I’ve been rather quiet in this space over the last year because I’ve been working behind the scenes on a message that I hope will encourage many women.So here I sit –  typing away with my hands shaking and my heart beating a bit faster than normal. I am honored to invite you to join my launch team for my upcoming book, Just Open the Door: How One Invitation Can Change a Generation.

Many of you feel like friends since we’ve been journeying together in our attempt to balance beauty and bedlam. You’ve witnessed my heart for everyday, imperfect hospitality (especially if you follow me on Instagram) and you know that it’s woven into the fabric of who I am, but you may have thought, “She can do that, but I’m not good at it,” or “hospitality just isn’t my gift.”

I understand that for many of us, inviting people into our lives and homes feels more like inviting judgment on our entertaining skills and stress on our already maxed-out schedules. But what if you knew that opening your front door had the power to radically change the world? To make an impact and leave a legacy with everyday invitations?

Just Open the Door is for every woman of all life stages and I can’t wait for you to join me in sharing how one invitation can truly change a generation.

Sweet friend, somewhere along the way we’ve allowed the idea of social entertaining to hijack the true heart of hospitality and Just Open the Door is your personal yes-you-can guide to offering the life-changing gift of invitation.

Every time we choose open-door living—whether in our homes or by taking hospitality on the road – you create a launching pad for so much joy. For me, it’s never perfect, but then neither am I.

This book isn’t just for those who are good at meal plans or pretty tablescapes, it’s for every woman who has ever desired more community in her life; whose heart aches for connection but isn’t sure where to start. It’s for introverts and extroverts, for those who love parties as well as those who dread them.

I don’t offer that sentiment lightly. I believe this message matters and I’m so excited to invite you to be the first friends to read it.

I’ve been privileged to watch generations impacted by those who opened their door, so I know it’s life changing and it starts with just one invitation.

Won’t you join me?

Don’t worry if you’re still a bit nervous.  Just like on my blog, I’ve included decades worth of my own personal stories which highlight friendships and flops, beauty and bedlam, along with practical tips, simple home decor and meal ideas. There’s plenty of encouragement on how to use what you already have on hand to take that first step because you know I’m all about being creative, purposeful and frugal.


Just Open the Door first peek

Launch team is now filled, but pre-order Just Open the Door now and receive all the free goodies shown below!! 

Once you pre-order your book, you will go to Just Open the Door.com to re-deem your goodies.