Jayne's studio was so fun to work on. Who wouldn't love to be amongst beautiful fabrics, beads, trims and creative company!
Jayne is the creative handbag designer behind www.designsbyjayne.com . She is also a wonderful mother + wife. Her story brings tears to my eyes and I'm proud to be a part of her life. (Look for her story in a future post)
Jayne gave me a ring when she was ready to take her biz to the next level... take a look, I think she's got it going on! Take a look at the BEFORE + AFTER PHOTOS yourself...
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Seriously, who really has a room completely dedicated to the occasional guest? Unless you still own your McMansion... you may be like the 99% (couldn't resist that timely political pun) that have to put grandma and grandpa up in the kid's room for Christmas or occupy the den/office.
You needn't completely stress out... nor should your guests feel like second fiddle. When you say "Make yourself at home" that doesn't mean fend for yourself ;) Take a peek at my AM Northwest segment on creating a Guest Room... it will help you work with the space you've got.
PS I hope you find my tips helpful...I can't take full credit... several of the tips were new ideas given to me by my facebook page fans and twitter followers. #muchappreciated ... and if you have some ideas we missed, please add a comment!
I believe in keepin' it simple... and fabulous. And it can be done... pinky promise.
With one trip to the local grocery store and few minutes online... you can whip up a party in no time! Jars and ribbons are from my crafty stash... food + checkered table cloth etc are from the grocery store.
Patriotic Pretzels... Dip pretzel sticks in canned whipped frosting then cover in sprinkles. Place in the fridge for a bit before serving. TIP stir frosting well, when dipping pretzel use a swirl method to get just the right amount of frosting. The kids love making these!
Red... The candy aisle is full of red treats! A bowl full of Swedish Fish or use skewers to make 'fishing poles' like my daughter Annie created. She placed a piece of licorice over the skewer then caught a swedish fish. #clever Wrap up pieces of licorice with ribbon scraps.