My blog-friend Melissa wrote a new book that releases today!
It’s called Simple Gatherings and comes at a perfect time as we all start thinking about the upcoming holiday season.
Is hosting something you like to do?
It is for sure a thing Ryan and I enjoy and hope to instill the gift of hospitality in our kids as well.
Both of us come from families who love to host a good gathering. Ryan’s dad is an excellent cook and his mom has such a gift for creating a beautiful atmosphere. On my side, we love to bake and play games and find any reason to celebrate.
Our separate – but similar – upbringings have given us the confidence to do a bit of hosting ourselves. Birthday parties for the kids, community groups for church, Seahawks watching parties, a casual dinner with friends.
Perhaps the greatest thing we’ve learned from watching our families host parties throughout the years is that while those gatherings take some effort, there is never the pressure for them to be perfect.
This is exactly what this new book is about. It’s a sweet, pretty book with 50 ways to inspire connection – things like Embrace the clean enough house (amen), Solve the shoe dilemma and tips for Setting up creative food stations.
Melissa’s approach IS about making a gathering feel special, but NOT about doing it all perfectly. It is refreshing and helpful and a pretty book to put on a shelf and flip through when you need motivation and inspiration.
To celebrate the launch of Simple Gatherings, there are five of us bloggers (plus Melissa!) hosting a progressive launch party with 5 opportunities to win amazing prizes. At each stop along the way, you can enter to win a different set of goodies … and believe me, you’ll want to win them all!
Look at what I get to give away:
How perfect are each of these for everyday gatherings and special events?!
Enter below for a chance to win this set. You’ll be prompted to take a fun quiz to help you discover your hosting style (I’m an Easy Breezy hostess). Take the quiz HERE.
Now continue along to Beth at Home Stories A to Z with another chance to win another great hostess prize!