Here’s Part 2 of my Homemaking on the Road Series! This will focus on the ins and outs of packing for a trip… and the tricks I use to save money, sanity, and space.
I like to think that I’m a minimalist, but the truth is, anyone who can’t travel without a set of hot rollers isn’t exactly low-maintenence. So let’s explore how to pack as lightly as possible but still be prepared once you get to your destination.
Husband and I have been traveling a lot since November, moving across the country from California to the lovely South in Georgia, and then criss-crossing the states for contract and freelance consulting.
While traveling, it’s important to me to retain a sense of order and make it fun, especially when balancing expenses and taking pets, so I’ll be doing a series in 2013 about Travel and adding it as a new blog category.
Part One – Planning The Great Escape
Hi, I’m Beretta, and I’m a Hostaholic.
This month, I had a crash-course reminder about the importance, as a host, wife, and homemaker, of not over-scheduling our social life.
A few recent threads and conversations in my social network has got me thinking about parties, potlucks, and events. Specifically, the logistics of executing hosting tasks in a fairly tasteful, fun, and drama-free manner. As we move into the wedding/party season of late spring and summer, many brides and party hosts are dealing with these issues:
“I don’t have time.”
“I would ask people to help, but I don’t know how to delegate.”
“How come potlucks always ends up being a random mix of weird foods?”
“I can’t make those cute decorations on Pinterest.”
“How can I feed a large party of people on $20?”
“I just don’t want to be a bitch/asshole.”
“Everything costs money.”
So… many… pom poms….
Let’s approach these issues one by one. Ready?
Ever regret inviting someone to a party? Want to host but scared of letting people into your home? What’s your legal hosting liability? Read about how I deal with those hosting issues here! On the always lovely, ever-helpful OffBeat Home website…