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June 29, 2012

Get Invited Back To The Cottage…Guest Tips

Lots of goings-on in our busy lil household lately! Between the daily grind and, well, the daily grind, we have been moving non-stop! Feels like we haven’t stood still in ages but that’s how we like to live our lives 🙂

Well we blasted right on through Spring and have cruised into Summer full-force…
Part of the fun of Summer in Canada is cottaging. Though we don’t have a cottage of our own, we are lucky to have friends and fam who like to host us and for that we are very thankful.

I truly believe in the concept of being a ‘good guest’.  Along with the common sense things (don’t be a slob, help out around the place, go with the flow of your hosts, know when to arrive and when to leave, don’t show up with a sick child or bring your dog along uninvited…) I think the key to being  a good guest (aka. someone who will be asked back) is to not only pitch in for food and booze (natch) but to bring along something thoughtful that shows you are thinking of your hosts.

Ideally you want to personalize your gift for the host/hostess but I’d be pretty darn pleased if I received any of the below…

Here are some fun things that I think would make a great Cottage hostess gift:

via, perfect for around the firepit

via, Hudson’s Bay Blanket for snuggling up on the couch

via, Simple luxuries like french milled soap are a nice way to scrub off the sandy grime from being outdoorsy

via, Who doesn’t like some white ceramic crockery at the cottage? Or at home for that matter

via, Number one – how cute is this spool table?! Number two – coffee table books are a great way to unwind when you don’t have wifi or cable

via, Who wants a fly in their quinoa salad? Not moi. Save the food in style with a woven cloche

So for all of you tag-a-longs who will be guest-ing at a cottage this Canada Day long weekend, don’t forget to show your appreciation for the good times and bring along a little something for your hosts…

Happy Canada Day!


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