Summertime is an entertaining time. Whether you’re the host or hostess, or you’re going to someone else’s “little piece of heaven,” nifty little things make the living, easier.
For example, while there’s not much you can get for $7.99 these days, the Copco Stir ‘n Sip cup won’t break the bank, as it gives you a stylish and effective way to hold, drink, and even stir up smoothies, water, carbonated drinks, ice coffee and tea, and those crystallized drink packettes that are so popular today. The substantial, 24 oz. clear, plastic up looks like a drinking glass with benefits. The cups are BPA-free, and each has a rubberized and colorful grip around the middle, so you don’t slip and spill your drink.
Each has a coordinated colorful, patent-pending straw with a little mixer built into the end, so you can sip your drink and continually stir up the sugar, drink packette, fruit, whatever you’ve added.
It may sound seriously simple, but if you’ve ever had the experience of getting a mouth full of your your flavored drink powder, or sugar, because it’s settled to the bottom of the glass, you’ll appreciate this nifty design. It’s top-rack dishwasher safe and comes in brown, hot pink, orange, blue and purple. These clever cups are available at Bed Bath and Beyond, Kmart & Amazon.com. They’re great for guests, and make a nice host/hostess gift in sets of two, four or more.
it is that time of year again when your friends without weekend houses, descend
(hopefully, invited) into your guest bedroom(s). Don’t be a freeloader. They’re doing all the
prep work, entertaining, cooking, and after you leave, cleaning and laundry. So
don’t be a freeloader. While it is considered good manners to “bring
something,” make it more personal and interesting than that bottle of wine you
know your host or hostess will put out for you to consume, anyway. Show your appreciation for that hard-working
host/hostess with a luxurious little something—maybe a candle from the
Chesapeake Bay Candle company. These come in a variety of types from jars to pillars to diffusers. One that works for both men and women is the spicy and woodsy Teakwood and Mahogany fragrance. It has a masculine sensibility, but there seems to be just a hint of something floral that makes it unisex. The nicely scented candle doesn’t just look good, it masks odors from musky guest rooms that haven’t had a proper airing.
Of course, it adds a romantic ambiance when the guests have gone home and it’s relaxation time for just the two of you, too. There are so many types and scents to choose from and if you go to the Chesapeake Bay Candle Web Site you can even choose products by color as well as by scent and type. The Chesapeake Bay Candle Company also has very gift-able, hand-poured candles that are nestled into ceramic jars with wood button accent for just $16.00.
They’re 8 oz. of purely beautiful fragrance to be enjoyed anytime. There is also a reed diffuser $18.00 three wick tin candle $14.00 and pillar candles ranging in price from $7.00 to $24.00