The Striped Box: I've been talking about getting one of these great little boxes from Chapters for quite some time now, but something was stopping me from making the purchase. Turns out, it was the price. This box is a great size from the outside, but is actually rather shallow. The perfect spot to keep letters, cards, etc. Normally $29.50, marked down to $10!? SOLD!
The Guest Book: Loved this! Quite some time ago I remember Christine posting about the little guest book they had in their home for friends and family to write about. I thought it was a cute idea, but honestly, we didn't have a ton of visitors coming by our place in Toronto. Now that we are living on the West Coast, it appears to be a different story (more on that in a moment). So, when I saw this little book was marked down to $11, I couldn't leave it behind!
The Little Tray: I can't even begin to tell you how many times I've had that tray sitting in my cart online, but never purchased it. Well, today's deal was too good to pass up! Marked from $14.50 to $3.20, I had to bring it home to sit on my bedside table. It's the perfect colour and a great little piece collect small items like rings and such. I love it!
Everything is already being put to good use around here - with the exception of our guest book, but all of that will change soon.
I'm really starting to feel motivated now that August is upon us. It feels like I only just got back to B.C., and already I'm preparing to head back to Toronto for a wedding and Halle's final birthday party. Shortly after we return, B's parents will be flying out to spend some time with us and from there we are booked up with visitors right through to the end of September! I kid you not! I think we have a grand total of 5 days in September when we won't have visitors staying with us... and I'm so excited about it!
With that being said, I have a big long list of things I'd like to accomplish in the days that I have here in B.C., to prepare our home for our parade of guests. I have furniture to paint, artwork to hang, and of course a ton of cleaning. I plan to cross a lot off of my list this weekend, and put together a number of posts to share with you while I am back home visiting with my family.
In the meantime, I need to know - what do you do to prepare your home for guests? What are some of the things you love having people do for you when you go and stay with them?