Prepping For Guests

10.24.2013

I am so excited that the weekend is almost here! This weekend is the Country Living Fair and I can't wait to attend. Last year was a blast! 

I have been busy busy getting ready for two house guests. It was cold and windy yesterday, but I had to get the yard cut since it was looking quite bad. I was wondering if I would be able to get it done in time since we have had rain a couple days this week and then the grass needed to dry, but all is done.

On the inside I have been cleaning and prepping the guest rooms. 

As most of you know, if you have been following me for the last few years, I like to change up the bedding around here and it was time to switch things up for fall. 

I like adding warmer colors and layers since the nights are much cooler these days. I purchased this quilt last year at the Pottery Barn outlet and used it on the master bedroom bed for a bit. I like that I can use some of the same bedding from room to room since all the beds are queen size.

The khaki colored shams were marked way down at Pottery Barn in Atlanta this summer when I attended the Haven Conference and we did a little shopping. Everything else I had.



I try to think of everything my guests will need while they are here. Good lighting is a must and I have an alarm clock and a dish to place smalls on. I will have water and possibly some chocolates.

Bed linens are clean, fresh towels are ready and bathrooms are clean.

Want to know who is staying with me? Most of you have probably guessed Shirley of Housepitality Designs and the other one is Kristen of Sophia's Decor. Kristen will be staying in the farmhouse style guest room that I shared here. Shirley normally stays in that room, but we are matching the rooms to the guests this week. Kristen grew up on a farm and loves farmhouse style while Shirley loves pretty gardens, you should see their yard, so she gets the green room.

So I hope they will have a "good night" like this pillow says.

Friday morning two other bloggers will arrive at my house, Laura of Top This Top That and my sister of The Essence of Home. This is their first time going and I am sure they will love it, too.

Oh, gosh, I gotta run I still have a bit more to do to get ready and Shirley arrives first later today.

Hope to see some of you at the fair!


Let's connect....... 

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45 comments:

  1. Jealous! You gals are going to have a blast! Your room looks amazing, as always ... love the new bedding ... they won't want to leave!

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  2. Have fun Kim!!!!!!!!! Looking cozy!

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  3. Sounds like fun! Your rooms are such a treat, I am sure your guests will feel extra welcomed!

    Mary
    from Virginia

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  4. On my way!!!....can't wait to stay in that beautiful room....looking forward to lots of fun, laughter, and shopping!!!!

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  5. Beautifully cared for guest rooms to take care of your lucky guests! Both rooms are comfy and cozy; you'll all need plenty of rest before the big adventure. Have fun, Kim, I know you will, as you are THE savviest of shoppers!!

    xo
    Poppy

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  6. Have fun! Beautiful rooms, what a treat to stay in one of your beautiful rooms!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  7. More shopping! I'm sure your guests will enjoy the beautiful rooms. Poor Mr. Savvy is going to be outnumbered big time!

    tina

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  8. I am sure you are a fabulous host and that you guest will be happy staying in those gorgeous rooms:)

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  9. Have lots of fun! They're going to be delighted staying in such pretty rooms :)

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  10. So exciting for you gals! You already know I wish I was there. Have fun ladies!! Can not wait to hear all about it.

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  11. Kelly and I have been "talking" and I was hoping we could meet up on Saturday but she said ya'll have to go Friday....this will be my first year at the fair and i'm bringing my daughter and sister...so leave us some stuff to buy!

    Your guest rooms are so pretty and inviting....I know anyone staying in them will LOVE it!

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  12. we are finishing packing to start our trek today. maybe see you there. have fun.

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  13. How I would love to be spending the night in this gorgeous room....have fun!!
    Suzyq

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  14. Hope you ladies have a great time. Such a welcoming host you are!

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  15. That sounds like so much fun. One of these days I'll make it to the Country Living Fair. Have a wonderful weekend, Kim.

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  16. Everything looks wonderful! Have fun!

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  18. That sounds like great fun, Kim! Your guests will truly feel pampered in those guest rooms. Have a great time!

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  19. ok id LOVE to stay in a cozy room like this - i think its fantastic of you to pamper your guests like this! wow!

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  20. I got a chuckle out of putting "smalls" in a trinket tray! The only times I've heard that word used it referred to underwear. That's what I get for reading so many English mystery novels! Gorgeous guest room!

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  21. I've always loved the decor in your guest rooms. I'm sure your guests will feel very welcome with all the extra touches. Hope y'all have fun!

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  22. Kim - Your home is so beautiful. Lucky guests to be staying in those rooms. They look like they are ready for company. I know you all will have a blast at the Fair. Enjoy!1

    Judy

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  23. I'm looking forward to tomorrow and freezing by butt off!!! I haven't yet met Laura or Kristen, so that should be fun. See you tomorrow!

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  24. It's very chilly here in New Jersey now. I am sure your guests will feel warm and cozy in your lovely rooms! Wow - you really are going to be busy this weekend! Have fun!
    -Shelley

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  25. Lucky girls with these amazing bedrooms!
    Enjoy the weekend!
    Besos.

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  26. Hope you girls have a fun time")

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  27. Yay! I'm so excited to get to be able to stay in the farmhouse style room! I'll feel right at home with the cows:) The rooms look beautiful and it is so gracious of you to allow me to stay there! I can't wait to see everyone and go shopping. See you tomorrow!

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  28. fun, make happy memories Hugs!

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  29. Kim,
    Have fun at the Country Living show. You have two of the sweetest guest coming. Enjoy having girl time. Your guest rooms look so inviting and comfy. Have fun.
    Kris

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  30. OK, I admit it, I am jealous and would LOVE to be going with you girls!!!! Sounds like a blst and I can't wait to see what you get. I lOOOVE this quilt, it is PERFECT for Fall and cooler weather. Lucky Shirley to be staying in here!!! Tell everyone I said HI!!!!

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  31. My goodness, what a fun time! Your guests will be spoiled to stay in such a beautiful home

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  32. Lovely guest room! The pillow with the French script is the perfect touch.

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  33. Sounds like a blast...have a great time!

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  34. It looks wonderful, Kim! You could run a Bed & Breakfast. Have fun with your pals this weekend.
    Brenda

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  35. It sounds like fun. I love, love that Majolica plate. Have a wonderful time!

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  36. I just adore Shirley but I don'f know the other gal that is staying with you. How fun to do this, Kim. I am sure they will feel pampered and special! I also love Laura and your sister. You girls will have SO much fun. Take LOTS of pictures to share! xo Diana

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  37. Thanks for hosting. I wanted to come to the Country Living Fair so badly. Especially to meet some of you that will be there. I will just have to settle for viewing your pictures and hearing all about it from you. Hope I can go next year.

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  38. The guest room is perfect! I love your mix and match and switch it up style!~say hi to Shirley for me and have a great time at the CL Fair. Would love to go some year.

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  39. Your guest room is very cozy and welcoming! Enjoy your weekend. It sounds like a lot of fun!

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  40. Have a great time at the Fair!! Hope you find lots of goodies. I love the quilt on the bed it is so pretty. Enjoy your guests! !

    Cynthia

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  41. Oh I have always wanted to go to the fair! It always looks like such fun and so charming! I think that your guest room is just lovely ~ so very warm and inviting! I'm not sure you are going to get to the fair...your guest may not want to leave her cozy room! :)

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  42. Heading over tomorrow morning. So excited!! Hope I see you there.

    Kathy

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  43. What a beautiful guest room! I am always drawn to that color green - so refreshing! I know your guests will love their accommodations. Have a wonderful time at the fair!! Hugs, Leena

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  44. Love your beautiful quilt! Oh I bet they slept wonderfully in your beautiful guest room!
    xx
    Anne

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