Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A House Survey

This is all you get today, sad, I know. There are a couple of items up at The Bargainista though.

What kind of soap is in your bathtub right now? We are both currently using some Bath and Body Works stuff (his and hers) that was Christmas gifts to us last year, we normally don't buy that stuff. I also have Dove which is a staple for our baths. Some philosophy 3-in-1 stuff as well. I love that! The guest bath has a sugar scrub and also some great shower gel.

Do you have any watermelon in your refrigerator? No, but I did in the summer. Yum!

What would you change about your living room? Hmm, it could be a bit larger I'm sure, but as of now it's quite cozy and I like that it opens to the kitchen.

Are the dishes in your dishwasher clean or dirty? Should be clean now and ready to put away.

What is in your fridge? The usuals: cheese, bread, turkey, salad, milk, beer, coniments, dressing, a few containers of leftovers, half bottle of wine (don't worry, I'll take care of that tonight), lemonade, tea, veggies, braed, and tortillas.

White or wheat bread? I prefer whole grain wheat. J likes white. We have both.

What is on top of your refrigerator? A pretty little picnic basket, it looks so cute!

What color or design is on your shower curtain? The master is a solid white waffle-weave. The guest is a muted stripe of khaki/green/red/blue/etc. The den bath is currently under construction but will probably be in blues and browns variety. (I loved Jenny's paisley blue and chocolate option but the den is the man area so I'm not sure it will work.)

How many plants are in your home? Dead or alive? That greatly affects the number.

Is your bed made right now? Sadly, probably not. I hate unmade beds and would make it everyday. However, J is still sawing logs when I leave and rarely (and I mean rarely) ever makes the bed. I can't say never since there are those two times....

Comet or Soft Scrub? Neither.

Is your closet organized? Have you met me? Of course it is!

Can you describe your flashlight? Um, bright?

Do you drink out of glass or plastic most of the time at home? Glass.

Do you have iced tea made in a pitcher right now? Am I Southern? Of course I do!

If you have a garage, is it cluttered? Not too bad, but that is J's domain. The dog lives there when we're away and we're always working on a project in there so there are always items about being used.

Curtains or blinds? Both.

How many pillows do you sleep with? One, the same one that I've used since I was an infant. You call it disgusting, I call in comfort. Many have tried and failed at stealing my precious pillow.

Do you sleep with any lights on at night? No, but I do use a sound machine.

How often do you vacuum? J is supposed to vacuum three times per week since I allowed him to get the pooch. Does it happen? Nada. I aim (nag/beg/implore) for at least twice but always once.

Standard toothbrush or electric? Standard.

What color is your toothbrush? Pink.

Do you have a welcome mat on your front porch? No, but I suppose I should. There is a rug on the inside of the door.

What is in your oven right now? Pampered Chef baking pans and stones.

Is there anything under your bed? No

Chore you hate doing the most? Strangely (or not-so if you know me) I don't mind cleaning and chores and actually enjoy most. I just get cranky when I have to do it all and pick up after people. (Don't ask my husband about that. I'm sure he'll exaggerate my crankiness.) I don't particularly like shaking rugs, but we don't have many rugs like that.

What retro items are in your home? I'm not a retro-kinda gal, I'm more antique-y. But I do have this circa 70's fiber optic flower lamp thingy in a case (it's a good foot tall with 4-inch sides) that plays music. It was always in my grandparents house and they'd turn it on and wind it up for me when it was bedtime. It's rather unattractive and tacky, but I'll keep it forever.

Do you have a separate room that you use as an office? Yes, it's next to the den. When we move we're going to stage it as a bedroom so we can advertise a 4 bed/ 3 bath home. I think that's silly but buyer's apparently have no imagination. Not us, you'd know we have imagination if you saw this place when we bought it!

How many mirrors are in your home? One in each bedroom and each bathroom. One on the vaulted ceiling wall of the living room/kitchen, and one at the bottom of the stairs, so nine.

Do you have any hidden emergency money around your home? Not that I'm aware of.

What color are your walls? I only remember one name but they're all from the Sherwin-Williams book. The living room, den, and hall, and J's guest room area are a creamy beigeish color. The office and master bed room are a darker version, think creamy coffee. My guest room is a sweet pale blue that is actually called (something) gray but is blue. The guest bath is a combo (top/bottom with chair rail) of the two beige-ish mentioned above and with a faux finish. The master bath and kitchen are a sage/celery green called Sweet Caroline. They have finished stripes which are Sweet Caroline mixed with a glaze. I think the new bath may be blue like my bedroom, or the darker beige mentioned above.

Do you keep any kind of protection weapons in your home? There are, but I'm not quite aware of where the are. They're unloaded though.

What does your home smell like right now? Not sure, just fresh I suppose. I burn candles occasionally.

Favorite candle scent? I like vanillas and fresh clean scents. I like peppermints and cinnamons in the winter.

What kind of pickles (if any) are in your refrigerator right now? Both sweet and dill. Yum!

What color is your favorite Bible? The one I carry to church is a small, burgandy leather with a snap. I suppose I don't have a favorite.

Ever been on your roof? No.

Do you own a stereo? A few. I want to get speakers installed in the ceilings, but that will be the next house, I'm certain.

How many TVs do you have? Four. One is stored in the closet and used for patio parties viewing opportunities.

How many house phones? None, we're a two-cell household.

Do you have a housekeeper? Absolutely, she's typing this.

What style do you decorate in? I'm not sure I have a style. Mostly very traditional, classic, and warm I think.

Do you like solid colors in furniture or prints? For large peices I like solid and then I use prints int he cushions,curtains, accessories, etc. However if it's a small chair I can recover, I'll do it in whatever.

Is there a smoke detector in your home? Three or four I think.

In case of fire, what are the items in your house which you’d grab if you only could make one quick trip? Providing Hubs and Pooch are out I'd get my pillow, eeyore, and laptop.

1 comment:

JayJenny said...

That was fun!