Penny's Passion: Be Our Guest!

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Be Our Guest!

Welcome to Thinking Out Loud Thursday where I share something that's on my mind and invite you to link up and do the same.

Last weekend we were finally safe to have a guest stay at our house for the weekend.  My friend - no, not just my friend, our friend came for the weekend and both Eric and I were elated to have her visit us!  This pandemic had taken away so many of the things we loved doing and one of those things was getting the guest room ready for weekend visitors.

Making sure our guests are comfortable and feel at home has always been a source of pride for me.  I love setting up our guest room with all the amenities of a hotel and the warmth of grandma's house.  Here are some ideas to up your guest room game ~

See that cute little bag?  It's filled with fun stuff for the guest.  When Linda visited last week, her bag had a makeup brush cleaning mat, magnetic bookmarks, water bottle, special hand cream, a sticker, and an air freshener for the car.  

The nightstand is a great place to put a few things your guest might need like a bottle of water, snacks, tissues, and a few light reading items.  We also have our wifi information framed so guests can easily get connected.  

We just added an Echo to the guest room.   The Echo device has quickly become one of our favorite things and we have them in several rooms in our house.  In our bedroom, we use it as an alarm, sound machine, and a source of getting information.  Why not let our guests be able to enjoy one too!

Because of my love for magazines, I always have a few to leave on the nightstand.  We also have a collection of books to rotate leaving out for our guests to enjoy.  

Books that can be enjoyed by just reading a chapter or two are ones I like to share.  No one is going to be in the room long enough to read an entire book, but they might like to read a chapter or two before dozing off to sleep.  Some of my favs are Stuff Every Tea Lover Should Know, Don't Overthink It, I'd Rather Be Reading, and Brave Enough.  

Everybody gets the munchies sometimes at night.  With snacks right on the nightstand, your guests will be able to satisfy their cravings without having to search through your kitchen in the middle of the night.  A combination of a few salty and a few sweet things is perfect!

Now that we're vaccinated and more of our friends are too, I hope our guest room is occupied more frequently.  Anyone want to be our guest?

Now it's your turn.  What are you thinking out loud about today?  Link up and share!

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  2. How thoughtful! Thank you for Sharing the idea!

  3. Great ideas for the guest room, Penny! You've give me something to work on!
    Niky @ The House on Silverado

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  5. What great ideas for over night guest! Thanks so much for hosting and I hope you are having a wonderful week!

  6. Wow Penny, you really make your guests feel right at home with all of the snacks, water, and reading material. I hope you have a nice weekend.

  7. You did a great job there. So very nice.

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  9. I think this is a great idea and I plan to recreate your idea the next time my son and daughter-in-law come to visit. They might need it since they will be traveling with a newborn next time and snacks by the bed may be appreciated. Thanks for sharing the idea. #HomeMattersParty