Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #328! Happy Wednesday to you all, dear friends!!
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***Getting out a bit late tonight since I’ve been on the phone with Hubby and my MIL (in reverse order, prepping for her to come here to stay with us while she finds a home in Texas.)
No new posts out this week but the shed is almost done! While Hubby has been away on business and helping his mother finish packing on the weekends (in California), I’ve primed and painted the main three walls of the shed. This weekend I hope to add the corner moulding and get that glued and nailed in, add garland and lights around the front entry, and wrap presents.
Family drives in a week from tomorrow for an early Christmas, but I should actually get some posts out later this week. 🙂 If not, well… Then it’ll happen over Christmas and you can see how I decorated then. Life is short and this year, I am just not going to worry about it. 😉
And here are this week’s featured posts…
CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT NO-BAKE TART
NOVEMBER 29, 2021 BY ELIZABETH 18 COMMENTSThis post contains affiliate links.Good morning friends, happy Monday. I had such a jam packed and fun Thanksgiving(weekend) I feel as if I need a vacation from my vacation. In addition to all of the Thanksgiving festivities, we shopped, went to a Christmas fair, assembled a pinecone garland for the front porch, foraged in the woods for pine, holly and magnolia to make 4 huge planters and baked Christmas cookies. I will be honest, I have never made garland before and this one took so much more time, and pinecones than I thought, not to mention it was incredibly painful! Did you know that pinecones have “thorns.” I have band-aids on 4 fingers, and cuts and splinters on my hands, but it was all worth it because it turned out so beautiful. I will share a photo with you this week.
NO BAKE CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT TART
As we are gearing up for Christmas parties, festivities and gift making I thought I would share the easiest tart to make ever. There is no baking involved so that saves a lot of time. It is basically an Oreo crust with a ganache filling topped with candy canes. It cannot get any easier and the presentation is beautiful, it looks as if you worked in the kitchen all day but the good news is that is doesn’t take more than 10 minutes to put together!
This chocolate peppermint no bake tart is perfect for your dessert table at Christmas, to give to family and friends, or to take along to any parties you are attending. If you do not like peppermint you could add berries, or dulce de leche, or even crushed or chopped chocolate for decorations, the possibilities are endless.
5 Tips for Hosting Overnight House Guests for the Holidays
These tips for hosting overnight house guests will help make your holiday extravaganza run smoothly and be way more fun.
Hosting overnight house guests can be as fun as a sleepover when you were a kid or dreadfully overwhelming.
The tips I’m sharing with you today will help move you in the direction of the fun side of hosting overnight house guests based on many years of experience.
Ever since we moved states, we have had a lot of overnight house guests. We even host Christmas every year for at least three families.
Granted I really like my in-laws, but the reason we always have a great time is because we do as much as much prep as we possibly can and then focus on keeping it simple during their stay.
So today, I’m sharing with you my unaltered truth on how to make hosting overnight house guests super fun for everyone.
- Create a welcoming guest room
- Think like a hotel
- Bring the festive elements in
- Gather some of their favorite things
- Relax and enjoy!
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CREATE A WELCOMING GUEST ROOM
First things first, you want to create a welcoming guest room.
This is their home away from home for the time they are staying with you, so you want to make sure it’s as cozy and accommodating as possible.
This includes fresh linens, blackout curtains, luggage racks, and plug accessibility to name a few.
You can read my full list of how to create a great experience for overnight guests to make sure your guest quarters are in tip-top shape before your guests arrive.
THINK LIKE A HOTEL
Last up for this week is a fun post from Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home who shared Vintage Christmas Decorating with Bottlebrush Trees. Yes!!!!
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Happy getting everything prepped for Christmas over your way,
Hugs, Barb 🙂