Have you scrubbed your floors this week? No? HA, good cause… me neither! I have vivid memories of my Meme on her hands and knees scrubbing her floor inch to inch with a toothbrush. She tried hard to pass down the deep cleaning obsession to me. Sorry Meme, girlfriend loves detail but doesn’t have the […]
When we were in Thailand I could fill my entire house with flowers for $10. And I did, monthly! The flower markets were abundant, and filled with the most unique variety! The price allowed me some extra wiggle room to play around with colors and size. Since coming back to America I found that my […]
The holidays are quickly approaching and…so is the hustle and bustle. Here at Gather, we are always trying to lead you to a sense of calm, especially with your holiday preparation. We know that your kitchen will be filled with dishes and your home filled with guests so we want to inspire you with simple, […]
Get Ready First It’s VERY common for a host to think they should stay in grubby clothes while they’re getting ready in case they get splatters of homemade sauce on their new shirt or their favorite jeans. However, what if we put it this way instead? We’ve all been there when our friend shows up […]
What is an Everyday Gathering? They are the gatherings we have for celebrating everyday! The middle of the week pizza nights with friends, the happy hour at our place after work, the midweek celebration dinner, or the ‘just because’ hang-out. They are the gatherings we have with one another that deepen our relationships and a […]
Is your mouth watering too or is it just me? Hospitality comes with many dynamic challenges. If you’re anything like us, you also have experienced a rise in dietary needs amongst those around your table. It can be difficult to be the one with the specific restrictions, and it can also be difficult for the […]
Ambience. A word used almost exclusively for formal or romantic settings. Can you picture the very aspects of the ambience in those settings that set them apart? Typically, you will find music that whisks you away, “wow-worthy” decor, often designated “space”, and usually an overall delight for your senses. Why is it that ambience is […]
Many of us find ourselves not knowing what to serve or we have a few thoughts of what to serve but don’t know how to bring it all together. We often ask ourselves questions like, ‘What goes with this?”, or “Where do I even begin?”. If you have asked yourself any of those questions, it’s possible that those very questions have kept you from gathering all together. It’s very possible that those very areas of uncertainty keep your table empty and your doors closed.
It matters because we want you to feel confident filling your tables. It matters because time around the table can change lives and food is the vehicle to do just that. We want to come alongside you as you start to look at where to even begin!
As we progress out of our school recess years, out of high school parties, and out of gathering in your dorm lounge in college, something changes. Reality is, many of these friends end up moving away. However, the alternate reality here is that we are told that in order to succeed, our focus must shift from living in community, to living in independence. As I’ve come to talk to so many of you, and even those in my immediate circle, what I’ve come to find is that people throughout all stages of their adult years continuously say one thing, “I don’t know how to make friends as an adult”.
It’s time, it’s time to engage in friendship again. Going first is probably one of the most frightening things you can do. What’s on the other side though, is worth every second of quivering. You are worth valuable friendships, you are capable of being an intentional friend, and you have the power to change a community through it all. We’re here cheering you on.