When I say the words, weeknight dinner planning, does it give you a pit in your stomach? Whether busy weeknights for you look like  a battle with decision fatigue OR that you want to make cooking easier but that the meal prep craze, with once a week cooking is just not something you enjoy. Cassy […]

Did you know that your words set your guests heart and gaze for the event? It’s easy to feel hospitality insecurity, culture tells us that we shouldn’t be confident unless…However our most common way to cope, is to cover our insecurities up with phrases and apologies that do everything except…cover them up! When we welcome […]

Let’s Talk Invitations Does the thought of extending one make you cringe? Have you been wanting to get to know your neighbor, but never seem to find a natural way to extend an invite? Have you been wanting to get coffee with that person you often workout next to at the gym, but feel awkward […]

Trauma, mental health and it’s connection to relationships is an aspect of culture that often goes unaddressed. So often trauma, betrayal and rejection make their way into our lives and show up later in ways we would never expect. In this conversation with Kobe Campbell, licensed trauma therapist, we dive into how relational trauma can […]

Mangia! Have you ever been to an Italians house for dinner? Chances are, if you did, you have some vivid memories! It’s likely that you have memories of the food they served and even they way the gathering is centered in the kitchen.  A few months ago I connected with Dina on Instagram. We connected […]

After Kayty attended a recent comedy show with John Crist & Mike Goodwin she realized a few things 1. How refreshingly clean the show was 2. That they both referenced the connection between how the deepest pain often births the best comedy. After laughing her way through the entire show she knew she needed to […]

Most of us have been there, a part of a community but still wishing we had friends or felt more connected. There have, in fact, been many seasons of my life where I found myself in this very position. Most recently, I moved to our current community and yet again, felt a longing for connection. […]

Over the course of my life, I have been a part of many gatherings that I didn’t host, but attended as a guest. Some have made me feel particularly welcome but others, probably without knowing so, have pushed me away. I’ve become an observer of these gatherings and noted what it was that caused that […]

Somehow, in our culture we have learned that it is unacceptable to ask or allow our guests to bring food to our gatherings. While we’re not telling you to bring your favorite potato salad to a formal gala, we will be sharing how to navigate this conversation in the context of everyday hospitality. In this […]

  We’ve all seen a movie when someone comes home for the holidays and is asked, “So, Where’s your boyfriend”. As viewers, it always makes us cringe. Why? Because we know that the approach wasn’t exactly the greatest & that there’s a bigger story at play!  Kat Harris, author and relationship coach, walks us through […]

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I was living in Thailand, longed for community, starting opening my door and filling my table. Now I’m living ‘charcuterie’ as a way of life and teaching what I learned about living intentionally everyday.


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