“Hi y’all, did ya eat? Well come on in, I’m sure glad to know ya.”
– Tim McGraw, Southern Voice

In my past life, I’m pretty sure I was a Southern Belle, but currently, I’m a wife, a mom of 3 teenagers and a spoiled yellow lab, a life-long desert dweller, an avid cook, and an enthusiastic hostess.

I love a full house, and I’m passionate about entertaining. I thrive on gathering family and friends together, making them feel welcome, and celebrating all that’s good in life. There’s no gesture more intimate and personal than being invited into someone’s home, and there’s no better joy than having guests leave with a full stomach, heart, and soul.

If you’re an avid entertainer like me, just looking for new ideas, or brand new to hosting and seeking tips and inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find a full spread of party themes and ideas, hosting advice, crowd-worthy recipes, wine pairings, stunning tablescapes, and much, much more – all served up for you with sensational photography and plenty of tips to make entertaining simple and fun.

To Have + To Host is a place where I indulge in casual elegance, experiment with tastes, textures, colors of the season, and styles, and share the best of the best for both you and your guests.

I hope you’ll find that successful entertaining is not about the size of your home or the grandeur of your centerpiece, but rather, it’s about how your guests feel as they are welcomed and cherished in the place you hold dear.

Come on in and make yourself comfortable! I’m happy you’re here.