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Gathering With Friends

June 4, 2013

Last week I had the opportunity to share with the readers of Annapolis & Company about having people over, prepping my house for guests and perfectionism in general. Scroll down for a preview of the post, and be sure to check out the original post over at Annapolis & Company!

At the end of last year, my husband and I bought our very first house. Since we live in Southern California, it’s something we never imagined having this early in life. But by the grace of God, it just completely worked out, and we are thrilled to have a space to call our own.

In addition to having more space to stretch out, and a yard for our puppy Maggie to run around in, we love owning a house for the sake of gathering with friends. Living in only one-bedroom apartments since we got married, we never had enough space to have more than one or two people over at a time—which was really stretching it, because our “dining” table was barely big enough for Brian and I to eat a meal on.

Now that we have the space, we’re committed to being invitational—welcoming old friends and new friends into our home regularly and making them feel valued and nourished (physically and emotionally).

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What’s your attitude toward gathering with friends? What—if anything—holds you back from being invitational and welcoming friends into your home? Are you a recovering perfectionist like me?

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