Hosting Guests During the Holidays

Having guests come to town for the holidays can be exciting, and at the same time, put a lot of pressure on you as the host. While your inner Martha Stewart will frantically try to get everything picture perfect, it doesn’t have to be. The most memorable detail for your guests will be the way you make them feel during their stay. So while you’re working hard to get the house ready to impress them, make sure you put more effort into the things that will make them feel the most welcomed and comfortable. Remember, nine out of ten times, your guests will feel like they are intruding on your space so the best way to make them feel at home is with these thoughtful touches you can add to their stay. 

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Snacks

Find out what your guests like to snack on. Make sure to add their favorites to your grocery list and keep a good stock of them in your pantry or cabinet. If they aren’t as forthcoming, as some may be, add some popular items. Snacks such as granola bars, trail mix, chips and dip or salsas, cookies, fruit snacks, chocolates and crackers, are some of the most basic but loved snacks. The same goes for beverages. If you know they are coffee or tea drinkers, have a few varieties on hand if you don’t know which brand or blend they prefer. 

Leave a note

A heartfelt note on their bed or bathroom vanity is always a genuine gesture that’s appreciated by all in this world of texting, emails and direct messages. If you’re not quite sure what to write, explain to them how happy you are to be hosting them along with some tips. Tips such as how to work the remote in the guest room, a list of where things are in your home that you think they will need, and even some nearby places they can walk to for coffee, lunch or to buy toiletries. You can also write down your timeline for activities you have planned for them so they can be aware ahead of time. A small note can go a long way in making a person feel welcomed.

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Sparkle & Shine for the Holidays…with Chairish!

If you’re like me, you open your calendar to December and see MANY holiday events on your schedule. And, if you’re a woman (and maybe even if you’re a man!) you KNOW the timeless question is: what ever will I WEAR?!

And, I don’t know if you’re like me in this regard, as well, but I don’t want to walk into a gathering wearing something that someone else already has on! (Maybe that’s just a crazy vain girl thing…so then I guess I’m a crazy vain girl! HA!)

Sometimes, all you need is just that one piece of jewelry to make even an outfit you’ve worn before POP for those special events. Just a little bit of sparkle or a touch of shine. And that’s where Chairish comes into play!

Chairish makes it fun and easy for design lovers to buy and sell pre-loved decor to one another. Their shop exclusively features curator-approved treasures in a full-service and trustworthy environment. It’s vintage shopping and selling online!  In their own words: Buy. Sell. Adore. And they have SO MUCH FUN STUFF on their website! CLICK HERE to see it all!

And now?! I’m excited to share with all of you that Chairish has just added thousands of vintage jewelry pieces to their marketplace!

I’ve always been a huge fan of vintage jewelry (one of these days I’ll do a post here on the blog about all my vintage jewelry pieces) so I was excited to check out the new selection! Take a look at what I found!

Are these earrings not GORGEOUS?!

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131 Days Until Christmas! (But no worries…I’ve got tricks for you!)

Okay, okay, don’t shoot the messenger! I know it’s only August 15, and we’re just now getting ready for the Back to School stuff, but seriously: 131 days until Christmas. I’m just letting you know!

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(Our tree last year!)

I LOVE Christmas. LOVE. IT. It’s a wonderful time of fun and fellowship with folks we don’t get to see very often, and, of course, the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

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