Get Your Guestroom Ready For The Holidays! #BBNshops

Guest Bedroom Essentials

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Get Your Guestroom Ready For The Holidays!

Make your guests feel welcome with these guest bedroom essentials. Treat your guests like celebrities.  Make them feel like they are staying at a 5 star hotel.  Everyone will be very comfortable with these great items.  Most of these would be great in your master bedroom too!

  1. Custom blanket – A custom blanket that says “Welcome” would be instantly heartwarming. Or personalize or monogram it any way you’d like. Order it here.
  2. Custom pillows – It’s easy to add color and custom designer touches to the guest bedroom (or the entire home!) with this service by LoomDecor.com. Simply click a pillow style and customize it with the fabric of your choice. Also consider creating your own custom designs in bedding and window treatments. It takes about two weeks from order to delivery.  Start designing here.
  3. Bamboo towel set – Bamboo fiber is incredibly soft and absorbent. Bamboo towels are an addition to the guest bedroom that will make your guests feel pampered. Buy them here.
  4. Unisex bathrobe – A Turkish cotton bathrobe that will only get softer with every wash. A must for every guest room. Find it here.
  5. Fold-able luggage rack – So your guests can get their suitcase off the floor and more accessible. This one accommodates a smaller bag on the bottom shelf. Check it out and other models here.
  6. Reed diffuser – An elegant way to freshen up a room. Guest will certainly enjoy the distinctive scents developed by Nest Fragrances. Buy it here.
  7. Orchid in vase (a faux) – You could get the real thing, but this faux orchid will last forever. And look beautiful that whole time. Check it out.
  8. Bedside water carafe – A simple, colorful glass bedside carafe will brighten up the room and be useful too. Find it here.
  9. Wireless charging station and clock – Your guests forgot their chargers? No worries, small electronics can be charged here. The wireless charging station also doubles as a clock. Find out more here.
  10. Sample organic spa gift set – A beautifully packaged set of sample beauty products by Hollybeth Organics. All true beauty USDA Organic Certified products that smell amazing. Order the spa gift set here.
  11. Mattress topper – Offer your guests luxurious slumber for the price of a fluffy mattress topper. Shop for it here.

In order to make your guests feel extra special, consider offering some spa-like amenities, such as this aromatherapy eye pillow, to make them feel extra relaxed and so happy to be in your home instead of a generic hotel room.

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Great Holiday Hostess Appreciation Gifts #BBNshops

HostessGiftsAlways wondering what to bring the hostess? Don’t settle for a bottle of random wine. These gifts will be sure to please. Whether you’re a guest for the evening or for the weekend, show your hostess you appreciate the time and trouble they went through to put on a great event or welcome you into their home.  These are some great gifts any hostess would love. Most of these would make great hostess gifts anytime of the year but especially for the upcoming holiday season.

  1. Flirty Aprons – An apron (especially a pretty one like this one) is a gift that you know will come in handy over the busy holiday season. Order your apron & see the other choices here.
  2. Decade candy box – Bring your host or hostess back to their childhood by choosing a Thank You box with candy from the decade of your choice. Perhaps they’ll share so that you can reminisce together. Choose your decade here.
  3. Covered cheese dish – An adorable white porcelain cheese dish that can come out every time your hostess entertains. Buy it here.
  4. Sugar scrub tower – A beautiful assortment of 6 different sugar scrubs for the hostess to pamper herself once all the guests have left. Find this gift idea by Lalicious here.
  5. Gilded trophy bowl – Very simply, a beautiful and elegant vessel to place anywhere in the home and use as wished. Find it here, along with other fab gift ideas from Pure Home.
  6. Glass cocktail shaker – Cocktail season is upon us. You want your hosts to be ready! Add a bottle of hooch and mixers if you wish to go all out. Buy the cocktail shaker here.
  7. Reclaimed soda bottle glasses – For your stylin’ eco-conscious hosts, they will be sure to enjoy these glasses made from real glass soda bottles. Find the reclaimed glasses here.
  8. Salt & pepper cellars – A wonderful and pretty hostess gift that will certainly make its way on to the next dinner table. Buy here.
  9. Cashmere throw – If you’re a house guest for a few days, a luxurious gift that the host might not buy themselves will fit the bill. Like this cashmere throw. Cozy too. See it here.
  10. Custom serving platter – Personalized gifts are the best. They demonstrate that you went the extra step and put some thought into the gift. Like this platter with the host’s family’s last name (or other inscription). Order it here.
  11. Re-wined candles – A clever way to reclaim old wine bottles: as jar vessels filled with natural soy wax that has been carefully blended with aromas of white grape, honey, freshly baked bread and a spritz of citrus. Buy it here.
  12. Taste Trunk’s monthly foodie subscription – Chances are that if your hosts invited you for dinner, they like to cook. In which case, they will really appreciate a single or even a monthly subscription to Taste Trunk, a box subscription service for foodies. Find out more.

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Luxe Gold Accents Holiday Decorating Guide #BBNshops

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Who doesn’t love gold?  I love gold accessories and they are great for the holidays.  They add class and elegance to your holiday decorating.  Check out all the serving and table ware, they will be sure to impress your guests.  Gold accessories will add richness and luxury to your home for the holidays.  I would use most of these all year round!

1.  Gold foil throw pillow (buy)  2. Appetizer plates, set of 4 (buy)  3. Gold charger plates (buy)  4. Gold leather Moroccan pouf (buy)  5. Gold-patterned Champagne flutes (buy)  6.  Gold brocade goblets (buy)  7.  Gold finish side table (buy)  8. Mercury glass apothecary jar (buy)  9. Gold sunburst napkin rings (buy)  10. Gold table lamp (buy)  11. Gold mercury glass votive (buy)  12.  24-piece Midas electroplated flatware set (buy)  13.  Food-safe gold glamour serving platter (buy)  14. Dripless gold taper candles (buy)  15. Italian crepe paper table runner & paper roll (buy)  16. “Cheers” serving tray (buy)  17. Le Souk gold-themed table setting – EVERY-thing your table needs (buy)

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Set Your Thanksgiving Table in Festive Autumn Elegance! #BBNshops

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Set Your Thanksgiving Table in Festive Autumn Elegance!

You spend a lot of time cooking the Thanksgiving dinner in the kitchen, why not sit down and enjoy it with your guests on an elegant tabletop? Check out these 13 great items that will be sure to impress your guests this Thanksgiving Day. Most of these can be used year round. I love the handmade accessories, each one unique and the serving accessories that will make serving a lot easier. The decorations are sure to please and make everyone happy this holiday season!

A selection of tabletop decorations with organic shapes, material & fall harvest colors that celebrate the bounty from the Earth.

  1. Hot Skwash Pumpkins – Rich, velvety pumpkins in warm hues with real pumpkin stems. Handcrafted in Oregon. Centerpiece on the table, the buffet or adornment over the mantle. See them here.
  2. Branch iron candelabra – A rustic but elegant and certainly dramatic candelabra that holds 17 candles. Buy it here.
  3. Dripless pillar candles – A set of 12 dripless candles in a color to suit your decor. Save your furniture and table linens from dripping wax! Get them here.
  4. Leaf appetizer dishes – These glazed leaf dishes are the perfect size for each guest to use as appetizers or for the hostess to serve sauces, dips, olives… See them here.
  5. Pumpkin Dutch Oven – A perfect Oven-to-Table piece, and certainly one that is an ode to the season. By Staub. You’ll have it forever. Buy it here.
  6. Swirled tangerine glasses –  These goblets boast of seasonal colors and style. See them here.
  7. Root wood bowl – This one-of-a-kind wooden bowl is crafted from reclaimed fir wood. It is food-safe and perfect to serve dry foods such as breads. Check it out.
  8. Footed leaf tray – Highlight your hors d’oeuvres and desserts on this elegant pedestal tray. Get it here.
  9. Live Thankfully napkins – A set of 6 natural cotton napkins that are very à propos with the “Live Thankfully” inscription. Buy these napkins here.
  10. Wine carafe -A Stylish wine serving is to be had with this hand-blown wine carafe with an oak wood stopper. Or use it for water or juice. See it here.
  11. Wood candle holders – A set of 5 wooden candle holders, each with a different distressed finish. Love them for the Thanksgiving table and anywhere in the house for the rest of the year. Get the set here.
  12. Flicker LED candles – Perfect for the wooden candle holders and you won’t have to worry about them. The natural flicker will make you forget these candles are battery operated. Oh, and remote control is pretty cool. Get them here.
  13. Autumn floral basket – Preserved sunflowers, myrtle in orange and green, flax and natural wheat make up this decorative harvest basket. Put it anywhere in your home to announce Thanksgiving. Buy it here.

Give your guests an inkling of the festivities that await them inside by adorning your front door this absolutely gorgeous autumn foliage wreath.

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Great Gift Ideas for Big Dogs and Their Pet Parents! #BBNshops

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Big dogs are great. They are your companion and friend. These are some ideas for things that make life easier for both of you.

Pamper your pet this holiday season. Here is a selection of items that would make great gifts for anyone with a large dog.

  1. Bandana Collection – Big dogs don’t wear costumes, but they’ll wear bandanas! Get this Super Pack to have one for every occasion at Walmart.
  2. Dog Frisbee – What a great way to spend time with that big dog and tire them out for the evening. This great Zisc can be found at Abe’s Market.
  3. Chew Ball – Better known as the Green Ball. Tough as a Kong, but softer, with a place for peanut butter or treats. Buy it now at Petsmart.
  4. Wooden Dog Feeder – Help them eat and digest, by raising their food bowls, while helping with the decor. From Wayfair.
  5. Spirit Essenses -Essential Oils for pets! This is the Peacemaker Set. Check out all the other selections at Abe’s Market online.
  6. Large Rope Ball – One giant knot of rope. Solves the body’s need to chew and the brain’s need to unravel. Get one now at Petsmart.
  7. Chicken Pot Pie Training Treats -They’ll learn anything for the ultimate treat – Chicken Pot Pie might do the trick! Find them at Abe’s Market.
  8. Large Corner Pet Bed – Fits in the corner, has bolster sides, comes in blue or green. Put that big dog out of the traffic, but with a place to call his/her own. Get Organized carries this unusual bed.
  9. Water Trapper Mat – Winter is coming! Snow, ice and rain mean water, mud and dirt coming in the house on those big paws. These mats are a must to save your sanity if clean floors are a priority and are now carried at Orvis.
  10. Reflective Collar -It’s getting dark earlier and earlier. Make sure everyone sees you both on those winter night walks. Order from Orvis and personalize with name and number.
  11. Folding Crate – Traveling this fall? Take this folding crate so your big dog has their own home wherever you go. Find it at Walmart.

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Cooking Essentials For Your Thanksgiving Feast! #BBNshops

13 things you might not have known you needed for Thanksgiving. Rely on
restaurant secrets to furnish your Thanksgiving kitchen without breaking the bank, add style and utility all at once.

All these items are essential kitchen helpers for your Thanksgiving Day feast.  Any of these will make you feel like an expert chef while you make your Thanksgiving Day dinner. These will help anyone in the kitchen so check these out and order them in time to use them for this year’s Thanksgiving meal!  Having the right tools will make it easier, faster and much more delicious.  Why not make this Thanksgiving Day’s meal easier on you and more impressive on you guests?

  1. Pink Chocolate – By the time 4pm dinner comes around, you’re going to wish you were wearing something more stylish than the crumped cook’s apron you picked up 5 years ago at the hardware store. You may not want to take this pink and brown number off to eat! Also available in brown and blue, and brown and lime green. Buy it here.
  2. Butcher’s Twine – Trussing your turkey is a great way to keep it moist. Get it here.
  3. 2-Qt Induction Ready Stainless Steel Saucepan – You might think you have enough. But what if you are simultaneously boiling water for potatoes, cooking peas, reheating gravy, and making stock from your turkey innards? What then? No worries. Restaurant supplies to the rescue. Buy now, use for years.
  4. 7-Inch Stainless Steel Potato Masher – Never, ever, ever try to mash your potatoes in a mixer or food processor. That said, using a fork will dampen holiday spirits in no time flat. This masher has an ergonomic handle, and lots of mashing surface to make quick work of your potatoes. Get your masher here.
  5. Taylor Roast Meat Thermometer – Don’t even mess with wing wiggling. Insert this meat thermometer into the thigh of your bird. You’re done when temperature reaches 165 degrees. Find it here.
  6. Rosie Spiral Whisk – That gravy you’re responsible for? Afraid of lumps? You will want to whisk as you add liquid, and if you make gravy in your roasting pan – which is really the best method – a flat whisk like this can mix in every last bit of pan dropping goodness much better than the vertical whisk you probably already have. Check it out here.
  7. Silicone/Cotton Pot Holder and Trivet – In case you’ve taken off the mitts, because we all do, and you need to grab a pot handle, or set something hot down on a surface that needs protection. Buy it here.
  8. 15 inch Stainless Roasting Pan– Stainless steel is far better than aluminum for roasting pans, and, contrary to popular opinion, non-stick is the wrong choice. You won’t get a good base for gravy-making unless your drippings stick and caramelize. Make sure you choose a pan that will fit your turkey, with enough room for air circulation, but not so much space that the juices spread out and burn in the pan. Check it out here.
  9. Ultra Flex Kitchen Oven Mitts – Thanksgiving is prime burn time. Go all out on protection when you’re reaching into that hot oven, and across that hot stove. Don’t get burned!
  10. Pie Cutter – Cut at the table, with a bit of hey presto! and this one-touch pie slicer. Get it here.
  11. Laguiole Carving Set – The knives of French kings and queens, found in all the best restaurants, now playing at your Thanksgiving table. Beautiful wood handles, stainless blades, and a box for storing them safely until next year’s Thanksgiving. Get the carving set here.
  12. M’heritage Roaster w/ Cast Iron Handles & Rack – If you want the spectacular option, go for copper cladding and never look back. You can buy it here.
  13. Gravy Boat – Gravy is as important to the holiday as the turkey it blankets. And gravy boats, on a plate, are hands down the least messy, most attractive way to serve it. Buy it here.

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