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Hosting & Entertaining Tips

Top Tips and Lessons for Furnishing a Vacation Rental

Top Tips and Lessons for Furnishing a Vacation Rental
My last blog focused on the process  we have been using to furnish our latest venture, Century View Lodge. As you can imagine, though we did have plans in place, we have had to employ flexibility, persistence, and consistency to get the job done. We have learned a thing or two but also have some tips. Most of these can apply to any decorating job, no matter the size. Continue reading

Mother’s Day Blueprint and Gift List

Mother’s Day Blueprint and Gift List
Gift shopping can be really stressful, especially when you are trying your best to adequately honor someone. Read on to find out how to celebrate the special women in your life this Mother's Day. Continue reading

The Virtues of Separates- How to Triple Sheet Beds

The Virtues of Separates- How to Triple Sheet Beds
So, what happens when you have a full set of sheets and in the laundry, you missed that stubborn mascara smudge on a pillow case? You can’t put stained linens on a guest’s bed. It does not give the impression of a clean space. But if you have a stash of matching extras, you are good to go. Continue reading

What is Hygge?

What is Hygge?
Have you ever heard the word "hygge"?  Have you ever wondered what in the world it was or what it meant.  Read the latest blog to learn more about this scandinavian word and a few tips to add a little hygge to your home. Continue reading

What's a Table Crumber?

What's a Table Crumber?
A number of years ago I had the opportunity to go through training on serving etiquette. This was because our consulting group was preparing to surprise and delight restaurant owners by serving them dinner during our annual national meeting. As part of our training we were each issued a small, gold, pen-like instrument... Continue reading

How to Entertain When You Are Pressed For Time

How to Entertain When You Are Pressed For Time
Have you ever had a circumstance that made you ask, “What was I thinking?” but at the same time knowing that there was no way around it? Sometimes things just converge and you have to cope because relationships are more important than relaxation. That was us recently. Continue reading