My entertaining goals for 2013-2014 include:
- building or buying a large table with benches for the backyard.
- getting better about meal-planning so it’s no big deal to invite dinner guests on short notice.
- creating more fun “kid spaces” and activities.
No matter the size of my house or the pen scribbles all over my calendar, I want to have the margin to welcome people into my heart and my home. To be known as a gracious, warm, and fun hostess. It’s on my list of life improvements.
While friendliness, humility, compassion, and flexibility are the foundation of hospitality, it helps to have items in the home that lend themselves to a comfortable and laid-back environment. Examples? A coffee pot, enough seats to go around, cups for kids and grown-ups, etc.
An electric kettle is also lovely for when you are serving hot drinks to a crowd. Simply heat the water to the desired temperature and each guest can select their favorite tea, hot chocolate, or cider. It’s certainly much faster than microwaving one mug at a time. Not to mention it keeps your stovetop free.
All you do is fill the kettle with the desired amount of water, push down a lever, and the water boils quickly. No worries if you’re busy with young children or other tasks around the house. The kettle automatically turns off when it reaches the boiling point.
The thermal pitcher does a good job of keeping the water warm, but it’s also safe to put down on any countertop (plus, it’s BPA-free).
One Metropolitan Mama will receive a Cordless Kettle by Sunpentown. ARV $62.
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* Thanks to SPT for providing two kettles – one for review and one for this giveaway.