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Announcing 2nd Annual No Housework Party



No Housework Party hosted by the Coolest Non-Domestic Mamas on the Block! 😉

This Saturday, April 7, is a very important day. A day where women all over the country lay down their mops, clap their dishpanned hands together and exclaim…”Today is No Housework Day!”

You, my dear readers, get to be part of something very special. In celebration of this most glorious day of all days on the calendar Rachael from Non-Domestic Mama and myself are teaming up to host the second annual No Housework Party! Oh yes.
Not much will be different for Rachael and I since we avoid housework every chance we get…but for those of you dedicated domestic goddesses…we’re giving you the day off!

This Saturday, April 7, stop by and link up your post.

Here are a few writing prompts. Get creative!
-How are you celebrating No Housework Day?
-What do you do instead of housework?
-Tell us about that time you tried to clean something and it backfired on you.
-How did you become a Domestic Goddess / Domestically challenged
-Share your housekeeping/organizing tips and tricks
-Confess your mess…be brave and show us pictures of your messy house
-Tell us your most/least favorite chore
-Why you hate/love housework
-How to you make housework fun (or at least bearable)
-Do your kids help with the housework?

For the Domestically Challenged

Do you hate housework, are you no good at it, or are there simply just not enough hours in the day to do it all? You’re not alone. All over the country non-domestics just like you are sweeping the cobwebs aside (figuratively…we don’t sweep for real, silly!), stepping out into the world and declaring, “I hate housework!”. We’re walking right past our piles of organized chaos and confessing to the world, I have better things to do than dishes. Join us on Saturday to link up any of your domestically challenged blog posts. Show us what you do instead of housework, how you plan on celebrating No Housework Day, or tell us about that time you tried to clean something and it backfired on you.

For the Domestic Goddesses

If you’re reading this while wiping your computer screen with a special cloth…you probably need to declare a holiday more than any of us (put the cloth down and back away, you weirdo!). Can’t take off a day of cleaning? You might feel like you don’t belong here, but you couldn’t be more wrong, my friend! You are welcome to link up any of your housework posts…make us feel guilty and show us your tips, tricks, and lovely organized closets. We’ll call you a show off and give you a 😉 winky to your face and then we’ll probably talk about you behind your back…but seriously, you’re totally welcome to link up!

Start planning how you’re going to celebrate No Housework Day (or if you’re a non-domestic…procrastinate and try to come up with something at the last minute 😉 ) and then meet back here or at Non-Domestic Mama on Saturday to party!

See ya then (leave your broom at home!)

You can also party with us on Twitter at #nohousework where @coolfamilyblog and @nondomestic will be hanging out instead of cleaning, and follow our Non-Domestic and No Housework boards on Pinterest! 🙂

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Welcome to the No Housework Party! Link Up!


Today is ”No Housework Day”! Welcome to the first annual No Housework Party blog hop hosted by the Coolest Non-Domestic Mamas on the BlockJenn and Rachael!

Whether you never lift a domestic finger or you are a dedicated domestic goddess…we’re giving you the day off!


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Link up any of your housework related blog posts.
Here are a few writing prompts. Get creative!

-How are you celebrating No Housework Day?
-What do you do instead of housework?
-Tell us about that time you tried to clean something and it backfired on you.
-How did you become a Domestic Goddess / Domestically challenged
-Share your housekeeping/organizing tips and tricks
-Confess your mess…be brave and show us pictures of your messy house
-Tell us your most/least favorite chore
-Why you hate/love housework
-How to you make housework fun (or at least bearable)
-Do your kids help with the housework?


Link up here or at Non-Domestic Mama Thursday April 7 through Sunday April 10 to party!

RULES:
1. Family Friendly links only! Our blogs are the only things clean around here. We only have dirty houses, not dirty mouths.
2. ALL “housework” related posts are welcome (old or new)
3. Link up as many related posts as you like
4. Link directly to your post, not to your homepage
(Please do not link up giveaways).
5. Grab one or more of our buttons and put it in your post and/or in your sidebar, or simply link back to Coolest Family on the Block or Non-Domestic Mama in your post.
6. Hop and have fun!

Click below to add your link!


Want to post this linky on your blog? Click below to grab the code!
(Please include a “No Housework Party” button with a link back in your post!)
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You can also party with us on Twitter at #nohousework where @coolfamilyblog and @nondomestic will be tweeting links and housework related quotes throughout the day 🙂

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Grab your “No Housework Party” button!


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Whether you never lift a domestic finger or you are a dedicated domestic goddess…we’re giving you the day off! Grab your button below.

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Link up here or at Non-Domestic Mama to party!

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Wordless Wednesday: Express Your Mess


This is supposed to be a Wordless Wednesday, but it won’t be entirely Wordless (which you probably already guessed from all the, ya know…words) and the more I talk about how not-Wordless it is the more Wordful it becomes. Okay, I think it’s now officially “Wordful”.

Tomorrow is No Housework Day and Rachael from Non-Domestic Mama and I are hosting a No Housework Party. In honor of our favorite holiday we thought we would be totally honest and express ourselves by confessing our messes…in photos.

There are some areas of my house that stay pretty neat most of the time: Adaline’s nursery, the family room (which is actually supposed to be the dining room but I don’t, ya know…cook), and the laundry room which is usually uncluttered on non-laundry days (duh), but is always filthy as far us dust, dirt, and grime is concerned (yay!).

Just as I have areas that stay fairly clean I have others that are disasters: the master bedroom, the spare bedroom, and the living room, which I will show you today.

So it is with great pride (or complete and total embarrassment) that I reveal to you my mess.

Here is the master bedroom. I straighten all of the junk up about once a month and then junk it back up within a few days. There’s a lot of paper clutter because right now this is where I work on the bills and scan documents into the laptop. This will hopefully be resolved soon as we turn our living room into an office in the next few months.


We never go into the living room, so unfortunately it became a hot spot for junk in transition. This is supposed to go in the basement…put it in the living room in the meantime. This is supposed to go to mom’s house, this is supposed to go with Cool Daddy to work, this is supposed to go upstairs…put it in the living room in the meantime. I can’t stand looking at clutter, so with the exception of the master bedroom, I keep the clutter in rooms that I never go in. It’s a great system (not!). Again this is something that should be resolved once this room is converted into an office (hopefully).

The spare bedroom is the worst. We use it to store things we have no other place for or that we don’t want to put in the icky basement and risk ruining. We are in the process of getting the storage room and the living room cleaned out (hence the need for my blogcation that I’m obviously not taking while I’m writing on and on about my mess). It is a slow work in progress. You should’ve seen how bad it looked last week.


Don’t forget to stop by Non-Domestic Mama to see what mess Rachael is confessing to today 🙂


You, my dear readers, get to be part of something very special. In celebration of this most glorious day of all days on the calendar Rachael from Non-Domestic Mama and myself are teaming up to host the first annual No Housework Party! Oh yes. Not much will be different for Rachael and I since we avoid housework every chance we get…but for those of you dedicated domestic goddesses…we’re giving you the day off!
This Thursday, April 7, stop by and link up your post!

You might also be interested in:
*My Least Favorite Chore: Here’s a hint it rhymes with “fishes” 😉
*Open House: Storage: I am deceptively organized
*Open House: Adaline’s nursery: Pink and Green Shabby Chic…and clean!
*Open House: The Family Room: Clean!
*Open House: The Laundry Room: “Clean”! Too bad you can’t see all of the spider webs and dirt in these photos 😉
*Open House: The Master Bedroom: A tour of the master bedroom when it was clean that one time!

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My Least Favorite Chore


I don’t enjoy any chore. Who does?! It’s a chore! Nonetheless there is one chore that I dislike, nay, abhor more than anything else.

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Dirty dishes. I hate everything about dirty dishes. I hate the way that they look, the way that they smell, and how I have to position my prissy little fingers “just so” on them so I don’t get anything icky on me. Just thinking about it turns my stomach.

I have no idea how to hand wash a dish. I’m not even joking. I have never had to wash dishes before and no one ever formally showed me how to do it. I’m not sure how hot the water has to be or what the soap-to-dishes ratio is. I don’t understand how a dish can be considered clean after you just wiped it with the rag that you wiped the last dirty dish with *shudder*. The whole thing is gross and doesn’t make any sense. I’m quite happy to eat off of a dish that someone else has hand washed and sit in my ignorance, but when I’m cleaning it myself I have the desire to use a different rag for each item Monk-style. How do you even know when a dish is clean? Is it just when it looks clean…because a dog can lick a plate and make it look clean?! I rinse with hot water and let my husband take care of the rest. He was, after all, a dishwasher at a restaurant once as a teenager…he’s a professional!

Thankfully, I have a dishwasher and if I rinse a dish and put it in the dishwasher immediately after use…it’s not so bad. But many times this doesn’t happen. My daughter may be pulling me in three different directions and I have a million other things to do and dishes get laid on the countertop and then erased from my memory. My dear, darling hubby handles the loading and unloading and, well, basically everything related to dishes (God bless him!).

You know how some people have certain smells that they just can’t handle, kinda the way men gag at a dirty diaper? Well, dishes are my “bad smell”. I can’t stand the smell of dirty dishes even when (especially when?!) they’re in the dish water. Eck! I always packed my lunch for school, but sometimes on pizza day I’d eat the school lunch. I hated having to drop my tray off in the dishwashing room. It smelled so bad in there. I’d take a huge breath before I went in and tried to hold my breath the whole time I was in there. It’s hard to smile at a lunch lady when you’re trying not to breathe.

It gets worse. I can’t stand the smell of cold food. I mean, if food is supposed to be cold (like cheese, or milk, or strawberries), then I’m fine. It is cold leftovers, cold meat, and obviously food that went bad that I just can’t stomach. It’s not something that I can power through…I will throw up. If I know there is such an item in the fridge and I need to grab something…I hold my breath first. If I catch a whiff I have to run far away and breathe some fresh air. I would much rather change a poopy diaper than go anywhere near cold food or dirty dishes. The kitchen is not my friend.

So, there you have it. My least favorite chore. One that I basically refuse to do. And now you know that my Kryptonite is cold food and dirty dishes. Wait, you didn’t think I was Superwoman?! Meh, who am I kidding…Superwoman probably keeps her house clean. I hate that chick.

Go visit Rachael to see what she has to say about the dreaded dishes.


You, my dear readers, get to be part of something very special. In celebration of this most glorious day of all days on the calendar Rachael from Non-Domestic Mama and myself are teaming up to host the first annual No Housework Party! Oh yes. Not much will be different for Rachael and I since we avoid housework every chance we get…but for those of you dedicated domestic goddesses…we’re giving you the day off!
This Thursday, April 7, stop by and link up your post!

Coolest Family on the Block is committed to helping you find creative ways to have fun and make memories with your family all year-long. Don’t miss an idea, tip, or trick…subscribe and have updates sent directly to your email!

Announcing the 1st Annual No Housework Party


Hosted by the Coolest Non-Domestic Mamas on the Block!

This Thursday, April 7, is a very important day. A day where women all over the country lay down their mops, clap their dishpanned hands together and exclaim…”Today is No Housework Day!”

You, my dear readers, get to be part of something very special. In celebration of this most glorious day of all days on the calendar Rachael from Non-Domestic Mama and myself are teaming up to host the first annual No Housework Party! Oh yes.
Not much will be different for Rachael and I since we avoid housework every chance we get…but for those of you dedicated domestic goddesses…we’re giving you the day off!

This Thursday, April 7, stop by and link up your post.

For the Domestically Challenged
Do you hate housework, are you no good at it, or are there simply just not enough hours in the day to do it all? You’re not alone. All over the country non-domestics just like you are sweeping the cobwebs aside (figuratively…we don’t sweep for real, silly!), stepping out into the world and declaring, “I hate housework!”. We’re walking right past our piles of organized chaos and confessing to the world, I have better things to do than dishes. Join us on Thursday to link up any of your domestically challenged blog posts. Show us what you do instead of housework, how you plan on celebrating No Housework Day, or tell us about that time you tried to clean something and it backfired on you.

For the Neat Freaks
If you’re reading this while wiping your computer screen with a special cloth…you probably need to declare a holiday more than any of us (put the cloth down and back away, you weirdo!). Can’t take off a day of cleaning? You might feel like you don’t belong here, but you couldn’t be more wrong, my friend! You are welcome to link up any of your housework posts…make us feel guilty and show us your tips, tricks, and lovely organized closets. We’ll call you a show off and give you a 😉 winky to your face and then we’ll probably talk about you behind your back…but seriously, you’re totally welcome to link up!

Start planning how you’re going to celebrate No Housework Day (or if you’re a non-domestic…procrastinate and try to come up with something at the last minute 😉 ) and then meet back here or at Non-Domestic Mama on Thursday to party!

See ya then (leave your broom at home!)

Coolest Family on the Block is committed to helping you find creative ways to have fun and make memories with your family all year-long. Don’t miss an idea, tip, or trick…subscribe and have updates sent directly to your email!