Carrie Brownell is the managing editor here at Offering Hospitality, keeping the wheels in motion.
Carrie makes her home in Oregon where she lives with her family in a cozy log home in the Willamette Valley. She loves making her house a home and hosting large party gatherings for special events.
Carrie and her husband, Jonathan, have two young boys and one baby girl and far too many projects which keep them occupied and entertained. Together they own and operate Blue Castle Photography. Carrie also devotes a fair amount of time to reading, blogging her thoughts about books at Reading to Know and Reading My Library.
Carrie has been a Christian for twenty four years (i.e., the majority of her lifetime) and her heart's desire is to follow Christ. She shares her love and faith with others through her hospitality and is passionate about seeing this mislaid ministry put back into normal operations. She hopes you'll pick up a passion or be re-inspired to practice the fine art of hospitality through this site.
CONTRIBUTORS (Past and Present):
Crista ~ A middle school math teacher by day who also "moonlights" as a Pampered Chef consultant, homemaker, and hostess. She has loved setting a beautiful table and hosting others in her home since childhood. She and her husband Dave both enjoy cooking for and playing games with friends, and are daily praying that their home will always be a welcoming place for others and a place where others are drawn to the Lord.
Crystal ~ is married to her high school sweetheart, Josh, and together they live in Washington State with their four children. Crystal home schools her kids and loves every minute of it. She also has a passion for baking and enjoys making special meals for her family and friends. Making each and every special occasion a celebration brings joy to her and her family. Sewing, knitting, decorating, biking and digital scrap booking are some of her other hobbies. Crystal blogs about her family life at The Prices.
Jennifer ~ is a happy stay-at-home mommy to two children. She serves the Lord alongside her husband in the the great state of Texas. She also runs her own home business, The Daughters of Texas.
Stephanie ~ is a busy stay-at-home (schooling) mom. She and her husband of 13 years, Joel, have 4 children - Will (7), Ben (5), Ellie (4), and Sam (1.5) and live in Rhode Island. When not "doing school" with the older boys or washing the never-ending mountain of laundry, Stephanie enjoys sharing the every day adventures of her life at Stephanie's Mommy Brain.
Stephanie's goal at SMB and Offering Hospitality is to encourage and inspire women as they invest time and energy into their families, homes and relationships.