horton's is only a few blocks away.

E ~ Everyday--One homemaking thing you do everyday?
I do dishes many many times a day.You could eat out of my kitchen sink its squeeky clean!

F ~ Freezer--Do you have a separate deep freeze?
Yes, I have a chest freezer, its so full I could not put a loaf of bread in there right now

G ~ Garbage Disposer?
Nope, my hubby has that title !! LOL!!(( I don't do windows either)))

H ~ Handbook--What is your favorite homemaking resource?
I incorporate my life's experience, plus I remember every piece of advice my mother ever gave me.

I ~ Ironing--Love it or Hate it? Or hate it but love the results?
There was a time I even ironed tea towels but those days are long gone, I use to enjoy ironing, found it relaxing.

J ~ Junk Drawer--y/n? Where is it?
The proverbial junk drawer...... yes I do have one, its more my hubby's than mine, its a catch all for stay elastics, batteries,scissors, glue,etc...(( and God know's what towards the back!!)Its in the kitchen of course.

K ~ Kitchen--color and decorating scheme.
Pale pale green, with goldish backsplash ( I want a new one like yesterday its on my honeydo list),white sheer curtains with maple window shutters.

L ~ Love--what is your favorite part of homemaking?
I want everyone who enters my home to feel at home, I try to convey that feeling.Must be working because most who come here are hungry and leave full.

M ~ Mop--y/n?
I have a mop and a swiffer, I do both and I sweep a lot too.For 4 adults its remarkable how often it needs it

N ~ Nylons, machine or hand wash?
Very rarely do I wear those ..I need an occasion... then it goes in the washer

O ~ Oven--do you use the window or open the oven to check?
Cakes, wouldn't dream of it, otherwise I will take a peek.

P ~ Pizza--What do you put on yours?
Its not a pizza to me unless it has green peppers and pepperoni on it.Nothing too weird.

Q ~ Quiet--What do you do during the day when you get a quiet moment?
I sit in front of my computer and catch up.On a good day I get to craft.

R ~ Recipe Card Box--y/n? What does it look like?
I have 2 binders that are threatening to explode, its so much easier that way,I made my kids each one of their favourite family recipes,I put my heart into making those for them.I even included photos of the family member who's recipe it came from and a bit of the recipe story as well.

S ~ Style of house--What style is your house?
One story house, with full basement, 3 bedroom, wishing it were 4, huge yard corner lot .w Its a white house.

T ~Tablecloths or Place mats?
Tablecloth, its one my mother gave me an oilcloth tablecloth its raggady but I haven't the heart to change it simply because she gave it to me,I may re-line my drawers with it so I will have it a little longer.

U ~ Under the kitchen sink--organized or toxic wasteland?
I can find anything I need quickly its full of cleaning products.

V ~ Vacuum--How many times per week?
At least once or twice a week, I want hard wood floors.... its on my wish list.

W ~ Wash--How many loads of laundry do you do per week?
I do a load at least 2-3 times a week ,I can't stand to let it get mountainous

X's--Do you keep a daily list of things to do that you cross off?
I use to when I worked, I had to use the list method, otherwise I only do that when its going to be a busy day.

Y ~ Yard--y/n? Who does what?
My hubby use to, but since his heart attack we hire help, its a huge corner lot, doing the grass is an event.

ZZZ's ~ what is your last homemaking task for the day before going to bed?
Put night lights on,lock the doors.


I saw this at, That British Woman ,who saw it at Niki's Rural Writings, who saw it at Pieces from Me, who saw it at Coffee Time At Home. Please play along on your blog!!! Let me know if you do, so I can visit.

24 comments:

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

How fun to learn out this minute things about people we visit almost daily!
Brenda

Lib said...

Hi DIane,
Neat post.Fun to learn more about you!
Hope you're having a great day!
Blessins',Lib

Smilingsal said...

This is the longest meme yet!


I'm giving away a box of books. Come see.

Judy said...

Hi Dianne, I just posted. What a fun thing to do. I hope lots of bloggers join it. Thanks for sharing.

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Oh that was fun to read all about your life..I saw alot of me in those answers(:)
Glad you came by and thanks on my pic..(:)I thought I looked (not real sweet-just kinda old and tired LOL)
It is a darling store too..LOL
hugs, Patty

Vintagebella ~ Andrea said...

I loved your post!

BetteJo said...

If there was a grade for doing the answers to that - I would flunk. I don't even own an apron!

Mountain Mama said...

Thes looks like fun an something to get your brain working too. If I find time I may do it too.
I enjoyed reading your answers. Of course when I read that you have and use a clothesline it made me want one too.

Linda said...

Hi Diane...loved reading your ABC's list. It was fun learning a bit about you. We have some things in common....our clothesline for sure and the good old junk store are just two. Have a happy day...hugs, Linda

Needled Mom said...

Good one. I would hate to tell anyone what my recipe b
"box" looks like.

Meredith Teagarden said...

I love this! I have enjoyed taking care of my home and it is fun to read how others like to make their house a home!

NBTW Thanks you for the very sweet comment to my post The Things I Wish I Could Tell You. I was so sorry to hear about your mom!

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Oh you crack me up(:)
Ms Applesauce LOL..
well thank you Diane..
I know we would have a good ol'shopping frenzy together (:) hugs, Patty

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

I just did the ABC's(:) hugs P

Diane said...

Diane, Thanks for visiting my blog again today. It's always nice to see you there.

I love this post with the ABCs! I'd like very much to post it on my blog too and also....to add your blog to my list of favorites because I know that a lot of my visitors would enjoy reading yours!

Hugs! Diane from Diane's Musings

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

hehe (:) awh thanks dear friend..you are also ..
hugs Patty

Farmchick said...

Hello!
I am just trying to visit everyone that commented on my giveaway! Thanks for visiting! I was reading your "about me" and Pysanky caught my eye. I am Ukrainian...both my maternal and paternal great grand parents are Ukranian. I grew up on a farm in a community that was mostly Ukrainians...I am going to read through your blog now. Stop by and visit me again!
Tania

Brenda said...

I loved reading your homemaking ABCs! They're great. I might give this a try, it looks like fun. I'll let you know if I get time to.

Again, I loved reading yours!

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Hehe (:)
You just crack me up..YA this ''Big kid'' laughs..
hope your day is a big one Diane...hugs,Patty

Brenda said...

I did my ABCs! It was fun!

Susie said...

Hi Diane,
Memes are a fun way to learn a bit more about our blogging friends. I smiled at the "bulging binders" of recipes. I have recipes in binders, boxes and on the computer.
Also have loads of cookbooks!
Have a great week!
xo

Nola @ Alamo North said...

Diane, I'm playing along! I love to learn all the little bits and pieces of everyone's everyday life!

Gill - That British Woman said...

glad you decided to post this, enjoyed reading your comments.....

Gill

Sharon Ellery said...

I came across this through a friend's blog and decided to play too. Loved your answers and I found it great fun to think about my responses.

Sharon

Janet, said...

I loved this. Will try to get it on my site by this evening. Thanks for sharing.