Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I've hung up my dress-for-success clothes, and pulled my domestic "genes" out of storage.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Guest Room Amenities: Getting Ready For Holiday Visitors


Are you expecting house guests during this holiday season?

I had a friend stay over just last week. 
She came down from the Boston area to go to our high school's 90th jubilee.
Please don't confuse that with our class reunion...
we're old, but not that old.  
 
The high school threw a big bash and invited anyone who was ever a student 
or faculty member, to attend.
We had a fun time seeing some former classmates and teachers.
The highlight of the evening was the introduction of  
the oldest alumna in attendance...
 99 years old, from the class of 1933

Guest Room Amenities - Make your house guests feel welcomed! | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


Before my friend arrived, I was busy getting the guest room ready.
I still have more work to do in this room, 
which is why I'm not showing you the entire thing just yet.
I figure if I sprinkle some pretty things around the room,
maybe my guests won't notice the old pine dresser that needs to be painted,
or the white night tables, that could use some freshening up. 

Someday, when everything is done, I'll show you the before and after pictures,
but at the rate I'm going, that may not be until 
the next supermoon lunar eclipse rolls around...in 2033.

A few years ago, we "neutralized" this room, 
re-painting the seafoam green walls a light beige,
 replacing the carpeting with a nice beige berber, 
and installing a new, neutral window treatment.

Guest Room Amenities | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
Other than new bed linens, and the beige table I re-purposed,  
that's as far as I've gotten. 
The room has been camouflaged with pretty amenities 
to detract from the things that still need to be done. 

Punches of color come from art that we inherited from Mr. Goo Shoes' dad.

Guest Room Amenities | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

The pillows on the bed pick up those vivid colors. 
And you know me...a room's not a room without a few animal prints.

Guest Room Amenities | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

The room's so bright, you gotta wear shades... 

Guest Room Amenities | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

This iPad pillow comes in handy for guests that like to use devices in bed.
Hey...I mean electronic devices. 
This is a family-friendly blog, you know.

Guest Room Amenities | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

There's nothing more embarrassing than heading down to the kitchen 
in someone else's house with your knickers literally in a twist,
because you can't see yourself.
A large mirror is a necessity. 

Guest Room Amenities | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
Truth be told, my guests have a better place to put on makeup than I do. 
I need to do something about that.  

Guest Room Amenities | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

The leather benches can double as luggage racks,  
except that I never remember to tell anyone.
Consider yourselves told. 

Guest Room Amenities | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

I'm a sucker for fancy toiletries. 
Mr. Goo Shoes says, "What is this, a Bed and Breakfast?"
Why, yes, honey, that's exactly what I'm going for.
I made the bed, and you can make the breakfast.

Guest Room Amenities | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Fluffy towels and a fresh bar of soap...

Guest Room Amenities | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
 Pretty slippers to help keep tootsies warm...

Guest Room Amenities | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

...and a bathrobe, are other niceties.
Space in the closet and empty drawers are always appreciated.
(Notice I didn't show the other side of the closet.
I'm still working on clearing that out).

Guest Room Amenities | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

A chair is a nice thing to have...even if it's just used as a clothes rack.

Guest Room Amenities | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

If my guests' sleeping habits are anything like mine,
they need something to do in the middle of the night. 
Magazines, books, crossword puzzles, and info about the local area 
should keep them entertained during the insomnia hours. 
The WiFi password is also provided for pre-dawn Pinterest trolling, 
and checking Facebook 'likes' when sleep alludes.

Guest Room Amenities | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Fresh flowers go without saying...except that I just said it. 

Guest Room Amenities | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes


Guest Room Amenities | Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Our next house-guests will be staying over on New Year's Eve.
The sheets have been washed, the furniture has been dusted, 
and the floor has been vacuumed.
Now all I need to do is put the 
Bed and Breakfast "No Vacancy" sign out on the front lawn.

Happy Holidays, friends

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26 comments:

  1. Your guest room looks so cozy and beautiful. Your guest over the new year will love staying with you.
    Kris

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  2. Just gorgeous. Now I REALLY need to plan a trip to NYC!
    And... "This is a family-friendly blog, you know". Bahahaaaa

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  3. You've put a nice and original spin on the guest room! Love everything! :)\

    Jane x

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  4. I love it! So colorful and pretty Amy, you really did a great job.

    No guests for us. We are pulling out in an hour...if I can get fisherman up ;).

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  5. I love it! So colorful and pretty Amy, you really did a great job.

    No guests for us. We are pulling out in an hour...if I can get fisherman up ;).

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  6. Very pretty! It looks better than any Bed & Breakfast I have stayed in! I have 5 bedrooms in my house and not one of them is worthy to be a guest bedroom. I need to do something about that!

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  7. Amy, is this set up for me and John?? Looks so pretty and relaxing.

    Cindy

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  8. I JUST made your rugelach recipe. Two rolls done / two in the oven.
    OMG I am eating some warm, right out of the oven and it was worth all of the sticky mess, lol. To die for. I do NOT want to share this with my family now ! :)

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    1. Deb, that makes me so happy! Take a page out of my book - hide it all and don't tell anyone! Enjoy it! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

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  9. You did a great job decorating the guest room Amy!! I love the vanity and all the pretty bottles and creams. Thanks for sharing these tips at Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Enjoy the holidays.
    Julie xo

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  10. Amy now that is one fun, whimsical and sexy guest room. Your guests will adore all the pretty touches you have added.
    xoxo

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  11. What a great room!! Any guest would be so lucky to stay in such a lovely and colorful space! I wish my guest room was just a tiny bit bigger to fit a vanity and bench - but alas, it is what it is and I'm lucky to have one at all!! Happy Holidays, Amy!

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  12. This looks so cozy!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J! Merry Christmas!

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  13. Now then, when can I come to visit??!! Wishing you a very happy time xx

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  14. What a luxurious guest room! You've thought of every little detail. I love the extras you provided in the bathroom too. My son is sleeping in his old room right now (which is my new guest room). Funny how it can still look like his old room when he sleeps over though. Clothes are strewn about and the bed stays unmade. I'm loving him being home though!

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  15. I'd feel so pampered staying in this beautiful room. You've thought of everything, Amy. I hopped over to your link on the repurposed parson's table. A splendid solution that gave you extra room for all the niceties your guests will appreciate. Well done.

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  16. Looks a beautiful room Amy ...

    All the best Jan

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  17. Your guests are spoiled! I bet the person staying there for the New Year will love their room!

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  18. Gorgeous pillows, and I really like the leather benches/luggage racks. If I were your guests, I may get so cozy that I wouldn't want to leave. Now that my boys no longer share a room, our guest room has been taken over by my high schooler. Whenever visitors come, it's a mad dash to put on clean sheets and a quick glance around to make sure nothing too horrible is lying about.

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  19. If there's anyone who can mix 'n match animal magnetism with hot hued florals, it's gotta be you, Ms. Toody Goo Shoes! Kudos on your colour and pattern coordination; your New Year's guest is surely in for a wonderful treat with your amazing attention to design detail!

    Happy 2016, Amy!

    Poppy

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  20. Your visitors will be staying in the lap of luxury. The room is so pretty! You have done a marvelous job! I'm sure they will love it and they may just stay longer than you want! lol

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  21. Your visitors will be staying in the lap of luxury. The room is so pretty! You have done a marvelous job! I'm sure they will love it and they may just stay longer than you want! lol

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  22. What lucky guests, everything is so gorgeous and welcoming!Great job.
    Wishing you a happy and blessed new year!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  23. Just stopping by to send Happy New Year Wishes to you and yours.

    All the best Jan

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  24. Just stopping by to send Happy New Year Wishes to you and yours.

    All the best Jan

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  25. This looks so welcoming. I love all the bright colors ... my fave, too! :)

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