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Simple Gatherings launch party

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:

Marble + Wood Cake Stand | Platter | Pitcher | Slate Cheese Markers

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.

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Now continue along to Beth at Home Stories A to Z with another chance to win another great hostess prize!

477 Responses to Simple Gatherings launch party

  1. Suzei October 7, 2017 at 11:31 pm #

    I really need to remember that the dust adds character! I try to have everything clean and in order – that doesn’t matter.

  2. Allison October 7, 2017 at 8:34 pm #

    Easy breezy- sounds about right!

  3. Alissa Andrews October 7, 2017 at 7:49 pm #

    what a fun launch party!

  4. Vickie October 7, 2017 at 7:36 pm #

    Fun fun quiz that nailed my style.
    Social Butterfly.
    My parties here in south Florida are fun and relaxed chic.
    Generally al Fresca..under the stars..balmy breezes.
    Fabulous food, drinks..small gatherings..FUN

  5. Lara October 7, 2017 at 6:48 pm #

    Would love to change from perfectionist to easy breezy!

    • Tamara October 7, 2017 at 7:27 pm #

      That sounds like the direction that I’d like to move as well… ~Perfectionist

  6. Meghan October 7, 2017 at 6:47 pm #

    I got Easy Breezy, though I would probably also obsess about everything being perfect.

  7. Kesha October 7, 2017 at 2:41 pm #

    I got perfectionist. Hmmmm. Fun quiz.

  8. Bethany October 7, 2017 at 1:27 pm #

    Apparently I am a nervous nester. Haha! But I do love to host things! Thanks for the giveaway!t

  9. Judy October 7, 2017 at 12:49 pm #

    My results – Perfectionist

  10. amie October 7, 2017 at 11:19 am #

    Easy Breezy :)

  11. Anne October 7, 2017 at 9:35 am #

    I have not always been a “social butterfly” hostess. It has taken a fews years of hosting and also gathering some party hosting essentials to make it easier. I am in love with cake plates.

  12. Sandy October 7, 2017 at 9:10 am #

    Nervous nester! Yes it’s true.

  13. Preethi Venugopala October 7, 2017 at 8:49 am #

    This book looks so interesting. Looking forward to reading it.

  14. Melanie Herman October 7, 2017 at 7:08 am #

    Love this!

  15. Amrita October 7, 2017 at 6:12 am #

    I absolutely loved the book and very excited for the giveaway.Did everything .Lovely reason to host a party .

  16. Kate October 7, 2017 at 4:04 am #

    I love this book idea!

  17. Shari October 6, 2017 at 9:30 pm #

    Simple Gatherings–Lovely reminder to fix our eyes on the heart of the matter.

  18. Janie October 6, 2017 at 8:39 pm #

    I don’t host parties, I don’t like the pressure or the work it takes. I do have family dinners and parties though. I’d like this book to help me be a more confident hostess.

  19. Shelley October 6, 2017 at 8:02 pm #

    Hard to believe I’m A Social Butterfly
    I had pre ordered the book so fun to receive it in the mail.

  20. KathyG October 6, 2017 at 4:52 pm #

    Love the items available! And the focus on celebrating friends and family!

  21. Courtney F October 6, 2017 at 2:52 pm #

    The Perfectionist!

  22. amy guillaume linderman October 6, 2017 at 2:51 pm #

    i am the perfectionist, which everyone always tells me

  23. Linda F. October 6, 2017 at 1:40 pm #

    I’m a very reluctant hostess! Hopefully the book helps :)

  24. Nanette October 6, 2017 at 1:34 pm #

    Great group of goodies! I’m a carefree hostess. That’s me!!

  25. Kimberly Heavner October 6, 2017 at 1:27 pm #

    I’m an “easy breezy” sort of party planner! : )

  26. Michele October 6, 2017 at 12:25 pm #

    Everything is so pretty :)

  27. Jan October 6, 2017 at 9:32 am #

    easy breezy

  28. Anna October 6, 2017 at 9:23 am #

    Easy breezy

  29. Jenelle October 6, 2017 at 9:01 am #

    I need to learn how to be more relaxed when hosting. I’m usually way too stressed out, even though I love it.

  30. Trudi McDaniel October 6, 2017 at 8:51 am #

    I’ve put the book on my birthday gift list!

  31. Jet Green October 6, 2017 at 8:37 am #

    I recently retired and I’m ready to start entertaining again!

  32. Diane October 6, 2017 at 8:34 am #

    The perfectionist, which is probably why I rarely invite people over!

  33. Shannon October 6, 2017 at 7:22 am #

    Nervous nester sounds about right for me, unless it’s family- then I’m easy breazy:)

  34. Palak October 6, 2017 at 7:14 am #

    perfectionist

  35. Darla October 6, 2017 at 7:01 am #

    Looking forward to reading this book

  36. Sara October 6, 2017 at 5:31 am #

    Nervous nester! :) Yup, sounds right :)

  37. Jo @ Let's Face the Music October 6, 2017 at 5:22 am #

    I’m the social butterfly according to the quiz. Truth is over time parties and gatherings have become easier because I have a small group of friends invested in making parties wonderful. We try to entertain at least once a month. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

  38. Debbie October 6, 2017 at 5:07 am #

    Such great ideas! I love Melissa’s book and I adore all of the beautiful gifts! Your home is so warm and welcoming!

  39. Lori H October 6, 2017 at 4:12 am #

    I’m a social butterfly (and yet an introvert at heart!)

  40. Shannon Brown October 5, 2017 at 9:37 pm #

    That platter is beautiful!!

  41. Terri October 5, 2017 at 8:41 pm #

    I’m an easy breezy!

  42. Judy October 5, 2017 at 6:27 pm #

    Easy Breezy!

  43. Judy October 5, 2017 at 6:02 pm #

    Easy Breezy

  44. Leanne Fancy October 5, 2017 at 5:42 pm #

    What a great giveaway!
    My hosting style is “The Perfectionist”.

  45. Jessica October 5, 2017 at 5:08 pm #

    This looks right up my alley! I LOVE to host parties. And those prizes are amazing!

  46. meganleiann October 5, 2017 at 5:03 pm #

    Nervous Nester. I might need the book.

  47. Sophia October 5, 2017 at 4:37 pm #

    The perfectionist!!

  48. Katie October 5, 2017 at 2:26 pm #

    My style from the quiz is Nervous Nester.

  49. Vickie October 5, 2017 at 1:57 pm #

    This looks like such an inviting book. Thank you for the giveaway!

  50. Cynthia October 5, 2017 at 1:45 pm #

    Great! Looking forward to it!

  51. Lindsey October 5, 2017 at 1:08 pm #

    Love this book concept!

  52. Tam October 5, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

    Nervous nester… too true, unfortunately!!

  53. Karina Tuazon October 5, 2017 at 11:59 am #

    Looks like a beautiful book that’ll be right up my alley! Thanks!

  54. Anne Pik October 5, 2017 at 11:24 am #

    I do love to entertain & I sure love to go to parties/dinners at other people’s homes! Didn’t know I was a Perfectionist. Ha!

  55. Susan October 5, 2017 at 11:21 am #

    I’m a Nervous Nester, which isn’t a surprise! I’d much rather go to a party than host one, unless it’s for family and very close friends. I’m a small gathering type of gal!

  56. Lauren October 5, 2017 at 11:15 am #

    What a beautiful collection! I love hosting but not so great at being laid back about it.

  57. Sally Christiansen October 5, 2017 at 10:49 am #

    The Perfectionist!

  58. Shelley C October 5, 2017 at 9:43 am #

    I’m a perfectionist–I am slightly surprised.

  59. Janie Williams October 5, 2017 at 9:38 am #

    What a great idea! I love hosting parties and my hobby is people 🤗 Anytime people feel they can come as they are, I’m a happy person!

  60. Bonnie Witmyer October 5, 2017 at 9:27 am #

    What perfect timing for your new book… Simple Gatherings sounds so welcoming! Thanks for offering a great set of goodies, which are perfect for entertaining!

  61. Deirdre October 5, 2017 at 9:19 am #

    The perfectionist!

  62. Charissa Steyn October 5, 2017 at 9:14 am #

    Nervous nester!! So true…I have good ideas fur gatherings but then always feel overwhelmed that no one will come or it won’t be fun!

  63. Anita Jackson October 5, 2017 at 9:00 am #

    I was imagining that I am such a perfectionist but the quiz provided an insight I may be easy breezy. Who Knew? Looking forward to reading the book for sure!

  64. Carolyn Brooks October 5, 2017 at 8:50 am #

    i love the concept of this pretty little book!

  65. Ashley October 5, 2017 at 7:43 am #

    Thanks for doing this! It’s right up my alley and I look forward to reading!

  66. Dee Parker October 5, 2017 at 7:38 am #

    I am a perfectionist, apparently.

  67. Steva October 5, 2017 at 7:29 am #

    I got Social Butterfly (multiple times), but I’m certain I’m more Easy Breezy.😂 I love having people over, but I’m not the ‘life of the party.’

  68. Rebekah Miller October 5, 2017 at 7:27 am #

    Nervous Nester….not sure about that. I love to host get togethers, but am most comfortable with family gatherings. I do have to say that I start off with grand ideas and then usually bring it down a notch to fit with what I already have on hand. :)

  69. Kim V. October 5, 2017 at 7:19 am #

    I love Melissa’s books!

  70. Amy King October 5, 2017 at 7:14 am #

    Social Butterfly 🦋

  71. Nancy cox October 5, 2017 at 7:12 am #

    I love all of these gifts. Would love to have them. I love traditional with lots of farmhouse thrown in.

  72. HB October 5, 2017 at 7:00 am #

    Looking forward to getting this book

  73. Nanette R October 5, 2017 at 6:55 am #

    I’m an easy-breezy hostess and love having people in my home. My favorite gatherings are when we do a pot luck and everyone comes and feels comfortable and welcome in my home.

  74. Emily Adams October 5, 2017 at 6:35 am #

    My hosting style is The Perfectionist.

  75. Kristina October 5, 2017 at 6:34 am #

    Putting this book on my Christmas list. My style was the perfectionist, which I am trying to work on. Thank you!

  76. Lori October 5, 2017 at 3:12 am #

    Nervous Nester….yup, that’s me to a tee.

  77. Kayley October 4, 2017 at 6:31 pm #

    I’m a Nervous Nester, which makes sense because I don’t host very often.

  78. mary October 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm #

    I’m a perfectionist.

  79. Jenelle October 4, 2017 at 5:59 pm #

    Perfectionist! Not to surprised. Great ideas!!

  80. Jade W October 4, 2017 at 5:59 pm #

    Nervous Nester. Not inaccurate!

  81. Amy Barnhart October 4, 2017 at 5:40 pm #

    I’m got perfectionist!

  82. Stephanie October 4, 2017 at 4:08 pm #

    Oh, what a lovely set of items!

  83. kerri October 4, 2017 at 3:22 pm #

    I’d love to win!

  84. Jeanne W October 4, 2017 at 2:33 pm #

    Fun! I think of myself as easy, breezy hostess but I got perfectionist. 😂

  85. Denise October 4, 2017 at 2:12 pm #

    Easy breezy! What a great giveaway!

  86. KA October 4, 2017 at 1:40 pm #

    Ouch…I got the perfectionist, lol

  87. Annalee October 4, 2017 at 1:39 pm #

    The perfectionist! Yep, that’s me!

  88. Lindsay October 4, 2017 at 1:28 pm #

    Nervous nester here. Very true!

  89. Bri October 4, 2017 at 12:44 pm #

    Nervous Nester here! What a neat book and giveaway!

  90. Michelle Miller October 4, 2017 at 12:21 pm #

    I am Easy Breezy! I love having people over. My favorite part is getting to try out a new appetizer or dessert from Pinterest! It’s all about the food for me!

  91. Kim October 4, 2017 at 12:15 pm #

    Entertaining style books are my favorite. I came out “Easy Breezy” which is how I hope I appear to my guests but I adore the creative process of party planning!

  92. Carolyn Mui October 4, 2017 at 11:34 am #

    Perfectionist. Wish I was naturally a little more easy breezy! I have to work at being that way, which is rather ironic :P

  93. Kristin Smith October 4, 2017 at 11:14 am #

    I got nervous nester!

  94. Sarah October 4, 2017 at 11:09 am #

    This book looks great!

  95. Kim October 4, 2017 at 11:03 am #

    I’m a nervous nester.

  96. Kristi October 4, 2017 at 11:00 am #

    Easy Breazy hostess here! I’m looking forward to checking this book out; I know it will definitely help me up my hostess game!

  97. Kristi October 4, 2017 at 10:57 am #

    Easy Breazy hostess here! I’m excited to check this book out; I know it can definitely help me up my hostess game!

  98. Jamie October 4, 2017 at 10:52 am #

    I am laughing because I got The Perfectionist. I’ve never been known to be a perfectionist… unless it comes to the food!

  99. Faith October 4, 2017 at 10:50 am #

    Looks like a fun book! I am “the perfectionist” host. I’m trying to learn how to be more low key and relaxed. My husband and I have been learning about the Enneagram this summer and as a “one” I am learning to embrace the more resourceful parts of me and let go some of the not so resourceful parts. :)

  100. Heather October 4, 2017 at 10:37 am #

    Nervous Nester here and that is spot on. I was trying to get out of hosting my son’s birthday party, but he is not having it! :)

  101. Carolyn Roorda October 4, 2017 at 10:33 am #

    Perfectionist, although I think in my case it only pertains to parties.. and the food!

  102. Mel October 4, 2017 at 10:25 am #

    Love my easy breezy style hosting!

  103. Vicki October 4, 2017 at 10:21 am #

    We love to entertain. Carefree and Laid-back sounds about right…proper planning lets that happen!

  104. Eliece October 4, 2017 at 10:18 am #

    Easy Breezy! Sometimes the best parties are the ones that weren’t planned.

  105. Sue October 4, 2017 at 9:32 am #

    I am a Nervous Nester. So true, sadly.

  106. sarah w October 4, 2017 at 9:06 am #

    I’m. nervous nester!

  107. Niki October 4, 2017 at 9:05 am #

    I could definitely benefit from this book. We just purchased our first home and we love to entertain!

  108. Sarah October 4, 2017 at 9:02 am #

    This is such a fun book! I love hosting friends and family, but I often get overwhelmed by keeping our home in “hosting shape” to have people over regularly. I scored as Easy Breezy on the quiz and hope my friends would say that’s true!

  109. Angela ripoli October 4, 2017 at 9:01 am #

    I got carefree, laid-back hostess. Sounds about right!

  110. Suzanne October 4, 2017 at 9:01 am #

    Social butterfly! What a surprise! I love the page open to the shoes dilemma. Looking forward to reading all the other tricks.

  111. Tracy L October 4, 2017 at 8:49 am #

    Easy Breezy but I have to admit sometimes I have to fake it till I make it. Hey is that an Ant on your counter. Eeeeek! Why, yes it is no biggie. Take a minute to recover. :)

  112. Jenn October 4, 2017 at 8:43 am #

    I am easy breezy! Excited to check out this book.

  113. Danielle Hart October 4, 2017 at 8:26 am #

    I love hosting parties and feel that I am quite good at it, but often it gets unnecessarily stressful. I look forward to having a calming, collected way to study gathering that will not only take the stress out of partying but also enhance the unity of our family gatherings!

  114. Erin October 4, 2017 at 8:25 am #

    nervous nester

  115. Jennifer Bailey October 4, 2017 at 7:57 am #

    Easy Breezy for sure!

  116. Nancy October 4, 2017 at 7:44 am #

    I thought the same thing what a great hostess gift to the new homeowner. We all want our gatherings to turn out just right. After all the years I have done it, I still can use some pointers!
    Thanks

  117. Patti October 4, 2017 at 7:40 am #

    Nervous Nester….definitely me! Until the guests arrive and then I’m all caught up in making them feel special and joining in conversations. Love these ideas so much! We need to have people over to our homes to make them feel special and loved.

  118. Deb October 4, 2017 at 7:25 am #

    Easy breezy.

  119. Robin at Recess October 4, 2017 at 6:50 am #

    Easy Breezy, lemon squeezy.

  120. Shanade October 4, 2017 at 6:44 am #

    Social Butterfly! Sounds like me.

  121. Amanda October 4, 2017 at 6:38 am #

    I got the Perfectionist. I would have never said that about myself, but thinking of those questions it’s definitely true. I love to think of all the details.

  122. Melia October 4, 2017 at 6:21 am #

    Nervous Nester – and that is spot on! Thanks for the giveaway!

  123. Gina October 4, 2017 at 6:13 am #

    hmmm…Nervous Nester. Not sure about that!

  124. Renee October 4, 2017 at 5:34 am #

    Social butterfly! Thanks for the opportunity!

  125. Tina October 4, 2017 at 4:56 am #

    I am an Easy Breezey kind of hostess. Fun quiz!

  126. Carla October 4, 2017 at 4:47 am #

    Love having friends over, Easy breezy 😄

  127. Jennifer P October 4, 2017 at 4:44 am #

    I always need tips on hosting a party or having a group from church over. Sometimes you get stuck in a rut doing the same things…new inspiration is a must! I am a cake stand enthusiast and I really love that cake stand! Wow!

  128. Birgit October 4, 2017 at 4:42 am #

    Never thought that I am a nervous nester! Thanks for thos idea.
    Birgit from Germany

  129. Katie Garrison October 4, 2017 at 4:10 am #

    Easy breezy for me!

  130. EMILIE October 4, 2017 at 3:04 am #

    Perfectionist, I for sure want everything to go perfectly even though I don’t want to admit it.

  131. angie October 4, 2017 at 1:12 am #

    My result was easy and relaxed, which is kind of not true. I WANT to be that way, but I like the details too.

  132. Karen Jeanne October 4, 2017 at 1:08 am #

    Nervous Nester – 100% true.

    That platter is gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway!

  133. Alicia October 4, 2017 at 12:45 am #

    Nervous Nester here

  134. Amanda October 3, 2017 at 11:38 pm #

    I got ‘The Perfectionist’, which I’ll hesitantly own! I’ve claimed myself as a recovering perfectionist for years, but I guess this might be a lifelong journey. ;)

  135. Teri October 3, 2017 at 10:56 pm #

    Crossing my fingers…this Perfectionist could use a little help! Thanks for the giveaway!

  136. Shelly October 3, 2017 at 10:34 pm #

    Looks like a great book full of inspiration! What a fun giveaway!

  137. Kate October 3, 2017 at 10:16 pm #

    Perfectionist…ugggg!! What a fun way to promote her book. I’m definitely adding it to my “to read” list : )

  138. Emily K October 3, 2017 at 9:57 pm #

    Perfectionist, haha

  139. Angela October 3, 2017 at 9:55 pm #

    Easy Breezy! I always love a party with friends!

  140. Riley Romatz October 3, 2017 at 9:18 pm #

    Nervous nester, couldn’t get more accurate haha

  141. Angela October 3, 2017 at 9:13 pm #

    Easy Breezy is my style and I’m always up for a fun party with friends!

  142. Kate October 3, 2017 at 9:13 pm #

    Nervous Nester 😊 But only for big groups. I love having over a few people at time.

  143. Lindsay October 3, 2017 at 9:10 pm #

    Social Butterfly 😊

  144. Sara October 3, 2017 at 9:04 pm #

    I am the perfectionist party host! It is a burden and one I am trying to battle.

  145. Rachel O. October 3, 2017 at 8:50 pm #

    I’m a Cultural Chameleon when it comes to hosting…

  146. Jackie Holder October 3, 2017 at 8:13 pm #

    I’m the perfectionist and I was not surprised. I need this book for sure!

  147. Mitty October 3, 2017 at 8:12 pm #

    I’m a nervous nester…hmm, maybe I’ll try to be less nervous! :0

  148. Ellette October 3, 2017 at 8:11 pm #

    Casual and relaxed!

  149. Mary October 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm #

    Great idea for a book. In the quiz I’m a perfectionist, no surprise there.
    I love to plan and detail but last minute and spontaneous are more relaxing
    For me

  150. christina purvis October 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm #

    Yes, I am the nervous nester!

  151. Rachel Twenter October 3, 2017 at 7:57 pm #

    Easy Breezy, here, too!

  152. Katherine Kruger October 3, 2017 at 7:56 pm #

    Easy Breezy all the way! Thanks for a great giveaway. I’d over to win!

  153. Lynne Tretow October 3, 2017 at 7:55 pm #

    Can always learn new tricks to continue to make my guests feel special and treasured but more relaxed for me.

  154. Sarah October 3, 2017 at 7:34 pm #

    I am a perfectionist, but many times it is because it gets me motivated to tackle my to do list. Plus, I love the creativity of displaying the food, drinks, etc.

  155. Caroline October 3, 2017 at 7:23 pm #

    Oh my! Perfectionist. It’s so true! Fun quiz.

  156. Meg C October 3, 2017 at 7:22 pm #

    I struggle as a hostess because my house, food, presentation etc are never “as good” as my friends. Or so I think, you know? Maybe this book will give me more confidence & allow me to bea more comfortable hostess?

  157. Barbara October 3, 2017 at 6:42 pm #

    The Perfectionist – Help!!

  158. Sheila Pearson October 3, 2017 at 6:34 pm #

    Apparently, I’m a social butterfly? Who knew? 😋

  159. Michelle October 3, 2017 at 6:27 pm #

    This looks like a great book to help plan parties!

  160. Claire h October 3, 2017 at 6:13 pm #

    I’m a nervous nester.

  161. Ashley Bridger October 3, 2017 at 5:58 pm #

    That was a fun quiz. :) Im a perfectionist! lol

  162. Haley October 3, 2017 at 5:57 pm #

    I’m apparently a Nervous Nester. Which doesn’t seem entirely right. Though I am always nervous about everyone liking the food!

  163. Jane October 3, 2017 at 5:53 pm #

    Easy Breezy it is. What a fabulous idea for a book!

  164. Danielle October 3, 2017 at 5:52 pm #

    Ugh, total perfectionist! Not surprising, and it’s something I need to work on. I love to-do lists and I’m exhausted before my guests even arrive. I stopped hosting last year for that reason and others. Maybe this will inspire me to ease back into it. 😊

  165. lynette October 3, 2017 at 5:44 pm #

    I am the perfectionist… I totally agree with that assessment. My heart starts racing as soon as I hear the word party!

  166. Emily Roach October 3, 2017 at 5:43 pm #

    The Perfectionist. So not shocking. Ordering the book today!

  167. Megan October 3, 2017 at 5:38 pm #

    Just moved into a larger home so am hoping to host more parties now that we have the space!

  168. Leah October 3, 2017 at 5:37 pm #

    I ended up with The Perfectionist! I do tend to prep to impress…I want everyone to have a wonderful experience, but I get so tired even before the party starts :/

  169. Rebecca October 3, 2017 at 5:27 pm #

    I got Easy Breezy, but I find it hard to believe! I’m definitely not the most laid back when it comes to party planning!

  170. Julie S October 3, 2017 at 5:26 pm #

    Excited for the book and contest!

  171. Annette Freeseman October 3, 2017 at 5:25 pm #

    Easy breasy style. …sounds pretty accurate . What a fun ideas for a book

  172. Jana October 3, 2017 at 5:24 pm #

    Easy breezy…party on the patio anytime! ;) Love Melissa’s style! Thanks for the giveaway!

  173. Jamie October 3, 2017 at 5:21 pm #

    Looking forward to reading the book!

  174. Sarah October 3, 2017 at 5:21 pm #

    Perfectionist through and through…I have a list for everything!

  175. Debbie October 3, 2017 at 5:17 pm #

    The perfectionist….maybe I need this book! I’m a bit rusty, haven’t hosted a wedding in my back yard in five years. Two, back-to-back, wore us out!

  176. Jillian October 3, 2017 at 5:08 pm #

    I’m a perfectionist. This would explain why I’m a basket of nerves when preparing to host! Someone please send help!

  177. Holly October 3, 2017 at 5:06 pm #

    The quiz says I’m a “nervous nester” but honestly, I just really hate throwing parties. (Or going to them for that matter!) Maybe the book can help me. (Maybe…)

  178. Ashley October 3, 2017 at 5:01 pm #

    So lovely!

  179. Sherry October 3, 2017 at 4:57 pm #

    The Perfectionist

  180. Krissy Kenneally October 3, 2017 at 4:56 pm #

    I am a Nervous Nester – I just need a little more confidence!

  181. Trudy Ledford October 3, 2017 at 4:44 pm #

    I’m easy breezy, like most people I know

  182. Laura S October 3, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

    I am a nervous nester, I haven’t planned too many parties, but would love to host a few and build up my confidence!

  183. Heather October 3, 2017 at 4:27 pm #

    Nervous nester – I love one-on-one lunch dates but have a really hard time being with groups of people. This book looks like it could help me learn tips to feel more comfortable hosting groups of friends and family at my home.

  184. Jen Van Hooser October 3, 2017 at 4:21 pm #

    I am a perfectionist. Also I can’t figure out how to pin the images. When I click on pin this image (on my phone) it just takes to my Pinterest home page?

    • Katherine Kruger October 3, 2017 at 7:57 pm #

      That happened to me too!

  185. Beth B. October 3, 2017 at 4:19 pm #

    Looks like a good book to read and to give as a gift.

  186. Cyndie October 3, 2017 at 4:18 pm #

    Perfectionist–surprise surprise! Think I’ll grab the book–thank you!

  187. Kate Kopp October 3, 2017 at 4:13 pm #

    I love a good entertaining book – especially this time of year!! Can’t wait to pick this up!! Thanks for sharing!

  188. Lisa H. October 3, 2017 at 4:12 pm #

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book! I’ve always wanted to be the type of person who is relaxed when people come over – rather than uptight that I’ll forget something!

  189. Julie D October 3, 2017 at 4:09 pm #

    I’m so surprised — I’m Easy Breezy too!

  190. Jill October 3, 2017 at 3:58 pm #

    This looks lovely! Thanks for the opportunity Emily. And I’m so excited about Melissa’s new book! I have two of hers already and am looking forward to getting this one.

  191. Jennifer October 3, 2017 at 3:57 pm #

    Easy breezy! With a little sweat and tears maybe mixed in there.

  192. Erica October 3, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

    I’m The Perfectionist. Yikes! No wonder I get too nervous to entertain.

  193. Janice Feaster October 3, 2017 at 3:52 pm #

    I’ve found that with most things, good planning results in success. I may be a retired teacher, but I’m a lifelong learner and love ideas. Thanks!

  194. Stacey October 3, 2017 at 3:51 pm #

    Fun!

  195. Caroline October 3, 2017 at 3:43 pm #

    I’m a nervous nester. I am looking forward to finding out to work it all out in the new book.

  196. Donita Vogt October 3, 2017 at 3:40 pm #

    Perfectionist. And mostly I embrace it. I like being in the kitchen. I like listening to other conversations. And if I can start the dishwasher as soon as the door closes, all the better.

  197. Patty October 3, 2017 at 3:38 pm #

    Easy Breezy:) Sounds good to me!

  198. Debbi October 3, 2017 at 3:38 pm #

    This book looks lovely! Always love ideas for hosting get togethers.

  199. Laurann October 3, 2017 at 3:37 pm #

    This was fun and the book looks great! Thank you!

  200. Lori October 3, 2017 at 3:35 pm #

    These gifts are beautiful!! Easy breezy here! Thank you for the opportunity —

  201. Julie October 3, 2017 at 3:30 pm #

    I took the test twice since I didn’t agree with the first result. I got Social Butterfly and then retook it and got Nervous Nester. I think I’m probably a mix of both. :o) The book looks interesting!

  202. Debbie October 3, 2017 at 3:19 pm #

    The Perfectionist! Maybe. I don’t think I stress too much, but I do like things to be worth the time that people give to attend. 😊

  203. Erin P October 3, 2017 at 3:14 pm #

    Social Butterfly! Sounds about right. Love you and Melissa both, only fitting that you’d team up! Can’t wait to read the book. Thanks!

  204. Megan M October 3, 2017 at 3:11 pm #

    Nervous Nester over here. I look around my house and it is never clean enough or pretty enough for me to feel confident inviting people over.

  205. Susan B October 3, 2017 at 3:07 pm #

    This looks like an interesting book and a great opportunity to win.

  206. Dawn October 3, 2017 at 3:01 pm #

    I just took the quiz and found out that I am a perfectionist. This is actually something that I feel that I need to work on. I want to embrace the imperfection and unexpected. I think that by allowing things to be imperfect, my guests will feel more at ease and comfortable.

  207. Dadra October 3, 2017 at 2:58 pm #

    Uh oh; I’m a perfectionist hostess. But I really wish I could be different! Beautiful book!

  208. Christie October 3, 2017 at 2:53 pm #

    I turned out to be a ‘Nervous Nester,’ and it’s a spot on description for me! I definitely fear the spotlight and am not a confident host. Looking forward to reading this book to help ease some of my fears.

  209. Suzanne Kuehn October 3, 2017 at 2:47 pm #

    Easy Breezy 😊

  210. Rachel October 3, 2017 at 2:46 pm #

    Hi Emily,

    Ouch – I’m the perfectionist. BUT that is how I approach life. Thanks for the fun survey and give away.

  211. Lisa October 3, 2017 at 2:42 pm #

    I’m a Nervous Nester!

  212. Gloria October 3, 2017 at 2:38 pm #

    Nervous nester! Took it twice with same results!

  213. Julie October 3, 2017 at 2:36 pm #

    So lovely!

  214. Brittany B. October 3, 2017 at 2:32 pm #

    What a beautiful book and concept!
    Thanks for sharing!

  215. Marcia Reavely October 3, 2017 at 2:29 pm #

    Sounds like a book with some good ideas for hosting our small group!

  216. Theresa October 3, 2017 at 2:22 pm #

    I’m a Nervous Nester…totally true! Hopefully the tips will help me out!

  217. Jan October 3, 2017 at 2:18 pm #

    I love a good get together anytime, this book sounds great!

  218. Tiffany October 3, 2017 at 2:17 pm #

    This looks so great! My husband and I have talked about providing hospitality to others but we both grew up in families that did not host much, which probably makes sense that I got Nervous Nester after taking the quiz. So this book seems perfect to help us learn to host people.

  219. Dee Parker October 3, 2017 at 2:13 pm #

    The quiz tells me I am a perfectionist. I do want things to be just right, so I guess it is correct!

  220. Courtney October 3, 2017 at 2:04 pm #

    I’m easy breezy!

  221. Cassie October 3, 2017 at 2:02 pm #

    Love the items! I’m an Easy Breezy hostess.

  222. JennyF October 3, 2017 at 1:59 pm #

    Forgot to leave my hosting style – social butterfly :)

  223. JennyF October 3, 2017 at 1:58 pm #

    this is so cute!

  224. Rebecca October 3, 2017 at 1:55 pm #

    I’m tired of being a perfectionist! I’m ready to let go of that and embrace simple and beautiful ways to connect with people! This book will be a great help for people like me.

  225. Jen October 3, 2017 at 1:51 pm #

    I’m an easy breezy, too:) makes sense, since if I have to work too hard at it, I just won’t have a party!

  226. Stacey Thomas October 3, 2017 at 1:47 pm #

    I’m a Nervous Nester….the book would definitely be an interesting read!

  227. Mary Grace October 3, 2017 at 1:44 pm #

    I love to entertain and keep it simple. I would love to win!

  228. Debbie October 3, 2017 at 1:42 pm #

    Social butterfly

  229. Andrea October 3, 2017 at 1:37 pm #

    What a fun idea for a book! I’m a perfectionist according to the hosting quiz. Hopefully not all the time though!!

    • Linda myers October 7, 2017 at 2:46 pm #

      Easy breezy….not so sure!!

  230. Anne Marie October 3, 2017 at 1:32 pm #

    I would love this book. My style came out as perfectionist and I know I need to overcome this perfectionist trait of mine!

  231. Claire October 3, 2017 at 1:31 pm #

    Easy breezy!!

  232. Jennifer October 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm #

    I’m a Perfectionist, but I want to work on that!

  233. CorrieMae October 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm #

    Oh I love your items! Perfect for a party/gathering. Well I am the Nervous Nester! Yikes I guess I am going to have to work on this party/gathering stuff! I am hosting thanksgiving this year :)

  234. Heather October 3, 2017 at 1:27 pm #

    The quiz confirmed what I already knew, my style is definitely Easy Breezy!

  235. Amber daSilva October 3, 2017 at 1:26 pm #

    I am a social butterfly :)

  236. Rachel October 3, 2017 at 1:24 pm #

    I’m easy breezy as well! Just love having people over and filling up our home!

  237. Lynn Herron October 3, 2017 at 1:22 pm #

    I am a nervous nester! Thanks for the great give away.

  238. Allison October 3, 2017 at 1:20 pm #

    We love hosting people! It sounds like this book could give us some great inspiration!

  239. Nicola October 3, 2017 at 1:19 pm #

    The quiz was fun! I had hoped I wasn’t a perfectionist but I guess I really am. :)

  240. Linda Miltzow October 3, 2017 at 1:18 pm #

    I’m easy breezy, just like you, Emily! How ever I do not fret at having to plan something more elaborate. All that’s important making sure our guests feel welcomed and loved no matter our style of serving!
    Your giveaways would make a great gift for a wedding shower I have to attend later this month :) You have great taste in pieces for hospitality!

  241. Sherri Y October 3, 2017 at 1:16 pm #

    I got “life of the party”, which is mostly true 😏

  242. Emily October 3, 2017 at 1:12 pm #

    Oh this is so cute! Thanks for the opportunity!

  243. Rae October 3, 2017 at 1:11 pm #

    A perfectionist!

  244. Ashley October 3, 2017 at 1:11 pm #

    Nervous Nester – spot on description! Maybe I should read that book! 😃

  245. Katie P October 3, 2017 at 1:10 pm #

    Looks like a great book! My hosting style is perfectionist, although I have gotten better about having to have everything perfect when hosting…putting more emphasis on people vs. things!

  246. Susan October 3, 2017 at 1:05 pm #

    Nervous nester. Definitely an accurate description! Ha! Ordered the book on amazon and can’t wait for it to arrive.

  247. Maegan Dockery October 3, 2017 at 1:04 pm #

    I’m The Perfectionist! It’s so true!

  248. Carolyn October 3, 2017 at 1:04 pm #

    I would love tips on hosting simple gatherings! This book is sure to be great :)

  249. Gail Medeiros October 3, 2017 at 1:04 pm #

    Nervous Nester – I obviously need this book!

  250. Jamie October 3, 2017 at 1:03 pm #

    Easy breezy. Love small details but gathering of friends& family is the best!

  251. Camille October 3, 2017 at 1:01 pm #

    Fun quiz and beautiful book! I’m not sure I feel like a “nervous nester”-definitely a planner-but not so much nervous. What a great giveaway!

  252. Cathy H. October 3, 2017 at 12:55 pm #

    What a great hostess gift!

  253. Lucy October 3, 2017 at 12:53 pm #

    easy breezy, that’s me! i don’t do themes or anything too complicated. as long as my house is clean and everyone is full and having a good time, i’m happy!

  254. Nadia October 3, 2017 at 12:52 pm #

    Perfectionist…😓😓😓 Gotta work on that in all aspects of my life.

  255. Tracy October 3, 2017 at 12:50 pm #

    This may be a book I just have to get! I am very laid back and yet, would like to know what I can do to add some extra special touches to my parties!

  256. Renee October 3, 2017 at 12:47 pm #

    I wish I wasn’t a perfectionist! Alas, the result is all too fitting! Looks like a really fun book!

  257. Brooke October 3, 2017 at 12:46 pm #

    How fun!

  258. Virginia Frazier October 3, 2017 at 12:46 pm #

    I’m not surprised to learn my hosting style is perfectionist. I am trying to bring a relaxed vibe to my entertaining plans. Hopefully, being aware of this perfectionist personality will help me find ways to let go of some rigid behaviors.

  259. Charlotte October 3, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

    Social butterfly style.. love that cake stand!

  260. Brooke October 3, 2017 at 12:37 pm #

    My style is perfectionist- no surprise there!

  261. LeAnne October 3, 2017 at 12:37 pm #

    I’m an easy breezy according the quiz but it really depends on the situation and who the guests would be. I’ve come a long way from trying to make things perfect but I still sometimes get stressed in the last hour or so before people come if I feel like I’m not ready. But I love having people in the house. I just need to do it more.

  262. Rosemary October 3, 2017 at 12:33 pm #

    Easy breezy! Spot on! Thanks for the fun quiz!

  263. Jaime October 3, 2017 at 12:32 pm #

    Nervous Nester–seems fitting! ha Looks like a great book.

  264. Betsy October 3, 2017 at 12:32 pm #

    Social Butterfly…I love to plan parties and party! Thank you so much for such a fun giveaway, I love tips for simplifying life.

  265. Jen October 3, 2017 at 12:28 pm #

    I love Melissa! And the items in your giveaway! Can’t wait to read her book.

    Thanks!
    Jen Gilday

  266. Staci October 3, 2017 at 12:27 pm #

    Love all of it!

  267. Tammy October 3, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

    Thanks for a fun quiz and chance to win.

  268. ann October 3, 2017 at 12:24 pm #

    Easy breezy gal here! Which isn’t terribly surprising to me. I love putting together a few special touches for birthday parties for my kids or for big parties like baby showers, but otherwise I love the impromptu gatherings most!

  269. Jen October 3, 2017 at 12:24 pm #

    Easy Breezy, sounds like my way of planning things. Thanks for sharing!

  270. Anna October 3, 2017 at 12:23 pm #

    I’m apparently a “Social Butterfly”. (ha!) Generally, I’d call my self a reserved listener, but when I’m responsible for making my guests feel comfortable, I’m about 10x more chatty! Fun quiz!

  271. Deborah Flora October 3, 2017 at 12:21 pm #

    I scored Nervous Nester. However I love setting everything up for a party. I love setting a table and making it pretty. But during the party, I don’t mind being behind the scenes. :)

  272. Michelle October 3, 2017 at 12:21 pm #

    Oops! I’m a perfectionist. Need to be more easy breezy. 😜

  273. Jackie O' Marks October 3, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

    We come from families who entertain large. I tend to prefer smaller, more intimate get togethers ~ up close and personal. The planning and preparation is almost as much fun to me as sharing my passions with friends and famly. Perfectionist? I’m afraid so.

  274. Deborah Raney October 3, 2017 at 12:15 pm #

    I’m easy-breezy too. Fun quiz.

  275. Karen October 3, 2017 at 12:13 pm #

    Beauty and rest are what I want to offer in my home!

  276. Melissa W October 3, 2017 at 12:12 pm #

    Fun! Hoping to get a huge dining room table soon so we can host more often!

  277. Janice October 3, 2017 at 12:12 pm #

    I’m a Nervous Nester, but not really. I’m not ever nervous about the party!

  278. Heidi October 3, 2017 at 12:09 pm #

    The quiz says I’m Easy Breezy! I’m surprised but thought I was honest in my replies! Perhaps I’ve just discovered my authentic party self! The prizes are just beautiful.

  279. Beth October 3, 2017 at 12:09 pm #

    I’m a Nervous Nester based on the quiz…totally accurate unfortunately!! Can’t wait read this book and learn simple ways to host and decrease that anxiety!

  280. Andrea October 3, 2017 at 12:08 pm #

    Beautiful! Can’t wait to read the book!

  281. Shanna October 3, 2017 at 12:03 pm #

    I’m a perfectionist, which seems pretty accurate, but knowing yourself is half the battle right?

  282. Ella Marie October 3, 2017 at 12:00 pm #

    I love Melissa’s books and am looking forward to this one. I tend to overplan parties, so perfectionist might be right. Hmm…

  283. Julie Melrose October 3, 2017 at 12:00 pm #

    I’m a perfectionist hostess! Eek!

  284. Arlene October 3, 2017 at 11:59 am #

    Love the cake stand. Thanks

  285. Jen Van Hooser October 3, 2017 at 11:58 am #

    I love hosting! I truly feel like it is a Good given gift that I have. I love to make people feel loved and special!

  286. Lila Piercey October 3, 2017 at 11:54 am #

    Love , love , love the blue and off-white tray! Perfect for my kind of entertaining!

  287. Melanie October 3, 2017 at 11:53 am #

    I have a great liking for cake stands and I would love that marbel and wood cake stand!

  288. Dana October 3, 2017 at 11:52 am #

    These items are beautiful!! :)

  289. Sarah wilcox October 3, 2017 at 11:51 am #

    I guess I’m perfectionist. The book looks great!

  290. Jo Wyrosdick October 3, 2017 at 11:49 am #

    Such lovely things! Thanks for the giveaway.

  291. Kelley T October 3, 2017 at 11:46 am #

    I’m a nervous nester… shoot! I want the venue to be well-thought out and maintained throughout my parties but I so value the deep conversations, too.

  292. Natali October 3, 2017 at 11:45 am #

    Ha! Nervous Nester. I wish it wasn’t so, but it describes me to a tee.

  293. Sherri Amundson October 3, 2017 at 11:44 am #

    I took the quiz, but felt that it was a little off…not too far. I tend to lean towards what I call “Martha” style…I am the worker bee at the party, but in a way that desires to make my guests feel special ,pampered and taken care of.

  294. Rebecca M. October 3, 2017 at 11:39 am #

    The perfectionist. I wasn’t surprised, but I really wish I could relax more and just go with a not so perfect house and less planning.

  295. Lynne October 3, 2017 at 11:39 am #

    Easy breezy! I love all of these gifts, they are perfect!

  296. Emily October 3, 2017 at 11:37 am #

    Perfectionist here. 😑 Can’t wait to read this book.

  297. Kelly October 3, 2017 at 11:37 am #

    So beautiful! These would be great for our neighborhood Thanksgiving celebration.

  298. Aviva October 3, 2017 at 11:33 am #

    Social Butterfly! Thats me!

  299. Linda R October 3, 2017 at 11:33 am #

    Used to entertain frequently but life got in the way….hoping to make this a priority again starting this fall! Casual, comfortable & come as you are (because my house is just as it is!)!!

  300. Sari October 3, 2017 at 11:32 am #

    Looking forward to seeing the 7 tips and perfecting my Perfectionism!

  301. Michelle October 3, 2017 at 11:32 am #

    Nervous nester, even though guests have a great time.

  302. Ashley October 3, 2017 at 11:31 am #

    We truly feel like God gave us this home so we could open it to others. I am excited about this book and giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

  303. Jennifer October 3, 2017 at 11:29 am #

    I’m a nervous nester

  304. Sydney October 3, 2017 at 11:29 am #

    I’m a Nervous Nester- one reason I’m excited for this book!

  305. Jodi October 3, 2017 at 11:25 am #

    My husband and I love to host parties.

  306. SA October 3, 2017 at 11:24 am #

    Nervous Nester…hoping to change that soon :)

  307. Jillian October 3, 2017 at 11:24 am #

    The Perfectionist. I think this book could be a big help for me ;)

  308. Susan L Lindeman October 3, 2017 at 11:24 am #

    I’m a Nervous Nester :-) Great giveaway items, and the book looks/sounds interesting!

  309. Sheila October 3, 2017 at 11:24 am #

    Easy breezy for me! It is about the people and relationships for me, not the presentation

  310. Jessica Muir October 3, 2017 at 11:22 am #

    Lovely! I love a fun, easy relaxed atmosphere with lots of real food!

  311. Lynnelle October 3, 2017 at 11:22 am #

    Looks like a lovely book. I’m easy breezy–definitely spot on.

  312. Lizzy October 3, 2017 at 11:21 am #

    Two of my absolute favorites! Hospitality and the Inspired Room! Can’t wait to get my copy :)

  313. Leanna October 3, 2017 at 11:20 am #

    Nervous Nester…spot on! Haha

  314. Amanda October 3, 2017 at 11:20 am #

    Nervous nester for me, and not a surprise :) I’m better than I used to be though!

  315. Melissa October 3, 2017 at 11:19 am #

    This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I’m easy breezy too.

  316. Leslie M P October 3, 2017 at 11:18 am #

    The Perfectionist, sad to say. I’m usually uptight about making sure everything is just right.

  317. Julie Mitchell October 3, 2017 at 11:16 am #

    Nervous Nester! That is exactly me, I am very anxious (actually a doctor diagnosed me with anxiety disorder and clinical depression) and I would be worrying from sending out invites to the very day itself! I’m hoping the tips that I’ll be receiving in the newsletter will help me get over my worry in hosting and that I’ll have friends over soon!

  318. Mkbruin October 3, 2017 at 11:15 am #

    This seems like a wonderful book, my style from the quiz is “The Perfectionist” but I’d really like to work on being more relaxed so I can have friends over more often (and stress about it less).

  319. sarah October 3, 2017 at 11:15 am #

    easy! I think simple + elegant

  320. Lisa McCracken October 3, 2017 at 11:14 am #

    I LOVE Melissa! Her style is so simple and timeless. I can imagine this book will be amazing just like the others! Thanks for the chance!

  321. Holly October 3, 2017 at 11:14 am #

    Perfectionist. I’m cringing at that label. Our book club is is currently reading Love the Home You Have. Guess I know what should be next on the list.

  322. Diana October 3, 2017 at 11:14 am #

    As a Nervous Nester, I think I need this book!

  323. Britt October 3, 2017 at 11:12 am #

    Love this!

  324. Andrea October 3, 2017 at 11:11 am #

    Thank you. What a fun giveaway!

  325. Bonnie October 3, 2017 at 11:09 am #

    I’m the nervous nester! 😂 I could have told you that before;) Parties are much more fun when I’m not hosting :)

  326. Heather October 3, 2017 at 11:07 am #

    Sounds like a great book to inspire hosting more events, hopefully with less worry over perfection.!Once the party starts, though, I am definitely a Social Butterfly.

  327. Angela Ewart October 3, 2017 at 11:05 am #

    Nervous Nester…so true lol!

  328. Maria Oxender October 3, 2017 at 11:05 am #

    I got easy breezy, but I would have never guessed that! I get so stressed when I entertain that I rarely do it! I wish I could be more laid back and just go with the flow!

  329. Jennifer Lemke October 3, 2017 at 11:05 am #

    Love that platter!

  330. Suzanne October 3, 2017 at 11:04 am #

    I am surprised by the results from the quiz. I never would have guessed social butterfly.

  331. Riley October 3, 2017 at 11:03 am #

    The Perfectionist – Unfortunately, so true and something I’m constantly working on :) This book is so sweet!

  332. Marina October 3, 2017 at 11:02 am #

    What a great giveaway!

  333. Amy October 3, 2017 at 11:02 am #

    Love this!

  334. carol clark October 3, 2017 at 11:02 am #

    The Perfectionist

  335. Diane S October 3, 2017 at 11:01 am #

    Yep, I’m a Perfectionist. hosting parties rattle me.

  336. debra October 3, 2017 at 11:00 am #

    Thank you for sharing and for the beautiful give a way!

    Debra

  337. Madaline October 3, 2017 at 10:59 am #

    I love to have parties but my husband not so much!

  338. Heidi October 3, 2017 at 10:59 am #

    Easy breezy for sure!

  339. Greta October 3, 2017 at 10:58 am #

    What an amazing giveaway! These are beautiful items. Can’t wait to check out this book even more.

  340. Carlotta October 3, 2017 at 10:57 am #

    Would love to win. I host Thanksgiving and Christmas for 30+

  341. Callie October 3, 2017 at 10:56 am #

    I’m a perfectionist! Can’t live without my spreadsheets LOL!

  342. Lori October 3, 2017 at 10:56 am #

    I’m considered a social butterfly! Fun! I would love to read the book and learn more. We have so many parties – see big, formal and elaborate but most fun, last minute get togethers and any helpful tips would be great!

    • Lori October 3, 2017 at 10:57 am #

      And… love, love your giveaways ;-)

  343. Susan Hatcher October 3, 2017 at 10:55 am #

    I am The Perfectionist. Why I don’t entertain often. I stress too much,

  344. Caroline Hamilton October 3, 2017 at 10:54 am #

    Love this!! I am a social butterfly host! :)

  345. Mandy October 3, 2017 at 10:54 am #

    I’m a nervous nester 🙈

  346. Sarah S. October 3, 2017 at 10:54 am #

    Nervous Nester over here. That’s about right.

  347. Donna G October 3, 2017 at 10:52 am #

    Well I came up a Social Butterfly, and for an introvert like me that was kind of surprising. But with all my lists and planning, I usually manage to be present to mingle!

  348. Quiana October 3, 2017 at 10:51 am #

    Spot on: Easy Breezy!

  349. Patricia October 3, 2017 at 10:50 am #

    Love Melissa’s Books.

  350. Robin Canter October 3, 2017 at 10:48 am #

    Easy Breezy – exactly what I thought!

  351. Brittney October 3, 2017 at 10:38 am #

    The quiz says I’m easy breezy- but I wouldn’t have guessed that for myself so I took it again, haha! Easy breezy again! I guess it must be true- though my favorite part of parties is planning and making the decor and food- I love a good theme. My biggest fear after a party is that I inadvertently put my foot in my moth at some point- is anyone else struck by this afterwards?

  352. Kate October 3, 2017 at 10:38 am #

    I love the page with the shoe tips! I got perfectionist party planner…definitely true!

  353. Sonya October 3, 2017 at 10:37 am #

    I struggle with hosting, but once I do I am so glad I did it. I would love this book.

  354. Hanna October 3, 2017 at 10:35 am #

    Nervous Nester!

  355. Heather October 3, 2017 at 10:35 am #

    What a beautiful presentation of her topic! I am such a fan of casual home gatherings. Nice to see a book out on this side of entertaining as opposed to over-planned, over-decorated and sometimes over-the-top parties and events. Which are also fun, but can take the fun out of getting together with friends and family. Kudos to Melissa!

  356. Jen October 3, 2017 at 10:34 am #

    I’m a perfectionist.

  357. Jessica Sheward October 3, 2017 at 10:34 am #

    Easy Breezy… though I feel like I am Messy Stressy! We threw a house warming party last weekend and I am still recovering! It was so much fun!

  358. Tina October 3, 2017 at 10:34 am #

    I think I really need the book, I am clueless when it comes to hosting.

  359. Sally Ross October 3, 2017 at 10:34 am #

    I’m a perfectionist, but long to be more ‘go with the flow’ and not obsessed over every tiny detail. Sounds like I totally need this book.

  360. Heather Gehman October 3, 2017 at 10:33 am #

    Easy Breezy…? Haha sometime maybe

  361. Kristin October 3, 2017 at 10:32 am #

    Mine was perfectionist!

  362. Vickie October 3, 2017 at 10:31 am #

    Beautiful set!

  363. Lisa October 3, 2017 at 10:29 am #

    I was easy breezy :) thanks for sharing book Emily!

  364. Fiona October 3, 2017 at 10:28 am #

    I’m definitely a perfectionist! And a virgo through and through :)

  365. Brenda A Saball October 3, 2017 at 10:28 am #

    I got Social Butterfly and it fits to a T. I never meet a stranger

  366. Janneke Marquez October 3, 2017 at 10:27 am #

    Awesome! Those are beautiful host items. Thanks for a chance to win! I am surrounded by great party hostesses that go all out for everything and i feel like there is no place for me to throw a simple party. :( I prefer socializing to decorations and fancy food setups, which is probably why I got social butterfly as my style!

  367. Emily October 3, 2017 at 10:27 am #

    The Perfectionist!

  368. Lisa Dowty October 3, 2017 at 10:26 am #

    I am excited for this book! I am a social butterfly! I would entertain more but I get caught up in the details and having my house be “perfect”-would love to learn how to let this go…

  369. Christina October 3, 2017 at 10:26 am #

    I’m the perfectionist….that definitely fits.

  370. Tammy October 3, 2017 at 10:26 am #

    I’m a perfectionist – I would love to be more spontaneous though!

  371. Ana Crawford October 3, 2017 at 10:26 am #

    Looking forward to this one!

  372. Rebecca October 3, 2017 at 10:26 am #

    How fun!

  373. Kara October 3, 2017 at 10:25 am #

    This is fun! I got social butterfly, which surprised me!

  374. Kelsea October 3, 2017 at 10:25 am #

    I am always a little anxious about hosting people but my heart is always so full after everyone goes home. I never regret saying yes to hospitality! I look forward to reading this book!

  375. Beth gustafson October 3, 2017 at 10:25 am #

    Perfectionist?!?! Hahaha! Book sounds fun!

  376. Rachelle October 3, 2017 at 10:23 am #

    This looks like such a perfect book with so many wonderful ideas!

  377. Shannon October 3, 2017 at 10:23 am #

    I so love this and your beautiful blog!!

  378. Rebecca Forcht October 3, 2017 at 10:22 am #

    Fingers crossed!

  379. heather October 3, 2017 at 10:22 am #

    nervous nester but i am a perfectionist too :) looking forward to reading the book.

  380. Corinna Henderson October 3, 2017 at 10:20 am #

    I always get very anxious about hosting company. And the quiz nailed my hosting style perfectly! I’m slowly getting better at it and I’m putting this book on my wish list to further my hospitality efforts.

  381. Lauralee October 3, 2017 at 10:20 am #

    Well, I got Perfectionist and that’s not unexpected. The book looks great.

  382. Veronica Lee Burns October 3, 2017 at 10:17 am #

    I’m surprised by this but my answer was a social butterfly!
    I’m excited about this book!

  383. Mandy October 3, 2017 at 10:17 am #

    I’m a Social Butterfly! I’m too busy chatting and often forget to check the food supply. Luckily, everyone else is usually busy talking and don’t often notice!

  384. Jessica October 3, 2017 at 10:16 am #

    Yup, I’m definitely the perfectionist – wish I could be more laissez faire about entertaining!

  385. Emily October 3, 2017 at 10:12 am #

    That looks like it would be a helpful book!

  386. Lori G October 3, 2017 at 10:10 am #

    Casual entertaining with a buffet is my favorite way to entertain. That platter would be amazing with my blue and white dish collection.

  387. Beth October 3, 2017 at 10:03 am #

    Social Butterfly was my result from the quiz! Looking forward to reading this new book!

  388. Christi October 3, 2017 at 10:01 am #

    I am an easy breezy, casual, laid-back hostess. So true!! That was a fun quiz!

  389. Tracy October 3, 2017 at 9:59 am #

    The quiz says I’m Easy Breezy, but I’m not so sure! I do love to host – just need to do it more often.

  390. Stacie October 3, 2017 at 9:57 am #

    Fun giveaway! Looks like a neat book!

  391. Sean October 3, 2017 at 9:53 am #

    Ooh, I received Social Butterfly. YES!

  392. Janae October 3, 2017 at 9:45 am #

    My favorite way to host is casual elegant. (No shoes though!) I love to host ladies of diverse ages for lunch. Last fall I hosted a “soup potluck”with one group of ladies, and it was so fun! Each attendee brought a small pot of soup, and I provided lettuce salad, fresh fruit fruit, appetizers, and dessert. I had stacks of tea cups down the center of the table (in place of soup bowls) so we could all try the various soups. It was so much fun and I think we all came away with some new soup recipes for the winter! Yum:)

  393. Diane October 3, 2017 at 9:42 am #

    I love this book!! And how beautifully Melissa shares the true heart of hospitality. It will make a great gift for those starting out in the “hosting” journeys, too.

  394. Jessica Brubaker October 3, 2017 at 9:40 am #

    I’m always looking for useful pieces to use when gathering with loved ones, and if they’re beautiful – even better!

  395. Rana Arteaga October 3, 2017 at 9:40 am #

    Looks like a handy book!

  396. Amy October 3, 2017 at 9:36 am #

    I’m Easy Breezy which was incredibly accurate! How fun. My husband and I are hosting thanksgiving this year so this book would be amazing :)

  397. Katie October 3, 2017 at 9:34 am #

    Blue and white dishes are my jam!

  398. Janae October 3, 2017 at 9:30 am #

    Sounds perfect! My favorite hosting is causal elegant (no shoes though!) lol! Love hosting groups of ladies with diverse ages! Last fall one one group I had a “soup potluck” where each attendee brought a small pot of soup. I placed groups of tea cups down the middle of the table in place of bowls so we could all try a little if everything. I provided one pot of soup, a lettuce salad, fresh fruit, appetizers, and dessert. It was so fun! And I think we all came away with some new soup recipes for the winter;)

    • Janae October 3, 2017 at 9:32 am #

      Oops, my email wasn’t fully entered!

  399. Alicia October 3, 2017 at 9:30 am #

    I am a social Butterfly which is exactly right! I love getting together with people and would love to visit with you and Melissa – you both have such beautiful homes but they are comfy and simple nothing overly complicated! Thank you for inspiring me 😁

  400. Robin October 3, 2017 at 9:22 am #

    This book sounds like something I need to read. Apparently, I’m a Nervous Nester. I LOVE the thought of hosting parties and have very good intentions but the anxiety of working out the details puts the brakes on it.

  401. Debbie - Mountain Mama October 3, 2017 at 9:12 am #

    I’m super excited to get Melissa’s new book, I love the others!

  402. Jennie October 3, 2017 at 9:11 am #

    The quiz said that I have a Social Butterfly hosting style which couldn’t be more correct!

  403. Erin October 3, 2017 at 9:03 am #

    Nervous Nester. I’m curious about the other hosting styles.

  404. April October 3, 2017 at 9:00 am #

    Such beautiful pieces! Not surprising but my style is Social Butterfly! Being a military spouse of 30 yrs, entertaining is in my blood! Thanks for this amazing opportunity to add these beautiful pieces to someone’s home!

  405. Marilyn October 3, 2017 at 8:52 am #

    Oh! What pretty give aways! I’m an Easy Breezy hostess.

  406. kari October 3, 2017 at 8:49 am #

    Ooh love that cake stand and pitcher!

  407. Andi October 3, 2017 at 8:48 am #

    Love the items! And I love hosting. Now if I could just wrap up all of my house projects I might be able to!

  408. Sandy Sadleir October 3, 2017 at 8:44 am #

    I’m so excited to get my book today!

  409. Ashley Larkin October 3, 2017 at 8:44 am #

    Easy breezy, which feels more aspirational than reality. I think I’ve got more of a perfectionist in me than I’d like to admit. Trying to let go and focus on the people!

  410. Melanie October 3, 2017 at 8:44 am #

    I’m the Perfectionist. No matter how hard I try to be more relaxed, my perfectionistic tendencies show through. :-P

  411. Jamie Lockard October 3, 2017 at 8:43 am #

    Fun! I’m a perfectionist.

  412. Kelsey October 3, 2017 at 8:40 am #

    Ooooo, so pretty!

  413. Ali October 3, 2017 at 8:39 am #

    Social Butterfly right here!

  414. Stafford October 3, 2017 at 8:38 am #

    Took quiz and got Social Butterfly.

  415. Debra October 3, 2017 at 8:36 am #

    I’m Easy breezy!

  416. Katie October 3, 2017 at 8:36 am #

    Nervous nester!

  417. Ryal October 3, 2017 at 8:33 am #

    From Sept 21 to Jan 7 I have 4 birthdays and 2 big holidays to celebrate. I can use all the tips that I can get! Thank you!

  418. Robin Y October 3, 2017 at 8:30 am #

    Just the mention of party, and I want to plan one!

  419. Valzora October 3, 2017 at 8:23 am #

    Thank you. What a fabulous Launch Day!
    I’m finding myself more excited about hostessing my book club this month. Since it will be at a friends home instead of mine I need to really think things through!

  420. Susan October 3, 2017 at 8:18 am #

    I can’t wait to have a place to
    Have larger gatherings ❤️

  421. Barb V. October 3, 2017 at 8:18 am #

    I am a regular reader of both Melissa AND you! Should’ve known you’d know each other. Of course, would love any of these items.

  422. Lorrie October 3, 2017 at 8:14 am #

    Nervous Nester is supposedly mine, but I don’t quite agree. Still, it was fun! Great giveaways here to celebrate Melissa’s latest book.

  423. ERyn October 3, 2017 at 8:13 am #

    I’m a carefree, laid-back hostess

  424. Paisley October 3, 2017 at 8:02 am #

    I definitely need to get my hands on Melissa’s new book. Apparently I’m a nervous nester and put too much pressure on myself :(

  425. Shari Schempp October 3, 2017 at 8:00 am #

    The party style quiz was fun! No surprise, I got social butterfly! It was exactly right, I like to have everything out and ready before the guests arrive so I can mingle with my guests and not be stuck in the kitchen.

    I love this giveaway set! Everything is perfect! I’m especially in love with the cakestand!

  426. Shannon October 3, 2017 at 7:58 am #

    Loving all these ideas and I love all these blogs! Thanks for the fun day in Bloglandia!

  427. Grace G October 3, 2017 at 7:57 am #

    I’m a Laid-back hostess – right on!

  428. Amanda Wood October 3, 2017 at 7:57 am #

    what a wonderful idea for a book! I’m sure i could get tons of good ideas for my next get-together. I took the quiz, and the results said I’m “The Perfectionist” which is probably a little true, haha!

  429. Leslie October 3, 2017 at 7:55 am #

    I am rebuilding my life after some drastic changes so need to get back in the social swing of things.

  430. amanda whitley October 3, 2017 at 7:54 am #

    i got social butterfly which is very true!

  431. Carla H October 3, 2017 at 7:52 am #

    Yes I am a worry wart it is all going to go okay. I can almost make myself ill worrying about it! Look forward to the ideas!

  432. Sue October 3, 2017 at 7:47 am #

    This is a wonderful give away and it sounds like you and your husband are on the same page as far as hosting a party. :)

  433. Nat October 3, 2017 at 7:46 am #

    I love a good party with great conversations and lots of laughs. And I love to cook for other people. But I guess I’m too casual about how I invite people, because people often take my party invites as a plan B (or C?) option. So I’ve had parties where few, if any people, have shown up. That’s so disheartening.

  434. Donnamae October 3, 2017 at 7:45 am #

    I’m an Easy Breezy…which suits me perfectly. The older I get…the more relaxed I get! ;)

  435. eileen October 3, 2017 at 7:44 am #

    I love the pitcher!

  436. Lori Bolick October 3, 2017 at 7:42 am #

    So glad to have been introduced to your page. Lovely! Love the hostess set.

  437. Bonnie Stoltzfoos October 3, 2017 at 7:41 am #

    What a fun giveaway for a book launch! The prize pack you’re sharing is just so beautiful.

  438. Jan October 3, 2017 at 7:39 am #

    I love Melissa’s simple style!

  439. Angela October 3, 2017 at 7:37 am #

    I’m a perfectionist – not a surprise!

  440. Heather October 3, 2017 at 7:36 am #

    I love parties that just come together, where everyone brings something to share.

  441. Shanda October 3, 2017 at 7:35 am #

    Perfect timing!

  442. Molly Farbe October 3, 2017 at 7:34 am #

    The book looks great. We entertain as often as we can….showers, dinner parties, football gatherings, family dinners. I’ll take all the helpful suggestions I can get!

  443. ColleenMarie October 3, 2017 at 7:31 am #

    I wish I had a better hosting love, I feel right now that since my kids are young and life is crazy I fail pretty often at opening up our home to friends and family.

  444. Susan October 3, 2017 at 7:31 am #

    I wish I was more comfortable entertaining. The cooking makes me anxious.

  445. Scarlett Huffman October 3, 2017 at 7:27 am #

    Love this!

  446. Christine Beck October 3, 2017 at 7:27 am #

    I’m a Nervous Nester! Looking forward to getting Melissa’s book so I can work on that!

  447. Carol October 3, 2017 at 7:26 am #

    Bummer, I got Perfectionist! Looking forward to learning how to chill out a bit!

  448. Melissa Michaels October 3, 2017 at 7:13 am #

    Thank you so much for celebrating with me today, Emily! I appreciate your hospitality in sharing my book and for hosting one of our giveaway stops! I’m so grateful for this warm and welcoming place you have created here. You make us all feel so welcome! XOXO

  449. Ashley Potts October 3, 2017 at 7:07 am #

    Easy Breezy is me! Love these hostess items!

  450. sandra October 3, 2017 at 7:02 am #

    I love reading Melissa’s blog and feel totally inspired by her! (and you too!) What a wonderful gift to win…thank you for the opportunity!

  451. Kathryn Carpenter October 3, 2017 at 7:02 am #

    Looking forward to reading the book!

  452. Debra Schramm October 3, 2017 at 7:01 am #

    My style from the quiz is The Perfectionist!

  453. Julie October 3, 2017 at 6:56 am #

    I’m a nervous nester, can’t wait to read the book!

  454. Cassie M October 3, 2017 at 6:54 am #

    This book looks great! I took the quiz and my style was perfectionist.

  455. Missy G. October 3, 2017 at 6:52 am #

    I have a friend who just bought a house, and this would be a perfect gift. Thanks for sharing!

  456. Alina October 3, 2017 at 6:44 am #

    I received Social Butterfly which is very befitting indeed.

  457. Becky October 3, 2017 at 6:43 am #

    What a fun idea! The holiday season is around the corner and this would be a welcome threat!

  458. Kathleen October 3, 2017 at 6:43 am #

    This books looks great and the timing is perfect!

  459. kriss October 3, 2017 at 6:41 am #

    love to entertain & share time with people we love!!

  460. Heather October 3, 2017 at 6:31 am #

    The quiz told me that I am “The Perfectionist” and I can’t say that I am surprised! Simple Gatherings looks amazing!

  461. Kara October 3, 2017 at 6:23 am #

    I love throwing parties, as long as they’re not at my house! :)

  462. Mary October 3, 2017 at 6:21 am #

    Another wonderful book by Melissa!

  463. Becca October 3, 2017 at 6:15 am #

    This is an area of my life where I’d like to stop being held up by my own expectations and just go for it!

  464. Monique October 3, 2017 at 6:13 am #

    Oh, how lovely! I grew up in a very generous and hospitable home, but find that while I love hosting others, so much of it doesn’t come naturally to me. Melissa’s book looks like an excellent read!

  465. Nicole October 3, 2017 at 6:06 am #

    I am super excited about this book, thanks for sharing!

  466. Michele Laramay October 3, 2017 at 5:59 am #

    How fun!

  467. Latanya October 3, 2017 at 5:42 am #

    My style was a perfectionist.

  468. Gayla October 3, 2017 at 5:26 am #

    Thank you!
    We love to invite people to our home.

  469. Lindy Brien October 3, 2017 at 4:58 am #

    I’m Easy Breezy too!

  470. Amy October 3, 2017 at 4:54 am #

    Thanks for sharing this book! I have a friend who hosts beautifully and I’ve tried to learn all her tricks. Looking forward to reading!

  471. Misty Lynn October 3, 2017 at 3:47 am #

    Perfectionist here!

  472. Colleen October 3, 2017 at 3:12 am #

    Oh my! Yes, Emily you hit the jackpot!

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