Preparing for Houseguests {& Silhouette Giveaway Preview}

It’s so great to have my husband’s parents in town for the holidays.   They are super nice and since they live out of town, we’re lucky that they’re here for a week this time.  In preparation for their visit, I got some new white sheets for the bed (to go with the Z Gallerie duvet and Wal-Mart pillow covers), added some fresh flowers to the nightstand, and included a little jar of treats (Hershey Kisses Meltaways- Jimmy’s mom’s favorite!) image image The guest bath got a little boost of freshness too with some flowers, new buttery yellow towels, bathmat and shower curtain from the Restoration Hardware outlet.  I was thinking that the yellow would be nice a nice welcome to the new year and tie in nicely with my adjoining office. image image I hope they enjoy their stay!  ********** image I’m excited to tell you about the Silhouette Giveaway that I will announce on December 26, 2010.  The winner will be announced on January 1, 2011.  What a way to kick off the New Year!  Also, from December 26 to January 1, HWH readers will be able to purchase the Silhouette SD machine for $175 with a monthly subscription commitment to the Silhouette Online Store when they use promo code HWH at checkout. Then, you can make things like this: image image image  image image  If you have done a Silhouette project that you would like me to feature before the New Year, please email me a picture and a link to your blog (if you have one) and I will consider your submission. 

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  1. emily
    December 23, 2010 / 4:53 am

    I love that duvet cover and the pillows. The lamp is perfect in that room! I am sure your in-laws will love it. The bathroom looks great too!

  2. Chic Coastal Living
    December 23, 2010 / 4:56 am

    It's so nice to have a guest room! I'm sure they are going to have a wonderful time visiting!

  3. Carly {Honey and the Moon}
    December 23, 2010 / 4:57 am

    I don't think I've ever seen photos of that guest bedroom..from what I can see, it looks great!

    Hope y'all have a wonderful time with your in-laws.


  4. Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma
    December 23, 2010 / 5:14 am

    Yeah! You will have free babysitting for a week…I dream of a multigenerational household…ah…

    Restoration Hardware has an outlet??? {Maybe not in Chicago…}

    Happy Holidays, Megan. It's been fun watching your house change into a festive home…


  5. Stephanie
    December 23, 2010 / 6:00 am

    Oh wow Megan that looks so welcoming, they are going to love it! How fun to have an extra set of hands for a whole week. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  6. December 23, 2010 / 4:14 pm

    I love that you leave some chocolate treats!! That's my kind of guest room!

    Happy Christmas to you!!

  7. susies1955
    December 23, 2010 / 10:38 am

    What a cool bedroom.
    Your giveaway sounds great.
    Happy Holidays,

  8. Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair
    December 23, 2010 / 12:49 pm

    I also love the duvets and the pillows – all your little touches are lovely!
    Happy Christmas Megan
    Rachie xo

  9. Emily A. Clark
    December 23, 2010 / 1:49 pm

    You are such a good daughter-in-law 🙂 I'm sure they feel very blessed to have you.

    And, I love the bedding. Must find a spot to use those Wal-Mart sheets!

  10. Michelle @ Ten June
    December 23, 2010 / 2:05 pm

    Um, can I come stay in the guest room?? It's gorgeous!! And hell-ooo, the Hersheys kisses even match the decor! Love it, girl.

  11. April a.k.a. "A. Liz"
    December 23, 2010 / 2:16 pm

    I absolutely love your bedding, and how sweet are you to have some of your MIL's favorite sweets by the bed?!

  12. Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
    December 23, 2010 / 2:27 pm

    So, did you plan for the meltaways to match the bedding or what?! 😉 Love the orange pop of color on the bedding!

    Hope you have a Merry Christmas! xoxo

  13. Colleen
    December 23, 2010 / 2:33 pm

    The yellow looks lovely! Very pretty. Merry Christmast to you and your family Megan!

  14. Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy
    December 23, 2010 / 2:51 pm

    I love your white and orange duvet!! Have an amazing Christmas with your family!

  15. coolkids
    December 23, 2010 / 2:51 pm

    I love the duvet! Hope you have a wonderful time.

  16. Ashly@Moon Walk
    December 23, 2010 / 3:26 pm

    I'm sure they will have a nice time visiting at your house. I like the idea of putting a few chocolates by the bed….very cute!

  17. December 23, 2010 / 9:37 pm

    Ah I love the orange on the bed and the lamp! I've got a thing for orange and turquoise. 🙂

    Your in-laws will feel very welcomed in your lovely home and may not want to leave…which could be bad. 😉

    Merry Christmas girl! I can't wait to see some photos of James and his 1st Christmas.

    And no, I don't snore…that I know of 🙂

  18. Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    December 23, 2010 / 3:39 pm

    What a wonderful guest room. I love the orange, Megan! And yellow is one of my very favorite colors so I will have no problem stopping in there! hehe. Enjoy their visit. They are so lucky to have you!

    December 23, 2010 / 3:54 pm

    What?! Those pillows are from Walmart? Do they still have them and do they come in any other colors? The room looks great!

  20. JC's Loft
    December 23, 2010 / 5:11 pm

    Oh I love adding fresh flowers for guests. It's such a nice touch! Have fun with your family!!!

    Will def be back to enter your giveaway, how fun!!!!!!!!!!!


    December 23, 2010 / 7:07 pm

    My Walmart didn't have the pillow covers. Darn!

  22. Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!}
    December 23, 2010 / 7:48 pm

    What's with the cropped in pics?!?! I want to see the whole bed!!

    enjoy the extra hands (babysitters) this week…and yay for the silo. Have you tried it yet?

  23. December 24, 2010 / 3:12 am

    What a great daughter-in-law you are!! I know they will enjoy their stay with all those special touches.

  24. December 24, 2010 / 4:55 am

    Hi! Those Wal-Mart pillow covers (they also have a duvet that may soon be drapes!) also come in black and white and I got them online after seeing them on Knight Moves blog.

    And no, I didn't realize the kisses went with the decor! Ha! 🙂

  25. Chyanne M.
    December 23, 2010 / 10:59 pm

    You did a great job…happy holidays!

    Happy Holidays to everyone from the "Yuppie Lady" blog.

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    February 26, 2012 / 6:23 pm

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