Hey Joanna! I loved this post! A welcome mat can serve such a great psrpoue when inviting guests over for the first time or even for life-long friends that have been to your home a thousand times! I'm a big fan of your blog and am from Grosse Pointe, Michigan (a suburb of Detroit) so we share that background! If you have a chance, please take a look at my blog mollyalone.tumblr.com and let me know what you think! If not, keep doin' what you're doin' because you are fab!