Branding Exercise

Truth is, just as we were exploring community, communication and branding, we stumbled on this contest being hosted by Mom Central.  We decided, "Sure.  Let's give it a try."  Not knowing that the very application would enhance the journey we were already on.  As we began to fill out the questions, we realized this was a great exercise in learning how to communicate with our community who we were.  We thought we'd share with you.  If you are a blogger, we recommend answering the questions for yourself.  If you are just a friend, … [Read more...]

Blogging Community

Bloggging has sent us on a journey of discovery.  Not only has it forced us to face some passions that, as stay at home moms, we had gently suppressed, but it has also made our friendship grow and stretch and develop in a rich way.  Because we value real and authentic relationships, we desire to keep the conversation going and are excited to meet  fun, new friends along the way. Yet, to be honest, our struggle often comes in the way of time and time management.  Our lives are full already. What with my five kids (plus an … [Read more...]

Our About Us Page

Being in the midst of a redesign, we are having to think over each page again.  The one we are focused on now is our About Us page.  We wish we could write a book, or vlog a documentary in order for you to know who we are...for reals.  The challenge is, we have to give you a glimpse of our personalities, our passions and a bit of our history in a few short paragraphs.  There are bits of our lives that seem interesting to us, but then again, Chris Ann and I have one of those friendships that fills in the gaps without words, so we … [Read more...]

Help Us Grow!

We'd like to start by thanking all of our LoveFeast readers for being a part of our LoveFeast journey and community!  We began this blog over a couple of years ago over sweet potato fries and some cold beers at the Golden West Cafe in Baltimore, Maryland.  We were two best friends who after years together raising our families and building great memories with our husbands and children were now living states apart.  We had always had creative interests.  And, in that particular afternoon it all felt "possible".  We originally had … [Read more...]

The Ladies Made Empanadas

Back in January, my husband and some of our friends were in Mexico for a business trip for the company they work for.  A group of us flew in a day early to visit the same Children's Home & Community Center that Kristin, Devon, Todd and I had visited in October.  We began our visit by gathering to hear the story of how the jungle was cut back and the foundation was laid both literally and relationally with area Mexican churches who support and partner in this Center.  And, now how a squatter village community has sprung up … [Read more...]

Fancy Friday Inspiration & Quotes

Here's a sneak peak of a little bit of what we are working on behind the scenes here at LoveFeast Table! We are dreaming up our new revamped website.  The new LoveFeast Table we imagine to be more our style, more artistic, to have an online boutique, new ad space and comments threaded so we can chat with you all!  We are big believers in the art of the inspiration board.  It never hurts to have some visual imagery and some uplifting quotes to inspire you as you dream.  We think the scraps and snips and quotes help us envision … [Read more...]

Heidi’s Restaurant Minneapolis

The day after Valentine's Day, my husband and I drove into Minneapolis for an evening out at one of our favorite restaurants ~Heidi's~ reopened in a new location after a devastating fire.  It was a restaurant we brought Kristin and Devon to when they visited.  The food, the atmosphere and the company created a memory at the table not to be forgotten.  We had great memories from the previous Heidi's.  This was the first time we had been to the "new" Heidi's.  And, we thought it would be a great way to celebrate. After valet … [Read more...]

Renovating with Kids

In the midst of our renovations....when floors were coming up, beams were exposed, insulation was being laid... And, in the midst of feeling everything was out of order, and chaos had descended on our house....when I felt like nothing would ever be put away again and had re runs of The Money Pit running through my mind... There would be a moment like this... And this... That let me know it would be okay. … [Read more...]

Happy Valentine’s Day

We hope this day finds you happy!!  Kristin and I have a bit on our plate this morning.  Kristin is at a homeschooling co-op and I have a team of carpet layers pounding carpet into every level of the house.  Right now my living room office and dining rooms are crammed into the kitchen.  I'm surrounded by my chaos and my sofas, chairs, cabinets, and accessories.  I can't complain much though.  Because this is by choice not by flood.   So, Kristin and I are going to have depend on you all for creative inspiration today.  We hope … [Read more...]

Henry VIII’s Hampton Court's been a theme in my home as of late.  As parents, there are a few things we want to see stirring in our kids...  values such as honesty, kindness and patience.  We also strive to encourage them to be people of their word, hard working, and doers of what's right even if it's not the popular thing to do.  We want them to know it's about effort first then success and to honor the adults in their world...even if that adult hasn't earned respect. When in London, my brother took me to Henry the VIII's Hampton … [Read more...]