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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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. 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. 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.


  3. 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…


  4. 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.

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

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

  9. 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

  10. 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!

  11. 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 🙂

  12. 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!

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

  14. 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!!!!!!!!!!!


  15. 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?

  16. 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! 🙂

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    Sandro Heckler

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