"Be Our Guest, Be Our Guest…"

I love being a hostess. I like to think I am a hostess with the mostess…at least that is what my mama tells me and we all know mama’s blow wind in their babies sails. I will run with it though…I like it!
I love overnight guests. Well, I actually love all guests. Yet, the ones who choose to rest with us get the pleasure of signing our guest book during their stay. It sits on the bedside table in our guest room. My sweet sister made this for me Christmas 2007. It was signed once in my Mississippi home by her family and then moved to my home here in Arkansas. It has been signed a lot since then and I love it. I have had several of my dearest friends laugh at me about my book when prompted to take some quiet time and write in it…and then my sister harasses me in it each time she stays. It makes me laugh. I love the story it tells. My Mama uses it as a journal when she is here and writes down all we do during the day and then tells me how wonderful I am, etc. Anyway, there are many of you reading this who are due an overnight stay and have a page waiting on you in the book. Reservations are now open…

I also have a memo board…a zebra memo board. It screams “Abby Jo” and I like a loud welcome. (I tried to blur the photos for a bit of privacy here, but it just looks bad now…oh well) I take photos of special memories of the person or family who is visiting us for the night. This particular board is set up for a stay that my Mama and Aunt J had with us. It was a fun board to do because I was able to mix lots of people on the board. I like to see people’s response to the board when they get settled in their room for the night. It always brings a smile. I like my guests to know they are loved, appreciated and always welcome.

What fun things do you do to welcome people into your home?

Published by Abby Lee

Celebrating and decorating with purpose is my favorite thing to do. When I am not filling a tree with ornaments or throwing a birthday party for my golden doodle, I am being mom to a super cool tween son, the wife to a fine blue eyed man and selling real estate. I call northeast Arkansas home and when I am not loving on my people or celebrating in our space, I am using words to express myself here or on my podcast. Be sure to follow me! I am the co-author of a blog called Life with My Sister and have a podcast called Abby As-Is. You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

3 thoughts on “"Be Our Guest, Be Our Guest…"

  1. I also have a guest book. I think I started the guest book because I always felt special signing it at Jan Taylor's home. It's been sitting in a drawer for the past 2 years, though. Many people have come and gone and never been recorded. I need to get it back out and put it upstairs in the guest quarters. I do love the picture board idea! I might have to invest.


  2. Oh me! What good memories this post brings back of the night I came to Jonesboro and stayed with yall. I remember how hard we laughed over your guest book. You also had me a goody bag :). As funny as it was, you are a WONDERFUL hostess. You are right up there with Jenny Beth and in my opionion, you can't get much better than that :). Love ya!Melissa


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