Friend Makin’ Monday ~ 20 Questions

20 questions

This week’s Friend Makin Monday is a fun “game” of 20 questions!

1. Do you cook every night?
Nope. My husband does the cooking. I know, I know, don’t hit the screen…I am aware how blessed I am. However I am in some serious prayer right now (that has been spurred by having a daughter of my own) about taking this responsibility from him as I am feeling led by the Lord (thanks Proverbs 31). The problem is, he used to cook in a restaurant and is really good at cooking. I on the other hand, am not.

2. What kind of laundry detergent do you use & why?
Charlie’s Soap…love it, great price and totally safe-a big key for me. We cloth diaper too so it’s perfect for the dipes and other laundry. I use a small amount of EcoSaver fabric softener in regular clothes loads. I get both at Wegmans, or Whole Foods.

3. Do you do laundry every day or loads at a time?

4. How often do you eat out per week?
Maybe once per week, if that. We are eating at home tons more now that we have 3 kiddos!!!

5. Where do you usually eat out?
Applebees is close by, we love the salad bar at Ruby Tuesday’s. Longhorn is nice and close…but our all time favorite as a family is to go eat sushi-even the boys!!!

6. What is your favorite retail store?


7. What’s your favorite thing to drink?
Water, coffee.

8. Do you take vitamins? What kind?

9. What percentage of the household chores to you do?
70% My husband helps out a lot, I am blessed. The only reason it isn’t 50/50 is because I am home more and handle all of the day to day stuff. He always helps with big things, like vacuuming, bathroom cleaning, etc. I am the organizer and picker-upper. I am also the 100% laundry gal, which is fine with me, laundry does not bother me at all.

10. Do your children do chores? {Or will they, did they, etc}
Yes. We use Accountable Kids, which has really helped a lot with this. Pac Man just recently learned to unload the dishwasher and I personally LOVE that he does this! He also does lots of other things.

11. Do you go to church?
Why yes, of course we do. We wouldn’t be very good missionaries if we didn’t, huh? 😉

12. Do you have a housework schedule?
Nope, I just do it. I tried Fly Lady but I just couldn’t do it. My house is pretty clean though.

13. Do you keep a working budget?
Not anymore, we did for a long time, but now we are just “trained” I suppose. We never spend more than we make and we have no credit card debt.

14. What do you do at night as a family?
My husband works away form home leading ministry 4 out of 7 nights and I am away 1 night, so that only leaves 2 nights at home together and we love it!!!!

15. How do you prepare yourself for a new week?
I just do as much as I can to be more prepared. How’s that for a generic answer ;).

16. What do your mornings look like?
Hmmm, in transition now. I am starting my new fall routine when we return form the beach mid-Sept. However, the main things: I usually get up before my husband, he then gets up and feeds the boys breakfast. I nurse Ladybug and get her dressed. I am on the computer for about 30 minutes or more if I get up earlier. My hubs leaves around 8:45am, then it’s me with the kiddos!

17. What time do you get up in the mornings?
Goal: 6 or earlier
Actual (many days): 7-8

18. What time do you go to bed at night?
Usually between 11-1

19. How do you manage all of the paperwork that floods into your household? {bills, school work, magazines, ads, etc}
I got a Neat Receipts scanner and I love it!!!! I got the 4.0 version from Costco. We also shred anything with our name and we recycle!!!

20. How do you keep your household organized? {calendars, charts, etc}
Computer mainly.

There ya go, I’d love to see your answers, join up here!