Your all-in-one guide to effortlessly entertaining through out the holiday season

Holiday Hostess Handbook is your guide to savoring the season.

How many times

have you put away Thanksgiving leftovers feeling like...

"That was it?!

I did all this for that?!"

“Using the Game Plan is what made me enjoy the holiday season. I didn't feel like I was in the kitchen the whole time, or about all the things I needed to do while we were trying to have company. I enjoyed myself, and savored the season! - Kate

when was the last time you really enjoyed the holiday season, 

like the entire season??

We've all been there.

We've all been the one who's trying to be the hostess who can do it all. 

You have people coming in and out of your home.

You can't keep up with the details.

You're trying to make it a magical time for everyone.

 And all you want to do is crawl in your bed and take a nap until January.


This year is YOUR year to reclaim the holidays.

To say no to the extra things.

And say YES to savoring this season.

Meet your Holiday Hostess Handbook.

80+ pages that will guide you 

through 'effortlessly' hosting the holidays.

here's what you'll find inside:


effective checklists for preparing for the holidays


keeping a timeline helps you plan ahead well


simple menu ideas to get you through all the merriment

Drink recipes

cheers to the season


tip sheets and extra printables to keep you going

including conversation cards


the list of all lists to help you stay on top of it all 

“For years I felt like Thanksgiving and Christmas and all the parties and school activities were taking over. I couldn't enjoy this season. But! Game Plans and Checklists. Use them, and ENJOY this time with your family. ”


Hey, Y'all! I'm Ashley


It's the Holiday Season, and I have to admit, I didn't always feel like it was

"the most wonderful time of the year."

Like most people, I had too many to-do lists, too many things that needed my attention, and way too lofty goals for an amazing Thanksgiving dinner. 

Something had to change. 

I sat down at my kitchen, pulled out a piece of notebook paper and used a note taking method I learned in high school.

This one piece of notebook paper had: 

  • Menu + shopping list 
  • Decor ideas 
  • Who was coming + what they were bringing 
  • I even drew in my table and added those small post-it tabs with everyone's names on them.
  • Placing everyone perfectly around the table.
  • I added a timeline of when I needed to put things in the oven, what I needed to do while things were baking.

It changed my world!

and it can change yours, too! 

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