Thanks to Fresh Wave for this collaboration so we can get our homes ready for houseguests
These gift wrapped peach crisp jars are so simple to make, and will leave your guests with a sweet memory!
Sometimes the best way to learn is by example. A few weeks ago on our road trip from Texas to Montana we got to stay a few nights with my sister-in-law in Utah. It was so relaxing to be guests at her home, I think it was the best sleep I got during our trip. And staying with her meant we had delicious dinners every evening and an array of breakfast options in the morning.
While I don’t have any houseguests coming in the immediate future I’ve got a plan for the next time friends or family come into town.
Have a spare key made. You can tell guests where it will be hidden if they arrive when you’re not home. Or you can give it to them when they arrive, so they can come and go as they need to and don’t have to depend on your schedule.
Type up a list of your favorite local places – restaurants, museums, shops, movie theaters. I even have a list of my favorite free places to visit.
Provide fresh linens. Wherever your guests are sleeping (guest bed, air mattress, the couch) make sure to put on fresh sheets and an extra blanket (I know I’m always cold). You can even set out towels for your guests on their bed so they are confident in which towels to use. Use Fresh Wave Laundry Booster to wash your sheets and towels. The Laundry Booster gives your regular laundry detergent a boost and helps remove difficult, set-in odors.
And a side note if your guest bed is an air mattress, check to see it’s in good condition (no leaks) before guests arrive. You can even vacuum the top to make sure it’s dust free.
Put a few of your favorite books, or books you think your guests would like, near their bed. This gives your guests a chance to get comfy in a different bed before hitting the hay. You can even provide a Fresh Wave soy-based Candle for some ambience, and as a bonus it will remove stinky odors from food, pets, or kids (maybe that’s just me). Have it lit and smelling fresh when your guests arrive.
Create an Appliance Manuel for items your guests will want (or need) to use like remote controls and alarm system among others. Type up some instructions and collect them in a folder and 3-ring binder. You can even add divider tabs for each piece of equipment.
Dessert to go. Leave your guests with sweet memories of their stay, literally. Make up some easy to gift peach crisps made in mason jars. Tie a ribbon around the lid and they are instantly giftable.
Mason Jar Peach Crisp
- 29 oz can peach halves
- 2 Tbsp flour
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 3 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 5 Tbsp melted butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Get out (two) pint sized mason jars.
- Divide canned peaches evenly between the two jars.
- Combine flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
- Pour in the melted butter and stir until evenly combined.
- Spoon topping mixture over peaches, dividing the mixture evenly between the two jars.
- Place the jars on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
- Let cool before serving or gifting.