The Heart of Hospitality


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Today and tomorrow I am speaking with my dear friend Edie at the Becoming Conference on the topic of hospitality and party planning (on a budget.)  Ironically, my family and I just spent the last week experiencing Edie’s amazing southern hospitality at her beautiful home in Bean Station, Tennessee.

This shrimp boil was to die for! So yummy!

People, the girl can cook like nobody’s business. Shrimp boil? To die for! The Perfect Homemade Honey-Garlic Pizza? Yes please! And the made-from-scratch waffles with homemade jam and heavy cream…..Oh. My. Heaven on a plate, I tell you.

So other than gaining at least ten pounds over the last five days, we have had such a wonderful time preparing for this talk. Even without the food, Edie is a gift to be around, and this is definitely a topic that is near and dear to both of our hearts! We wish you ALL could be here with us in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina to join us, but since that is just not possible we thought instead we would make a (completely dorky) little video for you to enjoy at home.

We also wanted to share this FREE party planning worksheet, as well as provide a few helpful party planning links for both you at home and the people attending our workshop. Because, well, that’s just how we roll. 🙂

Party planning worksheet

{Get the Printable Party Planning Worksheet Here}

Party Theme Ideas:

Party Prep DiY Projects:

Our Favorite Recipes for Entertaining:

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What does hospitality mean to you?


  1. Aimilee
    August 9 at 09:13AM

    That shrimp boil looks so good! You and Edie are adorable. 🙂

  2. August 9 at 09:13AM

    Party planning and hosting is a hobby of mine 🙂 I love it. Thanks for this post:)

  3. Jenny
    August 9 at 04:43PM

    Love the party planer. Thanks Ruth!

  4. Thanks for the party planner and lots of resource links. And I loved the video. Wish I could have come to the conference, but I am planning on going next year!

  5. Sylvia
    August 10 at 11:31PM

    My sister and I attended your presentation at Becoming this morning. We both loved it. You and Edie did a great job. Can’t wait to read your blog. Thank you for what you shared!

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