Household Duties

Friday, September 30, 2011
How do you guys go about getting household duties done in your house?

Jason & I waited until we were married to live together, and I'd like to think that after 3.5 years we have a pretty good rhythm going. It's not perfect & sometimes we have to change it up but it’s working for us & we've been able to learn about each other's habits & needs when it comes to cleanliness in the home.

I thought I would give a snapshot on who does what & when; I thought the "when" would be helpful because it's coming from a household of 2 full time working parents.

Take out the trashDaily around 7pmCook MealsDaily  
Wash ClothesOnce a weekKitchenDaily - leave dishwasher machine running in the a.m.
Dishes (sometimes)Whenever I'm too tiredWash clothesWhen hubby's out of town
Quick Pick upDaily. Picking up toys, magazines etc…BaseboardMonthly
Make the BedDailyQuick Pick up Daily
VacuumA couple times a weekGoing through mail & random PapersMonthly
otherAnything I ask :)Vacuum A couple times a week

I put the word chores because I couldn't come up with a better term. I will say in the beginning of our marriage it did think of it as a chore because it wasn't fun (yes, I have the mentality of a 2 yr. old), but now I have changed my outlook and I like doing these things to make our home a HOME.

Yes, there are days when we're tired and we don't feel like doing anything but it helps that there are two of us, and I am lucky that my guy is so willing to help, maybe it's because he's the clean freak in the relationship but I am not complaining!

Would love to see to hear how other households work when it comes to maintaining a clean home, especially with full time working parents & children.

Liebster Blog Award

Friday, September 9, 2011
MK over at Tactile Necessity has awarded me the Liebster Blog Award. Woo Hoo! You must head over to MK's blog, you'll be inspired by her pics alone, but she also regularly posts about interior designing, food and life here in DC after moving from Michigan, you''ll be hooked, promise!

The Liebster Blog Award highlight blogger's that have up to 200 followers. There are a few rules but their simple.
  1. Link back to the awesome blogger that nominated you
  2. Nominate up to 5 other blogs
Here are five of my favorite blogs that I am awarding the Liebster Blog Award to:

Now it's your turn! Spread the love and nominate your favorite blogs (don't forget to let them know you did so)!

Member of the Dirty Thirty Club

Thursday, September 8, 2011
I turned 30 July 31st. I was depressed. My sisters hosted a dinner (true blood theme!!!!), that helped. But it still hasn't gotten better! This year wasn't a great one at all. I am just thankful for my little family who put a smile of my face everyday!!!! I can't wait to make our little family of three to four then maybe one day five!

I love the West Coast

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
My summer vaca was spent in Pasadena. Ww went there for our honeymoon three years ago and hubby was going for a couple days for work so I tagged along. That was the week the DC area got hit with an earthquake & hurricance!!! So our flight got delayed and our 5 day turned into a 7 day trip and I think I want to move there!!! I am ready to go!

 Santa Monica Beach - about 30 min drive from Pasadena
 Santa Monica pt. 2

Summer is Basically Over :(

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
We have had a really hot summer in the DC area this summer and all of a sudden today was in the 60's and you saw sweaters all around. Oh well, all good things must come to an end but I'll have this pic to keep me warm :)

Sorry for my absence the month of August, I needed to dedicate some time to my family but I'm back and energized! :)

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