When it comes to inviting people over for dinner The-Welcoming-Table style, there are some dos and don'ts. We're all about keeping things stress-free around here because when things are hard, you don't want to do them. Entertaining should be fun and something that you want to do … [Read more...] about The Dos and Don’ts of No-Stress Entertaining
When I talk to people about why they're hesitant to invite others over, most of the time they say it's because they're worried about their house or their cooking or that it's so much work. But every once in a while, I hear hurt in their voice as they say something like … [Read more...] about What If They Don’t Reciprocate?
I have something on my mind that I want to share with you. A couple of days ago I posted a quote on The Welcoming Table Facebook page. It was... "When hospitality becomes an art, it loses its very soul." -- Max Beerbohm This quote speaks to me. It speaks to me … [Read more...] about On Being YOU When Entertaining
Wanna know one of my biggest goals for this year? To give up entertaining. That probably sounds crazy coming from someone who talks all about inviting people over, but you heard me right. I'm giving up entertaining, and I'm not even sorry about it. In fact, I want you to … [Read more...] about Why I’m Giving Up Entertaining (And You Should, Too!)
Ten years ago, when my family was going to move to Kentucky, we decided that once we got here, we'd try to invite people over for dinner once a week. It was my husband's idea, and at first, I felt a little intimidated. It wasn't that I didn't like having people over. We loved … [Read more...] about How We Made New Friends by Inviting People Over