How to show hospitality… Whether you haven’t decorated your living room yet or have a bathroom that has half-ripped wallpaper all over it, learn how to be more confident while having friends over amid DIY projects!
What is hospitality? How do we show other’s hospitality? How do we get over feeling like what we have isn’t pretty enough? These are some of the questions that we talk about and one’s that I’ve personally struggled with. Hopefully, in today’s Your Home Story podcast, you’ll listen and have a change of heart when thinking about your house projects and opening up your home to others!
Hospitality and Having Friends Over Amid DIY Projects
Guys, we hosted about 7x over the course of two weeks between the week before Christmas and the week after Christmas. We sat for hours after dinner and played games in the living room with our friends and family. This was the view that they saw. The grate above the TV wasn’t up and, if they looked at the baseboards at all, they saw that they were either not installed correctly (which is not the case – we just have an uneven subfloor) or they were in the midst of being installed.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to not be bugged by this sort of progress in my house. I don’t think I mentioned either of those things to any of our guests, unless they asked me directly about it. I didn’t apologize for my house not being “picture-perfect” nor did I make excuses for this or that not being done.
This hasn’t been my personality in the past and it’s caused some late nights, anxiety and just feelings over not wanting to have people over. I hope as you tune in to today’s episode, you’ll have a change of heart if you, too, struggle with inviting others in amid DIY projects!
Hospitality and Having Friends Over Amid DIY Projects Show Notes
Feel confident while inviting others in. Whether you are knee-deep in a kitchen renovation or just need to paint a bathroom, learn how to embrace it and open up your home to others. We share some of our thoughts on how to get in the right mindset as well as a few practical tips for entertaining while working with renovation messes!
- Minimalist Kitchen Cookbook
- Our minimalism episode – Ep 19
- The Faux Martha on Instagram
- Suzannah’s mirror above her console table
- Gretchen Rubin – The Happiness Project
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