Thursday, December 20, 2012

We've Been Charminized! Holiday Entertaining Edition #PGMom



I'm married to a frugal farmer, but there are certain things in life I simply will not scrimp on. Ketchup and toilet paper.  I know it sounds crazy, but those are two things I am really particular about.

I've tried dozens of different toilet paper brands and for many years, I thought that by choosing the "green" toilet paper, I'd be saving A) money and B) the environment. Truth be told, we went through a lot more toilet paper with the toilet paper I wanted is to use.  Neither my wallet nor my heiny thanked me for it.

My husband reminds me that in some countries, toilet paper is a luxury. This said, I'm pretty sure he notices the difference between thin, sandpaper-like toilet paper and the soft, luxurious Charmin toilet paper. I am pretty sure he prefers the latter!

Since the holidays are also about comfort and entertaining, "Charmenizing" your home is perfect! What a great way to make guests feel comfortable, welcomed, and taken care of. During the holidays (and even on regular days), our home is filled with visitors. Always.

This year, we are Charmenizing our home! What does that mean?

Every detail from the toilet paper, tissue, linen, and bedding will have our guests in m ind.

Oh! Here's an interesting Charmin tidbit I learned about at the P&G Event in November:
Charmin has an app that can help you find clean washrooms when you're out and about! Don't laugh! I'm totally in love with this app! I for one, have a strong aversion to public toilets and public bathrooms. I'd sooner hold it until I get home than suffer from some of the odiferous washrooms I've had the displeasure of using on road trips or shopping trips. Let me tell ya, I am the Queen of squatting and hovering.

Sadly, my 4 year old daughter has developed my intense dislike for public washrooms. I don't want her to hold things in or have to make me pull over on the side of a deserted country road. Finding a public bathroom where she can sit and not squat is a good thing. Have I mentioned that I have all the "good" bathrooms between Manitoulin Island and Sudbury mapped out for us? I really do. That was one of the first things I did as a new parent with a baby in diapers. Find clean washrooms for road trips.

To check out Charmin's Sit or Squat App, click here.

I'm really excited about Charminizing our home for the holidays.
Oh, I'm not going to keep all the Charmin goodness to myself. I'm sharing it with you guys! One of you can win the following Prize Pack items to Charminize your home!
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Disclosure - As a #PGMom, I receive special perks, however all thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are honest and my own.

57 comments:

Doris Calvert said...

I have fluffy towels, awesome soap, shampoo and things I know they like in their own bathroom, in their bedroom as well crisp linens and candles

Glogirl said...

We offer our guests a variety of coffees and teas for our Keurig machine. The guests feel welcome to brew their own drink whenever they would like one.

Christine McN said...

Doris and Glogirl
I want to go to your house! Sounds lovely to be a guest in your homes! What nice touches to make one's stay an enjoyable one!

Annie1 said...

We always have a pair of nice, cushy socks for people to wear in the house, lovely fresh towels and homemade baking!

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Dreena said...

Guest will have fresh towel waiting on the guest bed, bottles of water, and a little flower arrangement.

Cheers.

privyseel said...

I put fresh flowers in their room.

fesspoire said...

I put mints on their pillows.

Amy C said...

I have fresh towels.

Lee Pearson said...

When I have guests over I always prepare a basket of samples for them...little samples that I have collected such as shampoos, lotions, tissues, white stripes, mouthwash, toothpaste, etc. They always comment on the basket and hopefully, enjoy the items I include

Anu Chopra said...

I leave extra toothbrushes, toothpaste, fresh towels in the washroom for the guests!

Sue2Sueper said...

I just want them to be comfortable enough to get what they need without asking. I have the my home is your home way of thinking. Obviously the guests are people who know me or my place well. :-)

flowerchild said...

I always make a homemade meal ,treats and coffee and tea.
thanks

bwright said...

I don't get many visitors, but I at least try to clean up the toys around the house. It usually looks like a tornado hit the place.

Jeannie Lam said...

I bake them homemade cookies and treats for them to enjoy now and for them to take home.

cvegnad said...

we have fresh towels, blankets, special cards for guests, welcome gifts

Aunt Maggie Rocks said...

I always have fresh towels, sheets, soap, etc. plus I always make their favorite meals!

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Yan D said...

i'd lay out different variety of chocolates on the table, so they can sample :)
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ksceviour said...

clean towels and sheets,and always plenty of snacks and desserts :)

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Julia said...

I'm with you. I never scrimp on TP or Ketchup. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Rebby said...

I like to set up the guest room like a hotel with shampoo, towels etc!

ella said...

Clean towels, warm blankets, and plenty of snacks.

pamalot said...

I make sure there are clean hand towels in the bathroom with special hand soap and lotions.

Andrew Pham (apham17) said...

A mix of clean towels, new toothbrush, a home cooked meal and plenty of beer\wine in stock :)

Erika E said...

I always tell guests to make themselves at home. But I leave them towels, soap and any other toiletries they might need so they don't have to ask.

Sydney Bows said...

we try to make them feel at home so they don't have to be uncomfortable asking for certain things etc. and they are welcome to use what they need.

ZenHarmony said...

We usually make sure they have whatever alcohol they like when they get here, since it can be a hazardous trip!

Belinda M said...

We keep nice little soaps and clean towels in the bathroom. Snacks on the coffee table and lots alcholic and non alcoholic drinks on hand


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Jonnie (JB) said...

I always keep a basket of new toiletries in case my guests forget anything.

lelalacc said...

i certainly have my place very clean, and i try to stock up the fridge, and i give them my best sheets and towels to use.

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Lisa Smith said...

I leave a basket of random samples out in the bathroom for everyone to use.

BlessedTa said...

I leave extra towels and make sure the bathroom has lots of Charmin toilet paper

Brenda Penton said...

I offer lots of treats and beverages. I have special towels and hand-soaps in the bathroom for the guests.

Lori Bazan said...

I put on homemade cookies and christmas baking. I light scented candles and put softly on holiday music. I appreciate my guests and family and I enjoy their company!

Vesper Meikle said...

I always make we have enough wine in the house

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Angela M said...

I like to have lots of treats, and decorations with Christmas music playing.

Sprinkle Dash said...

Find out how they like their coffee, or what they like for breakfast.
Put out fresh flowers in their room if you can. Its probably one of the best ways to say "we're really glad you're here".
Have lots of extra blankets, especially if you keep the house cold at night.
Try to make the bed before your guests arrive if possible. It can be awkward to stand around and watch your host clear a spot for you or put the sheets on once its time for bed. This isn't always possible if you're using a pullout sofa, but at least try and have the bottom sheet already put on the mattress. Nobody wants to look at the condition of that thin pullout mattress as you unfold the couch.

Anonymous said...

their fav drink is always available
jan

Areta said...

Lots of snacks and holiday music!

Fan R. said...

I give my guests a choice with soaps, bars or liquid, towels for their needs, explain how to use my bathrooms and where to find what they need.

Sw33tKrv3lty said...

I make hot coacoa and always make sure to have the christmas tree on!

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Haylie said...

I don't invite them over lol.

Lisa Bolduc said...

i have never had any visitors over the holidays!

Lindsay Cyr said...

I try to make guests feel at home by leaving clean towels and lots of soap out for them.

Bee W Bedard said...

give them the softest towels

Michelle B said...

We put fresh flowers and a chocolate gift basket in the guest room.

SG said...

I leave travel size moisturizers and lotions out for them in case they've forgotten anything. And a new toothbrush!

Cheryl said...

I like to put special soaps and towels in the bathroom for guests at holiday time!

Erin said...

I always have some homemade goodies ready!

Kristi R. said...

Special holiday soaps!

Bree said...

I leave baskets with toiletries on the counters (new toothbrushes, mouthwash, body washes ect) and fresh towels. I make sure our company feels at home and very welcomed.

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jackiekatie1105 said...

clean sheets n towels

Tanis S said...

A nice clean bed and bedroom and plenty of time to relax by having things already to eat!

AlwaysARedhead said...

I really don't have a lot of guest, just family and we make sure everything is clean & tidy, fresh towels out just for my sister!

denise said...

We don't get many guests. We offer coffee and breakfast in the morning.

mongupp said...

i love to make treats, homemade gingerbread and serve tea with my lovely china tea pot my dad gave me

Tina L. said...

fresh towels, fruit and snacks in case they get hungry.

Victoria Ess said...

I change the bathroom decor, and table settings.

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