This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The International Housewares Association for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
So, it’s the middle of the Christmas Season and things are getting crazy. Presents, wrapping, decorating, running around, and somehow trying to find joy within all the madness can really turn us all into a bunch of little grinches. You know you want to find some time to have friends and family over, you just don’t really, you know, actually want to have to do anymore work. You’re already maxed out! Before you avoid having people over and regret it afterward, pop on over to Inspired Home and read the article that I put together over there all about how I keep my stress level low and manage to be ready to holiday guests whenever the opportunity arises. I’m sharing super simple, straightforward answers to what you really need to have on hand to be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy your guests with casual wine-tasting style offerings. No fussy business, just normal stuff that everyone will enjoy. Add these things from my Inspired Home post to your shopping list this week, keep my easy tips for styling in mind and then relax!
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.