Notice

ATTENTION!!! Please do not steal my content! ALL of the content on this page is property of Tootsie Time is not to be copied and used elsewhere unless with the expressed permission of Tootsie! There have been a lot of my photos found on various websites and none have permission. Removing the watermark is not permitted under any circumstances. My work is MINE to share, and should never be seen with someone else's name attached to it. That is stealing!

:)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Cleaning with "MOM" (and my assistant)


What do you do when it is very cold and raining outside? You clean...but don't forget to bring your assistant!!!! Momstheword is hosting a summer cleaning frenzy....and Ashlyn and I are cleaning anyways...so we thought we would join in... pop by her blog...she has a whole list of participants...click on her name...or on the logo above to get to her!

yep! There she is...my assistant "Busy"...and boy is she ever! She made me take her photo at every juncture today..."take my picture...so Grammy can see what me doin! Take my Picture mom....peeeze! Put it on the 'puter mom...hurry!" "Hi Grammy and Grampie!"
Her little (I mean BIG) job today was using wipes (a whole container of wipes) to wipe down the lower cabinets...and pretty much anything she could reach...she works SO hard...lol..she hums while she works too...it is super cute.
While she did her work...I did mine...when she wasn't shoving me out of her way that is...
every canister got put into the dishwasher....and all the photos and wall art etc got a good scrub...windows, screens, curtains, back splash...every surface got a good scrub.



That's enough photos...here's the list momstheword wanted me to post:
-wipe outside of cupboards
-wipe inside of cupboards
-clean ugly ceiling fan (and crab about how you hate it)
-put the light shades from fixtures in dishwasher
-put oven on self clean (and choke on the smell) then wipe down
-wipe down back splash
-clean all canisters (don't put the lids on tight until you are sure they are dry inside-it's not pretty when they seal and they are still wet...P-U!)
-wash windows
-wash window screen
-wipe out drawers
-clean out the fridge
-wipe inside of dishwasher and run a self cleaning on it
-spot clean walls
-wipe out inside garbage can
-check light bulbs
-vacuum
-wash hardwood floor

now...I am not done the pantry closet yet...and still need to finish under the kitchen sink and put the shiny back on my floors...but that will happen tomorrow! I would have gotten more done...but I did have "help" at every task! lol
I woke up this morning with no voice...I had to yell to whisper. As the day progressed...I felt pretty crappy...so I had to stop for a bit...and did some resting...(and that is not easy for me)
Hope you all had a great summer cleaning frenzy too!

31 comments:

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Wow, it's all so spotless & shiny clean! Busy is just too cute with her little wipe! Hope you feeling better soon! ☺♥☺ Diane

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Love the new blog dress too! ☺

Julie said...

Oh, what a beautiful kitchen you have, Tootsie! Nice work! Take it easy and don't go getting sick now!!!

Darla said...

Gee whiz Tootsie! Your home is beautiful inside as well as outside. Want to come to North Florida and live? Busy is adorable, like you. Sorry I didn't participate in Fertilize Friday, computer was having issues and it rained all day. So the girls and I went shopping for 5 hours!!!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

You are always showing us you wonderful garden or greenhouse. You have a beautiful kitchen. Please share more of your interior.

onlymehere said...

What is it about spring that makes us want to make our homes all sparkly and clean? I mean, we want to be outside not inside, LOL! I've been deep cleaning also and painting Nicholas' old room. It's so teeny it's pretty much just going to be a nap room for Savannah. It feels so good though to have it all clean! Take care of yourself Toots!! I'll think of you today as it's raining here too and has been off and on for a few days. I love the rain so I don't complain! We don't see all that much of it around here in the summer. :)

artis1111 said...

OK, Tootsie now you can come and clean my house!!!!I hate to clean!!!! BLAAAA sticking my tung out at you!!!!hehe Just kidding. Need to clean ,have to clean, don't want to clean,..I will mow the lawn instead!!Kathy

Justine said...

Wow, it's looking great in there girl. but it always does anyway. but now it's super shiny!

Justine :o )

CiNdEe said...

Geez I just woke up and got the chickens fed and the dogs walked. I haven't even started to think about cleaning!!! You are so far ahead of me!!(-: Your kitchen looks totally awesome! What a nice helper you have too!!!(-:
Hope you get your voice back soon! I hate when that happens!
Now that I am off for summer break I plan to get a lot done!!(-:
Yay for summer break!!!(-: Have a great day and get some REST!!!!!

Hope said...

What a pretty kitchen!
Even more…what a delightful helper!
Life is good some days…it looks like you had a very good day.
I have joined in the frenzy too.
~Hope
P.S. Love your garden!

Betty said...

Everything looks so nice and your assistant is just the cutest! I hope you are feeling better.

Betty

mom-2-4 said...

Holy Smokes! What beautiful pictures, not only of your kitchen, but that garden is amazing!!
Julianne :)

Deanie's space said...

Tootsie, I have tried to get it to update but it is that way on several blogs. Maybe if you delete my space and put it back on. The Parrot flower pictures were sent from a couple that we meet on our Europe tour. Blessing, Deanie

The Muse said...

BREATHLESS....
you moved too fast for this old Muse... lol

Gosh Tootsie, things look great!

marty39 said...

Boy, that's a lot of work. I didn't get near all that done last week. I got on a frenzy and did all the kitchen and bathroom cupboards, plus the pantry and fridge. That was about it. You did a ton and it all looks great. I loved the pics of your "helper". Such a cutie. Hugs, Marty

Janet said...

That is sure a lot of cleaning in one day or maybe I just don't like to clean, lol. Feel free to stop by with your cleaning materials ( and helper) anytime!

Janet

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

Oh, I hope you feel better! Wow--you even took pictures!! You should get an award! LoL! And your list is so detailed! I love it when I have a little assistant too--I give him a spray bottle with water and he goes to work!

Smilingsal said...

You are Sparkle Plenty for sure!

I lost my voice a time or two. It didnt' hurt; I just had no sound. (My husband loved it!) After a day or two of non-use, it came back.

Your asst. is a cutie pie.

Sherry said...

You have a beautiful kitchen! I'm working on mine this week for the frenzy. :D

I also wanted to comment on the beautiful garden pic on your blog. It is georgeous! :D

xinex said...

Oh my! You and Busy have been busy! Your kitchen is spotless now. I love your sink windows!...Christine

Lindy said...

Your kitchen looks great. Maybe my little assistant can clean the lower cabinets. I'm probably dreaming here, but we'll see! Way to get one room done...you leave me more anxious to work on mine.

Joyce said...

It looks so clean and shiny and your helper is the cutest:)
Joyce

Nancy Jane said...

Your helper is such a little sweetie, and the house looks fabulous! This year I haven't had a clean house and a nice garden at the same time. You're amazing! Please send me some of your energy ASAP!!! Nancy

bj said...

GOOD GRIEF...I wish my kitchen was this clean. I DO have little cute helpers like Busy....we just tend to want to go play at the park and feed the ducks!! :O)
I remember several years ago, you could hook up with some cleaning thingy and every day, you got an email, telling you what to clean that day. Can't remember , tho...
I need to do that again...
Your kitchen looks spotless!! GOOD JOB, you and Mizz Busy did!!
xo bj

prof en retraite said...

Oh Tootsie! That little Miss Busy is one cute assistant! Wow! Your kitchen is spotless! Just your list makes me tired!! Unfortunately, my assistant has her own home now which she keeps waaaaay cleaner than her old room here. Funny, huh??? Happy Sunday!!...Debbie

Cathy said...

You have the cutest little assistant ever!!! What a little doll!!! I know I say it all the time but...I WANT GRANDCHILDREN!!!
I want them now!!! I just know it is going to be the most fun ever!!!

Your kitchen is sooo pretty(and clean)...I love it!!!

Thanks for stopping by earlier...I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Melissa Miller said...

WOW! Tootsie I can tell!

I enlarged your photos and it is the cleanest looking kitchen I have ever seen. Good for you and all your hard work girl!
Your "assistant" did great as well. She is so precious!
I did actually wipe down the inside of the our fridge yesterday. It was gross....:) I need to do some more stuff soon.

I hope you are feeling better now.
Have a good week.
~Melissa :)

Joyce said...

Had to come back after reading your watermelon story which made me laugh out loud:) Too funny:)
Joyce

Sassy said...

Can I borrow Busy? She is a doll!!! I so needed this motivation....my deep cleaning has not been a happenin' thing around here....and I want it to sparkle when our son returns home the end of August....thank you for being such a great role model....you're da bomb baby! I am going to follow your list tomorrow....promise! Plus...your kitchen is to die for....absolutely beautiful....you are a wonderful homemaker!

momstheword said...

I loved that you posted pictures, because I remember the ones I've seen before and your home is so beautifully decorated! I love seeing the inside as well as the outside.

Wow, you were busy, both you and Busy!!!!! I am amazed at all you got done in one day, girl!

I hope you're feeling better and that your voice is coming back!!!!

Thank you for joining us. I started my room yesterday but wasn't home much, so did what little I could.

Erin said...

It is gorgeous...you've been busy!