Today I’m sharing some pretty big news; the biggest news of 2019! If you follow me on Instagram (@alongftride), you’re already in the know. This past week my husband, our Ailey girl, and I moved into our new home!
This has been in the works for quite a while, and after much searching we finally found the one that felt like ours from the moment we stepped foot in it!
If you’ve been following along with my How I Prepare For Guests series (Bathroom and Guest Room are up!), you’ll also understand that a new house means preparing a little differently than I used to. We have T-minus two weeks until our first guests arrive, and I’m in go mode!
Stay tuned to see how I’ll be tweaking and revamping my ways to make sure our guests feel welcomed in our new home!
Now that my husband and I live hundreds of miles away from our families, when they are able to come visit it’s not just for an afternoon. This has really made me take a step back and think about the things I tend to forget when I’m packing my bag! I bet you’re already thinking about the one thing you always forget too!
Being the planner that I am, I love being ready for guests to be comfortable staying in our home!
Having a separate guest bathroom has given me the perfect opportunity to be able to have it stocked with the things that are so easy to forget!
I use a cute glass jar that I found at Target to help keep everything nice and organized!
Fully stocked and ready to go, you’ll always find…
– Body Lotion
– Body Wash
– A Razor
– Makeup Removing Wipes
– Hand Sanitizer
– Q Tips
– Contact Solution
– A Contact Lens Case
– A Nail File
– Band Aids
– Advil, Tylenol, or Aleve
– Hand Lotion
Unless they’re staying for an extended period of time, I normally just buy the travel size products, but full sized is always an option too! You can find these at most any store in a travel/trial size section in the health and beauty department.
In addition, there are always fresh towels, hand soap, toilet paper stocked, and a good smelling candle burning! Oh, and guests are always more than welcome to anything else in the house, but I’ll save those details for another day!
What’s a little way you like to make guests feel welcomed?
Today’s post is on the shorter side. After a long weekend of checking the boxes on my to do list, today is for mental health and self care!
With It being Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I am lucky enough to have my sweet husband home for the whole day. Since this doesn’t happen often given my husband’s job in the Army, we try to take advantage of it when it does!
What’s something you and your significant other like to do together when you have time together?
Today’s post is short and sweet in honor of soaking up as much quality time as we all can this time of year!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I can tell y’all how thankful I am for each and everyone of you that has come along for the ride with me and supported me on this new adventure! It really does mean the world to me!
I hope your holiday season is merry and bright and that you are surrounded by so much love and light as 2018 comes to a close!