Thursday, March 1, 2018

S2E2: The Imposter Syndrome of being a Hostess with Ana from Rosemary & Rye

Episode 2 of Season 2 and we've decided it's time for us to get real with y'all. Even though we've been hosting parties for years, it doesn't mean that we're not affected by imposter syndrome. (Which, in case you didn't know is when you feel like a fraud while you're doing it.) For this discussion we've brought in Ana from Rosemary and Rye to bring her own insight to the discussion. She's the most positive person, and you're going to love her. We're super excited to share the episode with you, enjoy!

Ana is the self taught chef, photographer, baguette lover, and blogger behind Rosemary + Rye. She lives in the beautiful state of Colorado and, naturally, enjoys craft brews and kombucha. If she's not making a huge mess cooking in the kitchen, she can be found snuggling with her rescue pup, Harper; hiking; or sneaking bites of home made ice cream out of the freezer.
  • Meet Ana and Rosemary & Rye
  • Why we're talking about the imposter syndrome
  • Our imposter syndrome moments
    • The social media problem (Pinterest, Instagram, and more)
    • Living in a small space
    • Qualifying things before serving them
      • Taco bars & burrito bars
    • Worried that you're forcing people into things
      • The "here's a bottle of wine" approach
    • Worried about leftover food (and also making too much food)
    • Bringing multiple groups of friends together
    • Not cooking meat
      • Dietary restrictions
      • Meat thermometers
    • Mismatched flatware, glassware, and plates
      • Light brown cloth napkins
    • When the first 10 people RSVP 'No'
    • Worrying your themes are corny
    • How to facilitate good conversation at a party
    • How to deal with some of these things
  • What are you planning right now?
    • Jess: Girls' Day
    • Ana: Pancake Breakfast Bar
    • Chrystina: Badass Babes Dinner #5 and a Murder Mystery Party
  • What's going on in your kitchen?
    • Chrystina: All the Pyrex
    • Ana: Soft dinner rolls
    • Jess: Sour Dough
  • How are you staying in touch?
    • Jess: Girls' Day & Overnight Guests
    • Anna: Mario Kart Party
    • Chrystina: Do something with my staying in touch list
  • What are you into right now?
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We'd love to hear about any of your imposter syndrome situations. We're sure we've been there too. This hosting and entertaining thing is definitely a "we're all in this together" situation.

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