Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Special Touches: Guests

Here are just a few of the things I like to do for guests when they come and stay with me:

Fix a yummy and pretty breakfast!
There is something so wonderful about waking up in a different place and smelling a yummy breakfast waiting for you!

Fix a favorite snack or treat!
I always make this Crispix mix when Grace comes -
we both love it!

Here's the recipe for anyone who is interested:
Melt 1 c. chocolate chips on high in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir and heat an additional 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in 1/4 c. peanut butter. Gently stir in 6 c. Crispix cereal (I use store brand). Place 1 c. powdered sugar in a large ziploc bag. Add cereal mixture and shake to coat. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator. Yummy!

Print out this neat poem (I can't remember where I read it originally) and place on their pillow or on the nightstand. A flower is a nice touch as well.
We're glad to have you as our guest
And hope you have a good night's rest!

Tomorrow you again may roam,
But while you're here just feel at home!


Emma said...

Hi Monica!

Did you use a maple leaf cookie cutter to make your pancakes? I just bought some metal leaf cookie cutters and hope this is the case:) What a great way to start the day!

Anonymous said...

Dear Monica -- I have been the fortunate recipient of your sweet hospitality many times -- you have a gift! :)
Love you, Mom

Katy said...

my grammie had that poem in a cross stitch form, hanging on the wall of her guest room. Reading it again, on your post, brought back many memories of staying at her house! Thank you for that!

carrie said...

Nice touches, Monica! That little poem is from a framed print at Frank and Viv's house!

thehomespunheart said...

I have a maple leaf pancake mold that I used to make the pancakes - though I am guessing a cookie cutter would work as well.

Carrie - I'm sure that is not the place I saw it, but I'm glad to know they have it there too! I think I saw it at Rebecca's parents.

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

What a great way to make a guest feel welcome. The poem is nice.

jayedee said...

what a sweet hostess you must be!
bless you!

Carrie said...

I bet people just love coming to stay with you! How sweet!

God bless :)

Katie said...

How lovely!

Thanks for the great idea!

Liisa said...

I love that poem! I am going to print it out for our guest room. I have just started placing a basket of snacks and treats in the room when we are having guests and this would be a great addition to the front of it or perhaps just resting on the top of the stack of towels I set on the bed. Thank you for sharing such a cute poem and all the other wonderful ideas to make guests feel welcome.

The Lucky One said...

We just got news that we are expecting special guest/friends in two weeks. Thanks for sharing your genuine hospitality - God knows I needed a hand. :)

picketfencemom said...

I, too, enjoy those special little touches when we have guests...because I know how 'pampered' I feel when others take the time to do these things for me! You have a true gift of hospitality...I am inspired to do more in this area!
Amy O. from GA

Elaine said...

I love the poem. I am having company this week end and plan to have that in their room.