TTD: Win

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Win Some Skills!

I've been reading Home-Ec 101 for a long time now. I first mentioned it on my blog back in July 2010. I enjoy the systematic and scientific approach that Heather Solos and her team take to answering domestic questions, all with a healthy dose of dry humor.

Home-Ec 101 reminds me of my Grandmother Frances. She was a home economics teacher, and among her many talents was the best ever coconut cake. Ever. As a girl, she was voted "wittiest" in her class. Good combination.

A few days ago, I got to meet Heather at a local event called From Blog to Book, hosted by the Center for Women. I learned a ton. Heather indulged all of our questions about, "How do I do _____ on my blog?" She also indulged me with an autograph on the copy of her new book that I will be giving away here.


Yep! I've got an autographed copy of Home-Ec 101, Skills for Everyday Living for you!


This giveaway will be open until 9pm (EST) on Monday, June 6th. The winner (picked randomly, of course) will be announced here on Tuesday, June 7th. There are three ways to enter:
  1. Leave a comment below sharing your favorite (or least favorite) domestic task.
  2. Like A Work in Progress on Facebook, and leave a separate comment telling me you did so.
  3. Share this giveaway on your blog, and leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

Good luck!

This post isn't really SDG material, but because it is Tuesday I want to link up with my friends at


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29 Responses to “TTD: Win”

  1. Hey, sweetie - don't put me in for the drawing, but I wanted to say I like this post.  Your mention of Mom is sweet.  You're like her in your home eccy ways :)  Proud of you! 

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  2. I really don't like cleaning the tub! I mean, really... It take so much time and being on your hands and knees the whole time is also quite uncomfortable. Maybe this book could help me :)

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  3. My favorite domestic task is washing clothes and hanging them on the clothes line. I don't know why but this has always been one of my simple pleasures in life. I really do not like cleaning the bathroom because of the hair- but it did improve some once someone shared the tip of using the vacuum cleaner instead of a broom!

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  4. I HATE, hate, hate cleaning the old stand-up tile shower in our master bathroom. We've lived here 6 years and renovated every other room with our very own blood, sweat and tears. Yet, our master bathroom remains untouched. Mocking us with its yellow toilet, yellow pedestal sink and polka dot-speckled permanently discolored and disgusting tile shower. I could clean it for hours, and unless I was using a jack-hammer that nasty tile would never come clean. So, I put it off, and off, and off, until finally I realize I'm taking a shower and probably getting more dirty than clean. UGH! 

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  5. I liked your Facebook page! But don't enter me in the drawing, because I already won Heather's book. I wanted to go to her workshop at the C4W... it would have been great to meet you there. Long before kids, I used to clean the whole house in one day. Now, that's next to impossible. Heather has taught me how to break up the tasks. I'm working on it! 

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  6. My Grandpa won't believe me when I tell him my favorite household chore is laundry.  But it for real is!  If it's the only chore I ever had to do again I'd love it and never complain about house hold tasks!  thanks for visiting my blog and I look forward to checking yours out, too.  And for your encouragement?  Thank you.  Seriously, thanks.

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  7. What a cute cover on the Homeec book. My favorite chore is cleaning my house. I enjoy doing it and enjoy when it is done.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  8. Girl, you are SDG material, and what cooler thing to share than this book?  Love it!

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  9. Oh, and I just liked you on FB!

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  10. I like cooking (but don't get to do the kind of cooking I like much anymore) and doing laundry (get to do this just about every day now) but dread cleaning the bathrooms.  This book looks great.  Hope I win it! :)

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  11. And, here is the blog post:  http://findingheaventoday.blogspot.com/2011/05/ill-be-brief-giveaways.html

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  12. Jen - You went above and beyond!  Thanks for the blog shout out.  You're the best.  I hope you are getting to put your feet up and rest just a little after your 31 day marathon.  You deserve it - and I hope you know that you are an inspiration :)

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  13. Katie - This cracked me up.  I'm sure your "vintage" bathroom is no laughing matter, but your description of cleaning it was hilarious.  I feel your pain . . . and hope a crowbar can come its way soon!  Thanks for the comment!

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  14. Aww, thanks! Love that you are such a faithful (and inspirational, too) member of SDG!

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  15. My favorite domestic task: washing dishes. Seriously! My least favorite: folding and putting away laundry. Does it ever end?!

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  16. Thanks, Angie!  I agree - Heather's tips definitely help me break it all down into manageable tasks.  Of course the kids undo a lot of what I get done as I go, but oh well! We definitely need to meet soon - thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Laura - You are so welcome.  Glad to know you now!

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  18. Bathrooms, ugh, ugh, ugh, and UGH! 

    What a fun conference, from Blog to Book. . .

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  19. ps I think it's sweet that your mom comments on your blog.

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  20. Jessica SchuringJune 1, 2011 at 12:17 AM

    Dusting, definitely dusting. Ugh, I don't know how people do it! :-) I'll be the second to say that it's awesome your mom reads and comments on your blog.

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  21. Hands down my favorite domestic activity is cooking.  Specifically, slow-cooking an 8 hour brisket that needs lots of love and attention, although I love all types of cooking/baking.  This year has been interesting because I just found out that I can't handle gluten.  Things in my kitchen are changing, but I still love being in there!

    It's funny...I only discovered this love three years ago, two years after I got married.  Even though it took me a while to 'arrive' at my domesticity, the seeds were planted long ago in the kitchens of both of my grandmothers.

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  22. Last but not least, I posted your giveaway on my blog.  Happy Wednesday!

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  23. Favorite task - organizing; least favorite - cooking!  Unfortunately the cooking has to be done but I hate it anyway!  Plus it does not help that the kiddos won't usually eat what I make!

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  24. Hey- Already "like" you on fb. :)

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  25. Least favorite task- ironing so I don't do it. My favorite is cooking. :)

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  26. Guess what - I never too a Home Ec class - we could choose cooking in Junior High for that. So I do love cooking. But, laundry. Yuck. ;)

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  27. Thanks so much, Jenny!  Hope you have a great weekend.

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