Saturday, February 6, 2010

Happy Homemaking

Pink Rose and Pearls

Today, I put on my favorite skirt, my Edwardian Apron and my pearl necklace. I put my hair up and got to work on making a home. Our construction crew finished their work yesterday and now I am ready to put everything back in order.

I delighted in vacuuming and sweeping. My wood stove is now polished and tidy. Our living room looks inviting and lovely.

Mr. White went to the kitchen to get some coffee. He saw me Windex-ing and scrubbing my dustpan. He smiled and thought I was bizarre. (smiles). Doesn't everyone clean their dustpan after use?

I pulled out some beef to defrost for tonight's supper. I will make beef stew and biscuits.

In a little bit, I am going to make Ghiradelli chocolate chip cookies.

I am listening to my favorite gospel music and enjoying a precious day doing my housework.

Mrs. White


Deanna said...

Hi Mrs. White!
After I discovered how handy baby wipes are for cleaning up after a toddler, I was hooked on using them for cleaning things like dust pans...and yes, I clean my dust pan from time to time! Grins. I like the way it looks all clean and ready to go.
Enjoyed your post today and sounds like a great day. Happy Homemaking to you as well.
God bless you!
d from homehaven

Anonymous said...

I think that you would have looked beautiful in your elegant housecleaning gear! I must confess that I have never thought of cleaning my dust pan, but it's not a bad idea, since it does get so...well, dusty! It always feels good to get the house back in order. I'm glad you enjoyed your day, Mrs. White :-)

Far Above Rubies said...

Mrs. White, what a delight to read your joy in house cleaning. It blesses my heart.

God bless.


Anonymous said...

I have never cleaned my dustpan...hmmmmmmm my thought it will just get dirty again...LOL...such a blessing to read....

Celee said...

I beat ya to the Ghiradelli chocolate chip cookies and now they're all gone. They don't last long around here!

Tina Jenkins said...

What does an Edwardian apron look like? It sounds nice.

Joyce Ackley said...

I can picture you in your skirt, your Edwardian apron, and your pearls. I usually clean in jeans or khakis and one of my older tops. But I've found if I put on a little makeup and earrings, I seem to be able to clean faster and more effectively. I burn candles or warm a scented wax tart in my electric warmer, too. It adds to the ambience!

I am curious and just have to ask: Do you wear heels when you clean in your skirt and pearls?

I clean my dustpan sometimes, too. I spray it out with Windex or Fabuloso and then wipe it with paper towels.

You make housework seem like a pleasure! I wish I enjoyed it more. I keep a clean house, and I like the finished product, but I don't especially enjoy the process!

Anonymous said...

You sure put me to shame being on my computer for too long today. I thank you. I'm going to go clean now for the rest of the day. I love your spirit of homemaking!

Heidi said...

I'll admit, I've never considered cleaning my dustpan. However, it does not surprise me one bit that you do! :)

Ms.Tierra said...

I make those cookies too with walnuts! that is a great recipe!