Social Media Inspiration

Social Media Inspiration

Need some hospitality inspiration? We've got you covered! Check out our social media links at the top of the page for a steady supply of recipes, experiences, and creative ideas: Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook. Have a favorite way to bring people together? Please share!          
Are Your Neighbors Also Your Friends?

Are Your Neighbors Also Your Friends?

Do you know your neighbors? A stroll to the park this evening with my children led me to cross paths with a neighbor I haven't seen in a while. She and I visited on a park bench while our kids kicked a soccer ball back and forth on the grass behind us. We began with the typical chit-chat: "Beautiful weather!"...Read More
A Neighbors Table

A Neighbors Table

This is amazing! A Neighbors Table. This is my dream. I will make it happen, I will, I will!! Both the article and podcast are awe-inspiring...if you're into this sort of thing. I love that Sarah is an introvert (like me!), that she has ugly orange Formica countertops (mine are an ugly blue), and that she doesn't have a lot...Read More
Safe and Happy Neighborhoods

Safe and Happy Neighborhoods

Some time ago I sat with a city councilman and other members of the community to discuss how we might improve our neighborhoods. "We need more police presence in our neighborhoods," someone suggested right away. Most everyone agreed. I sat back in my seat and listened to their argument. When they were finished discussing the idea of increasing the police...Read More
Where Do I Even Start?

Where Do I Even Start?

Connecting with others can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be difficult. If you haven't stopped by Heather's blog at Beakersandbachblog.com, you should. She has a beautiful way of putting words on paper--words of inspiration, healing, and hope. In her latest post she shares three simple ways to create community. Which idea might you in corporate into your life...Read More
Miracles

Miracles

"It was a difficult time, but it was a beautiful time." That's what she said about the time earlier this year when she nearly lost her life. It was dusk when our paths met--- she and her husband out walking the dog, my husband and I on our way to the mailbox. Neighbors for the past 16 years, we first...Read More
Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods

Not long ago, in the midst of the divisive election, came an invitation from an unknown neighbor to meet at the park and pray for our country. Our family went, unsure of what to expect, and completely unaware of the inspiring events that were about to take place. (more…)
Courage

Courage

"Courage doesn't mean you don't get afraid. Courage means you don't let fear stop you." (Bethany Hamilton) I knew the moment I shared this quote with my daughter two days ago that she had had a lightbulb moment; I saw it in her eyes, in the way she tilted her head and glanced up towards the ceiling. "Oh..." she said...Read More
An Adventure Awaits

An Adventure Awaits

  It was a hot afternoon when my children and I stepped outside our house, flyers in hand, and peered down the street.   “Which houses should we visit?” I asked. Our first choice was an easy one–the house across the street. Charles and Judy, our adopted grandparents, are some of our favorite neighbors. We invite them to everything. They...Read More
11 Ways Christ Taught To Love

11 Ways Christ Taught To Love

What a blessing it is to have the scriptures  as our guide! The Savior, the ultimate example, will lead us out into our neighborhoods if we will but let Him. 1. He made time for others. 2. He made room in his life to develop and maintain friendships. 3. He lived his life among people; he was not a loner...Read More