I’m super excited to share with you the first installment of the newest series launching on Sequins at Breakfast: The Busy Girl’s Guide! The Busy Girl’s Guide is a bi-weekly article aimed at sharing tips, tricks and all around lifestyle hacks, dedicated to sharing my passion for creating a stylish home, effortless entertaining and easy yet healthy market recipes perfect for weeknight dinner. The busy girl’s guide will show you just how easy it is to live a stylish life while balancing your hectic day to day schedules.
Before moving to Hawaii hosting overnight guests was a rare occurrence and happened maybe once a year. Since re-locating we’ve been lucky enough to have family and friends come to visit and we’re gearing up for a decent amount of visitors this year. When prepping for overnight guests there are a few things that I like to do to get the house and guest room ready (check out the Essentials of a Cozy Guest Room) fresh flowers and a clean house are a must but in an effort to make our guests feel comfortable and welcome I like to bake a fresh batch of muffins (these are the unanimous favorite) to offer along side coffee or tea at breakfast.
Because of the time change our guests tend to wake up on the early side so creating a coffee + breakfast bar makes it easy for guests to grab a bite and enjoy a cup of coffee whenever they wake up and having everything in one spot keeps them from wondering where we keep the mugs or French press.
Here are a few of my coffee/ breakfast bar must haves:
- Fresh ground coffee + French Press (we also have a standard coffee maker and espresso machine both of which can be tricky to use) the French Press I really easy to use and makes a great cup of coffee.
- An assortment of tea (some of my favorites include Yogi Lemon Ginger, Traditional Medicinal Chamomile with Lavender and Tazo Refresh)
- Homemade Muffins- I make muffins every week for breakfast but make a point to have a fresh batch when guests come into town. Everyone LOVES these Spiced Date & Walnut Muffins and they only take 30 min to make and bake!
- Muesli or other cereal
- Yogurt and fresh fruit in the fridge.
Setting up a breakfast/coffee bar is really simple and takes maybe 5 minutes to throw together. Here is what you’ll need:
- Fresh flowers
- Coffee + tea
- French Press or coffee maker
- Fruit (think apples, bananas or oranges)
- Bowls, mugs, spoons
- Milk, yogurt and fresh cut fruit in the fridge!!
Do you host a lot of overnight guests? What are some of your favorite tips?!
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