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What if Hospitality Scares Me?

Hospitality. Mention the word and my heart rate rises, my insecurities come to light, and I begin to worry. What if I can’t drive a conversation? What if someone can still smell the milk my two-year-old spilled into the couch? What if I burn dinner or pull a less-than spotless dish from the cupboa read more

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The Acorn Tablecloth

I loved that tablecloth, not because it was perfect but because my mom picked it out for me, knowing my style. Little did I know this would be the last Thanksgiving I would have with my mother. read more

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An Introverts' Guide to Hosting

“Am I supposed to reciprocate this dinner invitation? Just how many times can we accept an invite to their house without returning the favor?” These thoughts often ran through my mind as a newlywed. read more

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Mobile Hospitality

Because my friend is a mobile hostess. She takes hospitality on the road. Everyone is a guest in her presence. She creates a place for others to feel welcome right where they are. Just as they are. read more

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The Brave Collective: Why I Hosted

In the Fall 2014 issue of Hello, Darling we introduced The Brave Collective with the belief when we share our courage with others - it multiplies. A good friend of ours, Dalley Galuzzi, explains in her own words why she accepted our request for her to host the first Brave Collective in Denver. read more