Because every woman deserves lavish love.

We have been expecting you! And we are so glad you are here.


Hello, darling!

You have found the place your heart has been searching for.

Sit down, get comfy, and let me love on your heart and soul while you’re here. Can I get you a glass of sweet tea?

Speaking of sweet tea…while our love story and family began in Colorado, we now live in Dallas, TX and I am smitten over the Southern way of hospitality. As we get to know one another, you will learn that showing others hospitality is my passion. While I love the delicious food and beautiful atmosphere that hospitality often produces, the joy from a perfectly poured latte only lasts so long. My obsession with hospitality really is about loyal, sacrificial, soul changing kind of love. My deepest desire is for hospitality of the heart to grow our communities, deepen our connections, and color our conversations with the unique kind of love that reminds us of Jesus. Simply put, loving with abandon.

I am not afraid of vulnerability, in fact, it’s my favorite.

Stick around and come back often for vulnerable, honest, practical storytelling and practiced tips to encourage you that showing hospitality of the heart is something you can do, and won’t just change the lives of those you love on, it will profoundly increase your joy as well.


 9 Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. 10 Love each other with genuine affection,[a] and take delight in honoring each other. 11 Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.[b] 12 Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. 13 When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.

Romans 12:9-13

Kristen Hallinan

I am married to my best friend, Shawn, and mom to four rambunctious kids (3 boys and 1 girl), ages 11, 9, 6, and 1. I have always counted myself lucky to have a husband I align with on all the big, important issues, but when it comes to temperature preferences,

After shepherding kids at home for many years, I worked as the Director of Development for MOPS International (a dream God had placed on my heart years before it would come true). I am newly staying home again with my baby Jack and leaning in to the beauty that is the chaos of a very full home.

With a heart for hospitality and seeing women flourish, I write and speak to groups of women, encouraging them to love with abandon in their mothering, marriages, friendships and communities.

When not chasing children or writing, you can find me still dating my husband, at the coffee shop with a friend, baking (gluten free!), doing pilates, or cozying into the couch reading historical fiction and drinking a cup of hot tea. 

I'm honored you are reading, and for the moments you spend here, I pray you will find inspiration and practical tips to love deeper.

With joy, I offer you a hospitable place of rest and nourishment for your soul.

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With a few simple tried and tested tips and tricks, you can greatly reduce the stress of hosting and learn to enjoy the art of hospitality.

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