Hosting Tips for Introverts Like Us

1. Create a coffee setup that doesn’t require your presence for guests to get coffee.

2. Grocery store flowers–better to get all the same type of flower (spend $12 and get 3 bunches) it will make a bigger impact than trying to mix all different varieties. You are not Farmgirl Flowers let them do their thing, you do yours.⠀

3. Invite a good conversationalist to your gathering. As a hosting introvert, you don’t want to have to feel responsible for carrying the conversation. I want to have enough energy to listen well, but I don’t want to feel like I need to entertain a quiet room. ⠀

4. Have a quiet room? That’s okay, as long as there’s music.⠀(here’s one of my playlists)

These things say “I thought about you and care for you” without you having to speak a work (yay introverts!)⠀

Yes I have a coffee ‘station’ no it’s not fancy.⠀

My coffee area needs to be easy on the eyes and functional but not styled beyond reason. I have to use this area when I’m half asleep people. And when I need more empty surfaces in my life (most of the time) the little bowls, napkins and spoons all have a home in the drawer.

That Free Mrs. Meyer’s Cleaning Kit is Back!

Happy 2016!! A few months ago I told you about ePantry and the great deal they were running with some free Mrs. Meyer’s products. Well, the deal is BACK and better than ever! If you are in a house cleaning mood (because January) and you are like me and fresh new cleaning products motivate you […]

Where to Start on that Impossible Space

Back in 1995 I was the first of my friends to get married. And I had no idea what kind of gown, cake, flowers or anything that I wanted. I had never even cracked open a Brides magazine until I was engaged and had six months to plan a wedding. I remember wishing that I […]

Why Your Sofa is Like a Pair of Jeans & A $1000 Giveaway

The sofa is like the jeans of a room. It sets the style. Are you into flairs, skinnies or straight leg? Colored? Bleached? Super dark? There’s no right or wrong–but it does set the tone of the rest of the outfit. Or room. And of course the most important part about jeans is that they […]

Because Your Builder Doesn’t Order Your Coffee {unless he happens to be your husband in which case you can ignore this entire post}

sources: scissor lamp, wood chandy (not always available) Yesterday’s discussion on instagram (follow The Nester here to join in the fun) got me thinking even more about the importance of lighting in our homes; here’s what I said on one of yesterday’s posts: Lamps, chandys & lighting serve us in two wonderful ways. 1. they […]

When You Need to be Reminded that it’s Worth the Trouble

My parents bought a fixer-upper! They just kept the shell of the little 800 square foot house they bought. The put on a new roof, new siding, new windows and doors, new plumbing, new electrical, new-almost-every-thing but a beautiful, chippy, built-in cabinet….