About Me

I grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where I also attended college and met the love of my life. I lived in NYC for five years with my husband and Westie, Mack Brown before recently moving all the way across the country to Los Angeles. I'm an amateur chef, total foodie, lover of Westies, sports fanatic and self-proclaimed book worm. You'll find a little bit of all these things I love on this blog. And...most importantly, I'm a new mom to the most precious baby boy, Austn Robert, born this past October.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Guest Basket

I wanted to share with you all the guest basket that we made for Jeremy and Danijela when they came to visit.  I got the idea after coming across this pin on Pinterest, and I immediately stored it away for future use.  Here's what the basket ended up looking like:


I think a good rule of thumb when deciding what to put in the basket is to include items your guests will need, items your guests might want, and a couple special items that you know your guests will love.  Here's what we put in the basket:


  • shampoo & conditioner
  • a bar of soap
  • a loofah
  • q-tips
  • toothpaste
  • floss
  • mini toothbrushes
  • Advil
  • Altoids
  • hand sanitizer
  • 2 large bottles of water
  • 2 bottles of coconut water (a J & D favorite)
  • almonds
  • fruit & nut trail mix
  • energy bars from Trader Joe's
  • a bar of dark chocolate
  • prosecco (to start the trip of right!)

Obviously, you can put as much or as little in the basket as you thing your guests will need, but be sure to add in a couple of things that are their favorites.  That's what will truly make your guests feel special.  Leave the basket somewhere in their room for them to discover on their own.  {The only thing I want to do differently next time is to make some sort of welcome sign to attach to the basket, but overall I was pleased with our first effort!}

J & D loved their basket, and Brad and I such a fun time putting it together.  We can't wait until our next guests (my mom & dad!) come to visit, so that we can create a basket just for them!

2 comments:

  1. Tums or Pepto are solid additions too :)

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