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Creating Friendship Habits for Every Season

Creating Friendship Habits for Every Season

IS IT WEIRD TO HAVE FRIENDSHIP HABITS?! Absolutely not! Brainstorming a rhythm for how we will grow as a friend can help give us vision for where we’d like to see our friendships in a month, a year or five years and setting intentional steps to pursue that vision....
How to Balance Food and Friend Time

How to Balance Food and Friend Time

Food. It’s usually an ingredient to time well spent with friends. But how do we balance the plate of brownies with good boundaries? Do you give yourself a pep talk before you go to an event, telling yourself you won’t eat the pizza and stick to the veggie tray?...
How to Host a Retreat for Your Small Group

How to Host a Retreat for Your Small Group

Last fall, my small group decided to host our very own women’s retreat. We missed the bond and growth that happens over a retreat experience. One gal stepped up to help me organize everything and it was such a blessing for our entire community and I want to provide...
How do you engage in friendship as a family?

How do you engage in friendship as a family?

Family friendships are dynamic. That’s the best way I can describe it. It is never easy, your best friend ‘s husband may have totally different interests then your husband and when you add kids into the mix it is extra crazy sauce in the recipe of friendship. Hunter...
3 Simple Ways You Can Build Community with Your Neighbors

3 Simple Ways You Can Build Community with Your Neighbors

We moved into our new home a year ago and, despite our transient Denver culture, we plan to stay a long time in our new neighborhood. The first week we moved in, we began “pursuing” our neighbors. Yes, that’s right! We began to intentionally plan ways we could get to...
Backyard Rainbow Birthday Brunch

Backyard Rainbow Birthday Brunch

I love my birthday! Growing up, my mom always made them so special, unique and one-of-a kind celebrations. So, the tradition continues. Now, I host my own birthday parties and I love to plan occasions that are a treat for my friends and a celebration of how much they...
My Best Tips for Hosting Big Gatherings

My Best Tips for Hosting Big Gatherings

It can be really intimidating to host a large number of people. How do you feed them all? How do you make sure everyone is having a good time? I want to know that my guests are having a good time, feel comfortable and walk away chatting about how glad they were that...
How to Fight Hospitality Fatigue

How to Fight Hospitality Fatigue

Hospitality fatigue is a real thing! My mom often mentions how crazy I am with the amount of people we serve in our home (or outside the home) and I shrug it off thinking “I couldn’t love it more.” But recently, I’ve felt physically and mentally exhausted which means...
Six qualities a GREAT friend practices

Six qualities a GREAT friend practices

Ever wondered what qualities make up a great friend? Whether you have been questioning the company you keep or you’ve felt like you needed to step up and be a better friend, here are six qualities we should all aim to practice. She keeps the circle open. A woman...
A Tea Party to Foster YOUR Friendships

A Tea Party to Foster YOUR Friendships

Guest post by Mel K. In light of last week’s Fostering Friendships Challenge, I wanted to share my personal experience. The challenge couldn’t have better timing because it took place just before my annual tea party! The Problem One of the problems I have...