rockstud and twist {wiws}

// valentino rockstud dupes //

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linen dress, TJ Maxx sold out, similar here // Givenchy sunnies, for a steal // lipstick, Frog prince, pink nude // heart pendant, from my mom's, similar // LV Twist, preloved // Valentino rockstud heels, also for a steal  // nail polish, pink neutral 

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// linen dresses in tan, nude, neutral colors //

This weekend, I hosted my second Blessed Is She brunch. It's the third gathering in my home this year. First one was during a Lenten gathering.

If I didn’t let go of the notion of a perfectly decorated and clean home, I’d never host a #blessedisshebrunch. My house is by no means the way I want it to look. There’s clutter. There’s lots to clean. Our ceiling in our sunroom has a hole (!) and is still not repaired! But I did have a clean dining room and a yummy egg croissant casserole. There’s flowers (thanks @dianastlouis) and lots more food to share (thanks wonderful ladies who made it today). Thanks @derrick49ers for taking 8 kids to the park so we can have a couple of hours of fellowship.

I signed up for the date right after the first brunch I hosted. I was still feeling the *joy of connecting with like-minded women. I knew if I waited and waited, I would always come up with a reason to not host or cancel the date I have in mind. So I chose a date and went with it. 

Did I feel guilty asking my children to leave the house for 2 hours when the date got closer and closer? yes.
Did I want to cancel it when I found out I have extended family visiting? Yes, almost considered it. 

But it turned out to be so special. My sister supported me and stayed. She held the baby so I can entertain. She also got the fresh flowers. She was my taste-tester for the raspberry spritzer. 

I met two more Catholic women in the Indy area. I connected with ladies in my parish and saw my long-time friend who is now a sister of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity.  

My dad and husband took my children and nieces and nephew to the park. I asked for two hours but they had so much fun that they stayed for 3 hours out of the house. It's a win-win for both parties. 

Why am I sharing all this?
I want to encourage you to open your home. As much as I love social media, I do miss small groups. If you are on the same boat, if you are yearning for  face-to-face interaction and small group, be not afraid. You don't have to wait for the perfect day or perfect home to get people together. 

"For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”  - Matthew 18:20
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1 comment:

  1. What a lovely outfit, I like the blue accessories with the dress! And it sounds like such a wonderful time with friends, how nice you got to have some adult conversation with the kids at the park!

    Hope that your week is going well :)

    Away From Blue


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