Taking a risk by hosting an Easter dinner party

It’s Eleanor Roosevelt who said that she tried to do something risky every day. Maybe something new, uncomfortable, or different. Maybe that something “new” is hosting your first Easter dinner in your home this year, and you’re scared to death. I was fortunate because while I was growing up, my mother taught me a lot (read more…)

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7 ways to practice imperfect hospitality

“Do what you’re good at and everything else will fall into place.” -Willnett Crockett You don’t have to do something perfectly just because someone you know does it perfectly. My friend, Krissy, is an amazing designer. Everything she touches with design turns to gold. My other friend, Michelle, knows how to throw a party. She (read more…)

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Opening our homes means risk

Warmer connections come when we’re willing to take a chance. If you’ve been following my 31 Days of Warm Connections series, I’m sharing today about friendships. I have friendships that go back almost 50 years—some 40, 30, 20, 10, as well as more recent friends. I’ve always told my daughter that friends are like a (read more…)

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Six tips for hosting a dinner party (with kids in the mix)

Summer entertaining is a beautiful time to get together with friends who have kids because you can be together in the outdoors and the kids can run and play. I think back to the last house we lived in and the fun we had with our neighbors and all of their kids. Even though our (read more…)

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10 steps to courageous hospitality

Sometimes hospitality requires more courage than we think we possess. Maybe you could raise your hand and say, “Yes, I could use a dose of more courage.” I’ve often shied away from courage, because I knew that it could be disruptive to my life; that it would knock me out of my safety zone. To (read more…)

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