Monday, December 10, 2007

Making Your Home a Haven--Day 6

I'm excited for another week of emphasis on keeping up those problem areas of the house. Today is the kitchen! Boy, did mine need it. I was horribly embarrassed to take "before" pics for you all to see, but the contrast is so great that at least I can feel glad about the results. Bear in mind that I don't have a dishwasher (I can't wait to have one someday!), that I was feeling sick with my cold this weekend, and that weekends are whirlwinds of disaster at our house. When my hubby is home it's extremely hard to stay on schedule and get as many chores done and we tend to do different things on the weekend so housekeeping sometimes gets forgotten.

Supper is planned: Pancakes, sausage, and cheesy scrambled eggs. No early prep necessary.

I'm still working on my verses from last week!

On a happy note, I found a super simple pattern online for a smock apron and since I don't really have a feminine cute apron, I thought I'd make one this week! So, here's a pic of me in my new apron. For some reason the cheap batteries I put in my camera last night have been making the pics look fuzzy!
For those of you who wonder why my dish drainer is full in my newly "cleaned" kitchen: That's my definition of clean! I've become an expert at stacking the dishes as high as possible to avoid drying. When my hubby does dishes, he always dries EVERYTHING! But it takes him 3 times as long to get them done! I would rather not waste precious naptime drying dishes when they will dry just fine in the drainer and can be put away later!
I even scrubbed my floor to a squeaky clean shine on my hands and knees with my all-natural, Dr. Bronner's all-purpose cleaner. My home definitely feels like a haven now!


-V- said...

Yay, Dr. Bronners! The anything soap... We lather our hair with that stuff camping in the summer, then cliff jump into freezing Lake Superior. Such fond affection for Dr. Bronners... :-)

lluscombe said...

Your apron is really sweet!! Looks like you have a very rewarding day! I do have a dishwasher, but I still usually have dishes in the draintray too. I let them air dry as well, although today I did dry them all. :) Anyway, good for you!!

Mrs. T said...

You go, girl! It looks great!

Sheila said...

It does feel sooo good to get a before and after perpective. The apron is great. Those times when things aren't on schedule because of my husband being home I'm learning to embrace...God's days off for me in a since. Just enjoy the hubby :-)
Great job!

Nicole said...

Hey Lindsey, this is Nicole(La Tourelle) from Oak Hills. I stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say hi and I've enjoyed reading!

Kristin said...

I've been enjoying looking at your posts during this challenge. Even though I've never been to your place, it's fun to see a small sampling of what it looks like.

Lyndi said...

you crack me up about drying the dishes-sounds like something I would say:)

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