Being a good hostess has nothing to do with how well furnished your guest room is. Or if you even have a guest room. And I just put that pretty picture at the top of the post so the next picture wouldn’t scare anyone off too fast.
The lovely Holley Gerth, Stephanie Bryant (two of the founders of (in)courage) and my sister Emily Freeman are all spending the night at my house tonight. And this is the state of the “guest room” as of a few days ago. Think they can all fit on that mattress on the floor?
I actually do have a bed ordered for this room but shipping was delayed and it was no big deal. I know Stephanie will sleep just as well with a mattress on the floor as she would if it were two feet higher.
And Holley will be fine in the twin bed across the hall.
My poor sister might have to put up with some snoring but at least my bed is really comfortable. Besides we grew up sharing a bed so we are used to it.
I used to really worry about my house when I had people over but I’ve learned that having a perfect looking house doesn’t really facilitate whatever it is I want to foster with friends anyway. I want us to connect, rest, have fun, eat delicious food, laugh and just be.
Lucky for me I don’t need to have a matching comforter set to make that happen.
Now I’m off to do a little cleaning, because as much as it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful, it does need to be clean to smell good!
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By: The Nester