Today I hosted a bridal shower for one of my Monday Night Girls. She is also a young woman who I absolutely adore. Colorful flowers in mason jars decorated my patio, beautiful china was set on the table, and champagne flutes were filled with fresh fruit and sparkling Prosecco. It was a delightful afternoon of … Continue reading ENTERTAINING AND HOSPITALITY ARE NOT SYNONYMOUS
"Can I ask you all of my ignorant questions?" This question has opened up some of my favorite conversations with co-workers at Sonata Hospice in San Diego where I work as a Bereavement Coordinator. I have lived in the same house for 17 years. I have attended the same church that is ten minutes from … Continue reading CREATING SAFE SPACE TO ASK IGNORANT QUESTIONS
"I’ve done the research & my findings are extremely consistent: if you want to make people happy immediately upon entering your (home), put together an egregiously large cheese board. There are no rules, of course, but I usually start with three cheeses, one soft. Three pickle-y/olive-y things, three kinds of cured meats, two or three … Continue reading PLATTERS & BOARDS
It’s been a long time since I posted anything on my website. The reason for my online absence is that after 20 years of being a stay at home mom, I began working as a hospice bereavement counselor in the fall of 2017. Do you know that the term “hospice” comes from the same … Continue reading HI THERE!
Sarah Harmeyer - the woman who's story of loving people around her backyard table for twenty inspired mine - has launched a website for her "Love Mission". And it. is. amazing. Neighborstable.com offers motivation, stories, and an online store. You can even order a custom table for your backyard! If you have a … Continue reading NEIGHBOR’S TABLE – MY NEW FAVORITE WEBSITE