Weekly Warmth: 5 Things To Do Before Your Guests Arrive!

The Weekly Warmth is a reminder to take time for yourself—something I’m always making an effort to do throughout our often hectic business and family schedule. Here, I share a weekly collection of fashion, cooking, lifestyle, and design favourites, along with uplifting stories, helpful tips, and more. With the Weekly Warmth, we can all come back to a creative space and find special moments in the everyday.


We’re closer than we’ve ever been to the holiday break! That means it’s time to start preparing the house for overnight guests. I’m sharing my go-to checklist to make sure no detail is spared! I hope you draw inspiration from the little things that brought me warmth this week.



  1. Prepare your guest bedrooms or makeshift sleeping areas with a fresh set of sheets, layered bedding, and additional blankets for colder nights and all sleeping preferences. If you have sheets that sit on the bed year-round, give them a quick wash or a low tumble with lavender scented dryer balls to freshen their scent. Getting this done a couple of days ahead means more time to spend with your guests!

  2. Stock up on extra towels, soaps, toothbrushes, and common pain relievers. Leave your guests everything they might need in a basket next to their beds so they don't feel the need to ask you for additional things—and no one has to make a drug store run!

  3. Magazines area great option to keep out in the living room or in the guest bedrooms. Everyone needs a little downtime between busy family gatherings and big meals. Having the magazines at the ready invites your guests to relax and read on their own for a few minutes. House & Home Magazine, Dwell Magazine, and Rue Magazine are a few personal favorites.

  4. When we aren’t heading out on a family walk, we love a good board game! Keep a selection on hand for bad weather days and easy evening entertainment with company. Jenga is a classic that almost anyone can play and with a shorter timeline. The Hygge Game seems like a fun option as well!

  5. Your entryway sets the tone! I always make sure there is space for guest coats and shoes, and double-check the thermostat is set to a comfortable temperature for a larger group. Place fresh greenery in your entryway and light a softly-scented candle 30 minutes before guests arrive for a surefire welcoming atmosphere. You’re ready!


With love & gratitude ♥,



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