A Southern Winter

Hostess with the Mostess

Take the { s t r e s s } out of hosting by preparing ahead of time. Here’s my simple checklist:

3-7 days before guests arrive

  • Wash Sheets & Towels
    • place towels on the bed { face towel, wash cloth, & bath towel }
  • Dust Blinds, Floors, & Furniture
  • Make Bed
    • “the formula”  ~ 2 pillows { of different comfort style } for every 1 guest ~ flat, fluffy, hard, soft
    • “the decorative throw” ~ I like to keep one blanket in sight, just in case they get cold

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  • Seasonal Decorative Item
    • if your entire home is decorated for the season, it shouldn’t stop in at the bedroom
    • January { snowmen & snowflakes }
    • February { hearts & kisses }
    • March { four leaf clovers }
    • April { eggs & bunnies }
    • May { tulips & flamingos }
    • June {pineapples & palms }
    • July { red, white, & blue }
    • August { sunflowers }
    • September { gerber daisies }
    • October { pumpkins & candy corn }
    • November { leaves & pinecones}
    • December { Christmas trees & candy canes }

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2 days before guests arrive

  • Clean & Organize Bathroom
    • place extra towels on the counter or towel bar { towels that are too soft don’t wick water & towels that are too rough feel like sand paper ~ choose a happy medium }
    • fill glass jars with travel size soaps, lotions, & toothbrushes { include anything your guests might forget ~ razors, hair brushes, lady products, etc }

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  • Bouquet of Flowers

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  • Personal Touch
    • leave magazines, jars of their favorite candy, or their favorite midnight snacks on the bed { don’t forget bottles of water }

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That’s it, darling! Now that you’re two days ahead of schedule, go relax { or clean the living room }.

All the goodness in hosting loved ones,

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3 thoughts on “Hostess with the Mostess

  1. Oh jeeze, you are so good!! I’m certain that you’re surely an amazing hostess because these are all things I wouldn’t have even thought of (two different pillow types) smart!

    xo, JJ

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