Joyful Hosting: Letting Someone Host At Your House Is A Cinch


Joyful hosting

Have you ever ‘hosted’ a party where all you had to do was provide your space? If not, here’s why I highly recommend it, especially if you have small children: who doesn’t like a party? you lighten the load of the ‘host’ by providing a clean space since you don’t have to do all the food, […]

September 24, 2014

10 Simple Tips to Help Out-of-Town Guests Feel ‘At Home’ in Your Home


Joyful hosting

In recent years, we have been blessed to have out-of-town guests. We love the chance to catch up, show them around the city, or to host celebrations. Our family has also been guests of many thoughtful and gracious hosts. Whether your guests are family or friends, here are 10 simple ways you can help them feel ‘at home’ in your home […]

August 18, 2014

Decorate your Dining Room for Less


DIY, Joyful hosting

We moved into a newly built house last December. All walls were white and there were no window treatments. Endless possibility, with potential for big expense. The first room we decided to decorate is the dining room. Its long and skinny, with windows on 3 sides. It is my favorite room in this house. My normal tendency is to go conservative and use neutral colors, […]

June 30, 2014

A Laid-back Open House Couples Shower


Joyful hosting

We recently hosted a couples wedding shower for a young couple who live out of state. Since most of their friends and family in Minnesota hadn’t seen them in a while, it was a special day to celebrate and reconnect. It was our pleasure to celebrate as they prepare for their big day! Time was limited, […]

May 23, 2014