1. Brewing it Up

    Keurig 2.0 hot beverage brewing system on Fashionable HostessKeurig cups 2 on Fashionable HostessBreakfast is served with the Keurig 2.0 hot beverage brewing system on Fashionable Hostess

    Today I am partnering with Keurig to showcase their new product, the Keurig 2.0. The Keurig 2.0 is the first Keurig brewer to brew both a single cup of coffee as well as a four-cup carafe, which is perfect for someone like me who hosts endless brunch parties.

    How does it work? Select if you would like one cup or a full carafe. Could be for a fun gathering… could be because you had a late night… I won’t ask questions! Depending on the size you chose, either place a standard size Keurig cup {No need to toss the Keurig cups you already own!!} or place a K-Cup size… and hit start! Once the carafe is filled, you can bring it directly over to the table to serve guests!

    And for you Starbucks addicts {guilty here!}, don’t despair because they have a fab Starbucks variety pack available. Equally as fab are the carafe packs of Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa for a family night in with the kids.

    So let Keurig help take the load off one portion of your breakfast menu, or in my case today, simply kick those feet up and enjoy a solo quiet breakfast while the kids nap… whatever the case, you’re definitely off to a ‘good morning.’

    Fresh coffee from my Keurig 2.0 brewing system on Fashionable HostessThe new Keurig 2.0 hot beverage brewing system on Fashionable Hostess

    This post was sponsored on behalf of Keurig.  Items have been gifted to me, but opinions are my own.

  2. Host a Country Inspired Breakfast

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    Plaid, burlap, hydrangeas… as I brainstormed what I wanted my next tablescape to be, it resulted in this sweet country inspired breakfast. Simple but colorful, it seems like the perfect way to get out of that winter rut and start a lovely weekend {inside} with friends.

    For today’s table I picked up most of my pieces at Pottery Barn. These blue ikat napkins and blue dinner plates give the table a real pop, while I am obsessed with these CHOW salad plates {So cute!}. For water glasses to compliment the whole country theme, I used glass mason jars.

    Blue Plaid Napkins from Pottery BarnPlacing Chow Pottery Barn Plates on your tableHost a gorgeous breakfast at home by Fashionable Hostess

    Other details include my white basketweave placemats by Chilewich, a glass carafe for serving water {similar}, and two simple stalks of hydrangea. Since my flowers were so simple, I decided to add a bowl of rich colored plums to the center of my table as well {I lined the bowl with a piece of burlap prior to placing the plums on top}.

    Another cute detail which can truly be appreciated in some of the above shots are the little diplay I put together for my butter plate. Quite simple to do, I placed about two to three pieces of rosemary on a small white dish {similar}, cut a cube of butter on top, and sprinkled with a dash of sea salt. This was the perfect compliment to my buttery fresh croissants I had waiting for guests as they arrived!

    Amanda Gluck of Fashionable Hostess decorates a country style breakfastCountry Style Breakfast by Fashionble Hostess.jpgButter over a bed of rosemary for your butter plateCroissants for breakfast by Fashionble HostessWater in glass pitchers for country style breakfast

    Last but not least, I picked up a cute menu stand at Michael’s and printed out a small note card that read “Breakfast is served” to place at the head of my table. Can we talk about how much better it is to print the text versus writing it on one of those “trendy” chalkboard displays?!

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    Oh, and there I am! I know I never really make cameos in my tablescapes so today since I matched in my plaid Rails LA top, I felt semi inclined! Will try to show my face more in these sorts of posts! Hope this is the perfect start to your weekend!

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  3. HP x360

    Fashionable Hostess and Baby Reese with the HPX360 LAPTOP on FashionableHostess.com2Fashionable Hostess and Baby Reese with the HPX360 LAPTOP on FashionableHostess.comFashionable Hostess and Baby Reese with the HPX360 LAPTOP on FashionableHostess

    I am excited to share that I have partnered up with HP and Meghan Trainor to showcase the amazing new laptop, the HP x360. Far from your ordinary laptop, the HP x360 works in 4 modes: laptop, tablet, tent and stand, PLUS has a touch screen.

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    Since receiving mine I have been having a bit too much fun playing around with all of the modes, my favorite being the tablet. {I take that back, I meant to say Reese’s favorite mode.} We have spent endless hours watching Daniel Tiger on YouTube cozied up in bed {and the audio is amazing since it is equipped with Beats Audio}. Then the standard laptop form is great for working on my blog while the tent and stand forms are perfect for showing the latest FH tablescapes at my meetings!

    HPX360 LAPTOP on FashionableHostess.comEnjoying the HPX360 as a tablet on FashionableHostess.com

    On to Meghan Trainor… For those of you who don’t know her, she sings super popular songs “All About That Bass” and “Lips are Movin”. Her new album “TITLE” debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. So here’s the cool part… this February & March, HP is going on the road with her to cover her entire US tour. From Vancouver to Nashville, they’ll have a camera crew and some of their favorite Meghan Trainor fans from her “Lips Are Movin’” video to help bring the tour to life! {Total confession: I went on the site to watch a few before posting about it and literally an hour later I was like, ummm I need to get back to work… they are so fun!} You can follow along with the tour and catch behind the scenes episodes by following @HP and hashtag #BendtheRules for updates or heading to HP’s site here.


    So go ahead and add this laptop to your wishlist, it’s one of my… I mean OUR favorite tech items for sure!

    This post was sponsored on behalf of HP.  Items have been gifted to me, but opinions are my own.

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