How to Host a Fun & Easy Ladies’ Morning

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #DunkinatGiantEagle #CollectiveBias Have you been beyond busy the last couple of months?  With a new writing project, our big yard improvements and the usual busyness of family … [Read more...]

How to Make a Delicious Waffle Bar Your Guests Will Love

  If you are looking for a fun and easy breakfast idea, look no further.  This waffle bar is it!  It requires only basic prep work before your guests arrive and the build-your-own style menu is fun for all. A couple weeks ago, I hosted a Norwex Party with friends and family.  Are you … [Read more...]

Developing Your Entertaining Goals

It's a New Year!  Did you do anything fun for New Year's Eve?  We stayed home, celebrated with fancy glasses, sparkling grape juice and an early midnight. We played, relaxed and enjoyed some great snacks. Have you made any goals for this new year?  Maybe you wrote goals to be more focused, to … [Read more...]

5 Attitudes to Have When Entertaining Over the Holidays

Thanksgiving is upon us and you may be preparing for guests over the holidays.  You're writing menus, decorating the house, setting tables.  But hosting a successful holiday meal is more than good food and a clean bathroom.  Your heart has to be ready to receive your guests and extend these five … [Read more...]

How to Host the Perfect Soup Party

Well friends, I have found another kind of party that I LOVE.  A couple Sunday's ago, I hosted a Soup Party for Dan's family of 20.  It was the perfect theme for a cold, winter day. Have you been experiencing freezing or colder than usual temperatures?  We have had our own little arctic freeze in … [Read more...]

Lessons From Our Tables: The Heart of Conversation

  Have you experienced it?  The "oh dear, the guests are coming soon and I'm not ready" panic.  For me, it usually sets in when I realize something is cooking too fast or too slow, or has completely flopped.  Maybe it is that the kids have "re-arranged" the room yet again or my husband is … [Read more...]

31 Days to an Awesome Party (Day 10): When things go wrong

  It is inevitable.  Things go wrong at parties.  Even with all the best planning in the world, no party is exempt from problems.  Now, the level of "disaster effect" on your party may vary greatly, but I have rarely had an event, no matter what size, run without any complications along the … [Read more...]

Hospitable Hearts: 20 Reader Recipes that Feed an Army

Thank you to all our readers who gave such a great response to the Hospitable Heart series.  Melissa and I had so much fun and hope you did you too!  We pray that our hearts are better prepared to open the doors of our homes and offer hospitality to all our guests. Before we wrap up, Melissa put … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Mary DeMuth on Cooking, Hospitality & The Irresistible Table

How exciting it is for us to welcome Christian author Mary DeMuth to the Hospitable Hearts series.  Head over to Hive Resources for today's post where Mary is talking about cooking, hospitality and her new cookbook, "The Irrestible Table." My favorite quote from her post: There, our home was … [Read more...]