Tuesday, January 18, 2011

{good housekeeping....}

*sigh*
what household task do you despise?
Housework....when done correctly,
can kill you
{susan branch}

xox

57 comments:

tinajo said...

Actually, doing the dishes is my worst thing to do at home. I always convince my hubby to do them because he feels that it´s at least OK... :-)

ruffledrose.com said...

Cleaning my stove top. . . I hate trying to get stuck on food off of it.
- xo, Vanessa Elizabeth

ps - I love that you have polka dot bowls!

Suz said...

Koralee,
That is a beautiful picture and a very funny quote.
Hugs,
Suz

jeanette from everton terrace said...

That quote is funny! My two least favorite tasks are making the bed and doing the windows. Luckily my husband does both of them. I'd rather clean toilets than make the bed, isn't that weird?

i.ikeda said...

Dusting... And, oh, oh, the LAUNDRY *spoken in a sinister voice*

It has to be done, but man, do I despise them. The dishes don't bother me too much and my husband and I have a deal: whomever cooks does not have to do the dishes. It works pretty well as we both like to cook and neither of us minds the dishes too much.

Have a lovely day. xoxo

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful and cute!
Kisses.

Anne Marie said...

honestly Koralee, I would choose cleaning the bathroom...I'd rather clean the chicken coop!

but then again, I can barely bend over these days (lol)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Doing these dishes would make me smile. I believe ironing is on top of my list. My housework is done, that's for sure, but certainly not correctly on a daily basis. I heart Susan Branch ^_~
Bunches of love and kisses for a Terrific Tea Towel Tuesday, dearest sweet Koralee xxxx

Pinecone said...

I really don't enjoy changing the sheets. I'm not too keen on toilets either!
Love the quote!
Ashlyn

Scrappy Girl said...

I.r.o.n.i.n.g.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Dusting!!! I don't know of a more thankless job. I'd much sooner clean toilets.

Shabbygal said...

cleaning the bathroom! Very cute quote! Hugs,Traci

it's the little things... said...

Love, love, love all your pictures! You inspire me! My least favorite chore....unloading the dishwasher!

Ana Degenaar said...

I agree! My back hurts like labor pains!
xx

Lilybets said...

It's true....but in my house I fight with my housework eery day!!!.They will never kill me!!!.

Ashley said...

I absolutely have a strong disliking to folding clothes, nothing else bothers me so much, but folding clothes, ughh!!! Happy Tuesday my dear friend! Xoxoxo

Vintage Tea Time said...

I don't mind doing the dishes, but hate making the bed!

Claudia said...

I hate cleaning the bathroom.

xo
Claudia

It's me said...

O yes !! that pink polka dot bowl !!...yes a clean house is the sign of a broken computer !!!....love Ria....xxxx.....xxx....xx...x...

Bohemian said...

Mopping floors... at my Season of life it's downright painful... needless to say, I can live with a dirty floor much longer than when I was younger... as a matter of fact, the older I get the less important a spotless house is to me, I'd rather be out enjoying Life! *wink* I retired from the Corporate World about 4 years ago... now I no longer have to GO to work, I just wake up and it's all around me! *smiles*

Dawn... The Bohemian

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh...laundry it is! Yuk!

XO,
Jane

wishingforpineneedles said...

Cleaning the master bathroom!

Not Just a Waitress said...

Vacuuming!!!
But...I haven't done it in YEARS!! It's on my husband's chore list!! I will "dust-bust" the occasional crumbs, but I never vacuum!! :)
He, however, hasn't washed a dish in about a decade!! :)
Happy Tuesday! I am snowed in with my darling niece today. :)

pollydove said...

what a great quote and soooo true!!! it is so interesting to me how different we women can feel about our housework! i hated doing dishes as a kid because it was "gross" so i let my kids off the hook and almost always do the dishes ... they can never tell if they are clean or dirty in the dishwasher because i rinse them so well!

my favorite is doing the laundry and my least favorite is cleaning the bathrooms. they are just "gross!" :)

bellaboo said...

Oh the ironing..I hate doing that! I wait until I have a huge pile and then do it very grudgingly.I love to see a whole pile of neatly ironed things though..very satisfyiing.

Monica said...

I guess cleaning out the refrigerator is one of my least favorite tasks. On another note, I love your sweet picture of your dishes stacked on your cute blue stool ... very cheerful.

Marilyn said...

Cleaning is it for me. I avoid it as long as possible. Love to iron and do the laundry.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Ironing..... yikes....

andrea creates said...

it's a task i try to get over and done with first thing so i can get creating :)

Cozycomfycouch said...

I hate housework! I have dish hands and I hate it! :D

Geisslein said...

Oh my, housework is not really my favorite, urgh....but your picture is such a beautiful one - wish you a very lovley day, filled with beautiful things happening!

*✿*millie meadowsweet*✿* said...

hello sweet bluebird

many thanks for leaving a sweet song on my blog x

if i had dishes like yours, i think washing-up would be my favourite chore.

i don't much like cleaning the cooker when it gets grubby, but it has to be done.

i like your blog a lot
and shall fly over to visit you often xxx

warmest wishes

millie

Shell said...

Ooh..i hate laundry. That is the one household chore which gets under my skin!!!

Heidi said...

I hat matching socks and putting them away...Yuck!

Tamara Nicole said...

Hmmmm I hate taking out the garbage, and recycling. I don't know why lol. I make the hubby do it:-)

Shelley in SC said...

Ugh . . . dishes for me too!! It would be bathrooms, but I've recently begun to hire my oldest daughter to clean, and I'm feeling almost giddy!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I hate to polish furniture...especially when I use lemon oil! I hate the feel of it on my hands! lol When my 4 sons were at home...I made one of them do it! heehee! ♥

donnak said...

Cleaning the shower- my least favorite of all- especially tackling the mildew!

fernandflora said...

How did you know I had a stack of dirty dishes from last nights veggie chili?? I got so sleepy I decided to pass them up for bed instead. Thankfully the husband did a good rinse job so it won't be as bad when I finally get around to it!

p.s. I loathe dusting. :)

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
I had a snow day today :o)
Loved, loved, loved my long morning in my pajamas...
but
Chris and I spent the afternoon in our yucky basement! The chore I dread ~ cleaning the basement. We still have a long way to go - one box at a time, I say!

Such sweet dishes, Koralee ~ I love the springtime colors ~ they instantly bring calm. I think yellow is a happy color :)

*Wishing you lots of joy and smiles*
love,
Maria

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

For me it's the bathroom! Yikes it is a constant and daily challenge with kids!
I love doing dishes...it's therapy to me....I absolutely refuse to own a dishwasher contraption and have my simple pleasure taken away from me! lol

You are a sweet treat to read each day!
Don't ever stop doing what you do Koralee...because you do it so perfectly!

Come by and watch my new journal YouTube video on my sidebar...if you've the time!

Ciao bella!
Creative Carmelina

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

It's the ironing...I try to do it as infrequently as possible! :)

Catherine said...

My most unfavorite household chore is dusting! Hate it hate it. I make it easier by going with the theory it's just as easy to dust 5 inches of dust as it is 1 inch. It seems to work for me! :)

Oh to be rich and be able to afford a maid...

xo Catherine

Megan Coyle said...

I'm loving that quote - too perfect :)

Free Pretty Things For You said...

cleaning my toilet!!! ewwwww!

Libbie said...

I tend to break the vaccuum alot :) (Comes in handy though...now my husband likes to vaccuum :)

But really...If I never had to clean another bathroom...I would die a very happy woman!!!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I think your dishes are sweet my friend. I'm not too fond of mopping floors though :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Foxglove said...

I think ironing is a job I don't really like but when everything is looking beautiful I don't really mind tooo much.

Have a happy dish Tuesday. xxx

Jenny said...

Oh your blog is gorgeous, so pretty, i love the soft colours, now following! Thanks for visiting my blog yesterday and your lovely comments too :) have a lovely day, jenny xx

theUngourmet said...

If my dishes were this cute I wouldn't mind washing them. ;)

I hate folding socks! :D

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING PRECIOUS ONE!!! OH I hope you see my message as I wonder if you will have a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY post of somekind! Hmmmmmmm....let me see, what household task do I DESPISE? DISHES as well!!! AND IRONING, but shhhhhhh.....I haven't ironed a thing for about 30 years!!!! Neither has Ruben! So.....you should see the shirt he is wearing at the moment for painting. It is NOT covered in paint for he is as neat as a pin. IT IS WRINKLED however, because his wife refuses to iron! And he, well....he hasn't picked up an iron in more than 30 years!!!!

OH KORALEE...our project is looking so good HOWEVER....the main room still needs to be primed. It has vaulted ceilings and Ruben is doing all the painting. I am back at school having had a 4 day weekend, but I was unable to really help him out. Once all the painting is done, then we can enjoy the electricity but for now, the electricity in the new part of the house is off. SOOOOOO....I was thinking of showing some IN PROGRESS pictures, but I need to find a way to pretty them up! I am not the photographer like you!

Well, it is off to school soon. This week is all standardized testing. THEN, next week is preparing report cards! BUT SPRING IS AROUND THE CORNER FOR US and then SPRING BREAK in March for me!

Oh dearest, enjoy YOUR Day and thank you for visiting me! I crashed after dinner last night around 7:00pm and was unable to come to this fabulous post.

BRIGHTEN UP YOUR STUDENT'S DAY TODAY as I am sure you do everyday!!!

MILLE BISES!!! Anita

Bralliz said...

I agree with you, housework sucks most of the time ha ha! But your dishes are just toooo cute... Beautiful pics! I love ur yellow-pellegrino bottles, never seen'em! Looks delicious! Happy day sweet Koralee, xoxoxox alice

janet said...

The folding and putting away of laundry!!! I don't mind the actual washing of the clothes, just what comes after...pure drudgery.

Janet xox

PS...that reminds me, I have clothes in the washer from yesterday! I forgot to put them in the dryer...I hate when I do that

Alisa said...

I don't like doing dishes, but I REALLY don't like cleaning bathrooms.
I'll do laundry any day though.

Merci-Notes said...

Ah, I know that quote :)
Right now I do not mind housework so much! Yikes!
But if I had to choose one... maybe cleaning up after a big meal when I would rather go for a beautiful walk.

xo,mary :)

Gloria said...

I love that Susan Branch quote! :) When your dishes are that pretty you may not mind washing them!!!

I think scrubbing toilets would be one of my despised tasks!

Have a sweet day dear Koralee!

XOXO Gloria

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I don't really hate it, but I don't enjoy it either. I just love the result. My least favorite is silly...I hate to empty the dishwasher.