Entertaining during the holidays can be a huge stressor for most of us. It’s hard enough to have a tidy house and delicious meal on the table… you can forget about the cute Pinterest projects you were excited about months ago. Thankfully for you, we have nailed down the KEY to being a great host. Are you ready? No seriously, are you ready for it? Do you have a notebook out? Just kidding, you won’t need it… because… the KEY to being a great host is simply…planning ahead!
Of course, there are some things that need to be done the day-of, but creating a master list of those tasks will make you feel much more at ease. We are sharing with you 5 simple steps to being the best holiday host this year:
1. Make a Holiday Drink
A week or two before your holiday party, print out a recipe and have it with your grocery list. Find something simple that you can toss into a pitcher (like, holiday sangria) or crockpot (like, adult cider). Then label it and set out glasses. A simple folded piece of paper labeled will let guests know it is out for them!
2. Set the Table
Yes, this sounds obvious, but you can … Read More »
From now until Christmas I am going to try to blog once a week and share a DIY Decor tip to Brighten up your Holidays 🙂 First up, the Amaryllis Bulb!
We are about six weeks away from Christmas. I don’t know if any of you have been out shopping lately but the Christmas displays and goodies are coming out. While I was at home this past weekend I bought an Amaryllis bulb from Menards. It is a very easy plant to grow, especially with the little kit provided. Not only does it have a gorgeous winter bloom, but if you do it right, you can grow them year after year!
Here’s is my Amaryllis bulb below and what it hopefully will look like when it blooms!
The kit I purchased came with soil, a pot, and a bulb for $4.99. You have to wait 6-8 weeks for it to bloom, but I’d say it’s well worth it!
After you plant your bulb, make sure to place it in a warm, bright location. Direct sunlight is necessary for development of the stem. You should water the bulb well at the time of planting then not again until the stem appears, unless the pot completely dries … Read More »